Monday, 24 November 2014

Hot Cocoa























I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend. I can't believe it's only 4 weeks to Christmas, I definitely need more time than that!!!!
This morning I would like to show you the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Lorraine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Add A Bit Of Sparkle" - Use something on your creation that glitters and shines. This card is requested by my Daughter so she can give it to her friend, My kids have wrote me lists at the weekend for what they want me to make for them to give out, god knows where I'll find time to do my own makes.  She wanted blue, animals and something like cocoa or toasting marshmallows.  So I have used the Christmas Cheer stamp  and hopefully this card fits all her criteria.  For my sparkle there is stickles for the steam and gems.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join 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.  And check out the prizes while your there too.


Recipe:-
Stamps - HMLR1036 Christmas Cheer,  
Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland, Dovecraft Back To Basics christmas,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Stickles, Gems, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Christmas Robin























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 'No Design Papers Allowed'
Here is what I did, I used one of the sponsors images from Nicecrane, you can find it here



















Now as I couldn't use design papers I decided to emboss my backgrounds, with the swiss dots and snowflakes.  the image had a treatment of Glamour dust for that snowy and frosty effect.  And I know it's not traditional colour card but I matched to the image this time and used this orange/tan colour.

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 time:-


Nicecrane Designs



A Passion for Stamps



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

House Mouse Candy Winner



The winner of my House Mouse candy is................................Elly's Creaties

please e-mail me at ThmpsnTrac@aol.com with your address to receive your prize.
thank you
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Caroling Trio Candle






















This is my mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes'.  I decided to crack on with some Christmas gifts, this candle is for Bobby's Teacher.  I love doing candles, and always do a matching gift box to finish it off with.






















For the candle I stamped Penny Black's Caroling Trio (40-007) and coloured it with Spectrum Noirs, then found a Holly stamp and did a border to go round the top of the candle.  Cut a strip of card and used a scalloped border punch on it, then went mad and coated it in Glamour dust.






















I also added a sentiment to the back of the candle, that seems to make it look more finished off.






















Then for the gift box I stamped out another Caroling Trio image and cut two of the mice out to use as embellishments.  I put in an acetate window to the front and the back, and a layered Poinsettia on the lid.


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



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

Monday, 17 November 2014

Warming Up!






















I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend. I can't believe it's only 5 weeks to Christmas, I don't have nearly enough Christmas cards, gift bags and gifts made yet.

So now  for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Lorraine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Add A Bit Of Sparkle" - Use something on your creation that glitters and shines. I have used the Warm Tree Light stamp and made it into a gift bag.  Love doing gift bags and always use them up for Christmas gifts. There is lots of gems on my tree's and bag and the tree light is full of stickles, so plenty of sparkle on my gift bag.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join 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.  And check out the prizes while your there too.


Recipe:-
Stamps - HMOR1029 Warm Tree Light, 
Papers - Nordic Christmas, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Stickles, Gems, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

What Did I do With A Strawberry Crate












Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Anything But A card', so you can alter something, knit something in fact you can do anything just don't make a card.
Here is what I started with, it's a strawberry crate I got filled with strawberries from the supermarket in the summer, it's a smallish one 11 1/2" x 7 1/2".












I started by inking all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Inks













Then chose my papers from LOTV 'Pressed In Time' paper pad, there is quite a plainish green paper which I used but stamped on it using a Joanna Sheen Rose stamp and also used a LOTV script stamp to make it a bit more interesting.  On the reverse of the sides I used a beige floral paper and stamped a bit of script on them.















 For the bottom of the crate I chose a paper with a large floral pattern to make a focal point, matted and layered it on top of some other neutral patterned paper.












Then using the Rose stamp, I stamped out three roses, cutting two out and decoupaging them, added glamour dust for a bit of sparkle, I had to get some in somewhere LOL!  Then to finish off a couple of Butterflies.  Voila! A nice sturdy tray to maybe house my heat gun etc in.




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:-

PPR Papercrafts

PPR Papercrafts

http://www.pprcrafts.com

Recipe:-
Stamps - Joanna Sheen JS368, Flonz Butterflies, LOTV Script stamp,
Papers - LOTV Pressed In Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Embellishments - Glamour dust, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 10 November 2014

Pen Storage & blog Hop Reminder

First of all this morning I would like to remind you that it's a blog hop at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, celebrating 6 years on our challenge blog.  For this Blog-Hop Challenge the theme is 'Brrrr........It's Cold Outside'
With great prizes to win and even candy from me too.  You can find it here, but don't forget to read the rules.

My husband has had to re-do my pen storage as my collection has grown.  He has used overflow pipe, cutting the pipes to size then gluing them together.


It took him quite a while, the pipes are cut a bit shorter then the length of the pen so that you can get your fingers in to pull the pen out.  See he thought of everything bless him!!!


















So he carefully calculated how many pipes were needed to actually house the full range of Spectrum Noirs and all the Promarkers I have collected so far.  I won't be purchasing anymore Promarkers because I have to admit the Spectrum Noirs are better at blending than the Promarkers.



















As you can see I still have a few Spectrum Noirs to go but hoping Christmas will take care of that.  And I would really love the Crafter's Companion tutorial DVD's so I can improve my colouring.



So a big thank you to my hubby for coming up with this, it's brilliant and I love it, now please can I have the rest of the pens LOL!

Thanks for popping by my blog,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Poppies And Rememberance






















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 'Rememberance/Poppies'
I thought I'd have a change and make a candle with a matching box.  I just love making these and they make fabulous gifts too.  Not sure of the stamp but my lovely friend Brenda sent it to me a long time ago.  I stamped the image on tissue paper for the candle then stamped it another two times on card so that I could cut them out after colouring them and use them as embellishments for my gift box.























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 generous sponsors:-






Marianne Design



Recipe:-
Stamps - Poppies (unknown)
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Signature border dies, Prickley Pear flourish die,
Embellishments - ribbon, satin roses, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 3 November 2014

Brrrrr.............It's cold outside! (Blog Hop)






















How exciting, it's a blog hop at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, celebrating 6 years here on our challenge blog.  Our wonderful Teamie, Lori, is hosting this Blog-Hop Challenge and she has chosen the theme 'Brrrr........It's Cold Outside'



BLOG-HOP SPONSORS

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Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!
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ALSO VERY PROUDLY SPONSORED BY;
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must have a USA, it's Territories and, or, Canada mailing address)

  
ALSO VERY PROUDLY SPONSORED BY;


The prize for ONE lucky winner is TWO Individual Digi images of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS)

There is some HIDDEN BLOG CANDY at DT's Blogs, so you have to visit everyone's blog to be in with a chance.
WOW!!! THAT'S A LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES!!!!And this means LOTS of great chances for you to WIN a prize if you play along! So don't DELAY!

Now here's the rules:-
Just Hop over to all the DT's blogs to leave some love. Then, create a project for this challenge.  Remember you must use a House-Mouse, Gruffies or, Happy Hoppers image. Enter your project into the challenge by linking it with Linkitz. You may enter as many times as you'd like, as long as your projects are all NEW creations. You MUST also Become a *Follower* of our Mousie BLOG to be eligible for prizes.That's It!!

Here is the blog hop list for you to follow:-
Challenge Hostess, Lori Barnett
America
Christine
Dorte
Heather
Kelly
Pauline
Sue Drees
Tracy Thompson

Now to win my Candy for this hop you need to become a follower of my blog and follow the main challenge rules too.  Easy peasy!!!!

















We hope to have inspired you and cant wait to see your lovely creations!HAPPY HOPPING....Your House-Mouse friend
Tracy x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas Sparkle






















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 'Simply Christmas' So get out your Christmas stamps and have fun, and if you are like me spread lots of glitter on your Christmas creations.  I adore this little LOTV image, my 8 year old Bobby won it in a raffle at the LOTV shop event, and kindly donated it to my craft stash.
There's tons of glamour dust but can I capture it in a photo, can I hell

We have sponsorship this Month from

£35 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 'Anything Goes'.  I decided to crack on with some more Christmas cards, so you could do that too or use anything you like, as the theme says.  My sentment is one from one of our sponsors Flonz Crafts, and the cute image is of course a Penny Black (see below).

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

Now for my winner of the Penny Black candy give away:










It's................................................Debby4000

Recipe:-
Stamps -Penny Black 4013K Snow Squad, sentiment Flonz craft, 
Papers - Dovecraft back to basics christmas,
Colouring Mediums -spectrum noirs,
Tools - embossing border, cuttlebug, nesties, grand calibur, snowflake punches, sizzix die, Memory box border die, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, gems, 


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

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Going Fishing






















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 'Masculine'
When I decided to use this fishing stamp by Penny Black, I tried something a little different. I cut my top layer away to reveal the patterned paper beneath to make it look like water, as it was a masculine card I kept it CAS.  Not too sure about it yet LOL!!!!!

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

Digistamp

£10 VOUCHER

Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black Hook Line & sinker 3777H, Sentiment papermania Nostalgia, 
Papers - from stash unknown but think it's papermania,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs,
Embellishments - stickles, glossy accents,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Candy Event

If your looking for my Penny Black candy post you can find it here

Charming Snow Buddies


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 'Just Christmas'
Here is what I did, I used an image from our sponsor Cuddly Buddly, I used 'Charming Snow Buddies' and decided to go glamour dust mad, I just can't help myself when I have an image with snow on.

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 - Cuddly Buddlt, flonz sentiment,
Papers - Nordic Christmas,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne designs dies, Nesties, snowflake punches,
Embellishments - gems, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 20 October 2014

A Winters Nap






















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

So now for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Kelly's turn to choose the theme and she chose "White On White" - You can colour your image but everything else must be white.
I used HMOR1059 Winter's Nap, and to give the layers defination I used lots of Glamour Dust and Stickles.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-


WINNER will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card




Di's Digis Downloads

CHALLENGE Prize is now a $12 Gift VOUCHER to Di's shop. 

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 - HMOR1059 Winter's Nap,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, various dies, 
Embellishments - stickles, glamour dust, gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 18 October 2014

He Hasn't Forgot Christmas!






















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 'Embossing'
Here is what I did, I used this really cute Mulberry Wood stamp, and decided to do two types of embossing, so I heat embossed my image and sentiment, then using an embossing folder I did the background piece in white with the swiss dots folder.  Out came my favourite Christmas dies, the Poinsettia dies, I love playing them.  My sentiment is from our sponsor Flonz from the Christmas set of stamps.

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

http://www.flonzcraft.com


http://www.craftydevilspapercraft.co.uk/

http://www.craftydevilspapercraft.co.uk/



Recipe:-
Stamps - Flonz Sentiment, Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood,
Papers - Nordic Christmas Trimcraft, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, embossing folder, heat gun, embossing powder, 
Embellishments - stickles, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
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