Thursday, 1 September 2011

A Couple Of Cuties

It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge for Sir Stampalot. And our theme this month is "it's a frame up", so you need to use a frame on your creation. I had to use this Sarah Kay as it worked so well with this frame I made, I just love Sarah Kay, they colour beautifully, I love the details in these stamps. If you want more inspiration for frames pop by our challenge blog and you will find the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team. So now for the prize kindly donated by Sir Stampalot, wouldn't you just love to get your hands on this:-

This is also for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
2. Paperplay challenges - week 35 - Make yourown flowers
3. MAWTT - challenge 114 - Handmade flowers
4. By The Cute & Girly - september - All things bright & beautiful

Now for the challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts

This month at Penny Black @ Allsorts the theme is "Get ahead for christmas", so here's your chance to get a start on some christmas cards. And you know that the prizes are always brilliant too. Check out the challenge blog as you will find some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT.
I won this slapstick stamp over at Allsorts challenge and it's a gorgeous one to work with.
OK I know , don't all shout at once, my Penguins are so wrong. My 5 year old Bobby is obsessed with animals, he watches animal programes and has loads of books. So when he saw this card he said so sweetly, "It's ok Mum, you can give me this card for Christmas seen as you've done it wrong". Well I looked and I looked, then asked what I had done wrong, he said "real Penguins have black beaks and feet, only Penguins in the film Madagascar have orange feet and beaks". I was dumb founded, then he went on to tell me "Emperor Penguins have a little orange stripe on the side of there beaks though". Where does he store all that information in that little brain of his. Very silly of me as we go to a Zoo or Safari Park at least twice a year and then thinking about it they do have black beaks and feet.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes - Hop
2. Crafty Creations - challenge # 134 - Dies 'N' Punches
3. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 88 - Go Mad With Embossing
4. Just Tracy's Crafts - spetember - Things With Wings - ( I googled penguins and this is what is says:-Penguins, like all birds, have wings. The difference is that these wings help them swim, not fly)

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their advice about my lost computer files, my hubby took it to PC world and after he told me all the jargon talk (please do not ask me to repeat it let alone understand it), it came down to the fact that they couldn't retrieve any of the lost files, but they did retrieve my photo's. So I am pleased about that as you can never get those moments back can you! I keep trying to write down what I had, but just can't remember half of them, probably will when I need one. A couple of girls have already sent me some Kenny K, so as for the rest I have resided myself to starting afresh. It will be a bit like a spring clean I suppose.

Thank you for popping by my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Sally H said...

two gorgeous creations, Tracy! I can see Meg wanting that penguin stamp for her Christmas cards! fabulous!

Squirrel x said...

Both fab cards hun, the SK card is very pretty and the PB card is ace, even with yellow beaks! Hugs Sxx

pinky said...

What a little genius you have there Tracy lol. Thats a handy one to have around when colouring, didn't know that myself either. Love both your cards though, the frame is so girly and pretty and the penguins are definitely cute with their little orange beaks and happy feet. What a shame about your lost files!! If I have any images you know you lost just let me know and I will send them.

scrappyjacky said...

Tracy, you might like to buy an external hard drive [not expensive]and copy everything onto that as least you'll know you've got copies of everything....especially precious photos.I back all mine up once a month.
Gorgeous cards.

Lynne K said...

Absolutely lovely Sarah Kay card, Tracy. You're right, she goes perfectly with that gorgeous frame. So pretty.

Love the jolly penguins too, especially their orange beaks! Who says they have to be true to life! Much more cheerful than black!

Lynne x

brenda said...

Both totally adorable and unique Tracy.

As you know I love SK images and the colours of this one are perfect.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Great cards Tracy. I love the floral frame - it's so pretty.
Glad to hear you have retrieved your photos but sorry that you couldn't get the rest back.
Hugs, Clare x

Evgenia said...

gorgeous cards!

debby4000 said...

Two gorgeous cute cards Tracy.
sorry to hear about your lost files glad they were able to retrieve the photos.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
Sorry I've been missing a while and I seem to have missed a lot.
These cards are gorgeous. I love the girly pink one and the penguins are so cute. Beautiful crafting.
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

sorry you lost your files hun,as for your cards hun they are simply gorgeous I adore sk images and you have colored her hun to perfection,hugs cherylxxxx

chris said...

Hi Tracy, wow such gorgeous cards, love hope you are keeping well.
hugs chris xx

Claire said...

Two lovely cards hun - the first one is really pretty and love the pastel colours, the second one - penguins are really cute and great colours for Christmas. Hugs, Claire x

nicolet said...

Two wonderful cards Tracy!
Hugs Nicolet

Ellie said...

These are both absolutely beautiful Tracy! Such adorable images on both and I love your coloring!!

Sue said...

Wow! The Sarah Kay card is SO sweet Tracy. Love the image and your colouring is beautiful. And Wow that frame is gorgeous!! Love the ribbons!
Aww and your Penny Black card is SO cute !!! Love those penguins and layout and papers are all perfect!
Well I thought the penguins were perfect!! just read about your little boy!! oh my that made me laugh so much !!! out of the mouths of babes!!! I didn't know that about penguins beaks and feet! I think I need to go to the Zoo !!! LOL
Glad you got your photos back Tracy! Sorry about your files though. Hope you can get back what you lost! I must back up my laptop onto my external Hard Drive - didn't realise that I haven't done it for 8 months!! I have bought so many digitals in that time! scary to think I could lose all them.
Take care
Hugs Sue xx

Violets Corner said...

So sorry to hear about the lost files Tracy, but what a relief that the photos still there to treasure. (An external hard drive is really worth it's prize for files to come.)

The cards are fab, love the pretty flower frame and the happy penguins, I also colour the beaks and feet orange, even though I'm a biology teacher. They do look more cheerful that way!

Warm hugs

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love these images, fab colours too, hugs pops x x x

louise said...

Love your card Tracy I so adore penguins and these are so cute.
Hugs louise xx

DesignerDiva said...

Two super cards Tracy I love the penguins and I didn't know that they didn't have orange beaks lol!

Hugs Laurie xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovin these darling mucical penguins!

Jill said...

Absolutely love your card for our challenge, such a fun image! Great colours and yeah another card to add to the Christmas cards!! Thanks for playing along with Just Tracys this month. Jill

Debs said...

Two stunning cards Tracy.
Love the floral frame around the first one - thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx


These really are a couple of cuties Tracy - the happy penguins really made me smile, and I love the flower frame on the first one - soooo pretty.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Christa said...

Hi Tracy , two beautiful cards !! I like the pinguins....they look great. Good to read your PC is OK now. Hav e a good weekend ! Love from Holland , Christa.

Tracy said...

Lovely Penguin card they are so cute! Thanks for joining Just Tracys this month xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah both cards are super, thanks for playing with our handmade flowers challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Tracy!! BOTH of these creations are fabulous girl!!! I adore the top card and really love those images! :) And wouldn't you know that I ADORE penguins too?!!!! These are both brilliant designs!! Thanks for sharing them with us!! HUGS

Nannieflash said...

Two stunning cards they are beautiful. hugs Shirleyx

Hannapanna said...
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Hannapanna said...

Two gorgeous cards. Lovely designs and colours. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

papertrails leaver said...

What a totally adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

Mervi said...

Hei Tracy,
both gorgeous cards,
sweet greetings;-))m

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

These are both terrific cards. I particularly like the cute girly one!

Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

Hi Hun
sorry to read you have lost some information on ya comp, bought a click free from qvc, plug in it saves all ya files, then when you plug it in again it only saves the new stuff, very clever.
Totally gorgeous card, fab colouring even if the feen n beak are the wrong colours!! kids, bless em!! sue,xx

Lisa Jane said...

2 gorgeous cards .. love the pretty card at the top.. gorgeous flowers and ribbons
Thanks for joining us for our handmade flower challenge at MAWTT THIS WEEK
Lisa X

Becca Fabozzi said...

Adorable cards. Love the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Stampember celebration.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card. love the soft colour combo and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
Good luck and hope to see you in the next challenge.
Caroline x

Tracy said...

So sad you couldn't retrieve the rest of your files, but thankfully you got your pictures.
Your first card is so darling. Such a pretty card, love the soft colours.
As for the penguin card, I would never have known that about them. LOL, what the little ones remember.

Sandy said...

Two fabulous cards, love the effect of the ribbon on the first one and also love the cute penguins, I would have coloured the beaks and feet orange too, thanks for the info just shows we don't pay attention, what a clever little 5 year old you have!

Laila said...

Totally in love with the penguins, but both cards are really sweet. Great work.
Hugs Laila
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