Sunday, 7 September 2014

Secret Gardens

Hi all,
And 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 challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Things with Wings' So get out your Birdie stamps, fairy stamps or any other stamp you may have with wings. There's lots of scope with this one, I used a Kraftin' Kimmie fairy stamp called Bird Fairy, I love these stamps.  I have tried something different, as you know apart from distressing I'm not an inky person, but my best friend Brenda does some fabulous inking, and I'm always saying to her I wish I could do some of that.  So I took the plunge and tried to give this stamp some dimension by stamping vines around the image, maybe she's sat in a secret garden cloaked in vines.  Hope Brenda approves LOL!  We all have to step out of our comfort zone sometime.

We have sponsorship this Month from

This is for the following challenge:-
ABC Challenge - S is for Shabby Chic

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 'Autumn Colours' So you can use any stamp for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, PPR, Flonz. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

This is for the following challenges:_
1. Sweet Stampin' - The Great Outdoors
2. MAWTT - Shape Up

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.

Stamps -Kraftin Kimmie Bird Fairy, Penny Black 1446J Garden Visit, 
Papers -K & Co, LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand calibur, crealies dies, signature dies, nesties, 
Embellishments - lace pearls, stickles, ribbon, 

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


brenda said...

Oh yes indeed Tracy, I most certainly do approve and I am certain she is actually one of the fairies down the bottom of my garden.

I have seen one or two ventures into ink on your blog the last week or two and although I know it's outside your comfort zone, but each has been beautifully done and have a feeling we will be seeing more of the same from you.

So as for your two cards today both are a delight and even hedgie has a few inked clouds behind him.

B x

Whisper said...

Two very stunning cards hun and so different too, Luv Sam x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy, hope you are having a good weekend x Susan x

Ellie said...

Two beautiful cards Tracy, such gorgeous stamps!!

Ellis said...

Lovely cards you have made for the challenges! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Tracy! I love them both, but the inky surround to the first is truly magical! As always, the colours you have used are breathtaking, and the fairy's hair looks amazing! As Brenda says, it may be outside your comfort zone to get inky, but from here it looks like you are a natural xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous cards, love the fairy one but Hedgie is so cute too.

Joan said...

Love your pretty fairy and the background stamping is lovely, lovely cards

linda said...

two beautiful cards, but of course i'm partial to hedgies and snails just because they're too cute. :)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful cards both, so cute images;-))m

Lynne K said...

Haven't seen that fairy before, Tracy, but she's absolutely gorgeous, and what a stunning job you've made of her. Plenty of depth and texture making a lovely scene, quite magical. Same with the hedgie card. You should definitely get inky more often!

Lynne x

Nikki said...

Lovely cards. Beautiful fairy image. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


Cass said...

Great card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


America said...

Your works with those pretty florals are superb!! What a lovely first Fairy card and a sweet and adorable Penny Black Hedgehog on the second.

Shirley said...

Two beautiful cards Tracy. I particularly like your flowers. They are stacked beautifully.


pinky said...

Your fairy card is stunning Tracy. I rarely do fairies but would not turn my nose up and this one lol. The wee hedgie one is absolutely adorable.