Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A clean start

      This is my first GD card post for the challenges at Inky Impressions.  You've seen one I posted for their inspiration blog and you'll see a second one posted here and at the challenge blog today for their blog hop.  Make sure you scroll down to that second post for all the details about the hop and the awesome prize package Nicole is offering.
     The Inky Impressions Challenge this week is "Red, White, and Pink".  The image I've used is called "Lili's Cleaning Day" and I've used it to make a new years card of a sort.  I had a list a mile long of things I was going to try to do better at this year.  LOL  Am I doing them all--nah.  :-) , but I'm trying real hard to do some of them, and no, vacuuming was not one of them.   LOL
     Lili's colored with Copics and the papers are My Mind's Eye.  I pulled out the sewing machine again and did some zig zag stitching that looks fairly decent.
     So pop over to the Inky blog for this weeks challenge details and the hop.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft--resolutions (get more organized LOLLLLLLLLLLLL)
Crafty Boots--new beginnings
Ooh-la-la--new beginnings
Corrosive Challenge--ring in the new year
Craft Your Days Away--new beginnings
Crazy 4 Challenges--something new
Just Some Lines--new year
Crafty Catz--new beginning
Crafty Ribbons--new beginnings
Digi Doodle Shop--new beginnings


  • Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Gina K Pure Luxury, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Inky Impressions "Lili's Cleaning Day"
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Cherish punch around the page set, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:   Recollections pearls and flower


  1. Wow! Gorgeous! Amazing detail here! Love the sentiment with that image, too. I've got a long list of things I want to improve upon for 2012, too. Here's to hoping, right?

  2. O M G this is perfect!! amazing colouring and wonderful layout xx

  3. I love your card. So well colored and the image is soooo cute! Do you think you can send her 'round mine for a once over? Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings Challenge.

  4. This is fabulous! I love your image- so cute!!! Beautiful paper piercing and I love your layout!

  5. You are such a prolific crafter, don't know how you can come up with something so pretty every time. Another awesome card, fab image, simply stunning! Hugs, Ira

  6. Tracy - This is a lovely card the colours work well together and I really like the stitched detail. Thank you for joining in with our 'New beginnings' challenge at Ooh La La creations this week and good luck.


  7. Oh what a great card Tracy!
    Hugs Heidy

  8. Great card Tracey, love all your stitching too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  9. Gorgeous card.Love the papers and your ever so neat stitching.Super colouring too.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  10. Great card - I love the sentiment! The image works really well and fab colours.

    Thanks for joining in with the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. How adorable! Love the sentiment. Wish my husband thought the same thing..and knew where the vacuum was. LOL! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

  12. great card, love that image, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

  13. I simply love how clean and simple this is, it's totally fabulous! Great job lady, it's great!

  14. Such a fabulous card. All the stitching looks wonderful. She is just adorable..
    Your coloring is amazing..

    Hugs, Linda

  15. Wow! Your colouring and card is SENSATIONAL! I'm loving the colour combo, the image and the way you have put it all together.

    Thankyou for sharing this exceptional card with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    xoxoxo Carly

  16. wow wow wow i love this card ,awesome colouring and a stunning all the stitching too
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop and good luck
    tracey x

  17. What a great card, I totally understand you can't keep to all New Year's resolutions, especially when house work is involved :) Thanks for playing along with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

  18. very cute...lovely colors and details cute image to...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  19. This is just adorable, thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

  20. Gorgeous card, really great! love the colours/coloring, the details/stitching, everything about it! I'm your newest follower. Best wishes, Jill :)

  21. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing this little beauty with us at OLL and good luck! Hugs x

  22. Great card love the image and the stitching, good luck on being more organized thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.

  23. Hey Tracy....this is soooo cute!!! I love seeing Inky all over the place!! Thanks for joining CCC this week!!! :-)

  24. I really love this one, Tracy! The design is FABULOUS! I also love the combination of the image and the sentiment! The stitching is wonderful too! :o)

  25. Beautiful card. Thanks for participating in our challenge at Crafty ribbons. Hugs!

  26. Great card especially love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.

  27. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft Your Days Away - New Beginnings challenge.



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