Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A Christmas Birthday

This week over at "Oldie But A Goodie" challenge blog, our lovely Liza has chosen the theme of "A Christmas Birthday". She has also provided the prize below, fab isn't it? So if you fancy giving it a go pop by and visit us.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Sketch Saturday - Sketch
2. Allsorts - week 80 - Monochrome
3. Just Cute Bears & Friends - Winter Birthdays

Stamps - Wild Rose Studio Sam With Present, Dovecraft sentiments,
Papers - Polkadoodles,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Cuttlebug, nesties, swiss dot emboss folder, Cricut,
Embellishments - stickles, peel-offs,

Thank you for popping by and visiting me.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Polkadoodles Blog Hop Winner

We had a great turn out for our Blog Hop at Polkadoodles, this was my prize:-

Now to see who my winner for my candy is:-

Rose at Woolly Crafts, you have won it!

Please contact me by e-mail with your address and I will post A.S.A.P. ThmpsnTrac@aol.com

Thank you to everyone who left me a comment and for all your lovely words about my card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Christmas Candy Canes

Another Monday nearer to Christmas, and that means another new challenge over at Die Cut Dreams. So onto a new challenge which is to have Candy or Sweets on your creation! I finally decided on this image to use as it's for my Cousin who is living in America at the moment as he goes to University over there. And they love all these peppermints and candy canes at Christmas. The image is a House Mouse which was really fab to colour and loved using lovely candy colours too. Please pop by the challenge blog and see the rest of the DT's creations, I hope you enjoy this new challenge and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations this week, remember Susie always puts up great prizes.

This is also for:-

1. Crafty Catz - challenge # 60 - Christmas

2. One Stop Craft - challenge # 108 - Christmas Cuties


Stamps - House Mouse Peppermint Presents (HMPR1014), Sentiment computer generated,

Papers - DCWV Christmas Wishes,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,

Embellishments - Ribbon, gems,

Have a great week, and thank you for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday, 26 November 2010

Twas The Night Before Christmas

This weeks challenge for Polkadoodles has the theme of taking inspiration from the poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas". I have decided to use the Reindeers in the poem for my creation. My paper is from Sundae Of Seasons, The snowflake stamp I used around the border and my greeting is from the Crimbo Doodles stamp set and this is at a reduced price at the moment, and my main image is from the stamp doodle range this too has been reduced in price and I coloured it with Aquamarkers..

I would like to welcome the new DT and the new GDT members to out team, have fun ladies !!!!

This is also for:-

1. A spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 131 - Anything goes

2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 44 - Untraditional Christmas colours

3. Fussy And Fancy - Christmas with no Red or Green

4. Stampin For The Weekend - challenge 51 - Winter

5. Die Cut Dreams - challenge # 44 - Christmas Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Let It Snow

Thought this might be suitable for the weather forecast we've been given. I have been a bad blogger lately and may not have got around to your blog and if that's the case I am sorry. I have had two children poorly and family matters have got in the way a bit too. I need more hours in a day. Although don't think i'll be going out in the snow they have forecasted, as I spent last night in A&E after kicking the bottom of the wardrobe. The result is a broken toe, ouch !!!!!!!!!

Also Bobby tried to go to school yesterday as he only had a little cough, and school phoned and asked me to pick him up, as his breathing was bad and was constantly coughing. This croup is taking some getting over this time. So kept him at home today and as his cough is no better today definately will be keeping him home tomorrow too.

This is for the following challenge:-

1. Create 4 fun - challenge 47 - Sketch

2. ABC Challenge - I is for Ice and Snow

3. Simon Says Stamp - Let It Snow

4. Crafts and Me - Dreaming of a white christmas + snowflakes

5. Penny Black At Allsorts - November challenge - It's beginning to look a lot like christmas


Stamps - Penny Black, Dovecraft Sentiment, Habico snowflake,

Papers - Dovecraft winter wonderland,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Snowflake punch, nesties, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder,

Embellishments - Stickles,

Thank you for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday, 22 November 2010

A Gift Box

This week at Die Cut Dreams, we have the theme of Anything but a card and this is what I made. The rest of the team have made the most gorgeous items, pop on over and take a look and you may even want to join in. There is always great prizes up for grabs too.

I will tell you how I come to have this plain box to work with. Thomas from DotComGiftShop. asked me if i'd be interested in reviewing some of their Christmas craft products on their excellent blog? It's not just craft items, they supply the most gorgeous gifts, polka dot cake stands, novelty kitchen ware, you must go and have a look.

So to make my creation I used:-
http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/christmas-sticker-stamps on my tag
http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/christmas-ribbons-vintage around the rim of my lid
http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/yuletide-images-s6-paper-boxes to cover, they come as 6 boxes in a nest, and these boxes includes tags which I have also used.

They were amazing products to work with and took Tim Holtz distressing inks so well.

These will be a gift to give my Auntie from my kids as she loves all things vintage, I will put scented oils and tealights into the box in cranberry to go with my red flowers.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas, optional extra flowers

2. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 86 - A Time For Giving (a gift) (hope this counts as I have stamped borders and corners on both items)

3. Crafty Cardmakers spotlight - Containers

4. Magical Monday - challenge 9 - Let it snow (my image has angels and snow on)

Now i'm hoping this week will be better than the weekend, as it was terrible, we was supposed to be going to get a few Chrissy pressies for the kids, when the dreaded Croup hit. Bobby, poor thing has spent two nights steaming in the bathroom, but picking up now. He's so good and knows the routine and gets on with it. Then our Guinea Pig, Ash died on Saturday, there's nothing worse than watching three kids cry their hearts out. Even worse I was battling back the tears so they didn't see. He was 5 1/2 yrs old so lived a full life, as that is an average life expectancy, he was so tame and adorable. Here is Ash with his buddy Thumper the rabbit.


Stamps - Corner stamp, border stamp, Image a freebie,

Papers - Polkadoodles spotted, music paper from stash,

Colouring Mediums - Distress inks,

Tools -nesties, cuttlebug, Box to decorate,

Embellishments - ribbon, (feels like fabric), lace, flowers, stickles, small topper,

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday, 19 November 2010

Polkadoodles Blog Hop

I have a blog hop for you today. The Polkadoodles DT girls have combined this weeks challenge of “Give Thanks” with a blog hop. There will be a prize on each DT members blog, So make sure you pop by each blog and leave a comment. There will be a letter to collect from each one and then it will give you a word to which you must leave on the Polkadoodles challenge blog at the end of the hop. There are LOADS of goodies up for grabs! Nikky is also offering 10% discount, the code to be used for purchases from Polkadoodles website is HOPPITYHOP10 this will only be vaild from 9am Friday 19 November until 12noon Sunday 28 November (when hop ends)
Here is my prize:-

Nikky has kindly donated the following:-
Jingle Jangle Cd-Rom
2 Stamp Doodles
Fru Fru Ribbon pack
Doodle Dewdrops

I have added the following:-
Assorted Ribbon
Satin flowers
Polkadoodles stamped images

I have made this card to give Thanks to all my followers, who have visited me and given wonderful comments and kept me going when things are low. I have used everything from Sundae Of Seasons and the Babsie Flutterfly stamp.

You should have come here from the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

And here is the list to follow if you get stuck:-

Tracy (your here)

Polkadoodle Challenge Blog (final Stop)



You now need to go to Emma's blog here,

Hope you enjoy the hop and thank you for taking part

Good luck

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Night Light

It's a new challenge today for "Oldie But A Goodie", and the theme is "Glitter". I have put plenty of sparkle on my image and snowflakes, hope it shows ok. This is using a House Mouse stamp called Night Light, i'm now trying to get some Christmas cards done as I have only made three so far.

This is also for:-
1. Allsorts - week 78 - Sketch
2. Die Cut Dreams Christmas - challenge # 43 - Snowflakes
3. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 73 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
4. ABC Christmas - W is for Winter Wonderland
5. House Mouse - challenge # 82 - All about friends

Stamps - House Mouse Night Light HMJR1068, sentiment Dovecraft,
Papers - Papermania A Wonderful Christmas Time, Dovecraft Winter Wonderland,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,
Tools - Nestie, Cuttlebug, Snowflake punch, Sizzix snowflake Die, Sizzix sidekick,
Embellishments - stickles, ribbon, white gems,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas Bows

It's time for another Die Cut Dreams challenge and the theme is to use staples on your project. My staples are one on either side of the ticket and one on either side of the green ribbon. Couldn't get the staples to show up very well on the photo.
Please do pop over there's always fabulous prizes and the rest of the team have done gorgeous creations.

This is also for:-
1. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 45 - Sketch
2. House Mouse - challenge # 82 - All about friends
3. The Fuzzy Wuzzy - A Season (I have chosen Winter)
4. Craft And Me - challenge 17 - Glitter (the snow & the Poinsettia)
5. ABC Challenge - His for Holidays (christmas)

Stamps - House MouseWrapped and Ready HMOR1006, Poinsettia stamp from Polkadoodles,
Papers - Papermania's A wonderful christmas time, DCWV Christmas Wishes,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,
Embellishments - Ribbon green Papermania, tartan ribbon, Ticket from Miss Cutie Pie, staples, stickles, brad,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Icicle Gift Box

At Polkadoodles this week the challenge is to do a gift box, I have used Meeshelle without her wings from the Fairy Flutterfly stamps, on a Christmas icicle box, which is from the CD Paper Boutique 2 - CreativeChristmas . The poinsettia is a stamp from the Crimbo doodles stamp set, and I have used promarkers to colour the image.

Please watchout for out blog hop too, it's on the 19th November and the prizes on each stop are fabulous. And there's still a chance to enter if your interested in the DT Call we have at the moment.

This is also for:-
Cute Card Thursday - challenge 138 - Anything Goes

Something else to watch out for, I received some lovely Christmas gifts from DotComGiftShop the other day, which i'll be blogging about in the coming weeks, as they have asked me to review these items. Gorgeous goodies too.

Thank you for popping by and I hope you all have a good weekend.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 8 November 2010

I've been good

This week at Die Cut Dreams the lovely Susie has given us all one of her Door Hangers from her shop to use for the challenge of "Door Hangers". I couldn't resist doing a christmas one. I have bought quite a few from her before and they are excellent quality, I have done Baby ones, fairy ones, and different kinds of christmas ones.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Allsorts - week 77 - Twas The Night Before Christmas

2. Crafts And Me - challenge # 16 - Make A Christmas Gift


Stamps - Sarah Kay Santa , Polkadoodles poinsettia,

Papers - Papermania A wonderful Christmas time,

Colouring Mediums - H20's, Distress Inks, perfect pearls heirloom gold,

Embellishments - bell, brads, ribbon,

Have a great week and thank you for popping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Award and a DT Call

This Fabulous 'I got Attitude' award was given to me by my very good blogging buddie Debs.
And with it comes a very wonderful $5 gift certificate from
The Digi's with Attitude Store
I just have to follow a few simple steps .
Firstly- I am to give this award to 5 other bloggers
Well, this is always a very very difficult thing for me to do. How to choose just 5.
Well I decided this is going to 5 of my consistent commenters, they comment on every post and up to now I haven't given them an award to thank them. I know there's lots more friends out their to give this award to, but I really wanted to give it to someone who hasn't received an award from me yet. I hope all my commenting friends understand, I would love to give it to you all.

So here are my 5


Secondly- Tell 3 things about myself

1. I live my life around my 3 children and Hubby
2. Crafting keeps me sane and helps me through the rough times
3. My crafting dream is to be a House Mouse DT member.

Now, follow this link to finish your steps and claim your coupon

Now for the DT Call

If you are interested in becoming a Design Team member of Polkadoodles we are having a DT call.

An important part of your duties is to create samples for Polka Doodles products which will be seen on the website, shows and Create & Craft TV. You will receive Polka Doodles products to enable you to make the samples and your projects and obviously these are free for you to keep and use.
The Design Team call is open to anyone and everyone, no matter what your ability, so click on the link below.

Tracy x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Christmas Quick

At Polkadoodles this week they are asking for a quick make that can also be mass produced. Everything is from Sundae Of Seasons except the poinsettia's which are from the Crimbo Doodle stamp set. The image is a pre-coloured one from the Disc. And like Jenny requested a quick and simple card.
The winner will receive a special blinkie for use on their blog and something scrummy from Polka Doodles! Runners-up will also receive Blinkies!

I would also like to tell you about a blog hop coming in a couple of weeks for Polkadoodles and there's a prize on every stop. The prizes are fabulous so please do watch for it.

Thanks for popping over and have a great weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Magical Mermaid

At "Oldie But A Goodie" this week the theme is chosen by the lovely Fleur, and she has chosen "Distressing". I have distressed all the edges of my cards and papers with distress inks, it doesn't seem to be showing up too well on the photo though.

I decided on an easel card, and all my flowers are handmade. And I just love this image, at the moment it's the only Sweet Pea I own, I would love some of the fairy ones though, oh well they'll go on my wish list.

Easel cards are hard to photograph sometimes so I have done a few shots of the details too.

I've tried to show you on this close up the Rangers Rock Candy I have used on the mermaids tale. In real life it gives a gorgeous shimmer which makes her tail look wet.

We are sponsored by Die Cut Dreams and this is the great prize Susie is giving away.

The rest of the team have done gorgeous creations too, please pop by and have a look and maybe also join in the challenge too.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Colour Create - challenge 56 - Purple, Aqua and White

2. Sweet Pea Stampers - Easel card

3. ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter

4. Simon Says Stamp - Punch 'em (I have used punches for my flowers)

5. Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It ( have punched flowers)

6. Creative Inspirations - challenge 46 - Glitter, Glamour & Girlie


Stamps - Sweet Pea September Rhythm, Daisy and Dandelion Sentiment,

Ppaers - Dovecraft Fantasy, Papermania Henbury Lane,

Colouring Medium - Distress Inks, H20's,

Tools - Sizzix Side Kick, Dies, Nesties, Cuttlebug,

Embellishments - Gems, Rock Candy,

Have a good week, and thank you for popping by my blog, please feel free to leave a comment, they are always appreciated.

Happy crafting


Monday, 1 November 2010

There In Love!

Is anyone fed up yet of my House Mouse, i'm totally addicted, I just love 'em.
Anyway this creation is for the Die Cut Dreams challenge where the theme is "No colouring in and feature a heart", that wasn't easy as I love colouring these little critters. You should go look at the rest of the Dt's creations, they're really gorgeous and a great prize up for grabs too.

This is also for:-
A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 127 - Die Cut/Punches (Die cut hearts on the Cricut)

Stamp - House Mouse HMJR1063 Lovely Confetti Heart,
Papers - Forever friends,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Cricut, George cartridge,
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, stickles,

Have a great week and thank you for popping over to my blog,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Three French hens

Well it's the 1st of the month again, so that means a new challenge for Sir Stamplaot. This month the challenge is "The Twelve Days Of Christmas". As always some fabulous inspiration from the DT and as always a fabulous prize to win and here it is:-

So pop on over and try your luck at winning those scrumptious goodies.

A bit out of my comfort zone with this image, not my usual style. But had a go with it, I was going to colour the image but then found some "Tinsel Embossing Powder" from Sir Stampalot and added it to the branches then thought colouring may spoil it. Which then led to it being a black and white card. The same embossing powder is on my poinsettia's too. And of course it's three french hens.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Fussy and Fancy - challenge # 22 - Winter Wonderland
2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 40 - Bling It On
3. Pocket Full Of Posies - challenge # 10 - Winter Bouquet

Stamps - Penny Black by Sir Stampalot,
Papers - Sheet music given by a friend.
Tools - embossing powder clear, embossing Tinsel powder, heat gun, swiss dots emboss folder, cuttlebug,
Embellishments - gems, ribbon,

Thanks for popping by
Happy crafting
Tracy x