Thursday, 17 April 2014

More Prickley Pear Hopping

The time has come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as the new Design Team showcases the new products!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Angie's blog, you are right on track!  If not, why not skip back to the beginning and start HERE!




















For this card I used  CLR046 Vases Clear set, . I used distressed inks for the background and stamped flowers from the clear set .  And then stamped three of the vases, mounted on foam  pads and added ribbon to finish off with.

You can get  these products here:-   http://www.prickleypear.com/










Your next stop on the hop is Maureen's blog 


Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Prickly Pear Hopping

The time has come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as the new Design Team showcases the new products!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Angie's blog, you are right on track!  If not, why not skip back to the beginning and start HERE!





















For this card I used  HH0161 Victorian Trike, I stamped it in distress ink. I then used distressed inks for the background and stamped cogs from the clear set CLR025 Steampunk Gears Clear set.  And to finish off my card I die cut cogs and gears from two die sets D025 Steampunk Dies set and D035 Mini Gears Dies set, heat embossed them with a mixture of powders to get a metal look.

You can get all these products here:-   http://www.prickleypear.com/










Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's blog


Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Mice Cream Celebration






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
So formy reminder of 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 "Flowers & Flourishes" - Use some flowers and add flourishes too on your creation. I have used HMUR1023 Mice Cream Celebration, what a sweet stamp and the papers are new ones from LOTV Raspberry Road's Baskets & Bunnies. Lots of die cut flowers on this one, I love hand made flowers, especially when you can do them in the papers to match.  My sentiment is also a new stamp set from LOTV, you buy the tickets and then the sentiments to fit in them, so you can make them for any occasion.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

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











  One very Lucky Player will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront



Also Proudly Sponsored by...
 
http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/ 
   







"A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00. 
(Due to increased postage costs, the winner for this prize must reside in the USA)
 
Also sponsoring us








One Lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate good for shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.




And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...


THAT's FOUR Fabulous Prizes, and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :)


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.


This is for the following challenges:-
1.



Recipe:-
Stamps -House Mouse HMUR1023 Mice Cream Celebration , LOTV Sentiment tickets,
Papers - LOTV Baskets & Bunnies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur,  spellbinders dies,    Marianne dies, Sizzix dies, , CC Designs dies, signature dies,
Embellishments - gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring Blossoms With Peter Rabbit






















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 'Spring Blossoms'
Here is what I did, I used this gorgeous Beatrix Potter stamp, it was a gift from my friend Susan,  she brought me it to our workshop, thank you hun, I love them.
The spellbinder die (floral ovals) and the papers are also new from my time at LOTV.

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:-


Prize is a collection of ribbons - new picture each challenge
http://www.craftyribbons.com/ 
Prize is a collection of ribbons 

Spring ribbons and embellishments for one lucky winner.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Passion For Promarkers - week 242 - So Sentimental
2. Diva's by design - Easter/Spring (I chose spring)
3. Crafting For All Seasons - challenge # 74 - Dies & Punches
4. Creative Knockouts - #32 - Spring Is In The Air
5. MAWTT - Easter/Spring (i chose spring)
6. Stampin' For The Weekend - Favourite Stamp (I adore Beatrix Potter so this has to be my favourite stamp)
7. Crafty catz - #226 - Animals
8. Sweet Stampin' - Flowers


Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafter's Companion The Tale Of Peter Rabbit,
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noir,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders floral ovals, border punch, signature leaf die,
Embellishments - flowers, stickles, ribbon, pearls,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Workshop Box





















Hello everyone, I thought I would share my make that I did on Saturday at a Lili Of The Valley workshop.  We made a 'Birthday Planner Box', all the products were supplied, the papers are a new paper pad (see below for details), I had a fabulous day, I sat with my blogging/DT friend Susan, we had a good old natter while we made our boxes.  And some way into the workshop I was presented with a voucher,  my best friend Brenda had arranged for me, what a lovely surprise, thank you so much love, it made my day.

This fabulous paper from Lili Of The Valley is called Heartfelt by Raspberry Road, every sheet is gorgeous so I had to buy one and the other five new p-ads too, I'm totally addicted to LOTV pads, and have nearly all, not quite all but I'm getting there LOL!. The roses are a new way for me as you have the spiral rose sat on die cut flowers, yep love this idea and made one myself on yesterday's card.

Another view:-





















I hope you all have a nice relaxing week, it's school holidays so your either chilling with the kids or running round like mad after them.  I'm probably in for a bit of both.


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
1. Crafts 4 Eternity - #170 - Anything But A Card
2. Creative Card Crew - #59 - Spring (I've done spring colours)
3. Papertake Weekly - Spring Has Sprung - (I've done spring colours and flowers)
4. Ladybug Crafts - Birthday's (I've done a Birthday Planner Box)



Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Birds And Butterflies And New DT Post






















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. 
And some news, I have been invited to design for the stamp company Prickley Pear, more information lower down.

So 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 "Flowers & Flourishes" - Use some flowers and add flourishes too on your creation.
 I have used HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses, what a sweet stamp and the papers are new ones from LOTV Raspberry Road's Shabby Shack. 
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

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











  One very Lucky Player will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront



Also Proudly Sponsored by...
 
http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/ 
   







"A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00. 
(Due to increased postage costs, the winner for this prize must reside in the USA)
 
Also sponsoring us








One Lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate good for shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.




And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...







THAT's FOUR Fabulous Prizes, and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :)


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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Totally Papercrafts - #213 - Pastels
2. A Little Bit Crafty - April - The Birds & The Bee's
3. The Squirrel & The Fox - challenge # 67 - All Creatures Great & Small























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:- matching butterfly stamps and die, so I stamped a flurry of butterflies then coloured with grey promarkers to give a monochromatic look.  I then die cut some of the butterflies and coloured them, I decoupaged them over the top of some of the grey ones.  Added  stickles, then stamped out a sentiment oval to finish off.
I have used CLR023 Mini Butterflies clear stamp set, D023  Mini Butterfly Die Set, CLR013C Scalloped Circles & Ovals 4 Clear Set.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Calendar - April - Things With Wings



Recipe:-
Stamps -House Mouse HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses,
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, nesties, spellbinders spiral blossom two,  Marianne flourish dies, scalloped x-cut border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Times To Treasure



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 challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Dies & Punches' So get out all your dies and fancy punches and create.  I used my favourite LOTV image, and the sentiment comes with it too. The flowers, fence etc are from all different brand of dies, see recipe below.

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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Little Fairies - Vintage/Shabby chic
2. Challenges 4 Everybody - challenge # 40 - Anything Goes
3. LOTV Ideas To inspire - April - 10th Birthday




And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Blossoms & Blooms' So you can use any image for this challenge, just add flowers.  I used Penny Black's Acrobat image, and some Flonz stamps - the sentiment and butterfly.

We have prizes from Penny Black, PPR Papercrafts, Flonz, Nicecrane. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Penny Black 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. Paper crafting Journey - Anything Goes
2. Stampin' For The Weekend - Spring Colours

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV Times To Treasure, Penny Black 3976K Acrobat, Flonz Sentiment & Butterfly,
Papers - LOTV Raspberry Road Antebellum, Dovecraft Garden Party, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne dies, CC Designs, Signature dies, Crealies dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, gems, Iced Gems, 


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

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Sleepy Dragon


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 'No Flowers'
Here is what I did, I used a Sweet Pea stamp, and decided to go with vintage papers, I coloured my image with both Promarkers and my new Spectrum Noir, I do like them and I must say, they seem smoother and blend better than my beloved Promarkers. So it now seems I will have to collect the Spectrum Noir now.

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:-
Sponsors:
Craft Fairy  
offering a £15 voucher and
   
offering a £10 voucher



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sweet Pea's Lisa Victoria's Dragon, 
Papers - LOTV Raspberry Road Beach Bliss, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noir, Distress Inks,
Tools - Border punch, Nesties, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - bow, buttons, Ticket, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 31 March 2014

Pizza Delivery






















Good Morning, welcome to this mornings post. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
It is time for me to remind you of the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was Our lovely Kate's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Anything Masculine" -So that's anything you would give to a male.  So you might be thinking I've seen this before, yes last week but it was a card, this is the matching gift bag.  Kept it simple and the Iced Gems which were originally cream,  from craft work cards and were coloured with promarkers to match the card.  I just love doing gift bags, and so useful too.
Of course you must use a House Mouse, Happy 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.

Today's News:-
This is part of my Mother's day present





















I usually use Promarkers, but they have now gone up to £1.89 each at Joanna Sheen's, I was buying a couple at a time whenever I ordered my card and House Mouse stamps, but at the weekend I showed these to John and told him I had been watching them on Create & Craft through the week and fancied trying them, and they work out at £1.33 each, and today a pack showed up for my Mother's day present along with some slippers and cards.  Now I need to get collecting again, and I really want the tutorial DVD with Leanne Chivers.  I feel like a really lucky Mum.
 

Recipe:-
Stamps - JR1068 (House Mouse Designs) or JSHM053 (Joanna Sheen's)
Papers - Nitwits Country Gentelmen, Docrafts Tilly Daydreams,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers,
Tools - Xcut circle cutter, Nesties, Grand Calibur, brown gift bag,
Embellishments - Craft Work Crads Iced Gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Beatrix Potter












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 'Use Those Dies'
Well my Grand Calibur certainly worked hard, I used some Beatrix Potter images from Nicecrane which you can find here:-
http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=737

My best friend Brenda sent me the die cut shaped card, thank you hun, I cut flowers, leaves and flourishes to embellish.  And finished off with some lovely Flonz butterfly stamps.
Here's a view of the front, when it's all fold in and tied with an organza bow.






















 A closer look at the images, I adore these, I just can't help loving Beatrix Potter, I have a special edition full box set of her books, I have ornaments and things like Tea tins.  Beatrix Potter is just timeless and will be around forever.















 Another view:-














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.

Our lovely sponsors this week are:-

LET'S CREATE

Our own DT Jo who runs her own store Lets Create and she is putting together a goody bad for one lucky winner.












FlonzCraft is our second sponsor with their usual prize of a $20 store spend.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Nicecrane, Flonz butterflies,
Papers - Kaiser,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks Frayed Burlap,
Tools -Grand calibur, sizzix flower dies, asst flourish dies, spellbinders, signature leaf dies,
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, gems,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Delicious Pizza






















Good Morning, welcome to this mornings post. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
It is time for another theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was Our lovely Kate's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Anything Masculine" -So that's anything you would give to a male.  I went with my favourite male stamp, well what I consider a male stamp as all the males in my family love pizza and fizzy drinks, so suits the majority of the men in my life, in fact all the men in my life even my Dad LOL!  Kept it simple and the Iced Gems which were originally cream,  from craft work cards were coloured with promarkers to match the card.
Of course you must use a House Mouse, Happy 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - JR1068 (House Mouse Designs) or JSHM053 (Joanna Sheen's)
Papers - Nitwits Country Gentelmen, Docrafts Tilly Daydreams,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers,
Tools - Xcut circle cutter, Nesties, Grand Calibur,
Embellishments - Craft Work Crads Iced Gems,


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