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Friday 31 January 2020

January Tag Friday

Hello and welcome!

It's the fifth Friday of the month and time for another Tag Friday here at A Vintage Journey. As you know the Creative Guides really love these special Tag Fridays as we get the chance to create without a theme ..... time to play, experiment and generally have fun!

And we have a great line up for you this month!



I decided to create a crackle effect background for my tag today using Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints and Paper Artsy Crackle Glaze. For more photos and details it would be lovely to see you at Ann Chuang Crafts.

I decided to make a tag that would fit inside a pocket that I can stick in one of my journals.
Both are made from old book pages and if you would like to see how it cam together, just visit my blog

I'm on a run of tags playing with the idea of nature taking over the decaying remnants of human culture...  Yes, I know - it's been a laugh-a-minute lately round my way!  This tag continues to celebrate greenery and wildflowers flourishing amidst the ruins left by mankind.  Do come and visit Words and Pictures if you'd like to see more.  I'm promise it's not as depressing as it sounds!

My tag is a very special one this time.  Next month my wonderful parents will be celebrating their 75th (yes, I said 75th!) wedding anniversary and I wanted to make my tag in their honor.  Love is the key.

For January's Tag Friday I decided to make a tag accordion booklet with some gel plate printed tags that I had in my stash.  Come on over to my blog for all the details and more pictures of the individual tags.

Every year in the month of January, I'm so thrilled to see and try new releases by all craft companies! To create this tag I enjoyed to mix new and old stuff by Tim Holtz! To see the close-ups details and read the materials I used for my tag, check out my Blog Yayascrap & more!

Hi everyone! Here's another double-sided tag for my Tag Journal, one side features snowdrops as this January I've been surpised by them flowering so early and the other side is a Valentine heart design as it's nearly February. I created it using Tim Holtz products including a Pocket Card, some stickers, Distress Inks and three Thinlet sets; please find full details on my blog Let's Art Journal

I'm in Valentine Mode already so used that theme for my January tag.  I used new and old dies, embossing folder and stamps but it's all from Tim Holtz/Sizzix/Idea-ology accept for the clay hearts, lace and ribbon.  You'll find all the details on my blog post here.

Having just returned from Creativation 2020 I decided to create with some of the samples I returned with and had great fun with vintage papers and embossing powders. Do join me over on my blog for more details.

Thank you to all the Creative Guides who have created for this Tag Friday. I am sure you will want to visit their blogs for more details and to leave some love!

We also love it when you join in too! Do please 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.

And don't forget our new challenge will start next Friday hosted by the lovely Sara Emily.

Have fun and and a great "crafting" weekend.

Jennie and the Creative Guides

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  1. Wow, what a fabulous selection of tags! I love the different designs and I can't wait to visit all your blogs to see how they came together 😀. Happy Friday and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  2. Fabulous tag creativity, ladies . Off to pin them to our board and will be visiting each of them in the coming days.
    Have a lovely weekend Everyone

    A x

  3. More beautiful displays ladies, you really know how to put a smile on our faces.
    Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your fab tags.
    Creative Wishes Tracey x

  4. Oh, I do love Tag Friday... so lovely hopping round and seeing everyone's playtime in so many different styles and colours.
    Alison x

  5. So much creativity and all so unique and stunning....Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.