Monday, 16 July 2018

Nautical / Seaside

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge here and this time our wonderful Sandie is hosting,
so hope to see lots of you joining in. Tags of all formats are welcome. Here she is to tell you all about it:

'Hello..it's Sandie here and I am hosting this fortnight's challenge.
My theme is close to my heart as this time of year in the UK it is the school holidays and I fondly remember myself as a child....and my own family when they were young, spending such long lazy days at the seaside.
We live very close to the coast and as such the beach was and still is easy to get to...sadly now I am older, I can't seem to tolerate too much sun.
I do hope you like my theme and come on in and join in with the challenge...details about my tags can be found on my  blog.....
                                Sandie  '   
   

I just couldn't resist using my Betty Grable stamp for my skinny tag..isn't she great....


I am sure you will admire Sandie's wonderful tags as much as I do.
As always, you have 2 weeks to join in our challenge.

And the winner of last week's challenge, whose name was pulled from the proverbial hat, is #12, Aimeslee. Please contact me with your  personal details so that I can get your prize to you.

Have a great time!

Valerie


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Monday, 2 July 2018

Floral

Hi Everybody!

We are starting a new theme today, and this time I am hosting. My theme is

🌺FLORAL🌺

Tags of all formats are welcome, and as always you have 2 weeks to link your creations to us.  I will be giving away a little prize again to one lucky winner.
I made 2 tags. The first one was made using a hand-carved flower stamp. I stamped it in various colours, emulating the summer flowers all around just now, and fussy cut the flowers. I used an 8" tag, which I covered with some hand-printed paper from Thailand, and sewed it down. The flowers were added with foam dots. This was quick and simple:



The second tag was digitally assembled using a hand-painted background, the lady I made some years back and some elements from Serif:


For more images please see my blog, Bastelmania

Have fun creating, enjoy summer, and good luck in the draw for the prize.

Valerie





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Monday, 18 June 2018

Gemini

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge hosted by Joan. On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge hosted by our lovely Wilma, who has chosen the theme of 'Gemini'. Here she is to tell you all about it:



 'I chose the theme "Gemini" because  if you were born under this astrological sign  your birthday has been recent or will be soon - 21 May and 21 June.  I also thought it might be fun to see how all of the talented taggers who follow this blog might interpret a theme with a symbol of "twins".  I prepared two tags - both have book page backgrounds and I could hardly believe it when I pulled out an old book I keep for "text" and  the title  happened to be "The Gemini Contenders"!
The paper tag was made by transferring images from a laser print directly onto the background page, with the foreground of the twins transferred onto photocopy paper. I tried to glue stars in the shape of "Gemini", but that failed, so the stars are glued on randomly with a brush of gold Perfect Pearls over the top . The second tag is made from two machine stitched goddess shapes cut from felt with a few bead embellishments. I did try to make them twins, but as you can see, while the shape is the same, they do differ quite a bit, so I guess they are not identical twins...
Hope you enjoy creating a tag or two this fortnight  exploring the "Gemini" theme.
Best wishes, Wilma'




I am sure that Wilma's lovely tags will inspire you to join in, and I am looking forward to seeing what you create.
Have a great week!
Valerie




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Monday, 4 June 2018

A night at the movies with Joan

Hi Everybody !

It's time for a new challenge again. This time our lovely Joan is hosting. Thanks for all who made such gorgeous tags last time around

"I've chosen the next theme for Tag Tuesday. It's called "A Night at the Movies". You can make tags featuring old movies, favorite movies or even the new summer releases for 2018."
My first tag has a strip of old movie images and stickers. I layered two tags, so I could fit on all the movie stickers that I wanted to use.


My second tag is based on one of my favorite movies: Gone with the Wind. The background paper and Scarlett image are from Gecko Galz.


Grab some popcorn and join us!

Hope to see lots of you joining in, have fun!

Valerie





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Monday, 21 May 2018

Locks and keys

Hi Everybody!

Time has flown by again, and on Tuesday we are starting another new challenge, this time hosted by our lovely Wendy, who chose the theme.
Here she is to tell you about it:

"For my theme this time I have chosen locks and keys, which should give you plenty of ideas. My two both have distress ink backgrounds, with the second one having some gold embossing around the edges and on some of the keys. Both have key and keyhole charms. All the images are stamped with Archival coffee coloured ink.
I am extremely busy trying to get my garden ready for the National Garden Scheme, as we open ours during the first two weeks in June. Perhaps I should have chosen garden for my theme !!!"


I hope Wendy's gorgeous tags will inspire you to make something with locks and/or keys. As always, you have 2 weeks to join us, and we are looking forward to seeing your creations. Thanks, too, for the lovely tags entered into the last challenge - much appreciated!
Have a great time!

Valerie


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Monday, 7 May 2018

Baby Love

Hi Everybody!

We are starting a new challenge here, and this time our lovely Michele is hosting, and has chosen 'baby love' as her theme. Here she is to tell you all about it:

"for my turn picking the challenge theme for the next two weeks, and with mother's day right around the corner i chose "baby love."  but really the theme can be about mothers and babies or just babies, human babies, animal babies whatever you like!  here are two tags to get this started.


i used lunagirl images on the first piece, with a beautiful little girl reading a book (from the african american CD) and her wings from the "fly away home" collage sheet.  the background paper is from jodie lee designs.  the washi tape, die cuts and stickers are from my stash.

for this piece i chose an image and paper from gecko galz.  the mother and babe are from the "mum's the word" collage sheet and the paper is from the mori girl paper pack.  the paper flower, enamel dot and lace are from my stash.



i hope you will have fun with this challenge!"

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge. You have two weeks to link our creations to us, and we are all looking forward to seeing what you make.

Valerie







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Monday, 23 April 2018

Steampunk /Mechanical

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge, and our lovely Sandie is hosting with a theme which will surely inspire many of you. Here she is to tell you all about it:

"I have always enjoyed creating anything related to Steampunk or Mechanical, so I thought I would choose it as my theme for this fortnight's tag challenge.
Steampunk and Mechanical covers such a wide spectrum, so I am looking forward to seeing your tags.
I created my tags using mount board as I wanted to use lots of paints and texture paste.
I hope my two Tags will inspire you to join in with our challenge....."



Thanks, Sandie, for these wonderful tags!

Thanks, too,  to all who entered our last challenge with wonderful black and white tags. I pulled a name out of the hat and the winner is:


Congratulations! Please contact me using the contact form on the blog to send me your snail-mail addy and then I will get the prize off to you!

Hope to see lots of you joining in again!

Valerie



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Monday, 9 April 2018

Black, white and a spot of colour

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge. This week I am hosting here, and have chosen black, white and a spot of colour for my theme. Tags of all formats are welcome, and as always, you have 2 weeks to link to us. I have a very simple tag as inspiration today. These days I mostly dress in baggy blue jeans, so it's a long time since I got dressed up in a little black dress, but at least I can do it on a tag:



I will be offering a little prize again for one lucky participant whose name will be pulled out of hat.

We are all looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!

Valerie




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Monday, 26 March 2018

Diamonds are forever

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge, much appreciated.
Our new challenge this week  is being hosted by by our very talented Wilma who has chosen a fun theme.
Here she is to tell you all about it:


"When I chose this theme, "Diamonds are Forever", I was thinking of a wedding anniversary soon. My first tag is of a couple of barn owls, who I believe, choose a mate for life. The tag has been made by transferring a photo of the owls onto text with a blender marker, with added "diamonds", a water-colour moon and the word forever". 


My second tag interprets the theme in a more traditional way. I read in a magazine a lot of quotes from people who had been married for a long time, and I wanted to use some of those words.


On this tag I included a fun vintage couple obviously "in love" - perhaps he is just about to "pop the question". The card frame is decorated with those same stick on "diamonds"


I apologise that these tags are such simple ones, as I was a bit rushed for time. I only returned home yesterday from a week of teaching workshops in Victoria (about 1200 km from home)
I am sure you will all create much more exciting tags for this theme - an opportunity to play with  bling! Have fun!"

I am sure we all love a bit of bling. So grab those glittering gem-stones
and let your creative juices flow. As always, tags of all formats are allowed, and we look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your creations.

Valerie



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Monday, 12 March 2018

Spring / Easter

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge  and our lovely and talented Joan is hosting. She has made some great, inspirational tags to get you going,
so here she is to tell you all about it.

"Hello and welcome to a new theme at Tag Tuesday! I have chosen Spring/Easter for the next two weeks. One of the things I like to see in Spring is birds building nests. We have a nest right outside our kitchen window that a pair of robins rebuild each year.

My first tag is called Nesting. I used paint & inks to add color to a manila tag. Then I stenciled the tag with ink. The bird was stamped onto a small white tag and the egg was stamped onto a scalloped tag. I added textured papers, a wooden heart button and wooden letters.


My second tag features a darling Easter image from Gecko Galz. This was originally a card I made, which I -into a tag.


I look forward to seeing your Spring and Easter tags!"

As always you have 2 weeks to get inspired and link to us. Tags of all formats
are allowed, and we look forward to seeing your makes.

Have fun!

Valerie



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Monday, 26 February 2018

Spring Flowers

Hi Everybody!
Today we are beginning a new challenge  which will run for the next 2 weeks -

🌺spring flowers🌼

and our lovely and talented Wendy is hosting.
So without further ado, here she is to tell you all about it:

"As Spring is just around the corner the theme for the next fortnight is Spring Flowers.
I always feel that as soon as I see the snowdrops it is the start of new growth and Spring. They were my grandmothers favourite flowers and I am trying to get as many as possible in my garden.
The next cheerful flower is the daffodil. I have painted some of them for the second tag, and used a stamp for the first one.
What is your favourite Spring flower, I look forward to seeing what it is."


I am sure Wendy's beautiful tags will inspire you to create your own
spring flower tags, and look forward to visiting you all.
Thanks to all who entered the last challenge and showed such beautiful and varied creations.

Have fun!

Valerie

😎P.S. Michele just contacted me with the winner of her last challenge.
Congratulations to Linda K,  number 16. Please contact me with your snail-mail addy so I can send it to Michele, who will get your prize off to you.


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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Use a quote

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge, and welcome to the current one,
'Use a quote', hosted by our lovely Michele.  She is also offering a prize,
so without further ado, here she is:

"i love quotes and sayings so i chose "use a quote" as our theme for the next two weeks.


the beautiful woman is matilda sissieretta joyner jones, an american opera soprano from the 1800s. the image is from the lunagirl african american CD; the wings are also from lunagirl, the rainbow wings collage sheet; the background of clouds is from a retired tumblefish studios kit.  i also used a french script rubber stamp (company unknown), paper tape and ribbon.  the quote is by maya angelou.




here we have the very famous and glamorous josephine baker, an american born entertainer, intellectual and activist.  the image is from the lunagirl african american CD; the wings are also from lunagirl, the rainbow wings collage sheet; the background is from twisted papers (i think their store is now closed); the enamel dots, felt leaf and ribbon are from my stash.  the saying come from a tim holtz ideology "small talk" sticker set. 



speaking of stickers, because of my enormous sticker stash i'm giving another sticker stash prize for this challenge, i'll mail anywhere so no problem.  have fun with this challenge!"


Thanks Michele! As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and I am very much looking forward to seeing
your entries. Have fun!

And Sandie has chosen a winner from the 'have a heart' entries.
The lucky girl this time is 💗Fraenzi Firlefanz💗 with tag no 15 - congratulations! Please contact Sandie at the following address:
sandie.w@live.co.uk


Valerie



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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Have a Heart

Hi Everybody!
Today we are starting a new challenge,
hosted by our lovely and talented Sandie.
So without more ado I'll let her tell you all about it:

"Hello Everyone, it's Sandie here...I am hosting this fortnight's challenge and the theme is   
   "Have a Heart"
Not only is February my birth month, it is also the month for Love & Romance...but you definitely don't need to make Romantic Tags, anything that shows a heart or hearts is acceptable.
So get cracking and lets see your fabulous Tags and I will even throw in a little prize for the winner.....here are mine.
Have fun..x

  Sandie"




And talking of prizes, I have a winner to announce from 
the last challenge -

No 17 - aNNie.

Congratulations!
Please contact me with your snail-mail addy
and I will get your prize off to you ASAP.

Hope to see lots of you having a heart and linking to us again
this fortnight!

Valerie





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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Anything goes

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge, and this time
it's my turn to be hosting. My theme is
*** Anything goes ***

Tags of all formats are welcome, real, digital
or hybrid, so hope to see you linking up to us here.

And there will be a prize this month for one participant
whose name will be pulled out of the hat - a surprise
package of crafting goodies /embellishments.

I'm starting off with a very simple tag. I used some
printed kraft paper for the BG, which I sewed
onto some recycled card to give it more
stability. I then added some coordinating feathers
 and a stamped quote (Tim Holtz) - done! It doesn't have to 
be anything complicated....




Looking forward to visiting your blogs in the 
next 2 weeks, have fun and be creative!

Valerie




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Monday, 1 January 2018

New Beginnings

Hi Everybody!
Happy New Year to you all!

Today we are beginning a new challenge here and the
lovely and talented Wilma is hosting.

I am posting the challenge a day earlier this time to
welcome in the new year!
But now, over to Wilma:




'Happy New Year to all... I feel very excited to be starting off another year of Tag Tuesday. It's a time of new beginnings, reflection on the past, looking forward and counting our blessings.  My intention was to present a series of tags for display. This didn't quite work out with so much happening in our household during the festive season.

So, for my only tag so far for this theme, I used an old broken zipper to  reveal something different from the background. This comparison between the two sections of the tag signifies the beginning of a new year... as if brightness and happiness are bursting forth. Some snippets of the past are still visible and to be remembered, but the future is looking promising  - to enjoy!

 I used no special techniques for this tag - just various papers cut into strips or torn and pasted down onto a luggage tag. I printed out the 'years' on an inkjet printer and some of the background is made from sticky tape transfers of newspaper. The tag is finished off with a gold ribbon hanger.
 I wish you all a creative, positive and happy year and I am looking forward to all your beautiful tags this fortnight. '

The challenge will run for 2 weeks, as always, and the next challenge
will start on Tuesday in 2 weeks.

Happy 2018 to you and yours!

Valerie



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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas memories

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge, and our lovely Joan 
is hosting. This time the challenge will run for three weeks,
and the next challenge will be on 
January 2nd 2018.
As always, tags of all formats are allowed, 
and we look forward to seeing your creations. 
Now I'll let Joan tell you all about it:

"The challenge I picked is Christmas Memories. I have always loved Christmas! My mother made sure we had a wonderful holiday. One of my favorite things was visiting Santa Claus. My first tag features a Gecko Galz Santa image.
Another thing I loved about Christmas was the boxes and boxes of ornaments my mother had. Decorating the tree took several days. We had a live tree and the house smelled of pine. My mother made a big snowman out of paper maché that we put by the tree each year. My second tag has a pine tree background with a snowman die cut.

Happy Holidays to everyone!"



Thanks to all who entered the last challenge!

Seasonal greetings to you all!

Hope to see you back here in 2018!

Valerie



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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Anything goes - include some lime green

Hi Everybody!

The past two weeks have flown by, and now it's time for another
challenge. Thanks to all who entered such beautiful and
varied tags for Michele's music challenge.
This time our lovely Wendy is hosting, and has chosen
'Anything goes - include some lime green'
for her theme, so here she is to tell you all about it:


"With Christmas fast approaching I hope the theme of Anything goes will make life a little bit easier for you all. Lime green is one of my favourite colours so I would like you include some of the colour on your 'anything goes' tags.
Of the two I have made one is family orientated and the other has lots of layers and textures. On the family one, I think the middle girl is my mum, and the lady behind her my Nan. I really am not sure, and there is no-one left to ask. What a shame our ancestors didn't write on the back of photos to say who they are.
Looking forward to seeing your tags, have a super Christmas."

 

And Michele just contacted me to say that her hubby picked a
winner for the prize from her last challenge,
and the lucky lady is
Congrats!
Please contact me with your addy and I will get it off to Michele!

I am also looking forward to seeing your creations, and hope you will
find time to join us. Have fun!

Valerie

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Music

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Sandie's challenge
last time,we enjoyed viewing the entries, which
were all beautiful.
Today it's our lovely  Michele's turn to be hosting,
and
she has chosen 'music' as her theme,
and there will be a giveaway!
 So without more ado, here  is Michele to tell
you all about it:

'i love music so i chose it for my theme.  for this challenge i will choose a winner and will mail some stickers to the winner, wherever you are in the world.  i have mass quantities of fun stickers! here is my inspiration for you!





to make this tag i took out my supremes stamp from the stampsmith and stamped it on paper from the gatsby paper pack by gecko galz.  i covered my tag base in paper from the chocolate box paper pack also by gecko galz.  the letters i used came from mischief circus from the fantastical steampunk add on kit.  the star stamps are from cherry arte stamps (appears to no longer be in business). there are a few stickers from my stash here as well.  and as i said, i will send some stickers to the winner -- i have animals, flowers, tea cups and all kinds of goodies to send the lucky person.  good luck!'


As always, tags of all formats are welcome, and I am looking
forward to seeing what YOU create! Have fun!

Valerie




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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Book Print

Hi Everybody!

It was great to see so many varied entries to our last
challenge, it is always a pleasure to visit your blogs and
see what you have created.

Today our new Teamie  Sandie is hosting her first challenge.
Welcome on board, Sandie, it's great to have you with us!
As always tags of all formats are allowed,
and you have 2 weeks to link to us. Here's what
Sandie has to say:

'Hello Everyone...it's Sandie here, I am the newbie on Tag Tuesday's fabulous design team. I have always enjoyed making Tags, no matter what size or what medium, so I was delighted to be invited to join the design team here.
My theme for the tags this week is "Book Print" you can use a little or a lot, the choice is yours.
Here are my Tags, I chose to use book print  for the background, I  hope they inspire you...have fun.

                        



I am sure Sandie's beautiful and inspiring tags will get
your creative juices flowing, and I'm looking forward to
seeing your creations.

Valerie



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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Autumn and/or Halloween

Hi Everybody!

First of all I would like to thank all who entered Wilma's
lovely challenge, I always enjoy
visiting our blog and seeing the great diversity of
ideas and creations.

And, we have good news - we have a new
DT member, the very talented  Sandie, of
Sandy also runs other challenge blogs, so
hope you will have a look at all she does if you
don't know her yet.
Welcome Sandie, have fun, hope you will stay with us for a 
long time! 

Today we are starting a new challenge -
Autumn and Halloween.
I am hosting this time. You are welcome to make tags
either for Autumn or Halloween, or to combine
both themes. As always, tags of all formats are welcome, 
and you have 2 weeks to link to us.
I made 2 tags, one for autumn and one for Halloween,
and you can find details of how I made the tags on my 





Hope to see YOU joining us again!
Have fun!

Valerie



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