Wednesday 26 September 2012

Happy Birthday Zoe Freebie

Hi Everyone,

Happy Birthday to our Aussie Boss Zoe from Make It Crafty.........

We thought it would be fun to share the excitement of today and as a fun way to get everyone involved we have a surprise for you!!  Check out this image especially drawn for Zoe by Little Miss Muffet Stamps which features a Sweetheart dress for any occasion with a festive Gumnut flower sun hat.  The Zoe Hatter image will be available as a freebie for today only in celebration for Zoe's Birthday!!  How cool is that?!  If you want to play along, just email Barbara and as long as it's September 27th anywhere in the world then the offer is still open!!  Share you're creations in the MiC FB Group too - we'd love to see what you make!

Hugs Tracy x

April's Diamonds and Roselee

Hi Peeps,

I'm feeling a little under the weather at the moment, I have the shivers, hot and cold and earache and feeling rather sorry for myself.  I had to drag myself into work yesterday and again this morning.  I also have to take my Mum for a hospital appointment this afternoon, so thank goodness for night nurse and day nurse.

My little Bichon has played up the last week too.  He's now 17 months old and when put to bed in the kitchen at night he has decided to start barking.  The first night he did it my son felt sorry for him and thought something outside was frightening him so he ended up on the end of my quilt.  I thought when Hubby came home at 1am in the morning from late shift he would of popped him back into the kitchen, but no, he spent the whole night comfy at the end of my bed.  Needless to say, he continued to bark when put to bed for the next 4 nights and thankfully he went to bed like a good boy last night.  I wish he wasn't so damm cute.

Anyway Peeps onto this week's challenge at Crafts and Me which is Vicky's choice and she has chosen your  favourite colours.  Well I have loads hehehe, love love lilac/purple and pinks and blues and turquoise, oh goodness...., but I could only choose one so have gone with my first choice of Lilacs/Purples.  The new images that the girls have been showcasing on the crafts and me blog have now been released in store, yayy for you guys.

This is April's Diamonds

Image April's Diamonds at Crafts and Me
Medium Copics
Base and layers Go Kreate Die
Marianne Design Forest Branch
Marianne Design Bird Cage
Tim Holtz Doily
Magnolia Hoohickey Tag
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

And whilst I'm here I have another of the new images to show you.  This one is called Roselee.

Image Roselee from Crafts and Me
Medium Copics
Papers First Edition Summer Breeze
Distress Ink on the edges (vintage photo)
Scroll Die

Hope you can play along.

Purple Card Challenges:-
Crafting All Seasons - Things with Wings
Divas By Design - Fairies and Fantasy
Fab n Funky - Starts with F (Fairy)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsyinspires - Anything Goes
CraftyBloggers - Purple
Cutie Pie - Shaped Cards

Pink Card Challenges:-
Crafting All Seasons - Things with Wings
Divas By Design - Fairies and Fantasy
Fab n Funky - Starts with F (Fairy)
Whimsyinspires - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Bingo (lace, Pink flower, swirl)

Hugs Tracy x

Saturday 22 September 2012

All in Blue

Hi Everyone,

I have been dying for ages to colour up a Saturated Canary image by the fabulous Krista Smith and what a beauty this one is. So I took the opportunity to combine my DT card for Copic Marker Europe and Make It Crafty together.  I remember a long time ago, when I was a Simply Sassy Girl, writing on Krista's blog that I'd love to see more images with long flowing hair, and this little lady certainly fits the bill.  She came in the E-Book from Make It Crafty which the awesome Zoe has put together to show you how to achieve those defined strands of hair, definitely worth Copic enthusiasts investing in and a must have for practicing hair, and to be honest the best advice I can give anyone who is new to copics is, practice, practice and practice.

And here's my finished card. 

I also have a new camera, yayyyyyy.  I'm still practicing with that too, so any tips will be greatly welcomed.

Image by Saturated Canary available in an E-Book from Make It Crafty
Pion Papers ( love these)
Go Kreate Dies
Leaves, flourish corner and mini butterfly chipboard embellishments by Make It Crafty and coloured with prisma pencils
Marianne Design Ribbon Rose
Square Doily

Copic Markers:-
Skin: E00, E01, E11, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E35, E37, E47, E49, E50
Dress: B16, B18, B39, B00, B01, B16, B18
Shadows: B63, C3

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Card Crafters Circle - Ribbon and Roses
Patties Creations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Shaped Cards
Little Miss Muffett - Anything by square
Pennys Paper Crafts - Anything Goes
Whimsey inspires - Anything Goes
Cutiepie - Shaped Cards

Enjoy the weekend.

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 17 September 2012

Annabelle and Tree

Hi Peeps,

I'm back again with yet another creation.  I have used one of the new Wild Rose Studio Stamps, another cutie.  I've also tried a different stitch on my sewing machine and I have a new camera.  Sill getting used to it though, so I hope my photography improves over the coming weeks.  Perhaps I need to enroll in an evening class.

I have added some crystals to the corners.  If you click on the picture it should enlarge.


Sunday 16 September 2012

In the Pink at Crafts and Me

Hi Peeps,

Oh dear I've forgotten to post my Crafts and Me Card.  It was my turn to host and I prepared the store post but have forgotten mine..... Oops.  Anyway Peeps, don't tell anyone..... the theme I chose was "In the Pink". You have until Wednesday morning to enter, so plenty of time.

I have used another "soon to be released" Crafts and Me Image by Sara Burrier.  I have also used the punches, again soon to be released, and created some fab flowers.

I have used copics again and one of my favourite pink combo's;
R85, R83, R81, R000
Skin; E00, E01, E11, E000
Hair: E25, E41, E50

Image by Sara Burrier (soon to be released) at Crafts and Me
Papers by Pion from Dies to die for
Double loop Whimsy Die (I think) gift from Dies to Die for with paper purchase
Flowers and leaves made using punches (soon to be released at Crafts and Me)
Flat backed pearls
Marianne Design Vintage Lace
Magnolia Dohickey Tag and Butterfly
Seam binding

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Dies to die for - Anything Goes
Catch the bug - Bingo (I have used charm, stitching, flower)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Pretty in pink
Raise the bar - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Cirlces
Flutterby Wednesday - Favourite colour (gosh has to be pink)

Have a good Sunday.

Saturday 15 September 2012

White on White

Hi Peeps,

Hope your all enjoying the weekend.  It's time at Marianne's Diva's for another challenge and it's an easy one, "Stamp Something".  Remember to use a Marianne Design product somewhere on your creation.

I used to be scared when I saw white on white challenges, but now I just love them, they are just so effective and make fabulous Christmas cards.

I have used one of the Snoesjes Stamps by Marianne Design, Decorating, which I paired up perfectly with the Christmas Tree which I have cut and decoupaged in sections to give some depth.

The image has been coloured with Copics ranging from C9 through to C00.

I have added Star Dust Stickles to the tree and it looks very sparkly under the lights and I now have a new camera, so the quality changes from here on.

I have also used the Marianne Design Poinsetta Die, an all time favourite of mine.


Image Snoesjes Decorating by Marianne Design available from BunnyZoe
Christmas Tree Charm

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Avadares- Make it sparkle
CSAYL - Snowy
Patties Creations - Embossing
Stampin for the weekend - Christmas
Charisma - Shaped Card
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas
Paper play - Fancy Folds
Anything Goes - Christmas
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Trees

Monday 10 September 2012

Little Cozy Christmas Bear

Hi Everyone,

Had a lovely weekend and met up with my best bud yesterday for a walk and lunch and then we went round later for a BBQ, beautiful weather and company.

My sister is doing o.k, thank you for all your well wishes and concern.  She still has to have regular visits and medication for at least 6 months.  Her arms are still black and blue though, but a small price to pay to have your life saved.

Well I'm certainly well into getting my Christmas cards done and I have to say that they are my favourite type of card to make.  I have used the cute little Magnolia Bear for our challenge at BunnyZoe, which is distressed.  I have inked all the edges using vintage photo.

Flat Backed Pearls
Tim Holtz on the edge snow flurries
The chipboard stem is from Make It Crafty and painted with acrylic paint and added some picket fence distress paint

Saturday 8 September 2012

Flirty Seniors

Hi Peeps,

Hope your all enjoying your weekend.  The weather is forecast as glorious here in the UK so I'll be making the most of it before those winter nights start drawing in.

I have a relatively clean and simple card for me today using the Flirty Seniors from Make It Crafty, such a fab image.

Image - Flirty Seniors available HERE

Have a good weekend.

Friday 7 September 2012

Lil Bells

Hi Everyone,

A different style of card for me, I do like to try different styles and I love the end result and hope you will too.

The Stamp is by Elisabeth Bell and is called Lil Bells. So cute.

Image Lil Bells by Elisabeth Bell
Marianne Design Blue Vintage Lace

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Shellyimages - Anything Goes
SJ Papercrafts - Summer
Elphine House - Dog Days of  Summer
Simon Says - Put a stamp on it

Coming soon at Crafts and Me

Hi Peeps,

I know my postings have been sparodic of late but I have had a lot going on in the background.  My most recent being my lovely sister being taken ill on holiday last week  She twisted her knee a couple of days before travelling on holiday to Scotland, (10 hours drive for us Southerners in the UK).  Anyway to cut a long story short, she collapsed and was turning blue, so the paramedics were called and thankfully she wasn't too far from the hospital.  Her twist in her knee had travelled to her lung causing a blood clot so massive that it almost covered her entire lung.  She and us are very lucky she is still with us as most people who go unconscious are not able to be resusitated. She spent a couple of days in a High Dependency Unit and thankfully is now home. :)

I have made a card using one of the new soon to be released images from Crafts and Me.  Isn't she a beauty.  I also made some of the flowers using some of the new punches coming to Crafts and Me, once Teresa has had the chance to re-stock.

She is coloured with copics, 
Dress: BG78, BG75, BG72, BG000
Pink R85, R83, R81
Hair E47, E49, E35, E50
Skin E00, E01, E000, E11

This card is available for Sale in my Ebay HERE

Have a good weekend.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Alphabet Challenge - P for Pocket
Avadares - Make it sparkle
Paper crafting Journey - Anything goes
Sarah Hurley - Something magical
My Mums craft shop - Anything Goes
Deep ocean - Things with wings

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Splish Splash

Hi Everyone,

I have a shaker card to share with you today.  I was asked to make a 1st birthday card and know how children love these style of cards, and so do I.

I coloured the baby using E00, E01, E11, E000 but then realised afterwards that Baby skin is usually lighter so I should have adjusted my tones :(

I filled the shaker with clear mico beads, very effective.

The Grandson has been cut out using my Quickutz and then I added glossy accents to give it added dimension.


Bath: C5, C3, C1, C00
Bubbles: BG10, BG000
Towel, BG75, BG10, BG000
Skin: E00, E01, E11, E000, R20
Duck: Y15, Y11, Y000

Image by Mo Manning
Clear Microbeads
Paper by Magnolia and I'm sorry the Car Paper has been in my stash so long I don't know who it is by
Quickutz Tool and Alphabet
Double Dot Martha Stewart Punch
Glossy Accents

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Creative Craft - All about the boys
Crafting all seasons - School/for a child
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Stampavie - Baby
Papelitos - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Accetate
Fashionista - Card for a child
Cutie Pie - No flowers
Creatalicious - Fantasy/Baby
Ladybug - Anything goes

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 3 September 2012

Riding Along on my Bicycle

Hi Everyone,

I've had a little play with distress markers again with another cutie from the Daisy and Don Collection from Marianne Design.

  Image has been cut out using circles spellbinders and layered onto the scallloped circle also by spellbinders.