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

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my being laptopless, I dug out my aged Macbook from the cupboard, it's very slow and is about three gigantic updates out of date, but until I get my own one back, this will have to do nicely!!!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

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 :) 

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
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 :) 
"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