Sunday, 3 December 2017

All Christmassy!!!

Greetings friends, well I'm nearly done for presents, but nothing else organised, my youngest son has so much going on with parents evening, rugby matches and football matches.  I need my thermals I tell you, it's so cold, but I couldn't not go and watch him.  It's the first Sunday of December and we always put the tree up, but I haven't even got it out of the loft yet ............... not enough hours in a day LOL!
 So 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 'Winter Trees & Flowers' and I went for Poinsettias, I used one from a stamp set by Penny Black, I stamped it three times and coloured it.  Then stamped it again three times, coloured them, then cut them out and decoupaged them.  Didn't use patterned papers as I thought they would clash, thought a simple design would show the Poinsettias better.

We have sponsorship this Month from Stix2 and here is the prize:-

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 'CAS (clean & simple) So you can use any stamp for this challenge as long as your keeping it a clean design.  My friend B gave me this stamp and this is the first time I have used it, she was great to colour and she came with her own sentiment which I have used.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Tattered Lace, Fantastic Ribbons. 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 - Penny Black Wonder Collection, Stampin' Up Heard From The Heart, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Embossing Folder, 
Embellishments - Stickles gold, Glamour Dust, 

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


brenda said...

From memory when my children were small this was always the busiest term and always so much going on.

Loving both your cards, OB all the way today and those Poinsettias are glorious.

B x

Mervi said...

Two beautifully coloured cards, both lovely and gorgeous;-))m

Lynne K said...

Wow, your poinsettia card is simply stunning, Tracy! Those gorgeous flowers really pop, and the simple design shows them off perfectly. The CAS style also works well for your PB card, with superb colouring as always.

Lynne x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I just love those Poinsettias and they look so realistic. It's a great layout and a very elegant card Tracy. Sandra x

pinky said...

Your card is very striking Tracy, those flowers are beautiful. The second card is just adorable!

Joan said...

Wow Tracy, your card is stunning ! those flowers are beautifully coloured too, just lovely


Sally H said...

Two totally stunning creations, Tracy! Your poinsettias are just gorgeous! Such an elegant card!

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful cards Tracy, the poinsettias are gorgeous and what a cute CAS card as well.

Anonymous said...

wow, the poinsettias are so vivid and so dimensional on this beautiful christmas card! the second one is so sweet and it's a great CAS layout.

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely card for the CAS theme this month (and gorgeous colouring as always!) - Love your poinsettia card too! xxx

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards. Beautiful what you did with the flowers.

Linby said...

I love the colours you used for the little girl. Pinning for future inspiration!