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Monday, October 1, 2018

Pretty Flamingo


Just a very quick post today - busy busy!

Been playing with these cute sizzix dies..

Monday, August 13, 2018

Something Magical


I'm still trying to get my crafty motivation back.  The weather is getting cooler so maybe the cozy craft room will be more tempting!

Having a little play with Polychromos and this lovely set called Magical Dragons from My Favourite Things.  Just kept it really simple!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create
heartful Stamping
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
The Corrosive Challenge
Catch the Bug
Colour Crazy Challenge

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Having a Whale of a time!


Hey, it's Thursday! Where did the last couple of days go??  I managed to squeeze in a quick card, and took the inspiration from this years summer holiday where we were lucky enough to see whales in the Atlantic, by pure chance!  Seeing creatures like that in the wild is just so amazing! Also saw some dolphins and got up close and personal with some Barbary Apes (cheeky little monkeys! and very good at stealing things!). All in all a good time!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cute Cat Bookmark Card

Hello Monday!

Getting back into the crafty space today and this time with some die cutting! Using the Cute Cat Bookmark dies from Your Next Stamp. Great fun to make.   I think I might make some bookmarks too!

I'm going to enter this card in the following Anything Goes challenges:

Crafting By Designs
Crafty Creations 

Sunday, July 29, 2018



Well, apart from some recent DT cards I've been doing very little card making. Too much on and just back from a lovely two weeks in the Med.  The focus has been on family, especially in all this lovely weather (although that's changed in the last couple of days!)

So now I need to get back into my regular crafty routine (or try, at least!)

What better way to get motivated and give the old mojo a kick start than a CAS card. And what better way to be inspired than to look at the Less Is More blog!

So here's my entry for challenge #376.

Have a lovely Sunday! 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

It's Challenge Time Again!

Well here we are again and another month since my last post! Time is so limited at the moment but I've really enjoyed making this card for the challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the amazing Polkadoodles!

Here's my card! I hope you like it! 

Why not pop over and join our challenge!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

It's challenge time again!


And another month has gone! This year is disappearing!

It's Team B turn over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends now and our new challenge is Anything  Goes and sponsored by the amazing Fred She Said designs.

Why not pop over and check out the lovely entries and prize!

Here's my card.

I had great fun colouring this one.  Kept it simple!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

It's Challenge Time Again!

Hello! Well we are bathed in sunshine here in Central Scotland!  So crafty time has been a wee bit limited!  But I'm pleased to say it's challenge time over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Gorgeous image to play with this time.. from the fantastic Polkadoodles!

Hope you like it!

Why not pop over and join in!?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Foamiran... first attempts


Well I've never been known to be good at resisting the temptation of trying some new craft product, so it's kind of amazing that I've not tried Foamiran before now..  but curiosity got the better of me (meaning I had to order lots of it in nearly every colour!!)

And here are my first attempts!  I have to say I like them.. and they can only improve!

I used chalks and Inka Gold to add colour - three are white foamiran and one turquoise.  I think the lesson for me is you don't really need it in EVERY colour (if you have enough colouring mediums hiding out in your craft room! LOL!)

Now... to make more!!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

It's Challenge Time Again!


Here we are again.. time for another challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!  As always, it's Anything Goes!  We're delighted to be sponsored by Peppercus Design.  Why not pop on over and join us?

Have fun!

Friday, March 30, 2018



It's nice to be on holiday now. Hopefully lots of productive crafty time over the Easter break.

Still no cards made but the sewing machine has been busy!

These are just so much fun (and so easy) to make!  I'm just loving all the wonderful Kaffe Fassett fabrics.. need more!!

This is the last one for now.. made for a friend.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A lovely Sunday morning!


Well we lost an hour with the clocks going forward last night! One less hour to enjoy of this weekend! So far it's been a great weekend!

No cards from me this week.  What started as a card ended up as a picture!

Made with a Doodlebug die (for Sizzix).

Sunday, March 18, 2018

It's Challenge Time Again!


And another month passes meaning Design Team B are up again on Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends!  And this time we have gorgeous images from our amazing sponsor, Lemon Shortbread!

I was delighted to have this gorgeous Digi to play with. There was so much detail on the image I decided to keep the rest of my card really simple.  I might add flowers to it though.  But for now.. here she is!

Why don't you pop on over.. see the DT cards and all the amazing entries, and join in! 

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

More sewing!


I think I could get hooked on a new hobby (even more so if it didn't involve ironing!!)

Made another log cabin cushion cover. This time using some of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I've been drooling over!  It was so hard to make the decision to cut them!

These really are great fun to make!

Monday, March 12, 2018



Here we are on a Monday again. At least the weather has improved and the snow is gone!

I had a very lazy weekend and was totally spoilt for Mothers Day yesterday!

I even managed a wee bit of crafty time with the sewing machine and made a replacement cushion cover using the log cabin pattern (first attempt!)  So much fun!

I'd like to try it again with thinner strips - these were 2.5" with a 0.25" seam allowance. So the whole thing only took me just over an hour.

The postman has been a few times this week.. bringing me some lovely batiks and some more Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  They are so gorgeous I don't want to cut them!

And lastly, I did make a card!

Have a lovely week!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Getting prepared!


So the weather has been bad.. the "Beast from the East" arrived in style and seems to want to hang around with more snow today.
One good thing about weather like this is you can really make the most of family time, keeping warm and cosy doing relaxing things (apart from clearing snow away.. obviously!)

I've been doing a lot of cross stitch recently, and not so much of the paper crafting.  And it was tempting with Mothers Day coming up to just nip to the shops.  But no.. I stuck with it and tried to find my papercrafting mojo and made this mothers day card...

The papers are from the Watercolour stack by Die Cuts With A View.   I had good fun making this one.  And used some Inca Gold to add a bit of extra shine to the flower and leaves.

Postman delivered a wee parcel the other day (and hopefully more to come this week).. some gorgeous cotton fabric by the fabulous Kaffe Fassett.  The colours are amazing and the patterns so bold.  Not sure what to make.. I really do need to change some of the cushion covers so maybe that could be my next project!

Whatever you are up to.. have a lovely weekend!

Monday, February 26, 2018



I need to find my card making inspiration again.  I've been busy doing other projects.  I've also been busy preparing projects for a craft retreat in March - a group of us going away to a lovely cottage in beautiful countryside to spend the weekend relaxing, crafting and generally having some quality friends time!

One thing I have been (fairly) good at so far this year is keeping the crafty spending down to a minimum (apart from a few cross stitch kits!).  So at least that's one "resolution" that I'm keeping to!

Looks like the weather forecast for this week is going to be cold and more snow.  This pic was taken when we had snow earlier in the year..

Then she went for a hair cut! 

Is she even the same dog??
Can't believe she's now 8 months old.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

It's Challenge Time!

Hello!  We find ourselves midway through February and it's challenge time again over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Team B are up this time with some gorgeous images from Fabrika Fantasy.  I was lucky to get Earth Fairy and here's my card..

So why not pop over, have a look around, and join us!  There are prizes!!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Project #2

Hello! It's the start of the second week of February and the weather forecast says it's going to get cold! And we have snow forecast for later today. Never mind all that, it's warm inside!

Still not much going on in the paper crafting space, but I am pleased to have finished Project #2 of 2018.. the cross stitch I was work on last week.  It's a lovely kit by Bothy Threads.

I had great fun doing this!  

Now onto the next project!  It's another cross stitch by Bothy Threads but totally different to the last - this one is a Gorjuss Girl.

Have a  lovely day!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Not much papercrafting at the moment..

.. but that's not a bad thing!  It just means I have lots of other projects on the go and it's nice to get a bit of variety!

January has been a busy month.  Project #1 is complete - a crochet blanket.

Project #2 is half way through.. knitting Angel Gowns and Caps for charity.

And project #3 will take a bit longer.. I have a cross stitch on the go..

So, never a dull moment!  And I have a crafty retreat to look forward to soon!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

It's Challenge Time Again!

Hello! Well isn't January going in quickly?

It's challenge time again at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!   Once again we have amazing sponsorship and I'm lucky enough to be using products from The Paper Shelter.  Take a few moments to pop over and see what a wonderful range of products are on offer!

Here's my card for this challenge, I've gone with an easel for a change!   I hope you like it!

Why not pop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and join in!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bird Banter Birthday


Welcome to 2018! It's been a busy time so far so just trying to get back into a routine before heading back to work next week (it's been a lovely long break!).

No resolutions from me other than to try and use time more productively! Including preparing for birthdays and occasions in advance.  So I thought I would start with a birthday card which will be needed for February.  I used one of the new sets from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Occasions catalogue (full of lovely goodies!).  This set is called Bird Banter.  Great fun to colour and some lovely greetings too.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

It's Challenge Time Again!

Hello! Wow, where is the time going?  This has to have been the fastest month ever!

It's challenge time again over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

We have two wonderful Sponsors - AMBillustrations and Emerald Faeries.  The DT cards this month are made with a combination of products from both Sponsors!

Here's my card..

I've gone for a different shape this time!

I hope you like it.  Please join us for some crafty fun and the chance to win some lovely prizes! 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

It's Challenge time again!


It's challenge time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

We have two amazing sponsors this month.  AMB Illustrations and Crafty Girl Creations!

I had the choice of a digi image from Crafty Girl Creations and I choose Ornaments 2.  I choose it because I thought it would be great to colour - which it would.  Then when I printed it I had a completely different idea.  The detail on the image is so gorgeous I decided that I would run it through my Minc with some gold foil and the result.. well, I love it.  It's so Chrismassy!  The shine of the foiling is lovely!

So here is my DT card for our Anything Goes challenge #70.  Why not pop over to LPOCF and join in!

And there are prizes!

Have fun creating!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Santas Loot


Here we are mid way through the week!  And I'm playing with the cute little Santa stamp from Stampingbella .  He's from the Littles Christmas Collection.  Great fun to colour! He also comes with a matching die although I've not used it on this card.

Coloured with a mix of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Stampin' blends.

Now I really must do some tidying up!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017



I've made quite a few 14cm x 14cm cards recently which has left me with the waste from A4 kraft cardstock.  It's way to good to throw away but if I keep all the scraps then the chances of finding the craft room floor (still missing by the way!) reduce even further!  So I decided to cut a couple of the strips into 2" pieces. I used my corner chomper and one of the Stampin' Up! tag punches to make the scraps into little tags. Perfect for Christmas!  In the interests of keeping it simple I used the Merry Patterns stamp set from Stampin' Up! and stamped the reindeer with Early Espresso.  I used the Tim Holtz stamping platform to get a perfectly placed image every time.

Then finished off with some ribbons.

Pleased with myself that these didn't end up in the bin! 

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Simple Greetings


Start of a new week and crafty mojo seems to be returning!   A busy day yesterday means I well and truly deserve some crafty me time!

What I really should be doing is clearing out the craft room though as it seems the floor has gone missing again! (oops!)  The problem isn't the size of the room, it's that there's too much stuff!

Today's crafty offering comes in the shape of Lil'Inker Designs, and some Stampin' Up" Designer Series Paper.

This is the Christmas Words Tree die and some Merry Little Christmas DSP.

Fun and simple to make! 

Have a lovely day! 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday again!

Well, here we are and it's Sunday again! Where do the weeks go?  This week has been incredibly busy; work, appointments, prep for birthdays..  and the time has just disappeared!

I did get a lovely parcel this week though, some Christmas fabrics.  The idea behind these was to make some Christmas gift bags!  Now I just need to find the time!

Monday, October 30, 2017


Hello! Brrr, it's a chilly day here in central Scotland. Nice to get the advantage of the lighter mornings though - although that means it will be dark by 5.30ish.

I'm pleased with myself today - I've finished a project I started a few weeks back.  An advent calendar.  Mad with 25 little boxes cut using the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box die.  This was really good fun to make, and so easy (if not a little repetitive! LOL)

Not the best pic as I couldn't get the lighting right, but you get the idea!

Now I need to decide what to put in each box! 

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tis the Season (nearly!)

Hello! Sunday already and an extra hour in bed today with the clocks going back.
Busy day today visiting family so not much crafty time.  Enough to make a quick card though.  Sticking in the Christmas space! 

Now I need to see what is going on downstairs as there's a pumpkin being carved and some cupcakes being made! 

Looking forward to a wee glass of Sauvignon Blanc in the conservatory before tea (as it will be dark earlier tonight!) 

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017



Have way through the week!  And it's been a busy one!  Back to work and catching up on email etc! 

What better way to relax on a Wednesday evening than a little bit of watercolouring!  This was just a mish mash of colours to see what would happen! Loved doing the text though - love how the black stands out so well! 

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Wet Monday!

It's raining.. and it's "wet" rain.  You know, the small rain that soaks you in seconds!? So what better to do after going out for a lovely family lunch than to keep going with the Christmas card prep!

I think this stamp set may make it in to my top ten fav sets ever - Santa's Suit from Stampin' Up!  These gorgeous little images cut so well with the matching Framelits.  This card was so fun and easy to make.  I used my new Stampin' Blends (Cherry Cobbler) to colour.  They blend so easily.

I think I might make more of these cards!

Whatever you are doing, I hope you're having a good Monday!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Little Birdies


Been having a quick and easy play with these little birdies!

Another Christmas Card

...using Stampin' Up! Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies. This time a DL card! Definitely not a card size I use very often!

This is a lovely die set to use. I think the effect of layering up the houses really works, and it's so easy.

A quiet Sunday


Spending Sunday afternoon in the craft room.  Why is it when you have the time to do something you end up procrastinating?  I'm trying my best not to!  It's been a lovely week.  We've all been on holiday so have spent the week in a bit of luxury at a cottage in the Angus Glens.  Gorgeous surroundings and perfect peace and quiet!

And no trip to the Glens would be complete without a toffee coo!

So far today I've been using up some scraps of paper and made this.  Nothing fancy.  Need to go in search of my mojo now..

Have a lovely Sunday!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Challenge Time!

Hello! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

It's challenge time again at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!  This month I've been lucky to have a gorgeous image from Lemon Shortbread to play with - another one that is such good fun to colour!

The image is called Christmas Wreath Mouse

So why not pop on over to LPOCF and join us!

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts