Sunday 28 February 2010

Squiggle Stamp Happy Birthday Cupcake

Evening Peeps, just a quick post. Last night was a late one, coupled with the bottle of wine, so I need to chill this evening, with another glass of The card below is only my second digi stamp, isn't she cute. She is a squiggle stamp and the good thing about digi stamps is that you can re-size them, yay!  Sill need lessons on my photograhpy!

I have entered her into Squiggle Stamps Prize Challenge and LaLa Land.

Told you it was a quickie. Off to chill... I'm obviously getting too old for this going lark!

Hugs Tracy x

Saturday 27 February 2010

Happy Birthday Sister

Whoops Peeps, nearly forgot to showcase this little lady. This is the card that I made for my Son to give to his Sister for her 18th birthday last Sunday.  Don't know why I forgot, it's been placed on the centre of the Mantlepiece for the last week.........

I made this card for Crafty Cardmakers as a Guest Designer, and Tilda looks soooooooo grown up.

Materials Used:-
Tilda was coloured with Distress Inks
Flowers were a bargain from the 99p shop
Brad is making memories
Websters Lace
Martha Stewart Punches
Stickles glitter glue
Wire, pearls, tulle from stash

I have entered her into the following challenges:-

* Lexis Creations (anything goes)
* A spoonful of Sugar, (distress, pearls and glitter)
* My time to craft (In the Frame)
* Cooking It Up With Katie (Girly plus 2 papers)
* Crafty Creations (3D)
* Simon Says Stamp (Vintage with flowers)
* Trimmies Craft Challenge (ribbons and sparkle - glitter glue and one ribbon with brad)
* Just Magnolia (birthdays)
* Raise the Bar (3 papers)
* Paper Sundaes (distress)

Hugs for now.

Tracy x

Tuesday 23 February 2010

What's Cooking?

Evening Peeps,

Just a quick post, just got in from netball and as I haven't played for a couple of months, due to an ankle injury,  I am shattered, but in a strange way I do feel better for going. Must be all those endorphines! Mind you, ask me tomorrow when I can't move...... This is two of my new stamps so couldn't wait until the weekend to play.......

Materials Used:-

Magnolia Stamps (soon to be available from Crafty Stash)
Webster Lace (available from Crafty Stash)
Websters 6x6 pages (available from Crafty Stash)
Martha Stewart punch around the edge and frond branch punch (both available from Crafty Stash)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks & Stickles (both available from Crafty Stash)
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

* Just Magnolia (Sketch)
* Magnolia Down Under (Easel Card)
* Kaboodledoodles (Fancy Folds)
* Everybody Art (Easel Card)

Hugs Tracy x
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Monday 22 February 2010

Tilda's Mother's Day

Hiya Peeps,

Well today's card is my very first card for Sophisticat's.  This week's challenge was set by the lovely Mandy and was to include embossing on your card.  I got out my cuttlebug folders and chose "swirls" which I then added some stickles to.  You will also see that I have punched some holes into the semi circle and then hand stitched the inner circle and as usual I have added a little Magnolia Tilda as my image.  I have purchased some new stamps, so watch out for some new creations coming from me........  Now I hope I have inspired you to hop on over to Sophisticat's and have a look at the other fab designs from the Team and create something spectacular for us all to view.

Materials Used:-
Distress Inks; Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Vintage photo, Antique linen (all available from Sue over at Crafty Stash)
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
MS Branch Punch and Edge punch - also available from Crafty Stash
Ribbon, charm and brads from Stash

I have entered her into the following challenges:-

* Papertake Weekly (gingham or check)
* Crafty Creations (Stitching)
* Cuttlebug Challenge (stitching)
* Quixotic Paperie (Mother's Day)
* Frosted Designs (polka dot and plaid)
* If the Shoe Fits (plaid)
* The Secret Crafters (Mother's Day)
* Totally Gorjuss (flowers)
* Stamp with Fun
* Cute Card Thursday
* Pixie Dust Studio
* Simon Says Stamp
* Digital Tuesday (A card for Mum, digital sentiment)

Hugs for now.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Happy Mothers Day Spring Card

Evening Peeps,

Well I have had a really good week, as some of you will already know my Daughter turned 18 today and I won the Magnolia Down Under challenge with it, woo hoooooooooo! In fact this is my second win this week, I also won over at Cooking It Up With Katie, and was a Top 3 Winner over at Stampin for the Weekend, so overall I good week I'd say. Now getting into Mother's Day mode, this is my second card on the theme. I will show you card one tomorrow.......

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Materials Used:-
Magnolia Stamps
Distress Inks; Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick for face, Broken China and Milled lavendar mixed with a little black soot for the dress/socks. Walnut stain and antique linen for hair.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Punch

I have entered her into the following challenges:-

* Delightful Sketches
* A spoonful of Sugar (Spring is in the air)
* Creative Belli (Butterflies and Dragonflies)

Hugs Tracy

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Tilda Decorating the Christmas Tree

Just a quick one peeps, sneaked a quick card in whilst the footie was on. Got to join the family now. Wanted to get a Christmas Card done so I will be, for the first time mind you, organised for Christmas.......

Materials Used:-
Distress inks; Tattered Rose for skin, walnut stain and antique linen for hair and I mixed fired brick and walnut to achieve the colour of the dress to match the papers.
Websters papers
Websters lace (both the webster papers and webster lace and distress inks are all available from Sue over at Crafty Stash

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

*  ABC Christmas Challenge (D)
* Everybody Art (Sketch)

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 15 February 2010

Step Card (18th Birthday)

Time is flying by. I have had my hair coloured this evening and I now can't believe the time. I wanted to share with you the card I made for my beautiful daugther is about to turn 18 this weekend. But before I do I just wanted to tell you the good news.

Firstly, my Daughter has received a place at the University we visited the other week. Out of 900 applications, only 150 spaces available so I am very happy for her.

Secondly, I have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at Crafty Cardmakers. I felt extremely honoured after being asked to do this after only two weeks of blogging. So pop on over, my card will be displayed on 22nd Feb.

Thirdly, after getting over the excitement of Crafty Cardmakers inviting me to be a guest designer, I have been asked by Lisa over at Sophisticats Challenge's to become a member of their design team.  Wow, my third lot of good news this week. So again, I feel very honoured to be joining them.  After only a short time of blogging my work has been recognised.  So as they say, watch this space.........

Now the card I started to tell you about.  This is my first attempt at the Step Card, but I wanted to incorporate a large 18.......

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

* Fussy and Fancy (Dazzle us)
* Paperplay (special card)
* Magnolia Down Under (Button, flowers and bows)
* The Secret Crafter (folds)
* Sophisticat Challenge (stitching)
* Crafty Angels (flowers)
* Pollycraft Challenge (double up)
* The Pink Elephant (Ribbon)
* Digital Tuesday (Girly)
* Paper Cutz (teen birthday)
* One Stitch At A Time (stitching)
* The Corrosive Challenge (stitching)
* Penny's Challenges

Hugs Tracy x

Sunday 14 February 2010

Mum To Be (Baby Boy)

I hope everyone has had a good weekend and Happy Valentine's Day. I am full of a cold at the moment brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, and crafting isn't the same when your brain doesn't engage with inspiration. I am posting today one of the "Mum to be cards" that I had to make for a colleague leaving at work. It's the first time I have made a card this big before, A3 cardstock halfed, but with the whole company to sign so it had to be done!

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I have entered this card into the following challenge:-

* Creatalicious Monthly Challenge (no stamps)
* Charisma Cardz Card (male)
* Cooking it up with Katie (family/home)
* The Craft Garden (boys)

I am going to curl up on the sofa now with a glass of wine, medicinal purposes........ I'll be back tomorrow with what I have made over the weekend.... well one or two bits, as some are secrets.......will explain later......

Hugs for now, Tracy x

Wednesday 10 February 2010

Easter Basket

Hi Everyone,

Well I hope your all having a good week. I have been really looking forward to loading my Easter Basket for the Just Magnolia challenge this week, but was really disappointed with my pictures as they really don't show off how beautiful this basket is and the detail that went into it. This is a weaved basket, tutorial is on the Just Magnolia blog  I have found this challenge really rewarding and am sooooooooooooo glad I attempted it.......and no, not just because I filled it with Mini Eggs.... well actually a little, but don't tell as I promised them to my Son. Any way, here it is:-

I have used the following materials:-

Pink Paislee Papers
Magnolia Stamps
Distress inks:- Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Broken China
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart Punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the larger pink dahlia type were a bargain from the 99p Shop
Oval Nestabilities
Ribbon from Stash

This last photo was taken by a collageue of mine at work, he'll have some more tomorrow so hopefully you will be able to see the detail better.

I am entering this basket into the following challenges:-
* Kaboodledoodles (spots and stripes)

Hugs for now, Tracy x

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Isn't She Pretty

Hiav Everyone,

Well were nearly half way through the week and my new Tilda has arrived and I am wishing I had more time to craft. I have just sneaked a a little crafting in tonight seeing as hubby is out at the footie and now I'm on the computer, his two gripes that he has with me...... Below is a card I made at the weekend, I just had an idea that I wanted to put curtains up at the window, lol, but isn't Tilda pretty?

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I coloured her in using distress inks. I used; tattered rose, frayed burlap, antique linen, worn lipstick, broken china.

I am entering into the following challenges:-

Sunday 7 February 2010

Tilda & Edwin " Be Mine"

Hope you've all had a great weekend. I've pretty much spent mine, tidying, crafting and cooking. In the bit in the middle was my fav. Well below is what I have made using two of my new stamps, Tilda and Edwin kissing, aren't they adorable:-

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I have coloured these in with distress inks, still getting used to these!

Materials Used
Distress Inks, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Walnut,
Nestability Hearts
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Websters papers and lace
Be Mine sentiment created on the computer

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

* Crafty Cardmakers
* A spoonful of Sugar
* Creative Card Crew
* Creative Inspirations
* Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
* Trimmie's Craft
* Lili of the Valley
* Fussy and Fancy
* Crazy For Challenges
* By the Cute and Girly
* The Pink Elephant
* Stamp Challenges
* Stampin for the weekend
* Roses on paper
* Stamp with fun

Tilda with Wooden Spoon


Just thought I'd get a quick post in before I retreat back into my craft room. I could say I love this Tilda stamp, but I think I say that about every Tilda stamp, lol.

I have coloured Tilda with copics and layered her onto nestabilities oval.  I used a sizzix swirl and cut one out in brown and the other in grungeboard and painted it with acrylic paint.

I have used the Martha Steward love heart lace border punch and as this was my first sketch challenge, I was pleasantly surprised at the result and hope you will be too!

As usual I have added stickle's glue to the flowers, just love that touch!

I have entered her into the following challenges:-

* Roses on Paper

Friday 5 February 2010

With Love

Evening all,

Well this week has been a really busy week. I did have Wednesday off work but only to accompany my Daughter to a University interview in Northampton. Before I left I searched for craft shops in the area, he he, and took the postcodes with me so I was all ready to drop her off, shop and return, but it didn't turn out that way....... I ended up staying for the initial brief, waiting an hour for her to take her English/Maths test and then joining the tour of the University followed by paying for lunch for us all and a final presentation in the afternoon. Not at all what I was expecting........ Any way aside from that, I had to create two large leaving cards for expectant mother's in work so I have had little time for anything else.

The card below is of Tilda blowing hearts, I love this stamp and I think it will have many uses:-

Materials Used:-
Magnolia Tilda Stamp and Flourish Label
Distress Inks; Worn Lipstick,  Walnut Stain,
Copic Markers for skin/hair
Glitter Glue
Martha Stewart Punch
Little pink hearts from negative from Lace Heart Martha Stewart Punch
Papers/cardstock/flowers and pearls from stash

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-
* Papertake Weekly
* Paperplay Challenges
* Sophisticat Challenges
* Pollycraft

Monday 1 February 2010

Christmas in the Pink!

Hiya All,

Just a quick posting as I have sooooooooooooooooo much to do tonight, dinner, shopping, visit the Mother-in-law in the Home, make a leaving card..... well I think that might be pushing it.... so here we go:-

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Materials Used

  • Bazil Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Nestabilities petite ovals and circles
  • Prima flower
  • Stickles glitter glue
  • Craftwork Cards Sentiment
  • Crystal Swirls and DP from stash
I stamped the present out onto patterned paper and adhered to Tilda.  I then stamped out another arm, coloured and cut out so it is in 3D over the present, but I don't know if you can see this very well in the photo.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Well that's it for now, I must crack on.  Hugs Tracy x