Friday, 1 August 2014

Stitching at LLC and Winner of the Candy..

Morning Everyone,

It's been a long week so I am thankful today is Friday.  My training is still going well and I moved from 5 minute interval to 8 and was actually quite comfortable running this, well until the last two minutes of the last 8 minutes, alhtough I kept going, but could of done with a drink.  Mind you I think that is about to change as over the weekend my App says I have to run 20 minutes with no walking, yikes that's a bit of  an escalation!

I'ts also the 1st of the month and challenge time again at Live and Love Crafts and this month the theme is an easy one...... Stitching.  

Here's my card and the image I have chosen to use is a Candibean image called Summer Luvin Sunflower Daisy  by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

The papers are from Pion Design's My Precious Daughter release.  I have used 6x6 Pansy and the 12x12 Borders.

The image is layered onto a Noor Design diecut frame.  The edges have been made also using a Noor Design Border Die.

The bouquet is made up of 30mm two tone rose, 20mm, 15mm and 10mm roses, hortesanias, poppies and foam flower buds.  I have added leaves using a Marianne Design Die and a Noor Design Die.  The bouquet is finished off with a lace bow and a clay heart.

A tiny bouquet at the top right hand corner and a little water can charm tied with charm.  I have also added a resin applique corner and you can just about see all the stitching....

Before I go I would like to announce the winner of the Paperdolls Rubber Stamp Candy........ drumroll............

Carole Pollard

Yayyyy, please email me Carole so I can send off your candy....

Have a good weekend everyone.

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Little Indian

Hello Everyone,

Can't believe it's Monday again, but we did have glorious weather this weekend. which is always a bonus.  Me and Hubby went out on our bikes yesterday and accomplished 9 miles quite easily with two large hill climbs, so I think my fitness is paying off.  My jogging in the mornings is getting there, I'm still not sure I was meant to be a jogger but will have a better idea as I enter a new week which starts with interval training or 8 minutes of running, then walking to a straight run of 20 minutes by the end of this week, so we shall see.

My card today is for Live and Love Crafts and the little lady is a digi from Wee Stamps, they are sooooo cute.

I have added frantage and walnut stain distress ink to the edges of the image.

The gorgeous papers are one of my favourite sheets by Maya Design called Vintage Autumn Basics, XXII.

The leaf die is from Noor Design by Joycraft and I dabbed some snow tex on them to give them texture, and you know this is one if my favourties for adding texture.

A few more Noor Design dies on this card:-

The cute butterflies, border die across the centre bottom and then adorned with a flower arrangement of flower spray, magnolia beads and a Kort and Godt Chrysanthemum. 

The filagree oval that the image is placed on.

On the edge butterfly border die, around the edges of the card


 Hugs Tracy x

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Exciting News NEWS FLASH Distress Ink Class Launched

Hellooooo everyone,

Hope your all having a great weekend.  I have some really exciting news to share with you........ I have done a distress ink class for the awesome Kit and Clowder website and it has just gone live, eeeeekkkk Soo excited, so if you interested in learning about distress inks then hop on over to the Kit and Clowder site HERE.

I really hope you like it.  It's packed full of information on distress ink markers/pads/re-inkers,papers and brushes and lots more.  It is for distress colourists of all levels and comes with 5.5 hrs of videos covering two images from start to finish and a 35 PDF printable booklet.  As with all of Alyce's classes, you can take it at your own pace and it is available for a lifetime and you will get feedback on the images in the classroom.  Enough of me telling you about it, click HERE and all the details will be revealed.

Here's a reminder of the card that I made using Marci from LaLaLand. 


Hope to see you there.

Hugs Tracy x

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Some Candy and Chef Angelina.......

Hello Everyone,

When I was in Florida I met Christine from the Papernest Dolls at the Orlando Show and agreed to do a guest card, and this is what I came up with.  This little lady is called  Chef Angelina available from the Paper Nest Dolls Shop.

Christine has also kindly given me some stamps to give away as Candy, the fat free type of course, yum yum.  If you would like to win the stamps below, then please leave me a comment on this post.  Good luck.

The base of the card is made using a Go Kreate Die as the base.

The papers, oh so gorgeous are from the latest Pion Design My Precious Daughter available from Live and Love Crafts.

I have added some Frantage around the image and adorned with beautiful flowers, all from Live and Love Crafts.

The Lovely View Finder to the top right is a fabulous die from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps HERE.

As she is a Chef I have added the Friendship Recipe from Lili of the Valley and finished it off at the bottom with a a little rolling pin from The Ribbon Girl.

Hugs Tracy x

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Little Maya

Hi Everyone,

It's Friday and it's been a hot week, not that I realise that until it's hometime, as I am lucky to be in an airconditioned office.  The weekend is predicted to be nice too, woo hooo, although to be honest there's lots of jobs needing doing around the house, but you just can't when you get a weekend of fabulous weather predicted, can you?

Don't forget Nikki at BunnyZoe currently has the Marianne Design Dies on sale at the moment and I have used one of the MD leaves dies, always handy to have.

My card today features the gorgeous Wee Stamps by Whimsy Stamps, I sooooo love these cute little images.  Her name is Maya and you can find find her HERE.

The papers are from the New Bebunni Christmas 6x6 paper pad.  So as you can see not just for Christmas but there are some gorgeous papers in there that match the new Bebunni stamp range.

Here's a close up of Maya, she's coloured in distress inks, which you can purchase from BunnyZoe HERE.  Nikki carries the pads, markers and re-inkers, so a one stop shop.

The Lace, Pink trim and flowers, twine, pearl are from The Ribbon Girl

The wooden chicken wire/honeycomb is from Dutchdoobadoo

The Prima Tap, cheesecloth and white gesso to paint the chicken wire are from Live and Love Crafts

Have a good weekend.

Hugs Tracy x

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

A Little Vintage

Hi Everyone,

I'm a little late posting today, put it down to the champagne and cocktails last night, lol.

Today's card is for the The Ribbon Girl and the challenge this month is Aqua.  I love this colour but decided to use a little vintage image from the latest Marianne Design image sheet which of course fits perfectly into their Flower Mirror die as can be seen in my card below.

From the Ribbon Girl I have used the Aqua Pom Pom, 4mm white pearl string beads, pink rose vintage style hessian Ribbon, Ivory Button Twine, Teal Mini Dahlias, Melissa Frances Lock Box Applique Resin which also comes with the little key which I have placed on the mini envelope (left), and 20mm resin flat back pearl.

The gorgeous papers are digital, yes digital from Michelle Roos Etsy Site HERE.  I have used the Vintage Garden set for my card but there are soooo many gorgeous designs.  I used the elements from this set too, the mini envelope, bunting and the bow at the bottom of the image.

Here's a close up of the little mini envelope with the applique resin key from resin set and one of the teal flowers attached to the centre from The Ribbon Girl.

A touch of gesso here and there, hehe.  

Doesn't the new Marianne Design Die look gorgeous.

Here's the inside.  The Vintage Garden digital papers includes inserts, what a bonus!

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Hugs Tracy x

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