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 :)
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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
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