Monday, 8 June 2009

TT Tutorial and Challenge Week 4 sponsored by The Craft Barn

Tuesday Taggers had a quiet week last week, perhaps we were all enjoying the sun, but hopefully you'll rise to this challenge which is to produce a card, wrapping paper and card to match. To give you a helping hand this time we've produced a little tutorial illustrating a fantastic technique using those brilliant inks, pigment powders or glimmer mists we all seem to love. Of course you don't have to use this technique if you want to have a go with something else, but it'll be great if you have a go!

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 Craft Barn have an amazing range of products, including this fantastic crafty individuals stamp, just made to fit this tag, so if you want to get hold of the products we've used in the tutorial pop over and have a look.

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




Are they not splendid? We really would love to visit you on your blog and would love to see your work on our blog as a guest designer and a spromised we have a guest designer extraordinaire this week...................

Angy Bullock

"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,

x Michelle


  1. Angy I love your wrapping paper, card and tag brilliant work xx janet

  2. Fabulous tutorial Michelle and Angy love your entry. Emma xx

  3. What a treat! Fab tutorial! Love this weeks theme & the DT's creations are all beautiful. Nice to know more about you Angy fab card set.xx

  4. well done folks, we are very happy with what you did with the products we gave you, the tutorial is great and we hope you have a really good response for all the hard work you have put in


  5. These are absolutely gorgeous! love them lots!

  6. Fantastic tutorial! I know how much work it takes, and you did really good.
    Isa (Craft Barn)

  7. Gorgeous creations by the DT!!!
    What a great challenge!!
    Best get cracking.

  8. Brilliant creations by the DT. Tutorial is great, unfortunately for me I don't have the inks etc. I improvised using dissolved coffee granules!!!!!

    Hugs Sandie x

  9. What wonderful crafty items you have all done DT .
    Stunning.. Thank you so much for the fab tutorial.

  10. Great Challenge and i have managed it in time this week
    ps love all your entries

  11. thankx so much for the great tutorial chickies! totally awesome ~ and the dt work so inspiring. i had such fun trying this challenge ~ and so glad i joined in this week

  12. What a great challenge. This one has those little grey cells buzzing.
    Haven't got the bits mentioned, but have had a session on the computer and played on that.
    Hope Mr Linky works, if not then here is my entry:
    Hope it is acceptable. . .

  13. Wow this weeks chalange is fab. Took me a while to make it but it was such a fun. Thanks for the fab tutorial

    oxo Ildiko


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