What's really special about our tutorial is that all the products we used making it were supplied by The Craft Barn who have also very kindly sponsored a prize for the winner of this weeks challenge - £15 to spend on anything in their product range. Click here to have a look at their crafters paradise! A big thankyou to all at the Barn!
We've made the tutorial very simple, just pause it if you want a longer look and if you've any questions email us and we'll get right back to you.
So here's the tutorial sit back and enjoy!
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And here is the finished trio.
The rest of the DT have been busy too and have produced some superb 'pressies' (hope one of them is for me!) Have a look and be inspired
guest designer extraordinaire this week...................
"Hi to everyone who’s looking in on Tuesday Taggers this week.
My name is Angy Bullock , AKA Angy B among my crafting buddies.
I’m a mom to two grown up girls and nanna to three granddaughters and a grandson. (the two youngest are twin girls born just two weeks ago). I work full time as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in a Local Primary School, where I also run an After-School Art Club.
Crafting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My late nan was very crafty minded and my mom can put her hand to most crafts, so it was almost inevitable that I would follow suit.
I can recall sitting in the school playground at about age 7 showing other children how to make woollen octopuses and dolls, and things haven’t changed much since.! I’m still often to be found crafting on the school playground, the only difference now being that I’m 40 years older and I’m no longer the pupil.
I wouldn’t say I’m particularly skilled in any specific area but I enjoy most crafts and love ‘having a go’, trying out almost any type of crafting technique if the opportunity arises. My favourite pastimes are doodling, making cards, making and collecting ATCs and writing childrens poetry. More recently my hubby treated me to an Encaustic Iron, stylus and some waxes (much longed for items on my ever-growing wish list).
I love creating abstract art and also occasionally dabble in a bit of watercolour painting, usually miniatures.
I have been collecting ornamental Snails for years. Apart from the usual pottery, wooden, glass and metal etc species, LOL, this hobby has now led me into also collecting ATCs with a snail theme. I have over 150 ‘Snail’ ATCs to date, every one of them an individual little work of art from crafting friends.
I can’t really say I‘ve ever found a craft that I dislike. There are crafts that I would tend to avoid, such as woodwork, lacemaking or stencilling, and though I wouldn’t choose to do them, even these crafts I like to see the finished products and admire the crafters who can do them.
I believe that there is a crafter hidden in everyone. The secret is to ‘have a go’ and try out your skills. You will never know if you can do it or not, until you have tried."
And here's Angy's lovely design. I'd be thrilled to receive this as a wonderful gift from a very talented artist. Thanks Angy for your efforts this week, You've wow'd us all!
Finally to remind you that Tuesday Taggers is a place for us all to have fun and have a go, in a safe, supportive environment, where experienced and newbie crafters can encourage and learn from each other. So don't be afraid to have a go! and this week you could win the voucher to choose £15 worth of lovely goods from The Craft Barn too!
To win this fantastic prize post your entry on your blog along with a bit of blurb promoting our challenge and a link to The Craft Barn, and leave a link on Mr. Linky The Winner of last weeks challenge will be chosen at random and posted tomorrow evening so check back to see if you are going to be a future TT Guest Designer.
Thanks for all your entries,