Saturday, 11 September 2021

A Challenge For Kath



 










Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is special one and we are hoping lots of you will join us in remembering our DT Kath and celebrating her style of craft.  We miss you Kath and I will miss your lovely comments on my blog, and seeing your beautiful creations.

Kath had chosen the theme for this week months ago, it is Favourite Stamps, so we are sticking with that and adding an option to include her favourite style of crafting.  So its 'Favourite Stamps with the option of Paper Pieced Flowers'

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 there are lots to win for this special challenge:-













We have several prizes, the first a floral Woodware stamp from Craft Stash, one of Kath's favourite places to shop.


Next a winners choice of four digital images from Ruth Hamilton Design

The next prize is a £12 voucher for digital images from the winners choice of store and has been kindly donated by a crafter who knew Kath, she did not want to be named but wants to help make this a special challenge, thank you for your kindness
  

Canary Bird Rose was Kath's favourite Chocolate Baroque stamp, this will be for a winner who follows the Paper Pieced Flowers option.

As Kath so loved her DP's we had to have some for a prize, an 8x8 paper pad, she was an avid 'collector' of it,  always vowing not to buy more, but we all know that story!


Another prize kindly donated by a friend of Kath's who also wished to remain anonymous, our thanks to you for being so thoughtful.



Recipe:-
Stamps -Lavinia - Lillium set, Every dReam, 
Papers - Dovecraft - Paper Flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Posac pen,
Embellishments - Glitter, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Baubles & Swing Beds























Welcome, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'Stamp Of The Moment'  So after receiving the new release from Lavinia bought for me as am early Christmas present from my Daughter, the Bed Swing is one of my stamps of the moment right now.  I also love the Hares, they have always been a favourite of mine.  So to create this card I stamped the swing and stamped the hare inside the swing.  I inked around the swing with two different colours, I added some blossoms and foliage around the swing, I used some of the new charms to hang from the bottom.  I added some posca pens and glitter for some sparkle.


Our prize this Month is:-

 
Mixed media clock making kit and Rice papers from Crafting.co.uk

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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Celebrations'  So my celebration is Christmas, and these two creations were created using Chocolate Baroque stamps - Holly Script & Poinsettia Script.  I started by using a bauble stencil and with Pumice Stone Distress ink add some colour to the bauble, then stamped my image into the centre.  I added a sentiment from the same sets and the just a bow to finish off.

Our prizes:-
This month a £15 voucher for one winner and the stamp below for a second winner


Chocolate Baroque

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 -Chocolate Baroque's Holly Script & Poinsettia Script,  Lavinia - Fairy Charms, Floral Wreath, Wild Hare set, Swing Bed Large, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides,  Faber-Castell pencils, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Bauble mask, Signo Gel pen, Posca pens, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Lavinia - Starbrights glitter - Vintage Shimmer, 

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

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Pansies


 






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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 'Anything Goes with option of For the Love of your Life'

I used an image from one of our sponsors Ruth Hamilton Designs called Pansies, I coloured the image using Spectrum Noirs, I love Pansies and Violas and always have them in pots in my garden.  For the backing paper I created it using a honeycomb stencil.

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 also

Ruth Hamilton Design, three images of winners choice 



Recipe:-
Stamps - Ruth Hamilton  Designs - Pansies,  Sentimentally Yours, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Oxide, 
Tools - Stencil , Posca pen, Signo gel pen, 
Embellishments - glamour dust, 



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Foxgloves



 











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 'Clean & Simple', so anything that's easy on the eye.
I started by stamping the foxgloves and colouring with Aqua pencils, I did some highlighting with a white gel pen.  I filled some of the white space with some liquid pearls and finished with a sentiment.

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:-

And we are sponsored by Chocolate Baroque with the above stamp set.



Recipe:-
Stamps - Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee, Sentiment - Sentimentally Yours, 
Colouring Mediums - Faber- Castell pencils, 
Tools - Signo Gel Pen, 
Embellishments - Liquid Pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

From Summer To Winter













 Welcome to my blog, a bit windy, grey and overcast here, but great for getting the washing dry.  

I'm here with the mid month posts for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'Any Celebration' , I've gone with a Christmas Celebration for my card this week,  on Saturday I blogged a card with a summery design, and I liked the card so I have decided to use the design again but with a wintery scene for Christmas. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to snow and totally rubbish at capturing sparkle on camera, and this has lots of sparkle.


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






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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Favourite Stamps'  and my favourite from Chocolate Baroque is definitely  Honey Bee, I loved using these stamps for their shows in July so much,  I decided to create a little concertina book and backgrounds with Distress Oxide for the base.  All the stamps are from the set, I thought it was a good way to showcase them.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

There will be two Chocolate Baroque shows on The Craft Store on Friday 6th August at 9am and 1pm, one show will feature two excitingly different A4 stamp sets from new artist Fiona Randall and the second some beautiful Christmas stamps and new seasonal sentiments.

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 - Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee, Lavinia - wild hares set small, tree of courage, silence words, fairy buttercups,
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides,  Versafine clair, 
Tools - Signo gel pen,  Lavinia masks, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Wild Hares With Sparkle




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

I started this card by doing the background using Oxides and applying them with stencil brushes.  I added my images and the quote.  After colouring the tree I spotted some Posca  around to create blossoms.  Then added glitter to my tree and blossoms, it doesn't show very well at all.

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:-

£15 voucher


Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - tree of courage, tree of hope, wild hares set small, summers ebb, single fairy thistle, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Posca pens, 
Embellishments - Lavinia eco brights glitter - Vintage shimmer,



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x



Sunday, 1 August 2021

Blossom & Bees























Welcome to my blog from a very wet Leeds, you can tell when the school holidays come as we seem to get lots of rain.  My son Bobby spent the last couple of weeks in hot classrooms complaining when he came home, now it's raining most days, typical of school holidays.
It's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'Any Celebration' , I've gone with a Birthday Celebration for my card this week, I started by stencilling the background in a subtle pink oxide, I then stamped my image and coloured with Distress Inks.  And that's it really, simple but effective!


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






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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Favourite Stamps'  and my favourite from Chocolate Baroque is definitely  Honey Bee, I loved using these stamps for their shows in July so much, I've planted lots of flowers etc for the bees this year, it's great that in the garden centres the plants are labelled now to tell you which insects the plant will attract.
So to create this card I stamped the bees randomly on the background and coloured each one with Spectrum Noir markers, then my topper in the centre I stamped the hive and also coloured with markers too.  Matted and layered with black and yellow to finish.  There is also glitter on for some sparkle.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

There will be two Chocolate Baroque shows on The Craft Store on Friday 6th August at 9am and 1pm, one show will feature two excitingly different A4 stamp sets from new artist Fiona Randall and the second some beautiful Christmas stamps and new seasonal sentiments.

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 - Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee, Inkylicious - Field Poppy, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Signo gel pen,  Stencil - Lavinia - Feather Leaf, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


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

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Steampunk Rose

 


Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi turn to host and she would like to see 'Anything Goes With An Option Of Roses'

I fancied something different and I love Steampunk, and this Steampunk Rose is right up my street and it's a favourite of my Daughters too.  The background is made up from Dylusion sprays, Acrylic paints and Distress Oxides, I also coloured my images with a mixture of sprays and oxides too.  My images and words were embossed with black embossing powder.

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 running for two weeks and so we have two  sponsors and prizes:




Chocolate Baroque Floribunda Net



Recipe:-
Stamps -  Chocolate Baroque Steampunk ButterflyPunky Expressions and Butterfly Mind
Colouring Mediums - Dylusion Sprays, Dylusion Acrylic paints, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Embossing powder, 
Embellishments - Mini bulldog clip, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Pink Poppies & Vintage Florals

Welcome to my blog, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'For A Lady'  First I created a background using oxides in two colours, then over stamped using Inky Script, I put some twine around it  I stamped the postcard image on some seperate card, inked it up then stamped again coloured and cut the flowers out.  I decoupaged the flowers. I added a sentiment, a mini bulldog clip, and a wooden butterfly.  Everything was edged in gilding wax. 

We have a  £25 store voucher for this month lucky winner from one of our lovely regular sponsors:-


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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Beautiful Blooms' 
Using Oxides I created a background by smooching the ink on acetate then applying to the card, I stamped the |Poppy image and coloured with Distress inks, this base card was coloured with oxides and then splashed with water.

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

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 - Crafty Individuals - CI-302 Floral Postcard, CI-436 Inky Script,  Chocolate Baroque - Polygon Poppies, 
Colouring Mediums - Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Posca Pens, Signo Gel Pen, Masking Tape, 
Embellishments - Gilding Wax, 

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

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Bubble Dreams

 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 'Feminine/For A Lady
I felt like something a little different for this challenge, so I stamped Giselle in the lower corner, I added extra bubbles using the sea bubble stamp.  I coloured them with Distress Inks, then using a stencil called White Orbs I created lots of bubbles, highlighting them for effect., then to finished I stamped the word Dream!

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:-
Our sponsor this week offering a £15 store voucher is......


There will be a second prize of three craft stencils (designs will vary).

Recipe:-
Stamps - Lavinia - Giselle, Sea bubbles, Never Let Go, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Lavinia Stencil - White Orbs, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Like Gnome Other

Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is our lovely Lolo's turn to host and she would like to see 'Masculine'

So this card was for my Dad who celebrated his 70th birthday on the 7th July, it was made as a bit of a joke as my sister bought him a gnome for the garden, then she kept buying him in different poses etc, then my daughter bought him one with a wheelbarrow with a plant in. Now everyone buys him them.  I asked if he liked collecting them as they are all over his garden now, he said I don't collect them, I don't know why everyone keeps buying them, but now that is mine and my dads secret that we have a chuckle at.  So when he saw my card he laughed and we just looked at each other with grins on our faces.

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 lovely sponsor is:-











Helping Hands Craft  with a £15 voucher



Recipe:-
Stamps - Daisy Mae Designs, Do Crafts letters & Numbers, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, 
Tools - Cloud mask, Posca pens, Signo Gel pen, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Tea At Three

Welcome to my blog, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque 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 'For A Lady'  So to create this card I did a background with Distress Inks then over stamped in Tea Dye the Venetian Crackle.  I stamped the image twice, coloured the first one with Distress inks, added glamour dust around the clock face, then on the second image I only coloured the bird and the teacups, I then fussy cut them and added glossy accents.  I decoupaged the second image onto the first.

We have a fabulous £25 store voucher for this month lucky winner from one of our lovely regular sponsors..........


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 We Love Chocolate Baroque, where the theme is 'Beautiful Blooms'  I started this using a stencil brush and gentle added colour using Distress Oxides to the base.  I stamped the foxgloves four times at different levels and coloured with Faber-Castell pencils, highlighting with a gel pen.  I stamped some bees and coloured them, added a sentiment and glitter and that was it finished

Our prize:-
Is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
From the lovely



Chocolate Baroque

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 - Chocolate Baroque  Honey BeeCrafty Individuals CI-389 Tea At Three, CI-213 Venetian Crackle
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, Distress Oxides, Faber Castell Pencils, 
Tools - Posca Pen, Signo Gel Pen, 
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, 

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