Sunday, 4 August 2013


I had a busy weekend literally sitting in front of the computer sorting out my Etsy shop making it more professional sounding! Wow its taking ages but I am getting there! It is def the boring bit of crafting but once its done properly I guess it has more chance to sell :-) 
I was taken out to a lovely pub this afternoon by my boyfriend so had a lovely walk along the canal and had got treated to a huge roast followed by chocolate cake mmmmmm! 
I was busy last week making lots of cards! I will upload them soon and add them to my Etsy shop! Vintage is such a good theme and I am having so much fun with all my Vintage papers! 
I can't believe its August already! I feel Christmas ideas are coming very soon! He he!
Talk again soon :-) xXx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Make small spaces big

So Goodbye Manchester Hello Sunny Skipton! 
I officially got here last Sunday and I am really enjoying it! But I have had a lot of cleaning, tidying and sorting to do so it's been quite tiring really! But I am finally starting to properly settled in and I have been able to start working on my arty bits again! 
So anyways! 
I saw the new 'Ikea' advert this morning, I really liked it! I have seen criticism saying that the dolls are scary and its not appropriate, I think it is really cute and really works for the campaign 
'Make small spaces big'
- making even the smallest of spaces feel big.  
A little girl sits and plays with the dolls in a dolls house bringing the family to life.  
Even though the dolls house is huge the filming is shown in a small 'apartment type' area and really shows the best use of the furniture that the mother and son share! 
It is so cute! 
It reminds me of Polly Pocket! I use to love them!
I hope more people appreciate this sweet advert!
Hopefully I will get some inspiration for all my craft stuff soon! I could def do with some more storage he he!
Have a good sunny day
Love Tania xXx

Friday, 31 May 2013

Hello, Goodbye

I bought this amazing ring in the 
'Vintage and Fashion' Market
 in Manchester today!
I saw it and loved it instantly! 
Just so cute! 
 I didn't even realise, 
its like a sign! 
I am moving in with my boyfriend Dave in a weeks time! 
My new home is literally in my hand! 
I have to work 10 days in a row now and then thats it! 
Goodbye Manchester, Hello Skipton!
I am so excited 
I can't wait!
Goodnight and sweet dreams


A quick post to say that I have been featured again in a lovely post by 'Laura Barker' 


Laura's Etsy shop is lovely with lots of stamp inspired items! Everyone knows how much I love stamps! 

He he!

 Lots of lovely items in the treasury, please check it out!

Love Tania xXx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Card making maker!

I haven't written on my blog for a while now! I literally have had no time at the minute! It has been mental! But good mental he he! I have been a card making maker at the min he he! 
As I have not had a chance to load all my cards on here I thought I would just list them for you all to see! I have to get ready for the day job again soon :-( boohoo I hope it doesn't rain today! Come on sunshine! Come visit us again soon!
Lots of Love Tania xXx

 "Special daughter" order
 "Little brother's sister" order
 This card was altered to say "Good Luck Jess" 
 Happy Birthday card for a friend
 "Special 1st Birthday" card order
 'New home" card order
 "Mum's 70th Birthday" card order
 "New home" card order
 "Special 30th" card order
 Special Birthday card for Dave's sister
 "Happy Birthday" card order
 "Best friend" card order
 "Happy Birthday" card order
 Birthday card for my little cousin
 "New born, baby boy" card order
"New born, baby girl" card order

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sausage Dog World!

So on Friday I popped down to the 'Craft and Design Centre' in Manchester with a friend and came across the 'Sausage Dog' studio! Amongst all the sausageness we found the creator, Harriet, and managed to ask her a few questions about how she started out. Harriet was so lovely and answered all our questions! She really inspired me and told us that if we are really passionate about our crafts then we should just go for it.! If you know me, you know that art is 'My World' I live it everyday (cliche hey) but its true, I have stayed up til 12 tonight making a card and brooch, I can't stop creating! My room looks like 'Hobbycraft' has exploded over it tonight he he! Papers, ribbons and diamontes everywhere! I thank Harriet for helping me to look at myself and realising that actually it is possible to reach for your dreams! Positive thinking all the way! These last couple of days I have been working hard to get an order of cards made and I have another order to complete so things are stepping forward! I do just have to work hard! After all, if it were easy would I be doing it...I love making cards and I think people can see how much love I put into each card that I make! So, I urge you to go visit Harriet and her sausages! So fun and quirky!
Goodnight to you all
Tania xXx

Monday, 22 April 2013

My treasures are worthless in his hands

I had a weird week last week. Monday started off so well with lots of lovely sunshine but at the end of the day it felt like I was thundered on. I had my purse and phone stolen at work. I was at the front of the unit cleaning when a nasty guy walked in and picked them up from the work tops. I luckily did not hear or see him which I am so glad about! I think that would have shaken me up a lot more. Stupidly we never locked the back door, but the very next day I made sure I got the lock sorted. It was a horrible experience and it made work feel so uncomfortable! The fact that someone had two really personal things of mine just felt horrible! Little pressed pennies I had collected on my days out and a little meaningful card from my mum are two things I can remember. In his hands these are worthless but to me they were my little treasures. And of course my phone had text messages and notes that meant so much to me, again he would just not care about these.
Anyway, after the inconvenience of stopping all my cards and having to buy a new phone and a little bit a lot of comfort eating! I have come to terms that they were just objects at the end of the day and I was not hurt. I am not going to let him bring me down anymore! I've had my little mope he he. 
So heres to a new week! To lots of crafting, lots of smiling and to feeling good again.
Lots of love Tania