Saturday, 31 October 2009

Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge week 43

This is my first time entering Fab's Big Christmas card challenge, this weeks theme is Ovals and or scalloped edge. I hadn't realised until I paid the blog a visit and thought that my card fitted the brief. I have used my new Unity stamps. Thanks for visiting please leave a comment Taniax

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Whats on your desk

Okay Its a dumping ground, its usually very tidy but with going back to work on Monday, the first week back leaves me shattered. Must try harder Tx

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Saturday 5th Sept, What I learnt...........

Well they were in the sale :) , I just love crocs live in them all year round at home. I even wear my Mary Janes for work I love comfy shoes and theses stay on my feet all day. I did have a sea blue pair but my youngest stole them for summer, I am sure when his feet grow they will be back in my collection. I have also asked Santa for a pair of the new Blitzen slipper, so another to add to my collection. Thanks for stopping to visit leave a comment if you'd like Tx

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Friday 4th What I learnt today................

Here is mine what I learnt today....... you have to remember that living on the Isle of Man means that for 4 weeks a year the main road around the Island is closed periodically for motorbike road racing and because we live inside the track we have to use the access road to get to the rest of the island. I have a tendency to stay at home and only go out if i really have too.......... We needed to go to the shops so a 15 minute journey took us an hour and 15. Thanks goodness that was the last race day for 2009. History was made also the first race was won by a woman. First time in the history of the Manx Grand Prix and TT races . Thanks for stopping by please leave a comment to say you've been Tania x

Thurs 3rd Sept, What I learnt........

This is my page of What I learnt on the 3rd. I will explain I was on the phone with my mum who lives in a small village just outside Huddersfield West Yorks (I live on the Isle of Man). When she said her cat was smelling at something on the rug, got up and rushed back and said she had a bat on her room rug, (it was in her hand by now, because she put it to the phone and I could hear it clicking) I said to find a box to put it in and I would search the net for a contact number. By the time we spoke again I had rung bat rescue and a lovely lady explained about keeping the bat until dusk then having to put it in the box about 5 - 6 feet in the air let it crawl to the edge and hopefully the air will get under its wings and then it should hopefully fly way. I did ask if it plummeted to the ground what should she do, she said to put it back in the box and ring in the morning after 9. I passed on all the info when we spoke, Mum was a little apprehensive because the weather was so poor but when she rang later she said that the other bats were flying about so she had done as instructed and the bat had gone. She had got soaked through though!!!!!
So this is how I helped save a bat while living on the Isle of Man!!!!!!
Thanks for looking please leave a comment Tania x

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Sept 2nd, Learn something new .........

September 2nd. I learnt that when someone rushes in front of you at the sorting office (main post office)that they don't always manage to do what they need to. The counter was closed so the man couldn't put his parcel through. I had a stamp on my important birthday cards and need to check if it was enough the postman could check for me and when I needed an extra stamp I had one in my purse. That's when being organised does help. I also bought my youngest a new blazer and it fits him perfect . Thanks for visiting please leave a comment Tx

Sept 1st ,Learn Something New Every Day

Here is my first page of my album thanks for looking Taniax.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Penny Black challenge- Week 64 Christmas

This is my card for this weeks challenge, I have used one of my new Christmas stamps Overdressed Duck coloured with Pro Markers .I have used my nestabilities to cut the back ground mounts and placed it on 3d foam. The back ground paper is fom kanban with the peel off wishes and finished off with a red ribbon. Thanks for calling by if you get chance please leave a comment Tx

Learn Something New 2009

This is my front cover for Shimelle's Learn Something New class which starts tomorrow The 1st of Sept and runs for a full month. I have made a 6 x 6 album and I am hoping I can keep up with the class. Thanks for looking if you like my work let me know Tx

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Teen Terrors

This is my ATC , for this weeks Tilda and Friends ATC challenge this week it is Teen Terror. I have used the shopping tilda and coloured with ProMarkers paper from my scrap box and finished off with NO,NO IM NOT SULKING from my dymo. Thanks for looking please leave a comment if you like my work Tx

Been very busy

Here are a few of the 14 layouts I have done with the photos from or visit to Chester Zoo.To make it less boring each layout has got an interesting fact about the animal we saw. Thanks for visiting if you like my work please leave a comment thanks Tx

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Pro Marker Challenge 2

This is the new Pro Marker Challenge, with a lovely sketch. I have used scraps from my scrap box to make the card and a lovely Anya image the stamps were bought for me for my recent birthday :) . If you haven't tried the promarker yet they are brill so easy to use and give a professional finish. Thanks for visiting , please leave a comment if you like my work TxPosted by Picasa

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Welcome Baby card made for a friend

I have used a Penny Black image couloured with pro Markers . The paper is a free download from Chris and the alphabet cut from night & day sizzix alphabet. Loved making the card, hope they like it tx
Please leave a comment if you like my work thanks

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Made a few Layouts yesturday

These are the layouts made with this months Crafty Stash monthly kits, wonderful papers great with black and white papers. The first 2 layouts have information to how the pages were made the last layout is me using up the papers, thanks for looking. Please leave a comment Tx

Monday, 27 July 2009

First day of the school holidays, so here's my card for the I love promarkers challenge

This is my first challenge card, for the new Promarker challenge, if you have never tried them they are wonderful. Thanks for looking Tx

Saturday, 18 July 2009


A couple of cards I have recently made for friends, to give to their loved ones will uploaded a couple more tomorrow Tx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


This is my youngest sons last sports day at Junior school. Next year he starts high school.
I have used the new kit from Modscraps the colours are just perfect.
I have cut loads of different circles using woodware and stampin up punches, edged them with ink and arranged them under the photo. I have used doodlebug letters and then used the stampin up journaling pen to give it all "bounce". Thanks for looking
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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Another card

Posted by Picasathis is another card made for a friend to send on, I was given the brief of poppies and old churches, so I think I met the requirements
Hope she likes it.
Thanks for looking , please leave a comment if you like my work Tx

Welcome baby

Posted by PicasaThis a card that a friend asked me to make for her, I really enjoyed using the sizzix dies to create this card. Hope they like it.
Thanks for looking Tania x

May 2009 Crafty Stash Kits layouts

Here are my layouts with this months Crafty Stash Kit, with having two boys I found the colours perfect but if you take a look at the gallery you will find an array of layouts, so it can be used for anyone. I loved the idea of adding the mesh to the layout and I used my own sizzix alphabet
Thanks for looking please leave a comment if you like my work Tx
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Another layout with May 2009 Crafty Stash Kit

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Another layout with Crafty Stash monthly kit

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Sunday, 24 May 2009

What a HOOT

Posted by PicasaThis is another layout made with paper from Sarah's card ltd, I only used one sheet of patterned paper anda sheet of card. The PP are reversable so the flowers are made from the reverse spottyside .Thanks for visiting leave a comment if you likt my layouts Tx

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Owl Deep is Our Love

No kit for this one, I have used a PP paper from 3 bugs in a rug and a piece of bazill, I also used sizzix dies to cut the alphabet and leaves and added bling. For the flowers I used an assortment of Stampin Up punches for the flowers and used the water soluble crayons to add the depth to the leaves.
Thanks for looking please leave a comment Tx

Monday, 11 May 2009


Just love these papers from Crafty Stash I have used the kit basic layout and added my own twist, Roar is in felt to give it a nice feel. Thanks for Looking Tx 

Here are this months Layouts using Crafty Stash Kits and papers

These are my layouts using the April09 Kit from Craftystash really loved the kit,i am not the best at cutting out but the kit has the 2 classes to help you. The horizons is the lo I did to use some of the papers up. Thanks for looking Tx

Thursday, 2 April 2009

I have still got plenty left..........

I used some of the scraps from the March kit, and its still going strong. I have lots of sticker embelishments left. All i have done is added 1 piece of card and 2 bards . Thanks for calling by Tx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

And another from the same kit....

Here is another from the same kit. Lovely Daisy D papers, embelishments and stickers

A Layout!!!!!!!!! No its not an April Fool

Well I haven't been on my blog for a while and I certainly haven't do any layouts for ages . So I treat myself to the March kit from Crafty Stash I have been friends with Sue for along while and kept saying when I had finished my Diploma I would get some of her kits. Oh to be nearer her crops sound wonderful and I hope all the lovely ladies who attend realise just how luck they are.
I must admit i did follow the class instructions with a small twist, but then thats why I bought it, and I love the finished effect. Thanks for calling by , please leave a comment. Will try to be a better blogger Tx

Sunday, 8 March 2009


This means I have no excuse but to start crafting again!!!!!!!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge 1

Here is my card for your first challenge, really enjoyed using these colours, must admit they were out of my comfort zone. I have used one of my new images from Sketching Stamper digi-stamps. Coloured with Promarkers, Stampin up ink and ribbon . Card from papermill shop. Paper from basic grey Eva range.
Thanks for looking please leave a comment if you get chance Tx

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Great Images from Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamps

Here are two cards I have made using Chris's Digi Images they are great no longer do you have to stamp time after time until you get the right image. They are so easy to use , I have printed mine on to card to use with my promarkers. I was so pleased that my ink didn't bleed with the pens. I have put vellum over the card because i wanted a more muted tone but have stamped little flowers with Stampin Up inks on both cards in co-ordinate inks. I have used paper from my stash and have covered the edges and back of the paper with ink to blend in . The ribbons are Stampin up.
Hope you like them Chris , thanks for looking , please leave a comment Tx