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

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A bit more creativeness

Wow its been a while since I last posted! 
Time goes so quickly! 
Lately its been hard as I have not really had internet for a week or so, its so tough without internet! 
I felt so cut off from the World! But I tried to stay positive and spent last week making cards after work! 
I made such a mess but I loved it! 
My housemate was away for the week so I could leave the mess and come back at night, find my little bum space and start on the cards again he he.  
Here are 2 that I sent of to my friend Kat.  
They are with the postman as we speak!
I love it when I feel all arty! 
Hope you have a good day! 
Its a bit chilly again today 
Lots of love Tania 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


I had a lovely day of shopping and lunch today!
Whilst looking through the shops I noticed I was drawn to pinafores!!! 
I love them!!
It's made me think about 'Alice in wonderland' and 
her little white pinafore! 
So cute with her little bow!
Heres a pinafore I found on
Really cute! and I love the pocket!
I must have at least one pinafore this season! 
Love Tania

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Cupcakes oh what a treat!

I just wanted to share this 'made to order' card I made for 
Please go over to her facebook page and show some love for her beautifully hand decorated cupcakes! 
Soooo much goodness!
Love Tania 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Custom logo design

Here is a logo I designed for the facebook page
'Amii' makes lovely intricate and delicate cards. 
Love Tania 

Sunday, 10 March 2013


I just came across this shop on Etsy! 

I love embroidery hoops I made a 
pattered hoop for a friend just before 
Christmas and got really excited after how well it turned out! 
I bought lots of hoops and made one 
for a friend for Christmas 
(without taking a photo of it!!) 
but since then have not had time to do them! 
But I def need to try again they look so lovely! 
Until then I will keep admiring the lovely work produced by 'Annabelle'! 
Go and check out her lovely pieces of work this one 
above is one of my favourites! 
Whilst being poorly this weekend I have to say I am loving my bed! 
Tania xXx

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's day mum!
Lots of love Tania

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Boom bang-a bang

I am having a pj day today, poorly day from work 
feeling quite sorry for myself ;-(
I have a horrible cold so am resting, thankfully this has given me time to sort out my facebook page 
and update my Etsy shop etc.
Also I can start to work my way through my Friends boxset that I got for Christmas he he!
Anyways I never got round to posting the 
card I made for Dave for our 1 years! 
So here it is!
We both loveeee the series 'Him and Her' this is the theme song from the series and we love it lol so I made it into a card!
Hope you like!
Tania xXx

A bit more vintage

Wow I have been a lucky girl this year! I got an email in February from the Etsy shop 
I was their 1000th follower!
Because of that I was able to choose an item from their shop as a thank you! 
There are so many lovely items to choose from but as you know, I am obsessed with dress patterns and when I saw they had bundle of them, I couldn't resist!
Thank you so so much! 
Please go check out all their lovely items from handmade journals, cards and other vintage treats!

A treasured heart

Back in January I posted about the Etsy shop
saying how cute their shop was! 
Well since then I have been a very lucky girl
and was sent one of their lovely pieces of jewellery! 
Here is the heart nose stud
that I blogged about!
Isn't it lovely!! 
Thank you so much!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Newborn card

How cute is this little girl! 
I found her on an old vintage dress pattern! 

New homes

2 new home cards for 2 new homes 
Love Tania 

Happy birthday to ya!

Happy Birthday little bro! Miss ya lots! Come back soon!
Love Tania

Postcard from Ramsgate

I have just come back from my little holiday from 
darwnnnnnnn south
He he
It was soooo lovely!
I loved walking our dog Jack along the beach and walking around Ramsgate Harbour!
The weather was soooo beautiful! 
Spring had sprung!
It was lovely to see all my friends and family
Miss them all already!
Love Tania

Monday, 4 March 2013

Oh sunny south

I am a little break down south and have just had a lovely walk with my mum and our big doggy Jack
Loving the sunshine today! 
Big smiles all round te he!
Love Tania 

Thursday, 21 February 2013


Look at this lovely painting I came across from the lovely Etsy shop ucuspucus

Snowdrops are my absolute favourite, the little fairies swinging on them is soooo enchanting!

Sweet dreams everyone 

Ooddles of doodles

I willlllll get up and be productive today he he! 
I think I need to go and get some fresh air and pop to the shops to cook Dave and I a nice big tea for tonight! 
Shepherds Pie I think tonight! 
But just before I get up I thought I would share another Etsy shop with you! 
Quite a local shop to me here infact! 


In this shop you get to be part of 'Vickys' creative little World which is full of handmade cards, textiles and illustrations! 

These cards have to be my favourite! They have a lovely story about how they started life as images in a sketchbook, which has now gone Worldwide on a tour!
Go and check out this lovely quirky shop!
Tania xXx

Rocket card!

Oh by the way 
this was the Valentine's card I made for Dave!  
It was an idea I had whilst lying in bed, lying in the dark! 
I love ideas that come from my 
Thought it was cute being able to move the rocket he he 
a little bit of sillyness! 
That's what Valentine's is all about though hey! 
Fun and giggles!
Hope you like!
Love Tania xXx

Handmade goodies!


Check out this quirky Etsy shop sugarcookie
I couldn't choose one favourite item! 
You all know I love writing letters and notes and these retro notepads are just brilliant! 
The little flossy's are such a good idea too! So cute! 
My thread is always getting knotted up! 
The wooden necklace is lovely! With the little tea bag hanging out its adorable! 
Have a good afternoon
Love Tania xXx

Cushion me!

Awwww look what I came across! 
I LOVE cushions! 
And this one is exceptionally gorgeous! 
So quirky and sweet and very girly! 
and completely handmade from the lovely Etsy shop 


Here you will find lovely unique, handmade home accessories and gifts.  

Lots of lovely pieces to feast your eyes on!

Love Tania 

Lazy dayssssssss

He he he he so I am still in bed! 
Well deserved lazyness though! 
Been a busy month with work! 
But this is giving me the chance to catch up on my Etsy shop too.  Sadly having full time work means that I can't spend as much time as I'd like on Etsy or making my crafts, but whenever possible I do squeeze it in! 
The picture above shows new brooches that were only half done until last week!  
If you ask any artist, they will tell you that they all have something, be it a painting, a pot or a dress that they have starting making and never got round to finishing! Well I have a whole suitcase full of bits and the other day I decided that I needed to start finishing them! 
So heres a selection of finished pieces!
Hope you like them!
They will all be going onto Etsy soon!
Love Tania xXx

Monday, 18 February 2013

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Personal guitar wall hanging

Hope you are having a good weekend! 
I have been out enjoying the sun today!  
A good walk does the world of good!  
Skipton is full of hills though, I think I may need to buy some walking boots....ha ha ha ha 
you can take the girl out of the City but you can't take the City out of the girl he he!

Heres the pressi that I made for Dave for Valentine's day!  
I've had the idea for ages!  
It worked out perfectly with Dave buying a new guitar on Monday!  
I wanted to make something personal so I collaged the wood with all bands and things that Dave loves!  
He loved it! 
I was surprised whilst searching for unusual wall hangings that there  weren't many on the market!  
One other idea I had was to make the wood into a shape like a retro pac-man etc! 
Maybe I should have a go at making some and adding them to my shop!  Another project idea of mine lol.  
I'm sure I make new projects for myself everyday he he.
I guess thats what you get for being crafty hey!
Love Tania xXx

Monday, 11 February 2013

One year on!

A year ago today me and my lovely boyfriend went on our first date! He he.  One year on and I am the happiest girl in the world! Love you lots baby! Happy one year anniversary!
Lots of love Tania xXx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Mums the word

Finally I had the chance to sit down and make this lovely card for my lovely boyfriend's mum! 
I hope she likes it, its very spring like!
I do love making cards! 
Hopefully I will get time to do some today! 
I have a special card for a certain someone special to make too :-) so I will def have to find time to make that he he! 
Why does time go so quick on your day off!
I am going to go and try and be arty 
oh and get out of my pjs before it hits midday he he 

Tea for two!

Good morning! Wow!!!!! I somehow just managed to come across this Etsy shop TheTwentyFingers and I literally want everything!!  This bracelet in particular is lovely! I know a friend who would love this too he he. I love the simplicity of the wood!  Go check out this lovely site for lots more lovely wooden accessories and home decor that are clearly made with lots of love from a lovely couple!

I hope you have a good morning!

Love Tania xXx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


Foxes are all the season! 
This little one is too cute for words with its lovely green bow and sweet little nose.
This is just one of many cute, cute makes!
Please go check out the Etsy shop


Good night, sweet dreams

Love Tania xXx