Sunday, 22 November 2009

Daisy Dandelion project and a little something else

At long last I have finally found an opportunity to post up this project! Better late than never I guess! I decided to make a card with matching Christmas earrings-something a little different I hope. Also I turned a jam jar into a little latern using some stickers. Details of how to make this project can be found on the daisydandelion blog. And heres a piccy for you all to see.

And to finish a lady was after a special card making from a poem she wrote, so I amde this up using proucts from the Claire Curd range
Thanks for reading an have a great evening

Thursday, 19 November 2009

So sorry

Just stopping by to apologise for my absense, and not posting up my new project! I will post it very soon, things have been all go here, getting Christmas cards ready to post, going on holiday and now with a poorly husband. So as soon as I get 5 mins I will pop it on my blog. Hope you are well.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Be Chic Christmas Card!

Hi All, hope you all keeping well. I decided to have a go at the Be Chic challenge over on the stampin chic blog this week, and seeing as I have lots of Christmas Cards to make it had to be along that theme! So I decided to do a girlie Chic Christmas card and I am very pleased with how this turned out. Heres the pics!


and close up of the cute mouse!

I am so loving House Mouse stamps at the mo, and can't wait to get some more in the future, once I have finished paying off my new toy that is! (My new toy being a part early Christmas pressie from my hubbie and Ipod touch-what fun!)
Anyway the card...
materials used
Claire Curd The Big One Papers
Gemstone Cardstock
House Mouse Stamp, watercolour pencils, and fushia Glitz It glitter glue
Basic Grey Eskimo kisses Buttons
Prima Obsessions Flowers
Ribbon and card from my stash.
Clear Embossing powder and heat gun.

Thanks again for looking and have a great day!
Tammy xxxx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

ebay items finishing today!

Hi All
No cards to day but just to let you know I am selling some items on ebay which finish today, they are all Basic Grey, I thought best to keep half of my stuff, and sell the other half to help pay for new things.
Heres some pics, the collections are Eskimo Kisses with a Tim Holtz stamp inside, a stickle prima flowers and lots of other great things. The 2nd Collection is Indian Summer, and lastly 5 limited edition Aplha gamma stamps.
Ah yes and heres the links!!!

Thanks girls and happy bidding!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A spooky birthday card

Hi All
Hope you are all keeping well. Weather is still warm and sunny here in Turkey.
Today I would like to show the project I made for Daisy and Dandelion. The design word was 'halloween', and although I didnt actually make a halloween project I still used all my projects from the trick or treat range of Daisy and Dandelion, not only that I wanted to show people how verstaille the range is, and that you can make a whole host of others things with the beautiful papers, die cuts.
Heres my 'Hope you have a Spooky Birthday' card.

and the reason why I love my Quickutz Silhouette so much......

For instructions on how to make this, and to see some other fab halloween projects visit

Thanks for looking everyone and have a great day.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Yet another post!

Yes another post-gosh I must be trying to catch up with myself, this is for a Basic Grey Challange, another new discovery of mine!
This challange was to follow a sketch and this is what I produced...

and a close up to show the eskimos head band on her hat, I mixed white flock and glitter to make it look a little fluffy...

Materials used;
Basic Grey Eskimo kisses Papers matching stamps and brads.
Prima Flowers.
Gemstone cardstock
Cardstock and ribbon from stash
See D's christmas stamps
Sewing machine
Stampin flock
Doodlebugs glitter
watercolour pencils
Robins nest dew drops
Clear embossing powder and heat gun.
Thanks again for looking and have a great day
Tammy xx

House Mouse Buttons challange

Hi All
Here is my entry for the house mouse challenge buttons. I have recently fell in love with these arodable stamps-and I will certainly be getting more. So heres the card..(sorry about the image but the flash was causing me some problem and made the image look faint!)

and heres a close up of the image

and finally a close up of the adorable little mouse enjoying the cookies!

Materials used;
Papermania Deck the Halls papers
Papermania red brads
house Mouse cookies stamps coloured with watercolours with a little sequins stickles added
Prima Flower and Basic Grey Button
Quickutz silhouette machine
ribbon and coloured card from my stash.
Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 8 October 2009

House Mouse Card

Hi everyone-sorry I havent loaded any cards for a while, my mojo seemed to have gone away on holiday after all those anniversary cards I made!!!! Anyway I had a new order (well two actually!!!) come from Simon Says Stamp, and inside were lots of yummy yummy things which has really inspired me (oh by the way Simon Says Stamp are wonderful!).
I really enjoyed making this card with my House Mouse stamp called Beaded Tree, I have never seen such hugh stamps and the image comes out perfect. I decided to use alternative colours for this Christmas cards, I just love alternative colour christmas cards with a bit of silver added in. I used my new Orchid Dew Drops and Christmas Green Prima Flowers. I also got the sewing machine out, and this the second time I have used the stitching techique. Heres the pic.

and another close up of image

if you look really close you can see some stickles waterfall glitter on some of the beads.

Materials used;
Papermania Deck the Halls papers
Anita Glitterations
Green Christmas Prima Flowers
Orchid Dew Drops
Ribbon from stash
House Mouse Stamp 'Bead Tree' coloured with watercolours and heat embossed with clear powder
Stickles waterfall glitter glue (totally yum! Never used stickles before can you believe!)
Sewing Machine.

Right I guess thats it for today-just to say that House Mouse are having a DT call.
Take Care hope you all have a crafty weekend
Tammy xxx

Monday, 5 October 2009

My oh my!!!

Well I have some news to annouce-I am a part of the Design Team for Daisy and Dandelion!! I can't believe it, and whats more I now have 3 followers!!! Never had that before-now I know to a lot of you 3 followers is apsolutely nothing, but too me they have caused a shock horror of 'Wow people are actually going to be looking at my blog!!!' So Hi I am waving to all my followers who I treasure dearly. I we do my upmost best to blog well from now on!!! And I just can't believe I am a design team, member but I must get back to Erica and get one of those little signs that say it! Well I better away and look at some other blogs now, and getting making something to show you lot!!! There is a teddy growing in the cupboard which also needs some attending to, prehaps she could be my mascot!
Take Care and keep crafting
Tammy xxxx

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Just Magnolia Colour Challenge

Here we are again for another Just Magnolia Challenge-this one is a color combo-pink and grey with the optional use of black.
I have used my new Magnolia stamp for this one-I love it, tilda leaning of her little hands you could use this stamp for lots of different reasons-great!
Heres the card I made
I used
Paper from my stash (someone gave me this so sorry I dont know which company made this)
Prima Obsession Flowers
Papermania Brads
Papermania stick on gems irredissia (totally loving these at the mo!)
Bloom and grow buttons
doodlebug rub on letters
Gemstone cardstock
Claire Curd For him stamp
Watercolour pencils and Glitz It lavender glitter.

Also one more photo to show you of my mum's new 10 week old kitten-he is a puersian and totally adoreable! He is also grey so thought he fitted this challenge well!!!

Thanks for reading Tammy and Gizmo!

Friday, 25 September 2009

A chance to win!

Would you like the chance to win a magnolia stamp??? Of course you would-just pop over to Bev's blog and enter your details.

Simon says stamp challange and a few others!

Hi all, said there would be something soon. I made this card for 2 challanges, one on do crafts, and the other on Simon Says Stamp Challange blog. The sketch has been designed by Claire Curd, which you can find details about on the do crafts website, Simon Says Stamp wanted us to create a card with stitching. It is the first time I have used stitching. I dont know what I think of it really, but I did enjoy doing it, and I am pleased with the finished result. I also inked the edges of the image, which I have also never done, again i am pleased with the end result. So without further ado, heres is the card eventually I think it will a happy birthday wife card, I think!
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Materials used
Claire Curd Big One papers, and Doodle stamps.
Watercolour pencils and clear embossing powder.
Black Ink It Up Ink
Stick on Gems
Robins Nest Dew Drops
Papermania flowers with Basic Grey Lemonade brad
Border punch and paper from my local craft shop.

Also here is the reason why I havent blogged for ages, been busy making all these cards!!!

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In a nutshell I used Basic Grey Lemonade papers, brads and buttons. Beautiful bird stamps, K and Co papers, prima flowers, Robins Nest Dew Drops. And my Quickutz Silhouette machine. Lots of fun.
Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

So Sorry!

Hi All
Just a quick post to apolgise that I haven't blogged anything for a while. So sorry, but keep popping back, as I have been so busy making jewellery and cards that I will post some pics real soon.
Take Care

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Simon says stamp challenge

This is my first simon says stamp challenge entry. This week it is a sketch to win some fab candy! I must admit I really struggled with this card, nothing was going my way at all. The idea I had just wont work, I have no idea why, but some cards are just like that I guess!! Well heres the picture
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I used Papermania Deck the Hall papers
Tilda stamp coloured with watercolours, glitz it glitter, and doodlebug glitter
Ribbon from stash
Silhouette Quickutz Machine.
Prima Flowers

Also, thought I would show you this one I finished a couple of days ago, as I am mor pleased with this!!
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I used Papermania deck the halls papers
Coredinations Gemstone cardstock
Tilda stamp-watercolours-doodlebug glitter
prima flowers
Deck the hall papermania holly brads
Quickutz Silhouette Machine
These also have Swarovski crystal earrings attached.

Thanks for looking today!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Stamin Chic Be Chic challange, and a few others!

I really didn't know what to make for my favourite challenge this month-so I decided to enter the 'Friends' scrapbook I made to sell. I decided on friends because I thought this might also appeal as a Christmas gift, so we shall see. I have started a Christmas scrapbook too, but your have to give me a week or two to finish it!
Here we are then
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Front Cover

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Close up of image (yes I know tilda again!)

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First page bottom-a pull out tag-I love making them.

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Another butterfly page

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Last page Top

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Last Page bottom

Materials Used
Image; Tilda coloured with watercolours, and Glitz glitter glue
Papers; Claire Curd Big One
Stamps; Claire Curd Doddle, and Basic Grey
We R Memory Keepers snaps
My Minds Eye buttons and fibres
Prima Flowers
Papermania Flowers and brads
Ribbon from Stash
Bind it All wires
Quicktuz Silhouette
Right also to show you, my new Swarovski crystal necklace;
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And 2 Smirk Christmas cards. The new Smirk range is so cute! And I dazzled up the snowflakes with snowflake tinsel embossing powder and some papermania adhesive gems-yummy. And the cardstock is Gemstone by coredinations, all yummy stuff!
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Well thats is for today folks!
take Care and keep crafting
Tammy x

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Magnolia Too Challenge and Basic Grey

Well, this is the first time I have entered Magnolia Too Challange and Basic Grey. In fact its the first time I have played with Basic Grey papers!!! I will be doing lots more playing believe me. I had little interest in their products, but won some Basic Grey stamps and they were lovely, and stamped beautifully, so I decided to give in and get some Lemonade papers! I can't wait for Eskimoo Kisses to come and those adoreable stamps! A girl can't have too many Christmas papers can she???
Anyway the challenges. Magonlia Too is to create a 3D tilda-I had lots of fun doing this-and I shall definately do it again. Basic Grey asked us to create cards with a pink-brown-yellow scheme.
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I hope this fits the orders of things!
Stamps-Magnolia Tilda
Paper- Basic Grey Lemonade
Ribbon from stash
Flower and Brad- Papermania
Image coloured with watercolours and embossed with clear powder. Glitter Glitz it Lavender.

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Here you can see the 3D a bit better.
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And heres another shot-showing the glitter. I love Glitz it glitter! Had some new ones this week actually, yum yum!
And finally I promised some pictures of my craft spaces agggggeesss ago! Well here they are!
My craft space lives in the corner of the computer. Its a small area, but I love it, and its part of the apartment that is mine.
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This is one side-with my desk.
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And this is behind me, ther are 2 sets of drawers where Ican store most of my stuff, I must admit I have to put other stuff there too! It needs a good sort out again really. On top is my Silhouette machine, bind it all and sewing machine-which ı really need to use more of. One day maybe I will have a whole room and then I will place everything out ready to use but I really love my cute corner.
thanks for looking everyone and have a great crafty day!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Stampin Chic Summer Colours Challenge

Well this fortnights challenge was to use summery colours. I chewed over this for a while, and decided to do this, I had a problem trying to decide how to use Claire Curds products, but got there in the end.
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Yes another Tilda card, but hey you have to admit Tilda is a little cutie!
I used K and Co Sparkly Sweet Papers
Claire Curd Doodle stamps
Watercolour pencils
ribbon from stash
and I had to use the new border punch I bought in Fethiye-I couldnt believe it 4 different border punches in Fethiye, feel i shall be buying more!!!!!
Still need to add a sentiment, have to decide what to do with that later, as if I dont hurry I shall miss this challenge, as tomorrow is Friday again!
thanks for looking and take care
Tammy x

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Just Magnolia For a Friend Challenge

Hello Again-hope you are all well. The weather here in Turkey is fantastic-believe it or not I expected it to be 15 degrees hotter than this, this time of year. Ok, you still sweat but you don't swelter! It really is lovely.
Here's my card for the Just Magnolia Challange this week.
Materials used;
Magnolia stamps of course!
K & Co Sparkly sweet Papers
Ribbon from stash
Papermania brads
Prima Flowers
Doodlebug glitter
And the sentiment was made using Quickutz Silhouette machine with pen attachment.
I was going to put on some photos of carfting space, but I nearly pulled my hair just loading up that one photo, it took so long!
Thanks for looking and have a great day. x

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Magnolia sketch challenge

Hi All
Heres my offering for the magnolia sketch challenge this week, I throughly enjoyed doing this sketch, and I am sure I will do it again.
Heres she is..
Materials used;
Stamps: Magnolia, Claire Curd For Him stamp, Basic Grey.
Papers: K & Co Sparkly sweet, Papermania textured cardstock.
Flowers: Prima, plus Papermania Brads and gems from stash.
Ribbon from my stash and crop a dile with papermania eyelet. Doodlebug Glitter.
Heres a close up of the image-I am not fab at colouring, but I thought this looked quite cute with the extra bit of glitter.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

New Daisy Dandelion card

Hi All.
Been so busy making lots of new cards-I was planning to show you several but photobucket is exceptionally slow today so the other will have to wait for another day.
Here's the teddy card I made last night, I am really pleased with it, a basic, simple design which took over an hour! Oh yes, that might have been because I was watching Moonlight at the same time!
I used
Prima Flowers;
Papermania Brads
Daisy Dandelion Papers, and Stamps
Claire Curd Stamps for him
Ribbon from my Stash
Glitz it glitter
watercolor pencils.
Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Stampin Chic Sketch Challenge

Here we are again, another sketch challenge for Stampin Chic-one blog that I truely love, and the stuff that I adore.
I made this card with an ache in my heart (and after lots of umming and ahhing!), decided to enter because I so love this range!
Here it is
I used
Stamp; For Him Claire Curd Range, and watercolours
Papers; Claire Curd Big One
Ribbon from stash.
I dded the little beard and mostache, to look more like my hubbie-he loves fishing!!!

Penny Black recipe challenge

Decided to have a go at the Penny Black Challenge this week. It is a recipe challenge something I have never done before-but something I love!! The challenge is to use 3 ribbons, 2 flowers and 1 charm.
Heres my take on the challenge.
stamp; Penny Black Bubbly
cardstock; DCWV Butterflies and Flowers and stash
flowers; Prima
ribbons from my stash.
Image is coloured with watercolours.
Thanks for lookng and have a great day.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

2 posts in one day!!!

Yes, I decided to make another post and show you all my Baby Girl scrapbook. This is the 4th Scrapbook I have made, although I msu admit I am rushing them at the minute what with the tourists being here, in the winter I shall sit and really spend time on them. I thought a baby girl scrapbook might appeal to someone.
Here's some photos of the front cover and a few pages from inside.
Front Cover

First Page-A First Glimpse-with an envelope for scan photos inside.

Princess Page

The Last Page-I love the reading on the back page-I got this from

Papers used ; Claire Curd Signature Range-Dovecraft Smirk-Papermania Sweet Nothing.
Flower; Papermania Purples, plus Papermania Brads. Claire Curd Doodle Stamps.
Stamps; Claire Curd Doodles.
Die Cuts from my Quickutz Silhouette.
Gromets and Snaps We Are Memory Keepers.
Fibres, Ribbons and Charm from my stash.

Thanks for reading and have a fab day.