Monday 23 July 2012

Are You Brave Enough?

Morning all!

Hope you're all well. This week's theme over at Forever Friends Challenge Blog is a little different - it's

Are You Brave Enough?

We would like to see a card that you made in your early card making days and a card that you made today. The theme is Anything Goes, just to show an old card and a new one - and remember to include an animal on your card. 

We're sponsored this week by the wonderful

and they're giving the lucky winner some digis from her store. 

It's actually cringeworthy looking back at old cards! I can't believe I used to actually think these were good, let alone give them to people :/ but I guess looking back at them now shows how far I've come as a card-maker, which is always a good thing to know :) 

So here's my old card from a year ago:
I don't know what I was thinking lol :P I was very ill and in hospital when I made it and one of the other patients on the ward was a really good cardmaker, and she saw it and told me everything that was wrong with it, I was so upset at the time! But she was right unfortunately :P 

And here's my new card that I made recently.
The image obviously is Forever Friends, the sentiment is LOTV, the ribbon I won in a candy, the gems and corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used a MS doily border punch, the DP is Wild Rose Studio and I used my grand impressabilities to emboss the white paper :) 

A closeup of the image, coloured with Promarkers and I put Glossy Accents on the balloon. 

A closeup of the sentiment. I love this purple ink :)

I'd like to enter this (the new card!!) into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're not too appalled by my old card :P 
Tags xx


  1. They are both beautiful

  2. Hi Tanya, love your latest card - but if you saw some of my first attempts from quite a few years ago you'd realise how good your first one is too lol!
    Kim x

  3. They are both lovely cards Tanya. I'm not brave enough to show my early ones!! lol.
    Lorraine x

  4. Gorgeous card Tanya love the image and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  5. Two gorgeous cards Tanya, love the images and fab designs.

    Donna x

  6. Both cards are gorgeous Tag's, I like the decoupage on your old card,and the sweet bear on the new one.
    Kevin xx

  7. I can't see anything wrong with your first one! Not very friendly to criticize someone else's card. Im gonna hazard a guess and say for nearly all of us the difference between our early and latest ones is promarkers, die cutting machines, embossing folders and punches. Annnyway...gorgeous card, that backing paper is lush and the ff image is my fave ff one! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Up, Up and Away’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x

    Debbie Dt

  8. Well your first card looks great to me and love your recent make, very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  9. Your cards are both wonderful. I love all the layers and colors that you used. Great cards. Thank you for sharing your cards and playing along with us at Whimsy this week.

  10. Hi Tanya, thanks for joining in the challenge this fortnight with Joanna Sheen! You are certainly creative and do some absolutely gorgeous creations!


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