Saturday, 18 May 2019

In The Garden
























Here is my post for the mid month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, the themes are very nice ones this month, so 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 'In An English Country Garden' So this gives plenty of scope for creating.  I used a La Blanch stamp, I made my own backing papers using Distress Inks and some vintage stamps.

We have sponsorship this Month from Chocolate Baroque and these stamps are worth entering for:-
English Cottages Rubber stamp sheet - A5Honey Bee Unmmounted Stamp Sheet - A5

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. A Vintage Journey - May - Book It (the girl is holding/reading a book)
2. Alphabet Challenge - Distress Inks/papers
3. Crafty Calendar - May - Distress It

























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'All Things Feminine', so get out the girly stamps because the prizes are worth it.  I used this cute Fairy Sweet image and made my own flowers, and used some new papers I bought.

We have prizes fromPenny Black, Crafts U Love, Stamp and embossing folder set . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your girly 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 - #390 - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps -  Penny Black - 30-151 - fairy sweet, La Blanche, The Stampman - Dragonfly Dreams, Crafty Individuals - Vintage Collage, Pink Ink designs, 
Papers - Craft Sensations - Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs,  
Tools - Tattered Lace - Primrose Fleurs, Marianne designs, Spellbinders foliage two,
Embellishments - Ribbon, Glamour dust,  pearls, gems,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Happy Birthday!
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is a special week as we are celebrating our 10th year, and our challenge will run for two weeks.
The theme this week is 'Happy Birthday', your creation must have a Birthday greeting on it.

I used a LOTV stamp which is super cute and I always enjoy colouring LOTV images.  To make the celebration complete I added balloons with glossy accents for that shine.


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:-


This is for the following challenges:-
1. Cupcake Inspirations - #470 - Inspiration cupcake (lime, pink, white)

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV - ST652 - Rosie With Cake, Daisy & Dandelion Balloons, Sentiment - Digistamp Boutique,
Papers - LOTV Perfect Pair, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, 
Tools - Dies - Spellbinder - Classic Ovals, Classic Florals, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Focus On The Journey























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 'Transport', whether it be Boat, Train, Hot Air Balloon or a Bicycle, there's lots to choose from.

I made a card for my husband, I started by using some Distress Oxides and making a backing paper, then stamped all over with a HOTP map stamp.  The car and the sign post are also HOTP, I covered the car in glossy accents for a nice shine.  After stamping the signpost with Distress Ink Ground Espresso I dragged the colour with a paint brush to colour it, then stamped the words, then just to give it an extra shine I used clear embossing powder to cover 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 is the prize on offer:-



From our lovely sponsor - Clever Cut


Recipe:-
Stamps - Hot Of The Press, Dovecraft
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Heat Gun, Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 May 2019

A Little Bird Told Me!






















Hello and welcome, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, the themes are very nice ones this month, so 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 'In An English Country Garden' So this gives plenty of scope for creating.  I used the beautiful Tina Wenke stamp, with some vintage papers and Tattered Lace dies. I didn't have any card for matting and layering the right colour so I used basic white card stock and coloured the edges with Distress Ink, something I will be doing in the future, it's cheaper and I love the fact I get a better match for my images.

We have sponsorship this Month from Chocolate Baroque and these stamps are worth entering for:-
English Cottages Rubber stamp sheet - A5Honey Bee Unmmounted Stamp Sheet - A5

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. Addicted To Stamps - #174 - Flowers
2. Colour Crazy Craft - week 17 - Anything Goes


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'All Things Feminine', so get out the girly stamps because the prizes are worth it.  I coloured a piece of card with distress inks then embossed it, I highlighted the embossing with gilding wax.  I kept the card simple so the background could be seen

We have prizes fromPenny Black, Crafts U Love, Stamp and embossing folder set . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your girly 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. Penny Black Saturday - May - Make Your Own Background


Recipe:-
Stamps - Tina Wenke - Bird on dogwood, Sentiment - Apple Blossom, Penny Black - 40-041 - Good Friends, 
Papers - Crafters Companion - Roaring 20's,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs, Pebeo Gilding Wax - Empire Gold, 
Tools - Xcut dies - swallow tail bunting, Tattered Lace - Primrose Fleurs, Tattered Lace - Christmas Leaves, Crafters Companion - Die'sire Embossalicious - Floral vine, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Glamour dust, gold stamens, Button, pearls, 


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

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Pretty In Pink
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.  But first I would like to tell you about an upcoming challenge, It's our 10th Birthday and we would like you to join us to celebrate, there is some super prizes up for grabs.



This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Pretty In Pink'

I love this image Fairy Mouse, it's adorable.  I've used lots of shades of pink on my card, stamped my embellishments and coloured them to match my image.


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:-

From our lovely sponsor:-
Buddly Crafts Logo
This is for the following challenges:-
1. Aud Sentiments - #226 - Feminine + Sentiment
2. Cute Card Thursday - #580 - Anything Goes
3. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #26 - Anything Goes
4. Creations In Pink - #9 - Anything Goes In Pink
5. Dream Valley Challenges - #201 - Pink Birthday


Recipe:-
Stamps - Pink Ink Designs - Fairy Mouse, Sentiment and Mushrooms - Free magazine gift, 
Papers - Crafters Companion - Roaring 20's, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Roaring 20's
























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

I have made a Mother's Day card for my Mum, she loves Art Deco so I used Crafters Companion's Roaring 20's range, I got the full set for Christmas and this is the first time I have inked them up.  The papers are from the same range and the butterfly and corner stamp are all from the set too.


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.

The prize on offer is Woodware stamps

  Image result for woodware hugs and kisses stamp


Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters ompanion - Roaring 20's - Vintage Chic & All That Jazz 
Papers - Crafters Companion - Vintage chic
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tattered Lace Fleurs dies - Primrose, 
Embellishments - pearls, liquid pearls, lace,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Wild Poppies
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning 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 'Blossoms, Butterflies or Bugs'
Here is what I did, I used an Inkylicious stamp called field Poppy, and decided to make a background using my new Distress Oxide inks.  They are new to me and I have just started to play with them and enjoy the effectives I'm getting. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs.  Kept the card simple to show the background and image to it's best.


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:-

A £15 Voucher from The Paperbox 




Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Field Poppy, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Oxides, versa fine,
Tools - white gel pen, embossing powder clear, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 March 2019

Rainbow Wishes
























At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Over The Rainbow' So this can be something inspired by the colours of the rainbow or by the song.  For my rainbow colours I used Distress Inks, then used Indigo Blu stamps.added some Glamour dust for the butterfly wings.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up, I kept this card really simple so I didn't loose the colours of the ink.  This is not my usual style but my good friend B sent me some very good card to use with my inks and it's worked a treat.  So all this time I thought I couldn't get it right it's all been down to the card I have used.  Thank you Brenda, I've enjoyed getting inky.

This months prize is a Lucky Dip of Dies

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.

Recipe:-
Stamps - Indigo Blu, Stampin Up,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Embellishments -Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Fairies Over The Rainbow
























At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Over The Rainbow' So this can be something inspired by the colours of the rainbow or by the song.  For my rainbow colours I used Distress Inks, then stamped some silhouette stamps and did some highlighting with a white gel pen, and oh I nearly forgot some Glamour dust for her wings. I know due to a Bereavemnet I haven't really been around but I am trying to do bits to get me back into crafting.

This months prize is a Lucky Dip of Dies

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.

Recipe:-
Stamps - Inkylicious - Fairy Midnight, Stamps By Chloe, Indigo Blu, Sheena Douglass - Winter Wonderland, Sheena Douglass - Serene Beauty, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Embellishments - White Gel Pen, Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Spring Has Sprung!
























Hello blogging friends, I know I have not been around for a while due to bereavement, but I'm trying to do bits to get back into crafting again. So it's Saturday morning and that means It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Seasons - Which Is Your Favourite'  We would like to see a Season on your creations, but you must state which season you have chosen.

My favourite Season is Spring, I love Winter too but used spring for my card.  I've been buying Tulips and I'm loving the assortment of colours you can get, so I used Tulips for this card. The sentiment tags are stamped in purple, but looks dark on the photo, it's a new ink to me I got as a gift, so thought I'd try it out, I love it, it's Versafine Claire in Monarch.  And the pearls started of as white and I coloured them to match my card using Spectrum Noir markers.


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:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Funstamps - F-M103 - Simple Tulips,
Papers - Crafters Companion - Butterfly Garden, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Versafine Claire,
Tools - Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Pearls, ribbon,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Becoming A Teenager
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is Kath's theme and she would like to see 'Milestones', so birthdays with numbers.

So it is my son's 13th Birthday on Thursday 17th January, and he loves football and rugby so I made him a Rugby card in the Leeds Rhino's colours.  A simple card as I've not got my mo-jo back yet, I coloured it with Distress Inks, some new colours I got that I'm trying out.


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:-




Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x