Saturday, 30 March 2013


Just wishing you a Happy Easter Saturday, here is my offering today. Its a wall hanging for my Mum.
 I had to get the frame from Delicious Doodles, I love peacock butterflies so that was a must and then with Foxgloves which always make me think of Summer (old wives tale and it works for me, Summer will last as long as the Foxglove has flowers on in the garden when the last one goes then Summer is over)
 So I coloured them  with alcohol ink pens, I  used mostly Pro-Markers with the odd Graph it and I think Spectrum Noirs.
 I then cut out the middle leaving the frame and mounted it on 4mm 3D pads from Stix. 
The verse is the Footprint in the sand stamp from Our Daily Bread designs, not from the Bible but has kept me going in my deepest darkest moments and through life I have had a few, knowing or at least believing that you are never alone and there is someone to carry when you need them the most has got me through.
 The verse was then slightly coloured with distress inks.
 I then mounted it on black and lilac card from Stampin Up and plaited some ribbon to make wall hanger.
Many thanks for visiting, please let me know you have been
 hugs Tania xx 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Cats & Dogs

 I not aware of the reason why Sincerely Yours Creation Challenge blog has been removed and can only apologies to those who entered and those who sponsored the site.
When I have more information I will update the post.

This fortnights challenge was Cats & Dogs, with images from the sponsor
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I used the Celebrating Kitty image, coloured with pro markers, I tried to colour him to resemble Monty my big ginger tom.
I mounted him on the brick wall stamped on kraft card , which is a Visible Image stamp
I then put a balloon on twine, cut using a spellbinder die in his hand and added the fish embellishment and I love cats.
The backing papers are printed using  Serif Craft Artist and different kits.
Thanks for calling by, please let me know you have visited .
Hugs Tania xx
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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Spring Lamb

Hi this is my card for today using a freebie image fromShelly's Images
and their monthly digi giveaway

Its a spring lamb which is very poignant at the moment , we are on the Isle of Man and it has snowed here which is nothing new to a lot of people but it is the worst snow since 1963 on the island.Sadly many sheep and lambs have died due to them and their fields being covered in snow,villages are still cut off and houses are still without electricity 5 days on.
People from the towns are going out to rescue sheep on the farms that are now accessible
some are being pulled out alive many have not made it. 
Right back to my card I have coloured the lamb slightly and the flowers with  Pro-Markers.
 I have decoupaged the flowers up and then used my brushes and distressed ink to create the back ground.
I decided I would make an easel card so I used 
a Spellbinder die to cut the topper and mounted it on red & green card from Stampin Up.
I used daffodil delight ribbon for the bow and used ribbon and card as the easel stopper and made some
punched daises.
 Spring will get here I am hopeful.
Thanks for calling by
Hugs Txx
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Sunday, 24 March 2013

A little Kraft

Its that time again its Sunday and its our new challenge at Ginger Loft  the theme this time is Kraft card.
For this challenge I have used the Sunflower collage 2, don't you just love it .I decided to make a gift for my mum for her birthday, I covered a box (upcycled) and made gift cards to go inside.The first image I coloured, I actually added  glossy accents to the main  images the sunflower , butterfly and dragon fly after I had coloured them with my Pro-Markers. To make the centre of the sunflower I added brown glitter. To age the image I added distress ink.
This image I mounted on a box I had a gift in at Christmas that happened to be Kraft.

After that I printed more of the same image and coloured them with pro-markers,  I did distress the outer edge of the image but i didn't add glossy accents to these.

Don't forget to join us at Ginger Loft on our  fortnightly challenge  it will be great to see you there.
Many thanks for calling by, please let me know you have visited hugs Tania xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Spot the Bunny

Its nearly Easter, so here is another card from me this time its using For our latest challenge click the pic 

I decided to print the egg off a couple of times .
The first I decided to
print off in kraft and colour with pro-markers, then embossed it with a basket style embossing folder. I then printed out tiny eggs and coloured them in the same colours as the big egg. The backing card is stamped with baskets in the same colours as the flowers to coordinate, and then distressed with distress inks.
I mounted the basket on 3d foam and added the eggs into the basket. The sentiment is Hero arts on a label  spellbinder die.
I finished the card off with a double bow.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Anastasia with poppies

Here is one of the new stamps from Lacy Sunshine isn't she wonderful, this is Anastasia one of Heather's  Melancholy Moppets. I coloured the image with my new Graph It pens, they actually very rich colours I have only a small number, but when i get paid It I will get more.I then used distressed inks to complete my image adding them with my brushes. I mounted her on red and black Stampin up card, the papers was a freebie from Delicious Doodles . I used a doily under the edge and then added red flowers to finish the card off.
Thanks for calling by please let me know what you think
 hugs Tania xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Imagine That...A new nurse stamp

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Look what Imagine That ! have as their new release, this is a great image from Kris. Don't you Just love her, this is Nurse Ashley.

Such a great image if you have someone who is under the weather, but could also be great for anyone qualifying as a nurse.
 I have coloured my image with Pro-Markers and used my brushes to create a background on the image plate and added a clock button. To create the pink backing paper I have used my Serif Craft Artist . The embellishments are made using my Cameo which I cut out and coloured with my pro markers  and finished off with a gingham bow and safety pin. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all Kris's digi images at Imagine That! or join  Imagine That! Freebie Challenges, you will need to buy the wonderful Easter Image then for next challenge you will get the free image to join in the challenge 5, as long as you keep entering then you will get the image free for the next challenge.
Thanks for calling by, please leave a little love so I know you have visited hugs Txx
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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

For the Men in your Life

Hi yes its that time again its the Creative Card Crew 

new challenge and the theme for this challenge is Masculine and our sponsor for this challenge is
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I decide to make a clock. I used the cog mdf base which I bought from Indigo Blu. 
I used white Gesso which the Scrapping Center stock and painted the base on the back and front, when the first layer was dry I applied another but this time I stamped it with medium bubble wrap while it was damp and this removes some of the paint. I let it dry overnight I then used an assortment of acrylic paints to distress the clock with a nearly dry stencil brush gold and green so it took on a verdigris look. Check out the site for their paint stock. Once it was dry I used a CD to draw around the center of the clock. This helps you position your numbers for the clock. the cog has actually 60 teeth so once you have marked 12,3,6 and 9 you can the work out where to stamp the other numbers.
    Nearly finished stamping

Roman numerals from Indigo Blu

Once I had stamped the numbers I then used and assortment of Tim Holtz stamps (Check out the site) , Indigo Blu and my Visible Image  stamps to create cogs and messages   within the spare area. Don't forget to rub away the pencil circle .

Here is the finished working clock with its clock mechanism added.
I made it for my mum's partner ( they aren't married so he isn't really my Step-Dad)
Thanks for calling by, let me know you have visited
Hugs Txx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Proud to be Guest Designer for Lacy Sunshine

I was so proud to be picked as Guest Designer for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog, to sit next to the talented bunch of designers is an honor.
So here is  
Rosalind she is one of Heather's new Melancholy  Moppets.

She is such a stunning image. I decided I would go for the Steam Punk feel and added loads of LAYERS. I coloured Rosalind in the Warm grey spectrum of Pro-Markers. I mounted the image on Core'dinations black glitter card.
This was then mounted on Tim Holtz Core'dination card which was embossed with a Papermania cogs embossing folder,  and then distressed with the sanding block this was mounted on black card . I then used a piece of 6 by 6 warm grey cog paper from the Chronology range from Papermania. mounted on black card, This was then mounted on a 8 by 8 rust paper from the same range continuing with the cog theme , mounted once again on black card . If you hadn't realised the theme is LAYERS.
To embellish  the card  I used black and cream ribbon with an added clock charm.
I then made some core'dinations  spiral flowers backed with cogs to resemble leaves then added a brass cog and mini cogs from the spare red card.
I hope you like my card, please let me know you have visited so  I can return the love
Hugs Tania
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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Happy Easter

 Hi Its that time again , its Imagine That digi challenge where everyone's a winner once you get on board. Once you have bought this challenges image and enter your card you get the next challenge image free. I was lucky enough to get on board in challenge 1, when their initial image was free :). Therefore I have had the last two free :) :).
This challenge is a beautiful Easter image but you could actually remove the sentiment and add your own. this is the good thing with digi images. I have left the images as it was and used an ornate spellbinder die to cut out the image. I then inked the die cut around the image. i coloured the image with pro Markers and then coloured a separate image and cut out the coloured butterfly and lilies and mounted them on 3d silicon gel,
to finish off I mounted the oval on 3 d tape on a kraft card and added a double ribbon bow

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New Challenge Blog Starting MAY 1st, Design Team Call

Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog
Are you looking for a challenge, want to be part of a new design team!!

I am proud to say I am in there.

Well here is your chance.

The official start will be 1st of May, so you have chance to be in from the start.
All through the month of April there will be a chance or 2 to win some lovely  blog candy (Yum Yum).
We are starting to get really excited and we would love another 2 talented design team members to join us.  
If you have an active blog, can work with digi images and stamped images are prepares to do other  scrapbook pages ,mini books and altered art then this is for you. 
Our challenges will run fortnightly, cards to start with, then cards one fortnight to a theme ,and something mixed media/non cardy on the other fortnight.
If this sounds just you.
Then please visit the
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Good luck
Hugs Txx

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Easter "Bunny"

Its that time again  , its our 3rd Challenge at
 and this time its Easter. I have used Dottie Bunny from Bugaboo which was printed then cut out using an oval spellbinder, I then coloured it with Pro-Markers. I used distressed ink to colour the oval in a chocolate brown, to make it look like a chocolate egg. I have used backing paper from a Crafters Companion DVD and backed it with Stampin Up Card.

The lace was cut out using a Stampin up Punch and finished off with egg shaped gems. I then made complimenting spiral flowers to complete the card.
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Hugs Tania  xx
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Background tutorial

I was asked how I had produced the background on my Fairies Card.  So Here's how.

1.I use Inkylicious ink dusters , they are like big shaving brushes and you dab them in the ink, then dab off on spare paper so you get rid of some of the ink then apply like Tim Holtz foam. Starting on the outer edge. I find that with the foam I put too much on but with the brushes you start off light and build it up.
To get the 3 layers I used photocopier paper.


 2. I got all my equipment out.


 3 & 4.I first added the shadow with alcohol inks on the plant pot then put the paper across from the top where the table would be /ground then dusted the duster gradually building the ink up.(TO GET THE INK ON THE DUSTER YOU DAB INTO THE INK THEN DAB OFF ON COPIER PAPER)

5. You can see my dab off on the copier paper, this removes the excess and makes the application smoother.

6. When I was happy I moved up to the next layer, which was the yellow again the paper on from above and added that layer.




7,8 &9. Then finally I put the paper covering the yellow and brown and dusted on the blue layer

I usually colour my images in first, so any small areas that need filling i use a small stipple brush

10. Here is the image with the background and my finished card

Hope this helps 
Let me know if it was any use hugs txx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Double Trouble

Here is my card for today , Its Pickles  Dino Ride from Lacy Sunshine, I don't know if I have told you yet but I just love theses stamps. This was the freebie stamp from Heather for this weeks challenge and I just love it.
 I have coloured the image with Pro-Markers and added the mountains ,sun etc to create a scene. I do hope you like how I think I have brought them to life. The backing papers are from the archaic Basic Grey range .To complete the card I have added foot print ribbon and a bone button.
Thank for calling by, if you like my work please leave a comment so I know you have visited.