www.acraftersheaven.com.au

Thankyou For stopping by to visit my little crafting corner. I have just started an online business www.acraftersheaven.com.au to sell my cards and I am also selling craft supplies. I love reading all your comments, and am happy to answer any questions.

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Stay safe,
Tania

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kathy has huge candy over at The Daily Marker

HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT KATHY IS GIVING AWAY here! ITS HUGE!!!! NOW, A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT I KNOW ABOUT KATHY....HER CARDS ARE AWESOME, HER COLOURING IS AWESOME, HER TUTORIALS ARE AWESOME, LIKE ME SHE LOVES THE AWESOME PENNY BLACK RANGE....AND SHE IS PROBABLY AN AWESOME PERSON AS WELL (I'VE NOT MET KATHY, BUT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET "THAT" FEELING??) ....SO DO YOU GET THE FEELING THAT SHE IS AWWWESOME LOL!!!!! DONT JUST FOLLOW HER BLOG TO ENTER, CHECK OUT HER BLOG AND HER CARDS, YOU WILL REALLY BE INSPIRED. XOX TANIA

Thursday, September 29, 2011

3D bauble christmas cards


 Good evening! I just want to share with you a few christmas cards I did tonight.  I had another milestone today- I purchased my first digital papers from nitwits - They were really friendly guiding me on how to download and use their products....pop over and have a look - they have some really neat patterned papers etc! I have used their snow folk for my blue snowflake card above.  The baubles I have used martha stewarts ornaments punch taht was lent to me by my good freind Deb.... and stuck them together as demonstrated by Jess at kinderstampo I am going to try my luck with these cuties on ebay- see how they go?? sentiments are penny black "a wonderful christmas" and from the Kaisercraft set "christmas sentiments" (I know I'm using this set to death, but I love it and the sizes of the sentiments are perfect for 10x15cm cards!) hope you like them- really quick christmas card ideas XOX Tania.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sarah Kay birthday pop up card

Hi! here's another of my earlier cards....Sarah Kays beautiful "spring is back".  front embossing s done with cuttlebug folder, some pearls and ribbon, and birthday pop up sentiment.  Hope you like it, thanks for dropping by XOX Tania

baby girl card


Hi Guys! Thanks for dropping by. I have been going through some pics on my computer and have come across some cards I did quiet some time ago and thought I'd share them with you.  This little one is mouse in nutboat by Tina Wenke.  The edge is done with a Martha Stewart edge punch. I have cut the pop up inside by hand- you can find the tutorial here. "congratulations" is probably the hardest word to "pop up" as it is so tiny to fit across the card and there are so many curved letters...but I hope you agree, the time spent is well worth the final product! The sentiment is computer generated- I think I found the verse from a vellum sheet of baby sentiments. I will try and post more of my older cards later- its funny when you look back to see how much your cards change over time, learning new techniques...still an oldie, but a goodie :0)
Thanks for popping by XOX Tania

Saturday, September 17, 2011

LOTV Christmas Card Angel




Good evening! Tonight I have a lily of the Valley christmas card...this one is from their new christmas range- called "Peace on Earth".  If you dont already know- I have a love affair with LOTV stamps, and this range has just made it worse LOL!!!  They are deeply etched and colour beautifully too! I have followed LOTVchallenge colours red green and white, and for the Wild Orchid Challenge I have followed their sketch.  The sky is inked with staz on "azure" and ColorBox "Prussian Blue". The star dust are just sketched on using my signo white pen.  The fairy dust behind the angel is a portion from an inkadinkado stamp 98644.  The trees are a great impressions stamp. both of these were embossed then sprinkled with glitter. the embossed paper is K & Co "Holly Vine". The inside dove is cut and embossed using cuttlebug dove die. "Merry Christmas" is from a papermania stamp set.  The large flower is hand made, the smaller flowers you can get from Wild Orchid Crafts as well as the pearl hat pin.

I am entering into the following challenges:
WOC challenge - sketch challenge
LOTV Challenge-  use red green and white
Papertake Weekly- Things with wings

thanks for dropping by XOX Tania

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WEDDING CARD WIFF OF JOY

Good evening My aunty asked me to make a wedding card for a friends wedding...so here it is! I am really happy with how this card has take shape.  I have taken the groom idea from Valitas Fresh folds.  A freind lent me her wiff of joy bride, as I only had the swing, so we are sharing  as all good cheap-skate crafters do LOL!!! I used my OLD creative memories cutters, as my set of oval spellbinders just weren't big enough. Flowers are from Wild orchid crafts. Unfortunately, my camera is not great, so the pictures just dont do the card justice, but in person I think (and yes I am bias!!) it looks fantastic.  Anyway, Thanks for dropping by hope you like my card, XOX Tania

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge challenging us to use a song or film title as inspiration.  My song I choose (which we also danced our wedding waltz to) is by Keith Urban- Your Everything...The song "I'll stand by you" by Bonnie Tyler also rings true with this card


DESK TOP CALENDAR- MONTH PER PAGE



Here are a couple of my pages of a different calendar I have done....this is my personal one, it is A4 size....I have sold many A5 sized calendars at markets and on ebay.  I put a lot of work into these, so decided that this calendar should last longer than a year, so what I did was I made the months for years in advance and they slip into clear photo corners so I can change them annually.
Thanks for stopping by XOX Tania


DESK CALENDAR FLIP TOP

Here's the other calendar I have made- same as the previous post, just different colours.  I love browns with blues and pinks they just go so well together! the sentiment is from a sweet n sassy clear stamp set "a true friend". 
Thanks for stopping by XOX Tania

FLIP OVER DESK CALENDAR

Good morning a quick post before I drop the kids at school- I make these calendars from scratch using chipboard and picture tape.  Each number and month flip card is covered chipboard. The numbers are hand cut and the months are computer generated.  I use the largest zutter o-wire to bind them all together.  the date cards are bound to a peice of chipboard, which is then adhered to the base (it sits a little higher over the base so the flips numbers fit at the back of the calendar because they are so long) I have made several calendars of this type, most I have given away or sold and I will post a couple more pics of another I still have here.  For this calendar, the dot paper is the reverse side of a Bo Bunny page- "Peacock Lane Ivy". The ornate paper is by Fancy Pants- My Family by Michelle Coleman- "son".  Sentiment is by PSX. I did the centre of the flower with pearls by Kaiser Craft.  Ok, so I must be getting these kids to school, but be back in a little while to upload pics of the other types of things I do Thanks for stopping by XOX Tania



Saturday, September 10, 2011

christmas tri fold card




Good evening! Tonight I have done another tri fold card this time for christmas.  I'm using my new Marianne dies and they are devine! I found that if I run them through my machine with greaseproof paper (waxed) the cardstock popped out much easier.  IThe snow is sparkly fluff, and stickles to decorate too! Ribbon is from American Crafts, papers are 3 bugs in a rug- let it snow, and Kaiser- wish upon "twinkle". the sentiment is from a kaiser craft set "christmas sentiments". 

I am entering this card into The Sweet Shop's sketch and Simon Says stamp Challenge of multifold cards- pop over and have a look at everyones awesome creations

Thanks for stopping by XOX Tania



Friday, September 9, 2011

birthday card using marianne dies







Good evening...well the last couple of days I seem to be getting all my "presents" at once!!! my package of Marianne Design dies arrived today, so of course, I HAD to play LOL!!!! I have used the embossing/cutting folder DS0907; ornate butterfly LR0113; and  doily flower circle LR0168. The inside butterflies are using a medium EK sucess puch and the smaller butterflies are puch out from my Martha Stewart butterfly border punch. The ribbon on the front is the same as the middle but has been coloured using meadow green and dragonfly glimmer mist (used together). Hope you like it :0) thanks for dropping by XOX Tania


 

embossed butterfly card

goodmorning! today I have a real quick and easy card, but still very nice.  It is a trifold card and I have used basic bazzil, rhinestones and ribbon- so you dont need stamping/colouring skills to do this one! The edging is simply little dots/lines using a white zig pen.  the embossing folder is a cuttlebug butterfly one.  I have rounded the edges with a coner rounder on two opposite corners of the coloured mats. 
I am entering this card in to the following challenges:
crafty creations challenge- anything but square
papertake weekly- anything goes
thanks for stopping by XOX Tania

SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE PRIZE ARRIVED

HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT I JUST RECEIVED IN THE MAIL...I WAS SO EXCITED!!! I WON 10PD VOUCHER IN A SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE TO SPEND @ JOANNA SHEEN AND THIS IS WHAT I GOT! OK SO I SPENT MORE THAN THE 10P BUT WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING I RECOMMEND YOU GO AND TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR STORE I RECIEVED MY (INTERNATIONAL)  ORDER IN LESS THAN 5 DAYS SO I WAS STOKED! THE PAPER BOUQUET BOOK IS A THICKER BOOK WITH TONS OF AWESOME FLOWERS.... ONLY PROBLEM IS NOW I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GO AND BUY SOME MORE PUNCHES LOL!!! THE TOOL SET IS JUST AWESOME- THE TOOL ITSELF IS INTERCHANGABLE WITH 9 DIFFERENT NIBS AND THE TWEEZERS ARE SO EASY TO USE- ALL IN A COMPACT CONTAINER.

THANKYOU SO SO MUCH FROM THE SOUTHERN GIRLS TEAM YOU HAVE MADE MY YEAR 

HUGS XOX TANIA

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WEDDING / BALLET DRESSES

Hello! Tonight I thought I'd share some little dresses I made today.  I took ideas from both Valitas fresh folds and Heartprints adding my own little twists.  They are a work in progress, but by simply using my spellbinders large scallop die, I am amazed what you can create.  The top embossing is a cuttlebug folder and the bottom dress is embossed using a spellbinders impressibility. I added some bling, glitter and ribbon adn viola! hope you like them- pop over to the two sites to have a look at their take on it. Thanks for dropping by 
XOX Tania

Sunday, September 4, 2011

LOTV SKETCH CHALLENGE

Good evening! I finally got my pencils out and started colouring again and to help my creativity (that is generally non existent LOL!!!!) I have followed the sketch on LOTV Challenge Blog by Pops. I need an engagement card for my husbands cousins, so thoguht this was the perfect oppotunity. I am entering this card into the LOTV challenge for my chance to win a 10 pound voucher to go towards my next buy of their gorgeous christmas stamps being released on the 6 September- check them out here
 Image is LOTV toadstool for two. Sentiment is from an Inkadinkado set "wedding". flowers are from wild Orchid Crafts, papers are: Authentique "Jaunt"; About A Girl "Olivia"; GCD Studios "Blooming" (both sides of this paper used); My Mind's Eye- Lost & Found "Portobello Road buddies". Blue Bazzil. Ribbon and gems from stash. thats it for me tonight, thanks for stopping by XOX Tania