Sunday, 1 October 2017

Close To Nature

Hello and welcome to this Sunday morning where we greet the first day of October, I can't believe how fast this month has gone. So that makes it 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 'Autumn Glory',  These little mice collecting there harvest of apples always reminds me of Autumn. My background is a piece of green card which I stamped with a leaf stamp with versa mark, then using a gold and a bronze embossing powder heat embossed it, before cutting out my image using spellbinder dies.

We have sponsorship this Month from

£25.00 store 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.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:-
1. Daring Cardmakers - Harvest Home

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Close To Nature',  So I went with this Penny Black wreath of Sunflowers, this card is a little different to what I normally make, and I got a little inky and there is no cuteness, but I enjoyed making it.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, and 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.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:-
1. Deep Ocean - #164 - Goodbye Summer
2. Creative Moments - #127 - Autumn twist
3. Fab 'N' Funky - #364 - Fall Colours

Stamps - Hero Arts SD395 Sentiment, Hero Arts CL477 Leaves, House Mouse HMTR1059 Apple Harvest, Penny Black 40-467 Flowers All Around, 
Papers - Graphic 45, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies - Diamond Effects dies, All Occasion Dies, 
Embellishments - Embossing Powders, 

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


  1. Lovely mices and beautiful autumn wreath, gorgeous cards both.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. Wonderful autumn cards!
    Happy sunday and hugs

  3. two breathtakingly beautiful cards, Tracy! I love the colouring and your wonderful attention to detail x

  4. I love sunflowers, Tracy, so the PB one has to be my favourite, but the colouring on both is superb and I really like the trellis border on the Housemouse card. Gorgeous autumn cards!

    Lynne x

  5. Two beautiful ards Tracy. Cute housemouse and a very elegant wreath on the second. Great colouring and both beautiful designed. Marlies

  6. Two beautiful cards Tracy and your colouring is spectacular. I really like the image on the first one as my Daughter has a couple of apple trees in her garden and my little Granddaughter is in her element when she can pick them. We end up with so many, so I know how the mice must feel! :). Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  7. Two absolutely beautiful cards Tracy and such fabulous fall colors! The mice a so adorable!

  8. Two super cards Tracy, love the apple core that the naughty mouse has left !


  9. Two beautiful cards Tracy.
    Great colouring and love the layout.

    Thanks for joining us for our Creative Moments Challenge
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    creativEle DT

  10. Hi Tracy! This is a really lovely card, it shouts harvest with all the rich colours that you have used - love it!!! xxxx

  11. aw, a cute card and a gorgeous floral one! i don't think i've seen the wreath image before and i love the colours you've used.

  12. Lovely colouring on those apples, cute card! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

  13. Gorgeous card with wonderful fall colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  14. Gorgeous cards..... Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’Funky:)
    Wendy xx

  15. Super cute image. Those mice look like they are enjoying those apples. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  16. Great job for this months challenge Tracy. Love the stamp and you've coloured if fabulously!

  17. The little mice are adorable and I love how you have coloured the card with those bright autumnal shades - perfect 😁. Nice to meet you at Stamping Sensations and wishing you a Happy Autumn and Weekend! J 😊

  18. Adorable little basket full of mice, and I love the garland of sunflowers capturing the last of the autumn sunshine.
    Alison x

  19. Two absolutely stunning cards Tracy. The autumn colours are just beautiful!


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Tracy x