31 December 2010

Stampman Award Challenge

The stampman are hosting a challenge and bloghop. There is a link on my sidebar.

They are asking you to enter your favourite project of 2010 for the challenge and i have chosen My buttons and bows card.

I hope you like it and please hop on over the blog for more details http://www.thestampmanuk.blogspot.com

Tracy x

23 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Wishing all my followers and blog friends a Happy Christmas and a crafty filled 2011. I hope santa is good to you all this year!!

Tracy xx

22 December 2010

Allsorts - Anything Goes

I have made these little notebooks today as last minute gifts (excuse the photos!). I think they fit the title for the challenge. I bought them ages ago and had not done anything with them so thought a little extra stocking filler was a good idea.

I have covered the backs and fronts with paper, done a decorative strip with my punches and layered a shape with a stamped circle.

Quite pleased with them and hope the new owners will be just as pleased!

Tracy x

13 December 2010

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

and i love these pretty poppies and coordinating papers

Tracy x

Travel the World

and arrive in "Africa" with the sun and temperatures above freezing lol

A sunny card made with a judikins cube and sunny colour!

Tracy x

12 December 2010

Last Minute Christmas

This week is last minute Christmas - i am totally fed up of christmas cards but have a couple more i wanted to give so at least this gave me a chance to make another one :o)



Holly and Ivy

This weeks Penny Black challenge is to include holly and ivy, i like to think the christmas wreath would include these but have played it safe with papers etc too lol


Tracy x

28 November 2010

Penny black monochrome christmas

This weeks challenge is monochrome christmas. I have used greys for my card. The image is coloured with pro markers and i have used some embellishments by craftwork cards, hobby art and my punches.


Tracy x

Allsorts Challenge - Monochrome


This weeks challenge is monochrome. I have used a lily of the valley image and yep thats right - PURPLE!.

The papere and embellishments are craftwork cards (may have a slight addiction to them at the moment) and i have added some pearls by the hobbyhouse.


Tracy x

24 November 2010

one card - 2 challenges

I am afraid time has been against me again this week and i have made one card for the two challenges again, hopefully i will have more time again next week to do two.

This card is an order from my day - i am not really feeling the love vibe but think it looks quite sweet!

Penny Black is a sketch challenge and the lovely allsorts team have a recipe ribbon, lace and a charm. i have followed the sketch and used a clear penny black stamp, ribbon a silver heart charm and a lace punch which i hope fits the bill.

you can find the challenges at:

Happy Crafting

Tracy x

17 November 2010

One Card - Two Challenges

Not my normal style to do 2 challenges with 1 card but needs must this week!

This card is for 2 challenges, all my favourite things for penny black (yep you guessed it the purple is back) and the sketch challenge at allsorts.

I am totally fed up of christmas cards bah humbug so i have gone bright and summery for this challenge. The butterfly is ace and i got it at the NEC, looks great with some pearls and this lovely collection from craftwork cards.

Hope you like it. The challenges are at

Tracy xx

6 November 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge

This time it is a christmas challenge and i have used a forever friends image coloured with Pros.




This week is a christmas challenge, this card used an elzybells image coloured with pro's.


Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Another christmas challenge. The stamps are from a clear set which have been coloured with Pro Markers. I love this paper but have no clue who made it lol!


Penny Black at Allsorts November Challenge


This month is a christmas challenge. My entry is using a prize i won and it is a cute little bear and greeting which has been coloured with promarkers.

Tracy x

30 October 2010

allsorts - cream, gold and a hint of red

I have made a christmas card, using a psx stamp i got a few years ago from the states, a proper santa! hope it fits the bill.

Tracy x

Penny Black triangles or zig zags

This weeks challenge is to use triangles or zig zags

you can find the challenge at www.penny


26 October 2010

Allsorts Spots and Stripes

This weeks challenge is spots and stripes.
Bad light so excuse the lovely hand shot!

You can find the challenge at http://www.allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

Hope you like it!


Just Magnolia - Think Pink

I haven't entered the challenge for a while but i thought i would have a go this week. The challenge is to use pink which is never a problem for me!



22 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Have been working really late all week and behind with my challenges :o(

This weeks challenge is a sketch and to warm me up i have gone for some hot pinks!

Tracy x

12 October 2010

A post thats not for a challenge

I know - what a shock lol

I am really proud of this card, i have used distress inks and everything!

Tracy xx

9 October 2010

Penny Black - 2 or more images


This weeks challenge is to use two or more images. I have used two clear stamps and as i seem to be in an easel mood tonight made an easel card.

The paper is by Anna Griffin.


Tracy x

Allsorts Challenge - Inspiration from a song title

"Rockin Robin" by the Jackson 5!

I attended a demo today and bought this clear stamp set by Woodware, i made an easel card after being inspired and have tried to make a tree out of the robins which have been coloured with Pro Markers.

I think its quite cute!

You can play along at http://www.allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ (one day i will be able to just insert the name with the little horns)

Tracy x

3 October 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge - Colours of autumn with a twist

This months challenge is colours of autumn with buttons and a bow(s). I have used a house mouse autumn image for this challenge.

I hope you like it. You can find the challenge at http://www.sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tracy x

Penny Black at Allsorts - Colours of Autumn

In Flanders Field the poppies grow! as rememberance day is upon us this poppy card seems quite appropriate for autumn.

This stamp is a new purchase and i have a lot of ideas for it already!

Hope it meets the requirements!


Tracy x

Allsorts Challenge - Travel/Holiday

This weeks challenge is travel and rather handily this house mouse family has gone to Italy on Holiday for pasta!

Tracy xx

29 September 2010

Allsorts - Pure and Simple

This weeks challenge is pure and simple. I have tried to stick to a simple design and colour scheme so hope that fits the bill!!

Tracy x

Penny Black - Indian Summer

This weeks challenge is Indian Summer, however with the weather by me its definately autumn!

Sometimes you want a pretty card quickly and i have to say this weeks entry is one of those but screams on summer!


Tracy xx

18 September 2010

Allsorts Challenge - 3 punches


This weeks its 3 punches at allsorts. I have made a christmas card using a penny black image, papers are a mix of doodlebug and papermania. I have used a swirl punch, a die shape which i hope will count and a martha stewart punch.

I have also used some hobby house pearls and a crafters companion greeting.

Tracy x

Penny Black Saturday Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge is a sketch. I have made another christmas card and a stickeroo for the image.

I think the paper may be imaginasence but i can't remember!

Hope you like it!


14 September 2010

Another Blog Award.......

Thank you very much queen of craft Kay Carley for my blog award. I am really pleased. I don't have a lot of followers but truly love my blog and get a real pleasure from those who pop by and leave a comment.
3 things i love about myself (i am not good at this bit):

Naughty sense of humour


my crafty obsessions!

A picture i love.....well it is above and is me at my sisters wedding. I lost a massive amount of weight to fit this dress and went from a size 20 in it to a size 14, i was told to look sexy and straddle the bentley and i am quite proud of how i look in it.

Thanks Kay

Tracy xx

13 September 2010

Penny Black at Allsorts Punch Away


The challenge is punch away. I have used a penny black image coloured with brush markers and misted before stamping it out. I have punched and layered various papers and card and then added some coordinating pearls.

The challenge is here:

Hope you like it!

Tracy x

Sir Stampalot September Challenge

This time its distressing - not really my best area but i have had a go. I have used a penny plack stamp coloured with brush markers and stamped and layered this onto papers edged in distress ink and sanded colour core card stock some of which was run through the cuttlebug, some punches and pearls and voila or as Gordan would say "DONE"

Challenge is at:

11 September 2010

Penny Black - Men/Boys


Well as the festive season looms ever closer a simple mascueline christmas card seems to fit the bill well. The image is a stickeroo and i have tried to keep the lines and look simple.



Allsorts Challenge - Autumn Colours

This weeks challenge is Autumn Colours. I have used a penny black floral stamp, punches and some yellow, gold and green backgrounds that seem autumnul to me. I missed last weeks challenge but hope this weeks makes up for the missed posting!!


Tracy xx

My First Blog Award


I have been away for a week but am back raring to go with the challenges.....

My craft partner in crime Sharon has awarded me my first blog award which i am truly chuffed about.

Apparently i now need to say why i started blogging and give it to 10 deserving crafters (very challenging).

So why the craftnut blog! I have always been crafty, when i was a little tot i loved glitter and chibbling according to my mum, have always enjoyed sewing and neddlepoint and tried most crafts at one time or another. I have made cards for a few years now and started blogging when i was looking at some of the work in Craft Stamper, googled some of the artists and discovered a new world with challenges. I started my first challenge with the Penny Black saturday challenge and have tried to enter every week since, along with some other favourites!

So who are my 10 favourites - well i got to 7 at the moment!
Tracy xx

30 August 2010

Just Magnolia - Sketch Challenge

Papers and image are magnolia and the greeting is by elzybells

Penny Black - Summer Lovin

Had me a blast........(grease - lol)

You can find the challenge at www.pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com

This weeks challenge is summer lovin. I have used an image of a cat in a hammock while wishing i was doing something similar in the sun myself!!!

Papers are doodlebug

Allsorts - In the Garden

You can find the challenge at http://www.allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

All the stamps i used are stamps by judith, charms are from the hobby house.



24 August 2010

Blog Candy

I offered this a couple of weeks ago and had no interest so i am giving it another go. You do not need to become a follower but if you would like to that would be nice.

Open to all - please leave a comment and i will draw on the 31st August. If you don't have a blog leave me an email address in the comment so i can get hold of you.

If you would like to let people know about this candy on your blog it would be appreciated

Kind Regards

Tracy x

23 August 2010

Just Magnolia - Lets Get Sentimental

This weeks challenge is to include a sentiment. I have made a christmas card using the lovely father christmas stamp.

You can find the challenge at http://www.justmagnolia.blogspot.com/



22 August 2010

Allsorts Challenge - Miniature

This weeks challenge is miniature and i have to say this little card is quite a cute size. It is 3 x 3 inches and i have used some stamps by elzybells. The pearls are from the hobbyhouse.



21 August 2010

Penny Black Sketch Challenge

The challenge this week is a sketch which i have used to make an anniversary card. I love this mouse and cork stamp for celebrations. I have embossed the strips of card before layering them on the background papers and used a tim holtx die to make the flowers. The centres are from the hobby house and i used a die to cut around the mouse which is threaded with a 3mm ribbon. The papermania greeting says love and i have added the compulsary hearts!

Hope you like him!

20 August 2010

Lili of the Valley Sketch Challenge

This week is a sketch challenge and it has given me opportunity to make my friends wedding card. I like this little couple in the carriage.

Hope you like it

Tracy x

Penny Black - Feeling Fruity


I am late this week but have made a card using a lovely penny black stamp of mice with strawberry jam.

Hope you like it.

Tracy x