Welcome to the TIO challenge. I am pleased to see you here. Every other Wednesday, I shall dare you to dream up a tag, and will come and look at your blog. I am really looking forward to it.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

TIO #156 The letter "E" and Purple

Many thanks for your entries in the last challenge and welcome to a new round of challenges, with a twist!
This time we will be choosing a letter of the alphabet and adding a little something to it.
So my choice to start the ball rolling is the letter "E" and the colour purple on your tags, along with of course at least one real stamp.

Elizabeth (E for Elegance)

Helen (E for Elegance) 

                                                                    May  ( Elegant for E)

Gabrielle (very, very late!)

I think we are all in an elegant mood at the moment lol, even though we are a small team this time around. As always we love to see what you create using our theme and at least one real stamp.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Hi Everyone,
Just popping in today to announce the Dragons Dreamboats....for my Challenge...song of your choice... Bird, Blue & crown...Thank you so much for taking part.. there were four amazing entries so instead of Dreamboat 3 It needs to be 4 this time as I can't choose between these entries as they all were amazing....

Esther NZ

Your tags were Fabulous...Please help yourself to the badge for your fabulous blogs.... Hugs May x x x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Dream Team Design Call

Exciting things are happening here at the Dragons Dream TIO and we are looking for a couple of new Design Team members to join us as we expand in the New Year.
No previous DT experience is necessary just a love for all things inky, painty and tag shaped is essential.
Please send a link to your blog, your favourite tag, and why you would like to join our team to:
Elizabeth Robinson ww.oscar@virgin.net
The closing date for applications will be December 24th 2013 and our new team will be revealed in January 2014
Good Luck and a Very Merry Christmas from us all here at Dragons Dream TIO

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

TIO #155 - A Book of your choice, plus Green,Stencil/Mask, Paint

Wowzers! What fantastically inspired entries last time! You really take my breath away! It is my privilege to bring you this fortnight’s challenge – to use a book of your choice as inspiration plus - Stencil/Mask, Paint and the colour green along with the obligatory stamp and tag. The design team have come up with some fabulous projects as always and we are joined by Julie Ann as a guest for this challenge – welcome along Julie Ann! This is the final challenge in this round of ‘recipes’ – I wonder what we have in store for you next time? It’s really worth stopping by to see... I am such a tease! Gabrielle



Julie Lee - Guest Designer

Silvia (Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch)
First let me say welcome to the first of our Guest Designers, Julie Ann who I'm sure you will agree has done a first class job along with the rest of the Design Team.
The tags are amazing and if you want to know which book they are based on just pop over to the DT's own blogs to check them out.
We all love seeing the tags you create, and the DT enjoy coming up with new themes to challenge all of us, just wait till you see what we have planned into the New Year! As well as the relaunch of the Dreamboats, we are putting out a call for some more Design Team members to join us. I will pop on another post with more details.
Love Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

TIO #154 - A song of your choice plus - Bird, Blue and Crown

Hi Everyone,
May here this fortnight with the recipe...(.Song.)...Blue....Bird....& a crown!! Sounds fun...Thank you all for the fantastic entries last time...AmAzing work.... The only rules is you must use at least on real stamp on your Tag....Enjoy!

                                                              You make my heart sing

Dream a little dream (of me)

Elf und Einer (Lyrics by ASP)


Another fine selection of tags from the Design Team yet again. We would love to see your creations, just follow the recipe and please use at least one real stamp on your tag.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

TIO #153 - Film of your Choice plus Texture, Embellishment and a Hint of Red

Thanks to all of you who entered our last challenge, seems it was a tricky theme.
Today it's my (Silvia's) turn to give the recipe. Okay... what about a Film of your Choice and I want to see some texture, embellishment and a Hint of Red on your tags. .....and... don't forget to use at least one real stamp. We are looking forward to your dreams :)

Pirates of the Carribean
The Movie Taxi

The Beach

Wizard of Oz

Harry  Potter
Well all very different Films and Tags, with lots of scope for idea's, check out my team mates blogs to see what else they have been up to over the last couple of weeks, and please don't forget to include at least one real stamp on your tag.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

TIO #152 - TV show of your choice, fabric, cream/neutrals and bling

Hello again and thanks to you all for some wonderful entries last time.

It's my (Helen's) turn to set the recipe and theme this time, and I'd like you to use fabric, cream or neutral colours and bling/sparkles on your tag.  The theme is a TV show of your choice, and don't forget to use one real stamp too.

My TV show is Downton Abbey.


My TV Show is The Sewing Bee

My TV Show is Neues aus B├╝ttenwarder

My TV show is Brideshead Revisited

Well there you go all very different TV shows and tags to inspire you. Sorry to be so late in choosing the Dreamboats for the Games challenge, but I will be back shortly with those and also the Word challenge winners as well.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

TIO #151 A Word of Your Choice - Plus Die Cuts, Layers, Brown

Thank you so much for your fantastic entries last week, we will post the Dreamboat Three shortly.
As some of you know our Trace is having a couple of weeks off from our challenge, but before she headed off, she set us a new theme of "a word of your choice, die cuts, brown and lots of layers". We hope we've done you proud Trace!





So there you have our take on the theme, and we would love to see yours, just choose your word, follow the recipe and please don't forget to use at least one real stamp on your tag.
Elizabeth x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Guest Designers

We are looking for some Guest Designers to join in with our challenge. If you are interested please let me know at ww.oscar@virgin.net
Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

TIO #150 A Game of Your Choice - Plus Vintage, Buttons, Lace

Here we are again at the beginning of a new batch of theme's and something a little different to get the creative cogs turning. But first thank you all so much for your fantastic entries in our "Blue, Tissue Tape/Paper and Music" theme, the Dreamboats will be announced shortly.
This time around we be having a theme along with our recipe's, so here's mine to kick us off.
I would like you to choose a favourite game (can be anything Board/Computer/Outdoor) along with my recipe of "Vintage, Buttons and lace" and of course at least one real stamp on your tag.





So there you have it, more fantastic inspiration from the DT. We would love you to share your favourite games along with our new recipe, just add your link at the bottom of the posting and we will pop over and check out your fabulous creations.
Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Dreamboats for nature, Time and Orange

We would like to say a very big thank you for all of your fantastic entries to our challenge "Nature, Time and Orange". As always the dreamboat decision is a hard one for us to make, so in no particular order.

3 Rosie

9 Dani

4 Klaner Engelx

Please feel free to take the dreamboat logo and display it with pride. As always you all amazed us with the  fantastic standard of artwork on your tags, and we look forward to seeing what you create with our challenge running at the moment "Blue, Tissue Tape/Tissue and Music".
Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

TIO #149 Music, tissue paper/tape etc, blue

Thank you so very much for your support and entries - we really value every one! This time it's my turn to choose the recipe and I chose Music, tissue paper/tape etc, blue. You can use any tissue paper (even make up tissue!) or tape, we really don't mind! The only rules are there must be a stamped image and a tag. This is how our fabulous DT interpreted the theme!



I think it's safe to say this week the whole DT has blue fingers after this one lol. But another great theme and some beautiful tags from the very clever DT.
We love to see your gorgeous creations and the winner of our Dreamboat Three from the "Nature, Time and Orange" theme will be announced as soon as we can make the hard decision.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Dreamboat 3 for for Male, Rubbish-Waste and Chipboard

There were so many fantastic entries for this challenge and it was a very hard decision. Here are the favorites in no particular order


Please take the badge for your blog and wear it with pride :)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

TIO #148 Nature, Time and Orange

Hi Everyone,
WOW...What Fabulous entries last Challenge they were amazing...Thank you all so much for taking part!
Well it's May here and it's my turn to choose the Recipe for this fortnight...Nature..Time...Orange...
Don't forget you must use at least one real stamp on your tag... Have fun!!




Yet again the DT have excelled themselves with some fantastic tags to inspire you to join in with our challenge, just please remember to use at least one real stamp on your artwork. As always we love to see what you create just add your link below.
Elizabeth xxx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Dreamboat 3 for Stencil/Mask, Paint and Ribbon

Sorry for the delay in publishing the Dreamboat 3 for this challenge, ladies, but well done everyone, you made some fabulous tags

The Dreamboat 3 awards go to

Kirsten Alicia

Please take the Dreamboat badge for your blog.