Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Uptown Angel.....

Hi fellow bloggers....

Wow how fantastic has the weather been..?! It's been absolutely gorgeous here and even tho it rained last night (and boy was that a welcome thing!) it's cleared up and is sunny again.

It was my neice's birthday yesterday and I can't believe she's 12 (and already taller than me). My mum asked me to make a card from her and my dad so here's what I came up with.

Another easel card...... I love these (as if you couldn't tell... LOL).


I picked this image as she reminds me a bit of my neice, as she's getting older, she's getting in to make up and clothes and is becoming a sassy little chick!

I tried to colour her hair the same sort of shade as my neice has - it's a gorgeous redy brown colour and hard to explain exactly what it's like - but it's one of those colours that you could never get at the hairdressers and I personally love it, with her beautiful big brown eyes she's a stunning lil lady.

Tracy x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Finally back again.....

Long time no see fellow bloggers...... LOL

After nearly 2 weeks away from making cards, I've finally managed to find some time to sit down and start creating. What with one thing and another that needed doing at home and the lovely weather, I haven't had any time (or inclination) to sit and craft.

After so long away, I thought I'd struggle to get back in the swing of it (as I usually do when I haven't done any for a few days) but surprisingly, the ideas started flowing..... Like I'd never been away... LOL


I'm in the process of creating another card, this time for a challenge so I'll be back tomorrow.

Enjoy your evening, whatever you're doing.

Tracy x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Not Lost......

Just a quick post to say that Ann-marie and I haven't gone AWOL but we've both been really busy with doing things in our houses and unfortunately our crafting has ground to a halt.

We're both suffering from withdrawal symptoms so will hopefully be back soon with new creations and I'm planning on blog hopping later today to see what everyone else has been up to and leaving comments as I go.

Ta ta for now

Tracy x

Friday, 11 June 2010

Anniversary Card for Ann-marie

Tomorrow is Ann-marie's first wedding anniversary and I can't believe how quick it has gone. I met Ann-marie at my own wedding 14 years ago when she had just started going out with my cousin Rob. We've been friends ever since and there is no-one I would rather have as a best friend - she's my female soulmate and I'd be lost without her.

I love Rob like a brother and he gives me faith that there are decent men out there and if I could find a man half as decent as him then I'll know I'm on to a good thing...!!

Their relationship makes me laugh and I love how they are with each other. I know that they'll be married forever and this first anniversary is the first of so many.

On to their card. I knew immediately which image I wanted to use and that I wanted to try and go down the vintage route. I'm not that good in creating vintage cards but had a good go at this one. I wanted to try and create an old photo effect but I don't have distress inks so I had to make do with using Ink It Up inkpads. It's turned out okay and has a bit of an old look.

You'll have to excuse this last photo, I forgot to take a proper picture of it at the same time as I took the 2 above and Ann-marie has now taken the card home so I've had to upload a picture I took last night on my mobile..!


DP - Rasperry Road "Victorian Bliss"

Image - Jack & Ginger by Mo Manning

Ribbon & Embellishments - Stash

Sentiments - PC Generated

Coloured with Prismas & sansodor

Thats it from me for tonight, I'm going to try and get some cards made to start entering challenges properly, so might be back over the weekend with some new creations.

Tracy x

Mina Blog Candy - 150,000 hits & 750 Followers

To celebrate an amazing 150,000 hits and 750 followers, the lovely Mina is giving away a fantastic blog candy. Contains some yummy goodies, everything in the picture below, as well as Gift Certificates from Mo's Digital Pencil and Bunny Zoe.

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to follow the instructions below from Mina:-

"post a link to my candy somewhere on your blog, you don't need to become a follower I only want followers who want to come to my blog (honestly I wont force you)I have used Mr linky so add your name and blog address there... but I want you to leave a comment too telling me what your favourite stamp make is and why you like them and that's it...why? because I'm nosey lol

This is open to everyone and internationally too. If you dont have a blog just put my url in the box and put (no blog) after your name or your Docrafts name in brackets if your a member then leave a comment with your fav stamp company and a contact email address"

The candy will close on Sunday the 20th June at midnight gmt and will be announced on the Monday after....

So what are you waiting for, get yourself over to
Mina's blog and not only enter the candy but take some time to look at her fabulous creations.

Tracy x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

An award......

Wow our very first award. Thanks soooo much Coops for giving us this lovely award.

So for this award we have to link it to the person who gave it to us and pass it on to 12 other people. So here they are:

1. Jennifer (My Inky Hands)
2. Louise (Just love to Stamp)
3. Lizzy (Lizzys Crafty Place)
4. Kelly (Kellys Pink Palace)
5. Lindy (Lindys Crochet Corner)
6. Angie (Angie's Craft Hideaway)
7. Bev (One Yarn after Another)
8. Paola (Little Factory Inside)
9. Peri (Stuff)
10. Mina (Pink Puds)
11. Jilli (Jilli's Pages)
12. Elaine (Quixotic Cards)

We've given this award to some of our followers but also to some of the amazingly talented people we follow (hope this is okay). And just because we've only handed it to 12 people doesn't mean we don't appreciate all of our followers, so please feel free to take this award if you want.

Tracy x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Fancy a chance to win £25 Gift Certificate..?

Bunny Zoe has a new challenge blog where she and the Design Team will be taking it in turns each month to host a challenge. The new Monthly challenge will held on the 2nd Monday every month! With the first challenge beginning next Monday, 14th June!

Anyone can enter the challenges. As well as a winner from each challenge, one lucky participant will be selected randomly from each challenge and given the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge. The guest designer will be able to choose a stamp of their choice from the store to the maximum value of £10.00 to create their guest card too! How fantastic does that sound...?!

So how can you enter to win the fab gift certificate worth an amazing £25........

Grab the badge, tell your friends that there will be a new challenge starting on Monday and leave a link to your blog below... Simple!

Everyone who follows these 3 simple steps will be entered into the draw to win a £25.00 Gift Certificate to use at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. The winner will be announced on Monday 14th June.... Challenge day!

So get yourself over to the challenge blog and enter for the chance to win. Click either the picture above or on the sidebar to take you straight to the blog.

Tracy x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Card for Jayme

So I've finally got round to making my card for Jayme. I've been wanting to get it done for a while but I've been busy with other things. If you haven't heard about the RAK for Jayme, check out her sister Lisa's blog. Lisa says

"I am having a special event for my sister Jayme. She is in her early 50's and has terminal lung cancer. To make it worse, her sweet dachshund Molly passed away a couple weeks ago. Today we learned her cancer has spread to several other areas and her time is running out. I am asking for all my card making friends to send her a fun card...not really get well cards obviously, but something pretty or funny that will make her smile. She is a frog collector so frog cards would be awesome! I have been blessed by all those I design for to have a wonderful offer of blog candy".

Details are on her blog about where to send the card etc. Closing date for her blog candy has been extended to 9th June.


DP - Rose Garden by Papermania

Image - Pollycraft

Ribbon & Gems - From stash

Coloured with prisma pencils and sansodor

Well thats it from me for tonight.

Tracy x

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Wooohooo - We won....

a fab blog candy from Peri in celebration of hitting 50 followers. We are sooo excited to have won, we've only been blogging for a few months and not really entered that many blog candies so to win is absolutely fantastic.

So we've won $6 gift certificates for
As well as:-
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl 6x6 Mini Pad
Two sets of Studio G clear stamps
Two brand new Stamping Bella stamps

If you've never seen Peri's creations, you should check out her blog. Her cards are simply gorgeous and I think she does some of the most fantastic colouring I've seen.

A big thanks to Peri for providing a fab candy.
Tracy x

WHIFF OF JOY - 1000 Followers Blog Candy

As Katharina hit over 1,000 followers recently, she is very generously giving away 2 Whiff of Joy Store Stamp Kit "Blooming Spring", illustrated by the amazing Elisabeth Bell. These sets consist of 16 stamps each, deeply etched red rubber, already mounted on cling cushion mounting foam.

To be in with a chance of winning this fab candy, take a visit to Katharina's blog. Random.org will choose the winners on Saturday, June 12th, 8pm GMT.

Tracy xx