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

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Florals And Words
























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 'Make Your Own Flowers'

I had a Goody bag from Crafters Companion a while a go and in it was a Cut 'N' Emboss folder, so I decided to use that as my starting point.  I did an embossed background then layered the frame.  I made my flowers using Tattered Lace flower dies and also a Tattered Lace Butterfly die set.


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:-
Image result for hot off the press layering daisies stamps
Buddly Crafts Logo


Recipe:-
Stamps - Sentiment - Indigo Blu, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Tools - Xcut leaf punch, Gemini - Cut 'N' Emboss, Sheena Douglass - Sumptuous swirls, Tattered Lace TR118 Butterfly set, Tattered Lace Primrose dies, 
Embellishments - pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Magical Dandelions

























Good Morning on this very wet Saturday morning, I'd like to tell you about a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Lynn's turn to host and she would like to see 'Make Your Own Background'

I started by making a background with Distress Oxides, then using a selection of Lavinia and Inkylicious stamps I built up a scene for my Twinchie fairies.  I added some fairy sparkle to the fairy dust and the dandelions.


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 Devils 


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Freya set, LAV483 Whimsical Whisps, LAV387 Meadow Grass, LAV197 Field Grass, LAV373 Fairy Dandelions, Inkylicious - Twinchies, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Versaclair, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, gelly roll pen, white gel pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Wedding With More Than A Touch Of Gold


















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 touch of Gold or Silver'

I have done a bit more than a touch of gold LOL! I think this LOTV image is so sweet and perfect for wedding cards.  This was a commission and the speck was quite precise, even to the point they chose the gold card, punches and embellies.


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 and the prize on offer:-


A4 stamp set from Rare Earth



Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV - ST154 I do, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - X Cut Border punch, XCut - Heart Lock & Key, Signature die - Heart edger, Marianne frame die, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, stickles, Gilding wax, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 October 2019

Wild Deer
























I have two mid way creations today, for the challenges Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Trees, Leaves Or Autumn'.  First I created the background with a Gel Plate, using colorbox inks and distress oxides.  I stamped the trees and deer then embossed with embossing powder. You can't see it on the photo but I also added some Sprinkle Its in Iridescent Gold.

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. Incy Wincy Designs  - Autumn
2. Crafty Calendar - Autumn


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Pretty In Pink', I used this cute image, I made my own flower using Tattered Lace dies and coloured them with Distress Inks.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Lost Coast Designs and Visible Image Stay Strong stamp  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your pretty 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 challenges:-
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #31 - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday - All things Pink


Recipe:-
Stamps - Sheena Douglass = Winter Woodland, Stampin' Up, Penny Black - 40-016 - Hedgehog Birthday, Flonz sentiment, 
Paper - Craft Sensations - Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Color box inks, distress inks, versafine, distress oxides, Brushos, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Gel press,  brayer,  TatteredLace - Flower - Primrose, Embossing powder, 
Embellishments - Brushos Sprinkle It - iridescent gold, gelly roll pen, Cosmic Shimmer Pearls, Glamour dust, 


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

Saturday, 12 October 2019

POP!
























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 'Spots and/or Strip'

This stamp hasn't been inked up yet, it's one I chose for my prize when I won at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, I love this stamp and wanted to show it to it's full advantage so did a CAS card.  After stamping and colouring the image I used glossy accents to give the balloon a shine.  I stamped the sentiment then heat 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.

Here are the prizes on offer:-
Image result for woodware wren stamp
 
And our sponsor is  Craft Stash



Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse  = HMCP89 - Birthday Mischief, Flonz sentiment, 
Papers - Scraps from stash, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing powder, heat gun, 
Embellishments -Glossy Accents


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Couldn't Be More Different


























Welcome to my blog, I have two creations today and they couldn't be more different to each other, it's a new month for challenges 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 'Trees, Leaves Or Autumn', well I had to go with my new Lavinia stamps for this one.  I normally struggle with this kind of theme, so it was so nice to be able to just start stamping and inking and no worrying about what I was going to do.  First I created the background with a Gel Plate, then kept adding the stamping in various colour inks.  Stencilled in a moon, added some highlight with a white gel pen and some shimmer round the moon with a gelly roll pen. You can't see it on the photo but I also added some Sprinkle Its in Iridescent Gold.


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 Calendar Challenge - October - Autumn Colours
2. Lavinia World - #10 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Gals Corner - #199 - Fall Colours


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Pretty In Pink', so I thought this cute image would be great for this challenge, I just went all pink and flowery, I made my own flowers using Tattered Lace dies and coloured them with Distress Inks, I love the effect I get with the inks.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Lost Coast Designs and Visible Image Stay Strong stamp  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your pretty 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 challenges:-
1. Crafty Creations - #399 - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Think Pink


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - whimsical whisps, leaf 1 mini, mini berry, spooky tree, Jaylar, tree branch, Penny Black - 1680J - Tea Cozy, 
Paper - Craft Sensations - Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Color box inks, distress inks, versafine clair, distress oxides, Brushos, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Gel press, Inkylicious moon stencil, brayer, Sheena - Dies - In Full Bloom, TatteredLace - Flower - Primrose, Xcut - leaf punch, 
Embellishments - Brushos Sprinkle It - iridescent gold, gelly roll pen, white gel pen, gems, 


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

Saturday, 5 October 2019

All Of A Flutter

























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 'Ribbons'

For this card I made a background using Distress Inks, then stamped over with a background stamp, then heat embossed it all,  as the inking was still wet the whole panel has a lovely shimmer.  I made some butterflies, inking them with the same colour Distress Inks, I finished it with some 3mm purple satin ribbon.


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 prize will be an assortment of satin, sheer and grosgrain ribbons from Crafty Ribbons



Recipe:-
Stamps - The Stampman - Dragonfly Dreams, Indigo Blu - Sentiment, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Tattered Lace Dies - TR118 Butterfly, Embossing Powder, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 September 2019

The Howl Of The Wolf
























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 'From Boys To Men', so it must be something Masculine.

So my card this week was made from the inspiration taken from some new stamps I got from Inkylicious, when I saw the wolves and trees in their range I thought I have to have them as both my sons and I absolutely love Wolves.  It is my eldest son Scott's birthday in 4 weeks time so I have made this card for him.  I created a background first using Distress Oxides, then started adding my stamps creating a scene, the moon I did using a stencil from Inkylicious.  I will take this down with his gifts to the cemetry for him, then his cards will go on the sideboard at home, we will still put up balloons and buy him a cake, we will celebrate his birthday as if he is still here as in our hearts he is.


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:-

Woodware Stamps Just Words Happy BirthdayImage result for woodware midnight owl stamp  
Sponsored by Craft Stash

This is for the following challenges:-
1. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #529 - Animals
2. Simon Says Stamp wednesday - Anything Goes

Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Tall Pines in small & large, Howling Wolf, Lavinia Foliage Ivy,  Stamps By Chloe - foliage, Sheena Douglass - Winter Woodland - berries, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distreess Oxides, 
Tools - Inkylicious Stencil set - Moon, Valley, Sun & Mountains, 
Embellishments - Gelly Roll pen, Wgite Gel Pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 September 2019

The Crow

























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 'Trees and Leaves'

I made this card using a Brusho's kit my hubby got me from Lavinia, so the background was made using a Gelly Plate with Colorbox ink and Brusho's, I then added some Oxides to give some more shading.  I stamped the tree branches and added my crow, then using distress inks and versafine clair I stamped my leaves and some whimsical whisps.  My ground foliage was made by stamping meadow grass, then gave the whole card some sparkle by using the Brusho's Sprinkle IT's.  So some of these products are new to me and will take time to get the best from them, but playing with them was good.


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 is:-


Here is the prize on offer:-
Tattered Lace new range of cut and emboss Ferns and Leaves



This is for the following challenges:-
1. Lavinia - If You Go Down To The Woods

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Barric, Mini Leaf 1, Tree Branch, Meadow Grass, Whimsical Whisps,
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Brushos, Sprinkle IT's, Colorbox
Tools - Inkylicious moon & Valley Stencil set, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x