Saturday, 30 November 2013

TSC New Forum - Challenges Galore and much, much more...

WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO!  and the reason being ... Tamara is always thinking of others....

Well morning to all you crafters out there, and for those who like new challenges, look no further as TSC have a new forum with loads of things to do. Why! I hear you ask, we like the TSC Recipe Challenges and the TSC Blog Challenges....  Tamara is aware of this but there are quite a few people who are missing out on her fantastic images, because they don't use Facebook or blogs.

There will still be lots going on in TSC Recipe and TSC Blog so don't rule them out.  However, if you want to be a part of a wider range of challenges and the chance to win 2 TSC digi images from each challenge then the TSC Forum is the place to be.  Just register, say hello and then you will be all set to play.  The Challenges will all be going live on 1 December 2013.

But thats not all....WHAT!! even more... Yes there is more, lots lots more....from photography, buying and selling, to general chit chat, and showing we care....but i'm not going to tell you everything you will have to go and see for yourself.

Dont miss out on all the fun, get over to the forum today, register, say hello and your done.....

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TSC Saturday Spotlight Designer

Saturday is here and its time for a new Spotlight Designer at TSC.

Come on.. hop over to TSC blog and congratulate this weeks TSC Spotlight Designer.  Why not join in the TSC challenges, using the amazing images by Tamara ,you never know it could be you next time.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

Exciting thing going on at TSC

TSC aka Tamara has been celebrating their first birthday this month and she has had lots going on, and still going on. if you want to win some digi's head over to the TSC Recipe page. Join in the name game, play on the blog hop, which Tamara teamed up with Stamping Betty,lots to win...

There is even more exciting new coming your way soon, so make sure you keep reading the TSC blog and recipe pages.

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Its Official - wohoo

I just have to share my good news with you all. I received my certificate for my paper crafting and my badge and so its official I passed wohooo.

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Goodbye Paul gone but not forgotten x

As some of you know, we had some heart wrenching news on 8 November 2013.  My husband lost one of his brothers suddenly and unexpectedly and we have all been in a bit of a turmoil getting things sorted out, organising the funeral etc.  We had the funeral a week ago today and he had a really good send off, we celebrated his life not his death, which was what he would have wanted..  We had some somber music 'The sound of Silence' by Simon and Garfunkel going into the chapel,

They talked about his life and achievements and some of the fun stuff, and we left the chapel with the uplifting 'Ying tong' song by the Goons, which lightened the whole atmosphere and was right up Pauls street. The last song was a well kept secret and it was lovely to hear every one laugh as they left the chapel, smiling and remembering Paul.

For those of you too young to remember here it is ....

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Crafty Girls Challenge 7- Anything Goes

Good evening peeps - I'm a bit late in posting so I hope you can forgive me - First let me announce the Winners who are No:  61 HeidiD who has won 7 digi images from Bugaboo and No: 273 Debbie S has won 3 images from The Stamping Chef - well done ladies..  Now the Top 3 are No: 58 ElaineNo: 32 Julie GleesonNo: 141 Deonna B, congratulations to you all.

Crafty Girls challenges have started a new Challenge today - the theme is Anything Goes.  The sponsors are Milk Coffee, and the winner will receive 3 of their digi images and Floppy Lattes is offering a shop voucher.

Pop over to the Crafty Girls challenge blog and see the inspiration the DT's have left for you.

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Crafty Girls Challenge 7 - 28th November Theme - Anything Goes

Wow its amazing how many of you love to enter our challenges and we are thrilled to have you all submit your entries.  The projects you all produce are fantastic and it is great looking at them, thank you all very much.

Our Challenge 7 is  Anything Goes and we have two great sponsors, the first being Floppy Lattes  and the second being Milk Coffee.

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Monday, 25 November 2013

TSC Official 1st Birthday Bash

 Challenges, Blog Hops, Giveaways, Prizes - its all going on today over at TSC Birthday Bash

Today TSC and SBS have a fantastic fun challenge for you to bring out the Goddess in you!
Betty and Tamara have come up with two AWESOME Goddesses to challenge your skills with!

  • Persephone by Betty of SBS 
  • Nile Goddess, by TSC .

You can pick these up for just $1.00 a piece ...Amazing ... but only for for 24 hours, after that they will be back to the regular price, but you can still enter the challenge! Whoohoo!!  So what you waiting for get yourself over to the stores...

Each stamp company if offering a $10 gift certificate for the winning project using their image

C'mon play along!!   You really dont want to miss out so make sure you have your project uploaded to the blue Inky Linky Froggie on the SBS blog date before December 8th.

to find out what other great things are going on today, make sure you pop in to TSC Recipe Facebook page and TSC Blog page.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

TSC New Challenge #7 'Easel Cards'

Apologies for the lack of activity of late, its a sad time for our family and most of my free time is taken up at the moment.  I am trying to blog as much as I can but I have had no time to do any colouring or crafting.

Right! lets lighten the mood and remind you all it's Wednesday and time for a new challenge on TSC blog.  This is the last fortnightly challenge and the theme is 'Easel Cards'.  What !!! last one I hear you scream lol ... don't worry its all good, you will be getting more challenges starting 4 December as they are going to be weekly .. Wohoo...  that's not all there's more... More I hear you say!, yep, for those who do nor have Facebook, or maybe don't blog, we don't want you missing out so we are opening a TSC forum on 1 December, with lots more things to do.

Go on  pop over to the TSC blog and see what the DT's have made to inspire you.

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Sunday, 17 November 2013


I love Kenny K and all his creations which I used when I was part of Paint Shop pro forums, which ended due to work commitments.  However, due to my recent redundancy I have been getting back into my crafting as you can see.

I am so excited to let you all Know that Kenny K is having a DT Call which you can take part in either on the Kenny K's facebook page or here

Here are a few things I have made recently using Kenny K images....

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Friday, 15 November 2013

TSC New Release ' Dont Pout Just Kiss'

Well here we are again, with another fantastic new release from Tamara (aka TSC).  This week its 'Don't Pout - Just Kiss' , which is a fantastic image for Christmas and New year projects .....

Here is what I used to make my card ...
  • Coloured the image using my Pro-marker pens
  • White a 6 x 6 scalloped edge card
  • Backing papers from Creata craft pads
  • Heart shaped paper doiley
  • Festive peel offs
  • Collal glue
  • Stick it glue dots
  • Foam pads

Go and check out the image at the TSC Store  where you can purchase the 'Don't Pout - Just Kiss' image for a discount price of $2.40 (limited time) and your Free copyright notice.

If you're looking for inspiration why not visit the TSC Blog and see what the other DT members have made.  Remember it doesn't  have to be a card it can be any project... put her on a box, a t-shirt, a bag,  scrapbook, anything you want... What you waiting for, go and get her..  While your there check out the fabulous NEW.digis Tamara has conjured up. 

Hop over to our  TSC Recipe Facebook page for more fun and challenges.

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

TSC New Challenge Die Cuts and Ribbons

Well its time for a New challenge at TSC Blog and the winners of the previous challenge have been announced... so pop over there and find out if you were one of the lucky ones.

In the New TSC challenge you are required to use die cuts and ribbons.   I'm sure you've got some off cuts of ribbon in your stash and I know you all love to use your dies.  I dont want you missing out on winning 3 fantastic digi images so dont worry if you don't own any dies, i'm sure its OK to use pre-cut die shapes that you get in packs or free with magazines, or maybe you have a kind friend :) etc...

Pop over to the TSC store and have a look at some of the fantastic images Tamara aka TSC has been designing, they are NOT to be missed.

Here is what I have made with one of Tamara's new images Bella Boudoir

Materials used are:

  • Dig Image coloured using Promarker pens
  • White 6x6 scalloped card
  • BlackCreata Mirror card
  • Creata backing paper
  • Tonic Die
  • Ribbon from craft stash

Dont be shy .. go on ... give it a try.
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All in a Good Cause - Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

BreAnn Mcfarland who is one of the ladies from Simply Betty Stamps had a double lung transplant nearly 11 years ago, which was cause by a disease called Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). 

November is PH Awareness Month, and with that in mind Betty and Tamara from The Stamping Chef were both generous enough to draw an image for a blog hop this weekend - Nov. 9-10. 

My understanding is you need to answer a question about PH at the end of the hop...the answer will be on one of the blogs in the hop!  Then on Sunday evening join in a challenge to go along with the hop!

BreAnn is keen to spread awareness about this horrible disease, so she needs our help to get the word out about the hop! You will find the hop blinkie here, and if you share it on blogs, FB, Twitter, etc. and leave a comment telling them where you shared it, you will have a chance to win a great prize: 

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013


I am  not sand to see the end of October and welcome November as it has been a sad month.  So many memorials of loved ones past and  new one's to add to the list.

Yesterday we said goodbye to my best friend Liz's mam, who I have known as Aunty Betty all my life.

What a lovely send off she had and would have been so proud of Liz and Tom and all the family -

Tears of sadness on everyone's face.
Knowing she is now in a better place.
All the fireworks  lighting up the sky.
Bidding a lovely lady a last goodbye
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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Miles for Men v Ross Papercraft Show

Good evening peeps, today Ross's paper Craft show was in nerby Durham and it was the day my husband and our friends did the Miles for Men in aid of Cancer Research.  I do enjoy going to Ross' Papercraft Shows,as I love to watch the demos and find out new techniques and products.  The decision where to go was very easy as Miles for Men is for a fantastic cause and we helped to make history today, everyone had a good time and the lads done very well - so proud of them xx

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Friday, 1 November 2013

New TSC Recipe Monthly Challenge

This month is the start of the new Monthly challenge on TSC Recipe on facebook.

You will have one week to request the image for Free,  and need to be a member of the TSC Recipe group to get this image for Free.  Once the week has expired you can buy the image from the TSC shop to join in the challenge.

You can request the image emailing us at: with "Crafty" in the subjectline. 

The free digi will be Crafty Bunch and here is what I made with it .... 

  1. I coloured the digi in using promarkers and cut around the image using Cameo. 
  2. I cut down backing paper from my crafty stash and placed it on scalloped card.  
  3. I embossed and rounded corners of piece of bright card and mat and layered onto card, using foam pads to raise the image up giving a more defined look.  
  4. I put the black pearls on to offset and draw the attention into the centre and focusing on the image.
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Morning, I hope you all had a good halloween and have done all your nips and punches for the 1st of the month lol :).  Its a very special day in that TSC is celebrating its first birthday.   The celebrations will be going on throughout the month of November and there will be coupons and digi images up for grabs too.

Want to win a TSC T-shirt - spent $10 in the store and you will be entered into the draw to have a chance of winning one in you size and chosen colour (open to all countries)  ... how awesome is that !!

Tamara aka TSC has been very busy and has also provided her usual weekly NEW RELEASE and this image can be purchased from the TSC Store at a discount price for a limited period.  This weeks new release is called 'Screw You'...

Here is what I made using the new image....
  1. Bought the tool box template from the silhouette store and cut it out using my Cameo machine.
  2. Coloured the image using my Promarkers.
  3. Mat and layered the sides of the toolbox before assembling.
  4. No glue used on handle as Kraft card was rolled and pushed through holes
  5. sides were glues with Collall and silver stickers put on to make look like rivets.
  6. The image was stuck on using foam pads.
Thats not all !! ... what you say!... there is more! ..... Yup!!.. Tamara also has a name game when she draws a new image, each member of TSC Recipe is allowed to give two names you think suits the image and the winner will get a prize from Tamara.  You can also put in a request for an image you would like Tamara to draw.


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TSC Candles

I'm well chuffed with my first attempt to put digi images I have coloured onto candles.

This is how I did it...
  • Printed images onto Neena card and coloured the digi images with Promarkers
  • Attached a piece of white tissue to some card and put it in printer.
  • Put coloured images in scanner and copied them onto tissue paper.
  • I cut around the images leaving a fine border.
  • Placed the image on the candle and cover in grease proof paper
  • Make sure the GP paper is long enough so you can hold it tight at back keeping the image in place - (some people just glue image onto candle).
  • Get your heat gun and gentle move it over your image, you will see it changing colour as the wax melts.
  • Carefully pull the GP paper off and smooth any bubbles, if need be you can put the heat gun on candle without GP paper.
  • Voila all done.
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Crafty Girls Challenges and DT Call

I'm please to say Crafty Girls Challenges is up and running again and a New challenge starts today. We have two new DT member, Helen and Carol .. welcome to the team ladies.

Crafty Girls Challenges is having a DT call, so pop over to the Crafty Girls Challenges blog to find out what the requirements are.  you can also find out who the winners are from the previous challenge, well done to you all, and thank you for entering the challenge.

The theme is Anything goes and have a fantastic sponsor 'Milk Shake' for the next two weeks.  The winner will receive 3 Milk Shake digi images.

This is what i did with two of Milk Shakes images.

to make this card I used the following materials

  • scalloped card
  • Craft stash backing paper
  • Milk Shake digi image, coloured using Promarkers
  • butterfly cut from spellbinder die
  • flowers made using Fiskars punches
  • collall glue and foam pads used to complete the card.

  • Kraft card used and cut the card shape using Cameo Silhouette
  • Creata Mirror card 
  • Embossed pink linen card
  • Milk Shake digi image coloured using Promarkers
  • Collall glue and foam pads used to complete the card

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