Sunday, 31 December 2017

My 2017 Baker's Dozen.

Well it's here the last day of 2017.. 
This last year has been a roller coaster of a year for me in ever way.

No long winded blog today but just a BIG *Thank YOU* to you all for your support,
comments or just peeps at a little of what goes on creatively inside my mind.

I've been blessed with so many opportunities this year and I thank those people 
who have believed in me allowing me to continue doing what I love.

Here's a handful of my favourite makes of 2017
and a wish to say Happy New Year to you all..



























I'm now closing the creative door on 2017 hope to see you all on the other side.

May your 2018 be a very Happy and Healthy one.

With the warmest of wishes & creative hugs
Tracey xx

*Happy New Year to you all*

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Crazy Flowers Bookmarks #2

I hope you all had a great Christmas whether you celebrate or not it's always good 
to take a break and recharge those batteries even if for just a moment.

The past week has been non stop with various events for me and my family
with today being the first day to actually relax and treat myself to a Pj day
before the festivities start all over again.

Here's two more book marks made and given as gifts
which I can now share with you all.


Just like before in a previous post HERE I stamped onto Calico but this time using 
both Crazy Flowers #1 and #2 designed by Melina Dahl from Rubber Dance Stamps.
Marking with a thermo-sensitive pen the width of the bookmarks.


Colouring with inktense pencils the ink was activated with sparkler sprays.
Interfacing and lace backing was sewn onto the bookmark then heat fixed with an iron.
Setacolour Glitter paint was painted on adding extra sparkle.


Ribbon crimps and wire wrapped gems personalised the bookmarks.


I really enjoyed creating these and know they were gratefully received by the book lovers.
I'm looking forward to creating a few more in the New Year.

Time to make the most of some quiet time for me now..
Have fun everyone & Stay Safe

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the Rubber Dance December Challenge

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Wishing you a Joyous Christmas

I am over joyed to announce I am now part of the Paperbabe Design Team.

Just like Christmas good things come to those who wait and boy
have I waited sometime to be able to announce this..


I'm looking forward to sharing even more of my Paperbabe creations with you in
2018 alongside the multitalented Kim Costello and her creative Design Team.

For now on Christmas Eve I will leave you with these cuties.

Perfect timing for me to unbox this gift created using the Cute Nativity Set released this October. Now given as a Gift to two very special people in my life and gratefully received.


A reminder of the true meaning of Christmas!


Layering up the substrates and painting those sweet stamped out Nativity Images.


Here is a small selection of just some of the cards made this Christmas
although it looks like the Three Wise Men have already given their gifts
of Gold Frankincense and Myrrh on the card above hee hee!..


and with this I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas.
May your day be Merry and Shine Bright.

**Happy Christmas Everyone!**
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Paperbabe Supplies:

Paperbabe Cute Nativity Set: MDF Kit with Stamps
Paperbabe Sparkle Bright Stamp Set

Friday, 22 December 2017

Wishing you Peace..

Well we are nearly at the end of another year and what a creative one it has been.

This That's Crafty Challenge will be the last of 2017 taking us right through to 2018. 
As the theme is *Anything Goes* I'm looking forward to seeing a variety 
of contrast between the entries over HERE..

I do hope you can find time to join in, there's a chance of winning a £20 prize.


Here is my *Anything Goes* Project..

Placing the Mandala Stencil over the small painted wreath I pushed 3D gloss through it.


Using the Greyboard Christmas Florals, white paint is layered on top of copper 
giving a hint of vintage cream. Edged with Antique Gold the centre of the Roses 
are laden with Gold micro beads.


A mixture of Antique Gold and green is dry brushed over the raised stencilled area.


and those Hellebores are glued on firmly with glue gel.


A That's Crafty Greyboard sentiment *Peace* is painted in the same way as the Rose.
Glued to a cream 8x8 card the small MDF Wreath fits perfectly over it.


Attached to the card with some photo glue the wreath can easily 
be removed and displayed as a wreath all on it's own.


..and here we have it completed.

My Gift Card wishing you *Peace*


May 2018 be Happy and Healthy, Peaceful and Kind to you all.

Warmest of wishes Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:
That's Crafty MDF: Wreath
That's Crafty 3D Gloss Gel
That's Crafty - Mandala Stencil TC8014
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paints: Green - Copper - White - Antique Gold
That's Crafty Greyboard bits and pieces - Christmas Sentiments 2
Micro beads
8x8 cream card edged with stitching.


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas Tree Hanger

Hello Crafty Friends..
It's nearly Christmas..!!

Here's a sneak peek of a little That's Crafty make with full
*How to Do's* over HERE


This is my last Thursday That's Crafty Post of 2017 and would like to take the 
opportunity to Thank you ALL for your support over the past few months. 

Wishing you all a Magical Christmas and warm wishes on this *Winter Solstice*

Warmest of Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Winter is Coming..!!

So many makes but so little time to blog them all Argghhh..!

Here's a quick share of more little makes on the Eve of the *Winter Solstice*
Using Rubber Dance Whimsical Winter Stamps Designed by Donna Gray.


The log cabin has been stamped onto Calico, coloured with Inktense pencils and 
a squidge of Applique Marvy applied then heated to replicate that heavy snowfall.

Sparkle Pens add a touch of glitter.

This little calico hanger has been given a card stamped using stamps 
from the same Whimsical Winter set and coloured with Sparkle Pens. 

The Tree tops have been laden with stickles glue with a sprinkle of unicorn sparkles.
Creating a sweet gift card when the log cabin hanger is attached.


This little hanger has been given pom pom snow balls.
Here is the front.. 


.. and on the reverse of course here is the back,
created by simply masking off the door.


These little hanging ornaments have been stuffed with Fire Retardant wadding
but they would be just as wonderful with lavender or Christmas spices..

I personally think they would be fantastic stuffed with catnip!!
I'm sure Donna's cats would just love them Hee hee!!

Warm Hugs and Wishes
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the Rubber Dance December Challenge



Sunday, 17 December 2017

Mini Marvel 12th Tag.. December: Home is where...

Well it's finally here, my 12th and final mini marvel tag creation and I could think of nothing better to create it on but a small wooden tag sent to me from Chris during a mini swap earlier in the year..

Here is tag 12 using those mini prompts.

Covering in Gesso, the tag was painted black. A layer of Sleeping Beauty 
was painted on top and scratched into with the end of the paint brush.

Modelling paste was pushed through a dots Stencil and strips of rice paper glued on using matt medium. Pearl Shimmer paint tones the colour down along with dots of black gesso. 


White Gesso is dabbed through a mini snowflake tree stencil and covered in clear 
Gesso when dry. Stamped script helps to break up the white and shimmer layers.


Unused stamped and coloured stampendous houses are 
glued to the tag making a fine Focal image.


Embellished with stickles glitter glue and a very sweet Christmas Tree Charm.


A sentiment stamped from the very same stamp set 
completes my 12th Mini Marvel tag of 2017.


This one hangs perfectly on my Christmas Tree.

I've really enjoyed recreating each month using those prompts 
although I did miss the spontaneity that the very first tag gave.

Thank you to those that have followed my years journey and
to those that have popped in along the way but big Thanks goes to Chris
whom without those prompts my 12 Tags 
personal journey would never have begun.

**Thank YOU**

Creative Hugs and Warm Wishes
Tracey xx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Introducing Max and Lana..

Hello everyone hope you are all keeping well??

It's my turn to share some creativity over on the That's Crafty Blog today
and I've decided to have a break from Christmas this week and introduce you
 to Max and Lana.


For more info and those *How to Do's*
please pop on over HERE

Have a great day everyone and
Thank you for sharing a little piece of it with me!

Warm Hugs & Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Log cabin..Wooden Plaque.

I was so happy when I first saw this Rubber Dance stamp set designed by Donna Gray.
I love log cabins and this stamp reminds me of some fantastic holidays 
spent with the children when they were younger.

Sadly time is so short this time of year rushing around trying to get things done for the holiday season and I have so many #WIP's but I did take time out to finish this one.

Here is one of my little makes with lots of pictures..

Stamping onto an untreated log slice using archival ink
I mapped out where my images were to be.


Using the stamped images as a guide I painted the trees in different shades of green.


adding flicks of blue to the firs applying snow-tex to the base.


Stamping the log cabin multiple times onto water colour card 
each image was coloured in water soluble pencil and sections cut out. 


Each section was layered up and adhered using glue gel to create dimension.


The log cabin roof was drizzled in marvy and heated until raised,
with the tree tops and snow-tex both given a wash of white paint.


A sprinkling of glamour dust completes my
Log Cabin plaque.


**Updated picture as we have had lots of snow fall over night!!**


A most enchanting setting for the sweetest of cabins,
wouldn't it be wonderful to be hidden away all cosy inside.

**Can I have a She Shed just like this one for Christmas please Santa??
I've been a very good girl.. Hee hee!*

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone
Take Care & keep warm

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

I'd like to link this up with the Rubber Dance *Forever Stamping Challenge*

Crafty Supplies:

Rubber Dance Stamps: Whimsical Winter - Designed by Donna Gray #Thank YOU x
Wooden Log Slice Plaque
Black Archival Ink
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paints
Snow-Tex
Water Soluble Pencils/water brush