Sunday 30 September 2012

Flat Colouring at Make it Crafty

Hello, I'm here with my latest play around trying flat colour shading on Crystal's dress for my colouring inspiration post over at Make it Crafty.  So basically the dress is coloured with one colour Y17, then shaded with W3. I also used BG13 for diamonds on dress, and once again used W3 for shading. It was a quick easy way to shade... and a technique I would not normally try. Here's the whole card.
Happy crafting
xx Tracy 
Image -Crystal
Colours used - Y17, YG67, BG13, W3
Chipboard - Swirling TreesButterflys
Prima - Alla

Friday 28 September 2012

Don & Dasiy - Ice Skating Don

Hello!. Quick post today to show you the card I made for the Marianne Design "Don & Dasiy blog". I am starting to get a nice little pile of Christmas cards to send out... do you know it's less than 3 months till Christmas?? Scary stuff.

(using Marianne Design product)

Thursday 27 September 2012

Happy Birthday Zoe

Our Aussie girl is having a birthday today and we thought it would be fun to share the excitement of today and as a fun way to get everyone involved we have a surprise for you!!  Check out this image especially drawn for Zoe by Little Miss Muffet Stamps which features a Sweetheart dress for any occasion with a festive Gumnut flower sun hat.  The Zoe Hatter image will be available as a freebie for today only in celebration for Zoe's Birthday!!  How cool is that?!  If you want to play along, just email Barbara at and as long as it's September 27th anywhere in the world then the offer is still open!!  Share you're creations in theMiC FB Group too - we'd love to see what you make!

Happy Birthday Zoe !!!!!

Southern Girls - Spots and/or Stripes

Hi ho, it's another day and Southern Girls have their new challenge up... spots and/or stripes. We have two new girls starting this challenge, so please pop over and share some blogging love and make them feel welcome.  Southern Girls have some wonderful sponsors again... Little Claire and DTSart... so for your chance to win.. pop over here... get inspired by the fab DT and show us your project!

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Artfull Crafts - Twig & Berry card 2

Hello, I'm back here again with another card from the Kaisercraft collection - Twig & Berry. I pretty much used the same product as last time, except for cutting up a 12x12 sheet to get the tag coming out from the side.  Here is a list from Artfull Crafts that I have used:
Twig & Berry 6x6 Paper Pad
Twig & Berry Specialty Paper - To from Perforated Tags
Twig & Berry - Collectables
Twig & Berry - Bethlehem
Kaisercraft Paper Bloom - Fire RedOliveCoconut

Well that's all I have to show you for now... so I better start creating some more cards.. until then, I hope I have inspired you enough to start your on Christmas cards. Happy crafting.

Sunday 23 September 2012

Saturated Canary - New hair colour??

Hello!, hope everyone had a productive weekend like I did, gardening, cleaning, more gardening, and a few cards. I had a go at a new colour combo for red hair using E08 and E18.. what do you think?
Well, I went for a 5k walk today, muscles are screaming at me now... so of to have a cuppa and early to bed.
Challenges entered...
Dilly Beans - Autumn colours
The Crafters Cafe - Stitching
CMC Copic Challenge - Fall colours
Saturday Challenge - Distressing

Medium - Copics
Paper - Prima - Alla

Friday 21 September 2012

Delicious Doodles - Metal or charm

Hello! welcome back to another challenge at Delicious Doodles . This challenge this fortnight is "Use metal or a charm". I have used a newer image called Black Widow, and even though you cant tell from the photo it had crystal stickles over the web, eyes and spiders.

Images - Black Widow
Paper  - Random
Colouring - Copic
Chipboard - MIC

Thursday 20 September 2012

Artfull Crafts - Twig & Berry card

Hello today I have a card to show you from the Kaisercraft collection - Twig & Berry. I had such fun using all the goodies that Liz from Artfull Crafts sent me, I can see there will be plenty of more cards made using this collection that has real earthy distressed colours. Here is a list of what I have used:
Twig & Berry 6x6 Paper Pad
Twig & Berry Specialty Paper - To from Perforated Tags
Twig & Berry - Collectables
Kaisercraft Paper Bloom - Fire RedOliveCoconut

What a good excuse to start some Christmas cards! I will be back next Tuesday to show you another card from the same collection.. until then.. happy crafting!

Sunday 16 September 2012

Play around with Cynthia

Hi dee hi campers! it was a very hectic weekend in this household! Yesterday was spent at a swim meet where Cameron got a couple firsts and person best times in 3 events... (one of them was a whooping 8 seconds off her 50m butterfly!!!!!)! And today was such a sunny day that I just couldn't get out of doing a spot of gardening! I have however been playing around with this image Cynthia from Make it Crafty and also a couple other DT projects.
I hope you have had a great weekend!! Until next time.... BYE....

Image - Cynthia
Medium - Copics
Chipboard - Make it Crafty

Saturday 15 September 2012

Marianne Designs - Stamp Something!

 Hello!! here we are back again for another monthly challenge over at Marianne Design Divas! We have some new girls that are joining us this challenge. Be sure to head over and say hi to them, but before you do, how about joining us for our latest challenge "stamp something"... how easy is that?

So this month we have the wonderful sponsorship from...drum roll

so.. make a card....enter... and good luck!
using Marianne Design Products:

Friday 14 September 2012

Saturated Canary - Canary Love

Hello! What a great day I am having! I have taken today off work to catch up on some housework... and I get to play in my craft room with no interuption's.... house work getting done??? well sort of! LOL.. in between cards.
I have been sitting on this Saturated Canary image for a while now, she has had her face and hair done... but was just waiting for her clothes to be coloured! Finally managed it and decided in Fall colours.
Here are the challenges I am going to have a go at...
Lollipop Crafts - Fall Frolic
Eureka Stamps - Fun Fall
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged things
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Distressing
and of course ..Saturated Canary - B's - (Bird, Brown, Blue, Bling)

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Make It Crafty - Sharp Shading

Hello,  Happy Wednesday! Its been a while (in fact a month ) since I last posted a Colouring Inspiration over on the Make It Crafty blog. Life just seems to be getting busier. Anyway, who hasn’t got their 60′s girls yet and had a play? Aren’t they fab? Melody was the first one I coloured up and decided to have a go at some sharp shading. You can notice mainly around skin where the W2 seems to show up more, I did however use W2 on her clothing where I thought the shading should be more prominent. Below is a list of colours I used.
Skin – E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair – E37, E99, YR24
Boots – R14, R17, G21
Dress – YR00, YR01, YR02
Sharp shade – W2
Image – Melody
Chipboard – Ornate Clocks

Sunday 9 September 2012

Artfull Crafts - Butterfly Kisses

Hello, I am so excited to show you my very first creation for Artfull Crafts. I was thrilled to pieces when Liz sent me a new collection from Kaisercraft - Butterfly Kisses (due out in October), to play with and I knew right away that I wanted to make milk cartons and holder for a special little girl who's birthday is coming up. The brightness of the collection also fits in well with this months challenge - spring fling.

Along with Butterfly Kisses 6x6 pad I have also used Layered Chipboard from the same collection. I must admit I have never used layered chipboard before and was surprised how they finished the carton of perfectly.

So, that's me done for my very first post here. I hope you have enjoyed it and that I have given you some inspiration.

Friday 7 September 2012

Delicious Doodles - Celebrate

Hello! welcome back to our first  Delicious Doodles challenge since our little break. This challenge this fortnight is "Celebrate". What better way to celebrate than using a new Delicious Doodles image "Kingfisher in the Rushes" I hope you will all take the time to head over to our challenge blog and join us, also we have a few new ladies have joined the DT, so would be great to head over and give them some bloggy love.

Images - Kingfisher in the Rushes
Colouring -  prismas
Chipboard - MIC

Thursday 6 September 2012

Southern Girls!!!

Hello!, I have been spending a massive amount of time away from my family and beloved craft room over the last few weeks due to work. It feels like a post is well over due... and guess what, it is!!!! Southern Girls has a new challenge up "its all about the flora". This was my card, which was made on time, just didn't get it scheduled! Sorry Lou ;-)
I ave used my favorite paper at the moment Bazzill Basics - Wayfarer from Artfull Crafts... I am silently sobbing because I think I can only squeeze one more card out of the left overs :-(
Ok.. so here's a couple of challenges I have decided to enter
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes ...(congrats on your new shop ladies....)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes
My mums craft shop - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Add a flower

One day to go then a weekend full of crafting.... yiphee
Image - LOTV
Media - Copics