Friday, December 20, 2013

INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~SEEING DOUBLE~


This week's inspirational theme at LaLaLand crafts is

SEEING DOUBLE

I have used 2 sunflower stamps, 2 bee stamps, 2 patterned papers, 2 dies, 2 ribbons, and I even have 2 mistakes! See if you can spot them.

Here is my card



STAMPS

COPICS
Pot- E01, E04, E95, E97, E08, E09
Flowers- Y11, Y35, Y38, E15
E41, E44, E47, E49
Leaves- G40, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, G17
Bees- R30, Y35, Y38, E15
W0, W02, W05, W08
Grass- YG97, YG99, YG63, YG67
Clouds and sky- C0, C02, C03, B60, B63, BG0000, BG000

If you didn't find my mistakes, that's because I tried really hard to cover them up! The two cloud dies are sitting on top of 2 big black smudges from when I stamped the sentiment on right at the end. Grrrr!

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La La Land's Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Tracey XO



Thursday, December 19, 2013

PEACE ~DS131~

It's time for a new Deconstructed sketch.

Here's my card….




This one was super-quick to put together, which is always handy at this time of year.

Here's Jen's fabulous sketch….




You can check out all of the DT girl's blogs below.....





We would love you to join in the fun and link up your creation on The Deconstructed Sketch blog HERE

Have a great week.

Hugs,

Tracey XO




Friday, December 13, 2013

INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~~ALTER SOMETHING~~

It's Inspiration Friday over at LaLaLand crafts and our theme for this week is

ALTER SOMETHING

I picked up some cute little Mason jars at my local haberdashery store a couple of days ago, and thought it would be fun to alter

I am totally inspired once again by my dear friend Bernie, who has made lots of these jars for our new store window display. She is just so artistic and talented.




I have used Graphic 45 Christmas papers and a little strip of spotted vellum to let the light shine through.

The candle is sitting in a nest of epsom salts.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La La Land's Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Tracey XO

Thursday, December 12, 2013

DS130 ~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS~

It's time for a new Deconstructed sketch.

With all the busy-ness of the festive season, I decided on a quick and easy card this week.


I used some gorgeous G45 papers, with the central panel already printed up the right size for my card. I think it was 3" X 4"

Here's Jen's fab sketch.



You can check out all of the DT girl's blogs below.....





We would love you to join in the fun and link up your creation on The Deconstructed Sketch blog HERE

Have a great week. I'll be back tomorrow with a gift to match tonight's card.

Hugs,

Tracey XO

Friday, December 6, 2013

INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~BLUE, BROWN AND WHITE~


We have a colour-inspiration this week over at LaLaLand crafts and the colours are 

BLUE,  BROWN AND WHITE

STAMP

DIE

COPICS
Skin- E000, E00, E21, E11, R30
Hair- E21, E25, E29
Shoes- E21, E23, E25, E29, BG70, W2, W4, W6, W8
Lantern- W00, W2, W4, Y31, Y21,
Shading- Dress-E42,
Shading-Jacket- BG72, B95, B97

I have paper-pieced Marci's clothes again this week, including the little scallops on her coat.
I find that if I added some copic shading onto the paper-pieced pieces, they look more three-dimensional.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La La Land's Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Tracey XO



Thursday, December 5, 2013

DS129 ~#1 COACH~

Hi there.
I'm here with a new Deconstructed sketch for you to try.

It's my DD#4's Under 12 basketball grand final this weekend and it is our job to purchase the coach a thank you gift on behalf of all the girls.

So, I used this week's sketch to make his card…..


I used the team's colours to personalise the card, and of course bling is an essential element of a card from seven ten and eleven year old girls.(even if the coach is male!)

And here is Jen's sketch, awesome as usual.



You can check out all of the DT girl's blogs below.....





We would love you to join in the fun and link up your creation on The Deconstructed Sketch blog HERE

Good luck to Daisy for her basketball grand final too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tracey.




Friday, November 29, 2013

INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~PINK CHRISTMAS~



Hi there. Our theme this week over at LaLaLand crafts is "PINK CHRISTMAS"

Here is my card…


STAMP
Christmas ornament marcihttp://shop.lalalandcrafts.com/Christmas-Ornament-Marci-w-Sentiments-Rubber-Stamp-5179.htm

DIESChristmas treehttp://shop.lalalandcrafts.com/Christmas-Tree-Die-8024.htmFolding bannershttp://shop.lalalandcrafts.com/Folding-Banners-Die-set-of-2-8041.htm


COPICSSkin- E000, E00, E21, E11, R20Hair- Y21, YR24, E15Socks- W0, W2, W4Shoes- E71, E74, E77, E79Shading- RV52, RV55, E71, E74


I paper-pieced Marci's dress, cardigan, and the Christmas bauble, and added some shading to the patterned paper using my copics.


Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La La Land's Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Tracey XO




YNS FRIDAY CHALLENGE

Hi there.

Today is my last post for YNS as November's guest designer.

I have used the photo inspiration for my card today.

I hope you like it….


My card...


Be sure to pop in to the YNS CHALLENGE BLOG for some inspiration.

Thanks Karen for having me on the team for November.

Hugs,

Tracey XO

Thursday, November 28, 2013

AIRBRUSHING TUTORIAL

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.

I just wanted to let you know that I have just posted a tutorial on "HOW TO AIRBRUSH A SNOWY BACKGROUND WITH COPICS" on the LaLaLand crafts blog.

This is the card I made….


If you would like to see how I made the background behind Luka, you can view the entire tutorial HERE

I'd love to know what you thought of my tutorial so I can improve next time.

Oh, and if you are wondering who the "hand model" is in the tutorial, it's my DD#2. Those hands are WAY too young and smooth to be mine.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tracey XO

Sunday, November 24, 2013

YOUR NEXT STAMP ~AFTER PARTY~

Hi there.
 I hope you all enjoyed the YNS new release blog hop.

Today I have a card to share with you for the YNS new release AFTER PARTY.



You can find this sweet new release in the YNS STORE

Make sure you hop along with the DT ladies below for some more inspiration and celebration.









Thanks for stopping by,

Tracey XO

Friday, November 22, 2013

INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~BANNERS~


Hi there. It's Inspiration Friday over at La La Land Crafts and our theme this week is BANNERS.

Team Monday has already wowed you with their creations and now it's Team Monday's turn for the spotlight.

Here is my card…..





STAMP
Picture perfect Marci



DIES
Grass border die
Heart banner die
Cloud, sun and island set dies



COPICS
Skin
E000, E00, E21, E11, R30
Hair
E21, E25, E29, YR23
Top
YR30, Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27
R00, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39
W00, W2, W4, W7, W10
Frame
W00, W2, W4, W7, W10
YR23, Y21



Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La La Land's Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Tracey X



YOUR NEXT STAMP BLOG HOP







Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp November New Release Blog Hop! We have several adorable new stamp sets, and an amazing new die set being released today! You can find them all NOW at the Your Next Stamp Store!


Here's a little snippet again of my card…..





The hop begins on Julie's Blog, and if you've been hopping along then you should have arrived from Kerri's blog. If you leave comments on all of the DT blogs you could win a stamp set of your choice as well as a pack of YNS Gumdrops!






For my project today, I have made a Christmas card.




I've used "Brandi-Darling Diva Collection" with one of the accompanying sentiments.

You can find this stamp and all the other new products released today in the YNS store HERE


As always, Karen is offering a fabulous hop discount! You will receive 15% off your entire order through November 27th!





You can also find YNS on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/yournextstamp) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/yournextstamp/).

Now it's time to hop on over to LAURA'S BLOG, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go! Happy hopping and shopping!








Thursday, November 21, 2013

YNS ~SNEAK PEEK~

Hi there.

YOUR NEXT STAMP are celebrating their new release tomorrow with a blog hop. It's going to be a lot of fun. 

Just to get you in the mood I have a sneak peek to share with you of my card for the hop.




We would love you to pop back in tomorrow to join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Tracey XO

DS128 ~HAPPY BIRTHDAY~

It's my Mum's Birthday tomorrow, and I have used this week's new Deconstructed sketch to make her card. It's a bit different from my usual style, but I think she will like it.




I've used Graphic 45 papers, a few different dies and a text stamp from Penny Black. You're probably thinking hmmmm… she hasn't used her copics, but you would be wrong if you are. The antique looking lace started white and I coloured it to match the papers.

Here's jen's awesome sketch….




You can check out all of the DT girl's blogs below.....





We would love you to join in the fun and link up your creation on The Deconstructed Sketch blog HERE

Have a great week, and Happy Birthday to my lovely Mum.

Hugs,

Tracey XO


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TIDDLY INKS ~HI THERE FRIEND~

Today I have my second Tiddly Inks card to share with you as their Guest Designer.




I have used a cute little digital stamp called WRYN - beary much. I loved colouring this one up with my copics.

Make sure you visit the TIDDLY INKS CHALLENGE BLOG to be inspired by the wonderful DT samples.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Tracey XO

Friday, November 15, 2013

INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~ ABOUT A BOY~


This week's theme over at LaLaLand crafts is ABOUT A BOY.

I always struggle with boy cards, but had lots of fun colouring up this super-cute Luka. I must give credit to my dear friend Bernie for the card design, as she has already made a very similar card, and even included a little bag of bath crystals behind a cut-out circle in the card.

So here is my boy-themed card…...



I hope you like it.

STAMP

COPICS
Skin
E000, E00, E21, E11, R30
Hair
E21, E25, E29
Bath
W00, W2, W4, W6
Claws
Y21, YR23, YR24
W4, B39
Bubbles
BG000, BG0000, BG72
Boat & accessories
E21, E25, E29,
B32, B34, B37, B39
G40, G43, G46
Ground
W2



Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La La Land Stamps and Dies too.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
Tracey X


YNS FRIDAY CHALLENGE

Today I have a card to share with you that I have made for November's Friday challenge over at YOUR NEXT STAMP CHALLENGE BLOG




I've used Fhiona's gingerbread house rubber stamp from YNS and coloured it in copic markers.

Peggy's awesome sketch was my inspiration for this card.





Make sure you visit the YNS challenge blog for lots more inspiration, and link up your project if you would like to join in the fun.

Hugs,

Tracey XO

Today I have a card to share with you that I've made for November's Friday challenge over at