Friday, December 23, 2011


Only 3 more sleeps here until the man in red comes, and boy are the girls excited. 

Being Thursday, I have a new Deconstructed sketch to show you, and this sketch was lots of fun as usual.

I didn't make many of my Christmas cards this year (gasp), so I welcomed the opportunity to create a Christmas card using this weeks sketch.

Here's Jen's sketch #32......


And here's my card.......


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I used a Lawn Fawn stamp, which I love. The bauble, clasp and bow are all separate stamps that I have stamped together to make one image. After coloring the image with copic markers I used October Afternoon papers, twinery twine, prima gems, and an SRM sticker to complete my card. Honestly, it's still a bit too plain for my liking, and I would prefer a few more embellishments, but I just rolled with it this week.

Make sure you visit all of the fabulous DT girls and see what they have done with Jen's sketch.

...and then pop on over to jen's blog and play along. Today's sketch lasts for two weeks due to the holiday break. Merry Christmas everyone, and enjoy the holidays.

Tracey. XO.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


If you're looking for The Greeting Farm's 3rd annual customer blog hop then you've come to the right place. If you haven't started at the beginning then head over to THE GREETING FARM BLOG where you'll find a master list of the blog order. If, on the other hand, you're part way through the hop, then read on for some holiday inspiration. I can't wait to visit everyones blog myself. What a huge hop. This is going to be so much fun.

You might also want to check out the TGF blog to see how to win one of THREE fab prizes during today's hop! Yes, THREE!

I have two projects to share with you today. My first is in the general category and is a tag using  CREEPER SATURDAY from TGF. He is one super-cool dude. Here he is.........


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I stamped him with Memento ink onto Xpress blending card then colored him using copic markers. Some MME paper and embellies, prima button, twinery twine, and there you have my cute little tag.


Secondly, I have my holiday project to share. CREEPER SUNDAY was feeling lonely, and wanted to be inked up so I paper-pieced his scarf to make him look Christmassy. Here is my project.....


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Unfortunately, my bauble was difficult to photograph. Don't look too closely or you can see me taking the photo in the bauble. I found this Christmas tree decoration in my local office supplies store that you open up and insert a photo into. So immediately I thought of how cute some of my Greeting Farm friends would look instead of plain old photos. I also stamped a sentiment from the Xmas Sweeties set onto the tag to decorate the bauble.

I hope you like my projects.

I'm off to hop now. Have fun everyone, and have a wonderful festive season with your family and friends. 


Friday, December 16, 2011


Hi there Greeting Farm "groupies". 

Today, being Thursday, is our throwback day, and being the holiday season, we are delighted to bring you our super-special HOLIDAY THROWBACK. All of the farmers have created a holiday project using older TGF stamps.

I have used one of my favorite TGF sets, called XMAS SWEETIES. It was actually one of my first TGF purchases ever, and I have used both Anya and Ian together on my card.


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I used Jen's sketch today for my card. This card came together really easily this week due to Jen and her amazing sketch. Here's this weeks sketch, #31.



I've kind of flipped it upside down, but not really changed much else. The glittery cardstock that I used for the snow drift hasn't photographed too well, but other than that, I am kind of pleased with the finished project. 

So make sure you check out jens deconstructed sketch for all the info, and also visit all the fab DT for some amazing inspiration.....

The Deconstructed Sketch Girls

And last but not least, don't forget to visit all the Greeting Farm Farmers to check out their HOLIDAY THROWBACK PROJECTS.



I'm so excited about the upcoming  THIRD ANNUAL CUSTOMER BLOG HOP on the 19th of December. See you all there,

Tracey XO.

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's A deconstructed throwback!

Hi there,

Today i am hosting the Thursday Throwback at TGF, and being Thursday it's also time for another Deconstructed Sketch Challenge with the fabulous Jen Shults.

Here is Jen's amazing sketch.......



....and here is the card i made based on Jen's sketch. I hope you like it.


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I mainly used October Afternoon's new Farmhouse paper pad, and also my favorite Crate paper denim DP for Creeper Leslie's jeans. When i was finished it seemed like something was missing so i fossicked until i found some very old denim from my DD's jeans from many years ago, and it was just what i needed to give the finishing touch to my card. 

It's a fairly cas card for me, but i kind of like that those gorgeous October Afternoon papers get to shine.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out Jen's challenge blog here and join in the fun.Make sure you check out all the fabulous DT creations too.


The Deconstructed Sketch Girls

 I am totally hooked on sketches now, and rarely make a card without one.

Have a crafty week,

Tracey. XO.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Hi there, how time flies. How did December arrive so quickly? My 4 kiddoes only have 3 days of school left until they start their 9 week Summer break, and boy are they excited! I am excited about having them home, and I am also excited about all the latest news over at The Greeting Farm.

Firstly, signup is now open for the THIRD ANNUAL CUSTOMER BLOG HOP over at The Farm. Get all the details HERE . It sounds like awesome fun, and i can't wait to join in. Make sure you sign up and join in all the fun, and maybe win a cool prize too.



The other uber-exciting news is all about The Greeting Farms DT call for a new revamped "SHOWCASE" Team for the next 6 months. TGF don't have open DT calls very often, so don't miss out. It is so simple to enter, and SO much fun to be on the team. You can find all the deets HERE


That's all for me for today.

I'm working on a few holiday projects that should be ready to share soon.

Hope you have a "crafty" weekend,


Friday, December 2, 2011


Today is Thursday which means Deconstructed Sketch time, my favorite day of the week.

As it is the first sketch of the month, we are proudly sponsored this week by the lovely Sparkle Smith of  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.

One lucky person will win both  Charlotte with a Rose and Scooter Chloe. How exciting! I just happened to use Scooter Chloe for my card today, and she was so much fun to color and paper piece.

So without further ado, here is this weeks fabulous sketch, which i have both flipped and the rotated as well.........



......and my card...........


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So check out all the deconstructed girls' blogs (in my sidebar), and join in for your chance to win two Sparkle Creations stamps.

Good luck and have fun,