Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heartcraft Paper Sneak Peek

Hi.  I am just reporting in to share a sneak peek of the upcoming release on September 1st for Heartcraft Paper

Can you guess the theme?  lol  This is such a cute release.  

Till next time......

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Tulip Heartcraft Paper

Hello Crafting World!  I am back today with another creation for 
And the August challenge you can join from here.... Join here
For the most part I don't use a lot of flowers, but when I do I really enjoy them.  I really should use them a bit more often.  
I use the image Tulips Come Together 
And for this particular card I used pink, with a SU Blackberry card base and border which really helps to soften the pink. 

Lucky the watermark is pink too! It all fits nicely.  The colours I used were the Copic markers

YG17 YG23 YG25 YG67
R81 R83 R85
It is nice to have a soft pink set in my stash.  And the greens are vibrant without being over bearing.  

Thanks for looking
Till next time......

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Don't Forget

 Just a  quick note to let you know you can also follow me on   

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Have a great day
Till next time.......


Just a quick post to share one of my latest cards from one of my classes.  

Distress Oxide Spun Sugar is the pink and I used copic markers to colour the flowers. 

I entered this into a colour challenge as well so I thought I would share it.  

The flower is from Clearly Besotted and the sentiment is SU.  Love the simplicity of this one.  

Till next time.......

Monday, August 20, 2018

Unstoppable Reading

Back again with a little project for a challenge I found out there in cyberspace.  

 I thought I would give it a go.  The challenge was a colour one.  

And it just so happens it coincides with a BDD blog hop!  BONUS!

Now I see after adding that pic I done a light blue instead of Aqua.  Oh well, close enough I guess.  

I made a trio of bookmarks using Beth Duff Designs set Unstoppable and the background images are Honey Bee stamps My Tribe (stamped in Pool Party).  
I used watercolour cardstock and my Distress Oxides Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, and Squeezed Lemonade.  

And to finish it off I brushed wink of stella all over each one.  You maybe able to catch that in some of the photos if you are lucky!

It is kind of my mini version of journaling style.  I love all the mixed media look and just seem to never to get around to having a go at it (even have the gelli plate but never used it.....yet!). 

Hello and thank you for joining us for the Beth Duff Designs August blog hop! We are happy to have you hopping along with us! Our team and guest designers have created some amazing projects to share with you. Hop along to get some BDD inspiration.

Tania (your here!!!)

Till next time......

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Casual Boy

Today is my first time posting for Sketch Saturday.
This week we are using images from The Paper Shelter 

They have digital images and also digital papers.
  The are offering the winner 3 digis of their choice.  

Sketch #527

The one I used for today is Casual Boy

It is so nice to find images of boys.  It can be so hard to make boy cards and this one just made itself.  

Lately I have been raiding my stash of papers and this one was an oldie. And the star are die cut out using Memory Box's Scribble Trio.  Sentiment is from MFT.  

 And I am seriously loving dabbling in the digi image world.  There is soooo much out there.  And the best bit is you can resize it to suit your project.  I have so many stamps I wish were either bigger or smaller.  The digi images are a win win I reckon.  

Don't forget to have a go yourself.  I thoroughly enjoyed playing along!
*EDIT - I also entered this card into another challenge over at Crafting with Dragonflies as they had a masculine card challenge on.  

Till next time......

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

I Do Galactic Style

Today I am sharing with you a happy little story.  

I was at my local weekly market where I sell my crafty wares, when I had a lovely lady looking at my pop culture range, namely the pop up cards made using the "Galactic Adventure"range. 
Her son and fiance were on a trip to the US and got married in Vegas by none other than Darth Vader!  Pretty cool ( I know not for everyone but for the enthusiasts it is a winner!)

So I made a couple of suggestions and presto, a wedding card was decided on.  
I just hope the newlyweds like it.  

I have to say...I kinda love it.

Till next time.........

Resting Pegasus

Hello!  Today I am here to share with you my latest project for 

Have you ever had one of those days (and I mean days and days) where nothing you had in mind seemed to work?  Well welcome to my world.  The finished product looks nothing like my original idea.  Without further ado, here is the end result.

And if you look closely enough you will see that I even managed to capture the shine of the Wink of Stella!  Amazing!!  Right?  Yes!!!

I asked those who have like my FB page if they would be interested in watching if I done videos.  It seems they  So this background may actually be one that I will show the how to.  But for now you will have to make do with just a step by step rendition.  

Start with gloss cardstock.  White emboss a background stamp onto this.  Swipe your oxides onto a non porous surface.  Spritz with water and then take your embossed card to the oxides.  Mottle the colours and make sure you have pooling of the colours in the pattern.  When dry, rub over the surface with Distress Micro glaze.  This will deepen all the colour you have put on the background.  It is amazing to watch.  
I printed out my resting pegasus.  Colour him (yep, this one is a him! lol) using my copic markers 
B97 B99.  Use C1 for shading on body.    
The sentiment and the cut out are MFT stamps and dies.  I had a couple of clear sequins to add a little "bling" along with wink of stella on the mane, tail and wings. 

A very simple card but I was happy with it even if it didn't look like my original idea...

Until next time......

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hot Stuff

Me again!  Second post today.  I HAVE been busy!  LOL  Today I am showcasing another Pegasus image from Heartcraft Paper.  

I wanted something a little different this time.  I was trying to think a little outside the box.  How could I turn this card, kind of, into a boy card?

I had to steer clear of any pastel colours I thought.  Son has some hotwheels cars and the packaging has the flames on it.  That is what the mane looked like to me, flying behind the majestic beast.  So that got me thinking.  Oranges to yellow for the wings, tail, mane and hooves.  Needed the red in the background (but not too much red) so I used a stencil to break it up.  Added the black card behind and the sentiment (MFT), in black, with black and yellow enamel accents with the odd clear sequin(I know not boyish but adds a little something without making it "girly").  The pegasus and the sentiment are "popped".  You can see better in this picture.

Copic marker colours
Y15 Y19 YR04 YR09
and the background colour is Distress Oxide Barn Door

Here is the final result.  

I was pretty pleased with it.  It is just one of the cards you start out with no idea but once you decide on a colour combo, it just snowballs from there.  And that turned out to be a good thing!

Till next time......


Hi all.  I have been busy creating this week and I would love to share with you just one of my projects. 

 Beth Duff Designs "Unstoppable" from her latest release.  Seriously this card just made itself pretty much.  It came together so quickly, I thought I would make a few more but with different sentiments as this is a pretty versatile layout.  And not to mention very handy to have in ones stash!

The base is SU Crumb Cake
Patterned paper is an old Kaisercraft I have in my stash.
Pink is SU retired Pink Pirohuette.
Senitments are MFT
Copic marker colours are

Skin E51 E53 E55 R01
Shirt R81 R83 R85
Hair E71 E74 E77
Hat E31 E34 E35
Belt R85

I love to make sets or matching cards with different sentiments so I was so happy when these came together so easily.  

Till next time,,,

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Something for me

Finally I am making something for me.  I am always busy making projects for my market stall, classes and DT's but never get a chance to have a play and make something for me.  Well I made a little time and had a play.  

I have bought some Karen Burniston dies over the last few months and never even opened a packet.....until today (whoohooo!)

First up I had to decide which one, and since I had not made anything with flowers in a while I chose the Flower Pot Pop up die.  But just to be a bit different, I didn't make this into a "card" but still something that folds down and can be given as a present/card.  

First up I wanted to make the pot a little stronger than normal and wanted to give it a mottled look of a real pot.  So I used watercolour paper.  Having received the latest of the Oxide release I used the colour Ground Expresso.  I swiped the ink pad on a laminated piece of card, spritzed with water then took the card to this. 

Covered the whole piece, dried it with my heat tool, then spritzed with again again and repeated the heat tool.

Once I covered 3 pieces of card like this I die cut the pot (2 pces)  and the 4 pces for the cross pieces (which I forgot to take a picture of...ooops!)

Then I put the pot together and put the cross pieces in also.  I didn't watch the Karen Burniston youtube video on this before I done it.  I still managed but I do believe her way was easier..hehe.

(and look at those inky fingers, shows I have been busy!)

The next photo will show you how many pieces I used in my project.  You don't have to do the same but you can use it as a guide.  The only piece that is not a Karen die is the branch.  That is from an old set I have from Spellbinders.  I sponged the same Oxide onto this to give a realistic look.  The Happy Birthday die cut I acciddently labeled as black it should say pink!  Doh!

The pink Happy Birthday I glued to a piece of acetate, then glued the white one on top slightly off to the side.  Then cut it to adhere it to the pot cross pieces.  Then I shaped all the leaves and flowers, added gems to the centres.  I added a little versamark to each of the leaves on the leafy pieces.  Some leaves were removed from the stems to add a little difference in look.  Then it was a matter of adding to the pot and make it look full.

Now I know this is suppose to go inside a card but seriously, how cut does it look beside someones laptop/computer?

(And yes this was staged as my craft area was a MESS and is never this tidy!! Hahaha)

 It can sit there and remind them that someone cares.  And to top it off it still folds flat (even though it isn't in a card)

So play time is over (for now) and housework is calling (ewwww!).
Until next time.........

#karenburniston #flowerpot #creatingforme #oxideink #paperandme 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Adventures Abroad - Australia

Hi everyone.  I am back with another project for Beth Duffs Designs and the Adventures Abroad set Australia.  
The last Aussie set Beth had was a digi (retired) and I made a set of 3 x 3"card set.  I have gone and done it again!  LOL

I used the Neenah cardstock again for this one.  The oxides are my go to ink at the moment for blending and spritzing them with water just gives the background an added effect.  

Cutting random circles is a nice effect to link the cards altogether as well.  Matched the enamel accents to the oxide colours was handy also.  The little sentiments are from an onld Clearly Besotted set I have in my stash.  Here is the results of my  

So if you like what you see head on over to Beths and grab yourself a set.  

Until next time........

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August release

Hi all and welcome to Heartcraft Paper's August release.  And wow!  What a gorgeous set of images they have for you this month.  Gotta say, I am soooo loving playing with these.

I love playing with my oxides and the soft, blendability of these was so called for for this image.
And I am finally playing with some Neenah cardstock and I am loving how well the spotty effect with oxides on it works.

I coloured my pegasus image with copic markers
BV08 V17 BV00 BG02 BG000 C1 C3

Oxides used Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemon, Spun Sugar for the background
and MFT's latest die and stamp set Yay for you.  

Don't forget to keep following the blog hop and leave a little love for these fabulous ladies.  

Tania Cordie ( you are here!!!!!)

Varsha Gupta

Till next time.....

Owl-some Owls

  Today is  Ink N Splatter time. I had the privilege of playing with the new release Owl-some Owls stamp set.  I also used the paper pack ...