Sunday, 8 December 2019

Everything ART ~ Kasia's Advent 1-7

Hello Creative Friends

Later than planned but as promised I'm sharing my journey
so far using prompts from Kasia's Advent Calendar 2019.

A colourway of green, flesh ochre and aubergine
i'm repurposing a Journal once created as my
calming space back in August 2018..

Here's my first week's pages.

Day 1 ~ The Postcard
Using an old postcard, scraps and colours from my palette
simple words send a message just for ME*..


Day 2 Fairy Tale
No time just now to read a book so a bookmark with a stamped modern day
image of Little Red Riding Hood is painted in the same colour palette.


Day 3 Allow
On a used envelope the word ALLOW is written in glue.
Left to dry over night paint is scrapped and smudges around it.


Day 4 ~ A Walk.
The mornings can be so dark this time of year.


Day 5 ~ Sticks & Twigs.
Mark making with gathered twigs I saw a scene in one page so drew a
window around it. The second page a found leaf is glued amongst the marks.


Day 6 ~ White on White
Something I could create all day and everyday..


Day 7 ~ Tea Time
Used Tea bag glued onto parcel paper with a quick sketch of my morning cuppa.


I've really enjoyed my first week of Kasia's Advent and
quite proud of myself for keeping up each daily...
Fingers crossed for the next week.

Happy Sunday everyone
Creative Hugs

Tracey xx

Sharing this journey with:
*Art Journal Journey ~ Yvonnes Words & Numbers*

Friday, 6 December 2019

Winter ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #108

Hello Creative Friends, 


Here's what I got up to on a cold and frosty morning...

Gluing scrunched tissue onto a journal page, white gesso 
highlights the texture. Stamping Trees and Snowflakes 
into the open space adds to my Winter scene. 


Stamping the Paperbabe LEFT 3/4 View Dinky Face onto a 
separate page I gave her Micro Fringe Hair using the template and 
fashioned a Beanie Hat to keep her warm before cutting her out. 


Glued onto the mixed media background a glittery pom pom 
is added along with die cut words. As the snow glisten's 
it's as if she's "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"..


Why not treat yourself to some cosy creative time and 
come share your WINTER creations with us over HERE.. 
There's a chance to win a prize for one Lucky winner. 

Look forward to seeing your WINTER creations. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 
Morgan's ArtWorld ~ Challenge #12
*Art Journal Journey* ~ Words & Numbers
More Mixed Media Challenge  ~ ATG/Optional White

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

WOYwW ? 548

Hello everyone, 

How's that Christmas prep going?? 
It's only 3 weeks you know 😛 

A very quick post from me today where I share 
What's on my work desk this Wednesday #548 

Can't show the cards or things i've been making but..


thanks to Zsuzsa last week reminding me Kasia's Advent 
was starting on the 1st, I managed to throw a few things 
in a box and find a journal i'd made with loose pages. 

This advent challenge will give me a break during the run up 
to Christmas with the lid of the box a portable work surface.
I'll probably post my progress over the weekend.. 

Like an Elf I've lots to do for others this week 
so i'll catch up with you all later. 

Creative Hugs to all 
Tracey xx

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Be Thankful...

Hello Creative Friends

No matter how grey they day, 
we ALL have something to be thankful for. 

Using unused die cuts & scraps here's a quick post 


I love how Kraft card absorbs distress oxides...


and how it stretches when coated in water. 
I can see right behind those trees now.


Placed inside a found frame gives these scraps 
a BIG HUG bringing them all together as one family...


As friends across the pond celebrate Thanksgiving 
and many prepare for upcoming festivities...

I wish you all a wonderful day

Take care of yourselves and each other
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Sharing with:

AEDM ~ Day28 
Paint Party Friday ~ WK39 Yr9
Moo-Mania & More ~ Use your scraps
Crafty Cardsmakers ~ #246 No Patterned Paper

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

WOYWW #547

Hello everyone, 

There's been very little activity on the craft front... 
the virus affecting everyone around me finally 
got hold of me, it was only a matter of time. 

The horrible part has stopped (you don't need the finer details) 
just need to work through the aches, annoying cough and soothe 
a throat that feels like it's been feasting on a diet of sand paper. 

There's people much more poorly than me so lets move on so I can
Thank you for last weeks helpful comments on the houses 😊 

... you did get me thinking about colour


and during a sleepless night thanks to the cough this happened...


4 weeks and counting to Christmas i'm not sure i'll ever move on 
from this stamp set but the Christmas card stash is mounting up!! 

Look forward to seeing WOYWW #547

*Thanksgiving Blessings to those celebrating on Thursday*

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Friday, 22 November 2019

Picture Inspiration ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #107

Happy Friday everyone 

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #107 presents you Holiday Hues

Use the picture/colours or both to inspire you to create, 
share and join in with the Paperbabe Stamps challenge.


Here's a simple card creation using those prompts.

Vintage Christmas Wreath Card:

 Using two different sized circles I masked an area of card to give 
me the shape I needed. Spraying distress oxides into the aperture
when dry I stamped the tips of the pine tree stamp from the 
Bottle Brush Tree set all around that open wreath area. 


Taking away the masks extra stamping is added around the 
wreaths edge,  just look how those tips resemble pine needles.


Solid Stars from the Cute Nativity stamp set are used to create 
star cookies with added glitter glue for that sweet frosting detail. 


Vintage photo distress ink gives them a baked tone


with rusty bells and a neatly tied bow my 
Vintage Christmas Wreath Card is complete.


The Design Team would love to see your take on the challenge. 

Pop on over HERE and share your creativity, there's a 
chance to win a Paperbabe Stamps prize every fortnight.  

Wishing you all much Creativity 

HUGS Tracey xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

What's on your Work desk? Wednesday #546

Hello Creative Friends, 

Time to share what's on our Wednesday work desks again. 

Can you believe it's only 5 weeks till Christmas..? 
With that in mind I spent a couple of hours on Sunday 
trying to work out ways of using another one of those 
stamps sat awaiting its turn on my borrowed desk.



These handful of cards are not quite finished yet, I
just couldn't decide if I liked black or grey houses! 
What do you think..?? 

Hope this weekend I can finish them and 
move on to the next stamp set in the pile.

Another busy week my end so i'll 
catch up with you all asap.. 

Take care everyone 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx



Saturday, 16 November 2019

Strike a POSE with New 3/4 View Dinky's from Paperbabe Stamps

Hello Creative Friends, 

I hope you've been enjoying all the Paperbabe Stamps 
previews the Design Team have been sharing this week ? 

I have to say the New 3/4 View Dinky Face stamps along with their 
mix and match hair templates are my new favourite favourites...





Capturing just a fragment of the Whimsical Wave, 
Micro Fringe & Messy Buns Hair Templates from SET 1.






Wavy Central Parting, Rag Tails & Finger Wave Bob
SET 2 gives us a selection of hairstyles through the ages. 


Strike a POSE..!
Don't they look pretty as a picture together.. 


I'm totally addicted... I just know you will be too. 

*UPDATE* 
A GENEROUS introductory discount of 15% 
is being given off the whole *DINKY COLLECTION* 
until the 23rd NOVEMBER 2019 including all NEW designs. 

All available in store for your stamping pleasure HERE.

Wishing you all a Creative weekend 
Hugs Tracey xx 

I'm sharing these lovelies with: 
Leah ~ AEDM 
(late for the) PPF ~ Wk37 Yr9
WWODT ~ Challenge #11
Morgans ArtWorld ~ Challenge #11
A Bit More Time To Craft ~ Challenge #104 ATG
Craft Stamper Magazine ~ TIMI Challenge November

Thursday, 14 November 2019

MAM November Tutorial ~ Paperbabe Stamps DT Soulmate

Hello everyone


It's tutorial time over at Mini Album Makers as I share 
how my November Soulmate Album came to be over HERE


Here's a peep as it opens..


and then opens again to reveal what's inside...


After yesterdays glimpse as promised here's a selection of New 
Paperbabe Stamp designs from Novembers Mini Album Makers Sponsor. 

Please pop on over HERE for my Soulmate Journal tutorial.. 
*Paperbabe Stamps and templates NOW available HERE*

As this will sadly be my last post for Mini Album Makers 
i'd like to Thank the team for their support and inspiration 
and Thank YOU for being part of my Mini Album Makers Journey.

Sending Creative Hugs your way
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

WOYWW #545 & Paperbabe stamps sneak peek

Morning everyone, 

What a busy week and then Wednesday happens again... 
So making the most of a free day i'm grabbing a cuppa 
and meeting @ the stamping ground to share WoywW 545


To the left of my desk i've been playing with last weeks stamps. 
Not got very far due to lack of in house time but it's a start.


Here's what's to the right of my desk, pencil prep and play 
with NEW DT products due for release this coming Saturday..


Here's a sneaky peep at those New Paperbabe stamps and templates
so sorry I can't show you a bigger peep... maybe tomorrow 😊


Right time for a coffee top up and then i'm all ready 
to see what's on your work desks this Wednesday... 

Looking forward to a crafty catch up.

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Friday, 8 November 2019

Anything Goes ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #106

Hello everyone, 

It's anything goes over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog this 
fortnight so why not share your creativity with us HERE 
for a chance to win a Paperbabe stamps prize... 



Here's my Paperbabe Stamps #106 creation... 

Stamping out the Profile Right Dinky and tracing around the Volumptuous Waves hair template I've used gesso to blank out her ear creating an even flow of her hair.


Losing myself in a moment of colouring I protected the finished image with the Volumptuous waves hair template then placing a mylar stencil (created using the Tim Holtz Birch Die) over the top I blended distress ink through it.


The hair template acts as a mask protecting the image perfectly, bringing both pencilled figure and stencilled background together seamlessly.


A plain aperture found within an unused picture frame is dipped in puddles of Distress Oxides. Just look how those beads of colour leave their mark. 


A selection of Autumnal inspired D'oxs colours are used to stamp the leaves from the Completely Conkers set onto those transferred oxide puddles.



Positioning over the image the aperture creates a window around the design.


Back in it's original frame dabbed with gold and copper paint 
my Window to Autumn is complete.


Pop along and see what the Design Team have created this fortnight. 
I look forward to seeing your *Anything Goes* creations. 

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.
Take care & stay safe everyone.

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 
Leah ~ AEDM 
PPF ~ Wk36 Yr9
Craft Stamper ~ TIMI November Challenge
Try it on Tuesday ~ Colours of Autumn
A Vintage Journey ~ Window on your World

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

WoywW 544

Hello everyone

It's mid week desk sharing day over at the Stamping ground.


At last my TH travel mixed media mat has arrived..! 
Great timing as the borrowed desk is now set up for Christmas. 
That Stag card was on my desk last year, finally got around to 
colouring it in 😏 The presents were stamped a few years ago 😐
Setting aside some Christmas stamps lets see how I progress next week.


Before I go I had to share this Halloween card I received last week. 
Created by the very talented Anne Redfern it sure did make me smile 
*Thank you Anne 😘


Taking Mom out for lunch this morning and a little 
Christmas shopping so i'll be round to visit asap. 

Take care everyone
Happy WoywW Hugs 
Tracey xx

Friday, 1 November 2019

Mini Album Makers ~ November Challenge #Paperbabe Stamps!

Hello creative Friends,

It's November Challenge time at Mini Album Makers
A place where we invite you to share your amazing handmade 
or altered albums/journals, the theme is always anything goes.

I'm pleased to announce Paperbabe Stamps are November's Sponsor 
generously offering the prize of a £20 GC for one lucky winner.



Using Eileen Hull's Scoreboard XL Pocket Notebook Die 
I've created what I call my *Design Team Soulmate*


I'll be back mid month to reveal what's inside @Mini Album Makers 
but before then please pop on over, show your love and see 
the magnificent MAM Design Teams creations over HERE.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend 

Creative Wishes 
Tracey xx

Playing along with: 
PPF ~ Wk35 Yr9
Leah ~ AEDM
Moo-Mania & More ~ #203 Circles
LTCCB #40 ~ November Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World Challenge #11
World Wide Open DT Challenge #10