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,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Penny Black Christmas Usher

Good evening! Thought I would make a start on chrissy cards, and I had this penny Black image coloured up a long time ago (pre-copics!!! coloured with my prisma colour pencils).  The papers are from a simple stories pad called Handmade Holiday.  The tree is cut from a magnolia die and the bauble is cut from a Martha Stewart punch (cut three baubles and one piece of JAC paper... fold the coloured baubles in half and stick two to the JAC paper, then the third gets stuck in the centre of the two others)  I have decorated the tree with some sparkle fibres. The image is  cut out with a spellbinders nestie Labels ten.

you can see from the pic below that I have layered the skirt part- stamp three images, cut the skirt out on two of them, colour up and use some paper toll adhesive to add the dimension.  I have then added some micro beads to the edge of the skirt.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspriations: Christmas in September
Just keep on creating: Christmas is just around the corner

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe XOX Tania.

magnolia bride and bridesmaid take 2

Good afternoon.  A different take on my previous card using the same magnolia image of a bride and bridesmaid.  I have followed an autumn coloured theme to suit challenges over at WOC and Papertake weekly (even though in Australia we are in spring).  I have followed a sketch by Arlana over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

These are papers from my new Prima pad called Romance Novel and the paper is rich and old fashioned.... I think would be perfect for those who do shabby chic.  Flowers are of course WOC and the hat pin is made by me :0)

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch by Arlana
Wild Orchid Crafts: Autumn Colours
Papertake Weekly: A Hazy shade of Autumn

A close up of the image and the shimmer of the dress (glimmer mist painted on with water brush)
And the inside (sentiment is by Stampin up! not sure of the set name)

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Monday, September 24, 2012

Magnolia Bride and Bridesmaid


Good evening thanks for stopping by! I have a beautiful magnolia image I have coloured here with my copics called Bride and Bridesmaid.  Thought I would give white on white a go.  I have followed a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp  It is really difficult to see the elements of this layout because the white blends in, but I HAVE followed the sketch trust me LOL!!!  Lots of things going on here: I have used sentiments from Whimsy called Celebration Circle pennants, cut with my scallop circle die, embossing folders from cuttlebug (hearts) and couture creations (walrus and carpenter).  The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn and the flowers are Kaisercraft and WOC.  Brads are Kaiser craft.  Ribbon and lace from stash. I have splashed around some stickles, liquid pearls, glimmer mist (see note a bit further down) and some dimension magic.  The white glitter twirls in the flowers I bought from the local $2 shop.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Dream valley: Celebrations
Divas by Design: Lovely Layers (minimum 4 layers)
Simon Says Stamp: Emboss It
Magnolia Down Under: White on White
Moving along with the times: Girly Prim and Proper
Allsorts: song inspired theme (chapel of love)

I took the pic below to show the glimmer of the dress.  I found that spritzing with glimmer mist got everywhere EXCEPT where I want it, so I get a water brush and dip the brush part in my glimmer mist and paint it on- goes on perfectly with one stroke! DONT fill the pen reservoir with your glimmer liquid- the fine glimmer particles get caught in the nib! here is a pic of what I am talking about (I bought mine from Riot art store)


Pretty plain and simple inside for a message. Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Some candy celebrating my 50 followers

Hellooo!!! Well its official, I HAVE 50 FOLLOWERS!! YAAAAAAAAY :0) So to celebrate this huge achievement for me- knowing that there are 50 people out there who like my work, I have some candy to give away.  It's not huge, but I hope the winner can get some use out of these goodies.  Simply leave a comment, and I will draw a name from a hat on the 13th October (my babies' 7th birthday). 

So whats in the candy??? There is:

Illuma "my favorite things" lid- card display (display your card between the two mittens- perfect for photo taking)
box of 114pces chipboard tags  and sayings
Inkadinkado clear stamps "Halloween"
pkt sparkle fibres (perfect embellishment for snow)
four colours of ribbon (each wrap is 3m and colour match the flowers)
four bundles of six large rosebuds
Cuttlebug cut and emboss Tinkerbell and Mickey Mouse

Candy is open worldwide.

You do NOT have to follow me (but if you like my work, I would be honored to have you as my next follower)

please post my candy on your sidebar to spread the word

please leave a comment so I can enter you in the draw.

Thankyou for stopping by, Stay safe XOX Tania

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Delicious Doodles @ Southern Girls Challenge

Good Morning! thanks for stopping by.  Its challenge time over at Southern Girls, and this fortnight, we're asking you to show us your bling bling!!! easy right??!! Our sponsors are Pink Gem Designs and Delicious Doodles. I have chosen this wonder digi by Delicious Doodles called Mother's Love.  I have coloured her with copics using yellows so it suits both girl or boy. I cut her out using spellbinders labels 10.  The paper is from a beautiful prima pad called Fairy Belle. I have used flowers from WOC, charm from ebay, ribbon from stash.  

See the rhinestone swirls??? I drool over these when I see them in the shops, but then see the price and have a coronary LOL! soooo.... I bought ONE pack and when I finished using it, I punched out the holes where each diamonte was stuck on the acetate (you can see where the pearls etc are as there is a circle indent on the acetate- I use a hammer and the punch part of an OLD eyelet setter).  Then when I want to add a swirl I use the acetate as a template, marking each hole with a small dot from a lead pencil .... I can custom make my swirls to fit the area then :0)

The sentiments are from a CC Design set by Amy R I got off ebay called Baby Sentiments and is cut using spellbinders fancy tags dies.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine: anything goes
Papertake weekly: Things that make you go AWWW

thanks for stopping by. Stay safe XOX Tania

No Prize :0(

I was just looking back on my old posts and came across a facebook challenge I entered and won. I "won" this prize as a facebook competition way back in February.  and I was so excited.  I placed an order that same day, specifically not ordering red flowers as I'd hoped I would receive my prize.  My order came, but not my prize. Unfortunately, after many emails with no response, I am still yet to recieve my prize.  It saddens me as I spend so much money at Wild Orchid Crafts and their customer service for paying customers is best- next to none. I dont like to complain, as it is, after al,l something free, but I wonder if anyone else has had such an experience with other challenges??? I figure, if you cant come good on the prize, dont offer a competition... am I being too hard???

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Krista Smith Pricillapie friendship card

Good morning thanks for stopping by!  Well, the school fete is finally here .... Saturday is the BIG day... I have been busy making cards as I am having a little stall there... so I have three days to get as much done as I can!   I have made a card using Krista Smith's beautiful Pricillapie.  I have coloured her with copics.  I followed a sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces.
I have used papers from my Prima pad called Rondelle... I'm sooo glad I bought two at the time because I LOVE this pad!!  Flowers are from Wild orchid Crafts. I have glued some dew drops around from my stash.  Hat pin I made myself.  Sentiment  outside was a freebie on a magazine here in Oz, and the inside is a Whimsy notables 4 sentiments.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by Stay Safe XOX Tania 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Redonkulous Wedding card

Hello again!! another beautiful wedding image by Redonkulous Designs  this one is the wedding couple.  Coloured with copics and spritzed with marshmallow glimmer mist.  I have used papers by Little Yellow Bicycle (wedding words) and Prima (paper pad called Rondelle).  I have used Cheery Lynn's Heart to Heart Doily die and Memory Box Woven Circle.  Flowers are by Petaloo.  Pearl brads are Kaiser Craft.  The sentiment inside is also from Kaiser Craft from a rub-on sheet.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: anything goes

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Redonkulous bride wedding card

Good morning, Today I have a wedding card made from a digi image by Redonkulous Designs called wedding bliss.  I have not used any DP for this card, rather I have embossed white card using a couture embossing folder called Walrus and Carpenter.  I got it a couple of years ago and dont remember where I got it from, but what I love about these folders is that ther are a little bigger than cuttlebug and sizzix embosing folders.  BUT I woud love for a company to make embossing folders 14.5-15cm wide (the width of the bigsot clear pads) so you can emboss the whole base of a square card.... now wouldn't that be nice??  Flowers are WOC, the tag is from a Whimsy Notables 2 die as is the stamped frame... "congratulations" is from a clear sentiments set by Inkadinkado called Greetings.  The swirl is a My Favourite things die.

The inside sentiment is from a stampin up stamp- not sure of which set. cut using spellbinders labels 10.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Elisabeth Bell "wishes" birthday card

Hello! Another of my new Elisabeth Bell images called Wishes.  I have coloured her up with copics.  The banners are from Whimsy Stamps called celebration circle pennants.  You can buy the dies to cut them out and layer them with frilly bases, but my bank account was looking a bit drab LOL! SO.. I used my spellbinder circle cutter and the smallest of the spellbinder lacey circles for the base.... works for me :0)  my ribbon is from my stash, as is the ribbon slider (I got these in a big lot and sell them at the markets (when I go) for 75c each- I also have the circle diamonte sliders too).  I am trying to get enough stuff collected to open an internet store and try and sell things as cheap as I can :0)  The moonstone brads are WOC I got last year (I bought something like ten jars in one hit to save on postage... but am working my way through them).  The flowers are also WOC, but I didnt have purple ones, so I spritzed my beige ones with glimmer mist, dabbing a darker purple on the edges.  

HINT.... I tend to buy white or cream flowers so I can colour match them to my theme and it limits the amount of space I need with different colours of flowers. I do whole colours by misting them with glimmer mist, but if you just want to highlight the edges of your flowers, spritz with a clear glimmer mist like marshmallow or pearl.... then rather than misting the darker colour, remove the lid and using the straw (that connects to the lid part), dab ever so lightly onto the edges of your flowers... by moistening the flowers with the clear mist first, that allows the darker colour to kind of wick up the flower petal adding a realistic touch :0)

The papers are from my scrap box and are both Magnolia.

I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles: celebration (Birthday)
Dream Valley Challenge: Something Old (flowers, ribbon, paper) Something New (image & banner stamps)
Fairy-tale Challenge: Metal (ribbon slider)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Elisabeth Bell.... Sunshine and Apples

Hi again!  Well here in Brisbane, things are hotting up as we fast approach summer. I thought I would try some bright colours, something I tend to avoid with my cards, I usually go with pinks and purples. So, this card is made using another Elisabeth Bell image this one is called Sunshine and Apples.  I made this card using yellow bazzil, and one piece of DP.  It is called Watermelon Hopscotch by Little Yellow Bicycle.  It is double sided and has a perfct summer feel :0)

The butterfly punch I got from The Warehouse (cheap shop here in Brissy) the rhinestones and flower are from my stash.

 Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Elisabeth Bell Pretty in patches

WOW... I'm on fire today LOL!! (Truth be known- I have been colouring these cuties up all week, and have just sat down today and made them up hehe).  ANOTHER adorable image from Elisabeth Bell called Pretty in Patches.  I am the type of person to buy something and use it straight away- so many of my friends buy things and have never used them... not me... I HAVE to use it...and straight away!  There is not a stamp in my craft room that hasn't been inked, nor a die that hasnt been run through my big shot!! Paper.. well thats a different thing- I buy it when its on sale thinking- I'll add it to my stash and use it for something LOL!! I must get value for my money :0) 

Anyway onto the card.  Papers I have used are: Enchanted Fairy Trails by Imaginisce and Love Struck (pad) by We are Memory Keepers.  Flowers are WOC, butterfly is cut with a My Favorite Things die, Spellbinders Lacey circles and large circle die, some rhinestones from stash.  Ribbon slider, and ribbon. Butterfly charm from a cheap kids necklace from Target.  The sentiment is my brand newbie I got today from Penny Black called "Perfect Gift" (on the stamp it's name is Perfet Gift, but I think this is a spelling error) Its number is 4179J if you're interested.

These are the following challenges I would like to enter:
I have cased Shell's card over at Creative Inspirations for their case it challenge.
Papertake weekly: Anything goes

 "A hug is a Perfect gift. One size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it"

Thanks for stopping by, Stay safe XOX Tania

Elisabeth Bell's Happy Mail christmas card

Good morning! Here is another beautiful Belles n Whistles stamp, this one is called "Happy Mail".  Get in quick- they are closing down and currently have 35% off stock!! I have coloured her with copics.  All paper here (except the red cardstock) is from a Simple Stories pad called "Handmade Holidays" which I got from Michelles Card and craft store at Narangba.  The poinsettia I made ages ago using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and some black pearls for the centre.  The rhinestone are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Christmas without a christmas image
Creative Card Crew: Christmas


Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Elisabeth Bell Cupcake

Hello! Long time no see!!! I have been super busy just with life, nothing really exciting happening, I just haven't had time to craft.  So today I locked myself in my craft room and whipped up this card :0).  It is sad news that the Belles and Whistles stamp store is closing :0(  They are selling off what is left of their stamps at 35% off... so I HAD to go shopping lol!!!  This cutie is called "cupcake".  Of course by the divine Elisabeth Bell, luckily, Elisabeth designs for other companies like Whimsy.   So I guess, one's loss is anothers gain... go get yourself a bargain!.  I have coloured her with copics, and used paper from my prima pad called "sun kiss"  and the circle paper is really glittery- not picked up well by my camera.  It is from My Mind's Eye called "Portobella Road- buddies". The sentiment is from a clear Kaiser Craft set.

I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima.  I flattened out a metal bead cap and pushed a moonstone brad through it.  the flourish is from My Favourite things die.

I made this little dangle angel from beads and crystals.

The middle of the card finished like the front :0)

OK... so .... I bought this card stander (below) on the internet thanks to a friend sharing the link.  I have been searching forever for one of these- I didnt know what they were called..... WELL they are an Illuma-Lid candle accessory.  I couldnt resist and bought two one for me, one for my blog :0)

SOOOOO.... when I get to 50 followers, I have been gathering some candy and will be adding one of these to the pack!  spread the word, when I get to 50, I will put up some pics of the candy :0)

If you cant wait til I get 50 followers (it may be a while lol!!!) this is the link to where I got mine from.... For Ausie buyers, I recieved it in two days of purchase- so I can recommend their service!!

Thanks for stopping by, Stay Safe XOX Tania