Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Apple picking time





Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month . The sponsor for this months challenge is
Robyns Fetish stamps and more 


For my inspiration project I have used the lovely image called Apple's in a basket ... from Robin's Fetish and you can find it HERE . I made a card and matching cute basket which I filled with English cox apples for the photo...The image was coloured with promarkers and crafters companion blendable pencils. The gingham papers are free downloads from Bev Rochester . The flowers on the card  are from wild orchid . The flowers on the basket are made using a punch.
The ribbon was sent  to me as part of my monthly pack .I used my Trusty bow maker to form all the double looped bows...It is my go to tool for perfect easy bows time after time..




Challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes[1 of 3]
Craft Your Passion  anything goes[1 of 3]
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge  hand coloured image
Ooh La La Creations  anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity fave colour combo [red and white]
613 Avenue Create anything goes - optional twist - fall colours
Glitter n Sparkle  anything goes
Robyn`s Fetish  anything for fall
Anything Goes link-up anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafts and Me  anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  anything goes patterned paper
Crafty Awesomeness anything with a coloured image goes
Doodle Pantry anything digital goes
The Sisters of Craft anything goes
Scrappers Delights anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge  anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
 Robins fetish  Autumn 



I hope you join us in this months challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow..
Happy crafting
Tracey

Monday, 12 September 2016

A little paper church ...

 Hi all
I have had these dies from Tim Holtz for ages and I have finally had a play with them .They are by Tim Holtz its his dwelling die and church tower die. I Kraft card which I gesso'd and inked with old paper distress ink for the main body of the church but used TH distress card for the roof and door which I used sandpaper on .The trees started life white and I inked them with forest moss distress ink and added rock candy distress stickles and glitter to sparkle them up. The fence was die cut and distressed the same as the church. I made a stand for it using an old canvas which I covered in paper... This was such fun to make and the possibilities for you to change the design using different papers and mediums are endless.... They are slightly addictive too lol so be prepared for a whole village coming soon

challenges entered
613 Avenue Create  anything goes (optional fall colours twist0
The Mixed Media World Challenge  magical /fantasy
Scrappers Delights  anything goes
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft   anything goes
Just keep on creating anything goes
Altered Eclectics  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  anything goes
iNSPIRATION DESTINATION ANYTHING GOES





Sunday, 11 September 2016

A little mixed media


 
Hi all
It has been a while since I have blogged on a daily basis....Bad blogger that I am ,well I plan to rectify this from today so on Saturday I had a few crafty buddies round to my house for a little mixed media box altering ... we had a lovely time chatting and getting the boxes finished o I thought I would show the fabulous boxes that they all made the one above was the one I did. I used the Tim holtz weathered clock die and idea -ology clock face  ,metal locks,keys and buckles are all from the works. The ornate frame behind the metal clock face is a chipboard piece from scrapiniec. I used wild orchid flowers, heavy black gesso from prima art basics,tissue paper ,stencils lindys sprays and pebeo guilding wax in empire gold...
The boxes came from the works and here is what they started out as.

so here is the lovely Judiths  finished box
Here is the Lovely Linda's finished box

Here is Paul's finished box
Paul has a blog too if you would like to go and visit to see the fabulous projects paul has been creating ...you will find his blog HERE ( http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.co.uk/ )
I think you will agree that these boxes are just fantastic ....you would never believe that this was their first ever attempt at an altered box .... suffice to say it wont be their last lol
There was also another crafter with us  Maxine .... who managed to take off before I got some pics of her masterpiece so pics to follow .....
Happy crafting
Traceyxx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge time

Hi
It is  time  for another "Anything goes with a handmade bow challenge  "again at Craft-Dee Bowz . The months are just flying by ...The sponsor for this months challenge is the fabulous  Robyns Fetish stamps and more  who will offer the winner 2 digi images of their choice .
                                             


For my Dt project this month I have made this Christmas card .. I have used the new  Creative Expressions Christmas range from Phil Martin .I used the snowflakes 8x8 paper pad and matching insert pad. The stamps I have used are snowflake sentiment corners, snowflake Christmas verses which I put on the insert inside and the large snowflake square frame. I also used a snowflake die set from last years creative expression stash and ribbon and gems  from meiflower crafts. I used large pierced square dies to create the frame...

I hope you will pop over and join us at Craft-Dee Bowz .  where anything goes with a handmade bow.. Wait until you see the beautiful projects the Design Team have made... you will be blown away ....
Happy Crafting
Tracey x


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A little birdie .....

                               
Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month at Craft-Dee BowZ  .I have made this sweet easel card this month using the image provided by our fabulous sponors  Robyns Fetish stamps and more  who will offer the winner 2 digi images of their choice .
                                 
 The DT had a theme of "feathers, fur or frogs legs to follow this month so I have used the image called A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME  and you can find it HERE

 
I used promarkers to colour the image. The frame around the bird was created using a Sue Wilson lattice arched.adornment edge die.I used papers from my stash .The flowers are from my local craft shop .I also used some real pine cones I collected from my garden last year. The butterflies are made using a die from joy crafts. The cork hearts are from a local dollar store. The pretty feathers  and ribbon were given to me as part of my monthly CDB pack .I used my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow maker to make the triple looped bow. It produces stunning bows time after time with ease

 
 
Challenges entered
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - more than one fold
Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  anything hand coloured
Little Claire's anything goes
 
Scrappers Delights anything goes
Turtle Soup Forum use flowers on your project
 
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge  anything goes
Creative Fingers - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.  anything goes
Pattie's Creations  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations  anything goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge  anything goes
Crafting By Designs anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes optional circles
 
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
 
TTCRD anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join us in this months  craft-deebowz. challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Monday, 1 August 2016

Challenge time at Craft-Dee BowZ



Hi
It is  time  for another "Anything goes with a handmade bow challenge  "again at Craft-Dee Bowz . The months are just flying by ...
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge
                                             




For my Dt project this month I have made this card using a cute digi froggy image I have had in my stash for ages ... I coloured it with promarkers . I used a sizzix butterfly edge die. I also used flowers from wild orchid and petal lu . The papers are from  my fave company as the quality is superb  ..trimcraft first edition. The ribbon is from my monthly Craft-Dee BowZ pack. I made th pretty bow using my Craft-Dee Bowz .  bow maker . It is my go to bow maker as it produces so many beautiful bows with ease time and time again




The sentiment was made using the computer and a banner die from SU .

challenges entered
://petalluchallenge  Anything goes
Brown Sugar  anything goes[1 of 2]
Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes [1 of 2
Craft for the Craic  summer breeze [1 of 5]
Crafting-With-Friends anything goes[ 1 of 3]
Creative Fingers - anything goes [1 of 3]
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes[ 1of 3]
Simply Papercraft  anything goes[1 of 3]
4 Crafty Chicks  use your fave design/ paper company
As You Like It Challenge fave papers and why
Aud Sentiments Challenge anything goes and a sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. summer [1 of 5]
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes [1 of 3]
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes[1 of 3]
Digital Delights By Louby Lou  anything goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Inspiration Destination  anything goes

Moo-Mania & More  summer

Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes
Simon Says Stamp anything goes

Wonderful Wednesdays  anything goes

Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread  anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes
Craft Your Passion  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations  anything goes
Critters and Creatures  anything goes with a critter
The Crazy Challenge summer fun
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays anything goes


Well that's it folks so I hope you join us at the    Craft-Dee Bowz .  challenge . pop by and see what my talented team mates have made for your inspiration
Happy crafting
Tracey x

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