Sunday, 5 March 2017


It's the first Sunday of March and so that means 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 'Close To Nature',  I adore Sarah Kay and this is my favourite stamp from the range.  I used a mixture of dies some from the Tattered Lace Side Stepper die set which has proved to be really useful as it's such a big set, from the set I used the bow and cut it twice, the roses,rectangles,  sentiment and butterfly is also from the set.  The fence is a Marianne designs die and I love using it.

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.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Addicted To Stamps - #143 - Pastel Colours
2. Dragonfly Dreams - #March - Girly with die cut/punch

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes'  I'm using one of the new stamps from Penny Black called Red Blush, but I went yellow for friendship.  After I coloured the rose I put little droplets on, to represent dew using Glossy Accents.  For the background I embossed using a Tattered Lace folder and highlighted it with some Gilding Wax.  It was my first time using Gilding wax and I need a bit more practice, but I quite like the effect.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, Chalkola 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.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
1. Penny Black Saturday Challenge - # March - Bright & Cheerful colours
2. Sweet Stampin' challenge - No Design Paper

Stamps - Sarah Kay Rose's Garden, Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush, 
Papers - Don't know the brand, 
Colouring Mediums - Gilding Wax, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibue, ETL106 Pearl Pin Dot Tattered Lace Dots, Tattered Lace Side Stepper die set, Tattered Lace embossing folder, Marianne border die, Marianne creatable dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, stickles, Glossy Accents, ribbon, 

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


brenda said...

Two real stunners Tracy, I always love SK images and this is probably on of my favourites and it's all so beautfully embellished with the roses and lovely bow.

Onto your PB creation and such lovely treatment of the Rose and the little water droplets. And the gilding wax really lifts the pattern of the embossing background.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Marlies said...

Two beautifulcards Tracy. I also love Sarah Kay stamps. They were the first stamps I bought and they are still one of my favourites. You've made a love garden on the first cards and the other is sooo elegant! hugs, Marlies

Sally H said...

A gorgeous selection of cards, Tracy! I love the Sarah Kay image and the rose is a beauty too, all perfectly coordinated and coloured x

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Tracy, love that pretty Sarah Kay image and you colored it so beautifully. And loving the way you framed the pretty rose on the second card! And it looks amazing in yellow!

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards. And beautiful stamps.
I have that yellow rose in the garden, when it is going to flourish, it smells so pretty. Special old rosebrand.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab cards Tracy

Mervi said...

two fabulous cards, love the yellow rose;-))m

linda said...

two very pretty cards! i've not heard of the gilding wax but it really adds an elegant look! said...

Hi Tracy, you've made two beautiful cards but your entry for our challenge at ATSC is such a sweetie. I love this image and you did a great job on colouring the girl. Beautiful pastels and beautiful card.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, two beautiful cards Tracy! I love your gorgeous take on our 'No Designer Paper' challenge this week. The embossing is beautiful with it's gold detailing. Love the dew drops on the roses too! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us, it's utterly perfect for this challenge. See you again soon I hope. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Furrbster said...

These are both very pretty cards - great colouring,

Hugz Tinz

Jane Willis said...

Two lovely cards. I especially like the way you have arranged the die cuts on the first one - she looks as if she's just walked through the gate into the garden

pinky said...

Ach, your cards are always so cute and appealing Tracy. I just adore them both!

Marlies said...

Just popped back in Tracy to say thank you for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps with your sarah kay card. Marlies x

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love that fabulous rose!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x