Friday, February 17, 2012

Cherry Blossoms

     I've been having a blast seeing you all get so excited about my candy.  :-)  If you missed the post you can click on the button on my sidebar or just hit "Home" above to go directly to the post with all the details.
     I'm a bit slow getting around to your blogs, but I'm coming.  I promise!  Been a jam packed busy week and baby girl turns 21.  Oh where has the time gone.  :-)

     Ahhhh .....are you ready for spring?  Our weather has been so up and down lately all our plants are confused and so am I .  I go from freezing to death to spring cleaning fever.  LOL
     This week Tammy has released some absolutely gorgeous cherry blossom images at A Day For Daisies.  Take a look at this!

     Stunning aren't they!  My image is from the first group and is called "Blooming Cherry Branch".  I've used Distress inks on watercolor paper for my card.
     This week starts a new challenge at the ADFD blog and we have this wonderful color challenge.
     Beautiful colors don't cha think.  :-)  Hope you'll come play along.
     Speaking of playing, I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts Ink--spring is in the air
Sassy Cheryl's--no designer paper
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Crafty Pad--the letter "b" (bling, blossoms, bow, button)
The Spotted Chick's Krafty Thursday--use kraft
4 Crafty Chicks--double down (double ribbons and double pearl accents)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--no designer papers
Digi Doodle Shop--anything goes
Do You Stack Up--layers

     Happy weekend!

  • Papers:  Gina K Designs pure luxury, Kraft Outlet light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock, Strathmore 90 lb. watercolor paper, unknown pink
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Blooming Cherry Branch"
  • Ink:  Distress inks
  • Tools:  Stylized Flowers embossing folder and Cuttlebug
  • Miscellaneous:  Kaisercraft pearls, Offray ribbon, seam binding, button from my stash


angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just so elegant your colouring is just superb and such a pretty image! Chanelle xx

NickelNook said...

Gorgeous, my friend! Absolutely GORGEOUS! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this does make me long for spring! What a gorgeous card, Tracy! LOVE that cherry branch and LOVE your coloring. The light shading around the image is awesome. Really love your card design, too.

LilyPinkScraps said...

So pretty Tracy :) Such amazing colouring!

Jennifer Scull said...

Tracy, this is just gorgeous! the embossed bg adds just the right touch to the beautiful image.

have a wonderful weekend!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Tracy. I love the soft coloring of the flower.

My son is 12 now and time just flies by. :)

Ann English said...

Stunning, Tracy! I do so love your creations!

Ros said...

Fabulous take on the challenge Tracy ... Congrats on your win at CCCB

Whimsey said...

Oh my - what a beautiful card; the embossing, the pearls, the crinkly ribbon bow with the gorgeous center, the ribbon with the white backing - gosh it's absolutely stunning!!

Thanks for joining us at LCI!!


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the image and beautiful colouring, the bow is gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

heidy said...

So very pretty Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

pinky said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at LADYBUG CRAFTS INK.

Anonymous said...

oh what a beautiful card!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Anonymous said...

oh what a beautiful card!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Daniele said...

what a stunner

In paper heaven said...

Beautifully done card. A real eye catcher. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our doubles challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, very lovely card...the image is wonderful! TFS!

Naomi said...

Wow, this is truly STUNNING! LOVE the LO, the soft colours, that gorgeous image, and that beautiful bow! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW~Gorgeous Tracy! Love the image, the colors, the layout. . . .the WHOLE thing. Stunning.
Thanks for playing in the No Design Papers challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Lisa M said...

I hear ya girl! 2 days ago I was shoveling snow and today I think I might lay out by the pool. This is nuts! But your card isn't's gorjamous!!! Love that distressed ink coloring you've done here.
Have a phenomenal weekend :)

Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at MIM too!

Dawn said...

You missed out Beautiful!
Your wonderful creation is perfect for The Letter B Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Thanks for joining us!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image and the embossed background. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Dorcas said...

Oh how pretty Tracy!!

The Spotted Chick said...

WOWZER! This is nothing less than stunning Tracy! I LOVE it! Thanks SO much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card, gorgeous colouring, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

Ira said...

This is such a tender, elegant card, your way of colouring really makes the image very much alive! Hugs, Ira x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! this is stunning. Your colouring is super and I love that bow and pearl centre. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges this time and good luck.


1CardCreator said...

Very elegant, love all the details. Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

sharon said...

So pretty. hanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

WencheP said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The image is so pretty and your colouring is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, hope to see you next week!


Mary J said...

Stunning Tracy - gorgeous soft and beautiful!

The Wired Angel said...

This is stunning, Tracy. And it's perfect for just about any occasion. Your card is perfect for our challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. There's a new challenge beginning tomorrow and I hope you will come back and join us again. Peggy x

Tamie said...

Simply put this is very stunning and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Starla B. said...

Gorgeous! I love the texture of the watercolor paper, the embossing, your coloring. Absolutely superb. Thank you for playing along with Digi Doodle Shop!

xx Star