Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas card Number 5

Good afternoon crafter's hope you are all well on this wonderfully not wet afternoon (in Preston that is). Another Christmas card for you to see today.

This has been made for a friend of mine but I have also made one nearly the same for my mum and dad so I hope they like it.

The card is an 8" X 8" card.

For the image I used my favourite Santa stamp.  I'm sorry I can't tell you who the stamp is made by as I can't remember where I got it from.

The background card was one of hunkydorys from there Christmas collection.

 I have used marianne dies to cut the snowflakes out of white and silver card, I then topped them with mother of pearl sequins.  I must admit I have used a lot of these this year as I do like to add them on my cards.

The sentiment was printed using my computer.

To make the white poinsettia's I used one of my old dies from quickcutz.

The Bling Appeal

I used sequins, peeloffs, blue jems, card candi and stickles to add the bling that I love on my cards.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my blog, I know we are all very busy people especially with the run up to Christmas. I hope you like this card as much as I do,  I think this is one of my favourites for this year.


Crafting Hugs
Tracey  xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas Cards 2012 - Number4

Well better late than never here is number 4.  This card is not as big a card as the others I have shown you so far but sometimes I think you can make some really cute cards which are smaller.

To make this side easel card I used a sheet of Hunkdory snowflake card and some paper /i stamped with pink /purple snowflakes.

The Sentiment was produced using my computer and then using a spellbinder die.

The Bling Appeal - I used Gems, Beads, Silver Snowflake confetti, silver card candi and peeloffs.

Thanks for taking the time to take a look.

Crafty Christmas hugs
Tracey xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Cards 2012 - Card Number 3

Good evening crafters hope you all well.  Well as promised below is another commissioned card that I have just made for a friend.

I used a Hunkydory piece of Gold embossed card for the background.

I used gold and white glitter to make the glitter image which has then been matted onto gold card.

The Snowflakes were made using mariannes designs snowflakes dies which have been cut out of gold and white card.  To finish the centre of the snowflakes I have stuck on mother of pearl sequins.
The sentiment has been printed using my computer.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my card, I hope you like it.  Please don't forget to take a look tomorrow as I will be posting another card tomorrow.

Challenges I'm Entering

cardsgalorechallenges - December Challenge
ladybugcrafts - Challenge 4
sparklesforumchallenges - Challenge #38 * Christmas is coming
uniquecrafterschallenge - christmas-challenge-and-free-image.
fussyandfancychallenge - challenge-77-i-love-christmas
cupcakecraftroom - christmas-challenge
craftsandmechallenges - challenge-113-anything-goes

Crafty Hugs  xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Cards 2012 - number2

Just a quickie christmas card to show you today, hope you like it, will show you another tomorrow.

I used MCS cd winter whimsies for the santa image.
So I printed it out and decoupaged the image.

Thanks for taking a look and don't forget to pop back tomorrow for another card.
Crafty hugs,  Tracey xx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas Card 2012 Number 1

Good Afternoon everybody, hope you are all fit and well and not too stressed out with the wonderful (stressful time for some) thought of christmas being nearly here.  I just thought I would share with you my latest card commisioned christmas card for a friend at work

I used one of my old stamps that was in my stamp drawer (sorry I don't know what make it is) to make my poinsettia which I coloured in with my new spectrum noir pens.  I don't know about anyone else but I think these are awesome.

To finish the poinsettia off i used sequins for the centre and then added glitter to the leaves.

Hope you will leave feedback for me.

Crafty Hugs xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

May all your Christmas be Merry & Sprite

DT Card for Digis by Jems -  Meet Sprite Jazz

After a rough few weeks of illness in our house we are all now well and so I have finally have been able to finish my 1st Christmas card that's for my daughter.  I used my latest Digi from Jems which is  SPRITE - JAZZ.  If you would like to buy this digi please click on the link to Jems website.

Unfortunately my camera hasn't picked up the glitter and shine on the digi/card
so I hope you like it.

To make this card I used MCS CD - Winter Whimsies

Hope you like my card, I hope you will leave feedback below.

Crafty Hugs,  Tracey xx

Challenges Entered -

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hi everyone, a really busy day today for me. My daughter unfortunately is under the weather so I have been playing nursemaid most of the day, looking after the boys and of course finally finishing my latest DT card for Jems.

So if you have not already see her on the Jems Designs Website I would like to introduce to you the Mermaid -  Breeze by jemsdesigns.  When I saw this cute little Digi I just could not resist her.

All the sea greenery and flowers were cut out on white card using my Cricut machine with the Dreams-Come-True-Cricut-Cartridge.  I then had to colour them in with my new spectrum noir pens from crafterscompanion which I must add are FABULOUS !!

Hope you like the DT card for Jems I made,  I would really be grateful to hear your comments.

Craft Hugs, Tracey xxx


Saturday, 3 November 2012

I was looking through the different blogs I follow and came across a challenge with the name "Wings and things" .
This is what it has inspired me to create.  I don't know if you know this but I love butterflies they are one of my favourites, so I really found my mojo whilst making this card. It was a real easy make.

Dies Used:- spellbinders-nestabilities-labels-11,
anemone-flower-topper , -fancy-tags-onetwisted-metal-tags-and-accents

I cut the butterflies out using my cricut machine and then glittered them, adding some jems to give them extra bling.

The paper I used is printed from polkadoodles cd Pretty Sweet.

Hope you like this card, I personally do like this one, I think it is one of favourite cards I have ever made.  As my daughter would say I need a chufty badge, lol.

Crafty Hugs xxx

 Challenges :-

diecuttindivas - Challenge #89 ~ Anything Goes
joyfulstamper- inspire-me-fridays-83-anything-goes
paper craftjunkies challenges - PCJ Digi Challenge No. 3 - Things with Wings

Friday, 2 November 2012

Male 50th with Angels in Mind

Really difficult challenge today.  A friend of mine asked me to make her a card for a friend who likes Angels,  the difficult part being he is a man.  Well hope you like the result. 

A Bit of info:-

The 2 angels and the numbers were cut using my cricut machine.

I glued the 1st angel with flitterglue from indigo blue and covered it in flakes.

The 2nd (the shadow) angel I glued again and covered with glitter.

I repeated the same process for the numbers as the second angel..

Dies Used :-

Spellbinders twisted-metal-tags--accentsfloral-doily-accent

Thanks for taking a look and hope you like it...

Crafty Hugs xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

1st Distressed card

Distressed Card 1

Good afternoon crafters another day another card.  Today's mission to make my sisters birthday card, and as she is a fan of greens here is my attempt.  Really had fun making this card, it was a bit different to what I normally do. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks to do the background.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink : - Peeled Paint

 Hope you like it . Would love any feedback .

Thanks for taking the time to view I know we are all busy especially as we are on the run up to christmas,
 its really appreciated.
 Crafty Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Good morning crafters.  Jems have updated their website with even more digis this morning and as result I get to post my second DT card for Digis by Jems.

The card is using Oriental girls set of  2 digis available to buy from  jemsdesigns .

Grande impressabilities - Butterfly-garden

I hope you like the card I made ,  I would really love it if you would leave me feedback about this card.
Thank you for taking the time take a look at my blog it is really appreciated.

Crafty Hugs  Tracey xxx


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Well I am so excited today as I can now show you  the first DT card I have made for the Digis by Jems.  The card is using Princess Olivia Digi which you can now purchase from the website jemsdesigns, and I think  you will all agree a bargain at £1.75 for such a pretty Digi.  Why not take a look

Dies Used :-  Marianne Creatable Dies - Scalloped Circles,  Spellbinders - Fancy Lattice, twisted metal tags  accents,  scalloped ovals.

For the flowers I used little punched flowers and added pearls to set them off and just for a change (NOT) I used liquid pearls to put dots around the die cuts and the top part of the card.

I hope you like my card.  I would really appreciate feedback.

Thanks for looking,
Tracey xx


Challenges I am taking part in :-

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Morning Everyone, sorry not blogged for a few days my family and I have been away for a long weekend and then I have been working on Digis for Jem Designs. This is quickie make retirement card for a work colleague.  Hope you like it. I would really love for you to leave a comment. xx

The image was taken from cupcakecrafting cd - Tumble-Ted Pastimes Collection CD Rom1 .  I thought he was so cute.

Bling Appeal - Peeloffs and card-candi.

I still can't show you any of the Digis for Jems yet, but not long now . Woo hoo!!! can't wait to share them

Thanks for Taking a look, Crafty Hugs xxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

Photo: Card for my fil

Good evening everyone hope you are well.  This is one of the cards I have made today,it is for my Father in laaw, the other i made is for Jems Digi Designs so I can't show it yet but as soon as we can I will post it on my blog.

Cd Used - For the paper - (Polka Doodles) -  Pretty Tuff CD
               - The Letters - (Cupcake Crafting) - Tumble Ted CD
Dies Used :- Spellbinders - Nestabilities  - Heart Squares, Lacey Square
Cricut Used to cut the numbers out.

The Bling :- I used peeloffs, small blue gems and card candi (silver + black)

Hope you like it, any feedback you can let me have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for Looking XXX

Thursday, 4 October 2012

I needed to make an anniversary card for my mum & dad and also my in-laws as there wedding day was on the same day ,same month and same year if you can believe that.  So this is the card I have made for my in-laws. Still working on my parents card but will post it when I get it finished.

For the card I used spellbinders (Fancy Lattice Die, scalloped circle ) and  Marianne Designs Dies (Creatables Circles, Creatables Doily Square ).

I stamped and embossed the glasses and then put glossy accents over the top.  Think I might add  a couple of tiny bows on the bottom of the glasses, what do you think??  Hope you all like it xx

Please would you leave me feedback about this card below:-

Thanks for taking a look...  Tracey XXX

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hi this is a christening card I finished yesterday. I used my new spellbinders fancy lattice die. (my favourite at the moment).Hope you like it.

I would appreciate it if you could leave any feedback. Thanks for looking xxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Hi everyone I am so excited at the moment and I just wanted to tell every one the reason why. I have been asked to join Jems Digi Designs team using their new digi images.  I can't believe I have actually been chosen but this is really exciting for me as I have always wanted to part of a design team.  I just hope I can make a good job of it. (So finger crossed it all goes well.)

At the moment the Jems Digi Design blog is being built but it will be up and running very soon.  Once this is complete you will be able to download some wonderful digi images to use on all your craft projects.  So Please patient and  ready to go when we are up and running.   The website you need to look at is .   

I will keep you all updated on how things are going and when we are up and running.xxxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Quick Card

Photo: Card for my niece

A quick card  I made yesterday for my niece -
(was a bit under the weather so didn't have time to finish it off as I would have liked)

The Unicorn is taken from " where the unicorns roam" this is one of  Jems Designs CDs

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Wings and Things

Wings and Things

How to:
1: I used a plain white card for the Base card
2:The 1st card layer (using the Glitter Girls Bookatrix) I used Purple pearlescent card
3. The 2nd layer (using the Glitter Girls Bookatrix) Lilac Card (with white peeloffs)
4: The 4th layer was plain white card was embossed by the grand calibur using the Grand impressabilities Butterfly garden and then stamped/embossed with iridescent embossing powder.
The same technique was applied to the nesties cutouts that the butterflies and 50 are on but this time they were inked with TIM HOLTZ  milled lavender DISTRESS INK first to give a bit of colour to them to make them stand out.

Bling appeal:  I used ribbon, liquid pearls, gems, flat back pearls, faceted beads , sequins (butterflies antenna), glittered numbers.

Card Challenges:

The Crafty PAd - #181 'Things with Wings!' 
craftycatzweeklychallenge  - All that Glitters - challenge-227-so-distressing
bearlymine-challenges -  challenge-no-46-anything-goes
twistedtuesdaychallenges -  Challenge 2TC17

Monday, 27 February 2012

B for Butterfly

I went to a craft event in Preston at the weekend and I bought a couple of new things to try.  This is what has come out of my inspiration from the event. Hope you like it, please leave acomment, it would be most appreciated

I am entering this card into the following challenges:- 

Thanks a lot for looking today 

Tracey XX

 Hi everyone this is my first blog in a few weeks been really busy making cards for Craft/Gift Fair at work. Hope you like this one:-

1. 8x8 card matted with peach coloured paper
2. I used cut outs of  1 white spellbinders Heart Square and 1 Heart Circles
3. Then coloured the hearts on the Heart Circle with promarkers to match the paper
4. Used my Marther Stewart border punch for the centre borders.
5. 21 cut out using the cricut machine, then sprayed with spray and shine and dotted with a silver pen, 
6. Sentiment printed using the computer and edge cut with Martha Stewart border punch
7. Peach Ribbon attached
8.  Liquid pearls applied to the circle and edge of border punched paper.
9.  Applied Pearls
10. Tied key to bow and attached to card

I have entered this card in the following challenges:  (Fingers crossed)

Friday, 3 February 2012

Craft Fair At Deafway - 19/2/12 10am - 4pm


Deafway is holding a craft fair and open day in aid of our 1000 friends for Maria 
Maria is a young girl living in desperate poverty in Uganda. She is 6 years old and 
was born profoundly deaf. When she was less than 2 years old, her parents deserted her, leaving her widowed grandmother to look after her. Without specialist education, Maria will never learn to communicate, she will never make friends and she will have a very bleak, quite frightening, life to look forward to.
18 months ago, Deafway formed a partnership with a tiny, struggling school for deaf children in Maria’s area of Uganda (south of Kampala, near a place called Nkose). The school is called St. Anthony’s. This is potentially a wonderful school, but it has no money. Neither Maria’s grandmother nor the families of the other deaf children can afford school fees - there is no money available from the government. At the moment the children go out begging after lessons so that the school can afford to feed them.
Our aim is to be able to fund and support the school for an initial two year period - salaries and training for the teachers, food for the children (it’s a boarding school), support in how to set up and run a school properly. During the two years we can prove the difference the school can make to Maria’s life and the life of many other deaf children. That will make it easier for the school to get funding to continue afterwards.
We need to raise £60,000 - that will cover all of the costs for the school to educate 50 deaf children for two years. That’s just £12 per child per week to pay for all the teacher’s salaries, food, accommodation and educational materials.
So far we’ve raised/received pledges for around £40,000. We desperately need to raise the final £20,000 - and we need to do so by 31st March 2012 or we will have to give back £24,000 of the money which has already been pledged. 
To see a video of Maria please follow this link