Thankyou For stopping by to visit my little crafting corner. I love reading all your comments, and am happy to answer any questions.

Stay safe,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I have opened an etsy shop YAY!!!!

Thought I would quickly let you know I have just opened an etsy shop to sell my cards and crafts. Please feel free to visit :-)

I know I have been MIA a bit lately, but I do have some cards made so will try and get them on here ASAP.

Thanks for your understanding- life can be so hectic- and school holidays here at the moment so I may not have my sanity for much longer lol!

Stay safe XOX Tania

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Giveaway over on my facebook page

Good morning.  Firstly, I apologise for my lack of attendance here on my blog. life has just been so busy lately :-(  But I thought I would spread the word here that over on my facebook page, I am having a giveaway for reaching 100 likes! it is small, but good things come in small packages !! the disc in this magazine come with over 400 elements, digi stamps and digi papers from the likes of Saturated Canary, Pink Paislee, Fizzy Moon and Vera Lane.  

you do not have to "like" my page to enter, but if you like my cards please feel free to like the page.  I find I have the time to quickly load photos there of my cards than I do here as here on my blog I love to give you details and the nitty gritty of my cards :-)

So pop on over to my facebook page and leave a comment to enter, share the pic that is there so you spread the word and you could win!

Thanks for stopping by XOX Tania

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Tip Tuesday Guest Designer male card Spitfire Delicious Doodles

Good morning! Thanks for stopping by.  I was lucky to be picked as Top Tipper over at Top Tip Tuesday a few weeks ago, and was asked to be guest designer for their challenge this week.  The challenge is to use metal faux or real! So I have used some metal charms and wait for it... I have a done a male card. I KNOW! shock horror lol!!! I have used "spitfire" from Delicious Doodles, and didnt have to colour it at all- super simple!  The sentiment is a combination using a Popcorn bear sentiment and a Whimsy notables 2 outer frame stamp and cut with the notables 2 die. I used DP from two Prima pads- called "Cartographer"  and "engraver".  Die cuts are using magnolia swirl die, Cheery Lynn Gears die and Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl die.  The charms are from Nini's Things on facebook. 

Here's my top tip for the challenge: When distressing edges of your cardstock, ink the edges and distress whilst still wet.  Place the edge of what you are going to distress onto your table leaving about 1cm hanging over the edge of your table. Working from the centre of your cardstock and out to the corner, distress using your distressing tool. This way, your corners stay intact, and your paper will not get creases in it. The slight wetness left by the ink helps it “puff”up.

So now its your turn.... Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and show us your metal! and while you're there, why not leave a tip to help us all craft a little easier and you could be the next Guest Designer?!

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sarah Kay's Antoinette and Bessa go for a stroll

Hello! This is a stamp I haven't inked for ages- Sarah Kays Antoinette and Bessa go for a stroll.  I used memento Desert Sand ink and colored with copics.  Sentiment I think was from a kaiserCraft set. dies are Tim  Holtz and Magnolia. Flowers are WOC.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe XOX Tania

Mo Manning Fairy Kiki

This digi image is Mo Manning's Fairy Kiki, colored with copics. The DP is OLD probably 10 years old, so not sure if you can still get it? Onto the dies-  the border is Memory Box called DeLacie Border, Doily is a Joy Crafts die called Circle doily, the Swirl is Magnolia, the back tag is Joy Crafts Labels #2, memory box called Baby Clothes.  Flowers are WOC.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Pink Gem Designs Baby Boy Bundle

Hi there, I thought I would just quickly upload some pics of cards I have been working on- just so you dont think I have fallen off the edge of the planet lol!!!
This is Pink Gem Designs digi image called baby boy bundle.  I colored him with copics.  When I get more of a chance I will come back and let you know the dies I used etc. Paper by Pion, Pram and charm by myself. Flowers by WOC.

hopefully this can give you some inspiration, not much detail I know, but wanted to share some cards

Thanks for dropping by. Stay safe. XOX Tania

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

crafting goodies for sale

I am cleaning up my craft room. That means I have to declutter and sell some stuff! I will be listing on ebay shortly, but thought I would give my local folk (Dakabin QLD Australia) the opportunity to come over and see what I have. Loads of stamps (wood mounted and clear sets), ink pads, a few packets of brand new dies, stickers, embellishments etc.  Please comment below and I will PM you my number/address. There are loads of bargains... House mouse stamps, impression Obsession, Penny Black clear sets, disney... larger stamps $6 - $7.50, but most are around $3 - $4. $10 die sets. I have too many at the moment to upload pictures,but as I sell them and list on ebay I will upload pics then. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Whimsy's Bird Swing by Sylvia Zet

A friend wanted a card for her Nan's 80th birthday.  She loves bluebirds and I've had this Whimsy image for ages! By Sylvia Zet you can get it here.  Perfect!!! I coloured it up with copics and used my favorite DP by Pion (Blue baby blanket).  Lots of different die cuts here (I have done a bit of shopping since I was last blogging hehe :-) So... the border is Memory Box called DeLacie Border, Doily is a Joy Crafts die called Circle Doily, Spellbinders heart key (from set Decorative elements- Labels 28) the birdcage is Crafty Individuals called Guilded Cage and the Swirl is Magnolia.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the cute little bluebird charm is from Nini's Things here in Qld :-) 

Copic Colours I used:
YR 0000, 000, 01, 12, 18
B 000, 00, 91, 95
BG 0000, 000
E 21, 25, 31
YG 03, 63
R 00, 81, 83, 89
C 0, 1, 3

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe. XOX Tania

Magnolia Oops

Thought I would put this one up for eye candy as I have lost all the details to this card.  The image is Magnolia "oops" stamped with memento Desert Sand for a lines technique.  Dies are memory box, Susana's Custom Art and Card, and Magnolia. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Paper is also Magnolia.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe. XOX Tania

Phindy's Place image Never Forget I Love You

Good morning- sorry its been such a long time between posts.  I have managed to get cards done whilst Amelia has been nappping, but run out of time to blog :-(  here is a card I did for a friend who was off to a wedding.  The recipient loved elephants and this Phindy's Place image was perfect for the occassion.  It is called Never Forget I Love You and I have coloured it up with copics.  Beautiful Pion DP called Sweet Baby- blue baby blanket. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Asst dies from Magnolia, Cheery Lynn, LaLa Lands and Whimsy.  the butterfly I hand made by stamping and fussy cutting out a butterfly image, then adding some bicone crystal and a dangle pearl drop.

colours I used were very simple-
W 0, 1, 3, 5
C 0, 1, 3, 5
R 00, 20, 81, 83
RV 95
B 000, 00, 97

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe. XOX Tania