Monday, 18 October 2021

All Hallows Eve

Hi everybody!

Today we starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday and this time our lovely Michele is hosting and has a wonderful theme for you. First I would like to thank Pinky, who hosted our last challenge, and all the people who linked their beautiful creations to us.  As always our challenges last for 2 weeks, and tags of all formats are welcome.  Here's Michele to tell you all about her challenge:

i know many people enjoy making hallowe'en tags so this is your moment! here are a few tags to get you inspired. all use images from gecko galz company and then other items from my stash!





                      i hope you will play along!"

Thanks for the inspirational tags Michele!

Hope to see lots of you joining us. Have a good time, stay safe, and have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 4 October 2021

Colour challenge - orange and purple

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new theme here at Tag Tuesday and 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 as long as they fit the theme. Thanks to Sandie who hosted the last challenge, and to all who linked their lovely creations to us. Here's Pinky to tell you all about her challenge:

 'Hi everyone! The challenge I have chosen for you this fortnight is use the colours

Orange and Purple. Use either one or the other or both together!

For my first tag I have gone with a bunch of

Autumnal foliage. All stamped, die cut and then arranged

together. The background has been stamped in orange

onto a white background and finished with purple

card, ribbon and twine.


For my second tag I have gone with the same foliage
dies but cut them from a piece of card I made using
inks and splatters to create.
The background has been embossed in purple card
and matted onto orange card and finished with a bow.'

 

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Pinky, I'm looking forward to seeing the beautiful entries you make. Have a great time, and have fun!

Valerie






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Monday, 20 September 2021

Use Book Paper

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge and our lovely Sandie is hosting. Thanks to  all who joined in my recycling challenge last time round, I was delighted with your tags. But now over to Sandie:

 Time for another of our Tag Challenges and it's me Sandie bringing you the theme for the next 2 weeks.

I would love to see you use Book Pages, or sections of book pages on your Tags.

My first Tag I covered completely in a book page, then stamped and coloured on it and for my 2nd tag I just used torn strips to add as part of the background.

I hope my Tags will inspire you to join in with our challenge.

I shall pop along and leave some love on your blogs...

Have fun every one xx


Thanks for these fabulous and inspirational tags, Sandie. Now it's over to you.
As always you have 2 weeks to link to us and tags of all formats are very welcome.

Stay safe and have fun crafting!

Valerie

 

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Monday, 6 September 2021

Recycle and re-use

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge and this time the lovely Valerie is hosting - that's me! For my theme I have chosen recycle and re-use, as I know that crafters always hoard things that might come in useful again - old envelopes,  cardboard,  off-cuts of paper, pretty pictures, onion nets, string etc. etc!

So I'm asking you to use some of your hoarded treasures, and make a tag from them. Any theme or format is welcome, and as always, you have 2 weeks to link to us.

My tag was made from an old Amazon envelope. I die cut the tag and partly peeled it before rubbing some gold paint into it. I glued some black netting behind the TH lady, and gave her some gemstones on her hat. The ribbon was once tied round the neck of a delicious, chocolate Easter Bunny. I sewed round the edges with my machine:



Here I have also used card from some packaging, which was partly peeled. I went round the edges with bronze and then gold paint. The tag was cut from a magazine and glued onto re-used thin card. I punched in the eyelet to hold it all together and used some threads pulled from burlap to tie it up. The sentiment is from a TH set, the key is a found object. I like such grungy pieces:



 I'll be publishing new tags on my blog every couple of days.
Thanks to Wendy who hosted our last challenge, and to all who linked their lovely creations to us. Have a great week, stay safe, stay creative, and have fun!

Valerie




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Monday, 23 August 2021

Seashells

 Hi Everybody!

Today we are staring a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely and talented Wendy is hosting. I would like to thank all who made such gorgeous tags for Michel's blue and orange challenge, and hope to see lots joining in Wendy's theme this week. Here's Wendy to tell you all about it:

" For my theme for the next two weeks I have chosen shells. Having just come home from a week on the coast I never come home without small shells, some with holes in that I can sew onto textile pieces or to stick on tags and journal pages. You will see some on the samples below. You can use any shells you like, drawn, real ones, stamped, or pictures, it's up to you. Have fun, and I look forward to seeing your tags."




Thanks for these gorgeous and inspirational tags; Wendy!
I am looking forward to seeing your creations and visiting you in the next 2 weeks. Have fun, stay safe and creative!

Valerie

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Monday, 9 August 2021

Blue and orange colour challenge

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge and this time our lovely and talented Michele is hosting. I would like to thank Pinky, who hosted the last challenge, and thanks to all who linked such beautiufl floral tags. Here is Michele to tell you all about her challenge:

"it is my turn to host the challenge at tag tuesday for the next two weeks and i've chosen a color challenge that i thought would be fun to play with -  blue and orange. 






if you are curious about the backgrounds, i took several different papers in shades of blue and glued them on a piece of cardboard to make a "masterboard." i spritzed it with blue watercolor inks and late sealed it with mod podge. the cardboard piece was rather thick thus the uneven edges on my tags.

all of the papers for the masterboard came from various gecko galz sets. all of the female images are from lunagirl collage sheets (orange, mucha 1, and art nouveau). "

Wow, Michele, what a wonderful assortment of fantastic tags to inspire us, and thanks for showing how you did the masterboard. I'm sure we will all have fun with this challenge, I know I will!

Have a great week, stay safe, and whatever you do, have fun and enjoy it!

Valerie


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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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