Wednesday 26 August 2009

Whoops nearly forgot!

Winner of last weeks retro challenge is
No 12 - Angela from toucan scraps!

Well done Angela - get in touch via the Tuesday taggers email if you want to do a Guest design spot xx

Take care Janet

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Decorate a bottle or Jar This week

Well my goodness how Retro are you lot! Some fantastic entries last week - we loved visiting your blogs to see what you came up with!
Now this week is another session sponsored by the fabulous Craft Barn. So please make sure you make a link to their website within your entry this week to qualify for the prize. Check them out here they are a brilliant place to shop and are offering a prize of £15 to spend with them for the lucky randomly picked winner this week.

So what do you have to do? We want you to decorate a bottle or jar this week. Making a card or tag to match is optional but it would be brilliant to see what you come up with both to decorate and also fill them.

Here's a little tutorial to inspire you and show you how easy it is to make great gifts on a budget

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Star Burst Shower Gel

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And here's Michelle's finished Shower Gel

Essentially Oils supplied the unperfumed shower base which is a natural shower gel without any of the nasty additives some bath products contain, but you can also use simple bath or shower gel and if you cant find that, an unperfumed shampoo is an excellent alternative. We've used Tangerine and Lime essential oils but there are lots of other essential oils which can be used but do look at the label as some can irritate the skin and don't increase the dose without checking the maximum number of drops per 100ml. If your not sure ask your essential oil retailer or give Essentially oils a call, they are very helpful and extremely knowledgable.

All the crafting products we've used are available from The Craft Barn, their amazing range made it easy to create these fantastic labels and if you fancy making more gifts in jars or bottles, they have some Melissa Frances - Frameworks stamps which a perfect for labels and they have xyron in stock to stick them perfectly!

Now the design team have been sooo creative this week - they are always of course but just wait until you see these brilliant projects. As always click on the persons name to travel straight to their blog to find out how they did it.


Jo's Journal Jar

Teri's Pickled People

Emma's Four Pack

Bee's cure for Missing Mojo

Avril's Relax in a Radox Bath
Are they not just fantastic! I love all the different ideas so well done team!

Cant wait to see your creations too so as usual leave your name and url with Mr Linky - if he goes into hiding then leave a comment and we will come and look anyway.

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Retro Heaven!

Hi all you Tremendous Taggers, we had a fantastic time visiting all the entries for last weeks challenge - there are some amazingly talented people out there, hope you found time to hop around and have a look. We'll be announcing the winner of last weeks challenge later today.

This week we hope you'll be inspired to have a go at creating a retro feel to your artwork, as usual we would love you to make anything your fancy takes you, as long as it has a retro theme. That could be recent retro (60's 70's 80's) or even more retro if you fancy having a go at creating a period piece!

Here's the DT's take on the challenge. If you look carefully you may see some embarrassing pictures of one or two of the design team! Pat has done a great job with my photo!

Our guest designer this week is Heidi so we'll start off with her artwork - a tall act to follow!



Hope you enjoy having a go at this one!
As always leave your entry with Mr. Linky and if he's gone walkabout leave a coment with you URL and we'll send him out to find you.

Have a good week

x Michelle

Monday 17 August 2009

Birds and Bees Winner

Random Calc has done it's stuff for us again this week and chosen the winner of last weeks challenge for us. This lucky crafter has won that lovely Crafty Individuals stamp and a the guest designer Hotspot.

and the winner is.....................

Number 6 DragonLady

Congratulations Hun. Drop us a line on the TT email link with your address and we'll post your prize out to you. Let us know if you would like to be guest designer too and we'll get back to you.

Well Done
x Michelle

Fond Farewell

To the fabulous Katy who has left us this week. Katy is responsible for helping set up this fab blog and has produced some truly stunning pieces to inspire us all. So from all the Tuesday Taggers team - Thanks so much Katy we will miss you xx
Stay in touch with Katys crafting by visiting here

Saturday 15 August 2009

Email addy

Hi all the Tuesday Taggers email address is playing up. If you have emailed in the last week can you resend your mail here until we get it sorted.

Thanks x Janet

Tuesday 11 August 2009

and the winners are

For the birthday blog candy its No 11 Jessica
Hop on over to my blog Jessica and email me your addy

and last weeks winner is no 10 Maureen W - contact the Tuesday Taggers email addy Maureen to find out about a GD spot.

Prize for this weeks challenge is this!

A fab stamp by the company crafty individuals - I love their stamps so am sharing this love with the winner of this weeks challenge - dont forget our winners are always picked by a random generator so you have to be in it to win it!

Good luck x Janet x

Birthday surprise on offer! Closing date 11th August

Its my birthday on the 11th August so I thought id give a birthday surprise to one lucky winner. So what do you have to do?

Simply add the Tuesday Taggers banner (scroll down and its on the right with instructions of how to do it)to your blog linking it back here. Leave a comment on this post and thats it! It would be fab if you wanted to follow this blog too but its not a condition of winning the surprise.

I will pick the winner using the random generator on August 11th.

Good luck Taggers!

Tuesday Taggers - The birds and the bees

Well my turn to choose the theme this week as today is my birthday :0) Been a bit cheeky with this one as my crafty buddies tease me that we always end up talking about the other meaning to the "birds and the bees" when Im around so i just had to choose this to tease them a little LOL

I have been amazed by the DT work this week - seems our newbie team members have raised the bar for us as there is some fabulous work been done this week. Dont forget if you like what you see you can always hop over to their individual blogs to find out how their take on the challenge was achieved and what products/ stamps have been used. Just click on their name above their work and it should link you straight there.

Ive decided that I will donate the prize this week so when I post later today about last weeks winner I will post a picture of the prize to be won - as well as the winner of the Birthday Candy.

So first off our GD for this week is Pat who since winning this has joined our part time DT. Heres a little Pat has sent us about herself .

"I'm full-time carer to my husband John who has MS. We have been married 40 years this December and have a daughter, a son and two gorgeous grandchildren, Jessica 9 and Elliot 6.

I have been crafting in one form or another for the past 30 odd years. I really started with decoupage using the cute wrapping paper (mainly Sarah Kay)that was around at the time. I also did sewing, knitting and crochet. When my daughter began dancing I moved on to costume making and sequin sewing (I've been hooked on all things glitter ever since). I've also done cross stitch but moved onto cardmaking about 8 years ago. It wasn't so easy to get lovely materials to work with back then but we are spoilt for choice these days arn't we? A couple of years ago I got into parchment craft but it has been side lined a bit since I started this blogging lark. I really enjoy the whole blog thing and have made some fantastic blogging friends.

My favourite craft expert has to be Jayne Nestorenko and it has been great being involved with her Cute Companion collection for Crafters Companion. She is such a clever lady and a real sweetie.

I love Tuesday Taggers because it has taken me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to try new ideas."

Heres Pats Card for this week


And the rest of this weeks team








Hope you will join in with our Birds and the bees theme - dont forget make what you like making - tags, cards, atcs, scrapbook layouts just make sure you include at least one bird and one bee in your project.

Add your name and url to Mr Linky or leave a comment so we can find you and dont forget to check back tomorrow to see who has won last weeks challenge - the Birthday Candy winner and also what the prize is this week! Happy Crafting xx

Tuesday 4 August 2009

winner of the wall hanging week


No 5 Jacky S

Well done Jacky you have won £15 to spend at The Craft Barn and a Guest design spot if you would like to :0)
contact us on the Tuesday Taggers email about your prize and Congratulations, The Craft Barn is the perfect place to shop so you will have no trouble spending your prize money :0)

week 12 Flowers

Hello there fellow crafters. Hope you enjoyed the wall hanging challenge - you certainly produced some wonderful results. Pop back later today to find out who has won the fab voucher for The Craft Barn

On to this weeks challenge chosen by the lovely Jo our DT member down under :0). We have all had fun with this one - and check out the art from our new members too - Stunning.

As usual we have no restriction on your art this week make whatever you would like to do - just make sure you include some flowers on your project. Add your url and name into Mr linky so we can hop over and visit your creation.

Our Guest designer this week is Lyn AKA Blackdragon. Lyn is one of our PT DT members but won this GD spot before the design team were picked. Hope you agree her picture frame is fab!

Guest designer - Blackdragon AKA Lyn