Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Oh i'm so glad to be back at my crafting desk, I haven't been there for a week. My son is just fine now apart from a cold and cough the croup has left him with, but up to no good as usual. I really enjoyed making this card for some challenges, even though I have quite a few orders and some DT work that needs to be done. I have managed to get myself a couple of new colours in distress inks, "worn lipstick and stormy sky", which I have used today, I now have 8 colours. I used them to paint with as well as distressing with them, but could never quite get the technique right or the shading, and when I distressed round the edges it went blotchy.
So I got in touch with the lovely Kim, who was ever so helpful, Thank you Kim, what a lovely lady you are. She told me which card to use to stamp on and Voila! so much easier. She gave me tips on distressing round the edges too, and now i'm really happy with how i've progressed.
My Tim Holtz, QVC package came last week too, and I've only just unpacked it all and started using the blending tool, wow so much easier too.

This creation is for:-
1. Create 4 Fun - week 14 - Sketch
2. Simon Says Stamp - "It's so distressing"
3. Crafty Creations - challenge # 61 - Anything goes
4. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 53 - Sugar and spice (For the girls)
5. Cupcake Crafts - challenge # 85 - Make your own flowers
6. Creative Card crew - challenge # 47 - Vintage/Aged
7. Lili Of The Valley - challenge # 50 -Include Blue and Silver
8. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge # 18 - A Challenging challenge - ( first time using a distressing tool)

If you enter Simon Says stamp you can also enter Lorraine's weekly candy Here and win this fab stamp

Do have a good week
Happy crafting
Tracy x


stampinfrog said...

Beautiful card Tracy and I am so glad your son is feeling better!

chris said...

Hi there Tracy
its nice to see your getting back to normal, its so nice to get back into a routine when things have been fraught.
your card is fabulous the girl and dog image so sweet.
back soon I hope love chris xx

Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful handmade flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Crafty Chris said...

Glad to see you you back with a stunning card, and your technique looks fantastic its a gorgeous image, love the flowers and the scroll.
Christine x

mommy2lou said...

what great colors and a fun layout! Did you stamp those flowers? those are cute, whatever you did I just adore them!

Cheryl said...

oh this is beautiful hun love it hugs cheryl xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Tracy this is stunning!
Your colouring is beautiful and your distressing superb! So glad you like the paper your card is utterly amazing!
I love it!
kim x

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Glad to hear things are getting back to normal for you. The more you use those distress inks the more you will love them!

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous honey, love the image you have chosen, great take on the colour combo too, thanks for joining us at "Lili of the valley Challenge" big hugs Pops x

Gemma said...

What a beautiful card Tracy, your distressing technique suceeded (not sure how to write this in English, I'm a Dutchie you see) totally! Hope you will find some more time to be at your crafting desk this week! Thanks for joining us at SSC! Gemma

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) the image is lovely and your colouring is fab :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and my candy :-)

Lols x x x

Andria said...

Lovely lovely card.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
Glad thing are better and that you are back crafting. This card is gorgeous. I love your colours and the image is beautiful.
Fiona x

Pauline C said...

Very pretty - love the soft colours. Thanks for joining in this week's Creative Card Crew Challenge
Pauline x

Graphicat said...

Adorable image! Absolutly adorable...but then I'm partial to any image with an animal. :o) It's very sweet.

Thanks for joining in on our girly challenge this week at SSC! hope to see you again.

cats whiskers said...

Morning hun love this card what a great use of colour and such a cute image dear
Jacqui xx

Francesca said...

glad to hear bobby is feeling better , your card is brill

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Barb Hardeman said...

Oh this is so adorable! I love your flowers!! You did a beautiful job on the distressing and what depth it has added to your card...very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at SSC this week and hope you come back next week for another great challenge! Barb

scrappyjan said...

Hi Tracy, This is adorable!!
Glad all is feeeling better sweeti.
hugs, Janiel

Bev said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card Tracy!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details. Hope you're keeping well x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Tracy I am so glad the little one is a lot better and I do love this card it is a real beauty that image is gorgeous so are the papers I love it.
lorraine x

Inger said...

Super lovely card Tracy!!!
Adorable image!
I'm so glad to hear your son is feeling better.
Have a nice day!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Leonie said...

What a gorgeous birthday card!! That image is just so sweet. thanks for joining us this week at SSC.
Hugs Leonie

Carolyn said...

What a great job on this card. I love your flower and how you made it out of the design paper. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Squirrel x said...

Awh, just gorgeous. Sxx

Marianne-db said...

I love this card! Beautiful image and lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular!

Dawny P said...

Fabulous card chick - love the colours and image you used. Thank you for joining us over at Lili Of The Valley, hugs, Dawny xxx

Paula said...

What a sweet birthday card, love the image and how you colored it! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Liza said...

Great work, I love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Vixykins said...

What a fantastic card, lovely colour choice & you'll be distressing everything in sight now lol!
Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x