Monday, 1 August 2011

All Girls Today!

1st Challenge - Sunshine Kisses And Rainbow Wishes

It's the start of a new month, so this means new challenges, three in fact, so here's my first. Sir Stampalot . So August's challenge theme is "Whatever You Fancy", So nice and easy. The team have come up with some gorgeous inspiration for you and if you want to see the fab prize kindly donated by Sir Stampalot themselves, here it is:-

It seems that we are having quite a few peeps not sticking to our rules, so if you would like to be in with a chance to win the above prize then plaese remember entries may be combined with a maximum of five other challenges - i.e: six in total.

So onto my card for this months challenge, I had a right good old play. I got Craft Stamper magazine last month for the first time (just been back and got this months, I'm hooked, I love it), and made my first tag using Distress Inks, embossing powder and a stamp, I know i'm a bit behind everyone else in the techniques department Lol! So I incorporated the tag onto my card. See my recipe below for details.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Diva's By Design - challenge 7 - Summer

2. Paperplay Challenges - week 30 - In The Garden

3. Craetive Inspirations - challenge 65 - Summertime

4. Simon Says Stamp & Show - Show A Tag (there's a tag on my card)

2nd Challenge - Sharing A Moment

Todays the start of a new month, so it also sees a new challenge form Penny Black @ Allsorts, so the theme for August is "Free & Easy", so anything goes, how simple is that. Just remember to use your Penny Black stamps though.You will know there are always good prizes up for grabs and lots of fabulous inspiration from the DT, so pop on over and join in, maybe use one of your neglected penny Black stamps as it's an open theme this month.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. Crafts & Me - challenge 45 - Ribbon

2. One Stop Crafts - challenge # 141 - Vintage

3. Allsorts - week 114 - Free & Easy

4. Just Tracy's Challenge - Happy Birthday

3rd Challenge - Holiday Fun

Today see's another challenge from Die Cut Dreams, and the theme is "Holiday Fun". We are sponsored by the lovely Lynn and I have used one of her fab sentiments. You can get her fab sentiments Here at Crafts 4 You. Take a peek round her shop there's some gorgeous goodies to choose from. And all the team have done some great holiday creations for you to see.

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Truly Scrumptious - challenge 62 - Buttons & Bows
2. Colour Create - challenge 76 - Pink, Green & White
3. I ♥ Promarkers - challenge # 76 - Anything Goes

4. Totally Papercrafts - challenge 77 - Bling it up (gems & stickles)

5. Stamp Something - Summer Fun

Recipe:- For Sunshine Kisses/ Sarah Kay

Stamps - Sarah Kay Spring Blossoms (you can buy here at Sir Stampalot), Inkadinkado Pansy Tag, Do crafts sentiment,

Papers - from stash - no names sorry!

Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,

Tools - Embossing powder, heat gun, hole punch, flower punch, border punch, corner die, cuttlebug,

Embellishments - crochet thread (for tag), gems,

Recipe:- Sharing A Moment

Stamps - Penny Black 1122k Sharing A Moment, House Mouse Sentiment,

Papers - Papermania Nostalgia warm,

Colouring Medium - Distress Inks,

Tools - Corner Die, Nesties, cuttlebug, Leaf punch,

Embellishments - lace, brads,

Recipe:- Holiday Fun

Stamps - Molly Blooms, Sentiment from Crafts 4 You, Polkadoodles butterfly,

Papers - My Minds Eye Quite contrary,

Colouring mediums - Promarkers,

Tools - Nesties, cuttlebug, daisy punch,

Embellishments - ribbon, stickles, button, gems, flower,

Hope you have a great week, and thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


  1. Fabulous cards Tracy with lovely images and papers. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Some lovely cards,Tracy...and a beautiful job with your tag.

  3. Hi Tracy,
    These are all gorgeous cards.
    I love the girly images and your colouring is brilliant. fabulous work.
    Fiona x

  4. what gorgeous cards - i love that pansy tag in the top one... so pretty
    Lisa x

  5. Hi Tracy three gorgeous cards and I love them all they are beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. Hi Tracy you have been busy and all gorgeous creations.
    Hugs Louise xx

  7. oh hun what a gorgeous set of cards,just love the image,papers and colors on all of them just brilliant bless you too hun for playing at creative inspirations,hugs cherylxxx

  8. Beautiful card Tracy, love it!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  9. Gorgeous colors on the tag on the 1st card! I love the images you used, too - on all of 'em! : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  10. Just love all your cards Tracy! They are sooooo pretty! Thanks for playing along again at Just Tracys. Jill

  11. Love the card fabby image so cute , thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

    Wendy DT TS

  12. Hi Tracy. You have been busy! Now to the one entered for our the colours & dps. Very feminine too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  13. Beautiful work sweetie ♥ Pops ♥

  14. Boy you have had a busy Monday lol. But you have churned out the goods Tracy. They are all so sweet and pretty;)

  15. Gorgeous cards Tracy, all so pretty too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.

  16. OMG Tracy how busy have you been!! All beautiful but the first is my favourite, the tag is amazing and I love that little girl image too!

    Hugs Laurie x

  17. Love all your cards. I really like your tag, everything with that card flows so nicely together.
    As for colouring my images without knowing which papers I am going to use. I have waaay more pattern papers then I do marker colours. So it is easy to match the papers :)

    I am in awe of your colouring, it is flawless.

  18. Wow! You sure have been busy Tracy!! What gorgeous cards each and every one of them!! Love your images and your colors!! I am partial to Sarah Kay!!

  19. What gorgeous cards!Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week!

  20. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fab Tag....thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxx

  21. Oh fabulous cards Tracy, wonderful images and pretty colours.

  22. Hi Tracy

    Lovely projects, I am visiting from Just Tracy's Design Team - love your take on our birthday challenge.


  23. Hi Tracy Wow 3 stunning cards really into the SK at the minute, and your son's sketches are fantastic.
    Chris x

  24. OMG three super gorgeous creations Tracy, love your colors and tag on the first, such an adorable stamp on second and the third is too sweet for words

  25. They are fabulous Tracy, you've been busy, love the beautiful tag you created!


  26. Oh my gosh!! Look at all of these darling cards!!! I love that top card...just because that's some of fave stamps!! ;) CUTENESS all over!! ;)

  27. Awesome cards! Great designs and images!

  28. Gorgeous cards Tracy, I especially love the Sarah Kay one. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  29. Aww the first card is so sweet Tracy! Love the image and sentiment and the tag is just gorgeous with those Distress Ink colours!! can't believe you haven't been doing that technique for years!!! looks fab!
    Love the colour combo on 2nd card and gorgeous image and flowers!! The 3rd card is lovely and summery. Reminds me of sherbet colours! really beautiful!

    Take care!
    Hugs Sue xx

  30. 3 beautiful cards Tracy! Your coloring is beautiful my friend.



  31. you have been so busy, such great cards, thankyou for joining us at Just Tracys this month.
    Tracy xxx

  32. Fantastic cards!!

    Thanks so much for joining in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week....

    Emma xxx

  33. Wow, these are all fantastic Tracy - love 'em!
    Hugs Clare x

  34. Gorgeous makes. I just love the first one particularly. Kim

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  36. Love these designs Tracy, I adore the little girl with the pansy tag


  37. WOW, so many gorgeous cards in one post!!! All your images are lovely, the colour combos beautiful and I love the tag in your first card! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

  38. WOW WOW Tracy these are FABULOUS!!!! Absolutely gorgeous images and designs hun!

  39. I simply love the wings on this butterfly on summer fun, but for my image my favorite part are the corner swirls! Really lovely and elegant!

    Thank you for joining us at Diva's by Design for our Summertime challenge. Good luck and be sure to show us more of your lovely creations again next time!
    Tammy Louise
    You're invited to join in on my blogversary candy if you collect! :)

  40. Both cards are wonderful, thanks for joinign us at Divas in our summer challenge

  41. Ooooh absolutely darling cards Tracy!
    kim x

  42. Hei Tracy,
    so lovely and sweet cards;-))m

  43. what a fab collection of cards! You are on a roll Tracy! such fab colour combos

  44. Hi Tracy

    I felt sure I had commented on this post as I remember seeing the gorgeous tag on the first card .. .. but I can't see anything so am here again LOL!!

    Three beautiful makes but my favourite is the first because I love the tag so much!!!

    Hope you are enjoying the school holidays.

    Love Jules xx

  45. Wow you had been busy. They are all fabulous and love the images.

    Hugs Ali x

  46. Fabulous cards -love them all especially the 2nd one with all the "vintagey" items like the lace and scrolls - SO GORGEOUS!



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Tracy x