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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

Monday, 26 October 2015

Crafty Friends Challenge - Your Favourite Colour

Hi everyone!

The latest challenge over at Crafty Friends went live yesterday, and the theme is to USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR. 

We have two fantastic sponsors this time!

and



I have used a gorgeous Digi Stamps 4 Joy image on my card called "Tweety Birds".

Generally speaking, I'd say purple or burgundy is my favourite colour, but with regards to crafting and cardmaking, especially at this time of year, I cannot get enough of kraft! I absolutely love it on cards, and find myself pairing it with every other colour there is, everything goes with it so well and it just warms everything up nicely :) 

Ingredients
Image - Tweety Birds from Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Papers - LOTV
Flowers - present from my mum
Ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Burlap from a giant roll of it I bought from Amazon! 
Doohickeys fence die
Coloured with Copics
Gold Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Sentiment printed on the computer

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Cute/Spooky (I chose cute!)
ABC Challenge - T is For Two (two birds in my image, two of the smaller kraft flowers)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Throwback (I chose "autumn is in the air" from October 5th)

Thanks for looking and do pop over to Crafty Friends, and join in!
Tanya xx



Sunday, 27 September 2015

Walking in a Winter Wonderland...

Evening all

Over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, this fortnight our theme is PICK A SONG - Make a card inspired by a song :) We are sponsored this time by 

and also by

This is my second card for this challenge and I'm using an image by All Dressed Up :) 

It just didn't want to photograph well at all! It looks much better in real life. 
Image - All Dressed Up
Nitwits Papers
Ribbons, tinsel, charm, diamante embellishment and pompom trim from Ribbon Girl
Marianne Design tree die
Memory Box snowflake die and snowflake border die
Sentiment printed off the computer
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls

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

Thanks for looking, head over to Crafty Friends and check out my amazing DT's cards, and enter yourself!

Tanya xx



Pick A Song

Evening all

Over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, this fortnight, our theme is PICK A SONG - Make a card inspired by a song :) We are sponsored this time by 

and also by

I've made three cards for this challenge, this one is my first one. I've used a Julia Spiri image for this one :) 
Isn't she adorable?!

Ingredients
Image Julia Spiri
LOTV Sentiment
Nitwit Papers
Charm from Ribbon Girl
Ribbon and jute from stash
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Liquid Pearls, silver gel pen

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

Don't forget to pop across and check out all our DT's lovely cards at Crafty Friends, and join in yourself! We'd love to see your makes :) 
Tanya xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Wedding card

Evening all

Here's another card for you :) This card was made for a friend to give to a special couple. I posted it to my friend, and for some reason, it never got delivered and got sent back to me. So during this time I made another card for her really quick and sent that one off to her. This one came back to me with a big tear in it, but I really liked how I'd coloured the image and didn't want to waste it. It had been personalised, so I ripped the personalised sentiments off, and...improvised :P 

The giant bow covers up the tear that the postal system added, and the dewdrops cover up the blemishes where the personalised sentiments were popped up on foam squares. I was pretty happy with how it turned out :) 

Ingredients
Image and Sentiment - LOTV 
Ribbons, dewdrops and gem from Ribbon Girl
Embossalicious embossing folders
Doohickey heart border die
Spellbinders oval die
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Frantage and Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love This Technique (mine is dry embossing...and hiding mistakes haha)
As You Like It - Favourite Die (one of a few favourites, the spellbinders oval is great for adding some fanciness to occasion cards)
Creative Inspirations - Favourite Occasions (I love making wedding cards, not so sure on how much I actually like weddings though :P )

Thanks for looking :) 
Tanya x

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Shabby Chic 65th Birthday Card

Evening all
I made this one a while ago as well, hope you like :) 

I just love the LOTV mice images! Or any cute mice images, mice are adorable...as long as they're not in my house :P 

Ingredients
Image and sentiment tag - LOTV
Marianne Design Numbers Dies
Maja Design papers
Seam binding from Live & Love Crafts
Pearl trim, organza trim, pearl embellishment and lace from Ribbon Girl
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
Spellbinders decorative oval die
La la land banner die
Coloured with Inktense Pencils
Frantage powder, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls, Distress Inks

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Die (la la land banner die, it works with any type of card, male, female, baby, thank you, so versatile, and really adds detail and the finishing touch to any card)

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Shabby Chic Baby Girl Card

Evening all

I made this card aages ago, but am only catching up on my blogging now :) 


I coloured the image in with Inktense pencils, I've only coloured a couple of images in using them, and this is one of them.

Ingredients
Papers - Maja Design
Image - LOTV
Lace, pearl trim and dewdrops from Ribbon Girl
Seam binding from Live & Love Crafts
Liquid pearls, frantage
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
La La Land bunting die

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

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bingo Themed Birthday Card for a granny

Afternoon everybody, 
I made this card a while back, I was pretty happy with it haha. It's an 8x8 card, so bigger than most of my cards, as I usually make 6x6 cards :) 
The brief was a card to give a fun-loving, bingo-attending grandmother, and this is what I came up with :) 


Ingredients
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Bingo embossing folders are Tim Holtz
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
WOC and Kort & Godt roses
Gold glitter ribbon and cream lace from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment printed off the computer
Coloured with Copics 
Frantage powder, stickles and liquid pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (patterned paper/bling/lace)

Thanks for looking :) 

Tanya xx


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Birthday card for Larry

I'm going again! Second card in one night, whoulda thunk it! (Diane J, I'm blaming you :P haha)


I made this a while back for my neighbour to give her brother in law. I find man cards very hard to do because I love my pearls and bows and gems and glitter, but I think I did ok with this one :) Hope you like.
Ingredients
LOTV image
LOTV/Nitwits paper
Handmade paper my mum bought me
LOTV sentiment
Sentiment printed off the computer
Button and button twine from stash
Straw bow upcycled, it came on a bouquet of flowers my sister got from her boyfriend hehe :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick - Buttons (There's a button under the small brown bow! A wooden one) :) 

Thanks for looking :) 
Tanya xx



Monday, 31 August 2015

Clearing the backlog :)

Hi everyone

I haven't blogged much lately, but I sure have been busy in my craft room!! I'm going to try and blog every day and get some of the cards that I've made up here :)

It's so difficult keeping track! I've made a LOT of cards, and the making them up is taking up all my blogging time :P I need to balance everything out, I'm really not good at time management unfortunately :(

So anyway, here's the first card from my archive of made but not blogged cards :) Hope you like!

Ingredients
Image - LOTV
Sentiment tag - LOTV
Papers - Maja Design
Pink lace, cheesecloth, dewdrop and pearl string from Ribbon Girl
Cream seam binding from Crafts And Me
La la land bunting die
Marianne Design numbers dies
Spellbinders oval die
Everything else from stash

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


Thanks for looking :) 
Tanya xx



Sunday, 30 August 2015

Crafty Friends DT Card - Use a Sentiment


Good afternoon

Here's the card I made for my DT post at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, this week's theme is 

USE A SENTIMENT

Lovely and easy :) 

We're very lucky to be sponsored by two wonderful companies this time!

We have the wonderful 


and the beautiful


The design team were privileged to have the use of some images from each amazing artist. I used this gorgeous image from Small and Round - I loved colouring her in!


So here's my full card, hope you like it :) 
Ingredients
Papers from stash, Nitwits I think
Coloured with Copics and Distress Ink for the background
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Diamante from stash
Ribbon and lace from Ribbon Girl
Dies by Spellbinders and I can't remember who makes the fan die
I printed the sentiment myself
MS leaf punch
Liquid pearls, frantage, stickles

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

Thanks for looking and do head over to Crafty Friends and check out my talented teamies' cards ;) 

Tanya xx



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: 


and



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.
Ingredients
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
Copics

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 :)



Ingredients
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