Wednesday 27 April 2016

Pre-order MAGNOLIA's WE MADE IT collection and get 10% OFF

Pre-order Magnolia's WE MADE IT collection and get 10% off whilst stocks last and until the collection arrives.  Hop over to the pre-order section HERE

Hugs Tracy x

Monday 25 April 2016

A sad goodbye .......

Good morning everyone,

It's a very sad day as this is my last post for Live and Love Crafts.  With opening my own online store just over 18 months ago and still working full time and I don't have the time to commit to a certain day's posting.
A huge thankyou to you all for all the comments on my cards on the LLC Blog/Facebook, my blog and personal messages on my work.  I'm still on the Pion Design Team so you will still see me using Pion Design papers :)

I'm sharing a card made using the new May Dutch Doobadoo release called Triptech, these are due in next week but you can pre-order HERE or click on the links at the bottom of the post.

The papers are from Pion Design's Scent of Lavender collection.  I used the Pion Palette Purple V for the base.

This is the front of the card.  I used the LDRS Creative Basics Edges die set to create the stitched wave and carried it to the right hand panel and created little pockets.  I cut the sentiment in the left hand pocket from the paper 

On the right hand side I have added flowers to the centre of the prima clock face and added a little gesso.

I used the tag die to cut the lavender plant pot from the 

The chipboard flourishes are from the Scrapiniec set    , loving these.

I kept the inside quite plain.  I love love love the bird so I made him centre stage and added the Srapiniec oval frame and matching border to the bottom.  

Each panel was edged with pearl string.

Hope you like it :)

Tracy x

Saturday 23 April 2016

Wee Sweetie

Hello Everyone,

I'm late sharing my card with you, too busy chatting behind the scenes with the DT who are all in love with the Crafts and You papers and converted from Maja Design, wow. They are gorgeous and such good quality and affordable too, so if you haven't tried them hop on over to the Noor Design UK Store and check them out.

You may have seen a few postings of this card in blogland this week.  This is the card from the Noor Design UK workshop last week.  We spent the morning and a little of the afternoon practicing our colouring using the image "SWEETIE" by Whimsy Stamps.  Stamped onto Fabriano Artistico 140lb Extra White Smooth watercolour paper, now available at Noor Design UK, yayyyy. I can't recommend this enough.  Coloured with distress inks.  She is a sweetie :)

Our next workshop is Sunday 15th May, this workshop by popular reqeust will be making 3D Beach Huts. If you are interested in this workshop or any future workshops please email me

The papers re from Lemoncraft Dreamy Mornings collection called

I added clusters of pearls around the image using the Dutch  Doobadoo pearl pen in white.

A close up of the flowers.  The large rose is an inkable flower by Color Lab.  I used the Lindy's Stampgang set of spray inks to colour the flower and also the seam binding.  I also used baby pink glass strawberies, 20mm white with baby pink roses, meadow spray in white and joycraft pink and cream flowers for the arrangement.  A little gesso and a couple of diecut leaves.  All the flowers will be available at Noor Design UK shortly :)

I used the floral edge die for each side of the card and the image was inseted into the diecut heart.

The butterfly is also from the Heart die set and I added a pen nib to the centre, again links at the bottom of the post.

To finish the bouquet I added a button from the House of Roses collection.

Hugs Tracy x

Friday 22 April 2016


30% OFF selected products this weekend.  Ends Monday 08:00 GMT.  Click on the SALE sign to go shopping.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

A little birdie said ....... just because

Morning Everyone,

I'm sharing a card today made using the Basic Stitched Flags for the base, been wanting to do this for sometime now.  I have used the LDRS Doveart image, Feeding Time and coloured with distress inks.

The paper is from Craft and You and is called  Vintage Time 06, links at the bottom.  I cut  smaller flag from the set and from the same paper and stamped the sentiment "Just Because" from the Just Because sentiment set.

I added a lovely view die cut and tucked under the image.

I couldn't help but add a little piece of the new SCRAPINIEC LASER CUT CHIPBOARD, the Ivy Corner, can you see it (top left of the image) can't wait to play with more  :)

Hope you like it :)

Tracy x