Friday 30 September 2016

Decorative Snow Tree Candle

This Friday I'd like to share a simple scented candle decorated using Sweet Dixie *Snow Trees* Stamps Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impressions.

The tree has been stamped onto tissue paper using versamark embossing ink and heat embossed using Sweet Dixie Green Super Sparkles embossing powder. The tree has been cut out and positioned  onto the candle; by gently heating with a heat tool the image sinks into the candle as the wax warms. 

Using Sweet Dixie Gold Super Sparkle the process was repeated for the Star and *Peace on Earth* sentiment from the snow trees stamp set.

As this candle was created for decorative use *only* Gemstones & Sequins have been attached using Gem Tack. The finished design would fit any home during the festive season or make a super handmade gift..

All wrapped to give with a bow on top, the gift tag has been made using the small tree stamp also included in the Snow Trees Set.
Please remember that this candle is for decorative use only and not for burning. If you do decide to make and give as a gift it would be advisable to pass on this safety information to the person on the receiving end.

Thank you for taking a peek and sharing your time. 
Creative Hugs Tracey xxx

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Sweet Dixie Border and Tag Stamps by Sue Dix

Today I bring to you a selection of projects created using Sue Dix Sweet Dixie Floral Christmas Border and Tag Stamps (SDCSA6076)  from Personal Impressions.

The stamp set consists of one Border stamp, one tag stamp, two sentiments *Christmas Wishes and With Love* and also included are word stamps saying to and from, all you will need to create your own Christmas Tags.

The Tag stamp was used to create a 4.5"x 3" mini card, perfect size to use as a Florist card. The image was stamped on to Kraft Card and coloured with Promarkers. The centre of the tag stamp is blank so you could personalise this with your own sentiment or even a name, I chose to use the Christmas Wishes Stamp included in the set,

The image stamps crisp and clear and looks just as good uncoloured. With this tag I have used the *With Love* sentiment included in the set, perfect to use as a gift tag or an embellishment for a card.

Finally I have used the border stamp to create a bookmark and as you can see it is a considerable size. Stamped onto Kraft Card and coloured with Wink of Stella brush pens these give a beautiful sparkle. The bookmark has been cut to size and pierced around the edge for decoration.
I covered the bookmark with versamark clear embossing ink and embossed using Sweet Dixie High Gloss embossing powder this not only intensifies the colour and sparkle of the colouring  but also makes the bookmark much more durable. A hole was punched into the bookmark and ribbon added to finish.

A handy Christmas set i'm sure any stamper would welcome in their collection.
Thank you for sharing your time.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Friday 23 September 2016

A little piece of Autumn...

Autumn such an inspirational season with its changing colours.. my favourite time of year.
This little canvas is my preparation for a project in the making as I have plans to create this on a much grander scale, but for the moment its just a 5" x 7" canvas.

Stamps used are Personal Impressions Zendoodle Leaves PICSA6425 which consists of four leaf outline stamps Designed by Lindsay Mason
Each leaf design has been stamped multiple times onto Sweet Dixie smooth card. Ranger Distress ink in Autumnal colours has been blended over the stamped leaf images and sprayed with water, when the water droplets are lifted this leaves a spotted blotched effect.


The leaves have been cut out and their veins scored using a ball tool. The leaves have then been glued onto a 5x7 canvas which has been prepared with texture paste and painted with a combination of DecoArt Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna and Hansa Yellow Paint. A good coating of Mod Podge helps to seal the finished canvas along with a tiny ladybird.

Thank you for checking out my little piece of Autumn.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Friday 16 September 2016

Tipsy Snowmen...

The weather can be most unpredictable but here in the West Midlands the past few days have been quite pleasant.... So in complete contrast let me cool you all down and introduce another stamp set *Tipsy Snowmen* designed by Lindsay Mason from her 2016 Christmas Sweet Dixie collection from Personal Impressions.

This set consists of one large snowmen image and two good sized sentiments. I fell head over heels with this set when I first saw it and couldn't wait to have a play. I chose to design a 6x6 hanging plaque. As the keyword for this set is *Tipsy* for me the background had to be a Pub or Bar... I have hand drawn glasses and bottles of booze to create the background and used Letraset promarkers to colour and shade.

The snowmen have been stamped three times so heads and hats could be cut out and layered to give definition. The snowmen themselves need minimal amount of colouring just add a splash of colour and sparkle to jazz up their woolly attire.. A layer of Matt Mod Podge has been applied all over to seal the cut out snowmen securely onto the plaque.

I sanded back black glossy card to give a chalk board effect then stamped and embossed the sentiment with Sweet Dixie Basic White Embossing Powder
String was attached to hang the mini Christmas sign onto the main plaque.

Happy Snowmen sat behind the bar enjoying the festivities.. A must have set for all Snowmen fans!!
Thank you for sharing your time, I hope you have been inspired..
Creative hugs from Tracey xxx

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Summers end..

The weather has started the day off so beautifully today ...As Summer fades i'm sharing with you all one of my feel good cards that I made earlier this year using Hobby Art Rubber foam mounted stamp Seagull Harbour.

By using a DL shape this gave me more scope to add my own take on the surrounding landscape.

The image was stamped onto watercolour card and coloured using Tim Holtz distress markers. Layers of wash were built up of each colour and when dry more colour added depending on the depth or colour required.

Woodware Fluffy Stuff was added to give dimension for the Seas Foam.

A delightful card to create and awaken Happy Summer Memories.
Thank you for sharing your time with me... Hugs from Tracey xx

Friday 9 September 2016

Friday Feature: Sweet Dixie Jolly Happy Christmas Tree Magnet.

This Friday I bring to you a card using just one element from Lindsay Masons' Sweet Dixie Jolly Happy Christmas *New 2016 Christmas stamp collection from Personal Impressions.

This stamp set consists of four images and two sentiments (please note the winter wishes sentiment on this project along with the snowflakes used in the background are from Lindsays' Christmas Hello stamp set.)

Snowflakes have been randomly stamped using Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink.

Torn hammered white card has been layered onto a distressed and spritzed background to create the snowy base.   

The stamped tree image has been coloured using Promarker, Forest Green, Holly and Leaf Green and the baubles using Promarkers from the vibrant collection. 

Smaller trees are created by cutting the lower half  of the tree image away, I also removed the stars from the smaller trees to leave one central focal Tree.

The second focal tree has been created by layering up the three tree segments. They have then been embossed using Versamark clear embossing ink and Sweet Dixie High Gloss Embossing Powder 

Gemstones and Ranger stickles glitter glue have been used to embellish. The Focal Tree has been mounted onto a magnetic strip creating a Fridge Magnet Gift for the receiver. 
This can easily be attached to the card anywhere using removable glue.

The Jolly Happy Christmas stamp set is extremely resourceful, a must have set in your Christmas Collection.

Thank you for taking time to peek at my crafty creation.. I hope you have been inspired.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Friday 2 September 2016

Friday Feature: Pure and Simple Christmas

Today I share with you two cards using Lindsay Masons Sweet Dixie Peace and Joy Stamps from Lindsays Christmas 2016 collection from Personal Impressions.

A versatile set of stamps which can be used for alternative cards such as Sympathy or Easter to name but a few. 

The main images have been stamped onto Crafter's Companion *Hint of Gold* white Centura Pearl card using VersaMark. The Cross and Star Bright  script on the DL card have been heat embossed using Sweet Dixie Super Sparkle Gold Gold embossing powder. 

The cross has been cut out and mat and layered onto gold card to compliment the embossing powder. The cross has then been cut out again, raised central onto the DL card and given a gemstone embellishment.
The Dove and Peace and Joy Sentiment have been stamped and heat embossed using Sweet Dixie Mirror Gold Classic Metal embossing powder

Faux stitching adds the finishing touch to both Pure and Simple Cards.

Thank you for taking a peek, I hope you have been inspired.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx