Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Been practicing my colouring! She's such a cutie and a joy to colour!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

From Paper Smooches again – My Peeps


Hi!  This little guy is from Paper Smooches “Cutasaurus”.  I’ve just gone for something very quick and simple with this card… stamped the cute little guy and coloured him with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Life is Art

Life is Art.. I was inspired to make this using Tim Holtz and Hero Arts Stamps after making one very similar designed by the amazing kath!

This is a little expanding file made for keeping embellishments in – all those spare die cuts that get lost! It's also the first time I've used little magnetic snaps carefully hidden to make the fastening - really pleased with how well they work!  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blending Book

As I'm colouring everything in sight at the moment I thought it would be a good idea to make a blending book - somewhere to keep a record of all the combos that I find that work well.  So here it is - found loads of bind it all stuff when I was having a tidy out so put some of it to good use here!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Everything

Playing with Paper Smooches and Polkadoodles.

Birthday for someone who likes to travel. I love these stamps from Tim Holtz – so lovely to colour!


In a bright mood today!   These cute little birds are from Paper Smooches “My Peeps”.  Coloured with a mix of pens – I was going for the colours rather than a particular type of pen – Marvy LePlume II and Stampin’ Up! Write Markers.

The paper is from Echo Park “Note to Self”.

Sadly, my bright mood is not related to the weather here – it’s cold, very windy, and the sky is very grey and cloudy – this means rain and gale force winds in time for the school pick up!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


The challenge for this card was Earth Day.  This little critter from Paper Smooches “Birthday Buddies” seems to just fit the bill!  Loved colouring him with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Also had a bit of a root around in my Sizzix and Quickutz dies – forgot just how many I had (oops!).

This was a really fun card to make – nice and bright!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

next card in the making... had great fun colouring this gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp...

Cosmo Cricket papers this time...

Another Birthday!

And another!
Yummy Stash Used:

Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Paper Smooches Stamps
Echo Park Note to Self Papers
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Ink


Love this! Not sure who I would give it to but the wee dino is just so cute!
Yummy Stash Used:

Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Paper Smooches Stamps
Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Up! Rich Razzelberry Ink


This little guy stands 8" tall and is covered in little circles and ovals cut from shiny card and canvas treated with a blend of Letraset alcohol inks.  Took a lot of work to do the cutting - hence the name (ow)l   :-)   But here he is - finished.. with a little heart added to the front and some eyebrows (not sure if this is a step too far or not! His eyes are at a slight angle to make him look quizzical!!   lol


Oh I love this little guy!
This is my entry for the Paper Smoochies Sparks Designer Drafts Challenge!
The inspiration for this challenge is a layout sketch.
*The challenge closes 14/04*
Paper Smoochies coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

This one time...

...at craft camp!

Had a brilliant weekend with lovely ladies gluing, stamping, cutting, colouring and generally having fun! Here are some of the outputs!

So a huge big thanks to Kath, Debbi, Charlotte and everyone!  Inspired once again!
Now, to play with all my new goodies... including these...
(37 new Tim Holtz Distress Markers... drooooool....)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Cupboard Trilogy Challenge #10 Easter

Hi! a huge big welcome if you've popped over here from the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog!
It's our 10th monthly challenge - and the theme is easter!  I tried to make my DT entry as bright and cheery as possible, as all the snow, freezing wind and ice was getting me a bit down!  So what better than getting out lots of lovely bright colours and making something cheery!

So here it is!

I coloured the bunny using Stampin' Up! inks and a blender pen.  Love the lightness of the effect you can achieve.
Hope you like it!
Why not pop round to the Cupboard and see all the DT entries.  I would love to see what the easter theme inspires in you!
tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts