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!