Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Nearly New Year already :)

Good Morning and it's certainly a bit blustery here in the West Midlands today. So a great excuse to cosy up in the craft room and get creating, We had a week off from Glitter n Sparkle challenges but we are secretly planning our January Projects. Kanban Crafts sent us some top secret goodies too for us to work on over Christmas too which have all gone off back to the factory ready for the shows in the next few weeks.
So whilst it was quiet I had a re-jig in the work room and actually moved to the conservatory which as you can see is lovely and light for working on these dull days still. The work room is now a man cave ( well that's what the boys are calling it lol)

I have decided I have too much stuff and need more storage but no spare pennies at the moment. So I have packed a bit away and hidden it :)

Now whilst clearing out I found some unloved items so I got crafting and here is a card I made

It is using an older Kanban Crafts topper sheets called Damask Gown and the code is CON8018.
The sheet is to make a concept card but I chopped the blank element up to make the backing and added bits and pieces I found whilst tidying up.
Quite pleased with this one.

Back to making today at full speed as I have a few Etsy orders to do and design work to finish which I will be sharing with you all very soon.

Have a great week

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Blog Challenge Week: 168 Anything Goes - Cute as a Button Image

Welcome to my little part of the Crafting Blogging world, today it is all about Glitter and Sparkle over at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog as we near the magical day of Christmas.

My lot are very excited well especially the 6 year old. This is the card I have made for her using a Cute as a Button Digital Image.

Cute as a Button d amazing digital images and I have coloured a couple now and they always print and colour very well.

Here it is: Image is called Reindeer Bells
I have coloured the image with my Letraset Promarkers
and added Dovecraft glitter glues to the dress and the shoes for added sparkle effect.

The back ground is done using a piece of glitter card stock in pale green (which stuck to my fingers and we found glitter everywhere for days)
The red polka dot paper backing is from a 12"x12" paper pad
Ribbon by Meiflower Crafts
Glitter Washi Tape is by Express Yourshelves craft shop
The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp set
Bling and pearls from my personal stash.

I love these images by Francesa over at Cute as a Button, I f you would like to be in with a chance of winning some great images then pop over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and add your link to your blog entry.
Good Luck and thanks for looking

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Last few Christmas Cards for 2015 all finished.

Well Christmas is certainly fast approaching and I have been busy making a lot of fun Christmas cards since June time :) So I am quite happy to be packing the Christmas craft items away at the end of this weekend.
Here are the last few I have made for orders this week.

This one includes a Lili of the Valley topper from the topper pads which is from last years collection.
I have made it very girlie by using pink's and pink ribbon to finish it off.

These two festive themed cards are made using Kanban Crafts Member Gifts Christmas topper pad and backing is from a Kraft Christmas Paper pad by Docrafts.

This cute fun Card for my Sister and her partner is made using a Kanban Topper Sheet called Winter Wooly bears and layered with coordinating papers. Finished with wooden snowflakes and pearls.

This is my last Christmas card for the year. I had a request for a card for a doggy to his  daddy who they see on their walks regularly :) Mand is great with her kiddies and dogs so I thought how sweet and made this card, it includes a Kanban Christmas Pets topper, Elf & safety paper pad for backing.

The sentiments on the cards are either Stamp in Up ones or hand stamped with individual letter stamps.

Well, I just need to say Thank you for all those new liker's this year and commenting on my blog posts and to Wish you all a great Weekend,
We as a family have some huge plans for next year as well as some exciting Crafting news.
Watch this space

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Feeling the love and getting ready for Valentine's Day - Sami Stamps Blog Challenge Entry

Good Evening and I felt like I should be entering more blog challenges and so I decided to start with this one tonight. 

Sami Stamps have a challenge as you can see Use red being the theme.

So I went over and purchased a couple of digital stamps to use ( I have used Sami Stamps before on a Glitter N Sparkle Challenge and I know how great they are)
I decided for this challenge I wanted to start my Valentine's Cards so here is the start of the project.

I have decided to create a neat 6" x 6" card and have used the following items:
Kaiser Crafts Curiosity Paper Pad ( Pin stripe panel)
First Edition J'adore Paper Pad

Now the image I purchased is called On Your Arm

I have coloured the couple with my Promarkers:
Berry & Poppy Red for the Dress
Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna for the lady's Hair
Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink for skin on both
Burnt Sienna on His Hair
Black on the suit and Blender pen for effect.

I have matted and layered the backings and 3d foamed the couple on to the card.
I have used a wooden fleur de lis, Black satin ribbon and finished the card off with a 'Love' sentiment ( Art Impressions Stamp) stamped on paper from the First Edition J'adore pad and I have cut to make a pennant shape and again fixed that with foam sticky fixers too.

Sami Stamps have some absolutely stunning digital images for you to purchase and even have a few freebies too.
To join follow the link above too.
Fingers crossed the Sami Stamps team will like my design.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Week # 167 Traditional or Untraditional Colours - Sunsational Stamps

Hello and good morning.

Hope you are all well and getting ready for Christmas?
This week over at the Glitter N Sparkle Blog Challenge we are getting in to the Christmas Spirit as we were given the challenge of Traditional Colours or Non for this weeks theme.

I was given a choice from the Sunsational Stamps website and decided to go for the Birds digi set.
Critters in flight 

A fun image you have to agree :)

I decided to select just a three birds and coloured them for a traditional themed Christmas feel. And here is my creation up close so you can see the birds.

All coloured using Letraset Promarkers:
Berry Red
Cocoa ( Robin)
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Tawny Owl

The finished card comprises of Kraft Card from Limtree Crafts, Backing paper is from Docrafts Winter 2015 collection, Ribbons are from Meiflower Crafts, Sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley Christmas Grunge selection. and the wooden snowflakes are from Hobbycraft.

Traditional colours but a fun Christmas card.
If you would  like to join in over at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge then pop over and add your Linky and we wish you lots of luck and maybe you'll be picked to win some great digi's.
Thanks for looking

Friday, 11 December 2015

Ho Ho Ho, It's a lot like Christmas around here

Good Morning everyone,

Well in 2 weeks time it will be the fabulous Christmas Day and the kids will be happily playing and the house will look like a paper recycling depot :)

I have managed to finish nearly all my orders for cards so that's great.

Here are a few of my favourites from this years makes:

These are made using a mixture of products from leading craft suppliers like Kanban CraftsWoodware Crafts and also leading Digital stamp supplier called Bugaboo Stamps.

Please also note I have also found out that all my Blog comments on everyone's blogs are not posting so all the comments for DT's etc have not worked :( I'm so sorry, I have been liking so many and commenting and for some reason nothings is publishing, I am trying to work on it but we are drawing a blank and asking other bloggers for help. If you have any ideas do let me know so we can try them.

Wishing you a great weekend

Monday, 7 December 2015

Monday evening fun

Good Evening to everyone :)
Some areas of the UK are heavily under water and it's such a shame with only a few weeks to go until Christmas.
Wishing all my crafty friends in those areas well and stay safe.

I have been working on stock for shows and also finishing off the last few orders for Christmas over the last few days.
Here is a Girlie card I have made this evening.
It is made using a gorgeous Saturated Canary Image

Lighting isn't great this evening unfortunately :(
I have coloured her with Letraset Promarkers and added Dovecraft Glitter glue onto some elements of the image.
The backing elements are:
Pink Polka dot is by Anne-Marie Designs
Winter wonderland sheet is by Kanban Crafts - Available from Aspire
Glitter Pink Tape is from Express Your Shelves craft shop

I little of pink glitter at the festive time.
Have a great week 
Tracey xx

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Week #166 Anything Goes week - Winter Fae from Morgan's Art World

Good Morning and welcome to week # 166 of the Glitter N Sparkle challenge Blog

This week it's a 'Anything goes' week which is always very popular and I was lucky enough to get a gorgeous Morgan's Artworld called Winter Fae

A great winter digital image isn't it? 
I have coloured it with my Promarkers and here is the list of items used.
Coat - Peony, Rose Pink & Tropical Orchid
Hood & Cuffs on the coat - Oasis & Verdigris 
Hair - Cocoa & Walnut
Skin - Blush, Saffron & pastel Pink
Lips - Peony Pink
Stars - Mustard
Outlined: With Cool Grey 1

Here is the  finished card that I have made using the image.

I have used a white card stock folded to make the square card blank,
Dusky pink card cut to 14.8cm x 14.8cm - from Limetree Craft
Winter wonderland card backing is cut to 12.8cm x 12.8cm and is from Kanban Crafts
Pearls are from my stash
Foam snowflake is from a pack of shapes from Wilkinson's hardware home store in the UK
Ribbon is from Meiflower Crafts
Sentiment is stamped on a Stampin Up punch shape and the stamp is by Kanban Crafts also.

Love this card such fun and with a cute winter feel.

To join in the blog challenge just pop along to Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and add your linky.
Good Luck and I can't wait to see what you all create.
Winter Hugs
Tracey xxx