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.

Tuesday 12 September 2017

more Christmas

Hello, my friends. the idea for these cards was once again derived from the current LIM challenge.

My first instinct was to make the kraft based card. So I stamped the ribbon sentiment and the stars in versamark and embossed with white detail embossing powder. I then coloured in using Faber Castell pencils - polychromos. I then added Finnabair glitter in matching hues to the stars and finally went around a square die with a white sharpie and added diamond sprinkles.

Whilst making the above, I started thinking what it would look like in different colours. So I went for the black first. This time I 'coloured it in' using glitters.

And the last one is on ivory card and embossed with tree branch embossing powder that my friend gave me a few days ago. The glitter is a brown glitter glue. The outline is with fossilized amber distress marker which I felt matched quite well.

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

Less is more - OLC: coloring in
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - it's written in the stars
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - stamptember stamp it
HLS September CAS - silhouette (stars)

Tuesday 5 September 2017

blue and lime

Hello my friends. I have a quick post today. These 2 cards were inspired by the theme over at LIM challenge.

The theme was blue and lime. So out came the leaf green and cobalt brushos and sprinkled some on 2 areas of watercolour card. I spritzed it and wiped it with kitchen roll and left to dry.

I die cut this funky Christmas tree out of each patch. The die is from sizzix. 
I then cut 2 pieces of white card and stamped the sentiment in black archival ink. I then embossed with Leonie Pujol's snowfall embossing folder.

I used foam pads to attach embossed card to base card and then stuck the trees down. I added green gems to the blue tree and blue gems to the green tree. And voila' 2 more done, albeit in unconventional colours, hugs, Theresa xx.

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

Simply less is more - lime green and royal blue
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge - anything goes, optional twist sparkle
Happy little stampers September watercolour challenge - anything goes, optional twist spritz (I did spritz the card before i die cut)

Snow friend

Hello my friends. It's time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. As you can see I am continuing with my Christmas cards.

This week we are sponsored by Wink Wink Ink. The winner will get a whopping $15 voucher to spend in the store.

I chose to work with this sweet image that has a Victorian feel to it. It is called Snowfriend.

I coloured it in with Faber Castell pencils - polychromos. I tried to keep to 3 shades per colour and make sure I left light areas for contrast.

I used a number of dies here: Tim Holtz sizzix thinlets snowflakes and Christmas words and Sue Wilson double pierced oval dies.

To finish it off i used some glossy accents on the buttons and the boy's wellies and a few pearls.
So now it is over to you. For more inspiration hop to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have come up with. See you on the other side
hugs, Theresa xx