Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Tag making and displaying

As Dotty's tea house is still closed for now and I am not selling my cards I have enjoyed making some new tags over the last few months. Lots of people keep asking the reason for my making tags. So I thought I would write a post and share some photos. My answer is that they are perfect for techniques. Also I do not keep any of the cards I make. They are either made as samples for design team posts, made for family and friends, designs for publication or sold at Dotty's. I would not know what to do with lots of cards or have the space to store them. 
Here is one of my set of tags from Lockdown.
Also if ever I am stuck for an idea I look through them and it often fires off a spark of inspiration. I store them on book rings.
 When closed together they are really small to store.
I write on the back the details of how I made it and the products used. 
Recently I bought a felt letter board for my studio to display my Speckled egg distress ink pin badge. 
I took a photo of it with one of my tags I made using all my new speckled egg products and planned to take the tag down and just keep the badges on there as I collect them. 
However I rather liked the idea of being able to display a few of my tags in my studio.
 I liked the board so much that I bought a second one, this time a rectangular one.
I can keep the square one for my badges and new distress colours as they are released. I can now use the rectangular one to display a few tags and can change them at a whim, including any words,  as they come with lots of letters, emojis and phrases. 
So my challenge project today is another of my tags. You may have seen this around in social media land but I have not blogged it.
with some close ups

I used all distress products including the new glazes, such fun!
I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges;

Allsorts 1/3 flowers all over
Creative inspirations 1/3 in the garden

Remember that I have this 10th bloggerversary free giveaway, open to all 
running on my blog now until 8th August. One winner will win everything shown in the photo including my handmade silver heart charm and artisan glass bag charm. All the details of how you can enter are in this post.

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Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your tags are beautiful Jane and what a great idea x

  2. I love all your tags Jane and I think its a brilliant idea to keep them on a book ring! They are like an artists sketch book with all your notes on the back, really clever. :)
    Enjoy the rest of your week my friend,
    V x

  3. You have some truly beautiful tags your fantastic. What a clever idea writing the products on the back so you can replicate
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  4. Fab creation, love all your tags, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. They are totally fabulous tags.
    Thank you for sharing at 'Flowers all over' challenge at Allsorts;-))m

  6. One thing I love about tags is that they are pressure-free - it's such a simple substrate that there's no panic about messing up or worrying about where it's going to go. It's great to see the collections you've been creating during lockdown - they all look amazing. But I love love love the Speckled Egg one at the end with those circular panels and cut-outs - it's completely magical.
    Alison x

  7. These are INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,


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