Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wishing You The Best


Another quick little make from me. This time using Stampin' Up! Inspiring Iris and some Hero Arts inks.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Christmas Wishes


I love these papers from Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid.  It's the best set of tartan papers I think I've seen!  And perfect for Scottish Christmas wishes!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019



I'm using the Stampin' Up! Everything Is Rosy papers for this card.  I love the designs and the colour combos.

I've not made a card with lots of patterned paper for a while so it was good to have a change!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, October 28, 2019

A Holiday Hello


I've taken my inspiration for this card from challenge #152 at AAA Cards.  This challenge is a card with "Maxi White Space".  So here we go!

Time to Celebrate

Hello, and happy Monday!

It's cold today!  I was out first thing and it was -2.  Nice and fresh and a beautiful clear blue sky!

And also a perfect day for some crafty time! It's lovely and warm in the craft room, music on and time to have a look through some things I've not used for ages (actually, I was hoping to find a particular stamp set but I realise that might be harder than it should be so I'm setting my expectations low and keeping an open mind!!)

Here's my starter for today though..

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Froggie love


An extra hour in bed this morning was very welcome after being out at a party last night.  Finding it hard to get my mojo into gear today so just a quick make from me today!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Festive Friends


I thought I better start thinking about Christmas cards! So I treated myself to some new stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.

Great fun colouring this little reindeer!   Kept this card quite simple but when I get some more free crafty time I plan to play some more!

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, October 24, 2019



It's kitty cat time here! Although one of our cats is in the bad books after playing with a poor wee sparrow which I had to rescue, take out of the house and give it it's freedom.  Hoping that the cat doesn't find it again!  Poor thing was terrified!

Anyway, I hope you like the colours! Bright and cheerful!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sticking with the paint brush!


I love to use watercolours to colour stamped images.  The more you can influence the end result the better the individuality I think!  I do have some ready made toppers in my craft stash but for some reason I always find them harder to craft with.  Perhaps in my mind I don't see "assembly" of ready made items in the same way as I see "messing about from scratch"!  LOL!  Everyone finds their own way in crafting and that's what's so great about it!
I do wish I was truly "artistic" but I think that would only be achieved with lots of time and patience (if ever!) and certainly not with a full time job, busy family life and lots of socialising!
So for the moment, I just "tinker".. and today's "tinkering" involves some freehand water colouring.  Some little floral notelets.  These are actually great fun to make!  I've got so many different types of water colours I just used them randomly.

I'm looking forward to more time to practice!

Hope you like these beginner attempts!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Where does the time go?


I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted anything.  The time just seems to have disappeared - all work and family!   I'm not complaining though.  And now that we are heading into Autumn/Winter its easier to justify the time spent in the craft room rather than doing other things!  Also, I think sometimes a wee break does you good!

I'm easing myself back in gently and have started experimenting with the water colours again.  I've made these three cards by first making random watercolour backgrounds.  Just playing with the palette!

Hope you like them! 

Have a lovely weekend!

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts