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



Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Thumb-Linky widget will appear right here!
This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.
If this widget does not appear, click here to display it.

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
💡-Steampunk-💡
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....

🙌Val S  Craftings, # 31🙌

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:

🙌SANDIE🙌

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







Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Beach

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning our new, fortnightly challenge, and our lovely
Joan is hosting. 
We were all happy to see so many wonderful entries for the last challenge,
and are hoping to see you all again this time round. As
always, tags of all formats are allowed. Here's Joan to tell
you about her challenge:

"Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Tag Tuesday. I've chosen "The Beach" as the theme for the next two weeks. There are so many things to love about a trip to the seashore - playing in the sand, collecting seashells and just enjoying the salty air!
Here is the first tag I made. I used Gecko Galz images for the background and the little boy. The anchor was stamped in blue, edges inked in dark brown and brown ribbon added. The phrase sticker is from Tim Holtz.


My second tag's background was made using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. I stamped the seaweed with Ranger Archival ink. The fish was stamped in brown and then fussy cut. The crab is a die cut from my stash. Both the crab and fish were pop dotted to the tag. Finally, I added a phrase die cut and stamped bubbles coming out of the fish's mouth."


Have fun you all, let your imagination run riot,
and hope you are inspired to join us.

Valerie







Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Texture

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge!
We had a fantastic 34 entries for Michele's animals challenge, so thanks to Michele,  to all of you who linked such wonderful tags, and to 
Karen of Lunagirl
for sponsoring the prize of a collage sheet. Her link is on the sidebar, so hop on over and see all the wonderful sheets she has on offer.

And the winner is.........well, we've got 2 winners,
so the winners are:

#20 -Melissa and
#24 - Sandie.

Congratulations! Mail me at
Tagtuesday(at)gmx.de and I will mail you the sheet.

Our host for this fortnight is our lovely Wendy,
so here she is to tell us about her theme:

'It's my turn to choose the theme for the next two weeks, I can hardly believe my turn has come around again so quickly. The theme is TEXTURE, and you can use anything you like to give your tag texture. It can be texture pastes, buttons, beads, ribbon, fabrics, clay, plastic, yarns etc, if it has texture you can use it.

For mine I used gesso and texture paste to start off. I then painted it with acrylic paint and added threads, beads, buttons, yarn, friendly plastic and clay embellishments, accent beads and ribbon.'


As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and tags of all 
formats are welcome, so hope to see you here!
Have a good week, have fun,
and thanks for coming by!

Valerie










Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Mid-challenge reminder

Hi Everybody!

Michele has a reminder for us, so keep
those tags coming in, the prize is
lovely and worth having!
She says:

'as promised i have one more bit of encouragement to get you to join the our current "animals" challenge which runs for one more week.  a winner will get a wonderful collage sheet for a prize (see below!)




this elephant parent and child come from the lunagirl prize sheet! the background is by gecko galz out of africa paper pack, border by tumblefish studio, butterfly by anna griffin and letter by tim holtz.




check out this wonderful prize sheet!



i hope you will play along' 

Have a great week,

Valerie

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.