Saturday, 25 January 2020

Dragons Taking Flight

























 Hello lovely bloggers, It's time for a new challenge today at AllsortsThis week is my turn to host and I would like to see the theme 'Take Flight', so that could be Birds, Helicopters, Dragons or even Butterflies, just anything that can fly.

I started with a round Gel Plate, I found it a lot easier to get the effect I wanted than with the bigger 5x7, I'm still needing practice with that one.  I brayered the plate with Colorbox ink, then sprinkled it with some Brusho's.  Then stamped Dragons and tree's all from Lavinia.


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 sponsor for this week:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - LAV552 Dragon Set, LAV478 Fairy Fir Tree, LAV094 Fir Tree 1, 
Colouring Mediums - Brusho's, Colorbox Inks, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Gel Plate, Brayer, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Fairies, Fairies Everywhere!

























Hello, thank you for stopping by this Saturday morning, 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 'More Than A Single Word Sentiment'

I started by making a background with some Brusho's, I have to say I'm pretty new to using them but I do love the effect you can get.  I chose my sentiment then built around it with foliage stamps and mushrooms.  Adding some Lavinia Moon Dust to give sparkle on some of the foliage.


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:-


Sponsored by







Craft Stash 


























And now mid months 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 'Favourite Stamp', well at the moment frankly any Lavinia stamp is my favourite.  Using a Gel Plate I made this background, still practising with it, it took three attempts to get this one decent one.  Grounded my Hare - Pipin with versafine Clair inks and stamped the rest of the scene in the same inks too.

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 Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Make It Feminine',  so it's quite an easy one.  I used the Baby Fairies from Penny Black, they are so cute, lots of sparkle and pretty paper was all that was really needed to create this.

We have prizes from Penny Black and Blade Rubber Crafts.  Now isn't that definitely worth getting your Girly stamps out for.

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 - Inkylicious - Twinchie, Tall trees, Lavinia - Zemira, spanish moss, berry leaves, meadow mushrooms, slender mushrooms, Dragon Keepers, Pipin,  Penny Black 30-151 - Fairy Sweet, 
Papers = Crafters Companion - Butterfly garden,
Colouring Mediums - Brusho's, Colour Box Inks, Verafine Clair inks,  Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Gel Plate, Brayer, 
Embellishments - Lavinia Moon Dust, Gelly roll stardust pen, Ladybird buttons, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Field Poppy

























Hello blogging friends, this Saturday morning brings a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Say It With Flowers'

I had a play making a background using Brushos, I'm new to these but watched a couple of tutorials and then had go, I edged wth Distress ink in Fired brick.  Using Inkylicious I stamped the Field Poppy then coloured with Spectrum noirs.  For the Elder Flower I coloured with a white gel pen, which stands out on the Brusho background.


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:-

sponsored by

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Moving Along With The Times - #114 - All thins New (my Brushos are new)
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Fun with Florals


Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Field Poppy,
Colouring Mediums - Brushos, Spectrum Noir, Distress Inks, White Gel Pen, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Moonlight Wishes

























Happy New Year to you all, 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 'Favourite Stamp', well at the moment frankly any Lavinia stamp is my favourite and to mix them with this Inkylicious Fairy is just the right combo for a magical scene.  I started with a Distress Oxide background then built up the scene around the fairy on the branch.

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 Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Make It Feminine',  so it's quite an easy one.  I love this cute Hedgehog but don't get a chance to use it very much.  I wanted her to be centre stage so didn't want to go too fussy.

We have prizes from Penny Black and Blade Rubber Crafts.  Now isn't that definitely worth getting your Girly stamps out for.

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.
















These are my goodies I bought yesterday from the Lavinia shop, my Hubby took me as part of my Christmas present and I took my money I got for Christmas off family.  It was a two hour drive each way but worth it.  I went a bit over what I had to spend but I just couldn't resist.  Brenda thank you for inspiring me to give the inks and stamps a go, I'm hooked and what a release it gives me.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black - 30-026 - Tiny wishes, Lavinia, Inkylicious, 
Papers - Craft Sensations = Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Signature Dies - SD042 - Butterfly Flourish, 
Embellishments - pearls, ribbon, SprinkleIT, Gel pen, Gelly Roll pen, 


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

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Dandelions

























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 'Soft Pastels'

I made this for my Uncle, my Auntie died and her funeral was on the 23rd December.  Like with all Sympathy cards I like to make them simple and elegant, I thought this Lavinia Dandelion stamp was suitable and I made a background with Oxides, just masking of the sides and matting and layering on matching card.  Added a bit of Glamour dust to the dandelions 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 is the prize on offer:-

Sponsored by  Stabilo



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - LAV373 - Fairy Dandelions, Sheena Douglass - sentiment - serene beauty, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Find My Soul

























Merry Christmas to everyone, hope your all prepared for the upcoming festivities.  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 'Anything Goes'

So I thought I would use this open theme to have a play with inks, I dabbed Distress Oxides on to an acrylic block then pressed on to some card for the background.  I wanted to use a verse that I liked fom Inkylicious then just added some trees.


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:-
The lucky winner chosen by random.org will win a £15 Stamp Addicts voucher.








Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Peaceful Forest, Tall Pines large, Tall pines small. 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

In A Jar!

























I do hope everyone is managing to avoid this dreaded Norovirus, so near to Christmas too.  I have my son at home with it, and they have closed his school till the 6th of January to give it a deep clean and try to stop the virus spreading any further.
So It's time for me to share my mid month creations 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 'Anything Goes', it couldn't be any easier, I had a play with a mixture of stamps, I liked this mason jar which was a magazine freebie but then was looking for some bugs to put in as originally it was going to be a 'Have You Caught A Bug' card.  I couldn't find the right bug stamps but then came across these Inkylicious fairies to use, then came the scene and it all came together on a Distress Oxide background. I covered the mason jar with some Glossy accents to give it a glass like look.

We have sponsorship this Month from






'be Creative!' 

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 'Flowers All over'  I went with these Penny Black Sunflowers, I made my own background using a Lavinia leaf stamp and some Distress Oxides.  The sentiment is a Penny Black one too.

We have prizes from Penny Black & Bee Crafty . Now isn't that good prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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  40-465 Glee, 30-353 Words Of Kindness, Lavinia mini Leaf 1, Inkylicious, Magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress oxides, 
Tools - Glossy Accents, embossing powder, White gel pen, 



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

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Hungry Like The Wolf!

























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 'Inspired By A Song'

I really didn't want to make another Christmas card, so I though I'd do something from the 80's, my favourite era.  Then it come to me my favourite group from my teens Duran Duran, and Hungry Like The Wolf'  meant I could use my wolf stamps from Inkylicious''.  I started by making a background using Brusho's, then made up a scene by mixing Inkylicious and Lavinia stamps.


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 that's on offer:-

 from the Pastel Heaven collection 2019, sponsored by Tattered Lace



Recipe:-
Stamps -  Inkylicious - Wolf Creek, Howling Wolf, Tall Pines sml, Tall Pines lrg, Lavinia - Leaf 1 mini, Whimsical Whisps, Tree Branch, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine clair, Brusho's, 
Tools - Inkylicious - Moon stencil, 
Embellishments - Gellyroll pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 December 2019

A Fairy Christmas

























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 'Snowmen and/or Snowflakes'

I wanted to challenge myself this time, so I chose snowflakes and made my own scene using only Lavinia stamps. A mystical sky created using Distress Oxides, Holly and falling snowflakes.


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:-



This is for the following challenges:-
1. Lavinia Stamps - December  - Snow At Christmas
2. Creatalicious challenge - #176 - Winter
3. Crafty Creations - #403 - Anything Goes
4. Dream Valley - #215 - Christmas

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia
Colouring Mediums - Versa Clair, Distress Oxides, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing powder, heat gun, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, Gelly Roll pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas Sparkle

























Hello and welcome on this frosty morning, Christmas is nearly here, so everyone will have preperations well on their way, and it's a great time to get some Christmas cards done. 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 'Anything Goes', it couldn't be any easier, I made a Christmas card for my Mam & dad, I built a scene using a set from a stamping magazine.  I kept the colours simple and used lots of frosty sparkle.

We have sponsorship this Month from






'be Creative!' 

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 'Flowers All over'
Using the Transparent set from Penny Black, I stamped, embossed in gold and then fussy cut three Poinsettia's, used liquid pearls for the centres.  I cut a Spellbinder border and glittered the edge.  Added a ribbon and an embossed sentiment.

We have prizes from Penny Black & Bee Crafty . Now isn't that good prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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 - Transparent - Wonder collection, Stamps By Chloe, Magazine freebies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Spellbinder edge dies, Embossing powder, 
Embellishments - Liquid pearls, Glamour dust, gems, ribbon,


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

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Fairy Notebook

























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 'Christmas Gifts'

My Christmas gift is a Notebook/Journal, this was the first outing for my Bind It All, I had to watch some Youtube videos to use it, but I got there with it.  It has been stuck in the box for well over a couple of years now.  I had to use my Lavinia and Inkylicious stamps, partnered up with Brushos and my Gel Plate.  The front cover is above and the inside cover is below, I did a pocket on the inside cover.


























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:-  Christmas Cracker Kits


Sponsored by Stix 2


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia, Inkylicious, Docecraft Alphabet, 
Colouring Mediums - Brushos, Colorbox inks, Versamark clair, 
Tools - TL Flower Dies, Bind It all,  Inkylicious moon stencil, 
Embellishments - lace, ribbon, Sprinklits, White gel pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Thank You
























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 'Thank You or New Year'

Here is what I did, I used a brayer and some Oxide inks and made a background, never done it before so was well pleased with how it turned out.  I stamped my image and then embossed 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 Prize this week is:-


We are sponsored by:-










Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafty Individuals, Apple Blossom - corner stamp - sentiment, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides,
Tools - Brayer, embossing powder, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 November 2019

The Snowmen

























Hello, I'm here with my Mid Way month creations for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, there is still time to enter the challenges.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Traditional Christmas Colours'  I used this cute Snowman family from LOTV, I water coloured the image with Distress Inks then matched those colours to the same in Oxides to create a background paper.  I  then stamped snowflakes all over then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

We have sponsorship this Month from


Chocolate Baroque  and the prize is:-
Let's Get Festive Rubber stamp sheet - A5Hark the Christmas Rose individual unmounted rubber stamp  - A6


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 'Christmas' How can I resist using this fabulous image, again coloured with Distress Inks and another background made using oxides.

We have prizes from Penny Black & Crafts U Love

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 - 40-081 - Holiday Hugs, Stamps By Chloe - Holly, Sentimentally Yours, LOTV - ST433 = Snow Family, Sheena Douglass - Winter woodland, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Dies - Stamps By chloe, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust ribbon,


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

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Christmas Flowers

























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 'Christmas Flowers'

It had to be a Poinsettia, and so my old favourite, Spellbinder Die came out, shaped and layered. I used an embossed sentiment from Stamps By Chloe, and the border die is a Signature die.


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:-
The Paperbox £15 store voucher

Our sponsor is


Recipe:-
Stamps - Stamps By Chloe,
Tools - Signature die - lace edger, Spellbinder - Poinsettia, Xcut punch - Botanical leaf, 
Embellishments - Stickles, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Simply White




















Well it's been a really wet week, and I really feel for those here in Yorkshire effected by floods, we've been so lucky.
So on this Saturday morning there's a new challenge at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'White On White'

Ok so this is not my kind of challenge but then that's what it's all about challenging ourselves, It was so hard to refrain from putting any colour on, but once I got going and remembered last weeks card which I took the idea from for this one,I  just changed a few bits round, and it worked.


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:-







This week sponsor is Stamps by Chloe.



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sentiment is computer generated
Tools - Gemini Cut & Emboss folder - Bretagna, Tattered Lace Primrose Dies, Tattered Lace Embossing Folder, Xcut Botanical leaf punch, Sheena Douglass - in full bloom die - Sumptuous swirls, 
Embellishments - ribbon, pearls, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Christmas Baubles And Caroling

























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 'Traditional christmas Colours'  I used a Stamps By Chloe Card Making collection, Issue 4 Christmas for all my card except for the matting and layering card.  The baubles are stamped then embossed with gold embossing powder, the white base card is embossed then I added the colour baubles and glittered the tinsel.  Then bows I made by stamping them and embossing them then cutting them out.

We have sponsorship this Month from


Chocolate Baroque  and the prize is:-
Let's Get Festive Rubber stamp sheet - A5Hark the Christmas Rose individual unmounted rubber stamp  - A6


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 'Christmas'  I just love this image, it's one of my favourite Penny Black Christmas stamps.  I went with neutral colours then just added a burst of red.  My backing paper I made using oxides and stamping snowflakes with Distressed Inks.  Added cotton lace and a handmade flower.

We have prizes from Penny Black & Crafts U Love

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 - 40-007 = Caroling Trio, Stamps By Chloe, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs, Oxides, 
Tools - Dies - Stamps By chloe, 
Embellishments - Pearl, glitter, lace, ribbon hearts, 


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