Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Belle's Teddy

We have a fabulous sketch for today over at "Oldie But A Goodie", You have to use a stamp that is over 6 months old and follow our sketch that has been done by our lovely Francesca. We are sponsored by Wilfreda Designs and the rest of the team have done gorgeous creations too.


Stamps - Belles 'N'Whistles Belle with teddy, Ticket sentiment by Bizzy Becs,

Papers - Dovecraft Back To basics,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,

Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug,

Embellishments - Stickles, flowers, iced gems,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today,

Happy Crafting

Tracy x

Monday, 27 December 2010

I'm On The PB@A Team

Ooooo I have been waiting to share this great news with you for a little while now, I have been invited to be on the team for Penny Black At Allsorts. I couldn't believe it, I just adore Penny Black Critters so much. So as you can guess I didn't have to think about it I just said "YES" straight away.

My first creation will be on their next challenge on the 1st of January, please do pop by and take a look.

Also some more news for you, there will be a blog hop on the 15th January, and there are some fantastic Penny Black prizes up for grabs. We would appreciate it if you can help to spread the word, just grab the blinkie below and pop it on to your blog.

Thank you for popping by.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday, 24 December 2010


This week at Polkadoodles the theme is to follow a sketch and colour your image. I have followed the sketch by using papers from the All Around & Everywhere CD-Rom, and my image is Stamp Doodles Cupcake stand PDSD030, which was coloured with promarkers. I added stickles, gems some ribbon and a ticket sentiment.

Well it's here Christmas Eve, it came really quickly this year I think, I will definately be more organised next year. Just don't know what happened this year as I am a stickler for being organised with things, but i'm all ready now for it.

I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

And Happy Crafting if you get crafting goodies in your stocking.

Tracy x

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Scene


Inside, the wallet part.

I made this to put scratch cards in for my Dad as a stocking filler, I get him a £5's worth every Christmas, Birthday and Father's day. His real weakness is horses, he's no big gambler but he loves to watch the horse racing and put a couple of little bets on.
To make this I used a scene stamp but I have no idea what brand it is, but it really was gorgeous to colour and use. And although it isn't showing much there is a lot of stickles on my snow.

Well i'm finally all ready for the man in the red suit to come. I have just two more traditions to fulfil and that is to buy my Mum flowers on christmas eve as I have done this since I was about 8 years old, she loves flowers and at Christmas she loves some with red in. Our other tradition is to travel 1/2 hour to a gorgeous village near us called Otley on Christmas eve to a family butcher's shop that sells the best ever Pork Pies. We buy standard pork pies at £5's each, the whole family buy them and me and the hubby get the joyous job of travelling through beautiful scenery to go get them. My Husband has been a wagon driver most of his working life up until the last couple of years and can drive in any weather, so snow doesn't put us off.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
2. Stamp Something - Something with a tag or pocket
3. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
4. Crafts And Me - challenge # 20 - Anything Goes
5. Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year
Tracy x

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

In My Stocking

This is a quickie as i'm trying to get some cleaning done, not easy with three kids around, getting stuff out as your cleaning stuff away. I would like to aplogise for the lack of christmas cards I have been able to send. I am always organised but this year it just hasn't happened. Thank you for the gorgeous ones I have received.

This is for:-

1. Friday Sketchers - sketch # 133

2. Penny Black Saturday - week 132 - recipe

Please stay safe and warm in this bad weather.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday, 20 December 2010

Soft And Girlie

This week is the last challenge before Christmas for Die Cut Dreams, the theme this week is "How Girlie Can you Get". And for my creation I chose this LOTV image, which I do Adore. Pop on over as the rest of the team have some gorgeous projects and there are always great prizes.

This is also for:-

1. Allsorts - week 83 - Free & Easy, anything goes


Stamps - LOTV A Hug, Polkadoodles Butterfly, Sentiment unknown sorry,

Papers - Papermania Rose Garden,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, Fiskars Border Punch,

Embellishments - stickles, flower and leaves (a RAK from a friend), ribbon,

Thank you for popping by my blog,

Merry Christmas to you all

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A Choir

Hello everyone, what terrible weather we're having, but a white Christmas will be nice. Hope your all ready for Christmas, I just have my food shop and cleaning to do, finally wrapped the last of the pressies this morning.

Now on to my card, I have a sheet of Penny Black Stamps from Sir Stampalot called Holly Day Critters, now some are quite small but terribly cute. So I decided to make a choir out of the cute choir Hedgehog, I did some masking and I think it worked quite well.

This is also for:-

1. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 47 - Sketch + Frame

2. 2 Sisters challenge - challenge 18 - Christmas

3. Passion For Promarkers - Anything Goes


Stamps - Penny Black Holly Day Critters,

Papers - Dovecraft Victorian Christmas,

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers,

Tools - Embossing powder,

Embellishments - ribbon, stickles,

Thank you for stopping by,

Please take care and stay warm

Merry christmas and a Happy new Year.

Tracy x

Friday, 17 December 2010

Funky Munky

This week the theme at Polkadoodles is an age related card, I made this for my son Bobby who is 5 in January. I used the Paper Boutique Vol 1 for the Funky Munky and the backing paper. I decoupaged the image, i'm sure he'll love it.

Thank you for stopping by and if you get the bad weather stay safe and warm

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A starry Night

Today over at "Oldie But A goodie" challenge blog, Clare has chosen this weeks theme and it is "Your A Star". We need to see a star on your project, mine are in the night sky on this fab image. The stamp was a RAK from a dear friend, I stamped with stormy Sky Distress Inks then embossed in clear. And added loads of glamour dust for the snow. Below is this weeks prize, donated by Clare.

Would you like to join us all at Oldie but a goodie for a month as a guest designer. All you have to do is add GD to the end of your entry in the linky tool. We will announce the guest designers for January and Feburary on the 28th december, look foward to all your wonderful entries

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - christmas but no red or green
2. ABC Challenge - Jis for jewels and gems
3. Crafts And Me - challenge # 19 - Moody blues
4. Incy Wincy - challenge 72 - Use non traditional xmas colours
5. Cupcake Crafts - Non Traditional christmas
6. Stamps R Us - challenge # 11 - Anything goes

Stamps - Anita's
Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks
Tools - Embossing poder clear, Swiss dots emboss folder, cuttlebug,
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, Glamour dust,

Thank you for stopping by my blog
Happy crafting

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas Fairy

This week at Die Cut Dreams the theme is Fairies, I decided on a Christmas fairy as my hubby bought me this xmas fairy from e-bay, It was on a sheet with some other xmas fairies but I don't know what brand. I'm wondering if they were a magazine freebie. If you know please tell me. As you know by know there will be a nice prize up for grabs and check out the rest of the teams creations, they are magical.

This is also the following challenges:-

1. Sketch and Stash - challenge 50 - sketch (new stash, fairy stamp)

2. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 133 - Christmas Card

3. Flutterby Wednesday - #134 - Open challenge

4. Magical Monday - challenge 11 - Fairytale christmas

I would also like to tell you about our special plans for January...............over at Sir Stampalot challenge blog, when our new challenge goes live on 1st January we are also having a blog hop. We thought it would be the perfect start to the New Year and as you would expect there will be lost of prizes on offer so we hope you will all be joining in the fun.
Please grab the logo above and help us spread the word and look forward to seeing you all on 1st January.

There is also still time to enter the current challenge at Sir Stampalot, as there is still 2 weeks left. The theme is "Travel The World" and there is great inspiration over on the challenge blog too.

Thank you for looking at my blog

Have a good week, stay safe and warm

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Not A Creature Was Stirring

Another Christmas card i'm afraid, they'll be few more yet as I'm way behind this year. I have made this for my Mum and Dad. I adore this image and enjoyed making this card. The border punch is new to me, it was a Rak from a dear friend of mine and I love it.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge 17 - Twas The Night Before Christmas (I have taken the part that says Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse)

2. Allsorts - week 82 - Last Minute Christmas

3. Sweet Stampin - Recipe - 3 paper, 2 embellishments (poinsettia and gems), 1 Image

4. Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge # 89 - Winter Wishes


Stamps - House Mouse HMJR1068 Night Light, computer generated sentiment, Polkadoodles poinsettia,

Papers - Papermania's A Wonderful Christmas,

Colouring mediums - Distress Inks, Gold Promarker,

Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties,

Embellishments - Gems, stickles, brad

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Christmas Carols

Trying to get some Christmas cards done, I'm way behind this year, not organised at all. This one is for my Sister. I don't have this stamp, but I will be getting it, it was a joy to colour. I did a stamped images swap with one of my teamies Karen and this was amongst them.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 77 - Sketch

2. Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - challenge 47 - A Christmas Carol

3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 142 - Floral frenzy


Stamps - LOTV, Computer generated sentiment, Polkadoodles Poinsettia,

Papers - from stash no name,

Colouring Mediums - H20's, Distress Inks, Gold Promarker

Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties,

Embellishments - Brads, Gems, stickles,

Thank you for popping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday, 10 December 2010

A gift box

This weeks Polkadoodles challengetheme is "a project that holds a gift". So I have made a gift box using the Paper Boutique Creative Christmas, the paper and the sentiment is from the same CD. The poinsettia is from the Crimbo Doodles stamp set. I added stickles to the poinsettia and a brad. And added Ricrac from my stash.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

2. Fussy and Fancy - Anything But A card

Thank you for stopping by my blog,

Hope you have a great weekend.
Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Seeing Triple

Today at Die Cut Dreams there is a new challenge, and the theme is "Seeing Triple", this means make three different, simple cards but one theme. So I have chosen some of my favourite stamps, Penny Black Hedgies. For different takes on the theme pop on over and see the rest of the DT creations, and it's one way of getting three more Christmas cards off your list. And you know Susie always has a good prize.
If you like the papers I have used on these cards they are a freebie from Jak Heath and you can find them here. They come in various colours I have used grey, blue and a pinky colour, but theres several others too. They are great quality and print off really well. My images were stamped with Versafine black then embossed with Holographic embossing powder, just to give a little extra sparkle.

This is also for:-
1. Penny Black At Allsorts - Decembers Challenge - "Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Holder" (PB Hedgies are a favourite of mine and I think they're gorgeous)
2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge# 45 - Xmas Punches (i have used a snowflake punch)

Stamps - Penny Black Holly day critters set, sentiment generated on the computer, snowflake stamp,
Papers - Jak Heath (see above for a link)
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks, silver ink pad, Versafine black, Promarker silver,
Tools - Snowflake Punch, heat gun,
Embellishments - Stickles, holographic embossing powder, ribbons,

Have a good week
Thank you for looking in on my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

I really enjoyed doing this card, Penny Black Saturday inspired me to do this one, as they asked for "stamp on anything but white card". Last year my friend B x stamped me a couple of a gorgeous stamp called Majestic (found here at Sir Stampalot) and one of them she did on this gold card. So I added gems to the tree and then coloured and cut out these carol singing critters (also bought from Sir Stampalot here) as the bottom of my tree looked bare.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. Penny Black Saturday - challenge 130 - Stamping On Anything But White Card

2. Simon Says Stamp - Sketch

3. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge 16 - Sparkly Christmas (first time at this challenge blog)

4. Stamps R Us - Challenge # 10 - Holiday Cards (first time at this challenge blog)

5. Raise The Bar - Tree to be focal point (first time at this challenge blog)


Stamps - Penny Black Majestic, Penny Black Holly Day Critters set, Poinsettia stamp Polkadoodles, Ticket sentiment,

Papers - DCWV Christmas Wishes,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Embellishments - asst Gems, ribbon, brads, glamour dust,

Our snow is now starting to melt, although the temperature is still freezing.

Thank you for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Have A Hoppy Christmas

Awww you can't see my new technique on this picture so I have done another photo, but the image is blurred because I went too close so you can see the sparkle. A few photo lessons wouldn't go a miss.

This technique I saw here on Dena's blog, and in real life it looks fabulous. You colour your image and then cover the whole thing in versamark. Then cover with irredescent embossing powder (I used holographic but it's the same effect). And it gives your whole image this gorgeous sparkle, saves on stickles etc too. And the great thing is, it won't shed like glitter.

This card and bookmark are for my Daughter's teacher, she loves frogs. I used a Penny Black image from the Holly Day Critters set I got from Sir Stampalot here. On the card I drew the snow and snowballs, stamped the frogs three times and gave them all different coloured santa hats.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Stamp Something - Christmas Colour Combo
2. The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Christmas Something Or An-otter (Bookmark & Card)
3. ABC Christmas - Y is for Yuletide (Red & Green)
4. Fussy And Fancy Friday - week 25 - Anything But A Card (I'm entering the Bookmark)

Thank you for coming by my blog today, hope your all keeping warm
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 3 December 2010

All About The Sentiment

The challenge this week at Polkadoodles is to use a sentiment as the focal point of your card.

I wanted to show how you can use the blank sentiment scalloped circles, from Sundae Of Seasons on this challenge theme. I used my own stamp for the sentiment, the blue gingham is from Sugar Birdies and I stamped my own little nappy pins on. The bottom paper, bow, and baby are all from Sundae of Seasons .

This is also for:-
1. Paperplay Challenges - week 48 - Monochrome
2. By The Cute And Girly - Decembers Challenge - Children
3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 141 - The Blues

Have a good weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Travel The World

It's that time of the month, another challenge for Sir Stampalot, and the theme this month is "Travel The World". You must pop over and see the rest of the gorgeous creations the team have made. And as the prizes at Sir Stampalot are always brilliant this is what you could win:-

I have used TGF Geisha which can be found at Sir Stampalot here. The papers were a candy win from a while back, the fan is handmade adding a button as an embellishment at the base of the fan. For the rest of the details see my recipe at the bottom.

I got this plain box to work with from Thomas from DotComGiftShop. He 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, and of course these wonderful boxes to decorate

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Card Crew - Not another card - gift box or bag
2. Creative Inspirations - challenge 48 - Christmas Gifts
3. Creative Craft Challenges - Tag It

Stamps - TGF Geisha,
Papers - Oriental from a candy so no name sorry,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools - Nestie, border die, cuttlebug,
Embellishments - lace, strung pearls, blossoms, a button, stickles,

Thank you for popping by my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x