Thursday, 12 April 2018

Try it on Tuesday and Tag Tuesday

Hi All

Hope you week is going well. Still no sign of Spring for us and the last few days it has been even gloomier with lots of fog and cold winds.  Next week is supposed to be sunny and warm so I can't wait for that. MIL 's birthday today so we have baked a birthday cake and filled a bag with goodies to take for her to make the day special, hopefully. For anyone who wonders how she doing these days--no change really but still muddling along with the help of carers and us.

At Try it on Tuesday there is still lots of time to join in their ' Recycle Something Challenge'. I sorted through my collection of used boxes and changed one of those.

 This box was from last Christmas

This is the box after a make over. I used an old paper napkin and some flowers my daughter brought for me.

A great place for bits and bobs


Tag Tuesday have Black, White and a Pop of colour. This was chosen by dear Valerie and she is even having a prize draw for one lucky person who enters a tag.

I started out with a white tag made from a recycled birthday card

The black and white background is woven with white strips through a black piece of card. I have lots of sheets of words I downloaded years ago so added some of them to the tag-'Craft' is stamped. The centre shape and the stars are made from punches.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. I was greatly impressed with your box makeover. I didn't see it coming, either. I was very surprised with how lovely you made the box, but also what you filled it with. You are great at recycling items like that. Hats off to your genius.

    Your tag was also amazing. I was SO impressed with the weaving. A brilliant idea and concept.

    Thanks for the update on your MIL. And wish her a happy birthday from your American friend, too, please.

  2. Fabulous Chrissie, you are very impressive with things you make.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  3. Your makeover is fantastic, you have really given it a new lease of life and made something very handy for yourself. The tag is gorgeous too, love the woven bits and the lovely contrast with the red. Thanks for joining us at TIOT and TT today, you made me happy! Enjoy the time with your MiL! Hugs, Valerie

  4. very very clever use of a chocolate box.And I love the tag. You are very create Chrissie for sure. Hope you MIL birthday went well. Hugs-Erika

  5. I love your fantastic box - wow--what a great recycling project and so handy as well! And a wonderful tag !
    Great to see you at TioT's again dear Chrissie!
    Hugs, Susi

  6. It is a great idea to recycle the chocolate box. I love this fabulous Treasure storage box. I can even picture it as a jewelry box with earings in the compartments.
    Thank you so much for for joining us all again at TioT's Chrissie.
    The tag looks great as well, it has a sentiment that appeals to me as well.
    Hope your MIL's Birthday celebration goes well.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Love your recycling project - it's a great storage box!!! I really like the weaving on your tag and the sweet ladybug!!

  8. What an amazing transformation! The napkin and flowers look so beautiful and it's such a magical place to keep all those bits and pieces - perfect 😀. I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather next week too. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

  9. Great work Chrissie, love the altered box and recycled tag. I mean what else would do apart from eat, drink, sleep and craft. !!
    Hugs Wendy

  10. I love both of your pieces Chrissie, what a great bits and bobs box and your woven tag is really striking, and so sweet with the ladybird. Have a very happy weekend (I hope your MIL enjoys it too) Sue xx

  11. A great piece of recycling Chrissie, not only does it look good, but so handy with the little compartments. Thanks for sharing at TioT. Love the woven tag, a great idea.
    Hope you had a good day with MIL.
    Avril xx

  12. What a great transformation of the box and I can imagine something like that would be useful for organising the bits and pieces that seem to get left on my craft desk! Thank you for another fab entry at Try It On Tuesday- its so good to see you there! I love the tag - the quote is so funny! I hope you had a lovely day with your MIL! Hugs,Chrisx

  13. Your recycled box looks very nice and to use it for small pieces of hobby stuff is a gorgeous idea. The black and white Tag looks also very nice with the little bug on it.
    Dear Greetings

  14. Your box is fantastic and I love your tag, dear Chrissie

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  15. well done on the recycled box it turned out marvelously! i love your tag tuesday piece as well, very sharp in black and white with a little extra! xo

  16. Great box makeover - and such a clever idea to keep the insert for sorting all those tiny bits and bobs. Looking sharp in b&w on the tag.
    Alison x


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