Friday 30 July 2010

New Home

For my creation this week at Polkadoodles the theme is "Generic Male & Female", so I chose to do a new home card as I have found both single men and women are buying homes on their own now. I have used the NEW stamp doodles house, and my papers are from the Love & Cherish CD and also All Around & Everywhere CD.

Now for some Fab news from Nikky to pass on about a fab competition which has started today.The great news is that Polka Doodles has teamed up with Letraset of Promarkers fame to host a competition with the MOST FABULOUS PRIZES imaginable. If you pop over to the Challenge Blog, Nikky will tell you more about it

I would like to enter this for:-

Simon Says Stamp - "Going All Dotty"

I've had quite a peaceful week with my sister and kids at blackpool for the week, apart from my eldest son having an ear infection. My parents, sister and the twins are all back tomorrow, so things will be back to normal. My Sister is doing a lot better though, I think the holiday has done her good.

A very good weekend to you all

Happy crafting


Sunday 25 July 2010

All Creatures Great And Small

It's my turn again to host this weeks challenge over at Rosie-D's, and I chose the theme of "All Creatures Great And Small" and this is the prize:-

I have used one of my favourite range of stamps, House Mouse. The doily was in a bloghop prize I won from Mandy, thank you Mandy they are great to use. So if you need to blow the dust off one of your animal stamps and give it an inking please join in.

I would like to enter this into:-
Craftalicious - challenge # 4 - "Birthdays"
Create 4 Fun - challenge # 4 - Use Flowers
Stamp Something - Something Flowery
Creative Inspirations - challenge # 39 - Anything Goes

Stamps - House Mouse, Papermania sentiments,
Papers - My minds eye "Quite Contrary",
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Cricut, Nesties, Teabag Template,
Embellishments - stickles, gems, ribbon, flowers, bow, doily all from stash.

I would also like to share some good news, I have just joined the DT for Die Cut Dreams, I have worked with Susie who runs it, before on one of her other teams, and she was great to work with and such fun too. So i'm really glad to be apart of another one of her teams.
Thanks Susie.

Hope you have had a nice weekend

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday 24 July 2010

Fairy On Tiptoes

There is a DT Call over at Die Cut Dreams and the theme for it is "Pink & Girly". The closing date is Sunday 25th July at noon, and the announcement of the new DT will be Monday 26th.

For my creation I used the lovely "Fairy on tiptoes" by Lily Of The Valley, I added all my favourite things, stickles, lace, flowers, and Butterflies. I coloured my image with Distress Inks, the darker pink colour I used for my nestie and flowers have turned out a bit darker on the photo.

Have a good weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday 23 July 2010

New Poinsettia stamp

This weeks challenge for Polkadoodles is Christmas in July, and this gives the design team a chance to show everyone the new Paper Boutique 2 - Creative Christmas CD-Rom.
Polkadoodles are doing a new range of stamps, this Poinsettia is among them, and are from the NEW Stamp Doodles range. I stamped it three times and cut it out and layered it up after glittering around the edges. The backing paper is from the NEW Paper Boutique 2 - Creative Christmas, the sentiment and holly is from Christmas Doodles stamp set.

Now for some Fab news from Nikky to pass on about a fab competition which has started today.The great news is that Polka Doodles has teamed up with Letraset of Promarkers fame to host a competition with the MOST FABULOUS PRIZES imaginable. If you pop over to the Challenge Blog, Nikky will tell you more about it

A quick update on my Sister, She is still in a lot of pain, so yesterday I took her to the doctors and they gave her some stronger painkillers, so hopefully this will see a bit more of an improvement. My hubby is driving her and the twins to Blackpool on Saturday to join my mam and dad on their holiday, and then going back to bring them back a week later. So i'll be able to have a rest providing my own kids behave. Looking forward to some easy time with my kids as they start their summer holidays tomorrow.

Hoping you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for popping by my way.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Graduation Mouse

This is the last of the Graduation cards I made for my 60 year old Aunt who has graduated. Just had to use this cute mouse, he is so adorable, and I absolutely love House Mouse stamps, and it looks lovely sat in a matching gift box.

I am entering this into :-

House Mouse challenge - challenge 74 - "The letter B" (my B's are - Black, bow, blooms, box, brad)

Papertake Weekly - "Cutie Patootie" (I think all House Mouse images are cute )

Just an update with my sister's condition for my regular followers. My Sister was allowed to come home yesterday afternoon, my hubby went to pick her up, we got her some shopping and my Auntie sat with her for a bit. I have checked she is ok, as I wanted her to sleep at my house, but she said I just want to get into my own bed and sleep. So she's all set up with everything she needs and her phone beside her, we don't live far from each other so if she needs me I can get straight there. Besides I need to be at home as her kids are dropped of at my house at 6.30am on a morning. We are not letting her own kids know she's home yet so they don't get upset as she's not strong enough to see to them. But Thursday or Friday I'm going to take them home all being well. Then she's off to join my mam and Dad for a week in Blackpool as they are there on holiday for a fortnight. So things are looking up for her.

I went out and bought Bobby and the twins some bits of toys to play with today, three of everything so they don't fight LOl! They had everything the same, colour the lot and they still found something to fight about. But thats kids for you!!!!!!

Thank you for calling by my blog and for such wonderful comments you all leave, they really do keep me going.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Monday 19 July 2010

Fairy Flutterfly's Babsie

Polkadoodles do a range of stamps called Fairy Flutterfly's, they are very versatile as they come with the wings seperate which can be used as a butterfly on it's own. They also include a sentiment and some small flowers and a small butterfly too. These will be coming soon to Create + Craft TV. Nikky asked us to do some samples for the show, showing the stamps on a general card and as a Christmas card. My christmas card will be shown soon.

This is Babsie, I love her she's so cute, her clothes look great and her wings are great to work with on there own, as a butterfly or as fairy wings. The papers and flowers are all from Polkadoodles Cd-Roms, and the sentiment and small butterfly comes with the stamp set.

I would like to enter this in:-
Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 25 - Recipe
Fussy and Fancy - challenge # 15 - Scallops and Sparkle

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday 18 July 2010

Bird House

Polkadoodles are doing a new range of stamps, this birdhouse is among them and will be shown today at the Doncaster show. Nikky asked us to do some samples for the show, and this uses the cute little bird stamp. The bird house is from the Polkadoodles CD All Around And Everywhere, I inserted a little pink bird from the same Cd, I just cut a slit into the doorway of the house and slid her in.

I would like to enter this into:-

Papertake Weekly - "In the garden"

Allsorts - challenge 61 - Summer days

Thank you for the kind words regarding my Sisters condition that I put in an earlier post. She has been diagnosed with Pneumonia, a hole in her Lung and one in her bowl.

My sister took a turn for the worse through the night Thursday, and after a lot of investigating they have found that the new anti-biotics they were giving her, gave her a really bad allergic reaction.
Yesterday when the doctor saw her, he had her injected with dye to see whats happening around her body, mainly to see how bad the holes in her lung and bowel are.
Then they gave her some good news, which is the drugs and anti-biotics are working and the holes are starting to self repair. Thay had told her yesterday that she'd be in hospital another 6-10 days, but now they say she may get home the beginning or middle of next week as long as she has help.
So i'm doing hospital visits over the weekend and then back to looking after the kids for the whole of next week from monday. And when she comes out i'll need to look after her too.

I've only my own kids over the weekend as the twins have gone to their dads, so I might get some blogging done.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 16 July 2010

Fairy Flutterfly

It's Friday and that means another Polkadoodles challenge.
Lou over at Polkadoodles has picked the theme this week of using Any stamps, but we the design team have to use our Fairy Flutterby stamps to create all of your card - background, image and sentiment.
I have used the Meeshelle Fairy Flutterfly set, I have used a pearlised piece of lilac card then stamped butterflies with versamark all over then embossed with holographic embossing powder to make a background. All the stamps on this card are from the same stamp set. Meeshelle has been coloured with distress inks, and lots of stickles has been added for that lovely sparkle.

I would like to enter this into:-
Flutterby Wednesday - challenge # 113 - 3 layers

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Tea For Two

This is for the following challenges:-

1. Penny Black At Allsorts - challenge #1 - A burst of summer colour

2. Penny Black Saturday - week 109 -Sketch

3. Allsorts - challenge 60 - July Love

I would like to apologise in advance for any lack of blogging etc over the next couple of weeks.
My sister was rushed into hospital Satuday night, and yesterday they gave my sister a body scan, she has Pneumonia, they have found a hole in her bowel, and a burst ulcer which is leaking gases, and has now caused a hole in her lung. The Doctors are deciding what will be done, it could mean major surgery. My sister has 4 year old twins, who are close to my son Bobby, they are the same age. My sister is not with her twins father, but he is having them at his house to sleep on a night and dropping them off at my house at 6.30 am, I then take them to nursery at 9.00am, pick them back up at 11.30 and then they are with me until 5.30pm. So time is a bit tight, please bear with me and fogive me if I don't get around to your blogs.

I Did do a card for a few challenges tonight, but not too pleased with it , I was just so tired, couldn't consentrate.

Stamps - Penny black, Sentiment by Daisy and Dandelion,
Papers - the rose paper is a freebie from the lovely Inger, Spotted paper is Polkadoodles
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks,
Tools - Cricut, flower punch, button hole punch (from Sir Stampalot), border punch,
Embellishments - Ribbon is Anita's, stickles, gems by Hero Arts (from Sir Stampalot)

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday 11 July 2010


I am hosting the challenges this month at Rosie-D's, and the theme for this fortnight is Burgandy, Pink and Cream. I was feeling a bit nostalgic after I had finished my card as it reminded me of my sister and me when we was younger. I'm also offering the following prize to the winner -

So if you fancy joining in pop on over and take a look at the fab DT creations too.

I would also like to enter it into the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge 24 - Inky Fingers
2. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 36 - Sketch (which I have rotated)
3. ABC Challenge - Y is for You an Me

I would like to apologise in advance if I go missing a bit over the next week or so, as my Sister was rushed into hospital last night, there is something wrong with her white blood cells and they think she has a clot on her lung. They are giving her a body scan at 9am in the morning. Now she has twin boys age 4, same age as Bobby, my youngest. Their Dad has them at the moment, but i'll be having them tomorrow, so might not see a computer as when the three of them get together they are little tearaways. But i'll have to help out where I can, so can't say when i'll be around. Strange though that this card was made with my sister in mind over a week ago, way before she became ill, and now it looks like i'll be giving it to her as a get well card.

Stamps - Penny Black Rain or Shine,
Papers - Papermania Regency, My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Embellishments - Sentiment ticket, bow, rose, flowers, photo corners all from stash

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday 9 July 2010

Thinking Of You

This is my DT creation for this weeks Polkadoodles challenge, where the theme is "Summer". For my summer theme I have chosen to use Back To nature for my image and backing papers. My flowers have come from the All Around And Everywhere CD. And for my butterflies I stamped them using the Fairy Flutterfly stamp Meeshelle. There is some wonderful backing papers on these CD's, and they are all very versatile.

I would also like to enter this for:-

1. Flutterby Wednesday - challenge # 112 - Open Theme

Have a wonderful weekend

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Whooo Passed?

Another one of my cards for my 60 year old Auntie who has just passed and will have her graduation thingy end of this month.
Quick post as i'm trying to get a lot of DT work done and fill some orders. But thanks for looking and I appreciate all the lovely comments all you lovely ladies leave me.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Colour Create - challenge 48 - Baby pink, Peach, and Black
2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 23 - One for the girls
3. A Pocket Full Of Posies - challenge # 1 - One For The Girls (2nd entry with a different project)
4. Creative Craft Challenge - Summer Lovin (summer colours and flowers)

Stamps - Joanna Sheen,
Papers - Crafters Companion,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties,
Embellishments - beaded stems, flowers, leaves all from my stash,

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Top Dog

It's my 60 year old Aunties Graduation, she passed! I have had to make three cards for her, one from me and the kids, one from my mam and one from my sister, only my mam and sister wanted matching boxes, but I haven't shown them due to time. I am so busy at the moment 15 cards in all I have to make before Thursday, so short posts i'm afraid. They are for orders, samples and DT challenges. But you'll see them on various posts over the next couple of weeks.

This is for the following challenges:-

1. Karens Doodles - challenge 17 - Black, White and 1 other colour (my other colour is BLUE)

2. Craftalicious - challenge # 3 - Cute

3. Creative Card Crew - To Die For


Stamps - Karens Doodles Digi, Justrite sentiment,

Papers - Crafters Companion,

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Cuttlebug, Border Die, Nesties, flower punch,

Embellishments - gems, flower - from stash

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday 4 July 2010

Summer Birthday

It's DT Mervi's turn again for Rosie-D's challenge, and this fortnight we all would like to see creations for SUMMER BIRTHDAYS ! Mervi is having a Birthday next week, Happy Birthday Mervi. She will give a surprise prize to the lucky winner! There will be Sizzix Butterfly die, Lily&Milo stamp, diamonds...(And she's having a little candy too on her own blog, please pop by !)

I used Hanglar I received in a Rak from the lovely Annie, and the papers that scream summer to me are My Minds Eye - Bloom and Grow

Stamps - Hanglar, Dovecraft sentiments,
Papers - My minds eye - Bloom and Grow,
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks,
Tools - Cuttlebug, embossing folder, punches, Sizzix die,
Embellishments - gems, stickles,

Happy crafting and have a good week
Tracy x

Friday 2 July 2010

A Money Box

Over at Polkadoodles this week the theme has been chosen by Claire, and it is to do a decorative, ornament, mobile etc.

I have made a money box to hopefully collect some crafting pennies. I started with a Vanish tub. I have used the Fairy Flutterfly stamps for the fairies, flowers and butterflies. The spotted paper is from the Love & Cherish CD, then the layered flower on the top and the fence are from the All Around & Everywhere CD. The fairies are coloured using Promarkers, and i've added my usual stickles.

So if you fancy doing something different pop on over and join in.

The winner will receive a special blinkie for use on their blog and something scrummy from Polka Doodles! Runners-up will also receive Blinkies!

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. A Pocket Full Of Posies - challenge # 1 - One For The Girls

2. By The Cute And Girly - July challenge - Warm Summer Days

3. Incy Wincy Designs - cjhallenge 48 - Things With Wings


Stamps - Polkadoodles Fairy Flutterfly's,

Papers - Polkadoodles from CD's love and cherish and All around and everywhere

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers

Tools - cuttlebug, border die,

Embellishments - gems, brads, stickles,

Hope you all have a good weekend

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Thursday 1 July 2010

Lazy Hazy Summer Days

Lazy Hazy Summer Days is the theme for out July's challenge at Sir Stampalot's . Yet again there is the chance to win another fantastic prize from the very generous guys at Sir Stampalot. Here's what's on offer for one lucky winner and of course there will be another Top 3 who get to display our special winners blinkie on their blogs:

1 x Stampress
6 x Patterned rollagraph wheels
3 x Additional coloured ink cartridges
6 x Molly Blooms stamps from the debut Summer Collection by Clare Rowlands

Remeber you have a month to join in and there are always great prizes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - check it out
2. Creative Craft Challenges - Stamp It Up

Stamps - Lily Of The Valley, Computer Generated Sentiment,
Papers - My Minds Eye, Papermania's Blueberry Hill,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, H20's
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug,
Embellishments - Buttons, Thread, ribbons newspaper all from stash.

Have a great day
Happy crafting
Tracy x