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Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Hello, I'm posting again and this time it is to remind you that another TTCRD challenge is starting with the usual theme of anything goes.

This week we are sponsored by Mari digis digital stamps.  
The lucky winner will get one of the images that the DT chose to work with. This will be chosen by Maria Emilia.

The image I chose to work with is called B42 Cinema. I fell in love with the sad look in both their eyes and had to colour this image. I must say I really enjoyed the process.
So now it is over to you. Remember that anything goes so anything you make can be posted in our challenge, hugs Theresa xx

Monday, 13 November 2017


Well on Friday it was the start of another FFFC and this week I am hosting it. I have been so disorganised that I first forgot to post a photo of the card on the main blog and then I never blogged the card. So I am trying to rectify.

To make this card I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I stamped in versamark and embossed in black. I always associate this month with Thanksgiving and hence the link for me.

The image is one that I had won in some challenge. I really loved it an enjoyed colouring it with promarkers.
The ribbon and wooden leaves are from a roll of ribbon I got from Lidl and the patterned paper is from a stack of papers from The Works.

So I hope you will join us with your makes that are related to the theme. see you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Through the Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog hop!

Hi! This month is our Celebration Month and today we are starting our 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop filled with awesome inspiration and 9 sponsor prizes.

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)
Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)
DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Wink Wink Ink (One Prize  of a $15.00 store voucher)
MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set) 
SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)
Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)
There is also a giveaway on Facebook of a year's subscription to the online magazine

The image I am using is “Eat your Cake” and is the prize from our Sponsor MHK Designs


For my card, I printed the image and sentiments on milk coloured card from Creative Expressions. I die cut the image with Tonic circles and the sentiments with a Spellbinders die. I inked the sentiment with broken china distress oxide while it was still in the die.

The image was coloured in with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils. I added some highlights with a white gel pen.
I used card from stash for the mats which I die cut with Tonic circles and Sue Wilson double stitched circle dies.
The ribbon and gems are from stash.

This is the inside of the card.

Next stop on this hop is Helen ...

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance at the prizes! 
This is the order of the hop:
you are here --> Therese
I will also have some candy up for grabs (Sue Wilson star die) so make sure to leave a comment
Winners will be announced December 1st, 2017

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
MHK designs November challenge -  photo inspiration: cake

Thursday, 2 November 2017

hark the herald angels sing

Hello there. I have found some time for a quick post. Once again this was inspired by the LIM challenge. The technique I learnt at Pauline Butcher's workshop this weekend.

For this to work it is important to have a stamping platform and that the card is butted up tightly to the edge so that when the script is overstamped it remains crisp.
I used salty ocean, mustard seed and picked raspberry distress ink, stamped and spritzed. Once dry I overstamped with same colours.

I dried it well and used an antistatic bag over it. I stamped angel in black archival and clear embossed. I coloured in trumpet with gold sparkle pen and used the clear one on the wings. So easy but very effective.
So once again I hope I left enough white space, hugs, Theresa xx.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simply less is more - stamp layering

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Christmas Sentiments

Hello my crafty friends. It is Tuesday once again and so time for the anything goes challenge over at TTCRD.

This week we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.

The lucky winner will get 2 images of their choosing from the store.

I did go to town and decided to use 3 of the sentiments and create 3 cards. It gave me a chance to use the gel pens and also to use some neglected dies.

All I used then was some nice card, ribbon and embellishments and glues to make the pearls.
So I hope you find some time to join us in this week's challenge, hugs, Theresa xx.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Hello, my crafty friends. Today I have another CAS card on offer. This was once again inspired by The LIM challenge.

I thought of this Crafter's Companion die and decided to try it out. So I die cut it on the base card. The card needed lifting so I decided to add some embossed stamping in ivory. The stamps are designs by Chloe that came with Creative Stamping magazine.

It was still lacking something so I added some diamond stickles which gave it a nice sparkle that is difficult to photograph. Let me know what you think, hugs Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simply less is more - OLC: stars
HLS Christmas challenge - anything goes; optional twist: silhouette

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Christmas Joy

Hello there. It is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. I finished this card just in time. I had coloured the image but didn't manage to assemble the card until tonight.

This week we are sponsored by Ike's Art. The lucky winner will get $15 voucher to use in the shop.
I chose to work with another Christmas image called Christmas candles. I really liked the vintage feel of this image. It is coloured with spectrum noir pencils which blend really nicely.
The die cuts are by Spellbinders.

So please join us with any of your makes. See you on the other side, hugs Theresa  xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

pretty in pink

Hello again. It is time for another FFFC. The theme this month is pretty in pink. Now for those who know me, they will know that I don't do pink. I find it really blocks me on a creative level.

So this is my take on the challenge hosted by my teamie, Julie. For this card, I used the dies from Sarah's Glamour collection by Crafter's Companion. I made an easel card. I die cut the mirror from black card and used gilding wax around the edge to give it a regal and antique finish. I left the lady as a silhouette and added pink mirri card on the lower part of her skirt. A pearl doubles up as an earring. I die cut another lady and attached her to some silver mirri card and then die cut her.
This gives the illusion that there is a reflection in the mirror.

The sentiment and ribbon also make part of the same collection. So for further inspiration please hop onto the main website to see what my talented teamies have come up with to inspire you.
See you on the other side, hugs Theresa xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

hot and spicy

Hello crafty friends. This post was once again inspired by the LIM challenge. This week it was the colour week and the colour choice was hot and spicy.

Since I'm trying to make Christmas cards, I immediately thought of this silhouette image.

So I got out 4 sparkle pens; yellow, orange, red and brown and created 2 square backgrounds. I spritzed them lightly with water to allow the colours to blend more.

I went round the edges with a black Sharpie pen. The sentiment is by Just Rite and it is clear embossed.

And hence 2 more cards off the list. I wish you could see the sparkle, but that doesn't photograph well or I am not able to take proper pics, lol!

So I would like to enter this card in the:

Simply Less is More challenge - colour: hot and spicy

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Fill your heart with Christmas

Hello blog friends. This card was supposed to be for last week's sketch challenge over at the LIM challenge. However, I never made it in time.

As this week the theme is watercolour, I thought that they might work for this week as the background was made with sparkle pens spritzed with water.

Stamps and dies are all from Sheena Douglass perfect partners range. I coloured lights in using sakura glaze pens as this makes them glossy and they look more realistic.

These lights do take me back in time when I was little and we had these lights on our tiny Christmas tree. Hence the sentiment as they made me somewhat emotional.

The pictures don't do them justice as in real life they are uber sparkly. Also, you might be wondering why I added the background. That would be to hide the smudges, lol!

So I'm hoping that I won't get told off again this week. Hugs, Theresa xx

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

Less is more - watercolour