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

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Close To Nature
























Hello and welcome to this Sunday morning where we greet the first day of October, I can't believe how fast this month has gone. So that makes it 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 'Autumn Glory',  These little mice collecting there harvest of apples always reminds me of Autumn. My background is a piece of green card which I stamped with a leaf stamp with versa mark, then using a gold and a bronze embossing powder heat embossed it, before cutting out my image using spellbinder dies.

We have sponsorship this Month from


£25.00 store voucher

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.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:-
1. Daring Cardmakers - Harvest Home


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Close To Nature',  So I went with this Penny Black wreath of Sunflowers, this card is a little different to what I normally make, and I got a little inky and there is no cuteness, but I enjoyed making it.

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.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:-
1. Deep Ocean - #164 - Goodbye Summer
2. Creative Moments - #127 - Autumn twist
3. Fab 'N' Funky - #364 - Fall Colours



Recipe:-
Stamps - Hero Arts SD395 Sentiment, Hero Arts CL477 Leaves, House Mouse HMTR1059 Apple Harvest, Penny Black 40-467 Flowers All Around, 
Papers - Graphic 45, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies - Diamond Effects dies, All Occasion Dies, 
Embellishments - Embossing Powders, 


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

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Live, Laugh, Love
























Welcome friends, 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 'Sentiment In Focus', not my usual style, so thank you Helene for making me push the boundaries, I enjoyed doing this.

As you can see from my creation that for the theme the main focus has to be a sentiment/verse, mine is an Indigo Blu sentiment which I love, I thought using just white with a bit of pink looked effective and elegant.  And although this is not my usual cuteness and with no colouring I really enjoyed making this.


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 Sponsors and prizes on offer:-





I would like to enter into the following challenges:-
1. Through the craft room door - Anything Goes
2. Dream Valley Challenges - #164 - One for the girls
3. Crafty Creations - #351 - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
5. My Time To Craft - #355 - Die Cuts Only

Recipe:-
Stamps - Indigo Blu, 
Tools - Tattered Lace - embossing folder, pearl pin dot die, Bow maker,  Cuttlebug Embossing border, CC Designs five point flower die, Xcut botanical embossing punch, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Old Stamps!

























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so 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 'Things With Wings'

I came across my tub with my Whiff Of Joy stamps in last week,  and haven't used them for a long time so used one last week and decided to use one again for this challenge.  They are so sweet. and this one definitely fits the theme with her angel wings.


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 - Whiff Of Joy Melinda The Helpful Angel, 
Papers - Crafters Companion Shabby Chic, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinders, CC Designs dies, 
Embellishments - Lace, pearls, gems, ribbon, Glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Little Snowy
























It's time for me to remind you we are mid way through the month for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Get Ready For Christmas' So you can use any stamp to do with Christmas for this challenge.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts, Rare Earth Stamps . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Christmas 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 3289J Snowy & Hedgy, Sentiment is a magazine freebie,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments -gems, Glamour dust, Pinflair snow dust, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Feels Like Autumn























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 'Feels Like Autumn', this could be Autumn colours, Autumn scenes , anything that can be related to Autumn.

I thought this Whiff Of Joy stamp would be ideal for this theme, with her harvest of apples.  I had the perfect papers too with apples and leaves, so this card came together quite nicely.


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 , two fabulous Tonic dies
                    



Recipe:-
Stamps - Whiff Of Joy Willow with apples, sentiment magazine freebie, 
Papers - Do crafts Tilly Daydream, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, Xcut border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x