Wednesday 5 September 2012

My first round card

Evening again :)

My internet is being a complete pain, I'm going to have to get on the phone tomorrow and do some complaining hehe, it's been hit and miss for a while but it's gone beyond a joke tonight, I'm literally up and down the stairs every 5 minutes restarting the router, so I'm going to have to *try not to* shout at someone tomorrow lol. My boyfriend worked in a TalkTalk call centre for nearly 5 years and he says it was soul-destroying dealing with angry people all day long, so I make it a point to be super nice to people when I ring up about problems like that lol.

Anyway, onto crafty and far more interesting things :) Lili of the Valley's challenge this time round is for a shaped card; I've not done much in the line of shaped cards, but this time I decided I'd have a go! I made two matching circle mini cards using my Circle dies, so here's what I came up with :)

My two cards, a boy Christmas card and a girl Christmas card! I have it in my head to make loads of these for my niece to give to all her little schoolfriends at Christmas :) The image is from Lili of the Valley, and it's really good for either gender! I love this little teddy, it gets lots of use here :) I coloured it with Promarkers and Stickled it up on both cards with a bit of Glossy Accents on their noses :)

The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley, the swirl is a Marianne Design swirl, the snowflake was from some toppers I had from last year and the background paper I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder of snowflakes and inked and Stickled the raised bits.

A closeup of my favourite Christmas stamp (so far! I'm saving my pennies to order some more this week :D) The paper is darkened with good old tea :)

A closeup of my snowflake, I really like this - I didn't think anything that I had from last year would be useful, because I only started crafting just before Christmas so all I used was toppers and peeloffs etc back then haha! But this was in one of the packs and I love it :)

My sentiment from Lili of the Valley, I put tea on the paper to darken it :)

My girly card :) The sentiment is from last year's box of stash, as are the snowflakes. The gems on the flakes are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the paper is from a Me to You pack from last year and the ribbon and charm are from Ribbon Girl. The tulle is cut from my Halloween costume from a couple of years ago - I was a fairy lol :)

A closeup of my girly bear :)

My sentiment, bow and charm

The snowflakes

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Something Old Something New (Old: toppers and sentiment, New: charm)

So that's me, nighty night :)
Tags xx


  1. Hi Tanya, gorgeous cards, both so sweet, thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

  2. gorgeous shaping and pretty cards great you could join us again at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Amazeballs! Your such a card making pro!x

  4. These are FABULOUS! Your coloring is amazing, and I love all the textural details, like glitter and tulle. :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  5. Wow, these are brilliant and so cute, love them!
    Helen x

  6. Hi Tags,

    Two really fabulous cards, I think circle ones make such a nice change from the norm. Difficult to choose a favourite although I think I sway slightly to the boy version as I love blue and brown together, but it's up snowflake that really does it.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    Hope your tinternet gets sorted quickly.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous christmas cards Tags. Love them both and a lovely idea for your niece, but if she wants one for each person in her class - you'll be busy!!
    Lorraine x

  8. Your christmas cards are awesome. I love it! Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  9. Fabulous round Christmas cards Tanya, love 'em.
    Caz x

  10. Too cute!! What gorgeous designs and i love that adorable image :)

  11. These are really gorgeous Tags, I like the image, the embossing and the sparkly snowflakes.
    Kevin xx

  12. Beautiful card, layout, smashing colour combination. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, good luck cheers Sue and Wendy x

  13. this is lovely and perfect for the challenge!
    thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  14. Fabulous cards good luck with the Here come the Boys #35 - Teddy Bears challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  15. these are both so pretty! i love making round cards and i love these - the tea looks awesome and i love the sponging/stickles on the embossing and of course teddy is adorable. thank you so much for joining in our 'early christmas makes' theme this month at penny black and more.

  16. Oh I just adore LOTV stamps! You created a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Here Come The Boys! Hugs! Mojca

  17. What fabulous cards! Such a cute idea. The "little boy" one is perfect for the challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  18. Fabulous cards - I love James the bear! :0)
    Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  19. Your circle shaped cards are lovely! I find it so inspiring to see how much only a change in colors can do - even though the design is the same, they look totally different! I'm unable to pick a favorite - they're both so sweet!

  20. Sorry I'm a bit late with my comment but I had a busy week last week!
    Your cards are stunning, I love the teddies you have used! Thanks for joining the fun at The Crafty Pad!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx
    PS Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you're one of our winners!

  21. Hi Tags, what a couple gorgeous cards! Love the image and the shaped cards are just perfect.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley this time.


  22. Ah such a cute card. Thanks for playing at HERE COME THE BOYS.
    Hugs Di

  23. Wow these cards are beautiful so pretty

    Thanks for joining us over on the Crafters Companion challenge this month

    Pam x

  24. Oh Wow!! This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your fab work with us at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  25. Love your round cards. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month, hope to see you on Monday for the new challenge.

    ** Kate **


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