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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 :) 

Ingredients
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)
(Copics)

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

Ingredients
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?

Ingredients
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

Ingredients
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:
Fussy&Fancy/Gems/Ribbon

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

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Uptown Girl Birthday Card

Afternoon all

I smacked myself off the ground today, so I'm sporting big purple bruises on my chin, knee, hip and hand...not a good look :P I'll be sore tomorrow methinks...

I made this card a while ago. Only blogging it now though :) I love this Uptown Girl, she's just perfect for all kinds of cards! I love pairing her with big sentiments because she's so long and narrow that she fits in perfectly beside them :) 

Ingredients
Uptown Girl Audrey Loves Makeup
LOTV Statement big sentiment
Marianne Design numbers dies
Martha Stewart Doily Border punch
Ribbons from Ribbon Girl
LOTV papers
Liquid pearls, Stickles, silver embossing powder

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink/Dies & Punches/Ribbon
I have ribbon on pretty much every card I make, and pink on the vast majority too; dies and punches make so much impact for relatively little effort - they really add something extra :)

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx


Sunday, 13 March 2016

Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes with Sherri Baldy

Evening all

Over at Crafty Friends we have the latest challenge, with the theme of ANYTHING GOES. Nice and easy, so get going ;) We also have three fabulous sponsors!

KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-yellow

Here's the HTML code for the above badge if you want it for your blog :)
<a href="http://www.kennykstamps.com"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/23841659160_fafc4134b3_m.jpg" width="169" height="169" alt="KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-yellow"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Also KennyK Stamps are offering a fantastic Bonus Offer
of 50% off 2 digis of our followers choice.
Click HERE for more details and join in.




Fantastic selection of sponsors I think! 

I made two cards, one using a Sherri Baldy image and one using a KennyK image. 

So here's the Sherri Baldy card  :) 
I used this gorgeous angel image, isn't she cute?

Ingredients
Sherry Baldy image
We R Memory Keepers papers
Ribbons, pearl flower, pins, bling strip, charm and dew drop from Ribbon Girl
MS Border doily punch
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Liquid Pearls

A closeup of my bow arrangement

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Ribbon and Bling
Crafty Gals Corner - All About the Girls
Creative Card Crew - Chicks
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Lots of Layers
Fussy And Fancy - Things With Wings
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Inspired By A Song (Angel by Shaggy)
Ribbon Girls Challenge - Spring/Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Spring is in the Air

Thanks for looking and do head over to Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and join in!

Tanya xx

Crafty Friends Anything Goes - with KennyK Stamps Cozy Cocoa

Good afternoon all!

Over at Crafty Friends we have the latest challenge, with the theme of ANYTHING GOES. Nice and easy, so get going ;) We also have three fabulous sponsors!

KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-yellow

Here's the HTML code for the above badge if you want it for your blog :)
<a href="http://www.kennykstamps.com"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/23841659160_fafc4134b3_m.jpg" width="169" height="169" alt="KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-yellow"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Also KennyK Stamps are offering a fantastic Bonus Offer
of 50% off 2 digis of our followers choice.
Click HERE for more details and join in.




Fantastic selection of sponsors I think! 

I made two cards, one using a Sherri Baldy image and one using a KennyK Stamps image. 

For this card, I used the KennyK Stamps image Cozy Cocoa

Ingredients
Nitwits Collections papers
LOTV sentiment
Ribbons, trim, snowflake from Ribbon Girl
La La Land Snowflake Border
 Coloured with Copics
Stickles

A closeup of the stunning snowflake embellishment, you can also see my blingy trim too :D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
(Santa Baby)

Thanks for looking, I'll be back in a bit with my second card, in the mean time pop over to Crafty Friends Challenge, have a look at the DT's awesome cards and enter into the fun yourself :)
Tanya xx