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My Donation To Charity

Hello again
My blog post today is all about my donation to a local charity.
For some time now I have been wondering what I can do with all my surplus stock that I have either not sold or not put on my website for whatever reason. As sales on the website have not been great as of late and because I have lots of new cards in the pipeline I thought what better way than to raise some much needed funds for a local charity by donating a massive amount of cards to them for them to sell.
I have chosen Derian House which is a children’s hospice in Chorley near Chorley Hospital.  You can read all about the hospice HERE
The hospice which opened in the early 1990’s covers Lancashire and the South Lakes and supports families who have a child or young adult suffering from a life shortening condition and also offers bereavement support to families.
I hope that they are able to sell these cards (over 70 in total covering a wide range of occasions) and put the contribution towards their fundraising.
The pict…

Flash Sale of Cards £1.00

Hello everybody and welcome to the weekend
Just popping in to let you know that I am having a mini sale on my website in order to make way for new stock.  Either click on the picture link in my side bar or click HERE to go straight over to my website and then click on the SALE page.
All cards in the sale are now £1.00 plus P&P of £1.20 so head on over for some great buys just like these.


I don't think they'll be around for long at these prices so get a spurt on and get some great handcrafted cards soon so you can build up a little stash for your forthcoming celebrations.  There's nothing like being organised.

I'm working on some new cards and gifts that'll be added to the website soon. Watch this space!!!

And remember, if you would like to order a bespoke card then prices start from £4.50 and you can get in touch with me through the website contact tab or through here by leaving me a message and I'll get back to you.

Take care and have a good weekend.
Bye for now…

Another Card Competition !!!

Hello everybody and welcome to the weekend.
Hope you’ve all had a good week.
Thought I would show you another one of my card makes I’ve entered into the monthly card make at my local craft shop.
I have used the following:
·An 8x8 white card base and orange and green card for the matting and layering
·A Stampendous stamp called Jumbo Tiger Lily stamped with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
·The sentiment stamp is one from a collection by Creative Expressions called Natures Sentiments, again stamped in Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
·Coloured with Graph It pens (Skin, Mango, Peach, Paprika)
·The edging of the card has been made using a mixture of Pan Pastel (Phthalo Green) and Versa Magic Multi Surface Chalk Ink (Wheat)
·Glossy accents used for the centre of the Tiger Lily stamp with a sprinkling of KARS extra fine loose glitter.
·Pinflair glue for the dimension of the Tiger Lily
·Self-adhesive pearls for the corners of the card.



Hope you have enjoyed looking at my card creation.I will let you know if I wi…

Valentine's Cards - Love is in the Air

Hello everybody,
Hope your week has got off to a good start.
Thought I would just give you a little update on new cards available on my website.
With just over four weeks till Valentine’s Day why not treat your loved ones to a totally handcrafted card made using a variety of techniques.
Here are a sample of my cards now available HERE.






If you would like me to make you a bespoke creation, please get in touch through my website Contact Form or by leaving me a message here and I'll get back to you. Hope you have enjoyed looking.
See you later in the week.
Take care.
Tanya x

Birthday Card Make

Hello everybody Just a little post from me today to show you a birthday card I made recently. The stamped image is from a set of stamps by Do Lally Pip called ‘Emily & Steampunk Sarah’.I stamped the image with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured the image with Graph It Pens (Ghost, Powder, Almond, Light Caramel, Satin, Princess Rose, Sienna, Burgundy and the outline with Misty Morning). The backing paper is from Kaiser Crafts and is from the ‘True Romance’ collection called ‘First Signs’. I have also used black and tan card for the matting and layering and also decoupaged some of the letter tiles on the Kaiser Craft backing paper.I finished off the card with some gold Liquid Pearls and also some Cosmic Twinkles glitter. Hope you have enjoyed looking at my card. See you soon. Tanya xx

Christmas Gifts for Friends and Family

Hello everybody

Popping in again to start off the creative week and to wish you all the best for the week ahead. 

I've already written a post showing the handcrafted Christmas cards I made so this post has been written to show you some of the handcrafted gifts I made for family and close friends for 2013.  Warning:  The post is very picture heavy.  I made a lot of gifts.

Present No. 1
A matching set of fingerless mittens, cowl and headband which I have crocheted with two lots of yarn on a 9mm hook using a pattern I found on Ravelry as a source of inspiration, however the hand part of the fingerless gloves have been knitted on a 4mm set of knitting needles with a crocheted cuff.


Present No. 2 This crocheted scarf has been made using 5 different colours of yarn (Blue Faced Leicester) hand dyed by a company called The Natural Dye Studio and using their pattern called Lula Scarf.Made from 70 individual flower shapes which have been crocheted using the ‘crochet together as you go’ method.

Christmas Cards For Friends & Family

Hello everybody,

So as I mentioned at the end of December 2013 I created quite a few Christmas cards for family and close friends and thought I would let you see some of them. I have listed some of the ingredients used as well.

First up is the card I created for my mum and dad and my father in law and his partner.



I used an image from the Polka Doodles CD called Magical Winter Part 1 and 2 and I printed it several times and decoupaged the image in several layers on an 8x8" card base and then added glitter from Cosmic Shimmer and Stickles.

For my two good friends I made cards as follows:

The beach hut card was made using a stamped from 'Little Clare Designs' called 'Christmas Beach Huts' stamped with Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black.  I have coloured the image using Promarkers (Sandstone, Caramel, Shale, Canary, Lime Green, Indigo Blue, Sky Blue, Soft Green, Cool Aqua, Bluebell, Duck Egg, Cocktail Pink, Lipstick Red, Crimson, Cool Grey 5, Bright Orange, Pear Green, Amet…