Sunday, 7 April 2013


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 "Special Occasions (not Birthdays)", chosen by our lovely Pinky.
There's lots you can do - get well, anniversary, christening or even new baby.
I made this for my Mum & Dad from my kids for their Anniversary, now you might think it a bit strange that I chose black hair for the girl, but my mum has black hair.  The choice of stamp I used is so fitting as my Mam and dad got together when my Mam was 11 and my dad 13, they have been married now for 44 years, so this just reminds me of them so much.

I don't have many dies so I have to confess my good friend Brenda, cut me some butterfly cards, and branches.  I do love them and loved working with them too.  Thank you so much B x

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 "Blossoms & bows" So you can use anything as long as you have some flowers somewhere and a bow for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Classy Crafts and crafty Ribbons. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth joining In  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

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.

Stamps - LOTV, Penny Black 3980k, Flonz butterfly, 
Papers - Nit Wits, Papermania lucy cromwell, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, 
Tools - flower punch, Dies, border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, 

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


Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy. I love both images, your colouring is beautiful and the papers and details are so pretty.
I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue xx

Lynne K said...

Two superb cards, Tracy! I love how you've done the flowers on the first one, and the colours on the second are just gorgeous. The background papers on both are so pretty, and perfect for your PB theme particularly.

Lynne x

Francesca said...

Both your cards are lovely , the colours are wonderful

Francesca x

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous creations Tracy! I love them both. Fabulous choice of papers and the branch of blossom on the first is fabulous! Wish we could see some for real!

pinky said...

Ah they are both such gorgeous cards Tracy. I love the cuteness of the first and the colours in the second are so beautiful. Hugs

linda said...

hi tracy, these are both such sweet cards! wow, a 44th anniversary is a big reason to celebrate; the image is adorable and i love the pb teddy too in the pastel colours.

brenda said...

Hi Tracy,

Bit late arriving, seems to be taking me forever to getting sorted after being away.

Both your cards are really pretty with a lovely feel of springtime, shame the weather is not following suit, but there you go that's the UK for you.

B x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely card with pastels and the image is so cute!
Lots of greetings;-))m

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Tracy, love the soft colours on the PB and the LOTV card is gorgeous too, x Susan x