Saturday, 22 April 2017

Baby Blue!
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week our theme is 'I spy with my little eye something beginning with B'

So on my card I have the following for the theme B is for Blue, Bubbles, Baby, Bow and Boy
I am using another new LOTV image, called Blowing Bubbles, also my border die is new too, both items little pressies to myself.  I have glossed the hearts seen as they are bubbles, thought they'd look nicer.


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:-

B for Borders

 'B' for Bear


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Springtime Bunny!






















Today I'm sharing my mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'All Things Spring' So you can use any stamp as long as there is some representation to spring for this challenge.

I have used this image I have had tucked away in a folder for a long time, so I don't actually know who has stamped this for me, but I do know I need it LOL!
My papers for this challenge are from Crafters Companion and are called Shabby Chic, they are so pretty, that I definitely think I should get a second pad.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Tattered Lace, Stix 2 Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your spring 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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. The Cutie Pie - #110 - Bunnies & Chicks
2. Penny Black Saturday - April - Spring


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 3206J Crossing Bridges, Wild Rose Studio CL502 Bunny With Teddy,  Flonz Sentiment stamp, 
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Dancing Daisies and Peach Blossom,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools -Unce Upon A Stamp Dies, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Little Bumble Bee























Hello and welcome on this Easter weekend,  so 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 you use the sketch below:-




I have used a new stamp that I bought myself for my Birthday, it's a real cutie and I combined it with some new Wild Rose Studio papers.  I kept to pastel coloured papers so that the image would pop and be the main focal point.


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 -  Whimsy Mariposa,
Papers -   Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Garden,  
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - TL Snowflakes craft a card ETL328, CC Designs five point flowers, XCut leaf punch, 
Embellishments - glamour dust, ribbon, gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Just a note .....book!

























Good Morning bloggers, 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 'Bring On The Bling'

I decided to create a notebook for this challenge for my friend, I have used one of my new LOTV stamps I bought myself for my Birthday.  My bling is lots of glamour dust on the dandelions, around the frame and her wings.  Also used some gems.


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 - Lili Of The Valley ST501 Time Flies, Dandelion stamp is a magazine freebie, 
Papers - Be Creative Vintage Collage, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies,  TL dies, 
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, gems, Glamour dust, bow & rose, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Oh So Cute

Hello and welcome on 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 'Anything Goes' So you can do anything with some stamping on.

I used this new stamp which I treated myself to for my Birthday, it's a Wild Rose Studio and I coloured it up matching to the papers.  It certainly is a cute stamp, I love it.

We have sponsorship this Month from
PDA  There is a fabulous £40 voucher for the winner.


This is for the following challenges:-
1. Alphabet challenge - B for Bunnies
2. Cute Card Thursday - #471 - Warm colours




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 'All Things Spring' So you can use any stamp as long as there is some representation to spring for this challenge.

I have no idea where the inspiration came from for this card, but the papers are from a new paper pad I have treated myself to from Wild Rose Studio, so maybe the pretty papers inspired me.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Tattered Lace, Stix 2 Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your spring 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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Colour Throwdown - #436 - yellow, blue and green
2. Crafty Creations - #338 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Cardmakers - #185 - Spring into spring
4. Penny Black Saturday - April - Spring


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 3206J Crossing Bridges, Wild Rose Studio CL502 Bunny With Teddy,  Flonz Sentiment stamp, 
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Dancing Daisies and Peach Blossom,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools -Unce Upon A Stamp Dies, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Pizza Express
























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

I decided on Pizza for my food creation, and went masculine, so not many embellishments.  My image is an old reliable from House Mouse, I mean there's not many lads that don't like pizza is there.


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 our sponsors this week:-





This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafting With Friends - challenge 40 - Anything Goes
2. Colour Crazy Challenge - #13 - Anything Goes
3. Making Memories Crafting - #3 - Add Some Layers


Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse JR1068 Bear Of An Appetite, 
Papers - The works Pretty Pastels, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, All occasion Dies, ETL328 Snowflakes collection Tattered Lace, scalloped border, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cake Anyone?






































Good morning, A special day today as it's my birthday and more importantly we're going to see 'Beauty And The Beast' as a family, it's my favourite Disney movie so can't wait to see this.  And tomorrow being Mother's day I'm hoping for a relaxing weekend.
It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.  And as it's my turn to host and my birthday I chose 'Cakes, Cupcakes And Sweet Treats', I made a gift bag to put some Thorntons chocolates in for my Mum, I have bought her some shoes but they haven't arrived yet, so hopefully the choccies will put her on till they do.


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 -LOTV Sprinkled With Sugar, 
Papers - Craft Sensations Endless Love, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - glamour dust, pearls, ribbon, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Positively Pampered And Hearts

























Good Morning bloggers, I have two challenges for you today, It's been a bit of a mixed week weather wise, but I have all my seeds sown and in my little greenhouse I bought this week, thought I'd give it a go this year and grow my own flowers. I spend so much on bedding plants.

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 'Anything Except A Card'

Well it had to be one of my gift bags, used a few lately so they needed replenishing.  I thought I'd go really girly as my daughter buys her friends bath bombs from lush and lots of girly treats for birthday's etc......  and this image is perfect for that.  I used a Lili Of The Valley image and coloured it to match the paper, then glamour dusted her wings and added some velvet ribbon and broderie anglais.


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:-



I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
1. Crafting With Friends - #39 - Anything Goes
2. Crafty Catz - #162 - Anything Goes added twist 'Touch Of Pink'
3. As You Like It  - Favourite Stamp Brand - Lili Of The Valley is my favourite because no matter what the occasion there is something for it and they are the cutest.

















And now onto my second challenge creation, a midway for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes'   I used a Transparent set from Penny Black, they are quite small so used three different stamps in the design.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, Chalkola 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 this for the following challenges:-
1. Making Memories Crafting - #3 - Add some layers
2. Penny Black Saturday - March - Bright & Cheerful Colours


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley ST250 Positively Pampered, Penny Black 30-008 Every which way, 
Papers - Craft Snsations Lots Of Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - velvet ribbon, Broderie Anglais, Glamour Dust, pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Mother & Daughter
























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 'Girls & Ladies'

I thought this theme was a good opportunity to make my Mum's Mother's Day card, I went vintage using this image I had, I've used gilding wax and distress inks to age my 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 is the prize on offer:-


Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Cute Card Thursday - #468 - Mother/Ladies only
2. Simon Says Stamp - For A Special Girl/Lady
3. Crafting From The Heart - #149 - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar - March - Mum's day/special female



Recipe:-
Stamps - Nicecrane image,
Papers - From stash, un-named,
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks, gilding wax, 
Tools - Grand calibur, spellbinder dies, crealies, CC Designs, memory box dies, 
Embellishments - lace, pearls,  old book, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Springtime

It's the first Sunday of March and so that means 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 'Close To Nature',  I adore Sarah Kay and this is my favourite stamp from the range.  I used a mixture of dies some from the Tattered Lace Side Stepper die set which has proved to be really useful as it's such a big set, from the set I used the bow and cut it twice, the roses,rectangles,  sentiment and butterfly is also from the set.  The fence is a Marianne designs die and I love using it.

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.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Addicted To Stamps - #143 - Pastel Colours
2. Dragonfly Dreams - #March - Girly with die cut/punch


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes'  I'm using one of the new stamps from Penny Black called Red Blush, but I went yellow for friendship.  After I coloured the rose I put little droplets on, to represent dew using Glossy Accents.  For the background I embossed using a Tattered Lace folder and highlighted it with some Gilding Wax.  It was my first time using Gilding wax and I need a bit more practice, but I quite like the effect.



We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, Chalkola 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.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Penny Black Saturday Challenge - # March - Bright & Cheerful colours
2. Sweet Stampin' challenge - No Design Paper


Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay Rose's Garden, Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush, 
Papers - Don't know the brand, 
Colouring Mediums - Gilding Wax, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibue, ETL106 Pearl Pin Dot Tattered Lace Dots, Tattered Lace Side Stepper die set, Tattered Lace embossing folder, Marianne border die, Marianne creatable dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, stickles, Glossy Accents, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 4 March 2017

In Bloom
























So it's the first Saturday of March, and it's nice to see that some of my Daffodils and Crocus's have come up and look so pretty.   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 'Spring Inspiration', and there is a photo (see below) to follow and inspire.



I was trying to think of a stamp to represent spring, then I remembered these gardening Hanglar Stanglar stamps, which I haven't used for a long time.  For my colour combo I used all the colours in the inspiration photo, as for the design I started with the images then cut them out and went from there, never done a design like this before but i'm quite pleased with how it turned out.


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:-

DigiStamp Boutique  is offering a £10 store voucher for one lucky winner.



And our second prize comes from......................
Little Claire  A really pretty Spring floral stamp........


Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. A Bit More Time To Craft - #39 - Anything Goes
2. Crafts & Me  - #March - Springtime
3. Crafty Creations - #336 - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps - Hanglar Stanglar, freebie sentiment, 
Papers - LOTV Perfect Pair, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, daisy punch, Memory box die 98338 summer border, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 25 February 2017

A Moment In Time
























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 'Metal &/or Charms'

Making this card kind of took me back in time, when I was little I remember looking through a red leather photo album, my Mum held the photo's in with black corners on black card pages.  So that was my inspiration for making my image look like a photo in an album.


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 Tattered Lace:-






Recipe:-
Stamps - HMP31 Say Cheese, 
Papers - LOTV Father Knows Best, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tattered Lace ETL594 Side Stepper set dies, 
Embellishments - Metal sentiment, brads, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Dressed For All Occasions






















Good Morning everyone, I'm coming to you today with two challenges, it's my regular Saturday morning Allsorts challenge first.
This week is our lovely Annie's turn to host and she would like to see 'Anything Goes'

So my Mum retires next week and I thought this was a good chance to make her a card, as she wears a uniform and I know she likes to get dressed up when she can I really liked the idea of this dress.  I have done something unusual for me and tried a CD Rom, I liked the idea that I could print matching backing papers too.  There is Glamour dust on there too to make it more glamorous on the white net and waist band, but not so visible on the pic.


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:-

Especially for entrants to this weeks Allsorts challenge our lovely Sponsor Swedish House Crafts is offering a 15% discount off the whole purchase at check out with code: ALLSORTSFEB17. Valid during 18th to 24th February. 

And the super prize from them is a £20 e.voucher to spend in their store.



My next challenge card is-




















Mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Use Your Favourite Stamp'

So as I used my favourite stamp on the original challenge at the start of the month I'm now using my second favourite stamp.  I used Bitty Bear Angel, which is a special stamp to me as a blogger sent me some images of it to use when I fist started  crafting, but then I tried to get the stamp but it had been retired, my friend Brenda knew this and tracked it down and bought me it for my Birthday a couple of years ago and so that is why it is ranked high in my Penny Black stamps and obviously because it's super cute too.  I used this fab stepper die by Tattered Lace, and enjoyed using it and love the fact that they come with loads of nesting and embellishment dies.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts   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 - Katy Sue Designs CD Rom Fabulous Fashion, Penny Black 432J Bitty Bear Angel, 
Papers - Katy Sue Designs, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tattered Lace designs ETL594 Off Set Side Stepper, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, glamour dust, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Hearts & Flowers























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda is hosting and she would like to see 'Hearts & Flowers'

To make my card I started with making a background using a background stamp by Hero Arts, stamped with Distress Inks in Barn Door, I then dragged some colour from the edges of the roses using a wet brush.  I made the border strip by stamping the word anniversary all over it.  The image and sentiment is a new Penny Black stamp.


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 - Penny Black 30-393 A Rose, Hero Arts Rose Background, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Animal Magic
























Welcome, 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 'Animal Magic' So get out your animal stamps and join in the fun.  I had to use this cute mouse stamp and just had to use glossy accents on his wellies,  Went with a crisp colour combo as I love red and white.

We have sponsorship this Month from Tattered Lace


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 'Use Your Favourite Stamp'

I did use my most favourite stamp but went a little bit different this time.  I used more subtle colours instead of the stronger, pretty colours.  I went kind of shabby chic and roughed up all the edges to complete the look, I haven't done that technique for a long time and quite enjoyed it

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts   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 3980K Team Effort, Country Companions, Forever Friends The Good Life, 
Papers - Trimcraft Paper Flowers, Raspberry Road Summer Goodness,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, Sizzix dies, All Occasion dies, daisy punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, pearls, glossy accents, 


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

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Pretty In Lilac
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so 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 'Paper Piecing'

So for this challenge I had to find a stamp that would suit the task, I think this Fairy suits very well.  Her dress, shoes and present have all been paper pieced with papers from the same pad as the background paper.


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






Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion Angelica & friends, 
Papers - LOTV Promises, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Creative Dies, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Celebrate Art Deco Style
























Good Morning bloggers, 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 as it's a special celebration she would like to see 'Let's Celebrate'

It's a friends 70th Birthday next month so I thought this was an ideal time to make her card, as a 70th is a celebration.  I went with golds for luxery, with a touch of aqua.  A beautiful die for the backdrop and to frame my Art Deco image.


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 fabulous prizes on offer:-

Tattered Lace Baby Blue die cutting machine
and two more prizes as it's a special week



Recipe:-
Stamps - Papermania, 
Papers - LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Marianne dies, creative dies, signature dies, Grand Calibur, Embossing powder, 
Embellishments - pearls, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x