Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #64

     Our Papercraft Star challenge this week is lace.  As you can see, I chose to go the "paper" lace route.  For my card I used some beautiful Basic Grey papers paired with a sweet little chef in a "lacey" apron from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I used a doily "lace" punch and "Lacey" Nestie circles.  I guess you could even say the butterfly is kinda lacey.  I bet if we ask her, my little chef's name is even Lacey!  LOL  The sentiment was printed on a background image from the Blank Background (045) digital sheet from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay.

     I used a larger portion of the same image to add a poem to the inside of my card.

Here's what the poem says:

My Recipe For Love

Take two cups of kindness,

add one cup of trust.
A half of cup of caring,
and a dash of pixie dust.
Take a spoon of kisses,
add it from above.
Stir it slow and gently,
that's my recipe for love.
Sift some understanding,
add a pinch of tenderness.
Blend a dash of romance,
stir it with caress.
Combine them all together,
add a turtle dove.
Makes two life time servings,
that's my recipe for love.
~ Alice Donatelli

     Isn't that sweet!
     The theme of lace leaves the field WIDE open for projects so won't you come play along with the challenge this week.  You could win a top spot, maybe some great digis from our amazing sponsor, and definitely have some fun.  Just pop those creations in our Inlinkz by 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday morning for your chance.  Don't forget to check out the PCS blog post for today and see all the other DT projects and what our guest designer and former PCS member, Liz Kordek, made to inspire you for this challenge.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Inky Impressions--punches or dies
Moving Along with the Times--recipe-3 designer papers, 2 different embellishments, 1 image
Art Impression Stamps Challenge--for the girls
The Outlawz Copic Challenge--anything goes
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges--border punches
Stampin for the Weekend--what a cutie
Designed 2 Delight--die cut diva
Basic Grey Challenge--pink and brown
Ooh La La Creations--punches and dies
Die Cut Dreams--brown, cream, and pink
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--it's a girl thing
Everybody-Art-Challenge--pink and brown

     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  Basic Grey Capella, Bazill, Recollections, Copic X-Press It Blending card
  • Digital Image:  The House Across the Bay "Blank Backgrounds (045)"
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "What's Cookin"
  • Copics:  C0, C2, E000, E00, E02, E11, E27, E31, E41, E42, NI, R000, R00, R30, W1, W3
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge, Frond, Branch, and Monarch Butterfly punches, Nestabilities Labels Nine (S4-310), Lacey Circles (S4-293), and Standard Circles Large (S4-114)
  • Miscellaneous: Recollections pearls, Creative Inspirations Paint in Peach, Recollections and Prima flowers


  1. Absolutely gorgeous the whole card. beautiful colours and your colouring is always fabulous :) The verse is very sweet :)
    Hugs xx

  2. Just gorgeous love the colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Wow Tracy! What an artist you are! THis is 100% gorgeousness!!

  4. Simply stunning!
    Love the image and the poem is fabulous.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  5. Tracy, your card is gorgeous! I love the muted color pallet and the image is adorable. You color so beautifully. The poem is super sweet, love it. Great work!

  6. She is just the sweetest thing...I want to take her home with me! LOVE this one Tracy! Yes, I know I love ALL your cards! lol Love EVERYTHING about this one...and the poem too! Thank you, my friend! :o)

  7. What a sweet card. That image is the cutest.. And I just love the design of your card..

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Oh wow!! This is lacey but overly so, just perfect!! Love the soft, muted colors too! Truly another amazing creation g/f!!

  9. A gorgeous card with all the lace and I realy love the poem!
    hugs, Marlies

  10. Oh you are so funny - so if I name my characters things like "sketchy", "buttons" and "color challenge" I am good to go, right ??? I did not know this. lol
    Another really spectacular card girlfriend, you sure know how to do it.

  11. I love the paper lace route. I'll take lace any way I can, paper, vintage, crochet, it's all good. And this little work of art is just amazing! The poem is so super sweet too.


  12. Love this Tracy! Cute image, gorgeous layout and beautiful details.

    Hugs and Love.

  13. Absolutely darling card! Just stunning! :) I love how you used the lace borders all over the card. Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along at Inky Impressions this week!


    Nicole :)

  14. Awww, how utterly sweet! Adorable card. You are a Die Cut DivaDesigned2Delight are glad you joined in on our challenge this week. Keep coming back to play!!

  15. This is so lovely Tracy, I love the colors and that cute image, your work is always so inspiring!!!

  16. What a fantastic project Tracy! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Die Cut Dreams and good luck!

  17. Oh this is just beautiful! So many great details. Thanks for playing with us at SNSDC this week.

  18. oh really adorable card! Thank you so much for joining us at Inky Impressions:-) Great use of dies and punches!
    Michele S.

  19. You are so clever Tracy NOT to use real lace on your card, but to use punched borders! This indeed has a very lacey feel to it! That poem is mighty fine, as is your choice of image and your colouring just impeccable!! Hugs, Ira

  20. Such a gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining the Inky Impressions Challenge:) hope to see you return :)
    hugs Ria

  21. Lovely, Tracy. I am very much in awe of your work!

  22. Your card is just elegant and done so beautifully! I love those punched borders! Thanks for joining us at the SNSDC

  23. So, so absolutely adorable, Tracy! I just love Lacey! ;) And love all your paper lace touches. And yes, even the butterfly looks lacy, beautiful! Really fabulous card, Tracy! :)

  24. What a more then gorgeous card you've made! I love all the details and your coloring....
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Hope you will be back next time.
    Hugs Marion

  25. Hi Tracy, this is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful design, I love the mix of muted colours you have used, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey xx

  26. What a gorgeous card! The details are amazing! Thank you for playing at the SNSDC!

  27. Wow! This card is stunning. I love all the details you used. Thanks for playing along with us at the SNSDC.

  28. this is precious!!! love all the punched layers and the embellishments are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at SNSDC

  29. Beautiful card!! I love the colors and pretty punches. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  30. Fabulous card, Tracy!! Fab image and gorgeous embellies and design!! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges this week, Juliexx

  31. Wow, so pretty. Love the verse inside, your coloring and the butterfly. Just a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining the D2D die cut challenge! Hope you will play along again this week.

  32. Very Lacey, indeed! I always love seeing you use many layers on your cards. The lace border punches, the lacey butterflies and the sweet colors of your card are all so delicate! Gorgeous, my friend!

  33. What a beautiful card, I love that image and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrap Creations. hugs, Frances.

  34. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck in the draw. Hugs x

  35. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  36. This is the perfect receipe! Perfect in every way!
    Kindest regards,

  37. Wow Tracy this is absolutely stunning. All you wonderful diecuts and punches work so well together. I just can't take my eyes off this fabulous creation. Thanks for playing along in the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Hope to see you back soon.

  38. Gorgeous card!! Amazing! Love that poem too!! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!



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