Saturday, 18 March 2017

Positively Pampered And Hearts

























Good Morning bloggers, I have two challenges for you today, It's been a bit of a mixed week weather wise, but I have all my seeds sown and in my little greenhouse I bought this week, thought I'd give it a go this year and grow my own flowers. I spend so much on bedding plants.

It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Susan's turn to host and she would like to see 'Anything Except A Card'

Well it had to be one of my gift bags, used a few lately so they needed replenishing.  I thought I'd go really girly as my daughter buys her friends bath bombs from lush and lots of girly treats for birthday's etc......  and this image is perfect for that.  I used a Lili Of The Valley image and coloured it to match the paper, then glamour dusted her wings and added some velvet ribbon and broderie anglais.


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:-



I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
1. Crafting With Friends - #39 - Anything Goes
2. Crafty Catz - #162 - Anything Goes added twist 'Touch Of Pink'
3. As You Like It  - Favourite Stamp Brand - Lili Of The Valley is my favourite because no matter what the occasion there is something for it and they are the cutest.

















And now onto my second challenge creation, a midway for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes'   I used a Transparent set from Penny Black, they are quite small so used three different stamps in the design.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, Chalkola 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 this for the following challenges:-
1. Making Memories Crafting - #3 - Add some layers
2. Penny Black Saturday - March - Bright & Cheerful Colours


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley ST250 Positively Pampered, Penny Black 30-008 Every which way, 
Papers - Craft Snsations Lots Of Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - velvet ribbon, Broderie Anglais, Glamour Dust, pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Mother & Daughter
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Girls & Ladies'

I thought this theme was a good opportunity to make my Mum's Mother's Day card, I went vintage using this image I had, I've used gilding wax and distress inks to age my card.


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:-


Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Cute Card Thursday - #468 - Mother/Ladies only
2. Simon Says Stamp - For A Special Girl/Lady
3. Crafting From The Heart - #149 - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar - March - Mum's day/special female



Recipe:-
Stamps - Nicecrane image,
Papers - From stash, un-named,
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks, gilding wax, 
Tools - Grand calibur, spellbinder dies, crealies, CC Designs, memory box dies, 
Embellishments - lace, pearls,  old book, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Springtime

It's the first Sunday of March and so that means 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 'Close To Nature',  I adore Sarah Kay and this is my favourite stamp from the range.  I used a mixture of dies some from the Tattered Lace Side Stepper die set which has proved to be really useful as it's such a big set, from the set I used the bow and cut it twice, the roses,rectangles,  sentiment and butterfly is also from the set.  The fence is a Marianne designs die and I love using it.

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.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Addicted To Stamps - #143 - Pastel Colours
2. Dragonfly Dreams - #March - Girly with die cut/punch


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes'  I'm using one of the new stamps from Penny Black called Red Blush, but I went yellow for friendship.  After I coloured the rose I put little droplets on, to represent dew using Glossy Accents.  For the background I embossed using a Tattered Lace folder and highlighted it with some Gilding Wax.  It was my first time using Gilding wax and I need a bit more practice, but I quite like the effect.



We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, Chalkola 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.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Penny Black Saturday Challenge - # March - Bright & Cheerful colours
2. Sweet Stampin' challenge - No Design Paper


Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay Rose's Garden, Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush, 
Papers - Don't know the brand, 
Colouring Mediums - Gilding Wax, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibue, ETL106 Pearl Pin Dot Tattered Lace Dots, Tattered Lace Side Stepper die set, Tattered Lace embossing folder, Marianne border die, Marianne creatable dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, stickles, Glossy Accents, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 4 March 2017

In Bloom
























So it's the first Saturday of March, and it's nice to see that some of my Daffodils and Crocus's have come up and look so pretty.   It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Spring Inspiration', and there is a photo (see below) to follow and inspire.



I was trying to think of a stamp to represent spring, then I remembered these gardening Hanglar Stanglar stamps, which I haven't used for a long time.  For my colour combo I used all the colours in the inspiration photo, as for the design I started with the images then cut them out and went from there, never done a design like this before but i'm quite pleased with how it turned out.


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:-

DigiStamp Boutique  is offering a £10 store voucher for one lucky winner.



And our second prize comes from......................
Little Claire  A really pretty Spring floral stamp........


Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. A Bit More Time To Craft - #39 - Anything Goes
2. Crafts & Me  - #March - Springtime
3. Crafty Creations - #336 - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps - Hanglar Stanglar, freebie sentiment, 
Papers - LOTV Perfect Pair, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, daisy punch, Memory box die 98338 summer border, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x