Monday, February 20, 2012

Just for you

     Our theme this week at The Kraft Journal is "Fabulous Finds" and boy could I make a list right now!  There are so many cool things coming out and so many new ways to use all that older crafty wonderfulness.  :-)  My main fabulous find on here is the doodling.  Now I know doodling has been around forever, but I have been seeing some cards lately on Fi's blog that are just so stinkin' cute with all that doodling that I decided to give it a try.  I've linked directly to one of her cards with lots of fun doodling, but you can scroll through her blog and find lots more.  You'll see a little more on another one of my cards this week, but this one has lots.  I love to stitch on my cards, but I think this looks just as good.
     Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock forms the base of the card as well as the sentiment, and punched flowers.  It also forms the top layer of the hinge flaps.  I cut two layers of chipboard hinges and glued all three together for a thicker raised look.  The focal image of the card was stamped on a Large Kraft Shipping tag and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Love the look of Prismas on kraft, but I haven't quite figured out how to do the skin coloring correctly.
     For embellishments I include 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market and Victoria seam binding and button flower centers tied with Hang Tag String.
     Like I said, there are TONS of new "Fabulous Finds" out there so come play along and show us what you've found.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
Craft Your Passion--red, white, and blue
Pollycraft Monday--ribbons and buttons
Sweet Stampin'--choose 3 in a row (ribbon, buttons, spots OR brads, buttons, punches)
Polka Doodles--1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Cooking It Up with Katie--something on a spool, something metal, sentiment
Little Darlings--use your favorite embellishments
Krafty Thursday at The Spotted Chick--use kraft
Addicted to Stamps--birthday card with dots
Stampin' Sisters in Christ--must be or include a flower

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Large Kraft Shipping Tag
7 Gypsies Victoria  and Gypsy Market seam binding
Hang Tag String

Other Supplies

Papers:  October Afternoon 5 & Dime, My Mind's Eye, Bazzill
Stamp:  Little Darlings "Soooo Big!", Stampendous "Orchid Greetings"
Ink:  Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron pen, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Four (S4-190) and Double Ended Tags (S3-149), Martha Stewart Cosmo punch, EK Success Dotted Scallop punch
Miscellaneous:  Spare Parts brads, Michaels buttons


Lynne Armstrong said...

This is totally adorable it. Your doodling looks fabulous (another thing I'm a bit scared of trying lol) and as always your papers and layout are perfect!
Hugs xx

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is totally adorable it. Your doodling looks fabulous (another thing I'm a bit scared of trying lol) and as always your papers and layout are perfect!
Hugs xx

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card, Tracy! LOVE the papers and colors and all those yummy layers. The image on that tag is so sweet. Love your coloring and love the tabs at the top. The kraft flowers are just fantastic, too!

Natali said...

I came from The Kraft Journal today... ))) To check all details in bigger format )) Love this card. Beautiful plaing with kraft and other colours...

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Adorable card and image Tracy. Saw this on MIM. faye

Dorcas said...

THis is so adorable, Tracy!!

heidy said...

Oh this is lovely Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Lisa M said...

I need to sit for a moment.........

WOW, I'm in love with this card. So, so stinkin' adorable and I really love the white shading you did to ground that image. There's so much going on here, but it goes together so wonderfully. The raised hinges is a great idea, that really stands out.
LOVE your brain, oh and the card. :)

Thank you for sharing your work with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so cute, Tracy! I love your coloring on the kraft and that little image is adorable! Well done!!

Renkata said...

So cute and adorable Tracy.
I love the colouring on the craft paper look so cool.

NancyD said...

Sweat image and a great card. Saw it on MIM. NancyD

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the doodling and the sweet image! It's great to have you playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

Marlies said...

What an adorable card Tracy, with a super cute image on the tag!! Beautiful details and embellies!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow absolutely stunning.


angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just beautiful just love your colouring on the kraft its looks superb! Chanelle xxx

Karla said...

This is so sweet!

Katie Butler said...

Wow! I love your card. So many perfect little details and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Linda R said...

So darn cute. Once again I just love the image and your design is awesome..

Hugs, Linda

Jennifer said...

This is amazingly cute! I love your images and your layout is wonderful!

Ira said...

You work miracles with kraft paper and pencils Tracy, such a pretty card! Love your doodles, a fine embellishment on its own! Hugs, Ira x

Ivonne said...

OMG Tracy! I love it!! It is so gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

Mary J said...

So brilliant Tracy! I love it! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday and Make It Monday!

Wedgie said...

Fab card, love that you included two rows! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week and we hope to see you again soon. Wedgie xxx

Fiona said...

ah Tracy...fabulous card, I love your colouring, it's amazing!! The colours are just perfect with kraft and what can I say...fab doodling too!! My last card had no doodling, as you saw and it felt like something was missing although i don't want them all to be the same but I do like it!!


NanaConnie said...

Tracy, This is fabulous! So glad you shared it with us at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Don't forget to come and play in our next challenge starting tomorrow.
NanaConnie DT

Bea und Doreen said...

Oh Tracey - simply stunning. Brilliant card.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
Doreen xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love your sweet image and doodling, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

mixamatoasties said...

Wow. That is a stunning card. I love it!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Hope to see you again soon.

Susan x

The Spotted Chick said...

Awwww, so cute! I just LOVE the look of coloring on Kraft! Beeee-yoo-ti-ful!! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

NickelNook said...

So cute! Love the coloring on kraft...I haven't tried that yet! The skintone looks great! I also love all the doodling, even on the flower punch! :o)

Miesje said...

Oh my - this card just blew me away! Totally love it. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!

Debbie Carriere said...

This looks fantastic!!! I have realized lately that stitching on every panel really adds time to my process!!! I may try this :). Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Jodi said...

Wow - this is just adorable and inspiring me to pull out my kraft paper and pencils. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope to see more from you again soon!

1CardCreator said...

So very sweet! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #115)

Michelle said...


Oh gosh, where to look first.......
So many fabulous little details that make this cards so incredible.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor 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.

Sheena said...

Wow - stunning! Love the use of kraft and all the details! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card and the most beautiful embellishing.
Thanks for joining in with this week's Polka Doodles recipe challenge.
Fliss x

Mandy said...

Tracy your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx