Saturday, 9 January 2021

Rainbow Blends



 









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 'Favourite Colour'

So mine isn't as much a favourite colour but a favourite colour blend, the three colours for my blend are distress oxides Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry.  I just love it, reminds me a of a rainbow effect.  So at Christmas to keep my mojo going I made some Christmas tags, something not too big and overwhelming and I really enjoyed doing them.  My mojo is still flagging so I'm just doing some tags here and there to try and keep me inspired.  And they'll come in handy for gifts too.  


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:-

Pinksy DoodlesMaker of digital images and cutting files for card making and craft projects.

The winner chosen by random.org will be able to choose a prize of four products/paper packs of their choice from Pinksy Doodles


This is for the following challenges:-
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #January - Anything Goes
2. Crafts Galore Encore - #83 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Creations - #417 - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Something New - My new is a Unicorn stamp

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Faber Castell Aqua Pencils, 
Tools -  moon mask, 
Embellishments - liquid pearls, posca pens, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Garden Journal












Happy New Year, I hope you all had a peaceful and safe Christmas, 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 'Favourite Stamps' Well my favourite stamps are Lavinia, the only problem I have is picking individual stamps from their range.  I do adore animals so I think I tend to use the animal stamps a lot.
So my Sister had a request for me,to make her a Gardening Journal, as she grows some of her own plants for her garden.  She wanted sections for recoding her seeds and bulbs etc.... and to record and make notes of other things.  So I found a nice notebook that had four sections in it with tabs on.  I created a front page with a little verse on, then created a scene for each divider page and kept to an outdoors theme.  I gave her it at Christmas as a little extra with a Notebook and a Diary too.  She loves notebooks etc and was over the moon with them.

Our prize this month is two lovely stamp sets from Penny Black, 
We have a post on our challenge blog, please do read it as there are some important changes with future winners and our Top 3 selections.
          
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 'Feminine' 
























For this card I created a wreath like frame using some of the stamps from Chocolate Baroques Thistle Butterfly, I then took one of the main images and stamped it in the centre,  I used a stencil to create a back drop, then I added some Liquid Pearls around the wreath.

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 - Lavinia stamps, Chocolate Baroque - Thistle Butterfly
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Claire, Distress Oxides, Faber castell aqua pencils, Distress Inks, 
Tools -  Lavinia stencil - Laurel,  Moon masks, 
Embellishments - Gelly Roll - Stardust, Liquid Pearls, Posca Pens, 


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

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Make a Wish



 














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 'Anything goes'

I decided to do a couple of notebooks, one for my sister and one for my daughter, I started by taking a stencil and three different coloured Distress Oxide inks.  I stenciled a panel down the centre, then stamped Lavinia images in black Versafine Clair.  I stamped a sentiment which is a magazine freebie.  I added sparkle using a Gelly Roll Pen.


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:-

Chocolate Baroque limited edition Fragrant Honeysuckle stamp
Note: Our sponsor Chocolate Baroque will be on Hochanda TV with a One Day Special at 6pm Monday 4th January


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Zemira, Josie, Flutterbies, Sentiment - Creative Stamping Magazine freebie,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, 
Tools -  Lavinia stencil - Laurel, 
Embellishments - Gelly roll - Stardust, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Frolicking In The Snow


 












Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning  and our last challenge before Christmas, 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 'Sparkle & Shine'

I made two cards for this challenge, the first I  created by using Oxides for the background.  then created a snow scene, stamping trees and hares, and the snow was created with Embossing powder and moondust glitter.  The second card i used a snow globe die cut that I received in a swap, I created the scene from a magazine freebie.  The edge is done with Lavinia's moondust in holographic which sparkles so much.


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:-


Stamp Addicts - £15 voucher


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - wild hares, fairy fir tree, fairy fir tree 2, Sentiment - Sentimentally yours, Magazine freebies, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress oxides, Versafine clair, 
Tools -  snow globe diecut, WOW puff embossing powder, heat gun, moon mask,
Embellishments - Lavinia moondust - holographic, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 December 2020

No Christmas But Some Pretty Magical Florals



 











Welcome, I hope your festive preparations are going well, and the Tier system isn't hindering you too much.

We are now at mid way point for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges,  their is still chance to join in this month's challenges these could be the ones for you.


At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Anything with Wings' I opted for covering another diary for a gift, this time for my Daughter, using a Fairy, starting by creating my background using Dylusion sprays in three colours.  I added my moon and created my hills, before stamping my scene using Lavinia stamps. I added stars for a bit of magic.

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

.


And now onto my second challenge creation for We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Anything Goes' I used Thistle Butterfly  for this creation.  I used a stencil and some Distress inks to make a background, I stamped my image then coloured it with pencils.  I added some highlights with a Posca pen then also used some liquid pearls for a bit of elegance.
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 Lavinia - blubells, fairy bugs, slender mushrooms mini, mini maple leaf, toadstool, jaylar, whimsical hares, fairy fir tree, tree branch
Colouring Mediums -Distress oxides, Versafine Claire, Dylusions sprays, Faber-castell aqua,
Tools - Gesso, posca pens, 
Embellishments -  Gelly roll pen - stardust, Gel pen white, Liquid pearls, 


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

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Animals In The Snow












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 'Got To Be Christmas'

I started these cards by using brayer and a Distress ink and just rollering some colour on to the centre of my card, then to tone it down and give it a misty/snowy look I went over with an Oxide.  I masked a moon, and stamped my trees, hares and stag.  I added glitter for sparkle and a sentiment.


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 - Lavnina - reindeer large, fairy fir tree 2, fairy fir tree, wild hares set small, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools -  Inkylicious moon mask, 
Embellishments - Lavinia moon dust - Holographic, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Wings And Things














Welcome, I hope your festive preparations are going well, and the Tier system isn't hindering you too much.

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 'Anything with Wings' I opted for covering a diary for a gift using Fairies, starting by creating my background using Dylusion sprays in three colours.  I added my moon and created my hills, before stamping my scene using Lavinia stamps.  Highlights and sparkle are then added, although it's hard to see the sparkle.

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.





And now onto my second challenge creation for We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Anything Goes' I used Christmas Circles and stamped it in Vintage Photo distress ink.  I then stamped a second image, colouring it in brighter colours, I cut out a spotlight and coated in Glossy Accents.

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 -Lavinia -Berry leaves, slender mushrooms mini, whimsical whisps, glow flowers, faith, tree hive set, mini maple leaf, tree branch,  Chocolate Baroque - Christmas Circles, Sentiment - magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks, Distress oxides, Versafine Claire, Dylusions sprays, 
Tools - Gesso, Charcoal pencils, posca pens, 
Embellishments - Glossy accents, Gelly roll pen - stardust, 


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

Saturday, 5 December 2020

A Challenge Of Christmas gifts

This started as a MDF Tag, first one I've ever decorated.

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


This is a plain black Diary for 2021 which is for a Birthday gift my Daughter is giving to her friend.

















This is the Diary wrapped and tagged to match.

This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Anything But A Card' (with an anything goes option), There's lots of scope here, tags, notebooks, gift bags, or stationery sets etc.............

I created several items for this challenge, the Tag was a MDF tag which I covered with a 300gsm stamping card.  I created a background on it with oxides and some stamping.  I created a little scene on a smaller piece of card to sit in the centre and did some finishing touches with gilding wax, wooden butterflies and a coffee stirrer.
The Diary was a plain black one from Asda for 2021, my daughter wanted one decorating for her friends Birthday in December.  I needed a theme and my Daughter said she liked Game Of Thrones, so Zemira and dragons from lavinia certainly fit the bill.  The background was created using distress oxides, then mountains and grassland created with torn paper, I stamped images and flouishes and added highlights.
Then came wrapping for the Diary as my Daughter wanted something a little different, so first I wrapped it in tissue paper to protect it, then wrapped it in brown paper.  Tied it with string then decorated the paper in one corner and a tag to match the Diary inside.

Here is the prize on offer:-


Chocolate Baroque Sailor Jim


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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Mooch, Flowers mini, Words of spring, Fairy bugs, Vine Flourish, Berry leaves, Star blossom, Snow shrub, Leaf mini 1, Tree branch, Zemira, Dragon set, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress oxides, Versafine clair, 
Tools -  Posca pens, Gelly Roll Pen - stardust, Gilding wax, Gesso
Embellishments - Wooden butterflies, mini bulldog clip, Coffee stirrer,



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Look At the Christmas Tree!


 












Good Morning bloggers, we have gone into tier 3 here in Leeds, I don't find it very hard as I don't really go out apart from shopping and I can still do that, and we have quiet Christmases since we lost our son. But I do see it is hard for other people. It's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts, maybe this will help through the lockdowns.

This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Christmas Flowers, Trees & Wreaths'

I started by creating my wreath, using Lavinia fir cone branch to form the circle, then filling in with mini holly and mini berry using Versafine Clair inks. Some I did second generation stamping to give depth.  Once I was happy with the formation I stamped a fir tree and a Hare in the centre, I used a Gelly roll pen to give a shimmer on the tree.  Then using a mask I did a moon in a contrasting colour of ink.  I went round the edge of the card blending Colorbox ink and then splashed with water and dried.  Around the outside of the wreath using a glue pen I added a glitter in rose bud glow to give some sparkle.  Finally with a white posca pen I added highlights then a sentiment.


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:-
 from Bee Crafty's BEAtaniclas range





Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Whimsical Hares, Fairy Fir Tree 2, Fir Cone Branch, Mini Berry, Mini Holly, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Colorbox ink, 
Tools -  Inkylicious - Moon Template,
Embellishments - Lavinia Moon dust - Rose Bud Glow, Posca Pen, Gelly roll pen - Stardust, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Christmas Hugs


 












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 'Santa, Elves Angels or just Christmas'

I chose my favourite Santa stamp which is a Penny Black one. I stamped him first then coloured with Distress inks.  Added my sentiment then stamped snowflakes.  I added glamour dust to Santa's white trim and the snowflakes, and used embossing powder for the snow.


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 our generous sponsor for this challenge:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black - 40-081 - Holiday Hugs, Sentiment - Sentimentally yours, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Embossing powder, heat gun, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Christmas Florals & Fauna














 Hello bloggers, I hope your all well and safe. Still in lockdown and lots of things changing, it's good to have something to focus on.  What doesn't change is the fact we still continue with our new challenges at  Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges, and if youhaven't had the chance to join in this month's challenges there is still chance.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Garlands, Wreaths and Christmas Flowers' So get out your Christmas flowers etc.....

 So I stamped using three different foliage stamps from Lavinia to create a Wreath.  Using a Posca pen I added highlights to the cones and berries.  I stamped a sentiment in the middle. And added some glitter around the wreath.

We have sponsorship this Month from
Chocolate Baroque with the following stamp set


Mellow Fruitfulness stamp sheet plus foam mount


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 'Christmas'  

I used Chocolate Baroques Hark the Christmas Rose  stamp, I started with a background which was a  smooching effect with distress ink then stamped a crackle effect stamp over the top in a contrasting colour.  I stamped my image and coloured the image with distress inks.  I added some sparkle with some Glamour Dust.  Finally I added a sentiment.

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 - Lavinia - Fir cone branch, Mini Holly, Mini berry,  Chocolate Baroque -Hark the Christmas Rose,  Sentiment - Flonz, Crafty Individuals - Venetian Crackle,
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools -  Heat gun, Embossing Powder, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, Posca pen, , Lavinia moondust - Rosebud glow, 


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

Saturday, 14 November 2020

By Candlelight


 












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

This week is our lovely Helene's turn to host and she would like to see 'Anything Goes with the option of Candles or Light'

For this creation I chose this cute image of a girl holding a candle.  , she is coloured with Distress Inks, and her fur is glittered with Glamour dust.  For the background I used firstly distress ink then went over the top with oxide for the smooched background.  I used a splodge stamp from Chocolate Baroque and stamped in Versamark, then embossed in gold.


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:-

Ultimate Glue Kit - from our sponsor










Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley - Christmas Candle, Chocolate Baroque - Butterfly Mind, Sentiment - Flonz,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Versamark, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Embossing Powder, Heat tool, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Flutterby Butterfly!



 











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 'Lace, real or faux with and anything goes option'

So I started by stamping the main image, then masking it.  Then I stamped just the flower part of the stamp slightly overlapped on the main image.  Then masked that, then stamped out three butterflies and masked them.  Then I started on the background using Distress inks and oxides.  When it dried I peeled off the masks then coloured the images/  The final touch was adding some lace.


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 our lovely sponsor

Chocolate Baroque have two shows on Hochanda tomorrow at 10am and 2pm which will feature some old favourites, new products plus loads of inspiration from Lesley. 



Recipe:-
Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - Butterfly Perfumery, Butterfly Mind, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Versafine clair, 
Tools -  Masking sheets, 
Embellishments -lace



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Wreaths & Candles














Hello bloggers, well everything keeps changing, here in Leeds we are supposed to be entering Tier 3 on Monday, whatever tier you are in I hope your all well and safe.  What doesn't change is the fact we still continue with our new challenges at  Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges, and 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 'Garlands, Wreaths and Christmas Flowers' So get out your Christmas flowers etc.....

I don't say this very often but I absolutely love this card I have made, in fact I am going to replicate it and make some more.  I have been suffering with a bad back so sometimes I can't lay down so I don't sleep, and this was made in the middle of the night and I just played with no pressure and didn't even have a plan, after I made it I realised it would fit this theme.  So here's what I did, I smooched distress ink, then dried it and then smooched over the top in a different colour with oxide so it would layer up.  I stamped my stag and then using three different foliage stamps from Lavinia I began to create a Wreath.  Using a Posca pen I added snow and also added glitter randomly round the edge of the wreath.

We have sponsorship this Month from
Chocolate Baroque with the following stamp set


Mellow Fruitfulness stamp sheet plus foam mount


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 'Christmas'  

I used Chocolate Baroques Christmas Circles and Butterfly minds  stamps, I started with a background which was a smooching effect with distressink, then dry and smooch again with an oxide for a layering effect.  I stamped my image in the middle, then stamped another two times to use to decoupage with.  I coloured the images with distress inks and layered up first the candles and then the Poinsettia.  Then around the edge I stamped the splots from Butterfly Minds with Versamark then embossed in gold.  Then did some splatters with a Posca pen. I coloured over the top of my flame with a gelly roll pen for some sparkle.  Finally I added a sentiment from the set.

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 - Lavinia - Reindeer Large, Fir cone branch, Mini Holly, Mini berry,  Chocolate Baroque - Butterfly Minds, Chrstmas Circles, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools -  Heat gun, Embossing Powder, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, Posca pen, Gelly Roll Pen - Stardust


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