Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #89

Just a quickie post to get this entered into this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #89. I just loved Arlana's Sketch this week and couldn't resist having some fun with waiting Tilda and some Basic Grey Capella papers. The little flowers I put on the image are hand made, I do have fun doing these with my small EK Success Punch I think its called retro flower.

Thanks for stopping by make sure that you pop over to check out the DT's creations!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Rare Sight From Me! A boys Card

For those that follow my blog you may have noticed that I don't really do that many boys cards, and when I do most of them fall short of being anything close to what I wanted in the first place. This year one of my goals was to create more masculine/boy themed cards so I thought that I would try a Birthday card for my nephew's Birthday.

I don't have very many stamps that really can be used on boy themed cards , so I turned to the world of Digi's and found some really cute freebie Dragons on Dustin Pike's blog. He is an amazingly talented Artist and has more characters than you can possibly imagine! You'll have browse through his blog to find all of the freebies as well as his for sale collections but I promise you will enjoy the journey.

I chose these two images that work great together and coloured them with Copics. The bricks on the castle wall have Chrystal effects on them which doesn't show in the picture, but adds great dimension when you see the card "live". I used minimal embellishments no glitter or bling can you believe it!

Thanks for stopping by Hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Friday Sketchers Challenge#141

This week for the Friday Sketchers Challenge Bev have provided the most wonderful sketch to inspire you! The DT also provided some amazing cards.Since I already had this paper out for the Magnolia challenge card that I did I decided to keep right on playing with it and came up with this little Sara Kay card, isn't she the cutest! Hope everyone checks out the Dt cards and or plays along!

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A Neat Little Award To Pass Along

I received this neat little award from the very talented Shaz(her calligraphy is amazing)!So for this award I'm supposed to pick eight peoples blogs that inspire me and pass it along and share eight things about myself. Its hard to limit this to just eight but if I have to here they are:

Lisa-My Cozy Crafty Corner
You always encourage us to feed are addictions by pointing out everything new

Peggy-Made By Me
Your work is the complete opposite of mine which I find inspiring because its new to me.

Chris-Always About Colour
You always leave the sweetest comments

Debbie-Pardon My Passion
Yes she is leaving the blog world but for her fabulous work she deserves this!

Jean S-No there is no blog link for this one! I know its a blog award but she is truly an inspiration to me. Always creating something new. I'm pretty sure she logs more hours in blog land than anyone else I know and thats got to count for something!

Cely-Creating in Carolina
Thanks for leaving kind comments

Janie-Janies Creative Corner
This is a new blog that I've dicovered and find inspiring

Another new find great sketches and DT work

So onto the Eight Things about me Part

1. I Try to create everyday
2. I'm loving Yoga(just started in Jan)
3. I cry during those sappy commercials on TV
4. Hate cold weather but love the snow(it can go now though)
5. Live in Armstrong, BC, Canada
6. Just started Riding Horses again last summer after a 20 year break
7. Okay looking at this, I've got to many Hobbies and not enough time LOL!
8. I'm a bit of a geek but at 40 something I can embrace it!

Hope you enjoy passing this along great to connect with my old blog buddies and find some new ones too.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Magnolia & Hangler #93

This week for the Just Magnolia & Hangler Challenge #93 the lovely and talented Mina has created a wonderful sketch. Here is my take on it.

I have used some older Chatter Box Paper From their scrapbook walls collection. I can't but think of the fun I would have had with this collection if I had made cards when it was released.

This cute little Tilda is coloured with Copics and I just had to add glitter, pearls and lace. I've had these flowers kicking around for awhile and never seemed to have a project that they went with, but boy do they go with this paper! The sentiment is computer generated great option when you don't have a stamp that is quite right for what you want to say.

Make sure you stop by for a visit at the challenge site to check out what the DT did this week to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by have a great week.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Using A Border Punch Strip As Edging on a Circle

For those that asked how I used a MS Punch to put a border on a circle here is a little tutorial on it.Its my first try at a tutorial so please bare with me.

Step 1: Punch strip of paper as usual.

Step 2: Trim down to 1/4 inch from the design.

Step 3: Using scissors snip into the design leaving the outer edge intact.

Step 4: Use tacky tape, glue, etc. to fasten strip to back of circle or other shape making sure to keep the same amount of the design peaking over the edge.

Voila! your done!

You can experiment with different punches and shapes, this punch also makes a great edging for hearts.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday Sketchers#141/Just Manolia #92challenge card

Just a quickie post to get this up before the deadlines I will be back later to post a using a border punch strip around a circle tutorial.This card uses the sketch from Friday Sketchers#141 and is also for the Just Magnolia #92 anything goes with ribbon challenge. Its one of those cards that just seemed to end up with to much everything,but sometimes that's just how it goes when you can't seem to get it just right.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday#87

Another try at a Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch I'm having alot of fun with them right now.This week they are sponsored By Meljens Designs.I used a free digi available on their site just follow this link Meljens Freebie Digi. This little guy is just to cute. I had a lot of fun colouring him with Copics and thought I would make this a Valentine's Card. The DP is by making Memories and the colours co-ordinate perfectly. The design team came up with some great ideas make sure you check out their cards.

Thanks for stopping by hope everyone has a great week!

The best for last!

I saved my favourite card for last! This card was so much fun to create, I used a Magnolia background stamp combined with a Penny Black image for the mice. The beads are from my stash and all of the punches used are Martha Stewart... yes I have abit of an addiction to these.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Hugs Tania

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sketch Saturday #141/Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes+ Flowers

This is my version of this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch #141.I added alot of little extras to it but I think under neath it all you can still see all of the basic elements. The DP is from SU and of course the image is a Magnolia that I forgot I even had!Most of the embellies are from Dollarama, the flowers are from my stash. The lace is more of the stuff that I found at Carol's great big garage sale. Thanks for the goodies.I'm also entering this in Papertake Weekly Challenge which is anything goes + Flowers I think this fits the bill. The DT over there has some great cards to inspire you Check it out.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend thanks for stopping by Hugs

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Christmas card Challenge Week#9

The challenge for week #9 over at Christmas Card Challenges is to use Transparancies. It was the perfect challenge for me to try out a stair step card with a transparent over lay.

I've used a PB stamp and Sentiment Martha stewart snowflake punches & Fence border punch, & lots of stickes and bling because you just can't have a winter card without a little sparkle on it! Just wish it would show in the pic.

I love the airy feeling and the dimension it adds to the card.

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you pop on over and see what the DT team did to inspire you this week-Hugs Tania

Hangler meets Penny Black

For this card I used a Sketch Saturday design. The images are from Penny Black, Hangler and Magnolia, what a mish mash! I love the scene they create together! The punches used are all from Martha Stewart and the blue snowflake paper is BoBunny.

Thanks for stopping by, Hugs Tania

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Friday Sketchers#139

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers #139. I really liked the sketch this week and as I'm still moving my craft area I found these papers lying about and decided that instead of filing them away I would create the card that I'd planned on making with this cute little Tilda.

The sailors knot was inspired by a card that I found on April's Blog.She didn't have any instructions but I found some good one's here. The anchor in the corner came from Dollarama in a blue colour and I coloured it Black with Copics( unfortunatly it doesn't show up very well).

I made up the sentiment on the computer, it seems to fit the theme of the card.

Thanks for stopping by-Hugs Tania