Monday, 22 September 2014

Let it snow.....

Hi Everyone,

Firstly I'm sorry I haven't been about much this past week, with last minute shopping and then taking my son to University this week I have been a busy Mum and a sad one too :{  I'm sure he's having a great time and forgotten us already, but it will take me a while to get used to it.  I do have a couple more cards to put on so I will be playing catch up this week.  A huge thank you to my regular visitors, I really do appreciate you :)

So it's Monday and time for my LLC DT card.  This week Sandy has tasked us with the theme of "Autumn" and I know your peeking at my card and thinking this is not Autumn and your right, it isn't, lol.  So what is my interpretation of Autumn..... well I have taken the colours...... shades of reds, green, a little orange and some rustic brown.  Speaking of rustic brown have you seen all the new products in store at LLC...... rustic stars and bells to name a couple and look no further than my card...

*** I have now added this card to my Etsy Store but if you go to this link  Etsy will give you £5 towards your first purchase ***

I love this image by Lili of the Valley and I have coloured these two girls with distress inks and don't forget if you would like to learn please check out my colouring class and Kit and Clowder.

I used the Maya Design It's Christmas Time 6 x 6 paper pad and the took the "Let it snow" text from the bottom strip of the Maya Design Vintage Frost Basics Chritmas Die Cut sheet.

I added some of the new Maya Road Burlap trim and added the button trim to the centre.

Love the new Star pins and you can see one poking out from the little flower arrangement and a little wooden heart thread with the new prima Vax cord.  I also used the Vax Cord along with the Bakers Twine on the bells.

I used the new Marianne Design Anja's Circle Die Set LR0327 as a doily and added the new prima paper flower along with some kort and godt berries and  20mm roses.

I added some shabby white frantage to the rusty bells and rustic Stars.  The bells were tied with Vax Cord along with the Bakers Twine.

The tag was cut from a Noor Design die.

I have also added stickles and gesso.

Can you see the new Jumbo Pom Pom.... I thought they looked light snow balls on the sides.

HugsTracy x

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Little Darlings "Home For The Holidays" Candibean Release

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps is so pleased to announce 
the newest CandiBean collection

"Home For The Holidays"

This beautiful collection consists of 5 rubber stamps that are perfect to use in making handmade holiday gifts, decorating gift bags, gift tags, holiday home decor items, tree ornaments, or as the actual gift themselves!  They are sweet and beautiful... each demonstrating the joy of the holiday season.
This holiday collection is paired with an elegant sentiment set: 'Postage Stamps', from the Vintage Affections product line.   These sentiments are the perfect choice to add to all of your holidays gifts and tags, whether you're sending gifts through the mail or giving the gift by hand.  Each sentiment is individually backed with cling foam and is contour cut.  And each offers it's own interpretation of Victorian elegance! 

These playful CandiBean stamps are offered at the low, low price of 
only $10.99/each!!!
our lovely Vintage Affections 4x6 sentiment sets are
 only $12.49/each!!!

Now, how about a fun Hop and a GIVEAWAY to celebrate???

We are giving away THREE prizes to THREE randomly selected winners!
1st Prize- 3 Stamps of your choice from the Home for the Holidays Collection
2nd Prize- 2 Stamps of your choice from the Home for the Holidays Collection
3rd Prize- 1  Stamp of your choice from the Home for the Holidays Collection

Here's what you need to do (if you haven't done already):

1. Like our Facebook Store page HERE
2. Become a Follower of our Facebook Fan page HERE.
3. Hop to each of our Design Team Blogs (below) and leave some love.
4. Come back to the Inspiration Blog HERE and leave a comment!

We love getting comments on our individual blogs 
but to be eligible for the draw,
you must also leave a comment on the Inspiration blog!
That's it!

Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 28th here 
and on our Facebook page!
(All winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize)

Have fun

Hugs Tracy x
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Monday, 15 September 2014


Hello Everyone,

Well that was a whirlwind of a weekend, gone in a flash.  Been university shopping but still have more to get, sigh.  We then spent the day with family in Brighton dropping off my nephew for the start of his second year in Uni and here we are again, Monday....

The theme that Sandy has set the DT over at Live and Love Crafts this week is "Sparkle".  I have taken the opportunity to make another Christmas card and I have lots of sparkly bits to share with you.

The image is from Pion Design's Winter Days     sheet and the paper is from      

The tree is cut from a Marianne Design Die and I have added lots of Diamond Dust and then wrapped some silver beads around the tree.

I added diamond dust tot he snowflakes too and then added the little buttons to two of the centres.  I also tinted the buttons with a little acrylic red paint and removed it straight away so that the pattern can still be seen.

I cut the poinsetta from the matching paper and added diamond dust and bordeaux and marshmallow frosted berries to the centre.  The holly leaves have a dashing of snow tex.

I have added some beautiful lace to the bottom so that it trails down when the card put up.  I have also added a row of   organza rose trim.  Last and not least I added the holly charm to the corner of the image.

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday, 8 September 2014

White as Snow

Hello again, this time I'm sharing my Live and Love Crafts DT card and this week the theme we are all following is "White as Snow", so you will see lots of white and a few snowflakes too.  This card really sparkles in real life and unfortunately I don't think my photography has done this card justice :(

The papers are from Pion Design's latest release Days of Winter, 6 x 6 Erik and Elsa and I couldn't bear to cover up the printed scene so I have used the snow effect and striped pieces for the front and saved the scenic piece for the inside :)

Here's the floral bouquet and I think you can see the diamond dust on all the snow flakes.  At the bottom I have used a Maya Road Vintage Finding Teardrop Pearl Centre and then used lots of white roses in 30mm and 15mm, frosted berries, pearl stamen, shabby blossom, foam flowers.

The image is cut from the 6x6 paper, isn't she gorgeous.  Love these images. This is layered onto a Noor Design die cut and then a Melissa Frances paper doily and finished at the bottom by a shabby seam binding bow.

I have used two beautiful laces, Elixir and Crotcheted Pearl Lace.

And here's the inside, oops there's some seam binding left hanging over the top, lol.  Don't you agree, too beautiful to cover up, right? 

Have a good week.

Hugs Tracy x

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