Monday, 1 September 2014

Christmas Again And A Blog Hop






















Hello I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.  Can't believe we are into another month already.  My youngest doesn't go back to school till Thursday, but this 6 week holidays have really gone fast and now I'm making Christmas cards.  Someone please press the pause button time is flying by!!!!!

This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the reminder of the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Christine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Food Glorious Food" - Use an image on your creation that has some form of food on it.    I have used HMOR1049 Christmas Cottage, had a play around with my Poinsettia die and made white for a change and inked the veins with distress inks.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-
Our Lovely Christines (host) is offering a NEW pack HM Food/Drink decoupage sheets












And also

Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

This is for the following challenges:-

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.











I  don't have a card today for Prickley Pear, but there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/
It's a blog hop so I will have two cards for the hop one tomorrow and another on Wednesday, but as today is the start of the blog hop there's lots of creations by the rest of the team for you to see.












Recipe:-
Stamps - HMOR1049 Christmas cottage, 
Papers - Papermania 12 days of christmas, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinders poinsettia die, border punch, signature die,
Embellishments - gold beads, ribbon, stickles, bow, 


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

Saturday, 30 August 2014

My First Christmas Card






















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 'Early Christmas Makes', I have made my first Christmas card, so thank you Mervi for getting me going.
Here is what I did, I used a Humphrey's Corner stamp, isn't he so cute, and decided to go bright with the colouring and then stick to white and blue for the rest of the card, oh and glamour dusted snow, snowflakes and the border along the bottom, it does really sparkle in real life, wish I could capture it on the photo.  The border is a Memory box die called Frostyville 98146, I can see this being used a lot this Christmas, I love it, thanks Brenda.

The sentiment I used is from our sponsor Flonz and is from the Merry Christmas set.


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:-

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge



This is for the following challenges:-
1. Papertake Weekly - sketch #93 - Used the sketch
2. Simon says Stamp - Anything Goes (I used a memory box die)
3. Deep ocean - challenge # 85 - Something sweet (I used this sweet image)
4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 336 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Little fairies - #August - Cute & Cuddly
6. Polkadoodles - wk 34 - Christmas
7. Crafts 4 Eternity - #191 - Tic Tac Toe (I used Ink, Blue, Holiday theme)
8. Sweet stampin' - Embossing 

Recipe:-
Stamps - Humphrey's corner, Flonz sentiment,
Papers - N/A
Colouring mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Memory Box Dies, Snowflake punches, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Food Glorious Food






















Hello, it's Bank Holiday Monday,. I hope you’re all OK and having lovely extended weekend.
This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Christine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Food Glorious Food" - Use an image on your creation that has some form of food on it.    I have used HMTR1016 Italian Feast, and made a gift bag.  I thought this bag would be nice if your going to a friends/relatives house for a meal to carry chocolates etc as a thank you.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-
Our Lovely Christines (host) is offering a NEW pack HM Food/Drink decoupage sheets












And also

Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Fussy & Fancy - #121 - Pets or Favourite animals (I adore mice)
2. Crazy For Challenges - #250 - Animals (mice)

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.




And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/
I took a piece of white card and stamped Prickley Pear butterflies with versa mark ink all over it. I then used embossing powder and heated it.  I then used three different colours of distress inks, worn lipstick, shabby shutters and mustard seed and coloured the card.  I then wiped over with kitchen paper to expose the embossed area's properly.  I have masked my flowers so I could layer the stamps then coloured with my spectrum noirs.  Cut and coloured two butterflies then stickled them.










So for my creation I used:-
CLR023 Mini Butterflies clear set
D041 Scallop Circle Nesting set



Recipe:-
Stamps - HMTR1061 Italian Feast, Prickley Pear (as above)
Papers - LOTV Pressed In Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Prickley Pear dies, border punch, sinature corner die,
Embellishments - doily, pearls, stickles,


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

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Sunshine Colours






















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 'Warm Sunshine Colours'
Here is what I did, I used a Sarah Kay stamp, they always say summer to me. Lots of layers on this card so I could use several pieces of this design paper as I think this Garden Party pad screams sunshine colours to me too.  The flowers are die cut from an old book I use for this reason.  I just inked the edges and added pearls, and also some pearls on stems and stickles to the centre.

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.

We have two great sponsors this week...................


And..............
















This is for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - #277 - Anything goes + option of sketch  (I used their lovely sketch)
2. Papertake Weekly - To Die For
3. Diva's By Design - Pretty Pearls
4. Love To Create - #129 - Polka Dots & Pearls (my background paper is polka dots)



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay, 
Papers - Dovecraft Garden Party,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies Daisy die, 
Embellishments - Pearls, stemmed pearls, doily, stickles


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Birthday Picnic






















This is my mid way creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes' So you can use anything for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Flonz, and Classy Crafts. 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.

This is for the following challenges:_
1. Scribble & Scrap - challenge #25 - Anything Goes
2. The Cutie Pie - challenge # 76 - Cute with buttons and bows

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 - 40-016 Hedgehog Birthday
Papers -Raspberry Road summer goodness, ,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand calibur, signature border die, 
Embellishments - stickles, doiley, button, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Men & Cars

Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
This is a post for Prickley Pear



And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
D041 Scallop Circle Nesting set,
 FF0173 53 Chevy
DD0209 There Is Flattery, 

This is for the following challenge:-
Incy Wincy - Things with wheels

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

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Fairy Magic



Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is Helene's turn to host and she would like to see 'Use A Stencil/Mask', well I'm going to be really honest here, I've never used one before so this was a real challenge for me.  Then when I started think I went too far, but it was an experience.  The stamps are Livinia and I don't know the make of the mask, I do know it was a freebie from a magazine.

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:-


This is for the following challenge:-
Simon says stamp - Summer

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia stamps, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - mask, signature dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, flowers, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Cowboys And Dandelions






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely America's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Do Not Colour Your Image" - You can have colour everywhere else on your card but do not colour your image.


















Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

mariannedesign.nl


And by AMERICA
She has this yummy CANDY of two House Mouse stamps and 150+ charms going to a third LUCKY WINNER..



This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Little fairies - #August - Cute & Cuddly
2. Crafting For All seasons - challenge # 83 - Feature A creature
3. The Squirrel & The Fox - challenge # 75 - Anything Goes


Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.



















And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
HH0160 Bobby Bronco,
DD0214 Howdy Partner Stacked,

This is for the following challenge:-
Love To Create - challenge # 128 - Inspired By A Song/book/Movie (I have done The Sons Of Katie Elder - my hubby's fave John Wayne western film)

 Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse HMUR1002 Blowing Dandelions, Prickley Pear, 
Papers - LOTV Perfect Pair,
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs, distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, sizzix dies, signature dies, CC Designs dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 9 August 2014

All Sentimental


 Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Jo's turn to host and she would like to see 'All Sentimental', make your sentiment the focal point of your creation.
Here is what I did, I used Indigo Blu stamps, and decided to die cut flowers out of an old book and ink them up.  I found this challenge a bit hard at the beginning as I'm so used to working with an image, but once I got going it wasn't bad and I quite liked how it turned out.  I've never worked with Indigo Blu before, I did enjoy using/playing with them, they were a free set with a magazine I bought.


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:-

Button for Brains

Button for Brains

PPR Papercrafts

PPR Papercrafts

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Make It Sparkle (the butterfly is glittered but doesn't show well)
2. Crafty Creations - challenge # 269 - Flower Power
3. Sketch & Stash - challenge #144 - sketch (new stash is my free stamps)





Recipe:-
Stamps - Indigo Blu,
Papers - LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, CCDesigns dies, Signature dies,
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, stickles, Glamour dust,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 4 August 2014

Chocolate Brown






















It is time for another theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Tom's turn to choose the theme and he chose "Relax/Enjoying Life"
I used VR1004 Beary Full Of Truffles, not very keen on how this photo turned out, a bit dark but no amount of fiddling would fix it.  Love this image, great for girly cards, mother's day and and to go as a thank you card with chocs of course.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Prize is a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's shop : Di's Digis Downloads


little Candy from chall host teamie Tom

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Dream Valley - challenge # 87 - Favourite colour combo (mine is brown & pink)
2. The Squirrel & The Fox - challenge # 75 - Inspired By A Song/Movie (movie CHOCOLAT)
3. Scribble & Scrap - challenge # 24 - Anything Goes
4. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 224 - Walk On The Wildside


Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.

















And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
 D041 Scallop circle nesting set
D045 Flourish die
D023 Mini Butterflies die set
CLR013c Scalloped circles and ovals 4 clear set
CLR023 Mini Butterflies clear set

This is for the following challenge:-
ABC Challenge - Q is for quote

Recipe:-
Stamps - VR1004 Beary Full Of Truffles,  Prickley Pear (as above),
Papers - LOTV Country lady, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand calibur, Prickley Pear dies, Sizzix Dies, Daisy punch, border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, pearls, gems. stickles, Doilies,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Three challenges all in one post






















Good Morning bloggers, this Saturday morning I have something a little unusual from me. three challenges all in one post.  So here they are:-

First up is for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Favourite Things'
 I  used a Lili Of The Valley stamp which is my favourite of the LOTV stamps, also my favourite things include LOTV papers and my Sizzix flower dies


Here are the prizes on offer:-


The prize is these lovely stamps





The prize is a £10 voucher

This is for the following challenge:-
Creative Knockouts - #48 - Happy Birthday

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.
























And now at Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Anything Goes', So you can do anything you want this month.  I made cards and matching gift bags, they were for my Son's teachers for the end of the school year.  I put lovely aromatherapy candles in the gift bags.





















We have sponsorship this Month from Tonic studio's




This is for the following challenge:-
CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes

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  creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is also 'Anything Goes' So you can use anything for this challenge too.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Flonz, and Classy Crafts. 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.

This is for the following challenges:_
Penny Black Saturday - Floral Fantasy
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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 - 30-028 Micey Day, ST122 LOTV Back To School. ST003 Hug time, 
Papers - LOTV shabby shack, petal fresh, timeless victorian,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand calibur, Various dies, 
Embellishments - stickles, gems, lace, pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
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