Thursday, 31 January 2013

Such sad news....

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of a friend who lost her battle with a heart complaint...Many of you will know Jacqui McNeill from her challenge blog ...The poodle parlour and from her wonderful artwork on the digi garden site....
I got to know Jacq when she kindly invited me onto her DT at the poodle parlour ,she was a wonderfully talented and warm, caring person with a great sense of humour and i thoroughly enjoyed working alongside her.
If you would like to email your condolences to the family you can email her sister Lisa at

 I will miss you jacq
Tracey xx

Happy Birthday......

Hi all
I have been looking through my old digi images and found this sassy little girlie by Kenny K...she is called Mae Western so i thought i would make something using her...I coloured her with promarkers and  my gorgeous new Rose Garden papers from trimcraft first edition.I also used an american crafts edge heart  punch,memory box rolled flower  and flourish SU sentiment stamp.Ribbon and pearls from meiflower crafts and my xl go kreate dies to make the card blank..
For the box i followed a fab tutorial from caroline will find it HERE and it is so easy ..this box was made using just 2 pieces of 12 x 12 trimcraft first edition  rose garden papers...go check out the tutorial and you will be making tons of them as i have.....

Crafts and Me  fave
Digistamps 4 Joy  anything goes
Inky Impressions  bingo [flowers,ribbon and pink or red]
Penny's Paper-Crafty  for girls
Whimsy Inspiration  fancy edges
Creative Card Crew  girlie
Die Cuttin' Divas  anything goes
Inky Chicks bingo [ribbon.sentiment ,flowers]
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy  anything goes
Twisted Tuesday anything goes
Vickie's Challenges  anything goes
Lexi's Creations  fancy folds
One Stitch At A Time  use a digi
The Squirrel & the Fox  anything new
Nutcrafters  cute and girly
Top Tip Tuesday layers [entry 2]

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Love is all around at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.

Hi all
Itis challenge time again at  I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.and this time the theme is Love is all around, you can interpret this any way you like as long as you use promarkers...fleximarkers or aquamarkers..we would love to see your creations..
The challenge is being sponsored by Marianne Design

 and they are providing this fabby prize for the winner

For my DT card this week i have used the sweet image from mo manning called kisses ,i have used promarkers,marianne designs flower ,scalloped circle frame and ribbon border dies.the leaves are a cheery lynn die,The papers are from a papermania xmas set,the red hearts behined the image are embossed with a hearts folder from cuttlebug and the ribbon and pearls are from meiflower crafts

 challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations love anything goes
Cards by Lady Anne / Monday Anything Goes Challenge  anything goes
Digi Makeover Challenge  hearts galore
Love to Create  anything goes with a sentiment
Squigglefly  have a heart please
Stamp and Create  love
Come and Get It Challenges  tic tac toe[red,free embossing]
Gingerloft  love is in the air
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts its all about love
Brown Sugar valentines
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude  love
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) emboss it
Craft Us Crazy  celebrate love/ or are you seeing red
Lili's Little Fairies  anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey  for a girl
Aud Sentiments Challenge bingo[love ribbon and flowers

well thats it from me so pop over join in the fun and check out what my teamies have created for you this week
happy crafting
tracey x

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

me to you cute valentine card

Here is a cute shaker  valentine card i have made using papers i had free from simplycardmaking and papercraft mag .The stamp is a me to you stamp and i coloured with promarkers.I used diamond dust for the sprinkles.The flowers are rolled flower dies from marianne d and the heart  and flourish are memory box dies.The sentiment is computer generated and the ribbons and pearls are from meiflower crafts

challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations love /anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  anything goes
Squigglefly  have a heart please
Victorine Originals valentines
Gingerloft  love is in the air
Fashionable Stamping Challenges show some love
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts  all about love
Come and Get It Challenges tic tac toe [glitter .free ribbon]
One Stop Craft  sparkle and bling
Aud Sentiments Challenge  bingo [flowers ,ribbon ,love]
C.R.A.F.T.  valentines day
Craft Us Crazy  celebrate love/colour red
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge  use red

Monday, 28 January 2013

Make It Monday Linky Party

Hi all
It is Make It Monday Linky Party time again....Thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge ,your entries were stunning and i enjoyed looking at each and every one....what a souurce of inspiration you all are
This week the challenge is sponsored byMeljen Designs Digital Stamps! 

 For my DT project i have used the sweet lion image and sentiment from Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!   ,The papers are from  the first edition boho chic padI coloured him with promarkers and used a SU pennant punch,marianne d dies,memory box swirl dies,Tim holtz vintage market letter die strip.,martha stewart edge punch and ribbon and pearls from meiflower crafts

challenges entered
Send a Smile for Kids anything goes 4 kids
Cards by Lady Anne - Sentimental For Friday [entry 1 of 4] use a sentiment
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge  [Entry1 of 3] tic tac toe .[circle ribbon birthday]
Simply Create Too  anything goes
Forever Friends birthdays
Simply Create something digital
Digistamps 4 Joy anything goes
Stamp n Doodle - boys birthday
Whimsy Inspiration  fancy edges
Tuesday Throwdown furry friends


I had a really hard time picking my POTW this week a there were so many delicious entries to drool over but i am being totally indulgent and i have 2 Picks Of The WEEK TO SHOW YOU THE FIRST is from Suzanne Dean and you will find all details on how she created this stunner on her blog HERE

The second POTW is from Marie you will find her blog HEREsympathy ...They are so difficult to make and the simple yet stunning design is just perfect for a sympathy card for a man

Well that's it from me pop over and join in the anything goes papercraft challenge and visit my teamies to see what they have created for your inspiration.
happy craftiong
Tracey x

Friday, 25 January 2013

My first twisted easel card

Hi all
I thought i would have a go at a twisted easel card ,i have made normal easels befre so this is my first twisted one...
I have used a stamp i have had for at least 2 years from wild rose studio...Promarkers,3 flower punches from e k success,a knock out edge punch from american crafts,a cheery lynn leaf die,nesties,and a sentiment stamp from stamping bella...The ribbons and pearls are as always from meiflower crafts who are having a 50% off sale on their mixed coloured crystal  gems 

Challenges entered
Lili's Little Fairies  anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey for a girl
Simply Create anything goes

Twist Of Faith Card Challenges  friendship
Inky Chicks tic tac toe[ ,ribbon,pearls ,image]
Artistic Inspirations more than 1 fold
Lexi's Creations  fancy folds
Sugar Creek Hollow [die cuts pearls and flowers] tic tac toe
Charisma Cardzhearts and flowers [must have both]

Thursday, 24 January 2013

New Baby cards

Hi all
I am still trying to use up all the stash i have had for ages so here are two quick cross over baby cards using old Kanban baby toppers and a load of lace i have had for over a year
The baby embellies are from meiflower crafts..

challenges entered
Nutcrafters  cute and girly [ baby girl card]
Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes
Creative Card Crew  girly  [baby girl card]
Vickie's Challenges anything goes
Artistic Inspirations  more than 1 fold
Crafty Boots  new
Created With Love  anything goes
Songbird Challenges  new baby
Joanna Sheen Challenge  new beginnings
Opus Gluei  pink
Crafty Calendar  whats new
Simply Create Too anything goes

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Anything goes I ♥ ProMarkers challenge

Thanks for all your wonderful entries last week in the layer it up challenge and congrats to the winner..........It is my fave challenge theme this week at  I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.and its the anything goes no excuse for not joining us this week ..i am looking forward to seeing all your fab creations
we have a new sponsor this week and it is J&C Creations   The prize is a £10.00 gift voucher

I have made this easel card this week featuring an old fave stamp from sugar nellie called sweet and sassy... and my promarkers
I used go kreate labels dies for the card base,First edition by trimcraft J'adore papers.memory box rolled flower dies ,a punch for the butterflies,a stampin up sentiment stamp,a cheery lynn leaf die and as always the stunning ribbon and pearls are from meiflower crafts

challenges entered
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  anything goes
Card Mania girly
Cards by Lady Anne / Monday Anything Goes Challenge  anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network  flowers
Created With Love  anything goes
Lexi's Creations fancy folds
Pretty Little Ribbon  flowers and ribbon
Amusing Challenges  birthday
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge  punch it
Stampin' For The Weekend  girlie
Moving Along With The Times  happy birthday
Sugar Bowl  anything goes
Vickie's Challenges  anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday  luscious layers
Creative Card Crew  girly
Deep Ocean Challenge  anything but square
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes

I look forward to seeing your anything goes projects,do pop over and see the beautiful projects my teamies have created for your inspiration
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Baby Bibs

Hi all
I recieved a wonderful parcel from mei of meiflower crafts with some of her scrumptious baby embellishments and decided to make these cute baby bibs using just a few of them...those little bibs and hangers are really cute...I also used an SU edge punch,papers from my local craft store and nesties to create the little bib shapes,The pearls and ribbons are also from meiflower crafts  .

 Challenges entered
Crafty Boots  new
Created With Love  anything goes
Songbird Challenges new baby
Unstampabelles one of more dies
Anything But A Card Challenge  tie it up
Crafty Catz Anything but a card
4 Crafty Chicks   pearls pearls pearls
Sarah Hurley Challenges  celebrate
All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge  anything goes
Crafts and Me - something new
Crafty Creations  something new
Creative Moments  monochrome
Whimsical Designs  anything goes
Card Crafter's Circle layers
Simply Create Too anything goes


Monday, 21 January 2013

Make it monday linky challenge DT card

Hi all
Its monday again and so that means the Make it Monday LInky challenge is open again to recieve your anything goes paperscraft projects...
This week the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps!  and so the winner will recieve some fabulous digi images as the prize..

I have used the cute image called BBrat Big Bow Sitter from bugaboo on my DT card this week ..she is a cutie.
I have also used Tim Holtz papers,mulberry crafts flowers, a marths stewart edge punch ,memory box flourishe dies,Sizzix butterfly embosslits dies, my new ribbon from a pound shop,pearls from meilfower crafts, and promarkers

challenges entered
Allsorts  flower power
Catch The Bug bingo[flowers,bugaboo image and pink]
Colour Me Creative Challenge fave colour combo [blue and pink]
Send a Smile for Kids  anything 4 kids
Word Play Saturday anything
Sugar Creek Hollow tic tac toe [die cut,pearls,flowers]
Card Crafter's Circle  layers
Simply Create Too anything goes
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge use something new [ribbon]
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge anything goes
Divas by Design  girly
Nutcrafters  lots of flowers
Stamp n Doodle  anything goes
Whimsical Designs  anything goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  my fave things ,[ribbon,flowers,promarkers]
The Stamping Shack Blog for a child
Can You Digi It  getting girly
Digital Tuesday  flower power
Everybody-Art-Challenge girl
Vickie's Challenges anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges  girls girls girls
Opus Gluei  pink

My Potw this week is from Sherryn....Oh My sherryn this is an absolute stunner..So delicate and pretty.What a wonderful keepsake for any new Mum and Dad...How adorable are those little booties...
Well that's all from me for today so i hope we will see your lovely makes at the Make it Monday LInky challenge

Friday, 18 January 2013

Stampin up card

Hi all
 Here is a card i have made for a  friend who is a SU demonstrator .... but i am not going to be able to post it on time due to theweather ....what a pain I have used all stampin up papers, ,bird stamp and matching punch.. ink .pad, card, flower stamp and matching flower punch,  pleated ribbon and sentiment.....The birdcage die is from sizzix and the pearls are from meiflower crafts
The leaves are a die from cheery lynn

challenges entered
4 Crafty Chicks pearls pearls pearls
Moving Along With The Times happy birthday
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge bingo [die cut, happy  flowers]
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge  anything goes
Freshly Brewed  anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge blues
Cards Galore  anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge anything goes
Inky Chicks anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday  fur or feathers
Make My Monday  die cuts and punches
Ooh La La Creations  happy birthday
Squigglefly  use blue
Allsorts  dies and punches