Sunday, 3 July 2016

Red, White and Blue theme over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge blog

Good morning and welcome to this week's challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle
Our theme this week is
Red, White and Blue
and I was lucky enough to get a lovely image by
Called Blossom Mermaid

I have used some matching themed papers from Hobbycraft and it's just priced at £1.00 a pack.

I have added some ribbons and a sentiment from do Crafts. 

Wishing everyone a very happy 4th July and we look forward to seeing you over at the Glitter n Sparkle Challenge blog

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Throw back Thursday

Good morning, I feel like a throw back Thursday session today and here are a few of my older projects and cards I have made.

Here we have a gift set that I made for a new born baby back in 2014
Paper roses used to create a pram. The card is made using a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp and coloured with promarkers.

Next we have a cute porcelain watering can that I paper pieced to make it look more ornamental.

And finally some new home cards which I sell on my Etsy shop made using a Woodware Crafts Stamp and coloured using Promarkers.

I am off to work on some Kanban Design Team work now before I am back at the Hobbycraft Store in Coventry tomorrow.

Happy Voting day 
Tracey xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog week of Anything Goes

Good morning. It's been a funny few weeks with no Glitter n Sparkle images to use and starting my new job.

Well I'm back this week with a gorgeous image by Aurora wings called Diamond and here is my finished card. I decided to keep this on very simple as the image it's self is so lovely.

I have used promarkers to colour this image and used a blender pen to take colour out and create shadow effects.

I do hope you can join us over at the Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog and join the theme and be in with a chance to win some amazing crafty goodies.
Crafty Hugs

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Crafty weekend

Good afternoon,  I have an unusual weekend off from Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog duties as my image to use never arrived in time.
So instead I have been having a play with my new products I have bought from my local Hobbycraft store and a few online stores.
I shall share some photos before I head off to work tomorrow :)
Have a a great crafty Saturday.
Tracey x

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Ikes Art Sponsor over at Glitter N Sparkle's Week 190 Flower Power Theme

Good Morning and welcome to Week 190 over at the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog

This weeks challenge is all about 
Flower Power

and my Sponsor for the week is Ikes Art

here is the card that I have created

I went for a slightly different card blank style this time and it's a dl shape that opens on the short side
I have used off cuts for this card which is a great way to be thrifty when crafting.

I stretched the floral digital image to give a longer look to the flowers.
I coloured them using Promarkers
Marsh Green - Buds
Cocoa - Branches
Pale pink & Aniseed for the petals

I wanted to keep it simple and added a floral ribbon from Meiflower Crafts and then stamped flowers down the right hand side.

If you would like to join in the fun then pop over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and have a go and maybe you will be lucky and get some great new digital images from our sponsors.

Crafty Hugs

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Glitter N Sparkle - Week 189 - Anything Goes week - The Stamping Boutique Sponsor

Wow, another week  is almost over and this weeks Glitter N Sparkle Challenge is one of our most popular themes and is 
Anything Goes week

One of this weeks sponsors is the fabulous The Stamping Boutique and I was very lucky to get to choose from their amazing selection of digi's
I chose:

I thought it was such a  fun image to work with and would work really well on a larger card size.
Here is what I came up with

I have coloured this image in using Promarkers:
Horse: Cinnamon & Burnt Sienna
Tail & Mane: Sandstone & Praline
Saddle & Bridal : Henna
Blanket: Grey Green
Skin : Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink
Hair: Burnt Sienna
Jumps: Lipstick Red
Rider's t-shirt : Cardinal Red
Grass: Pear Green & Marsh Green

I made a large 8" x 8" card blank from a sheet of A3 card stock, next I used a Stampin Up Stamp set which included the apple and used memento ink to stamp the apple border on the card blank. I also stamped and extra 2 on a scrap piece of card to use as embellishments.
I have matted and layered the image with coordinating papers and card stock colours.
The final pieces were to add the apples and then the sentiment which is a Woodware Crafts Stamp set called Make a Wish.

I love these fun cartoon like digital images, if you would like to win some of these great images or soem from our other sponsors then pop over to Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and add your entry using the linky.

Have a great Sunday

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Week 188 - Glitter N Sparkle DT sample - Theme Ribbon or Lace - Cute as a Button Sponsor

Good Morning and it's another fun challenge this week over at the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog
This weeks sponsors are brilliant and Myself and Samantha got this gorgeous Cute as a Button Digital Images - The image could be coloured in lots of different techniques and colour combinations but I went for a Orange & Purple colour scheme for mine.
Colours used are:
Skin: Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna
Neck piece: Orange & blender pen
Hat : Violet, Purple, Spring Lilac & Amethyst
Sunflower - Bells

I have used the Promarker blender a lot on this image to create shading and look of movement.
I layered the card using the Venetian Paper Stack from an old retired Stampin up collection which I though worked well.
The element of ribbon or lace was easy as I knew I had some lovely satin ribbon from Meiflower Crafts which matched perfectly with the colours I have used on the image.

If you would like to join in the fun over at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, simply make a card using the brief and add your link to the post.

Crafty hugs