Tuesday, April 28, 2009

200 Subscribers on Youtube!:)

Hey guys, guess wot! Ive got 200 subscribers now on youtube! My 200th subscriber is buncobuddy and I did promise myself that if, IF, one day I do reach 200 subbies, the 200th one will receive a handmade card from me, anyone from my blog, or a specialised and personalised one. I honestly was not expecting that many subscribers.

I started making videos to prove a point to myself that I can do it after I have taken a 2 hours course at work on windows movie maker. Then , when I started, I was not confident and found it to be more of a hassle than anything.But I have had so many positive feedback, and encouragement , among which were from Cazzy and LazyKay:) that I carried on and then more and more positive comments came my way. The more comments I had, the more eager I was to make the videos.

It takes time to make, yes, on youtube its only ten mins, but when I actually make them, it takes longer and then I edit them.I am not very good at making them in one go. And to publish them on my PC takes about one hour or more and to then upload on youtube is another couple of hours...Okay fair enough when its being uploaded I can get on with other things, but, I still have to check whether it has failed and stuff and when it is finally uploaded, then I have to watch it again to add any notes ect...Anyway , I do enjoy making them so, I hope you do enjoy watching them as much as I do while making them.

Bye for now and I hope my luckly 200th subscriber will get back to me asap.

Lotsa love and hugs,

Monday, April 27, 2009


Hi everyone!
Wot's up with you guys? Im not too bad, very very super busy right now.There are so many things going on and I find myself starting a project, leaving it unfinished to start a new one, lol! Anyway, lots of things happening in my life as well, busy as I have never been. I have exciting news coming up as well, but I really cannot say much right now but as soon as everything has been set up and running, I will let you guys know:)'too bad for those who are curious hey!'lol

I have two video tutorials just sitting in my desktop, about 4 projects ready to be uploaded, but I haven't found the time yet and this week is another busy week.So, bear with me okay? I know you will as you lorve my blog anyway!

I just wanted to give a shout out to Savannah , a beautiful young lady who makes beautiful cards and gives such useful tips in her video tutorials on youtube. She is great and I would like you to visit her channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/PolkaDotDesigns.You will find her blog address and twitter info on there as well.

The most amazing thing is she does NOT edit her video, so you will be watching her 'LIVE'...so you will see her working her way through a mistake, or see how she thinks on the spot, just amazing.

I am embedding a video here , watch it but please go over on youtube, watch it there , rate, comment and subscribe please:)
I think it will be great if you give her your support as she is very talented and trust me, she is still very young and I have so much faith in her and know that she will be even more famous one day!

Bye for now,
Stay tuned for my craft haul video coming up soon...
And more cards and tutorials coming up too!
Take care,

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Etsy corner

Hi everyone!

I am very excited to announce that I have finally taken the plunge and opened up an Etsy corner shop where you can buy my cards, no matter, where you are in the world!I have to build up the shop and finding my ways around it but this is a link to the shop and hope you will like my shop!I also intend to put up some Art work later on.


Thanks for all your support.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thank you Laura

I just found this in my email from Laura, all the way from Mexico, how sweet is that.It makes me smile !!!!

Thanks Laura!!!!For making me feel so special!

Somebody's 32!

Hi everyone!
I have created this post for Laura who wanted to wish me a Happy Birthday:) And today it is my birthday , it is 00:01 and I am turning into a 32 young lady!

Speak to you all soon,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Art Journal Tutorial

Hi everyone, wot's up!
First of all, thanks for all your comments I did not know I had them until I signed in today, I have published them and will get back to you all soon....

I am going to add the Art Journal tutorial which took ages to be uploaded but in the end, I did it.
Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think, always good to get any kind of feedback.

I have edited again to add a picture of inspiration. I am actually smiling as to how this art journal has raised so many questions and curiosity...:) This is ME and nopes, I am not from Saudi Arabia.I was born and raised in an island but I have travelled...and I am now in the UK.
I have also mentioned that it was a more 'stylised' approach to the painting...and of course I would make myself look cute! hahahaha!anyway, here you go and have a nice day!
Thanks for visiting me today,




Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Craft Club

Hey everyone, how you're doing?!
First of all, thanks for your comments on my new look for my blog. I designed my header myself and now that I know how to do that, I am planning to design another header and make it more 'ME'. And also, Im chuffed to see that some of you have realised that my video quality is much better now.I have got an Everio JVC and it is fantastic. But I must also add that my desk was found in a corner of the room and the lighting was not great..so that is why my last two or three video was dark. But I did say I was working on it and now I am happy with it.

Anyway, on to the more exciting news. I have been to a first craft club tonight and it was so nice, relaxing and interesting.I met a new friend, who does not live too far away from me, and who loves crafting as much as I do, Fehmi, Im so happy to have met you:)

The craft club is awesome...I can see myself going again and everybody is so friendly.I loved it.If you live in East London and would like to know more about this craft club, send me an email and I can give you more details and info.

That's it from me for now. I am editing another video and hopefully it will be up soon. I also want to watch a film but I like scary ones...I do not think I have got any at the moment!

Bye for now and speak to you soon,

Carousel Note (Card request)

Hi everyone, what's up!

I have made another video tutorial yesterday and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. The watercolour technique just amazing. Even though I keep saying that oil painting is my best medium, I have also liked water colouring since high school.

Anyway, I have used Carousel note from Stampin up, the sentiment is from the stamp set 'simply said' , by stampin' up and ribbons also from stampin up. My watercolour pencils, I bought them at WHsmith(don't you love WHsmith?- I do!) and my water brush...hmm, I can't remember but you can get it at any good craft store. If you have any questions, please just ask.

Thanks for visiting me today:)

Take care



Monday, April 06, 2009

Tri-Fold card

Hi everyone!:) What's up!!!I have finally been able to upload this video and it took me ages, when I say ages, I mean ages. I have managed to get rid of the two black chunky lines which were on the sides of my videos.Thanks to Brickshot 7 , a youtuber(if that's what you call someone on youtube), who is brilliant with technologies.Check him out if you want to learn the tricks of the trade.And he is also very helpful.So thanks to him I have managed to upload my video in a widescreen mode(otherwise everything looks squashed) and yeah, so I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial.

I have used tempting turquoise cardstock, tempting turquoise and basic black ink from stampin' up and Ultimate crafters companion embossing board, scallop punch, All oval stamp set, Oval punches.And the sentiment is by My sentiments exactly but It was a gift given to me, so I am not sure if these alphabet stamp set is available in the UK, but I love the 'elegant' font of this set.

Anyway I am uploading another video shortly and it was a request from one of my faithful visitor on youtube:) I have a few other requests and hopefully I will get to make them, as , I am on holiday but many things have been lined up.I have also planned to rest as much as I can as this is what I need right now.But, the fact that I am at home, and not much to do, I am taking things slowly, one at a time and I feel really good to be able to indulge in my Craft world and forget all my worries. Crafting is so therapeutic that I think everyone should be crafting!!!

Oh, by the way, my blog is having another make over...I go through my moments where I do not like what I see anymore...but some months down the line, I bet I will not like the new one too, so bear with me.And thanks for visiting me today.

Bye and take care



Friday, April 03, 2009


Hi everyone!
Wot's up?! I was very disappointed today when the weather changed again, it was a bit cold in the morning...then in the afternoon, the bright sunshine was out again:) Eventhough I do not like the heat, I always had an issue with heat, this year, I am waiting so eagerly to the full sunshine that I will be very down if we dont get any proper summer in the UK this year.
Anyway, I will be on two weeks Easter break and I already have so much things to do...I just know the time will fly by, so I gotta make full use of these times.Anyway, I found a very funny video which I want to share with you...however I will also say, my family and friends always say I have a rather 'weird' sense of humour. I do not think so ,as I actually thinnk, 'they' have a 'weird' sense of humour as they laugh at me, when I do not expect them to and they are serious when I expect them to laugh, how about that!!!
Anyway if you find this video funny, if you share my sense of humour please comment so I know I am not the 'weird' one...and if I do not get any response, then it means, I am the odd one, sniff sniff!

I was watching this video, I started to smile, and then I was laughing so much and fell in love with the duck.I wish I could adopt it, hahahaha!
Have a nice week end

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Welcome summer....

Hi everyone!Wot's up?
I'm loving the sunny weather at the moment.It feels so good to leave my coat behind and walk in the warm breeze....it reminds me of a beautiful island...I'm so looking forward to warm,or even hot weather.It's the first time in my life I am so looking forward to hot weather.it must be the fact that we have winter for far too long in the Uk.
Anyway Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating.Don't forget to send me Easter eggs.I prefer plain chocolate ones:).
Thank you to eveyone who rated and commented on my 'just a few cards' video.I have not put up a link as I am updating my blog from my phone and it is taking me forever to type this out.iPhone is great but I hate using it to type stuffs.If you
wanna see my video,check out my link right at the bottom of this page or type my user name which is tassycrafty on YouTube.I would like to add that all the requests you have asked me to do in regards to that video,I will certainly do them.I'm going on two weeks Easter break so I should be able to do them for you and thanks for requesting!I suddenly feel like a very important person;) LOL thanks girls love youz and I mean it.
Anyway, no update yet for my appointment and I'm taking each day at a time.Special message to ysf from Canada,thanks for checking up on me,and for keeping in touch.you're a real friend.Bear with me,will email you soon,promise:)good lord it took me nearly half an hour to type this LOL.never again !using a pc is much better!
Good night or good morning or evening or afternoon... Etc