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

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 :) 

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.

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