Saturday, 26 June 2010

SCS Challenge - Strawberries n Cream / Wimbledon

Another week, another wicked

Rather than do the usual I thought I’d be different (me trying to be clever again!!) I then stumbled across Strawberry Shortcake (this took me back to my school days all them years ago), when my bff at the time had one of the dolls and we spent quite a bit of time sniffing her hat (it smelt of strawberries I’ll have you know!!!)

So I downloaded and printed off some copies of the image.  Coloured it with me Promarkers & Copics and did a bit of decoupage and Voila... the start of this weeks card.

I have become a Football Widow!!!!!  The only thing allowed on our TV between the hours of 2pm and 10pm (depending on extra time grrrr) is the Glorious (NOT!) game.  So after getting thoroughly stuffed off with it by Sunday I took myself over to the shop (Secret Crafter)  to get much some needed supplies.  By the time the match finished (don’t ask me which one it was, haven’t a flippin clue lol) me card was finished Hurrah!

Those of you who know me must realise this is an Olympic Record.  Tracie finishing a card in 2 days and not 3 weeks, WOW (give the girl a medal, Please xxxx).

I used the following supplies in the end (from Secret Crafter of course) ......
Make sure you pop over to the blogs of the other DT Girls for info on this weeks lurverly cards.  

I hope you like me little creation and stay tuned for loads more xx

PS I forgot to add .....  DT Call over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - If you fancy joining us, check out the blog for more details

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Well folks, it's my first official week on the Design Team at

This weeks challenge was titled Wedding/Anniversary and set by lovely Vicky.  And here is my first card...........

I only had just over a day to sort it out too cause everything happened a little quickly lol. 

I decided to use the new stash that came in the other day as I hadn't had chance to play with it as yet.  It's Viva Decor's My Paper World.   

  • Paper soft in Violet, Lilac and Lime Green for the background
  • Paper Pens in Lime Green mixed with Opal (you've gotta give these a try.  So much better than Liquid Pearls.  They give you a proper dome effect instead of the pointy bit) on the stencil, sprinkled with Holo Glitter and just Opal for the pearl effect highlights (see Vickies Blog and scroll for more details and a comparison)
  • Stencils from the 4 Borders collection
I used a Woodware Wedding stamp that Wendy ordered for me last year but never used (how typical of us crafters, "Ooooh I gotta have it" but it sits in a drawer forgotten for ages before it's used lol) I just highlighted it with my Prisma colour pencils and Sansador for a subtle look.  Just because we all like  a bit of bling I used me Stickles on the flowers and collar of the dress.
Well I hope you like me first challenge card and here's to many more.  
Please pop along to my fellow DT members blogs and have a peek at their cards for this weeks challenge (they're just a bit fabulous u know) and join in with the challenge for a chance to win some stash from Wendy at Secret Crafter

Friday, 18 June 2010

Oooooh i've been a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY bad blogger!!!

Readers please forgive me, for I have committed the ultimate sin! It has been nearly 2 years since I last blogged.
So much happened after I picked up my car that by the time I thought about me blog I had forgotten what it was called and how to get into it lol.
The rundown was that I got me luurvely new car, found me a new home (6 weeks wait for the broadband connection grrrr), a new computer (hence the fact I lost all me bookmarks and passwords), changed me E-mail address aaaannnnnd ...... bagged me a sweetie pie to share it all with hehe.
All of this on top of me bezzie mate opening her own craft shop,

and helping her run it (but this is such a chore.... you know, getting me hands on all this new crafting stuff and getting to use it first woo hoo!) I must be forgiven a little for neglecting me blog.
When Wendy decided to start her own challenge blog, Jane an Wendy put their heads together and sorted out a Design Team, but guess what, I couldn’t be on it (BOOOOOOOO) Didn’t have a piggin blog (well did but couldn’t find it!)
Then one day last week up popped a little moderation email from Blogger.  Someone had made a comment on my blog (hurrah).  Ok I deleted it cause it was for some 18+ site (boooo).  I followed the link, bookmarked it pretty smartish and pressed the “I’m sooo stupid I forgot me password” link and TADAAAAAAA password reset email in me inbox and here I am at last (woop woop).
Aaanyway, BIG NEWS............
Guess who is the newest member of the

Design Team!!!!

Meeeeeeeeeeeeee, yaaaaaaaaay
So keep your eyes peeled for me weekly cards and feel free to drop me a line or even join in for the chance to win some freebie stash courtesy of Wendy at Secret Crafter.
See u all soon
Tracie xxxxx
(I know it’s a long post but it has been nearly 2 years haha)