Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Just a quick post from me tonight, am absolutely shattered and feeling rubbish as I'm full of cold. I really hate how colds make you feel - I'm hoping an early night will help...!

I made a couple of quick cards last night using some stamped images and sentiments I got from my bezzie mate Ann-marie. I haven't a clue who they are by (altho the images could be Penny Black!).

The only paper I have used is on the purple one and that was a free download (and again I can't remember who it was from). I've coloured both images with my prisma pencils - I'm really starting to love these and think I'm definitely getting the hang of using them now.
Tracy xx

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Oo la la ...

How sexy is this ladywish i had the figure ...i really enjoy putting this one together because it didnt take long to colour and find my bits ...just a simple sexy card easy peasy ..i used
  • digi image holly and madison from charmed cards
  • prismas
  • paper october afternoon
  • ribbon and gems from my stash
  • black bazzil card

even my hubby say's she is sexy lol ..im quite pleased with how i have coloured her im gonna pat myself on the back ...enough giving myself a big head im going to tidy my mess and watch a film and do some crochet .

bye for now x ann-marie x

todays card...

Heres a quick one i had to do this morning ready for a party the kids were going to didnt take me long to do love it when that happens got the image off free colouring pages and attacked it with the prismas then thought i would do an easel card these cards are fab to do ...they just say upright all the time ...the little boy loved it and so did his mum which im glad pheew....gonna relax in a quite house after listening to screaming kids might even have the whole evening has a crafty evening or a movie and curl up on sofa with hubby i will see if i can blend a bit of both .

x ann-marie x

card for my son ..

Heres the cards i made for my son harvey for his 7th birthday hes just so army mad and loves to do puzzles ,I cant believe he is 7yrs old seems like 2mins since i gave birth to him he makes me so proud in everthing he does in fact all my kids do i feel so proud to be there mother .....well enough of me drooning on heres what i used to make these cards...

papers are all from summer driggs courage ... sentiments computer generated... free clip art... dog tags was in my stash i cant remember where there from ..lol
i didint have a pic of my son in army gear so i just cut a army hat from clip art then stuck it on ....this card was had a money pocket because he wanted money ...the poem i wrote myself ...he loved .....army mad harvey one of his loves that and puzzles and computer games which the card that tracy made that is just like my son...
will be putting some more on soon what i have made in the last couple of days .
so bye for now x ann-marie x
Wow how gorgeous is it out there today, we've woken up to beautiful blue skies.......

Just a quick one from me today, we're heading off to the garden centre to get compost/soil for planting our strawberry plants and the mixture of herbs we bought.

Today's card was made for one of our most precious friends - Harvey who was 7 yesterday. He loves anything Army and his mum (Ann-marie) made him an army themed card so I figured I'd go down the route of video gaming as that's something else he loves!! I paid a visit to Mo Mannings website yesterday and I love all her images, definitely going to be making more cards with images from there....

I managed to get a better picture of the colouring close up.


Image - Video Boy by Mo Manning
Papers - Boy oh Boy free downloads from Summer Driggs
Brad & Buttons - Mine and Ann-marie's stash
Sentiment - Computer generated
Medium - Prisma pencils and sansodor

That's it for me today, hopefully going to get some crafting done tonight when the boys are at their dads.

Tracy x

Thursday, 22 April 2010

using doilies for the first time

Well good morning to you all its nice and sunny here when the sun is out and im sat with my french doors open and the sun burning on my back...i made this card a couple of days ago but not got round to putting it on have been doing a few family cards as its my sons Harvey 7th birthday tomorrow and the kids have got a few partys to go toso been busy.

Here i used the doilies for the first time which im not sure about but we have got to try things out heres what else i used...

  1. papers ...papermania rose garden
  2. magnolia tilda winter stamp club
  3. big doilie from my good pal tracy and the little one from my stash
  4. gems my stash and the lace and velvet ribbon
  5. prismas used to colour

Well going to crack on and get some chores done before my family come to see harvey for is birthday .

cheerio for now x ann-marie x

Just Magnolia's First Birthday Blog Hop with a twist meets Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Hiya, bit a late posting tonight....

Having taken a break from doing jobs on my TO DO list tonight, I decided that I would make a card for the Just Magnolia challenge this week, as well as Simon Says. I've really wanted to enter more challenges and thought I'd have loads of time once I'd given up work but how wrong could I have been.... LOL

I followed the sketch provided by Mina and rotated where the ribbon should be and slightly spaced out the embellishments at the bottom a bit. The theme at Simon Says this week is things wtih wings and this Tilda fitted that perfectly (and my butterfly!).

I've been practising how to do bows and am happy with how this one has turned out. My camera is so pants at taking pictures that you can't actually see the gorgeousness of the colour of this ribbon, it's a bit of a soft greeny/blue.

My camera also doesn't pick up the colouring very well, need to find someone who has a decent camera that they don't use...... Anyway my recipe:-
  • DPs - Rose Garden by Papermania (how delish are these......)
  • Image - Fairytale Tilda
  • Medium - Prisma Pencils and sansodor (not that you can see it on the pic.. :( )
  • Flowers - Bought from a trip to Ann-marie's local craft shop
  • Ribbon - From Ann-marie's stash (thanks chick)
Oh and if it didn't move it got stickled....... LOL - again not that you can tell on this pic...

Oh well better trot off to bed before it's time to get up again.

Tracy x

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


And another card I made yesterday. I made this card completely from bits that were on a birthday card my dad got a couple of months ago.....!! The monkey is soo cute......

I'm off to try and put together a birthday card my sister in law has asked me to make for my nephew - his dream birthday card would have Ben 10, Sully from Monsters Inc, Batman and Indiana Jones...........

Tracy xx

Cards using Freebies....!!

I too managed to get some crafty time yesterday and put together a few cards. Ann-marie and I had decided that we needed to make cards using our freebies and which weren't necessarily to our tastes as everyone likes different things.

All these cards were made using free papers/images from various magazines.

Tracy xx

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

a bit of crafty time ...

Well i manage to have a bit of me time today and manage to get a couple of cards done i wanted to do something with didi papers and freebie vintage images and came up with these all the papers are rasperry road downloads which im loving at the mo and saving me money heres what i conjoured up .....
image magnolia fairytale my daughter loves this she has been handleing it all morning she is so into princess and the frog at the mo....and thanks to my mate tracy for showing me how to do the tent card xxx

free vintage image and papers from the delish rasberry road ,peeloffs from stash and flowers from wild orchid

another free vintage image which i think is so adorable corners and pearls & lace from my stash sentiment pc generated ....well back to making so more cards seen as i have have got my head into it i cant stop.
xx ann-marie xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tent Card

Hiya, hope everyone's had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the long weekend. Haven't really had much time for crafting the last few days with the boys being off school. We've managed a couple of days out so far and had a lovely day out with my mum and dad and 3 neices yesterday to a local farm. The weather held out thankfully, altho it was a bit windy, we did manage to sit and have a picnic and the kids had a good run around so were knackered when we got back......

It's my middle niece's birthday this weekend (can't believe she's 9 this year, don't where time goes anymore!) so I thought I'd share the card I've made for her. I wanted to have a go at something a bit different for her and tried my hand at a tent card. I've seen the tutorials and basically followed them, altho I made my card with one piece of card rather than 3. I just folded it in half and scored 1/2 an inch either side of that fold and then folded it accordingly. It's turned out okay and it stands upright which is the main thing...!! LOL

I used a jump ring to secure the image but because I didn't measure my circle before I drew it out, I didn't realise until I went to put it all together that Tilda is slightly bigger than the circle and kept catching on the bottom so I've stuck her down at her feet.

I absolutely love these new release Tildas and can't wait to use the rest of them. Fairytale Tilda is soooo gorgeous with her little frog and Pirate Tilda is lurrvely too. How on earth they continue to create such gorgeous images is totally beyond me... If you haven't seen them yet, check them out here at Simon Says Stamp where they are available to pre-order.

  • DP - My Minds Eye - Pretty Please
  • Image - "Wish Granted" Tilda from Magnolia
  • Sentiment - PC Generated
  • Medium - Prisma pencils and sansodor
  • Letters - Can't remember who makes them but i bought them from The Range
  • Pearls - Ebay
  • Flowers - Xcut Flower punch
I'm in the middle of making a card for my niece from my mum and dad and I'll be back to post that soon - I've put the card together, just waiting for the "Me and my pony" stamp from Lilli of the Valley - Lottie loves anything horse related and she was so excited yesterday when she knew there were horses and donkeys at the farm, bless her!.

Tracy xx