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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

washi tape and stencils



Hello my friends. I have found a bit of time for a rare blog post and to participate in a challenge. Seems a luxury to me nowadays.



Both cards came together very quickly and I must say I was quite pleased with the results. The inspiration for both came from the challenge over at Less is More.


So i basically started with a stencil and distress inks in both cases. Stencils are from the Sheena Douglass ranges.


After inking I stamped the sentiment in Black archival ink in a Linda Horton stamp and added the tape along one side. Tape is from Lidl. 


On this card I added  Tim Holtz tape horizontally first before adding the vertical tape. Stamp is from the same set. And now both are on their way to the recipients. I hope they like them, hugs Theresa xx.


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

Simply Less is More -  washi tape




Tuesday, 21 March 2017

TTCRD challenge - Neomie Easter


Hello my friends. It is time for another TTCRD challenge. This time our sponsor is Little Miss Muffet Stamps and she is offering a $6 voucher to the lucky winner.

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I chose to work with this sweet image called Polka Dot Pals Neomie Easter




I must say that I do not normally work with these cute images but she was great to colour. I also added aa nose and mouth as I struggle with these images with just eyes.


I found a background in my stash that I thought worked well with her, so I fussy cut her and added her with glue gel. 


The buttons were conveniently on my desk and so I decided to use them.


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



Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Hello my friends and welcome to another Through the Craft Room Door anything goes challenge. Our sponsor this week is Pickled Potpourri. A $7 voucher is up for grabs for the lucky winner.





Pickled Potpourri Designs offers high-quality digital stamps, downloads and printables. Featuring old favourites from The Angel Company (TAC), as well as new, original designs, you'll find a potpourri of images in a wide range of styles to enhance your paper crafting, scrapbooking and other artsy projects at Pickled Potpourri!

I chose to work with the stained glass cross as I thought it was a beautiful image and I could start my Easter cards.


As usual the details of how I made this card you will be in the next issue of TTCRD magazine. Incidentally, the new issue has just been published and you can see a peek on the right-hand side of my blog.

Our theme this issue is Parents, Music and Rain and we have some wonderful inspiration cards and projects from the Designers to share with you. We also have some really fun and creative tutorials for you to try your hand at.
Our special challenge this edition is "Anything but a card". To make it easier for you to submit your cards/projects on the website, a new group named "Special Challenges" has been created on the website. You will need to join the group to play. Prizes haves also been changed, so please make sure you check the new board.
Our Featured Digi Artist is Mynn Kitchen, the creative talent behind MHK Designs. Not only do we have some wonderful samples using her images but she has generously given us some beautiful vintage images and digi papers.
If you are not a subscriber, $18.00 for the first year is a great deal as you receive access to back issues, including videos and digi images. If your wish to subscribe, please click on the tab marked Magazine Subscriptions or click HERE.
Once payment is received, an invitation to access the Subscribers Only Area of the Website will be sent to you.


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


Friday, 3 March 2017

Anniversary of Ordination

Hello and welcome to another Fussy and Fancy Challenge. This week our challenge is being hosted by Jay and she chose "anything goes" as a theme.


Recently our parish priest celebrated the 40th anniversary of ordination and this is the card that I made for him.
For the background, I started by printing the sentiment on a piece of Sheena stamping card.I then trimmed it and faux letterpressed it. Using one of Sheena's embossing folders ( sorry can't remember name), I inked it with squeezed lemonade and fired brick distress ink. Then I put the card with the sentiment in and embossed it. I then inked around edges with walnut stain to darken them.


The main image comes from a set of Holy Communion stamps. I stamped it in watering can archival ink and coloured it in with my Faber Castell polychromos.
I die cut it using a Sue Wilson pierced circle die. I die cut a mat out of burgundy card and edged it with a gold pen.


I assembled card as shown and then for a final embellishment I die cut a burgundy cross by Spellbinders. A few card candi in the opposite corner finish the card off.


For the inside I printed a sentiment off the internet that I felt was very apt for Fr Bob. And that, my friends, is my offer for today.
Now it is over to you. Remember it is anything goes. See you on the other side, Hugs Theresa xx.



Tuesday, 21 February 2017

gear tag - digistamps 4 joy

Hello my friends. Time is going so fast. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge.


This week our sponsor is Digi Stamps 4 Joy and they are offering a $10 voucher to the lucky winner.


I chose to work with an image called Gear Tag as I wanted to make a male card.


You can see the card I came up with. It is a very mixed media type of card. I used so many different things from my stash on it


So I hope you like my effort. For further inspiration please go to main blog to see all the lovely projects by my team mates.


Just a reminder that all the details about my card will be on the next edition of the TTCRD on-line magazine.


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







Wednesday, 8 February 2017

colourwheel

Hello there. When I was looking at some challenge blogs, I found this one over the Less is More blog.
They are celebrating their 6th birthday and they will be celebrating it for the whole month.



The current challenge is to use 3 adjacent colours of the colour wheel. I made 3 shaker cards that I thought would fit the bill as the backgrounds were made with different shades of distress inks. The first uses blues, then orange and yellow and the last red, orange and yellow.


I tried to use seed beads that reflected the same colours as far as possible. The dies are by Sue Wilson, apart from the numbers that are from a Tim Holtz sizzix set.


I also thought that the design was very CAS and so it would be eligible for the LIM challenge. I'll wait and see.


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

Less is more - use 3 adjacent colours
Country View challenges - under 30 mins
QKR Stampede - anything goes with a twist (not using Twist)