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Friday 29 November 2019

November Tag Friday

Hello and welcome to another Tag Friday here at AVJ. We just LoVE these fifth Friday's in the month where we get to create without a theme ..... time to play, experiment and have fun.

And what a lineup we have for you today!

I am very happy to participate in the last Tag Friday of this year! For this occasion, my tags could only be dedicated to Christmas time! I know they are unusual with a black background, but Tim Holtz's stamps mixed with gold and platinum inks make them truly festive! If you want to see my creative process, you can find it on my Yaya Scrap & more Blog.


I've barely been in the craft room lately, but I can't bear to miss a Tag Friday, so this was a good shove in the direction of the craft table.  I started with a mop up tag and went on from there, grabbing scraps and bits and bobs which were lying around.  Do come and visit Words and Pictures to see all the close-up details.

My tag this month is part of a wider project that is a gift to a crafty friend. If you would like to see more detail of the tag and the full project, you are welcome to visit my blog

Hi Everyone x It's so nice to be able to share my Jumbo Tag with you today.  Christmas will be upon us soon and I am only just getting my Christmas cards started....Eek !!! For  the tag process details please visit my blog by clicking HERE


This Merry Moose is one of my favourite Thinlets from Tim Holtz so I couldn't resist using it to create this double-sided Mixed Media tag showing the same scene in Autumn and in Winter. To see how it all came together please find full details over at my blog Let's Art Journal.

Having missed a couple of our Tag Friday's this year I'm happy to be contributing to this one, especially as its our final Tag Friday of 2019. I'm sharing a  mixed media long tag called 'Peace' over at 'ink-a-pink' and you are very welcome to pop by to see and read more....

I'm happy to be contributing to the last Tag Friday of the year! Please visit sarascloset for more details!

I recently had a bit of a clear out of my "bits box" and I found these two tags which had been created a long time ago using the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique but which I thought would work together as a Christmas tag. Do join me over on my blog if you would like to see more.


Thank you to all the Creative Guides who have contributed this month and I am sure you will want to visit their blogs to leave them some love!

We love it when you join in! So please do link up with us and share any tags you have made this month, or will make before the linky closes next Thursday evening. You might be chosen as a Pinworthy to be pinned to our special Pinterest Board.

 We also look forward to catching up with you all next Friday for a new challenge hosted by Sandy.

Have fun and a great "crafting" weekend!

Jennie and the Creative Guides

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  1. So much fabulous tag Creativity offering a range of inspiration from everyone . Looking forward to stopping by you all to delight in the detail .
    Off to pin these beauties to our pinterest board right away .
    Have a lovely weekend Everyone

  2. Wow, what an array of amazing tags! The variety in designs is fabulous and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see how they came together 😀. Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend everyone! Hugs, Jo x

  3. You have all created wonderful tags, so inspiring! I love them all I really do, Jo's made me smile because these are my two favourite seasons. Thank you for sharing your work.

  4. A fantastic variety of tags on offer again - such fun visiting everyone to see them in detail.
    Alison x

  5. Sending compliments to Annie for her tag, here (the link doesn't allow uninvited guests).

    1. Thank you - Annie's got her link sorted out now, so hopefully everyone's allowed in again!

  6. Wonderful tags, so much inspiration !!!

  7. These are beautiful tags!! I am inspired and trying to decide what I will do for Christmas cards for special paper crafting friends. Thank you for sharing your creations!