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Friday, August 21, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Best Thoughts

Hi there! I thought I would spend a bit of time colouring.  This is the first time I've used the SU! Hostess set call Best Thoughts.  I like the simplicity of this.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wonderful friend

Still practising colouring.  This is one of the first stamps I ever bought (a long time ago now!) 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Trying to get my craftiness back!

Hi! I know it's been a wee while!  I'm trying to recover from work and a really amazing holiday in total luxury and get my craftiness back (and trying to de-clutter my craft room at the same time!!)
I'm going to try and post every day.. or nearly every day.  Bear with me while I use up lots of stuff that's lying around.. then I'll get on to all the new goodies!!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Hello! I've not made anything for ages but these dies from Sizzix for Craft Asylum are just so much fun!  The backing paper is Painted Blooms by Penny Black.

Loved making this.. hoping the recipient likes it too! 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Got the sewing bug!

Hi! Sarah and I have been caught be the sewing bee bug today! And now that we are a "multi-sewing machine" house we were both able to craft together!   Patchwork placemats to practice with today. Sarah chose love hearts and dots.. and I went more autumnal! 

Not perfect, but definitely unique!

So only one of my four mitred corners actually worked.. but I don't mind. I now know what I did wrong!  Gotta start somewhere! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I am so rubbish!

oh dear, oh dear... I am so rubbish at posting regularly. I can't believe it's been so long since my last post.   I'm going to try and turn over a new leaf and post more often.  So just to say hello, I'm back, here are two recent makes!

I coloured this stamp using my chameleon pens.. still very much in practice mode! 

The stamp and fox die are from Taylored Expressions.

Hope you like them!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake Box... not claiming these as my idea.. check out the many many variations on Pinterest.   

Soooooo much fun... and sooooo easy! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Second attempt!

Chameleons: First Attempt & Initial Thoughts

Hi! Well, finally got some time to play with my new pens! What a week it's been so far.

This is my first attempt with the new Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom stamp.  And I have to say I'm really pleased with the results - the effect of the blending solution is amazing and truly does give a "One Pen Blend".  It gives a very smooth blend - it's not as harsh as other blenders. This flower is coloured using YO3 (Warm Sunset), with just a touch of OR4 (Seville Orange) in the centre.

So what do they feel like to work with?  Great! The tops come off easily, they are well balanced, and the blending time isn't long at all - shorter than it takes to blend with multiple pens. 
As for economy - no more going over and over light and dark to achieve the blend - the pens do it all for you so you must be saving on very expensive ink and blending solution!
And... all the parts are refillable/replaceable. 
Value for money? at £89.99 there is no doubt they are expensive but my initial view is that they are good value for money - they will last a lifetime! (as long as the refills are available!) 

Now.. enough typing.. time to play some more! 

I hope this is helpful! 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chameleon Markers

New toy on the way!  Just ordered these new Chameleon Alcohol Markers.  

By using a blending solution which comes with each pen you get 1 pen which can do a whole range of shades from light to dark! 

Here's a link to the CHA 2014 exclusive premier... CLICK!

Wedding Card

Christmas Cards

Really needed to make a start on Christmas cards!! 

Monday, September 8, 2014


Hi! and a happy Monday everyone!  It's a lovely day here in central Scotland - feeling very autumnal though (brrrr!) It doesn't seem like two months since the summer holidays!  I think I might have to look through the photos to remind myself! 

I've been having a play with some new stamps from Stampin' Up!  Hello Love, Chalk Lines and Draw the Line.  I absolutely love this little bird.. I know it's simple and so easy to colour but I just think it's so cute! 

Not sure what to get up to today. The craft room is looking tidier than it's been in a long time so I should be feeling motivated!  Lets see.. do I craft, or do I just procraftinate!! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Naughty and Nice

Hi! This is the second of the two new Visible Image stamp sets that I bought recently.  This one is called Molly Rules. 
She is just brilliant to colour!  And the little accent stamps - splodge, skull and barbed wire - just really add to it! 

I coloured her with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I used some Pink Wink of Stella glitter just as an accent.

Monday, September 1, 2014

You Rock!

Hi!  Brilliant day today.. three of the best things combined.. craft shopping, girly lunch and now some crafty time! 

Been playing with my new Visible Image stamps.. some of my latest haul from my not-so-local-but-brilliant craft shop in Cupar (Fife) called Mc Oyster Papercrafts at Poles Apart.  They have an absolutely brilliant range of goodies.

Love this guy.. so cool!  Made this card to carry on practising with my copics and promarkers. Love the combo of Twilight Sky and Denim Blue for the jeans.

Hope you like it! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

First Christmas cards

Well it's been ages since I last posted. Time has been disappearing!  Never enough time to craft and too many distractions. I'm going to try and change all that though, and try to get back to regular posts - I was getting better earlier in the year. 
I don't usually buy craft magazines but I had to get this months edition of Quick Cards Made Easy just so I could get my hands on these lovely Tiddly Inks stamps.  Three little Christmassy Wryns!  I hadn't intended to make cards with these, I was just practising colouring. But then I thought no point wasting them!

So here she is, coloured with a mix of Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers.  I will add a bit of bling to them (as soon as my clear Wink of Stella pen arrives!) 

Sunday, June 22, 2014



These little guys are a work in progress - great for kids, but really would be great if they were personalised.  So I've left them like this for now.

I think I might try and make some more on triangular cards so you don't see the background and I might try the tri-fold that would make them free standing... hmmm, time to experiment I think!

The dies are from Taylored Expressions.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Another Puzzle!

A variation on my previous card (had to use up the pieces!!)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Two new Stampin Up cards

If you'd like to check out more about Stampin' Up! then pop over to Blue Daisy Daydreams - you'll find the link on the left!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happy Bird-Day

Practicing colouring with my new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MTDS Challenge

This is the card I made for the most recent challenge over at MTDS - check out this link for the details. If you want to enter you only have a couple of days left!

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's my day!

Hi! This was my design team card for Saturday 14th June at Make the Day Special!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Baby Giraffe

Going for 3 days in a row - last of the cute baby animals - and isn't the giraffe just gorgeous!?
There's just so much detail on this die.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Baby Hippo

As promised, another die cut card - this time it's the Baby Hippo!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Baby Lion

Hi! A change from colouring.. a wee bit of cute and detailed die cutting.  Love this cute little baby lion from Cottage Cutz!

The alphabet is Spellbinders. 

More die cutting to come in the next few days! 

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts