Sunday, 1 May 2016

Chocolates & Flowers

A warm welcome on this bank holiday weekend, 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 challenge these could be the ones for you.
























At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Anything Goes' how easy is that for you!
Out came my House Mouse stamps and we all like a bit of chocolate don't we.  Thought it would be perfect for a birthday card.

We have sponsorship this Month from
Prize is a £35 store 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 'Anything Goes With A Stamp And Ribbon' So you can use any image for this challenge.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Crafty Ribbons, Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting yourPenny Black 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 30-034 Teddy & Company, HMLR1046  Hoppy Birthday, 
Papers - LOTV -  Country Gent - Country Lady, Trimcraft Paper Flowers,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - border punch, grand calibur, spellbinder dies, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, lace, gems, stickles, satin flower, 


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

Saturday, 30 April 2016

With A Cherry On The Top
























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 'With A Cherry On The Top' so you can feature any fruit or berries on your creation.  Loved this as I could get my red gingham and polka dots out, my two favourite patterns.  You can't see it in the picture but I've glazed my cherries which makes them look quite effective.  Found the cherry brad in my stash, don't know where I got them from but came in real handy for this card.


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:-
Sizzix prize





















Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 30-028 Micey Day transparent set, Forever Friends - The Good Life,
Papers - Raspberry Road Designs - Summer Goodies, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - Brads, ribbon, stickles, glossy accents, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Just A Snooze






















Good Morning, well it's been a lovely week weather wise, I have spent a lot of time in the garden, cutting lawns and painting garden furniture, all ready for the summer.  But I'm here as 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 'Red/White/Blue'

I got my House Mouse stamps out for this challenge, knowing with this image { House Mouse HMJR1099 Poppy Cot}  I'd definitely be using red for the poppy.  Incorporating blue wasn't quite as easy so I did it by using blue for my embellies

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 this week is The Hobby House. 




Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 April 2016

A Garden Visit
























Here is my midway challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Birthdays'
I love this little hedgehog from Penny Black, he's so cute looking down at the snail as if he's surprised at his visitor.  I decided to distress my papers before layering.  I used one of my Marianne dies which I must add is my favourite, the fence die.  Added some flowers and butterflies and to complete a Birthday banner.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Be Creative, and Stix 2, Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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.



Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 1446J Garden Visit,  Forever Friends - The Good Life - sentiment,
Papers - LOTV Country Lady,
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks, Spe ctrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, TH Tattered Floral and Flourish dies, Marianne dies, flower punch, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - pearls, 

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

Saturday, 16 April 2016

When We Were Young
























Good Morning, these Saturday mornings sure do come round quick, so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week our theme is  'Ribbon & Roses'
I used a Lili Of The Valley stamp, and this one always reminds me of my Mam and Dad as they have been together since they were aged 11 and 13. So I made an Anniversary card for them, and to incorporate the theme I chose some romantic papers with roses on, a large dusky pink bow with a rose on.

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 sponsor:-



Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley, Do Crafts sentiment,
Papers - LOTV Always & Forever,
Colouring Mediums - speectrum noirs, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies, Grand calibur, Marianne Dies,
Embellishments - ribbon, rose, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Sweet Pea



Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Purple Passion'
I love Sweet Peas and my Dad always used pick me a bunch for my kitchen when he grew them, so I chose this stamp from A Passion for Stamps.  I really wanted the Sweet Pea to stand out, so kept the rest of the card quite simple, I've done this style before on a card where I cut little tiles then inked them and stamped letters on

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 - Sweet Pea by A Passion for Stamps, Dovecraft alphabet, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, distress inks
Tools - grand calibur, spellbinders dies, embossing folders, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 April 2016

All Girly!






















Good morning and 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 challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'One For The Girls' So I went for it and did a super girly creation. I used a Penny Black image and coloured it to match the paper and was pleased with how it turned out.  The paper is from a pad which was a birthday gift, thank you Brenda. I added these pretty butterflies which are made from a Signature die from Joanna Sheen. I love colouring this sweet image.


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 'Birthdays'
I didn't intend for this card to be layers of  embossed card, but I quite like it.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Be Creative, and Stix 2, Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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.

HELP Needed
I wonder if any of you lovely bloggers out there could help me, when I go on my blog there is a square with a picture of a cat and a message saying 'click for photos', I don't know how it got there and I don't know how to get rid of it.  I have tried to click on it but nothing happens.  Any ideas are welcomed. Thank you in advance.


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

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Does My Bum Look Big In This?






















Good Morning everyone,  It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week Brenda is hosting and the theme is 'April Fools/Humerous'
I struggled at first to find a stamp for this theme, then looked through everything and found a set by Acid Drops & Whatnots, now I don't know where they've come from or how I got them but they just about saved my skin for this challenge.  After using the patterned mirror card I kept it simple, as it is so nice, I didn't want to hide it.  I did add some glamour dust to her hat, shoes and the behind part of her costume for a bit of sparkle but it isn't showing very well.

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 - Acid Drops & Whatnots,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Embellishments - satin roses, ribbon, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Fairy Wings






















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 chosen the theme of 'Wings'.  
So my wings are Fairy wings, I used a Crafty Individuals stamp which I love, and the sentiments on my little tags are LOTV.  Handmade flowers and sparkly butterflies finish it off.


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 Penny Black:-
Cling stamp

Five sheets of stickeroos



Recipe:-
Stamps -Crafty Individuals CI-137, LOTV sentiments, 
Papers - LOTV Timeless Victorian, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, signature dies, CC Designs, Sizzix dies, Xcut leaf punch, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter Fun






















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 'Easter'
I used this cheeky House Mouse stamp, I fancied a bit of humour.


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 our sponsors for this week:-



Stamp Addicts giving a voucher



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 March 2016

Daisy Daisy






















Today I'm showing my midway challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Feature A Creature'
So you can use any stamp with an animal or critter on it for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Sam, Marianne Designs
 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.

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.


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Hoppy Spring Time






















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 'Spring Is In The Air'
So this can be Spring colours, or a spring like image, I have gone with both.  This House Mouse image is cute and funny, and delightful to colour too.  It doesn't feel very spring like here in Leeds, so I hope it isn't far away, anyway I took inspiration from the theme and chose these pretty spring coloured papers from Penny Black.

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.

We have a prize from:-





Crafty Ribbons


Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse, 
Papers - Penny Black Painted Blooms, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 March 2016

It's All About The Flowers!

Happy Mother's Day to all,
And 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 this could be the one for you.






















At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Flower Power'
Although this card represents something sad, I did enjoy making it, I decoupaged the roses and added some glossy accents for dew drops.  I kept it quite simple without patterned paper as it suits the card better.


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 'Feature A Creature'
So you can use any stamp with an animal or critter on it for this challenge.  I used this cat for a Mother's Day card, I thought the flowers the cat is holding suits the occasion.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Sam, Marianne Designs
 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.

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, Penny Black 40-015 You are the bestest, Do Crafts sentiments, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Robert Addams die, Joanna Sheen signature die, Spellbinder die, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, glossy accents, pearls,  


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

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Happy Fairy Mother's Day






















As it's Mother's day tomorrow I made this card for my Mum, it's for a new challenge today at Allsorts, where this week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'International Women's Day'
I used my favourite LOTV stamp, She's so pretty to use and I love colouring her.  Some Stickles on her wings as my Mum loves fairies and a bit of sparkle.

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

A pair of tickets to the NEC Spring Hobbycraft show 17th - 20th March






Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley ST012 Fairy On Tiptoe, 
Papers - Be Creative paper pad, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinders, 
Embellishments - gems, doily, ribbon, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 27 February 2016

A Sprinkle Of Fairy Dust






















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 'A Sentiment As The Focal'
I used this stamp set which is a freebie from a magazine, I love the sentiment and I made the flowers using TH Tattered Floral Dies.

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:-
Marianne prize


Baker Ross prize



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Birthday Wishes






















These Saturday mornings do come round real fast,  so it means it's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kevin's turn to host and he would like to see 'Birthday Wishes'

I love this fun stamp and it's great for colouring, last time I used it I went quite pale with pastel colours.  So I went for brighter colours this time.  I decided to use my round the page punches, I'll be honest I've never used them before, and boy they took some working out to get them rightly lined up.  As for the ribbon it was off a Birthday cake and I would love to buy some as I think it is gorgeous.


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:-
Sizzix prize..................

A pair of tickets to the NEC Spring Hobbycraft show 17th - 20th March



Recipe:-
Stamps -PSX Sugar & Spice Happy Birthday Parade, 
Papers - Penny Black Painted Blooms, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Martha Stewart Round The Page Punches, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Gems, Stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Gift For You!






















Well it's the school holidays and always a busy time, occupying the kids and trying to keep up with the housework, but I love having them at home.
 Here is my creation which is  for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes With A Stamp And A Die' I used a Penny Black stamp from a transparent set, called Smile All Day, it is a really cute set.  I wanted to make a Gift bag as I'm low on them and my daughter goes to a lot of Birthday parties and pinches them all the time.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix, Crafty Ribbons  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day,Sentiment - a magazine freebie, 
Papers - Be Creative - Vintage Collage, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Creative Dies, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, Glamour Dust, 


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

Saturday, 13 February 2016

What A Sweetie!






















Good Morning, have you been and bought your Valentine goodies ready to give to your loved ones tomorrow?
It's time for a new challenge today at Allsortsand this week is our lovely Kath's turn to host and she would like to see 'Circlesusing either circle cards or the main focus of your creation on a circle
I made card for my lovely Hubby, I love 'Love Heart sweets' so had to use them on his card, the fabulous ribbon which goes perfectly with my image is from our sponsor Crafty Ribbons (see below).

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 we also have a pair of tickets to the NEC Spring Hobbycraft show 17th - 20th March to give away.




Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse,
Papers - Tilly Daydream Do Crafts,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand calibur, spellbinders, 
Embellishments - ribbon, sweets, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x