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 

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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

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Colour Purple






















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so 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 'The Colour Purple'
Here is what I did, I used a Whiff Of Joy stamp, and decided to not use patterned papers but to emboss my background instead.  I thought it showed this Marianne doily die cut better.

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:-
A Day for Daisies



Recipe:-
Stamps - Melinda Reading Book Whiff Of Joy,  
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Marianne Dies, Embossing folder, 
Embellishments - Pearls, gems, ribbon, stickles


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Fairy Sweet & Cute





















Well it's the school holidays for us, there's a couple of play days arranged for Bobby, other than that not much going on.  My daughter is working hard on her A-levels so I'm helping her with them, by quizzing her, bless her I don't know how she keeps all that information in her brain.  She has just been to London last week for her sociology class and has a trip on the 3rd March to Auschwitz, to which I am very proud of her for getting a place,as there was only two places for her school.  Which reminds me I need to go and get her some thermals, I thinks she will definitely need them.

Today I am reminding you of our challenge for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes' So you can use whatever you like for this challenge.  I really adore this stamp sheet from Penny Black called Fairy Sweet, the images are so cute.  I've used it for a card for my Sisters birthday, not sure what I would call this card as the papers are a bit shabby chic with a touch of vintage.  Love the leaves which I made using some new Spellbinder dies to enhance the satin flowers.  I'm not very happy with the hair on my image, that is my downfall with my colouring and the thing I'm always disappointed with.  My Hubby keeps promising to buy me the Spectrum Noir colouring DVD's, but I'm still waiting, I need them to conquer this hair colouring I think.  Think I have the skin now, what a learning curve crafting is.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, All Occasion Dies and Kraftycards.   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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafts Galore Encore - Use A Stamp Or Digi
2. Crafting Musketeers - #22 - Cute
3. Crafting From The Heart - #47 - Anything Goes
4. ABC Challenge - D is for Die Cuts
5. Creative Card Crew - #81 - Birthday With Sentiment
6. Papertake Weekly - Bingo (punches, glitter, blooms)
7. Addicted To Stamps & More - #132 - Make Your Mark
8. Crafting For All Seasons - #96 - Dies and /or Punches
9. Fab 'N' Funky - #247 - Ribbon & Lace

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOYV Sentiments, Penny Black 30-151 Fairy Sweet,
Papers - LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs, distress inks,
Tools - grand calibur, spellbinder dies, heart punch, butterfly punch,
Embellishments -satin flowers, ribbon, stickles, lace,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Monday, 16 February 2015

Friends
















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely Valentines weekend. I have been a bit off it this weekend due to some problems with my jaw and mouth, but enjoyed watching Bobby play his football match, even though it was cold and damp.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Sue's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Friends" - Use something on your creation that represents friendship.  I have used this Tubby Bears stamp (OR1050), as this says friends to me all in the bath together LOL!  I have used some dies that are new to me and given to me by my lovely friend Brenda, thank you so much.  I adore the border along the top, so didn't go mad on embellies as the dies are quite fancy and didn't want it to get too OTT.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-


The One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
 
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Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD. 
 
 

We are also very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
  
 Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player! 

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 - OR1050 House Mouse Tubby Bears, Indigo Blu sentiment, Bebunni sentiment,
Papers - LOTV Timeless Victorian,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Babies Are So Special!






















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 'Any Occasion Other Than Birthday'
Here is what I did, I used a LOTV stamp called Baby With Teddy, and decided to do a new baby card, kept the colours neutral for either girl or boy.  I made an easel card as the die cut I used for the image once layered was a bit big and I wanted to get a bit more than just the image 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 are the prizes on offer:-


Jiggery Makery

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafting From The Heart - #46 - Anything Goes
2. Crafting For All Seasons - #95 - Have A Heart
3. The Crafter's Cafe - #103 - Hearts
4. Addicted To Stamps & More - #131 - Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stampin' - Inspired By A Song -  I chose the song BABY FACE


Recipe:-
Stamps - S278 Baby With Teddy,
Papers - Daisy & Dandelion Picnic Patch, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, pearls, lace,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 9 February 2015

Heartfelt Wishes






















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

So for a reminder of our theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Sue's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Love Is In The Air" - Use something on your creation that represents love. I have used HMJR1063 Lovely Confetti, I have kept this card simple, as I thought it was right for this image.  I suppose this could be used for either a Wedding or Anniversary card, it's a super cute image and I like the fact it's a bit different with the mice for a wedding.

Our sponsors this time are:-
Stampendous!
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value REWARD Card




The Hobby House


Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join 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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Glitter & Sparkle - #123 - Love Is In The Air
2. Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
3. Sweet Stampin' - Add A Heart
4. ABC Challenge - C is for Cupid



Recipe:-
Stamps -HMJR1063 Lovely Confetti, sentiment Crafters Companion Barkley, 
Papers - Dovecraft Back to basics III,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Sweethearts






















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 'Love Is All Around'
Here is what I did, I used one of the sponsor's digital stamps by Deedee's designs called Daniels Sweetheart, and decided to cut a heart out of my top layer of card, then stamped on it with three different stamps.  I then edged the heart with orange glitter.  Then layed it over my coloured 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 are our Sonsors for this challenge:-






Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 2 February 2015

Tweet Kisses





















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 Sue's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Love Is In The Air" - Use something on your creation that represents love. I have used HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses, but coloured a bit differently this time.  I just wanted a go at colouring this image in a different way to what I normallly do. I have used brighter colours and normally when I colour one of the House Mouse in grey I colour them lighter but this time I have gone quite dark.

Our sponsors this time are:-
Stampendous!
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value REWARD Card


  



The Hobby House


Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join 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.


Recipe:-
Stamps -HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses, sentiment JSHM050 Sweet Kisses, 
Papers - LOTV Antebellum,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, distress inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies dies, Corner punch, 
Embellishments - gems, ribbon, button, twine, sparkly brads, 


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

Hedgehogs & Bunnies



Hi 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 'Anything Goes' So you can do anything you like.  I used this cute Bebunni stamp and made the heart using an embossing folder and some Core'dinations card stock.

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 Goes' So you can use whatever you like for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, All Occasion Dies and Kraftycards.   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 - Bebunni crafters Companion, Penny Black 4061K Hedgy Gifts,
Papers - Docrafts Tilly Daydream, LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools -Sizzix Embossing folder, grand calibur, marianne dies, 
Embellishments -satin flowers, ribbon,gems,


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

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Purple Pansies
























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovelyWendy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Flower Power'
I don't know the make of my stamp, but I coloured it then cut it with my Marianne dies.  I decided to show the flowers at their best so kept the card simple. I always have pansies in my garden, 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.

Here are the prizes on offer:-
Whimsy gift certificate




3 images

3 images

http://scrappersdelights.com/store/



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 26 January 2015

I Can See You!



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

So to remind you of the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Pauline's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Make It Masculine" - Use something on your creation that is suitable for a male card.  I have used the Gruffie stamp JR1070 Finding Friends, and teamed this with Lili Of The Valley Fathers Knows Best.  To embellish this I used brads instead of gems, and glossy accents for the magnifying glass.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

There is always fab prizes on offer so do please pop on over to the challenge blog to take a look.

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 - JR1070 finding friends, Joanna Sheen sentiment,
Papers - LOTV Father Knows Best,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Embellishments - brads, glossy accents, ricrac, button, twine,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Anyone For Cake





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 'Lace & Pearls'
Here is what I did, I used this Fizzy Moon stamp I got reduced for 50p what a bargain, as it's super cute. I coloured my image then matched my papers using LOTV Heartfelt paperpad.  I used some ready frilled lace and edged my image with it, I thought the ribbon was too bright at first but it brings the red out in the patterened paper.

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.


Now our Sponsors this week...............

PPR Papercrafts

PPR Papercrafts
























Recipe:-
Stamps - Fizzy Moon Birthday Treats, 
Papers - LOTV Heartfelt,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Sizzix dies, Leaf punch, 
Embellishments - Pearls, lace, ribbon, Stickles,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 19 January 2015

For My Boy!






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend. It was my Son's birthday on Saturday and we had snow on and off all day.  We had bought him a new scooter for his 9th Birthday and poor thing he couldn't go out on it.  It snowed over night and it was white over when we got up Sunday morning, thank god there was no football match to go to.
So onto today's card which was for my son's birthday, he had a party where the main food was Pizza's, so a pizza card it was, he thought it was good and liked it!

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Pauline's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Make It Masculine" - Use something on your creation that is suitable for a male card.  I have used the Gruffie stamp JR1068 Bear Of An Appetite, and teamed this with Lili Of The Valley papers Bear Necessities.  To embellish this I used brads instead of gems, but for a bit of interest I went for Spellbinder dies.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

There is always fab prizes on offer so do please pop on over to the challenge blog to take a look.

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 - JR1068 Bear Of An Appetite, Do crafts sentiments,
Papers - LOTV Bear Necessities,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - brads, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Spring Flowers






















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 'Spring Flowers'
Here is what I did, I used this beautiful Sarah Kay stamp, and decided to choose my papers so I could colour her to match the papers.  I adore these papers and fit the theme so well.  The die is a freebie I just got in a magazine, it's fab and I cut one green and one pink then cut out the pink flower and layered it on top of the green one.

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:-
4 images of winners choice

4 images of winners choice

http://www.apassionforstamps.blogspot.com/

Today's News:-
It is my youngest Son's Birthday today, Bobby will be 9 years old, OMG how the time goes so quickly.  He's my cheeky, gorgeous and funny little boy.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!  So he's requested Pizza's for dinner, not good for my weight watchers and a shopping trip to spend his Birthday money.  We are having a bit of a tea party as he didn't want a big party this year.  And he has his football training too this morning so a busy day.
























Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay Rose's Garden, 
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grnd Calibur, Spellbinders dies, Creative Dies, 
Embellishments - gems, bow, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Cute Little Bunny!






















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 'Cute & New' I used this gorgeous Bebunni stamp which is new, I got it for Christmas, thank you Brenda, and decided to use these pretty papers from LOTV.  They all go so well together layered up, I didn't do my usual and add flowers as I wanted to show the papers in their layers.  So quite a simple card I think but effective, I love doing this sketch.

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:-

http://cuddlybuddly.com/

http://cuddlybuddly.com/


Recipe:-
Stamps - Bebunni, 
Papers - LOTV Perfect Pair, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Butterfly punch, 
Embellishments - Stickles, gems, ribbon, flower bud, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
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