Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Fisherman

























Good morning Bloggers, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this awful time, I've been trying to keep Bobby focused on his school work, but there's links coming through all the time from various teachers on various subjects.  To be honest I don't know where I am with it all, I just hope Bobby understands what he's doing.  I thought I'd have lots of crafting time but not the case, then Bobby needs my laptop for homework so I can't do commenting.  
Our challenge  here at Allsorts could help you if your in isolation to pass time and help take your mind off it all for a little while.

This week is our lovely Wendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Men & Boys'
We would like to see anything masculine for men or boys

I started by brayering a background, then using an Inkylicious create a scene set I started to stamp the scene using versaclair inks.  I built the foliage up with some Lavinia stamps.  There is some sparkle on the water which I did with some SprinkleITS, but hasn't been picked up on camera.


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:-
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Rare Earth A4 stamp set 


Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - creata a scene - Boating, Lavinia - LAV505 - Spanish moss foliage, LAV387 - meadow grass,
Colouring Mediums - Distress oxide inks, Versaclair inks, 
Tools - Brayer, Inkylicious moon stencil, 
Embellishments - SprinkleITS, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 March 2020

The Animal Kingdom


















Good morning Bloggers, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this awful time, first the panic buying, now schools shutting, it's feeling serious and frightening for so many.  Our challenge  here at Allsorts could help you if your in isolation to pass time and help take your mind of it for a little while.


This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Anything In The Animal Kingdom'
We would like to see anything that can fly, swim, crawl or run so that could be absolutely any kind of animal you would like to choose.

I went into the countryside for my creation, using a collection of Lavinia stamps, the background was made using a Gel Plate, Colorbox inks and Brusho's.  There is sparkle there too, for the recipe in full see below.


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 Sponsor this week is:-

With a £15 voucher to spend with them

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Lavinia Stamps challenge - A Forest Gathering
2. Crafty Creations - #407 - Anything Goes

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia Stamps - LAV151 - Slender Mushrooms Mini, LAV305 - leaf 1 mini, LAV509 - mini berry, LAV505 - Spanish Moss, LAV387 - meadow grass, LAV577 - berry leaves, LAV571 -winter berries, LAV455 tree half R2, LAQV402 - three woodland mice, Lav409 - woodland hares, LAV429 - fox 2 (perri)
Colouring Mediums - Colorbox inks, Versaclair inks, Brusho's, 
Tools - Gel Plate, Brayer, 
Embellishments - Moondust, White gel pen, Gelly roll pens,

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Spring Is In The Air

























Good morning Bloggers, I hope you are all staying well and safe in these unpredictable times. It's time for mid way for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you haven't joined in so far this month's challenges could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Spring Florals' I've gone for a vintage stamp set and papers from Crafters Companion, and coloured my image  with Spectrum Noirs.

We have sponsorship this Month from


Thirsty Brush

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 'Spring Flowers' I don't have any flower stamps by Penny Black so I had to use a stamp that had flowers incorporated in it, I used a pastel floral paper and a wonderful corner die, don't know what make it is though.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Blade Rubber, and Lost Coast. Now isn't that a lot of 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 -Lavinia - LAV589 - Mystic Swirl, Penny Black - 40-015 - You Are The Bestest, Crafters Companion - Vintage Chic, Sentimentally Yours - sentiment,
Papers - Craft Style - Papermaker
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,  Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Corner Die, Tattered Lace Die - ETL328,
Embellishments - Pearls,


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

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Every Dream Begins With 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 Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Lots Of Dots'

I started this card by making a background using Distress Oxides, then using a piece of Punchinella and oxides I created dots all over the background.  Then taking the Lavinia stamp Mystic Swirls, I stamped around the edge.  I coloured this cute LOTV stamp and added Glamour dust to the wings and dandelion., a simple design but I like 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:-
Image result for woodware stitched daisiesWoodware Clear Magic Tiddler - Happy Birthday

Two Woodware stamps from our Sponsor Craft Stash


This for the following challenges:-
1. Aud Sentiment - #246 - Feminine
2. Crafty Creations - #407 - Anything Goes

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST501 Time Flies, Lavinia - LAV589 Mystic Swirl, LAV573  - Every Dream Words, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Punchinella, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Keeping Safe The Small Creatures

























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 'Anything With Wings'

I made this for my daughter, I created the front to put on a shop bought diary for her to use for work.  The background was made using Distress Oxides, then the scene was set using some Versaclair inks to add hills and ground, still using Versaclair I stamped in the Lavinia fairy, cat and mouse.  I added foliage and dandelions to complete the scene. The wings on the fairy and moon are highlighted with some 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:-

A Lavinia stamp



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia  - LAV461 Dragon keepers, LAV404 Mooch, LAV402 Woodland Mice, LAV373 Fairy Dandelions, Lav483 Whimsical Whisps, LAV387 Meadow Grass, LAV197 Field Grass, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Versaclair Inks, 
Embellishments - Gelly Roll Pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 March 2020

SpringTime


























Good morning Bloggers, 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 'Spring Florals' The stamp I used I've had a very long time, first I used a Gel plate with Distress Oxides to do a background for the flower, I coloured the flowers with Spectrum Noirs.  Using distress inks I inked around the car , then over stamped swirls with distress inks.  Finally I added some Moon dust for some sparkle.

We have sponsorship this Month from


Thirsty Brush

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.

This is for the following challenge:-
1. Simon says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Spring Flowers' I don't have any flower stamps by Penny Black so I had to use a stamp that had flowers incorporated in it, the papers are some of my favourites.  I didn't want to fill this with embellishments as it would have detracted from the pretty papers.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Blade Rubber, and Lost Coast. Now isn't that a lot of 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.

This is for the following challenge:-
1. Cute Card Thursday - #623 - Spring fever

Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkadinkado 93939, Lavinia - LAV589 - Mystic Swirl, Penny Black - 30-034 - Teddy & Company, 
Papers - LOTV - Shabby Shack, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Gel Plate, Brayer, 
Embellishments - Moon dust, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 29 February 2020

A Sprinkle Of Sparkle
























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 'Three Pearls'

I get everything in this stamp a mouse and fairies, the fabulous Fairy Mouse by Pink Ink designs.  So my background was made using Brusho's, then I stamped the dandelion from the stamp set all over and added some Moon Dust to it.  I coloured my image with Spectrum Noirs and cut it out with a Spellbinder die.  The butterflies are also from the Pink Ink Design stamp set and the sentiment was a magazine freebie.


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 challenge:-
1. Crafty Friends Challenge - #130 - Animals/Birds


Recipe:-
Stamps - Pink Ink Designs - Fairy Mouse, Sentiment - magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Brusho's, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies - Gold labels four, 
Embellishments - Pearls, Lavinia Moon Dust, Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Marcelle

























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 'Make It Girly'

I have used one of our sponsor's images and coloured her with Spectrum Noirs.  For my backgound piece I used Brusho's.  The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine.


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 lovely Sponsor:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Digital - JMC Designs - Marcelle,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Brusho's, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Through The Fairy Door

























Thank you for popping by today, it's a reminder 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 'Make It Feminine' So get out your girly stamps and join in. The card above I made using all Lavinia stamps, I did a brusho's background using a Gel Plate, I built the scene using various foliage stamps., the main stamp Fairy Door I painted over with water colours, the moon and hanging foliage has lots of sparkle.

We have sponsorship this Month from two sponsors


Bee Crafty are offering a £25 store voucher.

And
















 JMC Designs 

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.

 I'd also like to remind you about Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Animals, Birds and Butterflies' So that gives lots of choices.

We have prizes from Penny Black and Stamp Addicts, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out for 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.

This is for the following challenge:-
1. Lavinia Stamps - February - Beneath The Moon

Recipe:-
Stamps -  Lavinia - mini berry, slender mushrooms mini, berry leaves, fairy door, pipin, small pixies, large path, 
Colouring Mediums -  Brusho's, color box, versafine clair, 
Tools - Inkylicious - moon stencil, 
Embellishments -Moondust - rosebud glow, white gel pen, gelly roll pen, 

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

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Die-tastic
























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 'Dies & Punches'

I started with a piece of embossed card backed onto a pearlised lilac card, I die cut two frames and layered them, I stamped a Sentimentally Yours sentiment on with some tiny butterflies.  I die cut some flowers and layered them up and added a pearl in the centre of each one. Then finished with some flourishes.


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:-


And sponsored by:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sentimentally Yours sentiment,
Tools - Embossing folder, Dies - spellbinders - Gold Label Four, Tattered Lace - Primrose dies, Sheena Douglass - Sumptuous swirls, 
Embellishments - pearls,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Heart Flutters

























Good Morning, well after a cold week and a busy one with things like Parents evening and options night at school for Bobby, Doctors appointments and other stuff,  I managed to get one afternoon for a play for the new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Add A Heart'

Please don't ask where on earth the idea came from to use the gorgeous Lavinia's Zemira with hearts, the idea just came into my head and off I went. First I did a background using color box inks on a gel plate then sprinkling Brusho's on, I built a scene with Lavinia stamps and some inking with Versaclair inks.


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:-
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Sponsored by:-


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - LAV554 - Zemira, LAV593 - Words of spring, LAV589 - Mystic swirl, LAV599 Vine flourish, LAV563 - Meadow Mushroom, LAV561 - Mini Meadow mushroom, 
Colouring Mediums - Brusho's, colorbox ink, Versafine Clair, 
Tools  - Brayer, Gel plate, 
Embellishments - Lavinia Moon Dust - Holographic


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Playing With Inks

















Thank you for popping by today, 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 'Make It Feminine' So get out your girly stamps and join in. The card above I made using Sentimentally Yours box kit 2, I loved having a play with it, bought for me by my Daughter Jodie.

We have sponsorship this Month from two sponsors


Bee Crafty are offering a £25 store voucher.

And















 JMC Designs who are offering digital images , I have used one of there images below called Starlight Dakeri, coloured with Spectrum Noirs, and the background was made using Brusho's.

























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 'Animals, Birds and Butterflies' So that gives lots of choices.  This fox is so cute , I couldn't resist.

We have prizes from Penny Black and Stamp Addicts, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out for 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 - 30-305 - Smile All Day, Sentimentally Yours box kit 2 - Sentiment, JMC Designs - Starlight Dakeri, 
Papers - Bee Crafty - Patterns Of Nature, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks and Oxides, Spectrum Noirs, Brusho's, 
Tools - Spellbinder border dies, embossing powders, 
Embellishments - Pearls, ribbon, 

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

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Vintage Flowers

























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 'Vintage'

I had fun with this, I got my Roaring 20's stamps by Crafter's Companion out, and mixed them with my Sentimentally Yours box kit 2, they complimented each other perfectly, I didn't have a design to start with I just went with it, using my favourite bits.  I finished by embellishing with lace, liquid pearls and Glamour dust.


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


Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion - Roaring 20's - Vintage Chic, Sentimentally Yours - sentiments, 
Papers - Crafters Companion - Roaring Twenties, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, liquid pearls, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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