Tuesday, 12 March 2019


Hello, my friends and welcome back to another TTCRD anything goes challenge. Today our sponsor is Sparkle and SprinkleThey are offering a $15 voucher to their store.

I chose to work with the image called Nastrium which comes with the sentiment that is on the side. So I simply printed them out and then coloured in the image with Faber Castell polychromos pencils. I added some clear wink of stella to the flower centres and added some gems on the I's.
I coloured some more to turn into bookmarks but I didn't manage to finish them in time. 


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

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

more Easter

Hello there crafters and welcome back to another TTCRD anything goes challenge.

This week we are sponsored by Createful Heart Designs. They are offering the 4 digi images that the DT worked with as a prize. I chose to work with 2 images as I really liked them both. Since I have used another of the images about I haven't put a sentiment on it yet and so I haven't included it here.

The first image I used is called Easter Cross. I printed it on Neenah smooth white card and coloured it in with promarkers. I deliberately didn't colour the roses red as I felt it was appropriate to use the softer tones here.

The second image is called Florals set of 3. Again it is printed on Neenah card and coloured with promarkers. I actually rotated the image and formed a wreath with it, so it housed the sentiment in the centre.

For both images, I then die cut them and matted them on plain card and then onto patterned paper which is from a 12x12 pad from The Works. I also added Nuvo drops.
The sentiment is a generic one. I die cut each one 3 times and stacked them for added dimension. Then I went over with a clear Wink of Stella and once dry covered them in glossy accents. 

For further inspiration please go to TTCRD to see what my teammates have created. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2019


Hello there my crafty friends. You must be wondering what is going on. Blogged twice in as many weeks!!! Well, it so happens that over at TTCRD it was Team B's turn again to offer inspiration for this week.

Our sponsor this time are Gecko Galz Studio. I picked the image to work with this time and I went for a set of silhouettes called Charming silhouette stamps

This is a great set and really worth having as it caters for so many occasions. I really was inspired by it and went to town creating cards. I have 2 more in the making...

I printed the images on printable acetate and so the images here are flipped horizontally. I then used distress oxide inks to colour them from the back and assembled them in the ways shown below.

This card is different in that it is a shaker card. So I did not colour the image but instead put patterned paper behind the aperture. I then put some sequins in for the shaker element.

The sentiments have all been created in the same way. I die cut each sentiment 3 times and stacked them together so they sat proud on the card. I then went over them with a clear Wink of Stella pen and after sticking them down I added glossy accents for the added dimension.

For further inspiration as to what you can create with this set please visit TTCRD to see what my teamies have come up with. please remeber that our challenge is always anything goes, so get crafting. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

My mum's birthday card

Hello, my crafty friends. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. this week we are sponsored by Lawn Fawn designs. There is a $25 voucher up for grabs this week.

This card is inspired by Jennifer McGuire. Go check her blog it is a well of inspiration and techniques. 

So, I had bought a couple of magazines as I like the freebies they came with. Everything I used here is from them. I really liked this flowery heart stamp and decided to use it for the focal point and the background. I stamped the 4 corners with the pointy end as you can see in the pic above. I used watering can archival ink on kraft card.

I stamped the whole image this time again with watering can archival ink and clear embossed it with wow powder. I then coloured it with Faber Castell polychromos pencils. Where I wanted the white to be more intense I went over it with a white uniball Signo pen.
 I also added Tonic Nuvo drops for some added dimension.

Once the topper was finished, I fussy cut it and matted it onto white hint of gold Centura pearl card and fussy cut this as well. I added foam tape to the back for dimension. All I had left was to matt and layer the card and I used colours that matched the topper and made it pop. The coloured card is actually from a Lidl pack; they do it in 2 weights of paper and come in 25 colours per pack.

For the sentiment, I stamped with watering can archival onto the Centura pearl card and clear embossed. I then cut it with the banner die that came with the set. And then all I had left was to mount it all onto a kraft base card. And that is my mum's birthday card that is on the 2nd of Feb.

So happy crafting and don't forget to join us with your creations hugs Theresa xx

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

still christmas makes

Hello, my crafty friends. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. this week our sponsor is Hetty Clare.
The prize: 5 free images from the shop (the winner would have to contact sponsor by email).

I chose to work with an image called Postbox. I printed it on Sheena stamping card and coloured it with promarkers. I used Sakura glitter pens for the scarf and when I had finished colouring this I smudged it, hence the position of the sentiment.

I added glossy accents to the eyes, buttons and wellies. The patterned paper is from Sarah's Signature Winter Wonderland collection. I cut around the foliage thus creating a window behind which I placed the coloured image.
The sentiment was free with a magazine.

So now it is up to you to join us with your makes and remember that anything goes, hugs Theresa xx

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

happy new year 2019!

Happy New Year crafters! Today sees the start of another TTCRD anything goes challenge. We are sponsored by a company that I had never heard of but I must say that I enjoyed browsing their site. Now as this was before Christmas I chose tags to work with and printed on matte card it gave them a G45 feel.

The sponsor is Vectoria designs and I chose to work with Christmas tags. 

The prize for this week is the designs that the DT chose to work with. The other 2 products are here below:

I had planned to alter the tags somewhat but when I saw them I decided to leave them unaltered as they were great as seen. So I decorated a white paper bag with washi tape and created a Christmas tree, added a candy stick and some ribbon and voila' I had the gifts wrapped and embellished in no time.

So do pop over to the Etsy shop and browse and maybe also buy something.

And I will see you over at TTCRD with your makes, hugs Theresa xx

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

we three kings

Hello and welcome back to another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This week our sponsor is M.Medel Illustrations. The prize for this week is 3 digi images from the shop.

The images are fun and quirky but I must say that I enjoy colouring them in. I chose an image called The Three Wise Men. I used promarkers here and Sakura pens for the jewels and gold. I also used a white pen for the stars and a blender pen for the more faded ones.

The star of wonder is cut out of glitter card and is from a new Tim Holtz set. So now it's your turn to join us in the weekly challenge. Happy crafting, see you on the other side, Theresa xx.