Friday 15 July 2011

Cards and gifts and ATC's oh my !!!

WARNING - long post - photo heavy catch up

Last weeks class cards, the first is an A5 simple card, papers are My Minds Eye

The second one is much smaller than it looks here, it actually only measures 3.5 inches square, I was inspired by the quilting technique my friend and Stampin' Up demonstrator has used previously, Yee Ting will be teaching this fantastic idea on 25th August at the shop, there are places morning and afternoon  - please ring the shop for details.

A quick and easy card I made in my lunch hour earlier in the week, I love using these shaped 12 x 12 scrapbook papers on cards

My sweet friend Sara popped in last week also and brought me this Gorjuss mug, she knows I can't resist anything Gorjuss - she saw it on her travels and thought of me - how sweet, I don't see so much of Sara as she has a fab new job and I do miss her, now every time I sip my coffee I will be reminded of her friendship. Thankyou Sara xxx

Anita bought me this fab little keepsake for the shop from her recent holiday, she said it suited the shop perfectly and I have to agree as some of my best friends have been made through the shop, I love it - thankyou Anita xxx

And now into this week, these are the cards I taught in class tuesday and wednesday, the first one is using Basic Grey papers

And this second one uses papers by Making Memories

And so on to the Running With Scissors ATC swap for June, here was the card I made, the theme was RECYCLING and I stipulated that green had to be incorporated somewhere on the ATC

I used corrugated card from an old box for the actual atc,which I painted with gesso and then overstamped with green ink and a crackle effect background stamp. I recycled a book page for the heart, a piece of green making memories packaging for the smaller heart and a vintage button, the sentiment is by Stampin' Up.

Below are the ATC's I received in return, we swap five

They are from left to right top row Anita, Helena and Nicki, bottom row, Su and Margaret, thankyou all so much for playing and swapping ladies, there were so many inspiring ideas this month.

July's theme is Circles and the requisite colour is yellow, if you would like to play along the details are on my website HERE, the thread for this month is HERE, you have until 31st July to get your 5 ATC's into the shop.

Finally I received this lovely stamp set from my friends Nicki and Anita today, they popped to Tilly's to make the most of the fantastic sale Denise has on at the moment and couldn't leave without treating me to these lush stamps - thanks girls xxx
Soooooooo, as much as I have whinged about NO CHRISTMAS stuff yet, I think I might have to join Chrissie, Marlene and Keitha in the 'christmas cards early brigade', because these little beauties are so not going to sit on my table unused, in fact......shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh................. can you hear that ? they are calling me to come and play !

Love and scrummy Santas
Tracey xxx


  1. You are lucky to have such wonderful generous friends Tracy but then you are obviously very special to them!!! Loving all you makes the papers are just beautiful and such pretty designs. Have a wonderful weekend. Love Chanelle xxx

  2. What an exciting post! lots of lovely cards and ATC's.
    Speaking of Christmas my 11 friends and I get together in November. We have 12 cards made for Christmas and swap with each other and leave with 12 different cards. We usually do it over a lunch. The great thing about this swap is that it doesn't have the calories of a cookie swap. You might want to do that at your shop,
    Hugs, Chris in Canada

  3. So many gorgeous pieces of art here Tracey!
    I feel guilty of making so little but now my printer has gone on the blink I have found myself struggling. Im used to printing off my own hotos any size I choose :(
    I have several Gorjuss stamps of which my favourite is Ruby. I also have I found My Family in a book. Ruby adorns my fav mug :0)))

  4. Wow, how busy have you been, lots of great cards. Lots of lovely gifts too, love the gorjuss mug. Love Sandra x

  5. Thank you for being my blog guest today! :)

  6. Hi Tracey,
    I love the cards that you have shared with us today. Especially love the yellow one, it's soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations with us all. How I would love to come and join in with one of your classes. Have you ever thought about on line clases for us international girlies?
    Lots of love

  7. Lovely cards and ATC's,

    I am jealous you have a Gorjuss mug though, maybe you will make me a coffee in it??

    love ya.


  8. xxxxx It didn't post my xxxx's :(. so here are some more!!


  9. Photo heavy and photo beautiful ! Each of your creations are spectacular. Love the act and that mug is just too cute !


  10. Truly beautiful ATCs, I love them all.

    Ali x


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