Monday, 25 February 2013


My easel card, and some closer views

Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.  It is time for another theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this
time it was our lovely Heather's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Wings" - Use something on your creation that has wings, it could be birds, ladybirds or even butterflies.  As soon as I saw the theme I knew which stamp I had to use, Tweet Kisses HMJR1035, my papers are leftovers from a DT kit used at Stamping Sensations.  I used a lot of distress inks on this including to colour my butterflies. For my butterflies I went with London fog Memento ink, it looks a lot more subtle than using black, which sometimes could be harsh.  My eldest son bought me it, how sweet of him, I did wonder what I would use it for as it's not really a stamping colour and i'm not good at using inks for other stuff unless they are distress inks.
Of course you must use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

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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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Anything Goes - challenge 86 - Vintage/shabby chic
2. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 155 - Hope for spring
3. Crafting For all seasons - challenge # 46 - Dies & Punches
4. Addicted To Stamps - challenge # 6 - Vintage
5. Diva's By design - Fancy fold
6. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge # 159 - Flower Power
7. I ♥ Promarkers - challenge # 156 - Four Legged friends
8. Cupcake Crafts - #231 - Shaped cards

Stamps - HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses, sentiment from JSHM050 Sweet Kisses, flonz butterflies,
Papers - Prima Ally
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, memento inks, distress inks,
Tools - Sizzix dies, nesties, cuttlebug, 
Embellishments - gems, stickles, feathers, ribbon, 

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


brenda said...

Your easel card is very pretty Tracy and I really like the image, after poppies violets are my favourite wildflower.

They take me back to my childhood when every Mothering Sunday our vicar used to take all the children from our school (there were only 24 of us) the pick bunches of them in the Rectory Gardens to present to our mums in church on Sunday.

Thanks for the memories.

B x

Sue - bearhouse said...

So gorgeous. I love the sweet image and the colours and details are so beautiful.
Hugs Sue

Caz said...

Gorgeous card, love it.
Caz x

downrightcrafty said...

oh hun this is gorgeous, great image choice beautiful colouring and love the papers with the added hope not plucked feathers :)
Hugs Kate x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracy :-) the image is adorable and the colours and whole design is fab :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

Oooh I love those soft gentle colour scheme, your design is fabulous and I love the gorgeous image and stunning details!!

Heather xx

Sue said...

Tracy, what a beautiful easel card. I love the stamps with a mouse and another kind of friend and this little bird is so cute. Beautiful papers and layers too.


Louise said...

Super shaped card,thank for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Janine said...

Beautiful easel card Tracy. Love all the distressing and the House Mouse image is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Kylie said...

Beautiful card! I love your image, it's soooo sweet! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Such a darling easel card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M!

Tom said...

Adorable easel card and a super cute image!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous! Love your image - so sweet ... and all the beautiful papers and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

beautiful card- such an adorable image and I love all the pet photos on your blog!Thanks for playing along with Cupcak and our shaped card challenge,

Rebecca x

Dora said...

This is so cute, love your colouring and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xxx

Dot said...

Beautiful easel card, Tracy, super cute image and pretty flowers.
hugs Dorte

Judith said...

This is such a pretty card - those feathers are gorgeous! - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such an adorable image! I love everything about your easel card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Dianne said...

What a fantastic image and you have colored it to perfection Tracy, love the feather, thanks so much for sharing with us..

Ellie said...

This is so cute Tracy, love the stamp, and so beautifully colored!

Ella's Design said...

Fab easel card, Tracy! Love that sweet Housemouse image, coloured brilliantly. Great paper choices and pretty embellishments - especially those stunning feathers! Lisa x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is a stunning card, luv the image, gorgeous papers, luv the colours, lovely easel card hun, sue,x

Suzette said...

This is wonderful, thank you so much for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.


Christine said...

Hi Tracy LOVE this stunner shaped HM creation..
beautiful colouring & the feathers are fab..

smiles Christine x