Tuesday 26 December 2017


So today sees the start of the last anything goes challenge of 2017 for TTCRD.

Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo Stamps and $12 voucher to the store is on offer! I chose to work with JJ Coffee. It was one of those moments that as soon as I saw the image I knew who the card I was making was for.

So I printed it off and used spectrum noir illustrator pens to colour it in. I added some glossy accents on glasses and tablet and a white gel pen for highlights. Matting an layering and some twine and the card was ready. And I got the seal of approval from her husband as well!

So please join us over at TTCRD. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx

Saturday 16 December 2017

Secret Santa

 This week is the last FFFC for 2017. The theme is Christmas. I decided to showcase this candle. Once again we are having a Secret Santa at work and this is what I made for it.

Using g45 Christmas papers and Sheena Douglass perfect partners dies and stamps poinsettia I created the flower. I embossed in vintage mahogany.
The holly leaves are with heartfelt creations papers.

The candle is sprayed with Spray and Sparkle diamond pearl spray. Once dry I added hessian ribbon and lace and a pearl strand. I assembled the poinsettia and added it to candle along with the holly leaves and finished it off with pearl strands.

So I hope the recipient likes it. Don't forget to join us, hugs Theresa xx

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Little blue button tags

Late on parade again! Hello crafty friends. These are my inspiration for this week's TTCRD challenge. 

Our sponsor is Little Blue Button and she is offering $10 voucher to her store. I chose to work with Christmas tags.

I printed them on Sheena stamping card and fussy cut them. I then versamarked the snowflake, the baubles and candy canes and clear embossed. Some red and diamond stickles and small pearls finish them off.

With the above 2, I only added stickles in red, green and diamond. Below you can see what I used the tags for.

I decorated the bags using some double sided Christmas A3 Centura pearl card from Crafter's Companion and ribbon and then added the tags to the handles.
Below is a closer look.
Hugs, Theresa xx

Saturday 2 December 2017


hello there. No cards on offer today but the winners of our 3rd bloghop at TTCRD.

Bugaboo Stamps - $12.00 gift code
Carole Jones

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 3 images of choice
Dee Earnshaw

Image mp152-DS4J - Darcy Schroeder
Image mp431-DS4J - Edwina Brown
Image mp440-DS4J - Marilyn (one stamping fool) 

Lacy Sunshine - 2 images: Bowbo's Balloon's & Stardust Star
Donna Rinckel

MHKDesigns – Image set: EatYourCake
Em Louise Fairley

SheepSki Designs - Image Sleep Tight

$20.00 gift code each
Donna Ellis
TracyM #6773

Wink Wink Ink - $15 gift code
Natalie Godfrey

Blog Candy Winners
Linda McEnery
Lucy Patrick

Facebook Winner of 1 year subscription to Through the Craft Room door Magazine
Gina Morely

Please send an email to me at TTCRD1@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

And now for my blog candy: Velerija. Please email me so i can get the die to you

hugs, Theresa xx

Sunday 26 November 2017


Hello fellow crafters. Today I have another CAS card on offer. It was supposed to be for last week's LIM challenge, but as my SD card on the phone was full I couldn't take any pics. So here it is for this week's challenge.

I started with a kraft card and cut out the snowflake flourish (Memory box) on the lower half to represent snow-covered ground. I coated the fall out pieces with the clear sparkle pen to add some shimmer. I stuck these on the upper part of the card to represent the falling snow. I added platinum stickles glitter glue to the centre of the snowflakes.

Then I die cut the robin (sizzix) several times from different coloured cardstock. I inked the pieces with gathered twigs distress inks and assembled the bird. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Just Rite) and added glossy accents to the robin's eye.

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

Simply Less is More - let it shine
HLS CAS challenge - Christmas

Tuesday 14 November 2017


Hello, I'm posting again and this time it is to remind you that another TTCRD challenge is starting with the usual theme of anything goes.

This week we are sponsored by Mari digis digital stamps.  
The lucky winner will get one of the images that the DT chose to work with. This will be chosen by Maria Emilia.

The image I chose to work with is called B42 Cinema. I fell in love with the sad look in both their eyes and had to colour this image. I must say I really enjoyed the process.
So now it is over to you. Remember that anything goes so anything you make can be posted in our challenge, hugs Theresa xx

Monday 13 November 2017


Well on Friday it was the start of another FFFC and this week I am hosting it. I have been so disorganised that I first forgot to post a photo of the card on the main blog and then I never blogged the card. So I am trying to rectify.

To make this card I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I stamped in versamark and embossed in black. I always associate this month with Thanksgiving and hence the link for me.

The image is one that I had won in some challenge. I really loved it an enjoyed colouring it with promarkers.
The ribbon and wooden leaves are from a roll of ribbon I got from Lidl and the patterned paper is from a stack of papers from The Works.

So I hope you will join us with your makes that are related to the theme. see you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Through the Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog hop!

Hi! This month is our Celebration Month and today we are starting our 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop filled with awesome inspiration and 9 sponsor prizes.

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)
Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)
DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Wink Wink Ink (One Prize  of a $15.00 store voucher)
MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set) 
SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)
Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)
There is also a giveaway on Facebook of a year's subscription to the online magazine

The image I am using is “Eat your Cake” and is the prize from our Sponsor MHK Designs


For my card, I printed the image and sentiments on milk coloured card from Creative Expressions. I die cut the image with Tonic circles and the sentiments with a Spellbinders die. I inked the sentiment with broken china distress oxide while it was still in the die.

The image was coloured in with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils. I added some highlights with a white gel pen.
I used card from stash for the mats which I die cut with Tonic circles and Sue Wilson double stitched circle dies.
The ribbon and gems are from stash.

This is the inside of the card.

Next stop on this hop is Helen ...

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance at the prizes! 
This is the order of the hop:
you are here --> Therese
I will also have some candy up for grabs (Sue Wilson star die) so make sure to leave a comment
Winners will be announced December 1st, 2017

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
MHK designs November challenge -  photo inspiration: cake

Thursday 2 November 2017

hark the herald angels sing

Hello there. I have found some time for a quick post. Once again this was inspired by the LIM challenge. The technique I learnt at Pauline Butcher's workshop this weekend.

For this to work it is important to have a stamping platform and that the card is butted up tightly to the edge so that when the script is overstamped it remains crisp.
I used salty ocean, mustard seed and picked raspberry distress ink, stamped and spritzed. Once dry I overstamped with same colours.

I dried it well and used an antistatic bag over it. I stamped angel in black archival and clear embossed. I coloured in trumpet with gold sparkle pen and used the clear one on the wings. So easy but very effective.
So once again I hope I left enough white space, hugs, Theresa xx.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simply less is more - stamp layering

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Christmas Sentiments

Hello my crafty friends. It is Tuesday once again and so time for the anything goes challenge over at TTCRD.

This week we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.

The lucky winner will get 2 images of their choosing from the store.

I did go to town and decided to use 3 of the sentiments and create 3 cards. It gave me a chance to use the gel pens and also to use some neglected dies.

All I used then was some nice card, ribbon and embellishments and glues to make the pearls.
So I hope you find some time to join us in this week's challenge, hugs, Theresa xx.

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