Monday 29 December 2014

A Clean and Simple Gift Bag....

Hello Everyone,

I meant to post this before Christmas but I have just found this in draft, oops.  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and got lots of crafting goodies :)

The Dutch Doobadoo Bag Stencil is really easy to use and takes minutes to draw, cut and glue.  It is also a stencil for the panels on the front/back and sides and as you can see on the stencil itself  you could add an Oval shape or a Heart shape two, all in the one stencil and available for only £4.40.

The paper pad I was using is the latest Shabby Chic Pad and I decided to continue with just the purply blue spotted paper, I do love spots, and keep the bag quite simple.

And here it is............

The beautiful, beautiful heart is from the latest release and comes with a mini heart with wings, which is gorgeous too and looks fabulous at the top of a little tag.

Here's  the side view, you see I kept it quite simple but elegant I think, but it does show off the beautiful heart.

The tag is a Dutch Doobadoo Paper Art Tag and I stamped the sentiment and heart from the latest Sending Love Stamp Set.  

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday 22 December 2014

My First ATC Collection

Morning Everyone,

Today I want to share with you my first ATC's.  Jolanda has rekindled the ATC craze and created an Artist Trading Noor!Design facebook group.  I have never made one before so Jolanda challenged me.  Well what can I say, they are tiny and you know how I like to embellish my cards so I brought a little of my shabbiness to ATC's and rose to the challenge, lol.

If you want to join in the fun the Facebook page can be found HERE.  You can create one or a collection. They measure 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. The Facebook Group already has loads of inspiration and of course all using Noor products so is worth a visit.  So here's my take on ATC's........

I love the Sillouette Stamps available at Noor!Design UK so this was the ideal opportunity to create a collection using the images.  The beauty of these is that you don't have to colour them if you don't want to.  They look stunning in black and white or you can add a splash of colour or even stamp with versaink and colour with chalks or pan pastels.  Lots of options available with these stamps and what I actually did was stamp them with staz-on ink onto white shrink plastic and heat them until they shrunk so now they were the perfect size for my collection of ATC's.

I cut two ovals for the ladies with hats before shrinking.

The same but different?  I used the same image but on the first rectangle I left some white space to the right before shrinking and on the one on the right I cut around all the leaves and flowers before shrinking.  This gives it a slightly different appearance.

I have used the latest shabby shic paperpad.  The Carpe Diem word is also from the latest release.  All links at the bottom of this post.

Just poking through on the top left you will see a grey paper from the Winter Wonderland pad.  I used the Dutch Doobadoo Heart Stencil and structure paste to create the heart background.  Still in love with structure paste and stencils :)

The leaves were cut from my favourite Vintage Flourish Leaf Die but have you seen what's coming in January....... ummmm two yummy new leaves to add to my collection.

I also cut one of the Rolled Roses and added to the stem of the leaves with added some tiny berries in the centre.

The butterflies were made using the Dutch Doobadoo paper art butterfly sheet.  So intricate and delicate.  The larger of the two was coloured using distress inks, soooo quick and easy and layered with a plain white smaller butterfly.

Here's the two ladies with hats, aren't they fabulous.

And one last look at them altogether.

Don't forget if you want to join us on the ATC Facebook page we'd love to see you there :)

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday 15 December 2014

Pink Winter

Morning Everyone,

It's been some time since I made an Easel card so I thought I would do a shaped one using the Dutch Doobadoo Stencil. The image is by  Magnolia image available at BunnyZoe.

I have  added copic markers  W3, W1, W00 to tone the colours to create a more vintagey look.

The papers are also by Magnolia and available at BunnyZoe.

The fabulous leaf die is available at Noor!DesignUk, links at the bottom of the post.

The flower spray and white berries are available at Live and Love Crafts.

The pink flowers are available from Live and Love Crafts  but the cream rose was created using the Noor!Design UK Rolled Roses die.

I have used the new heart die, and text from the the new Love sentiments, again links are at the bottom of the post. 

The corner die is again a Noor!Design die, links at the bottom.

I have also used the little wings from the hear die to attatch to the Dutch Doobadoo tag.

I have added shabby white frantage to Tilda and have accidentally got a little snow in her eye.

Again the beautiful heart filagree heart die and the Ice Crystal 3 die.

The heart button is available from BunnyZoe.

The little gloves is also a Noor!Design die, again links at the bottom of the post.

Copic Markers used:-
Skin E0000, E000, E04, E11, E00
Hair E25, E31, E50
Clothes RV95, RV93, RV0000, RV000, RV00, W3, W1, W00

Hugs Tracy x

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