Friday, 15 December 2017

Acid Drops & Whatnots - Christmas Dinner

Good Morning Crafters! 

Gosh another week over and we have a busy weekend ahead, tomorrow is the 3D day at Keep on Crafting, there will be drinks and nibbles, demos and 10% discount!  If you are in Bury St Edmunds do pop so we can wish you a Merry Christmas! On Sunday we are meeting up with friends so we can go for a walk with our dogs down to the beach, I love a festive beach walk. 

Here is today's card which is for my mum from my dad, it hints at a family joke!  



I have used a 7 x 7 base card and smooth glitter card from Keep on Crafting.  The sentiment is from the Woodware Yew and Holly stamp set using Picked Raspberry distress ink and the dots are made with Ranger Enamel Accents all from Keep on Crafting.

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Keep on Crafting Shop Blog Makes 6th and 8th Dec

Hello Peeps! 

My mid-week post sharing my creations made for the Keep in Crafting shop blog last week.

Wednesday's make was using the Woodware Yew & Holly stamp and distress markers. 

 Friday's card using the Craft Consortium Winter Woodland paper pad.
The stamp and this paper pad have been my favourite festive products from Keep on Crafting this year.

Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 11 December 2017

Pollyanna Pickering - Christmas Moments Spaniel and Land Rover

Good Morning Crafters

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  We went to the Stratford Upon Avon Christmas Fayre which was beautiful, it had snowed and was very cold, so also felt very festive. 

Today I am sharing the Christmas card I made for my sister and her husband.  I purchased the topper sheet from Foil Play, it is a design by Pollyanna Pickering and comes with the backing paper and card.  



The observant amongst you will have noticed that the vehicle is a Land Rover and I have mentioned on more than one occasion that my brother-in-law is a LR enthusiast.  I was inspired to make this after seeing the print hanging in the holiday home we stayed in during my sister's Wedding, so it seemed very apt. 

The trees are a Noor! Design die which I have sponged with white gesso.  

Creative Blessings.  x

I wish to enter this into the following challenge(s);

Noor! Design - Anything Goes - http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/december-challenge-anything-goes.html

Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes - http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-6.html

Friday, 8 December 2017

Crystal Art Christmas Owls card

Good Morning Crafters!

I thought I had almost finished my Christmas cards but as I was writing them realised I was a few short, so I made up one of the Crystal Art cards in super quick time which has helped get me back on track.  Just half a dozen left to make but mostly for family and friends I will be meeting up with so no need to worry about posting dates. 

I picked these cute Christmas owls which took me less than 20 minutes to complete. 


Creative Blessings. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Keep on Crafting Blog Makes 29th-30th Nov

Hello Crafters!

Not much planned for today apart from maybe a little gift wrapping for Christmas. 

As it's mid-week I'm sharing my makes for the Keep on Crafting shop blog from last week. 

First up is a Christmas bauble.  The bauble was an inexpensive one from the supermarket and was a set of 8.  I used the Katy Sue Designs Holly and Mistletoe mould, Pebeo acrylic paints and John Next Door sentiment stamp from Winter Trees. 



My next make uses the other half of my background from the mixed media time card and a topper from the Hunkydory Little Book of Woodland Wonder and Woodware stamps from the Being Positive set.



Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Elephant birthday card - Pollyanna Pickering

Good Morning Peeps!

I hope you had a good weekend.  Before the Christmas festivities really kick off there are a couple of birthdays.  the first one is my dad and it's his birthday today so no prizes for guessing that I'm sharing his birthday card!

I may have mentioned before that my dad's favourite animals are elephants and I think Pollyanna Pickering is the best artist of animals so I picked a few elephant topper sheets from Foil Play.  It took me a while to decide which to use but I finally settled on this one. 


The back papers are also from a Pollyanna Pickering paper kit.  The camera and film are dies by Noor! Design.

Creative Blessings. x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Birthday Giveaway Winners

Greetings Peeps!  

Pinch, Punch, First of the month...


Before I let you know who has won the blog candy I wanted to share these new Crystal Art Kits which are launching today. 




 A partial crystal art and a truly British scene.  


The new easel range, another partial crystal.

Finally my last sample, another partial crystal art work and one of my favourites as I love Peacocks. 

On to the winners of my blog candy...


Number 3 KarinsArtScrap



Number 12 Aussie Annie


CONGRATULATIONS! ladies.  Please email me at tracylouisew5@gmail.com with your address details so I can post your blog candy. 

Creative Blessings.  x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway

Hello Crafters

I have no idea where this year is going, Autumn has whizzed by and we are now heading full pelt into Winter, I absolutely adore this time of year but it just goes too fast!  

The most recent project to keep me extremely busy is this Crystal Art Craft Buddy logo.  I was so pleased to be asked to do this, as of course it's a one off and will be at all the shows.  It took quite a few days over two weeks but to see the sparkle was worth it. Fortunately I had some help from my hubby on occasions and my mum and sister when they came over for Halloween.  Crystal Art are currently show casing at the NEC and you can find all their products here.


60 x 70 cm canvas, with each crystal measuring just 3mm.
BIRTHDAY CANDY GIVEAWAY

Although the year has flown by there is still lots to look forward including this Sunday, 5th November as it's my birthday, which means it's time for my annual blog candy giveaway.  This year I have two packages to giveaway; a cardmaking/papercraft package and a mixed media package.  

- The only requirement to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment on this post.  If you wish you can let me know which package you would prefer but I can't guarantee you will received this, if random.org picks two entrants who want the same package I will have to randomly pick who recieves which parcel.

- This giveaway is open to all my regular commenters from home and abroad.

- No giveaway hunters please, you will not be included. 

- Closing date is 30th November. Good Luck! 

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Keep on Crafting Blog Makes 22nd - 24th Nov

Good Morning Peeps! 

Today we are off to visit the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Lackford Lakes, as long as the weather stays dry.  Hubby is still on holiday from work so we have been out and about lots, so not much time to comment but I will catch-up next week.  

These are the makes from the Keep on Crafting blog from last week all made using the backgrounds I made at the workshop.

On Wednesday I shared this mixed media card using the Pocket Watch mould from Katy Sue Designs.




Thursday's make was a project using a Hunkydory topper and some Woodware stamps. 



My final make of the week was a card using a postcard from my stash and the cogs and wheel mould from Katy Sue Designs.



Don't forget you still have 2 days left to enter my blog candy giveaway. 

Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 27 November 2017

Craft Consortium Christmas Makes

Hello Crafters

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Today I wanted to share two pieces I made for Keep on Crafting using Craft Consortium Winter Woodland collection.  Both of these have been shared on the social media pages of Craft Consortium and one as Featured Crafter, which I'm very excited about as I adore this collection!



Craft Consortium Winter Woodland Collection - Keep on Crafting
John Next Door Christmas Blessings sentiment stamp - Keep on Crafting
Amy Designs Reindeer die - Keep on Crafting
White Gesso - Keep on Crafting

I wish to enter the bottom card into the following challenge;

Noor! Design UK - Winter - http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/november-challenge-winter.html

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 24 November 2017

Keep on Crafting Shop Blog Makes

Hello Peeps! 

What exciting plans do you have for the weekend?  Tomorrow we are off to the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, it has over 300 stalls and is definitely worth a visit, we go most years but then we are lucky to be only 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds.  It is a pretty town full of lovely shops and home to the beautiful Abbey Gardens so you can make a full day of it. If you do go, why not pop into Keep on Crafting (Out Risbygate Street) and treat yourself to some crafty goodies.  Here are a couple of my recent makes for the shop.

Using Distress Oxides and Woodware stamps.

Elephant easel card using Hunkydory Wild at Heart collection.
Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Quick Felt Elves

Good Morning Crafters!  

Are you crafting for Christmas?  To my complete surprise I've almost finished all my Christmas cards and will posting a lot of them on Festive Friday (1st Dec).  Being ahead of myself, I decided to stitch together this year's felt kit, hubby gets me one every year, it's become a tradition.  He bought me my first one whilst I was going through my breast cancer treatment in 2013, it was nice to be able to complete some crafting but not have to riffle through my stash and I could finish quickly.


This year's kit is a set of two elves, all the pieces are cut and ready to stitch, their hair, face and clothes are cut from adhesive felt.  The kit comes with a plastic needle so it's suitable for children too.  These will go on our tree in the lounge which is full of colourful, quirky and handmade decorations.

Creative Blessings.  x


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Craft Buddy Crystal Art Motif - DT Projects

Good Morning Crafters

Today I'm sharing my most recent make for Craft Buddy Crystal Art.  These little motifs are super cute and so quick to make, and would make excellent stocking fillers.  I have already added these to my own shopping list for a friend's little girl.  You always get plenty of crystals for your project, so you have lost of spares to add to other projects.


There are a few designs to pick from, I recived the Penguin, Snowflake and Tree. 


Once you have stuck your crystals on (the sheet is sticky and the crystals stick easily) just peel the motif off, the backing is clear and add to your project. They can be used on cards, tags, home decor, canvases, bags, phone cases and many more items that I probably haven't even thought of! 




I used the snowflake to make a simple festive hanging decoration, using matt silver card and a Spellbinders die.



I thought the Christmas tree was crying out for snow, so I used a snowglobe card and some polar white Flower Soft to make a shaker card.  I used the left over Crystals for the card front and added a peel off sentiment.







I used the penguin to make a festive bookmark using dotty acetate from Anna Marie Designs and a tassel from Joanna Sheen - who doesn't want a cute festive bookmark right! 



All quick and simple sparkly makes done in under an hour. 

The Motifs will be available at the Excel over the next four days, launched on Hochanda on the 25th November and available on the website shortly thereafter.

Creative Blessings.  x


Thank you to Marianne for letting know the writing on my blog comes up a little small on a tablet, I've increased the font size from normal to large, so I hope this helps those of you using a tablet - please let me know. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

A Weekend Full of Craft!

Good Morning Crafters

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Mine was very crafty, on Saturday I attended a workshop with my mum at Keep on Crafting in Bury St Edmunds.  The workshop was run by Margaret and included all the materials for the class.  We made these beautiful festive house shadow boxes using Paperartsy and Starlight paints, Craft Creations papers, festive wooden pieces and charms. I'm going to add some lights to mine similar to the set Margaret used on her sample.

My festive house. 
My mum's festive house.
We have many more workshops scheduled from November to March, including ones tutored by John Lockwood and Kay Carley of Paperartsy.  Click the link to book a place.

On Sunday I attended Crafting Live at Peterborough, I purchased a few bits and piece for myself and a few Christmas gifts. It was a fun day out and there were lots of "Makes and Takes" available, the ticket price was reasonable, it only cost me £3 as I bought before the event with my Create and Craft discount, parking is free, the one thing that does let it down is the cost of food.  It's a pain to carry food around with you so I choose to buy there, however choice is very limited and it's very expensive. 

Here are my purchases minus the christmas gifts plus a couple freebie packs.





Monday, 6 November 2017

G45 Secret Garden Birthday Card #2

Hello Crafters! 

Last week I shared the birthday card I made from my mum from me, this post is the card I made for my mum from my dad.  Again I decided to use the Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad. 


The ribbon, pearl strand, fowers and pearls is from a Happy Mail packaged I won from Linda Simpson.  

I have also used dies from Noor! Design.  

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

G45 Secret Garden Birthday Card #1

Morning Crafters!

Pinch, Punch, First of the Month!  Last month was my mum's birthday and today I am sharing the card I made for her using Graphic 45 papers from the Secret Garden paper pad. 



The flowers, lace and pearl strand are from a Happy Mail win from Linda Simpson, stamens, wheat and dried flowers from Anna Marie Designs and key & die-cut leaves using Noor! Design dies. 




Creative Blessings.  x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

7 Days of Halloween - Day 4

Hello Peeps! 

It's time for day four of my Seven days of Halloween, this card is for my friend's little boy.  I have used a pre-coloured image by Hobby House, the sheet is called Hazel's Halloween from Foil Play.  I added some Dried Marigold Distress Ink around the edge of the image and matted and layered it on black cardstock.


I have added some die cuts from my stash.  The leaf embellishments were sent to me by an Instagram friend in some Happy Mail.  The sentiment is from Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion Pumpkin and Aubergine stamp set. 

Creative Blessings.  x

I wish to enter the following challenge(s);

Noor! Design UK - Autumn/Fall Colours - http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/october-challenge-fall-colors.html

Friday, 27 October 2017

7 Days of Halloween - Day 3

Hello Peeps! 

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's spooky cute make, today I'm sharing my third make for my Seven days of Halloween, a card made for my friend's youngest little girl.  I have coloured Valerie in Autumn digi stamp by Mo Manning using Spectrum Noir pencils.




I have used a Tim Holtz Pumpkins stencil and Distress Oxide on black cardstock and embossed it with Cuttlebug Spiderweb embossing folder.



Creative Blessings.  x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

7 Days of Halloween - Day 2

Hello Peeps! 

For day 2 of my Seven days of Halloween I'm sharing a card made for my friend's little girl.  I have used a pre-coloured image by Hobby House the sheet is called Hazel's Halloween from Foil Play.  I added some Seedless Preserve Distress Ink around the image and matted and layered it on black cardstock.



I have used a Cuttlebug Spiderweb embossing folder on the base card and colouring it with Black Soot Distress Ink. 

The spider (Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion:Pumpkin and Aubergine stamp set) is stamped using Purple Glitz Wow embossing powder and I have added a strip of self -adhesive gems.  The spooky witch words, from the same stamp set, are stamped with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide and embossed with clear embossing powder.  


Pre-coloured Hobby House image Hazel's Halloween sheet.
I added few embellishments, gems and ribbon from my stash. 

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

7 Days of Halloween - Day 1 - ATC Halloween Swap

Hello Crafters

I love Halloween (or Samhain as it's known in the Wiccan community) and I have had so much fun making a few Halloween projects which I will be sharing over the next seven days.  Today I'm sharing my first make for my Seven days of Halloween. This month I signed up to do a Halloween swap over at the Faery Ink Facebook group.  It's been a while since I've taken part in a swap or made any ATCs, I really enjoyed making these and putting together a small swap parcel. 


The images are from Faery Ink and are two of my favourites, Gabbie Vamp and Ghost Lenore, I believe they are now retired.  I watercoloured them with Distress Markers. 
Supplies;
Structure Paste - Keep on Crafting
Autumn Fire Paperartsy Paint - Keep on Crafting
John Next Door Quatro Stars stencil - Keep on Crafting
Non-shed glitter card - Keep on Crafting
Die-cut owl - my mum's stash
Stickers, gems, scraps of Halloween card - my stash
Stamped sentiments - Docrafts




Here is the parcel I put together including a card from my stash.
Creative Blessings.  x

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Keep on Crafting Blog Makes - 18 & 20 Sept

Hello Peeps! 

Still trying to conquer this cough, it's a real stinker and hanger-on!  Although this blog has been quiet I have posted quite a few scrapbook pages on my other blog which you can see here.

Here are my makes from the Keep on Crafting blog for last week. 

This gift bag was made using Kasiercraft 12 x 12 papers and a Woodware stamp. 

My next make is a card using decoupage by Craft Creations Ltd, non-shed glitter cardstock and Boot Prints Mini Stencil by Creative Expressions. 



Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 13 October 2017

Crystal Art 40 x 90 Canvas

Good Morning Peeps

So I mentioned on Wednesday that I had been undertaking a large DT project and here it is, Nature's Song crystal art canvas.

It took quite a few afternoons of work but it was very calming.  Also ideal as I have been suffering from a sore throat, cough and just about every other cold symptom, and I still can't seem to shift it, for just sitting and crafting, no need to get out all my stash and it's the first time in a while I have seen my craft table! 




There is also a video but it's too big for blogger but you can can see it on my FB page or Instagram.  You can order this and lots of other size crystal art canvases and cards from here.

Creative Blessings.  x


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Keep on Crafting Shop Blog Makes 4th - 6th Oct

Good Morning Crafters

My blog has been quiet lately for two reasons; firstly I have been undertaking a very large DT project which I will share on Friday and secondly I have been knocked backwards and upside down by a sore throat and cough which refuses to disppear, it looks as if a trip to the drs might be on the cards if it hasn't gone by the end of this week. 

Anyway that's enough of my woes, here are the samples I made for the Keep on Crafting shop blog last week. 

First up was a card using Izink pigment inks and stamps and stencils from John Lockwood.


My second project was a Christmas card using a Woodware stamp and Kuretake Clean Color pens.


Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Keep On Crafting Shop Blog Makes 27th - 29th Sept

Morning Peeps!

Today I'm sharing my makes for the shop blog from last week.

Wednesday's make was a Christmas card using a decoupage sheet from Craft Creations Ltd, and if you look closely at the bottom of the card you can see I have used the Boot Prints stencil from Creative Expressions to emboss footprints.



On Thursday I used some Crafting Together stamps to make an Autumn birthday card.  Sentiment is a Woodware stamp.



Friday was a masculine Winter birthday using stamps from John Lockwood. Same sentiment as the Autumn card.


Creative Blessings.  x