Saturday, 22 July 2017

Fancy Folds



















Good Morning bloggers, it's a very wet Saturday morning here but it will do the garden good, everything is looking so pretty at the moment.  And that is my inspiration for today's card for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Helene's turn to host and she would like to see 'Fancy Folds'

For my card today I used a Tattered Lace die set for my fancy folds and matting and layering and accompanied them with a beautiful set of papers from Crafters Companion.  I remember making fancy folded cards just using a template and a craft knife, Ha ha that was before all these fancy dies, oh life is much easier now. To see what I've used please see my recipe below.


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 from Crafty Ribbons :-





Recipe:-
Papers - Crafters Companion Shabby Chic paper pad, 
Tools - Tattered Lace Midi Side Stepper Die ETL36, Grand Calibur, Xcut Butterfly punch,
Embellishments - Ribbon, satin rose, glamour dust, gems,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Take It Easy!
























Today I'm sharing my Midway challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'One For The Boys' So you can use any of your masculine stamps for this challenge.

I used this image called 'Beehave', and I always seem to go with blue and browns for masculine cards for some reason.  I really like this wood grain paper, and again a simple card for the boys.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Stamp Addcits, Sizzix. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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 Beehave 2083J, Sentiment is a magazine freebie, 
Papers -  Lemon Craft - Gossamer Blue, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Carousel
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week our theme is 'Lavender & Lace'

I was wondering what to use for this theme and I had a magazine freebie die and stamp set laid on my desk and thought this could work, I even found some lilac lace to use.  I also used a Sakura sparkly gelly pen to highlight the horses mane and tail.


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 have two lovely prizes this week, a set of stamps and some Sizzix dies which have a lacy feel to them.





Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Dragon Win
























Good morning, I'm here with some good news and my new challenge creation, so we'll do the challenge first today at Allsorts.
And this week is our lovely Ellie's turn to host and she would like to see 'Magical & Mythical', so it could be Fairies, Mermaids, unicorns etc......... or even Dragons like mine.

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 prizes on offer:-




So my stamp that I've used is a win from Wild Rose Studio, they were having a candy and I haven't entered anything for quite a while, so I entered and to my surprise I won and this is my prize:-















And this week was full of ups and downs, first my candy win, then my eldest son went for a job interview and got a phone call the same day to say he'd got the job.  He hasn't worked for quite a while as he's had some problems, but he starts his new job on Monday.  It's smart attire so yesterday we spent the day shopping getting him shirts, trousers, ties, shoes  etc.....  I am so proud of him because I know for him this was a very big step.
Then today was a very emotional day as Bobby left his primary school, I know it's only July but this is how it's done now.  He starts high school on Monday, and it's not just for a few days transition, he actually becomes a Rodillian High School pupil.  So they had a leavers assembly this morning, all the children received an autograph book so they could have messages in from their friends and teachers.  They called all the children up one by one and as our surname is Thompson, Bobby was called up last.  He burst into tears then set all the other kids off and the whole thing turned into a tear fest LOL!
Bobby is known as a little toughie so lots of the parents and teachers were very surprised by his sensitive side.
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Bobby is in the middle (don't know what he's done with is hair LOL)  and his cousins are on either side of him.  Then they went off with the rest of year 6 to go bowling and to eat at pizza hut for their leaving party.  Then we picked them up at 2:00pm and the tears for all the kids started again.  It's a such a big thing for them, as many are going to different schools.

So enough rambling now ha ha!


Recipe:-
Stamps -Wild Rose Studio - CL507 Dragon Running, 
Papers - Wild Rose Studio - Butterfly Gardens,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Daisy Chains
























Good morning, it's been a mixed week, lots of rain but i'm happy with that as it's done my garden the world of good.  Almost all the seeds I planted did very well and my garden is full of blooms, I'm so pleased with them.
So onto some new challenges 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 With Flowers'  I had this stamp that I haven't inked up yet called 'Daisy Chain', I thought that it was appropriate


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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 'One For The Boys' So you can use any of your masculine stamps for this challenge.

I used this image called 'Cheesecake Express', and I always seem to go with blue and browns for masculine cards for some reason.  I really like this wood grain paper, and again a simple card for the boys.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Stamp Addcits, Sizzix. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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 - Crafters Companion Paintbox Poppets - Daisy Chain, Penny Black Cheesecake Express 1685J, 
Papers - Wild Rose Studio-  Dancing Daisies, Lemon Craft - Gossamer Blue, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies Dies, circle punches, 
Embellishments - pearls, stickles, brads, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

A Question Of Sport

























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 'A Question Of Sport'

A very simple card, mine usually are when I make masculine cards.


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 also have this lovely paper pad as an extra prize




Recipe:-
Stamps - Papermania Nostalgia  - Pastimes, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, 
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing folder - swiss dots, Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Tattered Lace Dies, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x