Wednesday, 14 November 2018

My Daughters birthday card ...



Hi
It is time for my mid month inspiration project for the   CraftDeeBowZ  November challenge  where anything goes with a handmade bow. This card was designed around a beautiful piece of lace that i have had in my stash for years and i wanted to make something pretty with it for my daughters birthday. I have also used a topper that has sat lurking in my stash for some time.I distressed it with my Tim Holtz distress tool




I used a tonic die for the butterflies and a pink gem stamp for the sentiment It says "Daughter ,a little girl who grows into a friend"



The leaf spray die was from the works. The flowers are all  from wild orchid.

The delicate double looped bow was made using my CraftDeeBowZ bow maker




Challenges entered
Die Cuttin' Divas anything goes
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes
Crafty Catz  anything goes 
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
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes



I hope you like my card and that you join us with your own creations in the challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Sunday, 4 November 2018

I have been a Busy Bee.....literally





Hi all 
I am a DT member for In2craft . They now stock the beautifully detailed Pink Ink stamps and when i saw them i just had to have the Bee stamp set. WOW the price was fabulous from In2craft shop firstly and the detail in these stamps is  awesome . I was inspired to make some gifts with them so sorry for all the pics but you need to see them close up.


This is the design on a bag for life .To make this bag i simply stamped the design on a piece of white card with Memento ink and colored it in with Promarkers . I then scanned it and printed it onto iron on printable transfer paper with my inkjet printer and ironed it onto the bag . the paper and bags are readily available online from photo paper direct. BE SURE TO FLIP ANY WORDS YOU PRINT OR THEY WILL BE BACK TO FRONT ON YOUR DESIGN

The key rings are simply wooden key ring blanks from the works which i painted with gold stardust paint then stamped the small bee stamp on top with Stayzon

The candles are made using a single piece of tissue paper stamped with memento ink  ,colored with Promarkers then i put the tissue paper onto the candle ,wrapped it with grease-proof paper so it was tightly on there with no wrinkles and heated it with my heat gun until it was stuck onto the semi melted candle wax. keep the heat gun moving so as not to melt the candle too much.


a siMple card just stamped in Memento ink and the bees were coloured with promarkers and i added glossy accents to their little bodies


The tag was easy too. just cut your tag shape. create a blended  colored background with mustard seed,abandoned coral and spiced marmalade distress oxide or ink and simply stamp your bee design over the top ..

Challenges entered
Die Cuttin' Divas anything goes
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes
Crafty Catz  anything goes 
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
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes

I hope you like my projects and that you pop over to th In2craft  Facebook page and shop and check out their amazing prices ..
Happy Crafting
Tracey x 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

CHRISTMAS IS COMING....ITS OFFICIAL



Hi
Here is my DT project for the November challenge over at craft-deebowz  where the challenge theme is Anything goes with a handmade bow.
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The sponsor for this months challenge is the fab Patricia Alvarez and the winner will get 3 images of their choice .
I have made this frame card using the super cute image called Reindeer and snowman and you can find it  HERE. I used papers from Trimcraft . I coloured the image with promarkers and added creative expressions puffy stuff for his hair and tail.




The flowers are made using the Marianne D Poinsettia die and some glittered ball stamens. I added a christmas charm and some flourishes.


The fab double looped bow was made using my Craft-DeeBowz bow making tool  of which you can find details on the craftdeebowz site{ left sidebar} i added twine and a couple of cute bells to finish it off.




Challenges entered
Die Cuttin' Divas anything goes
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  christmas or winter
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge  anything xmas
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  anything xmas
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
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes



I hope you like my card and that it inspires you to join us in our challenge at craft-deebowz
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Patina paints project from creative expressions for In2craft




Hi all
I was asked by In2craft to do a project showing how to use the Creative expressions patina paint .I am part of the  In2craft  Design Team so i have made a couple of frames and a video to accompany them so you can have a go for yourself . It is great fun and so easy.so here is the link to my Youtube channel where there are a few lovely projects to follow on there for you to watch https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvF-MAbxHNR8mQN6PnOvEmA
This is for the Patina paint video tutorial https://youtu.be/cJh__H3zRb0  . The patna paints i used are  the set containing the blue and green and copper coloured paint. here are some close up pics of the finished frames .Both were done using the same colours




This frame had more copper and gold  guilding wax applied to it.It looks so different to the first one with just the extra copper and gold



I hope you like the video and will have a go at this easy technique for yourselves . Check out In2craft  for your creative expressions supplies / xcut dies/ Phil martin stamps and dies , / Lisa Horten /Sue wilson /Jane Davenport/Julia watts ...its all there and at fantastic prices too .
Happy crafting
Tracey

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Fabulous !!!


Hi
As you know i am part of the In2craft  DT and i have just received my latest stash of new creative expressions dies in the post so  i got to work using as many of them as i could on one card lol. I chose Navy and  pale lemon as the colours for a change and i am happy with the combination.
The flowers have been made using the new Creative expressions finishing touches  layered carnation die set they were easy to put together and are so pretty . I also used the leaves that came with the carnation set and the finishing touches Fern fronds  to dress around the flowers



The background has been created using the  background Celtic squares die . i just continued to elongate the panel to create enough to fit on an 8X8 card .


The focal die here in the centre is the pretty Abigail die from the frames and tags collection. The bow has been created using organza ribbon and my Craft-deebowz. BOW MAKING TOOL ..An essential piece of kit for those beautiful bows and tassles we all need on our projects.




The word is also a die from creative expressions mini expressions range

 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


I hope you like the cardand will have a go at this  for yourselves . Check out In2craft  for your creative expressions supplies / xcut dies/ Phil martin stamps and dies , / Lisa Horten /Sue wilson /Jane Davenport/Julia watts ...its all there and at fantastic prices too .
Happy crafting

Tracey
xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Happy birthday to my sis


Hi
Wow the months are flying by . I love this time of year it is my favorite season. I love all the colors when the leaves change ,so pretty.
This months inspiration card for  Craftdeebowz  is  the card i made for my sister who is actually  75 yrs young today. She adores butterflies so there had to be one on her card .


I used a beautiful postcard stamp with the butterfly on it from Joy crafts ,but i cut an extra butterfly out and added it for dimension.
The papers are from Crafters companion shabby chic collection.The flowers are from wild orchid.


The bow was formed using delicate organza ribbon and my Craftdeebowz bow maker ,you can get one for yourself and the details are in the left hand side bar




The sentiment is computer generated . i love the dimension this card has and the soft colors make it feel so feminine and pretty

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



I hope you like the card and that you join us in the Anything goes with a handmade bow challenge this month
Happy Crafting
Tracey x