Wednesday, 25 December 2013

White wedding card

Hi everyone :) 


This week over at Papertake Weekly there's a Pick of the Year challenge - you can choose ANY challenge theme from during the year and make a card to go with that :)

Please don't use the same card though me darlins, it has to be a new one!!

The challenge will close at 8am on January 7th so you have 2 weeks cos we are having a Papertake week off  :)

We are sponsored by the lovely peeps across the pond at Simon Says Stamp so we have a fabulous $20 voucher to give away !!
Woo Hoo !! :-)

I chose the theme from August - Occasionally :) 

I made a wedding card for a friend, and here it is :)

The groom is big into music so it had to include something to do with music on it.

Embossilicious Petit Dots and Spellbinders Music embossing folders
LOTV Simply Sophisticated sentiment in silver embossing 
Pink gems and lace from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Ribbon from stash
MS border punch

I'm going to bed now but I'll add my list of challenges to add it to in the morning :)
Sweet dreams and have a lovely christmas :)
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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Card by my niece

Evening everyone!

Thanks again for all the good wishes on my engagement :)

Just sharing a card that my 8 year old niece Hana made for my sister's birthday today, she loves the chance to get her mitts on my craft goodies and she was ill earlier so we took advantage of her needing downtime from all her social activities to make a card :) She's very heavy handed with her colouring - last time she bent some of my promarker nibs haha, so we stuck to the Crayolas this time :P

I stamped out the images and did the cutting and tied the bow for her and she did the rest (i held the paper while she held the heat tool too!) :) She couldn't choose which image she wanted so decided to use both.

I'd like to enter this in a few challenges on her behalf:

She'd love to hear what everyone thinks of her masterpiece :)

Have a lovely Christmas everyone, best wishes to you all, and have a wonderful time with your loved ones, and bigs hugs to everyone who's missing loved ones, can't be with their families or are dealing with illness or pain this holiday season - you especially are in my thoughts. 

Love and best wishes
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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Jingle Bells

Evening everyone! I'm a couple of days late with my GDT card for Papertake Weekly, oopsie! I was travelling home from holidays all day Tuesday and Wednesday so didn't get a chance to post. I'm sooo tired now and my body clock is all over the place haha! Just so glad that airports and luggage and buses and all that jazz is done with, but I am rather missing the Florida weather I must say :P 

So for everyone who's been asking, here's a picture of my ring :) I love it so much haha :)

Anyway, back to crafty business, over at Papertake Weekly this week, the theme is

Last Christmas….Card of the Year!

So any festive/Christmas card please :)

Our sponsor this time is the wonderful

who are providing our very lucky winner with the fabulous prize of 
to spend on beautiful goodies from their store :)

So here's what I made!

Meljen's Designs Prancer image
LOTV Grungy Christmas sentiment
Bo Bunny papers
Memory Box Precious Stars
Gold Pearls, ribbon and red lace from Ribbon Girl
Gold embossing powder, gold Stickles, Stickles
Coloured with PMs and Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
As You Like It - Fave Christmas Stamp (I have lots of favourite Christmas stamps, I love this one for kiddie cards and fun cards - he has attitude!)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Something Old (papers are from last year)

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Friday, 13 December 2013

Vintage Christmas Card

Hi everyone 

Thanks to everyone for the messages of congratulations and good wishes - I'll have my ring later, so the next blogpost I make will have a picture of it ;) 

So here's a card I made shortly before going on hols, hope you like :)

LOTV Pups with Present
LOTV Krafty Christmas papers
LOTV background bits postcard
Memory Box Pinecone border die
Spellbinders Floral Oval die
Wooden snowflakes
Aged ivory frantage - I added in some gold embossing powder too for some extra gold glittering :)
Fluffy Stuff
Coloured with PMs and Copics
Gold pearls from ribbon girl
Computer generated sentiment

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

Thanks for looking :)
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snow Cute

Morning all

I'm in sunny Florida right now, weather's beautiful and I'm a happy camper!! 

It's been a rollercoaster of a week! Literally and figuratively. I've gone on some CRAZY rides in Universal Studios, I literally thought I was going to die on the Hulk rollercoaster. No joke. 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is just…indescribable. It is the most magical place on earth, and I never want to leave here haha, just wow! 

And to top the wonderful time we spent in The Wizarding World, my boyfriend got down on one knee outside of Hogwarts Castle, and asked me to marry him…Needless to say, I SAID YES!!! :D 

We're both massive Harry Potter fans, and it was a Very Harry Potter Proposal haha, he presented me with this:
For any non-Harry fans, this is a Snitch. It is a huge part of the Harry Potter story, and very symbolic, and it's just the most amazing way to be proposed to ever. I cried like a baby. It was just before closing time in the park, so it was very quiet, just the two of us… so romantic :) i couldn't have asked for a more perfect proposal! 

We went ring shopping the following day, I chose a beautiful white gold ring with three stones, it had to be resized though so I don't actually have it just yet, when it's on my hand I'll put up a picture ^_^ I'm the happiest girl on the planet right now :) And the luckiest one! 

Anyway onto crafty matters. 

Yesterday (yes I'm a day late, sowwy!) the Papertake Weekly challenge for this week opened, and here's the info for this week's challenge :)

The theme this time is

Christmas Creatures

and quite simply we just want you to include a creature on your Christmas card or project :)

We are so pleased to welcome Whiff of Joy

and this week’s up for grabs prize is AWESOME cos we have not one but 2 of the new digi images for you.

So this is what I made :) Hope you like it!

LOTV Snow Cute
LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Me to You papers 
Hobby House Self Adhesive Pearls
Hobby House Pearl Brad
Pink ribbon and button from stash
Pink baker's twine from Ribbon Girl
Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Stickles
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pile it on - P is for… (penguin, pink, pearls, poinsettia)

Thanks for looking, and head on over to Papertake Weekly to see the inspiration and enter your own projects :)
Tanya xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Clean and Simple

Morning all!

I'm a day late with my Papertake Weekly GDT card this week, because I was on an aeroplane all day yesterday - I'm writing this post from sunny Florida! :D :D I'm in Orlando with my wonderful boyfie :) Two weeks of sunshine, I'm so excited :D We're having a chill out day today to prepare for the madness of Universal Studios tomorrow, eeeee :D 

Anyway, back to challenges, the theme at PTW this time is

Anything Goes

theme with the optional extra 
to do a clean and simple (CAS) or less is more card.

But remember this is only an option and if you don’t want to use this theme then you don’t have to. The main thing is to let loose your creative stuff and make a card that pleases YOU :)

The sponsor this time is the wonderful 
who are providing our lucky winner with a £10 voucher for their beautimous store :)

So here's what I made, I went for very clean and simple :)
My lovely neighbour who always orders lots of cards off me asked for a load of simple Christmas cards, so this is one of those :)
LOTV Simply Sentimental sentiment
Memory Box Snowflake Die
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Glitter paper

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

Thanks for looking, and head over to Papertake Weekly for some fabulous inspiration from the DT :)
Tanya xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Papertake Weekly Sketchie Sketch :)

Evening all

Today over at Papertake Weekly we have a fab new sketch for you to follow, and here it is….
It's a Sketchie Free For All - which means you can choose any of the Papertake Weekly sketches, which can be found on the blog :) 

The sponsor is the loverly Simon Says Stamp, who I'm about to make a massive order with, and spend all my money…so I wish I could enter to win this prize hehe ;) 
The prize is a $20 voucher to spend in their fabulous store :)

So here's what I made, hope you like :)

Meljen's Designs Bitty Christmas Tree Bears
Bo Bunny papers (I think)
Memory Box Precious Stars
Ribbon from stash
Charm and red lace from Ribbon Girl
Pearl and pearl brad from The Hobby House
Fluffy Stuff, Stickles
Coloured with Promarkers

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

Thanks for looking, and head on over to Papertake Weekly to look at the fabulous inspiration from the lovely DT ladies :)
Tanya xx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Vintage Christmas

Evening all

I had a nice shopping trip in Dublin with Mum and my sis, hobbled about the shops with plenty of painkillers and muscle rub haha, was fun just the same though :)

Before I went off, I attempted my first vintage-style Christmas card ever! I got a page of gorgeous vintage images from Live and Love Crafts, they're so beautiful…not sure I did it justice though :) 

Image - Pion Design vintage images
Maja Design papers
Pearl string
Bark heart
Mittens charm
Cheesecloth, lace, pearls from Ribbon Girl
LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tags
Shabby White frantage
Spellbinders poinsettia die and floral oval die
Cheery Lynn holly flourish die
Memory Box pine border die
Pearl sprig and pearl embellishment from WOC
Wooden snowflakes from stash

Closeups of some of the details :)

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

Thanks for looking :)
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

polar bear christmas

Evening everyone

I'm went to Dublin today for a Christmas shopping trip with my mum and my sister, unfortunately I tripped over a hoover that someone left out last night in the dark corridor at the top of the stairs and went facefirst into the carpet haha, my ankle is now massive and purple and I'm bruised all over and so sore :( hobbling around the shops definitely lost some of the excitement :( I hurt my wrist as well so couldn't carry much shopping either :( SAD TANYA likes to moan hahaha.

I made this a couple of days ago. Hope you like.

Pink Gem Designs Baby Polar Bear
LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiment
Memory Box Snowflake
Martha Stewart Punched Snowflake
Memory Box Star border
Darice Stars embossing folder
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Gem and snowman ribbon from stash
White ruffle-edge ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Silver embossing powder
Coloured with Promarkers

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

Thanks for looking :)
Tags xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Papertake Weekly - Thanksgiving

Evening everyone,

I meant to have this up earlier but somehow it got left in drafts. Today over at Papertake Weekly, the challenge theme this time is 

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is 28th November so a card or project for that this week please or you can just make something that says 'thank you'.

The sponsor this time is the wonderful ladies over at
who are providing the lucky winner with a £10 voucher for their amazing store :)

So here's what I made. My niece just had a lovely week recently at a horse-riding camp, and asked for a thank you card to give them, so I made this. I kept it super-simple!

LOTV Me and My Pony
Coloured with Promarkers
LOTV Simply Sophisticated Sentiment
Satin Ribbon and pearl from Ribbon Girl
Stickles and Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Favourite Colour Combo (red and green is one of my favourites especially at this time of year!)
Crafty Little Fairies - Top of the Pops (America - Horse with no name)

Thanks for looking, and do head over to Papertake Weekly and look at all the fabulous inspiration from those wonderful ladies over there :)
Tanya xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Papertake Weekly GD card - Snow and Ice

Hi everyone :)

I'm Guesting Designing for Papertake Weekly for the next three months! I'm so excited about that, there is so much talent on their Design Team, so it was a complete surprise that they're letting me anywhere near that hahaha! 

So onto this week's challenge and our theme is
Snow & Ice
and quite simply we just want you to use  blue or 'cold' colours on your card or project or you could also include snow / ice somewhere. Or both :)

Whiff of Joy are sponsoring the challenge, and providing a fabulously festive rubber stamp for the winner, check it out on the Papertake Weekly posting :)

Here's what I made, for a Christmas card order that I received from a friend :)

LOTV Snow Family
LOTV Frosty Christmas Papers
LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiment (looks black from this pic, but is actually silver and heat-embossed!)
Memory Box Snowflake Die
Hobby House Pearl Brad
Pearl/Diamante Embellishment from WOC
Ribbon and pom pom trim from Ribbon Girl
Glossy Accents, Red Liquid Pearls, Glamour Dust, Stickles, Fluffy Stuff, Silver Embossing Powder
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the image, stamped with memento tuxedo black

Closeup of the shiny :D

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

Thanks for looking, and do pop over to Papertake Weekly to look at the fantastic creations the Design Team have come up with, as always they're beautiful!
Tags xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Penguin presents

Hi everyone

I was sick last week hence the no posts, flu-type thing, no energy, spent most of the week dozing on the couch. Very unusual for me, I usually just battle on through, that wasn't an option this time though. However, since I slept so much last week, I'm literally not able to sleep any more. I spent THE WHOLE NIGHT last night wondering when I'd finally fall asleep…and it didn't happen. At all. Even though the previous night I only drifted off at 6 am and was awake again by 9… So tired now I don't even know if this rambling chat makes ANY sense…hahaha. Anyway. Cards. Here's one :)
Isn't this little penguin adorable? :D

LOTV Penguin Presents
MS Snowflake Punch
Me to You papers from a couple of years ago
LOTV Greetings Postmarks Sentiment
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Hobby House pearl brad
Pink pearl string, pom pom trim and gem from Ribbon Girl
Ribbon from stash
Fluffy Stuff, Stickles, Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge - Photo Inspiration (patterned paper in firework pattern)

Thanks for looking :)
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Owl Christmas Card

Evening all

I have another Christmas card today :) 

I used an owl image that I got last year, such a cutie!

Cozy Winter Owl - Meljen's Designs by Whimsy
Hobby House Self Adhesive Pearls
LOTV sentiment
LOTV Winter Wishes paper pack
Memory Box Bianca Snowflake
Cream satin ribbon
Hessian mesh from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Distress Stickles, Fluffy Stuff, Glamour Dust

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie FFA (I used sketch 73)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Bingo (Bow, pearls, glitter)
Creative Inspirations - Bingo (snowflake, glitter, distressed)

Thanks for looking :)
Tags xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Christmas Caroling card

Evening all :)

The Christmas panic is starting to set in, I'm going away for the first nearly three weeks of December, so everything Christmas-crafty has to be done before then...aaaaaahhhh. I really didn't think the whole starting Christmas cards in October through properly :P 

I used this gorgeous little image from Lili of the Valley, I got it last year and love it :) so cute! I coloured this some time ago, so my colouring isn't exactly up to scratch on this one :P 

LOTV Carol Singing
LOTV Christmas Grunge Sentiments
Bo Bunny papers
5mm Hobby House pearl from Midnight Magic self-adhesive pearl pack
Satin ribbon
Holly charm from Ribbon Girl
Papermania silver embossing powder (around sentiment)
Coloured with Promarkers
Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Snowtex, Liquid Pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Bingo (snowflake, pearls, stamped image)

Thanks for looking, and I'll be back tomorrow with another card :D
Tags xx

Thursday, 31 October 2013

James bear again (he's just so cute!)

Evening everyone :)

I made another Christmas card last night, using another gorgeous James Bear image from Lili of the Valley, they're just so perfect for every Christmas card, love him!

I also used the Woodland Wishes LOTV papers too, so beautiful :) I also went with a darker brown than usual for my bear, and I really like it :D 

LOTV James Bear In the Snow
Woodland Wishes Paper Pack
LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments
Button was a present from my mum
Ribbon and lace from Ribbon Girl
Fluffy Stuff
Glamour Dust
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics

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

Thanks for looking :)
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Saturday, 26 October 2013

James and Snowman

Evening all

I got a lovely order of Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps and papers during the week, so I'm all Christmassy this week! That, and the fact that the order for 25 invitations that I was working on for the previous couple of weeks being finished means I'm a happy camper hehe :D Everything that could go wrong with that order did, so I'm glad I was finally be able to hand them over successfully and in one piece, such a relief :D

So this is what I made yesterday, I got a few James bear images, I love him so much :D

LOTV James Snowman
Crafter's Companion Gold Glitter Spray
MS PAOTP Snowflakes
Marianne Design Fir Tree
Magnolia Fence
Fluffy Stuff
Glamour Dust
Coloured with Promarkers
LOTV Winter Wishes paper
Memory Box Snowflake Corner
LOTV Grunge Christmas sentiments
Gold ribbon from stash

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

Thanks for looking :)
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cold hands warm heart

Hi everyone :)

I made a Christmas card recently, here it is :) I'm in the middle of making a hen party invitation order at the moment, so not getting much other crafting done!

Wee Stamps by Whimsy Winter Fairy rubber stamp
LOTV Sentiments
Memory Box snowflake die
Papermania Home for Christmas papers
Loopy trim and button from my mum
Hession and twine from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Promarkers and white gel pen
Glossy Accents, Snowtex, Glamour Dust, Liquid Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge - Buttons (i've only used one, if that's not enough feel free to delete my entry)

Thanks for looking :)
Tags xx