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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

30 today

Hello my friends. you must be wondering what happened to me. I have been here but haven't had time to update my blog. Today I have a quick post for you to remind you that it is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge.

This week our sponsor is My Favorite Things with a $25.00 store voucher


We could use whatever we wanted for this challenge. So I started with a piece of Sheena stamping card and I inked it with distress oxides: evergreen bough, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and salty ocean. I then flicked water over it and dried it with kitchen roll after a few seconds.
The rest are die cuts. The butterfly flourish is a sizzix die, the 30 and today are Tim Holtz thinlet dies and the 'celebrate' is a Crafter's companion die. The card is white Centura pearl and the shadow is in a navy blue card.
So that was a quick card to make but looks very effective.

So now it is over to you to come and join us and remember that the theme is always anything goes. See you on the other side, Theresa xx

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Hello my friends. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This week we are talking about a topic that I am passionate about... it is coffee :). We are being sponsored by Drawn by Krista. It is the first time I have used anything by this artist and she does have some quirky stuff in her shop and so well worth a visit.

I chose to work with the saying called Coffee lovers saying.

 It was an opportunity to get out my bigz die by Tim Holtz and make a coffee cup. I used white card inked with distress inks to add depth and corrugated card by DCWV. I printed the saying on white card in brown. The brown mats are from a card called roasted coffee which I thought was quite apt.
All in all, it is a simple card but I thought it showcased the sentiment better.
So now it is over to you. See you on the other side, Theresa xx

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Honey bee

 Hello crafty friends. It's been a while since my last post. I seem to be losing my ways at the moment.
It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. Our sponsor this week is the talented Jeremiah Ketner.
The prize of 3 colouring pages plus 20 percent off any purchase in store.

I chose to work with an image called Honey bee which you can find here.

This is the second image from this range that I have worked with and once again I must say that I really enjoyed colouring it in. I again went with my trusted Faber Castell polychromos pencils.

I also used clear sparkle pen on the bee's wings and liquid pearls on the bubbles. I tried to keep it simple so the image stands out. The coloured card is from the Centura pearl range.

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

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Summer days

Hello fellow crafters. Welcome to my first post of 2018. It is time for the TTCRD weekly anything goes challenge.

This week our sponsor is Small and round by Jeremiah Ketner. For a prize, he will award 3 colouring pages and a one time 20% discount on his site.
I chose to work with the image called Summer days.

I coloured her in using my Faber Castell polychromos pencils. I then added stickles glue for some added sparkle.
The music dies are by tonic and the sentiment is a generic die I got some time ago with a magazine.
The base card is a metallic Centura pearl by Crafter's Companion. I chose the music background as my son is using this card for a friend of his who is into music. I also felt that they complimented the floatiness of the image. So I hope you visit the shop and join us over at TTCRD.
See you on the other side, Hugs Theresa xx.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017


So today sees the start of the last anything goes challenge of 2017 for TTCRD.

Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo Stamps and $12 voucher to the store is on offer! I chose to work with JJ Coffee. It was one of those moments that as soon as I saw the image I knew who the card I was making was for.

So I printed it off and used spectrum noir illustrator pens to colour it in. I added some glossy accents on glasses and tablet and a white gel pen for highlights. Matting an layering and some twine and the card was ready. And I got the seal of approval from her husband as well!

So please join us over at TTCRD. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Secret Santa

 This week is the last FFFC for 2017. The theme is Christmas. I decided to showcase this candle. Once again we are having a Secret Santa at work and this is what I made for it.

Using g45 Christmas papers and Sheena Douglass perfect partners dies and stamps poinsettia I created the flower. I embossed in vintage mahogany.
The holly leaves are with heartfelt creations papers.

The candle is sprayed with Spray and Sparkle diamond pearl spray. Once dry I added hessian ribbon and lace and a pearl strand. I assembled the poinsettia and added it to candle along with the holly leaves and finished it off with pearl strands.

So I hope the recipient likes it. Don't forget to join us, hugs Theresa xx

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Little blue button tags

Late on parade again! Hello crafty friends. These are my inspiration for this week's TTCRD challenge. 

Our sponsor is Little Blue Button and she is offering $10 voucher to her store. I chose to work with Christmas tags.

I printed them on Sheena stamping card and fussy cut them. I then versamarked the snowflake, the baubles and candy canes and clear embossed. Some red and diamond stickles and small pearls finish them off.

With the above 2, I only added stickles in red, green and diamond. Below you can see what I used the tags for.

I decorated the bags using some double sided Christmas A3 Centura pearl card from Crafter's Companion and ribbon and then added the tags to the handles.
Below is a closer look.
Hugs, Theresa xx