Saturday, 12 October 2019

POP!
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Spots and/or Strip'

This stamp hasn't been inked up yet, it's one I chose for my prize when I won at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, I love this stamp and wanted to show it to it's full advantage so did a CAS card.  After stamping and colouring the image I used glossy accents to give the balloon a shine.  I stamped the sentiment then heat embossed it.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-
Image result for woodware wren stamp
 
And our sponsor is  Craft Stash



Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse  = HMCP89 - Birthday Mischief, Flonz sentiment, 
Papers - Scraps from stash, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing powder, heat gun, 
Embellishments -Glossy Accents


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Couldn't Be More Different


























Welcome to my blog, I have two creations today and they couldn't be more different to each other, it's a new month for challenges 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 'Trees, Leaves Or Autumn', well I had to go with my new Lavinia stamps for this one.  I normally struggle with this kind of theme, so it was so nice to be able to just start stamping and inking and no worrying about what I was going to do.  First I created the background with a Gel Plate, then kept adding the stamping in various colour inks.  Stencilled in a moon, added some highlight with a white gel pen and some shimmer round the moon with a gelly roll pen. You can't see it on the photo but I also added some Sprinkle Its in Iridescent Gold.


We have sponsorship this Month from







Stamp Addicts

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 Calendar Challenge - October - Autumn Colours
2. Lavinia World - #10 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Gals Corner - #199 - Fall Colours


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Pretty In Pink', so I thought this cute image would be great for this challenge, I just went all pink and flowery, I made my own flowers using Tattered Lace dies and coloured them with Distress Inks, I love the effect I get with the inks.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Lost Coast Designs and Visible Image Stay Strong stamp  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your pretty stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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. Crafty Creations - #399 - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Think Pink


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - whimsical whisps, leaf 1 mini, mini berry, spooky tree, Jaylar, tree branch, Penny Black - 1680J - Tea Cozy, 
Paper - Craft Sensations - Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Color box inks, distress inks, versafine clair, distress oxides, Brushos, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Gel press, Inkylicious moon stencil, brayer, Sheena - Dies - In Full Bloom, TatteredLace - Flower - Primrose, Xcut - leaf punch, 
Embellishments - Brushos Sprinkle It - iridescent gold, gelly roll pen, white gel pen, gems, 


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

Saturday, 5 October 2019

All Of A Flutter

























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Wendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Ribbons'

For this card I made a background using Distress Inks, then stamped over with a background stamp, then heat embossed it all,  as the inking was still wet the whole panel has a lovely shimmer.  I made some butterflies, inking them with the same colour Distress Inks, I finished it with some 3mm purple satin ribbon.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-
The prize will be an assortment of satin, sheer and grosgrain ribbons from Crafty Ribbons



Recipe:-
Stamps - The Stampman - Dragonfly Dreams, Indigo Blu - Sentiment, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Tattered Lace Dies - TR118 Butterfly, Embossing Powder, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 September 2019

The Howl Of The Wolf
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my  turn to host and I would like to see 'From Boys To Men', so it must be something Masculine.

So my card this week was made from the inspiration taken from some new stamps I got from Inkylicious, when I saw the wolves and trees in their range I thought I have to have them as both my sons and I absolutely love Wolves.  It is my eldest son Scott's birthday in 4 weeks time so I have made this card for him.  I created a background first using Distress Oxides, then started adding my stamps creating a scene, the moon I did using a stencil from Inkylicious.  I will take this down with his gifts to the cemetry for him, then his cards will go on the sideboard at home, we will still put up balloons and buy him a cake, we will celebrate his birthday as if he is still here as in our hearts he is.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Our Prize this week is:-

Woodware Stamps Just Words Happy BirthdayImage result for woodware midnight owl stamp  
Sponsored by Craft Stash

This is for the following challenges:-
1. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #529 - Animals
2. Simon Says Stamp wednesday - Anything Goes

Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Tall Pines in small & large, Howling Wolf, Lavinia Foliage Ivy,  Stamps By Chloe - foliage, Sheena Douglass - Winter Woodland - berries, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distreess Oxides, 
Tools - Inkylicious Stencil set - Moon, Valley, Sun & Mountains, 
Embellishments - Gelly Roll pen, Wgite Gel Pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 September 2019

The Crow

























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Trees and Leaves'

I made this card using a Brusho's kit my hubby got me from Lavinia, so the background was made using a Gelly Plate with Colorbox ink and Brusho's, I then added some Oxides to give some more shading.  I stamped the tree branches and added my crow, then using distress inks and versafine clair I stamped my leaves and some whimsical whisps.  My ground foliage was made by stamping meadow grass, then gave the whole card some sparkle by using the Brusho's Sprinkle IT's.  So some of these products are new to me and will take time to get the best from them, but playing with them was good.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Our sponsor is:-


Here is the prize on offer:-
Tattered Lace new range of cut and emboss Ferns and Leaves



This is for the following challenges:-
1. Lavinia - If You Go Down To The Woods

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Barric, Mini Leaf 1, Tree Branch, Meadow Grass, Whimsical Whisps,
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Brushos, Sprinkle IT's, Colorbox
Tools - Inkylicious moon & Valley Stencil set, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Birthday Parade
























It's that time to show you the mid week post for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, so there is still time for you to join in.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Anything Goes With Flowers', that gives lots of options.  For my card I used a Joanna sheen Rose stamp, I decoupaged it after colouring it, then added dew drops using glossy accents.  For the background I used Distress oxides and then added some Gilding Wax to give some shimmer.  There's something about this card I don't like, I don't know if it's the colour of the ribbon or the sentiment, but everything can't be perfect so I have shared it anyway.

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.

























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Animals', So you can use a wide range of stamps as long as they feature some kind of Animal.

I love colouring this little band of animals, not only did I use a Penny Black image I used Penny Black papers too.  No room for embellishments with the patterned papers and big image, so stayed quite simple using an embossing folder and some gems.

We have prizes from Penny Black, and Clever Cut dog stamp .

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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Joanna Sheen - JS368 - Thinking Of You, Penny Black 4137K Let's Party,  Sheena Douglass - sentiment,
Papers - Penny Black - Painted Blooms, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Oxides, Gilding Wax - Empire Gold, 
Tools -  Die - Marianne  Designs Creatables - LR0240 - Large Oval by Petra, Embossing Folder,
Embellishments - ribbon, Glossy Accents,  gems, 


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

Saturday, 14 September 2019

A Sprinkle Of Fairydust
























Hello and welcome, Saturday morning is here and so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Anything Goes'

And so I thought this theme gave me a chance to get inky and have a play, I used the only Lavinia stamp that I have, but I enjoyed using it so much I have now placed an order for some more goodies from Lavinia.  My background was made using Distress Oxides, I did the moon using a template from Inkylicious, and you can't see it but using a Gelly Roll sparkle pen went round the moon and on the fairy wings.


Here is the prize on offer:-

A4 stamp set from Rare Earth


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Lavinia - If you go down to the woods
2. Simon Says Stamp monday - S is fr Stamp It


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - freya, Inkylicious - verse, Stamps By Chloe, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress oxides, 
Tools - Moon nTemplate - Inkylicious, 
Embellishments - Gelly Roll Pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Hello Autumn
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Helene's turn to host and she would like to see 'Autumn Colours'

I used distress inks/oxides to make a backgound, stamped some script before stamping my images.  I had to mask the pumpkin to add the wheat, which were all embossed.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-

Store voucher from JMC Designs


This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Friends Challenge - #118 - Autumn Colours
2. Aud Sentiments -#235 -  Autumn Sentiment

Recipe:-
Stamps - Sentiment & Wheat - For The Love Of Stamps, Script - LOTV, Hot Of The Press - Autumnal Treasures, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks,
Tools - Heat gun, embossing powders, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Where Flowers Bloom

























Hello Blogging Friends, I can't believe it's September already, Bobby goes back to school on Tuesday and I will really miss having him at home. That gorgeous smile and his charm wins me over everytime, he really keeps me going.

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 'Anything Goes With Flowers', that gives lots of options.  For my card I used some Stampman flowers, painted them with Twinkling H20's and decoupaged them.  I covered the dots on the stamp with gold stickles and added some liquid pearls.


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.

























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Animals', So you can use a wide range of stamps as long as they feature some kind of Animal.  This stamped image was sent to me from my lovely blogging friend Kath, thank you Kath x

We have prizes from Penny Black, and Clever Cut dog stamp .

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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black - Hedgeword - 4060K, Sentiment - Crafty Individuals, The Stampman - Funky Flowers, Sentiment - Aplle Blossom, 
Colouring Mediums - Twinkling H20's, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing Folder, 
Embellishments - Stickles, Liquid Pearls, 


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

Saturday, 24 August 2019

A Cat In Dandelions
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Lynn's turn to host and she would like to see 'Feminine', so lots of scope there.

I decided to use a stamp I haven't used in a long while, Sweet Pea, I co-ordinated Distress Inks and Oxides so that I could colour my image and do the background so they matched colourwise.

Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-

£10 voucher and a surprise gift - From

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Sketch Saturday - #578 - Sketch



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sweet Pea - Dandelion, Sentiment - Freebie from a magazine, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Heat tool, 
Embellishments - ribbon, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Wands & Rods
























It's time for the mid month post 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 'Things With Wings' so it could be Butterflies, Ladybirds, Aeroplanes,  or even Fairies.  I used this gorgeous Lili Of The Valley Birthday Fairy. I usually go for pinky colour combo's but I decided on this peach and lemon colour combination and love it.  This pretty die by Cheery Lynn meant I didn't have the need for much in the way of embellishments.

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.



                                           





















And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'For Boys And Men',  So just go masculine for this challenge.  I don't have much in the way of male stamps in my Penny Black collection, I do need more but this little fishing Hedgie is cute.  I like to keep masculine cards quite simple so an embossing folder, brads and ribbon is about all I needed.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love plus A Clarity Art stencil  . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your masculine stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 3777H Hook, Line & Sinker, Apple Blossom Sentiment, LOTV Birthday Fairy ST143, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,  
Tools - Embossing folder, Die - Cheery Lynn Designs, 
Embellishmments - Glamour dust, stickles, Brads, Ribbon, pearls, 


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


Saturday, 10 August 2019

The Night Sky
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Ellie's turn to host and she would like to see 'Sun, Moon, Stars or Baby'

Sometime ago I bought a Sheena Douglass Mystery bag from Crafters Companion, in it was some sparkle pens and I had no idea what to do with them.  Anyway just by pure accident I was stuck on the sofa with a very swollen ankle at the weekend and put YouTube on, I very rarely watch it.  I searched for Sheena Douglass as I like her stuff, and low and behold there was a background tutorial using the sparkle pens.  So using that tutorial I made this background with 3 colours, water and salt, you can't see the sparkle on the photo but it's there.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-
Image result for joanna sheen honepond hill cd rom



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sweet Pea,
Colouring Mediums - Sheena Douglass - Sparkle Pens, Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Signature Dies - Starburst SD067, Grand Calibur, Sea Salt, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, White Gel Pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Getting Inky And Paint Splats
























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 'Things With Wings' so it could be Butterflies, Ladybirds, Aeroplanes,  or even Fairies.  I used this gorgeous Fairy Mouse, I saw this and just had to have it and I love colouring it up.  I made my own background  and backing paper all with oxides and a stencil.

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.



                                                   





















And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'For Boys And Men',  So just go masculine for this challenge.  I don't have much in the way of male stamps in my Penny Black collection, so I tend to go for this one which is super cute.  I was a bit stuck as I didn't want to go too fussy by using patterened paper so I made my own.  I'm doing this a lot lately making my own backgrounds.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love plus A Clarity Art stencil  . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your masculine stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 4220K Miniful, Inksplat - Crafty Individuals, Sentiment - Sheena Douglass - Winter woodland, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, Distress oxides, 
Embellishmments - Glamour dust, stickles, 


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


Saturday, 27 July 2019

Puttin' On The Ritz
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts. And this challenge will run for two weeks.
This week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Buttons & Bows'

When I saw the theme my first thought was a baby card, then I wondered if I could do elegant, so out came my Roaring 20's stamps, I wanted to use my papers but sometimes the matching papers get a bit busy, so this layout allows me to use the papers without them taking over.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is our prize and sponsor:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion - The Ritz
Papers - Crafters Companion - Roaring Twenties, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, buttons, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Time For Tea
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely wendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Charms'

So I was looking through my charms for one to use for this challenge, I came across this cute cup and saucer and it brought this LOTV stamp to mind.  I love using this image and love colouring it even more.  I do usually colour this one with Spectrum Noirs but decided to do some water colouring instead.  I love the effect and just for a bit of added interest I used glossy accents on the tea service.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-


And our lovely sponsor is:-

Sizzix


Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV - Coffee Break - ST130, 
Papers - Craft Sensations - Vintage Romance, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Signature dies - SD042 - Butterfly Florist, 
Embellishments - charm, ribbon, pearls, glossy accents, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Wolves In Time
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'CAS - Clean & Simple'

The image for my card reminds me of my pups, they are nearly 5 months old now and are growing very fast.  The photo below are my dogs, Flint which is the Rough Collie who is 10 years old and then the pups Kit and Nova, Alaskan Malamutes.  I embossed a piece of card then coloured with Distress Inks and basically that was it. I loved using the image which my crafting buddy Sally sent me quite a long time ago, but I have tracked one down on Amazon and I'm going to order it now.





















Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-

                 

We are sponsored by:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Dekolando
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing folder, Grand Calibur, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Summer Day, Summer Evening

























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 challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'The Earth Laughs In flowers'  So for this I used Distress Oxides and made a background, I then stamped my scene with Indigo Blu , kept it quite simple.

We have sponsorship this Month from

Crafty Individuals  with a £10 voucher

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 'Summer Colours' , This Penny Black image is so cute, I coloured it with Distress Inksand put it into an apeture.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Stamp Addicts, & Craft Stash  . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Indigo Blu, Sheena douglass = Serene Beauty, Penny Black - 30-028 = Micey Day,
Papers - Craft Sensation - Vintage Roses,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Cuttlebug emboss folder, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 6 July 2019

On The Beach
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Summer Fun/Sport'

Well third attempt this is, and still not happy as my circle is too high, a stickler for measurements I am, but i'd had enough so it will have to do.  All the stamps I have used are a free set from Creative stamping.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:and sponsored by -
Buddly Crafts Logo




Recipe:-
Stamps - Free from Creative Stamping, 
Papers -
Colouring Mediums -
Tools - Embossing folder - swiss dots, spellbinder dies - classic circles
Embellishments - stickles


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x