Wednesday, 3 September 2014

WOYWW #274

Hi everyone,

It's come around again ALREADY! Where did another week go?! It's time to pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground, see what everyone has on their workdesks this week. Here's mine ...


I'm still working on organising my collection of tags from what was a big messy pile shoved in a drawer into what I hope will be a more useful format. So far, I have them all mounted onto sturdy cardstock and I've started to assemble them into books. This is where I left them waiting to dry after gluing on some calico to strengthen the spine.

Today I plan to do some work on the insides ...


... adding some coordinating patterned papers perhaps (using up more scraps) and notes about how each tag was made for future reference. I haven't put them in any particular order (that was just too daunting), but I've tried to pair them up by style, colour or theme ...


... and some of them needed a whole page to themselves ...


Actually, I really enjoyed going back through them again - I can't even remember exactly how I made this one, although I know it involved a lot of heat embossing, acrylic paint and sanding, so I will probably look up my old blog post to find out!

Ok, enough waffle already! I'm off to have a nosey at some other crafty workdesks over at Julia's now - see you there :o)

Annie xxx

18 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful tags - I love the verdigris one - it's very effective - and that's a great way to store them. Hope you have a great week, Diana #41

Lizzy Hill said...

These are going to look fabulous in their books when you're all finished:):) I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by either....scary!

Hazel said...

Wonderful tags - I particularly like that last one. Thanks for sharing your workspace today. Hazel, WOYWW, #34 x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie
Wow that's a lot of organising well done and really worth it because these gorgeous tags are such a great resource .... When you can remember how they were done (I'm the same ... Always intend to document the process)
Have a good week
Janet @18

I'm a Little Teapot said...

ooooohhhhh. Look at those tags! So pretty! And I like how you are preserving them. What a great project! I would so enjoy going through those books!
Have a good craft week!
Hugs, Kathy Jo, #44

Sandy Leigh said...

You tags are artwork - so beautiful. I'm really behind on my tag making. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #55

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi Annie, I've linked in with WOYWW for the first time and I'm enjoying snooping around.How organized you are! Did you make those books yourself or can you buy them?
That verdegris tag is stunning! But I like them all really.
Thanks for sharing your workspace.
HappyWOYWW!
Lisca #61

Lisa-Jane said...

They look amazing! What a fantastic reference you've made there too. #27

Shoshi said...

Beautiful tags, Annie, and beautiful books too. Nice to see them displayed and stored in such style.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #40

Eliza said...

Annie,

I love all of your tags, did you make the book yourself as well it does look like it has a sturdy construction? I can't wait to see how you decorate the pages and the bonus of using up scraps too.

Have a great crafting week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 49
Happy WOYWW

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those tags are amazing! I love the last one, it's so beautiful and really looks like old copper left out in the rain. The zip one caught my eye too, so clever! Great idea to arrange them all in the album, bet you've enjoyed doing that :-)
Hugs, LLJ 24 xx

Emma Stafrace said...

Wow so many amazing tags Annie, love the zipper one, so much fun!

Annie's Pantry said...

awesome tags and workspace, can't wait to see what else you have in store... :)

Angela Radford said...

The tags are great Annie and the albums are the perfect way to keep them looking good.
Happy crafting, Angela x 38

Chrysalis said...

Wow, Annie - they are amazing! What lovely work. Have a great weekend, Chris # 29

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit, Annie, and I don't reckon it's too late until after 23:59 on the Tuesday night lol! Thank you for your lovely comment about my bereavement card, and I'm glad you liked it. We have heard from my friend's hubby and he loves it, so that's OK! It's always hard to know whether you've hit the right note or not with this sort of thing.

Hope you are having a good weekend.
Shoshi #40

Val Thorpe said...

What a good idea and a lovely way to be able to look back though them I have some ATC's from a swap shoved into a drawer somewhere. I think something like this would be lovely.

Helen Tilbury said...

Great idea Annie! Good on you for organising!! It is an ongoing challenge!!!