Sunday, August 15, 2021

Watercolour Flower


Having a lazy Sunday now that some of the housework is done!  I feel like I've achieved something!  So now it was time to get the watercolours and distress oxides out and have a wee play with some die cut flowers and leaves.  They are die cut from watercolour paper. I love how forgiving this is. It's actually pretty hard to go wrong.  

Now I'm going to spend some time digging around in my stash to see what I can find that I've not used for a while.  I also need to start thinking about Christmas!!

I hope you like this, I've entered it in the following challenges: 

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021



Welcome to Tuesday! Another simple card from me today.  This one is a combo of stamping.  I'm loving the background created with a gorgeous stamp from the Artistically Inked set from Stampin' Up!

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

Have a lovely day!

Monday, August 9, 2021

It's Your Day


So much for it not raining as much! Several torrential downpours so far today.  Luckily I was in the car so kept dry! 

Been out for lunch with my lovely Daughter today before she starts back at school next week.  And it's exam results day tomorrow! 

I've been playing with this set from Stampin' Up! called Sweet As a Peach.  Such an easy set to use, and the co-ordinating dies are great! 

I hope you like this card.  I'm going to enter it in the AAA Birthday challenge - it's a photo inspiration challenge and I just love the colours!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Oh Happy Day!


It's a quiet Sunday afternoon so what better than a quick and simple little card with a cute kitty on?

After a few days of torrential downpours today looks not too bad.  Some blue sky and (so far) dry!

I do have a list of things I should be doing around the house but it's been very easy to find reasons not to do them.  They can wait until tomorrow!

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

Crafters Castle

Gem of a Craft Challenge

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Imagine, Believe, Create


It's been absolutely ages since I last posted anything.  I have to admit that my crafty mojo deserted me, not sure where it went but I've been trying really hard to get it back.  It's ironic that usually what gets in the way of crafting is that there's just not enough time but I can't use that as an excuse with working from home and very few places to go!  Now that things seem to be getting back to a "new" normal my mojo is coming back (slowly!) 

So, starting slow and keeping things simple may be the way to go! 

Here's a card made with some stamping, stencilling and water colouring (the flower).  

I hope you like it!  
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Have a lovely day! 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

A Lazy Saturday


I'm trying to find my mojo again.  So I treated myself to some stamps from Polkadoodles and from Trinity Stamps (at Dies to Die For).

I've just been having a simple play today.  Pro Markers, Watercolours, Die Cutting and Stenciling.  And I have to say I'm pretty happy with the results!

Hope you're having a fun day! 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Flowers for a Birthday


I've been having a play with a new set from Stampin' Up! called Pretty Perennials.  I love this kind of stamp set where you can just stamp randomly.   The flowers and leaves in this set are lovely. And I love the flamboyant "happy" as the focal word. 

I might make these in different colours.  I think the flowers would work really well as the front cover of a diary or notebook too.

I hope you're having a great day, whatever you are doing! 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Monochromatic with a splash of colour


Well where has the time gone since I last blogged?  I think this has been the longest time away ever for me!  Probably a number of factors to consider... not least a global pandemic sadly. 

My craft space also now doubles as a work space so it feels less like somewhere to escape to.  Other family interests and hobbies have had to stop as they just can't be done with social distancing etc. so there's less "me" time.  And probably the biggest factor, despite trying to have a massive clearout of stuff I just simply wont use anymore (which I did last year!) I still have toooooo much and I can never find what I'm looking for, or I forget I've got it!

I'm going to try though.  Try to do some more tidying, and try to do some more crafting! 

I have been busy making candles - votives, tea lights and wax melts though, so the house does smell gorgeous.  And recycling the wax melts to make tea lights means nothing gets wasted!

This is the first card I've made in ages.  And I felt like a beginner making it.  I didn't even stamp the greeting!  I am quite happy with the water coloured flowers though.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Happy Mothers Day!


I've not posted for a while.  My crafty mojo took an unplanned vacation!   It's not back yet.
So I had to improvise without it to make a Mothers Day card for today.

Here it is.

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

Have a good day, stay safe x

Sunday, February 16, 2020



Where does the time go?  Here we are mid way through February already!  It's been a busy month so far and there's not been much crafty time.

But I did want to try a quick card today! So I took my inspiration from #413 at Less is More.  The theme is More (but still CAS).

Here's my card!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Blue Monday


I can't believe where January is disappearing to!  And they say that today is "blue Monday".  I can't say I'm feeling that!  I'm enjoying some quiet time crafting today!

I was inspired for this card by challenge #411 OLC Off Centre over at Less Is More.  So I thought I would keep it simple and have a play with the "My Meadow" set from Stampin' Up!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Christmas Tree


Not much crafty time today so I thought I would do a CAS card and this time I'm inspired by Challenge #171 - Winter, at CAS on Sunday.  I stamped the tree then masked it with drawing gum.  I used Distress Oxide (Faded Jeans) for the background as I love the variations of colour it gives.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

A little something


Second card for today is inspired by the sketch challenge SCC222 at Sunday Stamps.  I'm sticking with a Spring feel for this card. The sketch shows a bow but I'm just rubbish at doing bows so I've had to improvise a bit!



Happy Sunday!  It's wet and dull outside so I thought I would go for something bright and cheery!

A watercolour poppy!

I'm going to enter this card in two challenges: 

Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Coral & Blue


My second card for today. This time my inspiration comes from challenge #410 at Less Is More.  It's a colour challenge - great fun!

Celebrate You!


It's been a busy week back to work.  I'm so glad it's the weekend!

I've been inspired to make this card by challenge #354 at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I've used the new stamps and dies from Stampin' Up! called Bonanza Buddies.

Monday, January 6, 2020

First of 2020

Hello and Happy New Year!

I took a crafty break over Christmas and New Year.  Too many other things on the go plus I've been making a start at decluttering!  Although that hasn't included the craft room so far (I'm working up to it!)

What better way to get the crafty mojo back into gear with a CAS challenge from AAA Cards.  This one is a sketch challenge (#156) so I've kept mine nice and simple!

Friday, December 20, 2019

No Line Colouring


I'm having a try at no line colouring.  It's not easy and I have a way to go but it is good fun.  My card is inspired by challenge #170 at CAS on Sunday.  It's for a Christmas themed card so although I said I was done making Christmas cards, this one is an exception!

I masked the little Polkadoodles reindeer with Pebeo drawing gum and did the background first.  Then used a tiny brush and my ZIG clean color real brush pens to colour.  The gold paint is Gansi Tambi Blue Gold.



I've been inspired by the new challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch for my card today.  It's challenge #352 and it's a bit different.  Not a layout I would have thought of but great fun to do!  And great for using scraps of paper!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Sticking With Washi


Another card made using washi tape.  This time the layout is inspired by challenge SSC220 at Sunday Stamps.

Washi tape really is such a great crafty product. So easy to use!

Washi Wishes


I've taken my inspiration for this next card from the sketch challenge (#416) at Freshly Made Sketches.

Not a tricky card to make although fussy cutting is not my favourite thing to do!  The background and flowers on this card are washi tape.  I love the colours and the simplicity of this.



A change for today.  Not Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas Reindeer


A week until Christmas! The time is disappearing.  I think this may be the last of the Christmas card makes for this year.  I'll need to get on with making gift tags instead!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Holiday Wishes


I'm taking a wee break from Christmas pressie wrapping to make a quick card.  Christmas music playing.  Christmas tree up.  Definitely feeling festive! If only presents would wrap themselves!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Little Christmas


I hope you are all well and getting well prepared for Christmas! I'm getting there (slowly)!  But I am looking forward to time off work and some "me" time!
The weeks just seem to be flying in at the moment!

I'm trying to get my head into gear for what feels like a mammoth task of de-cluttering.  I can't bear to part with things! But my mind is set on less is more! and with the time off over Christmas I'm going to start small.. and hopefully achieve big!

Crafty time is somewhat limited but here are a couple of Christmas cards..

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts