Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Summer Days

Good morning Crafters,

Heres my Copic Marker Europe DT Card and I have used another image from the  CCDesigns Darlings Summer Days Set and again masked the image to add the picnic basket behind her. She is coloured with copics and I used the Marianne Design Stitch Circle to cut out the image.  I have also used the new Marianne Design Tinys Hearts on the right hand side and popped some gorgeous flowers from The Ribbon Girl into the centre and the Marianne Designs Vintage Ornament 2 on both sides of the card.

The base of the card was made using a Go Kreate Die.  The gorgeous papers are by MayaDesign Spring Basics.

Copic Markers Used:-
Skin E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair E55, E53, E51, E50
Grass G99, YG67, YG63, YG03, G20
Basket N5, N3, N1
Blues B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Yello Y15, Y11, Y000
Melon, R22, R20, YG67, G20

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Sweet Angels

Hello Everyone,

Well I'm off on my little holiday today, the weather has cooled but I really don't mind, it will be a nice break with some fun along the way too.

Today is my DT card for Live and Love Crafts and this is the last week that the team will be following a more relaxed theme of Anything Goes whilst we have our little holidays.  I have made an Easel card and these style of cards are never easy to get a good picture but I can tell you that in real life, I absolutely love how it has turned out and really for me its not as fussy as usual, so my style had a little holiday too.

I have taken advantage again of the anything goes theme and designed another Christmas Card.  I have used one of those gorgeous black and white Vintage Angel images from Inkido and framed them using the wonderful new Marianne Design Vintage Dies.  I have actually used two, Petra's Bridge and Petra's Fence, aren't they amazing.

The beautiful papers are by Maja Design, I do love Maya papers, I could drool for hours over these but alas I have to cut into them at some point, all links as usual are at the bottom of the post.  I have edged with weathered wood distress ink using the blending tool, I think I actually use this tool every time I made a card in some way, shape or form, definitely a very handy little tool.  I have also added some shabby white frantage and I think this looks fabulous normally but even more so on your christmas cards.

I used the Tim Holtz Holly die for the holly leaves, added some weathered wood distress ink and a touch of the shabby white frantage, don't the leaves look cool. I also added a pine cone and some Kort and Godt berries to the centre but gave both the berries and the cone some Gesso treatment for that wintery feel.

Because I knew it would be difficult to shut because of the depth of my cone/berry arrangement I added a 1cm spine into the crease of the card.  Because of this the card lent itself to being photographed in this way, you learn something new every day, lol.

So this is how it looks folded and below is a picture of how it looks opened.  I added a little pocket and slot a tag into, finished off with some of Sandy's magical Vintage Seam Binding, a must have.

Here's a close up of the holly leaves arrangement.

And here's a close up of those sweet Angels.  I know lots of you start your Christmas cards off in July and this sheet will help you make them a lot quicker and with a beautiful result.

The snowflake border was made using the Whimsy Snowflake Die, again another of my favourite dies.

Hugs Tracy x

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Anyone for a Picnic

Good Morning Crafters,

Two more days of work and then I'm off for two whole weeks, yayyyyyy.  Seems to be taking an age to get here.

Today's card is a guest card.  I was approached by CCDesigns to guest and as you will see I said yes, and have made a few cards using one of the characters called Drozy.  This little lady and the picnic basket are from the newly released picnic set containing 3 images and the picnic basket, links below.

I stamped Drozy and then masked her to add the basket to create the scene.  I have coloured with my beloved copic markers.  The papers are from the new MayaDesign Sofiero Limited Edition collection from LLC, they are beautiful.

I hand drew the basket behind her wings so that I could make it look like her wings were see through. All edges have been distressed with walnut stain distress ink.

Hugs Tracy x

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sweet Sparkle


Well I thought I was in for a good night's sleep last night as it had finally cooled down but I was wrong, been awake on and off all night, I know what will happen....... I won't want to wake up in the morning to go to work, but then again only this week to go and I have two weeks off, bliss.

Today is my DT card for BunnyZoe and a guest DT for the Colour Challenge for the fabulous Ribbon Girl, thank you Mary and Andrea, loved making this card.  All links to all the products used in both stores are as usual at the end of this post, just click on the thumbnail to be taken directly to the product.

Here's the photo for the inspirational colour challenge, yum, one of my favourite colour combo's, but yes I know I have soooo many, but I think this one might just top my list.

So, just look at what I came up with using this darling Whimsy Stamp called Sweet Sparkle by Sylvia Vet, love Sylvia's designs.  I have coloured with distress markers. I have been struggling to actually get a decent picture and I have to say that the card looks so much better in reality, one of my favourite cards.

The text is from a Kaisercraft set called Flora Delight and fitted perfectly in the Resin Cameo Frame.  Love this set as you can use the frames it comes with or just the text or both, so versatile.

The beautiful flowers are a combination from the Ribbon Girl and the silver one is from Prima's Natures Garden at BunnyZoe.
The postage stamps are froma Marianne Design Mail Around the World, love this set.  Love the new charms in at the Ribbon Girl, this one is called Daisy May with Flowers.

I have also added some new cards to my Etsy Shop HERE including this gorgeous one.

Have a great Sunday everyone.
Hugs Tracy x

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Sitting Pretty

Morning Crafters,

The heatwave continues and I think I'll have to move in with either my crafting friend Jane or Elaine as they both have air conditioning and I'm extremely jealous.  Definitely on my wish list for next year.  I think I'll have to get up extra early over the weekend to get some crafting done at this rate.

I have for you today my DT card for Marianne's Diva's and the theme is one of my favourites, LAYERS. Yes I have lots of them as usual.

I have used the Snoejes image Sitting and lots of Marianne Designs Dies, all links at the bottom of the post.

I did some doodling and extended the brickwork. Love the new Stitch Circle. I did write down the copic markers but am yet to find where, lol. 

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday, 15 July 2013



I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine, isn't it hot hot hot here in the UK, almost makes me want to go to work to be in the air conditioning, lol.  My card for you today is completely the opposite of hot as the DT have been lucky enough to have been given some digi's from Crafts and Me to play with and I have taken the opportunity of getting ahead and made a Christmas Card using the image  Esme, and I certainly wouldn't mind a few snowflakes at the moment to cool me down.  Speaking of snowflakes, I used the Whimsy snowflake die to create the edges on this card and distressed with walnut stain distress ink.

I printed the image and embossed several  times using the ultra thick embossing powder.  I then bent it in several directions to create the cracking to give it that extra vintage look.  I stamped the Fronz text onto accetae using timber staz-on ink so that I could place it over the image.  A little shabby white frantage was added to the image and it worked well on top of the ultra thick embossing, so something else you could try with your frantage.

I have used Maja Design's Spirit and Inkido Forever Santa Christmas Music papers.

I added a Vintage Findings Pearl Centre to the poinsetta.

For the smaller poinsetta I have used the cream stamen for the centre. I also added some corrugated card and added some shabby white frantage and some fragments, you can just about see them in this picture.

As usual please click on the photo thumbnails at the bottom to the taken to the products.

Hugs Tracy x
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Monday, 8 July 2013

Call Me Maybe


Would I be a true Brit if I said, "it's too hot", lol. After all the moaning about the rain and awful summer, we are now hit with a heat wave and this is when I wish I had air conditioning in my bedroom, as if that's going to happen...... I may have to rethink my crafting strategy as my room is way too hot to stay in, there is something to be said about Rainy Days.

So it's the second Monday in the month and time for another challenge over at BunnyZoe. This month the theme has been chosen by the fabulous Maria-Therese and is "Pink and White".  I have used one of the new Whiff of Joy images, "Call Me Maybe".  The papers are gorgeous and are from Magnolia.  I cut the image out using one of the new Marianne Designs, Circle and Stitch.  All links as usual are at the bottom of the post.


Papers by Magnolia

Hugs Tracy x

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Friday, 5 July 2013

Fairy Tenderhearted

Morning Copic Fans,

Tracy here today with some Tiddly Inks inspiration and the first time I have coloured up one of  these images.  This little lady is called Fairy Tenderhearted and does come with  few sentiments.  Papers are by Magnolia with a dashing of gesso and snow tex here and there.

I have added some tulle to the edges of the card.  All papers have also been distressed with walnut stain distress ink.

The swirls are from a Marianne Design die as well as the blue roses.  The remainder are from Prima and The Ribbon Girl.

The gorgeous blue tulle and ribbon are both from The Ribbon Girl.

Copic Ingredients:-
Skin E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair E43, E25, E31, E50
Dress BG05, BG02, BG01, CB
Wings YR24, Y15, Y11, Y000
Branch E44, E42, E40
Shadowing W3, W1, W00, BG00, BG000

Hugs Tracy x
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