Sunday 28 March 2010

Time For Tea!

The image on this card is from Karen's Doodles and it is so cute and lovely to work with, it is called Herbert and Bigsby - Time for tea. The papers are Papermania's Rose Garden, the flowers are handmade, see lower down this post for some info on them. I have had a bit of a change to day and used promarkers, getting a bit better with them.

This is for:-

1. Karen's Doodles - challenge # 3 - Sketch

2. Colour Create - challenge 41 - Pastels + Spring

3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 105 - Dimensions ( you will find dimention in my flowers and butterfly)

4. Passion For Promarkers - week 44 - Springtime + Animal

5. Creatalicious - challenge # 8 - Favourite drink (my favourite drink is a nice cup of TEA)

I would like to say a big thank you to all the well wishers that sent their best wishes for my Hubby, he came through the operation really well and avoided any severe bleeding that the Doctors were expecting. He is now resting up at home and is doing really well, but he is at home for two weeks, so don't know how much crafting i'll get done.

Now for something else, my good friend Fiona does the most beautiful handmade flowers and she had put them on my birthday card, my 14 year old son Scott saw them and thought they were great, now he wanted to make them too, but we didn't have the right punches, so he has used some we have, and taken Fiona's flowers and altered them to suit our punches. Hope you don't mind Fiona!

Scott made the purple and the blue and white one, then he showed me and I made the yellow polka dot one which I then used on todays card. Well done Scott, i will be using these a lot more since I don't own many fabric flowers (Prima's etc). They will be seen now along with the handmade roses i already make.

Now I would like to remind you all about the Sir Stampalot challenge which starts on Thursday 1st April. So pop on over and become a follower so you will be reminded when it starts, and your in for a real treat for the first challenge, the DT has worked hard and come up with some gorgeous creations.

Also there is still time to enter The Hero Arts Giveaway too.

Have a great week
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rosie-D's challenge

Over at Rosie-D's we're following the "Spring Theme", this weeks challenge # 67 is a colour combo for you, it's Green, Yellow and White. And we are being sponsored by Sir Stampalot again and the prize is a beautiful set of MFT floral and swirl stamps.
This is my DT creation and if you would like to see the rest of the teams creations please pop over and take a look or even join in, it's a great theme this week.

I used one of my favourite stamps from the Penny Black tiny Wishes set. The flowers I won at Die Cut Dreams for their "no flowers challenge", and my image is coloured with Distress Inks and H20's.

Have a great week

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Thursday 25 March 2010

My Springtime Garden!

This is my DT card for Susie's Sassy challenge, our theme for Challenge # 11 this week is "Springtime Garden" and has been chosen by Sally. The prize this time is £10 worth of mystery mix of die cuts and images. Last week we had to say good bye to Vikki, this week we say an early goodbye to Lisa , Susie has decided to close this bi-weekly challenge and concentrate on the other 2 challenge blogs she runs with Vikki , but its not over yet we have 2 more challenges to go so don't leave us just yet ...... I cant wait to see what you create for this challenge and the next. I have really enjoyed working with a brilliant DT team and the girls are really lovely and talented. Thank you Susie for giving me the chance, your a sweetheart.

I would also like to enter this for:-

1. Sketch Saturday - week 95 - Sketch

2. Allsorts - week 44 - Spring is in the air

3. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge 17 - Spring into spring

4. Incy Wincy Designs - challenge 35 - Easter or Spring

5. Simon Says Stamp - Spring and some glimmer

Now today is my BIRTHDAY and when I woke up i was a bit upset as my hubby forgot my Birthday, but he is going into hospital tomorrow for an operation, so he's a bit nervous to say the least. And I must say i'm worried too and just want to get it out of the way.

But I was really cheered up by all the beautiful cards and some gorgeous pressie's I received from my blogging friends, they are all really beautiful cards. I received some gorgeous stamps, flowers, chocolate and charms etc......

So a really big thank you as I know you all have busy lives, so it means so much that you took the time to send me these. Thank you to - Fiona, Brenda, Jane, Norma, Pinky, Lisa, Sally, Rosie, Jackie, Mervi and Saskia.

Hope everyone has a good day

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Fairy Bookmark

I have made this bookmark for my daughter Jodie, as her's has just about dropped apart, she reads all the time. The sentiments is from a new sheet of sentiments and you can find them here at Lisa's shop. The fairies on either side of the sentiment are made from shrinkables and it is my first time using them.

This is for:-

1. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 96 - Bookmark

2. Creative Inspirations - challenge 30 - Anything but a card

3. ABC Challenge - Q is for Quotation ( I hope this counts as a quotation)

4. Flutterby Wednesday - challenge # 102 - Open challenge

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 19 March 2010

Going green

I made this card for my friends son, I used a LOTV image, i'm just loving these at the moment. The embellishments on this card are stamped from the Daisy and Dandelion range, I prefer boys cards to be simple, I know my boys don't go in for any fuss.

This is for:-

1. Simon Says Stamp - Greens

2. Cupcake Crafts - challenge # 82 - Going Green

3. Incy Wincy Designs - challenge 33 - Green

4. Fussy and Fancy Friday - challenge 6 - Green

It's only two weeks away for the Sir Stampalot challenge to start on the 1st of April

And I would like to remind you about the Hero Arts draw

There are still two chances left to win one of the fabby Hero Arts Goodie Bags before our challenge kicks off on 1st April.
Now for this weeks candy of yet another Hero Goody Bag....... you all know the form by now, they are all different so no clues as to the contents, why spoil the surprise, all I can say is that they contain as the name suggests Hero Arts products.

Now onto something different, one of my DT buddies Lisa is trying to raise money to have an operation on her hips. She also has a shop, and that is where I get my ticket sentiments from and you can find that here. So if you would like to show support please pop by and give her a visit.

Hope everyone has a great weekend

Tracy x

Sunday 14 March 2010

Rosie-D's challenge

Over at Rosie-D's this week, the theme is "Think Spring" and is hosted by our lovely Brenda, and you can interpret the theme however you wish. There's a brand new sponsor this time, Sir Stampalot and they are giving away two wood mounted stamps by Stampendous.
So if you'd like to see the rest of the design teams cards or even join in with the challenge for a chance of the great stamps then pop on over and take a look.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday 13 March 2010

Something Different

I got an order for a 1st Holy Communion card with a gift box, and I didn't know where to start at first. They asked for white and silver, with a hint of colour. My Sir Stampalot Buddy Pinky
helped me out by sending me some images, and this WOJ fit the bill perfectly, thank you Pinky.
I made a rose and sparkled it up using stickles and a bit of fine silver glitter, there's feathers and beaded stems. I used Distress Inks to colour it and stamp the flourishes, I used Tattered Rose then added some more stickles.

This is for:-
1. Totally Papercrafts - challenge ~ 7 - Things with wings
2. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge # 16 - A female on your card
3. Creative Card Crew - Celebrations
4. Flutterby Wednesday - challenge 100 - Open theme
5. Sophisti-cats - challenge # 25 - flourishes and bling

Hope everyone is having a good weekend and get some lovely gifts tomorrow for Mothers Day
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday 11 March 2010

For My Godson

This is for:-

1. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 103 - Celebrations

2. Allsorts - challenge week 42 - Just For Men

3. Creative Inspirations - challenge 29 - Male card

4. Die Cut Dreams - challenge # 38 - No Flowers Allowed

I have made this card for my Godson, He'll be 24 at the end of this month, now that makes me feel old, although my best friend was only 16 when she had him. You have seen one like it before that I did but in Red. I have glossed the car with 3D gloss and it's given it a lovely shine which doesn't really show on the photo. The image is from Digital Ink, there's other great vehicles too.

Allsorts are having the theme of "just for men", and that comes in with Creative Inspiration too as they also want a male card. And Die Cut Dreams said no flowers, well there's definately no flowers here. Cute Card Thursday have celebrations as their theme this week and this is a Birthday celebration.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Susie's Sassy Challenge

It's another week at Susie's Sassy challenge and the theme this time is Easter. It's Vikki's choice of theme this time, and the prize is a GDT Spot for the challenge commencing 8th April. The rest of the DT have made some lovely creations, please do pop on over and have a look, and maybe join in.

This is also for:-

1. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge # 16 - A female on your card

2. Stamp Something - Something Girly

3. Cupcake Crafts - challenge # 81 - Flower Power

4. Creative Card Crew - Celebrations

5. Flutterby Wednesday - challenge 100 - Open Theme

6. C.R.A.F.T. - challenge 41 - Citrus

I love this image, Hanglar are just so cute. The sentiment stamp is from a set I won in a candy from the lovely Janiel, thanks love, and the papers are Daisy And Dandelion. I have used stickles on the egg.

I've had a rough couple of nights as Bobby has gone down with croup again, Tuesday night was spent in the bathroom steaming him, it was touch and go this time to whether an Ambulance was needed. He started at 12.10am, I suppose it's classed as Wednesday morning not Tuesday night. It was 4.00am before we even moved back to the bedroom. The doctors told us they usually grow out of it by 5/6 years and he's just gone 4, so hopefully there won't be too many of these bad attacks. On a good note we got through with a bathroom full of steam and some breathing techniques. Although he needed a couple of medicenes for the pains in his throat and chest, also to help the coughing, or should I say barking. He's picking up now and getting back to his usual self. I just need to catch up on some sleep now.

Crafty Cardmakers want to see a female somewhere on your card, I have used a gorgeous Hanglar girl. While at Stamp Something they want to something Girly. It's Flower Power over at Cupcake Crafts, and with some kind of celebration at Creative Card Crew, and I'm doing Easter for mine. And at C.R.A.F.T. they are looking for Citrus colors and there's plenty of lemon and lime on my card. Flutterby Wednesday have an open theme this week and there's a punched butterfly on this card.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday 8 March 2010

She's so pretty!

This is for:-
1. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 6 - Mother's day
2. Stamp Something - Something Girly
3. C.R.A.F.T. - challenge 40 - Mother's Day
4. Cupcake Crafts - challenge 82 - Flower Power
5. Sophisti-cats - challenge # 25 - Flourishes and Bling

This is another order, my friend Sarah saw the card I did last week with the lace, where I had sewn beads on, and wanted that to be on her card for her Mum. The sentiment is embossed with clear embossing powder, the hearts have been embossed with flourishes too. The papers are my favourites at the moment, they are Papermania's Rose garden. The image is Belle's 'N' Whistles - Belle with teddy, one of my favourites too.

Totally Papercrafts and C.R.A.F.T. want to see Mother's Day cards this week. And Stamp Something want to see something "Girly", which also falls in with Cupcake crafts challenge of "Flower Power". This week Sophist-cats would like to see "Flourishes and bling", there is flourishes stamped onto the two hearts and my bling is the beads and glitter i have used.

I also got this award from the lovely Fiona at Lil Daffodil , and Sarah over at Crafty By Nature , Thank you so much ladies for thinking of me. And doesn't seem to have any rules attached with it, so rather than try to name some of you lovely ladies out there, as you can see it's a sunshine award and blogging has brought so much sunshine into my life. All I will say is if you've visited my blog and enjoyed it please take this award as a thank you.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 5 March 2010

My First Easel Card!

This is for:-
1. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 48 - Easel Card
2. Papertake Weekly - Buttons, bows, brads and bling
3. Passion For Promarkers - week 41 - Back To Nature
4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 102 - Green
5. Creative Craft Challenges - challenge 8 - Thanks a Bunch
6. Stampin For The Weekend - Monocromatic

Well we have sunshine today and no snow, now I feel spring is on it's way although there is still a very cold nip in the air. This is my very first easel card and I was surprised at how easy they are, but that could be thanks to the Whiff Of Joy tutorial, found Here. It's my 15th Wedding Anniversay on Monday the 8th March, so this card is for my hubby. We are like best friends and we always say we are soul mates. We do everything and go everywhere together 99% of the time.
Lili Of The Valley got me trying the easel card as it's their theme, and I always do their challenges and the prize of two gorgeous stamps, is just what I could do with, so thank you Lily Of The Valley. If you like Buttons, Bows, Brads and Bling the Papertake Weekly challenge is for you this week. Then you can "Go Back To Nature" with Passion For Promarkers, I'm still getting to grips with Promarkers, i'm not too brilliant, but I haven't given up so that's why I've used them today, I am getting better though. And use the colour Green for Cute Card Thursday which also lends itself to Stampin For The Weekend with there Monocramatic theme. Creative Craft Challenges' theme is Thanks A Bunch and you can interpret this however you wish, so I am saying "Thanks a bunch for being my Husband".

Hope you all have some sun where you are today.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Waiting For Spring

This is for:-

1. Lili Of The Valley - challenge 47 - Sketch

2. Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day

3. By The Cute And Girly - March Challenge - "Spring Is In The Air

4. Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 93 - Use Beads

5. Creative Card Crew - Celebrations

I enjoyed doing this card as I did stamping and sewing, I added beads to the lace by stitching them on, and the papers are my new ones, Papermania Rose Garden, they're Right up my street. And lastly some lovely sparkle.

Lili Of The Valley gave an absolutely brilliant sketch to work with, definately one to use again. It's Mother's Day at Simon Says Stamp this week. And "Spring is in the air" for By The Cute And Girly. With Spoonful Of Sugar wanting beads, it's get the needle nd thread out. And I think Mother's Day is classed as a Celebration which is for Creative Card Crew as we are celebrating out Mums.

Happy crafting

Tracy x