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Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Hello, my friends. I'm late on parade again. However, in my defence, I'm on holiday and my internet connection is constantly playing up.

Anyway, without further ado it is time to announce another TTCRD challenge. This week we are sponsored by Miss Daisy Stamps.

I chose to work with this lovely image called Tulip-umbrella. I coloured it with spectrum noir illustrator pens and then added detail with polychromos pencils. And this is the last of my Easter cards for this year I think.
Now it is over to you to join us in this week's anything goes challenge. The lucky winner will get 4 images from Miss Daisy Stamps.
See you on the other side, Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017


Hello again. Twice in a row! What is going on? Well, it is time for Through the Craft Room Door challenge.

This week our sponsor is Bugaboo stamps.

The prize is a $12 voucher (4 digistamps).

I chose to work with this beautiful image called lily flower trio. I chose this image as it reminds me of home. In the garden at this time of year, we always had loads of calla lilies and I loved these flowers. Try as I might, I have never managed to grow them here.

I also thought that the image was quite realistic and have really enjoyed colouring it in. In fact, this card will be winging its way to my parents as their Easter card.

So now it is over to you. Remember that our challenge is always anything goes. See you on the other side, Theresa xx.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

pastel colours and Easter

Hi there. I am struggling to blog as often as I would like. After I visited the Less is more challenge this week, it gave me kick up the back side to finish off my Easter cards. 

All the stamps are by Chocolate Baroque. I stamped them in watering can archival ink as I didn't want them to be harsh since I was using a  pastel palette.

The above card is coloured with polychromos pencils and a tiny bit of yellow sparkle pen which is really hard to photograph or rather I don't have the skills :).

The sentiment is a digistamp and die cut with Sue Wilson banner and inked lightly around the edges with milled lavender.

This image I coloured with a damp brush and distress inks and I think it is my favourite one.

 I used the same sentiment only this time I edged it with twisted citron.

Again here I used polychromos pencils. Then I used the spritzer tool and spritzed some twisted citron in background which added some interest to background.

Sentiment here is by Claritystamp, stamped in watering can and clear embossed

So again I'm going to be entering these at The LIM challenge and hopefully today I left enough white space.

So I would like to enter the following challenges:

Less is More - 3 pastels: orange, yellow and green ( card 3)
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - blending: all 3 cards have blending as different                                                                             hues of same colour were used to create depth

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

washi tape and stencils

Hello my friends. I have found a bit of time for a rare blog post and to participate in a challenge. Seems a luxury to me nowadays.

Both cards came together very quickly and I must say I was quite pleased with the results. The inspiration for both came from the challenge over at Less is More.

So i basically started with a stencil and distress inks in both cases. Stencils are from the Sheena Douglass ranges.

After inking I stamped the sentiment in Black archival ink in a Linda Horton stamp and added the tape along one side. Tape is from Lidl. 

On this card I added  Tim Holtz tape horizontally first before adding the vertical tape. Stamp is from the same set. And now both are on their way to the recipients. I hope they like them, hugs Theresa xx.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Simply Less is More -  washi tape

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

TTCRD challenge - Neomie Easter

Hello my friends. It is time for another TTCRD challenge. This time our sponsor is Little Miss Muffet Stamps and she is offering a $6 voucher to the lucky winner.

I chose to work with this sweet image called Polka Dot Pals Neomie Easter

I must say that I do not normally work with these cute images but she was great to colour. I also added aa nose and mouth as I struggle with these images with just eyes.

I found a background in my stash that I thought worked well with her, so I fussy cut her and added her with glue gel. 

The buttons were conveniently on my desk and so I decided to use them.

So now it is over to you. Hope to see you on the other side. Hugs, Theresa xx

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Hello my friends and welcome to another Through the Craft Room Door anything goes challenge. Our sponsor this week is Pickled Potpourri. A $7 voucher is up for grabs for the lucky winner.

Pickled Potpourri Designs offers high-quality digital stamps, downloads and printables. Featuring old favourites from The Angel Company (TAC), as well as new, original designs, you'll find a potpourri of images in a wide range of styles to enhance your paper crafting, scrapbooking and other artsy projects at Pickled Potpourri!

I chose to work with the stained glass cross as I thought it was a beautiful image and I could start my Easter cards.

As usual the details of how I made this card you will be in the next issue of TTCRD magazine. Incidentally, the new issue has just been published and you can see a peek on the right-hand side of my blog.

Our theme this issue is Parents, Music and Rain and we have some wonderful inspiration cards and projects from the Designers to share with you. We also have some really fun and creative tutorials for you to try your hand at.
Our special challenge this edition is "Anything but a card". To make it easier for you to submit your cards/projects on the website, a new group named "Special Challenges" has been created on the website. You will need to join the group to play. Prizes haves also been changed, so please make sure you check the new board.
Our Featured Digi Artist is Mynn Kitchen, the creative talent behind MHK Designs. Not only do we have some wonderful samples using her images but she has generously given us some beautiful vintage images and digi papers.
If you are not a subscriber, $18.00 for the first year is a great deal as you receive access to back issues, including videos and digi images. If your wish to subscribe, please click on the tab marked Magazine Subscriptions or click HERE.
Once payment is received, an invitation to access the Subscribers Only Area of the Website will be sent to you.

So now it is over to you. See you on the other side, hugs, Theresa xx.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Anniversary of Ordination

Hello and welcome to another Fussy and Fancy Challenge. This week our challenge is being hosted by Jay and she chose "anything goes" as a theme.

Recently our parish priest celebrated the 40th anniversary of ordination and this is the card that I made for him.
For the background, I started by printing the sentiment on a piece of Sheena stamping card.I then trimmed it and faux letterpressed it. Using one of Sheena's embossing folders ( sorry can't remember name), I inked it with squeezed lemonade and fired brick distress ink. Then I put the card with the sentiment in and embossed it. I then inked around edges with walnut stain to darken them.

The main image comes from a set of Holy Communion stamps. I stamped it in watering can archival ink and coloured it in with my Faber Castell polychromos.
I die cut it using a Sue Wilson pierced circle die. I die cut a mat out of burgundy card and edged it with a gold pen.

I assembled card as shown and then for a final embellishment I die cut a burgundy cross by Spellbinders. A few card candi in the opposite corner finish the card off.

For the inside I printed a sentiment off the internet that I felt was very apt for Fr Bob. And that, my friends, is my offer for today.
Now it is over to you. Remember it is anything goes. See you on the other side, Hugs Theresa xx.