Thursday, 2 July 2015

Tag You're It design team announcement...

Today's the day...

I'm officially a part of the Design Team for Tag You're It!


I've only known for a few short days - five to be exact, but I already know that this team has some of the friendliest, most welcoming people...

... and now I get to play along with them, too.  

Can you tell that this news has made me very happy?

Now...  where to put my badge...


I'm also quickly sharing a Christmas card with you today...  and yes, it does have a tag on it :)
Do you recognize the design at all?  It's the original version of a card I remade and use as my blog header on my web page.  Can you see the similarities?

Now here's the thing...

About two years ago I decided that I needed a hobby for my own sanity.  My husband thought the same (for him, not me...  although he does say that it's 'too late for me' from time to time)!  
So I started collecting cardstock, paper, embellishments, craft punches, dies, etc...  but I had no die cutting machine.  It took time for me to research which one I wanted and storage space was a real factor.

I eventually decided on a Cuttlebug...  but chose to keep it in the cupboard ready as a gift from my husband for Christmas day.  

This Christmas card was made whilst my Cuttlebug was in the cupboard.  No die cuts whatsoever!!!

(I have to confess that although I love this design and colour scheme I would simplify it just a little.  The background's a little too fussy.   Funny how our tastes change)...

I 'dabbled' from time to time during most of that two year period whilst I 'collected' my supplies and only seriously started blogging and entering challenges as of February, 2015.  

Anyhow...  What I'm trying to say is BE ENCOURAGED to play along with us at 
Tag You're It, because if I can make this with no die cutting machine, just think what you can do. 
 Be inventive with the supplies you have rather than feeling you must rush out and 'buy'.  
Try to be CAS and explain how you interpreted the inspiration tag...

Did I mention that CAS is a great discipline when it comes to design and we all need tags from time to time?

Speaking of which...  should I put my tag here?


Before I go, I just wanted to leave you with this idea...

Have you ever considered using a charity pin as an embellishment or main feature on your card or tag?   It's a great way to give a small gift as well as giving to a worthwhile cause.  

Here's just a small collection of charity pins I have put to one side. 

  I've not seen this done anywhere before but that doesn't mean others haven't thought of it.  Either way, I would love to know what you think...  or better still send me a link to a picture if you've had a go :)

I'm hoping to share some of my charity pin tags during the countdown to Christmas.
Whether you love it or hate it, it's coming either way! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today...



  1. Excited to be on the team with you, Donna! Your card is amazing, especially given you didn't use a die cutting machine! Wow! My first purchase was opposite of yours: my Cuttlebug, which I'm helpless without! Love my Cuttlebug! Looking forward to your creations, especially the ones that will feature charity pins!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to say 'hi'.
      I love my Cuttlebug, too.
      Just popping over to visit your blog now :)

  2. I'm so happy to meet you, Donna, and look forward to being on the TYI! team together! I was surprised that your beautiful Christmas card didn't use any die cuts! I love your idea about the charity pins too.

    1. Hi Kara :)
      I'm pleased to meet you, too. Let me know if you have a go and making a charity pin card... I would love to see it :)

  3. Congratulations, Donna! Your cards and tags are fabulous and I am sure you have lots and lots of wonderful creations to share as a DT member!

    1. Many thanks, Olga :)
      I'm guessing you are a much busier lady since joining the Poppystamps DT.
      Hope you are well...

  4. Congratulations Donna, so pleased for you, your cards and tags are amazing.. enjoy your DT work.
    Hugs Pam x

    1. Thank you, Pam :)
      Still lots to learn!!!
      Looking forward to stretching my abilities... always a good distraction :)

  5. Donna welcome to the team, we are thrilled to have you join us!

    1. Thrilled to be here, Tracey.
      Hope you've had a good day :)

  6. BIG Congratulations Donna on your first DT which I am sure will be the first of many. Can't believe it is only a year since you started your journey in cardmakingland - so professional. Love your creations. crafty hugs, ruth x

    1. Thank you, Ruth.
      Time sure does fly by, doesn't it?
      Still feel like a complete novice... so much to learn.
      Hope you're doing ok...

  7. Congratulations to you. I am really looking forward to playing together with our tags and to getting to know you.

    1. Thank you.
      Congratulations to you, too :)

  8. Donna, well done on becoming a designer for Tag You're it. I love all your work and look forward to seeing what are sure to be super tags! x

    1. Thank you :)
      Hope you are doing ok...
      I've been a little busy lately, so blog a little quiet. Hope to rectify that soon :)

  9. I know it's a bit late now-but congratulations on making the DT-it's a lovely challenge and I don't get around to playing as often as I would like(I will try harder!!)
    I love your Blog header piccy and more so now I see where it has come from :)
    Nessa xxx

  10. You are a very kind lady.
    Thank you, Nessa... I'll look out for you on Tag You're It :)