Tuesday 28 December 2010

Belle's Teddy

We have a fabulous sketch for today over at "Oldie But A Goodie", You have to use a stamp that is over 6 months old and follow our sketch that has been done by our lovely Francesca. We are sponsored by Wilfreda Designs and the rest of the team have done gorgeous creations too.


Stamps - Belles 'N'Whistles Belle with teddy, Ticket sentiment by Bizzy Becs,

Papers - Dovecraft Back To basics,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,

Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug,

Embellishments - Stickles, flowers, iced gems,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today,

Happy Crafting

Tracy x

Monday 27 December 2010

I'm On The PB@A Team

Ooooo I have been waiting to share this great news with you for a little while now, I have been invited to be on the team for Penny Black At Allsorts. I couldn't believe it, I just adore Penny Black Critters so much. So as you can guess I didn't have to think about it I just said "YES" straight away.

My first creation will be on their next challenge on the 1st of January, please do pop by and take a look.

Also some more news for you, there will be a blog hop on the 15th January, and there are some fantastic Penny Black prizes up for grabs. We would appreciate it if you can help to spread the word, just grab the blinkie below and pop it on to your blog.

Thank you for popping by.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 24 December 2010


This week at Polkadoodles the theme is to follow a sketch and colour your image. I have followed the sketch by using papers from the All Around & Everywhere CD-Rom, and my image is Stamp Doodles Cupcake stand PDSD030, which was coloured with promarkers. I added stickles, gems some ribbon and a ticket sentiment.

Well it's here Christmas Eve, it came really quickly this year I think, I will definately be more organised next year. Just don't know what happened this year as I am a stickler for being organised with things, but i'm all ready now for it.

I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

And Happy Crafting if you get crafting goodies in your stocking.

Tracy x

Thursday 23 December 2010

Christmas Scene


Inside, the wallet part.

I made this to put scratch cards in for my Dad as a stocking filler, I get him a £5's worth every Christmas, Birthday and Father's day. His real weakness is horses, he's no big gambler but he loves to watch the horse racing and put a couple of little bets on.
To make this I used a scene stamp but I have no idea what brand it is, but it really was gorgeous to colour and use. And although it isn't showing much there is a lot of stickles on my snow.

Well i'm finally all ready for the man in the red suit to come. I have just two more traditions to fulfil and that is to buy my Mum flowers on christmas eve as I have done this since I was about 8 years old, she loves flowers and at Christmas she loves some with red in. Our other tradition is to travel 1/2 hour to a gorgeous village near us called Otley on Christmas eve to a family butcher's shop that sells the best ever Pork Pies. We buy standard pork pies at £5's each, the whole family buy them and me and the hubby get the joyous job of travelling through beautiful scenery to go get them. My Husband has been a wagon driver most of his working life up until the last couple of years and can drive in any weather, so snow doesn't put us off.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
2. Stamp Something - Something with a tag or pocket
3. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
4. Crafts And Me - challenge # 20 - Anything Goes
5. Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year
Tracy x

Tuesday 21 December 2010

In My Stocking

This is a quickie as i'm trying to get some cleaning done, not easy with three kids around, getting stuff out as your cleaning stuff away. I would like to aplogise for the lack of christmas cards I have been able to send. I am always organised but this year it just hasn't happened. Thank you for the gorgeous ones I have received.

This is for:-

1. Friday Sketchers - sketch # 133

2. Penny Black Saturday - week 132 - recipe

Please stay safe and warm in this bad weather.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday 20 December 2010

Soft And Girlie

This week is the last challenge before Christmas for Die Cut Dreams, the theme this week is "How Girlie Can you Get". And for my creation I chose this LOTV image, which I do Adore. Pop on over as the rest of the team have some gorgeous projects and there are always great prizes.

This is also for:-

1. Allsorts - week 83 - Free & Easy, anything goes


Stamps - LOTV A Hug, Polkadoodles Butterfly, Sentiment unknown sorry,

Papers - Papermania Rose Garden,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, Fiskars Border Punch,

Embellishments - stickles, flower and leaves (a RAK from a friend), ribbon,

Thank you for popping by my blog,

Merry Christmas to you all

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday 19 December 2010

A Choir

Hello everyone, what terrible weather we're having, but a white Christmas will be nice. Hope your all ready for Christmas, I just have my food shop and cleaning to do, finally wrapped the last of the pressies this morning.

Now on to my card, I have a sheet of Penny Black Stamps from Sir Stampalot called Holly Day Critters, now some are quite small but terribly cute. So I decided to make a choir out of the cute choir Hedgehog, I did some masking and I think it worked quite well.

This is also for:-

1. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 47 - Sketch + Frame

2. 2 Sisters challenge - challenge 18 - Christmas

3. Passion For Promarkers - Anything Goes


Stamps - Penny Black Holly Day Critters,

Papers - Dovecraft Victorian Christmas,

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers,

Tools - Embossing powder,

Embellishments - ribbon, stickles,

Thank you for stopping by,

Please take care and stay warm

Merry christmas and a Happy new Year.

Tracy x

Friday 17 December 2010

Funky Munky

This week the theme at Polkadoodles is an age related card, I made this for my son Bobby who is 5 in January. I used the Paper Boutique Vol 1 for the Funky Munky and the backing paper. I decoupaged the image, i'm sure he'll love it.

Thank you for stopping by and if you get the bad weather stay safe and warm

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday 14 December 2010

A starry Night

Today over at "Oldie But A goodie" challenge blog, Clare has chosen this weeks theme and it is "Your A Star". We need to see a star on your project, mine are in the night sky on this fab image. The stamp was a RAK from a dear friend, I stamped with stormy Sky Distress Inks then embossed in clear. And added loads of glamour dust for the snow. Below is this weeks prize, donated by Clare.

Would you like to join us all at Oldie but a goodie for a month as a guest designer. All you have to do is add GD to the end of your entry in the linky tool. We will announce the guest designers for January and Feburary on the 28th december, look foward to all your wonderful entries

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - christmas but no red or green
2. ABC Challenge - Jis for jewels and gems
3. Crafts And Me - challenge # 19 - Moody blues
4. Incy Wincy - challenge 72 - Use non traditional xmas colours
5. Cupcake Crafts - Non Traditional christmas
6. Stamps R Us - challenge # 11 - Anything goes

Stamps - Anita's
Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks
Tools - Embossing poder clear, Swiss dots emboss folder, cuttlebug,
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, Glamour dust,

Thank you for stopping by my blog
Happy crafting

Monday 13 December 2010

Christmas Fairy

This week at Die Cut Dreams the theme is Fairies, I decided on a Christmas fairy as my hubby bought me this xmas fairy from e-bay, It was on a sheet with some other xmas fairies but I don't know what brand. I'm wondering if they were a magazine freebie. If you know please tell me. As you know by know there will be a nice prize up for grabs and check out the rest of the teams creations, they are magical.

This is also the following challenges:-

1. Sketch and Stash - challenge 50 - sketch (new stash, fairy stamp)

2. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 133 - Christmas Card

3. Flutterby Wednesday - #134 - Open challenge

4. Magical Monday - challenge 11 - Fairytale christmas

I would also like to tell you about our special plans for January...............over at Sir Stampalot challenge blog, when our new challenge goes live on 1st January we are also having a blog hop. We thought it would be the perfect start to the New Year and as you would expect there will be lost of prizes on offer so we hope you will all be joining in the fun.
Please grab the logo above and help us spread the word and look forward to seeing you all on 1st January.

There is also still time to enter the current challenge at Sir Stampalot, as there is still 2 weeks left. The theme is "Travel The World" and there is great inspiration over on the challenge blog too.

Thank you for looking at my blog

Have a good week, stay safe and warm

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday 12 December 2010

Not A Creature Was Stirring

Another Christmas card i'm afraid, they'll be few more yet as I'm way behind this year. I have made this for my Mum and Dad. I adore this image and enjoyed making this card. The border punch is new to me, it was a Rak from a dear friend of mine and I love it.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge 17 - Twas The Night Before Christmas (I have taken the part that says Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse)

2. Allsorts - week 82 - Last Minute Christmas

3. Sweet Stampin - Recipe - 3 paper, 2 embellishments (poinsettia and gems), 1 Image

4. Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge # 89 - Winter Wishes


Stamps - House Mouse HMJR1068 Night Light, computer generated sentiment, Polkadoodles poinsettia,

Papers - Papermania's A Wonderful Christmas,

Colouring mediums - Distress Inks, Gold Promarker,

Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties,

Embellishments - Gems, stickles, brad

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday 11 December 2010

Christmas Carols

Trying to get some Christmas cards done, I'm way behind this year, not organised at all. This one is for my Sister. I don't have this stamp, but I will be getting it, it was a joy to colour. I did a stamped images swap with one of my teamies Karen and this was amongst them.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 77 - Sketch

2. Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - challenge 47 - A Christmas Carol

3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 142 - Floral frenzy


Stamps - LOTV, Computer generated sentiment, Polkadoodles Poinsettia,

Papers - from stash no name,

Colouring Mediums - H20's, Distress Inks, Gold Promarker

Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties,

Embellishments - Brads, Gems, stickles,

Thank you for popping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 10 December 2010

A gift box

This weeks Polkadoodles challengetheme is "a project that holds a gift". So I have made a gift box using the Paper Boutique Creative Christmas, the paper and the sentiment is from the same CD. The poinsettia is from the Crimbo Doodles stamp set. I added stickles to the poinsettia and a brad. And added Ricrac from my stash.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

2. Fussy and Fancy - Anything But A card

Thank you for stopping by my blog,

Hope you have a great weekend.
Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday 6 December 2010

Seeing Triple

Today at Die Cut Dreams there is a new challenge, and the theme is "Seeing Triple", this means make three different, simple cards but one theme. So I have chosen some of my favourite stamps, Penny Black Hedgies. For different takes on the theme pop on over and see the rest of the DT creations, and it's one way of getting three more Christmas cards off your list. And you know Susie always has a good prize.
If you like the papers I have used on these cards they are a freebie from Jak Heath and you can find them here. They come in various colours I have used grey, blue and a pinky colour, but theres several others too. They are great quality and print off really well. My images were stamped with Versafine black then embossed with Holographic embossing powder, just to give a little extra sparkle.

This is also for:-
1. Penny Black At Allsorts - Decembers Challenge - "Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Holder" (PB Hedgies are a favourite of mine and I think they're gorgeous)
2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge# 45 - Xmas Punches (i have used a snowflake punch)

Stamps - Penny Black Holly day critters set, sentiment generated on the computer, snowflake stamp,
Papers - Jak Heath (see above for a link)
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks, silver ink pad, Versafine black, Promarker silver,
Tools - Snowflake Punch, heat gun,
Embellishments - Stickles, holographic embossing powder, ribbons,

Have a good week
Thank you for looking in on my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday 5 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

I really enjoyed doing this card, Penny Black Saturday inspired me to do this one, as they asked for "stamp on anything but white card". Last year my friend B x stamped me a couple of a gorgeous stamp called Majestic (found here at Sir Stampalot) and one of them she did on this gold card. So I added gems to the tree and then coloured and cut out these carol singing critters (also bought from Sir Stampalot here) as the bottom of my tree looked bare.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. Penny Black Saturday - challenge 130 - Stamping On Anything But White Card

2. Simon Says Stamp - Sketch

3. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge 16 - Sparkly Christmas (first time at this challenge blog)

4. Stamps R Us - Challenge # 10 - Holiday Cards (first time at this challenge blog)

5. Raise The Bar - Tree to be focal point (first time at this challenge blog)


Stamps - Penny Black Majestic, Penny Black Holly Day Critters set, Poinsettia stamp Polkadoodles, Ticket sentiment,

Papers - DCWV Christmas Wishes,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Embellishments - asst Gems, ribbon, brads, glamour dust,

Our snow is now starting to melt, although the temperature is still freezing.

Thank you for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday 4 December 2010

Have A Hoppy Christmas

Awww you can't see my new technique on this picture so I have done another photo, but the image is blurred because I went too close so you can see the sparkle. A few photo lessons wouldn't go a miss.

This technique I saw here on Dena's blog, and in real life it looks fabulous. You colour your image and then cover the whole thing in versamark. Then cover with irredescent embossing powder (I used holographic but it's the same effect). And it gives your whole image this gorgeous sparkle, saves on stickles etc too. And the great thing is, it won't shed like glitter.

This card and bookmark are for my Daughter's teacher, she loves frogs. I used a Penny Black image from the Holly Day Critters set I got from Sir Stampalot here. On the card I drew the snow and snowballs, stamped the frogs three times and gave them all different coloured santa hats.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Stamp Something - Christmas Colour Combo
2. The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Christmas Something Or An-otter (Bookmark & Card)
3. ABC Christmas - Y is for Yuletide (Red & Green)
4. Fussy And Fancy Friday - week 25 - Anything But A Card (I'm entering the Bookmark)

Thank you for coming by my blog today, hope your all keeping warm
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday 3 December 2010

All About The Sentiment

The challenge this week at Polkadoodles is to use a sentiment as the focal point of your card.

I wanted to show how you can use the blank sentiment scalloped circles, from Sundae Of Seasons on this challenge theme. I used my own stamp for the sentiment, the blue gingham is from Sugar Birdies and I stamped my own little nappy pins on. The bottom paper, bow, and baby are all from Sundae of Seasons .

This is also for:-
1. Paperplay Challenges - week 48 - Monochrome
2. By The Cute And Girly - Decembers Challenge - Children
3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 141 - The Blues

Have a good weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Travel The World

It's that time of the month, another challenge for Sir Stampalot, and the theme this month is "Travel The World". You must pop over and see the rest of the gorgeous creations the team have made. And as the prizes at Sir Stampalot are always brilliant this is what you could win:-

I have used TGF Geisha which can be found at Sir Stampalot here. The papers were a candy win from a while back, the fan is handmade adding a button as an embellishment at the base of the fan. For the rest of the details see my recipe at the bottom.

I got this plain box to work with from Thomas from DotComGiftShop. He asked me if i'd be interested in reviewing some of their Christmas craft products on their excellent blog? It's not just craft items, they supply the most gorgeous gifts, polka dot cake stands, novelty kitchen ware, you must go and have a look, and of course these wonderful boxes to decorate

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Card Crew - Not another card - gift box or bag
2. Creative Inspirations - challenge 48 - Christmas Gifts
3. Creative Craft Challenges - Tag It

Stamps - TGF Geisha,
Papers - Oriental from a candy so no name sorry,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools - Nestie, border die, cuttlebug,
Embellishments - lace, strung pearls, blossoms, a button, stickles,

Thank you for popping by my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday 30 November 2010

A Christmas Birthday

This week over at "Oldie But A Goodie" challenge blog, our lovely Liza has chosen the theme of "A Christmas Birthday". She has also provided the prize below, fab isn't it? So if you fancy giving it a go pop by and visit us.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Sketch Saturday - Sketch
2. Allsorts - week 80 - Monochrome
3. Just Cute Bears & Friends - Winter Birthdays

Stamps - Wild Rose Studio Sam With Present, Dovecraft sentiments,
Papers - Polkadoodles,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Cuttlebug, nesties, swiss dot emboss folder, Cricut,
Embellishments - stickles, peel-offs,

Thank you for popping by and visiting me.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Polkadoodles Blog Hop Winner

We had a great turn out for our Blog Hop at Polkadoodles, this was my prize:-

Now to see who my winner for my candy is:-

Rose at Woolly Crafts, you have won it!

Please contact me by e-mail with your address and I will post A.S.A.P. ThmpsnTrac@aol.com

Thank you to everyone who left me a comment and for all your lovely words about my card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday 29 November 2010

Christmas Candy Canes

Another Monday nearer to Christmas, and that means another new challenge over at Die Cut Dreams. So onto a new challenge which is to have Candy or Sweets on your creation! I finally decided on this image to use as it's for my Cousin who is living in America at the moment as he goes to University over there. And they love all these peppermints and candy canes at Christmas. The image is a House Mouse which was really fab to colour and loved using lovely candy colours too. Please pop by the challenge blog and see the rest of the DT's creations, I hope you enjoy this new challenge and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations this week, remember Susie always puts up great prizes.

This is also for:-

1. Crafty Catz - challenge # 60 - Christmas

2. One Stop Craft - challenge # 108 - Christmas Cuties


Stamps - House Mouse Peppermint Presents (HMPR1014), Sentiment computer generated,

Papers - DCWV Christmas Wishes,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,

Embellishments - Ribbon, gems,

Have a great week, and thank you for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 26 November 2010

Twas The Night Before Christmas

This weeks challenge for Polkadoodles has the theme of taking inspiration from the poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas". I have decided to use the Reindeers in the poem for my creation. My paper is from Sundae Of Seasons, The snowflake stamp I used around the border and my greeting is from the Crimbo Doodles stamp set and this is at a reduced price at the moment, and my main image is from the stamp doodle range this too has been reduced in price and I coloured it with Aquamarkers..

I would like to welcome the new DT and the new GDT members to out team, have fun ladies !!!!

This is also for:-

1. A spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 131 - Anything goes

2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 44 - Untraditional Christmas colours

3. Fussy And Fancy - Christmas with no Red or Green

4. Stampin For The Weekend - challenge 51 - Winter

5. Die Cut Dreams - challenge # 44 - Christmas Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Let It Snow

Thought this might be suitable for the weather forecast we've been given. I have been a bad blogger lately and may not have got around to your blog and if that's the case I am sorry. I have had two children poorly and family matters have got in the way a bit too. I need more hours in a day. Although don't think i'll be going out in the snow they have forecasted, as I spent last night in A&E after kicking the bottom of the wardrobe. The result is a broken toe, ouch !!!!!!!!!

Also Bobby tried to go to school yesterday as he only had a little cough, and school phoned and asked me to pick him up, as his breathing was bad and was constantly coughing. This croup is taking some getting over this time. So kept him at home today and as his cough is no better today definately will be keeping him home tomorrow too.

This is for the following challenge:-

1. Create 4 fun - challenge 47 - Sketch

2. ABC Challenge - I is for Ice and Snow

3. Simon Says Stamp - Let It Snow

4. Crafts and Me - Dreaming of a white christmas + snowflakes

5. Penny Black At Allsorts - November challenge - It's beginning to look a lot like christmas


Stamps - Penny Black, Dovecraft Sentiment, Habico snowflake,

Papers - Dovecraft winter wonderland,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Snowflake punch, nesties, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder,

Embellishments - Stickles,

Thank you for popping by my blog

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday 22 November 2010

A Gift Box

This week at Die Cut Dreams, we have the theme of Anything but a card and this is what I made. The rest of the team have made the most gorgeous items, pop on over and take a look and you may even want to join in. There is always great prizes up for grabs too.

I will tell you how I come to have this plain box to work with. Thomas from DotComGiftShop. asked me if i'd be interested in reviewing some of their Christmas craft products on their excellent blog? It's not just craft items, they supply the most gorgeous gifts, polka dot cake stands, novelty kitchen ware, you must go and have a look.

So to make my creation I used:-
http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/christmas-sticker-stamps on my tag
http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/christmas-ribbons-vintage around the rim of my lid
http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/yuletide-images-s6-paper-boxes to cover, they come as 6 boxes in a nest, and these boxes includes tags which I have also used.

They were amazing products to work with and took Tim Holtz distressing inks so well.

These will be a gift to give my Auntie from my kids as she loves all things vintage, I will put scented oils and tealights into the box in cranberry to go with my red flowers.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas, optional extra flowers

2. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 86 - A Time For Giving (a gift) (hope this counts as I have stamped borders and corners on both items)

3. Crafty Cardmakers spotlight - Containers

4. Magical Monday - challenge 9 - Let it snow (my image has angels and snow on)

Now i'm hoping this week will be better than the weekend, as it was terrible, we was supposed to be going to get a few Chrissy pressies for the kids, when the dreaded Croup hit. Bobby, poor thing has spent two nights steaming in the bathroom, but picking up now. He's so good and knows the routine and gets on with it. Then our Guinea Pig, Ash died on Saturday, there's nothing worse than watching three kids cry their hearts out. Even worse I was battling back the tears so they didn't see. He was 5 1/2 yrs old so lived a full life, as that is an average life expectancy, he was so tame and adorable. Here is Ash with his buddy Thumper the rabbit.


Stamps - Corner stamp, border stamp, Image a freebie,

Papers - Polkadoodles spotted, music paper from stash,

Colouring Mediums - Distress inks,

Tools -nesties, cuttlebug, Box to decorate,

Embellishments - ribbon, (feels like fabric), lace, flowers, stickles, small topper,

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 19 November 2010

Polkadoodles Blog Hop

I have a blog hop for you today. The Polkadoodles DT girls have combined this weeks challenge of “Give Thanks” with a blog hop. There will be a prize on each DT members blog, So make sure you pop by each blog and leave a comment. There will be a letter to collect from each one and then it will give you a word to which you must leave on the Polkadoodles challenge blog at the end of the hop. There are LOADS of goodies up for grabs! Nikky is also offering 10% discount, the code to be used for purchases from Polkadoodles website is HOPPITYHOP10 this will only be vaild from 9am Friday 19 November until 12noon Sunday 28 November (when hop ends)
Here is my prize:-

Nikky has kindly donated the following:-
Jingle Jangle Cd-Rom
2 Stamp Doodles
Fru Fru Ribbon pack
Doodle Dewdrops

I have added the following:-
Assorted Ribbon
Satin flowers
Polkadoodles stamped images

I have made this card to give Thanks to all my followers, who have visited me and given wonderful comments and kept me going when things are low. I have used everything from Sundae Of Seasons and the Babsie Flutterfly stamp.

You should have come here from the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

And here is the list to follow if you get stuck:-

Tracy (your here)

Polkadoodle Challenge Blog (final Stop)



You now need to go to Emma's blog here,

Hope you enjoy the hop and thank you for taking part

Good luck

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Night Light

It's a new challenge today for "Oldie But A Goodie", and the theme is "Glitter". I have put plenty of sparkle on my image and snowflakes, hope it shows ok. This is using a House Mouse stamp called Night Light, i'm now trying to get some Christmas cards done as I have only made three so far.

This is also for:-
1. Allsorts - week 78 - Sketch
2. Die Cut Dreams Christmas - challenge # 43 - Snowflakes
3. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 73 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
4. ABC Christmas - W is for Winter Wonderland
5. House Mouse - challenge # 82 - All about friends

Stamps - House Mouse Night Light HMJR1068, sentiment Dovecraft,
Papers - Papermania A Wonderful Christmas Time, Dovecraft Winter Wonderland,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,
Tools - Nestie, Cuttlebug, Snowflake punch, Sizzix snowflake Die, Sizzix sidekick,
Embellishments - stickles, ribbon, white gems,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday 15 November 2010

Christmas Bows

It's time for another Die Cut Dreams challenge and the theme is to use staples on your project. My staples are one on either side of the ticket and one on either side of the green ribbon. Couldn't get the staples to show up very well on the photo.
Please do pop over there's always fabulous prizes and the rest of the team have done gorgeous creations.

This is also for:-
1. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 45 - Sketch
2. House Mouse - challenge # 82 - All about friends
3. The Fuzzy Wuzzy - A Season (I have chosen Winter)
4. Craft And Me - challenge 17 - Glitter (the snow & the Poinsettia)
5. ABC Challenge - His for Holidays (christmas)

Stamps - House MouseWrapped and Ready HMOR1006, Poinsettia stamp from Polkadoodles,
Papers - Papermania's A wonderful christmas time, DCWV Christmas Wishes,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's,
Embellishments - Ribbon green Papermania, tartan ribbon, Ticket from Miss Cutie Pie, staples, stickles, brad,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday 12 November 2010

Icicle Gift Box

At Polkadoodles this week the challenge is to do a gift box, I have used Meeshelle without her wings from the Fairy Flutterfly stamps, on a Christmas icicle box, which is from the CD Paper Boutique 2 - CreativeChristmas . The poinsettia is a stamp from the Crimbo doodles stamp set, and I have used promarkers to colour the image.

Please watchout for out blog hop too, it's on the 19th November and the prizes on each stop are fabulous. And there's still a chance to enter if your interested in the DT Call we have at the moment.

This is also for:-
Cute Card Thursday - challenge 138 - Anything Goes

Something else to watch out for, I received some lovely Christmas gifts from DotComGiftShop the other day, which i'll be blogging about in the coming weeks, as they have asked me to review these items. Gorgeous goodies too.

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

Monday 8 November 2010

I've been good

This week at Die Cut Dreams the lovely Susie has given us all one of her Door Hangers from her shop to use for the challenge of "Door Hangers". I couldn't resist doing a christmas one. I have bought quite a few from her before and they are excellent quality, I have done Baby ones, fairy ones, and different kinds of christmas ones.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Allsorts - week 77 - Twas The Night Before Christmas

2. Crafts And Me - challenge # 16 - Make A Christmas Gift


Stamps - Sarah Kay Santa , Polkadoodles poinsettia,

Papers - Papermania A wonderful Christmas time,

Colouring Mediums - H20's, Distress Inks, perfect pearls heirloom gold,

Embellishments - bell, brads, ribbon,

Have a great week and thank you for popping by my blog.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday 7 November 2010

Award and a DT Call

This Fabulous 'I got Attitude' award was given to me by my very good blogging buddie Debs.
And with it comes a very wonderful $5 gift certificate from
The Digi's with Attitude Store
I just have to follow a few simple steps .
Firstly- I am to give this award to 5 other bloggers
Well, this is always a very very difficult thing for me to do. How to choose just 5.
Well I decided this is going to 5 of my consistent commenters, they comment on every post and up to now I haven't given them an award to thank them. I know there's lots more friends out their to give this award to, but I really wanted to give it to someone who hasn't received an award from me yet. I hope all my commenting friends understand, I would love to give it to you all.

So here are my 5


Secondly- Tell 3 things about myself

1. I live my life around my 3 children and Hubby
2. Crafting keeps me sane and helps me through the rough times
3. My crafting dream is to be a House Mouse DT member.

Now, follow this link to finish your steps and claim your coupon

Now for the DT Call

If you are interested in becoming a Design Team member of Polkadoodles we are having a DT call.

An important part of your duties is to create samples for Polka Doodles products which will be seen on the website, shows and Create & Craft TV. You will receive Polka Doodles products to enable you to make the samples and your projects and obviously these are free for you to keep and use.
The Design Team call is open to anyone and everyone, no matter what your ability, so click on the link below.

Tracy x

Friday 5 November 2010

Christmas Quick

At Polkadoodles this week they are asking for a quick make that can also be mass produced. Everything is from Sundae Of Seasons except the poinsettia's which are from the Crimbo Doodle stamp set. The image is a pre-coloured one from the Disc. And like Jenny requested a quick and simple card.
The winner will receive a special blinkie for use on their blog and something scrummy from Polka Doodles! Runners-up will also receive Blinkies!

I would also like to tell you about a blog hop coming in a couple of weeks for Polkadoodles and there's a prize on every stop. The prizes are fabulous so please do watch for it.

Thanks for popping over and have a great weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Magical Mermaid

At "Oldie But A Goodie" this week the theme is chosen by the lovely Fleur, and she has chosen "Distressing". I have distressed all the edges of my cards and papers with distress inks, it doesn't seem to be showing up too well on the photo though.

I decided on an easel card, and all my flowers are handmade. And I just love this image, at the moment it's the only Sweet Pea I own, I would love some of the fairy ones though, oh well they'll go on my wish list.

Easel cards are hard to photograph sometimes so I have done a few shots of the details too.

I've tried to show you on this close up the Rangers Rock Candy I have used on the mermaids tale. In real life it gives a gorgeous shimmer which makes her tail look wet.

We are sponsored by Die Cut Dreams and this is the great prize Susie is giving away.

The rest of the team have done gorgeous creations too, please pop by and have a look and maybe also join in the challenge too.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Colour Create - challenge 56 - Purple, Aqua and White

2. Sweet Pea Stampers - Easel card

3. ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter

4. Simon Says Stamp - Punch 'em (I have used punches for my flowers)

5. Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It ( have punched flowers)

6. Creative Inspirations - challenge 46 - Glitter, Glamour & Girlie


Stamps - Sweet Pea September Rhythm, Daisy and Dandelion Sentiment,

Ppaers - Dovecraft Fantasy, Papermania Henbury Lane,

Colouring Medium - Distress Inks, H20's,

Tools - Sizzix Side Kick, Dies, Nesties, Cuttlebug,

Embellishments - Gems, Rock Candy,

Have a good week, and thank you for popping by my blog, please feel free to leave a comment, they are always appreciated.

Happy crafting


Monday 1 November 2010

There In Love!

Is anyone fed up yet of my House Mouse, i'm totally addicted, I just love 'em.
Anyway this creation is for the Die Cut Dreams challenge where the theme is "No colouring in and feature a heart", that wasn't easy as I love colouring these little critters. You should go look at the rest of the Dt's creations, they're really gorgeous and a great prize up for grabs too.

This is also for:-
A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 127 - Die Cut/Punches (Die cut hearts on the Cricut)

Stamp - House Mouse HMJR1063 Lovely Confetti Heart,
Papers - Forever friends,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Cricut, George cartridge,
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, stickles,

Have a great week and thank you for popping over to my blog,
Happy crafting
Tracy x