Saturday, 9 April 2011

Hooray for tags!

Hi, and welcome!

What a beautiful spring day we've been having.....hope it's been as nice where you are!

When I was a little girl.....just a few years ago........I remember having to go to the headmistress's office, so that she could listen to me read from a story book, (wasn't just me....we all had to take a turn) and, as I was a very curious l'il 'un, my eyes used to be drawn to a small filing cabinet that stood in the corner.
Sitting on top of that cabinet was a box of TAGS!

I didn't know that that was what they were called, at the time........but that was where my love affair with tags got started.
When I was older, and started my first job.....I was a Telex Operator in a motor factor's office......I could hardly contain my excitement when I discovered that I had a whole stationery cupboard to myself!  There, in all their brown, cream, yellow, and white splendour, were boxes and boxes of bee-oo-ti-fool tags.....and they had those paper holey thingies, and string.........and, be still my beatin' heart!......brown, green, and blue manila folders!!!!

Oh, I loved that job!
When I bought my Big Shot, many moons ago, guess what was the first die I bought?
Well, actually, it was a daisy, lol............but my second, third and fourth, were TAGS!!

These little pieces of card are such versatile, tiny (or not so tiny) works of art, and I don't use them nearly as often as I should.....they give me such a buzz when I use 'em.........sad, I know, lol!

So, here's my effort to enter into Helen's monthly tag challenge, over at

April's theme is New Baby........

I had this pretty little pink-dotted frame, so went with a baby girl tag........

Doesn't she have the sweetest l'il face?
All coloured with Promarkers.....still don't have my colouring the way I would like, but I'm always in too much of  a hurry to take the proper time to practice!

The cute pinky gems are from my stash......I have loads of stuff like this, but they always seem to fill a yawning gap so nicely,  lol.......

I don't have very many of these tiny mulberry flowers left, but should get more because I think they are so delicate-lookin'.......

A bit of pink ric-rac (I hated ric-rac, at school....always had to sew some on my Domestic Science apron, every flippin' new term!)...and some cream satin ribbon, held in place by a cream brad......and,  voila!

I'm already thinkin' that I can use this as the focal point of a card for my friend's baby grandaughter........mmmmm.......I'm  off to play!


Anything goes

Anything goes

For a child

Anne-Marie x


  1. fab card love the image and colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  2. This is beautiful Anne-Marie, well done again! xx

  3. Wow very beautiful!Thanks for joining us at Craft your passions!!

  4. Very cute, love that little baby!

    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

    Hugs, Mindy