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


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Twigs and bare branches

Morning Everyone.

The prompt is very apt at this time of year. Me and the family are off to a National trust property today, there will be plenty there I'm sure.
I am liking the fact that some members have started to  post 'something' (photos etc) rather than nothing if they haven't had much time. I am also very pleased to see an increase in Digital artwork.
Mine is digital again, the very cold weather makes my hands difficult to control for craftwork.

Stay warm, Kind regards

Pat x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Twigs & bare branches

For this prompt I did a quick watercolour of a Winter tree and a twiggy hedge. If I had had more time I would have used some die cuts, and might try to fit one in later on.


This is a picture of the oak tree on the edge of our garden, shrouded in fog and very damp.



Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Twigs and Bare Branches

For this week's Twigs and Bare Branches, I have made a tag from an eco print of a gum leaf and some twigs and some wire. Special hello to Valerie - hope you are recovering well.
Hope you all have a great week, Wilma

twigs/bare branches

hello tag friends, for "twigs and bare branches" i started with some packaging paper that came in a mailing:



and i tore it to create a sort of tree...



the background is some lovely textured homemade paper (not made by me sadly) and i also added a little bird from a lunagirl birds collage sheet.

not bad for my little off the wall idea.
may the trees and birds bring you joy.
love to all.

Twigs and Bare Branches

Hi Fellow Taggers. Hope you have had a good week.


I added some real twigs and branches that I collected in a near by hedgerow. The background is a paper I made and then the next layer is card painted in Aztec gold paint.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes

Love Chrissie xx

Twigs and Bare Branches

Hello to everyone! I enjoyed this week's theme, as I was able to use a new stamp I bought last spring!

The tree branches were stamped in "Potting Soil" (Ranger Archival Ink). The tag was covered in a piece of Moxxie winter paper and the edges inked with the Ranger ink. The bird and quote are from my stash.

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!