Sunday, 18 July 2021

Pink Poppies & Vintage Florals

Welcome to my blog, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'For A Lady'  First I created a background using oxides in two colours, then over stamped using Inky Script, I put some twine around it  I stamped the postcard image on some seperate card, inked it up then stamped again coloured and cut the flowers out.  I decoupaged the flowers. I added a sentiment, a mini bulldog clip, and a wooden butterfly.  Everything was edged in gilding wax. 

We have a  £25 store voucher for this month lucky winner from one of our lovely regular sponsors:-


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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Beautiful Blooms' 
Using Oxides I created a background by smooching the ink on acetate then applying to the card, I stamped the |Poppy image and coloured with Distress inks, this base card was coloured with oxides and then splashed with water.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

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 - Crafty Individuals - CI-302 Floral Postcard, CI-436 Inky Script,  Chocolate Baroque - Polygon Poppies, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Posca Pens, Signo Gel Pen, Masking Tape, 
Embellishments - Gilding Wax, 

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

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Bubble Dreams

 Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so 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 'Feminine/For A Lady
I felt like something a little different for this challenge, so I stamped Giselle in the lower corner, I added extra bubbles using the sea bubble stamp.  I coloured them with Distress Inks, then using a stencil called White Orbs I created lots of bubbles, highlighting them for effect., then to finished I stamped the word Dream!

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:-
Our sponsor this week offering a £15 store voucher is......


There will be a second prize of three craft stencils (designs will vary).

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Giselle, Sea bubbles, Never Let Go, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Lavinia Stencil - White Orbs, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Like Gnome Other

Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is our lovely Lolo's turn to host and she would like to see 'Masculine'

So this card was for my Dad who celebrated his 70th birthday on the 7th July, it was made as a bit of a joke as my sister bought him a gnome for the garden, then she kept buying him in different poses etc, then my daughter bought him one with a wheelbarrow with a plant in. Now everyone buys him them.  I asked if he liked collecting them as they are all over his garden now, he said I don't collect them, I don't know why everyone keeps buying them, but now that is mine and my dads secret that we have a chuckle at.  So when he saw my card he laughed and we just looked at each other with grins on our faces.

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.

Our lovely sponsor is:-











Helping Hands Craft  with a £15 voucher



Recipe:-
Stamps - Daisy Mae Designs, Do Crafts letters & Numbers, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Cloud mask, Posca pens, Signo Gel pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Tea At Three

Welcome to my blog, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'For A Lady'  So to create this card I did a background with Distress Inks then over stamped in Tea Dye the Venetian Crackle.  I stamped the image twice, coloured the first one with Distress inks, added glamour dust around the clock face, then on the second image I only coloured the bird and the teacups, I then fussy cut them and added glossy accents.  I decoupaged the second image onto the first.

We have a fabulous £25 store voucher for this month lucky winner from one of our lovely regular sponsors..........


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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Beautiful Blooms'  I started this using a stencil brush and gentle added colour using Distress Oxides to the base.  I stamped the foxgloves four times at different levels and coloured with Faber-Castell pencils, highlighting with a gel pen.  I stamped some bees and coloured them, added a sentiment and glitter and that was it finished

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

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 - Chocolate Baroque  Honey BeeCrafty Individuals CI-389 Tea At Three, CI-213 Venetian Crackle
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, Distress Oxides, Faber Castell Pencils, 
Tools - Posca Pen, Signo Gel Pen, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, 

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

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Mermaid Magic

Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is our lovely Lynn's turn to host and she would like to see 'Sun, Sea, Sand',  I chose Sea, and used this fabulous mermaid by Chocolate Baroque called Mermaid Queen set,  first I used the gel plate and created my background.  I then stamped the image and coloured with Distress Inks.  I went around the circle with the glitter.

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:-
Chocolate Baroque Ammonite (UK)

3 craft stencils (designs will vary)

Sponsored by Chocolate Baroque
Chocolate Baroque are back on TV The Craft Store on Friday 9th July at 9am and 1pm, with a collection of Summery stamps including three beautiful new sets


Recipe:-
Stamps -  Chocolate Baroque Mermaid Queen
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Colorbox ink, 
Tools - Gelli Plate,  Signo Gel Pen, 
Embellishments - Lavinia Eco Starbrights  glitter - Vintage Shimmer,



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Paper House


 Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is our lovely Ellie's turn to host and she would like to see you 'Use Design Papers'
For todays card I decided that I would use my design papers in a different way, I did some paper piecing.  I paper pieced the house with two different patterned papers, and coloured the windows etc..... with pencils.

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:-

Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Bouquet

Overseas - 2 craft stencils (contents may vary)

Sponsored by:-



Recipe:-
Stamps -  Chocolate Baroque - Cotswold Stone
Papers - Be Creative  - Vintage Collage, Trimcraft -Paper Flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Faber Castell Aqua pencils,
 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 25 June 2021

Off The Edge

 


Hello, this is my third and last post for the team at the  Chocolate Baroque blog, and a creation from my first Tv show from last month in May. 

So to create this I gently brushed some Kitsch Flamingo distress inks down one side of my card.  Then using the Orchard stamp set I stamped it off the edge down one side.  Then using the blossom stamps in Versafine Clair Pink Delight added the blossoms.  I added a sentiment from Life is so much better.  Thank you for looking .


Recipe:-
Stamps - , Orchard Trees Life Is So Much Better
Colouring Medium - Distress oxide, Versafine Clair, 


Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 June 2021

What's Up?


 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 'Anything Goes with the option to add Buttons and/or Bows' 

I haven't used my House Mouse for ages, so I thought I would dust of my little critters for this challenge.  I coloured my image with Distress Inks,  and mounted it onto red card then on to some design paper.  I added some Broderie Anglais and gingham ribbon, I made a bow and sewn a wooden button onto it.

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.

Our lovely sponsor this week is Stamp Addicts with a £15.00 voucher to spend in their store. Sarah from Stamp Addicts will be on TV again during The Craft Store's Family Favourites event on Thursday 24th June at 7pm.




Stamp Addicts

This is for the following challenges:-
1. House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge - #342 - Anything Goes/ Matching Envelope
2. Crafty Calendar Challenge - June - Anything Goes
3. Colour Crazy Challenge - week 24 - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz Challenge - #556 - A/G with Animal twist

Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse - HMJR1101 - Dr Amanda, 
Papers - Craft Sensations - Vintage Romance, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Versafine Clair,
Embellishments - Broderie Anglais, Ribbon, button,
 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 June 2021

Some Brusho's, Some Oxides & Some Creating

Welcome to my blog, it's Mid Month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'I Love ..............' I love Gift Bags, Lavinia and Scenes.
So starting with a plain gift bag, I created a background using Dylusions and Oxides.  I built a scene with Lavinia stamps,  Highlighting and embellishing with a signo gel pen and some glitter.

We are really pleased to welcome a new sponsor this month who are offering one lucky winner as £25 store voucher, they have a super web site covering all styles of crafting so do go and check it out.

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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Hand Coloured Or Paper Pieced Image' , I went with hand coloured, colouring with Distress Inks, .  The background wad made using Oxides and the smooch technique.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

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.

This is my second post for the team at the  Chocolate Baroque blog, and a creation from my first Tv show from last month in May. 

 To create this I used  Distress Oxides over a moon mask, I stamped my tree from Orchard tree set,  with Versafine Clair.  I sprinkled some brusho's lightly over the branches then with a fine mist added a little bit of water to activate the Brusho's.  I then added a sentiment from the set called Life Is So Much Better.

Recipe:-
Stamps - Life Is So Much BetterOrchard Trees,  Lavinia  - Aurora, star blossom, meadow grass, single fairy thistle, thistle, small trees, 
Colouring Medium - Distress oxide, Versafine Clair, Brusho's.  Faber-Castell Aqua pencils,  Dylusions sprays, Oxide Sprays, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Signo gel pens, Moon mask, Embellishments - Lavinia starbrights glitter - fairy tales, 

Thank you for looking and I will see you later in the month with another creation
Happy Crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Bugs & Butterflies


 Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is our lovely Wendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Bugs & Butterflies'

To start this I used Dylusion sprays and Distress Oxide sprays to creat the background.  I placed my first stamp the mushroom for perspective, then started to build up the scene around it.  I coloured the berries with a gel glaze pen in red and added highlights.  Some Posca pens to add blossoms to the grass, Glitter to the finished piece for that bit of magical sparkle. 

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:-

2 prizes, a Woodware stamp and Tattered Lace die from our lovely sponsor

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Catz - #555 - Anything Goes/Make a scene
2. Cute Card Thursday - #689 - Anything Goes/Transport
3. Crafty Creations - #422 - AnythIng Goes
4.2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #51 - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - meadow mushroom, thistle, hazel tree, fairy bugs, jiminy, mini maple leaf, slender mushroom mini, mini berry, 
Colouring Mediums - distress oxides, versafine clair, poscas, Signo gel pens, sakura gel pen, Oxide spray inks, Dylusion sprays, 
Embellishments - Lavinia eco brights glitter - fairy tales, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 11 June 2021

My First TV Show with a Gift Bag



 Hello, this is my first post for the team at the  Chocolate Baroque blog, and a creation from my first Tv show from last month in May. 

 I started by creating a background paper using Distress Oxides for the base of a gift bag.  I then stamped my image, Italian House, I coloured it with Distress Inks.  I added some trees from the Orchard stamps, and with versafine clair I added some blossom which come with the tree stamps.  I finished the scene with some grass and sky


Hope to see you later in the month when I will be showing another creation from the show.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Italian House, Orchard Trees
Colouring Medium - Distress oxide, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Gift bag, 


Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Taking On A Project


Welcome to my blog, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'I Love ..............' I love Projects!  I love doing a project whether it be a box, a notebook or just a Baked Bean tin.  So I bought a blending box from Lavinia which comes like this:-

It is made of MDF and I painted it all in white Gesso to under coat it before assembling it.

I then sponged in two shades of metallic green acrylic paint.  I then created a scene using Lavinia stamps to fit on the lid.  It is so useful as my smoothies sit in the tray in the box and do not contaminate each other, and also easy to just see which I need.

We are really pleased to welcome a new sponsor this month who are offering one lucky winner as £25 store voucher, they have a super web site covering all styles of crafting so do go and check it out.

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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Hand Coloured Or Paper Pieced Image'  I created this for the Tv shows last month,  I created it using the Cotswold Stone House stamp and joining the stamp up three times.  I made a mask for one house so I could then use it to add some trees from Orchard Trees .  I painted the houses with Distress Inks and steciled a road in front of the houses.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

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 - Chocolate Baroque - Cotswold Stone House, Orchard Trees, Lavinia - Lola Hare, Toadstool, Tree Stem, Tree Den, Vine set, Jimney, Floral Wreath, Wild Flower, Dandelions, Single Fairy Thistle, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Stencil -Bee crafty,  Embossing Powder, Cloud Mask - Clarity, 


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

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Under The Stars


 Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Magical Worlds'
So for this theme you can use any magical setting with any magical creature in it, so it can be Fairies, Dragons, Unicorns etc........... Anything that is not of this world.

Firstly I started with a stencil and three soft coloured Oxide inks, I then stamped my Lavinia scene, I added a sentiment and glitter.

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:-
Our prize this week is a Fairy stamp and stencil from Lavinia Stamps.

Lavinia stamps Winifred Fairy and A5 stencil



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - star gazing, tree of courage, meadow grass, bluebells, dandelions, lantern
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Stencil - Lavinia - pebble, 
Embellishments - Eco Brights Glitter - Vintage Shimmer, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Something Fishy

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 'Any Celebration but not Birthday'
So  I went for a Father's Day card,  doing a background first using a stencil and Distress Inks, the new colour Salvaged Patina (a gift from my best friend B x), I highlighted each orb with a white gel pen to resemble bubbles.  I place d the seaweed and fish, added a sentimernt and that was it.

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:-
Chocolate Baroque Ophelia and three mini stencils


Chocolate Baroques Lesley will be back at The Craft Store on Friday 4th June at 9am and 1pm with different stamps for both shows both old and new along with loads of inspiration using them.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - something Fishy, Mermaid Queen, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Signo Gel Pen,  Stencil - white orbs, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 22 May 2021

It's A Hive Little Hare

Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.  This week it's our 12th Birthday which means lots of prizes for you to win

This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Happy, Bright & Sunny Colours'
I have started with Distress Oxides and created a nice sunny glow, once I blended the inks I stamped the tree and added the hives.  I placed Rory and a Hare looking at the hives.  Then using  Posca pens to make some blossom on the grass.  Then with a gold gel pen I added highlights.

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:-


Our Birthday week prizes come from: Craft Stash, Chloes CardsTattered LaceCrafting.co.ukSizzix and Bee Crafty.

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavina - Tree of courage, Tree hive set, Rory, Wild Hare set, Floral wreath,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Signo gel pens, gelly roll pen, Posca pens, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Butterfly, Blooms and Blossom

Welcome to our mid way posts for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenges there is still time to join in this month.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Beautiful Blooms' The background is a wash of distress oxide inks , I then stamped my image Life Is Wonderful, coloured it with Distress inks. Stamped the butterfly again and coloured it  and decoupaged it on to the first image.  I added glitter to the butterfly.

We have sponsorship this Month from :-
This months lucky winner will be able to choose an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from our lovely sponsor Chocolate Baroque
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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is   'Bright Sunny Colours' I started with distress inks and a stencil brush creating a soft sunny background, I stamped the tree from the orchard set, and from the same set I stamped the blossoms onto the tree.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

We are on the lookout for one or two new DT's, however we are not having a DT call, so please DO NOT mail us as this will not influence our choice.

Instead, if you are interested and love you Chocolate Baroque stamps as much as we do:
  • Enter this months challenge using a Chocolate Baroque stamp/s and put 'DT' against your name when linking. 
We will be inviting new DT/s from those entrants after taking a look at their blogs.

Please note: You must have sufficient Chocolate Baroque stamps to be able to work to our upcoming themes and provide two inspirational pieces each month. Have an active blog and be prepared to comment on entries. In return you will receive Chocolate Baroque stamp/s as a welcome and preferential DT stamp purchases.

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 - Chocolate Baroque - Life Is Wonderful, Orchard,
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Signo gel pen, charcoal pencil, 
Embellishments - Lavinia Moondust Rosebud Glow, 


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