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

Monday, 28 July 2014

Relaxing Bubbles






















Hello, I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely sunny weekend. It's been beautiful weather, we did the whole BBQ thing on Saturday, I'm a bit of a kill joy as I don't like BBQ's but joined in with the rest of the family as I didn't want to spoil it.  It was nice as all three of my kids were there together, and wasn't arguing which doesn't happen very often. It was also a non crafting day, but worth it to have time with my family.

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 HMG1015 Relaxing Bubbles, normally I would go blues with this stamp, with the whole bubbles thing but decided to go all girly instead, and I like it, don't think I'll be bringing the blues out for it again now.  I'm not a blue person, not really a colour I like.  I covered my bubbles in glossy accents, but it's not really showing.
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

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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - HMG1015 Relaxing Bubbles, Sentiment Joanna Sheen House Mouse set, 
Papers - LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, Sissix flower dies, Signature Leaf die, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, Glossy Accents, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Time For Tea


















Good Morning bloggers, I hope you have all been enjoying all the lovely sunshine, a bit too hot for me.  So It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts and this week is our lovely Sarah's turn to host and she would like to see 'Time For Tea'
Here is what I did, I used a Lili Of The Valley stamp, and decided to go with some LOTV papers too, I adore this pad and the colours too. (see recipe for the names of pad and stamp).  The ribbon I coloured with spectrum Noirs so that it would match the deep burgandy in her hat and on her bag and dress.  I made some tags, stamped them with a flonz butterfly and some LOTV script.

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:-
http://www.eurekastamps.com/
$20 store voucher


Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge
http://www.flonzcraft.com/




Recipe:-
Stamps - ST130 Coffee Break, Flonz Butterfly, LOTV Set 57 background script,
Papers - LOTV Country Lady, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand calibur, Sissix flower dies, signature leaf dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, doily, stickles, candy, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 25 July 2014

Gift Box Tutorial



















This is my tutorial for a gift box, and here are the Prickley Pear Products I used to make it with:-












CLR023 Mini Butterflies clear set, D044 Heart Oval Insert Die, D045 Flourish Die, CLR013C,

I used two pieces of A4 card, and cut to 21cm square, for the lid use a score board and score 4cm in from the edge all the way round, as below:-

















Then for the base slice a slither of two sides so the base fits in the lid, now score as you did with the lid 4cm in from the edge.

















Now cut the corners as below, then using a bone folder fold all the scored lines.




















Use a wet glue to glue each corner then hold together with paperclips on both the lid and base. Then set the boxes to one side to dry while you make the embellishments.













Next I stamped out some flowers using CLR023 Mini Butterfly stamp set, I coloured them with markers then cut them out, I layered the two sizes of flowers, added pearls to the centre and glittered the edges of the petals.  For the rest of the embellishments I cut a flourish using D045.  and a butterfly from the stamp set.


























I stamped my sentiment from the CLR013c stamp set in the centre of the heart oval insert die and layered up.  Now arrange all the embellishments on to the lid of your gift box.  I added a fancy braid around the lid.

















And thats my gift box.
Thank you for looking
Happy crafting
Tracy x
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