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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

First card for All Dressed Up Design Team Challenge :)


Evening everyone!

The latest Facebook Challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page is live since yesterday, the theme this month is the very appropriate 
HEARTS.

I used the gorgeous image Follow Your Dream - isn't it so pretty? 

Ingredients
Nitwit Papers
La-La Land Hearts Banner and Hot Air Balloon dies
LOTV sentiment
Ribbon, pearl embellishment and charm from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Pink Embossing Powder

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, and do head over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page and the All Dressed Up blog as well, for challenges, inspiration and all round loveliness :) 

Tanya xx

Sunday, 24 January 2016

All Dressed Up (And Nowhere to go!)

Afternoon everybody!

I entered the All Dressed Up Facebook Team DT Call a few weeks ago, but didn't think I'd hear anything back, so you can imagine my surprise and delight when I got accepted!! I am so happy and grateful to the team for taking me into their team, and can't wait to get stuck into making projects with these amazing images :) 

So here's my first creation as a member of the All Dressed Up DT :) I used the gorgeous Time To Relax for my card, isn't she cute :D Hope you like it!

Ingredients
Papers - Maja Design Home for Christmas
Doohickeys Heart Border Die
Spellbinders fancy rectangle die
La La Land Heart Banner Die
Lace and charm from The Ribbon Girl
Gold Stickles, Chocolate Brown Liquid Pearls, Shabby White Frantage
Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Coloured with Copics

For the "Something New" challenges - my something new is:
New image, new liquid pearls and new design team!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Paper - cardmaking is the only craft I know how to do really! I knit occasionally, but not very well. 

Thanks for looking - and thanks so much to all the ladies at All Dressed Up for having me on their team!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wedding card

Evening all

I should be in bed, but I'm catching up on Doctor Who and can't tear myself away from it :P So I'm sitting here with the cats and catching up on some blogging as well :) I have lots of unblogged cards, so I'm trying to get some of them up :)

I made this for a customer looking for a wedding card featuring the couple's son, so this is what I came up with.

Images - Some Odd Girl
Papers - Maja Design
Lace and charm from stash
Ribbon upcycled from a Pandora gift bag
Pearl string from Live and Love Crafts
Spellbinders Die
Liquid pearls, Stickles
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
(Pearls/Cute stamp/Lace)

Thanks for looking, night night!
Tanya xx


Monday, 28 December 2015

Chihuahua Friends :)

Hey everybody,

I hope you all had a lovely, safe and happy Christmas. Best wishes for a prosperous, healthy and happy 2016. Thinking a lot this week of people who are having Christmas without their loved ones, be it for the first time or the twentieth time, that empty space is always so much bigger at this time of year.. I had a lovely Christmas, got lots of new craft supplies and Harry Potter stuff!! I got a new box set of the books, the illustrated edition of The Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter calendar and AMAZING fleecy Hogwarts PJs! :D I couldn't get the matching robe in my local Primark so I may need to travel to find it :P God I love Harry Potter so much haha :) 

On to crafty things again, here's my second card for the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog Anything Goes challenge. We're sponsored by the wonderful Toadstool Printables and Sami Stamps. This card uses a Sami Stamps image. I requested this image as a custom stamp from Sami, isn't it gorgeous?? It's now available for sale right here in the Sami Stamps Etsy Store, it's called Merry & Bright.

Ingredients
Image - Merry & Bright from Sami Stamps
LOTV sentiment
Doodlebug paper
Spellbinders border die
Tulle, diamante gem and snowflake charm from Ribbon Girl
Snowflakes were a gift from my mum
Frantage, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents
Coloured with Copics 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
 I went with Let It Snow from a few weeks back... I'll miss this challenge, the themes and DT cards and prizes have been consistently amazing, I'm sorry to see it go. Thanks for everything ladies!
Snowflakes/Glitter/Pearls

Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of your holidays!
Tanya xx

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Evening all,

I'm here with my first card for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's challenge this week, which is the wonderful Anything Goes. 

We're very lucky to have two fantastic sponsors this time:


and 



I used two images from Sami Stamps for my cards, and this is the first one :) 

Ingredients
Sami Stamps image - Curious Gifts
LOTV Sentiment stamp
Ribbons and trim from Ribbon Girl
Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch
Embossalicious Embossing Folders
Memory Box Corner Die
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Liquid Pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
(Snowflakes/Animal/Ribbon or Snowflakes/Glitter/Pearls)

Thanks for looking and do pop across to Crafty Friends to join in :) 
Tanya xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

Crafty Friends DT Post - One for the Girls

Hi all!

Sorry I'm a bit late, I'm playing catch-up still - I've been ill a lot lately so I'm trying to take things easy :) Getting out and about tomorrow to meet a new friend for coffee, first time out of the house in ages, baby steps :P

Anyway, onto crafty things.

This week's theme over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is ONE FOR THE GIRLS.

We have two amazing sponsors this time.

All Dressed Up who are providing our lucky winner with 2 digis from their webstore
and

A Day For Daisies who are providing the lucky winner with a $12 gift voucher for their store. 

I used a beautiful image from All Dressed Up called 3 Little Summer Girls for my card :) 

Ingredients
Image - 3 Little Girls from All Dressed Up
Beach background from Make It Crafty
Papers from LOTV
Spellbinders oval die
Ribbons, charm, bling from Ribbon Girl and Ebay
Coloured with Copics
Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents and although you can't really see it, loads of Stickles

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Season and Why  (Summer because I have SAD, winter is long, dark and torturous)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Wedding Anniversary card

Evening all :) 

Lots of news since my last blog post ^_^ I've been busy! 
Long post! TL;DR I got a new cat, I started college, I had labs and I've been busy with cards :P 

A nearby animal sanctuary put up a picture of a cat on their page, and she reminded me strongly of my two beautiful furbabies that I lost during the past year. I miss them both so much, so when I saw this little beauty's picture, I had to rescue her. She's about 10 months old and has already had a litter of kittens the poor thing, so first thing was getting her neutered. She got her stitches out yesterday so she's good to go now :) She's got boundless amounts of energy and is just great! Her name is Sparky (going along with the theme of Tim Burton movie afterlife dogs that I started with Scraps and Zero) and she is adorable. 
Look at that face!!!

I started back with college in September as well, which was absolutely a huge step for me. It's only part-time and online, but still a big deal for me - it's the first thing I've done since having to leave college in 2011 when I became ill and ended up in hospital for 11 months, so yeah, I'm pretty happy to be back doing something worthwhile with myself :) Great for the old self-worth and all that :) 

I had to go to Dublin to attend labs for it during the week and I was SO NERVOUS about those for the longest time! I was terrified that I'd be a miserable failure at everything, but I managed OK and everyone was just lovely, so helpful and nice! The air pressure in the labs was weird and because I have really low blood pressure it absolutely messed with my head so I blacked out three times, felt like such an idiot but everyone was just amazing and caring and made me feel like I wasn't a nuisance even though I knew I was. I had the best two days ever. I'm loving the course and loved the labs and am now trying to write up my reports and get it down from the 11 pages I have to the 6 pages they want, why can I not stop my fingers typing?! 

So aside from lectures, labs, studying and assessments, I've been horrendously busy with cards. SO MANY ORDERS! I told people in September that I was going back to college and would need more notice always, and so far I've had more orders than ever starting with "Hey Tanya so I know it's really short notice but...." And when I see that I cry a little bit inside. Not to mention that my crafty inspiration dried up and I wasn't able to make anything halfway decent at all for like a whole month. It was painful :P 

Anyway if you're still here after all that verbal spew, I appreciate your attention, it feeds my ego ahahaha :P Here's my card that I would like to show you today, I made it a while ago but never got around to blogging it.

Ingredients
Image, papers, sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon, gem, Liquid Pearls, Stickles - Ribbon Girl
Doohickeys heart border die
Heart, scalloped heart, fancy rectangle - Spellbinders
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment is heat embossed

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Thanks for looking :) 
Tanya x