Sunday, 5 January 2014

In Times Gone By

Good morning blogging friends, 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 challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is Ribbons, Buttons &/or Bows. As Nicecrane is our sponsor this time, the team are using his images.  I adore the one I chose which is Magical Names, but then again I do love vintage.  His images are amazing and he has such a lot of choice.  Some of his images are pre-coloured and some are lined for you to colour yourself.  I chose to colour mine myself with my promarkers.  And to explain with these images, the sentiment scroll is blank and you add a sentiment or a name yourself, which I liked.  You can find the images here:-

Your Magical Name DSL Vol II
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 Little Bit Crafty - Celebrate (celebrating Birthday)
2. Crafts 4 Eternity - #157 - Very Vintage
3. Crafty Calendar - Let's Celebrate (celebrating birthday)

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Love & Romance',  So you can use your hearts and love images for this challenge.  I used a Transparent stamp of these cute hedgies with roses.  These blank cards were a gift, and I haven't used them before, but did enjoy playing with them.  I couldn't use my DP with them so got inky instead.  I liked how it turned out, I'm always nervous of trying something different.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crimson Cloud, Crafty Devils and Flonz Craft. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your love and romance stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rule.

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. Cards Galore Encore - challenge #1 - Anything Goes
2. Artistic Stamper - Love Is In The Air

Stamps - Nicecrane Magical Names, Penny Black 30-008 Every Which Way,
Papers - Nitwits Antebellum (from LOTV),
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools -Grand calibur, Signature Dies, Marianne Creatables, spellbinders,
Embellishments -gems, button, ribbon, pearls,

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


  1. Lovely, adorable cards.

  2. Both so different but lovely in their own way Tracy. I really like the muted greens of the first and the crisp reds of the second.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  3. Lovely cards Tracy, pretty card blanks too x Susan x

  4. Two stunning cards, Tracy! I love the colours you have used on the first for that gorgeous image - so delicate and beautiful. Your hedgies are so cute and what a fabulous design too. Hope you have a good week xxx

  5. Fabulous cards Tracy!
    Happy New Year;-))m

  6. Hi Tracy, gorgeous cards, both of them! Love those cute hedgehogs, but my favourite is the first one, such pretty soft colours that go so beautifully with the image.

    Have a great week,

    Lynne x

  7. Two beautiful creations Tracy, beautifully designed and gorgeous images!

  8. lovely vintage card and adorable hugging hedgies card!

  9. Both are so different and i love the fabby PB card shape, and a Happy New Year too, Luv Sam x

  10. Tracy, both your cards are wonderful. Love your beautifully colored images. Your flower and butterflies are so pretty on the first card and stamped background is awesome on the second card.
    Wishing you a very happy New Year!
    Eret x

  11. very nice card
    thank you for participating in the "vintage" challenge Craft 4 Eternity

  12. Two great pieces Tracy as always.
    Lynn x

  13. Gorgeous cards, beautiful images and I love the colours.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  14. Hi Tracy, just popped over to say how much I love your Hedgie Love card. Hedgies are probably my fav PB motif, and this one is so adorable. It was just perfect for your lovely lacy card blanks too. I thoroughly enjoyed your #1 card too. So very feminine & pretty. TFS

  15. Your first card is so beautiful. Those die cuts are stunning.
    Of course the second card is so adorable. Love those images and you colour them up so beautifully.

  16. Amazing project! Thank you for joining us at Cards Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge.

    La-Vie B. – Cards Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  17. Your card is beautiful Tracy. I love the adorable image and dies.

  18. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge :)


I really appreciate you taking time to comment, Thank You, it means so much
Tracy x