Sunday, 19 September 2010

SCS Challenge - NEW LAUNCH - Anything Goes

We are celebrating the launch of four fabulous new Manga stamps exclusive to Secret Crafter. The four images are AVAILABLE NOW HERE in clear polymer stamps and will be available as digital downloads in the near future.

The images are:-

As it is a special week we also have a prize - one person chosen at random will received all four new images as digi stamps.
Due to the new release, Jane has set the theme as ANYTHING GOES challenge, so to be in with a chance of winning the whole set of these gorgeous images, pop on over to Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and get your card entered this week.
You must pop on over to the Gals from the design team and check out their blogs, WOW what a talented bunch, we are very lucky to have them.

We also have two very Special Guest Designers joining us this week.  Let us introduce you to LILY and RACH, click on the links and give them a warm SCSC welcome.

Now, onto my card details ...

I used the new Ice Skating Couple stamp and colours with Promarkers and Copic Ciao's from Secret Crafter Shop.  The paper pad is one of the new Dovecraft Xmas ones, Christmas Fancy.  I decoupaged the swirls on the bottom, added some Twinklets Diamond Dust so it looked like snow, added a few glittery snowflakes, sprayed copious amounts of glittery spray and voila finished.

Me hopes u likes it

TracieB xx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

SCS Challenge - A Sketch

 This weeks Challenge over at

is following a Sketch, set by de loverley Helen

It is also a dual challenge card.  It was Wendywoo's (de Boss as she likes to be called hehe) birthday on Friday and, cause i'm such a baaaad cardmaker, (there would be no time to make 2 cards in a week lol) I have used the opportunity to kill 2 cards wiv one sketch (geddit haha).

You may think me a little cheeky givin me bestist mate a card with a mobility skooter on it but everytime the Wendy lady sees one she's like "Ooooh gotta get me one of them" (same wiv the Stanna Stairlifts, lazy mare lives in a bungalow lol).  Despite all the customers saying "She's gonna kill u", Wendy gave a huge belly laf (No comment here haha) declaring "It's fab, I love it" (not a direct quote but u get the idea lol).

It was touch and go as to whether I would finish the card in time to upload for the Challenge Blog so decided to take a piccy of the front first just in case (where does the time go, you start something then Bang 3 hours have gone by!!!)  But here is the finished card including the verse....

Click for a better look x
When we got the new pads in a few challenges ago I claimed one of them for my card that week,  but de boss pinched it first (grumble grumble haha).  So when I got the image and checked out the sketch I decided that the pads was Cosmo Cricket De Loverly'ist one to use (good play on words there huh!!).

I used the image from Just Inklined digi stamps (the wrinklies section lol) and got to work on it using Copic Ciao's to match the paper.  The text I printed onto Linen card using me printer and all of the flowers were from my ever growing Wild Orchid stash, coloured with some of the same Ciao colours I used for the image.  A couple of Nesties through the Cuttlebug later and the first part was done (Phew!)

How hard is it to remember how to make an easel card (spesh as I haven't made one for what seems like ages lol!!!) Anywayz, sorted that out and set to searching the internetweb for a suitable friend poemy thingy.  After an age I found the perfect one, printed it out, mounted and stuck to bottom of said card.  Giggery pokery (an a bit of stickles n ribbon later) me card was done.

Hopes u likes it and make sure you also pop on over to my fellow De Loverley (hehe) DT Gals Blogs to see  their sketch creations (Don't forget to pop us a comment in the box to let us know what u all think too)

Happy Crafting peeps

TracieB xxx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

SCS Challenge - Clean and Simple


I have had such a busy week i'm soooo glad this weeks challenge at SCSC is ...

Clean and Simple

 Wendy has got new till.  It's an all singing, all dancing, barcode reading sparkly piece of machinery.  It's such a shame that the operators aren't as technologically advanced lol (not me u understand, just Wendy hahaha, soz boss xx)  How difficult is it to program this till?? There are step by step instructions and everything, but do you think we can get it to work properly!!!!!!

Wendy has figured out most of the adding products to stock steps (way to go, you can read techno speak lol) and between us we have been able to serve customers but there is still a looooong way to go lol.  So, if you need to cheer yourselves up, pop on over and have a chuckle at two or even three people trying to work out how to add unbarcoded products up on the till for customers haha.

Anywayz, back to the Challenge and my card.  Such quick and easy card but looks fab (in my humble opinion anyway! hehe).  It's a 5x7 cardblank backed with Silver Mirri Card.  I cut a piece of White Linen card (fab cardstock, we use it to make all our card blanks) slightly smaller then embossed it to just under half way down, using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  Added a couple of embossed lines using my scoreboard then Shock Horror!!! a peel off (didn't have a stamp that fitted properly lol).

Vicky popped over with some of her stash and showed me some of the New Marrianne Designs Creatables she had cut out and guess what....  I PINCHED ONE and ran off with it hehehe ( I knew she wasn't gonna chase after me tho, too much energy expended on a non crafting event lol).  Added it to the side of my card and Ta Daaaaa finished!

The other girls have done a fab job this week. Pop on over to have a peek and say hello to our Newest DT Member Bridget (some gorgeous cards on her blog u know) and Welcome Back to Renate (glad to have her back after the summer break x)

Leave me a message to say hello and I hope to see you all again next week.

TracieB xxx