Month: November 2014

Some Christmas makes…

Hello Lovelies, I hope you are all ok ? I have to say sorry for not being around, I have been feeling really sorry for myself after the fall and the temps have dropped here this week and my fibro is giving me some serious jip,…I really have not been a happy Tracy to be around ! 
BUT I have dragged myself to the computer today because I wanted to share with you a couple of Christmas makes I have made using some lazer cuts from That Craft Place, the lovely Lisa send me some goodies to play with a little while ago, but with the move I didn’t get round to even unpacking them. Now I have to say the quality of these are AMAZING, Lisa cuts them in either greyboard or wood, and some even in fabric ! And she does cuts for everyone (you HAVE to check out the clock kits she does). With Christmas just around the corner….it snuck up didn’t it ! …I wanted to have a play with some of the Christmas bits Lisa sent me, and the great thing is I can paint left handed Hooray ! 
Anyway here is some of the things I have made…
How cute are these mittens ?? I used some paper from my stash to cover the main part of the mitten and then used Gesso for the “fur”, the ribbon i painted using Pebeo Acrylic paint and then I used my Distress inks to pick up the texture, i then decided to give them a quick spray of Crafter’s companion Spray & Sparkle in Gold. 

What house isn’t complete without a Christmas pudding at Christmas ? I used Frantage for the frosting on this…I will admit I had everything crossed it would turn out ok. I painted the pudding using Pebeo paint and decided it looked a bit bare and needed something, so out came the sequins, and i finished it off with a double bow. 
 This is my favorite…I don’t have kids but still had so much fun making this. I wanted to go non traditional colours for this and decided on white and ice blue. The back part I sprayed with Crafter’s Companion Silver Spray and Sparkle. The letters i wanted to give some texture to so I rough painted them with Gesso and Pebeo acrylic paint. The candy cane board on the white sections I used Diamond Sparkles glitter whilst the paint was still wet, I decided to add ribbon to hang this but If you have a batton you could have this outside in the ground or in a pot…just remember to waterproof it first. 
All of the lazer cuts can be found at That Craft Place Website or on the fab Facebook group . Lisa also sells all other craft goodies, so make sure you check it out. 
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented, emailed and messaged me about my fall, you are all amazing and I am very blessed to have such fab friends. I am healing ok and hopefully will be back to colouring soon…I am getting serious withdrawal from it !! 
Take care and happy crafting 
x
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Spectrum Noir November challenge & some news

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a lovely weekend ?? 
For those that aren’t on my FB I had a fall last week and ended up crashing through a cabinet and damaging my hand, which now means no colouring for 6-8 weeks whilst it heals 🙁 I can still craft but colouring is one thing i cannot do left handed !! Which sadly means I have had to stand down from Treasured Times rubber Stamps DT, as my DT role requires me to colour and i am going to be out of colouring action for a while I didn’t think it was right to Jody and the rest of the team to stay on the team, I would like to say a huge thank you to Jody for being so understanding and to the rest of the team for being so lovely xxx
  I shall be glad when this year is over !! 
Anyway onto todays card 🙂 
This months Spectrum Noir Challenge  is Christmas/Winter and you could win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir Products …who wouldn’t want to win ? 
I have used one of the lovely Sheena’s stamps for my card and stamped it onto Neenah Desert Storm card….luckily i did this card before the fall because i have been dying to colour this stamp up. 
I have used one of the fab Die’sire Ticket dies from the Essentials range to cut out the sentiment, I then distressed the edges, added some distress ink and frantage. It is such a lovely image i didn’t want to do too much too the card to take away from it. 
I hope you like it 🙂 
you can enter the challenge here and i cannot wait to see your entry. 
Happy crafting 
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Sugar and spice…

Morning lovlies, I hope you are all ok ? I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your lovely messages recently, it has been a tough few months and you have all been fantastic xx
I have been playing with a new range from Crafter’s companion called Sugar and Spice, which includes a CD ROM filled with gorgeous papers, toppers, sentiments, embellishments and tons more and some really beautiful embossing folders, I was also very lucky to get to play with some new Die’sire dies 🙂 All of the range is going to be part of a fab four day deal on Create & Craft next week…here are the times. 
Here is some of my samples made for the shows:
This one I made using a topper from the CD and used one of the new embossing folders Ditzy Floral  and two of the new quilling flower dies- Fringed Flower and Itsy Bitsy Bloom.  

This is using a topper from the CD Rom, Itsy Bitsy Bloom Quilling dies and Ditzy Floral A4 embossing folder. 
 I used one of the A4 embossing folders called Delicate Floral for this one and used the deboss side, i then used topper from the CD. 
I Love this new die, it is one of the new 3d flower dies and comes with the leaf’s, the embossing folder is called Delicate Floral and the die is called Delicate Flower. I have used some stuff from the CD along with some ribbon and spray and sparkle. 
I used the fab Big Score board to make this 6×6 pizza box, the folder is great for kids i thought, and doesn’t need much doing with it, so i just added some glitter. 
 How pretty is this image ? and i love the colours ! this is a 5×5 card and i used one of the new folders (Daisy Chain)  for the background. 
So pleased with how this turned out, it is another 6×6 pizza box and i have used one of the new 6×6 folders called Daisy Chain  and some distress ink and then 3 of the new dies- Delicate Flower, Petal & Itsy Bitsy bloom 
 This is one of the frame cards on the cd along with the Elegance die, I printed it onto Centura Pearl with a hint of gold, such a fab idea for an alternative card. 
 I used the Birthday Cupcake folder again here and just added some gems and bunting from the CD 
 Another frame card…love this image, I have added a 3D bow from the CD along with sentiments. The Fringed flower is also one of the new quilling dies. 
 This folder is so pretty and i couldn’t photo it right (don’t you just hate that) It is 6×6 love birds folder, I rubbed some Versamark over the area and then used bronze and red Mica powders over the top and then roughly sanded it. 
Simple card using one of the Sentiments…this CD has some really beautiful poems and sentiments, along with a paper from the CD, I then used the Elegance die and Ditsy Floral embossing folder. 
Last one 🙂 This is a must in my opinion (well they all are lol but i do love this one) it is called Butterfly Love.  I embossed two sheets of Core’dinations and then cut out the bow and two of the butterflies and mounted them using Collall 3D glue. 
I hope you like all my samples and manage to catch the shows, you can see the information here 
Have a lovely weekend everyone and thank you for stopping by 
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Bebunni Floral

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all having a good week ? 
Have you been catching the Bebunni Shows…it is a fab range isn’t it. 
I have a couple more of my DT makes to share with you today. 
I have used the Flower Garden Stamp Set on this and coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Pencils…so perfect for Bebunni, The papers are from the CD Rom and of course that super cute Bebunni Butterfly die. 
 This one I have used Bunches of love stamp set, and coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils. I challenged myself to use just one paper with this…it was hard !! So instead i used a few dies. The Bebunni butterfly dies, Die’sire elegance frame die & Die’sire Large and Small Sunflower Dies…such a cute image this one. 
If you have purchased any of the range make sure you share it with us on the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page
Thank you for stopping by, I always love reading all your comments
Happy Crafting 🙂 
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Bebunni Floral

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? It has been a crazy busy few weeks here getting unpacked and sadly we also lost someone very close to us so i have not been around much, so i am sorry for not stopping by as regularly as normal, but as of next week normal service will resume 🙂 
Onto one of the fab new ranges i have been working on for Crafter’s Companion…Bebunni Floral, now this is defiantly the cutest and best Bebunni range yet…I know I say it everytime, but it really is…(pssst there is also Bebunni Dies Launching !!!!) 
The range has been launched today on Create & Craft as a four day deal and includes 
  • New CD ROM full of lush papers and lots of different goodies
  • 8 new stamp sets 
  • Gorgeous Bebunni Dies 

So make sure you catch the shows, or if you want some more info and to see what the rest of the team have been creating make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page.

Here is some of my makes using the range.  
This is using one of the megapage sets from the cd rom, I turned it into a hanger and then added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, along with some twine and the little bumble bee and butterflies are all new Bebunni Dies 
This was such a quick card, i used one of the topper companions, papers from the CD Rom and teamed it up with Bebunni Daisy Dies and Die’sire Oval die with some ribbon.
This is one of the new stamps called Bunches of Love, I have coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Pencils. I distressed all the edges and then added some Distress ink. The paper is from the Cd Rom, I have added a doily and some ribbon. 
I hope you have been enjoying the shows and like the range, I will have some more of my makes to show you later on in the week 
Happy Crafting 
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Crafter’s Companion November Challenge…Winter/Christmas

Morning lovelies…hope you are all good ? 
It is new challenge time at Crafter’s Companion and the theme this month is Winter/Christmas 
I have done something I have never done before and created some white on white…have to say i am really happy with how it turned out….what do you think ? 
I have used Centura pearl for this tag and embossed a panel using Vintage Christmas Embossing folder, Die’sire Camellia Quilling Flower die, Die’sire Leaf die and then stamped the sentiment on some Printable Vellum and then added some crushed ribbon, gems and twine. 

Here is a closer look at the sentiment and gems…I love this stamp. 
If you want to enter the challenge you can do so by clicking here, and you can win £30/$30 gift voucher to spend on goodies. 
I can’t wait to see your entries 🙂 
Happy Crafting 
x  

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Bebunni Floral sneek peek time

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? It has been a crazy busy few weeks here getting unpacked and sadly we also lost someone very close to us so i have not been around much, so i am sorry for not stopping by as regularly as normal, but as of next week normal service will resume 🙂 
Onto one of the fab new ranges i have been working on for Crafter’s Companion…Bebunni Floral, now this is defiantly the cutest and best Bebunni range yet…I know I say it everytime, but it really is…(pssst there is also Bebunni Dies Launching !!!!) 
The range is being launched next week on Create & Craft as a four day deal and includes 
  • New CD ROM full of lush papers and lots of different goodies
  • 8 new stamp sets 
  • Gorgeous Bebunni Dies 

So make sure you catch the shows from Monday, or if you want some more info and to see what the rest of the team have been creating make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page.

Here is some of my makes using the range.  
This one is made using one of the topper companions on the cd along with one of the flowers, backing papers and sentiment. The little butterflies are one of the new Bebunni die sets. 
This is one of the card companion sets and all i have added is some Kraft card and twine. 
I went for something different with this one, the topper is from the sentiment section of the CD ROM and then using the new Bebunni Daisy Die set I die cut lots of different colours from Core’dinations . 
 This is a giftbag I made from Kraft Card using my Bigscore board. I have used one of the new stamp sets called Flower Garden and coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Pencils, The tag is using one of the sentiments from the stamp set and the butterflies and daisy are all new Bebunni Dies. 
Make sure you keep checking back for some more sneek peeks. 
Have a lovely crafty weekend 
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Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Christmas Release and Blog hop

Hello Lovelies 
It is new release time at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and boy what an amazing release ! 
Not only do we have two new illustrators, some new fantastic Christmas stamps, but we are also having a blog hop !

Head On over to  The Treasured Times blog  To check out the new designers and new stamps. 
Here is my DT project for the hop….
I have used the fantastic new set from Vickie Duffill, this is such a perfect set as it has some lovely sentiments and images (there is several more stamps), even if you are not a colourer this set would be perfect….and of course being vintage i instantly loved it. 
Now we have some great candy to be won on the hop, but you must leave a comment on everyone’s blog posts on the list, if you have been hopping along then you should have come here from Melanie Smith blog, and I have post your next stop on the hop at the end of this post. 
The winner will receive 1 each of the new stamps being released today, there is 12 in total !. the hop runs until midnight 2nd November and the winner will be annouced on 3rd November….make sure you keep an eye on the Treasured Times Blog and Facebook Group to see if you are a winner. 
I hope you liked my project, thank you for hopping with us 🙂 and I hope you will pop by my blog again. 

Here is the hop list, the DT really have created some amazing projects.
Enjoy the hop

Tracy Freeman (you are here) 
Kelli Hull (your next stop)
Nia Smith
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