Monday, 28 February 2011

Spring Garden

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping by my blog, today it's a Design Team make for Die Cut Dreams, the theme being "Spring Garden Scene". And the prize is a Guest Design team spot, the rest of the lovely ladies on the team have made gorgeous creations, so do pop on over to take a look.

I'm spending the day with my Mum and Sister today, trying to get some sanity back after a bit of a weekend from hell. I'm picking my eldest son some new PJ's and a few bits up as he goes in hospital next Monday for an operation, sounds a bit gruesome and painful actually. He's having his Pallette dug away to have a contraption fitted with chains on it as he has two teeth growing backwards through the pallette. This has happend as he still has three baby teeth left in and he's fifteen, they will be taking the baby teeth away, two at the top, and the one at the bottom, the bottom one will come out, but they don't know what they will do as the adult tooth is laying side ways in his gum. After the op and the swelling has calmed down he'll have a special brace fitted to start turning and pulling the teeth into place. They say it will take about three years for this to all work. The sad thing is at the moment all his teeth are perfect, no fillings and all lovely and straight, but because of the baby teeth still being their, it has pushed the new adult teeth into the wrong place. Maybe our own dentist should have pulled the baby teeth before now.

Any way enough of that, my nerves will be all over the place this time next week. Life deals us some rubbish, but I suppose i'm a hell of a lot luckier then some.

A few challenges I would like to put this in for:-
1. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 140 - Birthday Wishes
2. Paperplay Challenges - week 8 - Let's Get Sentimental
3. Sweet Stampin' - Oh So Girly
4. Incy Wincy - challenge # 83 - Spring is in the air

Stamps - Sarah Kay Elodie, Helz Cuppleditch, Dovecraft, Polkadoodles Butterfly,
Papers - Papermania Rose Garden,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Big 'N' Juicy,
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, book plate, brads, stickles, flowers,

Have a good week
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Helping Hand

I needed to really take my mind of things after a weekend with a few family drama's, so I picked a couple of challenges to have a go at. I made some more of these flowers, I love doing them, I use two Poinsettia stamps in different sizes, then ink them with distress inks, and on the large add a daisy punch to the centre. A couple of gems and some stickles and the job's a good 'un.

I have used my favourite of all Whiff Of Joy Stamps, so reminds me of my daughter Jodie, when she's not in a strop and doesn't mind helping me with the dishes Lol!

So here's the challenges I have decided to join in with:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Coffee & Cream
2. Crafts & Me - Things Wityh Wings
3. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 61 - Recipe (1 image, 2 Embellies - flowers and a ticket, 3 papers)
4. Card Makin' Mama's - challenge # 15 - Happy birthday (I have just found this challenge blog)

Stamps - WOJ Melinda helping Angel. Polkadoodles Poinsettia's,
Papers - My Minds Eye, Papermania Regency, Dovecraft Sugar & Spice,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Nesties, daisy punch, Cuttlebug, ebossing leaf punch,
Embellishments - button, ticket, gems, stickles, ribbon,

I will be back tomorrow with a Design team creation for Die Cut Dreams, thank you for popping by.
Have a good week.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

An Award

I have been given this award from Fiona over at Lil Daffodil, thank you Fiona for thinking of me.

I am acknowledging the fact by way of this post.

I then have to pass this on to 3-5 bloggers who have less than 3000 followers nd invite them to accept this TAG. I have chosen to pass this on to the following well deserving bloggers who inspire me with their beautiful creations:-

Brenda over at Floral Fantasies
Jules over at Always With A Heart (I enjoy finding the hearts on her creations too)
Sally over at Crafty Salutations

So ladies you have been TAGGED. Want to participate?

Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the person's link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then you inform each blogger that they have been tagged.....I hope you will accept this award....

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Spring Is In The Air

It's that time again for another challenge over at "Oldie But A goodie", and the theme this week is chosen by our lovely Fleur. And she has chosen "Spring Is In The Air", her prize for this week is these lovely goodies below:-

Also this time the winner will be our Guest Designer for March. So please pop by and give us a visit and join in too.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Sketch 'N' Stash - challenge 55 - sketch (new stash is Papers, I have rotated the sketch)

2. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 99 - S.O.S. (my special person is my friend)

3. The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - challenge # 6 - Birthday Wishes

4. House Mouse - challenge # 89 - Favourite Stamp (I love these gruffies with the wheel barrow)

5. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 60 - Make Your Own Embellies (I have made my own flowers & leaves)

6. Creative Cottage - challenge 33 - Fabulous Florals

7. Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Embellies (I have made my own flowers & leaves)
8. Charisma Cardz - week # 7 - Spring Has Sprung


Stamps - House Mouse Gruffies, Wheel Barrow Ride LR1010, Poinsettia stamp by Polkadoodles,

Papers - Dovecraft Sugar & Spice,

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers,

Tools - daisy punch, embossing laef punch, nesties, cuttlebug,

Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, gems,

Hope your having a good week and thank you for popping by.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

With Sympathy

Good morning Ladies, we awoke this morning to a carpet of white, yes heavy snowfall and still snowing. Sadly this card, a Sympathy card, is not the kind I like to make and only ever have made one before, and it was a decoupage one.

My sisters next door neighbour and friend died this week at the age of 41 (OMG that is my age, so frightening), she died of lung cancer and never smoked in her life. My heart goes out to her family, she has two children and a devoted husband. Life seems so unfair.

My sister asked me to make her a Sympathy card and I didn't have any suitable stamps, so I used this church window which had Hollyhocks in by Judikins, I masked the flowers and embossed in gold the window. Then cut out the centre and stamped some Lillies from Great Impressions to go in the window instead. My sister was pleased with it, I'm not too sure, don't know if it could have done with something else on it or if then it would be too fussy for the occassion.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Allsorts - week 91 - Inspired by nature (Lillies are my piece of nature)
2. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - challenge 99 - Plain & Simple
3. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge 27 - Embossing (my window is embossed wth gold powder)

So because of the snow, I think today my crafty space is gonna get some much needed organising, especially my stamps. I'm putting them onto some laminated sheets and then into lever arch folders. I am also making my own catalogue of stamps to save me searching through my wood mounted stamps and my others, as my wood mounted are stored in trolley's with drawers. I have been trying to blog this week but I have my sisters old monitor as mine has broken, and it is blurry, so my eyes are getting a bit out of focus. So if I haven't visited you in the last wek I will try my best to pop by. It's just hard to sit looking at the screen for long lengths of time.

Stamps - Judikins 23561, Great Impressions K47, Dovecraft sentiment,
Papers - Papermania Exquisite,
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks
Tools - Embossing Powder, heat gun, border punch,
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles,

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

Monday, 14 February 2011

Baby Girl

This is for this weeks challenge at Die Cut Dreams, the theme is a Baby card "It's A Girl". The girls have all made fabulous creations and great prize up for grabs too.
I have used a Digi I won from Bugaboo a while back and never used, i'm not one for Digi's much but she is really cute.

This is for:-
Cupcake Crafts - #129 - "I love you" Use a heart

What a weekend, I've had Bobby down with a tummy bug and a cold, then I switched on my computer on Sunday morning and my Monitor has packed up. So I have had to borrow a really old one from my sister till I can get a new one. It's not very sharp, it seems to be a bit blury, the hubby has messed with all the contrast buttons etc, and nothing, but maybe it's just old. So i'm now behind with my blogging, i've lost a whole day more or less due to the monitor.

Stamps - Bugaboo, Polkadoodles Butterfly,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Distress inks,
Tools - embossing powder, cricut,
Embellishments - Nappy pin, ribbon, gems, stickles,

Thank you for popping by today, have a good week.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Tails Of Love

It's a new challenge at Oldie But A Goodie and the theme is our lovely Deb's choice, and it's "Have A Heart". I have used my favourite papers and of course my favourite little mice, I have gone for a vintage look with this or maybe you'd call it shabby chic. And Debs has put the following up for the prize.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 97 - Hearts
2. Stamps R Us - challenge # 14 - Valentine/Love
3. Simon Says Stamp & Show - Embossing
4. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge # 39
5. Simon Says Stamp - Love Is In The Air
6. Passion For Promarkers - week 87 - Let There Be Love
7. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 138 - Let's See Some Love
8. Papertake Weekly - Have A Heart

Stamps - House Mouse Tails Of True Love HMGR1009,
Papers - Devonshire Collection,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Promarkers,
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug, Embossing Powder, Versamark,
Embellishments - Ribbon, flowers, gems,

Have a good week and thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Blowing Dandelions

I can't believe we are in February already, don't know why but this year seems to be whizzing by, and I'm sure someone is pinching time from me as there never seems to be enough hours in the day. It is blowing a real gale force wind here today, there's already a few fence panels that are gonna need a repair job doing on them. I'm just popping this post on then taking the kids to the library, yes were walking in this can you believe it, Hubby is at work so I've no chauffeur today.

Had a play with a new stamp LOTV Dandelion Clock, which I won from Elaine from one of her brilliant candies, do check her blog out, her colouring is amazing.
I had a play around with some hearts I had cut out on my Cricut, yes that is a machine I do not use enough. I stamped the hearts with Champagne Versamark Dazzle, then inked it with Mountain Meadow Big 'N' Juicy, I love the result but not keen on the stamp pattern I have used.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. ABC Challenge - "N is for Nesties"
2. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 83 - Romance
3. Paperplay Challenges - week 5 - Stamp It Out
4. Allsorts - week 89 - Love, Love, Love
5. Sweet stampin - Spring Flowers

Stamps - LOTV Dandelion Clock, Polkadoodles Butterfly,
Papers - Dovecraft Back to basics, Heltz Cuppleditch Pepper & Friends,
Colouring medium - Distress Inks, Big 'N' Juicy Mountain meadow,
Tools - Cricut, nesties, Cuttlebug, Circular Punch,
Embellishments - stickles, brad, flowers, ribbon, (All from stash)

Have a good weekend and thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Some Bunny Loves You

I made this card for my Sisters new partner to give to her for valentines day, so it had to be pink as at the moment she's into pink especially the vibrant ones. The stamp is one I won in a candy from the lovely generous Elaine, it is a LOTV, thank you Elaine.

This is also for:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Love Is In The Air
2. Sketch Saturday - week # 140 - Sketch
3. Allsorts - week 88 - Something recycled (I have used heart buttons from my daughter's top and cut off the loop at the back).

Stamps - LOTV Bubble Bath, Sentiment computer generated,
Papers - Forever Friends with love, Dovecraft Back To basics,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Glossy accents, X-Cut Border punch,
Embellishments - Ribbon, flowers, stickles, heart buttons,

Hope your all having a good week, and thank you for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Say It With Flowers!

It's time for February's challenge over at Penny Black At Allsorts, and the theme is "Say It With Flowers". We are sponsored by Letraset and I have coloured my image using their Aquamarkers, so if you like to do water colouring they are so perfect for that.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Stampin' For The weekend- challenge # 2 - Getting warmed up ( I have used warm colours and a spring like image)
2. Crafty Catz - challenge # 67 - Flowers
3. Moving Along With The Times - challenge # 83 - spring
4. Creative Craft Challenges - Hearts & Flowers
5. Passion For Promarkers - week 85 - Inspirational Photo (I used the colours from the photo, and coloured with Aquamarkers)

Stamps - Penny Black You Are The Bestest (you can get it here at Sir Stampalot), sentiment Woodland Folk by Do Crafts, Butterflies by Polkadoodles,
Papers - Devonshire Collection by Kaisercraft (bought here at Sir Stampalot)
Colouring Mediums - Aqua Markers for colouring, distress Inks for the outside of image,
Tools - Border punch X Cut,
Embellishments - Stickles,

Hope You have a good week and thankyou for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Somethings Fishy

It's February's challenge today at Sir Stampalot, and the theme is "All Creatures Great And Small". The team have done a wild array of creations for you to see, and the prize this month is a SURPRISE, but you know what fabulous prizes Sir Stampalot always give, so you'll know it will be fab.

Yes it will be no surprise to my blogging friends that I had to use a House Mouse image, and decided on an easel card today.

This is for:-

1. Stamps 'R' Us - challenge # 13 - Animals


Stamps - House Mouse Somethings Fishy HMOR1033, Joanna Sheen House Mouse Poppy JSHM003,

Papers - Devonshire collection Kaisercraft,

Colouring Mediums - Distress inks,

Tools - Nesties, cuttlebug, Sissix flower die, Flower punch,

Embellishments - Gems, stickles, doily,

Thank you for popping by, have a good week.

Happy crafting

Tracy x