Avast me hearties!

Did you know that today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day?  Arrrrr land-lubbers I am so tempted to write the whole post in Pirate speak but I will spare you this time.  In times gone by we used to use a program on our book group site that changed some words into Pirate speak haha good times!  This fun day has influenced today’s project which is a tag for Tag Tuesday’s current challenge – Recycle and Reuse.

With that in mind, I started thinking about my tag and pulled out an old Tesco magazine and found some pages that I thought would work, like this one with the sandy footprints and the shells.

Then I used an old amazon box to cut a tag using a tag die.

Here’s my shortlist of magazine bits that I wanted to use.  I didn’t use them all in the end, but I liked the Starbucks mermaid, but the green background didn’t work with the rest of the pieces.

After collaging all the magazine bits – sandy feet, shells, palm trees and water for my tropical island hideaway, I edged the tag with some gold paint and added some gold splatters over the tag to make the pirates happy.

I used some white card scraps and wrote out the eight R’s of recycling – REDUCE, REUSE, REPAIR, RECYCLE, RECOVER, RE-GIFT, REFUSE, RETHINK – then glued them onto my page, and outlined them with a black pencil.

To finish off my tag, I added some blue and white baker’s twine which I re-used from this earlier tag.   These Pirate Treasure coins are some that I made a few years ago and I pulled them out of the treasure chest especially for today!

If you want to join in with Talk like a pirate day and discover your inner pirate, here is a fun Pirate Name Generator you can try…

Hope you enjoyed this one!  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
amazon box, old magazine, card scraps, gel medium, black pencil, black pen, baker’s twine, gold paint,


Tag Tuesday Recycle and Reuse– September Challenge

Blog Along with Effy – Day 19

Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th –  A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – WOYWW Desk, Garden, Kitties, Kitchen and Blog Along One Week In
Sept 9th – August Reading List
Sept 10th – Sorry Not Sorry
Sept 11th – A Peek Inside The Fabric Stash
Sept 12th – Garden Catch-Up, Bees, Cats, Cat Mint
Sept 13th – Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Sept 14th – T Stands for Banana Bread
Sept 15th – WOYWW Arts & Crafts Storage
Sept 16th – The Cat Sat on Andy Warhol’s Mat
Sept 17th – Needles and Ribbons and Packets of Pins
Sept 18th – A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Sept 19th – this post

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.

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September 20, 2021 10:16 pm

ive just done the quiz, I am Dirty Ann Rackham 🙂
I love to reuse cardboard and magazines, just today Ive ripped up a kids book to make a birthday card 🙂

September 20, 2021 7:32 pm

So cleverly put together, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday.

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
September 20, 2021 10:58 am

Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight!
Terrific Tag, Elle! Loved the process…

Angela Fretwell
Angela Fretwell
September 20, 2021 10:57 am

Love the tag!

Michele Skinner
September 20, 2021 3:45 am

i love that you saw that ad and thought, pirate tag!! brilliant!

Sue Blott
Sue Blott
September 20, 2021 3:43 am

What a delightful read! My facebook page is in pirate speak and has been for years. Arrrr! My pirate name is Mad Anne Flint (but I don’t believe it!). I was intrigued by some of the Rs…recover, regift, refuse, rethink. Wasn’t familiar with those. Love your tag! I have a collage/dream board which has the phrase ‘Off chasing pirates!’ on it. A great reminder for when life is just too serious!

Lisa Andruszkow
September 19, 2021 9:19 pm

Aye matey! Arrrrrrrg!! LOL
The tag came out great!

Valerie -Jael
September 19, 2021 8:52 pm

Hi Elle, love your fun pirate tag! I’ve unfortunately forgotten pirate speak, but it’s a wonderful idea. Love the ‘pieces of eighf’, too. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Have a great new week, hugs, Valerie

September 19, 2021 7:56 pm

Elle I like your tag. I never thought to use old Amazon boxes for tags or anything else. Good idea. Very creative.

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