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Tuesday, 23 October 2018


Hello there. I have managed to drop in for a quick post once again. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This week we are sponsored by Ike's Art.

I chose to work with an image called Nativity that you can find here under the Christmas section.
I coloured the image with spectrum noir illustrator pens and used a white gel pen for highlights and a clear sparkle pen.
The frame is from some cardstock. I went around the brown cut edge with a toner tex foil pen and once dry I used blue foil. I tried to keep the frame simple as the image is very busy.

So please come and join us over at TTCRD and remember that anything goes. See you on the other side, hugs, Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Joy to the world

I know it has been a long time since I last posted. Time seems to be running away from me. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge and this week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The lucky winner will get a $12 voucher to the store!

The image taht I worked with is called Snowfriends and you can find it here.

I really enjoyed working with this little guy and coloured him in with spectrum noir illustrator pens. I added shimmer with Stickles glitter glue and foil. For some added dimension I used glossy accents and then finished off with a Tim Holtz stamp. So quick and easy.
And now it is over to you. Remember anything goes. see you on the other side, Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Can't remember

Hello there my friends. Today's card is an unusual one for me. I shy away from using any rude words on my cards but I couldn't resist this image. As soon as I saw it I could see my friend and so I decided to work with it.

This is my inspiration for this weeks TTCRD anything goes challenge. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.

The lucky winner gets a $12 voucher to spend in the store.

My image can be found here. In actual fact it is a very simple card. I printed it on Sheena stamping card and coloured it in with spectrum noir illustrator pens.  I then cut out the image with sizzix dies and also the matting layers.

As for finishing touches, I added gold craft candy where the full stops were situated. I used gold sakura pen touch on the cup and added glossy accents to the lenses on her glasses

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

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Silent night

Hello crafty friends. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This week we have 2 sponsors, Rick St Dennis and Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.


The first one is offering 2 images as a prize whereas the latter are offering a $15 voucher to their shop.
My card today is from Rick St Dennis and the image is called Silent night.

I printed it twice and coloured in one image using spectrum noir illustrator pens. For the second image I only coloured in the holly and berries and cut out the image to form an arch. I then stamped some bricks using a Visible image stamp. 

I also used my Faber Castell polychromos to add more definition to the picture and then finished it off with a clear sparkle pen and a versamark pen and clear embossing powder on berries.

I have to confess that I never managed to finish the second card. And now my first Christmas card is done!!! 
So now it is over to you, remember that anything goes; hugs Theresa xx.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

the new TTCRD magazine is out

The July-August 2018 Edition of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine is now available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website. You can see a quick preview on the right-hand side of my toolbar.

Our theme this month is Elephants, Clover/Shamrocks and Candy and we have lots of inspiration pieces from some of the Designers as well as many awesome tutorials for your creative pleasure like how to make a tote using a digital image, Birds from recycled plastic packaging and stamping with bleach just to name a few!

Our awesome and talented Featured Digi Artist is Pattie Gomez of Patties Creations. Her talented team of ladies have created some lovely cards to share with us.

Our Special Challenge on the Website is a sketch challenge. Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along! Please note: this challenge is open to ALL members of the Through the Craft Room Door, but you must be a member of the special challenges group to play along for a chance to win a gift card to

If you are not a current subscriber and interested in subscribing, fees for 6 bi-monthly issues is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fee after the first year is $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, just visit and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Another brew.

Hello, my friends. It is the start of another TTCRD anything goes challenge. And on offer today I have a different brew, this time my favourite and that is coffee.

Our sponsor this week is Drawn by Krista. She is offering 3 images from her shop as a prize.

I chose to work with one of her sayings called Coffee Lovers saying. I used it to make a background with it and then printed off a larger one to make a focal point. The coffee cup comes from a set of stamps that came with a magazine. I confess I bought the magazine for the set of stamps as I do love coffee.

The coffee bean paper is from DCWV and some inking and pearls finished it off. it also boasts a couple of real coffee stains courtesy of my youngest but I did not remake it as I decided it added character to the card. Anyway, this has gone to one of my brothers, whilst the earlier coffee card I made with the same saying went to his twin. They celebrate their birthday on Thursday.
So now it is over to you, see you on the other side; Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

time for tea

Hello my friends. It is time for another TTCRD challenge. Time is going so quickly, that I am finding it very difficult to keep up.

Our sponsor for this week is DL.ART. 

The prize is $10 voucher to either store.

We could choose what we wanted to do for this week so I chose to work with some transfers I had and some foils. They are both from Crafter's Companion. I then matched them up with G45 paper from the botanical tea range. You can see that I used the negative foil to put an image on the back of the card.

The die cut flowers and foliage are also from Crafter's Companion. Twine and pearls are from my stash. I also used gold mirri card, chestnut brown card and ivory card. And taht is my offer for this week. 

Please join us for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. See you on the other side, Theresa xx