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

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Flower Power



















Double whammy today, two challenges, first 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 'How Does Your Garden Grow'
Using a House Mouse stamp to make this, I thought Dandelions would fit the theme well and I love this image, it's so cute.  You wouldn't want them to grow in your garden, but we allow some to grow to feed the Rabbit and Guinea Pigs.

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:-






















Now onto my next challenge, this is a midway reminder  for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Flower Power'
My card has a Poinsettia on, it was stamped first with a Penny Black stamp then heat embossed with white embossing powder, I used Marianne dies for this card layered up in a red and white combo, and I used an embossing folder on the white layers.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts, Crafty Ribbons . Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Penny Black stamps out isn't it!!!!!!


Recipe:-
Stamps -HMUR1002 Blowing Dandelions, Penny Black Wonder Colllection, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne Dies, Embossing folders, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, pearls, embossing powder, gems, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 11 June 2016

A Rosette For Dad
























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 'Fancy Bow/Ribbons'

I was planning to do a triple bow with different sized ribbons, but when I started to get some bits out I noticed a LOTV stamp out, it was to do my Dad's Father's Day card with.  I thought it's a shame I can't do ribbons on this, that way I could kill two birds with one stone.  Then don't know where it came from but I came up with the idea of a Rosette.  Yeah fits the theme perfectly.


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.

This weeks sponsor is:-


Crafty Ribbons 



Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST188 Mini Bear, Do Craft Sentiments, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Embossalicious  - Crafters Companion, spellbinders nesties, 
Embellishments - ribbons, glossy accents, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 5 June 2016

In Need Of Some Gift Bags

























Welcome to you all, 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 ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Feature A Creature' So any creature can be on your image, I chose this cute House Mouse image with the mouse and bird, taking a bath.
Now you might think that I've been making a lot of gift bags lately but everyone dips into them and when I looked for one the other day I was down to a couple and they were the wrong theme.


We have sponsorship this Month from

'be Creative!'  (Once Upon a Stamp here.) 

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 'Flower Power'
Again another gift bag, but I do enjoy creating these.  My paper bags are actually called Lunch bags and bought from a discount store.

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

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 - HMUR1030 Bird Bath, Penny Black Acrobat 3976K, 
Papers - LOTV Perfect Pair, LOTV Country Lady,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, CC Designs dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, 


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

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Taking It Easy
























Phew that was a busy week, school holidays and now Bobby is 10 years old it's harder to find stuff to do with him.  He's at the age where the things he wants to do cost a fortune or he's too old for other stuff.  We did Yorkshire Wildlife Park and he loved that, we all did.  It was my Daughters 18th Birthday, so there was a lot baking and prep for that.
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 'The Great Outdoors'
I need a card for my Dad who retires in July, and looking through my stamps thought I could kill two birds with one stone here. So I found this Forever Friends stamp and as it has an outdoor theme and suits a retirement card, it was a no brainer.

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 are:


This is the prize from them
Recipe:-
Stamps - Forever Friends The Good Life, 
Papers - mixture from stash, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 28 May 2016

It's A Girl

























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 'In The Pink'
My friend has just had a baby girl so it was the perfect theme so I could make this card, you can guess her name which is so pretty, so a cute card for a gorgeous little girl.

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:-

Sizzix prize




Recipe:-
Stamps - Lili Of The Valley ST278 Baby With Teddy, 
Papers - Penny Black Painted Blooms,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, signature dies, border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, pearls, stickles,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

In The Pink
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is ............ turn to host and she would like to see '....................'
Here is what I did, I used ............................stamp, and decided to

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:-




Recipe:-
Stamps -
Papers -
Colouring Mediums -
Tools -
Embellishments -


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Birthday Celebrations

























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our 7th Birthday at Allsorts so a massive prize this week.   We would like to see 'Birthday' as our theme.
Here is what I did, I used this cute Birthday stamp, and decided to do a gift bag.

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:-



The prize is a £50 store voucher to spend at their web site


Recipe:-
Stamps - PSX Spice & Mice, 
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, 
Tools - grand calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, stickles


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Vintage Book
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Vintage'
I like doing Vintage, getting the distress inks out and for this image with it having a book on it, I thought flowers made from old book pages would go 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:-
Sponsor - Marianne Designs




Recipe:-
Stamps - Prickly Pear, 
Papers - Be Creative - Vintage Collage, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, distress inks, 
Tools - Cuttlebug, TH Tattered Lace, 
Embellishments - Lace, pearls, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Fairy Magic
























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 'There's Magic In The Air'

Here is what I did, I used a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, and decided to make an easel card as the image is quite big, I also wanted to get quite a big sentiment on.  I adore this stamp and love colouring it, it's so pretty.  I used some Lavinia stamps for the background and also to put a pattern onto my flower.  This is for my Daughter Jodie who will be 18 on the 1st of June.


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:-







I would like to let you know that we will be celebrating our 7th Birthday at Allsorts soon





Recipe:-
Stamps - Kraftin Kimmie, Lavinia Stamps, 
Papers - Trim Craft - Paper Flowers,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - signature dies, TH Tattered floral dies, Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur, X Cut Butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - pearls, stickles, ribbon,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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