Monday, 26 July 2021

Flowers / Floral

Hi Everyone!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge, there were some beautiful entries, and BIG thanks to Sandie, who hosted the challenge. This time our lovely and talented Pinky is hosting. As always, you have 2 weeks to join us, and tags of all formats are welcome. Now here's Pinky to tell you all about her challenge:

  "Hello everyone! It's Pinky here with my flower theme!

It has been a while from I took time out just to play soI thought making my own flowers would be just the ticket or tag 😂

For my first tag I used a lot of die cuts and ripped papers, over-stamping some text on to the torn side.

I rolled matching papers to create the flowers and added pearls.

The sentiment has been die cut and I finished it with a ribbon."


"For my second tag I went mad with the gold embossing powder.
The background has been stamped with my crackle stamp and gold embossed.
The flowers have all been stamped and embossed, coloured, shaped and finished with a gem.
Even the sentiment has been gold embossed!
Hope you like them and I can't wait to see your flower themed tags."


Thanks for these wonderful and inspiring tags Pinky, I love how you made your flowers! Hope to see lots of you joining in Pinky's challenge, have a great time, stay safe, and have lots of creative fun!
Valerie


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Monday, 12 July 2021

Music / Musical

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge! Today we are beginning a new challenge and our lovely Sandie is hosting. She has chosen a great theme, too. As always, you have 2 weeks to join us and tags of all formats are welcome. Now it's over to Sandie:

  "Hi Everyone, it's Sandie here and I am bringing you my theme for this fortnight's challenge.

I have chosen Music/Musical, so anything from songs to instruments, Operas and Concerts too.

I think Music plays an important part in our lives, most of us have that one favorite tune that evokes memories. Music cheers you up, makes you want to sing along or dance, you can even exercise to music, so I do hope you will find this theme one that you can join in with.

My tags were created using a selection of free stamps that have been lurking in my craft room for a while, so my theme was a good excuse to use them. As soon as I stamped the white tag, the shoes struck a cord, with Elvis Presley's Blue Suede Shoes. Just that simple image made me sing the song, lol.

Have fun, I will pop over to leave some love on your blogs...x"



Thanks for these wonderful and inspiring tags, Sandie! They make me want to dance and sing, too! Hoping to see lots of you joining the challenge!

Have fun!

Valerie

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Monday, 28 June 2021

Vintage

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge  here and this time Valerie is hosting - that's me! My theme is 'Vintage'. First of all I would like to thank all who joined in the last challenge hosted by Wendy, I enjoyed visiting your blogs to see your creations.

As always our challenges run for 2 weeks, and tags of all formats are welcome, so I hope to see YOU joining in! Anything vintage goes - perhaps lace, old fashioned images, vintage papers....I'm sure you will all have great ideas.

My tag was made with various scraps that were flying around on my table. The background is designer paper glued to a remnant of card. The string was from a parcel, and the image is from Gecko Galz. I will be posting more tags on my blog at regular intervals:




And whatever you do - stay creative and have fun!

Valerie



 

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Monday, 14 June 2021

Tag on Tag

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting an new challenge and this time our lovely and talented Wendy is hosting. Her theme is 'tag on tag', which gives us a wide scope. Thanks to Michele who hosted last time with her faces theme, it was good to see the creations you linked. As always you have 2 weeks to link to us and tags of all formats are welcome. Here is Wendy to tell you about her theme:

'For my theme for the next two weeks I have chosen Tag on Tag. You can use any shape of tag with another one or more on the top. Any medium you like, texture or subject. I have made three samples to show you the general idea. I have used scraps from my bits box for all of them.


This one is a large tag covered in a failed print. The dark blue one on top has some scraps of watercolour experiments. I have also use some lettering and flowers.



This one I have used a picture of my granddaughter when she was a little tot painting outside, mainly with her body. Some scraps of ribbon and buttons used to finish it off.


This one the background on the tag is covered with scraps of torn paper. The smaller one has texture paste and a heart made from friendly plastic. I added a very small one at the bottom with a friendly plastic butterfly.'

Thnks for these wonderful and inspirational tags, Wendy! Now it's your turn, so hope to see your tags here soon.

Have a great week and have fun!

Valerie

 

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Monday, 31 May 2021

Faces

 Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in our last post hosted by our wonderful Pinky This time our lovely and talented Michele is hosting and her theme is faces. As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and I hope you will all be showing your faces! Here's Michele to tell you all about her theme.

'who isn't fascinated by faces? i know i am! i hope you will play along with my theme of faces for tag tuesday over the next two weeks. here are a few samples to get you started, i tried to share a few different methods, styles, and ideas for you! 

this tag is stamped with a face image by danielle mack, with 2 different background papers from gecko galz. i colored her lips with a sharpie pen.



this tag has background paper, sentiment and central female image all by gecko galz.


i did not want you to feel limited to human faces! this owl and background paper are also from gecko galz,


the coin face is from one crab apple; the woman is from holliewood studios, with background papers from gecko galz.


this stamp is from technique junkies; background paper from gecko galz. i hope you will play along!'

Wow, Michele, what a wonderful array of tags to inspire us, thanks so much!

Stay creative, have fun!

Valerie



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Monday, 17 May 2021

Fruit and/or Vegetables

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in the last challenge hosted by our lovely Sandie. Today we are starting a new challenge and this time our lovely and talented Pinky is hosting. As always, tags of all formats are welcome, and you have 2 weeks to join us. I look forward to seeing your entries and visiting your blogs. Here's Pinky to tell you all about it:

  Hi it's Pinkie here and the theme I have chosen is

fruit and/or vegetables!

I found a stamp set I had yet to have a play with

and it just inspired me to have a go at some fruit themed tags.

Hope you can join us.



Thanks for these beautiful and inspirational tags Pinky!
Take care and have fun!
Valerie

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Monday, 3 May 2021

Sport

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge, and this time our lovely Sandie is hosting. Thanks to all who joined in my 'anything goes' challenge last time round, I loved visiting your beautiful entries. So, over to Sandie:

' Hello Everyone, it's Sandie here and I am bringing you the theme for the next 2wks.

I have chosen Sport, not that I do any myself, now that I am older, lol.

I have several sets of  Sports Stamps and as I am not a card maker, I'm kind of lost on how to use them, seems a shame to leave them sitting in the drawer. 

So I decided to use them for my theme, of course any sport is acceptable for our tags, from skating, football, golf, cricket etc. I am hoping to see a great variety and will look forward to visiting your blogs.

Have Fun...x'


 

Thanks for these inspiring tags, Sandie! 

I hope to see lots of people joining in, and look forward to visiting your blogs. As always you have 2 weeks to join us and tags of all formats are welcome!

Stay safe and have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 19 April 2021

Anything goes

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge here at Tag Tuesday and this time Valerie of Bastelmania is hosting. Oooops, that's me!
But before I tell you more I want to thank Wendy for her lovely theme of bees last time:

My theme is anything goes, so all tags whatever the theme are welcome, and I hope to see lots of you joining in.

I am sharing two tags, the first one using Beatrix Potter cut outs:


The second one is a coffee tag, as I find it hard to do without coffee!


As always you have 2 weeks to link to us, and tags of all formats are welcome.
Hope to see YOU joining us. I hope to post more tags on my blog in the course of the next 2 weeks.

Have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 5 April 2021

Bees

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely and talented Wendy is hosting. Thanks to all who joined in Michele's challenge last time, it was great to see your beautiful entries. Our challenges always run for 2 weeks, and tags of all formats are welcome. Here is Wendy to tell you all about it:

 ' For my theme I have chosen bees. Bees are so necessary for the future of the planet and many things are needed to ensure their future.  My first one's background is distress inked with a darker shade through a stencil. The largest bee is stamped on acrylic. The second one also has a background of distress inks and a separate piece of card put through an embossing folder. The bees are stamped with glitter on their wings.   I look forward to seeing what you do.'



Thanks for these beautiful and inspirational tags Wendy, and for such an important theme. Hope to see lots of you joining in!
Have fun!
Valerie

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Monday, 22 March 2021

Mostly monochrome

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Pinky's challenge last time, it was great to see your creations. This time our lovely Michele is hosting, so here she is to tell you all about her challenge:

 'it is my turn to pick the challenge theme  and i've chosen "mostly monochrome." what does that mean?

                     mon·o·chrome
                                       /ˈmänəˌkrōm/
                             noun
                                                noun: monochrome; plural noun: monochromes
  1. a photograph or picture developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.
    • representation or reproduction in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.
                                                                                   adjective
                                                                   adjective: monochrome
  1. (of a photograph or picture, or a television screen) consisting of or displaying images in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.

you are invited to create a tag using primarily varying tones of one color (or black and white), here are some to get you started thinking about this theme! 




my background papers, words, and central images are all from gecko galz, except the last which has a background paper from itKuPiLLi imagenarium. i hope you will have fun with this challenge! '

Thanks for these inspirational tags, Michele!
As always, you have 2 weeks to join us, and tags of all formats are welcome.

Hope to see YOU here!
Have fun,

Valerie


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Monday, 8 March 2021

Things with wings!

 Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Sandra's Steampunk challenge last time, and thanks for all of the beautiful entries.  Our challenges run for 2 weeks, and tags of all formats are welcome. This week our lovely and talented Pinky is hosting and has a new challenge for us - here she is to tell you all about it:

"Hi there, it's Pinky here and my theme is WINGS!

So basically anything you like that has wings i.e. butterflies, dragonflies, bees, birds, fairies, aeroplanes etc!

I have gone with birds for my first tag. Creating a little Spring theme and they are just saying hello to each other high up in the trees.


For my second tag I have gone with dragonflies!
I made an inky background for them and
coloured them in with my blending brushes.
I did add extra sparkle with my wink of stella pen
but it's not showing up in photo.


Can't wait to see what all you talented tag makers come up with!!"

Thanks for these wonderful and inspirational tags, Pinky!

Have fun, and stay creative!
Valerie

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Monday, 22 February 2021

A little bit of steampunk

Hi Everybody!

It's time to start another challenge, and this time our lovely and talented Sandie is hosting with the theme 'A little bit of steampunk'. Thanks to all who entered my challenge last time, there were some beautiful entries! I enjoyed visiting you all. So here's Sandie to tell you all about her challenge:

 "Hello Everyone, it's Sandie here and I am bringing you the theme for the next 2 weeks.

As every design team member knows, we have chosen our themes in advance and at the time of choosing my theme my head was full of ideas...but life gets in the way at times and when I got around to creating my tags my mind went completely blank, lol. I literally  made my tags at the last minute.

I do hope you enjoy my "Steampunk" theme, have fun with it and I'll pop around to your blog and leave some love..xx"




Thanks for these gorgeous and inspirational tags Sandie, I hope to see lots of people having fun and joining in!

Have a great time, stay safe, and stay creative!

Valerie 


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Monday, 8 February 2021

Black, white and one other colour

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge here, and this time I am hosting with the theme of black, white and one other colour. First of all I would like to thank Wendy for hosting last time, and all of you who joined in with such beautiful creations. As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us and tags of all formats are welcome!

I made a tag using my fave Frida Kahlo stamp. The sentiment, flowers and heart were added digitally: 



I will be posting more tags on my blog at intervals over the next 2 weeks. Stay safe, take care, and have fun creating!
Valerie



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Monday, 25 January 2021

Use a photograph or part of one

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Michele's 'faery garden ' challenge. Today we are starting a new challenge and this time our lovely and talented Wendy  is hosting. As always, tags of all formats are welcome. Here's Wendy to tell you all about it:

 For my theme for the next two weeks I have chosen 'Use a photograph or part of one'  on your tag. It can be a photograph of anything you like in what ever medium you choose.   I have chosen two family ones to add to my family tag book. The first one is my mum as a young girl, and the second one my dad's sister, her husband, my young cousin Robert, my brother Richard, and myself.    . I am the one left now and this is my favourite photo from the 1940's.
I look forward to seeing how you tackle this challenge'

Hope to see lots of you joining in!
Have a great week and have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 11 January 2021

Faery garden

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge, and many thanks to Pinky for hosting. As always in our chellenges, tags of all formats are welcome, and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

Today we are starting a new challenge and this time our lovely and talented Michele is hosting with the theme 'faery garden'.

Here she is to tell you all about it!

hello all! it is my turn to select the theme for the next two week challenge  and i've chosen the theme of "faery gardens."

i hope friends will share tags featuring faeries and their garden playgrounds. make something lovely, spring-feeling, and full of fantasy to brighten our days.

here are two tags to get this started!


the background paper, faery, and sentiment in this first tag both come from gecko galz. the wings and border are items from my stash.



for this second tag the background paper and sentiment are again from gecko galz but the rubber stamp is from 100 proof press, and was a holiday gift i received this year!

i hope you will be inspired to play along! "

Have a great week, stay safe,
and thanks for joining us!

Valerie


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Monday, 28 December 2020

Numbers

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge here and this time our lovely and talented PINKY is hosting. Thanks to all who entered our last challenge hosted by Sandie, it was good to see so many people joining in! Thanks for all the lovely creations you linked to us this past year, hope to see more in 2021! As always, you have 2 weeks to join us and tags of all formats are welcome. Here's Piky to tell you all about it!

 'Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

It's my turn to host the theme this time and I have gone with

NUMBERS!

Just use and lot or a few or even just one number on your tag!

For mine I have gone with one for the New Year

and one for a Big Birthday!'



Thanks for the beautiful inspiration Pinky! Now it's over to you, so hope to see lots of people joining in.
Happy New Year!
Let's hope it will be healthier and happier than this past one! Stay safe!

Valerie



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Monday, 30 November 2020

Christmas or anything goes

 Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in my pets challenge last time round, much appreciated, and I enjoyed visiting your lovely creations. This time our dear Sandie is hosting. As we are nearing the end of the year our next new challenge will be after Christmas, and you have lots of time to link your tags to us. Tags of all formats are welcome. Here's Sandie to tell you all about it:

 'Hello, it's Sandie here and it's my turn to bring this fortnight's theme to you. I wasn't sure at the time if it was too early for a Christmas theme, so I thought I would do an Anything Goes theme. In the end I decided that Christmas isn't really that far off, so decided to go with both themes. Sadly my Christmas won't be as cheerful this year as I will be missing my daughter who passed away in May, but I will be seeing grandchildren and great grand children if the Covid restrictions allow us all to be together in my area...fingers crossed. Have fun everyone, I will pop over and leave you some love on your blogs...xx'


Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
I'm sure you'll all join with me in wishing Sandie a happy Christmas, even though things will be different for her this time. And I want to wish you all seasons greetings and hope that you will be able to get together with some family members in spite of the Covid restrictions.

Have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 16 November 2020

Pets

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge. I am hosting, and have chosen 'pets' as my theme. But first I would like to thanks Wendy for hosting her texture' theme last time, and all those who linked their beautiful tags.

I know lots of us have pets at home - cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and many more. I had cats and dogs as my companions for many years, and never forget them. So I would like to see pets on your tags. Tags of all formats are welcome, large or small, real or digital. I will be posting more tags every couple of days on my blog Bastelmania



Whatever you make, have fun, and please link your tags to us  here.
Stay well and safe in these difficult times, and stay creative!
Valerie



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Monday, 2 November 2020

Texture

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge here, and our wonderful Wendy is hosting. Thanks to Michele who hosted the last post and to all who entered such lovely tags for Halloween. It was a pleasure to visit them. As always, tags of all formats, including digital ones are welcome, and I'm looking forward again to seeing what you make. Here's Wendy to tell you all about it:

"For my theme for the next two weeks I have chosen Texture. I work a lot with various different mediums and love the textures you can achieve with these, stencils and various embellishments. The first one has a background of kitchen paper that I used to mop up some dye. Texture paste through a stencil and some flowers and a friendly plastic butterfly for the embellishments.


This one has a distress inked background with texture paste through a stencil. Sequin waste, plasterers tape, yarn, scrunched up foil and some friendly plastic to finish it off.


Have fun with your textures and I look forward to seeing your tags. "

Thanks for these gorgeous and inspirational tags, Wendy!

So, now it's up to you! Stay creative, and above all, have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 19 October 2020

All Hallow's Eve

 Hi Everybody!

Today we are staring a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our wonderful Michele is hosting, and has chosen a seasonal theme which will be a hit with many of you. Thanks to all who joined in Pinky's theme in the last round, it was wonderful seeing all the great creations which you made. All formats are permitted, large or small, 'real' or digital or hybrid - just get creative and have fun! And here is Michele to tell you all about her challenge!

 'when i got assigned this two week period (October 20-November 3) for my DT challenge week there was only one legitimate theme i could choose: all hallow's eve! although i am not one for the costumes or parties, i love to create on this theme! here are three tags to get things started:




all images are from various gecko galz collage sheets and paper packs, with a few embellishments from stash.


enjoy creating some tricks and treats!'

Thanks for these inspiring creations, Michele!
Now it's over to you.
Have fun and stay creative!

Valerie
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