Friday, December 25, 2009

Jumble of Fun!

Merry Christmas Everyone, hope you are enjoying a day of fun. This is a shaker card made using twinklets as the filler. I really liked using it as it does not get all static like some other fills.don't these cute little Penny black critters look like they are having fun-Hugs Tania

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Special delivery

Only one day until Christmas and just about all out of cards to post. Of course by now I hope that all of these have arrived at their destinations!This is the first time I've used this little Penny Black but I'll have to give it another try next year.-Hugs Tania

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Polar Bear Wishes

I have had a little more fun with this little Polar bear from Imaginince. I just love him done up with glitter. thanks for looking- Hugs Tania

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

You've got mail

I made another card similar to this a while ago but decided to change the layout a little bit to include the sentiment. Just love the colours of this paper even though they are not colours that I would normally use and they are definatly not traditional Christmas colours. Thanks for stopping by-Hugs Tania

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays

Using these stamps stamps together is so quick, easy and cute and I really liked the glitter on them. Will have to try more of them next year.-Thanks for stopping by -Hugs Tania

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Just a quick card I made using a Stampin' Up stamp and a cute little Penny Black the background is done with the cuttle bug. Thanks for stopping by hope everyone's holiday prep is going well-Hugs Tania

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beary Christmas

Another card made with this beautiful SEI Paper Thought I'd give it a try with this cute polar bear stamp from Imaginince. The snowflakes have Twinklets on them, I just love this stuff, makes them really sparkle. Thanks for stopping by-Hugs Tania Must get busy with holiday prep. I'm trying to do a little each day to get it all done.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What a Surprise I Received an Award

Wow, what a great surprise to find first thing in the morning it really made my day! I was reading a new comment by Liway for my last post that had a link to her blog, My Cozy Craft Corner , I really got two surprises the first was the award the second was she's a fellow Crazy cropper who I know really well. I can't beleive she's been keeping this a secret! She's tremendously talented so make sure you check out her blog.

Now I have to get to work passing this along, I couldn't pick just 7 bloggers so I have 8 to give this to. Although there are so many more I would like to pass this on to Including the person who gave it to me!

So, once the award has been accepted, the nominee has to do the following:
*Thank the sender for nominating you.
*Make sure you link to the person that nominated you.
*Copy the logo onto your blog.
*List 7 interesting things about yourself.
*Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
*Post links to their blog.
*Leave a comment for each letting them know of their nomination.

Okay, so this is where I tell you 7 "interesting" or "not so interesting" things about me. Hmmmmm.......okay, here goes!

1. I Work at a Coffee Company , but at home I drink tea.
2. I have limited craft time so I choose to be creative over TV.
3. I'm a morning person and feel like I'm wasting the weekend if I sleep in.
4. Road kill totally upsets me to the point it ruins my whole day.
5. I hate "girly" politics it makes me very uncomfortable.
6. I love the snow, but hate the cold.
7. I'm seriously wondering how I'm going to find the time to pull off Christmas.

So here are the bloggers I'm giving the award to:

*Chris-Always About Colour
*Curt- Curt's World
*Michele- The Craft Cupboard
*Caroline- Kiss- Keep It Simple
*Ali-Ali's Stamping and Papercraft Heaven
*Marcea- Marcea's crafting corner
*Lorraine-Lorraine's Loft

These are all really talented bloggers whose blogs inspire me, please check them out!

Hugs Tania

Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekly Penny Black Challenge and Blog Hop

Lots of fun and goodies over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week. Pop over and check it out. I've been on a real white kick lately. This card is no exception I love the SEI background paper It works so nice with the Twinkets Diamond Dust Snowflakes.Had a great time at the retreat weekend wished it could have lasted longer miss you guys already. Thanks for popping by-Tania

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gasp I didn't use a Penny Black!

Just a quickie post as I'm trying to pack for the Crazy Croppers Retreat that starts tomorrow. Thanks for all the kind comments that everyone left me they really brighten my day:) This is a card I attempted after seeing one on the net I'm not sure its all done correctly but I liked the way it turned out.

-White Cardstock SU
-Cuddlebug snowflake embossing folder
-Imaginince paper and Polar Bear Stamp Oh dear I don't think I spelled that right, oops.
- Stampin' up Sentiment
-Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

Lookin' forward to seeing everybody tomorrow thanks for stopping by- Tania

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Penny Black Challenge #75 One for The Guys

Thought I'd make a little Card to give my Honey for Christmas for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge # 75. I used Paper from a Cosmo Cricket paper pad that included the cute little journaling card that says "have you been Good". I added a sentiment that I thought he would find humerous on the inside of the card "Oh, that's to bad I was really looking for you to be a little Naughty..."

-PP Cosmo cricket
-Cardstock Bazzil
-Stamp Penny Black
-Assorted Bead Spacers/brads
-Punches EK Success
-Antique Linen Distress Ink
Thanks for visiting, Have a great weekend-Tania
P.S. Only 6 more sleeps until our Crazy Croppers Christmas Retreat! Yeh!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stampin' Up Meets Penny Black

I really should use some of my older stamps so I hauled out one from Stampin up and combined it with a cute little Penny Black. Also got to try out my new Diamond dust on the letters.


-Stampin' Up Stamps from the Set Big On Christmas
-Water Colour Pencils Close to My Heart
-Twinklets Diamond Dust
-Penny Black heggie From the clear set Holly Day Critters
Thanks for stopping by-Tania
Can't wait for the Crazy Cropper Retreat only one more week to go.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Punched Border Penny Black Card

This card was a complete accident. I needed snowflakes for another project so I punched them out the nearest scrap I could find. Then I wanted to use the cute little mouse as a cut out and grabbed the same scrap and stamped him but I liked the way it looked so much I didn't cut it out I made it into a card. I attached the paper to a piece of acetate so that it kept its airy feel and added another punched piece to the back.


-Punch Martha Stewart
-Stamp Penny Black
-Bling clear
-Dazzling Diamonds Glitter SU
-Eyelets, Turquoise

Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Little House Mouse

Happy Wednesday! Happy because the week is half over. Sorry for no posts lately but there's been no Mojo here as I've had the flu over the last week. Didn't even have the energy to post the couple of cards that were already done. I'm on the mend now though so will hopefully have some energy to get something creative done soon.

This is one that I did a couple of weeks ago and I love that it's so simple. The snowflake border is stamped and embossed with bridal tinsel. The stamp is House Mouse. I watered coloured it and then put glitter on the wreath. I couldn't capture this with the picture but it is quite pretty. Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spoil Yourself Penny Black Style

Added this cute little guy to a Birthday Card seems appropriate for a spoil yourself silly Sentiment. Tried out my Martha Stewart Lace punch. Added some beads and glitter for the bubbles.

Card recipe:
-DP Bo-Bunny
-Image Penny Black
-Punch Martha Stewart
-Card stock Stampin' Up
-Beads clear from my stash
-Ribbon from a costco assorted pack
-flower Prima
Thanks for stopping by have a great week-Tania

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #70 Meets Sketch Saturday #72

This week I managed to combine two challenges into one card. Its a bit of a bonus as I never did find any time to get any challenges done last Saturday. The challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week is buttons and bows which I combined with the sketch provided by Sketch Saturday #72.

Recipe for card:

-Patterned paper Basic Grey
-Stamps Penny Black
-Snowflake punch Martha Stewart
-Ribbon Offrey
-Ink SU Basic Black,& SU Always Artichoke

Thanks for stopping by,hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! I'm off to my Mom's tomorrow for Turkey Dinner, Yum!-Tania

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christmas card #8

Borrowed this cute PB stamp on Friday crop night and just had to play.For some reason the gems on the snowfakes came out blue in the picture they should be a limey green.Off to check out your gallery on splitcoast Debbie. So glad you stopped by. Have a great week thanks for stopping by-Tania

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sketch Saturday #70

Went to our Friday night crop at Scrapbook Swede but was to tired to come up with a Thanksgiving card idea, but found the perfect inspiration on Sketch Saturday #70 . Love their sketch this week. I'm going to try it again for a Christmas card. Have a great weekend Thanks for stopping by- Tania

Monday, September 14, 2009

Christmas Card #7

I couldn't resist this cute little guy in his cozy sweater I had so much fun with this image. Hauled out the cuddle bug for the back ground and the the red curly things. Hope everyone had fun at the Crazy Croppers B-Day bash, can't wait for the Christmas retreat. Have a happy week - thanks for stopping by Tania

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Christmas card#6

I promise this is the last card that I'll make with this paper, well cause its all gone LOL. Happy Thursday I'm off to the Salmon Arm fair this weekend with DD and her mini should be lots of fun.-Thanks for stopping by -Tania

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fair Entry

Our little town has a huge aggricultural fair every year, the IPE, they also have a home arts competition. I decided to enter because you get a discounted gate pass for the five days and since my DD was competing in the miniature horse classes I was able to go all five days. This is the card I entered, what a surprise it placed second.- Thanks for stopping by off to get my other daughter settled in for college-Hugs Tania

Friday, September 4, 2009

Christmas card #5

Still having some fun with this Heidi Grace paper and my new PB set, I promise there will be only one more card made with it as I'm almost out of it LOL. Off to check out some sketches before heading down to the IPE Fall Fair. Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #64

This weeks PB Challenge# 64 is Christmas. Perfect since I'm working on Christmas cards.I used more Heidi Grace shimmer paper a new PB stamp and Flower Soft for the scarf.Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by-Tania

Monday, August 24, 2009

D&D Wedding Card

Just got back from a great weekend of celebrating our niece's wedding near 100 Mile House. She got married on her dad's Ranch everything was outdoors and lovely.It was a bit cold camping but had a great time visiting with family. I did scan the card before I left so here it is. Thanks for stopping by have a great week.-Tania

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Christmas Card #3

For my 3rd card of the season I thought I would have another try at a card that was not made with blue, I tend to do a lot of blue Christmas cards. I like the cheery colours on this one. I posted this a little early this week as I'm off to a wedding this weekend. Hope everyone has a good weekend, thanks for stopping by-Tania

Monday, August 17, 2009

Christmas Card #2

I love this Heidi grace Flocked Shimmer Paper So I kept the card really simple so it showed off the paper. Thought the PB mouse would look cute used here.Thanks for visiting have a great week -Tania

Friday, August 14, 2009

First Christmas Card of the Year

Well its that time of year again. Time to start work on the Christmas cards that will be kitted for retreats and crazy cropper events. This is the first of what will be many many more probably mostly Penny Black cards. Who could resist with all the new releases they've come up with for this year, certainly not me (Sorry I'm hopelessly addicted). This is also a magic card I swear the day I started work on it the weather started to cool off a nice change from our 37C weather of the last few weeks. Will help the many fires burning out of control in this area fizzel out.-Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #61

Wow, I actually managed to fit in a challenge this morning! This is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge #61. They have an amazing sponser this week 123 Stitch is donating the prize, talk about great motivation. They have so many Penny Black stamps on their site that I've never been able to find before! I'm in love LOL. Make sure you check out their site.Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Monday, August 3, 2009

For You

A Little something new that I've had the paper for forever but didn't have the whole idea for until this morning. I can't believe that summer is half over already, I've had a great long weekend With my brother coming for a visit so we went to the beach yesterday, was so much cooler there. Might have to go again today!Thanks for visiting-Tania

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Sorry for not posting lately have been so busy lately. First with grad, then the mini horse show, collage stuff to organize with Ashley, Then getting everybody ofF to there respective summer activities. Now its tons of yard stuff and fair entries. Hard to fit a little creative time in.

Here's Ashley's grad card and will hopefully have some new stuff soon-Thanks for stopping by, Tania

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Is it just me or is it harder to create cards for men? Everytime I make one it just never seems complete. I guess it must be because I am some what of an embellishment junkie and flowers and bling just don't belong here LOL!Paper for this one is from Basic Grey and the stamps are PB critter party. Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another try at this one.

I liked the layout of the red card I posted last week so much that I thought that I would try it again with a different colour combo. This is also the card I made some kits of to give to my bestest scrap buds at the retreat, I hope that you had fun making them girls...Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Beary Cute PB B-Day card!

First off I have to say I just had the most wonderful time at the Crazy Croppers retreat weekend at Green Bay in Westbank it was definately a great "girls" weekend away and the food was fabulous. Time spend on the beach with the summer weather made it just like a resort stay. So sad that its all over though.

Had to Play with another new Penny Black set this one is called Teddy and company. The patterned paper for this is from Cosmo Cricket called Honey Pie: Ella. I created the sky and ground background using a recent tutorial on split coast stampers I however did not have the non stick craft sheet so I just used a piece of acetate and I used glossy card stock instead of regular cardstock. I just took a green ink pad(certainly celery) and a blue ink pad (soft sky) and swiped them onto the acetate then spritzed on water and placed the glossy Card glossy side down onto the mixture. I then repeated this about three times to get the effect making sure the cardstock dried in between.

The images are coloured with water colour pencils and the bear is popped up with foam tape. Thanks for stopping by.-Tania

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

...friends keep you hangin' in there

Oh it's so true it really is friends that keep you hanging in there. I just had to try this new stanp and really like how the sentiment, paper and stamp all work together. It really turned out to be one those special cards for a special person! Hope everyone has a great week. Only three more sleeps until our crazy croppers retreat weekend, yeh! Thanks for stopping by!-Tania

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Penny Black Challenge #50 Buttons Galore

Went all out with the buttons on this one! Penny Black challenge #50 is Buttons GaloreWhat a perfect chance to play with the new Penny Black Tiny wishes set. Only 5 more sleeps 'till the crazy croppers retreat weekend I can't wait! Spent all day today making up card kits and organizing pictures and even had a little time to do this challenge.Thanks for stopping by, hugs-Tania

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Better Get Better

A little card I made for a friend who was feeling quite under the weather last week.Paper is Basic Grey and the stamp is from Penny Black. She's all better now so I guess it worked!Thanks for looking-Tania

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thanks sooo much!

A little thank-you gift box I made for a very deserving someone who does so much for Kirsten and never expects anything in return, nothing like sharing a glass of wine and talking away the weeks little bumps and bumbles! Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Saturday, May 9, 2009

No Mojo...

I don't seem to have any creative mojo for any of the challenges today, so I'm posting a card I finished a couple of days ago but didn't have time to post.Have a happy weekend.-Tania

Monday, May 4, 2009

BoBunny Friends pages

Page 1

I Love this BoBunny paper line and finally got some creative mojo last Friday night to do something with at the Scrapbook Sede Crop. I can't wait to add some really special friends pictures! Thanks for stopping by- Tania

Sunday, May 3, 2009

CCT #58

The Challenge over at Cute Card Thursdaythis week is to use something shiny so I hauled out the bling. The PP is flocked for extra elegance and I decided to try an irregular edge to add some interest. Thanks for visiting-Tania

Saturday, May 2, 2009

PBR National Final Scrapbook Pages

Page 1

Page 2

These pages are from the pictures Ashley took at the PBR National Finals in Calgary
last November. She really managed to capture all the excitment and it was hard to choose just the right pictures for this page.

Thanks Ashley, It was a fun couple of pages to do! Thanks for looking!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #47- 3 Different Shapes

Couldn't resist using these cute Frogs this week for the Penny Black Saturday challenge. The three different shapes was a Bit of a challenge though, but I think it turned out okay.
Cardstock is Bazzil, Patterned Paper is Wild Asperagus, and stamp of course is Penny Black.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, especially everyone celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at Scrapbooking Swede. Wish I was there too!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone!
Just a quick post this morning to show you the little goodie package I made to send to my Aunt.I used the Cute Card Thursday challenge 55 -Marshmallows and Chocolate (Which was to use the colours Pink and Brown).

We don't get to see each other nearly enough. So when I thought about what to give her I came up with, wouldn't it be nice to share a cup of coffee while we had a little chat. So I'm putting a sample pack of coffee in this cute little holder that she can brew while she reads my letter and looks at the pictures I sent.I hope she enjoys it!

Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mom's Day Card

This is a Mother's Day Card I made using the Poppy Flower technique video I found on youtube a while ago. Be sure to check out more technique videos by Julie Fei-Fan balzer she has many more good ones posted on youtube. I really love the flowers affect on this card and its a great way to use up scraps. The sentiment is from BOBUNNY and the PP is from SU Sale-abration pack.Thanks for stopping by-Tania

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Great Friend

A little card I made as a thank-you for a great friend that is always going out of the way for me. The stamp is from the SU set Hedgehog Happiness and I think the paper is perfect for a friends card. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Have a very Blingy B-Day

April in my family is a very popular Birthday month so you should expect to see quite a few B-Day cards over the next while. This is a card for my DD who is having a birthday very soon. She love's pink, glitter, and bling so I made sure to include lots. The paper is CTMH inks are from SU I used Basic Black and Chocolate Chip. The image is Penny Black. One day I'm going to have to start making cards that aren't PB, but for right now I'm having way to much fun with them LOL! Thanks for stopping by-Tania