Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Anything goes!

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting another new challenge, and this 
time I am hosting and our theme is anything goes.
This gives you lots of possibilities to let your
creative juices flow in any direction you want. 
As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us 
and tags of all formats are allowed.
I made a large (10") mixed media tag with many
layers, and, what a surprise, I chose coffee for 
my theme. 
I used stencils to make the cups, and painted them
with blue/green metallic paint from Vivacolor. 
I sewed the various layers together. 
The text is from a coffee stamp set, 
the highlights were added with a Sakura pen:


And now it's time to announce the winner of
Chrissie's prize draw from the last challenge.
Random Org chose  number 19 -
Gill alias Gibby Frogett.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Chrissie will be sending your prize off asap!

Have a great week, stay creative, and thanks to all
for your support and for the wonderful tags you linked
to our challenge.

Valerie








Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Faces

Hi Everybody!

Thanks to all who joined in Wilma's lovely 'heritage' challenge
last month, it was a pleasure to view all of the
takes on this theme. This week our lovely Chrissie
is hosting the challenge. As always, you have 2 weeks to link
your creations to us and tags of all formats are allowed,
as long as they stick to the theme.

Here is Chrissie to tell you more:

Hello There

Chrissie here with the choice of theme this time. Good to see new people joining us each challenge and great visiting your blogs to find out more about your ideas for the tags

I have chosen Faces as the subject and it is open to any face you think will be right for our challenge. If you visit Jumbled Crafts you will see more about how I made the tags today.





There will be a prize this time to one person who enters the challenge and is randomly chosen as the winner. More about that on my blog as well.

Can't wait to see what you make and I hope you have fun with the challenge

Love Chrissie xx


 I hope you will hop on over to Chrissie's blog
to learn more about the prize.
Stay creative and have fun!

Valerie






Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Heritage

Hi Everybody!

It was great to see so many joining in with our last challenge,
and hope to see lots of you again this time round.
Last time Joan offered a prize, and she put all the names into a box
and drew the #9 - Mimi. Congratulations,
please contact me at bastelmania(at)gmx.net
so we can get the prize to you.

Our host this week is  our lovely and very talented Wilma of
 Here she is to tell you all about the new theme:

"Hello to all tag artists . My name is Wilma, one of the Tag Tuesday “oldies” and it’s great so many of you have decided to join us in the new fortnightly challenges. I have chosen the theme “Heritage” because today, 18th April is World Heritage Day.  This special day has been declared to draw attention to cultural heritage, its conservation and protection and its vulnerability.  The day is also known as “International Monuments and Sites Day. I hope you will explore some of your own cultural heritage, celebrate with an art tag and join in. I have prepared a couple of very simple tags based on the world heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  This site had a profoundly spiritual effect on me ...


The first tag celebrates the wonderful carved figures of temple dancers. I used one of my photos and tore a section of it and edged it with olive green Stazon ink . The background is waxed and painted lunch paper which I hope gives the impression of age. Then some bronze like embellishments... 


The second tag is an even simpler one. The background is a manipulated photo of part of Angkor Wat - I used an application called “Line Drawing” in the online editing program, Ribbet. I had planned to do a drawing myself from my photo, but this program did it much better with the touch of a computer key! Then I cut out some strips from a design magazine page  and simply pasted those over the top of the background. I tried (not so successfully) to highlight one of the carved figures in gold Lumiere paint.



These two tags use the definition of  ‘property” passed on from previous generations, but there are of course other ways to approach this theme. 


Tag  3 which I made sometime ago interprets heritage in a personal way. Yes, that is a photo of me, covered with tea bag paper, and  a photo copied part of my birth certificate with embellishments.   I am looking forward to seeing how you interpret 'Heritage'.  "

As always, you have 2 weeks to join us, and tags of all formats
are welcome.

Have fun and be creative!

Valerie



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Things with wings

Hi Everybody!

Great to see so many people joining in again in the past 2 weeks.
This time our lovely Joan is hosting the challenge,
and will be giving a prize. She has made not one, not two but three
wonderful inspirational tags. Here she is to tell you all
about it:

Welcome to our 5th challenge at Tag Tuesday! I chose the theme "Things with Wings". Let's say no birds this time (since we just made bird tags). Lots of other things have wings, such as angels, insects, dragons, airplanes, Pegasus, fairies, flying monkeys (think Wizard of Oz!). You can even add wings to people, animals, hearts, etc.
Here are three tags I made. The first is done with Tim Holtz dies (globe & word) and an airplane sticker (Jolee's).


The second tag has a stenciled background with flowers & a German scrap sun. I added paper butterfly wings to a cabinet card girl and a Tim Holtz sticker that says "with brave wings she flies".


The third tag had an inked, stamped and stenciled background. The dragonflies are cut from Stampin' Up dies.


I am offering a prize that includes 3 packages of tags. Create a tag and link it up below to be eligible for the prize drawing.


You have two weeks to join us in the "Things with Wings" challenge. We are looking forward to seeing your tags!

Have a fun time creating!
Valerie




Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Birds and nests

Hi Everybody!

Today we are staring a new challenge and this time the lovely
is our designer. Before I hand over to her, I want to
name the winners of our last challenge,
which was kindly sponsored by Karen of Lunagirl.
Karen picked the winners,
and she chose #1 - which was me!
and #14, Wendy Lynn of Paper Whims
Please contact me, bastelmania (at)gmx.net
and I will mail you your sheet of images.
Congrats to Wendy, and thanks to karen!
We were all delighted to get so many entries
for the challenge, thanks!
I hope to see lots of people at the challenge
 in these 2 weeks;
all formats are allowed. just have fun and
show us what you make!
Now, without further ado, here is the
one and only
Wendy Kirk:

I am very pleased to be hosting our fourth challenge on Tag Tuesday. I have chosen birds and nests, as this is the time of year when the birds will be gathering the nesting materials and building their nests. I love birds and am an avid bird watcher.
I have made three tags to give you some inspiration, two conventional ones with paper backgrounds, texture paste and stamped images. The nest for the first one is made from cut strips from and old book, both have real feathers on them. The third one is bird shaped and will join others to make a bird tag book.




I am sure Wendy's beautiful tags will be a
great inspiration, and I am looking
forward to seeing
your makes.

Valerie






Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Hats and headgear, and a prize

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to our 3rd open challenge at
Tag Tuesday. We were all delighted with
the wonderful tags you made last week -
thanks so much for joining us.
 Our lovely Michele is showcasing 
her tag today, and she has a surprise for you. So
without further ado here she is:

"i'm so excited to be hosting our latest challenge and also excited that we have a special prize to offer! first the challenge: hats and headgear!



both tags start with a tag base, paper by jodie lee designs and then a variety of images from lunagirl collage sheets, lace and flowers from my stash.

speaking of lunagirl, here is the good news!  Karen of lunagirl agreed to sponsor the challenge and she made a very special collage sheet for a prize: "do you like my hat?"


well, if you like these hats (who wouldn't?) make a tag featuring hats or headgear and you'll be in the running to win this fabulous collage sheet!"

Okay Ladies, get your creative juices flowing
and join us. Hope to see lots of you
linking again! Good luck with the draw!

Valerie




Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Spring flowers

Hi Everybody!

It was great to see so many people joining in last week,
thanks to all who entered, and I'm hoping to
see just as many or even more joining in this week.

Last week I offered a little prize to kick-start our challenge,
so congrats to  YVONNE / Meggymay  whose name was pulled
out of the hat. I will send off your little surprise
in the course of the week.

The most beautiful spring flowers for me are the blossoms which
appear like magic on the trees, in soft pinks and whites,
and I have tried to capture that feeling here in my tag.
The image is Da Vinci's 'Leda' (Lost Coast Designs)



Have a fun week, we are all looking forward to seeing
your entries and visiting your blogs!

Valerie









Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Bookworm

Hi Everybody!

Valerie here.
Today we are starting Tag Tuesday new, as a
blog with a link-up every 2 weeks so that you can join in and add your tags.One of the DT will make example 
tags for you each time,to give some inspiration, 
and this time it's Chrissie.
 So without more ado, here's what she has to say:

Hello there Everyone, Chrissie here from Jumbled Crafts.
I joined Tag Tuesday in January 2014 and it was
a very active blog then, so I hope it will be again.
I was honoured to be asked to choose the first subject
on the new format at Tag Tuesday. The subject 
I have chosen is Bookworm. So anyway 
you like to interpret the theme
is up to you, and I look forward to visiting your 
blogs and seeing what you make.





Here is my craft tag that can also be used as a bookmark.
I made a template for the book, and have put it on my
blog post if you would like to make one of these tags


My second tag is a digital one and the background is a picture
by the wonderful Cicely Mary Barker. I am sure you will have seen
her work before as it is in many children's books of the
past. She was born in 1895 and I can recall getting stamps
when we attended Sunday School. Some of them were her religious artwork and usually had children on them
somewhere. Most of her more recognised work
has fairies and children on it.

Now it's over to you, and I can't wait to see what
you make for the theme.

Love, Chrissie




Wednesday, 1 February 2017

squares, grids, mosaics

hello friends.  here's a digital tag for this week:


images are from dezinaworld and openclipart.
looking forward to what's nest for tag tuesday!


love to all.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Squares, grids & mosaics

For both of these I started off with decorative papers with squares on. I then added texture paste through various grids and stencils. The top one is just texture, with metal grids and mosaic tiles added.
The other one has two Romans on, who were well known for mosaic tied floors. I have added some small mosaic tiles to that one as well. I hasten to add the two guys could be Greek for all I know, but on my tag they had mosaic tiled floors.




Square Grids and Mosaics

Hi All. Hope you have had a good week. The weather here has been a mixed bag with still no snow at all.

I made one of each for the theme this week

I used to help my daughter when she was making big patchwork quilts and sewing every stitch by hand. It involved cutting out lots of shapes from thin card then bigger shapes from the materials she was using. Then the material ones were tacked to the card ones. A real labour of love though she did buy me a special quilter's square rule to help with the process. This is a tag to represent those days.


This is a mosaic background and a photograph of another of my daughter's projects. She did a large tapestry picture of a Samurai warrior and I took a photograph and made him into a Paint Shop Pro Brush. This is a digital piece with other PSP brushes I added as well.

Enjoy your week

Love Chrissie xx

Squares, Grids and Mosaics

This tag probably fits the theme grids, more than squares or mosaics, but a street map is what I thought of when this theme was proposed. I have made this tag by  layering  a stencilled eco dyed piece of khadi paper over the top of a tourist map. As you can see, I cut out a few bits to allow the details of the map to be seen. Nothing earth shattering, but it is a little less boring than a plain old map or a plain old stencilled tag - perhaps. Looking forward to what the new month will bring and I am happy to assist because I  can't imagine life without Tag Tuesday !  Thanks to all who have supported Tag Tuesday in the past and special thanks to the admin team.

Squares, Grids & Mosaics

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. Another fun theme this week!

The three gentlemen are from a stamp by Stampington & Company. The gears are from a die cut by Memory Box, balloon stamp (I believe Stampin' Up) and the words "fanciful adventures" are a sticker from Splash of Color. I cut the tag from free paper in a Somerset Studio magazine and used a SU tag punch for the top.

Have a wonderful week!

Grids and mosaics

Hi Ladies!

This will be the last week with our actual format, from next week
there will be a linky and all are welcome to join us.
Please advertise the grand start on Feb.7th on your blogs,
and there will be prize to -hopefully-
get us off to a kick-start.
I will mail you all this week with more details, and the
first new theme, so watch out for mail
on Wednesday.
We will be running a new challenge every  2 weeks
to reduce stress and hopefully give more people
time to join in - this was Chrissie's great idea.

This week's theme was so not mine, but after I had this
one finished I had a flash of good ideas,
but it was too late:


Thanks again to all you loyal ladies who have kept
the blog going so long!

Have a good week,

Hugs

Valerie

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Stones and Pebbles

During the week, I saw an abandoned nest on a stone garden wall, so here it is complete with birds which were photocopied onto fabric from some block printing . The stones in the wall are scraps of fabric free machine stitched onto a piece of felt. I do love making stitched tags, so hope you like this one. Have a great week - we have been celebrating Australia Day and the Lunar New Year, so I think next week will seem very quiet. Best wishes to all, Wilma

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Stones & pebbles

The theme this week, gave me the chance to make a fabric tag with one of my favourite subjects - the seaside.
The sand is calico with French knots for pebbles, the sea is felt with machine embroidery and beads and sequins. The larger stones are from some printed fabric.


Stones and Pebbles

Hi to all! What a fun theme for this week. I am a member of a FB group called Northeast Ohio Rocks. The group was started in the summer of 2016 and already has 34,000 members!
People paint rocks or add stickers and hide them for others to find. A tag is affixed to the back of the rock with information, something like this: "Northeast Ohio Rocks! Find our group on Facebook. Take a photo of the rock you found and re-hide it. Have fun!"

I decided to try my hand at painting rocks and it was harder than I thought! Here is a picture of my rocks - the strawberry is a painted rock. I put a pineapple sticker on the second one.
I created a tag for each of my rocks. I printed the photo of the rocks and then cut each one out and mounted it to an inventory tag. I added embellishments, words and will keep track on the back of each tag where my rocks are found.
Have a marvelous week!

stones and pebbles

hello friends and happy tuesday.  it is another digital tag from me for this week's "stones and pebbles" prompt.  




for this i used a tag base and pebble-ish looking background along with many other elements by dezinaworld.  the background paper for display is from jodie lee designs.

enjoy; love to all.

Stones and Pebble

Hello Happy Taggers-a small but friendly bunch. Love the twigs and branches tags and such different styles we all have.


I used a tag covered in foil then painted it with blue and brown. Supposed to be sky and soil. I stuck on some polished stones that my husband, Vic, brought back from Arizona and bout 40 years ago. He gave me the smaller ones to use on projects. The text and bow were added digitally onto the tag photograph.

Hope you have agreat week

Love Chrissie xx

Stones and Pebbles

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well.
I have some news for you today. After conferring with
Carolyn, I will be changing the format of the blog from the first Tuesday
in February. It will still be Tag Tuesday, but instead of being a 'closed'
blog, it will have a link up where anyone can link to us if
their tag fits the theme. If any/ all of you would like to
be part of the Design Team and make a tag to inspire
people, please get in touch with me. I am going to make this a trial
for the rest of the year, as so few have bothered joining in
lately, and hope it will work out. But I would like to thank those very loyal taggers who always join in - 
Chrissie, Wendy, Joan, Michele, and Wilma.
Next week will be the last blog week of this format.
The themes will be published again for a month in advance, and
Carolyn will still be choosing some themes for us.
I hope you will join in, and perhaps advertise the start
of the 'New' Tag Tuesday on your blogs.
And next week there will be a special surprise....

My tag this week has been digitally made. 
It shows a cairn that some people built down by the Rhine:


These are called 'stepping stones' and have been built into
many pavements in German towns to honour those
who once lived in the houses there and were imprisoned
and murdered in the Holocaust:




And this is a menhir  (standing stone) here on the street where
I live, and is the oldest part of Kaiserswerth. It almost looks like 
it has a face! Back in the Middle ages criminals being
taken to be punished had their heads banged
against the stone....Not everything in the past
was better!



Have a good week, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Valerie