Wednesday 31 March 2010

A Fairy Happy Birthday

Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday morning and time for another Karen's Doodles UK Challenge! Yep, and this week's challenge is "photo inspiration".  Remember you must enter using a Karen's Doodle, which are available from here. There are 3 prizes, 1st 3 digi stamps of your choice, 2nd 2 digistamps and 3rd 1 digistamp.

I have chosen the Fairy Princess, I think she's a little darling:-

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I have coloured her using copic markers and added some sparkle using star dust stickles and sakura clear glitter gel pen for her wings and skirt. Computer sentiment with an swaroski crystal, (don't think that's spelt right),  in the centre and one in the centre of the wand for added sparkle!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Colour Create - Pastels
Cute Card Thursday - Dimension
Secret Crafters - Pink, Green & Flowers

Sweet Pea Launch

Woo Hoo, It's Here, Launch of the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog

Well, all the Designers and especially Teresa, the owner, are all really excited that today is here and the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog kicks off. Our first challenge is Fairies/Wings. The prizes are absolutely fantastic and I wish I could enter myself.

Please take the time to hop on over to the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog and check out all the Desgin Team cards, my word are you in for a surprise and certainly some inspiration.  Here's mine:-

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I have coloured this image in using Twinkling H2O's, and I have also sprayed the whole card in glimmer mist, I just love sparkle.  And to add that extra bit of sparkle I have added stickles star dust to the flowers.  I don't think the camera has caputred it all but in reality it really sparkles.  I have used a Martha Stewart Heart punch and a small paper doily and metal corners for that added touch.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the beaded swirls are from my stach.  The design papers are Bo Bunny, fab papers.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Flutterby Wednesday - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Colour Create - Pastels
Cute Card Thursday - Dimension

The prizes are absolutely fantastic and I wish I could enter myself :( Here's a reminder of what the prizes are:-
1st Prize
2nd Prize

Hip Hop Myrtle Turtle

I'm back again this morning,

Today I am announcing that I was chosen to be on another design team, "Cooking It Up With Katie". Katie for a while now has managed on her own, but she has called in reinforcements to help and today's the day that the new design team is revealed, and yep, you've guessed it, I'm on it!  Katie's challenge is every other Wednesday, so you have plenty of time to create and enter.

Today's challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights, and I was the happy recipient of Hip Hop Myrtle the Turtle. Isn't he fab. The recipe for the challenge is as follows:-

Something old
Something new
Something sweet

I have used papers that are at least two years old, probably longer. They came in a kit that I just haven't got round to using. My somethng new is my delightful ditital image from  Digital Delights and my something sweet, which can be in image form or in the design papers, are the lolipops and ice-creams on the papers and a popsicle that I placed in his hand.

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I have coloured him using copics, he's sooo cute and entered him into the following challenges:-

The sweet shop - Sketch
One Stop Craft - Feeling Fruity
Pile It On - Animalriffic

Tuesday 30 March 2010

News Flash ....... Launch of Crafts and Me Challenge Blog

Good morning Peeps,

Well have I got some exciting news for you all.  Crafts and Me are starting a Challenge Blog, beginning on 31st March and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.  Here is the link to the challenge blog, so become a follower and get ready for a spectucular launch of the most awesome prizes.  Take a look at this. ........... 1st Prize, sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps which will be picked by Random Org:-

And this is the 2nd Prize, Sweet Pea Gum Drop Easter, to be picked by the Design Team

And this is the 3rd Prize, sponsored by Lilac, and this prize will be drawn from a hat with all the FOLLOWERS names in, so don't delay become a follower

Start working on your creatins now and remember to become a follower so you don't miss the launch on the 31st and of course the chance to win these fabulouse prizes. 

Hugs Tracy

Monday 29 March 2010

Cute Little Puppy Dog

Morning Peeps,

Well it's Monday again, where did the weekend go?  So, it's time for another Sophisticats Challenge.  Today's challenge has been chosen by the lovely Jan, that old English saying, "It's raining Cats and Dogs".  I don't have too many furry friend stamps but I do have this lovely Magnolia one, so here he is:-

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I have coloured this little doggy in using copics.  The design paper is something I had in my stash, along with the lace and paw print ribbon.  The sentiment is computer generated and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Please take the time to hop on over to Sophisticats and check out all the lovely design team cards for inspiration.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Friday Sketchers - Sketch (I love this sketch)
Stamp Challenge - Doodle something (stitching)
Create for fun - Brown, Cream, Pink
Colour Create - Pastels
The Pixie Cottage - Circle
Diva Coffe Break - Pink, Celery, Cocoa
Rainbow Lady - In my Garden I see......a dog

Friday 26 March 2010

Blue Eye Fairy

Evening Peeps,

I haven't been well this week and am a little behind on all my DT cards. I actually finished this card last night, but the lighting was so bad that I couldn't get a decent picture. I cannot say that I am that pleased with it and certainly doesn't do this card justice. Time pemitting I may try again tomorrow, lol. I'm such a perfectionist.

Well I hope you have all had a good week and are really looking forward to the launch of the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog, Woo Hoo, not long now. Better get a move on with my DT card and the other 4 I have to get done this weekend, eeeeek!

This image is one of the lovely Sweetpea Stamps, Blue Eye Fairy:-

I have painted this image using distress inks, tattered rose, worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, vintage photo, walnut stain, shabby shutters. The design papers are Bo Bunny. I have used a Fiskars border punch, for a change, and embellished with flowers from wild orchid crafts. The branch is a Martha Stewart punch and I have added lots of star dust stickles, again nor borne out well in the photo.

I have entered this card into the Create 4 Fun Challenge - Sketch

Well I hope you like it.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Get Well Soon

Evening Peeps,

A quick post as I am exhausted, lots to do and not enough time. I wont bore you, so without further ado here's my Get Well Card using a Karen's Doodle. Isn't it sooooo cute, but then again I haven't seen a Karen's Doodle that isn't. Don't forget the new UK Challenge blog is now up and running so if you have a Karen's Doodle then please enter the challenge here. and if you don't, hop on over to Karen's Doodles and pick one up.  The prizes are fab, 1st prize 3 digi stamps, 2nd prize 2 digi stamps and 3rd prize 1 digi stamp.

The DP papers are the new Bo Bunny Glitter papers, they are fab but I believe are limited edition. The image is a Karen Doodle "A Friend in need" and I have coloured with copics. I am still limited on the number of copics I have so I had to make a few colours up!  The sentiment is from Allissa's Paper Town.

I have entered this card into the following challenge.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - In my garden I see

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Riding Along On My Automobile

Morning Peeps,

Well it's that time of the week again, another Karen's Doodles challenge. This week we have a fab sketch by Elaine. Hop on over to the UK Karen's Doodles Challenge blog and check out all the fabulous creations of the design team, they really are an inspiration. I have designed my card for a male so have adjusted the sketch to include a postcard, bottle of champagne and glasses instead of flowers, grrrrrrrrrr, men, why can't they like flowers!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Angels - Paper Piecing
Stamp Challenges - Distress
Pixie Dust - 3 of Something (3 embellishments, postcard, champagne and glass
Creative Card Crew - Going Dotty

Monday 22 March 2010

Easter Tilda

Morning Peeps,

Well I can't believe another weekend has passed me by and were back to Monday.  Well today is the Sophisticats challenge and this week the theme has been chosen by meeeeeeeee, lilac, mint green with one other colour and of course it wouldn't be me if I didn't include flowers.  So peeps, hopefully you will be searching your stash for this colour combo to enter the challenge.  The PRIZE is 2 downloads of the winners choice from

Materials Used:-

Bo Bunny Papers
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Stickles Diamond Glitter
Coloured with Copics

The Happy Easter sentiment is available from Allisa's Paper Town. These half circles are just a few of what Lisa has available on her site so be sure to check it out. They are downloadable digi's, very reasonably priced and the money is all going towards a good cause, A NEW HIP REPLACEMENT. Please take the time to have a read of Lisa's disability and her struggle on the NHS to get a replacement hip.

Please feel free to take the pic below in support of Lisa's aid to pop on your blogs.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

All Sorts - Spring is in the air
Incy Wincy - Easter or Spring

Friday 19 March 2010

Sweet Tilda

Evening Peeps,

Late I know but this week has been soooooo busy and it's taken me until this evening to try and make this card and I just wanted to catch the Magnolia Down Under challenge. So without further adoooooo, here it is.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Magnolia Down Under - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
Crafty Creations - Spots/Dots
Pennys Challenge - Birthday
Oh La La - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Easel Card

Will catch up with you all over the weekend, hopefully.

DT Card for Crafts and Me

Morning Peeps,

Well peeps, I can't tell you how glad I am that it's FRIDAY, yayyyyyyy.  Been a really busy week at work as well as trying to keep up with my crafting, netball, and being a wife and mum.  I need a lay in tomorrow, lol.  Here is my Design Team card  for Stamps and Me which is of course one of the Sweet Pea Stamps, Dance of Butterfly, available right HERE from Teresa. These stamps are just so adorable.  The sentiment is also from the same sheet no. 6, Fantasy Art Collection. As you know Teresa has the exclusive UK rights to sell these so you can only get them from CRAFTS AND ME. They are a dream to colour and the more stamps I see the more I want, so be warned they are addictive.

I have used copic markers to colour her in and layered onto bazill cardstock. The DP is from Kay and Co. The flower is prima and the leaves are cut out on Quickutz and inked with distress inks. I used the sizzlets die for the filagree corners.  The lace is from Crafty Stash and the pearls are from my stash. And lastly but not least, the little key. Well I love the little key. This is the air dry clay which you pop into a mould and leave. That's it, pop it out, paint it, ink it, whatever you like. And guess what? They are available from Crafts and Me!

Don't forget we have the brand new launch of the Crafts and Me Challenge site launching on the 31st March and were looking forward to hopping onto all your blogs to see your beautiful creations.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Sweet Shop (sketch)
Flutterby Wednesdays (green, butterflies, fairies or angels)
The Secret Crafter (anything goes)
Fussy and Fancy (Green)

Thanks for popping by and I would love to read your comments.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Happy 60th Birthday

Hi Peeps,

I was asked to make a 60th Birthday, not using pinks and lilacs..... not my sort of thing or the lady who requested it, well it wasn't until I made this card, and now I love green's.  There is a little hat charm hanging from the top right flowers just in case you were wondering what was hanging down.
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I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Green
Incy Wincy - Green
Fussy & Fancy - Green
Stamp Challenges - Green & Cream
The Pixie Cottage - Green
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
Busy Beauties - Green
Crafty Catz - Green
Pennys Challenge - Birthday

Hugs Tracy x

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge No. 2

Morning Peeps,

Well it's Challenge No. 2 over at Karen's Doodles and this week the theme is EASTER. I have chosen the Hoppy Bunny and wow he is real cute. I have used the new ultrafine flowersoft for the brown for his fur and the pink for his nose and inner ear. I have also used it for the green moss on the basket. It's very effective and unfortunately my pictures do not do this little basket the justice it deserves.

Right, prizes up for grabs this week are:-

Prize 1 - 3 Digi Stamps of your choice
Prize 2 - 2 Digi Stamps of your choice
Prize 3 - 1 Digi Stamp of your choice

Remember you must use one of Karen's Doodles to enter and you can get these from here.

I have entered this little hoppy basket into the following challenges:-
Oh La La - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Multifold Easter/Spring (this weaved basket was certainly multifolded)
Crazy for Challenges - Masculine Bunny
One Stop Craft - Spots & Dots
The Secret Crafters - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Sweet Image or Something Sweet (Easter Eggs, Yum)
Cooking It Up With Katie  - 3D (basket and the Bunnies Bow tie have been cut out twice and popped up)

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 15 March 2010

Sophisticats New Beginnings

Evening Peeps,

I'm probably the last member of the Sophisticats Team to publish but it's been a longggggggggggg week. Becky, the young lady in my office has left us to have a baby and so I thought this card and baby bouquet would be pretty apt for the Sophisticats New Beginnings Challenge this week. The design team have done a fab job, but don't take my word for it, hop on over a take look for yourself. Were looking forward to what you can create and Lisa has a fab prize for you.  I love this theme as you will see below as I have a few examples for you:-

The Baby bouquet was an idea given to me the day before Becky left and once the idea was in my head, I knew I just had to do it.  So I ran round ragid in my lunch hour and came up with very little so left work at 4pm and set off to the shops nearer to home.  Below is the result.  All the blue flowers are baby clothes, a little jumpsuit, vest, bib, booties, mittens and a hat.  Isn't it just fab!

I know the above is enough but I had to make a Baby Girl card for someone so thought I would throw this in the hat too........

I have entered these cards into the following challenges:-

Pollycraft - Sparkly Things
Quirky Crafts - Cute and Buttons (love heart button on pram on sentiment)
One Stop Craft - Spots and Dots
Creative Card Crew - Celebrations
Oh La La - Anything Goes

Hugs Tracy x

Friday 12 March 2010

Wedding Day In The Pink

Evening Peeps,

Hooray its the weekend....... thank goodness. Here's a little card I put together using one of Karen's Doodles, and if your into digistamps and even if you ain't, Karen has a sale right now so it would be worth you hopping over to take a look, after you have looked at my card of course.........Oh, and don't forget if you do purchase one join us in the new Karen's Doodle's UK Challenge over here

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I have coloured the images in using Copics and used flowersoft for the little flowers on her dress, headdress, shoes. Isn't it lovely?

Oh, I must tell you about the little key. Its made using airdry clay, sounds weighty but it ain't.  Sooooooooo easy peasy, I can tell you. Just put the clay in the mould, leave and then pop out. It's as light as a feather and you can paint it, ink it, whatever you like. Both the clay and mould, as well as other moulds are available from Crafts and Me. Go take a look, I'm gonna be making lots more of these. I added a little sparkle to mine as well, well you gotta ain't cha, lol.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Sketch Saturday (sketch)
Creative Card Crew (celebrations)
Lots to Do (lock and key)

Hugs for now peeps,

Tracy x