My First Challenge!

My friend Stephanne has become a guest designer for Kellie's Monthly Sketch Challenge so I thought I would have a go at this month's challenge which has some great Motivet Stamps on offer. The Sketch looks like this.

I have never entered a challenge before and have no idea what I am doing but this is what I came up with.

The stamp is from Dimension Fourth and I have paper pieced some parts of the bear and coloured in others. The background paper is taken from an Artylicious CD-Rom by Glenda Waterworth which has some lovely patterns on it. I finished up with one made flower and one from my stash and a charm.

I just have to work out how to add it onto Kellie's Blog now!

Have a great week!

Tracey x

A Craft Room at Last!

We have come back from our lovely holiday and rather than feel the usual post holiday blues I am actually really excited because my lovely hubby has said that I can move all of my crafting stuff into the dining room which we never use! I think he was getting a bit fed up with the mess in the family room and at least I can close the door on the dining room and he won't have to look at it!

So this week we got the old dining room table out of storage, and I moved all of my stuff in (and ordered a few more bits of course because now I have more room to store it). I was even treated to a new computer and printer (hadn't realised he was that keen for the mess to disappear or I would have asked earlier!)

Anyway what with that and the kids still being on summer holidays I have not had a great deal of time to make cards this week. I needed to make some for a couple for friends so I made some really quick ones up on the computer. Cheating I know and not alot of talent involved, but I like how they turned out none the less.

The first card is for my hubby to say thankyou.

The next one is for my friend and her hubby who celebrate their wedding anniversary soon.

There is actually some glitter dust around the heart but it has not come out very clearly on the photo. This one is for one of my dear friends who was wearing a scarf that I really liked so she bought me one.

I did add a little glitter dust to some of the petals, the card looks more striking than on the photo. Finally I was looking through the images on Microsoft and found this kind of tribal image and wondered how it would work for a teenage boys birthday card.

This was the result. I added a bit of bling for his eyes too. I quite like it, my son who is two years off being a teenager liked it so I may keep it in mind.

Finally we had grandad over for fish and chips on Friday and he looked really well. We had a lovely evening with him and the kids were really excited to see him. He was saying that he looks in on my blog so I just would like to say hi to grandad!

I am off to look blog hop with a quick cup of tea before we head of to my sister-in-laws for a family get together. Have a great week all!

Tracey x

Blog Awards Thanks to Stephanne xx

I am still on my hols at the moment but as it is raining I thought that I would do a spot of blog hopping and saw that I have received two blog awards from my friend Stephanne.

I wish I could pass these awards back to this talented lady who has taught me so much over the last few months with her beautiful cards, perfect colouring in and sense of humour! Definately a blog to check out on a rainy day such as this, please take a look yourselves. Thanks again Stephanne. I will forward these awards on to someone else on my return from holiday.

Enjoy your week! Tracey x

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