Monday, 1 June 2020

Dance- dancers - dancing

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered our last challenge, and to Pinky who hosted it so well. Today we are starting a new month, and our lovely Michele is hosting. This time it's all about dance!
As always, you have 2 weeks to link your tag to us, and tags of all formats are welcome. I am looking forward to your interpretations of this theme! Here is Michele to tell you all about it!



"i've chosen the theme of dance -- dancers -- dancing. dancing is so beautiful and is good for every body.




background is from itKuPiLLi imagenarium "celestial backgrounds." woman and butterfly from lunagirlwords are from a tim holtz sticker kit.




background is from itKuPiLLi imagenarium "celestial backgrounds." couple is from songbirdy. words are from a tim holtz sticker kit. dragonfly brad is from eyelet outlet.



background is from itKuPiLLi imagenarium "celestial backgrounds." couple and moon are from lunagirl. words are from a tim holtz sticker kit. butterfly brad is from eyelet outlet.




background is from itKuPiLLi imagenarium "celestial backgrounds." dancer, butterfly and moon are from lunagirl. words are from a tim holtz sticker kit. 

have fun! stay safe and well."

Thanks for these wonderful and inspiring tags, Michele.
Now it's YOUR turn- hope to see you soon!

Have fun!

Valerie



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Monday, 18 May 2020

Animals

Hi Everyone!

Today we are starting a new challenge, and our lovely  Pinky is hosting.
Thanks to all who joined in Michele's haberdashery challenge, we had some wonderful entries. As always, you have 2 weeks to enter our challenge, and tags of all formats, digital or physical, large or small are welcome. So, her is Pinky to tell you all about it:

'Hello everyone, Pinky here.

 My challenge theme for the next two weeks is ANIMALS.
Any shape, sort or size! For my tags I have used two different stamps sets.
The first one is the cutest little lamb and I went crazy with the masking
and colouring but it was so relaxing! I thought the sentiment was perfect
for a family of lambs!!


The second one uses this adorable giraffe
but he has a bit of a sore throat!
Perfect for a get well soon idea!'


Thanks for these adorable, inspirational tags, this is a great theme and I hope to see lot of people joining in.

Let your creative juices flow, and I'm looking forward to seeing which animals you will be showing!

Take care, and have fun!

Valerie






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Monday, 4 May 2020

Haberdashery

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all keeping safe and well! 
Thanks to all who joined in my  'anything goes' challenge, I had a lot of fun  visiting your blogs and admiring your lovely creations.

Our new challenge today was chosen by our lovely Sandie. She is unfortunately still fully occupied looking after her daughter, who is very ill. Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!

But I'm happy to say that our lovely Michele has taken over and is now hosting the challenge for the next 2 weeks. Thanks for this Michele! As always tags of all formats are welcome, and we are looking forward to seeing your tags.

Here is Michele to tell you all about it:

'our newest theme is haberdashery. i'm hosting this challenge and will send a sticker prize to a randomly selected winner, anywhere in the world (fair warning: things are slow given these days of quarantine and my schedule, but i will send the prize when safe and able...). so, what is haberdashery you might ask? i

hab·er·dash·er·y
/ˈhabərˌdaSHərē/
noun
  1. 1.
    NORTH AMERICAN
    men's clothing and accessories.
  2. 2.
    BRITISH
    small items used in sewing, such as buttons, zippers, and thread; notions.




i've gone with the British meaning for my tags today -- these first two are my haberdashery fairies!








the fairies are from gecko galz; the background paper is from dreamzetc. other little bits, washi tapes, flowers and such are from my stash.





i also have this charming lady as well:






the woman is from gecko galz; the background paper is from dreamzetc. other little bits, borders, button brads, etc. are from my stash.






enjoy; be safe, and love to all.'

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Michele!

Now it's your turn, your let your creative juices flow and link
to us here.

Have fun!







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Monday, 20 April 2020

Anything goes

Hi Everybody!

Thanks for all the lovely entries for Wendy's 'gold and silver' challenge, I enjoyed visiting your blogs to see the wonderful creations.

Now we are beginning a new challenge, and this time I am hosting. My theme is anything goes, so tags of all formats and themes are welcome, and as always you have 2 weeks to link to our blog.

I started off with an A3 sheet of heavy paper which I painted with leftover acrylics and textured with a comb. When it was dry I chopped it into 4 pieces, and sewed each piece onto a purple background, using different styles of stitching. Then I stenciled each tag using structure paste. I am showing one tag today, the others will be shown on my blog, Bastelmania, during the course of the next 2 weeks. Each finished tag measures 12" x 5":





This shows the 4 tags before they got decorated:


Hope to see lots of you joining in the challenge!

Have fun, stay safe!

Valerie

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Monday, 6 April 2020

Gold and silver

Hi Everybody!

It's time for another new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely and talented Wendy is hosting. Thanks to all who joined in Michele's last challenge, it was great to see so many beautiful entries. As always, you have 2 weeks to enter our challenges, and tags of all formats are welcome. 
Here is Wendy to tell you all about it:

"For the next two weeks I have chosen Gold and silver for my theme. I love texture and this gave me the opportunity to try different ones.
The first one I painted silver and added a thicker bumpy layer of gold and silver paint in various parts Gold I added through a stencil and then four patches of micro beads. The tag was finished off with a gold butterfly and gold thread.
The second one went through a similar process with the addition of gold wire, beads, gold ribbon and a silver embellishment.
I hope these give you some inspiration. You can use any medium you like, and I look forward to seeing your tags.

 Keep safe everyone."




Thanks for the inspiration, Wendy! Now it's your turn!
Stay safe, have fun!

Valerie

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Bunnies and butterflies

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge here at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely Michele is hosting,  with a theme tailor-made for spring - bunnies and butterflies.
Thanks to all who entered our last challenge, there were some beautiful entries.
We are all being challenged by Covid-19 just now. It is not making our lives easier. Staying home is not something we all like, but we have to make the best of it, and crafting is one thing which can take our minds off the situation, so hope to see lots of you joining in with Michele's challenge. Here she is to tell you about it:

'it's my turn to choose the challenge for the next two weeks and in honor of spring, i've chosen "bunnies and butterflies," because we all need some joy and goodness these days.





all images from various gecko galz collage sheets.
hope it will give you some joy to play along.
art is a great healer.'

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


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Monday, 9 March 2020

Women / Mother's Day / Feminine

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge here, and this time our lovely Pinky is hosting.
Thanks to all who joined in Sandie's Paris challenge . As always, you have 2 weeks to enter our challenge, and I look forward to visiting your creations. Here is Pinky to tell you about hers:

'Hi, it's Pinky here. As it is March I thought it would be nice
to have a theme which covered Mother's Day or something
 to celebrate
the amazing women in our lives.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!! '



Thanks for these beautiful and inspirational tags, Pinky!
Now it's over to you! Get those creative juices flowing and let's celebrate all of the strong women in our lives!

Have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 10 February 2020

Spring is in the air - and a little prize

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered Wendy's challenge last time, it was great to see so many beautiful tags in black, white and red.
It's my turn to host this time round, and I have chosen
'Spring is in the air'
as my theme. Spring is a beautiful season,  and we all long for it after the winter. I love the tender colours of spring , lambs, birds, buds, blossom, new leaves, hearts, nests and more. I would like to see whatever makes your heart glad in spring, so let your creative juices flow and I hope to see you joining in. As always you have 2 weeks to join us, and tags of all formats, large or small, digital, real or hybrid are welcome. And one lucky participant,  whose name  my neighbour will pull out of a hat, will win a tag and some stash.

I cut 6 tags from a sheet of A3  paper using a TH die. The paper was painted with leftover colours from art group. I sewed the tags onto coloured paper  and then set about decorating them. I finished all 6, and then when I took the photos, I could only find 5. I hope to find the missing link  tag when I clear up my workspace....
This is the first one, the others will be shown on my blog Bastelmania in the course of the next 2 weeks. The stamps used are from Catherine Moore, and the sentiment from TH. I just added some spots of colour to the bird-girl's dress as well as some little hearts:




Have a great week, take care,
and have lots of creative fun!

Valerie



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Monday, 27 January 2020

Black, white and red

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Michele's theme last time, it was great seeing your creations. This time Wendy is our host, and has chosen the theme of black, white and red. Here she is to tell you all about it:

'My theme for the next two weeks on Tag Tuesday is Black, white and red. You can use any medium you like, but please only have black, white and red on your tag.
For one of mine I used a collage of black and white papers with red poppies on top. For the other one I used black card and one of my Dylusion figures. I added red on her clothes to bring in the red colour. Have fun, and I look forward to seeing your tags.'


Thanks for these beautiful and inspirational tags, Wendy. As always, you have 2 weeks to join in the fun, and I hope to see lots of lovely tags in this colour combination-

Have fun!

Valerie


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Monday, 13 January 2020

Winter Scenes

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who enterede Pinky's 'celebrations' challenge, there were some beautiful entries which I enjoyed viewing.
Today it's our lovely Michele's turn to host, and she has chosen 
☃ winter scenes ☃
as her theme.
As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and I hope to see lots joining in. Here is Michele to tell you all about it:

'in my hemisphere it is winter so i've chosen "winter scenes" for my theme for the next two weeks. where i live, it doesn't always snow but this very week we are expected to have our first downfall so i guess my theme is right on time!



here is a digital tag i made with images from various artists at mischief circus:



here is a collaged tag featuring a woman in winter, with images by gecko galz:


and here are some snow fairies, also with images by gecko galz:



i hope you will be inspired to play along!'

Thanks for the wonderful and inspirational tags Michele!

Stay creative and have fun!

Valerie

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Monday, 30 December 2019

Celebrations

Hi Everybody!
The end of the year is very near as I write this, but an end can also mean a new beginning, and this time we have our lovely, new DT team member, Pinky, here with her first challenge. That's worth celebrating! Thanks to those who joined our last challenge, and hope to see lots joining in this time to welcome Pinky. Here she is to tell you all about it:

'Hi everyone. It's Pinky here with my very first challenge!
The theme I have chosen is
CELEBRATIONS!
Nice easy theme for the new year, birthdays, anniversaries etc. Limitless really!
I'm hoping you all get time to join in and I look forward to
stopping by your blogs and leaving some love!'



Thanks for these beautiful and inspirational tags, Pinky. 
You have 2 weeks to join in our celebrations theme, so hope to see you here!

Have fun!

Valerie

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Monday, 16 December 2019

Shabby Chic or Vintage

Hi everybody!

It's time for a new challenge here at Tag Tuesday, and this time Sandie is hosting. But before she tells you about her theme, I have some news. Our dear Joan has left the DT due to family commitments, and we will miss her. Thanks for all the lovely tags you made for us, Joan, and I wish you and your family well. Hope we will still see you around! And I have some good news. The lovely and talented PINKY is joining our team, and I am very happy. She will be an asset to our team, so welcome Pinky, make yourself at home! She will be hosting her first challenge here on December 31st.
As always, all tag formats are welcome - large or small, digital, 'real' or hybrid, we like them all! And you have 2 weeks to link to us, so hope you will find a few minutes in spite of holiday preparations etc. Crafting is good for the soul!
But now here is Sandie to tell you about her challenge:

'Hello, it's teamie Sandie here and I am bringing you the theme for this challenge.
I couldn't decide whether to go all Shabby Chic ( I'm not very good with that theme, lol ) or go Vintage..so decided to go with both.
So you can use either theme, or both, the choice is yours, just have fun.
I'll pop along and leave some love on your blogs...x
                                  Sandie'
                                                     



Thanks for these gorgeous and inspirational tags, Sandie!

Here's wishing you all seasons greetings, have a great time, and stay safe!

Hope to see Your tag here soon!

Have fun,

Valerie


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Monday, 2 December 2019

White Christmas

Hi Everybody!

It's December already, and we are starting a new challenge here. Thanks to all who entered Wendy's lovely cat challenge, there were some fabulous entries.
This time our lovely Joan is hosting and has chosen the theme of 
White Christmas.
Here she is to tell you all about it:

'Hello to everyone! My theme for the next two weeks is White Christmas. Every year I hope for snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
I made two tags for this challenge. For the first one, I cut a tag from snowflake patterned paper. I inked the edges with brown chalk ink. Then I added three Tim Holtz children wearing their winter finery, tinting the coats and hats with gelatos. Finally I added a word sticker and snowflakes from Crate Paper.


I cut my second tag out of patterned paper and then added doilies and stickers. I also layered in a transparency (the flourish).


I hope you will join us at Tag Tuesday. I'm looking forward to seeing your tag creations!'

Thanks for these wonderful tags Joan, they are both very inspiring, and I hope you get your wish for White Christmas fulfilled, but that it stays dry over here!

As always you have 2 weeks to link to us. Have fun, and hope to see your snowy tags here.

Valerie



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Monday, 18 November 2019

Cats

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who entered the last challenge of seeds and plants, your tags were all so lovely.
Today we are starting a new challenge and this time our lovely Wendy has chosen the theme of Cats. Here she is to tell you all about it:

'For my theme this week I have chosen cats. I have three two ginger and white and one black who has a deep seated grudge against ginger and white. I also seem to have a lot of cat stamps. You can choose any type of cats, large or small and in any medium you like. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.'



Thanks for these very inspirational and gorgeous tags Wendy! Now it's YOUR turn! As always, you have 2 weeks to link to our challenge, so hoping to see you there!
Have fun!

Valerie

STOP PRESS!

Michele just sent a message. She pulled no. 18 out of the hat, which means the prize goes to our very own Sandie! Enjoy! Please contact Michele directly to claim your prize!


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Monday, 4 November 2019

Seeds and plants

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge here, and this time our lovely Michele is hosting. Thanks to all who entered my last challenge, I will put the winner at the end of this post. Here's Michele to tell you about her theme:

'for my turn to host our challenge i've chosen "seeds and plants." i wanted to use some seed packet images i had and i had some fun with it. 




the seed packets and charming lady are all from various gecko galz collage sheets.



these seed packets are from lunagirl; the frog, toadstool and crown are from a retired tumblefish studios collage sheet.


i hope you will play along and link your tag to our challenge! i'm giving a prize of stickers and other goodies to the challenge winner!'

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration Michele, and for the chance to win a prize.

My neighbour once again pulled a name out of the hat with the participants from my last theme. And the winner is:

Number 13 - Butterfly -  AKA Alison who made a gorgeous autumnal tag. Please contact me at 

bastelmania(at)gmx.net 
with your postal details.

Hope to see lots joining in, have fun!

Valerie



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Monday, 21 October 2019

Anything goes and a prize

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who made such lovely tags for the 'autumn' challenge. I loved visiting your blogs. We had entries from Flickr which I was not able to comment on, sorry, but they were gorgeous.

Today is my turn to host and I have chosen 'anything goes' as my theme. All tags are welcome, whatever the theme, colour or size, handcrafted, stamped, digital or hybrid. Perhaps you want to get started on Christmas tags, or Halloween, which is round the corner. Or perhaps a birthday tag? Or have a try at making a digital one? Your tags can be simple or elaborate, the choice is yours! The choice is yours. Hope to see you linking up soon.

I made 2 tags to post here, and will be posting more on my blog at regular intervals over the next 2 weeks. The first tag is a hybrid tag. The head here is one I made from home made marbled paper , and the moon is one of my photos. They have been put together in my graphics programme using some elements from Serif to complete it:


This tag was made using a leftover scrap from a master-board made some time back, which was painted, textured with tissue paper, and collaged with gold leafing and scraps of old letters and books. I didn't want to cover it up completely, so just added a dried and sparkly-glazed leaf, some small feathers and a a dried berry - I love using natural goodies when possible:



Hope to see you linking any and all of your beautiful tags. You can enter as often as you want in the next 2 weeks, and there will be a little prize for one random winner.
Have fun!

Valerie



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Monday, 7 October 2019

Autumn

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who made tree tags for Joan's last challenge, they were all wonderful and so full of ideas and beauty. Today I am happy to welcome our lovely  Sandie back after her knee operation, and would like to wish her all the best. Great to have you back with us, Sandie, we missed you!
 As always, you have 2 weeks to link your creations to us, so I'm hoping to see lots of you joining in again. 
And now, here's Sandie to tell you all about it:

"Hello Everyone, it's teamie Sandie here bringing you the theme for this fortnights challenge.
The theme I have chosen is Autumn, it's actually my favourite time of the year, the colour changes in nature are spectacular, reds, browns, golds, orange, rust, just glorious.
You can design your tag in any way you wish, so long as you use Autumn colours.
I have created 2 Tags for inspiration, check out how I created them on my blog, just click on my name above the tags.
I look forward to leaving some love on your blogs...x"

                                             Sandie



Thanks for these wonderful tags, Sandie, and now it's up to you - I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what loveliness you create!

Have fun!

Valerie




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