Wednesday 29 April 2020

What's on your workdesk this Wednesday? 569

Hello everyone, 
how you all keeping..??

It's desk sharing Wednesday over at the stamping ground

Treated myself to this bargain Studiolight bundle 
on Easter Sunday, it arrived Saturday but there'll be NO 
play time until I've finished painting my landing walls. 

So took a photo of it all to remind me of my reward to come.. 

Today's desk there sits a hidden DT piece which I need to photograph 
for Friday's next blog challenge so no sharing till then, so sorry ..

We've had some much needed rain in my part of the UK a delight 
to all gardens but Freya's not a fan of those wet day walks 😁

Here's to bright and sunny days again..!! 

Take care of yourselves & each other 
i'll be round to visit asap... 

Creative (((Hugs))) 
Tracey xx

Wednesday 22 April 2020

WoywW #568

Hello everyone, 

How you all doing?? 

Sorry I wasn't around last week I've been on blog holiday...

Laptop was needed for other things so I've been getting ahead of 
jobs i'd planned for this summer. Oiled the decking and painted 
six dark doors on my landing now soft chalky white, it's already 
looking so much brighter ... the walls are next on my list. 

Hope i've enough paint to finish the job, i'm mixing up left 
overs so i'm thankful that the colours are quite similar!

There's not been much creativity in this spot but here's a 
couple of cards requested by my MIL, i'll leave them on 
her doorstep tomorrow along with her weekly groceries.

Leaving you with a snap shot of Freya now 6 months old 
loving all that extra attention this stay at home gives. 

Take care of yourselves & each other 
i'll catch up with you all asap. 

Creative (((Hugs))) 
Tracey xx

Friday 17 April 2020

Challenge #117 ~ Paperbabe Stamps *Sketch*

Hello creative friends, 

I'm here to share my Design Team piece for a new challenge 

Presenting you with the Sketch below to copy and create 
those speckles could represent texture or a pattern 
along with the flower an image or a sentiment. 

How ever you chose to use the sketch come share your creativity 
over HERE, you do not need to use Paperbabe Stamps to join in..

Here's what I saw in the sketch and how it all came to be...

Onto a sheet of copper i've traced around a small wooden frame 
and stamped flourishes from the Flourishing Hair stamp set 

there are lots of specialised tools we can make marks with 
but one of my favourite things to use is a ball point pen 
slowly retracing the steps of those stamped areas...

When the metal is turned over it exposes those retraced areas, 
now raised and embossed a little black gesso helps brings out 
those marks made so much more.

*Carefully* cut out the aperture using your choice of tool, 
I use a pair of pointed strong scissors set aside for thicker 
materials just like this. Gently molded around the frame, 
strong double sided tape helps keep the embossed metal 
exactly where I want it positioned around the frame.

Rotating the frame I added a fibreboard whimsical word 
painted with black gesso but I may just paint over that 
word with some copper metallic paint to make that smile 
appear seamless upon the frame... 

but for now she sits displaying a dinky female face.

The DT look forward to seeing your take on our 

Take care everyone 
and stay very very safe 

Creative HUGS 
Tracey xx

Friday 10 April 2020

Good Friday wishes..

Happy Friday everyone, 

Crafty friends will know some things we just can't wait to 
get our creative hands on. When I first saw this AALL & Create 
stamp set Daisy Elegance designed by Tracy Evans i'd already 
thought of many ways to create with it before i'd even 
pressed that add to basket button.

Balanced with some geometric Mandala stencil work 
I had many happy hours creating this page.

Raised up vases given a brush of liquid wax

and making very good use of those off cuts..

i'm not sure what the text says but *93 
was a good year for me & my Hubby..

It seemed such a shame to close the page on this journal and 
so wrong to crush those blooms so with extra time on my hands 
I decided to alter a frame including those calming Mandala's. 

No longer hidden away it now makes a lovely addition to my 
home decor for everyone to see...

Wishing you all well this Easter, 
Take care & stay creative.. 

Tracey xx 

Happy to share today's creativity with: 

Try it on Tuesday ~ Beauty of Nature
Art Journal Journey ~ Geometry Shapes
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge ~ APRIL

Wednesday 8 April 2020

WoywW 566

Hello Everyone 

How you all doing?? 
Hope you're all safe, well and 
carrying on crafting regardless..!?

Here today to show what's been keeping me occupied this week 
share with you all along with the WoywW crew as our creative 
leader Julia over @ the stamping ground calls out this day to 

This was yesterday's desk, changing nibs in marker pens and reigniting 
my love for Graphitint & Pastel pencils. The Hare is a stamp designed 
by Pink Ink seemed a nice image to work with to remind myself, as 
one day can merge into another it's still Easter this weekend..

This happened whilst listening to the music coming from my Son & Daughter's 
rooms as they work from home, amazing how those classic tunes come back! 

Don't you just love those patterned ears.. 
A card for each of the Mum's and the journal page is waiting to be framed, 
one for my Daughter to take back to Sweden when life gets back to normal?

As my routine reshapes around me, today is now one of my designated 
online days. Excited to see how you've been using your invaluable time.. 
it's precious even when each minute, hour & day roles into another..

Stay Safe & Easter Blessing... 
Tracey xx

Friday 3 April 2020

Challenge #116 ~ Paperbabe Stamps Birthdays Theme

Hello everyone, 

with this fortnights theme *Birthdays*... 

Everyday is a Birthday and I can think of no better time than 
NOW to share the love and appreciation of a friend or loved one 
by creating a little something to celebrate their special day. 

Here's what I created and how it came to be.. 

I came across this distress oxide background amongst my scraps pile. 
 I love how those cracks appear so strong through the crackle paste 
when pushed through one of my favourite Paperbabe Iso Fun Stencil.

The colours were a perfect match for my latest Paperbabe design 
using the Dinky 3/4 View stamp teamed with the Micro Fringe template.

stamping flowers from the Flourishing Hair Set help adorn her outfit 
with a little bit of bling to balance that scrummy gold crackle paste..

As if she awaits her destiny this A5 mixed media journal page may well 
turn into a card topper as the Birthday Wishes sentiment quietly awaits.

Come see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you 
and *Please* share your stamped Birthday creations with the team 
over HERE you DO NOT have to use Paperbabe Stamps to join in...

Stay safe & keep creative everyone 
Sending light & good wishes your way

Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Paint Party Friday ~ Week 5 Year 10 
Rain's Thursday Art Date ~ Stencil Art 
Art Journal Journey ~ Valerie's theme Geometric Shapes

Wednesday 1 April 2020

WoywW #565

Hello everyone,
is it Wednesday again? 

Time for our weekly meet up over @ the stamping ground 
to see what's on work desks far & wide thanks to Julia. 

Monday evening I found this stamp set asleep on my door mat.. 
I really don't need anymore stamps, I have more than enough but 
when I saw this A4 Daisy Elegance set designed by Tracy Evans 
I knew they would be a great companion through Spring..  

I'm working my way slowly through the mini books from the 
tower I showed you last week but i've become a little distracted 
since Monday.. Sat colouring this morning I forgot to write my 
WoywW #565 post silly me... 😏

Another lovely parcel arrived over the weekend 
isn't this the sweetest little creation.. 

Purchased from Max @ Tilly Tea Dance please do check out Max's 
amazing work and eye for detail I know many of you already have. 

It now makes a great friend to my felted poppies. 
Thanks to Jo for sending me over here again & 
to Max for her inspiring creations *Sigh* ..

Hope you are all looking after yourselves? 

Trying to keep the chin up of precious people in my life 
when I can not be there to give a hug or share a smile 
is such a difficult thing, not everyone can skype, 
what's app or face time. 

Their health and well being is beginning to put a strain on my own.
So to try and gather some form of routine back into my own life I'm 
trying to dedicate certain times in the week especially for blogger. 

I feel it's a routine I need more than ever now as most of my 
previous routine is now suspended in time... 

Look forward to seeing what's on your work desks. 

Please take care everyone
Tracey xx