Sunday, 12 July 2015

Crafty Friends DT Post - Anything Goes

Hi everyone!

I'm very late with this posting, jetlag won't leave me alone! So tired, all the time. Anyway, enough moaning!

The Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is back in business! We started off last saturday with a wonderful easy ANYTHING GOES challenge, and we have two fantastic sponsors: 


They're both providing fantastic prizes for our winners, so get entering!

I used an image from A Day For Daisies for my card, it's called "Flowers in my Garden"- isn't she beautiful? 

Here's my card in its entirety.
8x8 card base
La La Land heart banner die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Sunshine
A Day For Daisies image as above
LOTV Country Lady papers
Burlap from a giant roll of it that I got in America! 
Ribbon from stash

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

Thanks for looking!
Tanya xx

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Noah's Ark Birthday Card

Afternoon all :)

I'm recovering from the flu so taking some down time at the moment :) Here's a card I made a while ago, hope you like it.

I went for a stepper card for this :)

Stamp - Woodware I think? 
Papers - LOTV 
Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl
Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Marianne Design Number Die
Coloured with Copics 
Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Printed the sentiment off the computer

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pic (fancy folds: stepper card)
As You Like It Challenge - Matt or Shiny (I like matte card and shiny embellishments like glitter card and Stickles for that "pop")

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Purple 21st Birthday Girl Card

Hi everyone :)

Here's another card I made a while ago and haven't got around to blogging yet :) Put purple and blue together for the first time ever and really love it haha!

I'm telling you now, if I hadn't to have had some of the LOTV pre-coloured art pads, I would have been doomed - lifesavers they are! When you have a million and one cards to make colouring your own images is definitely not a priority any more :P Thought I would've forgotten how to use a Copic after the November/December I had haha. They're so beautiful :) And they make me use colour combos I might not have used otherwise, so bonus! 

Image - LOTV Fairies art pad
Papers - LOTV Petal Fresh/LOTV Promises
LOTV Sentiment Tags
Lace/gem from Ribbon Girl
Purple embossing powder
MS Doily Punch
Spellbinders die
Marianne Design numbers
Stickles, Liquid Pearls 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fab N Funky Challenge - Something New (new colour combo for me, and my Silver Stickles and Silver Liquid Pearls are new too!)
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Shiny and New (new colour combo for me, new silver stickles and liquid pearls, which are also shiny!)
Papertake Weekly - It's All New new colour combo for me, and my Silver Stickles and Silver Liquid Pearls are new too!)

Thanks for looking!
Tags xx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

All things LOTV wedding card

Hi everyone, I'm back!

Long time no see! 

In the run-up to Christmas, I was SO BUSY! I had 160 cards to make - in the space of three weeks. I don't know how many all-nighters I pulled, and no matter how many times I publicly broke down crying, the orders still came and kept coming. 
I guess it's a nice thing that so many people want my cards, but when it's not making my any money because I don't charge enough, and some of the people (not many, just a very small handful) just don't seem to care, the cost to me is my mental health and all of a sudden then, it's not worth it. I have had no time for anything except card-making, and it became a chore instead of fun. I was churning out cards I wasn't happy with and didn't have time to make them as good as I wanted to, it was awful. I went on holidays for 2 weeks in December as well, and ended up having to pack half an hour before leaving for the airport - and let me tell you as a list maker and huge planner - this is like my worst nightmare!!! 

So I'm taking a break from making cards for anyone but family and close friends for the next little while, and even putting this in no uncertain terms on my facebook page (I literally wrote "I'm not making cards or taking orders til March, thanks for the custom and maybe see you all again for orders then") the orders are still coming and I'm not good at saying no so I'm having to think about putting on my big-girl panties and saying no...not sure if I can do that though haha! I started making cards as I found it helps with my anxiety and self-esteem issues, but when it's causing more problems than it's helping with...I need re-evaluate things. 

Also my beloved cat Whitey is gone. She went missing on Christmas Eve and hasn't been seen since. Can't type to much more about it because I'll cry. I miss her :(

So here's one of the many cards I made during my hugely busy 2014 :)

LOTV Bonnets and Bowties Paper Pack
LOTV Quotables - Love
LOTV Wedding Couple Stamp
LOTV Vintage Sentiments - Occasions
Pink ribbon I bought in America
Silver embossing powder
Liquid Pearls
Diamanté embellishment
Coloured with Copics
Frantage powder

It seems like so many of the challenge blogs I used to enter have closed since I blogged last - makes me so sad :(

I'd like to enter this into the following:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New (wedding is a start of a new life, right?)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use something old/new (new start with a wedding, all old products) :)

Thanks for looking, and happy to be back!
Tags xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Divas by design GDT - Festive Florals

Afternoon all

Here's my GDT card for Divas By Design.

The theme for this week is 

Festive Florals

and we're sponsored by the fantastic 

So here's my creation! Hope you like it :)

Embossilicious Holly Leaves Embossing Folder
Hero Arts Stamp 
LOTV Christmas Sentiment
Spellbinders Poinsettia
Grey Velvet Ribbon
Grey Distress Ink
Silver Embossing Powder
Diamanté gem

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Black, White and... - I chose to use white and grey/silver
As You Like It - Cute or Elegant (elegant because it's easy to make a nice CAS card that way!)

Thanks for looking
Tags xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Divas By Design GDT - Black and Orange

Hi everyone

Wow I am late this week. Sorry :( Bad week in Tanya's headspace!

This week over at Divas By Design the challenge theme is

Black and Orange

It doesn't have to be a Halloween creation, just have lots of black and orange on it :) 

This week are sponsored by the fabulous Craft bag
so for your chance at a great prize from this fabulous store please join in!

Here is my creation for this week :)
Penny Black image
Papermania papers
LOTV Simply Sophisticated sentiment
Ribbon, twine and pearl embellishment were gifts from my mum

A closeup of my bow, I used a white pearl that I coloured with an orange Copic, orange baker's twine and black satin ribbon :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges: 
As You Like It - Favourite Fibre  (Ribbon cos it's so versatile and easy to spruce up any card with)

Thanks for looking
Tanya xx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Pink and White Anniversary Card

Another card from drafts that I made a while ago, got a few to get through haha :P 

Image LOTV
Papers LOTV
Sentiment LOTv
La-la land heart bunting die
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
Pink ribbon and pink tape from Ribbon Girl
Stickles, Liquid Pearls. silver embossing powder

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

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx