Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Friday 12 December 2014

Christmas Tags

Another day of playing catch-up, that seems to sum up my life these days!

I have been busy making tags, something I started doing last year when I ran out of tags for my Christmas present.  Tags always seem so expensive to me and it make sense to make my own, if a little time consuming.

I have made two batches so far this year but have run out again and shall have to make some more in a few minutes.

With my Bigz tag die they are so easy to make and look like a decoration in themselves.

The die cuts two tags at the same time, they are a slightly different shape to I cut them in a colour and in white and layer them.

I used a Martha Stuart punch to add a Christmas shape to the top tag.

It's just a matter then to thread them on some baker's twine.  I made the first set in blue and white to match the wrapping paper I was using. 

I made the second set multi coloured - as you can see, the white card is underneath for me to write my message on.

I suppose I had better get my Big Shot out again and make some more.

There is still plenty of time to enter your Christmas projects in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.

Have a good weekend.



  1. Wow Dionne, these are fabulous! So simple and yet elegant! I am definitely adding that Bigz die to my wish list! holiday hugs my friend :)

  2. These are so effective! Very good idea! x

    1. Thank you, but sometimes I think I am just making work for myself!

  3. Oh my, these are amazing and I love your colour choices. They would look fabulous hanging from a garland or tree.

    1. Thank you. They look quite pretty fluttering from their presents. I use to spend ages decorating my presents with ribbons and bows and handmade butterflies, only for them to be crushed and ruined when I packed them into bags for transportation. This seems a much better solution.


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