Sunday, 3 May 2015

Flowers And Champagne






















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 'Flower Power' I used a really pretty Tulip stamp, this is not my usual kind of card as it has no cuteness to it.  I also didn't use backing papers as I didn't want to detract from the stamp, so embossed my backgrounds instead.

Our May prize this month is a fabulous £35 store voucher from Crafty Individuals.













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 'Dies & Punches' So you can use any image for this challenge.  I chose this stamp so that the card could be used as a male or female card, I always like playing with my dies so this theme is a good one for me.


We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Crafts U Love, Stix 2 Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your dies 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - 30-012 Bubbly, 
Papers - Papermania Exquisite, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools -  Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, embossing folders, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, ricrac, stickles, glossy accents, 


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

Saturday, 2 May 2015

April Showers






















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 'April Showers Bring May Flowers'
I have both on my card, April showers and some flowers, for my backing paper I used some glitter card for a sparkly wet look.  I used Glossy Accents for the outside of the umbrella and stickles for the puddles.

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 sponsors for this challenge:-

http://www.stix2.co.uk/


Digistamp



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Say Ahhhhhhhh!






















Good morning, I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend, with some lovely sunshine.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Diane's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Dotty For Dots" - Use some dots somewhere on your creation, I chose dotty paper.  I decided to do a get well card, and chose a shabby chic look for this.  Assorted handmade flowers and butterflies finished this off.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.
There is fabulous prizes up for grabs, so it's worth joining in.

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.



Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Pink Piggies






















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 'Bring Your Bling' so that's lots of sparkle.
Here is what I did, I used cute and fun stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie, I did stamp it twice so I could do a practice run at colouring them and getting my colours right.  I needed to go with pinks because of the sentiment but then wanted to use papers that pulled the greens in too, I love this colour combo as I love the burgandy.  Adding gems and stickles gave me my sparkle for this weeks challenge theme, but then I always love to use some sparkle on my girlie cards.

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:-

Whimsy gift certificate


http://www.pprcrafts.com/
PPR Papercrafts


Recipe:-
Stamps - Kraftin' Kimmie Tickled Pink Piggies, 
Papers - LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies Dies, Spellbinders Dies, 
Embellishments - Ribbon, Gems, Stickles,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Butterflies And Balloons






















Good Morning bloggers, I have two creations and two challenges today. It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Jo's turn to host and she would like to see 'Quick & Simple Does 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.


























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Birthdays' So you can use anything in relation to Birthdays for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Robert Addams, PPR Papercrafts and Stamp Addict. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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.


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 13 April 2015

April Showers






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.  We went to Cumbria  to see the home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top Cottage.  We had a fabulous time even though it rained the whole day and we even had snow at one point.  Lake Windermere looked wonderful too and there was snow capped hills in the background, that was our view while we ate our picnic.
I thought the kids might not have enjoyed it but the kids found it quite interesting.  I can honestly say Beatrix Potter was a very inspiring woman of her time.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Beth's turn to choose the theme and she chose "April Showers".
I used this House Mouse stamp and I always love colouring it.  Because the image is quite big and detailed I kept the card simple.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

 http://www.stampendous.com/

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

winner will receive a selection of ink pads
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

And Beth's Candy Prize


Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.

Recipe:-
Stamps -HMOR1096 Special Delivery, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, stickles, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Dream Box













Good Morning bloggers, it has been lovely weather this week, especially for the kids on their Easter Holidays,  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 'Choose 3 From The Bingo Grid'

Bingo Theme

I chose the middle line down - Lace, Flowers, Pearls
So today I have a box for you to see, I seem to go through phases where I like to alter things like paper bags, note books and my favourite, boxes.  Anything you can stick patterned papers on really as I am a bit of a paper fiend.  Now these papers you may recognise as they are a freebie with this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.  They are called 'Botanica' by Craftwork Cards, I love them, you get about 6 double sided sheets and I really need to buy a pad of these, they are so pretty.  I did  over stamp the papers on the bottom half of my box with a selection of stamps from The Stampman.




























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 Baker Ross


Baker Ross

Recipe:-
Stamps - Indigo Blu, The Stampman Dragonfly Dreams, 
Papers - Botanica Craftwork Cards, 
Colouring -  Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies CLCF14, Spellbinder Hearts,
Embellishments - Pearls, Ribbon, Lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Gift Bags Galore






















Hello and Happy Easter to you 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 challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Pretty In Pink', sorry for boring you all with yet another gift bag, but gift bags are my thing at the moment, and very useful too.  I love using LOTV products, so used one of their images and there papers too.

We have sponsorship this Month from


A £40 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 'Birthdays' So you can use anything in relation to Birthdays for this challenge.  Yet another gift bag from me, done in blues and purples, and an image so this can be used for either male or female.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Robert Addams, PPR Papercrafts and Stamp Addict. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps - 30-012 Bubbly Transparent, LOTV, sentiment Bebunni, 
Papers - LOTV, Magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - lace, doilies, ribbon, pearls, flower dies, leaf punch, 

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

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter Surprise!





















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'
Here is what I did, I used a Helz Cuppleditch stamp, and decided to make an Easter gift bag for an Easter egg I was giving to someone.  I love making gift bags, hope your all not fed up with them, I am making them a lot lately.

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:-
Digistamp
£10 voucher



Recipe:-
Stamps - Helz Cuppleditch,
Papers - Helz Cuppleditch, 
Colouring Mediums -specrum Noirs, 
Tools -border punch,
Embellishments - doily, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 30 March 2015

Birthday Gift Bag






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Christine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Birthday's with a Birthday sentiment" - I decided  to do a gift bag, I never seem to have enough of these done in advance, so I need to top up my bags ready for those times when I need to reach for a gift bag.  So you may see a few of these over the next couple of weeks.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-


  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 our 2nd generous sponsor is;


http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

Christine's Birthday candy prize.

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.


Recipe:-
Stamps - HMJR1017 Butterfly  Express,
Papers - freebie from a magazine,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum Noirs, Distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, corner punch, spellbinder dies, tattered lace bow maker, 
Embellishments - gems, stickles, ribbon, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Those Cheeky Little Rabbits


















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.  But first an up-date on my hospital appointment that was on Tuesday, there was no Pathology results yet, but the specialist is pleased with how my mouth is healing, and wants me to go back in 6 weeks time, for a further check-up.  But till then I have to carry on with soft foods to protect my Jaw from becoming damaged.  The stitches are still in too, even though they are disolvable they can take 6/8 weeks to actually dissolve, and they are needed to stop the wound from opening with the pressure of eating.  I am still getting some pain, but there is a lot of improvement too.  I still have the pins and needles in my chin, lip and tongue and I was told by the specialist that that can take anything up to a year to go back to normal, hope it won't be that long as I keep biting my tongue.  I am feeling more positive about the results and so was the Specialist, so onwards and upwards.

This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Feature A Creature'
Here is what I did, I used a set of Peter Rabbit stamps, and decided to make a set of Thank You cards/notelets.  All the images are watercoloured, and as they are small (A6) didn't require a lot of embellishments, but I tried to still make them pretty.  I made a box to for them, so that I can give them as a gift.

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 sponsors for this week:-










Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion's Peter Rabbit, Dovecraft Sentiments,
Papers - LOTV Baskets & Bunnies, 
Colouring Mediums - Water colour paints, distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Sizzix flower Dies, butterfly punch, Tattered Lace Bow Maker,
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, pearls, satin roses, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Anyone For Cake?





















Good Morning bloggers, it's good to be back in blogland. My operation went well and I am on the road to recovery, there was a lot of swelling and bruising but that has almost gone now, still in some pain bit it's getting less each day, nights seem to be the worst.  I am back at the hospital on Tuesday for my results, so let's hope it's good news, I am feeling positive about it.

So back to this morning's challenge, 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 'Cupcakes/Cakes'
Here is what I did, I baked a cake using a Lili Of The Valley stamp called Mix It & Make It, and decided to use watercolours to paint the image, I'm enjoying the change at the moment from my Spectrum Noirs, then I distressed everything with Distress Inks, and for once I didn't stick to my usual symmetrical, even layout.  As this is the first card I have made for a couple of weeks I felt like I wanted to just play around with the components and have fun with it, not worrying too much about everything been neat and even, yes I am a bit OCD with things, neat lines, lists, everything has a place, colour co-ordination etc..........  I enjoyed the experience of  filling my card with lots of bits and pieces.

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:-

3 images from


3 images

http://scrappersdelights.com/store/


Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST171 Mix It & Make It, Dovecraft Alphabet Stamps, LOTV ticket stamps, 
Papers - LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums - Watercolour paints, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder Dies, Sizzix Flower Dies, Heart Punch, Signature butterfly dies, 
Embellishments - lace, pearls, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Spring And Some News!






















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning and I do hope this goes live because as it does I will be in hospital.  I went to see a Surgeon on Tuesday and he informed me he wanted me in hospital on Friday Morning for an operation.  I have a Cyst/Growth (there not sure what it is until it's sent to pathology) in my jaw. It has become so big and has eaten a lot of my bone away.  When they try to remove the cyst and several teeth there is a chance the jaw bone could break as it is so thin and weak, and I may have to have a bone graft done.  This only became a problem  recently (3/4 months ago)  and everything has moved very fast
The appointment was supposed to take up to 18 weeks originally from Tuesday not the 3 days it has done, But until they operate they will not know the extent of damage or how long I will need to stay in hospital  so therefore I haven't been able to get organised and maybe missing for a while, hopefully though while I'm layed up I will be able to do some blogging, but obviously not making cards.

So back to today's challenge at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Spring Is In The Air', I haven't used a Popcorn Bear for quite a while so thought I would colour up this one.


Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge and to find out what prizes are on offer, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Recipe:-
Stamps - Popcorn Bear Bunches Of Love, Dovecraft Alphabet stamps, 
Papers - Helz Cuppleditch Pepper & Friends, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Nesties, Sizzix flower dies, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring Time Critters

















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was my turn to choose the theme and I chose "SPRING" - Use something on your creation that means Spring to you, I have used HMTR1016 Finders Keepers, I adore this stamp and love colouring it, there's just so much detail.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-


http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

  
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads 

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.

Recipe:-
Stamps -HMTR1016 Finders Keepers,
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum  Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Butterfly punch,
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, gems, flowers, leaves, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Take It Easy!






















Good Morning bloggers, as this goes live I will be getting ready to take my son to his football match, that will be 2-3 hours stood in the freezing cold as he is playing in two matches today.
So 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 Guys' So get out your masculine stamps, as we all need those masculine cards but we don't all enjoy making them.  I think it's the lack of embellishments we use on male cards.


We have sponsorship this Month from
Foil Play


Foil Play


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 'Blossom & Bows' So you can use any image for this just incorporate a bow and some flowers on your card for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Crafty Ribbons, and Sissix.  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 - LOTV, Penny Black 30-151 Fairy Sweet, 
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss, LOTV Father Knows Best, Papermania Lucy Cromwell,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, sizzix flower dies, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Twine, pearls, lace ribbon, stickles,


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

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Rope Swing





















Good Morning bloggers, hope you are all well, I am full of cold at the moment and the sinuses are playing up, hope they sort themselves out before my hospital appointment on Tuesday.
So it's Saturday morning and time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Helene's turn to host and she would like to see you 'Use Brads'
Here is what I did, I used a masculine stamp as I see brads good for embellies on masculine cards, and decided to go with a colour combo I love for those male cards, Blue, Taupe and Brown.
For this image I felt like a changes and got my Distress Inks out to colour, I can't remember when I last used them to watercolour with.  I really enjoyed it 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.

Here are the lovely sponsors for this week:-

Digistamp

Digistamp
£10 voucher

And also

Marianne Design





Recipe:-
Stamps -LOTV stamp, Bebunnie sentiment,
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder nesties, 
Embellishments - Brads, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
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