Monday, 18 June 2018

Ruins & Gardens

























Welcome to my blog, we are mid way through the month so I have a reminder 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 'Anything Goes'
I took my inspiration for this creation from my Creative Stamping magazine and free stamp set.  Our lovely Teamie Sally has a fabulous collection of her own cards in the magazine, I aimed for a masculine card hence no embellishments.  I quite enjoyed the simplicity of this, and there's many more stamps to use in the set.


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.























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'In The Garden'

I wanted to use a stamp I haven't really used much, this little cutie is a bit small to take centre focus, so found a different way to use it.  I love the wood effect paper with this, kind of makes it a bit more of a garden theme.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts, Crafty Ribbons . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black - 30-026 Tiny Wishes, Sheena Douglass - Serene Beauty, 
Papers - Raspberry Road - Heartfelt, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur - Memory box - Madera corner, Crealies - Daisies, CC Designs - 5 point flower, All Occasion Dies - sentiment, Spellbinders - nesties - classic ovals, classic scalloped ovals, 
Embellishments - pearls, 


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

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Beautiful Hares!
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Use at least 2 dies or more'

I got this new stamp as a Birthday Present from my lovely friend Bx, and I loved it so much I just couldn't wait to use it, so I worked the theme around the image.  I decided that to use patterned papers on this card would retract from such a beautiful image.  I used a total of four dies for this theme, see below for details. 


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 sponsor this week is:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Hobby Art - March Hares C5124D, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Spellbinders - floral ovals, Lea'bilities - flowers & leaves, Marianne Dies - Creatabilities LR0205, Tattered Lace embossing folder, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Celebrate























Good Morning bloggers, 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 'Ladies Night Out'

I think this stamp I have used was a freebie, a lady with a cocktail represents a night out in my eyes.  I went with very girly colours, pinks and lilacs.


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 sponsor this week is:-




Recipe:-
Papers - Forever friends, 
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, promarkers, 
Tools - spellbinders, grand calibur, 
Embellishments - ribbon, satin rose, lamour dust, gems,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Make A Wish In The Garden























Welcome to my blog, 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 'Anything Goes'  I just love this image, it's both cute and pretty.  I made the background paper using quite a plain patterned paper, inked the edges and then stamped dandelions on and added some glamour dust.  I made a butterfly out of vellum and glittered it with stickles.


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.
























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'In The Garden'

Penny Black's Garden Visit image is ideal for this theme, I framed it with a lovely Marianne die set.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts, Crafty Ribbons . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV Time Flies ST501, Penny Black Garden Visit - 1446J, 
Papers - Raspberry Road - Heartfelt, Dovecraft - Garden Party,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Tattered Lace Trio die - Butterfly, Memory Box die - Precious hearts, Frames by Tattered Lace dies ETL594 - Off set side stepper set, Spellbinder circles, Marianne Designs - creatables - Anjas square LR0242, 
Embellishments - Stickles, Glamour dust, gem, ribbon, satin flower, 


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

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Baby Boy Blue























Good Morning bloggers, it's been a wonderful week weather wise, I've managed to get lots done in the garden.  There's lots of colour now appearing in the garden and everything looks so pretty. As it's Saturday morning 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 'Baby, Baby'

I have used these stamps before, and love them.  They are so cute and suit a more simple design.


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:-


And an extra prize of


This is for the following challenges:-
1. Colour Crazy Challenges - #22 - Anything Goes
2. Crafty Creations  - #367 - Anything Goes
3. Fab 'n' funky - #396 - for a child
4. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
5. Dream Valley Challenges - #180 - Man Or Boy


Recipe:-
Stamps - Stamps By Chloe, 
Papers - Lemon Craft - Gossamer, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Embellishments - ribbon, bows. 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Buzzy Friends
























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 'Insects, Bugs, Bees & Butterflies'

I put a little twist on this challenge by using rabbits dressed up as Bees, I did add some extra bees too.  I haven't used a Happy Hoppers image for a while, and enjoyed colouring this image.


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:-
A4 Rare Earth stamp sheet

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Calendar Challenge - #May - Things With Wings
2. Crafty Friends Challenge = #84 - Letter B is for ......  Bees


Recipe:-
Stamps - HMLR1044 House Mouse - Buzzy Friends, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spelbinders Gold Labels Four, Embossin border folder, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Anyone For Cake?
























A very warm welcome to our 9th Birthday challenge today at Allsorts,
This week our theme is 'Happy Birthday'  so it can be anything to celebrate a Birthday.

I love this image, super cute and a delight to colour, I used this Lili Of The Valley stamp,  and mounted it on to a Tattered Lace frame.  I always choose my stamp then pick papers I think suit the image, then colour my image to go with the papers.


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.

A special Birthday deserves some special prizes and we have nine of them including a store voucher from Craft Obsessions, that's one for every year.




Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST652 - Rosie With Cake, 
Papers - Nitwit - Perfect Pair, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Tattered Lace Dies, All Occasion dies - sentiment, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Otterly ready for a cup of tea!



 I'd like to take this chance to remind you of the challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, and 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 'Close To Nature', I chose to do a Father's day card and used this Otter, because it's a masculine card I kept it quite simple.

We have sponsorship this Month from Chocolate Baroque, a Wild Meadow A4 stamp set and cling a ling

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. Cute Card Thursday - #530 - Great Outdoors


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is an easy one 'Anything Goes' So you can use any stamp for this challenge.  I went with this Tea Cozy stamp and made my Mum a birthday card for July and went with pretty florals with the paper and embellies.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, and Rare Earth Stamps . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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. 2 Crafty Critters Crazies - #14 - Anything Goes

Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafty Individuals - Go Wild, Penny Black 1680J Tea Cozy, 
Papers - My Minds Eye - Bloom & Grow, Wild Rose Studio - Butterfly Garden, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers,  
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders - scalloped circles & Large circles, Tattered Lace trio dies - christmas leaves tri16 - Rebecca trio1 - butterfly tri18,
Embellishments - stickles, pearls,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Pretty Flamingo
























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 'In The Pink'

So when I read the theme, I read it wrong and had the wrong thing in my mind, I thought it was Pretty in Pink, then the song Pretty Flamingo jumped in my head, and that was it, I'm still singing the song now.  Manfred Mann released that song in 1966 which is 3 years before I was even born but I grew up listening to all sorts of music as my Dad plays music of all types all the time, and sixties music I listen to a lot. 

Anyway this lead to this card, as I knew I had a flamingo die and some flamingo papers.


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:-








Stamp Addicts with a £15 voucher

And just to give you a little info for an upcoming challenge, Allsorts celebrate their birthday on the 19th May, so watch out for it as there is always great prizes, you can share this on your blog too.


Recipe:-
Papers - Papercraft House - Tropical Birds, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, All Occasion Dies - sentiment, CC Designs - 5 point flower, Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Foliage 2, Creative Dies - Flamingo, Tattered Lace ETL360 - Laced Edge Circles,
Embellishments - pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Birds & The Bees
























It's a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and the only thing I have planned is gardening, so it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, and 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 'Close To Nature' and my take on the theme is this cute little bird, it's a Tina Wenke stamp and I love using it as it's great to colour.  I enjoyed making this card and haven't had much mojo lately but really felt like I was back in the zone and back to my old self with the handmade flowers etc.....

We have sponsorship this Month from Chocolate Baroque, a Wild Meadow A4 stamp set and cling a ling

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 Catz - #415 - Anything Goes with flowers
2. Simon Says Stamp - Animal Magic
























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is an easy one 'Anything Goes' So you can use any stamp for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, and Rare Earth Stamps . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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. Cute Card Thursday - #528 - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp - Animal Magic

Recipe:-
Stamps - Tina Wenke - Bird on dog wood branch, 2243K - Bee Costume, 
Papers - Crafters Companion - Shabby Chic, Forever Friends - Summer Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders decorative labels one, Tattered Lace TLD860 Getting Started Set, CC Designs - Flowers, All Occasion Dies sentiment, Spellbinders shapeabilities Foliage 2, Spellbinders Floral ovals, Spellbinders Classic Ovals, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, pearls, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Purrrrrrr.........fect In More Ways Than One

























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.  And I would also like to share news of our new addition.
So first, this week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host at Allsorts and she would like to see 'Fancy Folds'

I thought I would make this cute little gift handbag, It's my daughter's birthday on the 1st of June and I have seen a cute cat paw Pandora charm for her, so this little bag will be purrrrrrrrrfect.  I used a die set to make it by 3 Diemensions, there's lots of components so you can make lots of different designs.





















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:-

... and we have an extra prize too:


Today is a special day for us as a family, we are getting a new addition, it's a cat for my daughter.  We have had all our cats from kittens but my daughter decided that she would like to get a rescue cat.  We went to see them last week and my daughter made a connection with a 1 year old female cat called Lydia, so today is the day we bring her home and give her a new forever home.  She is beautiful, white with tabby markings



Recipe:-
Papers - Papermania Capsule Mono, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder - Mesh, 3 Diemensios Handbag Die set, 
Embellishments - gems, bows, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Hanging Out























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 'All about Animals'
It is National Pet Awareness month which runs until 5th May and this weeks is also RSPCA week, not to mention World Veterinary week from the 30th, so all in all lots happening associated with our beloved pets.
All promote the care and welfare of domestic animals be they small or large, the clue is in the title but basically we would like to see anything from mice to canaries, cat's and dogs right up to donkeys and horses.


I thought I would use this Barkley stamp, with the dog and cat on, chilling in an hammock.  I'm not myself this week and struggled with my mojo, so not entirely happy with 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.

Here are the prizes on offer:-





This is for the following challenges:-
1. As You Like It - Favourite Animal - Cats & Dogs (because I have both of these as pets and love them to bits)
2. Tic Tac Toe - #45 - Floral, Free, Thanks
3. Creative Moments - #141 - Anything Goes/2 or more flowers
4. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes



Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion - Berkley, 
Papers - Papermania - Henbury Lane.
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, promarkers, distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, marianne dies, 
Embellishments - pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Fabulous Pearls
























Good Morning, there's been some lovely weather this week, hope it keeps up today as John and Bobby are going to watch Leeds Utd play, whenever John takes Bobby to watch them they loose so it's become a bit of a joke, we tell Bobby he's a jinx LOl!
So Saturday morning and that means 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 'Using Pearls'

I used a Debbi Moore image from her Hello Gorgeous range, stamped in black then coloured the hair and skin but just highlighted the dress in pale pink.  I used some lace to make it a little bit more elegant and gathered that under a strip of patterned paper die cut with hearts.


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 from:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Debbi Moore - Hello Gorgeous, 
Papers - My Minds Eye - Lost & Found, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Lace, Pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Mushroom Basket And Book Recommendations Please



Today I'm here with a challenge and also I'm looking for recommendations for books for my Kindle, see further down for more info.  Now on with my midway creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Black, White + One' So you can use black and white then choose one other colour  for this challenge.  I chose brown as my + one colour, using this cute little Hedgie.  I kept the card simple so that my Hedgehog was the main focal point.  Matted and layered with both black card and brown card.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Woodware stamp, Sizzix. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #13 - Anything Goes
2. Colour Crazy Challenges - #15 - Anything Goes
3. The Crafty Addicts - #47 - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 30-026 Tiny wishes - transparent, Debbi Moore  - So gorgeous,  
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Promarkers,  


Book Recommendation Welcome
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So my Husband John and my Daughter Jodie put together and bought me a Kindle Paperwhite for my Birthday. I haven't read in bed for a couple of years now as it keeps John awake, I so missed reading in bed especially 2 & 3 o'clock in the morning when I can't sleep.  I am looking for recommendations for a good read. I read historical romance, fantasy and general fiction.  My favourite Authors are Josephine Cox, Lena Kennedy, Dilly Court. Philippa Gregory and William Horwood.  I have every book that Josephine Cox and Lena Kennedy have written and currently collecting Dilly Court and Philippa Gregory.  I am a bit OCD with my books, I keep them and can't get rid of any, I can't let anyone else read them, and I can only read new books, not ones from the library or a charity shop I'm afraid.  I have to collect every book written by the Author, and read them in order of the date they are written, this is where the website Fantastic Fiction comes in handy, I use it all the time.  If I like the book I can read them more than once too.
So I'm looking at the following Authors Rita Bradshaw, Katie Flynn, Rosie Goodwin and Lyn Andrews, I haven't read any of there's yet.  So if any one has an opinion on these Authors it would be welcome.
I do read other books, I read a lot of Auschwitz survivor books too.
I'd love some feedback on this and thank you in advance.


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Springtime























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Ellie's turn to host and she would like to see 'Spring Flowers Or Showers'

I went for spring flowers, Tulips - wonderful flowers and a delight to bring spring in.  This is a simple card with a background that I stamped using a Debbi Moore butterfly in Dusky Concord Distress Inks.  I stamped the tulips then die cut a frame, added ribbon and some liquid pearls.


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:-

  


Recipe:-
Stamps - Debbie Moore - Hello Gorgeous, Fun stamps F-M103 Simple Tulips, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne Designs dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, liquid pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Let's Take A drive!
























Hello and welcome bloggers, hope your having a lovely weekend, we've been busy decorating the kids bedrooms and tomorrow will be spent laying laminate flooring that's after the football match of Bobby's.  I wanted the boys to have carpet but they have insisted they want laminate, I'm out voted.  What ever happened to relaxing weekends Lol.  So anyway it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Be There Or Be Square'

I've made a card for my Husband, using Hot Off The Press stamps, first I made two backgrounds using a map stamp, I coloured one of them with distress inks then layered them up.  I stamped the car, coloured it, then coated it in Glossy Accents.


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:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Hot Of The Press, Do Crafts sentiments, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Embellishments - Glossy Accents, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Bright & Breezy
























Happy Easter to all my blogging friends, hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.
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 'One For The Girls' , I made a Birthday card for my Weight Watchers Buddy, we text each other daily supporting each other and helping each other when we are lacking will power, this card just seemed to some all this up.  I started with the washing line, added the pegs and clothes, then paper pieced the dress and bra.  Did a distressed inked background, added grass and some birds and my sentiment.  The stamps are a freebie set from a magazine, and I really enjoyed using them.


We have sponsorship this Month from


'be Creative!  with a £25 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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Cute card Thursday - #523 - Add A Quote
2. Crafty Creations - #363 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Black, White + One' So you can use black and white then choose one other colour  for this challenge.  I chose orange as my + one colour, using these geese I thought an Anniversary card would be good.  I started by using distressed ink for a background then die cut a heart and inking that too. I then used some stamps round the edge and using foam pads after fussy cutting my geese put them in the centre.  I die cut a frame and added sentiments.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Woodware stamp, Sizzix. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Stamps By Chloe - Bright & Breezy, Penny Black 40-017 Loving & hugging, The Stampman - Funky Flowers, 
Papers - Graphic 45 - Time To Flourish, Wild Rose Studio - Peach blossom, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress inks, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, 

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

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Baby Bear























HAPPY EASTER to all my blogging friends, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I'd like to tell you about the new challenge today at Allsorts.  This week is our lovely Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'New Beginnings'

I did a baby card using some new freebie stamps from Stamping By Chloe I got with a magazine, I love this set and great fun to use.  I started with the washing line, added my bear and baby clothes then put some pegs on.  I went for lemon and neutral colours so it can be for either sex.


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:-


And also this 
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This is for the following challenges:-
1. Colour Throwdown - #486


Recipe:-
Stamps - Bright & Breezy - Stamps By Chloe, 
Papers - Nitwit - Bear Necessities, 
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noir, promarkers, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, satin roses, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 24 March 2018

You Rock!
























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 'Black & White only'

I used a stamp set by Sheena Douglass called Music & Dance, lots of embossing powders and Distress inks.  I actually made two of these for my twin Nephews as they are learning to play the Guitar.


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:-
Rare Earth Stamps





Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Let's Party
























This is my mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Feature A Creature' So just get out your creature stamps for this challenge.  I went simple with this, started by embossing lines to divide the card, and stamping my image in the centre. I trimmed the top and bottom with some pretty paper,  after that I just added a sentiment and ribbon SIMPLES!

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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. Cute Card Thursday - #521 - Celebrate


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 4137K Let's Party, Flonz sentiment, 
Papers - Wild Rose Studio - Peach blossom, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, promarkers, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


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Tracy x