Sunday, 2 August 2015


I had a parcel yesterday from Buddly Crafts with new Marianne Design crafty stash to play with, oh my! I just wish I had a bigger wallet!

Anyway, I'd already die cut the bottle tag from last month's new release and even went so far as cutting out the picture and layering up the wine bottle image, not something I normally do but I had an idea in my head .. .. Unfortunately, that's about as far as I got.  I had die cut the bunch of grapes as well, but coloured them with green ink, and the picture shows red wine .. .. although the bottle I rescued from the recycling bin is an empty white .. .. I don't drink red but the recipient of the tag prefers red so 'tis the best I could come up with at short notice for the photo.  I did snip off the swirls from the bunch of grapes die and use them.

After sitting on my desk for the past month I was almost giving up, but then the new little leaf die arrived, along with the Marrakesh trellis cut and emboss set I've been saving up for - I love it, so fine a cut but I would have liked a bigger die, although I made do and cut up just the one pass with a bit on each side of the tag.  I found a ready cut MD flower in my bit box so added it along with one of the new red diamond gems in the centre and a piece of MD lace from the red selection pack. And I also got the alphabet set that's been on my wish list since it came out so used the 'M' as the intended recipient's name begins with 'M'.  I also got the new Winter Snoesjes stamps, bling and other bits and pieces, including some fabulous freebies!  Thank You Buddly Crafts!

Talking of freebies - the Marianne Design Challenge blog have these for Summer Candy, so you could make your own wine bottle tags if you win! Enter up until 14th August so still time.  And, there is also a free Winter Snoesjes digi on the blog for you to download too.

Now as it's a Sunday, time for Pixie's Crafty Workshop new Snippets challenge - just about all my die cut pieces are snippets on this tag. The leaves and swirls are all cut from oddments of cream card then coloured with chalk inks - just dabbing them on, nothing too precise!

Enjoy the rest of your day - I'm being lazy as still feeling a bit under the weather, I think I might need a course of vitamins as what with the low fodmap diet I've been doing for over a year now and the medication for toothache etc, I wonder if I'm missing out on some oomph!


  1. Hi Annie
    thank you so much for entering the playground with your stunning bottle tag - wow!
    You have used lots of snippets to create a beautiful masterpiece and I agree that trellis is so delicate and gorgeous- mmmm another item for the wish list!!
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Eve xx

  2. So did I Annie, so did I ( a parcel containing the stamp, paper, ribbon and washi set, more ribbon and some dies!!). Love this bottle tag, so textural and makes such a lovely change from a bottle bag. Hope you are soon firing on all cylinders xx

  3. Hope you find some oomph from somewhere . . . perhaps you should open that wine bottle???? LOL!

    Fabulous arty tag.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Hi Annie, love that bottle tag - so clever. I love all the arty details on it - great use of snippets. Hope you perk up soon ... nothing worse than feeling under par. Elizabeth xx


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