Saturday, 30 April 2011

Did You Guess

Did you join in our game over at Sir Stampalot challenge, and if you did , did you guess which Baby photo belonged to me and which creation was mine?

Did you guess?

Here I am in 1971, Age 2 (photo is a bit marked). And if you don't know what i'm talking about, it was our Birthday at Sir Stampalot on the 1st April and we had a fun game for everyone to play. A photo of each DT member along with a piece of their work which they have selected which they think best depicts their style of crafting was displayed on the challenge blog and you had to place them to each DT member.

If you didn't get a chance to play there is another new challenge starting tomorrow, with great prizes too.

Have a great bank holiday
Happy crafting

Tracy x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

She's So Elegant

Thought I would do a quick post and pop this on, as i'm gonna be going over to my son's school as they are having a wedding party this afternoon and i'm helping out. This was for an order for my sister's boyfriend, he just wanted something elegant and vintage for his Mum who is in her 80's.
A lot of inking involved and I had a go at scrunching the music sheet, then inking and embossing the creases with gold embossing powder, i'm a bit of a neat and tidy crafter so scrunching and ripping don't appear on my blog too often LoL!

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
1. Sketch ' N' Stash - challenge 60 - I chose sketch 10 and my new stash is the music sheets.
2. Crafts & Me - Vintage/Distressed
3. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes + Blog Hop

4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 162 - choose a sketch

This is my chosen Sketch for these challenges, it is from Sketch 'N' Stash

Have a good day tomorrow
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. I have just noticed after I posted the card doesn't look straight, but everything on the card is straight and level in real life

Monday, 25 April 2011

LOTV Wedding

I hope everyone has had a good Easter, we a fabulous day as we spent it at Chester Zoo. For anyone who is a regular at my blog will know how much my sons love animals and Bobby thinks Chester zoo is far better than Blackpool Zoo. We borrowed my dads Video Recorder and took loads of film, so Bobby will sit quietly watching it over and over. The best Easter we've had.

Now enough of that, the challenge for this week over at Die Cut Dreams is "WEDDING", I have used LOTV image that I won on Elaine's blog in one of her very generous candies. Do pop over as there is a fab prize up for grabs, and as always the DT have gorgeous creations to inspire you.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 69 - Here Comes The Bride
2. ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle (I have gems, pearls and stickles down the edge of the brides veil, but it's not really showing.)
3. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 148 - Lets Celebrate
4. Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 44 - Wedding
5. Stampin For The Weekend - challenge # 8 - Wedding

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

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Cupcakes And Bunting

When I saw the theme for this week over at Oldie But A Goodie, chosen by our lovely Lisa Jane I had to choose this image. The theme is "Fit For A Queen/Princess", and as the Queens birthday is coming up too. This image and the bunting just screamed out 1977 The Silver Jubilee and street parties to me and that is what my easel card is based on.

The image is embossed and then coloured with Promarkers, my shading is getting a bit better with these now and I have found if the image is embossed, my promarkers don't bleed out of the lines. My images were a RAK from my friend Bx but The Molly Blooms image and Bunting can be found HERE at Sir Stampalot. She is from the Summer 2010 collection and so she's older than 6 months old which is one of our requirements at Oldie But A Goodie, we also don't accept Digis. We are sponsored by Die Cut Dreams this week and Susie always gives good prizes, so pop on over and have a look at the rest of the DT creations and join in the challenge too.

Now if I haven't been by your blog over Friday/Saturday, i'm so sorry but for some reason Blogger had decided to freeze me out of leaving comments. He can be so naughty sometimes, and quite infuriating too.

This also for the following challenges:-
1. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 68 - All spotty & Dotty
2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 62 - SpringTime
3. Creative Craft Challenge - Embossing (my image is embossed with clear embossing powder)
4. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 55 - Vintage (I have distressed all the edges and it's set in 1977)
5. Cupcake Crafts - #138 - Lots Of Layers

Thank you for popping by my blog, I hope you have a good week.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 11 April 2011

Easter Hanglar

It's Monday again and that means time for the next challenge at Die Cut Dreams. So, onto the new challenge and we would like to see your creations for Easter.
This is the prize for this week.

I have used a Hanglar image, I got two of this image in a RAK a while ago. I have used both now and would love to get the stamp as she's gorgeous. But I haven't seen the stamp anywhere. I have coloured the image using Promarkers, the papers I have used are scraps from my scrap drawer. Those Daisy flowers are a punch, I have punched two daisies for each flower, then layered them together with a brad, which I then coated with Stickles. Please remember to stop by the rest of the DT and have a look at their wonderful creations too, and you may want to join in the challenge.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Ladybug Crafts - challenge 22 - Sketch (missed the deadline for this challenge)
2. Passion For Promarkers - week 94 - Yellow & Pink
3. Stamps R Us - Easter
4. I Love Promarkers - challenge # 60 - Easter
5. Simon Says Stamp - Spring colours or Easter
6. Crafts & Me - challenge 29 - Glitter -
7. Stampin For The Weekend - challenge # 7 - Easter
8. Creative Inspirations - challenge 57 - Easter

Thank you for popping by my blog, and I hope you have a lovely week.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Heart To Heart Pony

I made this using Penny Black's "Heart To Heart", it's not your usual image for Mother's Day, but it was for my cousin from her Daughter. She is mad about about horses and has her own stables, so it's quite fitting really.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Fuzzy Wuzzy - challenge # 8 - Inspirational photo (my inspiration came from rustic colours, orange, brown green)
2. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - challenge 106 - Punches and Dies
3. ABC challenge - 'R' is for Ribbon
4. Paperplay Challenges - week 14 - Critters Galore
5. Dutch Dare Card - # 107 - Spring Has Sprung

Thank you for popping by my blog, hope the rest of your week goes well.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Going To The Chapel

This fortnight over at Oldie But A Goodie it is Francesca turn and she has chosen Wedding or Anniversary as her theme.

The prize this time is

There will also be a lucky person picked from one of the entrants to be our Guest designer for May Remember to enter at Oldie but a goodie you MUST use a RUBBER stamp and it MUST be 6 months old or older. No digi's allowed!

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:-
1. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge # 146 - Tons Of Texture
2. Papertake weekly - Anything Goes - optional extra something new (my new item is my new wedding stamps from Forever friends)

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 4 April 2011

In The Pink

Well it's the start of a new week and also the start of the two week school holiday, in fact after totting up, my kids are only at school for eight days this month, due to various bank holidays etc...................................... So if I seem to go missing, i'm either pulling my hair out or being driven round the bend LOL! I asked my 5 year old Bobby, "What would you like to do over the school holidays", his reply was "All I want to do is bake buns and build zoos", so not a very tall order at all. I think I fell lucky there.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. By The Cute & Girly - April challenge - Cute & Girly
2. Dream Valley - challenge 4 - Things With Wings

If you have kids at home for school holidays, hope they don't drive you too mad Lol! Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Magical Wishes

I have had a lovely Mother's day, I hope you all have too. I haven't really done anything apart from make a DT card for Tuesday, My hubby made dinner and did the washing up afterwards too. The Kids have behaved and bought me some lovely cards and gifts. My daughter, bless her went out and bought me the new issue of Creativity magazine, it has free papers and a sentiment stamp with it. I was over the moon with it and especially that she thought about what she was buying me. I normally just get cards.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 90 - Spring
2. Charisma Cardz - challenge # 13 - Bling & Sparkles (there is stickles on her wings and on the dandelions, then gems on the flowers)

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for dropping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Bunny Love

Are you fed up with all the cards i've been making yet, and some of them never even got a photo, so won't be on my blog. Todays card is made using these gorgeous little bunnies from LOTV, my blogging buddy Francesca sent me some gorgeous images for my Birthday last week, thank you hun.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
1. Colour Create - challenge 67 - Pastel
2. I love Promarkers - challenge # 59 - Emboss It
3. Just Tracy's Craft Challenge - challenge 2 - Rainbow
4. One Stop Crafts - week 125 - Spots & Dots
5. Crafts & Me - challenge # 28 - Use Yellow

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

My Show And Tell

This post is really a "Show & Tell" as i'm chuffed wih myself, I have finally managed a technique i've been wanting to do for ages. I was on my dear friends blog, Brenda's of Floral Fantasies, and I was commenting on her scenery and backgrounds, I was saying how I'd love to go to a class and learn all these techniques. The next thing I know Brenda had sent me an e-mail explaining how to do a background with my inks and Aquamarkers.

I printed out the e-mail and had a play with my aquamarkers and inks, made a mess a few times and then did a good one so turned it into a card for someone's order. I used Stormy Skies Distress Inks and I don't have a nice green like Bundles Sage, I only have Peeled Paint which is too dark, so I used the celery Aquamarker. This is one of my first attempts, crap isn't it LOL! But Brenda told me not to throw it away, as she said the beauty about doing this I can add or take colour away with this technique.

But then I managed a really nice one, so I stamped my image on it and painted my image with Distress inks. I was really worried that the backgound would contaminate the colours, but it didn't.

So then this is the finished card, yes it's like one I did during the week but someone saw my other and asked me to make a similar one. What a difference to what I normally do, which is distress around the outside with Distress inks.

Thank you so much Brenda, your e-mail encouraged me to try and have a go.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

GDT For Allsorts

I have been invited to join the Allsorts challenge as a GDT for this week, I will be representing Penny Black @ Allsorts for this challenge. There challenge is "Blooming Blossoms", and obviously as i'm representing Penny Black I have used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps.
Please pop by the Allsorts challenge an take a look at the rest of the teams gorgeous creations, and maybe join in the challenge too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Cupcake Crafts - #135 - Flowers for mum
2. Creative Inspirations - challenge 56 - Mother's day
3. Dream Valley - challenge 3 - Mothers day

Thank you for popping by my blog, have a good weekend.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 1 April 2011

Penny Black In Blue

This months challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts is a colour combo. The combo is Black, White + one other, I chose to use blue as my third colour. And I used this cute girly hedgie from Penny black, I love using her. I kept my card simple as I love to see this image in all her glory, and I don't think she suits too much fuss. Check out the challenge blog, the prizes are always brilliant and the rest of the team do gorgeous creations.

I also would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Stamps 'R' Us - spring Theme
2. Lets Ink It Up - challenge # 11 - Die Cuts/Punches (border punch)

Thank you for popping by, have a good weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sir Stampalot Challenge and Birthday

It's the first of the month again and a bit of a special day for us at Sir Stampalot Challenge, because it's out Birthday.........woohoooooooooo..........we are one year old today. And what a fabulous year it has been, the support from all of you lovely bloggers out in blogland has been phenomenal and of course it's you who have made our challenge such a success. Thank you one and all. Now as well as our Birthday it's April Fools Day !! So this means not only a brand new challenge, but we've also got something a bit special lined up with a twist or two.

But let me tell you about the April challenge first, the theme has been selected by our very own Lady (Janice) Stampalot who has chosen: "Ladies and Fashion"

And here is my creation for the challenge

I wonder what you will come up with for this one, I can see so many possibilities and am so looking forward to seeing all your entries. For one lucky winner, this is the prize on offer from Sir Stampalot:

So now for the real fun bit.........this month the Design Team will be displaying their work on their own blogs only. And on the challenge blog we have a collection of photo's and pieces of artwork.............they were going to be jumbled all up, but that would be a bit too wicked, so they have been paired up.......a picture of each DT member along with a piece of their work which they have selected which they think best depicts their style of crafting, plus a snippet from their DT piece for the month. Have you guessed what you need to do......that's right, you have to decide which of our Design Team fits which mystery DT member. When you think you have the answers E-mail with your list. There will be three small prizes on offer selected from those with all or the most correct pairings that reach Brenda before 25th April. Any after that date will not be included.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 104 - No Kids Allowed

2. Fussy & Fancy - week 33 - Use a zipper or a fether (I chose a feather)

3. Card Makin' Mamas - challenge # 18 - Embellish it

Thank you for popping by my blog, have a good weekend.

Happy crafting

Tracy x