Thursday, 7 March 2013

Friends and Friendships

Hello and welcome to my first post as the first guest design team member at Out of a hat creations where they are celebrating their first birthday this month.  I will be sharing my projects with you each Thursday morning for the month of March and I hope you enjoy visiting my blog, find inspiration in what I share and join us each week by linking your creation based on the chosen theme using the frog.  I have never done anything like this before but have been posting on my own blog for a while now and started participating in monthly blog challenges last year before committing to giving a weekly challenge a go with this creative bunch of Ladies.  I am very happy to be part of the DT for a month and I couldn't believe it when I was asked if I was interested, well I just couldn't say no!

So for those of you who are new to visiting my blog, I'm Tracey and I am a lover and addict of all things altered art and paper crafting.  I live in Suffolk England and have a 9 to 5 office job that gets in the way of my creative passion, thankfully I also have a very understanding man in my life.

Today's theme for challenge 50 is 'Friends and Friendships' and when one of my lovely friends celebrated a certain milestone birthday I made her a frame and matching card.  I forgot to take a photo of the frame at the time but she has since sent me a photo.

I used a frame from Poundland, kraft card stock, Basic Grey basics paper, Dylusions ink sprays, Tim Holtz distress ink, Jenni Bowlin journaling flower card (used as a template), Stickles, twine, glossy accents gems and leaf and heart hatpins. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.
The card was created using the same with the addition of Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stash. The stamps are from Stampin'Up and the numbers are Thickers.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Terrific work on both of these Tracey and a great take on the theme at the Hatters this week.

    Thank you for joining us a guestd esigner for this month

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Hi Tracey wonderful to have you join us as guest designer for March, your frame and card are brilliant I love the colours you have blended with the dylusions and the flower just perfect. Great card to. I bet you're friend was thrilled. Hugs Sandra X

  3. Love the splattered background on both your projects. What lovely keepsakes for your friend's birthday. I'm sure she treasures them! Have fun with your guest DT spot! Tracy:)

  4. Gorgeous! Love them. Wonderful card and keepsake. Kim

  5. Wow i love that frame and the gorgeous creations you have been making. I JUST HAD to follow. Will be back
    hugs June xxx

  6. Great designer pieces - well done.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  7. Stunning frame & card Tracey,bet she loved them,great to have you with us
    Janet x

  8. A sentiment so true Tracey :) such a wonderful frame and card you've made the colours are fab !
    Von ☺


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