Saturday, 17 October 2009

Penny Black Saturday ~ Wk 71 Sketch By Nat & SS 73

Hi Everyone and a happy saturday to you all....yes Im back in the land of Blogging and its good to be back. I can't believe its been 4 weeks since I came on line and created a card.
The last fews weeks have been tough, for those of you that don't dear grandad is not well and diagnoised with cancer and its now terminal. He's had his ups and downs the past few weeks but seems back to his old self this past week....and its so good to see him well at the moment. We don't know how long he's going to feel well.....and know that there's worse to come, but I've been trying to spent as much time with him as possible these past weeks...chatting about the old days and chatting out my nan (god rest her soul)

Well Im excited to be back with you all and what a week to come back. We have a real treat this week at Penny Black, the very talented Nat has created a gorgeous sketch for us all

Considering I haven't crafted for 4 weeks, Nat's sketch came so easy and Im pleased it didn't take me forever to put it together.....and I couldn't resist a Christmas card.

I just love Christmas prepare yourself as I'm sure you're going to be seeing lots more in the coming weeks.

We have another fabulous prize again this week by our sponsors

Stamping Up Scrub

To be in with a chance of wining all you need to do is leave a link to your card on Mr Linky.

Don't forget we are still looking for Guest DT get creating and you never know it could be you...

And don't forget to check out all the stunning cards thus week by the Design Team

Papers: Basic Grey ~ Figgy Pudding
Image & Sentiment: Penny Black ~ Holly Day Critters
Medium: Pro Markers, Glimmer Dust
Supplies: Flower, Brads, Spacers ~ Poppicrafts; Roses ~ Hobby Craft
Tools: Snowflake Punch




Is so good to be back and be able to create a card with one of Jo's fabulous sketch this week on

I've really missed out on a lots of her gorgeous sketch's so be surprised if you might see those I missed on a few of my card in the future...just can't resist them.

We have another fabulous prize this week from

Linnie has over 70 sheets of images available, and one lucky challenger this week will get to choose FIVE sheets for their own use! Fab prize eh?!

Well its another Christmas card for me....using another cutie from the Penny Black ~ Holly Day Critters clear set.

The Design Team have all created some fabulous cards for you again this week.
I know Im a little late but I'd like to welcome Louise, Maya, Paula, Simmone & Terry to the DT....from what I've seen they are a talented bunch of ladies and its great to have you on our team.... I look forward to getting to know you all.

Well Im not up to much today taking the dogs to the park, hopefully the weather will stay dry.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone


  1. Hi Tracie, Such a sweet Christmas card! Gorgeous papers and colours.

    So sorry to hear about your grandad.

    Lisa x

  2. Hi Tracie
    So nuce to have you back dear, I am so sorry about your Grandad sending you big Hugs xxx
    I love this image and what you have done with it this is s fabulous card dear. Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Jacqui x

  3. Sorry to hear about your Grandad Tracie... Sending you a hug...
    Oh this is gorgeous!! Going to try to join in this week... i've neglected my Penny blacks a bit lately.... fab sketch!!
    Paula xx

  4. Sending you a hug & to say what a sweet card x x x

  5. So good to see you Tracie, sorry to hear about your Grandad...I'm sure all the time you're spending with him means so much...sending you a great big hug.
    Gorgeous card...I ove those BG papers :0)
    Helen x

  6. Welcome back hun! Have missed your wonderful cards *gg*

    This one is so great. Nice Image have you choosen.


  7. HIya Tracie, sorry to hear about your Grandad hun...big hug from me to you....Your cards are really beautifull Tracie, thanks for the warm welcome words...thanks hun and for sharing your beautifull cards...Hugs Terry

  8. 2 fabulous cards Tracie - adorable images and beautiful details and papers. Really glad you're back - missed you hun! So sorry to hear about your grandad but hoope
    Pauline x

  9. Hi Tracie, your cards are adorable, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandad, but you must be a great comfort to him,wishing you both best wishes xx

    Hugs Liz xx

  10. Both cards are wonderful. Love the snowflakes and colors you chose. ( I love Christmas cards too, so many stamps not enough time). I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you
    nuture your Granddad through his illness. Stay strong.

  11. Wow, this is so beautiful, Tracie, really fabulous! I love the lace!

  12. Welcome back Tracie, both cards are fab,, sorry to hear about your Grandad. Shell x

  13. I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough time, hopefully things will get easier :-)
    These cards are fab, I love the cute images you've used and I always love lots of snowflakes!

    Beth xx

  14. 2 gorgeous cards hun! Love how you interpreted my sketch, very festive!
    Sending my love to you about your grandad *hugs*
    Happy Crafting! xxx

  15. This is so beautiful, absolutely gorgeous :)

  16. Both cards are so wonderful, Tracie!!!
    Sorry to hear about your Grandad hun... Sending you a hug...

  17. Hi Tracie...So nice to see you back in blogland!I am so sorry to hear about your Grandad....I am sure itis a great comfort to him to have such a caring grandaughter...keep your chin up sweetie!
    Despite everything that is going on you have still managed to create two stunners....I love them both!
    {{Hugs}} Debbie x

  18. Hola, navegando por internet he encontrado tu blog, y me gustó bastante, tienes unos trabajos muy llamativos, originales y creativos, me gustaron mucho. ¡¡¡Felicitaciones!!!


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Happy Crafting
Tracie :)xx