Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Playing with a Digi Scrapbook programme

Posted by tracy watkiss at 18:23 2 comments
Now I am the original hands on papercrafter, but whilst having to stay home, with all my crafting supplies in the shop, boredom gets the better of me.
I kept getting sent an e-mail from My Memories Suite, a digi scrapbooking programme.
Here are the results of my first ever play, well I admit this is pretty basic compared to a lot of other peoples work. But I did enjoy it.
May have another go later if my head allows.
Need to take some tablets and lie down now.
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Tomorrow I may try printing some of the papers and do a hybrid (digi with hands on scrapping).

So today is the same as yesterday!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 09:28 1 comments

It sees me confined to quarters resting up, such a pain! In all senses of the word. Oh I am mainly sleeping the days away or watching boring day time telly! The sooner I heal the better, Dale (OH ) says I am not a patient patient LOL!!!

So I thought I would get on here and do a quick post to show you two more examples using the new Darice folders from Crafters Companion, you can find them all here! If you want to keep upto date with all things crafters companion wise why not join them on Facebook here.


Today's folder is the 5x7 crackle one.

I liked this simple one, using spectrum Noirs to get the gradient colouring of each square!

This one was using the yummy coredinations cardstock with the Kraft core.

Right that's me off for another lie down, just typing this has exhausted me.

Chat soon!!!


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Crafters companion and Darice have done it again!!!!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 16:24 2 comments
Oh my word not 1,2 or 3 new embossing folders
Yep you read that right 33! Sigh!
My budget ban is never going to last at this rate!!
I was lucky enough to be sent 3 of the new folders to play with and my word I did have fun.
First one to come out of the packet was Butterfly Flower 1218-54
Ooh this one got embossed, using the ebosser the depth of the embossing on this machine is unbelievable, using Neenah card stock, I then coloured using pastel spectrum noir pens.
Next up - same folder but using coredinations cardstock, die'sire dies and a tonic studios punch.

To keep up to date and see other sneaky peaks from all the DT girls of crafters you can always check out crafters companion uk on Facebook !!!
These cards were made a few days ago, I am now on rest watch after my recent fall, so hope to post a few more makes later next month xxx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My 2013 will restart in February!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 15:27 4 comments

I wanted so much to start back blogging with a bang in January 2013!

But my year has been testing to say the least already, I have received some lovely products to play with and hope to be able to show some soon, as soon as I have made something any how.

On Sunday evening I took my best boy Oscar (border collie) for a walk, we did a lovely 5 mile jaunt and on the last half mile downhill, I slipped on black ice, cracking my head on the pavement as I went down with such a thwack it made me sick, and I stupidly left my mobile phone at home, so could not call home for help. Poor Oscar the look on his face was like - ooh what happened, what I'd do? He was so sweet as I staggered up kept by my side as we slowly walked the rest of the way home.

I walked in the door and burst into tears like a big wuss! Hubby was so shocked.

Cut along story short after a trip to a and e, I have a huge bump on the back of my head, concussion, whiplash, bruised elbows and today oh my my ribs are killing.

Glad it was dark so no one so me fall, so embarrassing.

So I am taking it easy, but being home I have looked at lots and lots of storage solutions for my soon to be redesigned craft room, and it really has given me a new thirst for crafting, YES, at last, every cloud has a silver lining. Will post before pictures, during and afters if I can.

I have also provisionally booked myself on a little indulgence weekend away in November at Crafters companion Craftaganza, its the first time I have booked into a retreat to play, and not too teach, I cannot wait to meet the rest of the DT in person. Something else to look forward too :-)

Well that's a quick round up speak soon

Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Ooh new workshops coming soon at Just Tracy's Crafts.

Posted by tracy watkiss at 18:19 0 comments

They are both going to be gift based in time to give as Presents Christmas 2014, both calendar like, one is for card makers / stampers and will take place one Thursday every month or one Saturday every month for eleven months the other is for scrap bookers and will take place one monday or Saturday every month for eleven months. Cost £10.00 per session . Watch this space or the shop for more details x


Also there will be a spectrum noir (alcohol pen) play day coming up, a date is to be fixed for this one but will be one Saturday in either March or April x

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Late post from me today!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 21:14 0 comments

But it has been a rather busy day!

Sorry if you are seeing this on Facebook via Just Tracy's as its not craft related but it automatically uploads to there cause its me?#*#?

Any who, you can tell I am back firing on all cylinders so to speak as I have batched cooked healthy meals until the cows come home this morning, I cannot get anything else in my freezer.

Then we had an outing to B and Q got the paint for the hallway, yippee!!! No more red/ orange walls.

Then we had a fire alarm inspection, god I felt old! The fireman they sent was just a wee lad, bless him.

At around 2.30 I took myself and Oscar out for a 5 mile walk, he was expecting to run but mummy said no as at 6.30 this evening I ventured out with the Musketeers running group for the first time in 2 months, oh boy my legs are now feeling it. My run was just shy of 6 miles according to map my run.


I have had a lovely soak in the bath, my evening meal was delish and I have enough points for 3 quality street sweets and a ww biscuit result. ( had lots of low point food today).

I vow to craft tomorrow, so I have pretties to show you crafters out there.

Bye for now, and thanks for stopping by. Xxxx

Monday, 7 January 2013

D-Day today!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 21:49 1 comments
Well today was the day to face the scales!!!
It was like confessional bless me leader for I have sinned its been 8 weeks since my last weigh in!
In that time we have had my mother in laws funeral, we have moved house, been without a cooker for 3 days,
Then Christmas was upon us, and to cap it all I lost my running mojo.
So I steadied myself, went along and actually only gained 3lbs, so back to tracking as of today.
Was back in the shop and tomorrow back to running, so normal service has resumed.
Xx hugs Xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Christmas break over already!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 19:54 3 comments

Well how fast did the holidays go? Way to fast for my liking.

Since I last posted a lot has gone on in my life, some not good I am not going to talk about that on here, as its too sad!

Happy news though I have moved house, I am finally out of the worst area I have ever lived in for nuisance neighbours. I Adore my new little home, it's just right for hubby, me and Oscar dog.

I hope you all had a lovely time with nearest and dearest whether it was quiet or hectic.

I have kicked off my new year with a challenge for myself, and I don't do things by halves, well in this case I do as I have entered myself into Plymouths Half Marathon in April. YIKES!!!!

I will be doing this in aid of Cancer Research UK.

More details will follow along with progress updates.

On a crafting note, normal service will resume as of this month, so I will be back sharing makes with you ASAP. DT work will resume and other bits will sneak in with knitting, quilting and cooking as well.

Right that's it for now, I promise to be more active this year.




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