Sunday, 4 December 2016

A Touch Of Gold

With Christmas around the corner today had to be Christmas makes, 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 'Floral Fancies' So it doesn't have to be Christmas flowers like mine, it can be any type of flower.  I have used Poinsettias, my background is stamped and then embossed in gold, I die cut my red Poinsettia with spellbinder dies, I don't know what brand the sentiment stamp is but I like it on this tag.


Here is the prize on offer:-


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 'Black, White plus One' So you can use black and white plus any other colour you like, I chose gold for this challenge.  I die cut and layered up using Marianne dies, I stamped my Penny Black image in the centre and die cut my sentiment.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne, Crafty Ribbons, Sam's stamp  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 30-035 In A Pear Tree, Polkadoodles poinsettia, 
Colouring Mediums - Embossing powder in tinsel gold, 
Tools - All Occasion Dies, Marianne dies, spellbinder dies, grand calibur, embossing folder, tag dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, green beads,


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

Saturday, 3 December 2016

MerryChristmas

























So today we're going to the German Christmas market with friends, I'm hoping it will get me into the Christmas spirit. I really need it, althought my presents are all sorted I don't seem to be getting into the spirit of things. Now as it's Saturday morning It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Annie's turn to host and she would like to see 'CAS' clean and simple

I used to hate doing CAS but love them now, once I chose my stamp and coloured it the rest just came together.


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 have two fabulous sponsors this week...............


And also:-






Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood, 
Papers - from stash, but don't know the brand,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Embellishments - glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Christmas Caroling
























Good Morning blogging friends, December is just around the corner now and it's a miracle I've got a lot of my Christmas presents bought, hope everyone is doing well with their Christmas preperations. So it's Saturday morning and that 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 'Anything Christmas'

I went with this Christmas favourite of mine, Penny Black's Christmas stamp called Caroling Trio, it's just so cute and wonderful to colour.  After colouring the sky in Distress Inks I did some falling snow with Glamour dust and then some Pinflair snow dust for the snow on the ground.  I stamped the background on the red card using LOTV grunge music and die cut the stars with a Signature die


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 sponsors this week are:-


Marianne Design  with the following prize:-


And Also




Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 40-007 Caroling Trio, LOTV Stamp C Grunge Music, 
Papers - From unknown brand, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools - Signature Dies SD067 Starburst, Spellbinder dies, Pinflair snow dust, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

O Christmas Tree























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 'O Christmas Tree'
So basically anything with a Christmas Tree somewhere on it.

I used this lovely Penny Black tree and used Green sparkly embossing powder on it.  Some snow on the ground using Pinflair Snow Dust and Glamour dust snow falling.


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




Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Blak Transparent Wonder collection, 
Colouring Mediums - Embossing Powder forest green,
Tools - heat gun,
Embellishments - Pinflair snow dust, glamour dust, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 November 2016

All Wrapped Up!
























This is my mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Christmas With A Stamp' So you can use any Christmas image just make sure you've stamped it and not a digi for this challenge.

I used this cute Penny Black image called Snowy & Hedgy, I went with the traditional colours and papers.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Crafty Ribbons
 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 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 3289J Snowy & Hedgy
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, border punch, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, snow, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Baubles With Creatures
























Good Morning bloggers, as the preperations continue for Christmas we still bring you a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Feature A Creature'

I used these cute little stamps from Penny Black and stamped them onto die cut baubles. The embossing folder I used is baubles 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.


Thanks to our sponsors and Prizes this week




Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Christmas Greetings

Welcome on this cold Sunday morning, 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 'Christmas Greetings' So get out your Christmas images and sentiments, as we ask for something with a Christmas sentiment on.  I love this stamp and the sentiment on it reads:-
Don't look for cherubs playing harps, golden winged and crowned
But consider the unlikely stranger ...... there are angels all around.

I love colouring this also love the fact I can just fill it with Glamour Dust, as it's quite a big detailed stamp I kept the layout quite simple.

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 'Anything Christmas With A Stamp' So you can use any Christmas image just make sure you've stamped it and not a digi for this challenge.

I adore this stamp, has to be one of my all time favourite Christmas stamps, it is big and detailed just what I love for colouring.  But that does limit embellishments as too many take the detail away from the image I have found.  So my Spellbinder Poinsettia dies came in for this card, just love making Poinsettias with these dies as they are really good to use.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Crafty Ribbons
 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 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 40-172 Joy Filled Christmas, Stamps Happen #80243 Angels All Around, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, bell, beads, butchers twine, 


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

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Shhhhh..... He's Coming






















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 'Time/Clock/Numbers'
I thought I'd use this Tim Holtz die but couldn't think what to do with it at first, then thought about a special time when Santa comes, the rest just all came together.  You can't see it but my clock is very sparkly.

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:-

Hobby House




Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay,
Papers - Trim Craft Nordic Papers,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tim Holtz, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Pick-Up A Penguin



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 'Let's Make A Start On Christmas'

Being a fairly big image it doesn't leave much room for embellies, I don't know the brand of this stamp but I think it's so cute.


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

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Flutterby
























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

I used this image as I love to add loads of sparkle to the butterfly, I made a background, stamping with a Big & Juicy ink pad, and again used lots of glamour dust to give lots 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 is the prize on offer:-

We have been generously sponsored by Stix 2


Stix 2 is the home of all your adhesive needs and much more as well, the prize is an ultimate adhesives kit with all your essentials for crafting.


Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse Flying, 
Papers - Trim craft paper flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, Big & Juicy Mountain Meadow,
Embellishments - glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Going Pink!
























Good Morning, well my blogging friends Winter is definately on it's way, it's wet Saturday morning but that doesn't stop our new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Pink October'


I coloured a House Mouse stamp, a cute one as we were going pink.  I made a lace rosette to embellish, I haven't made them in a long while, it was quite therapeutic, and they are simple to do.

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 Crafty Ribbons






Recipe:-
Stamps - HMI1014 Love Bunny, Flonz butterfly, 
Papers - LOTV Heartfelt,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, distress inks, 
Tools - grand calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - stickles, lace, button, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Hugs
























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 'Colours Of Autumn'

To start with I used some brilliance ink in Coffee Bean colour and stamped my image and used some clear embossing powder, then heat embossed it.  I then water coloured it using distress inks, something I haven't done for a while, it was nice to have a change. I stamped the free hug coupon the same way, I think it's a do-crafts stamp but not entirely certain. The rest is pretty much straight forward.


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:-
Our sponsor is



One lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in their store.


Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST003 Hug Time, Do Crafts coupon stamp, Flonz butterfly stamp, 
Papers - Do Crafts Tilly Daydream, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Brillance Ink,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder Dies, 
Embellishments - brads, ribbon, flowers, gems, lace, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

It's In The Bag!!!!

Hello everyone, 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 these could be the ones for you.
























At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Autumn Glory', so for my image I did some masking, I stamped a Beatrix Potter image, then stamped it again on a post it note and covered the main image.  I then over stamped it with a Magnolia fence stamp to create a little scene.  After die cutting the labels I inked the edges with distress inks.  The background is a piece of patterened paper, that wasn't very detailed, I used A backgound stamp from The Stampman around the edge  and embossed with embossing powder.


We have sponsorship this Month from Penny Black with the following prize:-



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 'Colour Inspiration'
October colour inspiration

 So you can use a combination of these Autumn colours for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Stamp Addicts 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 - The Stampman Dragonfl Dreams, Tale Of Peter Rabbit - Crafters Companion, Magnolia Tilda Fence stamp, Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day, 
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss, LOTV Country Lady, LOTV Pressed In Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Embossing powder Copper Twinkle, heat gun, Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - lace, ribbon, gems, 


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

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Copy Cats























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 'Re Run'  so something different this week, Helene would like us to all go back and be inspired by the wonderful creations that the Design Team has made over the years. So, go back and look at old Allsorts challenges and take your pick from any of the DT:s creations to draw inspiration from. Make sure you tell us (preferably with a link) which Allsorts DT creation you refer to, just like my awesome team-mates have done this week.
I took inspiration from Susan's creation from June 11th 2016 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 is the prize on offer:-
 sponsored by Sizzix 




Recipe:-
Stamps - Popcorn Bear, 
Papers - Penny Black Painted Blooms, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - heart punch, bow maker, 
Embellishments - glamour dust, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Happy Bunnies
























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


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:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black, Do Crafts sentiments, 
Papers - LOTV Country Lady, Book pages, 
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Spellbinder Nesties, Grand Calibur, butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - lace, ribbon, pearls, stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Special Moments
























This is my mid month challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Add A Sentiment' So you can use any image but make sure you add a sentiment to your creation.
I love colouring this Penny Black image, I love all the detail and the fact I can colour it to match my choice of papers.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Sizzix, Sam, Marianne  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 -1122K sharing a moment
Papers - LOTV  Promises, 
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, 
Tools - Grand calibur,CC Design dies, X-cut butterfly punch, circle punch, spellbinder dies, small butterfly punch,  
Embellishments - pearls, ribbon, lace, stickles, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Play It Again Sam!

























Good Morning,  these Saturday mornings come round so quickly and are over jut as quickly too. so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts, and this week is our lovely Kevin's turn to host and he would like to see 'Black, White + One'
So my plus 1 colour is blue as you can see, and I went for a masculine design.  A simple design, but showcases the image 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 - House Mouse (by Joanna Sheen) JSHM057 - Friends Like You, 
Papers - Computer generated backing paper, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Embossing folder, cuttlebug, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Together Forever!

















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 'Anniversaries And Special Occasions'

I cut my card using Spellbinder label dies, then matted and layered up, I glittered the outer edge of the base card (doesn't show very well in the photo), and because of the layering and shape couldn't overload it with embellishments so just added some flowers and leaves.


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 this week:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 40-017 Loving & Hugging, Dovecraft Sentiment,
Papers - Trimcraft Paper Flowers,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - cherry blossoms, stickles, leaves, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Riding In Tandem
























Hello 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 Boys', we all need masculine cards but if your like me we don't often make them.  As you can see this is a 'New Job' card for my hubby's friend, the image suits this type of card.

We have sponsorship this Month from Hero Arts:-


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 'Add A Sentiment' So you can use any image but make sure you add a sentiment to your creation.
I love this stamp I used, it was a gift from my good friend Brenda, she knows I'm a sucker for a mouse or two LOL and comes with the sentiment used, what a great friend card it makes.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Sizzix, Sam, Marianne  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 - 40-454 Tandem, OR1048 Attack Of The Caffeine Crash,  sentiment - See D's alphabet,
Papers - LOTV Father Knows best, 
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, 
Tools - Grand calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - pearls, paperclips and school embellies, 


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