Monday 29 October 2012

One for the Team

Hi Everyone,

Hope you've all had a fab weekend. It's certainly turned colder that's for sure.  I'm still playing catch up with blogging, so if I haven't visited you I'm sorry.

I have a male card to share with you today, rare for me as I love all the girly images and especially my embellishments.  Saying that I really like how this card turned out.

I have a chap who asks me every year to make a card for his Grandson and it's always on the same theme of football.  Now I only have so many football images if you know what I mean, so I scoured the internet and found this image in one of the online colouring pages.  I'm pleased to say he was delighted with this card.

I decorated the inside to match the outside.

I coloured the grass using YG67, YG63, G20 and then put some colourless blender onto a sponge and dabbed it around the grass, giving it a little texture and uneven look.

Other Copics Used:-
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11
White C1, C0 and 90% cool grey prisma pencil
Black C9, C7, C5, C3
Sky B0000, B000, B00, C3, C1, C00
Red R37, R35, R32, C3, C1

Hugs Tracy x

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Fantasy Creatures

Morning Peeps,

My days are all put out this week and think it's cos I've had a long weekend away.  Had a great family weekend in Centre Parcs, lots of laughs and generally chilled quality time with family.  I have to tell you about my elder sister who has never bowled before, well until now anyway.  She knew she had to wear bowling shoes and we was pointed into the direction of all the cubeholes containing the bowling shoes.  We told her to look for her size and pop her boots into the cubehole.  My boots had a hole in them and letting in water, so whilst I was bent over tying my laces, I said to Eunice, "do you think there'd mind if I took these home", to which she glanced over at my bowling shoes and said, "well I don't think much of yours".  I looked at her feet only to notice her tying up a nice neat pair of black Van's, pmsl.  She had put someone elses shoe's on.  She just thought she could pick anything from the cubeholes, bless her.

Anyway, hopefully that made you smile so onto my card for you today.  It's challenge time at Crafts and Me and the lovely Karina has chosen the theme of "Fantasy Creatures".  I have used the beautiful Mermaid Winter Wishes by Hannah Lynn.


Image Winter Wishes by Hannah Lynn at Crafts and Me
Marianne Design Christmas Tree Charm
Decoart Snow Paste and Snowtex
Seambinding, pearls and lace

Have a good week Peeps.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Just keep on creating - Christmas
Penny's - Ribbon or Buttons
Stamp n Doodle - Ribbon/Twine
Craft your passion - Fairies/Fantasy
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Christmas card challenges - bow
The Squirrel and Fox - Ribbon
Hiding in my craft room - Diecuts

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 22 October 2012


Hi Everyone,

 I have something a little different for you today.  You know how much I love the  Make It Crafty chipboard but seriously have you seen the new chipboard Frames??? Let me tell you they are wicked.  I have used a circular frame, fits together really quickly and then the fun bit begins.  This is what I created.

I coated the chipboard first in Gesso, it's a bit thicker than acrylic paint.  The chipboard bird, birdcage and flowers have all been painted in gesso and once dried I applied some Tim Holtz Picket Fence to give it that crackle vintage feel.  This was also applied to the edges of my image and the pearls, and wherever else I fancied.  Isn't that birdie cage just beautiful.

And here's a close up of some of the make it crafty flowers.

Do you remember the Heart Dies from Marianne Designs, bet you do, a few of me blamed me for your purchases.  Well naughty me I've used it again.  This time I have nested the small one on top of the larger one.  The little charm is also a new release from Marianne Design. 


And to save you scrolling back to the top, here's the whole vintage frame.

Marianne Design Bird Charm
Flowers from WOC
Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle paint
Melissa Frances Shabby Chic Corner
White Gesso
Paper is by Pion

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

Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
Fashionista - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration, Vintage and Charm
Catered Crop - Circles
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes

Hugs Tracy x

Friday 19 October 2012

15% Off across the BunnyZoe Store

Hi Peeps,

I'm currently on my way to Centreparcs for the weekend, amidst the rain. Just wanted to let you all know that BunnyZoe has 15% off a across the shop this weekend.

Happy spending Peeps.
Hugs Tracy x

Monday 15 October 2012

Shaped Cards at Marianne's Divas

Hi Peeps,

Did you all have a great weekend. Mine vanished before my eyes as usual.  I did have a lay in yesterday until 9:30 which is really good for me, trouble is by the time you get up, shower, dry and straighten your hair half the day has gone. I certainly didn't get as much crafting done as I intended, spent most of saturday filling in forms trying to reclaim PPI, have any of you done this?

Today at Marianne's Diva's the theme is Shaped Cards.  Don't forget to use something by Marianne Design in order to enter, but I'm sure you all must have MD stash around.

I have used one of the Marianne Design vintage images, love them. I created the shape using Marianne Designs Anja's Squares, This set comes as 4 dies.

Of course my all time Marianne Design the Poinsetta had to make an appearance.  I have actually used the serrated ones this time and the minature version. I cut them on some Aida I purchased a while back to make another flower using a die.  I have added some Tim Holtz Picket Fence crackle pain to the edges.

Here's a close up of the Marianne Design Finish Star.  I cut it out on accetate and then added some diamond dust.

I've also added one of the new Marianne Design snowflake charms.

String pearls

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

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Pile it on - Shaped Card
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Snowflakes
Crafty Catz - Easel Card
Fussy and Fancy - Easel Card
It's all about vintage - embossing
Fab n Funky - Vintage

Hugs Tracy x

Friday 12 October 2012

To Santa

Hi Everyone,

I made this card over a week ago and I have forgotten to post it. What am I like.

I've used a few of my new favourtie Marianne Design Dies, just look at that Holly, isn't it fabulous, in fact almost all of this card is Marianne Designs.

I have done some fancy stitching on my sewing machine.

The image is Marianne Designs Eline's Mailbox EC0140.  I have coloured with my trusty copic markers and I have paper pieced the little birdie's belly using Marianne Designs Paper.

Here's a close up of the Holly and the Berries.  I actually like how I've taken this photo, just can't remember what settings I used :(

Tim Holtz on the edge snowflake die
Art Deco Snow Paste

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

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Dies/Punches
Incy Wincy -Anything Goes

Another card I have to show you has been made with two punches, soon to be coming at Crafts and Me.

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

Simon Says Stamp - Dies/Punches
Craft your passion - Square shaped cards
Sir Stampalot - Punches

Hugs Tracy x

Thursday 11 October 2012

Happy Birthday Nikki

Hi Peeps,

The BunnyZoe Team have come together today to wish our fabby Boss Lady Nikki a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, so Happy Happy Birthday Nikki and hope you have a fabulous day.  We'd love it too if you all could do the same.  There is a £10 BunnyZoe voucher up for grabs and maybe some extra candy along the way. So here's the order in case you get lost.

BunnyZoe Blog
Maria Theresa
Tracy (Me)

I didn't have time to make another card for today, busy busy bee this week and far too many late nights, so I have featured some of my favourite cards made for BunnyZoe, all the links are below for the products used can be found on the posts on the BunnyZoe blog, or just feel free to ask me if you have any questions..

I am going to choose one lucky commenter to receive 20 Envelope Boxes and for all those who have enquired after 8 x 8 boxes, I should have these early November, so watch this space.

So good luck everyone and don't forget the say Hi and Happy Birthday to the lovely Nikki.

Hugs Tracy x

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Anything Goes at Crafts and Me

Hi Peeps,

Busy week this week, parent's evening last night and tonight I'm chauffering to a football match..... hurry up and pass your driving test son, although have you seen the price of car insurance for young lads today, OMG, quotes in the region of £5,000.  Cheapest is about £3,000 for third party on the lowest insurance group possible.  Seriously, this is just encouraging youngsters not to bother getting any.  Ark at me, now I feel old sound like my mother, lol.

My card today is my DT card for Crafts and Me and the challenge this fortnight is "Anything Goes".  Real easy.  I have used Hampton Art's Kitty in Basket available HERE.

And can you see my little heart, it's one of the Marianne Design Dies and I must admit when I first saw the die it wasn't for me but I really, really like it now, and I'll be using again real soon....

Image Kitty in Basket by Hampton Arts
Marianne Design Rose
Marianne Design Linen Rope
Flat backed pearls
Magnolia Doohickey
Sentiment by Make It Crafty
Make It Crafty Chipboard Corner and Flourish

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 8 October 2012


Hi Peeps,

Hope you've all had a great weekend and no your not seeing things, I really do have two posts today, so if your looking for my monthly BunnyZoe post please scroll down one.

I have a card for you today using the Anastasia rubber stamp from Make It Crafty. I have used colours that are really out of my comfort zone, and I'm still not sure what I think........maybe you could help me decide....

I still haven't got the hang of my new camera, sometimes I take good pictures and sometimes they are awful, but I haven't worked out what I'm doing wrong, yet.

Copic Recipe:-
Skin: E00, E000, E21, E11, Cheeks: R20
Purple: V17, 15, V12, V09
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Orange: YR18, YR14, YR21

Marianne Designs Anja's Leaves 2
Flowers (except two handmade ones) WOC
Marianne Designs Rose Ribbon
Cherry Lynn Doily Die

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Liveandlove - Halloween or Autumn colours
Card Mania - Happy Birthday
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes

Hugs Tracy x


Pink, Pearls and Lace at BunnyZoe

Hi Everyone,

Where did the weekend go? Had a lovely meal and some laughs around a friend's and catching up with old friends, we certainly don't spend enough time doing this and I think I'll have to make it a new year's resolution.

It's that time of the month for the BunnyZoe challenge and this month it is Pink, Pearls and Lace.  I love this combination.  I have used Summer Fairy by Whimsy and coloured her using distress reinkers, ink pads and markers.  Isn't she a little darling.  The post card is also by Whimsy, links below.

Marianne Designs Linen Rope

I'll be back a bit later with a 2nd post, I know two in one day, lol!

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

Dream Valley - Pink
Gingerloft - Stitching
A gem of a challenge - For the Girls
Drunken stampers - pink
Jellypark - pink
Polka doodle - Things with Wings
Do you stack up - Warm Colours
In the pink - pink

Hugs Tracy x

Thursday 4 October 2012

Indian Emma & Christmas Birdie

Hi Everyone,

I think the flu went to my head.  I scheduled these posts on the BunnyZoe blog but forgot to post on my own, goodness.

First up I have used  C.C. Designs Sugarplums Indian Emma and coloured her using polychromo pencils.  I layered her up on the gorgeous new Marianne Design Dies, aren't they fab, links below.

Image C.C. Designs Sugarplum Indian Emma
Text is Stempleglede stamp
Paper by Magnolia
Make It Crafty chipboard Leaves coloured with pencils

Next up is a christmas card using one of the Nellie Snellen's cutie stamps called Christmas Birdie.  I have used traditional colours and papers from My Minds Eye All is Bright and Wild Rose Studio Annabelles's Christmas.

Isn't she a sweetie...

Clear Flat Acrylic Round Gems (dotted on the snowflakes)

Hugs Tracy x

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Oh Look What Crafts and Me are Stocking.....

Hi Peeps,

Just had to pop on and show you what's new at Crafts and Me........  the answer to all our storage problems.

For all those little pots of embossing powders, glitters, etc.

For your stickles, or pots, bottles etc.

A must have for those Distress Inks.....

Some drawers for your pens

And there's more, just pop over the CRAFTS AND ME and check out the latest additions.

Hugs Tracy x