Tuesday, 26 May 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #1

I like this one! This is my entry for the first C.R.A.F.T Challenge I stamped the baby shoes onto white card cut from a frame diei then watercoloured the image with pencils. The papers are lush they are by paper adventures, i added white satin ribbon and two teeny weeny buttons to finish it off, i adore making baby cards, they would be my favourites along side wedding cards, Hope you like it, Tash xxx

Double challenge entry

This next one is my entry for this wks Spoonfull of Sugar and Whiff of joy challenges. I used this gorgeous image, it's been watercoloured. The papers are DCWV Floral stack and K&co, some white lace, flowers, brad and gems. I like the colours but tbh i'm not mad on the card, it doesn't sit well with me, don't ask me why because i don't know lol, but us crafters are a fickle lot after all. Hugs, Tash xxx

A Celtic Wedding

Hellooo everyone! Hope you've all had a good day, it's absolutly peeing it down here but with lovely sunshine! So loads of gorgeous rainbows, i Love rainbows!! Does that make me sad? Oh hell i don't care! I love the colours and they never fail to make me smile. So i'm officially sad lmao.

I've been a busy bee made 2 cards the first is an order i had for a wedding card, the invitations were celtic themed so i thought it would be nice to follow that. It's just an image i had saved so i printed it out, a wee bit of layering, border punch and ribbon and it's done, i love the look of it not too fussy but with a touch of class.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Ok quess what i made a card.....................seriously lol don't know what possessed me, only kidding it would be a very odd blog if i didn't make any!

This is for Spoonfull of sugar challenge, cutting it fine i know! I've used the ever faithfull Forever friends stamp, K&co papers which adore, they really know how to make papers! I've used some gold satin ribbon threaded through a slider and Rubbadubbadoo sentiments. I'm happy-ish with it lol. What do you guys think?, Hugs, Tash xxx
Evening everyone,hope your all keeping well! OMG it's been one of those days!I haven't stopped lol. I've 8 orders four of which are Bookatrix's so i'll be kept busy thats for sure lol. I do have something i want to get off my chest. The other day when i handed out awards i really was really pleased with myself! Thing is a couple of them haven't even been accepted, not even acknowleged tbph. I know to hardened bloggers they are probably boring but to a newbie they are exciting, to not even acknowledge you have been given one is really disheartening. I'm feeling a little dejected, it kind of makes me feel as if i'm not good enough to be handing them out. I was talking to a friend last night and they even mentioned it, that got me thinking "ok it's not just me then" Maybe my work isn't up to some people's standards, maybe i'm not as successfull as some, maybe my cards aren't drop dead gorgeous, maybe i'm not in with the same clique but i never imagined that would be a problem, i had assumed we were all here for the same thing? To learn, Grow and not least support and encourage each other. I've been making cards for a long time and i'm quite successfull at it i earn money doing it, enjoy making them and most of all put a smile on my customers faces making cards and keepsakes makes me happy to know that it will be cherished for life. Maybe i'm bieng a bit too sensitive about it, it certainly wouldn't be the first time i've got the wrong end of the stick. It just would have been nice for a thanks for thinking of me, i don't expect anyone to put the award on their blog, not everyone's taste is the same but to completly ignore the fact you were given one and not mention it at all is a little unfair it means so much to most. So here's my promise i will NEVER ignore an award, NEVER ignore a comment, NEVER ignore a request, thats a promise. anyway off my soap box now and back to my normal chirpy self, Tash xxxx

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Papertake weekly sketch 15

This next card is for the Papertake Weekly challenge, another sketch i enjoyed but maybe it's just that i'm easy to please...don't think DH would agree :) I used this really cute Anya image that a friend sent me, yeah it's watercoloured lol. Some more digi papers, swiss dots embossed card, 2 blooms, brad and a star charm., Hugs, Tash xxx

Hi everyone, well today hasn't been too bad, apart from waking up with a splitting headache again of course, thats the 5th day running now, ah well. I've certainly got my Mojo on today though, i'm sitting card making all day and really enjoying it! I've got tons of ideas whirling around in my head so may as well put them to good use. My first upload of the day is for the Sketch and Stash challenge, i found it a nice simple one to do. Which i suppose is why i enjoyed it so much, My daughters already claimed it for a friend! I used House Mouse Cheesecake image watercoloured as always, the papers are digital ones i printed and i love them! The colours are gorgeous very vibrant! Tied it off with some ribbon and Viola! I'm happy with it! Hope you guys like it too, Tash xxx

Friday, 22 May 2009

Woo hoo i'm on a roll tonight! I did this card last night, the sketch is from Sketch and Stash
I used K&Co papers, Jewel brads, D'vine swirl embossed card, a Penny Black Image which was watercoloured,a Flower and Paper rose head. Honesty greatly appreciated, Hugs, Tash xxx

Ok now then onto passing out these awards! Sadly i don't think i'm allowed to give it back to Cathy :( Which is a shame.

So the first three people i've awarded it to are ladies i know personally and are truly amazing and make gorgeous cards!
The rest are people whose blogs make me gaso in awe! They are amazingly talented and are an inspiration to me, so thank you ladies.
Lots of love to you all, And a huge thank you to Cathy xxxx

Wow!!!! Look what i just got.....my first award! How chuffed am i??? Tons thats how much. My friend
Cathy Gave it to me, thank you so much hunni it's really cheered up a wk thats been total pants.
Now if i have it right i have to give this to at least 7 people who i think are special, i'll do that in a seperate post. I've also got to tell you 10 absolutly honest things about me....Uh oh this could get ugly!! Hee hee Ok here we go.
Number 1: I suffer from a very painfull disability called Fibromyalgia.
2: I'm totally addicted to a very popular shopping site and spend all my pennies there every week i rarely go out so don't "shop"
3: I have a daughter with a very severe heart condition she's had open heart surgery twice and still more to go. We've nearly lost her several times.
4: I'm actually English but moved here nearly 10 yrs ago, glad i did!!
5: I also cross stitch but cardmaking has taken over again! And i've not picked it up for 7 months :(
6: My children are my life...literally. I'm lucky to have them as i lost several babies three bieng stillborn.
7: I used to be a psychiatric nurse for my sins...and it definatly shows. Mick my DH thinks i'm "off my head" as he says lol
8: I'm tee total, it would be practically suicide with all the meds i'm on!
9: My absolute dream is to be a card designer, Doing what i love for a living!
10: I love playing practical jokes, i'm extremly mischevious and laugh at everything and anything, not always a good thing as it can get me into trouble.
Right thats it i think i'm not very complicated nor boring!! Sorry if i've bored you into a coma, now it's safe to wake up now!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Evening everyone (although beginning to think noone visits my blog:( ) I am sooo unwell right now, no idea whats wrong ....well it could be a couple of things but hell i feel rough! I've had a splitting headache for 4 days, a really high temp, then uncontrollable shivers, i do have a dodgy tooth thats a wee bit sore so not sure if it's that but if it is it must be one hell of an abcess as it's not doing the normal throb it's constant and i've never felt this ill with one before! Trouble is i'm having to take different painkillers as my usual aren't working but this means as i'm not taking my regulars my Fibro is really kicking up! Ah well enough whinging and whining. I have in between dozes etc managed to make a card for the stamp with Stampavie challenge. I really enjoyed this wks sketch and i'm pleased with the results too. I used Fall standing Tilda which i watercoloured, Papermania papers (although the pic is awful) Some flat backed pearls, clear gems, dream stamp, flourish and stickles. I'm going to edit the pic in the morning as this one is terrible. Once again if anyone does ever visit my apparent barron blog please leave a comment, constructive critisism is always welcome, Hugs, Tash xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Ok last one....well for tonight lol, i used a Mary Hughes Stamp for this christening card. Some blue Bazzill card, DCWV backing paper, Blue satin ribbon and blue gems.

I also want to say a massive thanks to the paople who left me comments it's lovely to hear some feedback and to see that i'm actually doing something right lol, Tash xxxx

Next is a bookatrix for a wedding, i really enjoyed this, in fact i always enjoy making them. The theme for the wedding was cream and gold and the invites had wedding rings on so this image was perfect. I've used peel off corners and borders, antique gold organza ribbon, gold and cream pearl card and the paper is actually wrapping paper from clintons, it has glitter around the swirls and is gorgeous! Hope you like it.
This one is a 3d image, i love using this sheet it's sassy. i've finished it off with gold glitter paper, black organza ribbon and bow and some clear gems.

Sorry for not bieng around for a few days i've been so busy with orders! Before 12 o' clock hit today i had 6 orders all for monday and tuesday so it's been frantic here! I've done quite a few this wk and wanted to share some with you, this first one is for a new addition in the village i can't get enough of my Tilda stamps, so i used Baby Edwin this time, An oval frame, a nappy embellishment, peel offs which i rarely use, i tend to use borders & corners more for Bookatrix's but thats about it. The paper believe it or not is wallpaper, i love the softness of it, just had to use it!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

This second one is for this weeks http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge it was all about touchy feely, i really enjoyed this one not just because i got to use Tilda! But because it was a challenge, i've watercoloured the image, used American Craft paper which i love, nesties, Clear gems, Handmade paper with glitter going through it, Swiss dots embossed card, Brads, flowers, a tag from K&Co and pink velvet ribbon, i'm really pleased with it there's plenty af touchy felly bits on it, but apologies for the rubbish piccie!! I am still learning after all lol.Tash xxx
Today i've actually managed to do 2 cards, Yay!! Although at one point i was ready to pull out all of my hair as everytime i sat down someone wanted something, my kids are teens and they're more demanding than ever!

Anyway the first one is for this wks http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com challenge, it's the first one i've entered one and i thouroughly enjoyed it. The sketch is this one.

And here's my interpretation, i know it's not perfect but i'm happy with it. I used the gorgeous Forever friends stamp thats been watercoloured. The papers are from a disc i have. I've added a burgandy ribbon, some cream mini brads and a sentiment by Anita's. Please be honest with me!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Well the postman came today and he arrived with my Bigshot, you've no idea how big my grin was!! I'm delighted with it, and it was a bargain, it cost me £60 and that was with a starter set with a couple of wee dies, multi purpose platform etc and free p&p, i had a wee play but i need to go shopping lol well thats my excuse anyway!! I now need to buy thousands and thousands of dies hee hee.
On my blog hopping i found a brilliant blog, Fiona is actually giving away Gorjuss Girl stamps to celebrate her son Adams 7th Birthday, go check it out! http://fionajcardsandmore.blogspot.com/ Good luck to all that take part!
it's a prefect blog candy for me, dunno whether you noticed but i lurve Gorjuss girls lol.
Well still no card made, so instead i'm going to watercolour some images i've stamped so i can get a card done tomorrow instead....(she says).
See ya, Tash xxxxx

Friday, 8 May 2009

Right as promised pictures!
This is a plain-ish one, It speaks for itself really lol

The next is a really cute die cut teddy, it was made for a friend her nephew is the grand old age of one!! Awwww
I love Lily and Milo they are soo cute!

Ok lastly a cute Buytterfly one! I hope you like them any comments are welcome
Tash x
Hello!! Well no orders today, you know how i said i can play with my new toys today? and you'll also know what happens when you spend 4 days solid days crafting and have 3 teens and a man (with the mental age of 3!) living with you? Thats right the house looks like the Dingles have moved in! So no playing just cleaning grrrr, But i won't despair theres always tomorrow lol, untill something else comes up of course!
All orders were collected and they went down well, it doesn't matter how long i've been craftng for or how well my customers may know me i STILL feel that little flicker in my tummy that they won't like them. Thankfully noone has yet turned around and said "i hate it" even though i've made it clear that i won't be offended by it, i'd be more offended if they weren't honest with me and complained after they left, everyones taste is different after all.
I'm going to go blog hopping lol, tbh i've been looking at the blogs for yrs but never had the guts to do my own especially when you look at some of them IE All the things i love, i drool on there it's embarassing!! lol. I was talking to another blogger (Blinkiefairy-glitterhappy thanks hun x) who told me to go for it so here i am!
Anyway my blog is far too quiet please please leave a comment not like i'm begging or anything :) Tash x
PS: Piccies to follow!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Heres a Card done last week, i love the simplicity of this, just nesties. dovecraft stamp and black ribbon, simple elegane....well i think so lol

Tash xxxx
Crikey what a day! What started off as having 2 orders quickly became 4, i even had one put through my letterbox whilst still in bed at 6am, on of my regular customers was on her way to work and knew i wouldn't be up! Trouble is they all wanted them for tomorrow so no time to sit faffing about which to do first or what to do it was a case of get on with it now!
Anyway i got them all done, apologies for no pics i'll upload them tomorrow as it's late now.
Before i go though just want to brag about my goodies that arrived today......yep new stamps!!! I got sugar nellie Lola with flowers, Sugar Nellie Sweet & Sassy, Stampavie/Rachelle Ann Miller (love her stamps!) Jump in my pouch, Mouse hug & Lily picking flowers, and of course a Magnolia Fall Standing Tilda! My week wouldn't be complete without a new Tilda! Also got some bits i bought from EBay flowers,ribbon, brads and Gems. I also got my confirmation email to say my Bigshot has been despatched i can't wait!!!!
Ok so enough blabbing i've posted a pic of a card i done last wk.
Night, Tash xxxx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Bella Bella!!! I love them!!! This was done For a craft stall i was supposed to do untill the flu hit me, i missed out but never mind.

This Bookatrix was a pleasure to do and these forever friend stamps are adorable! I can't tell you what other materials i used it was a couple of wks ago.

It doesn't take much imagination to work out what this card is all about, I used a 3d image that was oh so cute!!
Ok so here's my first post woo hoo.....i know it's not that exciting for you guys but it is for me!! I've been bogged under for ages with orders, i suppose it's kept me busy but i've missed playtime, what i mean is just making a card for he hell of it, just messing about with new techniques or partially glueing my hands together for no other reason than bieng an idiot. I'm putting some pics up of some orders i've had recently and after tomorrow i've no orders for a couple of days so playtime isn't too far away!!!! So i'm going to be playing with my new stamps, a few Tildas, Bellas, House Mouse, Penny Black etc.....i can't wait i've seen so many cards that have inspired me and i'm itching to get going!!! Please forgive the awfull photography but i promise i'll learn to do them better!