Thursday, July 31, 2008

A monster birthday!

Another one of my fav stamps from Whippersnapper! Coloured with watercolour pencils (wish I had some Copic markers - they would have worked sooooo well!)

Papers are "Flirtini" by Pink Martini (hmm... sounds good enough for a cocktail!). The ric rak is Doodlebug and other gadgets used include cuttlebug and nestabilities. I hope Ross, who is soon to be 4, enjoys his card!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bits & Bobs

A box for bits and bobs! These little clarks shoe boxes are brilliant for altering and storing little bits and bobs in! For this one I used Adirondack acrylic paints, daisy d papers, some primas, K& Co messages and some green liquid chalk and gold ink. I think I may have tried to put too many things in it though!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

OMG .. is this me? I think it might be!

You Are An ISFJ
The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

In love, you express your emotions through actions.
Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!

At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Edwin - thanks

First time I've used this Tilda stamp. Very cute and like all the rest so easy to colour! I've used watercolour pencils for this one. The circle and scalloped circle are nestabilities. The "thanks" is cuttlebug and the grass is quickutz. The papers are all from DCWV.

New Signature

Hi! I've not posted anything for ages. Been a wee bit lacking in inspiration and time to be honest. Hopefully that will all change soon! I have been playing around to try and find a blog signature though. So this is my first chance to use it!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Appreciate what is

Junkitz Shabby Chic

It's that cute pooch again! This time the papers are Junkitz - the colours make a gorgeous combination! Scalloped edge was done with a sizzix die.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Some jewellery

I've been making some new earrings - inspired by my friend Jackie as I've not done any beading in ages! I've also added some photos of things I've made previously.

Mini Matchbook

Papers are by Junkitz. The book opens like an accordian and there are little sections with tags inside for little pics and messages.

New Bead decoration for my candles

Made this long string of twisted beads as decoration for three pillar candles on my dining table.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Playing about with some scraps

Just using up some bits of scrap paper to make this one. I do love the beagle stamp - its so easy to colour and he looks adorable!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Party Pooch!

This guy is so cute!


Whippersnapper "Birthday Beagle"

Basic Grey "Sultry"

Die cuts made using nestabilities

Letters cut from sultry paper mounted on chipboard - alphabet is cuttlebug.

Coloured with watercolour pencils

New Storage

Fantastic for finding paper I forgot I had! Unfortunately, it's still not big enough! I have two more expanding 12x12 folders and two cupboards full of paper. Is it possible to have too much.....?

quacking birthday

Flowers for You by Whippersnapper. So cute! The papers are from Sweet Nothings (Papermania). Coloured with watercolour pencils. The flowers are Prima.

Sweet Nothings

These are the new papers from Papermania - Sweet Nothings - really lovely colours and great quality to work with.

A treat for me!

A wee treat! The postman has just been and brought me this wonderful bag of goodies. I've not ordered anything in ages so getting this package was very exciting! I can't wait to try out these core'dinations papers although I don't know what I can use to sand it! (will speak to my hubby!)

Just a shoebox

This is kind of my first attempt at altering things - I did this quite quickly yesterday when I lost my card making motivation. This is an old green and white Clarks kids shoebox. I painted it with Adirondack acrylic paint the used some paper from K&Co and some Prima Flowers to brighten it up. The holes are punched using my cropodile.

Watercolour Pencils and Penny Black

I'm off out in a wee minute so I don't have time to finish this and make a card - I will try to this afternoon. This is the first time I have used water colour pencils for ages - I've been addicted to my Marvy's! I forgot how quick and easy the water colour pencils are. I just use a wee bit of scrap paper and scribble on some colour to act as a palette. I haven't made a Penny Black card for ages - been addicted to Tilda and Bella!

I did this all by myself!

Well there is no stopping her now! Sarah is proud to tell us that she wrote her name all by herself. Yes I know I'm doing the proud mum bit but I think this is pretty good going for 3 and a half!

Secret Sister Revealed!

WoW! My 3rd secret sister parcel arrived! And her identity is revealed! Thank you so much Natalie! I love everything you have sent me - thank you for being so kind and generous!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

here she is

I've had these papers for ages - they are Bo Bunny. I just love the colours. I think I bought them to make valentine cards.

The centre of the flower is made from Dew Drops stuck with a little glossy accents which dries completely clear. The Dew Drops are lovely - they catch the light. I've not put a sentiment on this one just yet - I'll wait and see what I'm going to use it for!

The stamp is coloured using Marvy IIs.

Tilda again!

What to make?

I received this beautiful image in a swap. Now that I've coloured it I can't think what kind of card it would be good on. It's such a peaceful pic - I wonder what she is looking at?


This little Tilda stamp is so cute. I love these warm colours!

Wizard Birthday!

I've left the greeting off this one as I'm not sure who it is for. Lots of room left to add Happy Birthday and an age.

I've won an award!

I've been given this award from Jackie - check out her blog - it's fab!
I'd like to pass this award on to Michelle and Dawn. Check out their fantastic blogs!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Is this shopaholicbella? I stamped the image ages ago and have forgotten which one she is!

I just love this stamp though! The papers are K&Co Wild Saffron.

Hamish says Hiya!

This is my entry to Jackies Blog Candy competition! Check out her blog!

Eloise Greengrass

This is the first time I have used this stamp. Its really easy to colour!

Happy 4th Birthday!

Sarah's been invited to a 4th birthday party for one of her nursery friends at the end of July. I'm taking the chance to be organised for once! I usually end up buying cards! I just love this little stamp from Whippersnapper - she is so cute!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bella Thanks

Another thank you card. I'm not sure what is wrong with my camera - maybe there is too much light and the flash isn't coming on.

Anyway! Here is the next of my thank you cards. I just love this bella!


K&Co Sparkly Sweet


Quickutz Revolution Swirls

Bazzil Cardstock

Prima Flower

Swarovski Crystal

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A very quick thank you

My first card for ages! It's simple. I felt a bit rusty making it - that and the fact that I couldnt find anything in the new room!!

I'm back!

I'm back! The move went very smoothly except my craft stash seems to have multiplied whilst it was packed away in what seemed like an endless amount of boxes! Needless to say a different room layout and a new desk is taking a bit to get used to and this is my first day of being able to sit down and even think of blogging! I still have about six boxes worth of craft stuff in the spare room but I think I can live with that! I really need to get my creative juices going again! I have some thank you cards to make so that will be a good place to start!

I'm also going to post soon about a Candy giveaway as I've missed my 10,000 visitor while I was moving! So watch this space and I will get something sorted out soon!

Here are some pics of my new craft space - it's compact and bijoux!! Will this affect my ability to shop?? Hmm, not if all my future purchases are small! Thank goodness for unmounted stamps!!

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts