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my being laptopless, I dug out my aged Macbook from the cupboard, it's very slow and is about three gigantic updates out of date, but until I get my own one back, this will have to do nicely!!!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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

All Dressed Up October Facebook Challenge

Good evening everyone!

I was on holiday for two weeks, and on the flight home I got so sick that the paramedics were waiting for me when the plane landed, worst flight ever :P When you're at 30000 ft and can't see, feel your arms or face and your heart-rate is about 30 bpm and you can't stop vomiting, it gets pretty terrifying. Still not quite sure what went wrong, but a week later I'm feeling much stronger but still a bit delicate. 

Anyway, I'm playing catchup on all aspects of life at the moment, the post-holiday laundry pile seems to be never ending, I have so much college work to do I don't even want to think about it, and there's a few card orders due already so I'm feeling the pressure :P I need to concentrate on my health first though, as I can't do much if I'm dead lol. 

So, a few days late but better late than never. The All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge for October is the theme of "Autumn or Halloween". 

I used the adorable image Magical Day for my card.


Here's what I made :) 
 Ingredients
"Magical Day" by All Dressed Up digital stamps
Maja Design "Enjoying Outdoors" papers
Memory Box Cobweb Border die
Memory Box batty border die
Martha Stewart stars border punch
Saddlestitch ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Cheesecloth, purple sparkle netting, owl charm, brown tulle trim from stash
Coloured with Copics and purple distress ink pad
Stickles, Liquid Pearls

Closeup of the cute owl charm

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Favourite Season (Autumn - I love Halloween!)
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Bingo (Pearls/Charms/Dies)

Thanks for looking, and do head over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to enter the challenge for the chance to win prizes and to see lots of lovely cards by many talented crafters :) 
Tanya xx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Crafty Friends Challenge 41 - Special Occasions

Hi everyone,

The latest challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog has just started. 

The theme this time is SPECIAL OCCASIONS. 

Here are details of this challenge's wonderful sponsor Stamps by Julia Spiri... 



One lucky winner will receive 2 digi stamps of their choice.

Click HERE to be taken to their Etsy and
Click HERE to be taken to their challenge blog

Here is my card for the challenge: 

I used the gorgeous image Fairy With Gift.

Please do head on over and see what my teamies have made!
Will update this post with details and challenges I want to enter tomorrow :)
Tanya xx

Friday, 2 September 2016

Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Lots of Glitter

Hi everyone

I'm late with my Crafty Friends DT card this time, life is hectic and I can't seem to have enough hours in the day to fit everything in...But better late than never I suppose.

The theme of this week's challenge is
Use Lots of Glitter

Here are details of this challenge's wonderful sponsors... 

Click HERE to be taken to their Etsy store and
Click HERE to be taken to their blog

Our next wonderful sponsor is...
Click HERE to be taken to their web-store
Click HERE to be taken to their blog
Click HERE to be taken to their Facebook

Our third fabulous sponsor is...
Click HERE to be taken to their web-store
Click HERE to be taken to their challenge blog



I was delighted to receive a fab The East Wind image to work with for my DT card. I chose the beautiful Aurora Holly & Olive image.

Ingredients
Nitwits papers
LDRS Lovely View Die
La La Land Snowflake Banner Die
Ribbon, Snowflake and Diamante Embellishment from stash
Coloured with Copics
Stickles, Frantage

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

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Hana's card :)

Evening all

Just a quick post to share the card my lovely 11-year-old niece Hana made to give her mum for her birthday. Aside from printing out the papers and image, and cutting them out, she did it all by herself :) 
She picked out this adorable little mermaid to colour in :) It's from Lili of the Valley.

The papers are from Pixel Paper Prints
Charm and dewdrops from Ribbon Girl
Ribbons from stash
Sentiment printed on the computer
She coloured with my Copics
Lashings of Stickles and Glossy Accents :) 

She'd love to get some nice comments on her card I'm sure, so feel free to let her know if you like her card :) 

She'd like to enter it into the Simon Says Stamp Kids Challenge.

Thanks for having a look!
Tanya (and Hana) xx


Monday, 22 August 2016

Summertime 30th Birthday Tri-fold card

Hi everyone

Here sharing a card I made a while back, I was asked for something special from someone who regularly asks for cards, so I had to come up with something different haha! 

So this is what I made, a cascading tri-fold card.



Closeup of the front bit and the gorgeous picture

The back fold

Ingredients
Maja Design's summer papers from last year
Image and front sentiment from the same paper pack
Marianne Design numbers dies
LDRS Lovely View die
Flowers, pearl trim and shabby rose trim from Live and Love Crafts 
Laces from Ribbon Girl
Cheesecloth
MS Doily Border Punch

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


Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

ABC Challenge GDT - N for Noel

Hi everyone

My post for my second GDT spot with ABC Challenge blog is late, because my cat Frank got injured. He's doing well now but had to spend a few days at the vets, thank goodness for a vet that will take an injured kitty at 9 pm on a Sunday night <3 Such a hero. Yet another cat emergency, what an awful year this has been :( Here's the little pet looking super handsome! :D


Anyway, back to crafty things :) I'm GDT over at the ABC Challenge Blog this month and the latest challenge went live on Monday. The theme this time is N is for Noel, and Magnolia-Licious is their sponsor this time.

Ingredients
Image from LOTV art pad (discontinued)
Memory Box Precious Mittens die
MS snowflake punch and snowflake border punch
Spellbinders fancy square die
Reindeer charm, dew drops, stickles, liquid pearls, glamour dust
Papermania papers

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

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

All Dressed Up August Facebook Challenge - Ribbon/Lace

Evening all

Since it's the 1st of the month (August already....where's the year gone?!) we have a new challenge over on the All Dressed Up Facebook page, and this time, the theme is "Ribbons and/or Lace". 

I used the gorgeous image Little Angel on my card :) 


Ingredients
Little Angel by All Dressed Up
First Edition papers
Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die
Scrapiniec chipboard doily lace borders
Cheesecloth from Noor Design 
Shabby organza rose trim, flatback pearl trim from Live and Love Crafts
Twinkle sheer ribbon, lace from Ribbon Girl
Charm, gold ribbon, star and pearl strand from stash
Stickles, Frantage Powder, Liquid Pearls

Monday, 1 August 2016

GDT for the ABC Challenge!

Hi everyone!

I'm the August GDT over at The ABC Challenge

The first of the two challenges I'm a guest for starts today, and the theme is 
"M is for Maiden"
(Create a card for a young girl)

There is a fantastic sponsor for this challenge too! 


For my card, I used the fabulous Paper Shelter image called "Adorable Cowgirl"


Ingredients
Adorable Cowgirl image from The Paper Shelter
Nitwits papers
Cheesecloth and hessian
LDRS Lovely View die
Martha Stewart stars border punch
Star embellishments from stash
Liquid Pearls, Stickles
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Nitwits, because digital papers are so convenient and because their patterns are always spot on

Thanks for looking, and head on over to the challenge and have a look at the fantastic DT creations, and have a go at entering yourself :D 
Tanya xx

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Crafty Friends DT Card - Favourite Embellishment

Hi everyone

Hope you're all well! 

This fortnight over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, our theme for the challenge is to 
USE YOUR FAVOURITE EMBELLISHMENT. 
What that is, is up to you! I love pretty much all embellies haha! 

We have an amazing sponsor this fortnight - A Day For Daisies whose images I ADORE!




I used the gorgeous image "My Tower"


Ingredients
My Tower image from A Day For Daisies
Nitwits papers
Scrapiniec chipboard rosette doily
Wycinanka chipboard mini butterflies
White lace
Satin purple spotty ribbon
Pink crispy ribbon 
Flower from stash
Cheesecloth
MS Border Doily Punch
LDRS Gilded Doily Die
Stickles, Frantage, Liquid Pearls
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
(Nitwits papers are my go-to, I love using digital papers, so convenient!) 

Thanks for looking, do head over to Crafty Friends for a look and to enter yourselves! :D

Tanya xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Crafty Friends DT card - still a few days to enter

Good afternoon!

Scrappycat is at home, in her big dog crate, and doing well. She's eating and drinking and she seems to not be in too much pain (probably due to her powerful painkillers - she seems to like me a lot more than usual too LOL! I think she's a little "out of it") so I'm OK. She meows a lot in the night and her cage is in the bedroom, so that's a challenge, but it's not for long. Her stitches will be coming out next Thursday/Friday. 

I made a second card for the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's current colour challenge of Pink White and Green. We have three fab sponsors, SheepSki DesignsStar Stampz and Bugaboo Stamps


I used another SheepSki image for this card too - they're just too cute! Andrea is a great artist, her images are gorgeous :) This image is Flump n Tic.

Ingredients
Image - Flump n Tic from SheepSki Designs
Nitwits papers
MS doily border punch
Pearl trim from Live and Love Crafts
Charm from Ribbon Girl
Ribbon and Diamante embellishment from stash
Coloured with Copics
Stickles

Friday, 8 July 2016

Crafty Friends DT Card - Colour Challenge

Evening all

I'm SO late posting this. Life is hectic and so not fun at the moment. Like...this year has just been pants so far! Every week there seems to be some new disaster and I am stressed beyond belief ha! I've seen the vet SO many times this year, and the Emergency Department at the hospital more times than I would ever want to. I really wanted to start afresh at the turn of the half-year, but it only took three days in for life to hurl the next box of lemons at me.  Guess I'll just have to start afresh next January ha. Or, college "new year" is September, so maybe September is a good place for a fresh start?! I just got my beautiful Scraps back from the vet, she had a graphic injury that I'm not going to describe and was hospitalised for four days, she's doing well now but I'm heartbroken for her! And really not looking forward to having to administer her medicines for the next week, she's a very highly strung nervous cat so it's really not going to go well :(

Anyway, back to crafts! The latest challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is a colour challenge:

Use 
Pink, White and Green

I love this colour combo! It's definitely one of my favourites, for girly cards anyway. We have three fantastic sponsors for this challenge:
Sheep Ski Designs





For my card, I used this fantastic SheepSki Designs image called Humphrey (image no. 23).

And here's the full card I made using this adorable image! I made this as a Thank You card to give to our vet for taking such great care of our bunny Zorro :)
Ingredients
Nitwits papers
WOC flowers, Ruffle Trim and Pearl Trim from Live and Love Crafts 
Marianne Design Ivy Die
Cheery Lynn Flourish Die
White ribbon and Diamante Embellishment from Ribbon Girl
Coloured with Copics

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Markers/inks/pencils
Copics are my favourite, because I colour best with them. I've tried Promarkers, Inktense pencils, I'm going to try Prisma pencils in the future, but for now Copics are my choice
ABC Challenge - K is for Kind
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Say it with flowers
Ribbon Girls - July Card Challenge
Fab n Funky challenge - 2 or more DPs
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Kort o Mania - Summer
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Colours of Summer

Thanks for looking! And do head over to Crafty Friends to see my teamies' beautiful makes, and to enter your own cards into our challenge!

Tanya xx

Sunday, 3 July 2016

All Dressed Up DT card

Evening all

The latest challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page for July is GIRLY. I happened to love making girly cards :)
I used the gorgeous All Dressed Up image called "Festival Lily".

Ingredients
Maja Design "Summer Crush" papers
Memory Box Summer Border die
Frantage powder, Stickles
Charm, ribbon and diamante embellishment from stash
Coloured with Copics

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

Thanks for looking :) 
Tanya xx


Monday, 20 June 2016

Happy Father's Day

Evening all :)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm here to share another father's day card I made. 
I used this adorable image from Di's Digi Stamps. He's called Gardening Ted and he's currently on sale at $2.

Ingredients
Gardening Ted by Di's Digi Stamps
Nitwit Collections papers
Button and trim from stash
LOTV sentiment
Liquid Pearls
Coloured with Copics

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

Thanks for looking :)
Tanya xx