Saturday, 20 September 2014

Greyfriars Bobby




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 'Based On A Film Title'

A bit of a sad film I chose I know, but it sticks in my mind, I saw it growing up and I remember crying at it.  But when it upsets your children it sticks in your mind more for that.  Bobby hasn't actually seen it and I wouldn't let him see it either.  You see he got it as a reading book at school, and I thought he might be OK as it wasn't the dog that died, nope Bobby cried nearly all way through, then he asked "why would somebody be so mean and write such a sad book for me to read",  aww bless him.

Kept my card masculine, just automatically started making it for a male, think it's because the film is based on a man and his dog, so a simple look for this one, I know not my usual style, not much in the way of embellies 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 is our sponsor :-


I used a Nicecrane image called A Dog Day which you can find here

Recipe:-
Stamps - as above, Sentiment by Flonz,
Papers - LOTV country gent,
Colouring Mediums - distress inks,
Embellishments - button, twine,


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Autumn Acrobat






















This is my creation for  Penny black & More @ Allsorts mid way, where the theme is 'Autumn Colours' So you can use any stamp for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, PPR, Flonz. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your 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 3976k Acrobat, 
Papers -LOTV country lady, country gent, , 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand calibur, CC Designs dies, signature dies,  
Embellishments - glitter, ribbon, gems, 


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

Monday, 15 September 2014

Dressed For Halloween



For my Design piece for Prickley Pear I used these cats dressed for Halloween, I stamped spider webs and bats for a background.  They have lots of good Halloween stamps to choose from.
There's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
CLR048 Build a cat
CLR017A Cats 2
CLR029A Bats set 2
D041 Scallop Circle nesting set
D048 Build a cat die set


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

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Sugar & Spice






















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 'Sugar & Spice' My theme is from the rhyme 'Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of', so you can choose sweet treats, girly creations or anything that you thinks reflects this rhyme.

Here is what I did, I used a Sugar Nellie stamp, and decided to use the colour combo lilac and turquoise.  The flowers I have made are my favourites at the moment, so I used a Crealies die and cut them in lilac paper, I inked the tips and shaped them.  Then added some stickles and a purple pearl to the centre.


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:-

Our sponsor this week is:-
3 images
the prize is 3 images

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 338 - Anything Cute
2. Diva's By Design - Anything Goes


Recipe:-
Stamps - Sugar Nellie,
Papers - LOTV Promises,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies dies, Memory box die, signature dies,spellbinders dies,
Embellishments - stickles, pearls, stemmed pearls, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 8 September 2014

SEW Cute













Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
This si a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Dorte's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Paper Piecing"  I have used these two cute individual stamps from a Joanna Sheen set, I paper pieced his trousers and the little dress.  The papers are Docrafts Tilly Daydream, I love them, my stamp is JSHM044 from Joanna Sheen.
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!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 Simon Says Stamp
Also:-
The lovely Marianne at Marianne Design

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.




















And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeou s stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
CLR017A Cats 2
D017 Scary cat & Bat die


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Secret Gardens


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 'Things with Wings' So get out your Birdie stamps, fairy stamps or any other stamp you may have with wings. There's lots of scope with this one, I used a Kraftin' Kimmie fairy stamp called Bird Fairy, I love these stamps.  I have tried something different, as you know apart from distressing I'm not an inky person, but my best friend Brenda does some fabulous inking, and I'm always saying to her I wish I could do some of that.  So I took the plunge and tried to give this stamp some dimension by stamping vines around the image, maybe she's sat in a secret garden cloaked in vines.  Hope Brenda approves LOL!  We all have to step out of our comfort zone sometime.

We have sponsorship this Month from


This is for the following challenge:-
ABC Challenge - S is for Shabby Chic

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 'Autumn Colours' So you can use any stamp for this challenge.

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

This is for the following challenges:_
1. Sweet Stampin' - The Great Outdoors
2. MAWTT - Shape Up

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 -Kraftin Kimmie Bird Fairy, Penny Black 1446J Garden Visit, 
Papers -K & Co, LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand calibur, crealies dies, signature dies, nesties, 
Embellishments - lace pearls, stickles, ribbon, 


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

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Pretty In Pink






















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 'Pretty In Pink'
Here is what I did, I used my favourite Lili Of The valley stamp, and decided to use LOTV papers from a vintage pad, I inked all edges in Frayed Burlap distress ink, I prefer it to Vintage Photo as it's a bit more subtle.  I love doing these flowers using a crealies die, they layer up beautifully.

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

Here are the sponsors:-
Ribbons and lace

Craft Fairy


DigiStamp Boutique

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Little Fairies - September - Sparkle & Bling
2. Creative Knockouts - #53 - Tic Tac Toe (stamping, Distressing, Flowers)
3. Ideas To Inspire (LOTV) - September - Pretty Papers
4. A Little Bit Crafty - September - Distress it

Recipe:-
Stamps - LOTV ST012 Fairy On Tiptoe, 
Papers - LOTV Heartfelt, LOTV Antebellum, 
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noir, distress inks, 
Tools - grand calibur, nesties, crealies dies, signature dies, 
Embellishments - pearls, stickles, lace, braid, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Blog Hop Day 3











Today is the third day of the hop over at Prickley pear, and this is what I made:-


















There's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
HH0170 Elves Babysitting
D041 Scallop Circle Nesting Set
D035 Mini Gears Dies set

Here are the fabulous prizes that are on offer, winners will be announced 8th September.










Here is the blog hop list:-
nicole
brenda
tracy (You Are Here)
maureen
barb
rene
angie
michelle
Heidi

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

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Halloween Hop











Today is the second day of the hop over at Prickley pear, and this is what I made:-


















There's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
GG0201 Headless horseman
FF0181 Crooked fence
CLR017A Cats 2
CLR029A Bats Set 2

Here are the fabulous prizes that are on offer, winners will be announced 8th September.










Here is the blog hop list:-
nicole
rene
maureen
tracy  (you are here)
michelle
Heidi

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

Monday, 1 September 2014

Christmas Again And A Blog Hop






















Hello I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.  Can't believe we are into another month already.  My youngest doesn't go back to school till Thursday, but this 6 week holidays have really gone fast and now I'm making Christmas cards.  Someone please press the pause button time is flying by!!!!!

This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the reminder of the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Christine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Food Glorious Food" - Use an image on your creation that has some form of food on it.    I have used HMOR1049 Christmas Cottage, had a play around with my Poinsettia die and made white for a change and inked the veins with distress inks.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-
Our Lovely Christines (host) is offering a NEW pack HM Food/Drink decoupage sheets












And also

Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - challenge 278 - Flower Power
2. Incy Wincy - Cute critters
3. The Cutie Pie - challenge # 77 - Two's Company


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.











I  don't have a card today for Prickley Pear, but there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/
It's a blog hop so I will have two cards for the hop one tomorrow and another on Wednesday, but as today is the start of the blog hop there's lots of creations by the rest of the team for you to see.












Recipe:-
Stamps - HMOR1049 Christmas cottage, 
Papers - Papermania 12 days of christmas, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinders poinsettia die, border punch, signature die,
Embellishments - gold beads, ribbon, stickles, bow, 


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

Saturday, 30 August 2014

My First Christmas Card






















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 'Early Christmas Makes', I have made my first Christmas card, so thank you Mervi for getting me going.
Here is what I did, I used a Humphrey's Corner stamp, isn't he so cute, and decided to go bright with the colouring and then stick to white and blue for the rest of the card, oh and glamour dusted snow, snowflakes and the border along the bottom, it does really sparkle in real life, wish I could capture it on the photo.  The border is a Memory box die called Frostyville 98146, I can see this being used a lot this Christmas, I love it, thanks Brenda.

The sentiment I used is from our sponsor Flonz and is from the Merry Christmas set.


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:-

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge



This is for the following challenges:-
1. Papertake Weekly - sketch #93 - Used the sketch
2. Simon says Stamp - Anything Goes (I used a memory box die)
3. Deep ocean - challenge # 85 - Something sweet (I used this sweet image)
4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 336 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Little fairies - #August - Cute & Cuddly
6. Polkadoodles - wk 34 - Christmas
7. Crafts 4 Eternity - #191 - Tic Tac Toe (I used Ink, Blue, Holiday theme)
8. Sweet stampin' - Embossing 

Recipe:-
Stamps - Humphrey's corner, Flonz sentiment,
Papers - N/A
Colouring mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Memory Box Dies, Snowflake punches, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Food Glorious Food






















Hello, it's Bank Holiday Monday,. I hope you’re all OK and having lovely extended weekend.
This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Christine's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Food Glorious Food" - Use an image on your creation that has some form of food on it.    I have used HMTR1016 Italian Feast, and made a gift bag.  I thought this bag would be nice if your going to a friends/relatives house for a meal to carry chocolates etc as a thank you.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-
Our Lovely Christines (host) is offering a NEW pack HM Food/Drink decoupage sheets












And also

Prize - Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Fussy & Fancy - #121 - Pets or Favourite animals (I adore mice)
2. Crazy For Challenges - #250 - Animals (mice)

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.




And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/
I took a piece of white card and stamped Prickley Pear butterflies with versa mark ink all over it. I then used embossing powder and heated it.  I then used three different colours of distress inks, worn lipstick, shabby shutters and mustard seed and coloured the card.  I then wiped over with kitchen paper to expose the embossed area's properly.  I have masked my flowers so I could layer the stamps then coloured with my spectrum noirs.  Cut and coloured two butterflies then stickled them.










So for my creation I used:-
CLR023 Mini Butterflies clear set
D041 Scallop Circle Nesting set



Recipe:-
Stamps - HMTR1061 Italian Feast, Prickley Pear (as above)
Papers - LOTV Pressed In Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Prickley Pear dies, border punch, sinature corner die,
Embellishments - doily, pearls, stickles,


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

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Sunshine Colours






















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 'Warm Sunshine Colours'
Here is what I did, I used a Sarah Kay stamp, they always say summer to me. Lots of layers on this card so I could use several pieces of this design paper as I think this Garden Party pad screams sunshine colours to me too.  The flowers are die cut from an old book I use for this reason.  I just inked the edges and added pearls, and also some pearls on stems and stickles to the centre.

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 this week...................


And..............
















This is for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - #277 - Anything goes + option of sketch  (I used their lovely sketch)
2. Papertake Weekly - To Die For
3. Diva's By Design - Pretty Pearls
4. Love To Create - #129 - Polka Dots & Pearls (my background paper is polka dots)



Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay, 
Papers - Dovecraft Garden Party,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks,
Tools - Grand Calibur, Crealies Daisy die, 
Embellishments - Pearls, stemmed pearls, doily, stickles


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Birthday Picnic






















This is my mid way creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Goes' So you can use anything for this challenge.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Flonz, and Classy Crafts. 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.

This is for the following challenges:_
1. Scribble & Scrap - challenge #25 - Anything Goes
2. The Cutie Pie - challenge # 76 - Cute with buttons and bows

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 - 40-016 Hedgehog Birthday
Papers -Raspberry Road summer goodness, ,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand calibur, signature border die, 
Embellishments - stickles, doiley, button, lace, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Men & Cars

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



And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
D041 Scallop Circle Nesting set,
 FF0173 53 Chevy
DD0209 There Is Flattery, 

This is for the following challenge:-
Incy Wincy - Things with wheels

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