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Wednesday, 1 February 2017


Hello again another Wednesday has arrived which is a little scary!! 

Thank you all so much for the kind comments about our beautiful dog. We had to take the sad decision to send him to sleep on Friday. It was very hard but the right thing to do for him. Gone but never forgotten. 

On a different note I have a desk to sow you this week. If you are new to all this and wondering why I am sharing my desk please go to Julia's blog where all is explained, it's always interesting and fun to see what other crafters are up to. 

So on my desk I have a card which needs to be posted made with Kanban and HunkyDory goodies.
My Spectrum Noir pencils and stumps, there is some solution for the stumps but it's not visible on this picture. I am practising using a freebie from the fabulous Sheepski Designs.

The packet is a combo of an embossing folder and stamp set I picked up in The Range while out with my friend. Had a play with it last night and will be good for very quick easy cards that are cheap to post!!

The lady birds are part of a project I am working on but can't share just yet.

I had intended to post the creations below previously but things kind of happened so sharing them now.

I made this zig zag  card for a neighbours birthday card. I made the flowers with some scrap paper and my punches. I used some gems in the middle for some sparkle and to finish them off.

When the card is made with lots of flowers like this it doesn't fit in in an envelope so I used some left over flowers to decorate a plain paper gift bag. I used some new ribbon to finish it off. 
This is the same bag laid down so you can see it a little closer. 

I coloured this using my Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens, this is my second colouring for a while but I can't share the first one with you yet!! I used a heart punch for the edge, a little piece of white ribbon which I coloured, I love being able to do this and added some flowers at the bottom.

 My Mum asked for a bracelet that showed friendship so I made this using some Lapis Lazuli beads, spacer beads and blue satin cord.

I am entering these creations in the following challenges:

DigiStamps 4 Joy ATG
I love Promarkers ATG
Crafting from the Heart ATG
Whoopsi Daisy Something New 
Cardz for Guys Something with a C
Crafty Sentiments Lace/Ribbon
Fab n Funky Use ribbon
Cute Card Thursday Something Fun
Crafty Catz ATG
Art by Miran ATG
Pink Gem Challenges Hearts or flowers
Crafts and Me New Stash
Crafting by Design ATG
Crafts Galore ATG

Thank you for stopping by, if you have the time to leave a comment it would be most appreciated. 


  1. Sorry to hear about you dog it's always a sad time when you loose them but I'm sure he will not be forgotten. Looks like you've been busy making cards and they look lovely. Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x 23

  2. So sorry to hear about your dog - it is one of the hardest decisions we have to make!

    Lovey crafting creations you have made,
    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes theme at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  3. Oh I am sorry to hear about your dog - it's a heartbreaking thing to do even though you know it's the right decision. Sending hugs xxx
    That pull out card and bag are amazing, I love all the little flowers - it looks so fresh and pretty :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx

  4. Oh Noooooo! So sorry to read that you lost your dog recently, so sad, they're like family aren't they?

    Great desk and makes - how are you liking the spectrum pencils? I'm considering Polychromos but need to get better at colouring first!

    Thanks for your visit to mine and your comment re: tags - got them here .. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QJYXR6K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Happy 400th WOYWW


    1. Hi Kathyk I like the pens and the pencils, for the colouring I do I think they are high enough quality. Will have a look at the tags thanks for the link x

  5. How sad that you have loss your dog . sending you {hugs}.
    Lovely batch of cards.
    Happy 400th woyww Jill #41

  6. very lovely bracelet, and I hope you are soon found by another mutt seeking a loving home, dxxx thanks for your visit to my desk this afternoon.

  7. So sorry to hear about your dog. The bag is a great idea for a larger card. Happy 400th WOYWW. Sarah #17/18?

  8. Hi Tracy, Sending hugs (((Tracy))). Sorry to hear your dog has gone to The Bridge. He'll have plenty of friends there to play with, till it's time for you to go and get him.

    Loving your various projects.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy 400th WOYWW
    Sue #16

  9. beautiful zig zag card !!! spring has sprung ! and btw - trust me my desk will not be tidy for very long...was a brief moment in the madness LOL
    darlene # 39

  10. Sorry to hear about your dog, still miss mine after 2 years. Absolutely love your zigzag card and the bag for it to go in. Must be for a very special person. Have a good week. Ann

  11. Wow, Tracy. beautiful items on your desk today. That zigzag card is simply stunning - well done - and your colouring is fantastic. you are very skilled.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  12. Happy 400th - but sorry to hear about your dog.. the zigzag card is fabulous! Helen#1

  13. Hello. So sorry to read about your dog - very sad. Your cards are lovely. Anne x #11

  14. Love your flower card and gift sack. I will have to find out how to make a zig zag card. Thanks for your earlier visit. #43 OH, and Happy 400th!

  15. Your workspace looks wonderful! And that zigzag card is fabulous!!

    Thanks for stopping by to see my workdesk today! WOYWW#40

  16. So sorry about your dog. It's so sad when you have to make that decision but sometimes it's the kindest thing to do. A fantastic zig zag card.
    Bernice #15

  17. Was going to say "beautiful cards" but then it went on to show the lovely bracelet as well so "lovely crafty makes".
    Sorry to hear about your dog, hard times, but try to focus on the happy memories (I was once told that but I think it still took time).
    Hugs, Neet 10 xx

  18. So sorry about your dog. Tough decision to be made.

    Your makes look wonderful especially the card.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

  19. Your zig-zag card certainly has the "WOW" factor! Beautiful! So sorry about your dog, losing a pet is like losing part of the family. I know you will have good memories. Re my stamp storage - it has gone through so many revisions over the years as my collection grew and grew. Hopefully this will be the last one as I am NOT going to re-mount all my stamps! LOL! Happy 400th! Thanks for visiting my blog! Lindart #47

  20. Beautiful zig zag card and paper gift bag Tracy! Great flowers! Sorry to hear about you dog..
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck! Hope to see you again next time.
    Hugs, Wendy / GDT

  21. So sorry to read about your dog! I love that zig zag card and your leftovers bag! Chris 34

  22. It's so difficult to lose a pet. They are such a huge part of our lives.

    You've been busy creating - and such a variety!

    Happy 400 WOYWW. Thank you for visiting me already!

    Kay (37)

  23. So sad when we lose a furfamily member. I've lost so many, even a horse many many years ago. Your projects are fabulous! Love the flowers! Thanks for the visit and happy 400th!
    Carol N #36

  24. So sorry about your dog, a very difficult time. I'm not sure what you are linking to our challenge "something beginning with C" but thank you for entering at Cardz4guyz

  25. Wow, your zig zag card is amazing!! I've never seen anything like it! And I must say, your desk is very tidy :)

  26. beautiful, thank you for playing at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again xx

  27. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge …………..

  28. I really love all the flowers... the texture and 'feel' to it is so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my desk last week, happy 400th and a hug from Holland, Marit #20

  29. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog! Your card is so lovely! Both of them! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  30. I'm so sorry to hear about your doggie :( It must have been hard to say goodbye. Loving those cards - chock-ablock with dimension! Thanks for visiting earlier. Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back to you. Have a lovely weekend! zsuzsa #26

  31. Sad about your little dog. Not sure what your reference is for our challenge, what begins with the letter C? Hope you will visit us again at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

  32. Just adore your zig-zag card, amazing. thanks for the visit BJ#29

  33. Love all of the flowers on your card. The matching bag is to die for and such a great idea!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Lace and/or Ribbon challenge.

  34. Good morning, Tracy. Apologies for my tardiness. Deadlines. ugh! Thank you for your visit and fingers crossing. Much appreciated. Hugs at the passing of your fur baby. Now, on to that GORGEOUS card. If ever there was a handmade card to keep forever, this is definitely at the top of the list. I would love to learn how to make one. That vintage look is so my style. Great idea to use a bag! Looking forward to seeing what's new on the 401. Creative Blessings! ~Kelly # 48

  35. Tracy this is a wonderful creation.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  36. This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of RED” challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  37. What a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy challenge.

    Peggy T.
    Design Team Member


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