Friday, September 30, 2011

An Acorn Cutie

     This image is from Tammy's new release Fall Cuties at A Day For Daisies and it's called Acorn Cutie.  And cute she is don't cha think?  Besides being new release Friday, it's also the start of a brand new challenge on the ADFD blog.  We want to see texture on your cards.  Don't foget, Tammy always provides a freebie so anyone can play along.
     I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on my mat for the woodgrain look.  The center of the card has some layers of cheesecloth wrapped with hemp cord.  I cut the flourish twice, once from cardstock and once from thin chipboard.  After I glued the two together, I covered the cardstock with Rock Candy Crackle paint.  I added a few fall leaf buttons with some hemp cord pulled through the holes, some pearls, and a sentiment printed on my computer, distressed and matted.
     The image is matted three times and I did some faux stitching around it.  Lesson learned here.  I'm running a little low on Copic X-Press It paper so I decided to use up some of the Gina K paper I was using before.  I had forgotten just how much I don't like using that paper with my Copics.  The ink just won't blend and if you go back and add after it's dried a bit the ink just sits on top of the paper and cracks.  I wasn't a happy camper but managed to mainpulate the blending enough to be satisfied instead of starting from scratch.  Back to X-Press It, although I have been reading a lot of good reviews on Cryogen.  If anyone out there has any experience with that I'd love to hear your opinion.
     We'd love to see you come play along with the challenge.  It lasts for two weeks so you have plenty of time to play with the freebie or any other ADFD image and get it linked up for a chance to win.
     I'd like to enter Cutie in the following challenges:

Just Some Lines--fall color challenge
Dream Valley Challenge-buttons
Woodware USA--Happy Fall Ya'll
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards--anything goes
Stamp With Fun--sketch
Paper Pretties-fall inspired
The Stamping Boutique--changing of the season
Lady Bug Crafts Ink--fall and/or fancy folds
Crafting for All Seasons--fall colors
Freshly Brewed Challenges--fall or autumn
I Brake For Challenges--Fallin for you
Little Darlings Challenges--fall/Halloween
Scrapbook Sisters--leaves
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Do You Stack Up--swirls
Southern Girls--anything goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge--use something new (new stamp, new cheesecloth)
     Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Papers:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and chipboard, Bazzill, Making Memories, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury cardstock
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Acorn Cutie A"
  • Copics:  BG93, BG96, E000, E00, E07, E08, E11, E21, E25, E27, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E55, E57, R20, Y26
  • Tools:  Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Flourishes set, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder, Cuttlebug
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Earthy Hemp Cord, Cheesecloth, buttons from my stash, Recollections pearls, Rock Candy Crackle paint, Sepia Micron pen, Inkadinkado Blending Chalk


  1. Fabulous card, I really love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  2. She certainly is a cutie Tracy! You've done her proud with your wonderful design! I think I have you to thank for not being afraid of cards anymore! Now if I could EVER get some ink for my printer...I might even give the ADFD freebie a try! ;o)

  3. everything about your card is just adorable! I love the addition of the cheesecloth! totally brill! :)
    have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Oh Tracy, your beautiful card couldn't be more autumny or how do you say this ;-) Love the texture, the fabric and the little cutie herself, look at her dress! And that swirl just finishes it off, super duper card my friend! Hugs, Ira

  5. awwww - so cute!! Thanks for joining our Fall Colors challenge at Just Some Lines. :)
    Peace & Hugs, Jenn

  6. Sooooo darn cute my friend.. I just love that image.. I know I am saying this again.. but its true. You have a knack for picking out the cuties images..

    Hugs, Linda

  7. Cutie card and love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. xx

  8. I'm nuts about this card! lol
    Thank you for playing with us in our "Fall Colors" challenge at Just Some Lines! :)
    Love, Laura

  9. Fab card, she is so sweet. Thanks for joinig us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia

  10. Gorgeous card Tracy :-)The image is adorable and the colours and details are perfect ,,, I love the way youy did the sentiment ,, :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. This is such an adorable image. I love how you colored it and the cloth is a creative embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  12. Funny little acorn. Love the layout and accessories used in your card. Very nice! Thanks for sharing your "Fall" with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.
    :) Gale

  13. I just love your cute little image and it's so beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for joining our button challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  14. So, so stinkin' cute, Tracy! Love that little acorn girl! Love the leaf buttons and the embossing, too. Just beautiful!

  15. This is one of the most adorable little Fall cards that I have seen! Very creative! Take a Bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, “Use Something New!”
    Hugs, Sheryl

  16. Hello again, Tracy! I'm so glad that I was able to come back to peek at your lovely card again! You have inspired me to try the guaze. ;-)
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges FALL challenge.
    Hugs, Sheryl

  17. i so love all your details and pretty colors and the image is adorable

    thank you for joining us at just some lines


  18. Your card is super cute!! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week. Joan

  19. Love the cheesecloth! What inventive products you all come up with! Absolutely wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique...

    DT (The Stamping Boutique)

  20. such an adorable card Tracy, the image is so cute and there are so many great details on your card, like the fabric
    I'm glad you are joining our challenge this time
    Miranda TSB DT

  21. Gorgeous card, love the way you have done the sentiment. Thanks you for sharing at the Stamping Boutique.

    Hugs Ali x TSB DT


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