Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A heart of love

     Hearts, hearts!  We want to see hearts this week at Papercraft Star.  LOL  We kind of posted this weeks challenge a day early by accident so we're going to go ahead and post our DT cards early too.  The link won't open until regular time tomorrow.
     For my card I've used a freebie digi image by Karen MacfarlaneI got a while back from Cuddly Buddly.  The blanket stitching on the image inspired me to go for a quilted look for the card.  Lots of machine stitching and lots distressing on the edges for the well loved quilt look.  :-)  The image is done in Copics.
     This week we are adding a brand new member to our little Papercraft Star family, the incredibly talented Sylvia Nelson.  I hope you'll check out all the DT cards posted on the PCS blog this week and pop over to Sylvia's blog to see why we scooped her up.  :-)
     Our sweet Anitra is showcasing an image from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay this week so make sure you check that out too.  Her Valentine tree is amazing!
     6:00 a.m. Monday is the deadline for our Inlinkz and EVERYBODY is making Valentines so I hope to see some of you linked up for the challenge this week.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Room Challenge--cute and cuddly
Crafty Sentiments--let's get girly
Deep Ocean--love you
Digital Tuesday--pink or red
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Valentines
Party Time Tuesdays--Valentines
Sassy Cheryl's--Valentines
Top Tip Tuesday--Valentines
Tuesday Throwdown--be my Valentine
I Copic--hearts
My Craft Spot--valentine's Day
Catered Crop--hearts
Sentimental Sundays--feel the love
Stampin' Sisters in Christ--show love
Card Makin' Mamas--Valentines
Poodles Parlour--anything goes
Do You Stack Up--anything goes
Moving Along with the Times--at least one heart visible

     Happy Wednesday!


  • Papers:  K & Company Classic K Bailey, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Cuddly Buddly Kim MacFarlane freebie
  • Ink:  Copics, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  buttons from my stash, DMC embroidery floss


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Tracy: Your blog is absolutely beautiful. You do lovely work. I'd like to invite you to check out Word Art Wednesday. We have new challenges every Wednesday, and an awesome blog hop coming up February 9-13. I hope you will stop by to participate! We'd love to have you with us.
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday

Catherine said...

This is really cute, love the papers.....

heidy said...

Oh what a cute gorgeous card Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Jennifer said...

I just love all the stitched patches you've put together. The image is so cute and I love how all the colours are so cheery!

Linda B said...

Fabulous, Tracy!!!

Debbie said...

Love your patchwork on this card, it is just gorgeous, and what an adorable image.


Cheryl said...

Tracy, this is just the prettiest layout. I love the quilt effect with these lovely papers.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! Love all the different papers you used. So happy to join you this week.

Marjorie said...

This is just sooo sweet hun, love the colours and the patchwork design is stunning..really must have a go at sewing..used to sew when I was younger but not cards lol!

Ros said...

Superb card ... love the distressed paper ...

Ira said...

Oh, cute cute cute! Fantastic image and gorgeous papers Tracy!!

Audrey Pettit said...

So totally adorable, Tracy! Love, love the quilted design!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous design, beautiful card, just so cute and cuddly as our theme at Craft-Room Challenge.
Thanks for joining in and good luck;-))m

Holly Young said...

that bear is super cute,,and i love what you've done with all the patches! really unique and gorgeous!

Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week! We loved having you!


Lisa Jane said...

oh what a cute image .. love all the distressed edges
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - this is so beautiful. The image is adorable and I love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


craft-roomjulia said...

I love this card, the stitched patchwork pieces look fantastic, and I adore the image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet what a great card, Thanks for playing our Have a Heart Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Tracy.Love the image and the stitched squares. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x


dragonllew said...

Greatcard such a sweet imagethanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Jenny x

Sheri said...

Tracy! The stitching and distressing on the cutie really are so beautiful!

Mary Jo said...

Very sweet. Love the blocking with this image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Linda R said...

What a cute card. Your design is fabulous.. Love the quilted look!

Hugs, Linda

Natascha said...

oh, wow! So cute and I love your patchwork background. Nice colouring of this cutie as well. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Leanne said...

This is gorgeous - I love the little squares!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!


coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is beautiful Tracy, that image is gorgeous so are the papers, I do love how you have stitched them, the colours are wonderful, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week,.
Lorraine x

mforquer said...

OH my gosh Tracy - this is so super cute! I love the distressed blocks in the background with your stitching! Thanks for playing with us at iCopic!

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a sweet card. Just lovely and the image is adorable.!!!
Thanks for playing in the Valentine's challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Awe this is such an adorable image! Now I love me some quilts and I love this card!


NickelNook said...

The quilted look is fabulous! Love the stitching and distressing! The image is adorable and of course your coloring is fantastic! Really like this one, my friend, just like every other one you make! lol

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love the distressed edges on the squares, reminds me of a vintage rag quilt. Beautiful shabby chic creation. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card great design and I love all your distressed squares.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card great design and I love all your distressed squares.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Debi said...

this is gorgeous Tracy thanks for joining us again at craft room challenge, debi x

Maria said...

Aw, this is sooo adorable. I love the patchwork look with the stitching, it all works brilliantly together. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

papertrails leaver said...

what a sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Flutterby Trina said...

sweet card! thanks for playing along with us at TTT with our valentines challenge! good Luck and hope to see you again soon! x

MariLynn said...

Tracy, this is super cute! I love how you sewed the panels and distressed the edges. Thanks for sharing your creation with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Jacq said...

Hi Tracy,
This is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the gorgeous image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Esther said...

Gorgeous card, love all that stitching and distressed edges..Thanks so much for joining our craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

ferrellgraph-x said...

Tracy your cards are always so beautiful! Every detail is always perfection!
Kindest regards,

jkreucher said...

OH my gosh! this couldn't be any sweeter! love all the distressing, your layers and colors, and this darling little image~ adorable!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Valentine Challenge!

hazel said...

Love everything about your card Tracy, it's fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Kate said...

What a sweet card! I love the look of the torn papers. Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Jane said...

Adorable card! thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenges! hugs, Jane x