Wednesday, July 29, 2009

**Michelle's Blog Candy Giveaway**

Pop on over to Michelle's gorgeous blog ~ ~ & take a peek at the fab blog candy she has on offer to celebrate her 2nd "Blogoversary" on August 4th :D
Entires are open worldwide & her candy is on offer until August 4th, 2009 at 17.00hrs GMT.
Leave a comment for Michelle & post on your blog about her candy giveaway to be in for your chance to win :D

Smiles, Tracey :D

Monday, July 13, 2009

**A Card For Kaitlyn**

Here's a card I made especially for Kaitlyn to enclose with my "Love Letters" cards :D
I want to acknowledge the fantastic work she does & her commitment to Love Letters & this is what I came up with.
I've layered the white card which has been embossed with my Cuttlebug "Hearts" folder & been wrapped with yellow grosgrain ribbon, onto the bright yellow base card & then layered another yellow/white panel onto that. The image is a sticker from the cute "Suzy's Zoo" range & tiny mulberry flowers & self adhesive rhinestones have been added to accent.
I seem to have a real LOVE of rhinestones right now!

Smiles, Tracey :D

**Love Letters ~ Random Cards Of Kindness**

Hi :D
Well here I am finally with another post on my poor, neglected blog! In spite of not updating this for a while I have been busily making cards to sell at my craft stall & also a few to send to "Love Letters" in the USA as you can see in the above photo :D
Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, Inc. was founded by a young woman named Kaitlyn Chana & volunteers from all over the world make cards to be given to children with life-threatening illnesses. I try & send an envelope of cards every 3-4 months & get a real buzz knowing that they are going to be given away to a sick child & hopefully bring a little bit of sunshine into their life in the process :D
I make each card using various embellishments/decorative items from my stash ~ anything from wrapping paper pictures; fabric cutouts; Cuttlebug words; stickers........ just whatever takes my fancy really!
If you ever have any cards that you are looking to donate to a great cause, pop on over to the Love Letters website ~ ~ & read more about how you can become a volunteer :D
Help bring smiles to a child with a random card of kindness! :D :D


Friday, June 12, 2009

Sarah's Great Blog Candy..... Check it out!

Pop on over to Sarah's blog ( for a chance to enter her awesome blog candy giveaway.
I'm a big fan of Sarah's blog & love popping over regularly to marvel over & admire her gorgeous cards :D
Her blog candy closes at 8pm on Sunday 14 June so there's only a couple more days to enter.....

Tracey :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Keryn :D

Whew! Can you believe it? Here's post number three for the day! I mean, after all I've been absent for around a month & then here I am happily posting away like there's no tomorrow! Guess it's either a "feast or a famine" as the saying goes! LOL!!
Although I haven't had time to update my blog until today I have been busily creating & the above card was one I made for my stamping buddy Keryn whose birthday was earlier this month.
Anyone who knows Keryn will know she's not really a "girly girl" so I took a bit of a risk using pink on my card but as I wanted to use my new cupcake stamp & had decided the icing was going to be pink right from the beginning, Keryn didn't get much choice! (Sorry matey!).
For the panel on the left, I've used New Zealand made embossed card which has been layered on a brown base & the cupcake stamp is from the "Montarga" range. Just to add to the "girly" look I couldn't resist adding a few light pink self adhesive rhinestones to the corners of the cupcake panel ~ not to mention the large pink rhinestone on the top of the cuppie!
I had a bit to trouble getting this card together for some reason ~ I don't know if it's because I always find it challenging to make a card for a fellow cardmaker/stamper or what ~ but I was thrilled with the end result :D
The smile on Keryn's face when I gave it to her kind of gave me the impression that I'd been forgiven for my outburst of "girly, girly" too ~ I think!
Until next time.....
Tracey :D

April "Aloha RAK" Card for Margie

Here's the card I made to send to Margie with my RAK package.

The layout I've used is one of my favourites :D

I layered bright pink card which I embossed with my Cuttlebug Hearts folder onto plain white cardstock, then added a strip of white card embossed with "Swiss Dots". The image I've used is a sticker from the "Suzy's Zoo" range & then I've added bright pink mulberry paper flowers & silver self adhesive rhinestones to finish.


April "Aloha RAK" ~ Thanks bunches Margie :D

Hiya Everyone :D
I've been "Missing In Action" from the blogging world recently so it's nice to be able to update my blog FINALLY!
A very special belated "THANKS" to my April Aloha RAK partner Margie from New York, USA( who sent me the fab goodies shown above, together with the card shown in the top photo :D
I was so excited to receive Margie's package of embellies, beads, clear stamps & the cute best friends card (which Margie left blank on the inside so I can use it ~ great idea!) & loved her card containing a special message too :D
Thanks so much for everything Margie :D I hope you enjoyed receiving my RAK package as much as I did receiving yours.
Smiles, Tracey