Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Pink & Passed

My sister asked me to make this for someone who she knows who has just passed her test. The requirements were very "Pink and Girly". The image is a digi that I printed out a while back, but if you read yesterday's post I no longer have it due to losing files from my computer. After colouring it pink with promarkers I used Gloss Accents to give it a shine.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
1. The Sweet Shop - #123 - sketch
2. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 64 - Rocked Up Pink
3. Passion For Promarkers - week 115 - Anything Goes

Stamps - Digi from Digital Ink, L plate by Joanna Sheen, Sentiment various stamps,
Papers - Forever Friends,
Colouring Medium - Promarkers,
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, brad, flowers, glossy accents,

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

Monday, 29 August 2011

A Gift Box

I hope everyone is having a good Bank Holiday monday. Today see's another challenge over at Die Cut Dreams, and the theme this time is to make a gift box or bag. We are sponsored by our lovely DT buddy Lynne at Crafts 4 You, check out her store as she has a Bank Holiday Bonanza on. The team have made the most wonderful creations, so plenty of inspiration to see.

I lost a big lump of my week last week trying to get back a load of files lost on my computer, they had a lot of digi images and backing papers I have bought and won, photographs and word documents. I have checked every file and the recycling bin, searched every possible way and they have definately gone. I have managed to get a few images back through going back into e-mails, but ones like Kenny K can't be downloaded a second time. So i'm wondering if one of the kids has done it by accident. But I was quite pi**ed off last week, I had quite a lot of DT work to do which isn't always easy with 3 kids fighting around you, so losing all my stuff on the computer was the last thing I needed.

This Gift box is also for:-
1. Creative Card Crew - Handmade flowers
2. Creative Inspirations - Last Challenge - Recipe - set 3 Vintage, ribbon, flowers
3. Dutch Dare - #127 - Anything But A card
4. I Brake For Challenges - C8 - Shabby Chic
5. Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But A card

Thank you for stopping by my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Lots Of Sparkle

What is happening to the days, I think someone has pressed the fast forward button, don't know where my days are going. It's time for another challenge at Oldie But A Goodie, this week it's my turn to host, now those of you who know me will know I love sparkle, only my camera doesn't like it too much and didn't want to show you it very well at all. So if you haven't guessed my theme this week is "Lots Of Sparkle". So get your bling, glitter and gems 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 Robyn's Fetish

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

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 162 - Happy Birthday
2. Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
3. Papertake Weekly - Dies To Die For

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

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Twice The Love

I have made this card for my twin nephews, my sister and nephews went on Holiday on Saturday to Skegness, and on Monday my nephew Brad fell off a climbing frame and broke both his arms, the left arm he has broken in two places and the right in one place. So he is potted up on both arms, he had to have an overnight stay in hospital to decide whether to minipulate the bones. Thank goodness they decided not to.
I know what they went through as my son Scott went through the same thing at the same age, 5 years old, he broke his arm in two place but on consecutive weeks went down to surgey twice for minipulation doing, as the bones wouldn't stay in line to knit back togehter, and spent 4 months in pot upto his shoulder.

It has been so hard on both twins as they don't like being apart, so both found this quite traumatic, and the hospital wouldn't allow Jake to stay with Brad overnight, understandably. So my card is for both of them, and as they share everything and are always together, this image just reminded me of them.

I have coloured this in Promarkers and stamped on Letraset bleed proof paper. I used glossy accents for the glass.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. The Sweet Shop - challenge # 121 - Sketch (first time at this challenge blog)
2. Simon says Stamp - Food & Drink
3. Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Middle row (Buttons, Ribbon and my free one is brads)
4. Deep Ocean - challenge # 6 - Light Blue
5. CES Challenges - challenge # 49 - Mix & Match (my two papers are from 2 companies one being Papermania, sorry but I can't remeber the brand of the very pale blue spotted one)

Stamps - LOTV, Woodland folk sentiment,
Papers - Papermania,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers,
Tools - Border punch,
Embellishments - brads, ribbon, button, crochet thread, glossy accents.

Hope your having a good week, thank you for popping by.
Happing Craftring
Tracy x

Monday, 15 August 2011

An old favourite

Today is a new challenge for Die Cut Dreams, the theme is a colour combo of Pink, Green & Coffee. Out came one of my old favourites, this Whiff Of Joy stamp. I found this colour combo was easy for me to do in my usual style. There is plenty of inspiration by the rest of the team if you pop on over, and as always a great prize up for grabs.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Stampin' For The Weekend - challenge 14 - Spots And Dots (my bottom paper is spotted)

2. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - challenge 124 - Buttons and Stitching

3. Whiff Of Joy - challenge # 110 - Buttons And Bows

4. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 63 - Lace It Up

5. Dream Valley - challenge 13 - Distressing

6. Diva's By Design - challenge 8 - Birthdays

7. Charisma Cardz - challenge # 32 - Distressing

8. Fussy & Fancy - challenge # 43 - Use A Lot (I used flowers, doily, ribbon, gems, button)

9. Card Makin Mama's - challenge# 26 - Birthday cards


Stamps - Whiff Of Joy Willow With Flower Basket, Dovecraft sentiments,

Papers - Prima Botanical, Papermania Regency,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Nesties, cuttlebug, flower punches, embossing powder, heat gun, leaf punch,

Embellishments - lace, button, thread, ribbon, gems, doily,

Hope you have a good week and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Birthday Bear

Just had a play today and thought I'd do a couple of challenges, I think Popcorn Bear is so cute and he was a present from my lovely DT Buddy Chris for my Birthday in March. And this is his first inking, how bad is that, but I loved using him and my Popcorn Bear stamps will be getting used a lot more often now.

So this is for the following challenges:-

1. Crafters Companion - challenge 15 - Glitter & Glitz (I have used glamour dust on all the bunting and the cake)

2. Sketch And Stash - challenge 67 - Sketch (new stash/neglected my stamp)

3. Ready-Teddy-Go - challenge 1 - Buttons & Bows


Stamps - Popcorn Bear, Hero Arts sentiment and bunting,

Papers - Forever Friend,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Nesties, cuttlebug, Embossing Powder, heat gun,

Embellishments - glamour dust, buttons, ribbon, crochet thread,

Hope your all having a good weekend, thank you for popping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Ballooning For Berries

Today see's a new challenge over at Oldie But A Goodie, the theme has been chosen by our lovely Lisa Jane , and she has chosen "The Great Outdoors". This is the great prize that is up for grabs :-

The team have made really gorgeous creations, if you want to take a peek, so if you'd like to join in please remember no Digi's and your stamp must be over 6 months old.

For my card it had to be House Mouse, they get up to allsorts in the great outdoors, and this little critter is no different. It does make me smile this image. I had another go using the cloud technique, this image called for it as there was a bit of an empty space behind the main image.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. I ♥ Promarkers - challenge 77 - Things with wings (I used Aquamarkers)

2. Ladybug Crafts - challenge # 36 - Favourite Stamps (all House Mouse are my favourite, but this one is so cute)

3. Crafts & Me - challenge 46 - Anything Goes

4. A spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 162 - Happy Birthday

5. Papertake Weekly - Grow Your Own (Used punched flowers)


Stamps - House Mouse HMTR1032 Ballooning for berries, Woodlandfolk sentiments,

Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane,

Colouring Mediums - Aquamarkers,

Tools - butterfly punch, border punch,

Embellishments - stickles, gems,

Hope you all have a good week, thanks for popping by my post.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday, 1 August 2011

All Girls Today!

1st Challenge - Sunshine Kisses And Rainbow Wishes

It's the start of a new month, so this means new challenges, three in fact, so here's my first. Sir Stampalot . So August's challenge theme is "Whatever You Fancy", So nice and easy. The team have come up with some gorgeous inspiration for you and if you want to see the fab prize kindly donated by Sir Stampalot themselves, here it is:-

It seems that we are having quite a few peeps not sticking to our rules, so if you would like to be in with a chance to win the above prize then plaese remember entries may be combined with a maximum of five other challenges - i.e: six in total.

So onto my card for this months challenge, I had a right good old play. I got Craft Stamper magazine last month for the first time (just been back and got this months, I'm hooked, I love it), and made my first tag using Distress Inks, embossing powder and a stamp, I know i'm a bit behind everyone else in the techniques department Lol! So I incorporated the tag onto my card. See my recipe below for details.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Diva's By Design - challenge 7 - Summer

2. Paperplay Challenges - week 30 - In The Garden

3. Craetive Inspirations - challenge 65 - Summertime

4. Simon Says Stamp & Show - Show A Tag (there's a tag on my card)

2nd Challenge - Sharing A Moment

Todays the start of a new month, so it also sees a new challenge form Penny Black @ Allsorts, so the theme for August is "Free & Easy", so anything goes, how simple is that. Just remember to use your Penny Black stamps though.You will know there are always good prizes up for grabs and lots of fabulous inspiration from the DT, so pop on over and join in, maybe use one of your neglected penny Black stamps as it's an open theme this month.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Crafts & Me - challenge 45 - Ribbon

2. One Stop Crafts - challenge # 141 - Vintage

3. Allsorts - week 114 - Free & Easy

4. Just Tracy's Challenge - Happy Birthday

3rd Challenge - Holiday Fun

Today see's another challenge from Die Cut Dreams, and the theme is "Holiday Fun". We are sponsored by the lovely Lynn and I have used one of her fab sentiments. You can get her fab sentiments Here at Crafts 4 You. Take a peek round her shop there's some gorgeous goodies to choose from. And all the team have done some great holiday creations for you to see.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 62 - Buttons & Bows
2. Colour Create - challenge 76 - Pink, Green & White
3. I ♥ Promarkers - challenge # 76 - Anything Goes

4. Totally Papercrafts - challenge 77 - Bling it up (gems & stickles)

5. Stamp Something - Summer Fun

Recipe:- For Sunshine Kisses/ Sarah Kay

Stamps - Sarah Kay Spring Blossoms (you can buy here at Sir Stampalot), Inkadinkado Pansy Tag, Do crafts sentiment,

Papers - from stash - no names sorry!

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Embossing powder, heat gun, hole punch, flower punch, border punch, corner die, cuttlebug,

Embellishments - crochet thread (for tag), gems,

Recipe:- Sharing A Moment

Stamps - Penny Black 1122k Sharing A Moment, House Mouse Sentiment,

Papers - Papermania Nostalgia warm,

Colouring Medium - Distress Inks,

Tools - Corner Die, Nesties, cuttlebug, Leaf punch,

Embellishments - lace, brads,

Recipe:- Holiday Fun

Stamps - Molly Blooms, Sentiment from Crafts 4 You, Polkadoodles butterfly,

Papers - My Minds Eye Quite contrary,

Colouring mediums - Promarkers,

Tools - Nesties, cuttlebug, daisy punch,

Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, button, gems, flower,

Hope you have a great week, and thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x