Tuesday, 23 November 2010

something a little different

hello crafters
here is something a little different, i haven't been able to do my cards lately due to having a bad back and also my other half decided he wanted to decorate the hallway before xmas, so all my craft stuff is currently in boxes, i wanted to share with you some sock monkeys i have made for the children in my family

I really love these little mokeys , it's great how each one looks so different, i think i have found a new hobby to go with all my other ones lol.
hugs tanya x

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

cricket easel card

Just a quick post tonight, this is a card i made for my next door neighbours grandson, its his 18th tmw and he plays cricket, now could i find a digi image or stamp....nope, so this was the best i could come up with, i did tho get the chance to use my new spellbinders nesties, lacey squares, ooooh im in love with them already.

This is a pic of the plaque underneath, i used blue mirri card , i love how the colours looks, i think this will be going on my xmas cards when i finally get around to making them....rofl

hugs tanya


Monday, 25 October 2010

christening bookatrix

hello again, im sorry i dont get to post as often as i like but for the past few weeks ive had trouble with my back and ive found out ive slipped a disc so sadly no crafting for me, i wanted to share with you today a card i made for my sis-in-law, she and my brother were being godparents to 4 children and they only wanted one card, as one fo the children is a boy i had to come up with something neautral so hence my disney decoupage saved my bacon. I made yet another bookatrix but this time made it into an easel card,

The second picture shows the tag underneath, i got this idea from Rach as i just love her cards, i wish i was that talented. i used nearlly a whole sheet of peel offs on this so i think a visit to my local craft store is a must

Just one thing before i go, is there anyone out there that hasn't started there xmas cards yet as i have a feeling im the only one, would love to hear from you, i really need to make a start on them. lol

ta ta for now
hugs tanya xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Its been a while......

it's been a while since i last wrote on my blog, so i thought id finally share with you a card i made for a friend, she wanted a special one for a christening ,so after looking through all the lovely cards on the do crafts site i decided that i would make her a bookatrix card, now ive had the board for ages but never used it, and im now thinking i might make a few of these for christmas.

The card itself didnt take too long but as i also made a baby bootie to put on it, the box took ages to make and took 2 a3 sheets of card to make.


pink and cream card

peel offs

pink ribbon


heart pearls

spellbinders, marianne design diecut

I hope you like it, i'm really chuffed with how it turned out,

hugs tanya


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

LOTV 70th birthday card

This card is a commision card for my old boss, i was told her sister liked pink and flowers well thats just up my street and this is what i came up with:

I decided to make an easel card i love this type of cards and they are so easy to make, i used LOTV stamp and used my polychromos pencils and papermania markers to colour the image.

The papers are papermania rose garden, i love this pad and im nearly out of them so i'm def gonna have to buy some more.

The ribbon is from john lewis and flowers are from my stash, i have also used a product called card candy, these look like brads but don't have the back so are alot more tidier on yr cards they come in loads of different colours.

The heart, butterfly, leaves and border are all martha stewert punches, and finally the box i made for the card. I did another pizza style box link here i love these and they are great to make.

well thats all for me today, still getting used to blogging

thanks for looking




Monday, 16 August 2010

weddings all around .....

Well this is my first proper posting on my blog, so I'm a little nervous, for ages I've wanted to start my own blog but looking at all the wonderful blogs out there, i was worried i wouldn't have a clue. Thanks to some lovely people out there, you've given me advice and support to go for it so here we go ......

Firstly i wanted to share with you some cards that i have previously made for friends, I'm not sure whats in the air this year but I've never had to make so many wedding cards in such a short space of time. A little while ago me and my son decided to go the the big rubber stamp & Scrapbooking show at the ally pally in London, this was my first craft fair and all very exciting. I stumbled on to the Lili of the Valley stall and instantly fell in love with there rubber stamps, of course i had to purchased a few lol.

I purchased The Wedding couple stamp, i have used this so many times already and i love it. so no doubt you'll see more of this little beauty as i go along.

I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities for this card, to get the small border i used a tutorial from Bev this is so simple to do and i use it all the time on my projects now.

I used linen effect white card, and decided to go to a easel card, i love doing these sorts of cards, I used my Polychromos pencils to colour the image.

Embellishments i used were:

Burgundy organza ribbon,

Pearl hearts

Various handmade flowers, some inked

Ms branch punch

Gold peel offs

Computer Generated sentiment

My next card is all cream, i find it really hard to do a card with very little colour and it took me a few days to decide what to do but i was really happy with the results.

You can't really see on the pic but i went embossed my card with my Cuttlebug folders and then put a thin border of glitter around the outside of each section. I used my pencils again on this stamp.


Pearl Hearts

Cream organza ribbon

Computer generated sentiment

and lastly a white & red easel card....i know a very long post, so hopefully your still with me lol

Again i used my Cuttlebug folders and glittered around the outside of each section, i coloured the image with my pencils and put on a computer generated sentiment. I also made boxes for all my cards to match them


Red card stock

Red ribbon

Red dew drops

Handmade flowers dyed red

Ms branch Punch

well Phew...... it's only taken me most of the day to do my first proper post so lets hope i get a little quicker lol, and whoever may come and have a peek I'd like to say thank you for taking a look




Sunday, 18 July 2010

Blog Virgin

What a way to start a new blog by winning a stamp over at bevs blogs, i absolutely love this blog and so to find out im a winner you've never seen a girl so excited lol.

Well this is an introduction to say hi and i can't wait to join the blogging world, when i finally get used to how this site works. Ive been an admirer of so many blogs for the past year its taken me that long to finally have the guts to start my own up, so fingers crossed i might get a few visitors along the way.

hugs tanya