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Friday 31 August 2018

Tag Friday Special

Hi Everyone the team are back with a Tag Friday line-up of gorgeous tags for your perusal. There's no challenge, no theme, only the expectations that we will keep within our genre guidelines and that we have a play session to see what we come up with. We also would love to see what you have been creating in September
Here are our contributions for today.

Tag Friday here at A Vintage Journey is a great opportunity to experiment and for a while I have wanted to try paper napkin decoupage on thick canvas. And here is the result! If you would like to find out more then do please join me over at Live The Dream.

I know that it's still August but I've been working on Christmas designs for over a month now and had lots of Christmasy bits and bobs on my desk so decided to make this Winter Wonder tag (plus another bonus Snow Time tag!) for Tag Friday. No step out photos this time but I do have some closeups and descriptions of my process on my blog, hope you can pop by for the details!

I've been enjoying all the beautiful flowers in my garden this summer - so my tag is a reflection of this. I used some long neglected dies (as in never used since purchased!) as well as one of our Alison's lovely flower quote stamps! Please pop over to my blog if you'd like to see just how my garden grew!!

I had a play with the new Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades and created this masculine tag. Join me at SewPaperPaint for the details.

The tag I created is more than just a tag, it's part of a booklet which can hold a gift card.
If you want to see how it came together, please come and visit me HERE

I seem to be in a calm and gentle crafting mood since returning from the blood-soaked show I've been working on! Come over to Words and Pictures to see all the details of this jumbo tag - with real lavender for extra calm...

I am delighted to be joining in with Tag Friday this month with my mixed media tag. I had such fun playing with paints, inks, stamps and stencils and can't wait to make some more. For more details hop over to my blog HERE

I have boxes of scraps on my shelves and it's times like these I like to grab some of them to put a collage together. Most of the sraps are painty leftovers but there's also a bit of patterned paper and dictionary paper added to the mix. To see more photos please pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies if you have a moment to spare.


We hope you've enjoyed that wander through the enchanting line-up and feel inspired by something you have seen to go and create a tag to link up with ours here, we love seeing what you make. There isn't a prize and we're not promising any comments but the Host of this month's challenge (Amanda) will choose one of those submitted as a Pinworthy and it will be pinned on our Pinterest Board and showcased in next month's Winner's post. To enter link one or as many tags as you want that have been made and blogged in this month (ie the 1st to the 31st August). The linky will close midnight on the 6th September which is when the new challenge begins so you have one week to get your entries in but remember they can come from any August 2018 blog date. Have fun.

See you next Friday with the next new challenge.

hugs Brenda and the Creative Guides. xxx


  1. I love Tag Friday! Loads of variety and wonderful inspiration this month.

  2. Gorgeous tags all round - it's been lovely hopping round for a closer look.
    Alison x

  3. A fabulous collection of tags offering lots of inspiration, ladies . You are also talented . Sorry I wasn't able to join in. the tag Friday fun this time . Looking forward to visiting you all in the coming days . Heading over to pin .........

    Have a lovely weekend , Everyone x

  4. Wonderful techniques and inspiration being shared here by my wonderful talented teams xx Thoroughly enjoyed visiting you all xx

    Have a great weekend everyone xx

  5. What a beautiful array of tags here! each so different and creative!

  6. Beautiful tags ladies, I look forward to visiting soon! xx

  7. I have just been visiting you all and your gorgeous tags. What an array of different talent and design. Well done creative sisters! Jennie x

  8. Stunning work from all of you ladies, a real feast for the eyes!

  9. Really wonderful little works of art, ladies! So sad I couldn't get a tag together for this one! I've really enjoyed finally getting around to visiting each one of you! Hugs!

  10. so many truly gorgeous tasks! just sublime! xo

  11. Bravo tout est vraiment superbe. J'adore le tag d'Astrid. Pourrait elle nommer les encres et autres couleurs qu'elle a utilisées. Merci.