Tuesday 29 July 2008

An Award from Deena

Thank you Deena for the across award. As I have already received this and passed it on already, I will pass it to any readers of my blog who have not yet received it x

Sunday 27 July 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge 4 - Sketch

Please see across for my entrance piece into the Sarah Kay Challenge this week. The only thing that I am not happy with are the circles, which don't look very straight to me. It does not help that my fingers are swollen in the heat and the sissors dig in, must invest in a machine to do it all for me (research project coming on I think). Over all though I am very happy with how it has turned out. My papers are Dovecraft fairies in pink for the scallops, papermania inspirations warm for the backing and the white embossing is a clutterbug tile of Cathy's that I don't know the name of. The ribbon is stash, the flower and brad are papermania. The Sarah Kay image is My Sweet Lily. I have coloured her using watercolours. I hope you like x

Tilda and Co Challenge

There has been no challenge go up so far this week, i hope that all is ok with you Donna if you happent to see this x

An Award - Thank you Jenny

I have just won this award from Jenny (Made on the farm).

It's the Wylde Women Award and the rules are:1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.2. Link back to this blogsite (http://www.tammyvitale.com//) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

Of my friends Jacqui and Steph have already received this award, so I will pass it onto Cathy, Fran, Kerry, Rachel, Lou, Kathy, Jane, and Heidi. I know there are a few ladies mentioned here, but all regularily visit my blog and leave me messages, send me little RAKS in the post, and brighten up my day.

Jacqui hits 10,000 visitors

Wow Jacqui has hit 10,000 visitors and to mark the occassion has some fantastic blog candy on offer, so I advise you to go and check it out x

Friday 25 July 2008

Katharina's Challenge

I have reloaded a new photo of the card so that hopefully it is not blurred on a close up - I hope this works - sorry everyone x

Cute Card Thursday - Things that grow

Gosh it has been ages since I have been able to enter a cute card thuursday, due to the boys being ill.
The image is penny black called Bees and Bunny. I have followed my sketch 1 for this card. The ribbon is from stash and the flower sticker and backing paper is papermania. I have added glitter to the bees wings (forgot to do befoe uploading - doh) and it works fab. Hope that you like x

Wednesday 23 July 2008

Sketch 1

I have been working on some sketches on paint that I have used and have decided to share them with you. I am happy to introduce sketch one. Hope you have fun with it x

Tuesday 22 July 2008

Sarah Kay - Too posh to be square

Please see across my entrance for Sarah Kay - Too posh to be

Square. The card is round and is shown against a black background as there is a mount for it to stand upright beside it. The image is watercoloured and embellishment letters have been added as it is for a little girls's christening. I hope you like x

Katharina's Challenge - Whiff of Joy Designer Call

Here is my attempt at the wonderful sketch that Katharina had choosen for her challenge. The winner gets to be part of the design team for Whiff of Joy, and to play with all the wonderful ner stamps (Elizabeth Bell included!).
I have choosen to mount Tilda on her swing and set it over a background I received as a RAK. The papers are papermania simply elegent and warm inspirations. The ribbon was a freebee from a docrafts bag, the flower is making memories. I choose to put the flower on as the ribbon itself says congratulations. the card is bordered in puple glitter outline strips. Tilda and the backgrounds are all watercoloured.
I am very pleased with the card. I put alot of time and effort into it and I think it shows, I hope you like it too.

Finishing off - card 2

This was believe it or not surposed to be entered in the Magnolia challenge of Serendipidy, but I did not think the original image worked. I have instead added this one and it works really well. The papers are papermania elegence series.
Hope you like x

Finishing off - card 1

This is a card started a while ago and put to one side as I did not know where to go with it. I have added the diagonal ribbon and flowers and it now works. I hope you like x

Monday 21 July 2008

Just an update....

So sorry I have not posted again for days but the boys have been ill again and I have not had the opportunity to craft at all. I have all the challenges to do and now seen a superb challenge on Katarina's blog, so I must try and get some cards done. I have 3 thank you cards to make, 2 birthday cards, a congratulations one and 10 blank female and 10 blank male cards on order. I really need to have a look for some male orientated stamps. Not sure yet whether to get another Sarah Kay or to look at Sugar Nellies. May get another Penny Black too - any input greatfully appreciated.

Need to order a watermark too.

Promise to post a card image soon x

Wednesday 16 July 2008

Susie's birthday

One of the SBS18 sister's Susie has her birthday this month and she is givign away some candy if you would like to nip over to her blog x

Fran's blog candy

One of the blogs I regularily look at as her work is so inspirational is Fran, and she has 2 amazing blog candy prizes up for grabs, so please stop by if you have time as her cards are magnificent.

Amazing blog candy

To celebrate 10,000 hits Maya has 140, yes 140 stamped H+S images to give away. Her cards are lovely, I just can't understand why I have not come across her blog before.

Tuesday 15 July 2008

ABC Challenge 3 - design team card -

C is for charms, a H and S image (thank you Heidi) watercoloured in, with a lace ribbon and charm added, the backing paper is papermania. Kept simple as it was sent to my aunt for her 2nd wedding on the 12th July, hence why the boy has grey hair (sorry Tony!) I used pearl embellishments in a heart shape to finish it.

Hope you like x

Monday 14 July 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge 2 - A sketch

Please see my interpretation of the sketch on the left hand side. I don't know why I choose blue and brown as colour scheme but in a weird way it works! Papers are papermania, so is the ribbon, brads are making memories. Stamp is of course Sarah Kay.

Hope you like.

Help...Tilda's cat

Has anyone got this stamp and can arrange an image swap I need an image by thursday for an important card I am working on, thanks.

A 2 in 1 card.

Here is my two challenges in one card - sorry for doing this but I have so many cards to make for friends and family birthday's this week the only way I can do it is if I double up. So for Cute Card Thursday - Card for a Child, and Penny Black Saturday's sketch I have made the following card for my Son's best friends birthday.
I hope you like it x

Sunday 13 July 2008

Wonderful Blog candy finishing today

Jennifer has a wonderful blog and some fantastic candy ending today so please check it out asap thanks

Friday 11 July 2008

Crafty Monkeys Challenge 2 - Summertime

This card was made by Edward (28 months) and Henry (9 months) of summer blossoms. Is is made using green scrapbook paper, paper tissue circles scrunched to represent flowers and crayons to add depth and colour. Edward made most of it while Henry tried to eat the crayons. I hope you like and anyone under 16 check out the Crafty Monkey site.

Over a thousand hits

Wow thank you all, will organise some candy over the weekend, I can't believe how quickly that has happened!

Wednesday 9 July 2008

ABC - B is for Baby

Here is my design team piece, baby Tilda perched ontop of bricks I have made from left over paper. Hope you like.

Sarah Kay - Lilac Challenge number 1

I am so sorry for this basic attempt and not posting for a week,

but my youngest son has cut his first tooth and has been clingy, grumpy and crying lots so no crafting for a week. Hope you like I promise to do better next time x

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Magnolia Challege - Sketch

The sketch was done by Lorraine (whoese blog scrapmetal is on my list of favourites). I have used windy Tilda and mounted her on a leaf papermania paper. I surrounded the image with glitter outline sticker to keep in the purple theme and have added a hydranger flower in the corner over the ribbon. I think that Tilda been windswept works for the off centre layout.

PennyBlackSaturday - Challenge 3 colour

Sorry that this has no Green in it, but my sister asked me for a wedding card and green is unlucky at weddings, but I hope I am not penalised for this. Penny Black Stamp Hedgehog Kisses has been used. The image has been watercoloured before being mounted and surrounded by paperflowers. I have backed it on a pale pink card. Hope you like x

SBS18 - Challenge 8 Beaches, Summer Sun and Sand

This is Tilda as a Mermaid on a Rock. She has been watercoloured using pencils and then blended. The scales have then been glittered in a pale blue alternate so it is not too much and the jewels on her dress in a darker glitter glue - though it looks like blobs on the photo in the flesh it is not. The backing paper is dovecrafts fantasy. Anita's ribbon and a dovecrafts brad finish the card.

Blog Candy

Jennifer has the most amazing stamped image give away on her blog including the new Tilda's and Sarah Kay, I strongly recommend you have a look and her cards are wonderful x

Tuesday 1 July 2008


The new ABC challenge blog goes live tomorrow, here is my first DT Member card for it. The theme ia A for Animals, I hope everyone who visits my blog takes part and if anyone fancies being a guest DT Member, please let me know.