Tuesday, 28 October 2014

It's Digi Choosday Day - Theme: Lace

Hello everybody

Well it’s Digi Choosday day and this week’s challenge is LACE. 

Here is my crafty make.

These are the ingredients I have used:

  • White flat canvas measuring 8x8”
  • Background paper from Do Crafts Papermania Capsule Collection CD
  • Two different laces cut into eight lengths and layered over one another on the edges of the canvas and coloured with Pan Pastel 308.8 Red Iron Oxide Tint
  • Pink rose and other flowers (coloured with the Red Iron Oxide Tint Pan Pastel)
  • Pink faux pearl gems
  • Woodware Rhinestone brads for the centres of some of the flowers
  • Fredericka Libby Carefree digi stamp available from Polka Doodles which I have printed out three times and coloured and decoupaged the layers.
  • Pinflair Glue Gel for the decoupage

I’ve coloured Fredericka Libby digi using Graph'Its as follows:

  • Skin – 4110, 4115, 4135, 4175, 5110
  • Lips – 5210
  • Hair, flower and leaf – 8270, 5120, 5210, 9402, 9404, 9506
  • Dress and shoes- 5120, 5210, blender pen
  • Dots on Dress – Graph’It Shake Pen in White
  • Basket – 3230, 3270 

I think the canvas would look lovely sitting on a shelf in a bedroom or hung with ribbon on the wall.

The digi stamp is so girly and you can just see her cute little lace underskirt peeping out from underneath her pretty dress.

The Digi Choosday blog comes out each Tuesday and there is always a different theme and challenge for crafters out there and me and my other teamies get to showcase crafty makes using Nikky’’s wonderful digi images available from Polka Doodles to give all crafters inspiration.

Hope you will join me and my other teamies each Tuesday to see what we’re up to. 

Pop back soon to see what else I've been creating.  
Take care

Tanya x 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy Birthday - Digi Choosday is One!!

Happy Choosday everybody

I'm back again for my second week of my position in the Design Team for Digi Choosday and it is their first birthday, so I hope you will pop on over and wish them happy birthday and join in the celebrations.  The challenge we have for you this week is obviously  'BIRTHDAY', so pop on over and see what we have created for you this week.  As a birthday treat too if you pop on over to the Digi Choosday blog you will see a little surprise for you all - 20% off anything in the digi shop up until the 27th October !!!  Now, that can't be bad.

Here is my crafty make this week:

These are the ingredients I have used:
  1.            White card to make the cake shape
  2.            Card shape made using Do Crafts Digital Designer together with flowers, candle,                        cherry and strawberry.
  3.            Dollie Daydream Birthday digi stamp available from Polka Doodles
  4.                    Wink of Stella glitter pen
  5.            Background papers of cherries and gingham from Sugar Birdies CD Collectors Edition
  6.            Green and red Card Candi for the centres of the flowers 
  7.            Large glittery gem for the centre of the large flower
  8.            Glossy accents on Dollie Daydream’s lips, strawberry and cherry
  9.            Black seed beads for the strawberry

                  And I've coloured the digi stamp using Graph'It pens as follows:

Skin – 4110, 4115, 4155, 4170, 5120
Lips – 5245
Eyes – 8150
Hair – 3230, 3170, 3270
Jeans – 7105, 7125, 7180
Tee shirt – 9402 and blender pen
Shoes and belt – 5210 and blender pen
 Cupcake – 5120, 5245, 8250

I hope you will pop on over to the Digi Choosday blog to enter the challenge and remember that it's not just cards you can enter the challenge with - you can make anything from cards, to gifts, to home decor, just as long as you follow the rules that are on the blog.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Hope you have a lovely week.

Take care
Tanya x 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Happy Holiday

Hello everybody

So a few weeks ago we got back from a lovely ten day break in Alcudia, Majorca.

We always go at the same time every year but normally only for a week, but this year we stayed for a few extra days.

The weather wasn't brilliant and it did do quite a lot of raining, but when the sun came out it was gorgeously warm and seemed warmer than it had been on previous holidays.

While we were there it was the inaugural Iron Man Majorca competition which although disrupted our holiday as they took over the beach and and lots of roads were closed and so our usual routine of lounging around on the beach was disturbed, it was a spectacle to see.  It was a full Iron Man competition so consisted of 140.6 miles over three areas of swimming, cycling and a full marathon.

Now that we're back into the routine of work and life I just thought I'd pop on and show you some of the pictures we took.  Hope you enjoy looking.

The back of the hotel and the swimming pool only a stone's throw away from the town centre and within walking distance of the old Alcudia town.

Panoramic shots of the lovely beach where the Iron Man was setting up.

The church in the old town

and the town hall

Another shot of the beautiful beach from the harbour side.

And the sunny blue sky bathing the lovely beach.

And the beautiful sky of an evening

And not forgetting the runners and cyclists participating in the Iron Man Competition

Bye for now
Take care
Tanya x 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

I Have A Secret To Share

Hello everybody

So, before I go on and show you my latest make let me share a little secret with you all.

I am now pleased to announce that I am the newest member of the Design Team for Digi Choosday for Nikky Hall (Polka Doodles) and I'm really looking forward to working with Nikky and a great bunch of ladies.

You would not believe how unbelievably happy I am to have secured this position.  I have been a fan, avid collector and user of Nikky’s products for some years now and always tune in to her shows on Create & Craft so am delighted to be able to showcase her products and design for her too. 

The Digi Choosday  blog comes out each Tuesday and there is always a theme and challenge for crafters out there and my other teamies get to showcase their makes using Nikky's wonderful digi images available from Polka Doodles

I hope you will join me and my other teamies each Tuesday to see what we’re up to.  

Also Nikky is looking for more crafters (not just cardmakers) to join the team, so if you would like to be considered for a place on the team just head on over to the blog for full details.

So this week’s theme is Halloween and I've made a card this week but plan on making other items as the weeks progress.

These are the ingredients I have used:

          Skin – 4110, 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175
        Hair & Ribbons on Shoes – 6170, 6185
Cloak, Hat & Shoes – 9402, 9404, 9502, 9506, 9909
Trousers, Spots on Cloak, Pumpkin and Hat – 2150, 2170, 3130

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes Theme
PDE Linky Party - Halloween Theme
Tuesday Taggers - Spooky Theme

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my make for this week. 
Pop back soon to see what else I have been creating.  

And remember to pop over to the Digi Choosday blog each Tuesday for some great challenges and great inspiration too.

Take care

Tanya x 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Christmas Card

Morning everybody.

Well where did September go???

Some days were lovely and warm, weren't they?

Well, after a well deserved break away for ten days, I'm back with a Christmas card make featuring a vintage style Santa and some lovely luxury burgundy red satin ribbon.

The ingredients I have used to make this card are:

  • Decoupage sheet printed from Giordano Christmas Creations CD by Joanna Sheen
  • Pinflair Glue to assemble the decoupage 
  • A length of dark ruby red satin ribbon
Card measures 5.5" x 8"

This card is now for sale on my website HERE or by clicking on the link in the right panel.

I'll be back in a few days to share some photos of our break away in Alcudia.

Thanks for looking

Take care
Tanya x