Saturday, 23 May 2015

Birthday Celebrations

















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts, where we are celebrating our 6th Birthday.
This week we would like to see 'Happy Birthday'
I used a LOTV stamp, and decided to make a stepper card using some that Brenda cut for me, thanks hun. I made some flowers using pearls for the centres.

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:-


£50 Tattered Lace shopping voucher.....................how amazing is that !!

In celebration I am giving away the following prize.













To be in with a chance of winning you need to enter the Allsorts challenge, leave a comment here and be a follower of my blog, I will be checking my rules have been followed to stop candy/prize hunters.

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV, 
Papers - Dovecraft,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, sizzix dies, flower punch, 
Embellishments - pearls, ribbon, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Heart Gift Box




























Welcome to my Monday post, this is a reminder creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Dies & Punches' So you can use any image for this challenge.  I have made this Gift Box, I needed it for a leather Wallet I have bought as part of my Husbands Birthday gifts.  I have used three different dies to make this, I added the Bee for a bit of fun as it looks like the naughty little Bee is going to pop the heart balloon.

We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Crafts U Love, Stix 2 Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your dies out isn't it!!!!!!

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 - 30-008 Every Which Way, Indigo Blu,  
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,  
Tools -  Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Marianne border dies, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, stickles, 

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Tailor Of Gloucester






















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 'No Squares Allowed'
Here is what I did, I used a wood mounted Beatrix Potter stamp, it's from the Tailor Of Gloucester and decided to go with the sewing theme.  Using a button embossing folder and wiping over it with distress inks to give it dimension.  I printed off tape measures and cotton reels, I then used embroidery thread, and I winded it around the cotton reel.  Then added various embellishments 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.

We are sponsored by:-




We have some exciting news - next week we are celebrating our 6th Birthday and have a very special prize that you will all want to win.  Please add the birthday banner to your sidebars, spread the word and come back and join in the fun.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Beatrix Potter Tailor Of Gloucester stamp, Sundae Of Seasons CD-Rom, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Embossing folder (Crafters Companion), Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, satin roses, buttons, lace, embroidery thread, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 11 May 2015

Garden Antics






















Welcome to my Monday post, I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Snoopy's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Summer Fun" that to me means getting out in the garden and enjoying the sunshine.   I have used this fun stamp from House Mouse called Digging Up Dirt (OR1040), using papers with soft muted tones seemed to work well with this image when I had finished colouring it.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 And also

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
   
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads 
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 
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 - OR1040 Digging Up Dirt, Flonz Sentiment, 
Papers - LOTV Basket & Bunnies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealie Dies, CC Designs Dies, X Cut Leaf punch, 
Embellishments - Gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Special Hugs






















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 'Die Cuts (use more than 2)'
I used 5 different dies on this creation, and a sweet LOTV 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 are the lovely sponsors for this week:-
4 images of winners choice






Up date from my operation
Please bear with me as I’m not brilliant at putting things into words.
I had another hospital appointment on Tuesday afternoon to see how things are going.  On a whole they are happy they said, but there are a couple of little problems.  The amount of bone they have removed has left me with a very thin piece of bone to my jaw line; my hubby described it as being as thin as a piece of wafer thin ham when he saw it on the x-ray.  There for the next three months is going to be staying on soft foods still, and making sure I don’t knock it in case of shattering the bone. I have another appointment in 3 months time so they can see if these problems improve.
Also a small hard lump has formed where I had the operation and they said although it isn't showing on the x-ray it could be a piece of bone, they are waiting to see what that does.  The bone isn't growing quick enough and I still have the pins and needles.

So they are giving me another 3 months to see what improves and then they will see what might need doing, hopefully things will start to improve and it will just be x-rays and scans.  But my results were good thankfully, the lump is benign and they hope they removed enough of the jaw to prevent any re-occurrence.  So hopefully all will be well.
Thank you all for the concerns and well wishes ladies, it’s great to know I have such lovely friends.

Hope you are all well and have a lovely week

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV, 
Papers - from stash
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Signature Dies, Lea'bilities, Marianne designs, 
Embellishments - gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Flowers And Champagne






















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 'Flower Power' I used a really pretty Tulip stamp, this is not my usual kind of card as it has no cuteness to it.  I also didn't use backing papers as I didn't want to detract from the stamp, so embossed my backgrounds instead.

Our May prize this month is a fabulous £35 store voucher from Crafty Individuals.














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 'Dies & Punches' So you can use any image for this challenge.  I chose this stamp so that the card could be used as a male or female card, I always like playing with my dies so this theme is a good one for me.


We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Crafts U Love, Stix 2 Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your dies out isn't it!!!!!!

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 - 30-012 Bubbly, 
Papers - Papermania Exquisite, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools -  Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, embossing folders, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, ricrac, stickles, glossy accents, 


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

Saturday, 2 May 2015

April Showers






















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 'April Showers Bring May Flowers'
I have both on my card, April showers and some flowers, for my backing paper I used some glitter card for a sparkly wet look.  I used Glossy Accents for the outside of the umbrella and stickles for the puddles.

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 for this challenge:-

http://www.stix2.co.uk/


Digistamp



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Say Ahhhhhhhh!






















Good morning, I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend, with some lovely sunshine.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Diane's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Dotty For Dots" - Use some dots somewhere on your creation, I chose dotty paper.  I decided to do a get well card, and chose a shabby chic look for this.  Assorted handmade flowers and butterflies finished this off.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.
There is fabulous prizes up for grabs, so it's worth joining in.

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.



Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Pink Piggies






















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 'Bring Your Bling' so that's lots of sparkle.
Here is what I did, I used cute and fun stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie, I did stamp it twice so I could do a practice run at colouring them and getting my colours right.  I needed to go with pinks because of the sentiment but then wanted to use papers that pulled the greens in too, I love this colour combo as I love the burgandy.  Adding gems and stickles gave me my sparkle for this weeks challenge theme, but then I always love to use some sparkle on my girlie cards.

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:-

Whimsy gift certificate


http://www.pprcrafts.com/
PPR Papercrafts


Recipe:-
Stamps - Kraftin' Kimmie Tickled Pink Piggies, 
Papers - LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies Dies, Spellbinders Dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Gems, Stickles,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Butterflies And Balloons






















Good Morning bloggers, I have two creations and two challenges today. 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 'Quick & Simple Does 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.


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Birthdays' So you can use anything in relation to Birthdays for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Robert Addams, PPR Papercrafts and Stamp Addict. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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.


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 13 April 2015

April Showers






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.  We went to Cumbria  to see the home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top Cottage.  We had a fabulous time even though it rained the whole day and we even had snow at one point.  Lake Windermere looked wonderful too and there was snow capped hills in the background, that was our view while we ate our picnic.
I thought the kids might not have enjoyed it but the kids found it quite interesting.  I can honestly say Beatrix Potter was a very inspiring woman of her time.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Beth's turn to choose the theme and she chose "April Showers".
I used this House Mouse stamp and I always love colouring it.  Because the image is quite big and detailed I kept the card simple.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

 http://www.stampendous.com/

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

winner will receive a selection of ink pads
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

And Beth's Candy Prize


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 -HMOR1096 Special Delivery, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, stickles, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Dream Box













Good Morning bloggers, it has been lovely weather this week, especially for the kids on their Easter Holidays,  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 'Choose 3 From The Bingo Grid'

Bingo Theme

I chose the middle line down - Lace, Flowers, Pearls
So today I have a box for you to see, I seem to go through phases where I like to alter things like paper bags, note books and my favourite, boxes.  Anything you can stick patterned papers on really as I am a bit of a paper fiend.  Now these papers you may recognise as they are a freebie with this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.  They are called 'Botanica' by Craftwork Cards, I love them, you get about 6 double sided sheets and I really need to buy a pad of these, they are so pretty.  I did  over stamp the papers on the bottom half of my box with a selection of stamps from The Stampman.




























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 Baker Ross


Baker Ross

Recipe:-
Stamps - Indigo Blu, The Stampman Dragonfly Dreams, 
Papers - Botanica Craftwork Cards, 
Colouring -  Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies CLCF14, Spellbinder Hearts,
Embellishments - Pearls, Ribbon, Lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Gift Bags Galore






















Hello and Happy Easter to you all
And 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 challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Pretty In Pink', sorry for boring you all with yet another gift bag, but gift bags are my thing at the moment, and very useful too.  I love using LOTV products, so used one of their images and there papers too.

We have sponsorship this Month from


A £40 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.






















And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Birthdays' So you can use anything in relation to Birthdays for this challenge.  Yet another gift bag from me, done in blues and purples, and an image so this can be used for either male or female.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Robert Addams, PPR Papercrafts and Stamp Addict. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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 - 30-012 Bubbly Transparent, LOTV, sentiment Bebunni, 
Papers - LOTV, Magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - lace, doilies, ribbon, pearls, flower dies, leaf punch, 

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

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter Surprise!





















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 'Easter'
Here is what I did, I used a Helz Cuppleditch stamp, and decided to make an Easter gift bag for an Easter egg I was giving to someone.  I love making gift bags, hope your all not fed up with them, I am making them a lot lately.

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:-
Digistamp
£10 voucher



Recipe:-
Stamps - Helz Cuppleditch,
Papers - Helz Cuppleditch, 
Colouring Mediums -specrum Noirs, 
Tools -border punch,
Embellishments - doily, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 30 March 2015

Birthday Gift Bag






















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

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 "Birthday's with a Birthday sentiment" - I decided  to do a gift bag, I never seem to have enough of these done in advance, so I need to top up my bags ready for those times when I need to reach for a gift bag.  So you may see a few of these over the next couple of weeks.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-


  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 our 2nd generous sponsor is;


http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

Christine's Birthday candy prize.

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 - HMJR1017 Butterfly  Express,
Papers - freebie from a magazine,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum Noirs, Distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, corner punch, spellbinder dies, tattered lace bow maker, 
Embellishments - gems, stickles, ribbon, 


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