Monday, 13 September 2021

Fragile Fragments

Morning everyone, today I am showcasing my Border Stamp "Fragile Fragments" #538 combined with my A6 Stamp Quirky Friends #466.

I love the heart stamp, so many possibilites. Today I have created a little video for you to showcase the step by steps. Video is below:

I hope you enjoy the video and feel inspired to create.

Below are some close up shots of the card and one of the main reasons I have finalised a blog post so that you can zoom in on all the detail which is often missed in a video.




Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Tracy x x 





Thursday, 5 August 2021

Indulge In Daisies

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well.

Today I have a card using my latest release.

Begin by adding low tack tape around the edges of the card, to leave an aperture in the centre in which we blend Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon in the backgroun of your card. Stamp the A7 Daisy stsamp "Indulge in Daisies" #541 with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink. Blot the image with copier paper and then add touches of further colour to the petals with gel pens.

From this close up you can see the brightness the gel pens bring to the design.

I have also included a papercast of the leaf, to bring further texture to my piece.

Atouch of machine stitching adds further interest and texture to the design.

The pop of black and white also add brightness to the piece and the black washi tape echoes the black stamping in the background along with the black stitching.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the close ups in this design, I loved creating this piece.

Tracy

xxx







Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Poppy Card

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. Today I thought I would pop by and share a youtube video with you and some close up photos of my Poppy card.

Nice simple card, but maybe if you are not one of those watching the football tonight lol, you can catch up on the video in some quiet time.

Below are some close up photos so you can see the detail further.





I have added the youtube vide below. Sometimes I think close up pictures show the detail a little better. I hope you enjoy the process.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tracy 

xx



Monday, 7 June 2021

New Release and Simple Iris Card

Morning everyone, hope you are well.

Today I am showcasing my new release and I also have a new YouTube video with my Iris Border Stamp #333.





 

I am so delighted with this first part of my June release.  I have two A5 stamps, a Border Stamp, An A6 Stamp and an A7 Stamp, a wonderful mixture that all combine beautifully with my previous releases.

The Ticketed Snippets was designed to act as embellishments but also stand alone stamps, and to also extend the useability of my previous releases.

These stamps have been showcased this weekend on The Craft Store and you can still watch the shows on catch up, if you wish to see them in more detail.

Over the coming weeks I will be adding lots of inspiration and videos to showcase how I use them. In my first samples, I found these designs so easy to use and I am so inspired to create lots more. I have also ensured that this stamps will work perfectly with the second half of my release at the end of June.

I loved creating this card, simple but so effective.

Below there is the step by step video for this card. I hope you enjoy the process.


I will add some close up photos below so that you can see all the beautiful detail.




Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your support.

Tracy x x



Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Hare

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well and having a good week.

Today I am showcasing my Hare border stamp #369, it is so lovely to revisit the older stamp sets.

I love the vibrancy of this piece and how the hare rests upon the triangles. 

The hare was coloured with Dina Wakley Paints. I applied the paints to a piece of white card with my brayer and then stamped the hare onto the background.

The triangles were also coloured with Dina Wakley Paints, cutting out the triangles using the triangular stencil and stamping some of the background stamp onto the triangles. The background stamp is part of the hare border stamp.

I also added a touch of background stamping using my The Great Outdoors stamp set #370. There is a fabulous background stamp on this set.

I also incorporated a Mini Marquee Letter and Index Clip from Tim Holtz.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tracy x x 



Thursday, 22 April 2021

Plant Your Dreams

Morning everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying some of the sunshine we have been having.

Today I have a card for you along with step by steps on a YouTube Video, video below.

I have also included close up photos of my card so that you can see all the layered detail.

This is a nice simple card to create and I love how all the layers are clearly visible.




The close up phtots really highlight all the layers and you can clearly see each layer and I love the tone on tone stamping too.

Below is the step by step video.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



Monday, 5 April 2021

Butterfly with Hibiscus

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and have enjoyed the Easter weekend.

I have a card for you today incorporating the Hibiscus and Through The Meadows Stamp Sets.

I have recorded a video for you which you will find below.

I love how this one came together and I hope you enjoy the process in the video.






I have added the photos above so that you can really see the close up detail in the background detail.

Thanks so much for stoppin by. Tracy x x 






Friday, 19 March 2021

Tag Book

Morning everyone, hope you are all well.

Today I am showcasing a Tag Book, which is a workshop I will be teaching on 14th-16th May 2021, start time 10am. If you are unable to join live, you can watch at your convenience. The workshop is £20 and if you would like to join, please feel free to email me - tracy@craft-addicts.co.uk. 

I adore the colours on this book and all the layers and textures. I created all the backgrounds with paint.

Each of these pictures shows the detail on each page. The colours are so uplifting.






I will definitely be working with these colours again, they work so well.



These are all the stamps showcased in my accordion, all from my new March release.