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Friday, August 17, 2012

Spring is back sarah Kay pop up birthday card

found these in my drafts not yet published... some of my very first cards... my style has changed dramatically!

Southern Girls Challenge A Chipboard teapot holder for coasters

Good evening! thank for stopping by.  Well its time for another exciting challenge over at the southern girls challenge... chipboard- MY FAVOURITE!!!  Time has got by me this week and unfortunately I didnt get this to Southern Girls challenge in time for posting, but I made this project for their challenge this week.. The image is by Fred She Said and is perfect for the chipboard challenge.  You all know my love of chipboard, so loved doing this challenge.  I got the teapot template of the internet, and hand cut it using white chipboard from Office works.   I made a little box for the coasters to house in in between the two teapots.  The coasters are made with 1.8mm chipboard which I have cut with a spellbinder (well the spellbinder made an impression, by which I handcut the rest!) and then topped them with images from the  Dragonfly Flower Doodledallion DIGI SET by Fred She Said.  get yours here. I sealed the coasters with Jo Sonjas sealer, but I think you could use any sealer maybe something like Mod Podge????

I am sorry for the short and sweet post.  After a long week of doctors appointments, sick children and work thrown in, I'm absolutely wrecked! I hope to get some projects done this weekend- would be nice :0) Til next time Stay Safe XOX Tania

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Christmas in..... August with LOTV... an advent calendar with a twist

 Good evening, Thanks for stopping by.  I seem to have a love affair with chipboard, and am always trying out new things... this advent calendar takes the cake!  I have made this box from scratch using plain chipboard, hot glue and brown framer's tape.  Each drawer is a little fold up box .  I made four towers of six drawers, separated each of them with a triangular cone like thingy (a piece of chipboard scored into three equal sections, and stuck together with tape) and decorated to the max.  I then made the top by laying the drawer base onto chipboard, tracing around the base, adding 2cm to the front part and cutting out a topper.  I then made my flip top calendar, and acetate cone with pearl fabric paint, and a plitherer of adornments :0)
 These are the things I have used to create this advent calendar:

Images I have used are from Lili of the Valley: Angelic Lute and Christmas Bears Sledge... you can get them here.
Flowers adn pearl brads are from Wild Orchid Crafts. You can get them here.
lots and lots of diamond dust!!!
lots and lots of chipboard!!
the numbers are handcut, and the wording "days until Christmas" is computer generated
 I have used punches by Martha Stewart, spellbinders nestabilities (Fancy Tags Four??), cuttlebug die for the snowflakes
Hat pins I make myself
Kaisercraft sparklets in Cameo colour
Liquid pearls around the drawers
some lace from  my ever growing stash
little decorative head pins, pearls and rhinestone rondelles for the handles

Drawers are big enough to hold up to four little christmas chocolates/treats :0)


I would like to enter this in the LOTV ideas to inspire challenge : anything but a card.... I have used two (older but wonderful) images

Thankyou for taking the time to stop by, please fell free to leave some love... I try and reply to all messages and visit your blog too :0) Stay Safe XOX Tania


Friday, August 3, 2012

Penny Black Toadily birthday card

Good morning! thanks for stopping by.  phew work has been so busy and with the flu thats going around at the moment, I have done some extra shifts, which means my craft room has been neglected and so has my blog :0( I have had today off, which gave the chance to do some crafting YAY!!!  I am not normally a lover of green or frogs, but a friend of the family has a birthday today and she loves frogs, so thought I would get out of my comfort zone with this card.  Also if you pop over to Southern Girls Challenge this fortnight they want to see projects relating to water...and well...frogs LOVE water!!!  I have followed a sketch set by Dawny over at Papertake Weekly.  The cute little image is from a Penny Black clear set called "toadily". It is such a perfect size and is super cute with the lily flower.  I have added a square ribbon slider, moonstone brads from WOC, ribbon and a large daisy from stash.  The papers are: "Dancing Jewel" from KaiserCraft, "Market street happy birthday dictionary paper" from My Minds Eye, and "Vintage Market" from Adorn It.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
PTW: sketch by Dawny
Bearly-Mine: anything goes
Crafts and Me: use Green

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, stay safe XOX Tania