Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter Everyone

Happy Easter to you all, I hope that you are all enjoying your time off.  My son started his first real job today - he is working at Odds Farm helping out, just on a Sunday at the moment but it's a bit of extra pocket money for him.  We are so proud of him he got the job all by himself so he deserves a really big pat on the back.  Well done Robert!!!!!!!!!!

I thought I would show you the Mr and Mrs plaque I decorated today.  I brought this at the NEC two years ago and only got around to completing a few weeks ago.  The plaque itself is from the MDF man,  I painted the edges with some cream acrylic paint then covered the words with brown bazzil. The patterned paper is a K & Co from the journeys end range.  My heart and wings were cut on my Cricut (love struck 2010 cartridge). I cut it as a blackout then as a layer.  I used Indigo Blu flitter glue and applied 
Gold rose mega flake on the wings and on the word forever.  I am really pleased with the finished result.  I hope you like it to.  I love the fact that my crafting can help furnish my home. I have also completed a clock which I will show you next time.  Enjoy the rest of your evening. It's great that we still have another day off tomorrow - if only every weekend was a four day weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Best wishes. Tracy

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Busy Doing Nothing......I wish!!!!!

Sorry I have been away for a while, it's been a nightmare getting back to normal after my week away.  Anyway, how lucky are we to have a long weekend.  The card I am showing today is one I completed on holiday, but it describes what I would have liked to be doing today - instead I was busy in the garden with my husband cutting back plants and clearing out all the old dead plants and weeds.  The weather was really sunny and warm at times and then we had a real flurry of snow and it was freezing!!!!! I hate being cold...........

I must just say a big thank you to Kate Holiday - owner of - I attended her scrapbooking crop on Tuesday evening and she made the most fantastic chocolate cake. We had such a giggle its a really lovely group.  Have a look at her website she has some great stash.  I am really lucky as I live next door to her and have Bellaboo on tap.

The card in the picture is a Lilly of the Valley stamp that I have coloured with my spectrum noir pens.  The background is a distressed stamp from Sheena Douglas new stamp range and I inked through some sequin waste with my vintage photo distressed ink.  I wish I had been busy doing nothing and relaxing today!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Easter to everyone. Enjoy your long weekend.



Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Corwalls best kept secret

The sun has been shinning again today and I decided I wanted to go for a walk and soak up some much needed vitamin d.  In one of the information leaflets we have in the lodge there is a small  picture of some seals and a snippet of information saying that they can be seen in Mutton Cove, Godrevy.  We loaded the information into the sat nav but no information came up, when I tried the map on my phone it said that it was near Hayle so we drove off in that direction.  Godrevy was such a small place we drove through and pass it, turned around and then we saw a national trust sign so we decided that we would walk around the park and see where it took us.   Inside we were pleased to see a small rocky beach area with a light house and decided that we didn't have a totally wasted journey.  Whilst walking around we found a sign saying that you were only to speak in whispers - we were really intrigued at this point.  When we looked over the edge this is the sight...........

Wow wow wow what a sight they all laid something you would see in a wildlife programme.....what a privilege.  A few were going in and out of the sea, I could have watched them all day.  I really wasn't expecting it to be such a sight and there were no signs to advertise it anywhere.  It was fantastic.  No card today sorry, really wanted to share this special moment though.
Hope you are enjoying your day



Monday, 18 March 2013

My first craft challenge

As you know I am on my holidays in Cornwall at the moment - we visited Port Issac (doc martin land) this morning and it was a warm sunny beautiful morning.  Then as we were driving back to our lodge the rain started!!!! It was the perfect excuse to start crafting (although I don't need an excuse).  I stamped out my new lily of the valley Easter stamp.  My supplies are limited due to car space but actually it was a real test - I coloured the image with my spectrum noir pens LV1,2 and 3 - IG 1,2 and 4
TN 7,8 - GB10 - DG 2, 4 - CG1 - BT1.  I edged the image with LV3. Then I put some gems in the corners to help frame the image. 
For my background I dusted milled lavender distressed ink onto plain white paper then stamped one of the small flowers from Sheena Douglas busy doing nothing stamps with dusty concord ink.  I used a doily from pm crafts then coloured some sheer white ribbon again with the  LV3 pen, I pleated it randomly just to add a little more depth.  The bunting was cut from bits of card and I hand wrote ENJOY (I don't have any Easter sentiments with me).  I added some glitter glue just for a little sparkle.

While I was killing time on Google I found a craft challenge blog that just so happened to be requesting that you use bunnies in your entry so I thought I would give it a try.  Even with my limited supplies I am pleased with the results.  Probably not up to the standards of the other entries but every one has to start somewhere.  Wish me luck.  

Happy crafting 

Tracy xxxxx 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Room with a view

I thought I would share the view from my lounge with you first, we have been to the beach already this morning - its so nice to feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. 

Next I would like to say a big happy 18th birthday to my friends daughter and I hope that she had a great day yesterday.  I can't believe how the years have flown by,  I still remember the day we moved into our house and I heard her telling the sheep at the bottom of our garden that she had new neighbours -bless her (sorry embarrassing moment time Rebecca) I hope you liked your card. 
I used my cricut to create this one.  I used the heratige cartridge to create my cameo, and the gypsy wanderings cartridge for my base mats and tag.  The main flower was created with a tonic punch and my rose buds were quilled from a circle so easy.  
My date tag was created digitally with my serif digital scrapbooking programme.  I added a bow and some diamant├ęs and jobs a gooden.  My damask background I stamped myself with a pm stamp.

I must go now as I need to take in more of my breathtaking views.  I just cant stop looking out to sea it's so relaxing.  Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday - I may even do some crafting a bit later........ How lucky am I.

Take care

Tracy xxxxx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Free wifi

My husband and I are in Cornwall for a week's holiday and we have free wifi in our lodge!!!!!!!!!!! Wow normally you get charged a fortune for the privilege. We are staying in an upside down lodge and the views are breathtaking -its so nice to see the sea.  I would like to wish my parents Lesley and Ray a very happy anniversary, they have been married for 43 years today (which is fantastic - big hugs and lots of love to them both). This is the card that I made them I hope that they like it.  I got the idea from a card that Sue Wilson made on her blog ( its a great blog site that gives you lot's of inspiration.  I used spellbinders lacy square dies over an embossed piece of card (the folder was free with my Ebosser and I am not sure of its name ) I didn't have any black card so I used black soot distressed ink and my ink Dusters. The flourishes were achieved with cosmic shimmer black pva and the jewel in the centre of my bow is one of creative expression's dazzlers.   I am really pleased with the results as I hope you are.  I am off to enjoy the rest of my day - thanks for stopping by.

Tracy x Enjoy your evening xx

Friday, 15 March 2013

New Stamps

I have been lucky enough to get Sheena Douglas new range of Little bit Sketchy stamps - let me tell you they are absolutely fantastic.  Big thanks to Sheena.  I have had a little play with them (no where near long enough though).  The stamp plates that I used were the  Majestic Oak and Ageing Beautifully.   I used Tim Holtz distressed inks Fired Brick, vintage photo, and rusty hinge and my ink Dusters for my background ( I really cant get on with the foam, it always looks streaky when I try and make a background ). I used archival ink to stamp the main images and Voila..................

I was pleased with the results.  Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Meet my helper

Welcome to my blog thought I would introduce you to my little helper.  Meet Sergei Sausage.