Saturday, 11 March 2017

Tag, Basket and reminders

Hello Everyone. Hope you enjoy the weekend and thank you for calling in along the way. Rugby watching on television for me this weekend so I have colouring books at the ready while I watch.

Two reminders before I start with my projects. Still time to join us at 
Try it on Tuesday with our Time for Tea theme. You can make anything you like so long it follows the theme even do artwork on a tea bag as one of my team mates did so beautifully.

Next reminder is to join us at Tag Tuesday for the Hats and Headgear theme chosen by Michele and she has arranged for a prize by lunagirl. You still have well over a week to join in our challenge

At Altered Eclectics all you have to do is alter something to join in.

Mine is a very simple alteration today.

A little basket for an 80 year old male friend who loves these biscuit treats

It started life as a small plastic box with grapes in it

I covered it in several sheets of tissue paper. Cut out the shape of the bottom in card and covered that to fit inside the bottom of the box.

The handle was made from thinner card that was bendy and that was also covered in tissue paper and some lace. More lace around the to edge of the box. Then buttons and pearls and a hand sewn flower. A quick and easy gift that would hold anything small.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is Men/Boys.This is my second tag for the theme

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. It's amazing what you do with things that others throw away! Two great projects.

  2. That you have so pretty tinkered with simple things a beautiful gift basket!
    The tags is so great!
    Beautiful day Elke

  3. Love your gift basket, your fiend will love it. The hunter tag is gorgeous. Enjoy your rugby and colouring, I'm planning on an easy day. Hugs, Valerie

  4. The basket is such a good idea for an economic gift "bag". It's so pretty and I could see it as an Easter basket for the younger ones too! The masculine/Vintage tag is beautiful, the photo is fabulous and the little animal heads the perfect match.
    Have a great weekend. xx

  5. Love your basket and how nice for a gift for the gentleman..love the KitKats too our favourite. Your tag, Chrissie, is absolutely fabulous, love it.xxx ♥[aNNie]

  6. Fabulous idea Chrissie for that basket and its yummy contents.
    Love your tag - great image and added details.
    Enjoy your rubgy and colouring weekend!
    F1 starting soon too (not sure when though - do you know?)
    Gill xx

    1. It starts on 26th March--Mothering Sunday--- how dare they!

      Love Chrissie xx

  7. Its a beautiful thoughtful gift idea Chrissie. I'm sure it will be very much appreciated. Love the super masculine tag as well.
    One match and two to go today, they will have to be good after last nights game. Enjoy the colouring while you watch, something I couldn't manage to do with all the action going on.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Great recycling Chrissie, your friend will love all the treats inside.
    Love the masculine tag, it's a great quote too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  9. What a lovely idea with the basekt and a beautiful tag dear Chrissie!
    Happy weekend!Susi

  10. What a great idea, and beautiful tag.

  11. Lovely alteration, the basket looks fabulous. Great tag too!
    Mar xx

  12. You always impress me with your truly awesome reworked items. You turn trash into treasures and I always love how you come up with these wonderful ideas, too.

    That's a darling tag. I simply LOVE how you colored the image you used. It is not only manly, it is very vintage.

  13. What a lovely gift you made for your friend - a fab piece of altering! Brilliant vintage tag too. xxx

  14. Perfect "hack" of a plastic food container, looks beautiful, makes a beautiful basket. LOVE your tag too.

  15. Oh wow Chrissie, what a nice kind of recycling artwork. Good idea for a quick packaging for sweets and other little things. The Tag is also very well done.

  16. great tag on fab theme - love the background to your blog - a breathe of spring! really pretty and cleverly altered basket xx hugsx

  17. Delightfully vintage and rustic..fabulous...
    Thank you for joining in with the challenge this week at Go Tag Thursday..x

  18. Wow! Your basket is wonderful - sure to cheer your friend up! I love your tag - looks like your gents are taking a break! Hugs, Chrisx

  19. Way back I used to make tags. We traded as a group.. I made some albums from cereal boxes. Never did one like you have. That is lovely.

  20. A novel idea and cleverly executed! Thanks so much for sharing this cute project with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  21. How lovely! such a delicious basket. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x


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