Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Favourite Stamp?

Is this my new favourite stamp? I seem to use it all the time!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Something different for me - pocket card

This seemed to take ages to make! The papers are Junkitz. Nice and bright I think!

New dies

Aren't these little guys cute? They are cut using the new sizzix bigz. Now all I need is some card inspiration!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma

This is Sarah's card for Grandma's birthday - I asked her to draw grandma! The pic is a bit blurry as I accidentally dropped the digital camera - with the telephoto lens out - and now it doesn't seem to be working (oops!). Oh well, these things happen. It was an old camera anyway (this doesn't really work as an excuse does it?). Luckily I do have a new camera!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mothers Day (in Polish)

This is a brighter version of a card I made a while ago. This time it's for mothers day.
I had some help making this card - Sarah handed me all the little circles!
It was nice to make a card that didn't involve stamping for a change! Gave my cuttlebug a good outing using my sizzix bigz daisies #2. The cardstock is DCWV.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Catch up!

Hi everyone and thanks for all the comments on my recent posts. I've not been posting many new creations over the last few weeks as free time and creative inspiration have been at an all time low :-( I'm hoping that this will change soon though - light at the end of the tunnel and all that!! and I'll get back to having crafty fun and posting new items soon!

On a positive note - this creative drought has not impacted my ability or inclination to do crafty-shopping (yes, surprise surprise!) lol!

I've also been trying to change my blog template - not to one of those offered by blogger - but to one supposedly compatible with blogger - but no success - I get so far with all the code right to the point of saving it then it seems I'm going to lose lots of the links, pics etc that I already have. So I guess I'm stuck with this format! C'est la vie!

So I guess I would just like to say please check back on my blog regularly as I hope to be adding lots of new posts soon!

What's that I see on the horizon?? Could it be my inspiration creeping back into the room?

Thanks again to everyone for their kind feedback on my blog so far!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gift Bag - Anna Griffin Template

This is my first attempt at gift bags - I used a template from a set I got for Christmas from a kit by Anna Griffin. This was really easy to make - although I probably rushed the decoration a bit.. and tying the ribbon was really fiddly!!
Now all I need is someone with a birthday soon!

Gossamer - Penny Black

This is the Penny Black stamp "Gossamer". Coloured with Watercolour pencils. The papers are from Berry Sweet from K&Co.

It was all the toys out for this one - Cuttlebug, new nestabilities, curvy edge scissors and cropadile. Fun Fun Fun!
It's not a colour scheme I've used before. I like it though - it's fresh.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

You Make My Day Award

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Gina who sent me this award a wee while ago. I'm just getting round to catching up with email and things!
I now have to pass this on to three people but I'm going to cheat a wee bit and pass it to all my sisters in SBS9 who are such wonderful and inspiring people! You all know who you are!
Tracy x

Berry Sweet

Why is it that I have spent most of the day keying invoices to complete a VAT return and now that I do finally have some time to chill that I dither about with no inspiration?

Is it to do with the constant chatter of a 3 year old who should be sleeping but says "Mummy, I not tired!" when she clearly is shattered!
Ah.. the challenges!

So this is all I've come up with. This was a stamped image from a PIF I was lucky to win. I coloured it using Marvy Le Plume II pens and a water brush (just for a change!). The papers (which I thought I would love and now I'm not too sure about) are the new Berry Sweet range from K&Co. I think they will grow on me.. maybe, unlike this card, I should use them by applying the "less is more" guideline!

Stuck again!

Why does this happen? I'm totally lost for ideas! This is an image from PC Crafter - the embossing is done on my cuttlebug and the shape is cut using nestabilities. I didn't think I needed nestabilities... and then I got the large scalloped rectangles... now I need them all! They cut so well on the cuttlebug (which has to be the best die cutter ever!) I think I should get rid of my QK and Xyron as I never use them!

I thought this little guy was cute - he would probably look good on a baby card.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

More goodies!

Oooh! The lovely postman has been again! I really don't NEED anymore paper but who could resist the new DCWV and K&Co pads? I feel some creativity coming on!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I can't really think of a name for this card! I do love the flower.. it's from Joanna Sheen.. I need more!! And this is my first attempt with nestabilities on my Cuttlebug... I NEED more! How did I cope without them!! The embossing folder is swiss dots from Cuttlebug.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tinky Toes

This is my first attempt at a 12x12 layout. Tinky Toes is a nickname. I just love this pic - the way the sun is shining in through the blinds - I think it really works!

Lost mojo

I haven't posted anything new in ages! And I seem to have lost my mojo. Why does this happen? I think mine goes when I know I have cards to make for people rather than when I have time just to do my own thing - does that make sense? You would think that when you have an idea of what you need to do it would be easier! but it's not! (well not for me any way).

So for this one I went back to the approach that usually helps me out when this happens - pick the paper and be inspired by it. It worked a wee bit but I'm not really all that happy!

Monday, April 7, 2008

PIF and Birthday Candy Winners!

Hi! Thank you all for so many lovely messages! I'm now one year older and coped quite well with turning 40!

I'm pleased to have picked three lucky winners at random (all the entries were numbered in the order they were left and my hubby picked three numbers).

1. Suzanne (PIF candy and Sizzix die)
2. Jules
3. Gayle

So congratulations ladies and I'll get busy putting the candies together! Please email me with your addresses -

Thanks to everyone for taking part!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

PIF and Birthday Candy!

I have been so lucky! This is just the tip of the iceberg for blog candy that I have received recently!

So now I'm very pleased to say it's my turn! I would like to offer blog candy to three lucky bloggers - rather than do the normal "first three to reply" I would like to change it slightly! It's my birthday coming up at the begining of April and, as it's a special one for me I would like to combine this PIF candy with a birthday give away!

** This post will stay at the top of my blog until 6th April so please scroll down to see any new entries! ***

I propose to draw 3 lucky candy winners from all the names who enter. I'll do this on Sunday 6th April (the day after my birthday!)!

If you would like to enter please reply to this post - also include in your reply if you have a die cutter that takes sizzix original dies - I have a brand new large red die - Tags Scallop Combo - which I will include in the candy for the first entry chosen who does have a die cutter.

I hope this all makes sense!

Good luck! xxx

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts