Monday, 26 September 2011

Christmas Sparkle

Awww It's my last week on House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge as a GDT, I just love using those gorgeous little mice, so this has been pure bliss for me to be a part of the team for a month. The girls are fabulous and the challenges are always great to do, and thats not mentioning the brilliant prizes. So thank you girls for having me again.
So this week it's the lovely Sue's turn to host, Her theme this week is "Christmas Sparkle". So get your glitter, gems and any other sparkly bits and bobs out. I have covered my snow in Glamour Dust, but the camera decided not to show it too well. Head over to the main challenge blog to check all the details of the new challenge and to see what the lovely girls have created for your inspiration. They are sponsored this week by Di's digi D/loads and the prize is 3 digi images.. & Pizzazz a Plenty.

So thank you so much girls for having me at House Mouse & Friends Challenge, I have loved making my creations and being part of the hop too.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Stampin' For The Weekend - What A Cutie

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

Popcorn Bear With Love

It's Monday morning and that means it's time for another challenge at Die Cut Dreams, this week our theme is a colour combo, "Brown, Pink & cream". So get your stamps out and join in with this fab colour challenge. Head over to the main challenge blog to check out all the details of the new challenge and to see what our lovely girls have created for your inspiration. We are sponsored this week by our lovely Lynne who owns Crafts 4 You, and this is the prize, a £10 voucher to spend at her fabulous store.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Card Makin' Mamas - Punchy
2. Simon Says Stamp - Dies To Die For
3. Crafts & Me - challenge # 53 - Stripes
4. Cupcake Crafts - If You Go Down To The Woods

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

Sunday, 25 September 2011

House Mouse Blog Hop

It's an exciting day for me today as I have been invited to be a Guest designer for the month of September over at House Mouse & friends Monday Challenge. How fabulous is that, GDT for my all time favourite stamps. It is also a special challenge today as it is the 3rd Anniversary for House Mouse & friends challenge blog, so this means a fabulous Blog Hop.
The challenge theme which has been chosen by Natascha is "Happy Birthday" with the option of "Flowers".

There is a $25 Gift Card up for grabs from Simon Says Stamp, a $10 gift package from Pizzazz A plenty, and $25 from House Mouse Designs.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of the hop, the fabulous prizes you can win and to see what the lovely girls have made for your inspiration. Then you can also start the hop from the beginning if you want to join in. But please hop on all the DT's blogs as some have candy.

You should have arrived here from the Lovely Vicki's blog . The next stop on your hop is Sue Kment but don't worry if you get lost, just head back to the main challenge blog to find your way again.

Thank you for visiting me today and for all the lovely comments that I receive and I hope you have a good week
Enjoy the Hop
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Popcorn And Golf

It's time for another challenge at Oldie But A Goodie, this week it's our lovely Debs turn to host, Her theme this week is "One For The Boys". So get your male stamps out. Head over to the main challenge blog to check all the details of the new challenge and to see what our lovely girls have created for your inspiration. We are sponsored this week by Stampelkallan. Remember to be in with a chance of winning You must use a rubber stamp (not a digi) and it must be at least 6 months old.

My winner for the blog hop last challenge is Lynne In NI, congratulations, please e-mail me and I'll send you your prize.

I have made this card for my eldest Son's Birthday in October, he doesn't play golf, the image is for a joke between me and him. We can't always do much in the way of embellishments for male cards, usually it's buttons, stars that kind of thing. So I made a golf ball and added the little stamp you get with this golfing Popcorn Bear stamp, Souffle sat on a Golf Tee.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Charisma Cardz - challenge # 37 - Sky
2. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 182 - Anything Goes
3. Creatalicious - challenge # 26 - Anything Goes
4. Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts

Stamps - Popcorn The Bear,
Papers - The swirly one I made myself using a stamp and a Big And Juicy ink pad,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug, Swiss dots embossing folder, border punch, embossing powder clear, heat gun,
Embellishments - gems,

Have a good week, and thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 12 September 2011

With Love

Today see's a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams, and the theme this time is "Flower Power", you have to have a least 5 flowers on your creation. But we know how us crafters like to use flowers on our creations, so shouldn't be a problem. Pop over to the challenge blog and see the rest of the teams fabulous creations too, and get loads of inspiration.

I love it when my hubby goes for dog food at the Range as he treats me to something new for crafting, well I was with him and he actually picked well, I didn't put it back and swap what he chose for something else, (I usually do LOL!) He bought me this cute Fizzy Moon stamp and the border punch, and believe it or not the punch which is a Fiskars was only £1.99.

I would like to enter this into:-

Charisma Cardz - challenge # 36 - Inspired By A Song (my song is Dreaming Of A White Christmas)


Stamp - Fizzy Moon (that includes the sentiment too), poinsettia stamp by Polkadoodles,

Papers - Polkadoodles,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Border punch, nesties, cuttlebug,

Embellishments - pearls, glitter, stickles, ribbon,

Have a good week, and thank you for popping by.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

With Sympathy

Aren't these the worst cards to make, my Mums friend has just died of lung cancer and my mum asked me for a card to send to her husband.

Well I don't have any Sympathy images so this is made from two different stamps, the arch has different flowers in the center so I cut them away and put some Lilies there instead. I have just kept the card clean and simple.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Crafty Catz - challenge 99 - Ribbons

Stamp Something - Something to say Goodbye

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I ♥ Promarkers - challenge # 82 - Metal ( Ihave used brads hope these count)
Paperplay challenges - week 36 - 2 or more stamped images (I used three different stamps)Allsorts - week 120 - flowers & swirls (I have embossed swirls for the background)


Stamps - Great Impressions #K47, Judikins 23561, Dovecraft sentiment stamp,

Papers - Pampered Pets by Andrea Jayne,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers

Tools - Swirl embossing folder, cuttlebug, heat gun, embossing powder gold,

Embellishments - brads, stickles, ribbon,

Hope you all have a good weekend and thank you for dropping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Let It Snow!

It is time for a new challenge over at Oldie But A Goodie challenge, our challenge this fortnight is "CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER". And this one is quite special as it is our 1st Birthday, I can't believe we have been going for a year. So to celebrate we are having a blog hop, you should have arrived here from the main challenge Blog .

The letter you need from me is E, and the next stop on your hop is the lovely Francesca
I have candy to be won. All you have to do is leave a comment on all the Dt Blogs and I will pick a winner .

So I hope you will play along and do remember your stamp has to be more than 6 months old and no Digi's please, do take a look at the rest of the teams inspirational creations too.

Stamps - Penny Black, Polkadoodles poinsettia,
Papers - Papermania,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Embellishments - gems, Holly leaves, Papermania letters, glamour dust,

I received this award from my lovely blogging friend Fiona, whose blog Lil Daffodil is well worth a visit.
The conditions for accepting this award are that I give answers to a list of questions and pass it on to 10 deserving bloggers.

Well here goes with the questions.
Q1) Name your favorite colour? - Red
Q2) Name your favorite song? - Hero by Enrique
Q3) Name your favorite dessert? - Cheesecake
Q4) What annoys you at the moment? - Facebook (altough I don't have it, but my two eldest kids do, more trouble than it's worth)
Q5) Your favorite pet? - I have four pets, couldn't possibly choose, love them too much.
Q6) Black or White? - Black
Q7) Your biggest fear? - Snakes
Q8) Best Feature? - Skin
Q9) Everyday attitude? - Tackle each problem as it arises
Q10) What is perfection? - Is there such a thing?
Q11) Guilty Pleasure? - Crafting when there's housework to be done
Q12) When you're upset you? - Eat

I want to pass this award on to the following 10 Bloggers:-
Elaine - A technophobes Blog
Delphine - Delphine's Place
Vicki - Stamped Smiles
Laurie - Designer Diva
Cheryl - Cheryls Creative Cards & ATC's
Claire - Claire's crafty Corner
Sue - Sue's Craft Haven
Christine - Nanaseaside
Clare - Littlebear Crafts
Pops - Pop's Cards

It is so hard to choose just 10 people, there are so many blogging buddies and some have already received this award.

Have a good week, thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Don't like this bear!!!

So why don't I like this bear, it always looks to me that it is made of straw or whicker, and whicker reminds me of the Whicker Man, I watched it with my hubby and absolutely hated it. But I've used it a few times now for Baby cards and I always like the way it turns out. So maybe now I should say I like this bear!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. I ♥promarkers - challenge 81 - Anything Goes (used Aquamarkers)
2. Charisma Cardz - challenge # 35 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz - challenge 98 - Monochromatic (blue)

stamps - Sugar Nellie, sentiment computer generated
Papers - Forever Friends,
Colouring Mediums - Aquamarkers,
Tools - Border punch, nesties, cuttlebug,
Embellishments - Iced Gems, stickles, ribbon, gems,

Thank you for popping by, hope your having a good weekend.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sir Stampalot "Freebie Friday"

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A Couple Of Cuties

It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge for Sir Stampalot. And our theme this month is "it's a frame up", so you need to use a frame on your creation. I had to use this Sarah Kay as it worked so well with this frame I made, I just love Sarah Kay, they colour beautifully, I love the details in these stamps. If you want more inspiration for frames pop by our challenge blog and you will find the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team. So now for the prize kindly donated by Sir Stampalot, wouldn't you just love to get your hands on this:-

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
2. Paperplay challenges - week 35 - Make yourown flowers
3. MAWTT - challenge 114 - Handmade flowers
4. By The Cute & Girly - september - All things bright & beautiful

Now for the challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts

This month at Penny Black @ Allsorts the theme is "Get ahead for christmas", so here's your chance to get a start on some christmas cards. And you know that the prizes are always brilliant too. Check out the challenge blog as you will find some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT.
I won this slapstick stamp over at Allsorts challenge and it's a gorgeous one to work with.
OK I know , don't all shout at once, my Penguins are so wrong. My 5 year old Bobby is obsessed with animals, he watches animal programes and has loads of books. So when he saw this card he said so sweetly, "It's ok Mum, you can give me this card for Christmas seen as you've done it wrong". Well I looked and I looked, then asked what I had done wrong, he said "real Penguins have black beaks and feet, only Penguins in the film Madagascar have orange feet and beaks". I was dumb founded, then he went on to tell me "Emperor Penguins have a little orange stripe on the side of there beaks though". Where does he store all that information in that little brain of his. Very silly of me as we go to a Zoo or Safari Park at least twice a year and then thinking about it they do have black beaks and feet.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes - Hop
2. Crafty Creations - challenge # 134 - Dies 'N' Punches
3. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 88 - Go Mad With Embossing
4. Just Tracy's Crafts - spetember - Things With Wings - ( I googled penguins and this is what is says:-Penguins, like all birds, have wings. The difference is that these wings help them swim, not fly)

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their advice about my lost computer files, my hubby took it to PC world and after he told me all the jargon talk (please do not ask me to repeat it let alone understand it), it came down to the fact that they couldn't retrieve any of the lost files, but they did retrieve my photo's. So I am pleased about that as you can never get those moments back can you! I keep trying to write down what I had, but just can't remember half of them, probably will when I need one. A couple of girls have already sent me some Kenny K, so as for the rest I have resided myself to starting afresh. It will be a bit like a spring clean I suppose.

Thank you for popping by my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x