Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Birds & The Bees

It's a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and the only thing I have planned is gardening, so it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, and 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' and my take on the theme is this cute little bird, it's a Tina Wenke stamp and I love using it as it's great to colour.  I enjoyed making this card and haven't had much mojo lately but really felt like I was back in the zone and back to my old self with the handmade flowers etc.....

We have sponsorship this Month from Chocolate Baroque, a Wild Meadow A4 stamp set and cling a ling

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. Crafty Catz - #415 - Anything Goes with flowers
2. Simon Says Stamp - Animal Magic

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is an easy one 'Anything Goes' So you can use any stamp for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, and Rare Earth Stamps . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Cute Card Thursday - #528 - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp - Animal Magic

Stamps - Tina Wenke - Bird on dog wood branch, 2243K - Bee Costume, 
Papers - Crafters Companion - Shabby Chic, Forever Friends - Summer Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders decorative labels one, Tattered Lace TLD860 Getting Started Set, CC Designs - Flowers, All Occasion Dies sentiment, Spellbinders shapeabilities Foliage 2, Spellbinders Floral ovals, Spellbinders Classic Ovals, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, pearls, ribbon, 

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


brenda said...

Where to start with these two pretty cards Tracy. The first depicts the perfect Spring day, just like outside my window right now. And the sunny colours of the second can't help but make you smile.

Enjoy the weekend and sunshine.

B x

Mervi said...

Two beautiful and fabulous cards, the first is pretty and sweet and the second is so cute in bright colours.
Gardening here too, let's enjoy;-))m

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful cards Tracy! Loving the sketches and gorgeous images! That kitty dressed as a bee is sooooo cute!

Daniela said...

Wonderful cards Tracy!
x Daniela

linda said...

Aw, that little birdie is so cute, Tracy, and I love the added flowers! The bee is adorable too, such a bright and cheery card!

pinky said...

Loving both your cards Tracy. First one is so pretty and feminine and the second is just so much fun. Love them.

Joan said...

I just love that sweet little bird on your very pretty card and the PB Bee stamps are so cute ! two lovely cards

Joan x

Sally H said...

two wonderful cards, Tracy! Both so beautifully coloured. Hope your new fur baby is settling in well

Leanne Harris said...

I'm with Brenda for this one Tracy, that little bee just makes me smile! - Lovely summery colours too - fab! xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards and you’ve embellished them beautifully x

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards, both so sweet and adorable! Love them both! Marlies

Viv said...

Two lovely cards Tracy!

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Tracy! Love the first one particularly, for the design and colours and the way your hand made flowers so perfectly match the ones on the stamp and background paper.

Lynne x

Marge said...

Both of your cards are so pretty, Tracy. You did beautiful coloring and used elegant diecuts with lovely florals. I feel like I just earned an assorted gift set seeing your cards. That bee is the cutest ever! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Marge ××

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW - these are both WONDERFUL - LOVE the inmages and your fabulous coloring! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards Tracy, of course the bee cat has to be my favourite x Susan x

Let's Art Journal said...

What beautiful cards! The colours are gorgeous and I love the little bird and butterfly surrounded by all those pretty flowers - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

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