Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Elegant Lady

This week at Oldie But A Goodie the theme is a Sketch, done for us by the lovely Francesca. It's a brilliant one to use too, I will use it again. And we are sponsored by Stampelkallan, So pop on over and take a peep at the rest of the DT's creations and join in our challenge. Please remember to use a stamp that is more than 6 months old and please no Digi's.

This is also for the folowing challenge:-
1. Creatalicious - challenge 24 - 1920's
2. Crafts & Me - challenge # 44 - Add a flower
3. Allsorts - week 113 - Free & Easy
4. Sweet stampin' - fashion

Recipe -
Stamps - Debbi Moore,

Papers - Prima Botanical,
Colouring mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Corner Die, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Border Punch, Leaf Punch,
Embellishments - Gems, ribbon,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look. Have a good week.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 25 July 2011

Oh So Pretty!

Well how could I let House Mouse have a blog hop and not join in, using my all time favourite stamps House Mouse. Now this is a stamp that hasn't been inked yet, it's one my hubby bought me and It fit right in to the theme of the challenge "buttons, Bows and Bling".

I so enjoyed making this card, and it's well embellished for me too, but this image can take alot of girly stuff such as lace, gems, flowers and ribbon.

The prizes are amazing and the DT have given lots of inspiration too.

So this is also for the following challenges:-

1. House Mouse - # 100 - Buttons, Bows & Bling

2. MAWTT - challenge 108 - Cute & Cuddly with a punch (I used a small daisy punch)

3. Paperplay Challenges - week 29 - Ribbon, lace & Buttons

4. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 82 - Animal Magic

5. Stampin' For The Weekend - challenge 13 - Paws for thought

6. Cupcake Crafts - #152 - Shabby & Sparkle


Stamps - House Mouse Lipstick HMOR1008,

Papers - Papermania's Blueberry hill,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Corner Dies, Cuttlebug, Daisy Punch,

Embellishments - Gems, ribbon, ticket, button, lace, flowers, brads,

So i'm now off to do some blog hopping with House Mouse

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Just For You

I made this one for a couple of challenges I liked the look of. And of course any excuse to use a cute Penny Black. A very quick post as we are off to Blackpool for the afternoon/evening, to visit my parents, so i'm getting the car etc ready for the kids getting out of school and we'll be straight on the road.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. One Stop Craft - week # 40 - Sketch

2. Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics

3. Papertake Weekly - getting cute

4. Deep Ocean - challenge # 4 - Ribbon

5. Paper Playtime - challenge # 50 - Summer (first time at this challenge blog)


Stamps - Penny Black, Molly blooms sentiment, Polkadoodles butterfly stamp,

Papers - Dovecraft Sugar & Spice,

Colouring mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - flower punches, dragonfly punches, Nesties, cuttlebug, border punch,

Embellishments - gems, ribbon, stickles,

Thanks for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday, 18 July 2011

Fishing Buddies

It's a new challenge over at Die Cut Dreams today, and our theme is "Animal Antics", of the four legged variety. There's a great prize on offer from Crimson Cloud, they are offering you a "Tatty Button" stamp, and they are gorgeous. The rest of the team have done brilliant creations for you to get some inspiration from.

For my card I have used a Whimsy image that I won a while back and never used yet. I even did some sewing, I used a needle and some crochet cotton and put some fishing line on. Now how about this for total lunacy, I had coloured my image including the water and then had a sudden urge to try the cloud technique, I did use the tutorial on Bevs blog. But this is where madness takes over, did I have a try first on some scrap paer, Nooooooooooo! straight onto my image, thank goodness it turned out OK. In fact it fits in quite well with this image and i'll be sure to do this technique again.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Allsorts - week 12 - Free & Easy
2. Ladybug Crafts - challenge 35 - Summer Birthdays
3. Paper Playtime - challenge # 50 - Summer

Stamps - Whimsy Digi, Forever Friends Sentiments, Forever Friends Fishing,

Papers - Papermania Collossal,
Colouring Mediums - H20's, Distress Inks,
Tools - Embossing Powder, heat gun,
Embellishments - Crochet cotton,

Hope you have a very good week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Make A Splash

I couldn't let this fornights House Mouse challenge go by without doing an entry so this is it. There theme is "make a splash", so I have used this cute Bunny taking a bath with her bubbles. Thought I would make some of my own bubbles to embellish this card.

Now for some news, it's House Mouse's 100th challenge tomorrow, and they are having a big Blog hop, and believe me the prizes will be brillaint, I have done there's before and thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is also for - Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 120 - Animal Antics

Hope you all have a good week, I am still trying to play catch up, i'm sure I will get to you very soon.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 15 July 2011

Thank You With Flowers

I would like to give you a half way reminder for Penny Black @Allsorts, where the theme is Flower Power. If you haven't joined in before pop on over and take a look, as the prizes are fabulous and it also give you a chance to dust off those Penny Black stamps and join in the fun.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Stampin For The Weekend - challenge 12 - Wings And Things

2. Simon Says Stamp - Anyhting Goes

3. Diva's By Design - challenge 6 - Pastels

4. Crafts & Me - challenge # 43 - Summertime

5. Fussy & Fancy - challenge 41 - Summertime

I would like to apologise to all my blogging Buddies who I usually visit, for not visiting you lately. I have had a few family things going on, one of them without going into too much detail, is an unprovoked assault on my eldest son . His face was a mess and he has a fractured nose, but he's lots better now. The culprit who is older than Scott has done a runner down South, so things with the police are moving very slowly.

But I hope to try and catch up with everyone over the weekend, and i'm sorry I have missed all your lovely creations.

Have a wonderful weekend

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A Friend's Bouquet

Today brings a new challenge at Oldie But A Goodie, and the theme is "Lace & Ribbon". There's a great prize up for grabs and the team have made really gorgeous creations, so if you'd like to join in please remember no Digi's and your stamp must be over 6 months old.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Allsorts - week 111 - Free & Easy
2. Creative Craft Challenge - Pretty Blossoms
3. Deep Ocean - challenge # 3 - Cards
4. Cute Card Thursday - Lace
5. Charisma Cardz - challenge 27 - All About Flowers

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

Monday, 4 July 2011

Midnight Fairytale

This weeks Challenge over at Die Cut Dreams is Dawns Recipe !!!3-2-1 ;
3 shapes, 2 colours, 1 ribbon (bow or other) **************This weeks Prize is from Lynne our Lovely DT and owner of a great new on-line craft shop Crafts 4 you

Lynne is sponsoring this challenge and the prize is below not 1 but 2 sets of Lynnes own designer stamps. These 2 sets are from new range the top one is called "Its all about the Boys" and the second one is called "Its all about the Girls" the lucky winner will receive both sets from Lynne ....I almost wish I could play my this challenge myself !!!

Please pop by and take a look at all the DT's lovely creation. I have used Papermania's Midnight Fairytale stamps to make this, they are beautiful stamps. I coloured with Distress inks and there is stickles on the wings, but it's not showing on the photo as usual.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:-

1. Bling It On - July - Anything Goes

2. Totally Papercrafts - Bingo - Gems, Glitter & Ribbon

3. By The Cute & Girly - July - Things With Wings

4. Allsorts -week 110 - Free & Easy

Thanks for popping by my blog and I hope you all have a good weeek.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday, 1 July 2011

Have A "Micey" Nice Day

Its a new challenge for Penny Black @ Allsorts, and this month the theme is an easy peasy one "Flower Power". I love this Penny Black stamp, it's just so cute. I have used various punches for my flowers and leaves. And as always there is fab prizes up for grabs, so please pop by and see the rest of the teams gorgeous creations and get out your Penny blacks and join in with us, we'd love to see you there.

I would like to enter this into:-
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - July - Get Punchy

Thanks for popping by my blog, have a good weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

A Molly Blooms Summer

It's the 1st of the month which brings a new challenge at Sir Stampalot, our challenge for this month is "Anything Goes". But as the new range of Molly blooms are now in stock the team have used them on their fabulous creations.

This is George and I love him, he reminds me of my son Bobby, even down to the Fab lolly.

And isn't Molly so sweet, I love these stamps, so I had to make two cards this time, for the challenge. If you would like to get a hold of these gorgeous stamps, they are available from Sir Stampalot, just click on the link below.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge4 # 79 - Bermuda Triangle (George card - triangle corners on my image)
2. Diva's By design - challenge 5 - Die Cuts & Punches - (Molly card)
3. MAWTT - challenge 105 - Here Comes Summer (George Card)
4. Just Tracy's Crafts - July - Summer holiday (George card)

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