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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Crafters Cafe #174 Anything goes optional twist ~ Transport

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
There's a new challenge over at The Crafters Cafe and the theme is anything goes with optional twist. 
I have used the fantastic Art will set us free digi from our sponsor Rick st Dennis to create my DT card and I hope that you like it. 
   

Ingredients 
1. 6x6 card blank
2.layers of blue textured card, polkadot ribbon
3. Art will set us free digi 
4. Scrabble letters.
5. Sentiment and gems to finish

Links
Crafters Cafe challenge blog
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Rick St Dennis

Please pop over and visit and play along to be in with a chance to win one of the amazing prizes up for grabs. 

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Another Just for fun

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy! 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
Today I would like to share a card with you that i have created after watching Jenny Marples on Hochanda last Saturday. ( see links below) . 
here it is and I hope that you like it! 


Ingredients 
1. 7x7 card blank
2. Plain black card
3. Background created using Junk and Disorderly paints. paper artsy paints and white paint ( see post from 25th) 
4. Butterfly and sentiment are both Indigoblu on black card with flitterglu and flakes
5. Gems to finish

Links 
Watch Jenny on Hochanda 
https://www.hochanda.com/Cinemas/16442/2017-05-29/01/Stamping-with-IndigoBlu
http://www.indigoblu.com/

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Just for fun

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland!
Today I would like to share with you a card that I have created using a background I  made during a "craftalong" The amazing Louise Withers was on Hochanda demoing an awesome range of craft supplies from Ecoline and Amsterdam with a few other fabby goodies too . Please see links below.
I used a selection of paints from the Junk and Disorderly range from Indigoblu and I hope that you like it! 
There is an amazing group over on FB called the Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art 
Pop over and take a look there's a weekly challenge and loads of inspiration. 


Here's how it came together! 
The base is a 7x7 card blank with a slightly smaller square of black card. Next I cut a smaller square from an A4 piece of card that I had created the background on. 
I made the topper using the same background and stamped the sentiment. Both the sentiment and butterfly stamp are both from Indigoblu.
To finish the piece I have popped card candi in the corners. 

 Links 
Watch Louise on Hochanda 
https://www.hochanda.com/Cinemas/16290/22-05-2017/17/Ecoline%C2%AE-Brush-Pens-and-Inks

Indigoblu
http://www.indigoblu.com/

Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Junkjournaljunkies/?fref=nf

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xxx
HAPPY CRAFTING


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tsunami Rose ~ Kitten Memoirs

Hi everyone welcome again to my little bit of blogland. 
YES its my second post today !
This one is for Tsunami Rose DT. 
For my project this month I have used the Kitten Memoirs printables for an altered baked bean can and I hope that you like it!






Links
TRD ETSY SHOP
TRD FAN PAGE
TRD FB GROUP
TRD BLOG
TRD YOUTUBE

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Crafters Cafe #173 Birthday

Hi Everyone I hope that you are all well and happy! 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
There is a new challenge over at The Crafters Cafe and we have some amazing prizes up for grabs from our Fab sponsors this fortnight . I have created 2 cards for this challenge using images from Bugaboo and Sparkle and Sprinkle.
Here they are and I hope that you like them.

Using 
Birthday Critters From Bugaboo

Using 
Birthday Friends From Sprinkle and Sparkle

Recipe
Card blanks are covered with paper from my stash, images are coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Copics with ribbon, gems and card candi for the finishing touches. 

Our Sponsors

https://bugaboostamps.com/

Sparkle and Sprinkle
http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/index.php?cPath=250_207

Links 
Crafters Cafe Challenge blog
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for Stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Thursday, 11 May 2017

NJC #44 Challenge ~ One for the boys

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland . 
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Not Just Cards with a lovely craft candy package up for grabs for the winner. The theme for the challenge is One for the Boys ~ Anything Goes. 
I have created a card using the fab Ahoy Matey image from Karleigh Sue. 
Here is is and I hope that you like it!

Goodies Used
Base: 6x6 card blankcovered with paper from Tim Holtz Ideology with a piece of jute across the centre. 
Topper: Ahoy Matey image by Cheri Shull owner designer of Karleigh Sue  colored with Promarkers and Copics. The anchor is hand drawn and painted with leather corset Junk and Disorderly paint from Indigoblu
Sentiment: Handwritten on a piece of card that had been colored with promarker and inked around the edges 
To finish: Old penny coin, Card Candi, Liquid pearls, black webbing, grossgrain ribbon bow. Annnnd I have used the shells from pistachio nuts ! I just knew they would come in handy one day lol ! ahhh how a crafters brain works right ! 

Links 
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Indigoblu
http://www.indigoblu.com/

Thank you as always for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Paradise of Stamps # challenge 56 ~ for someone special

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy! 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at The Paradise of stamps challenge blog and the theme is "For Someone Special". 
Here is a card that I created for the challenge and I hope that you like it!


Ingredients 
Base: 6x6 card blank with very pale cream card distressed around the edges with deep gold satin ribbon and heart ribbon across the centre.
Topper: Handstamped flower image, the stamp is from Imagination Crafts it is colored with Promarkers and distressed around the edges.
To Finish: Die cut butterfly, small yellow paper flower and buttons.

Link 
Paradise of Stamps challenge blog
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING



Monday, 1 May 2017

Crafter's Cafe #172 ~ Feminine

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland!
Today sees the start of  a brand new challenge over at The Crafters Cafe and as usual the DT have been blessed with some amazing images to work with from our fab sponsors. 
I have used the gorgeous Girl with Kitten image from ToryTale to create a card for the challenge this fortnight and I hope that you like it. 


Ingredients 
Base: 6x6 card blank covered with paper from papermania and edged with purple ink.
Topper: Textured pink card edged with purple ink along with the gorgeous Girl with Kitten image from Torytale, image colored with copics with a little gel pen hear and there. 
To Finish: Tiny purple gems added to corners, paper flowers and buttons, Organza Ribbon Bow and hand stamped sentiment. 

Our Sponsor 
 
are giving away a prize of 
Prize 1 image and a code for a free digi
Use coupon code 
goodluck7418 at the checkout of ToryTale to download digital stamp “Girl with a Kitten” for free:

Links 
The Crafters Cafe challenge blog
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/172-feminine.html

Thank you as always for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xxx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NJC # CHALLENGE 43~ Easter

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy!
Welcome to my little bit of blogland.
It seems that half my blog posts of late have disappeared so I'm hoping that blogger is going to behave itself now.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at NJC the theme this month is Easter and the AMAZING Fabrikafantasy are sponsoring so it is well worth popping over and playing along for your chance to be chosen as the winner or top 3.
Here is a little card that I have created for the challenge and I hope that you like it.


Base ~ 5x5 deckle edge card blank layered with mint and lemon textured cardstock, distressed and inked around the edges.
Topper ~ Spring Chick digi from Fabrikafantasy colored with Copics with gel pen highlights.
To finish ~ Handwritten " Happy Easter", 3mm gems and a simple ribbon and glittery cord bow.

Links
Not Just Cards Challenge blog
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabrikafantasy store
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.WOyio4WcHIV
Fabrikafantasy blog
Blog: http://blog.fabrikafantasy.com/
Fabrikafantasy FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FabrikaFantasy/

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Crafter's Cafe #168 challenge ~ CAS

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy! 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe and the theme is CAS ~ clean and simple. We have some amazing sponsors for the challenge and I have used the fabby Cool Bunny image from Creative Bug. 
Here is my make and I hope you like it.
Our sponsor Creative Bug are offering a whopping 5 images to the winner of
challenge #168 so pop over and join us! 

Links
The Crafters Cafe challenge blog
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Sponsor
Creative Bug
 
http://scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com.au/p/creative-bug-
digis.html 

Thanks for Stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Just for fun ~A little mini book

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy! 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
Today I would like to share with you a mini book that I created a while ago and I can finally blog it now that its recipient my daughter has seen it. 
HUGE thanks to my amazing talented friend Cheryl Baker for the tutorial. ( see link below) 
Here it is and I hope that you like it. 






 I have used 12x12 paper from Papermania to create this along with bronze charm embellishments, lace, cotton ribbon, pearls and the butterfly is punched using Tonic Studios punch. 
I do love creating these wee books. Please do pop over to Cheryl's blog to see the tutorial for this and  more of her amazing work.

Link
Cheryl's creative Art 
https://cheryl-cherylscreativeatcscards.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

NJC #41 ~ Spring

Hi everyone I hope that you are well and happy, welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at the NJC challenge blog. 
We are sponsored this month by the fabby Scrap n Dippity. 
Here is a tag that I have created using the gorgeous Spring tree with birds image. 

Here's how I did it!
I created the tags from textured card and inked them around the outside.  The image has been colored using Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut then glued onto the top tag. 
To finish I added pearls, paper flowers, butterflies and plaited organza ribbon.

Links  
Not just Cards challenge blog
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Scrap N Dipity
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http://scrapndipity.com/shop/

Pop over and join us to be in with a chance of winning or our top 3!

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

TRD February 8th project

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
A huge welcome to my little bit of blogland! 
Today I would like to share with you my 1st project for the Tsunami Rose Designs Crafts and more DT. This team is one of two design teams for Tsunami Rose and  has been put together to show just how versitile the TR printables are and I am delighted to have been asked to join them. 
I have altered a mach'e box and  hope that you like it!





For my 1st project this month I have altered a mache heart box. Firstly I painted the inside of the box with metaIic gold paint, I then cut down a page for the initial cover then added some lace and ribbon to the base and the lid. I used the ' these are a few of my favourite things' sentiment on the lid and fussy cut the wee Kitty to use on the lid. The little bud roses are made from the same paper used on the lid by rough tearing a spiral, rolling them up and letting them ping open securing them with a little PVA glue and inked . The little butterfly has been punched from the same paper used on the lid and inked.  A little liqud pearls to the centre of the butterfly and to finish the project  I have added 3mm pale pink pearls to the lid and 4mm ivory pearls on the base and a bow to the centre of the lid at the back.
LINKS
TRD Etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRose?ref=hdr_shop_menu
TRD Fan Page
https://www.facebook.com/tsunamirosegraphicdesign/
TRD FB Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tsunamirosedesigns/
TRD Blog
http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
TRD Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/user/tsunamirosedesigns

Please do pop over to the grous and have a look at the gorgeous creations and inspiration there. Not forgetting the shop where you truly will be spoilt for choice and finally the youtube channel where you will find demos and much much more. 

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Paradise of Stamps challenge 53 Valentine

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland.
There's a new challenge over at The Paradise of Stamps blog. 
Here is a card that I have created for the DT. 


This is how I did it! 
5x7 Anitas card blank covered with plain blue card with a layer of pearly textured blue card both distressed around the edges. 
The Image is stamped using Stampin Up ink onto smooth card and colored with Copic then distressed around the edges. To finish I added a double bow, some flowers and a few we pearly hearts from my stash. 
Links 
Paradise of stamps Challenge blog
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Crafter's Cafe #166 challenge ~ Recycle Something

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland. 
There's a new challenge over at the Crafter's Cafe with fab prizes up for grabs from our sponsor Mari Digis.
I recycled a jar for the challenge and I hope you like it. 


How I did it!
 I took a washed empty jar and  wrapped Jute around the outside with some plasterer's tape and added cream lace. I also did the same for the lid. The image is the "I love to sew" image from Mari Digis and I colored her with Copics. To finish, I popped some buttons on the lid and the jar. 
Links 
The Crafter's Cafe challenge blog
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Mari Digis

Please pop over and join us for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes that are up for grabs and to see the fantastic creations from the DT.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Not Just Cards Challenge #40 ~ New Beginings

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Welcome to my little bit of blogland! 
There is a brand new challenge starting over at Not Just Cards with the amazing  Morgans Artworld sponsoring this month.
Here is a card that I have created using 2 of the images that we the DT have been given.


Ingredients 
6x6 scallop edge card blank 
layered with paper from Papermania
Topper created using Bride 2 and garden 8 digi images from Morgans Artworld and coloured with Copic Ciao pens.
Lace across the centre of the card with liquid pearl, pink bow doilies and congratulations stamp.    

Links 
Not Just Cards Challenge blog
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/40-january-challenge-new-beginnings.html

Morgans Artworld
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Morgans Artworld Blog 
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Morgans Artworld Store
http://www.artstampsstore.com/

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xx
HAPPY CRAFTING 

Monday, 2 January 2017

Crafters Cafe # 164 Monochramatic

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and happy. 
Wishing you a Happy New Year from my little bit of blogland !
A New challenge has started over at The Crafters Cafe and the sponsor this month is the fabby Creative Bug who are offering an amazing prize of 5 images to the winner. 
I have used the super cute Look at me Lolly image to create a card for the challenge. 


Here's how I did it!
6x6 card blank covered with paper from vintage touch paperstack and inked around the edges and layered with 2 pieces of mulberry paper. 
Across the middle I have added Jute and butterfly ribbon. 
For the topper I coloured the lovely look at me lolly image with copics and added it to rough torn circle of mulberry paper. To finish I added flowers, pearls and button. 

Links 
Creative Bug 
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YgAO68pMk1o/V7SG7kUOAII/AAAAAAAAKzM/nQdBpCsvnxMAF4uJI9OcAPbEUacyIU9AwCLcB/s1600/Creative%2BBug.png
Crafters Cafe challenge blog
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Please do pop over and join us in our 1st challenge of the year to be in with a chance to win the amazing prize that is up for grabs! 

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs 
Tina xxx
HAPPY CRAFTING