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Friday 30 October 2020

October Tag Friday

 Hello and welcome to another Tag Friday!

Here we are the end of another month and another with a fifth Friday. So 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 and generally just have fun!

So scroll on down and see what we have created.



Ah, Tag Friday - we love it!  Autumn leaves are beautiful, but between the glorious colours of an autumnal forest, danger may lurk. Beware of vengeful women with too much knowledge of the toxic fungi they've been gathering in the woods!  Come over to Words and Pictures if you dare, to learn more about these Fungi Poisoners.


This Friday is the perfect day to create a pair of Halloween tags! I love so much the new Tim Holtz Stamps and Stencils and I used them together with Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls to obtain a shiny effect! If you want to read how I made the tags check out my blog Yaya scrap & more.  

Today I'm celebrating autumn and Halloween with a double-sided tag featuring Arthur Thinlits from Tim Holtz, as you can see my ghostly owl is having fun playing Peek-a-Boo! To see how this came together, please find full details on my blog, Let's Art Journal.

Creating tags is always so much fun, so I could not resist playing along this month. If you want to see how this tag came together, just head over to my blog


I skipped right over the USA Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons and went with a winter design for my tag, creating a Dox Spray Ink smooshed background for my winter trees and little ice skater!   You'll find more details on my blog post here. 

An Unfortunate Ending Halloween Tag - Deb Riddell Designs

I finally found my Halloween mojo which has been sadly lacking this year just in time for Tag Friday.  Pop on over to my blog for the spooky how to!


It is indeed a time for Joy, the weather is cooler and the pumpkins are coming out.  For my tag today I am celebrating Fall in all it's glory.  For more information and to see the products I used - please join me at my blog here.

My tag for 'Tag Friday', pays homage to the Mexican tradition 'The Day of The Dead', which occurs on the 2nd of November. The festival celebrates both life and death and Sugar Skulls play an important role in the celebrations. If you'd like to see how I put this tag together, please hop over to The Artistic Craft Dabbler blog with this link

It has been a little grey here in the North, so I have cheered up the craft room with a colourful tag using the new (wonderfully warm) Crackling Campfire Distress Ink. Do join me over on my blog Live the Dream if you would like to see more.

Our tags celebrate everything of the season whether it be Halloween or Autumn 
.... and even into Winter.

So I hope you are inspired and find something that lifts your spirit or gets 
you running to your craft desk.

There is still time to join our current challenge Numbers. You can find all the details HERE.
Join us next Friday for our new challenge hosted by the lovely Toni. 
We look forward to seeing you then!

Jennie and the Creative Guides x


  1. Hard to pick a fave so I won't (but my color addiction keeps looking at Toni's heehee). Awesome tags all around! XXO

  2. Fabulous gallery of tags! Ladies. Tried to chase the clock to contribute but didn't quite make it, sadly .

    Have a lovely weekend Everyone

  3. So many wonderful designs on everyone's tags - great inspiration!

  4. Always a joy to play on Tag Friday and to visit all your fabulous tags too!
    Alison x

    1. Thanks Alison for letting me know that there isn't a linky party....I still thank you all for the amazing inspiration and 'making' me make a tag, which I thoroughly enjoyed and had fun...I have updated my blog too. Thanks again Alison x.

  5. What a fabulous array of tags! Such gorgeous Halloween, autumn and winter designs - I'm so looking forward to visiting you all to see how they came together 😁. Take care and wishing you all a very Happy Tag Friday! Hugs, Jo x

  6. What unique and fabulous creations. Full of inspiration, thank you x.
    I was inspired by you all to make a tag but noticed there wasn't a linky to join in.
    I still thank you all very much for making me run to my craft desk and craft x.

  7. you all are so very talented and creative and combined with an artful eye, you create the most magical and stunning tag designs. thanks so much for sharing. this page will be printed out to continually inspire me!