Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Shell mermaid easel card

 

Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for  July at Craft-deebowz. .This month  The Design Team had to create a project using  the theme of mermaids and use the colours teal and or tan..
This month our wonderful sponsor is Cute As A Button and I have used their  gorgeous shell mermaid digital  image which can be found HERE


I coloured the image with promarkers and used a crafters companion clear glitter overlay pen to give her tail some sparkle. I made the round easel shaped card using grande scalloped circle dies and kraft card.The die I used to create the swirls on the base is a die from sue Wilson from the Gemini range. The anchor and flourishes are  made using a memory box dies The tags are pre made from prima.The stunning flowers are handmade using the same papers I used on the project and a stamp and die set called crafty cocktail flowers and they are from joycrafts.
The stunning 4 looped  bow was created with 2 different colours of organza ribbon and created  using my Craft-deebowz bow maker ...It gives me perfect bows every time and is so easy to use

 
 
challenges entered
 
 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes optional colour twist
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine anything goes[1 of 3]
 Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu  anything goes or lifes a beach
Glitter n Sparkle  anything goes
Great Impressions  anything goes
Pile It On - fave colours[craft and blue]
The Ribbon Girls anything goes with ribbon and an image
A Gem of a Challenge  use kraft card
Crafting with Dragonflies  summer fun 
Crafty Friends Challenge use your dies
 Little Claire's anything goes
 Card and Scrap anything goes
Crafts and Me  anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness  anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy  anything goes
The Sisters of Craft  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends - anything goes
Simply Papercraft anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge  anything goes
Julia Spiri Challenge  anything goes beach twist
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
 Moo-Mania & More  anything goes
 
 
 
I found this lovely mermaid verse on pinterest and printed  it on my computer
 
 


 
 
I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join in the challenge for July where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting
Tracey x
 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Challenge time at Craft-Dee BowZ

Hi all
 It is time for another challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  The theme for the challenge is as always "Anything foes with a handmade bow".
We have a fab sponsor for this month and it is
 Cute as a button






They will be offering the lucky winner 2 SINGLE IMAGES  chosen by the winner

For my DT project this month I have made this cute card using a Mo manning image called Tiara..She is a joy to colour .I used promarkers to colour her in .The papers are from a paper pack I found in poundland !!!.The banner is made using a die from memory box. The sentiment came with the image from Mo Mannings digital pencil.The flowers are handmade by Lucinda  from Petal Lu..The gorgeous ribbon now was made using myCraft-Dee BowZ.  BOW MAKER ..I get perfect bows every time with this easy to use tool and you can get all the info you need on how to get one for yourself at Craft-Dee BowZ.  .Once my bow was made I used my heat gun and quickly run it over the bow which made it crinkle and look shabby... I also added gems from my Monthly pack that my CDB boss sent me ....




Challenges entered
Aud Sentiments Challenge  funny sentiment
Bronte & Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) anything goes [1e]
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes [1 of 3]
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes [1 0f 3]
DL ART Thursday Challenge  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  anything goes[1e]
Crafting By Designs - anything goes[1of3]
Crafty Creations  anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes [1 of 2]
Creative Moments  anything goes opt summer twist[1 of 3]

inspiration Destination  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp  anything goes[1 of 5]
Wonderful Wednesdays  anything goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs  anything goes[1 e]
Die Cuttin' Divas  birthday
Lemon Shortbread  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes[1 of 3]
Crafting from the Heart anything goes [1 of 3]
Craft Your Passion anything goes[1 of 3]
Love to Scrap  anything goes [1 of 3]
My Besties UK Challenge  anything goes with flowers[1e]
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes[1 of 2]
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - anything goes[1 of 3]
Where the HeART is  anything goes[1 of 3]
613 Avenue Create  anything goes opt summer twist
One Stitch At A Time -  anything goes with flowers
the Ribbon Girls  anything goes
Brown Sugar  anything goes[1 of 2]
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Morgan's Art World  patterned paper
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
petalluchallengeblog. anything goes[2 of 3]










well now its up to you to join us with your beautiful creations and see what my talented team mates have made for your inspiration this month
Happy crafting
Tracey

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Good morning all





Good morning all...Happy Sunday
I am helping out a friend today in her shop called Past to Present and it is on  on Milford Haven Marina. she sells the most wonderful Vintage Items ,Antique Furniture , silk flower arrangements that she makes herself and all things Shabby chic gifts, candle holders, altered bottles, picture frames,a whole host of gorgeous gift items too at very reasonable prices ...
 The Marina will be very busy today  as they have their fish week celebrations in full swing with  the famous Chowder trail ...local bands, stalls, funfair .... Beer tents!! lol fun for all
I thought I would share this shabby chic stepper card I have made  using a handy presscut stepper card die.I used papers from be creative  which I distressed using a Tim Holtz tool .
The flowers are all from Wild Orchid . The butterflies are die cut using a Stampin Up sizzlit die.
The fence  die is from Joy crafts...
This card has no sentiment as yet .I thought I would add the sentiment as required .I do like to keep a few of these cards with no sentiment to hand you always need a card in a hurry don't you !!!
I hope you like it

 
Well that's it for now thanks for popping by and have a wonderful Sunday
Tracey xxx

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A shabby chic card

                               
Hi all
I t is time for  my inspiration piece here at  at Craft-Dee BowZ. 
The Design team had the themes shabby chic and use the tic- tac -toe board  shown here

 



peach
   
Pearls/Gems
Ribbon/Lace
Die Cuts
Kraft
Ivory
Stitching
Flowers
Buttons
 
 
For my project I have  made this shabby chic card . The ornate frame is a laser cut chipboard from Scrapiniec. The birdcage is a sizzix die .The bird is made using a Stampin Up punch. The butterflies are made using a woodware punch. The pretty flowers are from wild orchid crafts. The sentiment is a stamp and it was gifted to me a while ago. The pearls ,ribbon and lace is  all from my monthly CDB pack .The pretty triple looped bow was made using my trusty  Craft-Dee BowZ. bow maker.it is so easy to use and I use it for every bow and tassle I produce...
 
challenges entered
 613 Avenue Create  Anything goes [opt create a tag]
Dragonfly Dreams - say it with flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time  layer it up
Scrappers Delights  anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards  use a die cut[1 of 3]
Crafting for all Seasons  make it girly
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays  anything goes

WordArt Wednesdays  anything goesLemon Shortbread  anything goes[12of 3]
Through The Craft Room Door anything goes [2 of 2]
Artistic Inspirations anything goes [2 of 3]Crafting from the Heart  anything goes [2 of 3]Craft Your Passion  anything goes[2 of 3]Our Crafty Corner  anything goes [2 of 3]The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes [2 of 2]Where the HeART is  anything goes [2 of 3]613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional  twist- create your own challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  anything goes[ 1of 3 ]
The Ribbon Girls  anything goes [must be a card ]
2 Creative Chicks  anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore  anything goes[2 of 3]
Crafty Awesomeness  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  anything goes[2 of 3]
DCS Inspirational Challenge  anything goes [ 2 0f 3]
Emerald Fairies Challenge  anything goes[2 of 3]
Not Just Cards  anything goes
Sweet Stamps Anything Goes Challenge  anything goes [2 of 3]
The Sisters of Craft  anything goes[2 of 3]
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  anything goes [2 of 3]
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party anything goes
A Beautiful Mess anything goes[ 2 of 3]
Alphabet Challenge - anything goes handcoloured image [1e]
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes[1 of 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you like my project and that you join us in the monthly challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. 
where anything goes with a handmade bow. Why don't you have a go with the Tic Tac TOE board for yourself and join in the fun. pop over and have a look at what the DT have made for your inspiration this month
Happy crafting
Tracey x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Fabulous Peggy ..................


Hi all
I have been a very bad blogger!!!!!. I have had a major shake up of things..... Well I started my own business about a year ago and to be honest I have not really applied myself as I should to it so I have now decided to go for it and have resigned from my craft class teaching at my local craft shop and will be dedicating  my time making things for me again I have been creating like crazy for around 2 weeks ,trying new things[mixed media] making over 80  gorgeous flowery  handbags for an order ...so you see I have been busy lol...

Also I have had a massive spend fest ...mo manning digi's , mixed media essentials, Petal Lu flowers, Inkylicious inks, stencils ,brushes, scrapiniec laser chipboards....eek the list is endless,
Here is the first of my many makes. I just had to buy this little cutie from Mo Mannings digital pencil .[Along with 2 others !!] She is called Peggy and she was a joy to colour up with my promarkers .I used Dreamees papers, and the most beautiful handmade flowers from Lucinda at Petal Lu ....I used my Craft-dee bowz bow maker to create the beautiful full bow using satin ribbon you can get one for yourself from HERE 

The ribbon is from Meiflower crafts what fab prices the ribbons,gems and embellishments are from Mei.

Challenges entered
Petal Lu. anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons  make it girly
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays  anything goes

WordArt Wednesdays  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread  anything goes[1 of 3]
Through The Craft Room Door anything goes [1 of 2]
Artistic Inspirations anything goes [1 of 3]
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes [1 of 3]
Craft Your Passion  anything goes[1 of 3]
Our Crafty Corner  anything goes [1 of 3]
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes [1 of 2]
Where the HeART is  anything goes [1 of 3]
613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional  twist- create your own challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  anything goes[ 1of 3 ]
The Ribbon Girls  anything goes [must be a card ]
2 Creative Chicks  anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore  anything goes[1 of 3]
Crafty Awesomeness  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  anything goes[1 of 3]
DCS Inspirational Challenge  anything goes [ 1 0f 3]
Emerald Fairies Challenge  anything goes[1 of 3]
Not Just Cards  anything goes
Sweet Stamps Anything Goes Challenge  anything goes [1 of 3]
The Sisters of Craft  anything goes[1 of 3]
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  anything goes [1 of 3]
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party anything goes
A Beautiful Mess anything goes[ 1 of 3]
Alphabet Challenge - anything goes handcoloured image [1e]
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes[1 of 3]
mosdigitalchallenge anything with a mo manning image [1e]