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 -

๐ŸŒบspring flowers๐ŸŒผ

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

๐Ÿ˜ŽP.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 ๐Ÿ’—Fraenzi Firlefanz๐Ÿ’— 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 machรฉ 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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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

All creatures great and small

Hi Everybody!

First of all, thanks to all who entered such gorgeous tags into our last
challenge, it's always great to see so many joining in.
I'm sorry to say that our dear Chrissie will be leaving our team, and would
like to thank her for all the lovely tags she made, and the friendly
comments she always made by all participants. We will all miss her a lot.
We will have a new teamie joining us next time, but you will
have to wait till the next challenge to find out more!
This time our lovely Wilma has chosen the theme, so without more ado,
here she is:

'Why "All Creatures Great and Small"?, I hear you ask.  3 October is  the birthday of James Herriott, the pen name of Alf Wight (1916-1995). As a vet, he used his experiences  to create  semi autobiographical novels which were later made into a TV series "All Creatures Great and Small". I have chosen the 'small" to feature on my tags - small creatures ( bird and fish) and small images (postage stamps). There are so many really beautiful images on postage stamps I decided to incorporate them into some torn paper collages for this theme.



The "Zebra Finch" tag has been created from scraps of eco-dyed paper, a used tea bag and a copy of  one of my photos of our neighbourhood ... and the postage stamp.


My second tag on this theme features the rasbora.... a freshwater fish. The tag background is canvas paper with a torn paper collage


Both these tags are super simple but so much fun to make. Hope you enjoy this theme as inspiration to create as stunning tags as you always do.
Best wishes, Wilma'

I hope that Wilma's introduction and lovely tags inspire you
to join us. As always, you have 2 weeks to enter, and tags of
all formats are allowed. Hope to see YOU linking!
Have fun,

Valerie




   
   

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Steampunk

  Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting our new challenge  and 
our lovely and talented Joan
is our host, and has chosen the theme of
๐Ÿ’ก-Steampunk-๐Ÿ’ก
Thanks, too, for all the wonderful 'Paris' tags 
made for our last challenge.
Joan has made some wonderful tags to get us in the 
mood, so hope to see lots of you joining in. Tags of 
all formats are welcome!
So, without more ado, here is Joan:

'Hi to all! The theme I've chosen for the next two weeks is 
"Steampunk". This is a favorite of mine - I hope 
you will enjoy it too!
I am putting my tags together on a chain to form a book. 
This is a photo of the cover tag.


And here are a few more of the tags I've done.



I will link up the rest of my Steampunk tags next week. 
I am looking forward to seeing everyone's tags!'

Joan's tags are more than inspirational, so get your creative juices 
flowing and show us what you create!
Stay creative and have fun!

Valerie


   
   

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Paris

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new theme at Tag Tuesday, and 
our lovely Wendy, who is hosting, chose 'Paris', which
is surely a theme that will delight many of us.
This is what she has to say:

'I have chosen Paris as my theme for the next two weeks. A lot of us think of Paris as a romantic city with lots of history and things to see.  I would really like to go to Paris again, (well we can dream can't we), but a tag will have to do for the moment.
My base is some scrap card which I have inked. I then added my images and some flowers and lace.
I love the image of the Eiffel tower with the view through it, and it would be lovely to see you in Paris sometime during the next two weeks.'


As always, tags of all formats are allowed, and you have 2 weeks
 to link to us, so hope to see you bringing us some Paris flair.
Have fun!

Thanks to all who entered Michele's lovely challenge of
Back to School, there were some beautiful entries.

Valerie



Paris


   
   

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Back to School

Hi Everybody!

It's time to begin a new challenge here at Tag Tuesday,
and this time our host is our lovely Michele.
This is what she has to say:

'For many children summer holidays are over and it is time to return to school. given the time of year i chose "back to school" as my theme.  here is my tag:




to create this collaged tag i used multiple images from gecko galz including the school days digital collage sheet, the school days digital stamps, and the chalkboard sentiments collage sheet.  there is some background paper by jodie lee designs and a butterfly from my stash.'



As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and tags of
all formats are welcome. Hope to see YOUR tag here!


Thanks to all who entered our 'use your scraps' challenge.
I pulled a name from the hat, and the winner is....

๐Ÿ™ŒVal S  Craftings, # 31๐Ÿ™Œ

CONGRATULATIONS!

Please get in touch with me via the contact form on the
blog and send me your snail-mail addy.
I will get your prize out to you asap.

Have a fun time, happy crafting,
and looking forward to seeing lots
of school tags from you!

Valerie








Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Use your scraps

Hi Everybody!

First of all, thanks to all who entered Chrissie's lovely
colour challenge, it was great to see so many varied
entries.  And we have a prize winner, picked out of the hat
by her dear husband Vic, and the winner is:

๐Ÿ™ŒSANDIE๐Ÿ™Œ

Congratulations! Please contact me with your address details using

the contact form in the right side bar

and Chrissie will get your prize off to you!

I am hosting the new theme, which is
'Use your scraps'.
As always, tags of all formats are welcome,
and you have 2 weeks to join us,
and can link up any theme, colour etc.
I know we all have lots of scraps, images, pieces of ribbon
and lace left over, so get them out, be inspired,
and hope to see you with your creations here at the blog.
I am showing a large mixed media Buddha tag I made . I used various 
scraps of corrugated card, painted tyvek, coloured net and some
painted paper as a background. Buddha was fussy cut from an
old postcard and sewn on. I will be showing more tags
each day on my blog, Bastelmania


My second tag is a collage made from tiny scraps mounted
on an old revision card. Once again I used some sewing to hold 
everything together:


And now for some good news - there will be a little prize again -
the winner will get a postcard colouring book, a stencil
and some textile roses as well as a couple of my tags:


I hope you have as much fun playing with your scraps as I did,
playing with mine,
and hope to see you linking your tags to us here.

Have fun!

Valerie








Tuesday, 25 July 2017

My Favourite Colour Combination

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Wilma's cake challenge and linked
their beautiful entries to us. Today we are starting a new
challenge and our lovely and talented Chrissie is hosting.
And there's a great prize to be won!
Here's what Chrissie has to say:

 "Chrissie here with the new challenge

The theme is 'My Favourite Colour Combination', so thinking caps on
and I hope you enjoy joining us

There is a prize this time and the winner will be drawn randomly from the people who make a tag for this challenge.  It is open to anyone anywhere who joins this time

             

I knitted the owl and he is only 6 inches tall so won't take up a lot of space. 

 There are a few other things I am adding to the prize, including at least one of my tags made for this challenge.




Purple and yellow go so well together and appear in many flowers. I do love this mix of colours in pansies



The inspiration for this tag was the wonderful cornflower with the beautiful blue and green


 Looking forward to seeing your tags and visiting your blogs as well

Have fun
Love Chrissie xx"

Chrissie's knitted animals are legendary and beautiful.
I am the proud owner
of several of them which I have received over
the years, and they are much admired by all.
Good luck to all participants!
As always, tags of all formats are allowed, and you have 2
weeks to link to us.
Hope to see YOU!

Valerie










Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cake

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge, and our lovely Wilma is hosting.
She is a very talented artist , and I am happy to see her as
a member of our blog and to see her
sharing her work here.
Here she is to tell you all about it:

" Hello Tuesday Taggers,
It is my turn again - Wilma from Newcastle,  NSW,  Australia.  When Valerie asked me to choose a theme, I am not really sure what I was thinking about at the time - probably something nice for morning tea- so I chose CAKE... I know that you will all find this subject easy to relate to, and will be producing some delicious looking tags. I made three - the first one is  a play on the words "The Icing on the Cake" . On a background of cake paper, I drew an ice skater tentatively balancing on the icing...


As it is close to Bastille Day, I was thinking of the famous saying "Let them eat cake" which has often been attributed to Marie Antoinette. We now know she didn't say that , so perhaps she did say "I'll eat my cake!" - that's what I would have done! This tag is one of my watercolour and ink drawings, with some cut out words from a magazine.


The third tag is the simplest of all - a page from an old magazine, cut out to resemble a window frame, looking in at the woman obviously baking a cake in her kitchen.


Hope these have helped you to create some CAKE tags  and then post your link on this page. Have fun - oh, and eat some cake!'

I am sure you will all be inspired by Wilma's art and words.
And as Wilma said, eat plenty of cake, I am sure it will help, too!
We were very happy that so many joined in again last time,
and are hoping you will have fun joining us again.
As always, you have 2 weeks to link your tags to us, and
tags of all formats are welcome - we are looking forward to
seeing them! 

Valerie