Thursday, 31 October 2013

steampunk heart

I have been altering wooden shapes and thought I would make this for my craft room ...the walls are a bit bare just now.The papers are from craftyhands and the butterfly stamp is by Indigoblu.The snaps are by TH and the ribbon is from meiflower crafts.I kept it quite CAS as the papers are delightful.

challenges entered
Addicted to Stamps and More  CAS

Inklings and Yarns  anything goes[3 of 3]
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge  anything goes
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
LEJ Designs  anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays  anything goes [1 of 2]
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes [2 of 2]
Twisted Tuesday   free for all twist...anything goes
All Crafts Challenge anything but a card
Perfectly Rustic  patterned paper
613 Avenue Create  anything goes[opt paper piecing]
Amusing Challenges  anything goes



Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Anything goes at I ♥ ProMarkers .


Hi all
It is challenge time again at I ♥ ProMarkers .   Thanks to all of you who entered last weeks PINK HAIR challenge ,I  had wonderful time visiting all your blogs. This  week the theme of the challenge is   " anything goes " and the sponsor for this weeks challenge is   Crafty Sentiments Designs




For my DT project i have made this  Halloween gift bag for collecting all those sweet treats,I used sherri baldy image called Trixie boo and you will find her here.The papers are free digi papers from bearly mine I had last year. The bats are handmade. The ribbon has been in my stash for ages   .Both ribbon and gems are from Meiflower crafts.

Challenges entered [and there are quite a few !!!]

Bearly Mine Challenges  orange purple and black
Clear It Out  Halloween [ stash item anything orange]
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations  Halloween [1 of 2]
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes [1 of 2]
2 Creative Chicks  Halloween [1 of 3]
Always Something Creative  fall/Halloween
Bastel-Traum  Halloween

The Cupboard Trilogy - Halloween [1e]
All Crafts Challenge  anything but a card
Craft-Dee BowZ  anything with a handmade bow [1 of 3]
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas  anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles  Halloween
Melonheadz Friends Challenge  costume/dress up /Halloween
My Besties UK Challenge Blog  too cute too spook
My Craft Creations - anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner  anything goes[2 of 2]
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes[1e]
Come and Get It Challenges a little boo for you
Dream Valley Challenges Halloween
My Besties Norge  Halloween [black purple orange]
Robyn`s Fetish  Halloween
2 Sisters  cute and spooky
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Di's Digis Designs Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge  happy Halloween
Cut it Up- Halloween
Digi Haven – orange and black
Pattie's Creations orange and black
Savvy Handmade Cards  gone batty [bats or birds]
CCEE Stampers  Halloween
Crafty Ribbons  anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday  spooktacular
Happy Campers Halloween
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  spooktacular
Meljens Designs  faBOOlous Halloween[ anything but a card]
MilkCoffee Challenge  Halloween
Besties Challenge  anything with a bestie image








So pop over and check out what the DT have made for your inspiration using crafty sentiments images and join in the fun challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers .
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Poinsettia ball

Hi
I have been making xmas decorations and decided to try my hand at a poinsettia ball made using a Marianne d die for the flowers and a polystyrene ball.i like these ornaments quite full .....I don't like to see any of the white polystyrene underneath ...so I overloaded it ...maybe just a little OTT but hey its my first one ...lol. The ribbon is from meiflower crafts

challenges entered
Christmas Cards All Year Round ready for xmas

Marianne's Design Divas  xmas
Oozak  anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge  die cuts
Incy Wincy Designs  red and white
Tammy's Scrappin Corner  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes [2 of 3]
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - anything goes [ 2 of 3]
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz  anything goes [2 of 3]
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes

Inklings and Yarns - anything goes [2 of 3]
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog  anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes [2 of 2]
Nutcrafters  lots of layers



Happy crafting
Tracey x




Monday, 28 October 2013

Make it monday challenge day

Hi all
It is make it monday challenge time again ...congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered ...I had such fun checking out all your fabby makes
This week the sponsor is Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!
 and the winner will receive 4 single digi images



For my DT project this week i have made this cute baby card using meljens Little baby dragon
I used first edition up up and away papers and letters for the sentiment..buttons from my stash ,the banner die is from la la land.I coloured with promarkers.

challenges entered
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes [1 of 3]
Joanna Sheen Challenge  button it up
Lacy Sunshine  anything goes [1 of 3]
Hiding in my Craft Room  use a critter [1e]
Word Play Saturday  anything goes [1 per week]
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - anything goes [ 1 of 3]
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz  anything goes [1 of 3]
Delightful Challenges  winged things [1e]
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes
Hambo Hoedown  baby card non trad images

Inklings and Yarns - anything goes [1 of 3]
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog  anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  anything goes [1e]
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes [1 of 2]







For my POTW this week i have chosen this gorgeous creation by Joolaa,what a stunning exploding box.....
You will find her blog here





So do pop over to the make it monday challenge and enter your papercraft creations,leave a message on another entrants blog  ...who knows you may win a prize
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Pink Hair challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers .


Hi all
It is challenge time again at I ♥ ProMarkers .   Thanks to all of you who entered last weeks challenge
,I  had wonderful time visiting all your blogs. This  week the theme of the challenge is pink hair ..
    and the sponsor for this weeks challenge is Sherri Baldy  .The lucky winner will win 5 digi images .






We have 3 new DT members joining us this week and I would like to welcome..Artisania,Lynne , and Lisbeth  to our friendly team ...
For my DT project i have made this  circle rocker card using a  sherri baldy digi  image from the big eyed dolls range and you will find her here
I used papers from nitwits called bonnets and bowties.The butterfly sizzlit is from SU .I used
promarkers to colour her up.the dies I used to create the base are from the grande stately circles
set.Ribbon and pearls are from meiflower crafts .The flowers are from mulberry crafts.the flourish die is by memory box.










So pop over and check out what the DT have made for your inspiration and join in the fun at I ♥ ProMarkers .
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Monday, 21 October 2013

Make it monday challenge day .and happy birthday to me.!!!



Hi all
I am on my hols as this post goes out celebrating my 50th birthday .....on a cruise down the Danube...lucky me !!!...ALSO

It is make it monday challenge time again ...congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered ...I had such fun checking out all your fabby makes
This week the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps!  The lucky winner will receive 7 single digi im ages of their choice.....




For my DT project this week i have made this easel card using Ava Christmas mistletoe fairy .The papers were free from a mag and are by Nitwits. The ribbon and gems are from meiflower crafts . The flower is handmade using a Marianne d die. The leaves are made using a cheery lynn die.
The sentiment is a stamp from Su
 So pop over to make it monday challenge and enter your papercraft creations
Also ,leave a message on  at least one entrants blog  ...who knows you may win a prize
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Friday, 18 October 2013

monochrome prima doll tag

 Hi all
I have been playing with the fab new Dovecrafts  /  Trimcraft Back to basics monochrome range...To make tthis xl 9x3 1/2 inch tag I have used my new prima doll stamp and coloured her skin etc with promarkers and the clothes have been paper pieced using the back to basics papers.  All the embellies are also from the same back to basics range

challenges entered
Creative Craft Challenges  anything goes blogaversary[3of 3]
613 Avenue Create  anything goes [opt pile it on]
2 Sisters - anything goes
Colour Me Creative Challenge  anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Inklings and Yarns - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  anything goes[ 2 of 3]
Crafter's CafĂ©  cute [1 of 3]
Nutcrafters  lots of layers
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - lots of embellies
Paper Shelter Challenge  2 colours only [1 of 3]
penny's Paper-Crafty  anything goes [1 of 3]
Anything Goes Challenge  out with the girls
Everybody-Art-Challenge  ribbon
All Crafts Challenge  anything but a card
Cutie Pie Challenge - cute + tag
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  anything goes -twist lots of layers
Whoopsi Daisy  spots and dots
Great Impressions a button and a bow




Thursday, 17 October 2013

Stocking card

Hi all
As you know I am very lucky to be on the Trimcraft Dt .I get to play with all the fab new ranges ...I designed this stocking card which is featured on The trimcraft  site ...The site is a mine of fabulous information,hints tips and templates as well as a fabulous forum where you get to meet amazingly talented crafters and you get your very own gallery to share your work ...you can join Trimcraft for free here .I have been a member for over 3 yrs and I have made some fab friends on there .
You will find the template  and instructions for this cute stocking card Here  so you can print it out and have a go at making the card yourself...
The blue card was made using first edition silent night papers by trimcraft and I decorated it using a TH snowflake die....



The red card stocking  was made using back to basics dovecraft  xmas 2013  papers and I used some old chipboards from my stash to decorate it.

challenges entered
http://cardadayblog.blogspot.com xmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round  ready for xmas
Creative Craft Challenges  anything goes blogaversary[2of 3]
Deep Ocean Challenge  xmas is around the corner
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes[2 of 2]
There She Goes - xmas
613 Avenue Create  anything goes [opt pile it on]
Addicted to Stamps Challenge  xmas is coming
Joanna Sheen Challenge  so sweet
2 Sisters - anything goes
Brown Sugar anything goes
Craftitude  anything goes with the letter S
ABC Christmas Challenge  under the tree
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Inklings and Yarns - anything goes


please do  have a go at making your own  stocking card,leave me a comment and i will pop over and have a look at your creations..... I would love to see them
Happy crafting
Tracey xx





Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Snowflakes challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers .

Hi all
It is challenge time again at I ♥ ProMarkers .   Thanks to all of you who entered last weeks challenge ,I  had wonderful time visiting all your blogs. This  week the theme of the challenge is "Snowflakes "    and the sponsor for this weeks challenge is   Stampfairy                                   



For my DT project i have made this  card 8x8  using Mimi winter 1 .The papers are from nitwits and were free from a mag. The snowflake die is by memory box and is called Lindeman snowflake. The scalloped square and fancy tag die are all from spellbinders .The ribbon and gems are from meiflower crafts .The sentiment is computer generated. I coloured the image with promarkers

Challenges entered
http://cardadayblog.blogspot.com xmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round  ready for xmas
Crafting Musketeers  xmas in October [1e]
The Crafting Cafe - anything goes [1e]
Creative Craft Challenges  anything goes blogaversary[1 of 3]
Deep Ocean Challenge  xmas is around the corner
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge anything goes[1e]
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes[1 of 2]
There She Goes - xmas
613 Avenue Create  anything goes [opt pile it on]
Addicted to Stamps Challenge  xmas is coming
Joanna Sheen Challenge  so sweet
2 Sisters - anything goes
Colour Me Creative Challenge  anything goes
Brown Sugar anything goes
Craftitude  anything goes with the letter S
Crafts-Too Challenge You  xmas scene
Stampin' For The Weekend  anything goes [1e]





So pop over and check out what the DT have made for your inspiration and join in the fun at I ♥ ProMarkers .
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Christmas wreath

Hi all
I am getting projects ready for a xmas craft fayre I am attending on nov 2nd...so over the next few days there will be some xmas projects for you to see....The first is a cute little wreath I have made using a polystyrene haf ting ,a Marianne d poinsettia flower die and some fab checked ribbon .The ring was wrapped in gorgeous satin ribbon to cover it .all the ribbon and gems are from meiflower crafts. I used a stately circle die to make a base for the ring to stick onto.....

challenges entered
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Inklings and Yarns anything goes[3 of 3]
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything but square[3 of 3]
Sisterhood of Crafters   anything goes[3of 3]
Bearly Mine Challenges  ribbon or string or twine
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Creative Corner  anything but a card
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  anything goes[2 of 3]
Scribble and Scrap  anything goes [1 of 3]
QKR Stampede  anything goes with circles
Happy Campers  show us your flowers
All Crafts Challenge  anything but a card
Artistic Inspirations  anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything with a handmade bow [1 of 3]
There She Goes  xmas



Monday, 14 October 2013

Make it Monday challenge

 
Hi all
It is make it monday challenge time again ...congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered ...I had such fun checking out all your fabby makes
This week the sponsor is Ignatio from Nicecrane designs



 
For my DT project this week i have  been asked by a friend  to make a cute door hanger for a little guy's room  She chose the colours and papers ...I altered a wooden heart blank with papers from nitwits and added ribbons and buttons  from Meiflower Crafts .The sentiment are  the words my friend asked for and are  computer generated .the image is from the vintage  summer collection and you will find it Here at Nicecrane's

challenges entered
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Inklings and Yarns anything goes[2 of 3]
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything but square[2 of 3]
Sisterhood of Crafters   anything goes[2 of 3]
Bearly Mine Challenges  ribbon or string or twine
Oozak - anything goes
Send a Smile for Kids  bright colours for kids [1 of 2]
365 Cards  pick for me
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Creative Corner  anything but a card
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  anything goes[1 of 3]
Dream Valley Challenges - buttons [1 of 3]


For my POTW this week i have chosen this gorgeous mini album  by Nancy D
You will find her blog here and there are many more pics of this beautiful album for you to drool over ...so many gorgeous details in every page ....you must pop over and have a closer look !!




So do pop over to the make it monday challenge and enter your papercraft creations,leave a message on another entrants blog  ...who knows you may win a prize
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Friday, 11 October 2013

A ribbon tree

Hi
In august I made invitations etc for a friend's daughter who got married...She had her ushers in welsh kilts and decorated the hall and bouquets with matching welsh ribbon...she gave me what was left to use for crafting and as there was so much I made her this ribbon tree as a keepsake...I usually make ribbon trees for Christmas decorations and i have made a couple that i will blog with a tutorial soon....
I loved how this one turned out...it is about 10 inches tall and very easy to do.I started it using a polystyrene cone and just cut lengths of ribbon and attached them to the cone with pins...the double bow on the top has a beautiful diamante heart ribbon sider on each side which i got from meiflower crafts.
The new bride loved it too....

challenges entered
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Divas by Design - 3 or more layers
Inklings and Yarns anything goes[2 of 3]
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything but square[2 of 3]
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything with a handmade bow
Sisterhood of Crafters   anything goes[1 of 3]
Bearly Mine Challenges  ribbon or string or twine
All Crafts Challenge  anything but a card 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  something blue
Oozak - anything goes

Thursday, 10 October 2013

tea -light holder


Hi
I thought I would show you a gift I made for a friend who was feeling a bit down...she  loves those vanilla scented tea lights  and hunkydory so i used up my old stash of hunkydory papers,decoupage and embellies I received free with a mag.. .she loved it...The ribbon is from meiflower crafts
challenges entered
Catch The Bug  anything goes[3 of 3]
Oozak - anything goes
Eureka Stamps anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes[2 of 2]
Twisted Tuesday  lots of layers and use metal
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
QKR Stampede fall colours
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Divas by Design - 3 or more layers
Inklings and Yarns anything goes[1 of 3]
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything but square[1 of 3]
Scrappers' Delights decoupage
WordArt Wednesdays  anything goes[1 of 5]
Artistic Inspirations  girly
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything with a handmade bow
Lexi's Creations pink



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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Brown and Orange challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers .

Hi all
It is challenge time again at I ♥ ProMarkers .   Thanks to all of you who entered last weeks challenge ,I  had wonderful time visiting all your blogs.
 This week the theme of the challenge is Brown and Orange.
How you interpret this is completely up to you, as long as you make sure you follow the theme and you MUST use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, AquaMarkers or Trias on your work, if not you entry will be deleted.
 The sponsor for this weeks challengeis Doctor Digi



For my DT project i have made this fun retirement card using a digital image  from Dr Digi's called
Ambrose Dunderton..I coloured him with promarkers.
The papers are from nitwits country gent paper pad.The corners are Marianne d dies .The embossing folder,clock die and sentiment tickets  are all from TH at sizzix. The metal  clock charm is from my stash

challenges entered
Catch The Bug  anything goes[2 of 3]
Oozak - anything goes
Eureka Stamps anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges  anything goes [entry3 of 3]
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes[1 e]
Die Cuttin' Divas  use brown
Inky Chicks  use 2 different die cuts [1 of 3]
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes[1 of 2]
Twisted Tuesday  lots of layers and use metal
C is for Challenge  boys/men [1e]
Craft Your Passion  metal [1 of 3]
Squigglefly  use orange
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
One Stitch At A Time  use a digi
Robyn`s Fetish  use a digi
A Gem of a Challenge lets hear it for the boys
Di's Digis Designs show off your colouring skills[1 of 3]
Paper Creator's Crafts dies or punches
Digi Haven  use 2 colours [1 of 3]
QKR Stampede fall colours
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes








So pop over and check out what the DT have made for your inspiration and join in the fun at I ♥ ProMarkers .
Happy crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Paper Pine Cone



Hi all
I thought I would have a go at something a bit different and so I made this paper pine cone.I used a polystyrene egg and covered it with folded papers that are from the Nitwit country gent paper pad.The pleated top is made using a TH rosette die and the ribbon is from meiflower crafts. I enjoyed making this project and it kept me busy on my long train journey after visiting family at the weekend...It is the first one I have made and I am quite pleased with it...

challenges entered
Catch The Bug  anything goes[2 of 3]
Pattie's Creations - ribbon [2 of 2]
4 Krafty Girlz  anything goes[3 of 3]
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Moving Along with the Times -  anything goes [3 of 3]
Crafting By Designs  anything goes
Oozak - anything goes
Penny's challenges anything goes
creativecraftchallenges2. anything goes [3of 3]
 All Crafts Challenge  anything but a card
Eureka Stamps anything goes