Thursday, 17 December 2015

Thanksgiving


Supplies needed: 


Tube of choice, I am using several tubes from Arthur Crowe
which can be purchased from his store HERE
My template 66 HERE
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on November 20th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works is entirely coincidental
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Open template, duplicate and close original
delete credits layer


Make lge Oval active
Select all, float, defloat,
copy and paste paper 14 as new layer
resize by 22
selections invert
hit delete on your keyboard
deselect


repeat the above instructions for the following layers


layer 1 - paper 2
layer 2 - paper 2
layer 3 - paper 5


Make layer 5 active, select all, float, defloat
new raster layer
floodfill with an orange/purple gradient 
linear, angle 45, repeats 4
deselect
delete original layer 5


Repeat for layer 6 but do not deselect


Now copy and paste your tubes(s)
resize and position inside the selection to your liking
selections invert
hit delete on your keyboard on each tube layer
deselect
Merge the tube layers together
change blend mode to Luminance(l)


make purple oval active
copy and paste flower 3 as new layer
resize by 8
position top center (so its poking out from behind the other rectangles)


copy and paste flower 4 as new layer
resize by 8
position so its overlapping the first flower


copy and paste leaf 2
resize by 15
position behind flowers, rotate slightly to the left


copy and paste leafy branch 
resize by 15
rotate slightly to the left, position next to the first leaf


duplicate both flowers and both leaves
and flip and mirror them both


make top right rectangle active
copy and paste bunting as new layer
resize by 8
position on top of rectangle


copy and paste flair 6 as new layer
resize by 8
position on left hand end of bunting


make background active
copy and paste scatter as new layer
resize by 20
position top left (so its showing from behind the purple oval)
duplicate 3 times and flip, mirror, rotate to your liking.


dropshadow all layers 2,5,50,8,black, except Luminance tubes


copy and paste main tube as new layer
resize to fit
position bottom left, so its sitting nicely between the two left hand circles
but make sure it is under your wordart layers
dropshadow as before


make wordart active
select all, float, defloat,
new raster layer
floodfill with same gradient we used earlier
deselect
delete original wordart layer


add name and copyright information
delete white background layer
merge visible
save as png




Sunday, 29 November 2015

Frosty


Supplies Needed: 

Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Maxine Gadd
you can purchase her tubes from CDO Store
Scrapkit - Christmas Magic from Cakes Creations
Filter - Muras Meister - Copies

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on November 5th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works is entirely coincidental
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Open blank canvas 800 x 800 


Copy and paste scene 1 as new layer
resize by 70

copy and paste snow 1 as new layer

make scene 1 active
select all, float, defloat
selections invert

make snow layer active
hit delete on your keyboard 
deselect

copy and paste flower 1 as new layer
resize by 15
repeat muras meister, copies
image, rotate, left 17

copy and paste snowflake 1 as new layer
resize by 40
muras meister, copies, encirlce, change shift X & Shift Y to 60

copy and paste bells as new layer
resize by 40

copy and paste tube as new layer
resize as necessary
position slightly to the right

dropshadow flowers, snow, bells and tube
2,5,50,8, black

dropshadow snowflakes as before but change opacity to 25

Add name, copyright and license information
merge visible

crop and save as png

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Xmas Shape



Supplies needed

Scrapkit of choice
Font of choice
Eye candy 5 - Impact - Glass
My shape - click to open full size and save to your computer


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on November 8th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works is entirely coincidental
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Open blank canvas 800 x 800 
copy and paste my shape as new layer

select all, float, defloat
copy and paste paper as new layer
selections, invert, hit delete on your keyboard

keep selected

copy and paste several elements of choice
and hit delete on your keyboard each time
to delete any overhanging bits

When happy with your elements, 
invert the selection again, 
new raster layer

effects, eye candy 5 - Impact - Glass
with the following settings



new raster layer,
selections, expand by 4
floodfill with a colour/graident of choice
adjust, add noise 85, uniform, monochrome checked.
selections, contract by 8, hit delete on your keyboard

deselect
layers, arrange, send to bottom

hide glass layer
merge visible all other layers

Text Tool
type out your name or initial (doesnt matter what color)
convert to raster
select all, float, defloat, 
make your shape layer active, right click in the layer palette
and promote selection to layer
deselect
delete the text layer

On the promoted selection layer 
apply the following inner bevel twice



you can now move your text to your liking within the shape
or leave it where it is, its upto you!

Unhide the glass layer

copy and paste any other elements you wish
to decorate the shape
dropshadow 2,5,50,8,black

merge visible
crop and save as png.

Here is another example




Giving Thanks



Supplies needed :
Tube of choice - I am using the awesome artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
which you can find HERE
Scrapkit from Sweet as Honey HERE
My Mask 99 from my blog HERE
My Wordart - Save from bottom of post

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on October 31st 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works is entirely coincidental

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Note:  c/p = copy and paste as new layer
d/s = dropshadow


Open blank canvas 800 x 800 
floodfill white

c/p paper 4 as new layer
apply mask
merge group


c/p autumn leaves
rotate right 30
position at bottom of mask layer


c/p cornucopia 
resize by 60 
position bottom right 


c/p turkey 1
resize by 60
position in the middle at the bottom


c/p apples-1
resize by 60
position to the left of the turkey
drag this layer below the turkey layer


c/p acorns
resize by 60 twice
position bottom right
just on top of cornucopia


c/p sparkles-1
position on top of all other elements

D/s all elements except sparkles
2,5,50,8, black

c/p tube as new layer
resize as necessary
position to the left
drag tube layer below all element layers
d/s

c/p my wordart
resize by 80
position top right next to your tube


Add your name, copyright and license information
delete white background layer
merge visible
crop and save as png.



Corona




Supplies needed: 


Tube of choice - I am using the dark elf tube from No Flutter
Font of choice
Filters - Eye candy 4, corona
Muras Meister, copies
Xero, Fritillary


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on October 13th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental

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Open blank canvas 750 x 250

copy and paste tube as new layer

Effects - Muras Meister, Copies
Wallpaper, Rotate default settings
if there are gaps in your copied result, 
duplicate the layer, image flip & mirror
merge down

adjust, blur, motion blur
strength 100, angle 225
repeat

duplicate
effects, Xero, Fritillary
granularity 5, aggression 73, tesselation 24, variation 39

selection tool, circle, feather 0, mode Add
draw out 4 or 5 circle selections, some going off the edge of the canvas if you like
selections invert
hit delete on your keyboard

effects, eye candy 4 corona
glow width 17, flare size 9, stretch 100
waver 23, blur 0, overall opacity 82
color, choose one that matches your tag (mine was light purple)
draw only outside selection ticked

copy and paste tube again 
position to your liking in the middle of your tag
duplicate
adjust, blur, gaussian blur 8
set blend mode to screen

preset shapes tool, rectangle, background color one that matches your tag
draw out a slim rectangle from left to right across the middle of the tag
convert to raster, change blend mode to overlay
drag this layer below your circles

merge all

new raster layer
floodfill black
select all, contract by 2
hit delete
deselect

Add your name and copyright information
merge all (flatten)
Save as  jpg

To make matching avatar

selection tool, custom selection
top & left 0, right & bottom 200
edit selection, use your move tool to position the red box
to your liking on your tag
edit selection, copy
deselect

paste as new image
new raster layer
floodfill black
select all, contract by 2
deselect
add name and cr again
merge all 
save as jpg

Courage



Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Keith Garvey
which can be purchased from his store HERE
Scrapkit - Pink for Hope from Manipulated by Magik
My Mask 93 from my blog HERE
My wordart - save from bottom of post

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on October 13th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental

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Open blank canvas 800 x 800
floodfill white


copy and paste paper 11 as new layer
apply mask 
merge group


copy and paste frame 2
resize by 80


copy and paste fan 
resize by 60
position on top of frame at the join


copy and paste dove 
resize by 60
position on top of fan so the tail feathers
are just above the rosebud


copy and paste perfume bottle
resize by 40
position to left of fan so handle is just touching the edge of the fan
drag this layer below the fan layer


copy and paste roses 
resize by 50
position on top of perfume bottle but under the fan so the 
white rose is just visible


Make mask layer active 
copy and paste tube as new layer
resize if necessary and position boobies 
in the left side of the frame
erase any parts showing outside of frame
paste tube again and position face in right
side of frame, erase any parts outside of frame


dropshadow all elements except the fan


hide background and mask layer
merge visible


open hidden layers
move merged layer down to the bottom of the mask


copy and paste sparkles as new layer
position on top of merged layer


copy and paste tube again
postion under merged layer to the right
dropshadow


copy and paste wordart as new layer
position to the left above the frame
add a white gradient glow
and a faint dropshadow 2,5,20,10,black


add name, license and copyright information 
delete white background layer
merge visible
crop and save as png.


Feels like Halloween



Supplies needed:

Tube(s) of choice - I am using 3 tubes from Jonathon Raya
Spooky wallpaper of choice - there are some good ones HERE
Wordart (save from bottom of post)
Font of choice - I am using Jellyka Saint-Andrew Queen HERE

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on October 4th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental

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open blank canvas 750 x 400

copy and paste spooky wallpaper of choice as new layer

preset shapes tool, rectangle, 
background colour, black
draw out a rectangle in the top left corner
convert to raster
duplicate, image, mirror
dupiclate, position this 3rd rectangle 
in the middle of the other two

make rectangle 1 active
select all, float, defloat
copy and paste 1st tube as new layer
position inside the rectangle to your liking
selections, invert
hit delete on your keyboard
selections, invert
expand by 2
new raster layer, floodfill white
deselect
drag white rectangle below the tube and black rectangle

Repeat this two more times with the other
two rectangles and two other tubes

dropshadow each white rectangle 
2,5,50,8,black

New raster layer at top of layer palette
flood fill white
select all, contract by 2
hit delete
deselect

preset shape tool, rectangle, 
foreground colour to white, line size 2
background colour null
draw out a rectangle from left to right
in the space between the tubes and the bottom of the tag
convert to raster

magic wand, feather 0
click inside the rectangle
new raster layer, floodfill white
lower opacity to 25

Make bottom layer active (the one under your wallpaper layer)
floodfill with a gradient made from two colours from your tubes
mine was red and blue, linear, angle 132, repeats 0
Change blend mode on Wallpaper layer to luminance (L)

Back to the top of your layer pallete
copy and paste wordart as new layer
position inside the rectangle at the bottom, to the left
add a gradient glow of choice, one that matches your tag


Add your name & copyright information 
merge all
save as jpg



Sunday, 11 October 2015

Framed



Supplies needed:


Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Very Many
which can be purchased in the store HERE
Taggers Inn Exclusive Scrapkit "Autumn Expired" 
You will need to be an active member of Taggers Inn to use the same kit
Mask 92 from my blog HERE
Font - Beaked Tyrant HERE


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on October 3rd 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works is entirely coincidental

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Open blank canvas 800 x 800
floodfill white

c/p paper 2 as new layer
apply mask 

c/p cluster frame as new layer
resize by 90

c/p element 21 as new layer
resize by 60
position under frame to the left
erase any parts showing inside the frame

c/p tube as new layer
position so face shows nicely inside the frame
erase any parts showing outside of frame
change blend mode to luminance (l)

duplicate tube
adjust, blur, gaussian blur 5
change blend mode to hard light

dropshadow all elements and original tube layer 
(not the duplicate)
2,5,50,8, black

Add name, license and copyright information
delete white background
merge visible
crop and save as png.

Frightfully Delightful



Supplies needed: 

Tube of choice - I am using two halloween themed tubes from Elias Chatzoudis HERE & HERE
3rd Cluster frame down from Melissaz Creationz
Mask set 90 from Rachel Designs
My wordart HERE
Font - Jellyka Castles Queen HERE



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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on September 27th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental





OK Lets begin!! 
A quick and simple one this week !!



Open cluster frame, duplicate and close original
Image, resize by 80

new raster layer below frame
flood fill with black/orange gradient, linear, angle 45, repeats 1
apply mask of choice from the pack - I used mask 3

copy and paste tubes as new layers
position to your liking in front of the frame

dropshadow tubes and frame 2,5,50,8, black

Add wordart of choice - I used "Frightfully Delightful" 
and added an orange/black gradient glow
Dropshadow

Add name, license and copyright information 

merge visible
save as png.

Autumn Witch



Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the gorgeous artwork of Arthur Crowe
you can purchase his work HERE
Scrapkit Golden Days of Autumn by Golddust
Mask 093 from my blog HERE
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on September 19th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental






OK Lets begin!!



Open blank canvas 800 x 800
flood fill white

copy and paste paper 8 as new layer
apply mask 93 
merge group

copy and paste window as new layer
resize by 60

copy and paste tree 1 as new layer
resize by 60

position behind window to the right
erase any parts showing on the inside of the window
and the trunk from  under the window

make window layer active

copy and paste gold leaf scatter 5 as new layer
position along the bottom of the window

copy and paste dry flowers as new layer
position along bottom of window

copy and paste acorns 2 as new layer
position top left of window

copy and paste lamp as new layer
position to the left so its just overhanging the left window

copy and paste pumpkin 2 & 3 as new layers
resize by 40
position bottom left of lamp

copy and paste bird as new layer
resize by 60

postion to the right so its sitting on the dry flowers

dropshadow all elements
2,5,50,8, black

copy and paste tube as new layer
resize as necessary
position above window frame but below all other elements
and in front of the right window
dropshadow


add name, copyright & license information
delete white background
merge visible
crop and save as png.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Always With You



Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Spazzd Art
which can be purchased from the store HERE
Scrapkit Purple Fragrance Freebie  from Lilas Design
Mask of choice
Font of choice


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on September 5th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental



Open blank canvas 800 x 800
floodfill white

copy and paste element 16 as new layer
resize by 22

c/p element 22 as new layer
resize by 22
position bottom left corner

c/p element 2 as new layer
resize by 15
position middle bottom
duplicate, position on top of purple rose
then drag it down the layer palette so its under the rose

c/p element 12 as new layer
resize by 18
position along left hand side, under the white lace flower
duplicate
image, rotate right 90
position along bottom of frame

c/p element 1 as new layer
resize by 18
position left hand side on top of element 12

make purple rose layer active
duplicate
resize by 40
move along the bottom so its showing out from behind the lace flower

Dropshadow all the elements 2,5,50,8,black

hide frame and white background layer
merge visible
unhide hidden layers

duplicate the cluster
image, mirror, 
image, flip
resize by 60
reposition so its on the top right corner of the frame

make white background layer active

c/p paper 2
resize by 22
apply mask of choice

c/p tube of choice
resize as necessary
position so the face shows nicely in the frame
erase any parts of tube showing outside the frame

c/p wordart 1
resize by 22
add a white gradient glow
dropshadow
rotate right 90
position along right hand side

add name and copyright information
delete white layer
merge visible
crop and save as png

Blue Moon



Supplies needed:


Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Zindy
You can purchase her tubes from her store HERE
Scrapkit - By the Moonlight from Digicats
My Mask 83 HERE
Font of choice - I am using Angelface
My wordart - at the bottom of this post, right click and save


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on September 1st 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental




OK lets begin!




Open blank canvas 800 x 800
floodfill white

copy and paste paper 12 as new layer
apply mask
merge group

Copy and paste element Fairy Dust as new layer

Copy and paste element Fairy Moon as new layer
resize by 70
adjust, hue & saturation, colorize, Hue 132, Saturation 87

copy and paste element Cloud as new layer
resize by 70 position at bottom of moon
colorize as before
duplicate, image, mirror

duplicate again, resize by 70
position at top point of moon

copy and paste tube as new layer,
resize to fit nicely so it looks like its sitting 
on top of the bottom clouds

freehand selection tool, feather set to around 14
make a selection along the bottom of your tube
hit delete several times so it looks like your tube
is sitting "in" the cloud
deselect

copy and paste my wordart as new layer
position to the left of the moon

dropshadow all layers except the mask and Fairy Dust
2,5,50,8, black

Add name and copyright information
delete white background layer
merge visible
crop and save as png



Sunday, 6 September 2015

Dream It - Forum Exclusive



Supplies needed:

Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful FTU artwork of Cris Ortega
Scrapkit - What dreams may come  
This kit is a Taggers Inn forum exclusive, you will need to be an active member to download
My Mask 95 HERE
My Template 61 HERE
Font of choice

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on August 27th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental




OK lets begin!


Open template, shift D to duplicate, delete credits, close original

We are going to be doing the following steps on several layers
with different papers

select all, float, defloat
copy and paste paper as new layer
resize by 60
selections invert, hit delete on your keyboard
deselect
delete original layer

Layer 7, paper 9

Layer 6, paper 3

Layer 5, paper 1, resize by 60 twice

Layer 2, paper 9

Now add a white gradient glow to each of those layers
then dropshadow 0,0,50,11,black

Delete layers 1,3 & 4

make the semi circle layer active, 
select all, float, defloat,
selections contract by 5
selections invert, 
copy and paste tube as new layer, resize by 60
position so it fits nicely inside the selection then hit delete on your keyboard
deselect
change blend mode to multiply
duplicate, adjust blur, gaussian blur 5
change blend mode to dodge and lower opacity to around 68

copy and paste element 18 as new layer
rotate left by 90, resize by 60
drag down below the semi circle layer
dropshadow, 2,5,50,8, black

copy and paste element 23
rotate left by 90, resize by 60, image mirror
position just below the flower
dropshadow as before

copy and paste element 34
resize by 40, position just above the flower
dropshadow 

make WA layer active
select all, float, defloat, 
copy and paste paper 3 as new layer
selections invert
hit delete
deselect
delete original WA layer
dropshadow WA Back layer

make bg layer active
copy and paste paper 8 as new layer
apply mask
merge group
move up slightly so it shows under the tag
duplicate, move down so it shows

If you wish, duplicate the flower and ivy elements 
a couple of times and drag down the layer palette 
to just above the mask layer. 
Position so they  are showing from underneath the bottom ribbon layer

Add name and copyright information
delete bg layer
merge visible
save as png

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Another beautiful example by Blanca



Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Simply Beautiful



Supplies Needed: 


Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Nocturne, which can
be purchased from Pics For Design
Supplies HERE


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on August 20th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental




open blank canvas 800 x 800 
floodfill white


preset shapes tool - rectangle - line width 25 foreground color black, background null
hold down the shift key and draw out a square in the middle of your canvas
objects, align, center in canvas
convert to raster


duplicate, resize by 80
rotate left 11
position top left of original square
duplicate, image, mirror
position bottom right of original square


Drag original square to top of layer palette


magic wand, feather 0, click inside the top square, expand by 3
c/p tube as new layer, position face inside frame
selections invert
hit delete on your keyboard
duplicate, adjust, blur, gaussian blur 5
change blend mode to overlay
deselect
Merge down, and drag tube layer below frame


make top left frame active
magic wand, click inside frame, expand by 3
new raster layer, floodfill with a gradient made from two colors from your tube
c/p tube as new layer, position to your liking
selections invert, hit delete on your keyboard
invert selection again,
effects, edge effects, enhance more, change blend mode to luminance (L)
duplicate, gaussian blur 5, change blend mode to overlay
deselect
drag frame above floodfilled and 2 tube layers


repeat the above steps for the bottom right square but resize your tube by 60


Add your favourite dropshadow to each frame layer


Hide white background layer, merge visible all other layers
unhide white background


Add the rose elements to your liking, dropshadow


Add name and copyright information
delete white background layer
crop and save as png

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below is a beautiful example made by Blanca


Alice

Supplies needed:


Tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous artwork of Laguna
which can be purchased from Pics for Design
My FTU scrapkit ALICE
My Mask HERE
Font of choice - I am using Alice in Wonderland


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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on August 10th 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
any resemblance to other works in entirely coincidental



Open blank canvas 800 x 800

copy and paste element 8 as new layer
apply mask
merge group

copy and paste all four Ace playings cards as new layers
resize each by 60%

rotate each card to the left
from bottom to top, 5, 10, 15, 20
dropshadow each card 2, -1, 50, 9, black
merge visible
resize by 60

copy and paste element 29 as new layer
position to the right

copy and paste element 28 as new layer
move to the right slightly

copy and paste element 33 as new layer
resize by 30
position on seat of throne

copy and paste tube as new layer
resize as necessary
position to left

copy and paste elements 30 & 31
resize by 40
position in front of tube

copy and paste element 26
resize by 40
position on floor in front of throne

dropshadow all elements & tube 2,5,50,8, black

You may wish to resize your mask layer by 110

Add name and copyright information 
Merge visible

Crop and save as png

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Below are some examples the fabulous members of Taggers Inn made