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

Saturday, 3 September 2016

New Beginnings
























So it's nearly time for the children to go back to school, our Bobby goes back on Tuesday, and he's not looking forward to it this year.  He goes into year six and as he's been told they will be preparing them for high school next year.  So he knows he'll have to knuckle down now Lol

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 'New Beginnnings' -new baby, new job, new home, wedding etc 

My husband was recently promoted to Branch Manager, so I made him this card and it fitted this theme perfectly.  I have no idea where the idea for this design come from it just popped into my head. But I really enjoyed doing 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.

Our sponsor this week is:-





Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Under The Weather
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Wendy turn to host and she would like to see 'Use 2 or more dies'

I fancied a bit of a different theme this time, and went for a get well card as the weather will be changing soon no doubt, and all those nasty bugs and viruses will be going round, so I'm sure I'll be using it for somebody.  For my dies I used sizzix flower dies in three different sizes so I've used more than two dies. Haven't made many handmade flowers lately so enjoyed doing these.


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 HMOR1047, Sentiment Joanna Sheen, 
Papers - LOTV Petal Fresh, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Sizzix flower dies, circle punch,
Embellishments - ribbon, bow, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Pink Florals
























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 'Fabulous Florals'

Using a Joanna Sheen stamp I stamped the image once then masked it then stamped it again to get a bigger image.  Coloured with Spectrum Noirs I used a grey to do the shading to make them more life like.  I used glamour dust to give the edges a slight sparkle but not too much.  I kept the card simple as I thought the flowers did most of the work for this card.  I so enjoyed using and colouring this image.


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 - Joanna Sheen Js368 Thinking of you,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand calibur, spellbinder dies , 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems , glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Have A Mice Day



















Hello and welcome, it has been such lovely weather this week I have spent lots of time in the garden, mowing lawns, tidying borders etc.......  but this weekend it will be uniform shopping.

Here is my mid way creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes With A Stamp'  So you can use any stamp for this challenge, so it gives you plenty of choice.  This is a real cutie from from Penny Black, and I love using it. I used some Penny Black paper and overlaid it with a Lattice die cut and embellished it with pearls.  Added borders and some punched butterflies, and stickles to add some sparkle and finish off the card.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Crafts U Love  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 30-028 Micey Day, 
Paper:- Penny Black Painted Blooms,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Lattice Die, Marrianne border die,  butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - stickles, pearls, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Pretty Butterflies
























Good Morning,  It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts, and we have a great theme for the lovely summer weather we've been having.  This week is our lovely Susan's turn to host and she would like to see 'Butterflies'

I started this card wanting to use a freebie set I got with a craft magazine and hadn't used yet.  It has two dies - an outer rim then the cut out wings, there's also three stamps - a sentiment, a flower and a butterfly, I utilised all of them. I started by cutting the butterfly outline out, then stamped with memento ink the butterfly with detail.  Using a glue pen I coloured in the patterned wings then sprinkled with glitter.  I then used the detailed die and cut the butterfly out in vellum then overlaid. Using pearls for the body, finished each butterfly.

For the base of the card and background I stamped a strip of white card with a flower stamp and matted it onto pink card, I did a faux stitched outline round the base card and stamped the sentiment in the corner.


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 for this week:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums - Memento ink, spectrum noirs, 
Tools - magazine freebie die set, 
Embellishments - pearls, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Sleepy Dragon And A Bear



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 challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Anything Goes' So you can use what ever stamp you want.  I fancied doing something different and used this Sweet Pea stamp of this cute sleepy little dragon.  I thought it could be for a new baby boy or a toddler, I love the fact he's sleeping under the die cut stars, I kept it simple as I didn't want to detract from the cute image.

FOIL PLAY


The prize is a £35 voucher for the foil play store


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'  So you can use any stamp for this challenge, so it gives you plenty of choice.  This is one of my favourites from Penny Black and I know it's an old image but don't know if it's still available, it's called Bitty Angel and is fabulous to colour.  I glittered the wings so they sparkle really well.  I layered up with patterned paper, embossed card and then added some faux stitching.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Crafts U Love  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 - Sweet Pea, Penny Black, Flonz butterflies,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, embossing folders, star die - not sure of brand, 
Embellishments - stickles, ribbons, gems, 


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

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Does My Bum Look Big In This?

























Good Morning it's been a lovely week for the school holidays, lots of nice sunshine for the kids to play out in.  Hope the weekend is just as good.
On this Saturday morning it's a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Spots & Stripes'

I made a gift bag, I really don't know where they go in my house but there's never many when I look in the box.  I was looking through my papers for some spots and stripes and came across these freebies that came in a magazine with the stamp I've used.  I decoupaged the stamp on the hat and the bow on the swimsuit, I'm happy with the result as it looks quite effective.


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 this week :-

Crafty Ribbons

and
                                                 










DigiStamp Boutique


Recipe:-
Stamps - Acid Drops & What Nots, 
Papers - Acid drops & what nots, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Embellishments - Gingham heart trim, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 30 July 2016

A Touch Of Sparkle

























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 'A Touch Of Sparkle'

I went all girly on this to show my sparkle, there's stickles on the butterflies and then around the edge of the image and the mirror.  I love these papers, they are so pretty,


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:




Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Light A Candle

























Well what a beautiful week it has been weather wise, the kids break up on Wednesday for the summer holidays and I have my Aunts funeral on Thursday so a bit of a mixed week.  But a trip to Blackpool is in order to cheer things up tomorrow.  Pity my eldest son isn't coming but he's offered to look after the dogs etc...........
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 'Anything But A Card'
So I thought a candle was in order for a change, I did think gift bag at first LOL but you might be getting a bit fed up of them from me.
I went a bit vintage on it using this La Blanche image stamped then coloured with Spectrum Noirs.


























For the back of the candle I stamped a sentiment from Indigo Blu, some gold stickles dotted around and a die cut picket fence to finish the look 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.

Sponsoring us this week is:



Lets Create


Recipe:-
Stamps - La Blanche, Indigo Blu, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne Designs, 
Embellishments - stickles, ribbon, roses, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 July 2016

Slumber Time

























This is my midway challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes With A Stamp' So you can use  any image for this challenge.

I decided to make a gift bag, I decoupaged my image as it's quite a simple one.  I trimmed up with ribbon and lace to finish off.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Sizzix  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 2301FK,
Papers - LOTV  Pressed InTime,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder nesties,
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, lace, 


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

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Purple Birthday Parade
























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 ' Add A Frame'

I used a spellbinders die to frame the image, raised on foam pads.  The image is a Penny Black and the sentiment is All Occasion dies which I glittered for a bit of sparkle.  I have had this lilac lace for a while but not had a chance to use it till now.


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 - Penny Black
Papers - Trim craft - paper flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, All Occasion dies, spellbinders dies, Crealies dies, 
Embellishments - lace ribbon, gems, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Gone Fishing!!!

























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kevin's turn to host and she would like to see 'One For The Boys'

I made this for my Dad's Birthday, he loves his fishing.  The images are from Polkadoodles, and the background was made using Daisy & Dandelion stamps


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 Crafty Ribbons with a collection of ribbons and embellishments







Recipe:-
Stamps - Polkadoodles, Do craft sentiments, Daisy & Dandelion, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, distress inks, 
Tools - All Occasion dies, 
Embellishments - stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Girly Sparkles

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 'Anything Goes With A Stamp & Ribbon' , so you can go with anything you want just include a ribbon.  I went with a Lili Of The Valley stamp and subtle colours.

We have sponsorship this Month from
Crafty Ribbons 

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' So you can use  any image for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Sizzix  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 - 1122K Sharing A Moment, LOTV ST144 Dandelion Clock,
Papers - LOTV Always & Forever, LOTV Perfect Pair, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder nesties, All Occasion dies, Crealies dies, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, lace, stickles,


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

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Baking Gift Bag

























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 'Gingham Style'

It's my Mum's Birthday today so I needed a Gift bag to put some goodies in, she loves Turkish Delight but not the chocolate coated one you can buy, but the Rose flavoured one with the powder on the outside and I know of a stall that sells it but it's quite expensive, so I bought her some and some of her favourite Thorntons chocolates as I have given her money for her birthday to spend on her Holidays next week but wanted her to have something to open.
I thought the image on this went well with what I was putting in it, and I love red Gingham with anything to do with food, baking or to do with the kitchen.


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 a Paper pad to give



And also




Recipe:-
Stamps -LOTV ST171 M ix it & Make it,  
Papers - Free download gingham papers, Raspberry Road designs - Summer goodness,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - All Occasion Dies, 
Embellishments - Heart trim, stickles,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sitting Pretty
























Good Morning, well I've just waved my daughter off as she's spending the weekend in London, she's going with her best friend as a belated 18th trip, I know i'm going to worry all the time but they are very sensible and so excited.  I know she'll be texting me all the time.
So It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week we would like you to use the picture below as inspiration

June 25th

I used one of my all time favourite stamps from Lili Of The Valley called Swing Time, and tried to give the whole card a garden feel to go with the inspiration picture.

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 Sizzix :-



















Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST001 Swing Time, 
Papers - From stash, sorry no brand
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne dies, Spellbinder Dies, Crealies dies, Signature Dies,
Embellishments - gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x