You’re a star !!!

Hello lovelies, Hope you are all well ? 
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last blog post, you guys are all fab ! 
Something slightly different today, I wanted to play around with a lovely stencil and some lazer cuts from That Craft Place. So I got my Gesso and Spectrum Noir AquaTints out…….
 What do you think ? I used Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card as a base and then mixed my Aquatints from the Bright and Beautiful Set with Gesso and sponged through the stencil, I then took 3 of the Lazer cut stars and gave them two rough coats. 
The sentiment is computer generated. Once everything was dried I glued it all in place using Collal 3D and Tacky Glue and it was done….really enjoyed making this one and love how colouring the Gesso came out !! 
Make sure you check out That Craft Place, the lovely Lisa and Danny are always really helpful 🙂 
Also i highly encourage anyone with the Aquatints to have a play around with them, your fingers by get inky but it will be fun 🙂 
Happy Crafting 

Unlock your creativity…..

Hello lovelies, I hope you all had a lovely weekend ? The big countdown to Christmas has began ! 
But I have something non Christmas to show you today. I have been playing with some more of the Lazer cuts from That Craft Place , and also Spectrum Noir Aquatints…what do you think ? 
I have to say sorry about my rubbish photos, my good camera broke and until i get a new one i am stuck with my old one, which isn’t the greatest. 
I have used the Bright & Beautiful Set of Aquatints and also the gold from the Essentials set. The wooden lock is from That Craft Place and I have Gessoed it and then built up layers of Acrylic paint and Aquatints. 
 Once I built up the layers I gave a thick layer of Decoart One Step Crackle and I rubbed the Gold Aquatint over the top, you can see here just how bold the orange from this set it. 
 I LOVE the purple in this set, here I let the pink run into the purple. 
Incase you haven’t heard of Aquatints (where have you been ?!?!) they are a professional liquid watercolour, they come in 6 different sets and have so many different uses. they also come with pipettes and brushes…which are brilliant quality, you can find all the info and the set here
Also don’t forget to check out the fantastic range of Lazer Cuts from That Craft Place, there really is something for everyone 🙂 
Happy Crafting 🙂 

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 

Sugar and Spice….

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all having a nice weekend ? 
We are sorting through our mountains of stuff and slowly making a dent…I am determined not to move with lots of stuff we don’t use. 
Anyway onto today’s card, I have used one of the fab new images from That Craft Place. The range is called Sugar and Spice and is so different..and lots of fun to colour too !! 
I have used Whatever the Weather…what do you think
I went for a really bright and bold card and had so much fun ! 
I have of course coloured with my Spectrum Noirs (list below) and i have used white paint to add some dots…not sure if i like the dots or not…I then added some die cut flowers, enamel dots and sequins. I really did have fun making this card and will definitely be colouring more of these images. 
Items used- 
Spectrum Noirs: Skin-FS1,FS2,FS3 LV1, TN3 

Hair- BP3,BP4,LV1,LV2. 

Clothes etc- DR6,PP4,PP5,PP3,LV2,LV3, BT1,BT2,BT3,CT1,CT2,CT3,CT

Pencils used- 42,39,78,80,82
Black card is from Crafter’s Companion 
3D Enamel Gel Globecraft and Piccolo 
Papers are from my stash. 

Happy Crafting and have a lovely weekend 

That Craft Place Challenge Charming

Happy 2014 !!! Where did last year go ?!?! it certainly flew by didn’t it. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I was sadly ill all over Christmas & New year, But I had my wonderful hubby & furbabies around me, so that was more than enough for me. 
Anyway onto the first That Craft Place Challenge of 2014….The theme is “Charming”
Here is my design team make…
I used my Dylusions, Distress inks & The fab Star Mask from That Craft Place, I wanted to stars to be subtle and have used the mask just on the circle…i couldn’t really get them to show up that well in any photo, which is a shame because it looks great in the flesh
The Stamps are Tim Holtz and the charm is from my stash.
Head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the design teams fab creations, and why not enter yourself whilst you are there ? 
Crafty Hugs 

That Craft Place Anything goes/Christmas.

Morning all, I can’t believe it is Christmas in just a few days !!! This year certainly has flown by ! 
It is time for our last challenge at That Craft Place, and the theme is Christmas/Anything goes ! 
Here is my design team make for this challenge….
I decided to make a Mixed Media Canvas for this challenge, I love doing these (I have been asked for a tutorial so will be doing one in the new year), for those of you with a Silhouette you can now get Silhouette Chipboard (Lisa sells it in the Shop) and it is fantastic…It doesn’t handle the delicate designs too well, but on this I created the Honeycomb, the “create” letters, the brackets, Scissors & the flourish. It takes various mediums very well and I have used Distress inks/stains, Gesso & Dylusions on it with no problems at all…so I highly recommend getting some if you are into your chipboard. 
All the other Elements on here are all from the lovely Lisa, including the paints & gilding waxes. 
I hope you like what I have created, and keep your eyes peeled for the tutorial. 
The design team have created some gorgeous makes for this challenge, head on over to the blog to check them out, and why not enter whilst you are there ? 
Crafty Hugs 

Songbird challenge #30 We wish you a Merry Christmas

Morning everyone, It is new challenge time already over at Songbird Challenges The challenge theme is We wish you a Merry Christmas and we are kindly sponsored by Kenny K
Due to the Christmas period this Challenge is a Month long challenge. 
Here is my design team card- 
I have used Bow digital stamp and coloured her with my Copics & Spectrum Noirs. 
The papers are Nitwits and the fab gem is from That Craft Place
Cannot wait to see your entries into the challenge. 
Crafty hugs 

Would like to enter the following challenges-
Get Inky  Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle  Show us some Blue
Robyns Fetish  Must use a bow
Craft-Dee Bowz  anything goes, must include a handmade bow
Kraftyhands  Anything Goes

New challenge time at That Craft Place Use a star….

This year certainly is flying past !!! 
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend ??
It is new challenge time over at That Craft Place, this challenge is kindly sponsored by Visible Image Stamps…and the winner receives some of their fantastic stamps.

Here is my design team make for this challenge

I have used the Clayton Legend Set and coloured him with my Speccies & Copics.

I cut the star card black with my Cameo & added the card and twine.
I distressed the edges of Clayton & Also the sentiment.

I hope you like him, head on over to the Blog to check out the rest of the fab makes from the rest of the team.

Heart Hanging

Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all having a nice crafty weekend ?
I wanted to share with a little something I have been working on for my craft room wall. 
As I mentioned on another of my posts, my friend Shary got me some chipboard bits when she went to a recent craft show, well amonst what she got me was some beautiful Hearts, As soon as i saw them I knew I wanted to decorate one for my wall. And here is it….
 Now the lovely Lisa from That Craft Place has launched her own range of stamps called Ditzie Designs…they are great and you must head over and have a look. The sentiment on this is from Lisa’s range, I didn’t want to stamp straight onto the heart as I wanted a certain “look”, so what Did was put the sentiment onto tissue paper and then using watered down PVA I applied a layer onto the heart and VERY carefully applied the tissue paper, gently using a soft brush I applied a layer of PVA over the tissue paper. 
I love the effect this technique gives. 

 This photo (hopefully) shows the different layers, this has 3 layers of paint, starting with pink, then gren and then white. I then sanded back revealing mainly the green, but picking the pink out in certain areas.
I then went over the main part of the heart (only a tiny bit in the middle) with my distress inks & stains.
The gold around the edges is Creative Expressions Gilding wax…..this stuff is fantastic and i recommend it to everyone to try. 
You can just see to the right of the picture the text stamp that I used, I stamped using Versamark and then brushed over it with olive green Mica powder. I also used a pink pearl mica powder and brushed that over the rest of the heart to give it a nice sheen and a blush of colour.

And of course i had to add some frantage didn’t I 🙂

This one shows the sentiment better and also the effect you get with the tissue paper effect. You can also see in this picture the pink & green layers.

Well I hope you like my little heart, don’t forget to head over to That Craft Place to check out the rest of the range. 

Crafty Hugs x 

That Craft Place…Halloween

Morning all, well the year is certainly flying by ! I hope all my UK Friends remembered to put their clocks back, and who can believe it is Halloween next week ! 
Rather fitting our new challenge theme over at That Craft Place is Halloween. 
Here is my design team make …

I have cut a card base using my Cameo, the Trick Or Treat & The bat are also cut using my Cameo. 
I have colored the image using my Copics, and then just added some black seam binding. 
Such a fun card ! 
Head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the design team makes, and whilst you are there why not enter ? 
Items used:
Silhouette Cameo, Copics & Card all from That Craft Place
Stamp from Peachy Keen
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend x