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 

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - For a Child

Hi everyone!

Today over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, our latest challenge theme going live today is FOR A CHILD

We are sponsored by the AMAZING 
Pink Gem Designs
and they very generously provided images for us to work with :)

I used the fabulously fun-to-colour Space Miki from Pink Gem Designs

Papers bought from Etsy, I can't remember the seller
LOTV sentiment
Martha Stewart stars border punch
Dewdrops and ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Liquid Pearls, Stickles
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour Me Wonderful (Favourite Colouring Medium - Copics!)

Thanks for looking, and do head over to the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog to see all the other beautiful DT and GDT samples using fabulous images from Pink Gem Designs.

Thanks for looking!
Tanya xx

Dreaming of Summer :)

Good evening everyone!

I'm writing this from my hotel room after a loooong couple of days in the lab... It's nice to be able to get to enjoy some free time in the hotel at last! I'm away from home doing lab training for my college course at the moment, the days are draining physically and mentally but I feel good (albeit very tired and a bit shaky) after doing them :) The air pressure in the labs is kind of strange so makes me feel a bit out of sorts, but I am finished for now :) Enjoying the hotel with my mum and sister, going to sleep in a bit later in the morning :D 

Anyway, back to crafty stuff :) Today over at All Dressed Up Stamps, there have been some lovely new images released - they're all fab so you should take a look :D I made a card using the gorgeous new "Dreaming of Summer" image - isn't she gorgeous?

Nitwits Collections papers
Martha Stewart doily border punch
Lawn Fawn stitched cloud dies
Spellbinders fancy rectangle die
Ribbons, embellishment, charm, dewdrop from Ribbon Girl
Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Coloured with Copics

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

So go and have a look over at the All Dressed Up Facebook page for more cards made with these new images, they're really gorgeous!

Thanks for looking
Tanya xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge DT Post

Good afternoon everyone

Thanks so much for all the good wishes on my last post - I'm doing OK but still a bit sore and stiff - not broken though so that's good!

Today is the first of the month, so the new challenge is open over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page. The theme for this month is INSECTS/ANIMALS. We've had a slight change to the rules this month; all images MUST be hand-coloured, and we'd like to know what medium you're using :) For my image, I used Copics :) 
I used the gorgeous Christmas Deer for my card - I'm trying to make a few Christmas cards during the year this year - first time for everything :P haha

Sweet Dixie fan die
La La Land Snowflake Banner Die
Spellbinders poinsettia dies
Nitwits/LOTV papers
LOTV tag sentiment
Ribbons, bling, charm, diamante embellishments and cheesecloth from Ribbon Girl
Frantage, Liquid Pearls, Stickles
Coloured with Copics

A closeup of my flower :) 

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

Thanks for looking, and do pop over to the ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK PAGE and have a look at all the beautiful DT cards, and be inspired to enter yourself :)

Tanya xx