Saturday, 25 December 2010

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone xxxxxxx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Kenny K's Santa

2 posts in as many days, ooooh u lucky people lol.  I have been playing about with some Nitwit Collections I have and came up with the base of this card.  That's as far as I had got but couldn't think of what to put in the middle of the frame.  I sat and looked through my images (which took ages phew) then found my Kenny K ones and decided upon Santa (well he'll be here in a few hours hehe).

I coloured him with my ProMarkers and Copics but wasn't too happy with the shading so attacked him with me Prismacolor Pencils too lol.  I found some glitter that came with a craft magazine last year.  It was perfect as it is not as sparkly as my Stickles but gave a more subtle effect on his furry bits (ooerr missus)

I distressed the edges with my scissors and cats eye chalks then went around the edge of my printed sentiment with stickles.  I wanted more sparkle (and why not!!) so out came my spray n sparkle which I coated the frame with.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges .....

TracieB xx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

A card for Someone Special

As I have a little spare time at the mo due to Christmas, I have taken the opportunity
to make a few cards and enter a couple of challenges (also not going anywhere
due to being a little snow bound grrr

I have used one of the fantastic Lilly of the Valley Christmas images coloured with ProMarkers and highlighted with my Prismacolor pencils.  I used one of the Marianne Designs dies for the circle border and distressed using Distress Inks.  Flowers are from the one and only Wild Orchid coloured with my ProMarkers to match and the papers are from ScrapStreet Silent Night collection.

Sprinkle everything with a copious amount of glitter and sparkling stones and
there you have it.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

TracieB xx

Saturday, 18 December 2010

This weeks challenge over at 

has been set by the Woo's (aka Der Boss).  Wendy has chosen a theme of:-


We are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digi Stamps this month. They are offering the lucky winner a choice of 5 digi stamps and they very generously game the DT some images to play with.


I knew exactly what I was going to do as soon as I saw the HOT SOUP lady.  I have just watched Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and thought the likeness soooo uncanny hahaha.

I searched fruitlessly for a suitable circle sentiment so I put my thinking cap on and decided to do one all by myself.  I think it's perfect even if I am a little biased lol

I am sitting here looking out of the window and watching the snow falling.  It's getting really thick now, maybe i'll have a problem getting into work tonight (fat chance lol)

My Secret Crafter bits this week are as follows .......
Check out the challenge blog to see the other girlies creations and to join us.

And finally a wish from me .....

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 


Saturday, 11 December 2010

SCS Challenge - Colour Challenge - DT Card

Click on the image for a better view xx

This weeks challenge has been set by ME hehe. 

I decided on a colour challenge as a change from Xmas and all of the reds and greens around at the moment.  So here are the colours I eventually settled on .....

.. they are ProMarker colours just to give you an idea of where to start but you can use any medium you like.

I am having some major problems taking pictures of my cards at the moment as they are really not doing them justice and they look sooooo much better in real life.

As this card is for my mates birthday I downloaded a funky Kenny K Image (I just love em). I also found an old My Minds Eye paper pad in my stash that matched the colours perfectly.

I used the MS PATP double loops to edge the pearly paper and the corner punch on the edges of the green paper and lime green glitter card. Of course the flowers are from my Wild Orchid stash and the name I cut using my Klic n Kut then coloured with ProMarkers.
I hope you like it and please don't forget to pop on over to the other gals blogs to see how they did with this weeks colour challenge.

TracieB xx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

This week's challenge is set by Suzie and very appropriately she has chosen


I stamped the whole of the 6x6 pieces of card (one black and one gold) using the Creative Expressions Christmas Borders wording stamp then heat embossed the whole thing with the wickedly sparkling Black Sparkle and Gold Sparkle powder. Did the same with the sentiments on white linen card.  

I chose both images from the Creative Expressions Christmas Nestabilities stamp set, stamped then embossed with the corresponding sparkle powder.  I also edged pieces of card with the sparkle powder and used the scalloped & circle nesties to cut out the image, mirri card and the sparkle pieces then layered them all up and stuck them to the background.

I also did the same to the border image, layered with mirri and sparkle edged card.

A really simple but sparkly card for xmas that can also be done with the Silver Fish embossing powder for another different look.

My supplies can be purchased from The Secret Crafter Shop and here's a list of what I used from the shop this week hehe.....
I hope you liked our creations this week and we look forward to reading your comments.

TracieB xx