Thursday, 18 January 2018

Welcome Baby























This is my Mid way creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Something New', my something new is a New Baby card.

We have prizes from PB, Swedish House Crafts - £15 voucher, Tonic die.  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!


Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps -Penny Black 2073J Baby Hammock, Sentiment computerised,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder Nesties, Xcut corner punch, 
Embellishments - pearls, gems


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Monkey Business!

























Good Morning blogging friends, it's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'No Patterned Papers
I am challenging you to get creative with your own backgrounds or you could even go totally CAS, the choice is yours and we look forward to seeing all your creations.
I was really tempted to go girly with this one but my son chose this image a while a go for his Birthday, he loves animals and he said this was really cute.  I said but it has flowers and he just went "So......."  he even said dark pink flowers.  Not what I expected from a twelve year old boy, well he will be twelve on Wednesday 17th January.
This was a real colouring challenge, I thought they looked more like Chimpanzees but Bobby does insist that he wants them to be Orangutans, well I do hope I've delivered LOL!


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Our lovely sponsor this week is:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - A Day For Daisies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Embellishments - Natural Hemp, wooden button, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 7 January 2018

A Little Bird Told Me Or Was It A Mouse !!
























Happy New Year to all, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Cold & Frosty Colours', well it is January and the weather sure does depict some very cold a frosty mornings.  I went with one of my favourite House Mouse stamps, framing it with Nestie dies, I made my corners using a die which was a magazine freebie,  and then punching daises and added them to the die.

Our prize this month is:-


And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Something New', my something new is this Penny Black stamp which was given to me and this is the first time I have used it so therefore new to me. I have never used Liquid Pearls before and purchased some over Christmas so I have used them on this card as another 'Something New' item.  I haven't chosen an occasion for this card as the sentiment reads 'A Little Bird Told Me' so it could be for Happy Birthday, Get Well etc........  I chose to do it in a vintage style as I thought it suited the image.

We have prizes from PB, Swedish House Crafts - £15 voucher, Tonic die.  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!


Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse H416 Sleeping Under Flowers, Forever Friends The Good Life sentiment set, Penny Black 40-041 Good Friends, 
Papers - Craft Sensations Endless Love, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Nesties, Creative Dies corner, Dovecraft Daisy Punch, Xcut punches, 
Embellishments - pearls, Liquid Pearls


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Simplicity!























Happy New Year my lovely blogging friends, I hope you all enjoyed your festivities and have had a great New Year.  It's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Susan's turn to host and she would like to see 'Something New' so it can be a new craft item or a card for a new job, house or baby etc..........

As a Christmas present I received a set of Bee Crafty stamps so it was obvious to use them for this great theme.  I started stamping the floral corner, then colouring with Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers.  The stamped dots are from a Stampman set, but I think it fills in the spaces nicely. I added the Bee Crafty sentiment and then stamped the butterflies on seperate card, then cut them out, coloured and stickled them.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer and sponsors:-

DigiStamp Boutique with a voucher to spend online

Stix2 with this fabulous pack
















Recipe:-
Stamps - Bee Crafty, The Stampman Funky Flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers,
Embellishments - Stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Seasonal Flowers
























Good Morning bloggers, not long to go now till Santa comes, and this will most likely be my last post before Christmas.
So It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts and this challenge will last for two weeks, It's our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Seasonal Flowers'

So it had to be my favourite Christmas die the spellbinder Poinsettia die for this one.  I used classic colours, I always think gold adds a touch of elegance to a card.  This will be the last Christmas card for this year.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-


Stamp Addicts - £15 Voucher

And this Sizzix die




Recipe:-
Stamps Flonz sentiment,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes, Tim Holtz Trellis, Spellbinder Poinsettia Die, Xcut Punch Botanical, 
Embellishments - Stickles,

Merry Christmas And A Happy NewYear!

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 December 2017

Fairy Sweet!
























Well Christmas Day is nearly here and I'm more or less ready, with just a few bits to do.  Hope all you are ready for your festivities. 
Now today see's are mid way reminder for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'CAS (clean & simple) So you can use any stamp for this challenge as long as your keeping it a clean design. Isn't this stamp a cute one of Penny Black's, it's from a transparent set called Fairy Sweet, she was great to colour and I thought these Stampman Funky Flowers went well and filled in some of the white space.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Tattered Lace, Fantastic Ribbons. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black Fairy Sweet, The Stampman Funky Flowers,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Cold & Frosty



















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning,and Christmas Day isn't far away now. Hope your all well on your way with preparations.   It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Cold & Frosty Colours'

I started this card with a die set from Tattered Lace  called Snowflakes Craft A Card,I die cut the frame and glittered it.  I stamped and embossed snowflakes on the background and die cut and layered snowflakes with various dies and punches.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-
From sponsor Crafty Ribbons


Merry Christmas

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowman & Snowflakes
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Helene's turn to host and she would like to see 'Snowflakes'

Using an old Lily Of The Valley image, which is a very cute snowman, I decided to do a bit of water colouring again with my Aqua markers.  The Glamour Dust was out for this card, I covered each snowflake in it before layering them up. I used a Cuttlebug die and embossing set for the largest snowflake, then a sizzix die and a punch for the smallest one.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is our sponsor this week:-




Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

All Christmassy!!!

























Greetings friends, well I'm nearly done for presents, but nothing else organised, my youngest son has so much going on with parents evening, rugby matches and football matches.  I need my thermals I tell you, it's so cold, but I couldn't not go and watch him.  It's the first Sunday of December and we always put the tree up, but I haven't even got it out of the loft yet ............... not enough hours in a day LOL!
 So it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Winter Trees & Flowers' and I went for Poinsettias, I used one from a stamp set by Penny Black, I stamped it three times and coloured it.  Then stamped it again three times, coloured them, then cut them out and decoupaged them.  Didn't use patterned papers as I thought they would clash, thought a simple design would show the Poinsettias better.

We have sponsorship this Month from Stix2 and here is the prize:-


And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.
























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'CAS (clean & simple) So you can use any stamp for this challenge as long as your keeping it a clean design.  My friend B gave me this stamp and this is the first time I have used it, she was great to colour and she came with her own sentiment which I have used.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Tattered Lace, Fantastic Ribbons. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black Wonder Collection, Stampin' Up Heard From The Heart, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Embossing Folder, 
Embellishments - Stickles gold, Glamour Dust, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Busy Little Mice























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week we would like to see 'Thank You'

I got out my Beatrix Potter stamps and used these cute mice,the papers and tag are from Be Creative, and kind of suit the era that Beatrix Potter wrote in.  I love anything Beatrix Potter, and have a full collectors set of books and various figurines and coins etc............


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-

 £10 store voucher





Recipe:-
Stamps - Beatrix Potter's The Tale Of Two Bad Mice by Crafters Companion, Sentiment also Beatrix potter, 
Papers - Be reative Vintage Collage, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, distress inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder nesties, 
Embellishments - lace pearls, ribbon, satin flowers, bow, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Away In A Manager
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Ellie's turn to host and she would like to see 'Inspired By A Christmas Song'

So I used a Lili Of The Valley stamp and for a change I used Aqua Markers, haven't done any water colouring for ages, all the dies are Tattered Lace from a set called Snowflake Collection, and adding sparkle to finish off.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer and we are sponsored by:



And this is our wonderful prize this week,  going to one lucky winner. Good luck to everyone!!

















Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV Nativity,
Colouring Mediums - Aqua Markers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tattered Lace ETL328 Snowflake collection, Sizzix corner die, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbons, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Christmas Creations
























Good Morning bloggers, two challenges to show you today. So first It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Glitter'

So for my Allsorts card I used some embossing powder called Tinsel Snowflake and a snowflake stamp which is from a set that was a magazine freebie. So I made the background and stamped my sentiment, to make it a bit different I threaded my ribbon through my background card.
My image was coloured then Glittered wherever there is snow.  This is one sparkly card!


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-




























And now onto my second challenge creation, a midway for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Flower Power', so using this Penny Black Poinsettia stamp, I coloured it up with Spectrum Noirs, I stamped it 4 times, masking two and adding a third in the centre then decoupaging the middle one.  I added my sentiment them did a gold glitter border.


We have prizes fromPB, Crafts U Love, Marianne Designs. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting yourPB stamps out isn't it!!!!!! 

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps -Personal Impressions, Penny Black Wonder Collection, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, stickles, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Autumn Butterflies























Good Morning blogging friends, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Colours Of Autumn'

So I started this card by using a Tattered Lace embossing Folder with interchangeable sentiment plaques, then coloured it using Distress Inks while masking the centre to leave white.  Then using gold Gilding Wax I highlighted the word sentiment and the embossed butterflies.  I stamped two butterflies and coloured using Spectrum Noirs then sparkled them with Stickles.
I did a gold border with Golden Rod Stickles too.
This is not my usual style of card but after my inky one the other week, and such lovely comments about it,  I'm getting a bit more daring and trying new styles.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-


Sponsored by Tattered Lace

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Cute card Thursday - #503 - Sparkles
2. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #8 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz - #392 = No Patterned Paper
4. Crafty Calendar - #Nov - Autumn Colours



Recipe:-
Stamps - Kaiser Crafts Tigerlilly butterfly,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Butterfly set, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, Gilding Wax,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Flowers And Snow

























Welcome to my blog this Sunday morning, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'One Layer Christmas Cards' So I used this LOTV snowman stamp and kept the colours toned down as I liked how it was looking, then thought it needed some frosty sparkle.  Added some borders and a sentiment and that's my card done.

We have sponsorship this Month from


And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Flower Power', so using this Penny Black stamp Flower Girl, I coloured her to match the papers I had chosen and to go with the sunflowers.


We have prizes from PB, Crafts U Love, Marianne Designs. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting yourPB stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV Snow Family ST433, Penny Black 40-056 Flower Girl, Sentiments magazine freebies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - glamour dust, ribbon, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Igloo Bears























Good Morning, Hope you are all well on this Saturday morning, Christmas is fast approaching so the Christmas cards will be appearing now and as it's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts, I thought I'd get one in.
This week is our lovely Wendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Blue & Brown'

So I started with this image of these cute bears from Lily Of The Valley, and as the theme is blue & brown that is my colour palette for colouring the image then matched up the papers.  I made snowflakes from three different dies/punches, glittered them then layered them up.  I finished off with a ticket sentiment and a bow.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is our sponsor for this week:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley Igloo Bears ST353, 
Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland, Do Crafts 12 Days Of Christmas, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, XCut punch, sizzix dies, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Christmas Creatures























It's a chilly Saturday morning, and appropriate for today's card, so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Christmas Creatures' so the focal point must be a Creature/Animal in a Christmas setting

I just thought this Whimsy image is so cute I had to use it, great to colour but a bit big for embellishments on the card. So kept it quite simple


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Whimsy Warm Winter Wishes, Sentiment magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, embossing folder, 
Embellishments - ribbon, butchers twine, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Gothic Letter Writing
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Susan's turn to host and she would like to see 'Halloween'

I used this image which my daughter loves, she was great to colour. I was going to go with red hair as my daughter has bright red hair, although a couple of weeks ago it was purple, (she changes the colour of her hair every other month lol) but the orange was more fitting for Halloween.  The web die I bought a while ago, my daughter Jodie talked me into it, said I really needed it and I can put it on her birthday cards.  Glad I bought it now as it finished this card perfectly.  The backing paper was orange so I used distress inks in black soot to tone it down, and then stamped bats all over it.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer from our lovely sponsor Little Claire's:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Lacy Sunshine - Abby Love Letters, Prickly Pear bat stamp, 
Colouring Mediums - promarkers, spectrum noirs, distress ink,
Tools - Grand Calibur, signature dies, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Getting Inky And Special Wishes



It's my turn to do the mid month over at Stamping Sensations and we are doing 'try something new', So I have tried two different techniques.
I normally shy away from inky projects, they do scare me!
I think I'm what they call a clean crafter, so I got some inky fingers and watched a few tutorials and came up with this card and gift bag.



So I used Distress Inks to make my background, after I had stamped my images I coloured them in with a black pen to make them into silhouettes.  I made a background paper by stamping fairy dust and adding sparkle.  I don't have a grass stamp so I drew it in.  I surprised myself with the result.



I used a different technique for this gift bag, I put my Distress inks onto an acrylic block and sprayed it to give a water colour look.  Then I embossed a dandelion and brought it to life with distress inks and Glamour dust, then stamped the smaller dandelion.  To finish off  I made a backgound paper.
There's probably room for improvement, but I enjoyed doing it even if I got very inky LOL!



And now onto my creation which is for Penny black & More @ Allsorts mid way, where the theme is 'Close To Nature',  how close to nature can you get than blowing dandelion clocks, so cute.  I used a subtle backing paper and then over stamped some dandelions on then added some sparkle to them.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, and Sizzix. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.


Recipe:-
Stamps -  Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake wish, Magazine freebie stamps, 
Papers -   Wild Rose Studios Dancing Daisies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools -  Cuttlebug, freebie dandelion embossing folder, 
Embellishments -  Glamour dust, rose ribbon, ribbon, 

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Fairy Wishes
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Benda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Think Pink'

I adore this stamp of this pretty fairy, I adore Whimsy stamps anyway but this Sylvia Zet range really are the sweetest.  I know the theme is 'Think Pink' but I thought a tiny bit of blue would be OK if only on the wings, they kind of need it to be  more effective, then covered in sparkle.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Whimsy stamps Sylvia Zet Summer Fairy,
Papers - Lemon Craft House Of Roses,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - XCut Dinky  Dies swallow tail bunting, Grand Calibur, Spellbinder nesties, 
Embellishments - lace, ribbon, gems, flowers, Glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

'O' Christmas Tree






















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Trees & Leaves'

So I did something a bit different to the rest of the team and created using a Christmas Tree, I made my own backing paper and added sparkle to the lights and star.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is our lovely sponsor:-


Marianne Design



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x