Saturday, 16 April 2011

Cricut Create Cover

Hi there I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend...the sun is shining and it is a lovely warm day here!

I have been really busy this week making a cover for my Cricut Create machine, I was surprised at how easy and straight forward it was to do! 

Once I had chosen my fabric (they are the colours that I want to do my craftroom) I cut out the material and lining and then stitched them seperately together, I then added the wadding in between so it would make it thicker and also protect my machine then stitched them all together using a stitch called stippling.  This is done using a special foot on your machine which allows free motion when sewing allowing you to do random stitching.  I really enjoyed this, so much in fact that I am now going to make matching covers for my Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur and sewing machine!

I've taken a couple of photos's for you to see.

As I make each of the other covers I will post photo's on my blog for you to see!

Happy Crafting!

Tracey xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I Won Some Lovely Blog Candy!

Hi everyone hope you have a lovely Tuesday...although it's early the sun is shining and hopefully it will warm up and be a great day!

I haven't been able to post any blogs since Friday as my laptop lead decided to go up in a puff of smoke! I was really lucky that it didn't affect my must be all the use it gets lol! I received my new one early this morning so now I am ready to go again!

I just wanted to post about my blog win :-) I entered Mandy's blog candy which ended on 7th April and won!!  Yipeeee, I was so pleased to win especially as it is my very first win too.  You really must pop over to her blog and have a look around! 

So,I want to say a big THANK YOU MANDY and I look forward to receiving and being able to play with my new goodies!

Happy crafting!


Friday, 8 April 2011

Copic Colour Blending Practice

Good morning to you all!  What another beautiful day the sun is shining here not a cloud in the's wonderful!

Today's post is to show you how I am doing with my Copics Class.  I've been practicing my blending with various colours on a rounded shape with the light source coming in from the right.  I don't think they look too bad but we shall see when Suzanne has marked them lol!

The next stage is to learn how to colour skin so today I am going to concentrate on colouring faces, arms and legs.  Although I have done a couple of cards already where I have coloured skin it is a bit difficult to master far they have all come out different and I am trying to come up with a colour combo that I like and feel comfortable with.  When I have some pics of them I will post them for you to see.

Ok now onto something else!  I'm trying to think ahead to when my craftroom is built and making plans of how I want it...which is hopefully going to be done by the end of August/September as we are doing the whole garden too, laying paving and putting in borders and lots of painting, good job I have a husband and two wonderful sons hehe lots of work for them...I'm the organiser...although I would be hands on too if I wasnt still suffering so bad with a torn muscle in my shoulder!  Anyway, I have decided to make some covers for my cricut create, cuttlebug and grand calibur.  I have had a look on the internet and youtube for some ideas and they dont seem too difficult to do (I hope lol).  So yesterday I spent a bit of time having a look for some nice matching materials to do them.  I found some lovely turquoise materials so I ordered them and they should arrive either today or tomorrow.  What I would like to do is take pictures of each stage and post it on here so you can all see how they are done...that is if the cover comes out ok lol! 

Right I am now off to do some copic practice.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Tracey xx

This Is Why I Need A Craft Room LOL!

Hi everyone, hope you are all well!  I thought I would give you a little insight into why I need a craft room.  Below is a photo of my craft things but compared to some other craft rooms I have been looking at my stash looks tiny lol!  But then again, once I have a craft room I will need to fill it (there is a method in my madness lol) and I shall thoroughly enjoy buying it all too hehe!

Also I have a photo of the copics I have so far...I do try to add to them every 2 weeks.  I have also just bought myself the copics airbrushing system but I haven't had time to play with it just yet as I have been trying to concentrate on my Copic Class homework...really must get going again on it! 

I will do another posting tomorrow...or should I say later today lol showing my copic colour blending practice.  Anyhoo I'm off to bed now so happy crafting!

Tracey xx

Friday, 1 April 2011

Colour Me Creative Challenge - Primary Colours

Hi again!  This post today will be a short one I'm afraid! 

I have this card to show you which is for the Colour Me Creative Challenge #14 which was a 'party' card to be done in primary colours.

I just used basic card stock with a balloon decorative paper that I downloaded off the web.  I then cut out some balloons with my cricut, I printed off a Party Time sentiment which I had also downloaded from the web, then coloured a topsy turvy cake image with copics.

Copic colours used are:

G14, YG06, YG11, B05, B02, B00, R29, R24, R22, Y06, Y02, Y00

Happy Crafting!

Tracey xx

My Very First Blog Award

OH MY GOODNESS!  I am so excited! Today I have received my very first blog award from the wonderful Brooke and the award is the 'Stylish Blogger Award'. 

This gift comes with the rules that I must follow in order to accept this award.


  1. Thank the person that gave this award to me and link it back to their blog.
  2. Share 8 things about myself.
  3. Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and am inspired by.
  4. Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!
  5. I need to go on each of my inspiring stampers sites and tell them that I think they are all winners in our stamping world and then have them pass along an award of recognition to some other lucky stylish bloggers out there.
Firstly then, I would like to thank Brooke for giving me this wonderful award!  Although we have not known each other long in the 'blog world' she has been a true inspiration to me!  She has such beautiful projects on her blog so make sure you visit her there and have a look around.

Now 8 things about myself:

  1. I would love to be able to drive a HGV lorry!
  2. My day to day job is a cake decorator
  3. I love camping and we have our own touring caravan
  4. My favourite drink is bacardi and coke
  5. I love the programme Holby City
  6. I am far too soft where my sons are concerned lol
  7. I am a chocoholic
  8. I would love to move to Cornwall and have a pretty little cottage
Now I would like to share this wonderful award with:

Please make sure you visit their blogs and have a look around!

I am very proud to have received this award...thank you again Brooke!  I am now going to visit them all and tell them what an inspiration they are to me.

Tracey xx

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