Saturday, 14 January 2017

Wings On Things























Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week my turn to host and I would like to see 'Wings On Things'

Well I sneaked three things with wings on my card, my fairy, a bee and a butterfly.  I used a Flower Fairy stamp and her wings and dress are sparkly with Glamour dust but not really showing.  The Butterfly Die was a Christmas present, thanks B, it's a Penny Black and comes with two sizes, I also glamour dusted that 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.

 We are sponsored by:-



 the prize is



Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion Flower Fairies, 
Papers - Trim Craft Paper Flowers, Vellum,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, Penny Black dies, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, pearls, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 7 January 2017

It's Dogs And Cats!

























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 'Cats Or Dogs'

I featured both a Cat and a Dog on my creation and made it into a Valentines card, a bit early I know, but at least I'm prepared and have the Hubby's card made, I always seem to be a bit last minute lately.


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 and prizes on offer:-




And also






Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion Barkley stamp + sentiment, 
Papers - Barkley CD Rom (Crafters Companion), 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Spellbinder dies, Anna Griffin punch,
Embellishments - Glamour Dust, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Stamps, New Year!
























Happy New Year to all,
It's a new year and 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 Coffee & Cream and this gives me a chance to play with new stamps, which my Cousin bought me for Christmas and brought me on his visit from America.  I used all brown/cream tones and embellished it with a photo strip stamped in brown.  The sentiment 'Say Cheese' was computer generated.

This months prize is


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 any theme and stamp for this challenge.

I have used another new stamp which is from America, my Cousin and his Fiancee chose really well as I didn't have any they bought me.  This cute stamp is a perfect Birthday stamp for all ages.  I don't know the stamp brand for the balloons but I think it's a Daisy and Dandelion stamp, I glazed the balloons in Glossy Accents to give them that authentic sheen.  I punched, coloured and glittered some butterflies to fill in the spaces.  Think I will use this stamp quite often.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Tattered Lace
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 - House Mouse HMP31 Camera, Do Crafts Sentiment,4137K Let's Party,  Do Crafts Film stamp, Daisy & Dandelion Balloon stamp, 
Papers -  Penny Black Painted Blooms, LOTV Beach Bliss, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Embellishments - ribbon, glossy accents, stickles, lace, 


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

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Musical Mice
























So today brings a close to another year, I know you shouldn't wish your life away but I will be glad to see the back of this year. I spent from Boxing day onwards immobilised with what the Emergency Doctors think is a muscle spasm in my lower back, After a visit to the Doctors they say it could be a trapped nerve they can't be certain, but some very strong painkillers are helping me to move about and feel much better than I was.
Anyway moan over now and a new challenge comes today at Allsorts, which hopefully will please you lovely bloggers.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Something New'

My something new is a new House Mouse stamp, a Christmas gift from my Cousin who is over from America visiting for Christmas.  It's a large stamp so doesn't allow for much in the way of embellishments but great to colour.


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 - HMR24 Musical Mice, 
Papers - Musical note backing paper generated by computer, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Spellbinder dies, Grand Calibur, Memory box die, 
Embellishments - ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 18 December 2016

I'm A Bee






















Today I'm showing you my midway challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Black, White plus One' So you can use black and white plus any other colour you like, I chose Yellow for this challenge.  I die cut my image using spellbinders dies, I stamped my Penny Black image and coloured in shades of yellow and die cut my sentiment.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne, Crafty Ribbons, Sam's stamp  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 2243K Bee Costume,  
Papers - Free printable Gingham, then scraps from stash, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs
Tools - All Occasion Dies,spellbinder dies, grand calibur,
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Dachshund Through The Snow

























Only a week to go till the man in the red suit pops by, and I'm still not ready but i'm sure I will get there.  So Saturday morning means 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 'Blue Bingo' so use the following grid choosing three squares, I chose Blue& Browm, Dimension, Masking.




Here is what I did, for my colours I obviously used Brown & Blue, for my dimension I used some Pinflair Snow Dust and layered up some punched snowflakes.  Then I masked my clouds with distress inks.

So this might look like a bit of an odd card but there is a reason for it.  My cousin lives in America and for a first is visiting home here in England for Christmas, he usually comes home in the summer.  His Fiancee and him have two lovely Dachshunds, so I saw this image and thought it was ideal for their Christmas card.  He always comes to our house one evening for dinner, and every time requests Fish and Chips from the fish shop as he can't get them over in America and misses them so much.  It does make it easier for me and gives us more quality time together.


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:-



Sponsored by



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Baubles And Lights

























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 'Christmas Lights'

I used this rather cute House Mouse stamp with the Christmas Tree Light, and went on to turn it into a bauble. I edged the bauble with glamour dust and covered the bulb with glamour dust too for lots of sparkle.


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 HMOR1029 Warm Tree Light, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress inks, 
Tools - All occasions dies, spellbinder nestie dies, grand calibur, swiss dot embossing folder, small circle punch, Spellbinder poinsettia dies (for the holly leaves)
Embellishments - ribbon, gems, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 4 December 2016

A Touch Of Gold

With Christmas around the corner today had to be Christmas makes, 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 'Floral Fancies' So it doesn't have to be Christmas flowers like mine, it can be any type of flower.  I have used Poinsettias, my background is stamped and then embossed in gold, I die cut my red Poinsettia with spellbinder dies, I don't know what brand the sentiment stamp is but I like it on this tag.


Here is the prize on offer:-


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 'Black, White plus One' So you can use black and white plus any other colour you like, I chose gold for this challenge.  I die cut and layered up using Marianne dies, I stamped my Penny Black image in the centre and die cut my sentiment.


We have prizes from Penny Black, Marianne, Crafty Ribbons, Sam's stamp  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 30-035 In A Pear Tree, Polkadoodles poinsettia, 
Colouring Mediums - Embossing powder in tinsel gold, 
Tools - All Occasion Dies, Marianne dies, spellbinder dies, grand calibur, embossing folder, tag dies, 
Embellishments - ribbon, green beads,


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

Saturday, 3 December 2016

MerryChristmas

























So today we're going to the German Christmas market with friends, I'm hoping it will get me into the Christmas spirit. I really need it, althought my presents are all sorted I don't seem to be getting into the spirit of things. Now as it's Saturday morning 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 'CAS' clean and simple

I used to hate doing CAS but love them now, once I chose my stamp and coloured it the rest just came together.


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 two fabulous sponsors this week...............


And also:-






Recipe:-
Stamps - Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood, 
Papers - from stash, but don't know the brand,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs,
Embellishments - glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Christmas Caroling
























Good Morning blogging friends, December is just around the corner now and it's a miracle I've got a lot of my Christmas presents bought, hope everyone is doing well with their Christmas preperations. So it's Saturday morning and that means it's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Kevin's turn to host and he would like to see 'Anything Christmas'

I went with this Christmas favourite of mine, Penny Black's Christmas stamp called Caroling Trio, it's just so cute and wonderful to colour.  After colouring the sky in Distress Inks I did some falling snow with Glamour dust and then some Pinflair snow dust for the snow on the ground.  I stamped the background on the red card using LOTV grunge music and die cut the stars with a Signature die


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 this week are:-


Marianne Design  with the following prize:-


And Also




Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 40-007 Caroling Trio, LOTV Stamp C Grunge Music, 
Papers - From unknown brand, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools - Signature Dies SD067 Starburst, Spellbinder dies, Pinflair snow dust, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

O Christmas Tree























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 'O Christmas Tree'
So basically anything with a Christmas Tree somewhere on it.

I used this lovely Penny Black tree and used Green sparkly embossing powder on it.  Some snow on the ground using Pinflair Snow Dust and Glamour dust snow falling.


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




Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Blak Transparent Wonder collection, 
Colouring Mediums - Embossing Powder forest green,
Tools - heat gun,
Embellishments - Pinflair snow dust, glamour dust, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday, 18 November 2016

All Wrapped Up!
























This is my mid way challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Anything Christmas With A Stamp' So you can use any Christmas image just make sure you've stamped it and not a digi for this challenge.

I used this cute Penny Black image called Snowy & Hedgy, I went with the traditional colours and papers.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Crafty Ribbons
 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 - Penny Black 3289J Snowy & Hedgy
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, spellbinder dies, border punch, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, snow, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting


Tracy x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Baubles With Creatures
























Good Morning bloggers, as the preperations continue for Christmas we still bring you a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see 'Feature A Creature'

I used these cute little stamps from Penny Black and stamped them onto die cut baubles. The embossing folder I used is baubles 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.


Thanks to our sponsors and Prizes this week




Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Christmas Greetings

Welcome on this cold Sunday morning, 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 'Christmas Greetings' So get out your Christmas images and sentiments, as we ask for something with a Christmas sentiment on.  I love this stamp and the sentiment on it reads:-
Don't look for cherubs playing harps, golden winged and crowned
But consider the unlikely stranger ...... there are angels all around.

I love colouring this also love the fact I can just fill it with Glamour Dust, as it's quite a big detailed stamp I kept the layout quite simple.

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 Christmas With A Stamp' So you can use any Christmas image just make sure you've stamped it and not a digi for this challenge.

I adore this stamp, has to be one of my all time favourite Christmas stamps, it is big and detailed just what I love for colouring.  But that does limit embellishments as too many take the detail away from the image I have found.  So my Spellbinder Poinsettia dies came in for this card, just love making Poinsettias with these dies as they are really good to use.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Crafty Ribbons
 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 - Penny Black 40-172 Joy Filled Christmas, Stamps Happen #80243 Angels All Around, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Glamour dust, ribbon, bell, beads, butchers twine, 


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

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Shhhhh..... He's Coming






















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 'Time/Clock/Numbers'
I thought I'd use this Tim Holtz die but couldn't think what to do with it at first, then thought about a special time when Santa comes, the rest just all came together.  You can't see it but my clock is very sparkly.

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:-

Hobby House




Recipe:-
Stamps - Sarah Kay,
Papers - Trim Craft Nordic Papers,
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, Tim Holtz, Spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - Gems, glamour Dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Pick-Up A Penguin



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 'Let's Make A Start On Christmas'

Being a fairly big image it doesn't leave much room for embellies, I don't know the brand of this stamp but I think it's 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.

Here is the prize on offer:-



Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Flutterby
























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 'Sparkle & Shine'

I used this image as I love to add loads of sparkle to the butterfly, I made a background, stamping with a Big & Juicy ink pad, and again used lots of glamour dust to give lots of sparkle.


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:-

We have been generously sponsored by Stix 2


Stix 2 is the home of all your adhesive needs and much more as well, the prize is an ultimate adhesives kit with all your essentials for crafting.


Recipe:-
Stamps - House Mouse Flying, 
Papers - Trim craft paper flowers, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, Big & Juicy Mountain Meadow,
Embellishments - glamour dust, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Going Pink!
























Good Morning, well my blogging friends Winter is definately on it's way, it's wet Saturday morning but that doesn't stop our new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is our lovely Mervi's turn to host and she would like to see 'Pink October'


I coloured a House Mouse stamp, a cute one as we were going pink.  I made a lace rosette to embellish, I haven't made them in a long while, it was quite therapeutic, and they are simple to do.

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 Crafty Ribbons






Recipe:-
Stamps - HMI1014 Love Bunny, Flonz butterfly, 
Papers - LOTV Heartfelt,
Colouring Mediums - spectrum noirs, distress inks, 
Tools - grand calibur, spellbinder dies, 
Embellishments - stickles, lace, button, ribbon, 


Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x