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


  1. 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

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

  3. Oh what a cute gorgeous card Tracy!
    Hugs Heidy

  4. 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!

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


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

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

  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

  13. 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!

    PTT DT

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

  15. 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.


  16. 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

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

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


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

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

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

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

    Hugs, Linda

  23. 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

  24. 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!!


  25. 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

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

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


  29. 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

  30. 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.

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

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

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

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

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

  34. 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

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

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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

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

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

  41. 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!

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

  43. 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

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


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