Sunday, 18 August 2019

Wands & Rods
























It's time for the mid month post 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 'Things With Wings' so it could be Butterflies, Ladybirds, Aeroplanes,  or even Fairies.  I used this gorgeous Lili Of The Valley Birthday Fairy. I usually go for pinky colour combo's but I decided on this peach and lemon colour combination and love it.  This pretty die by Cheery Lynn meant I didn't have the need for much in the way of embellishments.

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 'For Boys And Men',  So just go masculine for this challenge.  I don't have much in the way of male stamps in my Penny Black collection, I do need more but this little fishing Hedgie is cute.  I like to keep masculine cards quite simple so an embossing folder, brads and ribbon is about all I needed.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love plus A Clarity Art stencil  . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your masculine 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 3777H Hook, Line & Sinker, Apple Blossom Sentiment, LOTV Birthday Fairy ST143, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,  
Tools - Embossing folder, Die - Cheery Lynn Designs, 
Embellishmments - Glamour dust, stickles, Brads, Ribbon, pearls, 


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


Saturday, 10 August 2019

The Night Sky
























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 'Sun, Moon, Stars or Baby'

Sometime ago I bought a Sheena Douglass Mystery bag from Crafters Companion, in it was some sparkle pens and I had no idea what to do with them.  Anyway just by pure accident I was stuck on the sofa with a very swollen ankle at the weekend and put YouTube on, I very rarely watch it.  I searched for Sheena Douglass as I like her stuff, and low and behold there was a background tutorial using the sparkle pens.  So using that tutorial I made this background with 3 colours, water and salt, you can't see the sparkle on the photo but it's there.


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 joanna sheen honepond hill cd rom



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sweet Pea,
Colouring Mediums - Sheena Douglass - Sparkle Pens, Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Signature Dies - Starburst SD067, Grand Calibur, Sea Salt, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, White Gel Pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Getting Inky And Paint Splats
























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 'Things With Wings' so it could be Butterflies, Ladybirds, Aeroplanes,  or even Fairies.  I used this gorgeous Fairy Mouse, I saw this and just had to have it and I love colouring it up.  I made my own background  and backing paper all with oxides and a stencil.

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 'For Boys And Men',  So just go masculine for this challenge.  I don't have much in the way of male stamps in my Penny Black collection, so I tend to go for this one which is super cute.  I was a bit stuck as I didn't want to go too fussy by using patterened paper so I made my own.  I'm doing this a lot lately making my own backgrounds.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love plus A Clarity Art stencil  . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your masculine 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 4220K Miniful, Inksplat - Crafty Individuals, Sentiment - Sheena Douglass - Winter woodland, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, Distress oxides, 
Embellishmments - Glamour dust, stickles, 


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


Saturday, 27 July 2019

Puttin' On The Ritz
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts. And this challenge will run for two weeks.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Buttons & Bows'

When I saw the theme my first thought was a baby card, then I wondered if I could do elegant, so out came my Roaring 20's stamps, I wanted to use my papers but sometimes the matching papers get a bit busy, so this layout allows me to use the papers without them taking over.


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 prize and sponsor:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion - The Ritz
Papers - Crafters Companion - Roaring Twenties, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, buttons, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Time For Tea
























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 'Charms'

So I was looking through my charms for one to use for this challenge, I came across this cute cup and saucer and it brought this LOTV stamp to mind.  I love using this image and love colouring it even more.  I do usually colour this one with Spectrum Noirs but decided to do some water colouring instead.  I love the effect and just for a bit of added interest I used glossy accents on the tea service.


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 our lovely sponsor is:-

Sizzix


Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV - Coffee Break - ST130, 
Papers - Craft Sensations - Vintage Romance, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Signature dies - SD042 - Butterfly Florist, 
Embellishments - charm, ribbon, pearls, glossy accents, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Wolves In Time
























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 'CAS - Clean & Simple'

The image for my card reminds me of my pups, they are nearly 5 months old now and are growing very fast.  The photo below are my dogs, Flint which is the Rough Collie who is 10 years old and then the pups Kit and Nova, Alaskan Malamutes.  I embossed a piece of card then coloured with Distress Inks and basically that was it. I loved using the image which my crafting buddy Sally sent me quite a long time ago, but I have tracked one down on Amazon and I'm going to order it now.





















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:-

                 

We are sponsored by:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Dekolando
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing folder, Grand Calibur, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Summer Day, Summer Evening

























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 'The Earth Laughs In flowers'  So for this I used Distress Oxides and made a background, I then stamped my scene with Indigo Blu , kept it quite simple.

We have sponsorship this Month from

Crafty Individuals  with a £10 voucher

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 'Summer Colours' , This Penny Black image is so cute, I coloured it with Distress Inksand put it into an apeture.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Stamp Addicts, & Craft Stash  . 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 - Indigo Blu, Sheena douglass = Serene Beauty, Penny Black - 30-028 = Micey Day,
Papers - Craft Sensation - Vintage Roses,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Cuttlebug emboss folder, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 6 July 2019

On The Beach
























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 'Summer Fun/Sport'

Well third attempt this is, and still not happy as my circle is too high, a stickler for measurements I am, but i'd had enough so it will have to do.  All the stamps I have used are a free set from Creative stamping.


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 sponsored by -
Buddly Crafts Logo




Recipe:-
Stamps - Free from Creative Stamping, 
Papers -
Colouring Mediums -
Tools - Embossing folder - swiss dots, spellbinder dies - classic circles
Embellishments - stickles


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 29 June 2019

It's Golden

















































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 'Perfect Pairs'

For my perfect pairs I made a card with a matching envelope, It's for my Mum and Dad's Golden Wedding Anniversary, the stamps were freebies 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 the prize that's on offer:-



I would like to thank House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge team for choosing me as a winner








Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Fabulous At 50
























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 'Pastels'

All my stamps for this card are from a Debbi Moore set, for my background I did a resist technique with my distress inks, using pastel colours.


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 that's on offer:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Debbie Moore - Hello Gorgeous, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Creative Dies - Number dies, Versa mark, clear embossing powder, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Pretty Blooms
























Welcome it's a mid way 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, there is still time to enter.

At Stamping Sensations  this month the theme is 'Show Your True Colours' , so use your favourite colours, I bought some tulips for my son's grave and they were pale yellow tipped with pink, I had never seen them before but loved them so much they are my inspiration for this theme.  I made a background with Distress Oxides and coloured my image with Distress Inks, colours used were Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Spun sugar.  I stamped some butterflies then inked them with versamark and then holographic embossing powder which give them a sparkle.



We have sponsorship this Month from
Visible Image  with a £25 voucher

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 'Blooms, Butterflies And Bugs' ,  My card has blooms and butterflies, the paper is really pretty with daisies on to go with the image.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Stix2  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Penny Black 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.

After my time away from blogland for personal reasons I was proud to be awarded this Honourable mention at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, thank you, it means a lot.









Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black - 3206J - Crossing Bridges, Apple Blossom - Sentiment, Pink Ink Designs - Fairy Mouse - Butterfly, Funstamps - Simple Tuplips, 
Papers - Wild Rose Studio - Dancing Daisies, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,  distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Embossing Powder - holographic, Versamark, 
Embellishments - embroidered flowers, 


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

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Have The Ride Of Your Life
























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 'Travel'

So I chose a form of Travel, a moterbike. I made my Dad a birthday card and looking for an image I came across this Gruffies from House Mouse.  My Dad had a moterbike when he was young so it was very appropriate for him, and as with most Masculine cards I kept it quite simple.


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 and the prize on offer:-
 Swedish House Crafts with a £10 voucher and a surprise gift


This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Catz - #466 - Male/Fathers
2. Cute Card Thursday - #586 - CAS
3. Crafty Gals Corner - #193 - Masculine
4. Cute N Crafty - #28 - Masculine
5. House Mouse & Friends - #293 - Anything goes


Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse - Gruffies - VR1007 - Hanging On For Dear Life, Dovecraft - sentiment, 
Papers - Papermania - Capsule Heather,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion - Embossalicious, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Lilfidget fairy


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 'Fantasy World'

I made a card for my Daughters 21st Birthday, she loves anything Fantasy, I have coloured the fairy's hair the same colour as my daughters. I created my own backgrounds with distress Oxides inks and 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 on offer:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lacy Sunshine - Lilfidget, Flonz, The Stampman, Pink Ink Designs, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress oxsides, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Bee-autiful things
























Welcome to another new post, it's not always easy, and creating definitely is so hard sometimes when I'm on a downer, but I just keep trying, even if 3 out of 4 end up in the bin.
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 'Show Your True Colours' , so use your favourite colours and at the moment I am loving the colour combination of Distress Inks - Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet and went vintage with this card.  All the stamps including the small ones used to make my backgrounds are from Crafty Individuals and are from sets from a magazine as a Freebie.


We have sponsorship this Month from
Visible Image  with a £25 voucher

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 'Blooms, Butterflies And Bugs' , I have all three on my card.  I love the layout I have done on this card and will definitely be using it again, it's just so pretty.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Stix2  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Penny Black 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 - #27 - Anything goes
2. Colour Crazy craft Challenge - #21 - Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiment - #228 - Nature + Sentiment
4. Simon Says Stamp wednesday - Anything Goes

After my time away from blogland for personal reasons I was proud to be awarded this Honourable mention at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, thank you, it means a lot.









Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black - 2243k - Bee Costume, Crafty Individuals sets,
Papers - scraps name unknown,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, distress Inks, 
Tools - Signature Dies, All occasions dies, Sizzix flower dies, Spellbinder dies - foliage two, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, Ribbon, pearls, 


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

Saturday, 1 June 2019

It's Got To Be Pink!

























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 'Black & White + One'

For my + one I chose a nice strong pink colour, which goes so well with the black and white, I always think when doing these kind of colour combinations CAS is the way to go for me.  I heat embossed the image but obviously doesn't show, and glittered my butterflies.


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 £15 Voucher


This is for the following chalenges :-
1. Creations In Pink - #10 - Pink
2. Crafty Creations - #391 - Anything Goes

Recipe:-
Stamps - Stampin Up - sentiment, Crafty Individuals, Flonz
Colouring Mediums - Distress Ink
Tools - heat gun, Embossing powder,
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 May 2019

In The Garden
























Here is my post for the mid month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, the themes are very nice ones this month, so 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 'In An English Country Garden' So this gives plenty of scope for creating.  I used a La Blanch stamp, I made my own backing papers using Distress Inks and some vintage stamps.

We have sponsorship this Month from Chocolate Baroque and these stamps are worth entering for:-
English Cottages Rubber stamp sheet - A5Honey Bee Unmmounted Stamp Sheet - A5

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. A Vintage Journey - May - Book It (the girl is holding/reading a book)
2. Alphabet Challenge - Distress Inks/papers
3. Crafty Calendar - May - Distress It

























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'All Things Feminine', so get out the girly stamps because the prizes are worth it.  I used this cute Fairy Sweet image and made my own flowers, and used some new papers I bought.

We have prizes fromPenny Black, Crafts U Love, Stamp and embossing folder set . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your girly 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 - #390 - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps -  Penny Black - 30-151 - fairy sweet, La Blanche, The Stampman - Dragonfly Dreams, Crafty Individuals - Vintage Collage, Pink Ink designs, 
Papers - Craft Sensations - Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs,  
Tools - Tattered Lace - Primrose Fleurs, Marianne designs, Spellbinders foliage two,
Embellishments - Ribbon, Glamour dust,  pearls, gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x