Sunday, 18 March 2012

So little time...

Firstly, I must apologise for not posting on my blog last weekend and therefore failing my New Year's Resolution to post weekly in only the third month!  Anyway one reason for this is that sadly apart from the Papermaze Crop yesterday, I still haven't had any spare time to craft, but I guess some weeks are just like that! 
There are so many crafty projects going round in my head at the moment and my list of projects include:
  • April Bramford crop girls challenge - an altered children's book set by Janina (Tractor Girl Gone Scrappin);
  • An altered frame (keep calm and carry on theme) for Nancy (Kitty Scrapper);
  • Tim Holtz 12 tags: both February and March;
  • Scrap365 layout challenges;
  • Mounting and using my new Bombshell Stamps Sugar Skulls stamp set; and
  • A mask for my works Masquerade Ball in June.
As you can see my list is quite long and I am adding to it all the time.  Some of these items are due in a couple of weeks and require quite a bit of effort to complete.  In my opinion, work does get in the way of crafting!

In the meantime I have another fabulous project from a workshop taught by Carol (Krafty Pieces) at Papermaze, probably a year or so ago now.  This time we altered a Tando Creative frame and base.  This was a great technique class and as always I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and absolutely love the finished frame.

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Carol's Workshop - Configuration Box

As much as I love the chance to get into my craft room as often as possible, I just haven't managed to this week so instead I would like to share something I made at a workshop last year. 

I was very unfortunate to miss out on a place at the PaperArtsy workshop with Tim Holtz in February 2011 but one of the Bramford girls, Carol ( went and then taught a workshop at my local shop, Papermaze ( in May.  I am very pleased that Carol has just joined their DT. 

During the workshop we altered a Tim Holtz configuration box using papers, tissue tape and an old dress pattern.  As the theme was sewing and we used a number of related items to fill each of the boxes.  It really was a very enjoyable day and I love how much there is to look at in the completed box which now sits in my living room for all to see and admire.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x