The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge 20 and 21

The Q & L Challenge is a fortnightly challenge run by The Craft Barn. Each fortnight starting on a Sunday we are given 2 words and we have to use one or both of them in a Quote or Lyric which has to used on your artwork which can be anything from a journal page to cards, tags etc. for full details of the challenge and rules of entry etc here is the link to the Craft barns Q & L Challenge.

The words for Challenge 20 were Destiny and Gift, and it was my destiny to totally miss the deadline for the challenge. I had finally got round to choosing my quote, but was still deciding what to do with it when up popped a new blog post from The Craft Barn Challenge telling me that it was now Challenge 21 and that the new words were Hug and Nowhere. Well I had certainly got nowhere with challenge 20, lol. But, there is always a silver lining and it just so happened that the quote I had selected for Challenge 20, I could still use for Challenge 21. now to finally make my tag.

For the background I just used a couple of drops of TH distress reinkers (tumbled glass and peacock feathers) and a little Radient rain – pearl. and mixed up on my glass mat


spritzed with a little water and swooshed my tag through it


Inked though one of TH layering stencils and a little cross hatch stamping over the top


Then to finish I just gathered together some matching background scraps made  a while ago, from playing with the cling film and shaving foam techniques to make  the ribbon and bow  (Tonic die set) to wrap up the last 2 challenges and catch back up.


There are many variations of this quote and I could not verify the original or the author, it seems to come up as anonymous.

Sorry not had time to visit anyone the last couple of weeks but I have a little spare time now so will visit as many as I can, x.



  1. Great quote to choose and I love the colours on your background!

  2. Such a wonderful idea – great piece.

  3. Craftyfield

    Lovely tag, clever idea to transform it into a gift shape. Love the quote too.

  4. twinkletoes2day

    Very pretty tag Julie. I’m so glad you managed to fit one in this time around 😀

  5. Scrapmate

    A very apt quote and a pretty tag.

  6. Kaybee

    Fab tag; and great the quote covered 2 challenges!

  7. A beautiful quote and a lovely tag. So glad you have managed to catch up. I am going to have lots of catching up to do as I have now missed two, all my craft things are packed away ready for our move which should have been last weekend 😦 xx

    • oh no, hope everything goes smoothly for you when it happens, will keep fingers crossed and hopefully not too much work to do once installed in your new home and you can soon get back to crafting. x

  8. What wonderful colours and the bow acting like a hug is genius, a very pretty Tag 🙂 xxx

  9. fiona spain

    A lovely tag.

    • thassos456 :)

      Fab tag, the background is gorgeous 🙂

  10. Pretty tag, and great quote xx

  11. How clever of you to turn two challenges into one with the use of a single quote. The way you tied the two together with your art (pun intended) was fantastic. Way to go.

  12. Brilliant idea making your tag into a “gift”.

  13. I used the same quote for gift, only just met the deadline and then the next day i saw the word hug lol. Lovely tag by the way.

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