Thursday, 28 February 2013

Mother's Day Wishes

Doesn't time fly !!! its got to that time again. its the second challenge from Sincerely Yours Creation.

This time it is Mother's Day our sponsors for the month are Dilly Beans  who do great digi images and 
Visible Image who make stunning clear stamps .

 I decided to use Visible image stamps for my Mother's Day Card , I used their large Winter tree, which I embossed with WOW silver embossing powder on to a large ornate circle by Spellbinders cut from Midnite Muse blue Stampin Up Card. I then punched out tiny flowers from Daffodil delight  yellow card and put a gem in each flower. I finished the tree off with a daffodil yellow bow, it was mounted on 3d foam. To make the backing paper I used the tree branches to stamp in both the yellow and blue ink and added a piece of the yellow ribbon and blue gems at the corners. The paper was then mounted on the  yellow card and finally mounted on a 8x8 square card.
The sentiment is from the More than words set 15 Mothers day stamp from Visible image. This was stamped in Midnight Muse on white card ,then mounted on blue and  then yellow card and mounted on 3d foam.
I am going to use the card for my Mum's mothers day card, I also did a similar card in blue and pink for my darling husbands mum.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card please let me know hugs Tania xx
Challenges entered 
Crafts & Me            Dies or punches
Crafting for all seasons   Dies or Punches
Divas by design       Anything goes
Paper Pretties   punches
Kaboodle Doodle     Use any bling
Crafty Ribbons Challenge     anything goes with a ribbon
Little Miss Muffet challenge         Blue & Yellow

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Lady Bird...

Hi folks here is my blog post for today,I have been busy preparing a few design team cards this week , the first will go live tomorrow. But I just wanted to share Eleanor painting ladybugs, I so love these images. i have kept the card quite plain after the original image and mounted it up on black and red. What a colour combo, I used to wear nothing but :). But now I am happy with my life I will now wear other colours.

 I have coloured the digi image using Pro Markers, I then used distress inks for the sky background  and sun and then used Stampin Up card for the card and ribbon.The little ladybird embelishments were a free gift in a card mag  last month.
Please leave a comment to say you have visited , its always nice to know what others think Hugs txx
Challenges entered
Lacy Sunshine blog challenge        Favourite Colour Combo
Make it Monday     always anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody    Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge     Birthdays
Simon Says   Anything Goes
the Pink Elephant Challenge   Anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox    Fairy Tale or Fantasy
The lollipop ladies        nerds

Sunday, 24 February 2013

A little bird told me....

Here is my card for Sunday, I have made it with my new digi stamp from Broken Box Stock called" A little bird told me". I have coloured the image with Pro Markers.
After rounding the corners on the card, I then finished off with a sentiment from Simon says and added more musical notes( this image is super for most occasions just add the sentiment to suit) and the sky is assorted blue distressing inks. The yellow paper is from the Cupcake rang of basic grey which I embossed down one side with a M-bossabilities from Spellbinders, then added a Marina Mist co-ordinating ribbon from Stampin up. I cut out 5 matching 
Marina Mist flowers and finished off with buttercup liquid pearl .
Many thanks for stopping by, please let me know you have called Txx
Challenges entered
Broken Box Stock the blog       Happy Birthday 
One stop Craft Challenge       for the kids
CMC Challenge    Its Girly
Card Making Mamas    It's Birthday Time
Lady Ann's Challenge   Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers    A Recipe
Crafty Catz   Dies & Punches

Ribbons & Bows

Here is my first card as a member of GingerLoft Challenge Blog Design Team, Thanks to Tami for allow me to join the talented group of designers.
I chose the Butterfly Collage image from Ginger loft to be my first image, I have decoupaged the butterflies and the leaves. The image was coloured with Pro Markers. I then mounted my topper on gold and cream 
The backing paper is designed from the serif  professional artist program, I also printed off a number of roses that i have also decoupaged up.I backed the paper with cream card and mounted it on a 8 inch square kraft card. To finish off the card  i added a ribbon and 2 bows I used Stampin Up ribbon its my favorite.
Don't forget to join the Ribbon & Bows Challenge over at

Let me know what you think and if you need any information don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks for looking Tania xx
Challenges entered
Challenge 4 Everybody        always anything goes
One stitch at a Time      Use a digi image
Robyn's fetish challenge blog     Use ribbon or twine
Pink gem challenge          Add a bow
Paper Creator's Craft      Flowery delight
Digi makeover challenge    anything goes

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A touch grey (and yellow)

 Hi folks this is my card for tonight ,I have used the free digi image from Lacy Sunshine Challenge
she is beautiful and I love her ducks.
 I decided to go for the spectrum of ice grey Pro marker pens with a touch of yellow as my combo on this card. may sound strange but I love the combo.
I then framed her with a spellbinder die frame in yellow and mounted it onto a grey background embossed with a spellbinder splendid embossability folder the one with the daisy flowers..
Secondly I added a yellow ribbon at the bottom of the grey card , three lemon roses, (I removed the green leaves and mounted it on to grey flower) . 
The card was finished off with a sentiment from Craftworks card.
Thanks for stopping by , if you have any questions please ask.
it would be nice if you can let me know you have been and what you think hugs Txx

Challenges entered
Lacy Sunshine         Favourite colour combo
Crafting by Design    Anything goes
7 Kids College fund    Happy Birthday
Penny's Paper Craft     Anything goes
Stamp N Doodle   Anything goes
The Pretty Little Ribbon     Anything goes
Crafting Cafe    Anything goes

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A little Sunshine...

Here is my card for today, i really enjoyed colouring her. (I should have been writing reports but I just got carried away.)  I used the Eleanor & Pickles birthday stamp   from Lacy Sunshine a lovely digi image.

 I coloured it with Pro Markers  in my favourite colour combo of green and blue with a hint of pink.I then mounted it on green card after adding ink to background,just so love distress inks for finishing a topper off. I put faux stitching on the card and mounted it on 3d foam. The background card is from first edition up,up and away pad. I finished the card off with ribbon from stampin up and a craftwork card sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by, please let me know you have been so I can come and visit you Hugs Txx

Challenges entered
Lacy Sunshine challenge     favourite colour combo
Card Making Mamas     Birthday Time
Pretty little ribbon shop    Anything goes
Charisma Cardz     Anything goes
Creative card Crew  Birthday  
Through the craftroom door   Always anything goes
CraftyBloggers Network    Anything goes

Monday, 18 February 2013

Up in the air

Here is my "Less is more" card for this week, I enjoy the challenge because even though i don't make to ornate cards I do more than their challenge requests. 
So what did I do,I used a digital paper printed off Serif digital artist plus for the clouds, then I used my Stampin up stamps UP ,UP and away to create the balloons .I cut them out and mounted them on 3d foam. I then rounded the corners of the backing paper and edged it with pro marker  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I finished the card off with my doodled  m birds :)
Thanks for stopping by please let me know you have visited so I can pop back and say hello.
Hugs Txx

Challenge entered
Less is more        Up in the air
Make it Monday   Anything Goes
Challenges 4 everybody   Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles    Anything but a square

Saturday, 16 February 2013

A bit of love & romance

A little love and romance is great in the world. Here is my card I hope you think it fits the bill. I have used a  the Swirly whirlies Cats from Little Claire. I have coloured it with Pro Markers , I then drew little hearts in glaze and masked off the moon. I used distressed inks for the sky and whipped off the ink from the stars. I then removed the mask and coloured with Sakura gelly roll glitter pen.
 The sentiments are from Little Claire'speel off range
 I then mounted the topper on silver miri ,red and black card. The hearts were cut out from the same red card. Thanks for calling by please let me know what you think Hugs txx

Challenges entered
Little Claire's Monthly challenge                   Love & Romance
Divas by Design                                           Love & Romance
Stampin for the weekend                             Distressing
My Mum's Craft Shop                                 Valentine?Love      
Emergency Crafters                                     Romance
The Stamp Spot                                           Hearts
The Craft Bloggers challenge                        Anything goes
The Squirrel and the fox                               Love      
Cards for Men                                             All my love

Imagine That...Flowers for you

Hi , I manage to stumble across a web site that links all the free digi images around called Free Digital Stamps and in doing so came across this beautiful bouquet of flowers, and then found that they have their first challenge, If you use their image you will automatically get their second  digi image so everyone is a winner. Imagine That.!!!
 I printed the image off twice and coloured one layer, then decided what you would find on the bottom layer example leaves and box and the back daises and cut them out so it is a two layer decoupage. I coloured them with ProMarkers and spectrum noirs. I cut the bottom layer out with one of my new spellbinder dies, then mounted the second layer with silicon glue. The topper was added to the Hunkydory card blank using 3d foam,the backing card  was inked with Salty Ocean distress ink. The card was finished off with gold gems. Thanks for calling by, let me know you have visited thanks Txx

Challenges entered
Imagine that... progressive freebie challenge      Challenge 1
Sweet Pea Stampers                                        Digital image  
Crafting Cafe                                                    Challenge 1 anything goes

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines

Well here its is at last, YES!!  the first challenge from Simply Yours Creation. Its Valentines day so It had to be Valentines.

This is my first Design Team card, I hope you like it?
I coloured the image of Rosalee from Kenny downloads with promarkers,.

 I then used a spellbinder die-cut and cut out the centre so it looked like an ornate picture frame and  mounted on 3D foam on my card. 
The backing paper is from first editions Love Letters, all the backing card is from Stampin Up.
 I finished the card off with a Visible image sentiment and hearts and heart shaped gems.
Thanks for calling by , let me know what you think. Txx
Challenges entered
Divas by design          Romance/love
Inky Chicks    Anniversary/Valentines
Make it Monday   anything goes  
The Pink Elephant         Love is in the air
Wags & Whiskers          Love    
The Artistic Stamper       Hearts & Flowers             

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Great News

I have been asked to design for Gingerloft, can wait my first challenge will go live on the 24th February  . Why don't you pop along and enter the current challenge THE COLOUR RED  there are some beautiful cards from the design team. Hugs txx

Love is in the Air...

Love is in the air, well yes its Valentines day on Thursday , so here is the card I have made for my darling husband. I have used Unity stamps, distress inks and a bit of glitter glue, I made this card after seeing something similar by the design team at Unity. I hope he likes it. Dont forget to watch out for the new fortnightly challenge blog Sincerely yours Creation you have to be in it to win it :) Hugs txx

Challenge blogs entered
Simon Says              have a heart
Card Crafters Circle     love is in the air
One Stop Craft Challenge        Love is in the air
The Squirrel and The Fox   Love
Card Making Mamas  Love
Challenge4everybody        anything goes

Music to my ears

Hi folks , here is my Less is More card, to wish a friend a happy birthday.It is a one layer card and the image is stamped direct on to the card. I have used hero art stamps I think!!! for the image that will teach me not to keep the packaging(no its Woodware) and a Simon says sentiment. The Sax is coloured with Spectrum noir pens and a little free doodling to join the sentiment to the image. I really enjoy the idea of Less is More. I can't wait until Thursday, when I can share with you my first design team card for the new SINCERELY YOURS CREATION BLOG  it is a fortnightly challenge blog and starts on Thursday the 14th of February if you haven't got a blog and would like to enter there is even a Facebook page. Thanks for visiting , please let me know you have been Tx

Challenges entered
Less Is More          Music
Joyfulstamper inspire me Friday     anything goes

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Cream & Kraft...

Here is my Cream & Kraft card and I am  wishing Less is more a happy 2nd birthday. For the card I have used a cream base and then crumb cake card and ink from Stampin up, also their itty bitty banner stamp and dies for the sentiment.The butterfly is from Visible image. I stamped the image twice, and separated the bottom wings mounting them on 3D tape , The butterfly is mounted on 3D tape at its body/thorax, so it has movement and finished off with pearls. Thanks for looking . Let me know you have visited Txx
Challenges entered
Less is more     Kraft & Kreme
Challenge 4 Everybody    Anything goes

Friday, 1 February 2013

A little LOVE...

Its February and that means its near to Valentine day so here is my bit of love. I have made the heart with the Visible Image stamps Immortal Love. I used a corrugated card heart and painted it with red paint. I then stamped the large rose in black and embossed with WOW embossing powder, after that I stamped the  roses  a number of times coloured them in red and the decoupaged them . The edge of the heart was then embossed with silver WOW embossing powder as was the sentiment. I then edged the heart in blur ruffled ribbon. Many thanks for calling by , please let me know you have been Tania xx

Challenges entered
Visible Image    Love
Simon Says     Anything goes
Make it Monday   Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge    Love is in the air
Wow embossing       Romance & Love        
My Mum's Craft Shop  Valentine/Love