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Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Hello, my crafty friends. Today I have another CAS card on offer. This was once again inspired by The LIM challenge.

I thought of this Crafter's Companion die and decided to try it out. So I die cut it on the base card. The card needed lifting so I decided to add some embossed stamping in ivory. The stamps are designs by Chloe that came with Creative Stamping magazine.

It was still lacking something so I added some diamond stickles which gave it a nice sparkle that is difficult to photograph. Let me know what you think, hugs Theresa xx

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

Simply less is more - OLC: stars
HLS Christmas challenge - anything goes; optional twist: silhouette

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Christmas Joy

Hello there. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. I finished this card just in time. I had coloured the image but didn't manage to assemble the card until tonight.

This week we are sponsored by Ike's Art. The lucky winner will get $15 voucher to use in the shop.
I chose to work with another Christmas image called Christmas candles. I really liked the vintage feel of this image. It is coloured with spectrum noir pencils which blend really nicely.
The die cuts are by Spellbinders.

So please join us with any of your makes. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa  xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

pretty in pink

Hello again. It is time for another FFFC. The theme this month is pretty in pink. Now for those who know me, they will know that I don't do pink. I find it really blocks me on a creative level.

So this is my take on the challenge hosted by my teamie, Julie. For this card, I used the dies from Sarah's Glamour collection by Crafter's Companion. I made an easel card. I die cut the mirror from black card and used gilding wax around the edge to give it a regal and antique finish. I left the lady as a silhouette and added pink mirri card on the lower part of her skirt. A pearl doubles up as an earring. I die cut another lady and attached her to some silver mirri card and then die cut her.
This gives the illusion that there is a reflection in the mirror.

The sentiment and ribbon also make part of the same collection. So for further inspiration please hop onto the main website to see what my talented teamies have come up with to inspire you.
See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

hot and spicy

Hello crafty friends. This post was once again inspired by the LIM challenge. This week it was the colour week and the colour choice was hot and spicy.

Since I'm trying to make Christmas cards, I immediately thought of this silhouette image.

So I got out 4 sparkle pens; yellow, orange, red and brown and created 2 square backgrounds. I spritzed them lightly with water to allow the colours to blend more.

I went round the edges with a black Sharpie pen. The sentiment is by Just Rite and it is clear embossed.

And hence 2 more cards off the list. I wish you could see the sparkle, but that doesn't photograph well or I am not able to take proper pics, lol!

So I would like to enter this card in the:

Simply Less is More challenge - colour: hot and spicy

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Fill your heart with Christmas

Hello blog friends. This card was supposed to be for last week's sketch challenge over at the LIM challenge. However, I never made it in time.

As this week the theme is watercolour, I thought that they might work for this week as the background was made with sparkle pens spritzed with water.

Stamps and dies are all from Sheena Douglass perfect partners range. I coloured lights in using sakura glaze pens as this makes them glossy and they look more realistic.

These lights do take me back in time when I was little and we had these lights on our tiny Christmas tree. Hence the sentiment as they made me somewhat emotional.

The pictures don't do them justice as in real life they are uber sparkly. Also, you might be wondering why I added the background. That would be to hide the smudges, lol!

So I'm hoping that I won't get told off again this week. Hugs, Theresa xx

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

Less is more - watercolour

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

braid in my hair

Hello there my friends. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This week we are sponsored by Conie Fong Art.

The lucky winner will get a $10 voucher in her shop. She does have some lovely images and it is well worth a visit. I chose to work with an image called Braids in my hair. I must say that I really liked this image. There are a certain serenity and tranquillity in this picture.

I printed her on milk coloured card as I read that it allows you to create better light and dark contrasts. Below you can see the spectrum noir pencils that I used to colour her in.

I wanted to make an easel card and so use the new Tonic dies that I had recently bought. So I die cut her out of one of the shapes. I tried to find matching mirri card and also patterned paper. I thought that the flowers on the Anna Griffin paper matched the ones on her hair.

The bow is also part of the die set that makes the shaped easel card. I finished it off with a pearl as I felt the centre was a bit bare.
For further inspiration and to see some more lovely Conie Fong images, please visit the TTCRD blog. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx.

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

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Hello there. I'm back with my inspiration for the TTCRD anything goes challenge. 

This week we are sponsored by Nikki Burnette who is offering the lucky winner 3 digital images from her shop.


I chose to work with the image called Adeline.  I loved the way it flowed, there is a lot of movement in the picture.

I coloured her in with polychromos, Faber Castell pencils. this time I tried to keep the number of pencils to a minimum, creating depth by the contrast of light and dark. The swirl behind her is coloured with a light blue sparkle pen from Crafter's Companion. In real life, there is a lot of shimmer that is really difficult to picture.

For some reason, I pictured her surrounded by twigs. So I die cut several twigs and leaves out of different coloured cardstock. The dies for twigs and leaves are all from Tim Holtz thinlet collections. The double stitched ovals are by Sue Wilson.

I thought it would make a lovely card for an 18th and so I die cut the numbers out of card that had been gilded with gilding flakes.

So for further inspiration just hop onto the main blog where you can see what the rest of my teamies have created. See you on the other side, Theresa xx.

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

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - shimmer and shine (mirror card, gilded card and                                                                                                                                                  sparkle pen)
Simply papercrafts - anything goes

Sunday, 17 September 2017

take flight

Hello again. I'm back with another Christmas card and once more it was inspired by The new LIM challenge. As soon as I read the theme, I pictured this in my head but wasn't sure it would work.

The good thing about it is that it uses very few 'ingredients'. The stamps are from Sheena Douglass 'A little bit Scenic' from a few years ago that was waiting patiently to be used. The moon is from Lavinia stamps.

I found that the Tim Holtz stamping tool was really useful here. (I'm using it more and more). I stamped the roofs and Santa in versamark ink and clear embossed with detail powder. The sentiment was embossed in white detail. For the moon, I used snow cap adirondak pigment ink and I overstamped it several times (hence why the tool is so important). I then added highlights and stars with a white gel pen. Finally, I added some iced snow by creative expressions for a bit of sparkle. And voila'... What do you think? I was really pleased with it, hugs Theresa xx

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

HLS September Christmas challenge - anything goes with a twist: sparkle

Friday, 15 September 2017

fall colours

Hello, my friends. I thought that this card was very apt for the colours of fall. This is the new Theme for our challenge over at FFFC. The theme was chosen by the talented Pat K.

So I started with a piece of Sheena stamping card and using Crafter's Companion's falling leaves stamps and several colours of archival inks, I stamped all around the edge.

Using coffee archival I stamped the sentiment. Then I stamped 3 tumbling leaves across the card in versamark and brushed over with matching colours of perfect pearls.

I distressed the edges with gathered twigs and walnut stain distress inks.

Now I turned my attention to the embellishment leaves. They are mixed media dies from Crafter's Companion. I die cut the 3 sizes in gold mirror card and embossed them with a leaf veins folder again by Crafter's Companion. I coloured them with adirondak alcohol inks and punched a hole. I joined them up with jump rings and threaded through some jute and wrapped it around the card I had prepared earlier.
Some matting and layering and then stuck everything down on kraft card.
For further inspiration please hop over to the FFFC blog.
See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx.