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

Monday, 5 January 2015

Sweet Little Mouse






















Hello, I hope you all have had a good New Year and are ready for the year ahead, I'm trying to get back to normal and get back to doing some blogging.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Natascha's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Anything goes with an optional sketch"



Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.  I chose to do a baby card and used this sweet little mouse asleep on a cotton wool ball, the papers are a favourite of mine for baby/toddler cards, they are so pretty.  As you can see I have used the sketch, I love using sketches, they do help when your mojo is not on speck.

There is always fab prizes on offer so do place 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 - HMER1013 Dream Puff, sentiment JSHM065 Special Baby, 
Papers - LOTV Bare Necessities, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Nesties, 
Embellishments - gems, stickles, ribbon, satin rose, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Something Sweet






















This is my first post of 2015, Happy New Year to you all, it's a new challenge 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 one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Dies & Punches', So get out your amazing dies and fabulous punches and join us please.  I used multiple dies and punches, the fence, birdhouse and bird are all from a Marianne designs (Creatables), then I stamped my image on to a shape cut with another of Mariannes designs.  My flowers were cut using sizzix Framelits, while the leaves were done with a signature die (Joanna Sheen) and finally the butterflies were done with a punch.  Dies and punches are my favourite to use for embellishments, especially flowers.

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 'Stencils, Masks & Embossing Folders' I used an embossing folder on my card, a crafters companion button embossing folder. My stamp is from a set I got just before Christmas, they are called Fairy sweet from Penny Black.

We have prizes from
Penny Black, All occasion dies, PPR Papercrafts, Crafty Ribbons

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.


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

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Peter Rabbit






















Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts, and it's the first challenge of 2015.
This week is our lovely leader , Brenda's turn to host and she would like to see 'Cold & Frosty Colours'
Here is what I did, I used a sponsors image from Nicecrane Designs , and decided to do a shaped easel card for a bit of a change.  As this shaped card was given to me I couldn't cut out DP so stamped out my background instead.  I love Beatrix Potter, and this Peter Rabbit is so cute.

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

We have two great sponsors to kick start the year...............


Nicecrane Designs . The prize if a $20 store voucher.


DigiStamp Boutique  The prize is a £10 store voucher.


Recipe:-
Stamps - Nicecrane, Indigo Blu, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, 
Tools - leaf punch, daisy punch, 
Embellishments - pearls, flowers, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Eeeeeeek .......... Another Candle!



Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts. It's the last challenge for this year. This challenge will last for two weeks to give us all a well earned Christmas holiday.

This week is our lovely Helene turn to host and she would like to see 'Last Minute Gifts' Since this time of the year can be hectic you sometimes end up needing some last minute gifts. I have decided to do another candle as I need three more for gifts for family.  I do love doing them and have to do matching gift boxes to put them in.  This time I used a House Mouse image, can you believe I haven't yet used one of my beloved House Mouse stamps on a candle...........Eeeeeek!!!!!!


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.

As our sponsor we have Marianne Design offering a surprise gift to a lucky winner.















Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Hugs






















I would like to quickly remind you that we have a challenge going at Stamping Sensations and this month the theme is 'Winter Wonderland' and if you pop over to the challenge blog you can see what I picked for my 5 favourite stamps.

And now onto my mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Special Occasions' So it can be any special occasion including Christmas for this challenge.  I decided to go with Christmas and used my new stamp, which I totally adore.  I have made a candle with a matching gift box.

Here is the back of the candle





















And this is the candle in it's gift box





















We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Flonzcraft, Nicecrane. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Penny Black 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 - Penny Black 40-081 Holiday hugs, holly stamp, sentiment stamp
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Border Punch, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, stickles, ribbon, trim, 


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

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Mail





















Good Morning bloggers, not long to go till the man in the red suit comes, are you all organised?  I'm not which is so unusual for me. But had some family and health issues which has knocked me of my game for the last few months. Next year I am going to be organised so I can enjoy it all more.
 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 'White Christmas'
Here is what I did, I used this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp, thank you Brenda she will be well used, and decided to use lots of glamour dust, and highlighted the white with Antique Linen Distress Inks to tone with the colour of her hat and coat and to help show the embossing. I  find it really hard not to use an actual image on my cards as the focal point, but the rest of my card is white which is what Jo is looking for.

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 generous sponsors:-




Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay Noel Joy,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, embossing folders, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - pearls, lace, ribbon, glamour dust, doily, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Winter Wonderland






















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 'Winter Wonderland' I love the scene I used, it comes out every Christmas, and there is absolutely lots of sparkle on there.

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 'Special Occasions' So it can be any special occasion including Christmas for this challenge.  I decided to go with Christmas and used my new stamp, which I totally adore.  Watch for the matching candle coming soon.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Flonzcraft, Nicecrane. 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 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 - Personal Impressions P241p, Penny Black 40-081 Holiday hugs,
Papers - Magazine freebie, 
Colouring Mediums -Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Border Punch, Spellbinders poinsettia dies, Grand Calibur, Signature leaf dies, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, gems, 


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

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Candy Canes






















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 'Animals'
Here is what I did, I used this really cute Mulberry Wood stamp, and decided to stick to traditional Christmas colours.  I stamped a candy cane to use as an embellishment, I used glossy accents to give it a shine, I've made it for my son Bobby, he likes anything with animals.  It's not too fussy as I enjoyed the colouring for this card and didn't want to loose the candy cane amongst other embellishments.


















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 challenge:-
Digistamp

£10 voucher
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/

Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood,  Mulberry Wood sentiment,Candy Cane (brand Unknown)
Papers - Trim craft Nordic Christmas,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot Embossing folder, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Gold Stickles, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Santa's Little Helpers





















 I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely restful weekend, or have you been bust Christmas shopping and putting up Christmas trees.
This is a challenge post for House Mouse and will be our Last Challenge of 2014 and it will run all the way through to January 3rd, 2015. That gives you an entire month to play for your chance to WIN some great prizes from not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 BUT 5! Yes, 5 Wonderful Sponsors!

OK so I wouldn't usually go for purple/lilac for a Christmas card, I'm the traditional red and green kind of girl.  But this is another card my daughter has asked me to make for her friends, she asked for purple and sparkly.  Never thought I would be using lilac gingham ribbon on a Christmas card.  I glossed the bauble which you can't see, and there's lots of my favourite Christmas product Glamour Dust, I need some more of that, not getting low.  Can't say I'm really impressed by this but it made a change for me.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge,  is "Christmas & New Year" -
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

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!
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Di's DigiStamps
NOTICE; A couple quick changes - Di's Shop NAME is now;  http://disdigistamps.com 
Giving away a generous a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's shop.

Marianne Design

Marianne Design prize will always be a surprise.

mariannedesign.nl




http://www.qkrstampede.com 
QKR Stampede - http://www.qkrstampede.com - home of the Perfect Shim!
Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice from QKR's online store 


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
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 - HMJR1038 Along For The Ride,
Papers - Freebies from a magazine,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, Signature dies, Snowflake punch, snowflake border punch,
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon,


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Mouse Goes 'POP'




Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Sarah's turn to host and she would like to see 'Milestone Birthday's' for e.g. 1st, 18th, 40th or 90th etc.........
Here is what I did, I used this fab House Mouse image, and made a masculine card for an 18 year old, so that's why there's a lack of embellies and flowers. I thought this would have been hard to colour but it wasn't suprisingly.

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://www.stix2.co.uk/

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Stix 2.





Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse, 
Papers - LOTV Father Knows Best, 
Colouring Mediums - spectrum Noirs,
Tools - Nesties, Grand Calibur, 
Embellishments - brads, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
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