Saturday, February 19, 2011

To Die For

Hi there bloggers, it's Saturday and as usual I am back with a DT sample for the Drunken Stampers Challenge blog and this week the theme is "To Die For" so break out those dies and die cutting machines and get cutting.  This week I have prepared a card which is rather different than my usual style.  I decided to use nothing but dies in my card this week! Yup, that means no copics, no distress inks...eeeeeek! Will I survive?  Onto my card:

Well let me tell you ladies it was harder than I thought it was going to be to prepare a card without using any of the mediums I usually rely on, however, it is a good one for the kiddies and can be adapted for invitations etc. I am not so sure everyone would find this as challenging as myself, however, for me...who loves to distress and can't live without my copics, this was a big challenge to set myself.  So for this card, I broke out my new Cricut Expressions and my "Create a Critter" cartridge and went to town.  I am not yet familiar with my poor little machine as yet so I am afraid that it is not yet being used to its maximum capabilities, but I will get there....If any of you ladies have any tips I would love to hear them.  

Well ladies, that is it from me, however, make sure that you check out my fellow design team members and check out the very special cards they have prepared for you this week.  They are all fabulous.  Make sure you join us this week and have some fun!  Till next time, happy scrapping/stamping.


Tash Daly

Friday, February 18, 2011

There's a New Little Fairy In Town!!

Hi there bloggers, I am back with another challenge entry today.  I received my new stamps from Tickled Pink Stamps yesterday and was sooo excited as it included my new "Fairy Kira" stamp.  If you haven't already been across to Tickled Pink Stamps to see their new release, you should do so a.s.a.p!!  The whole release is gorgeous, but this little Miss has certainly captured my heart! (and my imagination).  This week at Tickled Pink's Challenge Blog, the theme was "Birthday Wishes". I took up the gauntlet and this is what I came up with..... 

I should mention first that I have this week also discovered another fabulous crafter.  Her name is Kathy Files and she is from the very popular blog Paper Phenomenon, now if you are at all into scrapbooks and mini albums this is the person to watch ladies!!  She is fabulous!!  She runs a blog (in fact several) a kit blog, you tube videos and ustream classes...I am telling you amazing, amazing, amazing!!  Anyway, she provided the inspiration for the little "extra" something I included in my card this week.  

I should mention before I go back to my project that I was running a little behind time on this project so in my rush, I had to squeeze it in wherever and whenever I could...hence, the photo's have been taken at my daughter's ballet school whilst she was in ballet (excuse the shots) so that I could post this in time for the challenge. Now back to my card....

Unfortunately, because of my desperate attempt of photographing this in time I don't think you can see all the beautiful glitter!! I wanted to make this card like a fairy garden and very feminine and pretty.  I think the result is very whimsical.  The papers range that I have used is Kaiser's Hippy Girl collection.  I have distressed my project throughout using the following distress inks and a distressing tool, "Crushed Olive", "Walnut Stain" and "Vintage Photo".  As mentioned this gorgeous image is part of Tickled Pinks Lil Lolita and Lads Allsorts Collection.

I will update this post with further details about my card later tonight and I will have to in time make a you tube video so that you can see the whole of the album and how it opens and closes etc as there are little pockets and tags all over the place.  But for the meantime, I hope you enjoy it!
Big hugs,
Tash Daly

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Are You In For A Chance to Win THE Most AMAZING Prize?

Yep, that's right bloggers...the most amazing prize has just been posted as up for grabs by one of my favorite stamp companies just over 1 hour ago!!  If you want to be in for a chance to win, you had better head on over to........lets just say you had better hit this link now!!
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