Saturday, 29 November 2014

Great News!!!

Hello everybody

I forgot to announce that in the present issue of Quick Cards Made Easy (Issue 133) I was lucky enough to be chosen to be on the Reader's Design Team and got to play with the lovely free papers in the magazine back in September.





As a result my card was featured in a very small picture at the bottom of the Reader's Design Team page and also a bigger featured picture in the online magazine/digital subscription.

I thought I would share with you all the pictures I took of the card before I sent it to Catherine Dean at Quick Cards.






I used every different design of paper to make a stamped decoupage card and finished it off with a length of green satin ribbon, some glitter and some gems and one of the sentiments from the magazine too.


I am absolutely over the moon and hope that I get to do this again sometime soon..

Thanks for looking
Take care
Tanya xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 47 - Xmas Celebrations

Hello everybody

Well it’s Digi Choosday day and this week’s challenge is ‘Xmas Celebrations’. 

What would celebrations at Christmas be without a festive little sing along???

The choir digi from the Festive Hollybobs Work & Play 5  images fits the bill perfectly.

I printed the coloured image out four times and decoupaged it and matted and layered it onto red card.  I made a little box from the spotty blue and white paper from the download and created a little box for the decoupage with some snowy acetate and then cut the snowflake shapes and bow out on my Cuttlebug in white and the spotty paper.  The backing red and blue snowflake stripy paper and matching big snowflake paper are also from the download, as is the large poinsettia in the corner (again decoupaged in four layers).  I finished the card off with five red Card Candi in the corner.

Here is my crafty make.









These are the ingredients I have used:

  • 8 x 8 card blank
  • Red and blue card for matting and layering
  • Three sheets of paper printed from the Festive Hollybobs - Work & Play 5 download -(also available as a CD version HERE
  • Sentiment  Tag – Let It Snow from Festive Hollybobs Work & Play 5 download
  • Pinflair Glue for the decoupage elements
  • Glitter glue
  • Hunkydory Snowfall Acetate
  • Five red Card Candi
  • Tim Holt Distressing Tool used on the Let It Snow Sentiment Tag
  • Snowflakes and ribbon made from white card and spotty paper using Creative Expression Die Dotty 3D Itty Bitty Bows and Marianne and freebie die from Quick Cards magazine


The Digi Choosday blog comes out each Tuesday and there is always a theme and challenge for crafters out there and me and the other wonderfully creative team mates get to showcase crafty makes using Nikky’’s wonderful digi images available from Polka Doodles.

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, 18 November 2014

Digi Choosday Day - Week 46 - Presents & Gifts

Hello everybody

Well it’s DIGI CHOOSDAY day and this week’s challenge is ‘Presents & Gifts’. 

I absolutely love the FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS WORK & PLAY COLLECTION 5 images and the great Design Sheets that are available on there.  Just one sheet with all that lovely inspiration where the embellishments can be used to make cards or tags or these lovely toppers for sweetie bags I've made.

Here is my crafty make.





These are the ingredients I have used:

3 sheets of card
3 cellophane bags 5x5”
Printed off Design Sheets 1 and 2 and 5 from FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS WORK & PLAY 5 COLLECTION  (also available as a CD version HERE)
Pinflair Glue for the decoupage elements
Stickles Xmas Red Glitter Glue available HERE
Ice Stickles Glitter Glue – Crystal Ice
Sweeties – Midget Gems & Liquorice AllSorts


The DIGI CHOOSDAY  blog comes out each Tuesday and there is always a 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.

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

And don't forget to tune into Create & Craft this week as well:



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


Take care

Tanya x 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 45 - Clean & Simple

Hello everybody

Well it’s DIGI CHOOSDAY day and this week’s challenge is CAS (Clean & Simple).
 
Now, I usually struggle when it comes to clean and simple designs as I love dimension and embellishments whether it be decoupage or ribbons or flowers, but Nikky’s lovely Xmas Angelberry Pray digi stamp makes the most beautiful clean and simple design and with a touch of glitter and some Graph’It pens…  voila…  the job is done.  Can you believe the digi stamp is only £2.00 as well!!!

Here is my crafty make:







These are the ingredients I have used:

  • 6x6” card blank
  • The lettering ‘PEACE’ and squiggly border have been made using Docrafts Digital Designer
  • Xmas Angelberry Pray digi stamp available from POLKA DOODLES which is available HERE coloured using GRAPH'ITS as listed below.
  • Wink of Stella Silver Metallic and Shimmer on her hair
  • KARS Glitter and Quickie Glue Pen used for her wings


I've coloured her using:
Skin – 4110, 4120, 4135, 5120
Eyes - 6110
Lips – 5120
Dress – 4145, 8250 and blender pen
Hair – 5245, 8250
Dots for the background – 4110, 4120, 4135

The Digi Choosday blog comes out each Tuesday and there is always a 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.

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

As a special celebration to welcome our new teamies we are really excited to give you a special treat this week as well.  From now until Friday the 14th November 2014 you can use a special Digi Choosday code as a gift from the team which will give you 40% discount off digi stamps (Not CDs or large bundle downloads.)  You can find the code over on the Digi Choosday blog.

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


Tanya x 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 44 Winter Colours Thank You

Hello everybody

Hope you've had a good weekend everybody and a good start to the week too.  

Well it’s DIGI CHOOSDAY day and this week’s challenge is WINTER COLOURS THANK YOU. 

When I think of winter I think of ice blue and sparkly silver so with this in mind I have created an oversized gift tag for that special friend’s present.  They are definitely going to know they are special if they receive a gift with this tag attached to it.  Or it could be used as a card as well.

Here is my crafty make:







These are the ingredients I have used:

  • Oversized tag measuring made using Do Crafts Digital Designer
  • Length of blue satin ribbon
  • Various shades of blue satin roses and other flowers with sparkly gems and pearls from my crafty stash
  • Length of blue tiny pom pom edging
  • Octavia Friendly Hugs digi stamp available from Polka Doodles  available HERE coloured using Graph’Its as listed below.
  • Pinflair Glue Gel for sticking the flowers and pom pom edging
  • Wink of Stella just on the edging of the top of her dress and a touch on the flowers/roses too.


I've coloured Octavia Friendly Hugs using Graph It’s available HERE as follows:

Skin – 4110, 4115, 4150, 4175
Eyes - 7250
Lips – 5210
Hair – 1130, 1180, 9402
Dress – 7105, 7125, 7155, 7180 and blender pen
Cat – 5120, 9402, 9404, 9502, 9506   
Log – 3170, 3230
Toadstools, grass and flowers – 1180, 5245, 8250, 8270

The DIGI CHOOSDAY blog comes out each Tuesday and there is always a 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 HERE to give you some inspiration.

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

And on the subject of teamies, I would like to say a big welcome to the lovely new crafters on the team and I look forward to working with you.

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Glitter & Sparkles - Not Square
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Ppinky Dolls - Anything Goes Or Add Some Bling
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


Take care

Tanya x 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

November Christmas Card


Hello folks and here begins another month.

The year is nearly ended and where did it go.  When I started my journey of making a new Christmas card each month at the beginning of the year I didn't think it would fly by as quickly as it has done and now with only a month to go and one card left to reveal to you, I have now made a start on making Christmas presents for friends and family and will reveal them obviously after the day.  I just love being creative and being able to treat friends and family to my creations.

Anyway it's been such a good few weeks for me since I joined the design team over at Digi Choosday and hope you are keeping up with my posts each Tuesday with the new challenges we have for you.

So onto my card make this month:







The ingredients I have used to make this card are:


  • 8x8" linen card
  • White stamping card from Hunkydory
  • Sentiment stamp from Crafty Impressions called Believe Makes Christmas
  • Holly punched from a punch by Tonic Studios
  • Ivy die cut from Die'sire Crafters Companion die called Ivy
  • Do Crafts X Cut Dielicious Die called Scallop Oval
  • Buttons and ribbon from my stash from a collection by Molly Blooms called Christmas Carnival (magazine and cardmaking kit)
  • Background swirl stamp from the Molly Blooms pack
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters
  • Stickles Glitter Glue in Xmas Red
  • Green card in two shades of green
  • Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Paint in Aqua Ice
You can now find this card for sale over on my website HERE or by clicking on the picture in the right hand side bar.

Bye for now.

Take care
Tanya xxx