Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Shabby chic Christmas card



Hi
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project. for CraftDeeBowZ.  Despite the sun shining i fancied making a christmas card so i do not have to rush my projects nearer to the festive period  i am going to get organised this year ... Honestly
I have used some lovel;y textures on this card . I used an MDF birdhouse which i crackled using the new creative expressions  white crackle paste.It gives delicate cracks when its dry .Just apply the paste and leave it to air dry . fab



I used hessian which i cut freehand into a heart shape, ripped papers from an old craftwork cards  Christmas paper  pad from years ago. some kraft card ,white gesso,a Sizzix wreath die,and a Sheena Douglass stamp for the sentiment stamped with gathered twig  oxide ink.
The flowers were handmade using a Marianne D die with a glittery stamen added.

The fabulous double ribbon bow and string bow were both formed using my CraftDeeBowZ BOW
MAKER .you can get one for yourself HERE it forms beautiful multi looped bows with ease every time



Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog  anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  anything goes opt monotone
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes 
613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional CAS
The Corrosive Challenges - anything goes
Catch The Bug  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  any technique
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes
Crafter's Cafe 3 of something
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  anything goes
Create and Inspire  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges  no patterned paper
Daisy Chain Challenges  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Happy Little Stampers  anything goes with dies
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes opt lots of layers
Love to Craft  anything goes
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafting By Designs   anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes





I love the dimension and shabby chic look to this card and i hope it inspires you to join in the CraftDeeBowZ September challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

A Pretty Lantern





Hi all
Here is a  Dt project i have made for  In2craft showing their Die of the week offer from XCUT. It is the xcut   In the garden die...  
I decided to make something other than a card this time so i made a lantern that you can put a battery operated tealight in . 
It is quite a large lantern so i will use a few tealights to give it a good glow .
I used parchment paper to make the actual lantern which is 11cm square in size .




The die was cut 4x in navy blue card and then i cut it 4x in green so i could paper piece the green into the die as shown . I then used sue wilson graphite  guilding polish and a opaintbrush to paint the gates . I added them to the sides of the lantern and made a box base and lid to fit on the lantern 





The top has been decorated with a large navy  bow which was made using a bigz xl die. I embellished the bow with a small foamiran  handmade flower and some leaves  . I added a mat for it to sit on using the same card i used on the lantern


challenges entered 
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog  anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  anything goes opt monotone
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes 
613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional CAS
The Corrosive Challenges - anything goes
Catch The Bug  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  any technique
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes
Crafter's Cafe 3 of something
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  anything goes
Create and Inspire  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges  no patterned paper
Daisy Chain Challenges  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Happy Little Stampers  anything goes with dies
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes opt lots of layers
Love to Craft  anything goes
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafting By Designs   anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes

You must check out the In2craft facebook page for inspiration and their shop for amazing prices
Happy crafting
Tracey 

Monday, 3 September 2018

Fire and ice challenge


Hi all
I am a member of a fab facebook page called Showing off the Sue wilson style. It is run by a friend Paul Ford and he has set a challenge for anyone who would like to join in . The challenge is to use the fire and ice technique and make an easel card using sue wilson [ from  creative expressions ]dies,any shape any size just as long as it has fire and ice and is an easel card.


Here is my version. i used a very old striplet  die called  Tethered hearts and cut it 3x to make a background panel. i added a sheet of double sided adhesive paper to the front of it and turned it over to add the{FIRE} guilding flakes to the backside where the sticky shows through the die cut holes . a. To achieve the ice part you just peel off the paper from the front section of adhesive sheet you stuck on and add iced snow crystals to cover the entire sticky sheet .
then just use it for the background panel .Sue wilson has a video  tutorial on how to do thisFire and ice  technique on youtube ...easy and so effective



I used striped nasturtiums dies also by sue wilson to create the flowers but i used guilding wax to colour them .


The sentiment is a die from sue wilson from the  mini expressions range which has been also coloured with guilding wax.
The stopper part of the easel card is made by using the tethered hearts die which had the same fire and ice technique applied but i added an extra die cut to the top after i did the technique to make it look neater

Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog  anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  anything goes opt monotone
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes 
613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional CAS
The Corrosive Challenges - anything goes
Catch The Bug  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  any technique
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes
Crafter's Cafe 3 of something
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  anything goes
Create and Inspire  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges  no patterned paper
Daisy Chain Challenges  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Happy Little Stampers  anything goes with dies
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes opt lots of layers
Love to Craft  anything goes
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafting By Designs   anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes

If you fancy joining in the fun challenge and are a fan of everything sue wilson . head on over to the facebook page called
Showing off the sue wilson styl;e and join the group
Happy crafting
Tracey x



Saturday, 1 September 2018

Goovy baby





Hi
It is time for the new challenge to begin at Craft-DeebowZ the theme is as always Anything goes with a handmade bow.
The sponsor for this month is the fabulous Beccy's place and you can find the Disco Fever image and so many more gorgeous images HERE  .The winner will receive one set of digital stamps of their own choice as the prize

Image may contain: flower, text and nature

For my project i coloured the image with promarkers. I added a music themed border die cut behind the image and sentiment.





The sentiment is from  the Sheena douglass music and dance stamp set.
The flowers are from wild orchid. The papers are from my massive stash of papers and i have had them so long i have no idea where they came from ... sorry





The bow was formed using my Craft-DeebowZ bow making tool





Challenges entered

Just Us Girls  anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes
Crafty Catz  anything goes opt embossing
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes

Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes

Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Craftaholics R Us  anything goes
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge anything goes

As You Like It Challenge  fave embossing technique

I hope you like my design and that you will join us in the September challenge at  Craft-DeeBowz. where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting 
Tracey x


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

From Our house to yours




Hi
Here is a project i have made for In2craft DT  to show just one of the new Creative expressions papercuts die called Bells and Bows
. You will not find better prices than here at the  In2craft  facebook page /shop for all things creative expression,Xcut and more
I have handmade everything from the frame ( there is a tutorial using step by step  pictures on my blog HERE . I used a 12x12 patterned  piece of a decent  gsm weight  for this frame and i  scored  the paper at 3cm, 6cm, 9cm and 12cm on all 4  sides INSTEAD of the measurements i quote on the tutorial as that makes a smaller frame )
 The die is cut in white and has silver behind it .


The banner has been hand cut and i used a Sheena Douglas sentiment stamp which i embossed using versamark and silver wow  ultra fine embossing powder which i then heated with my heat gun.


The flowers were made from  white 0.60 weight foamiran and a poinsettia die (which is  from marianne d designs.) i added a little pale green distress ink and some stamens to the middle.. The flourishes are made using   just a few different  dies  i had in my stash and i cut them in silver and white and dotted some frosted berries in and around them


The bow was created using my Craftdeebowz bow maker and some bias binding ribbon



Challenges entered
Crimbo Crackers xmas related
Sweet Stampin xmas in Aug 
Just Us Girls  anything goes
Crafty Catz  anything goes opt embossing
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes 

Christmas Crafts All Year Round  use hot colours
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog anything xmas
Not Just Cards  anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes

Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Anything Goes link-up  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes

Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Craftaholics R Us  anything goes
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  anything goes xmas 
A Snowflakes Promise  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge anything xmas
Creative Fingers  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes


I love how this turned out and i had a fun time designing it having changed my mind so many times lol
I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to create one for yourself..