Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A festive tag

I don't make many tags these days, in fact I don't make enough tags, and never seem to have any to use at Christmas. Maybe my crafting resolution for 2017 should be to join in some of the lovely tag challenges I keep seeing.

Anyway, today I have made one, and I've also been experimenting with a way to display it, using a little slotted paperweight that I used to use when I was working, to hold a document upright while I was typing something related to it.

I printed the music paper from The Best of La Pashe 2012. This is one of the most useful CDs EVER - even if you aren't a fan of the La Pashe style of artwork, the massive collection of background papers alone is well worth the price of the CD.  I suppose now La Pashe is no longer selling them, it's going to become a collector's item so if you have a copy, take great care of it!

Apart from the music paper and the doiley, which I inked lightly at the edges, everything else came from my snippets box. I die cut the brushed copper metallic card with a Memory Box music die and the sparkly peach glitter card with a magazine freebie die. I was pleased to find eyelets of exactly the right shade of copper in my Cropadile box. Incidentally do those eyelets breed when we're not looking? I've had my Cropadile for years and seem to have used it thousands of times, and yet there seem to be even more eyelets than when I started! The final touch is a scrap of hairy yarn left over from my long ago knitting days.

I am sharing this with

Cuttlebugmania - Music 
Dies R Us - Tags
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 255
CD Sundays - Sparkle and Shine
Just Us Girls - Metallics


  1. Hi Jane,
    what a very lovely tag, and a super design.
    I love the colour card you used for the music die.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Oh Jane this is beautiful! Love the musical paper with the music note die ... what a fabulous idea and it looks AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘TAGS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Absolutely stunning tag Jane! And perfect for both the Playground and Cuttlebug Mania. LOVE that you used copper - so rich looking! I adore this.


    Di xx

  4. Wow what a great tag. Nice to see something a bit different and it makes me want to join in and have a go! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Love that tag Jane. Great layout and nice metallic touch. You should make that New Year resolution and make more tags as this is TOPS! Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls this week.

  6. A gorgeous tag Jane, love the embellishments you've used on this and the great backing paper too.

    Sue xx

  7. Beautiful tag, love the music paper and metallic die cut music.

  8. A lovely tag Jane. Like you I am not really into tags. This one is great and I love the musical theme. Thank you for your continued support.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  9. I love it!! As Jocelyn says great to see something different. Tags are always useful at this time of year so I think you'll soon find a use for it and you'll have to make more thank you for joining us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

  10. Lovely tag, love the musical theme, I am not into tags but they are useful at this time of year
    Thank you for joining the CD Sunday
    CD Sunday DT

  11. Beautiful tag!I love the vintage feel.Thanks for sharing at Dies R Us, so happy you joined us!

  12. A great tag and perfect for the sparkle and shine theme at CD Sunday. Thanks for joining in again this time.
    CD Sunday DT.

  13. A lovely music themed tag, I especially like the die cut music and the copper colours.
    Jean x

  14. Very cute tag! I love that you made it a musical tag because during the holidays, we love listening to all the favorite Christmas songs and we sing along to them! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Tag" Challenge at Dies R Us! We look forward to seeing you in the next challenge! Have a great weekend!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  15. thanks for joining in this week at CD Sunday the tag is so beautiful love the bp the hairy yarn but especially the shiny musical notes and glittery snowflakes.

  16. I love your tag Jane, like you it's been a while since i made any and feel the urge to do some xx

  17. A fabulous tag Jane, lovely musical details.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.


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