“Festival of trees” pop up card


Well what a day!!!! First i get covered in glue!….. then I I opened my basic grey ink pad and the top flew off…so there i was covered in ink:) after 5 mins of struggling to get it back together and completely covered in grey it suddenly dawned on me…..you tube,  someone must have put a video on there about how to put them back together again, and what do you know 2 seconds later fixed, one happy me.

On to today’s project, I wanted to make a pop up card to show a friend,  so my brain cells went overboard. I wanted to use my favourite Christmas stamps….don’t you just love them.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Tracy


A Cascade of “Stars”


A friend asked me, “when we next get together to craft could we make this card”…. not this exact one….she had sent me a picture of a cascading card. Now me being me I had to make one using the new star dies…..I think this year all my cards will be made with these die’s and the stamps to go with these.

I chose to use up some of the Winter Frost dsp, this paper is now retired, but I love it and as I am trying to use up all my scraps I thought this would be the ideal card to use it up on.

Dimensions for this card:

1: 12in x 8in card

score @: 2in, 4in, 6in, 8in, 10in

Mark in 5 1/2in on the 8in side, flip to the bottom and mark @ 2 1/2in; cut between the 2 marks, this gives you the 2 pieces for the base card.

On the 5 1/2in end mark @ 2 3/4in. On the 2 1/2in end mark @ 1 1/4in, score a faint line inbetween these 2 marks.

Take 1 piece and cut up, from the bottom, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th score line, to the faint score line.

Take the 2nd piece and cut down from the top, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th score line, to the faint score line

Slot pieces  together, this forms the base of your card.

Cut 2: 5 3/8in x 1 7/8in
Face together the patterened side you want together, mark on one side @ 4 7/8in and snip off the small triangle, this forms the biggest dsp for the back sections.

Cut 2: 4 3/8in x 1 7/8in
Face together the patterened side you want together, mark on one side @ 3 7/8in and snip off the small triangle

Cut 2: 3 3/8in x 1 7/8in
Face together the patterened side you want together, mark on one side @ 2 7/8in and snip off the small triangle,

Cut 1: 3in x 4in card
mark up on both sides to the 2 1/2in mark, mark in the centre on the 4in side, snip triangles off on both sides.

Cut 1: 2 7/8in x 3 7/8in dsp
mark up on both sides to the 2 3/8in mark, mark in the centre on the 3 7/8in side, snip triangles off on both sides.Stick mats to your card base, decorate to your likingThanks for stopping by Tracy


3d Star card

3 d Star card


Well….I can’t believe we are in the last few days of September, how quick has this month gone, at least the weather has been good to us….only the odd day here and there where it has been wet.

Anyway on to today’s project….another Christmas card…..a 3d star card. I made the base card in Bermuda Bay, a lovely colour for Christmas, put that with Silver glimmer paper and it’s a wow card!!!

This card is so simple to make, you will have a whole stack made in next to no time.


Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget if you want to purchase any of the items to make this card either click on the images below or click on shop now.

Happy Crafting

A little bit of “Flower Patch”




I love to make flowers, so the new flower patch stamp and die set was a must for me…..now I don’t normally go with flat flowers….mainly because flowers are not flat, so when this collection came out I had to think really hard about if I was going to give this set a go or not.


As you can see, I bought it…..OK, I fell in love with it….so it was a must. I love the idea….with it being photopolymer…you can stamp on stamp without having to use the stamp-a-ma-jig….”no more fiddling about”

Now I know you can’ really see by the picture, but I did mold the flowers a little, just so they weren’t totally flat. For the base of this card I used one of Karen Burniston’s flip it die’s. For this card I used 3 sections, because I was going to use this for a special friend. The Dsp I used for this card was from the Moonlight paper stack, now these papers are gorgeous, and I am running out quickly, especially the ones with Blackberry Bliss….this is my new favourite colour….I have a few now, but this one beats them all.

I hope you have enjoyed the card I have for you today

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy

Products used are listed below, head over to my shop to order goodies.


Christmas Advent Calendars (full class tutorials)

Advent 1


24 drawer advent

This is a 24 drawer, square box shaped Advent calendar,

you will be purchasing a full colour picture, class tutorial.

£ 5

Email me for details

Advent 2



This is a 24 mini milk carton Advent calendar, the little boxes open to put a little treat inside.

You will be purchasing a full colour picture, class tutorial.


Email me for details

“Stampin Stars” 2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue Blog Hop

I can’t believe I am taking part in my second blog hop, in such a short time. If you have come here from Fiona Whitten welcome to my blog.

After the amazing launch of the new catalogue I wasn’t expecting the ‘New Autumn/Winter Catalogue’ to have such a big impact; but I was mistaken! It was a big WOW!!! from me. There was so many things that I wanted/needed, “just had to have it now”…..so tell me ….Who can control themselves when there are soooo many lovely things to look at……I mean….look at the new ‘Holiday Home Bundle’ who wouldn’t want it…it’s so versatile…. Christmas, Halloween, new home and I am sure there are plenty of other projects you can come up with.

My head was buzzing with so many new ideas, I didn’t know which to start first. Today I have a couple of projects for you to see, firstly I will start off with something quick and simple. I know a lot of you have been making these block cards, and why not they are easy to make and they give a big WOW! when you see them.

Anyway let me show you one of my project’s for this blog hop, I had so much fun making this card, and I even managed to use my blendabillities, so love these pens, and look I even managed to cut out Santa and his sleigh.


This is a smaller version of the block card, than previous ones I have made, ideal for bulk making your Christmas cards. The papers I used are from the ‘Trim the tree’ paper stack and my absolutely favourite card stock ‘Cherry Cobbler’ . These card stacks are so versatile and take up hardly any storage space….that means more room for other goodies 🙂 Below you will see the box and the tag to match the card…..can you see the 3d tree on the box…..so cute.


Now on to my next project for this blog….This is another bundle which was definitely a must have…..Bright & Beautiful bundle.


This card and star box is made with very vanilla card stock,  gold glimmer paper and gold stampin ‘Glitter’ embossing powder. Simple yet stunning. This is a really simple card to make and the box once I got my head round it was very easy to put together. To be able to get a box with a lift off lid you will need to score your strips with a 1/8 in difference, when sticking the smaller of the 2 you need to stick just in of the edge.


I used the Labels framelits to cut the greeting out, I cut the bottom off as it would have covered most of my star.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope that I have given you some ideas for using these fabulous products.

Your next blog to visit will be to the wonderful Pip Todman.




Tracy Hart Lawrence – https://clactoncrazycrafters.wordpress.com YOU ARE HERE
Pip Todman – http://www.queenpipcards.com
Eimear Carvill – http://stampincolour.com/
Emma Goddard – http://coastalcrafter.com/
Caroline Thomas – http://www.craftwithcaro.com
Kim Fee – http://kimfeecrafter.blogspot.com/
Lynn Clifford – http://heavenlycrafts.com/heavenlystampin/
Cary Buckham – http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
Cat Herrington – http://wiggle-craft.blogspot.co.uk
Nic Parr – http://thestickyelf.co.uk
Diane Marlow – http://www.craftyducks.co.uk
Christine Widdowson – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/diamondstamping/blog
Di Richardson – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/kingdomcards/blog
Jamie Turney – http://paper-crafting-mad.blogspot.com/
Sara Thornton-Bryar – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftylittleminx/blog
Joanne Penny – http://toocraftyjo.blogspot.co.uk
Natalie O’Shea – http://www.natalieoshea.co.uk/blog.html
Louise Sims – http://stampindelight.co.uk/blog
Katie Jones – http://deepbluecrafting.co.uk/blog/
Cayleigh May – http://cayleighscards.com/
Nikki Acton – http://frankieeatsworms.blogspot.co.uk
Sue Bridge – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/suebridge/blog
Cathryn Perkins – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/cathrynscraftcellar/blog
Sarah Mcdermott – http://www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk/
Fiona Whitten – http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk

Mini milk carton “Advent Calendar”



Wow!!!! I am so pleased with the outcome of this advent. I made the little boxes a few weeks ago and since then I have been thinking of a way to display them……today I finally finished it.

The little milk carton boxes are removable for easier access, I have attached them with velcro dots….aren’t they cute.

This is my 2nd Advent that I have made in the past few weeks, anyone would think I can’t wait for “Christmas”….well they may be right, I love this time of year, making all the lovely cards and gifts to give to everyone. So do you want to see my other advent……here goes….

24 drawer advent



I love this one as well, It is compact with 6 drawers on each side, I put a little notch in the top of the drawers for easier access, ideal for a little treat to be placed in.

These tutorials are full class tutorials, If you wish to purchase this project, email me for more information.


Thanks for stopping by Tracy