Wednesday, 28 January 2009

paper and ink

Can anybody tell me what sort of card they stamp on please, when doing there projects please would like to experiment but am on a budget at the moment I just use ordinary card at the moment. Chris over at Sketching stamper made this comment and was very helpful:
I use a coated card to stamp on which has a a very smooth surface, a friend gets it for me so I can't give you a brand I'm afraid but I believe Staples have some, my card is the type printers use to make business cards.
Would like to know what ink people use as well heres another comment Chris said:
For stamping, at the moment I'm using versafine ink it picks up the detail really well and gives a nice crisp image. I don't get on with stazon, I can never get a good image with it. I do sometimes get bleed with the versafine and am going try Memento as I've read this is the best for using with markers.

Thanks Tracy xxx

Sunday, 25 January 2009

birthday card

Just finished a card for a lady at work who has asked me to do her nephew a birthday card, he is mad on tractors, seemed to have lost my mojo this week, feeling a little bit better now the funeral is over is just so sad, still can't believe he is gone.

Thanks for everyone's comments and keeping me going.
Tracy x

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

my awards

I have finally got round to uploading some more awards from my sister that has given them to me for helping her out so much with her blogging and for me having lots of patience whilst she learns lol the basics it is my fault she is hooked on blogging now, but it has certainly give her something to look forward to as she learns a little bit everyday and thanks to all the other crafting bloggers out there that have also helped us with both mine and my sisters blogs. xxxx
I would like to give the opportunity to other bloggers out there to pick up these awards as so many of you seem to have these already so for those of you i have missed please help yourself.
my 5 favourite things
1. Internet shopping for craft things
2.blogging and hopping
4.entering challenges now have a bit more confidence
5.spending time with my family
Tracy x

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Friday sketchers challenge 35

Here is my entry for Friday sketchers challenge 35 the layout is gorgeous, and so are the teams cards absolutely yummy scrummy.

Really enjoyed the layout for this one have used my new stamp by pink gem designs and have coloured in the knitting cow with my wonderful promarkers for my MIL's birthday who loves knitting.

Tracy X

Whiff of joy green and purple theme challenge 14

I have finally got round to using my whiff of joy new stamps this weekend, My sister came round for our weekly card making night and we always have a good chin wag etc it's great to catch up.

Anyway for this weeks challenge I have used melinda reading a book from the guardian angel collection. Love this stamp I have made the card for my nieces birthday who is currently studying at university in Ireland, and she is passionate about books.

Hope you like my card
Tracy x

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

My second award

I have just recieved this from the crafting diva thank you so much, I have just arrived home from work to find this what lovely surprise. It's just what I need I work as a teaching assistant at my local school and all the staff had a telephone call on sunday to say that our head had passed away we are all in shock at the moment. He has been poorly since october but this was totally unexpected, thank you to all my blogging friends out there that keep me going.
Tracy x

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Friday sketchers challenge

Here is my entry for the Friday Sketchers challenge I enjoyed doing this card which ties in nicely for my brother in law's birthday tomorrow, coloured with my precious promarkers, and his team colours.

Happy Birthday

I love these, I have used another one of these images for a friends birthday a work there are a lot of 50th's this year at school.
Love the colours my favourite! used my new paisley cuttlebug embossing folder that my daughter has bought me for my birthday which will be coming up shortly so she has given it me early :)
back with more cards over the weekend I would like to join a few challenges this week so I will be making cards later after the normal shopping, housework etc.
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 January 2009

No 1 suspect

Here is the card I have made for Dotties world using some of the digital downloads that I have purchased over the last couple of weeks with my sister.
I have spent all day wondering what to do, this card is meant to be humourous and not intended to offend anybody. The caption I have put is 'Susie was new in town, and George was a respectable constable,it wasn’t long before people started putting two and two together
& George became no.1 suspect.
Hope you like
Tracy x

Birthday wishes for a special friend

Here is a birthday card that I have just finished for a very special friend.
I enjoyed doing this card this is glitter on the lady but the image isn't very clear at showing this love how all the green went together this picture doesn't do it any justice as it's not natural light.
Tracy x

Pink Gem Candy

Wow Janet over at Pink Gem is offering some gorgeous candy what wonderful way to start the new year.
check out her new releases just in time for valentines day can't decide which one to have though, they are irrestible.
Tracy x

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Scruff over at Dotties World

Say hello to Scruff the dog isn't he adorable! go and check him out at and as if that wasn't enough they have chosed a new guest designer for January.
She was some beautiful work on her blog, welcome Nicky I can't wait to see what creations she will make during her time with Dotties world.
Tracy x

Friday, 2 January 2009


This is one of the christmas cards that I designed for christmas using one of the lovely whiff of joy stamps.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Mojo Weekly Challenge

Well I don't know whether I have done right, as I have never entered any of my cards before, but I found this blog by accident as you do whilst reading someone elses blog and bought some of these lovely digital images well I just couldn't resist then I had to also get some basic grey papers and them I felt great from doing a little retail shopping.mmmmmmmm bliss.

Anyway I really enjoyed doing this card and I think I am eligable to enter thier little competition they have we will have to wait and see I have used one of there images and painstakingly cut it out with my craft knife.

One of my resolutions is to use some my craft stuff that I bought a long time ago and haven't actually got round to using yet, I just like to collect some things lol, this is where the background stamp came in I knew it would have a use one day!

Sorry to waffle I am sure someone out there will read this and have a good laugh.
I have used my lovely promarkers again, I so love these pens, the background stamp is from stamp addicts that I bought two years ago and this is the first time I have used it!
I have sponged the sky with a new distressing ink that I picked up while doing a little bit of retail shopping after reading so many of you out there colour with them, spray and lots of other little things well this is another product I like and will be getting a few more of thanks girls.
A few brads that I coloured with my peel off pens as they were gold, cuttlebug embossed dots and denim background paper, nestabilities and peel off letters and a computer generated sentiment, and of course the digital image that I cut out is from please check it out they have some fantastic stuff on their and they are doing great deals at the moment where you can buy a black and white images and also get the coloured set of the same images free only for a limited time though.
I decoupaged his trousers because I'm not very good at taking photos it looks like the rider has two belts on, oh well it must be the way I hold the camera I am just a beginner!
Then I went and put a few stitched crosses on the top and bottom to add more detail with a gelly roll pen but I don't actually like them as I think I went a little bit OTT but never mind.
Pleased with how the card fell into place though.
What do you think!
Thanks for listening
Tracy xxx

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody, thank you for taking the time to make me feel welcome and comment on my blog and give me handy tips and rewards! wasn't expecting that.
Anyway here is a New Year card that I have just finished for my inlaws who go over to malta nov-feb every year so I will be sending them this, hope they like it.
I have used my new promarkers that I got for christmas will definetly be ordering some more I love these pens! Craftwork cards backing papers, matching bazzill, organza ribbon,gem stones, my new nestabilities I so love these and a computer generated sentiment.
Tracy x