Friday 21 August 2020

Lavender Fabric Pebbles: Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #126 ~ ATG

Hello everyone, 

It's new blog challenge time @ Paperbabe Stamps 
with everyone's favourite theme *Anything Goes* 

Come share your stamped creations for the chance 
to win a Paperbabe Stamps Prize over HERE

Here's my Paperbabe Stamps ATG creations...

I call these my Lavender fabric pebbles designed using 
Rose Layer stamps left over from a previous project..

Stamped onto fabric, painted and sewn into shape. 
Filled with soft wadding and a pinch of dried Lavender 
they're the cutest size to place in draws and around the home. 

A plain lace drawstring bag is given a new look embellished with 
a fabric stamped word from the Flourish and Grow stamp set. 

The perfect size to hold those Lavender fabric pebbles.

The lace edged fabric pebble is a little different from the others 
given a brooch pin enabling it to be worn or pinned around the home.

Attached to the draw string bag it makes a lovely gift.
This one has already been spoken for.. 😊

I hope you can join us and share your 
Anything Goes creations over @ 

Look forward to seeing your makes.

Creative Hugs & best wishes 
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Sunday 16 August 2020

From this day forward..

 Happy Sunday creative friends, 

Hope you are all keeping safe and well? 

I'm sharing a little bit of love and romance 
in the form of a journal page created using oddments 
and scraps pasted to a page rather than throwing away 
as today is my Wedding Anniversary,,

Saved from a magazine you could read many things 
into this lovely ladies pensive thoughts.

The tag was created using rice paper although a separate image 
from the lady above I thought the resemblance of the two was 
uncanny and reminds me of a scene from the big silver screen..

words some may think quite slushy, it's how I felt 
back then and still do today having found my soulmate..

Three little tags with various strings all things I've been working with 
this past month including embroidery floss, lace (of course) and elastic 
for face coverings which have sadly become a staple stash resource.

Tucked neatly into the tag pocket although we don't make a fuss after 27 years 
those little date reminders may find their way under hubbies dinner plate or
just tied to the handle of his morning cuppa... got to keep him on his toes 😁

Wishing you all a lovely day, 
stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx 

Sharing today's creativity with: 

A Vintage Journey ~ Tag You're It!
Try it on Tuesday ~ Words & Numbers
Art Journal Journey ~ Alison's Theme Pockets & Tags

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Whats on my Wednesday work desk #584

 Hello everyone, 

It's been a month since I last shared What's on my Wednesday Workdesk 
@ Julia's stamping ground and with the recent heat wave there's nada 
creativity in the cool craft corner or the upstairs crafty sauna... 
it's just too darn hot!!! 

Thanks to feedback I took advice from those lovely comments left
about the piece below and had a crafty Sunday afternoon in the 
garden pasting it onto a plywood tray adding extras to fill any 
gaps. It does look pleasing framed even if I say so myself..

So with nothing on my desk I can share here's some unseen July makes.
A needle book I made for my Daughter similar to the one on the right 
blogged earlier this year as one of my Paperbabe Stamps DT makes. 

Needle and thread is a lifeline you'll need it somewhere in life..

A patchwork heart another little something for my sweet Daughter 
made with scrap material once used to make cushions for her bedroom. 
Filled with dried garden lavender, she now has a little piece of home 
to take in the aroma when those homesick moments come to visit ...

and here's a close up of Frida just because she's *AWESOME!!*

A change in routine means no free time on Wednesdays to 
share my desk and get around to visit you all so it maybe 
a monthly desk share from me until further notice... 

Look forward to seeing whats on yours. 

Stay Safe 
Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Friday 7 August 2020


Hello Creative Friends 

I'm extremely honoured to be Augusts Guest Designer 

Over the moon way back in March when chosen by the 
Design Team as their winner I'm here today sharing my 
GD mixed media creation and how it came to be...

It all started with a single Studio Light stamp laying 
down colour on the image I'd stamped out multiple times.. 

then building up the background with a mix of media 
including beaded pearls, sequins and scraps of lace.

When happy with my colour choice I cut out three images 
teasing their shape with a ball tool, my favourite tool 
to breakdown paper fibres allowing me to manipulate and 
define those fine details found within the stamps design.

When applied to the background you can see why the ball tool 
is a favourite just look how much dimension can be achieved 
with just one little tool.


Wrapping the sea urchin with silk yarn applying extra embellishments
the seahorse gently rest on top partially camouflaged against the layers.
Bright pops of colour dabbed and dripped around the page 
my underwater mixed media creation is complete.. 
Many thanks to the team for having me as 
Guest Designer this month it's been a pleasure. 

pop on over for more inspiration and join in with the challenge.

Sending best wishes your way 
stay safe & creative everyone

Tracey xx

Sharing today with: 

Country View Challenges ~ I do like to be beside the seaside
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use your favourite tool

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Abstract TAD and a #Christmas Tag for Tuesday..

Hello creative friends, 

It's all about abstract over @ Rains Thursday Art Date
something that quite scares me but really most of my 
journal backgrounds begin their journey as abstracts..
Here's a piece I finished recently of my pup Freya 
in the style of Jennifer Steck's Patchwork Pets..
Poor Freya had an allergic reaction to a sting last weekend 😟 
A swollen eye and nose she's been feeling very sorry for herself 
this week but on the mend now and back to chasing wasps today. 

and just for fun..  
As the definition of Abstract is *existing in thought or as an 
idea but not having a physical or concrete existence* I give you 
Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man embracing the season..!! 

This years family Christmas card maybe?? 😂
Hope this one raises a smile 😏

Stay safe everyone
Creative Hugs 

Tracey xx 

Sharing with: 
Try it on Tuesday ~ Words/or Numbers