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Monday, October 13, 2014

Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake Box... not claiming these as my idea.. check out the many many variations on Pinterest.   

Soooooo much fun... and sooooo easy! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Second attempt!


Chameleons: First Attempt & Initial Thoughts

Hi! Well, finally got some time to play with my new pens! What a week it's been so far.

This is my first attempt with the new Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom stamp.  And I have to say I'm really pleased with the results - the effect of the blending solution is amazing and truly does give a "One Pen Blend".  It gives a very smooth blend - it's not as harsh as other blenders. This flower is coloured using YO3 (Warm Sunset), with just a touch of OR4 (Seville Orange) in the centre.



So what do they feel like to work with?  Great! The tops come off easily, they are well balanced, and the blending time isn't long at all - shorter than it takes to blend with multiple pens. 
As for economy - no more going over and over light and dark to achieve the blend - the pens do it all for you so you must be saving on very expensive ink and blending solution!
And... all the parts are refillable/replaceable. 
Value for money? at £89.99 there is no doubt they are expensive but my initial view is that they are good value for money - they will last a lifetime! (as long as the refills are available!) 

Now.. enough typing.. time to play some more! 

I hope this is helpful! 

Tracyx

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chameleon Markers

New toy on the way!  Just ordered these new Chameleon Alcohol Markers.  

By using a blending solution which comes with each pen you get 1 pen which can do a whole range of shades from light to dark! 




Here's a link to the CHA 2014 exclusive premier... CLICK!

Wedding Card


Christmas Cards

Really needed to make a start on Christmas cards!! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tweet!

Hi! and a happy Monday everyone!  It's a lovely day here in central Scotland - feeling very autumnal though (brrrr!) It doesn't seem like two months since the summer holidays!  I think I might have to look through the photos to remind myself! 

I've been having a play with some new stamps from Stampin' Up!  Hello Love, Chalk Lines and Draw the Line.  I absolutely love this little bird.. I know it's simple and so easy to colour but I just think it's so cute! 

Not sure what to get up to today. The craft room is looking tidier than it's been in a long time so I should be feeling motivated!  Lets see.. do I craft, or do I just procraftinate!! 




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Naughty and Nice

Hi! This is the second of the two new Visible Image stamp sets that I bought recently.  This one is called Molly Rules. 
She is just brilliant to colour!  And the little accent stamps - splodge, skull and barbed wire - just really add to it! 

I coloured her with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I used some Pink Wink of Stella glitter just as an accent.



Monday, September 1, 2014

You Rock!

Hi!  Brilliant day today.. three of the best things combined.. craft shopping, girly lunch and now some crafty time! 

Been playing with my new Visible Image stamps.. some of my latest haul from my not-so-local-but-brilliant craft shop in Cupar (Fife) called Mc Oyster Papercrafts at Poles Apart.  They have an absolutely brilliant range of goodies.

Love this guy.. so cool!  Made this card to carry on practising with my copics and promarkers. Love the combo of Twilight Sky and Denim Blue for the jeans.


Hope you like it! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

First Christmas cards

Well it's been ages since I last posted. Time has been disappearing!  Never enough time to craft and too many distractions. I'm going to try and change all that though, and try to get back to regular posts - I was getting better earlier in the year. 
I don't usually buy craft magazines but I had to get this months edition of Quick Cards Made Easy just so I could get my hands on these lovely Tiddly Inks stamps.  Three little Christmassy Wryns!  I hadn't intended to make cards with these, I was just practising colouring. But then I thought no point wasting them!

So here she is, coloured with a mix of Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers.  I will add a bit of bling to them (as soon as my clear Wink of Stella pen arrives!) 





Sunday, June 22, 2014

Roarrr!

Hi!

These little guys are a work in progress - great for kids, but really would be great if they were personalised.  So I've left them like this for now.

I think I might try and make some more on triangular cards so you don't see the background and I might try the tri-fold that would make them free standing... hmmm, time to experiment I think!

The dies are from Taylored Expressions.



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Another Puzzle!


A variation on my previous card (had to use up the pieces!!)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Two new Stampin Up cards



If you'd like to check out more about Stampin' Up! then pop over to Blue Daisy Daydreams - you'll find the link on the left!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happy Bird-Day

Practicing colouring with my new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MTDS Challenge

This is the card I made for the most recent challenge over at MTDS - check out this link for the details. If you want to enter you only have a couple of days left!


Monday, June 16, 2014

It's my day!

Hi! This was my design team card for Saturday 14th June at Make the Day Special!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Baby Giraffe

Going for 3 days in a row - last of the cute baby animals - and isn't the giraffe just gorgeous!?
There's just so much detail on this die.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Baby Hippo

As promised, another die cut card - this time it's the Baby Hippo!


Friday, June 13, 2014

Baby Lion

Hi! A change from colouring.. a wee bit of cute and detailed die cutting.  Love this cute little baby lion from Cottage Cutz!

The alphabet is Spellbinders. 

More die cutting to come in the next few days! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A birthday hug

Hi! Still in Penny Black mode here!  I just love these stamps - even though I've had them forever!


Aren't these little guys just so cute! 



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hello friend!

Hi!

Copics and Prismas today.. fun fun fun!  Penny Black City Devine.. she is so cool. Love the jeans. So easy to colour.  I'm using Zest It to blend the prismacolors.. not sure if I should get Gamsol.. or to try baby oil instead.



Monday, June 9, 2014

New stash!

Hi! I've been playing with my new Stampin' Up! goodies - as I'm I demo I get to order a small amount from the new catalogue which starts 1st of July!  The pre-order items included the new Blendabilities (whooo whooo!) and this was my first time playing with them!

Why not pop over to my other blog which is dedicated to all things Stampin' Up!



Sunday, June 8, 2014

It's my day!

Hi! It was my day over at Make the Day Special yesterday.  I've been playing with my new Lil Inkers stamps and dies. I love them!


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cheesecake Wish

Hi!  I've not played with my Penny Black stamps for ages - so now it's time to go through them and decide if there are any I won't use again. Yes, I think a clear out is in order! (no small task!)

Here is Cheesecake Wish - stamped on SU! Crumb Cake with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Coloured with Primsacolor Pencils.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Another Saturated Canary

I think this has to be one of my favourite images to colour. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

You make me smile

Hi!  Just keeping it quick and simple with this card.  And getting used to a new camera so I messed up on the settings at bit (oops!).


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Birthday Diva

Hi!  Wednesday already! Where is the week going!?

This is another stamp from Marianne Designs.  I just love her!  Immediately thought of her Diva-esque qualities!   The alphabet is Spellbinders.



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Don & Daisy

Hi!  Still on the colouring theme! New stamps from Marianne Design - Don & Daisy - they don't have cute names though - this one is DDS3329! 

She's so cute though - lots of lovely detail to colour. She looks like she's not got a care in the world! 


The flowers and leaves are Lil'inker dies. Love them!  The flowers are cut from Stampin' Up! cardstock. 


Monday, June 2, 2014

My new Copics



Made these in celebration of my new Copic markers (should I say "additions" to the existing collection!).  I love my Promarkers.. but I do really love my Copics!   I got the warm grey set as an addition to the 36 I already have.. I really need to calm down on the craft spending as I've just ordered all the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities.  (oops, how did that happen!) .. and I'm supposed to be saving up for spending money for a holiday!  


Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's my day!

Hello!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend! 1st of June already - where does the time go!  It does mean the countdown to the holidays is well and truly on!
It's been a busy weekend here with our local highland games also hosting the British Pipeband Championships. Tartan as far as the eye can see!

It was my day over at Make the Day Special yesterday and I made a new home card for family friends who have just moved house.  If you've not checked out MTDS before you really need to - Tara has the most amazing selection of stamps and dies from across the pond!  You have to be quick though as they are so in demand they do tend to fly out the door as quickly as they arrive!

Here's my card;




Saturday, May 31, 2014

Here's Wryn again...

I just love colouring Wryn from Tiddlyinks.  I really need to get some more images of her.

Here she is coloured using copics.  Just a simple card.



Friday, May 30, 2014

Still colouring!

Hi! Hope your week is going well!  I couldn't carry on colouring without including Saturated Canary!  So here it is.  I've not printed digis for ages as the cardstock I like to colour on wasn't going through the new printer very easily.  Then in a moment of sheer inspiration I tried SU! Whisper White and it's absolutely perfect for both Copics/Promarkers and Prismacolor.  So all those many trial and error attempts to find the perfect cardstock for colouring and it was right under my nose! (well, in amongst the mountain of SU! cardstock that I seem to be amassing (oops!))

Here she is;



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Splendid Sunshine


Here's Wryn from Tiddlyinks. I love this digi, she so lovely to colour. I especially love her hair. 
Yellows for this one.. was inspired by the papers (Echo Park - Splendid Sunshine).

I hope you like it! 
Here's a close up.  Still practising with the Prismacolor Pencils.  They are such fun! 


tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts
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