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Friday 31 July 2020

July Tag Friday

Hello and Welcome!

We have another fifth Friday in the month ..... where do the months go!! ..... and the Creative Guides are here to share with you our usual inspirational tags. We all love the chance to create without a theme, experiment, use up scraps, generally just have fun!

So do please join us to see what we have created.

For July's Tag Friday I decided to make a tag with a set of stamps that I like very much "Flower Shop". You'll find all the details on my blog post here.

Hi everyone! Spending more time in my garden means that my art is being inspired by some of the beautiful flowers blooming at the moment, so today's double-sided tag features purple poppies and rudbeckia. To see how they were created and a full list of materials used, please pop over to my blog Let's Art Journal.

My tag this time is part of a larger project and will be part of a journal I am working on.
If you want to see more, please visit me on my blog

I just had to get out my new Gertrude die for my tag today.  Her long neck and legs fit perfectly!  You'll find more details on how I put my tag and Gertrude together on my blog post here!

The Earth Laughs In Flowers Watercolour Tag - Deb Riddell Designs

I decided to keep with our July theme of Watercolour Wonders when I created my Tag Friday hang tag, pop on over to my blog for more details and the how to.

It's so nice to be able to join in with Tag Friday. As you can see I have created a shabby chic tag using heat embossing, layers of lace and a cluster of images from my stash. To view a close up/view tag details, available on my blog, click HERE

Hi everyone! happy to be here for our Tag Friday! This month I have a new obsession: Alcohol Inks, so I'm sharing with you another project I created using them! If you want to read how I made my tags and see the details check out my Blog Yaya Scrap & More.

It is always fun to use tags to try new techniques and I have been experimenting with Embossing Glaze to create the background for this tag. Do join me over at Live the Dream for all the details.

Ah - Tag Friday... happy playtime!  I've been playing with Speckled Egg Distress (easily now in my top 3 colours of all time!) and some simple collaging over a crackled background, with a quote stamped on acetate in a very now-you-see-it, now-you-don't way.  Come and see more details over at Words and Pictures.


What an amazing collection of different designs, techniques and styles! We hope you enjoy them. We also love it when you join us, so do share your creations with us by using the link below.

Have a great crafting weekend and join us next Friday for the start of our new challenge theme.

Jennie and the Creative Guides x

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  1. What a fantastic line up of tags that are full of inspiration xx Hoping to pop round and view the details over the next few days xx
    Take care and huge hugs to all xx

  2. A fabulous collection of inspiring tags , ladies. All now pinned to our pinterest board. Tfs

    Have a lovely weekend everyone
    Take care stay safe

  3. Wow..Fabulous Vintage Tags by all the DT girls:-) TFS Hugs..Nancy

  4. What a beautiful creative collection of tags by the team! Off to check out all the details. xx

  5. Gorgeous and creative tags from all the Creative Guides, off to take a closer look and hope some of our very talented followers join in the fun! Deb xo

  6. Wow! Just amazing! All beautiful and very inspirational. Hugs, Veana R.