Tuesday 20 September 2016

Apple picking time

It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month . The sponsor for this months challenge is
Robyns Fetish stamps and more 

For my inspiration project I have used the lovely image called Apple's in a basket ... from Robin's Fetish and you can find it HERE . I made a card and matching cute basket which I filled with English cox apples for the photo...The image was coloured with promarkers and crafters companion blendable pencils. The gingham papers are free downloads from Bev Rochester . The flowers on the card  are from wild orchid . The flowers on the basket are made using a punch.
The ribbon was sent  to me as part of my monthly pack .I used my Trusty bow maker to form all the double looped bows...It is my go to tool for perfect easy bows time after time..

Challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes[1 of 3]
Craft Your Passion  anything goes[1 of 3]
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge  hand coloured image
Ooh La La Creations  anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity fave colour combo [red and white]
613 Avenue Create anything goes - optional twist - fall colours
Glitter n Sparkle  anything goes
Robyn`s Fetish  anything for fall
Anything Goes link-up anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafts and Me  anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  anything goes patterned paper
Crafty Awesomeness anything with a coloured image goes
Doodle Pantry anything digital goes
The Sisters of Craft anything goes
Scrappers Delights anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge  anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
 Robins fetish  Autumn 

I hope you join us in this months challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow..
Happy crafting

Monday 12 September 2016

A little paper church ...

 Hi all
I have had these dies from Tim Holtz for ages and I have finally had a play with them .They are by Tim Holtz its his dwelling die and church tower die. I Kraft card which I gesso'd and inked with old paper distress ink for the main body of the church but used TH distress card for the roof and door which I used sandpaper on .The trees started life white and I inked them with forest moss distress ink and added rock candy distress stickles and glitter to sparkle them up. The fence was die cut and distressed the same as the church. I made a stand for it using an old canvas which I covered in paper... This was such fun to make and the possibilities for you to change the design using different papers and mediums are endless.... They are slightly addictive too lol so be prepared for a whole village coming soon

challenges entered
613 Avenue Create  anything goes (optional fall colours twist0
The Mixed Media World Challenge  magical /fantasy
Scrappers Delights  anything goes
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft   anything goes
Just keep on creating anything goes
Altered Eclectics  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  anything goes

Sunday 11 September 2016

A little mixed media

Hi all
It has been a while since I have blogged on a daily basis....Bad blogger that I am ,well I plan to rectify this from today so on Saturday I had a few crafty buddies round to my house for a little mixed media box altering ... we had a lovely time chatting and getting the boxes finished o I thought I would show the fabulous boxes that they all made the one above was the one I did. I used the Tim holtz weathered clock die and idea -ology clock face  ,metal locks,keys and buckles are all from the works. The ornate frame behind the metal clock face is a chipboard piece from scrapiniec. I used wild orchid flowers, heavy black gesso from prima art basics,tissue paper ,stencils lindys sprays and pebeo guilding wax in empire gold...
The boxes came from the works and here is what they started out as.

so here is the lovely Judiths  finished box
Here is the Lovely Linda's finished box

Here is Paul's finished box
Paul has a blog too if you would like to go and visit to see the fabulous projects paul has been creating ...you will find his blog HERE ( http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.co.uk/ )
I think you will agree that these boxes are just fantastic ....you would never believe that this was their first ever attempt at an altered box .... suffice to say it wont be their last lol
There was also another crafter with us  Maxine .... who managed to take off before I got some pics of her masterpiece so pics to follow .....
Happy crafting

Thursday 1 September 2016

Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge time

It is  time  for another "Anything goes with a handmade bow challenge  "again at Craft-Dee Bowz . The months are just flying by ...The sponsor for this months challenge is the fabulous  Robyns Fetish stamps and more  who will offer the winner 2 digi images of their choice .

For my Dt project this month I have made this Christmas card .. I have used the new  Creative Expressions Christmas range from Phil Martin .I used the snowflakes 8x8 paper pad and matching insert pad. The stamps I have used are snowflake sentiment corners, snowflake Christmas verses which I put on the insert inside and the large snowflake square frame. I also used a snowflake die set from last years creative expression stash and ribbon and gems  from meiflower crafts. I used large pierced square dies to create the frame...

I hope you will pop over and join us at Craft-Dee Bowz .  where anything goes with a handmade bow.. Wait until you see the beautiful projects the Design Team have made... you will be blown away ....
Happy Crafting
Tracey x