Friday, 26 October 2012

FunTime for Toreads

This is the week I discovered Crafter's Companions 'Toreads' , little forest Nymphs from Korea I believe Anyway I found mine over at  but they can also be found over at the Crafters Companion website and I do believe they are on offer 4 for a tenner at the moment !!  I must say I think they are great fun.

 I'm not a graphic Artist/Colourist and don't pretend to be though I did manage an A-level in Art back in the 80's. These stamps are a dream to stamp with and give me the opportunity to practise my colouring in skills. Faces and hair are the hardest I'm told and the experts don't lie!!, but with these round chubby faces, these guys have they make it a little easier. Who'd of thought all those hours as a child I spent doing this I always thought colouring books were a cheap way to amuse your child, not a skill to be learnt for later life , how wrong was I!!
 You will see that they can also be used in other situations with a little imagination and a pair of scissors The little guy in the green with the Club is Xeru he's has gone over to the dark side and become a little devil for Halloween in the other card. This transformation happened quite easily, I just stamped him , coloured him in a mixture of Reds and oranges with my Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs and cut away his club on both sides then I drew a tail with a fork on the end of it and cut that out and stuck it on his bum!!

For  my 'Devil in Training' Card, I took my coloured image and added him to some Halloween embellishments and black card that had been edged with a Martha Stewart punch. The moon was cut with a 2" circle punch and egded with a dusting from a Tim Holts 'Aged Mahogany' ink pad  and then decorated with some bats cut freehand. The tombstones were cut from a  Provo craft die and embossed with  the matching Cuttlebug embossing folder, both found in a bargain bucket for a pound each at one of the large papercraft shows!! My large Sentiment is made from some white card which I've cut a Fleur de lis square die cut  and edged with Tim Holts 'Aged Mahogany' and Spiced Marmalade' , the letters are peel offs coloured in advance with a deep red Spectrum Noir pen (CR8) as is the bottom sentiment I just used a smaller Fleur de lis die cut. The pumpkin was an clipart image from my PC.

This little charmer is Flora and is one of the sweetest of the toread collection, she reminds me of both of my daughters but at different times of their childhood. She looks very happy in the forest and most at home.

The patterned papers are also from CupCakeCrafting and at the time of purchase was on sale at £1 per pack, bargain!!

I would like to enter these cards into the following

4 crafty chicks Challenge Spooktacular
Cute Card Thursday 240 Something Scary
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 178# Recipe
Just Hanna Stamps Halloween challenge 157#
Littlemissmuffet challenge 46#
Scrapitwithasong Challenge 'Someones watching me'
Robynsfetish challenge Autumn colours
The cutie pie challenge halloween
Kaboodle Doodles challenge 142# Trick or Treat
Tammy Scrapping Corner Trick or Treat
Crafters Companion October Challenge - Birthdays


  1. Fantastic card. I love the cute images. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  2. Such beautiful cards. I LOVE the image. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song.

  3. Tracey, these cards are terrific. They are extremely cute, and you have colored them beautifully. Thanks for joining us for the Trick-or-Treat challenge this week.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  4. Awesome and beautiful set of cards! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Trick or Treat /Anything Fall” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  5. Adorable cards! I'm loving the bright colors! Thank you for playing along with us this month at Scrap it with a Song!

  6. Very cute cards!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  7. Your cards are all adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  8. These little devils are so precious.
    I love them all
    Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  9. stunning cards, thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodle!!!

  10. wow stunning card - super cute images.
    Many thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week
    Doreen xx

  11. Oh my goodness these are super sweet! Loving the fun colors and how they are each different but really make the images pop. Thank you so much for playing in our Halloween challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  12. Beautiful cards!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  13. Hello,
    Very beautiful cards. I love yours images. Thank you for joining us to Little Miss Muffet challenges.

  14. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  15. Beautiful creation thanks for sharing with us this week at CRAFT dont forget to checkout the winners and top 3 this week and the new challenge

  16. Thanks to everyone for taking time to leave their lovely comments and to the C.R.A.F.T Challenge for making me a winner xxx

  17. Lovely card. So beautiful design. I like the colors you have used and those images are super cute. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Great cards! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  19. These are very cute! I love how you used one stamp to make two totally different cards. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it With a Song!

  20. Cute and captivating that brings smile on face and eye pleasing shades supports design a lot......

  21. This is so cute!

    Thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends!

  22. Gorgeous cards - so beautiful.
    Many thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends

  23. Your cards are simply stunning! Each one looks so fantastic!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

    Hugs, Kiki


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