Sunday, 5 July 2015

Lazing In A Hammock
























Welcome to my blog this 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 'Feature A Creature' So get out your animal stamps, and join us.  I used a Crafter's Companion Barkley stamp, these are so sweet.  The papers are all  from one paper pad and as you might guess it's a LOTV one called Perfect Pair.


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 'Add A Sentiment' So you can use any image as long it is accompanied by a sentiment for this challenge.






















We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, PPR Papercrafts, Marianne Designs, Whimsy.  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

Saturday, 4 July 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow






















Well it's been a lovely week with lots of sunshine, hope you have all been enjoying it, it's Saturday morning so it's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Team Leader Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'How Does Your Garden Grow', so you could create anything that's linked with Gardens, Gardening, flowers or even a potting shed.
I used this cute Barkley stamp, and decided to go with pastel colours.  I die cut my flowers using some of the scrap papers from the same pad so that it all worked together, I love making my own flowers.


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:-

DigiStamp Boutique
One lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend at their on line store.




Sizzix,




Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafter's Companion Barkley The Scent Of Summer, 
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Sizzix flower dies, Spellbinder leaf dies, marianne designs border die, Butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - gems, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Gone Fishing





















Good Morning and welcome to my blog on this 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 ' Blue As The Ocean', this can be water, boats, blue or anything on those lines.
I went with a fishing theme and used blue, the stamp is a Fizzy Moon, and layered with Spellbinders.

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:-
For a lucky winner we have a £10 voucher from




Recipe:-
Stamps - Fizy Moon
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Beep Beep!!!






















It's Saturday morning and I'm so glad it's the weekend even if my lovely Hubby is working all weekend, But I can't complain at him as he has just bought tickets for us to go and see Simply Red in December, I love their music and can't wait.  He never treats me to things like this so it's a lovely thing for him to do and he's coming with me to see them even if it's not his kind of music, he's even throwing in a meal too.  He will buy me anything I want and never says no but he just has no imagination at all, so it's not that he's bad but just doesn't real give things much thought.  He leaves all that to me LOL!
 
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 A Stamp', (no digi's), a perfect opportunity to make a Father's Day card.
Here is what I did, I used a LOTV stamp, and decided to go a bit grungy using distress inks and embossing powders.  The backing paper I did by over stamping quite a plain backing paper I wouldn't really use, with pocket watches and script and then distressing the edges, I really liked the finished result and seem to be doing this more to use up those papers I would normally cast aside.


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:-
Whimsy gift certificate



Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV Stamp D Grunge Tickets, LOTV Set 57 Vintage Backgrounds Scripts, LOTV Stamp E Words For Tickets, Papermania Chronology, 
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Heat tool, Embossing Powder,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Fairy Wings





















Welcome to today's post which is a reminder for our challenge over at Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Wings, Real, Fantasy or Fiction', I fancied doing something a bit different for me with my image and decoupaged it on the fairy's wings, I also decoupaged the ladybird and butterfly.  I kept this card simple as I quite like doing CAS now, before it used to scare the living daylights out of me.  The pink backing card is glittered which goes well with the sparkly wings and butterfly I did.  Some faux stitching and that's the card complete.

We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Sizzix, Kraftyhands   Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out for 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 -Penny Black 30-151 Fairy sweet clear stamp set, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Embellishments - stickles, 

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

Saturday, 13 June 2015

What's Up Pussy Cat?

















Welcome to my blog on this dull rainy morning, It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Flower Power'
I used a Crafty Individuals stamp, and decided to go vintage with it, I stamped the image twice and decoupaged it, colouring it in muted tones.  For the backing papers I distressed the edges and over stamped with a script stamp, I made some hand made flowers  and added a few bits of lace, pearls and ribbons.

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:-
Our lovely Jo's shop Lets Create is kindly sponsoring us this week.



Recipe:-
Stamps -Crafty Individuals CI-222, LOTV script, LOTV sentiment,
Papers - LOTV Baskets and Bunnies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, distress inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, sizzix dies, Spellbinder dies, leaf punch,
Embellishments - lace, ribbon, pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Something Special

Hi 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 'Dies & Punches' So get out your all your fancy dies and punches and join in with us.

For a full explanation, more pictures and the story behind this Journal please read on to the bottom of this post.


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 'Wings, Real, Fantasy or Fiction', I used my favourite Penny Black stamp Bitty Bear Angel for this.

We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Sizzix, Kraftyhands   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.

So here's more information on my Notebook/Journal:-
My Daughter asked me to make her a Notebook/Journal a while ago, she wanted it to be based on her favourite film 'Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd' I think she'd forgotten she'd asked for it as she looked really surprised when she opened it.  Now to make this I watched the movie so I could incorporate elements from the film, not my kind of film although I did think it would be more gory than it was.  It is actually a bit of a dark love story.


This is what I started with
















I covered the front with vintage papers, tearing and using distress inks.

















I added a punched border and lace down one side.  Mrs Lovett's dress has black and red lace on the bustle.

















Here are all my handmade embellishments, The cogs are cut with dies then stamped with a matching set of stamps, I embossed the edges with my own mixture of powders to make them look old.  The images and posters are printed, I stamped and inked a pocket watch.

















This is the inside of the cover, I made a pocket for Jodie to keep loose papers in.






















For the heart I cut a red one then over stamped it, covered it with crackle glaze, then cut a scalloped heart.  I used a safety pin with a charm on to add interest to the heart.

















For the film strip I stamped it then cut out the squares, I stamped some cogs and pocket watch, coloured them with distress inks and fitted them behind the strip.  I used glossy accents to glaze the whole film strip.

















I added charms to some chain and hung them from the spiral, added some flowers and corners.  I think I covered everything, there is details of everything in the recipe below.























Recipe:-
Stamps -432J Bitty Bear Angel, Indigo Blu, Papermania's Chronology, Prickly Pear Steampunk Stamp set (CLR025), Dovecraft film strip, 
Papers - Vintage from stash (Don't know the brand), LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, X-cut Border Punch, Mini Gears Die set Prickly Pear, Steampunk Die Set Prickly Pear, Spellbinder Heart Dies, Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Dies, Butterfly punch, Nesties ovals, Creative dies sentiments, Tattered Lace Panorama grass 334309, Crackle glaze, Glossy Accents, Embossing powder, Heat gun, 
Embellishments - stickles, ribbon, safety pin, gems, charms, chain, lace, 


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

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Spring Cleaning






















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our love;ly Wendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Satin & Lace'
Here is what I did, I used this gorgeous Hunnca Munnca  stamp,  and went pink.  I used pink lace and for my Satin I used a spotted satin ribbon.  Added flowers and gems and a Flonz sentiment.

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:-


Marianne Design



Also

Digistamp

£10 voucher

Recipe:-
Stamps -Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potters Tale Of Two Bad Mice, Flonz Sentiment, 
Papers - LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools -  Spellbinders, CC Design dies, Grand Calibur, X Cut leaf punch, butterfly punch
Embellishments - Lace, gems, Satin ribbon, stickles,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

A Touch Of Vintage


















Welcome friends, it's the weekend and so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Vintage'
Here is what I did, I used  this vintage stamp, and decided to do a three piece gift set for a special friend I clerk with at Weight Watchers.  She is 73 years old and doesn't mind anyone knowing her age as she doesn't look her age at all.  She is a very elegant lady and always looks her best, so this set is her down to a tee.

My Card :-




















My Gift Bag :-






















My Candle :-





















(The stamping on this candle is straight but from the angle I have taken the photo it looks lopsided)

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 sponsors this time are:-
http://sandmacards.blogspot.co.uk/




My winner for last week's celebration giveaway is:-
Sandma's Handmade Cards
Please e-mail me to claim your prize


Recipe:-
Stamps - Debbi Moore, 
Papers - LOTV Father Knows Best, LOTV Beach Bliss, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, lace, pearls, stickles, Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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
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