Friday, 27 May 2016

Bright Birthday Card

Evening all 

Here's a card I made recently :) 
Isn't this image so cute? 

Image - "Splash" from Mo's Digital Pencil
Doodlebug papers
MS Doily border punch
Marianne Design number die
Charm from Ribbon Girl
Diamante and ribbon from stash
Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents
Coloured with Copics

A closeup of the charm :) 

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

Thanks for looking!
Tanya xx

Friday, 20 May 2016

30th Birthday Card for a Friend

Afternoon all

Here's a card I made a while ago, hope you like it. I've been too busy doing college exams and looking after sick animals round the clock to do any blogging or crafting tired!!! Hopefully the tide will turn soon and everything will be back to normal :) 

Image and papers - LOTV
Cheery Lynn doily die
Memory box butterfly die
Marianne Design numbers dies
Whimsy corner die
Stickles, Liquid pearls

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

Thanks for looking
Tanya x

Monday, 9 May 2016

All Dressed Up New Release DT Inspiration

Evening all

The All Dressed Up Stamps latest new release went live a couple of days ago, and it has four beautiful images in it! 

I have made a DT inspiration card using one of the images from the release, the gorgeous Happy Holiday image. 

I went with super sunny colours to try and add to the summer vibe the image has going on.
Happy Holiday by All Dressed Up Stamps
Doodlebug papers
Lawn Fawn sun die
MS deco shell border punch
LOTV Sentiment
Ribbons from stash
Button, charm and bakers twine from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Copics

Closeup of this cute little charm!

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

Thanks for looking!

Tanya xx

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Crafty Friends Challenge - In The Garden

Afternoon all

Yesterday over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, and the theme is IN THE GARDEN. We have two lovely sponsors this time:


I used a beautiful Aurora Wings image called CAT WITH SPRING FLOWERS. Isn't it beautiful? I'm using this as a birthday card for a friend - she loves cats (nearly as much as me!) 

Aurora Wings image "Cat With Spring Flowers"
Prima papers
Joy Craft butterfly border die
Martha Steward Border Punch
Ribbon and diamanté embellishment from stash
Coloured with Copics
Liquid Pearls

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

Thanks for looking - and do head over to the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog to look at all my amazing teamies' creations, and to join in yourself!

Tanya xx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Shabby Chic wedding card

Evening all

The weather is gorgeous here and I'm so excited it's summer! I have SAD and the winter is long and difficult for me, so when the sun starts shining properly, I know things are looking up :) Also Sparky is on the mend, she's doing SO well on her three legs, running around the place! It hasn't slowed her down one bit. The stitches are coming out on Saturday, so she'll be footloose and fancy free then :) Thank you to everyone who has passed on their sympathies and good wishes to her, we really appreciate them all!

Anyway, crafty stuff again. I made this card a while ago, it started as a card for an order but then I liked it too much to use for the order so I kept it hahahaha. I then put it in my "card box" where all the cards that I'm too attached to to let go go to haha.
I used this beautiful LOTV image, it's a retired image. I think it's so pretty.

Image - LOTV
Papers - Maja Design
Flowers and rose trim from Live and Love Crafts
Lace, birds, cheesecloth and corner from Ribbon Girl
Heart charm is a Prima charm from stash
Coloured with Copics
Liquid Pearls, Frantage, Gesso

Closeup of the flowers and heart locket

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

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Monday, 2 May 2016

All Dressed Up May Facebook Challenge - Blue

Evening everyone :)

Update on Sparky, her surgery failed, there wasn't enough skin in the area to hold everything in place, it became infected and the vet had to do an amputation. She's home with us now again in recovery, I'm heartbroken for my beautiful baby, but I'm just happy that her recovery process is beginning for real now and she'll be well again in no time - the wound is so clean and tidy, our vet did an amazing job. Here she is, looking happy even one leg down. She's able to move around, albeit a little unsteadily, but I'm confident that she'll be flying about the place again in no time :) I get sad every time I see her little back end, but I'm just relieved she's alive and OK, just sad for what she's going through and how difficult her short life has been so far, she's dealt with so much already and she's so young :(

ANYWAY, back to crafty things again :) Today over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page the latest Facebook Challenge has gone live with the theme this month of BLUE

I used the beautiful Three Little Party Girls image, aren't they cute :D I made them into a Christmas card :) 

Papers - Maja Design
Crafts Too snowflake border die
La La Land Snowflake Banner die
Cheesecloth and ruffles from Live and Love Crafts
Lace from stash 
Gold embossing powder, frantage powder
Coloured with Copics and Distress Ink

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

Thanks for looking and do head over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to join in with us!

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Sunday, 17 April 2016

All Dressed Up for Passionate Paper Creations and Friends

Evening all
My beautiful cat Sparky got hit by a car last night, she survived but she's badly injured... She dislocated one of her back legs and tore a load of tendons and ligaments, my poor poor baby :'( Our supremely amazing vet took her in last night (a Friday night! At 9 pm! Would you believe it!) and took care of her, he gave her loads of medications to bring the swelling down and painkillers, x-rayed her and then this afternoon he performed surgery on her to insert screws into the joint to give it some support - the surgery went well, she's recovering in the vets now and will be there until at least Monday. My heart is broken for her. She's so brave. Our vet is actually a hero, he's basically spending his whole weekend taking care of my beautiful baby, all you vets out there deserve so much recognition for the amazing work you do! <3 

Top that with having a million things to do for college this week and only understanding about half of them, and I'm a grumpy seriously stressed out Tanya!! 

Anyway, back to happier craftier stuff... 
This weekend, All Dressed Up are doing a promo with Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. And Wendy is also offering 20% off all digis at the All Dressed Up Etsy Store this weekend too - the code is in the banner above :) 

I made a card using the beautiful image Flyaway Butterfly - isn't she so pretty :) 

Papers - Dovecraft Floral Muse
Ribbon and lace - Ribbon Girl
Floral trim - Live and Love Crafts
Butterfly border die - Joy!Crafts
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 
Memory Box Pippi butterfly die
Small butterflies part of a spellbinders die
Coloured with Copics, I used distress inked around the edges and on the diecuts
Stickles, liquid pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges: 
(stripey ribbon, polka dot paper)
(copics, diecuts, ribbon, lace)

Thanks for looking - and do head over to All Dressed Up for a look :)
Tanya xx