Friday, April 11, 2014

Dragons Dream Tag it On #164

You may, or not, have noticed that I have not been taking part in the tag challenges over at Dragons Dream Tag It On very often of late.

I have struggled with the letter part of the challenges, mainly.  That, combined with putting my time and energy into my exercise/weight loss effort, means that I just haven’t had it in me.

I did actually complete #163 – The letter Z and a face but didn’t get a blog post written in time to link it up.  I will pop a photo in at the end of this post though, just to show what I came up with.

This fortnight May has set the challenge as “The letter S and the Colour Blue.”  Now this one was so much easier.


I trimmed the bottom off a Prima tag and added some lace and bakers twine.  I used a stamp (no idea what brand it is) that has some sewing pattern references.  I resized and printed off the spool from a Kerri Bradford kit that I have and wrapped it with blue sewing thread.  I added a doily stamped on blue canvas, a blue hat pin and the wee blue rose.  The tape ribbon is from Typo and the zipper pull was floating around on my desk (how fortunate).



As for the non-entered tag …..  I really struggled with this.  A version of my original idea had already been entered and being stubborn (who, me?) I wanted to come with something else.  This is what I eventually made.


I even had two faces, hehe.  I had fun paper piecing Tilda’s clothes and hair.  I coloured the birds and the giraffe with Gelatos and a water brush.  The stone wall is also stamped and then shaded with Gelatos.

So, there you have it.  Two challenges in one – so to speak.


Esther  xx


  1. I noticed! However, with all the early starts and superhuman efforts I'm sure you are excused. I like both of these.

  2. Both are great tags Esther, thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  3. Two lovely tags! I especially love your sewing one, a great take on the recipe. Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons. Julie Ann xxx

  4. Your tag is awesome! I love the zipper pull detail. That stamp is great.

  5. We did miss you... Love the letter S tag now why did I not think of that one... Fantastic... Love your letter Z tag too... the image is beautiful and I love giraffe's...Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x

  6. Both of your tags are beautiful. So sorry that you struggled with the "Z" but glad to see, that you created one :) Love the zipper pull on the first one. Thanks for dreaming with us over at Dragons Dream Tag It On again.

  7. Lovely sewing themed tag, thanks for joining us at Dragon's Dream TIO. Jacqui DT member

  8. Love the sewing tag and Tilda is pretty cute too!