27 August 2012

Flowers, Pearls and Swirls

I have used an image from addicted to stamps and really enjoyed colouring her in.

I have used pro markers and some cosmic shimmer pearl glue.  The border is a memory box die

I am entering this into the Cupcake Craft Challenge here and Stampin' for the weekend Pearls and Swirls here

Happy Crafting

Tracy x

25 August 2012

Week 169 - Allsorts Challenge - Its a Gift

Hi All

Cannot believe another week has flown by.

This weeks challenge is hosted by Brenda and is entitled "Its a Gift", i have made a stationary set for my project this week.  I enjoy making these and they make nice presents.

The challenge is here

Happy Crafting

18 August 2012

Week 168 - Allsorts Challenge - Heavy Metal

Hi All
Happy Saturday.
It was nice to see a few more faces join us last week - there were some lovely cards.
This weeks challenge at Allsorts is Heavy Metal (and we dont mean metallica), Helene wants you to use some kind of metal on your creation, can be metal tape or chains, can be a pin, can be a charm.
We have two sponsors for you this week:
Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge
Flonz stamps offer a $20 store gift voucher to a lucky winner. There is also a 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge
And we have
Stitchy Bear
Stitchy Bear stamps offer a $10 gift voucher to another lucky winner.
The girls have made some lovely design cards this week so do pop by and share some blog love

so.........my card is here

I have used a jungle set by creative expressions and a giraffe charm - i have used the jungle leaves to create some texture - hope you like it!!

The allsorts challenge is here

Happy Crafting

Tracy x

13 August 2012

Tonic Cards


As Ruth asked so nicely and i promised - here's a couple of the cards i made with the new tonic stamps.  Ones for a craft buddy so lets hope she likes it ;o)

Thanks to Lisa B for the bazill paper piecing inspiration (well its nearly bazill - its papermania card). higlighted the flowers with my pro's for depth is places.

I have 

Tracy xx

12 August 2012

Creative Expressions DT Call Challenge... Texture


Creative Expressions are having a design team call and i thought i would give it a go - i get such a lot of pleasure from my crafting and have met some lovely people through my blogging etc.

Part of the call is to create a piece of work incorporating texture.  My Entry is below

I have use an embossing folder to create a textured background which is layered onto two pieces of background paper.

I stamped the sentiment from the Button Florals set and cut it out using a nestability die, i have used another die to cut the pieces for each corner. I have cut a spray of flowers from the design paper and have added some gems throughout.

The design team call is here

I am really happy with the finished card

11 August 2012

Lisa B Monthly Challenge


A few weeks ago i was lucky enought to go to a hobby arts workshop in surrey - i had a lovely day and it has really inspired me creatively.  One of the tutors was the lovely Lisa B who has a website and blog - they have a monthly challnge so i thought i would have a go :o)

I have fallen a little bit in love with the saturated canary digital images and love this girls hair!

The challenge is here

Happy weekend

Allsorts Challenge - Week 167 Going Around In Circles

Hi All

Happy Saturday

This weeks challenge is set by Jo and is "going around in circles", i have used scalloped circle nestabilities and circle background paper to meet the brief. 

I have used a lovely image by a Passion for stamps called Scabious which is coloured with pro markers.  The Border is Persian Accents from spellbinders.

Here is my Card

Passion for stamps are this weeks sponsor

I had to treat myself to some of the tonic flower stamps by Ruth and will try and share a few cards once i have had chance to make them :o)

Happy Crafting all

8 August 2012

Hobby Art Card

Thought i would post a card i made this week, plus it gives me chance to test out my new signature and watermark

Happy Crafting

5 August 2012

Penny Black and More - Whiskers and Wings

I love this stamp set by imagination - probably because its butterflies and it also fits the criteria for this months challenge " Whiskers and Wings"

The challenge is here

Happy Crafting

Tracy x

Sir Stampalot Challenge - In Flight

This months challenge is in flight which for me means - BUTTERFLIES ;O)
I have used a stamp set by imagination to make this card.
 The challenge is here
Happy Crafting

4 August 2012

Allsorts Challenge - Week 166 A Recipe

Hi All

Well its time for my first challenge at Allsorts (and i feel a bit like i am starting a new school :o))

I hope you have all been enjoying the Olympics.

So down to business...... 

The challenge this week is set by Nicola at Allsorts and its a recipe, this week you have to use 2 stamps, 3 flowers and 1 paper.

This is my card

The image is from digistamp boutique and is called Cocoa and Roses, this is my first use of a digi image and i have to say i enjoyed myself. The background paper i chose is from a first edition pad which i think is called isabelle, i have used nesties to cut out the image and its mount and have distressed the image with spun sugar distress ink.  I die cut the flowers and added some gems to tie in the themes together, the greeting stamp has been put on a scalloped nestie and i have used gems on the circle.  I added some ribbons and pins and job done!

This weeks sponsor is digistamp boutique

Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge and i look forward to coming round to see how you interpret this weeks challenge

Happy Crafting