Monday, 25 October 2021

A Lightbulb Moment

 Hello again, I'm here with my final post of the month for the Chocolate Baroque Blog, with creations I made for September;s show on The Craft Store.


For this creation I created a background piece by randomly stamping the bulb and the lupin, I coloured the Lupins with inks and glittered the highlights in the bulb.  I then took the main image from the stamp set Lupin Blueprint and coloured it with inks, I took the sentiment from the set and layered it up and placed it on the main image in the corner.



Now for this next card I tried something a little bit different, instead of colouring with markers or inks I coloured with glitters.  So To start I took a piece of card so use as a base to adhere to the card blank, using a glue pen I drew a line around the edge then glittered in purple.  I did the same again and glittered in green.  I stamped my main image from the Allium Blueprint set, and on the blueprint drawing part I shaded it in grey.  I then using a glue pen again coloured in the Allium, stems and leaves and in the same glitters as used around the edge coloured the image.  I'm just sorry all the sparkle doesn't show on the picture.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my post
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Vintage Poppy


 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 'Vintage with Anything Goes option'
I love vintage so this wasn't hard to do.  I started doing the background with oxides then stamping some small postage stamp marks on.  I stamped the main image and coloured with distress inks, I then stamped out, coloured and fussy cut a butterfly from Crafty Individuals small stamps . I assembled my card added some computer generated wordsI did myself, then to finish I splattered with a posca pen.  Finally some doodlng around the edge.

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:-
Indigo Blu Rose Blush stamp


And 3 images of winners choice from Ruth Hamilton Design


Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafty Individuals - CI-210 Pretty Poppy, a selection of small stamps from Crafty Individuals sets, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Embossing Powder, fine Liner, Posca pen, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 October 2021

Leave It To Nature


 Welcome to my mid month post 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 'AnimalsBirds & Bugs'
I thought for this challenge I would get my neglected House Mouse stamps out, after blowing off  the dust I stamped the image, then I masked the bird and mouse.  I used oxides and water to create the background.  I coloured my image with Faber-Castell pencils.

We have sponsorship this Month from

Stamp Addicts 

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 challenges:-
1. Crafty Creations - #426 -  Anything Goes
2. House Mouse & Friends - #351 - Halloween/Anything Goes




And now onto my second challenge creation for We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Anything Autumn'
For this creation I stamped my leaves form the new stamp set From Nature in morning mist Versafine Clair,  then stamped the splatters from another new stamp set Numerology in  between.  I sprinkled Brusho's over the top and then sprayed with water.


Two prizes this time:-
A £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque stamps and a Goody Bag, 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 - House Mouse = HMUR1063 - Birdie-ful help,  Chocolate Baroque - From Nature, Numerology,
Colouring Mediums -  Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair,  Faber-Castell pencils, Brushos, Distress Ink, 
Tools - Posca pens,   

 


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

Saturday, 16 October 2021

As The Leaves Fall

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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 Autumn'
I started this by creating a background using Oxides, but kept some white space so it wasn't too overpowering.  Apart from the Hare I didn't use any Black for stamping, so the tree was stamped in Dark Brown and the leaves in various Autumn colours.  The sentiment is a line out of a verse by Lavinia.  I added some glitter and some splatters to finish.  Finally I went round the edge in a bronze Posca 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 are the prizes on offer:-

Tim Holtz On the Edge Pennants

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Aud Sentiments - #285 - Fall//Halloween
2.C.R.A.F.T. - #614 - Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday - Fall Colours

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Embrace Your Dreams, Whimsical Whisps, Wild Hares set Small, Tree Of courage,
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Posca pen
Embellishments - Lavinia Moondust - Rose glow,
 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 15 October 2021

Lupins And Chrysanthemums

  Hello Blogging friends, I'm back today with my second post for this month at Chocolate Baroque's Blog with two more creations I created for September's show on The Craft Store.


For my first creation I masked of the centre of the card, then using ink sprayed with water I dabbed my card into the ink creating this marbled effect.  When dry I created a line down each side of the ink in glitter.  I stamped the main image, Lupin Blueprint and fussy cut it out, I coloured it in using inks as watercolours, I placed it in the centre panel using foam pads.   I stamped my sentiment in two parts which is from the Sentiment set called Life Is So Much Better.


For my second creation I thought I'd show you this gift bag, I created a background piece of card as my base, this was done by inking up a piece of card with two shades of ink sprayed with water for a nice muted effect.  From the stamp set Butterfly Mind I randomly stamped a butterfly in a shade of blue to match the background.  I stamped the main image from Chrysanthemum Blueprint on a piece of card, I edged it in ink and then coloured it in pencils, highlighting in white gel pen.  I adhered my image to the background piece, then added a piece of cotton lace across the whole piece before placing it onto the gift bag.

I will see you again towards the end of the month with my final post of October.
Thanks for looking
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 9 October 2021

'And Now Your Watch Has Ended'


 

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

This week is our lovely Lorraine's turn to host and she would like to see 'Embellish It'

So I'll explain about this weeks make, it's not a morbid card, it is a very sentimental card to me.  It is for my Son's Birthday on the 24th October, he would have been 26 years old. We still celebrate his Birthday as if we would have if he was still here with us.  So he was really into Game Of Thrones, and loved crows which featured in the series too.  Every day we go to the cemetery and we always see Crows, we joke when there is a cheeky one that comes quite close to us, we say I bet that's our Scott.

So to create this I started with the background, using various sprays, particularly my new Distress Mica sprays from the Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I created an arch from a piece of card and used it as a stencil to ink around.  Then using a brick stencil I inked through it around the outside of the archway.  I stamped my main image the Crow and embossed him in clear embossing powder so he stood out a bit more.  Then in the arch I stamped in chipped Sapphire ink the Crafty Individuals Inky script.  I added some branches.  I die cut a wrought iron fence and added that after I rubbed it with a bit of gilding wax.  I also added gilding wax to the stone cross.  I took some plain white flowers and sprayed them with the same inks, and added a brad to the centre of each.  It's a real shame you can't see the mica on the picture, it looks fabulous.

I also stamped on the envelope to go with the card.



Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-

Crafty Ribbons a voucher for £10

And also we're giving away :-

Tim Holtz On the Edge Butterflight


This is for the following challenges:-
1. Through The Purple Haze - #185 - Anything Goes/Halloween
2. Crafty Creations - #426 - Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore - #92 - Anything Goes
4. Dream Factory - #96 - The Birds
5. River Of Creativity - #6 - Wildlife

Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafty Individuals - CI-500 Gothic Crow, CI-436 Inky Script, Lavinia Hazel Tree, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, Distress Mica Stain, Dylusion Spray, Distress Oxide spray, Charcoal Pencils,
Tools - Stencil - Bee Crafty D'inkables, Iron Fence Die,  Embossing Powder, 
Embellishments - Gilding Wax, Brads, Flowers, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Yellow Florals

 Good morning, I'm here now as a member of the Design Team and not a Guest, I was really chuffed to be promoted to the team and join all the other lovely members.

Here is two of my creations I made for the Septembers show, the one above is created using Chrysanthemum Blueprint , I decoupaged the image after colouring it with pencils and highlighting with a white gel pen.  I did some yellow ink splatters on the white of the card.  I then layered that on to another background I made by splodging ink on to acetate and then dipping my card into it.  It took a fair bit of time to do the fussy cutting but so worth it.
For this tag I firstly made a faux wood effect background and then made a pocket, which to me was like adding a window box or planter.  I again did some fussy cutting, I cut the Lupins from the Lupin Blueprint stamps out then coloured them, always cut first as they cut better then when they have been coloured.  I coloured with pencils and highlighted again.  I added a butterfly which is from Butterfly Mind set, and a sentiment from the Butterfly Perfumery set.


Thank you for stopping by

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Sunday, 3 October 2021

The Wonders Of Nature

Welcome, 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 'Animals, Birds & Bugs'
I don't know where to start with this creation, I've thrown everything at it to create this scene.  I actually started this one a little bit different by stamping the Bumble lodge first then masking it to do my inky background.  Then I coloured the lodge with pencils, then I started to build the scene with the various stamps, to see what I have used you can see in the recipe at the bottom of this post.  I added glitter for sparkle and some gold gel pen and white for highlights.

We have sponsorship this Month from

Stamp Addicts 

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 Autumn'
I started this by using Distress inks and applying them with stencil brushes to give a blended background.  I had put a moon mask on first, I then stamped the trees and sentiment. I shaded below the trees to give some shadow.

Two prizes this time:-
A £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque stamps and a Goody Bag, 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 - Orchard and Timeless , Lavinia - bumble lodge, fairy bugs, hazel, wild hare set small, jimney, silhouette grass, silhouette foliage set, meadow mushrooms, floral wreath, mini berry, mini maple leaf, thistle,  mini meadow mushroom, woodland hares, slender mushrooms mini, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair,  
Tools - Posca pens, Lavinia moon and hill masks, Sakura gel pens,  
Embellishments - Lavinia Eco glitter - Vintage Shimmer, 


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

Saturday, 2 October 2021

The Howling Wolf


 

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 'I Love ..........'
So for my creation I Love......... Wolves and Creating Scenes, I used up an inky background I had from a previous project, it's made using dylusion and Distress sprays.  I then placed my Wolf and then built up the scene around him.  

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:-

£15 voucher
















and also

Tim Holt On the Edge Pennants


Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Howling Wolf, Lavinia - Tree Branch, mini branch, leaf 1 mini, silhouette grass, silhouette foliage set, floral wreath, tree stem, tree den, 
Colouring Mediums - Faber-Castell aqua pencils, versafine clair, dylusion sprays, distress oxide sprays, 
Tools - Posaca pens, signo gel pens, charcoal pencils, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Majestic Crane


 












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 'A/G with A Nature Option'

To create this card I made a background using Distress Oxides, I stamped my scene using Chocolate Baroque stamps (see recipe for details).  The original stamp has a sun behind the crane low down, I masked it and put a sun in using a mask.


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 first prize comes from Chocolate Baroque and is the beautiful Harmony Tree:











Our second prize comes from Ruth Hamilton Designs and is winners choice of three images.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - Majestic Crane, Walk Tall, Owl Edges, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Moon mask, Signo Gel Pen, 
Embellishments - Glitter, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Starry Night

 






















Welcome to my mid month creations 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 'Stamp Of The Moment'  To create my card I stamped the tree's for perspective so that I could then add my fairy and hare.  I added the background using inks and masks.  I went for a night sky and a moon with stars.  using foliage stamps and also posca pens I added to the scene flowers.  Also mushrooms were added to the scene.  Finally glitter was sprinkled for some shimmer.


Our prize this Month is:-

 
Mixed media clock making kit and Rice papers from Crafting.co.uk

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 mid month challenge creation for We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Celebrations'  So my celebration is Christmas, I made my own background using a freeting stamp and continuously stamping in different colours.  I stamped the main image in a circle but doing the leaves out side the circle.  Also added a little poinsettia from the worker stamps in the set.

Our prizes:-
This month a £15 voucher for one winner and the stamp below for a second winner


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's  
Poinsettia Script ,  Lavinia - Fairy Wild Hare set, Fairydust silhouette, field grass, dandelions, foxgloves, mini meadow mushrooms, tree of courage, tree of hope, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides,  Faber-Castell pencils, Versafine Clair,  Charcoal pencils, 
Tools - , Signo Gel pen, Posca pens, Sakura gelly roll pen,  Lavinia Masks,
Embellishments - Lavinia - Starbrights glitter - Vintage Shimmer, 

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

Bubble Blowing

 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 'Any real Animal or Creature'
I made a background using a stencil  and made them luck like bubbles to go with the image.  I went round the edge in silver Posca pen.  I stamped and coloured the cute image and edged again in silver.  I added a sentiment.  I made this for Brenda's Grandaughter for the birth of her beautiful daughter Margo Ivy.

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:-

£15 voucher from



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley - Blowing Bubbles,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Stencil - Lavinia White Orbs, Posca Pens,
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Ribbon


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 September 2021

A Challenge For Kath



 










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

This week is special one and we are hoping lots of you will join us in remembering our DT Kath and celebrating her style of craft.  We miss you Kath and I will miss your lovely comments on my blog, and seeing your beautiful creations.

Kath had chosen the theme for this week months ago, it is Favourite Stamps, so we are sticking with that and adding an option to include her favourite style of crafting.  So its 'Favourite Stamps with the option of Paper Pieced Flowers'

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, and there are lots to win for this special challenge:-













We have several prizes, the first a floral Woodware stamp from Craft Stash, one of Kath's favourite places to shop.


Next a winners choice of four digital images from Ruth Hamilton Design

The next prize is a £12 voucher for digital images from the winners choice of store and has been kindly donated by a crafter who knew Kath, she did not want to be named but wants to help make this a special challenge, thank you for your kindness
  

Canary Bird Rose was Kath's favourite Chocolate Baroque stamp, this will be for a winner who follows the Paper Pieced Flowers option.

As Kath so loved her DP's we had to have some for a prize, an 8x8 paper pad, she was an avid 'collector' of it,  always vowing not to buy more, but we all know that story!


Another prize kindly donated by a friend of Kath's who also wished to remain anonymous, our thanks to you for being so thoughtful.



Recipe:-
Stamps -Lavinia - Lillium set, Every dReam, 
Papers - Dovecraft - Paper Flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Posac pen,
Embellishments - Glitter, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Baubles & Swing Beds























Welcome, 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 'Stamp Of The Moment'  So after receiving the new release from Lavinia bought for me as am early Christmas present from my Daughter, the Bed Swing is one of my stamps of the moment right now.  I also love the Hares, they have always been a favourite of mine.  So to create this card I stamped the swing and stamped the hare inside the swing.  I inked around the swing with two different colours, I added some blossoms and foliage around the swing, I used some of the new charms to hang from the bottom.  I added some posca pens and glitter for some sparkle.


Our prize this Month is:-

 
Mixed media clock making kit and Rice papers from Crafting.co.uk

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 'Celebrations'  So my celebration is Christmas, and these two creations were created using Chocolate Baroque stamps - Holly Script & Poinsettia Script.  I started by using a bauble stencil and with Pumice Stone Distress ink add some colour to the bauble, then stamped my image into the centre.  I added a sentiment from the same sets and the just a bow to finish off.

Our prizes:-
This month a £15 voucher for one winner and the stamp below for a second winner


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's Holly Script & Poinsettia Script,  Lavinia - Fairy Charms, Floral Wreath, Wild Hare set, Swing Bed Large, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides,  Faber-Castell pencils, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Bauble mask, Signo Gel pen, Posca pens, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Lavinia - Starbrights glitter - Vintage Shimmer, 

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