Monday 30 December 2013


Morning Everyone,

I've finally found some time to craft and what a little beauty this Little Darlings Saturated Canary image is.  She is called "Thank You" and is coloured with distress markers.

The shape was cut with a Go Kreate Die and the image is layered onto a Noor Design Joycraft oval die, gorgeous.  The papers are from MayaDesign Sofiero collection available from Live and Love Crafts.

The gorgeous flowers, two tone rose, rolled roses and kort and godt chrysanthemum are all available from Live and Love Crafts.  The postmark stamp is by Marianne Design as is the white leaves die that I used.  The SWEET zipper is by Prima and is also available from Live and Love Crafts. All with a little coating of gesso.

I have used the LDRS  Warm Fuzzies Use Your Words stamp set and cut out the letters to form the word HUGS.

Hugs Tracy x

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Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Greetings

Hi Everyone,

Are you all ready for christmas?  I'm all wrapped up and after I finish work on Christmas Eve will be so looking forward to spending time with the family and actually relaxing, I think it's the only time of year when I do eventually switch off from everything going on, so I am definitely looking forward to it.

Today's card is a little different as I made this for someone who loves Hannah Lynn, and why wouldn't you she is so beautiful.  The papers and sentiment are from the MayaDesign Vintage Frost Basics.

I have used the cool greys to colour the image and also added some B95, B93, B91 for the blue splats of paint.

I would like to take this opportinity to thank you all for your comments throughout the year and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Hugs Tracy x

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Tuesday 17 December 2013

A Couple of Cards

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for my absence but like everyone at the moment, finding the time to put up decorations, shopping, christmas parties and wrapping up I just haven't had the time to get onto the computer and blog.  I will hopefully have another two posts before the christmas and I'm hoping to have all my christmas shopping done and wrapped by the weekend.  I don't finish work until Christmas Eve, so I will be looking forward to spending time with the family and relaxing...

My first card is my challenge DT card for BunnyZoe and I really thought I had scheduled a post last Monday but I hadn't, oops.  So I'm a little late but not too late, hehehe.  The challenge this month is "Wings" and I chose to use Posey from Whimsy's latest release.  Links are listed under the card.

Image Posey by Whimsy Stamps

My second card is very different for me. For this one I tried really hard to do clean and simple and I think it's sort of, well almost, isn't it?  I know it's not my normal style at all but I was making it for a lady who likes clean and simple, so here goes...

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday 9 December 2013

A few of my favourite things..

Hi Everyone,

The theme this week for us girlies to follow is "Anything Goes".  Next week we'll all be taking a break to get our christmas shopping and decorations up and we'll all be back for the new challenge on the 1st January.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Sandy for allowing me to be on her fabulous DT and I can't believe I've completed a year, yikes where did it go!  I'd also like to thank you all for the comments and likes on the blog, Instagram and on the facebook site, when you post your card and receive a little comment  or a like, it really makes your day, so a huge thank you from me.

I'd also like to thank everyone to checking out my frantage video, at the last look it was up to 3,666 views, wow, when I did this, and remember it was my first video, I never dreamed so many crafters would get so much inspiration from it, so again thank you all for watching and spreading the word, I am truly so very very grateful and delighted, yayyyy.

Sooooooooooooooo for my anything goes, I thought I'd use a few of my favourite things....

Well you probably know by now that blue/cream/white is my most favourtie colour combo so I began with this colour scheme, the gorgeous paper is from the latest Maya Design release Vintage Frost Basics and this sheet is called 10th December.

The cute image is by Lili of the valley and coloured with distress inks.  I have also added my favourite shabby white frantage.

Another absolutely must have for my stash is Gorgeous lace and Sandy certainly has plenty and have you seen the new laces, Oh my god, heaven.  I also love the beaded string, so very beautiful and of course I can't forget the cheesecloth, yet another favourite that appears time and time again, lol.  I told you there was a few.

I love the quirky embellishments, see the Maya Road Love paperclips.  I think this card would be great for christmas or valentines, who said that, we haven't even had christmas yet, lol.

A little dusting of my favourite snow tex on the bottom and I also used it on the frosted berries and pine cone.
I love the bark hearts and I was having a sort out over the weekend and guess what I found, yep they were buried in my stash along with a few other things.

I can't forget the vintage seam binding that Sandy makes and the vintage brads, just soooooooo gorgeous, oh how I'd love to play around Sandy's, lol.

The bark star has two mini bells tied with twine and they ring, sooooo cute.

It only remains for me to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and I look forward to hopefully inspiring  you all again in January.

Hugs Tracy x
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Monday 2 December 2013

A Happy Christmas

Morning Everyone,

Well it's Monday again, and only 3 more Monday's until Christmas.  I love this time of year but not the shopping... grrrr.  Internet and late night shopping will be my saviours, lol.

Today's card is my LLC DT card and the theme set by Sandy for this week is "Inspired by a Christmas Song".  I have been dying to use the image and matching papers from MayaDesign Vintage Frost Basics, the diecut sheet is just sooooogorgeous.  The song I have chosen to be inspired by is "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas".  Love this christmas song and I think the children in the image surround by snow falling is perfect.

The image, tag and stamps were cut from Vintage Frost Basics Diecut Sheet and I have used 12x 12  20th December, this paper also looks like the snow is falling. The sheet with the minature children on came from the 6x6 paper pad, so glad I have both.  I have used walnut stain ink to distress the edges.

I have used a corner from the Prima Ceiling Ornamental resin pack and added to the right hand corner.  Lots of gorgeous flowers with gesso and diamond dust and string pearls added to the top.  I also added in a pine cone, cut in half.

And have you seen the vintage findings brooches in store. Wow, just look at centre of my large snowflake. Beautiful.

Hugs Tracy x
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