Thursday 24 February 2011

Punked !

I have been playing with one of my new border punches

The butterfly was stamped onto patterned paper, handcut and then adorned with pearls and Stickles
The ribbon was a gift from my dear friend Anita, thanks hon

Next are my Steampunk ATC's for the Stampman swap this month, thanks for the cool theme ladies
The cogs are Gadget Gears by Tim Holtz, they have been die-cut, inked and coated in UTEE. Other metal doodads are from my toolbox and stash, the little white flowers are metal from a pair of ear-rings I saw in a charity shop, they were never intended for my ears ( far too Bet Lynch for my taste lol) but lovely as embellishments for crafty stuff.
The larger metal flowers are Tim Holtz and the watch parts are all from old watches kindly given to me by mum, dad and grandad

A massive thankyou to Deidre for my beautiful flowers, she brought them into the shop and they immediately made me smile, thankyou honey, they are like a little ray of sunshine.

I have been given the following award by the ever lovely Sandra, thankyou honey
I now need to reveal something unusual about myself and then pass this along to 8  deserving bloggers

Ok  - for the unusual part - I hate having my hair cut, whilst most women enjoy pampering sessions and having their tresses caressed and teased into lush looking styles, the whole process leaves me cold and I put it off as long as I possibly can, to me it seems a completely unnecessary expense, I would much rather buy something cute for the kids or splash out on some new crafting goodies - Tim holtz will always beat John Frieda to my cash lol

And I am passing the award along to

 Also my lovely friend Nicki has posted a pay-it-forward challenge on her blog, here is how it goes :

 Pay it forward for creative people!! --

I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment on this post. You must in turn, promise to post this and send something you made to the first 5 people who reply. It must be sent within sometime during 2011. It can be anything you have made - Card, Postcard, Atc, etc.

So if you would like something handmade from me, post a comment and the first five will receive something in the post in the next couple of weeks, I will contact you for your address.


  1. Wow!! I love your new punches, your Atc's are stunning too!!

    Thanks for the award:), I will post it at the weekend:).

    Your flowers are beautiful for a beautiful person.

    Count me in too.

    Miss you hon.

  2. Yayyy, love your Steampunk ATCs.

    Thank you for the award. Now, what is unusual about me????? Hmm, spoilt for choice methinks, lol. Don't say a word!!! xxx

  3. Beautiful card Tracy oh and I lurve those ATC's fabulous work as always..
    your flowers are lovely too

  4. A lovely card, also great atc's. would love to play along but dont have a blog. have fun playing.xx

  5. oh wow hun what an amazing post,gosh love those flowers,and the punches on your card,look stunning,atcs,brilliant, bless your heart hun for the award,its so kind of you,I will add your name to my side bar,as already have this but have other awards,which I am passing on real soon,thanks again sweetie,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  6. Beautiful card, lovely ATC and what lovely friends you have!!! Thanks for the award, will have to think about that one! Awww just missed out on the pay it forward! I am hoping to call in to you tomorrow!!!
    oh BTW love the new blog look!


  7. Thank you!!!! I actually held my breath untill I rolled the mouse over my name, just in case it was some other Paula. :D
    How do you decide what to put on an ATC? I usually get the first embellie, then doubt about the second and get totally stucked by the third. That´s where my work ends.

  8. Love the ATCs they are just fab! Cute card also. :) Anesha

  9. I absolutely love your butterfly 'Thank You' card the delicate colours are beautiful......and again I LOVE your steampunk ATCs.....just gorgeous as well!

    Ali x

  10. wow - some lovely cards there - and love the steampunk ones x

  11. wow.... awesome work you did on the card and atc's.
    Thank you for passing on this award to me hon.
    Hope you'll have an awesome weekend.

  12. Love the card particularly the butterfly and the steampunk work is awesome

  13. What beautiful creations! I love the gorgeous colours and the delicate butterfly on the first one. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too. Much appreciated x

  14. I love your card Tracey, that butterfly is stunning and the steampunk ATCs are out of this world, absolutely fabulous.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  15. Loving your card and your use of those beautiful papers. Fab ATCs as well. Annette

  16. Hi Tracey and thank you for the lovely visit to my blog! Your card and that butterfly are so pretty. Those ATC's are as cool as can be! I love to use old watch parts. The gears look like burlap! Great creations!

  17. Beautiful work as always. Love the pink of your card and the way you've made a little hook out of the nestie! Love it when you think outside the box. Thanks so much for the Blogger award which I'd post if I hadn't forgotten how to change my sidebar. (Can you remind me she whispers quietly). Sorry to be so long thanking you. Just got blogging again and the computer decided to get sulky and then totally spat its dummy out. Sigh. Love your ATCs too and your take on the steampunk theme xxx

  18. Absolutely loving your ATC's

  19. Love the ATC's Tracy and the Thank you card is just gorgeous especially love the butterfly its stunning!!!

    Thanks you so much for my blog award it's really made my weekend!!! Love as always Chanelle xxx

  20. hello hunny ... how are you? aawwww still amazingly talented I see LOL. I'll drop you an email, for a good catch up :)

    By the way!!! How could you NOT love the hairdressers LOL.

  21. Wow you have some beautiful creations here, your box is beautiful - I love your flowers. Your card and ATC's are fab x

  22. Wonderful new border punches, you've made a beautiful card. And your steampunk ATCs are breathtaking.

  23. Love the punked stuff it's very pretty but what is steamed punk ( Ithink I missed that boat). Mad


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