Thursday, 17 October 2013

Meljens Designs/Sassy Studio/Glamoureyes!!! Tag/Card/Bag!!! xxx

Watchya beautiful people!!!

Well it's that time again! A brand new challenge over at the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge blog!! Head on over for your chance to win some seriously funky crafty goodness!!!!
 Here are my design team cards for this fortnight!!!!!

This gorgeous digi stamp comes from Meljens Designs and is called Flirty Diva!!! Which I think is so apt as she's an absolute stunner!! I have also used create mirri and paper pads along with tattered lace dies!!!

This intriguing looking lady is from Sassy Studio and is called Madam Honey! She's absolutely gorgeous and definitely one of my faves to work with at the mo!! :) Again, I have also used Creata's Mirri and this time Spellbinders dies!!

My ultimate fave thing to do at the moment is to make these gorgeous little gift bags! We all know how expensive gift bags can be these days, so to be able to make your own is a real money saver! Plus I get to have all the fun of making it!!!
Anywho...  On the left here we have Peter Pixie and to the right, we have Forsynthia Fairy! So cute and an absolute dream to work with! Both are from the fantastic Glamoureyes who have a digi for every occasion!!
 As always I have used Creata mirri, Creata paper pads and this time Creata 3Dsticker embellishments!!

Well I hope you like my designs and really hope you will join us over at the 4 krafty girlz challenge blog for yet another chance to win some seriously crafty goodness!!

Take Care!!

Lots of Love and Jellybabies!!

Toni-Marie xxxxxxx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Silly Dilly Beans!!!!!!!!!!! xxx

Watchya Lovelies!!

Today marks the start of a brand new challenge over at the 4 krafty girlz challenge blog, so head over there and get your cards entered for your chance to win some very exciting digi stamps!!!   :)
 Here is my DT make for this fortnight! I've used a GORGEOUS digi by Silly Dilly Beans (#453) and lots n lots of lovely zesty coloured card and paper! I really hope you like it and that it inspires you to get crafting!  :)

Until next time...

Lots of Love!

Toni-Marie xxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Stacked Tea Cups!! :) xxx

Watchya Folks!!
Here is my 2nd card for the challenge over at the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge Blog! Theres still time to get your card in!!
 For this card I have used the tea time digi stamp by Floppy Latte Designs along with some gorgeous backing paper/card and mirror board from Creata!!
 Hope you like it!  :)  Make sure you're ready for the next challenge starting the 3rd of October!!

Take care!!!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Bugaboo!!! :) xxx

Hi Folks!!!!

Here is my DT work for this week!! The gorgeous Angel image is a digi stamp called "anything is possible" by bugaboo! I coloured her in using my pencil crayons and then used Creata mirri board, Creata paper pads and Creata 3D sticker embellishments to make this bright and cheery stepper card!
 I really hope you like It, but more importantly, I hope it will inspire you enough to pop over to the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog and join in the fun! Don't forget... theres some crafty goodness up for grabs for the winner!!  :)

Lots of Love,
Toni-Marie  xxx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Great Britain Honey!!! xxx

Well hello there my lovelies!

Here is another card I've made for the very first "4 Kraft Girlz Challenge Blog" challenge!! The theme is "anything goes" so there are no excuses for any of you to not join in!!  :)
 For the focal Image I have used a gorgeous digi stamp from Sassy Studio Designs called 'Great Britain Honey'. I'm sure you'll agree that the artist is exceptionally talented! I just love this image as its so versatile!
 I also used Creata paper pads and mirror board along with a few other bits from my crafty stash!
 I really hope you like the card, but more importantly, I really hope you can all find the time to join in the crafty fun and enter our challenge! Don't forget, there's some crafty goodness up for grabs for the lucky winner!
 Good Luck!!

Love from,

Zesty Glamoureyes!!! xxx

Well hello there folks! So sorry I haven't been around for so long! However, I do have an exciting new project! I have had the honour of being selected to be on the design team of a fab new challenge blog called "4 Krafty girlz challenge blog". It has lots of fun challenges lined up for everyone to enter and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs! So well worth entering! Make sure you head over and check it out on the kick off date of September 5th!
Here is my first DT inspirations make, I really hope you like it! I have used creata mirri and Joy dies and more importantly, I have used a beautiful digi image by 'Glamoureyes' who is sponsoring challenge 1!!!! If you like this image, you should definitely check out there other images! all of which are stunning!!  :)
I really hope you will be joining in the challenge and I look forward to hopefully seeing all of your work too!!

Lots of Love,

Toni-Marie   xxxx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A New Love!!!!! CREATA!!!!!! xxxxxxxxx

Hi folks! sorry i havent been around much lately, but as im sure you are aware, my time as a design team member for Kanban is now over. I will be, of course, continuing my papercrafting adventures and posting pictures of my makes for you to view, and if you wish, comment upon.
 Again, sorry for the delay and i shall be back with you shortly with some more pictures and waffle!! Until then, check out my new love, which is CREATA products! you may have seen a beautiful lady called Carley Duff showcasing the creata products on create and craft! These products are exactly my kind of style. which for me is great news as i have never been able to find items to my exact taste as i am probably considered a little out of the ordinary!! plus, there is a very talented design team that makes the most amazing cards showing off these products beautifully! Check them out at the nec or on create and craft! you can also join the group on facebook!
hopefully i shall see you all there!! 
lots of love and cuddles,
Toni-Marie   xxxxxxxxx

Monday, 4 March 2013

Vintage Dale!!!!! xxxxx

Watchya folks, Its that time again! Time to share my Kanban design team work with you. I hope you like them. I was in quite a whacky mood one day, so one of my cards is a little out there, so i think it will be abit
of a marmite card. You'll either love it or hate!!
 Anywho, whilst Im here, i just wanted to mention that the fantastic Kanban have a fantastic group on facebook called "we love kanban". It is such a friendly group and theres so much inspiration to be had there!! The group is now setting up a monthly challenge where you will have the chance to win some Kanban goodies. so well worth getting your crafty juices flowing! Also, the group is now offering a "swap shop", where you can swap kanban (and only kanban!!) goodies with other members of the group. Obviously any swaps must be agreed on both sides and Kanban will not be taking any responsibility for any grievences which may occur, so please be sure you're happy with your swap before agreeing your deal!!
 Now, onto the cards.....

This card was made using the following items from the 'vintage tapestry' kit...   901020 - Latte ovals (background), 901003 - pink roses bouquet - (2 x toppers), 901016 - vintage tapestry sentiments ('thank you').

This card is the one i mentioned at the beginning of this post! the "whacky" one. hehe!! It was made using the following items from the 'Bloomingdale' kit... CRD1514 - scrolls + calligraphy (background), CRD1516 - vintage butterflies, aqua (background), CRD1509 - Scattered rosebuds (background), PCT1951 - carte postale, birds (Topper.)

And Finally, heres just one more bonus card for this week!!  This sassy little number was made using the 'lavender rose 2' kit.

Well i hope you like my cards, i think that ive managed to cover several different styles of card this week, so hopefully there will be at least one that you like!!

Happy crafting all!!
Lots of Love,
Toni - Marie   xxxxxx

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Vintage Lavender!!!!!!!!!!!! x x x x x x

Hello All!!! Hope you are all well!!
 This week i have yet again returned to my all time favourite Kanban kit! The gorgeous 'Lavender Rose 2'!! And then I have thrown in a little 'Vintage Tapestry' for good measure!  :)
 So here we go......
Here I used the 'Lavender Rose 2' Kit. I really enjoyed making this card as its a new style base card for me, which you may have already guessed, but i do so love a good mixture of base cards!!!  :)
From the kit, i have used.... 901407 - Lavender Blue Bouquet (background) and 901382 - Lilac Postcards (Toppers)

This was a quick mini make using Kanbans 'Vintage Tapestry' kit. It may be small, but as with any card made using Kanban Products, It still has style!!  :)
I have used the 'Vintage Tapestry' paper pad, plus 900999 - Vintage Rose Topper!!!!

As always, I hope you like my makes. I have tried this week to stay true to the kits with regards to style and colouring etc.
I wish you all a happy week and shall return with more makes for you next week.

Lots of Love,
Toni-Marie   xxxxxx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Little Lighter Look!!!!

Well hello there my lovelies!! Much apologies for the delay since my last blog! As some of you will already know, ive not been too well! However, Ive been a lot better since the weekend, and therefore have managed to get back to my duties as Design team member for the fabulousness that is KANBAN! I recently purchased their gorgeous "3 kit blockbuster" which is aptly named "all occasions". It does exactly what it says on the tin, covering every possible event. Its a real must buy for anyone that doesnt want to get caught out needing a card!!
 Anywho... on to the cards, as thats why we're all here!! hehe!!

 Although simple, i do like the light, airy feel to this card. It was simply made using Kanbans 901564 - 'No Place Like Home' toppers and their 'Birth and Celebration' paper pad. A quick, yet effective make.

This sunny little beauty was made using Kanbans 901577 - 'Well Wishes and Celebrations' paper pad for the background aswel as the flower, butterfly and the suitcase elements. Along with 901572 - Bon Voyage, Toppers.
 I hope you like this weeks makes. I tried to keep things a little more simple than usual, therefore making the overall look a lot more light an fresh! I hope you are all enjoying this sunshine we're having at the moment!? Long may it last i say! :)
 Happy crafting all!!

Lots of Love
Toni-Marie xxxxxx     :)

Monday, 28 January 2013

The language of macho flowers!!! xxxx

Well hello there all!!
 Thank goodness this snow has all but disappeared!! Having said that, im in doors crafting the majority of the time at the moment!! Speaking of which, here are 2 of my makes for the gorgeousness that is KANBAN!!  :-)  The first card is made using "so macho" kit and the 2nd card is made using the new kit from kanban called "The language of flowers". Thus leading me to come up with the title of this weeks post!! The new kit is a real must buy.. full of beautiful water coloured flowers, descriptions of flowers and sentiments that say all of those beautiful things you would love to say to your loved ones but just cant find the words yourself!!!
 Now, onto my favourite part.... The cards......!!!!!!!!!

This card is made using the so macho kit and is seriously fantastic for the men in your life!!
Here i have used..  901151 - Grunge Splatters (BG) and 901149 - Extreme sports (Toppers!) Together with some brightly coloured cardstock!! The embellishment on the lower left is actually a mysterious object that i found in the ashes of our home fire. I never did manage to identify it, but a few spritzes of cosmic shimmer mists, embossing powders and peices of thread later, I had come up with quite an interesting addition to this whacky looking card!!  :)

This simple but effective card was made using the new, previously mentioned, Language of flowers kit!! It really is a beautiful kit!! This card simply used 901105 - Water colour in bloom (Topper) Along with some paper from the bella italiano kit, kanban mirri card and last but by no means least Rainbow roses (also by kanban!!)

Well, I really hope you like this weeks additions to my blog, Im sure you will tell me if not!! hehe!! Again, a masive thank you for taking the time to have a look at my makes. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish!!
Best wishes and Kanban Kisses to you all!!!!!!!  ;)

Lots of Love,
Toni - Marie xxxxxxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Not the Norm!!!!! :) xxx

Watchya folks!!
How ya diddling??
What about this snow ay?? I cant believe it!! If only we could have had this at christmas!! HoHum!! Such is life!!
Now, for this weeks design team cards for the fabtastic kanban, I have made two cards that i would usually avoid making... "Male" And "Cute"!! Purely beacuse i struggle for ideas for them both!! However, although i wouldnt say these are my favourite makes, i dont think they've turned out too bad at all!!  xxx
This male card was made using the following Kanban products... 900315 - pebbles on the shore (BG), 900818 - Master Gardener (topper), 900829 - 100% Tags and finally silver mirri card!!!

This card was made from Kanbans PCT9229 - 'Mollie with bow' (toppers sheet), sugar swirls glitter card, pink micro gingham, and gold mirri!!!

As i said before, these are not my usual style of cards as i like to make 'pretty pretty' or 'distressed' looking cards, However, i really enjoyed making these two and hope you like them too!!
Make sure you all keep warm and take care on those slippery roads/pavements!!
Lots of love
Toni - Marie   xxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Blooming Lavender Rose 2!! xxx

Hello All!!!  As the post title suggests, this weeks cards are made using kanbans 'Bloomingdale' kit and 'Lavender Rose 2' kit!!! Which as ive mentioned before, are 2 of my ultimate favourites!!  :)
 Anyway, i wont bore you any further with my waffle. Lets get straight to the best bit... The cards!!  xxx

This little number was made using the bloomingdale kit. Items used were.. PCT1549 brown gates cottages (topper) CRD1509 scattered rosebuds (BG) pink textured mirri, PCT1957 beautiful accents, PCT1950 chelsea elements.

Inside view of the above card!!
This card was made using the Kanban 'Lavender Rose 2' kit. Items used were... 901386 everythings rosy (topper), 901393 floral sentiments, 901411 floral newsprint (BG) and 901390 rose embellishments (butterfly).
This little number is an added extra for this week as it isnt one of my design team cards.
Having never been brave enough to attempt selling my cards, i was actually approached this week to make a card for someone special!!
 It took me quite alot longer to make this card than it would usually as i was so nervous making it, knowing that someone was going to be paying for it and knowing its for such a special occasion.
 It turned out i need not have worried as the lady was more than happy with it!!
 Maybe this could be the satrt of me taking the next steps with my crafting and actually looking into selling my cards on a regular basis. who knows!?! watch this space!!  :)

I hope you are all well and keeping nice and warm!! I recommend plenty of tea/coffee and chocolate/cake!!  :)
Take care!!
Lots of love,
Toni - Marie   xxxxxxx  

Monday, 7 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013!!!!!

Well hello there people! long time no post!! hope you all had the best of christmass and have an even better new year!!! For christmas i was lucky enough to have received crazy amounts of new crafting goodies from my amazing mama and papa!! so a massive thank you to them first of all!!
two of the gorgeous items they treated me to were the "safari boutique" and "british tea party" kits from the ever amazing KANBAN!!!! So lets get to the best bit, here are my first design team makes of the year.....................

This patriotic card was made using the fantastic Kanban "british tea party" kit which i cant get enough of at the moment!! I used ...  Navy textured cardstock, 900191 - union stripes, 900168 - Brittania heart toppers, 900177 - keep calm signs (sentiment).

This card was made using the Kanban "Safari Boutique" kit, another of my favourites at the mo!!! I used PCT2226 - Safari Boutique - scarlet (topper 1) and PCT2229 Safari Boutique - Union Jack (topper).

I hope you like the new makes and i look forward to spending 2013 making many more!! Lastly, i hope you have all been watching create and craft (sky 671) today as KANBAN have a brand new kit up for grabs and i can tell you now, it is A-MAAAAAZING!!! You're really going to fall in love with it!!!
 Anyway, thats enough for now, I shall be back next week with more new makes for you!!

 Lots of Love and Crafty Cuddles!!!

Toni-Marie xxxxxxx