Thursday, 17 December 2009

christmas biscuits

So here I am this thursday evening with nothing else better to do lol when my daughter comes home from school and says mum can we make biscuits for my friends at school tomorrow for xmas presents, nothing like leaving things to the last moment eh.
So its took 5 1/2 hours lol to make the dough, chill it, cook it and ice and gift wrap everything we are really pleased how they have turned out so make make so more for nieces and nephews as things are tight this year so we are not buying presents for each other but what inexpensive gifts these are.
Merry christmas everyone
Tracy x

Monday, 14 December 2009

Gift box

At the weekend I altered a little gift box to put a secret santa present in for my christmas meal at work this week. I have never done anything like this before and it was a bit out of my comfort zone, I see some fabulous projects on other peoples blogs when they do this but mine didn't quite turn out as good oh well. I have used my promarkers and some christmas papers from my stash as well as other embellies.
I am going to enter this for the roses on paper challenge which is to alter something and the promarkers challenge which is anything but a card with a christmas or new year theme.
Tracy x

Monday, 7 December 2009

In the pink

Here is my 3rd christmas card for this year I am slowly catching up, only just got back into my card making although i thoroughly enjoyed it as my sister came over for a craft night I was really tired. The gorgeous papers are Zoe Pearn again! and I have used an elzybells stamp that I bought last year and didn't even use it poor thing I am entering this card into the stamp with stampavie this week they have a christmas theme at the moment.
Tracy x

feeling blue

Here is my 2nd christmas card I am really pleased with how this turned out love all the blue papers which by the way are a digital download by the one and only Zoe Pearn gosh I love her designs so much. I am entering this card into the abc challenge this week which is indigo blue.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Week 9 - sketch by Tara

This is my first christmas card of the year, but I have been looking at everyone else's blog and it seems they are way ahead of me already. I am still recovering from my operation and this is the first time that I have actually been able to make a card I still need help lifting heavy things so I have some great helpers round the house, because unlike some of you lucky girls I don't have my own craft room so I have 3 cupboards and I have to put it away each time.
Anyway I will stop going on now I am entering this card for this weeks basic grey challenge
the sketch is a lovley one created by Tara G, I have used my lovely wisteria papers.
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 November 2009

commissioned cards

Hi everyone I've been a bad blogger but I do have an excuse I am going into hospital this wednesday for a major operation then its home to rest for 12 weeks before going back to work.
I have also started my foundation degree in teaching which has taken a lot of my time up since september.
I just haven't found the time to do any crafting surprise, surprise!
My lovely husband has bought me some lovely craft stuff to use for when I am recouperating so this will be something to look forward to.
love and hugs
tracy x

Monday, 21 September 2009

fore you

Here is a card that I have made for my husbands 50th birthday on saturday he is flying off to spain tomorrow as a birthday treat from all of us on a golfing holiday.
I am going to enter this card for the high hopes challenge and christmas and birthdays is the layout for the challenge.
tracy x

Monday, 7 September 2009

Feeling blue

I have used a sarah kay image, this has to be my favourite at the moment. I also used a lot of scraps and old papers from doodlebug that I haven't touched I am a bit like that like to collect papers and not use them lol I am sure you know what I mean.
The lady that I have made this for is mad about the colour blue as you can see!
Right off to the hospital for my appointment now can't wait to get it over with then back to work for me today.
Tracy x

Monday, 31 August 2009

hoppy birthday!

I am entering this card into this weeks stap with stampavie challenge which is the layout.
I have a lot of birthdays in September I loved using this stamp from high hopes.
I have used my promarkers, the background papers are digital downloads, I have finished his crown off with some pearly beads.
hope you like
tracy x

Sending you a sprinkling of fairy dust

Here is my entry for this weeks anyone for anya, I have paper pieced her dress and 3D her skirt, coloured with promarkers and finished her wings with stickles.
The paper is my minds eye I think and the sentiment stamp I purchased from ebay last year.
tracy x

Sunday, 30 August 2009

belly dancing

I am going to enter my card in this weeks abc challenge the theme is circles so I have made some lollipop flowers, buttons are circles and I have also put a bead in her belly button which is also a circle hope this counts.
I have really enjoyed colouring this image and the papers are from basic grey my new papers I love the strong vibrant colours, this is a birthday card that I have made for a collegue at work who is mad about belly dancing.
The image is from sandra dry doesn't she do some gorgeous digital images! I will definetly be purchasing some more.
tracy x

Sunday, 23 August 2009

hey cupcake!

Here is my entry for this weeks cupcake craft challenge this weeks has been a lot of fun, they are celebrating their 1st birthday and there are some really fab goodies to be won!

This weeks challenge has an added bonus of including a cupcake somewhere on your card the theme is something sweet, so I just had to use my new little whiff of joy stamp!

tracy x

Sunday, 16 August 2009

An elephant and his trunk

Here is my card this week for the return of basic grey challenge blog, I have used my new ambrosia papers, gingham & organza ribbon, square punch, flowers from poppicrafts, brad from stash and the lovely elephant stamp is out of my daughters craft stash.
I have made this card for my sister in law who is absolutely batty about elephants!
Tracy x

another cake

Here is another commissioned cake this week that I have royal iced for a customer, the lady wanted a blue and white theme and it was for a gentlemen I think I managed to carry this off ok.
tracy x

Thursday, 13 August 2009

sons 18th Birthday cake

It was my son's 18th birthday yesterday 12th August and as I have been so busy concreting this week with my husband I just managed to finish his birthday cake in time.
I had an image printed for him at my local cake shop of his favourite on line game character and made his favourite chocolate cake, covered this in chocolate sugarpaste, iced around the cake and finished with chocolate fingers so can you tell he loves chocolate!
We took him out for a chinese meal last night and he didn't even have pudding because he couldn't wait to get back home to tuck his teeth into this lol.
His sisters embarrassed him by telling the waiter that it was his birthday and they announced it in the very busy restaurant and he was really embarrassed lol.
But couldn't wait to get back home so that we could sing happy birthday again and he could blow out his candles I knew there was still a kid him still somewhere.
so off to finish royal icing an order for a 75th birthday now.
tracy x

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Hi everyone is anyone else having problems with blogger it says i am not following anyones blog this is happened since yesterday.
tracy x

Friday, 7 August 2009

Lucky duck winner

I just got back from my holidays to find out that I have one lucky ducks over at simon says what a lovely surprise!

Lucky Duck Wins Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Set of Her Choice!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Congrats Tracy! You are our lucky duck.Tracy won and it was simple! She just commented on Tim Holtz 's new stamp designs on our blog!You could win too, stop by our blog regularly becuz we luv to give blog candy!
tracy said...Wow it looks amazing if only you could of allowed for extra baggage or slipped me in your suitcase lol.I think Tims new stamps are outstanding so much choice what a talented man!tracyThanks for stopping by!Luv,Heidi

Sunday, 2 August 2009

On my holidays

I will be on my holiday with my family in the lake district, no doubt we will have blazing sun and be on the beach everyday but just in case I have been to the library to stock up on a little of something to read, the car is packed with lots of crafting stuff for the girls, games, ds and etc to keep them occupied too.
See you when I get back on next Saturday 8th August
tracy x

Friday, 31 July 2009

I love lemonade anya

I've made this card with my new bg lemonade papers, I've made the card for my son's girlfriend who will be turning 17 in a couple of weeks time.

Can anybody tell me why it keeps double line spacing need some help here frustrated I only want single line spacing?

Anyway I am entering this card in this weeks just christmas & birthday cards challenge which is the layout.

tracy x

Card Recipe
* BG lemonade
* Anya stamps from dies to die for
* Promarkers from letraset
* Ribbon, eyelets,flowers & pearls from stash
* Corner rounder punch
* Scraps of pink bazzill card

Another Anya

Here is another Anya I have done this week I am going to enter this for 3 challenges which are roses on paper -something with hearts, stamp with fun - use pearls, and for a dt position over at Bizzy Becs creatalicious challenge blog - and this is the layout.

Card Recipe:
* Cuttlebug embossing folder
* BG paper Rob & Bob ? pink & black card
* Nestabilities
* Handbag charm
* Pearl hearts
* Flowers & ribbon from stash
* Promarkers
* Anya stamp from dies to die for

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Anyone for Anya?

Do you love your Miss Anya's and her friends well if so there is a new challenge blog about to start!
They are looking for some more ladies to join the team so go and check out the the new blog and read for yourself.
tracy x

Monday, 27 July 2009

summer time!

Here is another Anya card shame on me this is the first time that I have used my new anya stamp set!

I am entering this card for this weeks truly scrumptious which is the layout, stamp with stampavie the theme is summer and dutch dare which is using cutting dies or punches and I have used my nestabilities.

Card Recipe
*Bazzil lime green & yellow
*Flowers & brads from stash
*Scallop punch from SU
*K & Co papers from dies to die for
*Promarkers to colour in Anya

Anyone for Anya?

Here is my entry for the new Anya challenge blog over at
and with the help of my son I have learnt how to put a watermark on my cards today and used photoshop it looks so complicated so I will have to have a play about but I really like the effect
Tracy x

Card Recipe

* Bazzil paper

*Brads & ribbon from stash

* Paper is from a blog candy I won its gorgeous no name though

* I made the lollipop flowers from the same paper and diamond stickles

* Coloured with promarkers, paper pierced her bag, distress inks for background

Saturday, 18 July 2009

xbox addict

And finally another order for a xbox addicts birthday was a bit stumped with this one and had really lost my mojo but the lady I did it for was over the moon!

Tracy x

dotties world

Two more orders what would I do without George downloads from dotties world he is very handy to have.
tracy x

Lily of the valley

Boy oh boy this week has been absolutely manic at school for me getting everything ready for September and getting things cleaned and sorted lol, but now I have 6 weeks holiday yippee!!!
let the fun begin.

As well as having quite a few wedding card orders I also made a retirement cake for 3 teachers that have retired!!! so i have been quite a busy bee.

tracy x

whiff of joy fall stamp kit

Katharina is giving away 2 sets of the new fall stamp kit as blog candy you can also
preorder the collection until the 7th August!
good luck everyone
tracy x

Sunday, 12 July 2009

One very proud mum

Here some photos from my sons passing out parade on friday in Bassingbourne, after 14 weeks of hard training my son made me the proudest mum ever!
It was so emotional words can't describe how i feel, I also feel a little bit scared for the future ahead I am sure you all know what I am talking about though!
He is home for 3 weeks then gets posted to Borden for phase 2 training he seems very happy, grown up and mature bless him and is having the time of his life he has made loads of new mates as well.
Tracy x

Thursday, 2 July 2009

2 distinctions!

Wow how happy do i feel at this moment I have just got 2 distinctions in my cake decorating course that i started in September I never thought that i would get that I at least thought 2 merits I am so proud I will post a picture of my final cake later
have a good day!
tracy x

Sunday, 21 June 2009

A starry red, white and blue

Well this is the first time that I have used my new stamp from High hopes as I have been so busy at work and college 2 more weeks to go till I finish college so I have had to do all my write ups ready to hand in but the only thing is I have been getting so distracted by blogging I can't seem to concentrate lol!

I am entering my card this week for 3 challenges which are the promarker challenge , stamtacular sunday and Our creative corner.

Card Recipe

* Daisy bucket paper from dies to die for
* High hopes stamp from dies to die for
* promarker colours used berry red & royal blue
* bazzil
* star punch from stamping up
* corner rounder punch

sugar bowl challenge 13

Here is my entry for this weeks sugar bowl challenge and its a beautiful sketch by lilian and the extra option is a colour challenge which is to use 'kraft' in your design but not heard of this!
so it also said that you could use brown and creams so this is the option I have gone with quite pleased with the finished result. Oh and by the way if you enter you could be in a chance of winning a the brand new set of gorjuss girls 3!
tracy x

Card Recipe

* Double sided cardstock from stash can't remember who by sorry!
* Bazzill
* Sherbet dots from Craftwork Cards
*Gorjuss girl stamp from funky kits
*Ribbon from stash
* Flowers from Poppicrafts, buttons from stash
* Leave punch from The glitter pot

Saturday, 13 June 2009

pink gem candy

Do you like the new website that Janet has now set up over at pink gem designs if so go and tell her and just for leaving a comment janet is genouroulsy going to pick a winner and the winner will get £25 to spend on anything they like in her new shop!
so what you waiting for!
tracy x

whiff of joy new collection

Katharina is giving away 2 surprise packages filled with stamps from the new whiff of joy wedding and baby collection, if you haven't already seen these then you are then what are you waiting for pop on over and have a look at Katharina blog you won't be disappointed she is in Vienna at the moment but will be picking a winner on her return which will be sunday 15th june good luck every one.
and if your not lucky enough to win then the collection is being released on 14th june anyway.
tracy x

Sunday, 31 May 2009

sugar bowl

This the card that I am entering for the sugarbowl challenge this week, I wasn't to sure on the papers when I had done it but now its comeplete I sort of like it. You have to use pearls in your creation this week I have used liquid pearls on my tabs and the flowers on my little girls and big pearls on the flowers, su papers, promarkers and retro punches.
tracy x

lady in red

here is my entry for this weeks spoonful of sugar which is to add lace to your card and just christmas and birthday cards is the fab layout.
Hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous weather, back to school work for me tomorrow I have really enjoyed catching up this week and making my nephews cake.
Tracy x

Friday, 29 May 2009

flutterby butterfly

Another challenge, and another card lol I am entering this for this weeks just magnolia and a competition over at dies to die for . I have used my lovely promarkers see below for the colours used, su papers, stickles and ribbon and various flowers from stash and I have coloured some clear dewdrops to go on my flowers.
Tracy x

card recipe:
* su papers
*flowers prima & poppicrafts
*clear dewdrops
*Promarkers - orange, apricot, blush, vanilla, ruby, berry red, terracota, cocoa, mustard & pastel pink