Saturday, 22 June 2013

LLC's 1st Birthday Blog Hop - Don't Miss This..

Morning Crafters,

Well today is a special day, we are celebrating Live and Love Crafts 1st Birthday with a Hop, wooo hoooo, so it will definitely be inspirational and worth visiting.  There is a store voucher up for grabs so someone is going to have a good shopping spree and there are hidden prizes on some of the DT so be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs to be in with a chance of winning some candy and speaking of candy, here's some piccies of the prizes...



All the details can be found on the LLC blog and the winners will be announced on Tuesday. Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along your way.  So if you arrived here from the oh so talented Alyce's blog, then your on the right track, if not you need to start at the LLC Blog HERE.








Tracy .... that's me






Now the DT are following the theme of "Favourites".  OMG, where do I start.  Well when I joined LLC I had already inherited the title of "Embellishment Queen", so this store is perfect for me. So let's see, if you know me then you'll already know that I love beautiful embellies and I always use beautiful lace, I just love beautiful lace, I mostly use the wide lace, but the smaller lace comes in handy for those tags.

I am also in love with the new pearl trim and I just sneaked some in on my project today, you can see it on the edge of the book on the right hand side.

I am sure you have all heard of Frantage too.  Well I did a video and gave out lots of ideas of what to do with this gorgeous invention, you can always pop back to see the video HERE,   so of course I had to use some shabby blue and shabby white on my project today, just love, love, love the texture and it certainly brings a different dimension to your projects, don't you think.

I have altered an A5 Notebook for one of my son's English Teachers.  My directive was to include a bottle of water..... what???? Apparently his teacher keeps a bottle of water on her desk and each time she has a slurp, she says just taking a swig of gin.  So this is what I have come up with.



The beautiful papers are all by MajaDesign and all links are at the bottom of the post.  I am in love with these papers, so don't buy them all before I get chance to get some more in, lol.


The beautiful butterfly is by Melissa Frances and these resin embellishments are again another favourite of mine, just love love love them too and can you see that beautiful Kort and Godt lace.  Goodness I should have given out a warning at the beginning of this post as to how many "Beautiful's", "Gorgeous's" etc I am going to say.


The image is by the wonderful Krista Smith of Saturated Canary, came to my aid perfectly don't you think and I have coloured with copic markers, and do you see the little bottle of water on the desk, lol.


Of course my card wouldn't be complete without my white Gesso, Distress Crackle Paint and Snowtex, yep, again if you know me you'll know snow tex isn't just for Christmas, right..... lol.  I absolutely love all these and again I do have a tutorial on the "white stuff" HERE and the differences between them.


Here's the inside of the Note book.  I have stamped some tags out as there are 10 in his class that want to sign the Notebook and my new Melissa Frances hanger just sneaked into the picture, who put that there......lol.





One last thing I don't think I could be without and that is distress inks, I love using the distress inks to distress edges and also to colour with, they are so versatile. Oh and OMG, I nearly forgot I always, always have some sort of flowers on my project, now I definitely couldn't live without them, my ultimate favourite, but then I have so many as you have already gathered.

Next on the hop is Louise, now I think you might be in for a treat of Pinkalicious Delights at this stop... have fun.....

Hugs Tracy
x


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81 comments:

scrapadinne said...

What a gorgeous creation! :) I totally LOVE all the blue and all your embellishments on this project! :) Everything from the coloring to the papers down to every last flower and paint stain! :)

Hugs
Evelina

Elaine said...

Perfect Tracy.

Yes, you most definitely are the Queen of Embellies :)

Love the papers too, I bought the pads and I think it's the only one I've ever bought where I've used every sheet!

Gorgeous little embellies everywhere...love all the detail.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Elfi said...

Great, greater, the greatest!!! What a wonderful decorated book. Thank you for this inspiration, you made my day.
Hugs
Elfi

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

This is just stunning!!! coming back to check out some of your tutorials later..Hugz Gayle xx

Tracey T said...

That is one lucky English teacher - she's going to love this! A beautiful creation. Tracey x

Suzi said...

Oh my goodness Tracy, you have outdone yourself with this stunning creation. That Teacher is one lucky lady. Your use of all those fabulous elements is amazing. I'm awe struck once again.
Hugs
Suzi x

Scrapsak said...

What a great idea - maybe a bithday present for someone :O)

Hugs http://scrapsak.blogspot.dk/

Chantal said...

Just hopping to your site Tracy! I'm a great fan of your work in as well as your stamps, but also your vintage work! Soooo amazing and I learn a lot of it! Thank you for this and you do great work voor Live & Love Crafts! Hugs, Chantal

RitaK said...

Happy 1 year Birthday Tracy! Your notebook-card is gorgeous, With all the beautiful details all over. Love it :-)

Louise said...

Hi there Tracy!
Oh wow! Now this I call a note book! I would have loved to be that teacher for sure, Im a teacher to are you sure your son didnt mix us up ;) lol!

Love the image and its so luscious colored. Beautifully put together and it has that elegant and exquisite feel to it :) Stunning blue nuances :)
And...its as gorge on the inside as the outside!

Lots of love, Louise

Christine Harrop said...

My kind of teacher - a sense of humour! Fabulous image and fabulous card. Christine.

Margot-craftcorner said...

Absolutely amazing...just love it :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!!!! Tracy this has got to be the most amazing altered notebook ever!!
I love the image and such wonderful detailing. I really love the design, what a fabulous and unique gift for your son's teacher.
Thank you for a fun blog hop. I hope you are having a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Tracy,
Loving your notebook, beautiful design and colouring.
Lots of Love, Mel. xxx

Tracy said...

Wow, where do I start, love your colouring and design and definitely your gorgeous embellishing. I could look at it for ages, there so much to marvel at!
Tracy xx

Maritha said...

OMG!!! This is just soooo stunning!! Love that soft blue...wooow!! =)

Hop hop
Hugs

Sheri said...

I love this image and I love what you did with it!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Tracy, your notebook is to die for!!! Such a magnificent creation....loving all the beautiful texture, detail and the lovely image, colored to perfection! Absolutely stunning!

Jenny said...

beautiful, as ever. Love all your details. Jen xx

Louise said...

Wow!! I am totally speechless on this creation, it's absolutely stunning. Everything is so perfect
hugs Louise

marion said...

Absolutely stunning !!! Love it !! Hugs, Marion

Tracie Dean said...

Love it!! The book is gorgeous and amazing. I really thought the ribbon spool with the tag saying "Thank you so much" was unique. (I have been trying to get one of those Melissa Francis hangers but they are always sold out....lol)

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

butterfly said...

What an exquisite gift for the teacher - jaw-droppingly gorgeous work, Tracy! Love the delicate colour palette, and the amazing shabby chic textures you always create. And the tags inside are inspired!
Alison x

Marrie said...

Hello Tracy,

What a wonderful notebook i love the stamp and the butterfly so cute.

Hugs Marrie

Shazza said...

wow Tracy this is simply amazing. I wish I was his teacher :-)
Love how you always use loads of embellies, wish I was as creative. I am planning a shopping spree at LLC very very soon x

Donna said...

Hi Tracy.
I adore all of your creations.
I could sit for hours drooling. Lol. You are such an inspiration to the craft world. I loved your video on Fran-tagging. Thank you.

Hugs
Donna x

Emz said...

I love the whole thing the image if fab & the embellishments are perfect for the book x

Lena said...

What a gorgeous creation,wow

Paper Profusion said...

What a STUNNING card Tracy - truly fabulous creation. I keep seeing more and more gorgeous little elements - am lost for superlatives! Lucky teacher! Nicola x

~* steph :) *~ said...

pretty card. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning!
Gorgeous creation:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Za ovinkom said...

Oh my goodness! This is just stunning and so creative- I love it!
Jasmina

Chrissy said...

Simply wonderful Tracy, so many gorgeous eye catching details, love the colours and design and fabulous image and colouring..gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous project,
love tags inside and afcorse the front
super
hugs Tamara

Anna-Karin said...

Love this card and all the details.
Hugs
Anna-Karin

Anne said...

I've been looking at your work for a while Tracy, you have made some truly beautiful cards and this is no exception. Love everything about it.
Anne x

julieprice3 said...

This is stunning Tracy, I love the softness and beautiful embellishment, A true work of art my friend
Hugs Julie P

Amanda R said...

This is wonderful, so creative and I love how you open it to see even more!

CraftinGranny said...

This is one teacher that is going to be elated to receive this gorgeous creation. So many beautifully embellishments and so elegantly created. Be back soon for the video! "Hugs", Carol

Danielle C said...

Super gorgeous! Love the soft blues! You have colored her to perfection and the embellies are the perfect combo!
Danielle:)

Sande said...

Stunning card, Tracey! ! Fab details! Happy 1 year!
Hugs, Sande xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous creation Tracy. Love the image. Gorgeous colouring and awesome layout full of Live and Love goodies.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

xxcalamityxx said...

Beautiful card and lovely story xhugsx Nikki

JenniferD said...

Wow what a Stunning Card! So many Gorgeous Layers and Embellishments! Just Love it!

Scrappelise said...

Happy - Happy LLCrafts Birthday! Nice project you have made for the teacher! Love the story as well as the motive stamp! Hugs from Anne Lise

Sonia said...

Just wonderful creation my dear friend^_^
Beautiful image and lovely embellishments^_^
Happy Sunday and big hug,
Sonia

Lori ann M said...

Wow amazing job love it all the coloring is prefect!
Loriann
Craftyamam3.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, I'm sure Teacher will love it :D All the details are just amazing! Fab colour combo too, so pretty :)

Tanya xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw Tracy you are going to have one very happy Teacher! I just love everything about this! Love all the lovely details. Congrats to LLC too on the occasion of their first birthday, the whole Design Team have helped to contribute to making it the lovely store it is today. Judy x

Monia Fioletowa said...

I like your card very much ;) Kisses ;)

fiolety.blogspot.com

Kat W said...

Wow, wow, wow...just stunning! I love everything on this card - so many pretty things. The colours are so soft and pretty and I LOVE the SC image.
Hugs, Kat xx

Tracey Murphy said...

Wow!!! Oh how I wish I was your Son's teacher - I bet she'll be thrilled to bits to receive this! Amazing design, colouring and attention to detail! Simply stunning!
xx

Magda said...

O my ... Tracy this is amazing!!!
There are no words to express my thoughts when I see this creation!!
Hope to see more of this!
Magda

Charlotte said...

Wow, this notbook is just stunning love all of it, all the laces, papers, details and the Lovely image.
Hugs Charlotte

Hélène said...

very lovely card! Love your colors!
Helene

Anne Gro said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love the colors!!! This is sooo beautiful !!

homelycrafting said...

Hi Tracy
I am so happy I found your blog in this Blog hop of LLC..
OMG... dont´t know what to say but AWESOME!! I love your coloring and the shabby chic look! Also the soft coloring and all details..
Thanks and regards,
//Britt

Anna said...

Lovely! So many nice details!
Hugs
Anna

Barbara GR said...

OMG... this is absolutely amazing!!!
I love every single detail on it!!
Hugs
Barbara GR

Carmen Mitchell said...

What a beautiful project. I love all of the techniques and will have to take a bit more of a look around at some of your other techniques.

Ria van Kwawegen said...

Wondrful, nice with all those tags and those georgious colors!

Franz♥ said...

Another masterpiece from you sweetie, you know I adore you and your work!

Hugs, Franz.

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

this is gorgeous
xxxxx
Susan

Bettina L. said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the layers, use of currogated cardboard and the lovely butterflies, flowers and colour scheme. TFS. Bettina xx

Melinda Sweetman said...

Absolutely stunning piece of work!! I hope your son's teacher loves it!!

Synnøve said...

Dear Tracy:) This card is amazing, love the coloring and the sweet embellishments:) You did it again:)))
hugs,
Synnove

Shree's Blog said...

Wow another beauty, lovely colours and embellies too, lol
Shree xx

Simone said...

OMG excuse me while I clean the drool off my keyboard! I just love everything about this! All the embellies & the frantage! WOW. Stunning!

Tamara said...

Beautiful. I can only dream of making a card as beautiful as this one.
Hugs,
Tamara

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous, Tracy, simply beautiful! Blue is my favorite color, and I know I can always count on you to be amazed! Congrats on the LLC anniversary, and thank you for the inspiration! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Knerten said...

Beautiful project and fabulous colouring ! Love it :-) (Actually a little bit envious of the teacher, actually..)
Brgds
Turid (Norway)

Laurart said...

Gorgeous creation - so beautiful! Love from Laura xxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh my, Tracy! You for sure are the Queen of Embellies and should wear that crown with pride! Your work is so utterly stunning!! Your altered notebook is utterly inspired and beautiful. You really do have a master hand with the frantage and 'white stuff'. So utterly gorgeous and then Elaine's amazing birthday card to follow. Wowzer chick! Just stunning both of them!!! Big hugs, Wends xxx

Karita Vainio said...

Tracy - Queen of embellishments :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous! :) I could look at this for hours and still finding new details :) You are an artist and it´s always a pleasure to visit in your beautiful blog :)

Hugs, Karita

kbrandy4 said...

OMG! Tracy, this is so stunning, love the SC image and the colours and lovely elements!!
Hugs, Hazel xx

JennyH said...

Tracy, love all the layers on layers and embellishments, and the cool "swig of gin" saying LOL

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous I adore your Blog Love Carole x

Del said...

Don't know where to start with this creation, there's just so much gorgeousness to take in. The colour and layout is stunning...wish I was your son's teacher xx

cebelica said...

Wowers, this is amazing. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Kate at the Hobby House said...

thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra Mathis said...

...sounds like LLC is a perfect match then! :-) Now; I was well aware of your nick when you applied, so that's why I also thought it'd be a great match, but I didn't know there were so many things I stock that you adore... hopefully I can keep it up! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the LLC DT; thank you for your amazing creations and for your support.

As far as this project goes...fantastic! So lovely shabby and full of details, both on the inside and on the outside; the crackle paint looks amazing on the hinge clip, and as you know, blue is one of my favourite colours, so this is right up my street!

Big hug,
Sandy