Friday, October 14, 2011

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

     We have a new release from Tammy today AND a new challenge at the A Day For Daisies blog.  I think I am SOOOOO lucky to get to work with these images. Free Smiley Courtesy of Here's the whole new release and you can find them all in the ADFD store.

     I picked up this 7 Gypsies paper pad a few weeks back at Hobby Lobby thinking I could go to it when I needed something more masculine, but I've found it very easy to use on other projects as well.  The checkered and diamond patterns reminded me of an old Mother Goose book I had as a child so they seemed just prefect for contrary Mary.  I think this Mary is maybe not so contrary though.  :-)
     We'd love to have you join us for the challenge.  We want you to "Use Your Noodle and Add a Doodle!"  You can see my doodling on the cream piece under the image.  I'm not much of a drawer so I figured I was safe with a few dots and squiggles.
     I'd like to enter Mary into the following challenges:

The Stamping Boutique--someone special
Top Tip Tuesdays--use designer paper (optional make your own flower)
Paper Sundaes--favorite color combination  (blue, brown, cream)
Sentimental Sundays--anything goes plus sentiment

     Thanks for popping in for a visit!

  • Papers:  7 Gypsies Venice collection, Recollections, Copic X-Press It Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Mary Mary Margaret Evans Price Style"
  • Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Sepia Micron pen, Black Sharpie, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks
  • Tools:  EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart Daisy Edge punch, Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Make It Crafty Lasercut Chipboard corner, Offray lace, Martha Stewart and Celebrate It ribbon, Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint


Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, Tracy! Love that fun image, and as always, your coloring is fantastic. Love the fancy edging and the bits of doodling. Fabulous paper and layering, too. :)

NickelNook said...

Oh, Tracy! I love this one...I really do! Brings my childhood to mind as well! Gorgeous coloring! Love everything about it! I also love your happy animated smiley! Have a fabulous weekend! :o)

Ira said...

I can never have enough of your beautiful colouring Tracy, you just colour those fabulous images up so beautifully! This image, too, it´s sheer nostalgia, love your precious card. Hugs, Ira

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Maggie :)

Melissa said...

What a sweet and elegant card! This is so beautiful, Tracy!!! Wow! Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!

Linda B said...

What a fantastic image... I love the hoop skirt... how cute. You can never have too many layers... and yours are gorgeous along with the beautiful border and corner scroll. The paper is ideal!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I LOVE your border and also your doodling! so pretty! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our use Designer Papers with the Optional Extra to make your own Flowers, Don't forget you can enter our challenges up to 3 times, and if you make your own Flowers add GD for a chance to win a GD spot! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Linda R. said...

Mary is looking quite good. What a pretty card.. Love the design and your coloring looks wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Miesje said...

Great card - love that image and the coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a sweet image and you make wonders out of it, I so love the layering and lovely embellishment.

Anita said...

Lovely card and your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

LaJanette said...

OH such a pretty pretty card! Very relaxing colors:0)

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


Geri said...

Just so ya're not sooooo lucky, you're sooooo TALENTED!! But I get ya, girl! Your appreciation for these images really shows in every project you create with them. This one is another perfect one--can't imagine how it could be any prettier! Miss Muffet, on the previous post, is so stinkin' cute, she's about to pop off her card! Gorgeous details on that one, also!

Elise said...

Soooo sweet and beautiful! I love the colors and all of your details! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


yyam said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Love the layers and textures! And you have such an eye for details! Brilliant! :)

Miranda said...

lovely card tracy, very cute and pretty

thanks for joining our challenge this week
Miranda TSB DT

Wilma Z said...

Gorgeous, elegant and beautiful. Love the colour combination. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Shana said...

Beautiful! I love the gentle aging and fabulous embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Sandy S said...

Beautiful card Tracy! Good luck & thanks for playing with us at The Stamping Boutique!

Sandy :)

Dorcas said...

Oh Tracey! THis is soooooooo beautiful! I think it needs to join my "fave cards" page. Absolutely LOVE it!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is stunning. I love the various elements you incorporated.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

This is sooo sooo sweet, Tracy! Love it!
Huggies ~

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card, love all the girly details and the papers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge Blog, Shelly ;)

CraftySil said...

Beautiful card! The color combination you've used is so pretty, not to mention the amazing job you've done with coloring this image.