Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sweet Stampin Guest Designer #1

     Surprise!  Surprise!  Two easel cards in two days!  LOL  This card was actually made several weeks ago though and is one of four I'm making as guest designer at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog this month.  Thanks so much to Tracey for asking me and to Abi and Fi for allowing me to guest for them.  :-)
     The challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is a photo inspiration you can see here:
     Isn't that pretty!  For my card I've used several images from Make It Crafty that I merged together for the little scene.  I used Copics to color and the papers are from the gorgeous Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection.  I thought they went pretty well with the butterfly swing.  :-)  I also added a Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch which I painted with Creative Inspirations paint in Sea Foam.
     The top part of the easel was created using a die cut piece of paper I had from another collection.  I just used it as a template and them trimmed the other layers to fit and distressed them.  There's a little of that fun cheesecloth I've been using, lots of pearls, and some lace that I threaded some pretty ribbon through.  It doesn't show its true color in the photo, but it's a pretty icy blue/green that matches the papers really well.

     I know the ladies would just love to see what you can create with this beautiful color palette so get creative and link it up for this week's challenge.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts--anything but square
Digi Designs Challenge--ribbons and bows
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge--flowers, ribbon, and lace
Card Makin' Mamas--die cuts (top panel, image, sentiment, butterfly)
4 Crafty Chicks--die cuts
Crafty Ribbons--BINGO (punches/dies, flowers, ribbon)
Little Darlings--not square
The Ribbon Carousel--anything goes plus spooled supplies (ribbon and lace)
Craft Your Passion--BINGO (flowers, pearls, use a punch)
Crafty Boots--young at heart
The Pink Elephant--distressing
Addicted to Stamps--shabby, shabby chic, vintage

Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!

  • Papers:  Bo Bunny Gabrielle, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and Light Kraft cardstocks, Recollections, Copic X-Press It Blending card
  • Stamps:  Make It Crafty "Sitting Annalise", "Butterfly Swing", and "Daffodil Dell"; Raindrop Echo Sentiments "Sylvia's Sentiments #3"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Sixteen (S4-301), Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Dritz Cheescloth, Recollections pearls and flowers, Celebrate It ribbon, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Creative Inspirations Sea Foam paint, lace from my stash


  1. Wow, Tracey! This is so beautiful and what a way to start your Guest Designer slot with us. We feel very lucky to have you on board. Hugs, Tracey x

  2. SO BEAUTIFUL, Tracy! So many gorgeous details! Love the image and your wonderful coloring! I'm still trying to track that collection down...LOVE it!! You're really going to make me do one of those easel cards one of these days! Congratulations on another Guest Designer position! :o)

  3. Lovely card with many gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  4. Beautiful card Tracy.Love the colours and flowers you used.
    Jayne x

  5. Wauw Tracy this is so gorgeous! Beautiful colours! I love the shape you made the easel in and what a beautiful details! I love this!!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    hugs, Marlies

  6. Gorgeous card! Love the image, so sweet. Fabulous coloring and I love all the fantastic details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  7. wow awesome card Tracey, gorgeous love the colourcombo teal with orange, perfect
    great details too
    I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week

  8. Oh Tracy,this is so beautiful!
    Congrats on your GDT,!
    Hugs Heidy

  9. Oh my Tracy! You certainly paid attention to the challenge, it's spot on! Fantastic easel card with so many lovely embellishments, no wonder that you're guest designing, you're just so good at what you do!! Hugs, have a lovely weekend, Ira

  10. Tracy,your card is fantastic!Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

  11. so gorgeous Tracy, love everything about this card and thank you for being our Guest Designer this month.


  12. Wow, what a fabulous card, really gorgeous.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  13. Hey there Tracy...Congrats first of all! These cards are wonderful. They are SO delicate. I love the easel card, yet am terrified to make one, so when I see how spectacular You have accomplished this, with fantastic colors, the compliment of that beautiful blue flutterbye to match the rest, the bow and those utterly wonderful flower convinces me to stay with what I am comfortable with! lol. Both cards, the Fairy as well are so professional Tracy. There is not an element you don't think of! The die cuts are SO creative! I love the ones you chose and how you put them together and together again!. Everything comes alive in your cards. What a joy!!! :)

  14. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  15. Fabulous card and such wonderful colours. The colouring of the image is very beautiful and the design is just perfect.
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Anything but square challenge and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs, Jill

  16. WOW!!!! Everything about this card is amazing.. I just love the shape and the colors you used. The image is too cute.. Yep, I love everything about it!!

    Hugs, Linda

  17. Wow Tracey!! This creation has blown me away with its gorgeousness!! Simply Stunning!!!

    Thank you for joining us Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts

  18. Hi Tracey, my gooodness this is just gorgeous! Love the details and the image is wonderful. Sarah

  19. Wow stunning card, I love these colours and fabulous details! Thanks for joining us at Dig Designs Challenge, Shelly ;)

  20. all details are stunning !! image, colors, work - wow !!!! thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges hugs Joanna

  21. Hi Tracey , gorgeous card !! With so many beautiful details. Love the colours.... Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

  22. What a stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

  23. Wow what a gorgeous card with so many details!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel!!!!

  24. Oh wow, gorgeous! So much to look at! Thanks for playing along with our BINGO challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

  25. Wow Tracy, your card is absolutely stunning, i particularly love the image and the different layers you made with frames, really cute!

    Thank you for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.

    Hugs, Franz.

  26. Beautiful card Tracy! I love all the colors, they blend so well...and each and every detail add so much to the card as well. Congrats on being a guest designer...once again!

  27. wow a gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some more new candy if you are interested :)

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  29. Wow, this is gorgeous
    Thanks for taking part at Secret Crafter
    Tracy x

  30. What a beautiful card - so very pretty x
    Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey and good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  31. WOW what a stunning card......
    The details are pure heaven!!
    Thank you for joining us at Little Darlings for the NOT square challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

  32. Wonderful card Tracy!! I Love Love Love the design and moreover the color mix and all details

    Thanks for sharing with us at Deep Ocean.
    I hope you join us soon
    Cinzia xx

  33. Absolutly stunning, I love your blog, was just about to become a follower and I already was LOL!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  34. Love that shape - and all the detail

    kitten - DYSU team

  35. Oh my Tracy, what a stunning card! The colours are matched beautifully. Gorgeous papers & gorgeous embellishing. We're delighted to have you as November's guest designer, thank you xx

  36. Absolutely gorgeous card and I love all your embellishments. Thanks for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

  37. Wow! What a great make! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots x


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