Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A Vintage Hug

Both my boys are now on antibiotics, one for tonsilitis and the other for a chest infection, so now they are both picking up nicely, I though i'd have a play around at my craft desk. I loved the idea of the Die Cut Dreams challenge, vintage with no colouring. So I stamped my image with Brushed Corduroy then embossed with clear powder, I also embossed flourishes around the image then distressed with ink. I found a gorgeous layout on Stamptacular Sunday by Marianne, and used it for this creation. All the papers are from Regency - Papermania.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 11 - Distressing
2. Die Cut Dreams - challenge#43 - Vintage with no colouring
3. Sophisticats - challenge # 29 - So Distressing
4. Cuopcake Crafts - challenge # 86 - Childhood Memories
5. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 54 - Spots and Dots

Well it's a very dull day here today, started off nice this morning but went rather dull very quickly, hope your having better weather.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Annette said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the vintage feel to this,Tracy....such a cute image as well. Glad the boys are improving.

Sue said...

Hi Tracy
Aww what a sweet card, lovely image, beautiful papers & layout, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
I love this card. It does have a vintage feel about it - gorgeous image.
I really appreciated you email - will write separately. Antibiaotics seem to be popular these days, I hope the boys improve quickly.
Fiona x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a super sweet card Tracy!
Hope your boys get better soon.
kim x

Crystal said...

AWWW Tracy this is soooo super SWEEET!!!! LOVE the earth tones girl!!! Have a great day!

pinky said...

Great take on that challenge Tracey, really do get a lovely vintage feel from this one.

pinky said...

Opps forgot to say so glad the boys are picking up again, fingers crossed this will do the trick.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a pretty card ! Smiles from Catherine

Annette said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Mummylade said...

That image is so adorable! I'm so glad you entered this in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Sally H said...

Such a lovely card, Tracy! I love that image - she looks like she needs a hug!

Tracy said...

What a lovely card.

Mel X said...

Hiya Tracy, super card. Love the colours and that image is so sweet.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Tracy this is pure heaven I love this look of vintage those papers are gorgeous and so is that image. I am so thrilled that your boys are improving at last
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun,love that image,gorjus detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

gina g said...

Hi Tracy fabulous card hun love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

stampinfrog said...

This is a beautiful card Tracy!Glad the boys are feeling better!

Deb said...

beautiful card, so love the earthy tones and sweet image, hugs Debx

Squirrel x said...

Love it hun, just gorgeous Hugs, Sxx

joey said...

Fantastic card Tracy, love the way you have captured the vintage in this. Thanks for joining us at tpc. Joey.x

Debbie said...

A beautiful card Tracy, the image is so sweet and I love the vitage sepia tone you have used.
Debbie x

Marianne-db said...

What a lovely card! A very sweet image and beautiful designpapers! I'm so honored that you wanted to use my layout :-)
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

Fern said...

Tracy this is stunning- i absolutely love it!! The vintage style is wonderful and all your inking looks great x

Fern xx

Biscuitlid said...

Hi Tracy
sorry to hear both your boys are poorly, hope they get better really quickly.

I love your card - the way you've done the image with the resist around the edge is gorgeous

Thanks so much for joining in with our vintage challenge at Die Cut Dreams

Pops x said...

wow honey this looks so effective, just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x x

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Tracy, Love your card, the colours are fab!

Julie x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Tracy!! What an excellent job on all those challenges!! Such a sweet image!! You really did a beautiful job creating a vintage card without coloring!

Inger said...

Ohhhh such a super lovely card Tracy!!!!
Love your colours and that sweet image!!
Best wishes for your boys, hope they get better soon.
Have a nice weekend.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Jodi said...

Sweet image and how wonderful that you were able to create and participate in all of these challenges!! Love this!
Jodi =)

Liza said...

Such a sweet card and image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Sarah A said...

Hi Tracy

Glad to hear your boys are on the mend - poor things :-(

Love your card, must have been hard not to add colour, good on ya for resisting the temptaion LOL!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my Sweet Pea card ;) The new challenge is up for th next 2 weeks on Creative Craft World with some of the lovely new Prima flowers as a prize!

Sarah x

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, your image is adorable and your papers and layout are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Tracy, hope the boys feel better soon now they have their medicine. What a beautiful card, love this image and the pretty lace too. Thankyou for joining in at Die Cut Dreams this week, Hope you can join in next week too.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Susie Sugar said...

Darling this is adorable and thats why it was in our top 3 this week
Hugs Susie xx