Tuesday 31 May 2016

woof, woof...

Hello there. It must be Tuesday again and so time for another Through the Craft Room Door challenge. This week we are being sponsored by Decosse Dynamite Doodles.

The DT worked with Puppy Power and you can see some of the papers and images available in this set in my card.

Scribble Doodles Designs is the collaborative effort between Lisa Décosse of Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and Sandy Sommerfeld of Scribbles Designs.  Each of these designers on their own offer unique digital designs for the card making and scrapbooking communities.  While Sandy specializes in creating fun and quirky digital images including unique and one of a kind characters, she also creates incredibly intricate and beautiful zentangles.  Lisa's speciality lies in designing a variety of digital items including but not limited to papers, embellishments, and word art creations.  These two artists have come together to pair their talents in order to offer something fun and new to those who enjoy working with digital design elements.  So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  You never know, you just might be inspired by what you see!
"I woof you" Freebie offered HERE

The winner will get  both the Puppy Powers Mini Mish Mash 1 set along with 
the Puppy Powers Papers:  Solids set.

For further inspiration you can find the projects submitted by my team mates here.
So come on join us for thiks challenge and remember that the theme is always anything goes.

Thursday 26 May 2016


Hello friends. I'm back with a card that has been in my head since I saw these stamps by IndigoBlu. I was lucky to win the chemistry set on their blog challenge.

This is another card that I have made for the next edition of Through the Craft Room Door magazine. I was quite happy with how it turned out but i reserve judgement to you, Theresa xx.

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

IndigoBlu challenge - may all your dreams come true
Simply less is more - theme: something that pops or bangs... chemistry experiments!
Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
CASology - fast .... experiments can bubble up fast!

Friday 20 May 2016

Happy Birthday ..... dies &/or punches

Hello again. This week is getting to be  a pretty busy one on this blog of mine. Time is just whizzing by and it is time for another Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

The challenge this week is being hosted by the lovely Lozzy and for our theme she has chosen dies &/or punches.
We are also being sponsored by The Paper Shelter.

This is the card I made my mum for her birthday and I thought it fitted the theme so I never blogged it earlier.

I used white and purple card.
The dies are by Sue Wilson including one of her gemini dies on the white edge.
Ribbon, twine, tulle, pearls are from my stash
Birthday stamp by Claritystamp Ltd

So I hope this card meets with your approval. I would appreciate any comments you might have, Theresa xx.

Thursday 19 May 2016


This is hopefully another quick post from me.

This card materialized after I was roaming some blogs and came over the Addicted to CAS site whose theme was midnight.
I was then rummaging through my stamps for a sentiment when I happened on this stamp....bingo. I knew I wanted to use it for this challenge. So I stamped it in hydrangea archival ink on kraft card. It is from Carabelle studios.

I then masked off a border and stamped the fob watch from Claritystamp in same ink.
I brushed some faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress ink along border and over the main image.
 I then added some colour and shading with my spectrum noir pencils. Finally I highlighted the sentiment with a white sharpie as it had gotten lost on the card.
and voila'...... I hope it meets with your approval, Theresa xx.

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Come walk with me along the sea

Hello again. Just a quick post that was totally inspired by the challenge over at Less is More.

This week the challenge is a one layer card with a sea theme. This was the result of my efforts. Details of how I made it will be published in the next edition of the TTCRD magazine.

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

Less is More - one layer: at sea

Tuesday 17 May 2016

a swimming day

Hello there. Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door. As always the theme is anything goes so it is very easy to join us in this challenge with anything you make.

This week we are being sponsored by Limited Runs digital Stamps.

The winner this week will be getting 3 images of their choice.

Limited Runs Badge

Limited Runs Digital Stamps is a fun place to sit back and check out our huge selection of images . We have a little something for everyone from calorie free cupcakes and sweets to all your holiday needs, Love Halloween/Christmas we've got you covered . Limited Runs is great place for those on a budget too with 90% of all images $2 and under. You  can also find lots of hidden deals running through out the shop just check out the pull down menus to see them. Pop in Limited Runs and find out what's new and enjoy a cuppa something yummy while your browse 

I chose to work with the goldfish which you can find here. I am enjoying working with digital images as I am finding them to be very versatile. Most importantly you can have several sizes without having to buy a different stamp each time. Also it is very easy to get a mirror image etc....

So they do open you up to enormous possibilities.


So what are you waiting for? please come and join us and if you need further inspiration why don't you take a look at what my teamies created, Theresa xx

Saturday 14 May 2016

spring colours

Hello my friends. I'm back with another offering. This time it is mainly a one layered card that was inspired by  card that the talented Janet Pring did a few weeks ago.

I started by making a mask from post it notes that was big enough to take the peony posie stamp by IndigoBlu and masked the centre of a piece of white card. I then went around with removable tape and masked off an edge round all 4 sides. 

Using the extreme edges of the posie stamp and watering can archival ink, I went round all 4 sides. Using brushes and distress inks I brushed scattered straw, squeezed lemonade and then pulled a bit of mustard seed from the inside edge using a make-up sponge. And that was the outer border finished.

I removed all the masking and stamped the peony posie in the centre with watering can archival ink. I coloured it in with distress inks and damp paintbrush. I used spun sugar, picked raspberry and seedless preserve for the peonies and tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon and squeezed lemonade for the forget-me-nots. Cracked pistachio and lucky clover finish the leaves.

I went round the edges with a gray fine liner pen. Then I mixed some gold perfect pearls with a drop of water and with the brush deposited tiny spots on random splatters on the stamped design. Finally I added some bisque liquid pearls to the centres of the forget-me-nots.
Once dry I finished the card off with some matting and layering.
And now this card has gone to cheer up somebody from work who was suddenly afflicted with Bell's palsy...... Theresa xx

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

IndigoBlu blog challenge - spring is in the air
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
The Outlawz Friday challenge - national flower day

Thursday 12 May 2016

a bit of plaid

Well on my journeys through blogland, I came across this challenge that had plaid as a theme. So off I went rummaging through my papers to see if anything inspired me.

I came across these papers from HOTP and I had to make something with them. So I die cut the Gillian die by Sue Wilson in purple and matted it on yellow.

I die cut the sentiment from the same  pack with a Tonic circle and inked it with squeezed lemonade while still in die. I added peacock feathers and wink of stella to the highlighted words. I also added some shading underneath these words as you can see below.

I finished the inside of the card as below. Somehow when i look at this card it makes me smile, it feels like a ray of sunshine. Do you agree? hugs Theresa xx

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

Wednesday 11 May 2016

with sympathy ....

Hello there. This time i'm back with a couple of cards that I'm sure most of us hate to make. Unfortunately we all need them from time to time. A colleague from work lost her son, and my son's teacher lost her mother.

So I wanted to create a couple of sedate cards but uplifting. I turned to my Altenew stamps, the peony set. I made a mask for the peony and the leaves and I stamped on a piece of white card.
The sentiment is from Claritystamp.
I then went round all the edges with a versamark pen and sprinkled silver embossing powder for a little bit of bling.
Below are the close ups of the cards.

That is all from me today, hugs Theresa xx.

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

Less is more - colour challenge: pastel colours
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes