Monday 29 November 2021

Autumn Leaves

  I'm here with my third post for this month from Chocolate Baroque, using From Nature and Numerology from Octobers shows.

For the background on this I used four different coloured inks blended together.  I then used the splatter from Numerology to stamp over the inking.  The leaves were inked with sprays before being  fussy cut and adhered to look like falling leaves.  then all that was left to do was add a sentiment.  I stamped the word Autumn and a mini bulldog clip to the top.

Another inky background done in a couple of colours,  I then stamped leaves to one side of the card and the numerology stamp down the opposite side, then some smaller leaves floating down the centre.  I layered up a couple of sentiments from the same set and added to the card.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday 18 November 2021

Bubbles Everywhere

 This is my second post this month showing creations I made for the October shows for Chocolate Baroque, using stamp sets Beauty Is In The Eyes and Numerology

I created this card in three layers, the bottom layer and second layer I did first, using a stencil I inked on some circles diagonally across,  then used a white gel pen to make them look like bubbles.  I stamped the image from the set Beauty Is In The Eyes on a third piece of card and coloured it using inks.  

My background on this one was created with inks and then splatters stamped on from the Numerology set.  I made another layer with ink and on to that I added a frame with the image stamped on and coloured.  I cut out some circles to add along the base of the frame.

There will be another post from me near the end of the month.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday 15 November 2021

A Butterfly Heart


Hello everyone, happy Monday to you all. This is a rare post for me as I found a little extra time to have a play this week, and hopefully will be sharing some projects soon that I will be making for Christmas gifts.

I had a fabulous time creating for the Chocolate Baroque TV show on  The Craft Store, this is one of my creations featuring the following stamps Artist Trading Heart, Happy flowers Day and Numerology.   So I started by stamping the heart in the centre, I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment on to the heart.  Using Spiced marigold Distress Oxide I blended the ink around the outside of the heart. I stamped another butterfly, fussy cut it and coloured with Distress inks.  To finish this off I stamped with the splatter stamp from Numerology. I went around the heart with some Glamour dust. Easy but effective I think.

I hope you all have a nice relaxing day, I've got samples to do for the next show.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Calendar Challenge - #November - Anything Goes
2. Crafty Catz - #572 - Anything Goes with sparkle

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque's -  Artist Trading Heart, Happy Flowers Day, Numerology
Colouring Medium - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 

Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday 7 November 2021

It's A Very Micey Christmas

Welcome, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges, you might see we have had a name change,  we are all about the stamping and great prizes.

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 'Christmas'  and I just had to use some mice, I love these Pink Ink Designs mice, they are so joyful.  So I stamped my image first and coloured it with Aqua pencils.  The background is made using Distress inks, I covered the mice and using white acrylic paint I flicked some snow.  For the snow across the bottom I used Distress Grit paste and whilst wet sprinkled some Glamour Dust on to it for some real sparkle, which you obviously can't see.

Our Prizes and Sponsor this month:-

And there will be a second prize of a surprise goody bag which will contain a stamp, stencil or other crafting items.

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 Stamping, where the theme is 'Christmas'  So after thinking for a bout 10 seconds what I should use for this challenge these little critters jumped out at me.  I adore this Gingerbread House, it's one of my Favourite House Mouse Christmas stamps.  I thought I would use it in a different way this time and stamped direct on to Kraft card.  I coloured it with Aqua Pencils and used a white charcoal pencil around the outside.

Our prize:-
Each month a Guest Designer will be selected from all entries and also a Top 3. We have some great prizes lined up and this month is no exception as we have four from one of our most generous new sponsors to be announced in 2022.   


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 -  Pink Ink Designs - A Christmas Carol,  House Mouse - HMOR1049 - Christmas Cottage, 
Colouring Mediums - Faber-Castell Aqua Pencils, Distress Ink, Versafine Clair,  Dylusions Acrlic Paint,  Charcoal Pencil, 
Tools - Distress Grit Paste, Signo Gel Pen
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, 

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

Saturday 6 November 2021

Have A Mice Christmas

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

This week it is my turn to host and I would like to see 'From Boys To Men' so it just needs to be suitable for a Boy or a Man.
I decided to make my Dad a Gift Voucher card, for the last couple of years he's asked for a Morrisons gift card as he saves them then buys plants in the spring/summer to fill his garden.  So on the front I stamped my Pink Ink mouse then coloured with Aqua pencils, I then put in some snowy hills.  I stamped a fir tree, then with a posca pen I added snow to the sky and tree.  Then to finish it had to be Glamour Dust.

For the inside I did some snowy hills, added some fir trees then the snow.  I made some slits to house the gift card.  My final touch was to decorate the envelope by stenciling some blue circles then stamping the fir tree.

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:-


Woodware stamp and sentiment set


Craft Stash is the fastest growing online craft store that specialises in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more! We have over 10,000 products to choose from and we’re constantly adding new brands and new products from around the globe.

And also 3 images of winners choice from Ruth Hamilton Design

Ruth Hamilton Design: I have enjoyed crafting all my life and have been involved in the craft industry for several years. I started drawing images to use on cards for my own use and then went on to design some stamps for a well known craft company.I am an avid lover of nature so most of my drawings are of flowers, birds and animals. Even when I can’t travel I love spending time in the garden, growing plants and looking after them. I hope you enjoy colouring my digi images, I have several YouTube vidoes here.

Stamps -  Pink Ink Designs - A Christmas Carol,  Lavinia - Fir Tree, 
Colouring Mediums - Faber-Castell Aqua pencils,  Distress inks, versafine clair, Posca pen, 
Tools - Lavinnia stencil - white orbs,  Lavinia hill mask,
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday 5 November 2021

Autumnal Wreath And Notelets

 Today I am sharing some projects I created for the October shows for Chocolate Baroque, using From Nature and Numerolog  stamp sets


I created this Wreath by spraying card with spray inks in Autumnal colours, then I stamped the leaves from the set called From Nature and fussy cut them out.  I inked a background and then arranged my leaves to form a wreath.  I added a banner across the centre saying Autumn.

For my next project I created a Notelet set, 

This is the front of the folder for the notelet set, I did a background piece with Distress inks, then on another piece of card I stamped some leaves and the word Autumn.  I used the splatter from Numerology to add in between.

Inside the notelet folder on the left hand side I did some more stamping and then on the right side I made a pocket.

I made four notelets with matching envelopes, all with different designs, using autumnal coloured inks.  

I will be back later in the month with another post with more of my creations 

Happy crafting
Tracy x