Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Sarah Kay stamps

The Secret Crafter Website now has the new Sarah Kay stamps in stock and we had a play with them at our card class the other day.

This is one of the cards that we came up with by the end of a very enjoyable evening.

Craft Items used:-

Sarah Kay "Picnics of Dasies" clear stamp. Image stamped with Black Stazon and coloured with Prisma pencils, blended with paper stumps and Sansador.

Patterned paper from DCWV Stack - Blossoms & Butterflies. The Butterflies were also cut out from one of the papers and curled to give a bit of movement. I love this stack as although it is called paper it is more like card. It's also glittered and foiled in really vibrant summer colours.

All items are available from Secret Crafter but some of the Sarah Kay stamps are selling really fast so you need to be quick.

I will eventually pick my car up today. It's been over 2 weeks now and I can't wait to get my sticky mitts on it lol.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Sugar Nellie

I received my new Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits yesterday and I've been playing!!

Marlene's Blog is truly inspirational and this is not the first time I have pinched her idea's. I love the different ways she uses her card blanks not the usual square cards. She also has some blog candy available. You have until the 25th to leave a comment so get over there, marvel at her wonderful cards and leave a comment.

For this card I used a 6x6 blank. I think I should of used a slightly smaller one as she looks a little lost against the background. But live and learn from your mistakes.

I used Bazzil Bling in Red Carpet and Bank Roll for the mats. Basic Grey Pheobe supplied the patterned and green paper. Added bling to the scallops and chalked the edges with a Cats Eye pad. The Elizabeth Bell stamp "Pen Pal" is colours with my Prisma pencils and blended with Sansador. Blossoms are from my stash and the brad is a Making Memories sparkly one.

I hope you like and Marlene thank you again for the inspiration.

ps. Should get my new car on Weds. I went for the Silver one in the end.

Happy Crafting

Tracie xxx

Monday, 14 July 2008

21st Birthday

Sorry I've not been on recently. Been looking for a new car, a Citroen C2 VTS. Yes I am a boy racer at heart lol. Let you know when I find which one I like. Toying between Sport Red, Artic Steel and Black

Anyhow's I have been busy making a 21st Birthday card for one of the lads at work. I designed it in the Klick n Kut Studio Elements (a version of the Craft Robo Design Master) and cut out the cardbase, front elements and the insert on my Klick n Kut.

I have used an Edwin out of my stash to sit on the front and highlighted the Happy Birthday on the background papers with Stickles. I also chalked the edges of the word Steven with a darker blue to soften the Bazzil Bling as it looked a very harsh white against the dark blue

Monday, 7 July 2008

Maya's Blog Candy

Take a visit over to Maya's Blog she has some lovely blog candy up for grabs (some Hanglar Images Oooooo) all packaged in a beautifully decorated paper bag (in my fave colours lol)

Her blog is really lovely with some fantastic cards.

Friday, 4 July 2008

THAT Magenta Stamp!

After seeing the beautiful creations Kim over at Simply Fairies has been creating using a lovely Magenta stamp (including her new Blog Header), I just had to get it.

Well after just a few pounds! spent at the Glitter Pot, my parcel arrived on Wednesday and this is what I have come up with so far.....

I used K&Co Verbena & Peabody 8x8 paper pad, Prima Quick Pick Grape Hyacinth Hydrangers, Magenta Blooms & Flourishes stamp and one of the new Cuttlebug Borders (with Love) folders from
The Secret Crafter shop.

I decided to get out my Sakura Stardust pens instead of my Prisma Pencils and watercolour the image. It gives a lovely shimmery sparkle to the image.

Thank you again Kim for the inspiration.

Secret Crafter July Challenge

The Secret Crafter Forum has it's July Challenge up and running. Jane is taking over this month and her brief is ..................

I'm taking over running the challenges from Wendy as she is getting busier with the shop.

This months challenge is a recipe - your card or project must have :-

1 stamped image
3 flowers
3 brads or gems
3 patterned papers.

If we get 5 or more entries then Wendy will send the winner new "Forever Friends" cuttlebug set (pic below) if under 5 entries then I will send out some stamped images to the winner.

So pop on over, spread the word and get creating!

Monday, 30 June 2008

The new Magnolia Summer Stamp Club is winging its way to everyone.

Caz has already got hers and has posted a pikky on her blog. Bookmark the page as her cards are just fantastic. Have a browse at her gallery, you'll get loads of inspiration there.

Happy stamping

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Sharon has won some Candy

Well done Sharon.

A reminder of your prezzie....

I used Random.Org random number generator to pick the winner...

Here is your sequence:

  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 14
  • 4
  • 19
  • 18
  • 9
  • 13
  • 15
  • 3
  • 11
  • 2
  • 12
  • 17
  • 7
  • 20
  • 10
  • 1
  • 16

Timestamp: 2008-06-28 07:32:29 UTC

Sharon email me your details and i'll get the package off to you on Monday (email link on my profile page hun)

Thursday, 26 June 2008

I have just finished this card for my friend. It's her niece's first communion on Saturday and she was a little disappointed with what was available in the shops so asked me to see what I could come up with.

I have used an A5 card with Cuddly Buddly images from Church Angels and Pink frames collections. I have decoupaged up the elements and added the essential bling (stickles) to the wings. I added the text in Word using WordArt

Monday, 23 June 2008

Front view


Side view

This is a folder I have made to send off some stamped images. I got the idea from Frans blog (thanks Fran) All instructions are Here ...

Not bad for my first attempt (even if I do say so myself lol). It's made to fit 6x4" record cards in.

I used Bazzil Fourz Turquoise card, Basic Grey Two Scoops (A La Mode) paper and one of the new Penny Black clear stamps (coloured with Prismas and sansador) mounted on Bazzil Bling circles

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

More an more Candy

I think were all feelin in a generous mood as I have found some more candy for you.....


Happy Craftin xxx

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

More Candy Oooooh

Caz over at A Stamping & Chirping Corner has got some sweet candy to give away for reaching over 10,000 hits.....

I will send a little pack of 10 images and other bits to 10 winners. I will be chucking a few zoomz, buttons, punchies and ribbon too.

You can choose the range you want images from (If you know I have the stamp you can request certain ones and if I can help I will)

Bella 10
Magnolia 10
Hanglar 10
Sugar Nellie 10
Penny Black 10
or a mix 10

To enter please post a link to my blog candy giveway on your blog or forums you visit ;0)

So follow simple the instructions and keep you fingers crossed

TracieB xxx

Sunday, 15 June 2008

I'm an Auntie!!

I'm an Auntie! My brother (and wife) has a new baby boy, Matthew. These are the cards I have made for my mom and dad, me and my nan to send over to America for him. Lucky boy gets to grow up in Daytona, down by the beach!

No fair !!! lol

Friday, 13 June 2008

Blog Candy is ready!!!!

Do you want to win some blog candy???
  • 4 A4 card sheets - Bazzil Fourz in Turquoise
  • 3 lengths of co-ordinating ribbon
  • Selection of blooms
  • 5 pieces assorted glitter card
  • Piece of Winter wonderland Snuggles paper
  • Selection of brads
  • 1 Pack Sudio G clear Swirl stamps

All you need to do is leave a comment below and link to my blog. I'll pick a winner from all the posts using Random.Org

I will post anywhere, so get spreading the word. I'll pick the winner on 27th June.

Happy Crafting xx

Penny Black Challenge Blog

New Saturday challenge blog starts on Saturday 14th June.

This is your chance to use some of your Penny Black stamps as well as your Magnolia ones haha

See my Challenge blog list over on the right

The Secret Crafter June Challenge - FAIRIES

As it says in the title the challenge is an easy one - just make a card and include at least one fairy and that is it. To take part you need to register on the forum and post your entry in the June challenge thread.

As usual there is a prize for the random winner - this month it is the Cuttlebug Tag team combo set - 'Build a flower'

My contribution ......

Get crafting and good luck!

I've finally bit the bullet !

Aahh well, I've gone an done it now!!!

Finally got myself a blog and joined the internet revolution (a bit late I know!).

Please be gentle with me as I am still learning the ins an outs of this. Give me a computer and I can take it apart, upgrade it and put it back together again with only a couple of screws left over (and it still works lol), but this blogging lark will take me a bit of getting used to.

Don't promise to blog every day but i'll do my best.

Blog candy will come. I've just gotta decide the milestones. I want to give a little back to all those talented people out there who have helped inspire me.

So wish me luck and away we go...................................