Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Stamps, New Year!

Happy New Year to all,
It's a new year and 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 Coffee & Cream and this gives me a chance to play with new stamps, which my Cousin bought me for Christmas and brought me on his visit from America.  I used all brown/cream tones and embellished it with a photo strip stamped in brown.  The sentiment 'Say Cheese' was computer generated.

This months prize is

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 'Anything Goes'  So you can use any theme and stamp for this challenge.

I have used another new stamp which is from America, my Cousin and his Fiancee chose really well as I didn't have any they bought me.  This cute stamp is a perfect Birthday stamp for all ages.  I don't know the stamp brand for the balloons but I think it's a Daisy and Dandelion stamp, I glazed the balloons in Glossy Accents to give them that authentic sheen.  I punched, coloured and glittered some butterflies to fill in the spaces.  Think I will use this stamp quite often.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Tattered Lace
Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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 rules.

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 - House Mouse HMP31 Camera, Do Crafts Sentiment,4137K Let's Party,  Do Crafts Film stamp, Daisy & Dandelion Balloon stamp, 
Papers -  Penny Black Painted Blooms, LOTV Beach Bliss, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Embellishments - ribbon, glossy accents, stickles, lace, 

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


brenda said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year as well Tracy and what a super card to kick start the year, new stamps as well.

The HM is of course very sweet but it's the PB one that has to be my favourite this time - only because it reminds me of summer days.

Here's to a crafty 2017.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous HM stamp, that's one I need...,beautiful and summery the other card, lovely work.
All the best for 2017;-))m

pinky said...

Both cards are so cute and cheerful Tracy, great way to start the 2017. Happy New Year to you and the family. Hugs

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards Tracey. The photographer mouse is fab! Happy New Year

Ellibelle said...

Two very cute cards Tracy, adorable images and you colored them beautifully!

catherine said...

Loved your card for this months stamping sensation theme Tracy. Forgot how cute those House Mouse images are!1
Thanks for having me as the guest designer this month too! It's been great.
Wishing you and your family a Happy new Year and all the best
x catherine

Wendy L said...

Hi here is a link fr jj

susiestacey said...

Happy new year Tracy. Two stunners and lucky you with new stamps. The balloon paper is a perfect match for the stamp too x Susan x

Sally H said...

Two great cards, Tracy! I adore the camera one particularly! So cute!

Linby said...

Happy New Year
Always tricky buying stamps so they did do well - especially as you must have most of them. Love how you used it with the balloons. Great house mouse card too, with a fab layout. L x

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards with two beautiful images. Fantastic.

Shirley said...

Two gorgeous cards Tracy. Your image colouring is perfect. I really like how you use glossy accents to make the balloons shiny.


Lynne K said...

Fabulous colouring on both cards, Tracy. Especially like the camera one.


linda said...

two cute cards tracy! i especially like the birthday parade!