Sunday, 4 March 2012

Springtime Swirls & Pearls

Hi all, and welcome, it's a new month for Sir Stampalot 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. I have used Ollyfant Farmtales from Sir Stampalot which you can find here, and at the moment they are in the sale at £2.99. And there is four stamps in this set all four on one sheet for that price and each one is as cute as this gorgeous Piggy.
At Sir Stampalot this month the theme is "Take Inspiration", I will explain below.

We will be sharing two DT projects with you this time in March, but you only get to see one today, but you will be able to see the second DT work on 18th March when we will also be sharing a bit of exciting news with you.

Now for this months challenge. A few weeks ago Brenda sent us all two kits and asked us to all come up with something using each kit. The kits for each challenge were pretty much identical, the DPs' and ribbons varied a little but are all from the same family and it was so exciting to see what everyone came up with. An as you might expect everyone created some wonderfully inspirational pieces. So what's this months challenge', well it's simple really "Take inspiration" from any of the DT's pieces of work or the kit itself shown below which is called "Swirls & Pearls". You can make anything you like and choose where you take your inspiration from. Perhaps some of the kit colours, pearls and swirls, or maybe one of the DT card designs and go with your own colours. All we ask is that you remember to tell us in your post which it is and of course follow the rules.

Pearls and Swirls - DP is Alla Prima, swirls TH tattered swirl, card blank cut on Nesties Labels 23, plus buttons, ribbon and pearls and everything available from Sir Stampalot

We have sponsorship this Month from as always the wonderful Sir Stampalot, The prize is below. 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.

I don't know the details of the prize yet so put this piccie on of a surprise.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Joanna Sheen - March challenmge - Spring/Easter
2. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
3. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge# 81 - Recipe-1 image, 2papers, 3 embellies
4. One Stop Crafts - challenge # 172 - Button It

Now for Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge.

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny Black & More @ Allsorts where the theme is Springtime, So you can use anything that makes you think of spring for this challenge. I have used Teddy & company 30-034 which can be found here from Sir Stampalot.

We have prizes from Penny Black as always and others too, so you need to take a look.
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 and details of our challenge.

This is for the following challenge:-
1. CES Challenges - challenge # 75 - Flower Frenzy
2. Deep Ocean - challenge # 20 - Spring
3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 206 - Signs Of spring
4. Card Makin' Mama's - challenge # 40 - Lets see some green
5. Crafty Catz - challenge 122 - Punches & dies
6. Sweet Stampin' - Nature, Bugs & Bees (I chose butterflies on my image)

Stamps - Penny black Teddy & company, Ollyfant Farmtales, Leaf stamp from Country Companions set,
Papers - Prima, scraps from my scrap drawer,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks-Ollyfant image, Promarkers-Penny Black image,
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties, flower punches,
Embellishments - pearls,ribbon, buttons, thread, brads, gems,

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


  1. Two great makes Tracy.

    Love how you have stamped the base card on the Stampy one, it really draws all the elements together perfectly.

    Your BP make is Spring in a card, beautifully bright and fresh.

    Thanks for all your hard work on the DT's.

    B x

  2. Two absolutely gorgeous cards, Tracy. Love how you've used the Stampy kit, and the flowers on both cards are so pretty.

    Lynne x

  3. Hi Tracy,
    lovely cards, love the colours and the fresh look on the second one;-))m

  4. Two stunning cards, Tracy! I love the Stampy one especially. That pig is soooo cute! Fabulous use of the kit too

  5. Absolutely gorgeous creations Tracy!
    kim x

  6. AWW!! Two really gorgeous design Tracy!! I love the darling image on top and the second easel style shapely design is stunning too!! TFS! HUGS

  7. Love this card Tracy. So beautifully done!

  8. Hi hun
    two gorgeous cards as always, luv ya easel card, fab design & embelies, sue,x

  9. Two adorable cards Tracy, you have the cutest little images ever!

  10. oh gosh these are,adorable image Hun,just love the soft colours and your beautiful detail Hun hugs Cherylxxxx

  11. What a beautiful cards Tracy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Great card. Very Spring like.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan xx

  13. Two great cards. Love the shaped one and the patterned base. Lynnx

  14. oh 2 fab cards . I love the image in the top one
    and the stamping around the edge of the card
    Lisa x

  15. Very pretty card. Love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week.

  16. Beautiful Spring card, gorgeous image too! Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen challenge & good luck. Jane (DT) x

  17. Brilliant cards Tracy. I love them both!
    Hugs, Clare x

  18. Hi,
    your blog is so inspirational thats i have chosen you as one of my fife to recive the Liebster award, please visit my link to my blog to find out what it is.

  19. Both brilliant cards hun, the piggy really made me smile (my best friend is Julie-Pig) and the PB is such a cutie. Love what you have created. Hugs Sxx

  20. I love the shape of your Springtime card, the image is great too :)

  21. Both such great cards.. good luck!! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am your latest follower.. Hugs! Brittany, xoxo

  22. really lovely card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  23. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  24. You have done some lovely cards-so pretty with those images.
    Wanted to thank you for your visit and checking out my pin cushion.

  25. Hi Tracy

    Two fabby makes .. .. I love the stamp and the shape of your Penny Black one very much!

    Sorry I have been a bit of a stranger here. I am trying to catch up with everyone but it isn't easy!!!

    Take care

    Love Jules xx

  26. Wonderful cards Tracy, love the images you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  27. Gorgeous card Tracy,thankyou for joining us this week at craftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  28. Such gorgeous work, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

  29. What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!

  30. this is awesome...a wonderful bear-card with a beautiful shape...i love those spelli-easel-cards so much!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


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