Friday, December 23, 2011

Sewing seeds of kindness

     Hope you've all been able to slow down long enough to enjoy the holiday a little.  LOL  The little sweetie on this card took some time to do a little sewing.  The image is called "Sewing a Stitch" and is from the new release this week from A Day For Daisies and you can find it along with lots of others in the ADFD store
     I decided to try my hand at a little paper piecing.  I don't do much of this, but I always like it when I see others do it.  Lots of stitching and a quilted look to the background.  My daughter made the beautiful crocheted flower for me.
     I have to admit I was a bit burnt out on Christmas projects so I really enjoyed making this card.  Now I'm ready to enjoy the holiday weekend with my family.  Hope you are too.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments--anything goes
Little Miss Muffett--anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop--anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink TLT Challenge--BINGO (ribbon, flowers, punches/die cuts)
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper Playtime--anything goes + sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge--use a sentiment
Corrosive Challenge--anything except Christmas
Scrappy Frogs--stitching
Sparkles Forum--anything but a Christmas card
     Merry Christmas!

  • Papers:  Crate Paper, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Sewing a Stitch"
  • Ink:  Copics, Walnut Stain Distress ink
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Four (S4-190), My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish, Martha Stewart Cherish edge punch, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  crocheted flower from my daughter, Recollections pearls, Offray ribbon, lace from my stash, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks


  1. Oh, Tracy! It's fabulous! I love the combination of paper piecing and coloring on that sweet image! The crocheted flower is so lovely, as is all the stitching! All of it is WONDERFUL! You know I'm a stitcher, so this one is right up my alley! Love it! :o)

  2. This is so beautiful Tracy! How do you put the patterns from the background in to your picture?
    Love Pearl x

  3. Fabulous card Tracy, brilliant paper piecing! Nice and bright colours, too! And such a sweet image for that matter. Merry CHristmas to you again dear friend, have some lovely days, hugs, Ira x

  4. This is stunning! Love all the stitching...

  5. This is so precious, Tracey!! I love it! You are always such an inspiration to me.
    Have a great weekend, Tracey!

  6. This is gorgeous! All that stitching is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponser this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM! The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning. Good luck and happy holidays!
    Rene ;D

  7. Tracy, this is absolutely stunning! Not only is your paper piecing perfection, the design is exquisite !

  8. WOW. This card is super Fab. As a former sewing enthusiast, I just love it!

  9. Wow - your card is simply gorgeous! I love the paper piecing and all the pretty details.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  10. Oh my, Tracy! This is gorgeous! Look at all those sumptuous details! I love the stitching and paper piercing! The lace and pearls are darling! And your paper piecing of the image is fantastic! I just love this delightful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  11. Wow this is gorgeous Tracy!
    Love everything about it!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Hugs Heidy

  12. Another gorgeous design with absolutely beautiful coloring and fantastic details throughout. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


  13. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  14. Wow that is gorgeous I love your colour choice and that fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  15. This is incredible! I love the image and your quilt underlay! Beautiful flourish and the crochet flower is fabulous!

  16. Tracy, this is so wonderful! I'm so glad you played along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time, and remember that you can play up to 3 times before the challenge ends on January 3. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  17. Wow, Tracy, my jaw is just hanging open! I LOVE this card! Such a gorgeous design, and the paper piecing and coloring on that image are fabulous. I absolutely love the floral paper you chose for the quilt. Love the patchwork background, too, and your daughter's flower is lovely. What a multi-talented family you all are!
    Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas, my friend!

  18. Hi Tracy. What a sweet card! And your daughter made the flower? That is fantastic. The image is gorgeous...coloring stellar...yes. And for today's message. It is beautiful, very beautiful. I may be Jewish - but one can not help but love the beauty and the peace within Christmas. I hear your message with joy in my heart that the little Jew that was born was able to change the world into a loving place for all Christians to live within and find a home. I wish you the most beloved Christmas and may the Spirit of Christ be all around and within you. Divinely, Samara xox p.s. I know that you know Jesus is my hero in everyway.

  19. Hi Tracy,
    Thank you so much for visiting my site and answering my question about your card! I will have to have a go at this. Love Pearl x

  20. Thanks for linking up with our Cooking it up with Katie Anything Goes Challenge this month

  21. gorgeous! I love the flower and the lace, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

  22. Hi Tracy,
    Thank you so much for visiting my Blog and for your sweet words!!! Love your tag!!! It'sooooo fabulous!!!! Merry Christmas (a little bit late...) and a very very very Happy New Year!! Hugs Ge

  23. WOWZER!!This is just beautiful.. Thanks for joining us at TPS.. Hugs, Linda

  24. Wow this is just beautiful. Love the paper piecing and sewing and that colouring is lovely too. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  25. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at TPS.

    Hugs Liv

  26. Very Creative. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenges.
    Happy New Year!

  27. Oh my word this is beautiful what a gorgeous image, the papers, lace, colours and design look super, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
    Lorraine x

  28. This is gorgeous Tracy! Love tthe paper piecing and the crocheted flower. Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink and My Mums Craft Shop.
    Diane xx

  29. Hi Tracy, wowee so gorgeous, fabulous textures and colour, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenges, Karenx

  30. Beautiful creation Tracy. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  31. The paper piecing is just gorgeous. Such a wonderful job.

    Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Anything Goes Challenge #25 and Good Luck!

  32. Such a pretty card, love the colour theme, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge over the Christmas and New Year period,
    Ruth x

  33. Very nice card. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!


Please leave a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and opinions. OR . . . just say hello!