Monday, 28 September 2015

I'm back!!!!!!

I'm back !!!!!!!! after a seriously long break away doing shows, family stuff and looking after my ever increasing family, I'm finally back and full of crafty ideas to share. I've made a plan to find time to blog at least once a week and have also started my own facebook page find me at Tracey Anne Craft Designs this is for crafty folks to pop over and have a nosey at my cards and creations.
  My youngest daughter, now 22, has qualified from University with a Graphic design degree and has very kindly promised to draw out some Digi images for me to give away free on my blog so watch out for those, coming soon.
I hoping also (when there's time) to start doing some tutorials again on cards and gifts to share

For now here's a few photos of some of my latest creations made for our stand at our summer country fayre to check out hope you like them
Pram made from Tattered lace and background
tonic studio collection

Booties made from Tattered lace and background
tonic studio collection

Made from Hasslecasle template kit
3D Baby Pram

Rob Addams Popping box  Template
 decorated with Tattered lace and tonic dies

Rob Addams Popping box  Template
 decorated with Tattered lace and tonic dies

Rocking Horse from Tattered lace and  background dies
 from Tonic Studio Collection

Baby scrap[book

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Here comes the bride - Silhouette Portait

As many of you know back in March I celebrated my 50th birthday and my lovely hubby throw me a party no mean feat as he normally has trouble organising his sock drawer anyway he didn't have time to find me that prefect present, bless him and so we agreed when there was something I fancied he would treat me. Well last week there was something I fancied!!

 The Silhouette cameo and portrait cutting machine has been around for a while now but I wasn't sure if I could justify another cutting machine after buying the Cricut and Gypsy 3 years ago. Alas I think the damp from being in the loft last winter has rhubarbed the gypsy' wiring and now it refuses to work properly, I still have the Cricut cartridges so I can still use them in the big machine but its limited so long story short Paul treated me to the Silhouette Portrait as my birthday present .

 The machine comes with the pc software for your graphic Design studio and a free $10.00 download card to spend in their online store (worth about £5.85) it is the smaller of the two machines but unless you have a A3 printer there is no need for the larger Cameo as this one does everything the other one can do. the set up is plug in, download your software from the disc and off you go!!

These Churches are my first attempt at a 3D project from their on line store/library, the 2 templates cost 59p each , 1 for the body of the church and the other the window arches and roof , They have all been decorated with flowers and bows and placed on two square bases edged with a Martha Stewart punch border, (the hearts around the doorway are the waste from the borders) the happy couple I bought from ebay (3 for 99p) and the plastic dome box is from Scary Marys Flower Vase kit


Each Church has been decorated differently as to appeal to everyones tastes , The pink one (below) was the first to be made and has less on it as ideas came along with each one as they were made.

All the windows have patterned acetate behind, which gives a nice effect , I think this design would also work well with a battery operated tea light inside but haven't tried this yet .

The purple church has a pattened paper roof which I think looks lovely , and when I make more I will probably do this again 
   They will sit nicely on my Craft Stall/Tent in July and hopefully they will bring many people in to have a look round at the other cards and gifts too.

Thanks for popping by xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Addicted to Dies!!!... Tattered lace and Tonic

Well the Mayday Bank hols have come and gone and we had a lovely long weekend, not doing much of anything, just pottering around the house on Saturday, A trip to the pub for some lemonade and maybe the odd Rum and coke with old friends and then a run over at the park for little Ruby Sunday.

Monday was quite ,we did however pop into our local Village Mayday Fete long enough to get a red ribbon in the fun dog show for 'best trick,' Ruby gave a fabulous performance with a routine of Sit, Stand, dead-dog , Roll over and to finish a 'High Five!!'  She also had fun playing on the Agility equipment and running the legs off a Border Collie that happened to catch her eye!! Then back home to chill in the garden in the afternoon.

I did however have a few hours spare over the weekend while hubby was cleaning the gutters and re-arranging his spanner collection in the garage/Mancave  (as menfolk do) to sneak upstairs to my craft-room and have some fun with my tatty lace dies,
 Here's the end result, hope you like them xx

This card has been created with the 'Moments in time' Die from the Tattered  lace range as a topper and mounted onto a paper doily from my stash and a tonic die cut ,  the sentiment and 'Nan' are also from tattered lace, all cut from the fabulous pastal Centura pearl card

The Romance card has been made using the 'Moments in time' die again in Silver mirror card and mounted onto a Tonic Heart die cut , The Champagne bottle came free with my Tatty lace magazine and the glasses are also from their range of fab dies as is the beautiful vintage car on the other card. 

The backing card is Snow white Centura Pearl and has been embossed with a Crafters Companion Rose Garden Embossalious folder and the patterned paper was from my stash again . 

With the country shows on the horizon I will be making lots of this style of card for my craft stall this summer in time for all the weddings and Anniversaries out there!!

Any regulars to my blog will know I have a serious addiction to dies!! and Tatty lace and Tonic are my top 2 favourites at the moment  so expect to see more from them very soon xx

I  like to enter these cards in the following Challenges
Clear it out challenge - Stash
Tattered lace Challenge #2 - Romance and Roses
Craft-room challenge - Roses and Romance
Tuesday Throwdown - #194 Special Lady

Friday, 2 May 2014

Kenny K - Rock chick!!

Hi folks
well it seems forever since I last sat at the pc and did any blogging , funny how time can run away with you , Am I the only one who is in shock that we are now in MAY 2014!! it was only a few weeks ago it felt like I was spring cleaning !! ROLL ON SUMMER !!

Here's a card I did last month and haven't had a chance to post, sorry to all my facebook friends who have already seen it , thought it deserved an airing on the blog too xx

My 'little rockstar' card was created using a Kenny K image I thought I would treat myself too , its very rare for to buy digis but I do love Kenny k's designs and have a few rubber stamps by their designers so thought 'what the hell, lets get a couple of downloads!!  if you would like to check out their site its here - Kenny-Ks-Digis-Rubber-Stamps

The 'Vikki Lee Vicious' image has been coloured with my Copic markers and Spectrum Noirs and I have used deep pinkcord'nations paper embossed with a Diamonds Spellbinders M-bossibilities folder and then torn into stripes and some lilac patterned  paper that I over stamped with a swirl stamp and then embossed in silver to, to back it on,  xx I have used my fav colours Pink and Purple to make the card pop and love this Digi-image she is so Rock and Roll , really loving her New-rock boots!!

I would like to put this card in the following Challenges
Kenny k krafty Krew challenge #171 Fem fetale
cardsgalorechallenge #5 - Anything goes
CMD Challenge #9 Long Hair
Craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper May Challenge Anything goes
Sparkles monthly Challenge #55 -favorite Colour Combo

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Crafters Companion - Camden Town

Hi folks ,
 Things have been a little mad at home so haven't had much time to do any crafting or blogging but here are some samples I made last month for the girls and boys at Crafters Companion, for Dawn Wheelers 'Camden Town' launch this coming Thursday on Create and Craft TV .

As we all know 'all good things have to come to an end' and so with sadness I have had to wave goodbye to the Crafters Companion Design team , Life and family must take priority at the moment and so I have decided to step down and let someone else take a turn , The guys there have been very kind to me and the door has been left open if I ever wish to return (so never say never!!) but for now I have a very busy personal life and can not commit  fully to making samples and meeting deadlines , but I will miss them all greatly and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with the best xx

Anyway back to craft , with the Camden Town launch this time I draw the male set and here are my last 5 samples  for TV , keep an eye out on the shows you never know when they may pop up xx

Monday, 31 March 2014

Angelica Tissue box cover Project

Well the Crafters Companion 'Crafters Inspiration' Magazine is now on sale with over 100 different projects inside and £50 worth of free gifts so look out for it in all the big retail shops ,  Here's one of the projects I did for it on how to make a tissue box,  I have used the images from the free CD that comes with the magazine but you could put any decoupage that you wanted on it to decorate it if you fancied making your own 


Images from free CD
4 A4 Sheets of Pastel Lemon Centura Pearl card
Enchanted Spring Die cuts
Collall glue
Darice Circle pattern folder
Silver mirror card
Small yellow gems
Flower gems
Lemon and white lace
Silver glitter glue

Computer and printer
Die-cutting and embossing machine
Diesire Enchanted Spring die

How to Create
1:  Cut 2 x 5” and 1/8  by  9” and 1/2 pieces of lemon centura pearl cardstock, score a fold at 1/2'' and then again at 5''

 2:  Glue skinny flap of 1st rectangle to solid end of 2nd  rectangle to other end to create box

3: Cut lid 6” 9/16 Square. Score 1” along each side, crease  then cut small wedge from corners and Aperture in centre

4:  Glue corners to form top of tissue box , glue to top of box shape

5:  Cut 4  4”1/4  x 4” squares from the lemon Centura pearl card , cut apertures in centre with Die’sire enchanted Spring die then emboss with Darice circles embossing folder, then decorate with your silver glitter glue  When they are dry, place Angelica decoupage Images behind aperture and glue to sides of box

7:  Cut out your top using your Die’sire Enchanted Spring die and some lemon Centura pearl card and silver mirror cardstock then glue together and then glue onto of tissue box

8: Finish by decorating box and lid with ribbon and gems


If you wish to give this as a gift why not make a card to match

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Crafter's Companion March Challenge - MONOCHROMATIC

Better late than never!!!

This months card is a little late I'm afraid due to big birthday celebrations, weekend trips away and a raging throat and chest infection to end all chest infections, so please bear with xx

Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog is calling you  and  its that time again to get out your stamps , pens and pencils and get creative.

This March's Challenge is make a project or card in the the style of monochromatic. The challenge is half way through so you best get your skates on now if you wish to join in , read the rules, abide by them  and  don't forget its all about having fun xx

Here's my card Recipe, 

Sheena Douglass Koi & Waterlilies stamp
Core’dinations cardstock
Centura Pearl cardstock
Embossaliciosu A4 Dottie folder
Tonic Verso dies
Spellbinders Grandnestibilities Scallop dies
Patterned paper from sheena
Die'sire Sentimental 'all you need is love' die
Ribbon, dewdrops and gold koi crap diecuts

All entries must include at least one of the following items:
  • Any Crafter’s Companion UK or US brand stamp (including Bebunni, Mulberry Wood, Strawberry’s Kisses, Makey Bakey Mice, Barkley, Humphrey, Toread, S.W.A.L.K., Sheena Douglass, Paintbox Poppets, Faerie Poppets, Crisalis Classics, Angelica & Friends, Art Kure, Stamp-It Australia, Anthony/Burt, The Snowman and The Snowdog, Frou Frou, Camden Town, etc)
  • Die’sire decorative dies and flower quilling dies (please state which ones you have used)
  • Embossalicious folders
  • Anything created with the Ultimate Tool/Ultimate Pro, Envelebox, etc (please state which board you have used)
  • Darice embossing folders (please state which folder you have used)
  • Crafter’s Companion exclusive products
    • CD-ROMs
    • Reddy Decoupage Kits
    • Luxury Card Kits
    • Exclusive Member Downloads
Please note if you have only used Spectrum Noir pens you will not be able to enter.  You are encouraged to take part in the Spectrum Noir Challenge Blog, though, which can be found HERE.
All entries must state which product they have used and also mention Crafter’s Companion UK or Crafter’s Companion US products in their post. Any entries not following the rules stated above will unfortunately be removed.
Additionally, ALL entries must be linked online – you may not email entries in to be added.  If you do not have a blog or online gallery, we encourage you to post your wonderful card or project on our Facebook page, and use that direct link to add to our link collection below!
One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a £30 / $30 voucher from Crafter’s Companion, Ltd.
The Design Team will choose their favourite top 3 creations.  If you are a chosen you will get a blinkie to display proudly on your blog.
There will be a CARD OF THE MONTH winner.  If your card is chosen as card of the month you will be featured on the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page and Pinterest board. You will also get a blinkie to display on your blog.

Good luck and don't forget have fun !!
Thanks for popping by and checking out my blog xx

Friday, 7 March 2014

Crafters Companion - Rachelle Anne Miller

Hi peeps

Another quick sneaky peak for today , only 3 hours to go before kick off and our lovely Dawn  brings you the new Crafters Companion Rachelle Anne Miller Launch featuring the fabulous 'Animal Adventures' and 'Kids at play' CD roms

Here's a couple more samples to check out, hope you like them.

 The first Card features the owls and is from the 'Animal Adventures' stamp sets and have been coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and Pro markers , couldn't resist adding the goggley eyes to add an element of fun!!

This card has been created with the stamps again this time from the 'kids at play' range and coloured with my Speccies and pro markers and mount onto a circular card blank made from Lemon Centura pearl card  using the Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities Scallop dies and tonic's verso dies  and decorated with paper flowers and paper candies.

 The sentiment is also from the stamps set.  Had to colour the puppy grey to match my little Ruby!!

The next project is a cute little  kiddie tissue box, there's nothing worse than a child with a cold and a snotty nose but hopefully they will want a tissue from this box, I've made it bright and jolly to cheer up the patient may they be young or old.

Each side sports a different animal from the chilly penguin to the happy ducks.

The whole box was constructed using Lemon Pastel Centura Pearl card, and decorated with paper flowers , gems and lace and the hole at the top was cut with a circle die and then decorated with Crafters Companion Die'sire Doilie Circles die cuts

If you would like instructions on how to make a tissue box there are many tutoirals on the web and youtube I found this one very useful How to make a Tissue box

Thanks for poppin by xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

sneaky peak Animal Adventures from Crafters companion

Well it's been a mad week with family staying and birthday Celebrations but my 50th is now well and truly behind me. PHEW!! Thank goodness I have 12 months to get over it till the next one , think it may take that long to remove the grin from my face. A wild day at Brighton shopping and a trip to Choccywoccydoda to buy my cake then a surprise party organised by my wonderful husband and children in the evening, I'm a lucky lady to have such a fabulous family xx

Now its time to see what's coming up from Crafters Companion...

Here we have a fantastic 2 CD set, Kids at Play and Animal Adventures  from the very talented Rachelle Anne Miller and will be the PICK OF THE WEEK on create and Craft TV on Friday at noon.

Included on the CDs will be the usual Card Companions , papers, embellishments, shaped cards, fabric companions and much much more , there are stamps and extras to sold separately , so make a date and look out for my cards while you grab yourself a bargain and a great set of CDs

 Tortoise Circle Easel card made from toppers on the Animal Adventures CD rom and Spellbinders Grand scallop nestabilities dies

A5 Card
All the papers and toppers from the Animal Adventures cd from the Toppers Companion section , flowers Ribbon and pearls from my craft stash and mounted onto some Gold Pastel Centura card

Thanks for popping by xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Digging out old favourites .. Spellbinders

Being a mum is one of the best jobs in the world and I am lucky enough to be still  'employed' by my 3 lovely children , The battles never change, my youngest, Gemma, is now 20 years old and I still chase her to tidy her room, ,my eldest, Ben, now 30 is a primary school teacher and when I ask him when will he have some kids of his own he tells me he is quiet happy with the 28 he already has!! and of course my lovely Lisa, like Ben has returned to  the nest to save for a deposit for a flat.

 I choose this image 'CupCake' from the Belles and whistles collection as it always reminds me of my girls when they are bored or fed up!!
 They like nothing more then having some mother/daughter time in the kitchen making puddings and  cupcakes.  If you are wondering where I am in the image, I'm probably still in the kitchen doing the cleaning up!!)

As Floral Fantasies are running their 5th Blogaversary challenge I thought this card would be fitting , as it is all about old favourites and here I have used my Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die with comes out of the box most days.

The prize is an amazing blog candy (check out my sidebar) so why not pop over and enter the Floral Fantasies Challenge too.

To make this easel card you will need the following items

Scalloped 6'' x 6'' square blank card
 peach and pink card
Pink pearl embellishments
Belle and whistle Rubber Stamp
Spellbinders D-lite medallion two die
Spellbinders Small Scallop Circle die
 Spellbinders Floral doily motifs  die
Marianne Designs circle Frame die
Marianne Designs flourish die (part of frame set)
Spectrum Noirs pens
Tim Holts worn lipstick ink pad
coloured Paper flowers
Ladybird embellishments
'With love' sentiment

I stamped my image and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and then cut the image out with a scalloped die, while the image was still in the die I dusted it with a Tim Holts 'worn lipstick' ink pad .I cut 4 medallion die-cuts and mounted them on the card blank followed with a Marianne designs circle Frame die and then mounted my cupcake image on top. the side was decorated with paper flowers and a couple of wooden ladybirds from my paper stash . I added pearls to the corners and finished with some more flowers at the top and a sentiment in the bottom corner xx

 I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges
Floral fantasies 5th Blogaversary challenge
craft-deebowz Challenge - Handmade bow
Crafting from the heart Challenge 7 - use flowers
Whoopsi daisy Challenge - use 2 dies or more
craftysentiments Challenge - anything goes

Monday, 17 February 2014

Dreaming of warmer days...

 Yet another wet and windy week this week, our hearts go out to all who's homes are under 6 ft of water at the moment, we have been very lucky and only suffered a little garden damage and as the weekend was dry Hubby took the opportunity to put the fences back up on Sunday, leaving me alone to play (in the warm) with my Spectrum Noir pens. With my Birthday in a few weeks I have been promised some new Crafty stash, so hope to get some of the new Spectrum Noir blending pencils to try out.

 Found this fabulous fantasy Princess image on a Pinterest site after searching ' free digi-Art ' on the web, would love to know who the artist is as they are very talented but the there was no water mark with the image, so no clues there.

 The girl in the images seems in a total day dream ,I wonder if she is dreaming of Summers days.....

 I love her hair so thought I would give it a little more time than usual .

 my colouring needs lots of practice,though I do get some lovely compliments I'm no expect at all, luckily the pens do most of the work . I  was quite happy with the end result hope you like it too x

Items used to make this card

8 x8 Scalloped card blank
Digi image
Alcohol colouring pens
Deep red Core'dnations card
Pink and white Centura Pearl Card
A4 Argyle Embossilicous Embossing folder
Die'sire Circles Doillie die
Die'sire Sunflower quilling die
Diesire Christmas  Ivy die
Butterfly dies - Marianne designs
Tattered lace sentiment die
tattered lace foilage dies
Studio Tonic Tres Belle Tag die
paper candies
white paper flowers
pink dewdrops

I would like to enter the following Challenges
One stitch at a time challenge 200. - Use a digi Stamp
Lacy Sunshine Challenge 27 - use lots of layers
Stamping Sensations february Challenge  - Wings Fantasy or fiction
hobby House Challenge blog - Anything goes

Thursday, 13 February 2014

last sneaky week this week..from Crafters Companion

 Back yet again with another sneaky peek from Crafters Companion , you should all know by now its going to be fab as next Mondays 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft, for more info you will find all times, dates and yummy details on previous post

Here's my last Card

It's an A5 easel card, made up a A5 scolloped egde card blank and lots of different dies, Die'sire, Marianne Designs and Spellbinders to name just a few.

 The image is one of the digi's on the Angelica and Adam CD Rom and has been coloured with my Spectrum Noir and Pro marker pens , and the paper border at the front was made with a Martha Stewart Punch, and the stamped sentiment is from our lovely Sentimentals  Stamp range (All you need is love)

Glitter, Ribbons,buttons, Flowers and Pearls are all found my Crafty stash xx

Thanks for poppin by xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Another sneaky peek ......Angelica and Adam

Just a quick post to remind you of next weeks launch of the fabulous Angelica and her new playmate Adam from Crafter's Companion on Create and Craft next Monday as the new 'PICK OF THE WEEK' This CD is crammed with loads of goodies to choose, from such as Decoupage, Design sets, co-ordinating papers, Shape cards , mini kits the list is nearly endless and with a bonus CD included with lots of Digi' Characters to colour , Party Accessories, ,Scrapbooking and more, you will be busy crafting for days to come . Look out for Stamps , embossing folders and papers to occupy the CD rom as well.

Here are another couple of cards  to tempt you into joining in the fun on Create and Craft on Monday

Card 1

This card has been printed from the Spectrun Noir Companions section and has been coloured with my Speccies and pro markers , it has been mounted onto a Decorative Oval frame die  and some orange Core'nations card and then glittered around the edge.

The backing paper has been printed off the CD and mounted onto some cream paper that has been embossed with the A4 Dottie embosslicous folder.

The Sentiment 'Thanks' was printed from the Alphabet section on the CD and then punched out with a 1'' punch

The Cherries are cute embellishments that can be found in the elements section on CD2

Card 2 

This card features our newest member to the Angelica and friends family.. Adam

All the patteren papers were printed from CD 1 and the image and musical notes from CD2 the gold card, buttons and ribbons were from my craft stash

Really love the image and it was a real pleasure to colour with my speccies and pencils , love his unruly hair, reminds me of my son Ben when he was little (that was many moons ago lol)

If you would like to see more why not follow me on blogger xx

Thanks for poppin by 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Crafters Companion - Angelica and Adam

Well Crafters Companion know a good thing when they see it and have gone back to an old favourite of theirs Angelica  but this time she has a playmate Adam . The launch of this CD will be coming to you next week on Create and Craft TV on  Monday18th Febuaray 2014 as the new 4 Day Deal!!

 Here are a couple of cards made for the show ..

The first features Adam  and is made from the CD rom, I have to confess I have never got around to making a waterfall card before so was really pleased with this first attempt at it. Luckily I didn't have to do a lot of work as all the sizing and measuring had been done for me on the CD Rom all I had to do was print it out and decorate it and of course put it together, for that I found a very useful tutorial on  how to make a waterfall card on You Tube 

items used
A5 card blank
Angelica and Adam CD Rom
Brown Core'dnations Cardstock
2 brads
brown Candies

I used some Cor'dnatioins card stock to create the strips on the backing paper , a small piece of ribbon on the tag and some brads to hold it all in place, I then added some brown candies in  the corner ,everything else was printed straight from the CD from the waterfall section

Items used
6 x 6 scalloped card blank
Crafters Companion Angelica and Adam CD rom
Spectrum Noir pens
Mink Centura Pearl Cardstock
Crafters Companion Circle Doilies Die
Crafters Companion Die'sire Grace Frame Die
Tonic Studio indulgence Square Tres belle die

This second card features Angelica and has been printed out  for the digi stamp collection and colored using my Spectrum Noir pens I particularly like the way the ruffles on her dress have come out. She has been fussy cut out and then mounted onto a Die'sire Chantilly Lace die cut and then mounted onto another Die'sire die-cut this time the Grace frame and then onto a tonic studio indulgence die-cut I have decorated her with cherries cut out from the digi companion section and then colored again with my Spectrum Noirs

Thanks for popping by xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Time to play

Finally a bit of free time , washings done , housework on top of and pets sleeping contently so had a few hours to spare to play with some bits and pieces ... even had opportunity to get inky fingers from making my own flowers for a change, nothing to fancy just 2 or 3 layers using a nellie snellen flower punch set and a pearl in the center but nice to say 'I made them!!'

Items used
8x8 card blank
Be bunni CD (for backing Papers)
Hunkydory topper (Fall from Autumn kit)
Hunkydory foiled backing card
Centura Pearl Cream paper
Centura Pearl Dark brown card stock
Orange Core'dnations card stock
Spellbinders labels 8 die
Tim Holts Distressed Aged maghogany Inkpad
Satin bow
Brown satin Ribbon
Nellie Snellen flower punches
goggley eyes

Today's Challenge was to see how far I could go with one topper. Now I could lie and say it all fell into place but that would be fibbing , sometimes you make a card and then look back and shout what was I thinking!!!

 My first attempt was tons of flowers ,embossing, stamping,  ribbon you name it, it was stuck on somewhere and the result was it just looked Poo! back to the table and start again seeing how much can be taken off (in one piece) and saved for another go

 I think sometimes you can try too hard especially when you know your time may be limited, so anyway it was deconstructed and resembled with the bits I liked the best and this is what I had when I was finished , nothing fancy just matt and layering and some nice papers that match and you end up with a card for any age or gender and time now well spent

I like it and I hope you will too

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
SuzyBeesChallengeBlog - Anything Goes #15
FeelingcraftyChallenge - Dies or Punches
Alphabet Challenge Blog -Z is for Zestycolors
winter wonderland -No Stamping allowed
Totally papercrafts Challenge -hey Cutie
lothian Crafts Online challenge 31 - Use your dies

Friday, 7 February 2014

Roll on spring...

Just  a quick card today as the Interweb is having hissy fits due to the torrential rain outside. Always the same when it rains Internet up, Internet down , Internet up, Internet down all day!!!! so while the wind is blowing in my favour, here is today's card.... I Found some shaped cards at the back of a drawer  yesterday so thought I'd put one together to see how they 'Shaped' up.

 Time was limited as usual (Doctors in the morning and shopping waiting to be done after lunch) so just did some 'pick and stick' on it , I had some white flowers made up in advance and have a drawer full of Hunkydory toppers to choose from so it was done in a flash. Love the spring like colours and the butterflies and look forward to seeing the real thing and shaking off these winter blues 

looks like I won't be doing a lot of the PC today , PC/cable guy is due in the Afternoon so I'm off upstairs to do some real crafting  till he arrives , really looking forward to getting inky fingers and down and dirty with some much missed stamps, WTS!!
Items used
6 x 6 shaped card
Hunkydory topper
white paper flowers
gold mirror card
Spellbinders elite embossing folder
Pink Gingham ribbon
Pink pearls