Saturday, 18 February 2017

Dressed For All Occasions






















Good Morning everyone, I'm coming to you today with two challenges, it's my regular Saturday morning Allsorts challenge first.
This week is our lovely Annie's turn to host and she would like to see 'Anything Goes'

So my Mum retires next week and I thought this was a good chance to make her a card, as she wears a uniform and I know she likes to get dressed up when she can I really liked the idea of this dress.  I have done something unusual for me and tried a CD Rom, I liked the idea that I could print matching backing papers too.  There is Glamour dust on there too to make it more glamorous on the white net and waist band, but not so visible on the pic.


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:-

Especially for entrants to this weeks Allsorts challenge our lovely Sponsor Swedish House Crafts is offering a 15% discount off the whole purchase at check out with code: ALLSORTSFEB17. Valid during 18th to 24th February. 

And the super prize from them is a £20 e.voucher to spend in their store.



My next challenge card is-




















Mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Use Your Favourite Stamp'

So as I used my favourite stamp on the original challenge at the start of the month I'm now using my second favourite stamp.  I used Bitty Bear Angel, which is a special stamp to me as a blogger sent me some images of it to use when I fist started  crafting, but then I tried to get the stamp but it had been retired, my friend Brenda knew this and tracked it down and bought me it for my Birthday a couple of years ago and so that is why it is ranked high in my Penny Black stamps and obviously because it's super cute too.  I used this fab stepper die by Tattered Lace, and enjoyed using it and love the fact that they come with loads of nesting and embellishment dies.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts   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 - Katy Sue Designs CD Rom Fabulous Fashion, Penny Black 432J Bitty Bear Angel, 
Papers - Katy Sue Designs, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tattered Lace designs ETL594 Off Set Side Stepper, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, glamour dust, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Hearts & Flowers























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda is hosting and she would like to see 'Hearts & Flowers'

To make my card I started with making a background using a background stamp by Hero Arts, stamped with Distress Inks in Barn Door, I then dragged some colour from the edges of the roses using a wet brush.  I made the border strip by stamping the word anniversary all over it.  The image and sentiment is a new Penny Black 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 is the prize on offer:-





Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 30-393 A Rose, Hero Arts Rose Background, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Animal Magic
























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 challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Animal Magic' So get out your animal stamps and join in the fun.  I had to use this cute mouse stamp and just had to use glossy accents on his wellies,  Went with a crisp colour combo as I love red and white.

We have sponsorship this Month from Tattered Lace


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 'Use Your Favourite Stamp'

I did use my most favourite stamp but went a little bit different this time.  I used more subtle colours instead of the stronger, pretty colours.  I went kind of shabby chic and roughed up all the edges to complete the look, I haven't done that technique for a long time and quite enjoyed it

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts   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 3980K Team Effort, Country Companions, Forever Friends The Good Life, 
Papers - Trimcraft Paper Flowers, Raspberry Road Summer Goodness,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, Sizzix dies, All Occasion dies, daisy punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, pearls, glossy accents, 


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

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Pretty In Lilac
























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 'Paper Piecing'

So for this challenge I had to find a stamp that would suit the task, I think this Fairy suits very well.  Her dress, shoes and present have all been paper pieced with papers from the same pad as the background paper.


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:-



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Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion Angelica & friends, 
Papers - LOTV Promises, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Creative Dies, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x