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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sleepy kitty

Evening :)

Hope everyone is well! Here's the latest card I made, and the first card I made "just for fun" in a very long time - so that was nice :)

I used the adorable Aurora Wings image called Sleeping Kitten - so cute :D 

Ingredients
Aurora Wings image Sleeping Kitten
Nitwits Papers
La La Land heart doily border die
MS border punch
Spellbinders decorative square die
Scrapiniec butterfly
Pink flower trim, white ruffle organza ribbon, butterfly charm, red satin ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Tic Tac Toe (red/image/dies & punches)

Thanks for looking!
Tanya xx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

All Dressed Up New Release DT Post

Evening everyone

I'm sharing my All Dressed Up DT Facebook inspiration this evening, there's four beautiful images in February's new release.

I used the adorable Be My Valentine to make a Valentine's Day card for my niece. 

Nitwits Collections papers
Lawn Fawn house border die
Memory Box cloud dies
La La Land fence die
Coloured with Copics
Ribbons and embellishment from stash

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking, and do head across to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see some beautiful inspiration from the other DT ladies :) 

Tanya xx


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Wow, it's been a while!

Can't believe the last time I blogged was in November last year!!!

It's been a hectic couple of months! College exams, projects and presentations and Christmas card orders by the dozen do not go well together :P haha. I get my semester results on Monday, hopefully they'll all be OK :D

I took advantage of my lack of internet this morning to sort out some of the photos of cards I've taken over the last year and sort them into the folders I keep them in, so I'm hoping to blog some of these over the next little while :)

I got a request for a card for a boy with cerebral palsy, his grandmother wanted a special birthday card for him for his 21st, he plays wheelchair football and she wanted some kind of theming around that. To be honest, it was very hard to find any kind of wheelchair images, there are one or two that I found but none that were football related, so the wonderful Lisa Bloobel of Bloobel Stamps helped me out by supplying me with this beauty :D He's perfect! He's called Football Crazy

Ingredients
Doodlebug papers, the cutouts are from the pack as well
MS star border punch
Ribbon from stash
Red dewdrops and ricrac from Ribbon Girl
Marianne Design number dies
Coloured with Copics
Sentiments printed on the computer

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl Card Challenge

Thanks for looking, and hopefully I'll be back sooner than two months with my next card :D
Tanya xx

Monday, 28 November 2016

(very late) Crafty Friends DT Post


So after ages of my being laptopless, I dug out my aged Macbook from the cupboard, it's very slow and is about three gigantic updates out of date, but until I get my own one back, this will have to do nicely!!! 

Thus, I'm really behind with my DT duties - the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's current challenge is nearly at an end, but I'm getting up to date with my posting anyway. The theme this time is Blossoms, so to use flowers somewhere on your creation. 
We are sponsored by the wonderful Sami Stamps

and also by the wonderful Toadstool Printables

We were really lucky to be given images from the two sponsors to use for our cards, and I got the absolutely stunning Wildflower Beauty from Sami Stamps.

And here is the card I made. I'm trying my hardest to fit all my images into Christmas cards, to make up for my inadequacy of building up a Christmas stash during the year :P Every year I say "next year I'll make a Christmas card every week" and then when "next year" rolls around, I find myself sweating it in December trying to fit everything in :P Sigh. Maybe next year! 
Ingredients
Wild Flower Beauty - Sami Stamps
First Edition papers
Cheery Lynn holly flourish die
Crafts too snowflake border die
LOTV sentiment 
Ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Poinsettias from stash
Liquid Pearls, Frantage powder
Coloured with Copics, edged with Distress Inks

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Traditional! It's so festive and makes me feel so Christmassy every time ^_^ 

Thanks for looking! 
Tanya xx

Thursday, 3 November 2016

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - Celebrations

Evening all

It's the start of a new month, November already, how did that happen! And the start of a new month always brings the start of the latest challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook group. The theme of the November challenge is CELEBRATIONS. As per my usual as of late, I've gone with a Christmas card :)

I used the gorgeous image Little Skater, available from the All Dressed Up Etsy Store. She is just the cutest!

Ingredients
Little Skater by All Dressed Up
Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics papers
LDRS doily die
Joycrafts ice skates die
Wycinanka banner and sentiment
May Arts sheer box pleat trim
Lace, cheesecloth, pearl trims, wooden heart and charm
Gesso, Frantage embossing powder, Stickles
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Crafty Friends DT Card - Anything Goes

Hi everyone

Thanks so much to everyone for the get-well wishes, I really appreciate them :) I'm feeling so much better now and I've almost caught up on everything too, so all good! I've had two college exams this week and I did really well in both of them! Much better than I expected, so I'm really happy!

The theme of this week's challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is
Anything Goes
Here are details of this challenge's wonderful sponsor... 


One lucky winner will receive $7.00 of digital stamps of their choice from the store.

For my card, I used this adorable image Cup of Love - I'm trying to build up a Christmas card stash, so if I can use my DT makes to add to this pile I will! This image isn't a Christmas image per se, but coloured appropriately I think it works quite well :) 

Ingredients
Cup of Love by Pickled PotPourri
Nitwits papers
Wycinenka chipboard sentiment
MS snowflake border punch
Charm from Live and Love Crafts
Cheesecloth, snowflake, ribbon and poinsettia from stash
Coloured with Copics
Liquid Pearls, gold Stickles, Frantage Powder and Embossing Powder

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
(old stash because it's familiar and I know what it goes with always)

Thanks for looking :)

Tanya xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

All Dressed Up New Release Inspiration

Hi everyone!

The October release from All Dressed Up Stamps is too cute! 


For my DT inspiration card, I used the beautiful image "Little Birdie" - I'm trying to make as many of my DT cards as possible into Christmas cards so I'm at least a little bit prepared! This image is great for all year round :D 

Various papers from stash
Wycinanka chipboard sentiment
Ribbons and poinsettias were a gift from my mum
Cheesecloth
MS snowflake border punch
Charm from Live & Love Crafts
Aged Taupe and Aged Ivory embossing powder
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
I like old stash because it's kind of familiar, you know what it will always work with! 

Thanks for looking, do head over to the All Dressed Up blog and All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see heaps more inspiration :)
Tanya xx