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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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

super birthday

So being Tuesday it is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. 

This week our sponsor is Dr Digi's House of Stamps. The prize is 2 digis from the shop.

I chose to work with Comic sentiments. I chose this sentiment as I wanted to try this technique I had watched on Hochanda. I coloured in spectrum noir illustrator pens and then glazed over with Sakura gel pens. For the background, I just used 5 different shades of blue and used dots from the sentiment out. I went further out with the lighter ones and kept the darker ones in the centre.
So now it is over to you. See you on the other side, Theresa xx.

Monday, 7 May 2018

new edition of TTCRD magazine released

Hello there. This is just a quick post to let you know that the new TTCRD magazine has been released. All the details are on the sidebar.
The May-June 2018 issue of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine has been released. With over a dozen tutorials, including a video and a product review and many cards/projects you are sure to find something that gets you in your craft room!
Our theme this month is Christening/Baptism, Wreaths (Any theme) and Mermaids so we have quite a few Inspiration pages for you to check out.
Our Featured Digi Artist, the ever-lovely Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodle & Designs! Her designs are so fun and imaginative! Love them!
Our Special Challenge on the Website is a Clean and Simple, single layer 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 fees are $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, go to and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact me at

This is the latest card that I had as inspiration for the TTCRD anything goes challenge. It was for last Tuesday but I have become so disorganised that I never post anything on time.

Anyway the image is from Polkadoodles and he is called Rocco. I thought he looked sweet and would make a good boy's card for the several party invites that my little one gets.
He is coloured in with spectrum noir illustrator pens as is the background. For the clouds, I used the blender pen to remove colour.
So go take a look at the magazine. it is full of inspiration, step by step tutorials and also a video tutorial. Theresa xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

30 today

Hello my friends. you must be wondering what happened to me. I have been here but haven't had time to update my blog. Today I have a quick post for you to remind you that it is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge.

This week our sponsor is My Favorite Things with a $25.00 store voucher


We could use whatever we wanted for this challenge. So I started with a piece of Sheena stamping card and I inked it with distress oxides: evergreen bough, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and salty ocean. I then flicked water over it and dried it with kitchen roll after a few seconds.
The rest are die cuts. The butterfly flourish is a sizzix die, the 30 and today are Tim Holtz thinlet dies and the 'celebrate' is a Crafter's companion die. The card is white Centura pearl and the shadow is in a navy blue card.
So that was a quick card to make but looks very effective.

So now it is over to you to come and join us and remember that the theme is always anything goes. See you on the other side, Theresa xx

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Hello my friends. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This week we are talking about a topic that I am passionate about... it is coffee :). We are being sponsored by Drawn by Krista. It is the first time I have used anything by this artist and she does have some quirky stuff in her shop and so well worth a visit.

I chose to work with the saying called Coffee lovers saying.

 It was an opportunity to get out my bigz die by Tim Holtz and make a coffee cup. I used white card inked with distress inks to add depth and corrugated card by DCWV. I printed the saying on white card in brown. The brown mats are from a card called roasted coffee which I thought was quite apt.
All in all, it is a simple card but I thought it showcased the sentiment better.
So now it is over to you. See you on the other side, Theresa xx

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Honey bee

 Hello crafty friends. It's been a while since my last post. I seem to be losing my ways at the moment.
It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. Our sponsor this week is the talented Jeremiah Ketner.
The prize of 3 colouring pages plus 20 percent off any purchase in store.

I chose to work with an image called Honey bee which you can find here.

This is the second image from this range that I have worked with and once again I must say that I really enjoyed colouring it in. I again went with my trusted Faber Castell polychromos pencils.

I also used clear sparkle pen on the bee's wings and liquid pearls on the bubbles. I tried to keep it simple so the image stands out. The coloured card is from the Centura pearl range.

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