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Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Hello there. When I was looking at some challenge blogs, I found this one over the Less is More blog.
They are celebrating their 6th birthday and they will be celebrating it for the whole month.

The current challenge is to use 3 adjacent colours of the colour wheel. I made 3 shaker cards that I thought would fit the bill as the backgrounds were made with different shades of distress inks. The first uses blues, then orange and yellow and the last red, orange and yellow.

I tried to use seed beads that reflected the same colours as far as possible. The dies are by Sue Wilson, apart from the numbers that are from a Tim Holtz sizzix set.

I also thought that the design was very CAS and so it would be eligible for the LIM challenge. I'll wait and see.

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

Less is more - use 3 adjacent colours
Country View challenges - under 30 mins
QKR Stampede - anything goes with a twist (not using Twist)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Afternoon snack and a day for daisies

Well, hello there. I'm late with this post again, not realising this week it was again my team's turn.
Anyway, finally, I got it. It is time for another anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door. 

Our sponsor this week is a Day for Daisies. She is offering a $12 voucher to her store.

A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

I chose to work with a beautiful image called Afternoon snack. I really had fun colouring this image in and used my polychromos pencils. For more details, you will have to go to the next issue of the TTCRD magazine.

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

Friday, 3 February 2017

Fussy and Fancy...

Hello my friends. Yes the Fussy and Fancy challenge is back! Yay!!! And it is time for the first theme of the year and befittingly it is ... Fussy and Fancy!

This is a commissioned card that I was asked to make for a colleague's daughter's wedding. It was crafted with the colour scheme of the wedding.

I used centura pearl card and blue pearlized card to build the main features. For the background, I used a trellis by Spellbinders and a window by Heartfelt creations. The flowers are asters by heartfelt creations and the foliage is by Sue Wilson.

The stamps I used are from Claritystamp. The sentiment was stamped in cobalt blue archival ink and clear embossed. The calla lilies are stamped in versamark ink and dusted over with perfect pearls.

I assembled the card as shown adding ribbon and twine and pearls. Once I finished it I decided to make a box for it as it would make it more precious.

I made an opening in the lid and used the same trellis to embellish it. And voila', one card ready. So now it is up to you to join us with your makes, Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Hello my crafty friends. I'm late with my post again as this should have been live this morning.
It is time for another Through the Craft Room Door anything challenge and this week our sponsor is Morgan's Art World.

Morgan Fitzsimons is a British artist, illustrator and author. Born in the North of England in 1939, she has been drawing and painting since she could hold a brush. Morgan studied at the LJMU, gaining her NDD, A.T.D and BA. 
Morgan is a traditional artist and works in many mediums and her artwork has been displayed all over the world. Morgan has also been involved in many art-related and non-art related industries  She taught in schools for 20 years and retired as Head of Special Needs. She has also developed and published educational packs and teaching aids as well as fictional work.She has been involved in designing costumes for various opera and theatre companies and was also a wildlife artist for several charities and organisations.

I chose to work with Flower 3 which you can find here. Again I really enjoyed colouring in this image and left it quite simple as I didn't want anything to detract the attention from the flowers as I thought they were quite life-like.

So now it is up to you to join us. See you on the other side, Theresa xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

flowers and spring

Hello my friends. It is Tuesday again and so time for another Through the Craft room Door anything goes challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Sami stamps and I chose to work with a lovely floral image from the Flowers and spring range
The lucky winner will get a $12 voucher to spend in the shop.

I must say that I really enjoyed colouring in this image. If you want all the details of how I made this card you will find them in the next issue of the TTCRD magazine.

So now it is over to you. Come and join us with your creations. See you on the other side, Theresa xx.

Friday, 30 December 2016

snowball fight

Hello there. I think this will be my last post for 2016. I thought to combine a couple of challenges with it.

One was the TTCRD monochrome challenge for the next issue of the magazine, which incidentally will be out shortly, and the other was the LIM challenge which featured children.
All the details of this card will be in the next issue of the TTCRD magazine.

I would like to wish all my followers and visitors to this blog a healthy and prosperous 2017.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Less is more - one layer: children
Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas or holiday

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Winter Emily

Hello there. I'm playing catch up again. This post was supposed to go live yesterday but my internet was playing up.

It is time for another TTCRD challenge. This week our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine. The winner will get 3 images of choice from their shop.
My image is called Winter Emily. Although it is not the kind of image that I usually go for I really enjoyed the colouring process as there was lots of movement in the clothes and also shadows. 

All the details will be published in the next edition of the TTCRD magazine. So now it is up to you to join us in the challenge. Remember it is always anything goes.
See you on the other side, Theresa xx.