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Friday 29 June 2018

Tag Friday comes round again

It's another Tag Friday and we hope you enjoy perusing the wonderful collection of tags on display. We love it when a fifth Friday comes round on the calendar - time to get messy designing and making to our hearts content without having to think about challenge themes etc.
Let's take a look at who has provided a sample this month and the gorgeous designs and effects they have created.


Sitting on my desk were some small shells, seaglass and pieces of driftwood picked up from the beaches whilst I was on holiday in Corsica in May and so I decided to use them to make a "Memories of Corsica" tag. There are more details on my blog if you would like to see more.

I experimented with my Prima Patina pastes this month and made a very textural tag.  Check out the details on my blog, SewPaperPaint.

For this Tag Friday I couldn't resist using these two unfinished tags that I found in my stash.
I used some great cogs from my collection and my favorite of all time paper, Steampunk Debutante from Graphic 45.  To see more details please join me over at my blog by clicking here.

I am heavily into junk style journalling at the moment and wanted to create a tag that could easily be incorporated into my journal. If you want to see how it came together and what it looks like in my journal, just come and visit me on my blog

With United States of America celebrating 4th of July next week, I chose to go patriotic. See how I rescued my 3D embossed background from the trash bin to use as my background at my blog, sarascloset.

This pair of tags was made a while back when I was demonstrating to a friend how to use foil sheets. So there's a glimmer of gleaming foil amidst the dark earthy shadows here.  It's tough to get a picture which captures all the elements at once, so do come over to Words and Pictures to see a properly shiny angle!


There are times when we want to use up parts of projects that didn't get finished and this was one of those occasions but I also did some internet research to get an image I wanted and a printable for my main embellishment. All the details and the freebie printable can be found at Bumblebees and Butterflies.


Well I hope you enjoy a Tag Friday post to look at and read as much as we love making our tags. We love to read your comments both here and on our blogs so we look forward to your visit.

There is still a chance to enter our current challenge 'Stencil It' hosted by the lovely Astrid . If you haven't already, do pop over to take a look at more wonderful inspiration from the creative guides and also take a peek at the fantastic entries we have.

I hope you are having a fabulous month of June and either enjoying the heat wave we have been having in the UK or good weather elsewhere in the world.

hugs Brenda and the Creative Guides team. xxx


  1. Each as fabulous as the next, it seems an age away since I last created using a tag. All this wonderful creativity has helped me decide what I will be using this weekend. Thank you for all the marvellous inspiration.
    Creative wished and a Happy Tag Friday.
    Tracey x

  2. Thanks for your wonderful contributions teamies, this is a fabulous collection of happy playtime tags xxx

  3. So many Tag Friday treats - I've had a lovely time quickly hopping round, and hope to catch up with you all properly soon.
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous gallery of 'tag' creativity , ladies . Great artistry from you all .
    have a lovely weekend Everyone

  5. Tag Friday is my favorite day of the month! I always enjoy seeing what the team will create just for the fun of it! Off to see all the details! Hugs and happy weekend!

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  7. A stunning array of tags and every one of them an absolute delight to the eye xx TFS and sending huge hugs to my wonderful tames

    Annie xx

  8. Wonderfully beautiful inspiration!

  9. Great tags by one and all. So much creativity found here.

  10. Fabulous tags as always ladies, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

  11. What interesting and creative tags ladies! Each so different and lovely to behold! I'm off to check all the details! Julia xx

  12. Fabulous, every one. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

  13. All these tag are beautiful and great, they've given me a lot of ideas, thanks for sharing them, hugs.

  14. Fabulous tags teamies! I am a bit late visiting but have just had a wonderful tour around them all. So many wonderful ideas and techniques. Jennie x

  15. Tag Friday is my favorite Friday! What an amazing array of tags and awesome inspirational designs. Off to blog hop...