Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Quacker

     It's an anything goes challenge this week at Papercraft Star.  Pretty easy huh!  :-)
     I won this little cutie from Lexi's Creations a couple of weeks back and I thought it would be the perfect image for me to practice a coloring lesson from my uber-talented friend Dorcas.  Dorcas is my DT Sistah from Mo's and also from The Kraft Journal.  She recently did a awesome tute on how to color white on kraft for TKJ so I put it to use on this card.  I feel like I'm growing a bit with my pencil coloring and I was really happy with how this came out.  Helps to have an awesome teacher.  :-)
     Hope you can join us this week.  You can't get much easier than Anything Goes.  LOL  We'll also have a special project from Jennifer this week showcasing something from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay, so pop into the PCS blog and check it out.
     I'd like to enter Miss Quacker into the following challenges:

The Spotted Chick--use kraft
Milk and Coffee Challenge--throw on those flowers
My Mum's Craft Shop--Easter creations/animals
The Paper Shelter--Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters--Easter
Great Impressions Challenge--lots of flowers
Crazy Amigo--April free theme
Digital Tuesday--Easter
Papertake Weekly--Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel--spring is in the air
Sassy Cheryl's--soft pastels
Top Tip Tuesday--Easter
Tuesday Throwdown--pastels
Hooked on Craft--Easter
Incy Wincy--Easter and/or pastels
Made Especially for You--Easter
Make It Monday--Anything Goes
My Craft Spot--Easter
The Crafty Pad--It's Egg-tastic (eggs, chicks, ducks)
The Squirrel and the Fox--Easter
Basic Grey--Easter
Catch the Bug--Easter
Craft Your Days Away--Easter
Mark's Finest Papers--square cards
One Stop Craft--Easter
Sweet Stampin'--Spring or Easter
Allsorts--photo inspiration
Card Makin Mamas--Easter
Totally Papercrafts--Easter
4 Crafty Chicks--Easter
Do You Stack Up--sew it up

     Have a great rest of the week!


Paper:  Basic Grey "Picadilly", Recollections
Stamp:  Lexi's Creations from Fairy Dust Crafts "Easter Lillie with Tulips"
Ink:  Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
Tools:  Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles, Marianne's Creatables Model 1, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Recollections flower and pearls, lace and ribbon from my stash


  1. This just couldn't be sweeter or more beautiful!

  2. This just couldn't be sweeter or more beautiful!

  3. What a fun card, Tracy, love your white on kraft technique, such a sweet card, perfect for Easter. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Tracy this came out soooo cute!! Your coloring is awesome! I better watch myself I'm coming awfully close to "losing my crown". lol
    Thanks for the shout out, too. :)

  5. Wow, very adorable Tracy - so you can do pencils AND copics!! So flippin' talented :) Such a gorgeous card - just love it!!

  6. EEK! This is SO cute, Tracy! I love that sweet paper. So springy and happy. And what a fabulous design. You always have the most amazing details on your projects. Coloring is fabulous. I need to check out Dorcas' tutorial. :)

  7. Amazing colouring on Kraft, Tracy! And a really cute image too. Hugs, Tracey x

  8. Oh Tracy,this is so adorable!
    HUgs Heidy

  9. This is adorable, Tracy! Love the papers and sweet image! Fab job on the coloring!

  10. I have no Kraft paper....EEEK! What is wrong with me???? I'm ashamed to even announce that publicly. *hangs head in shame* perhaps I shall ammend my wicked ways and get me some this weekend. I'm tempted with this technique. :)
    Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!

  11. I love Dorcas and checks her blog every single day!! I've tried the craft thing and I guess a little more practice is needed. lol! Really really love your card and your Kraft coloring came out perfectly!

  12. Aww, this is just soo cute! Fab woork on the colouring!
    Thanks so much for sharing at The Crafty Pad in our It's Egg-tastic Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  13. Colored pencil on kraft - LOVE it Tracy! Saw it on MIM

  14. Stunning card - your colouring is amazing.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. That little cutie looks so good on craft! You've colored her so well I just want to adopt that adorable duck!


  16. Tracy this is so cute. Your colouring is super. Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week, good luck and hope to see you again next week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  17. Tracy this is sooooo darn cute love the colouring on the Kraft paper

  18. Stunning card, really pretty papers, love the stitching and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

    PS I've got candy on my blog if you are interested!

  19. What a super card Tracy and love your Colouring, the image is just perfect for using on Kraft too.
    Love everything about it.
    Hugs Mau xx
    off to visit Dorcas :))

  20. Awesome card. Love that image and the papers. Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  21. Oh wow so just. Your colouring is fabulous.


  22. Very cute card! I would like to invite you to enter your card in the new challenge at Great Impressions. The theme for April is Lots of Flowers.

    Here's the link if you would like to check it out:

  23. That is the cutest duck I have ever seen! What an adorable image and great coloring too..have to check out the coloring white on Kraft too...thanks for the inspiration and thank you for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  24. I love this card. It is soooo cute. Thank you for joining us over at ME4Y.

  25. Awh! this is total cuteness! I love your wonderful coloring on this little darling! Awesome card!
    Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl soft pastel challenge this week!

  26. Adorable! Great image! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  27. Ooh love the colouring on Kraft Tracy! It is really effective! Cutey image too :D

  28. This is so adorable. Made me smile. That little duck is soooooo Cute!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  29. Cute thing!!!!! Love how you color on kraft!!!

  30. This card is so cute. I just love the way you colored onto the kraft paper..

  31. What a cutie Tracey, Love the colouring, the Springy papers and adorable duck. Fab Easter casrd. Carolxx

  32. Yep I love that cute little ducky on kraft! Fabulous! I'll have to check out that tutorial! You rocked it!
    Kindest regards,

  33. A fabulous card Tracy, your design and colours are fabulous and I love that little Duck and he looks stunning with the white and yellow on the Kraft!!!

    Thanks so much to joint us at the Basic Grey challenge
    xx Heather xx

  34. amazing card. The image is gorgeous and it looks so great on Kraft Crastock.
    Great Layout as well
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stwampin' this week.

  35. AWESOME colours and great designed card ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  36. Such a cute card, love the flowers. Thanks for linking up to The Crafty Pad's challenge this week. Estelle x

  37. Oh Tracy this is FABULOUS!!! Love your choice of colors and design ... and what a cute image! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EASTER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  38. Lovely card....Thank you for joining us at Craft your days away..And good luck..

    Caz CYDA DT

  39. Your cute little duckling is just awesome Tracy, love your colouring on kraft, so lovely!! Hugs, Ira x

  40. This is so so cute! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

  41. Love this -- I can never color on Kraft, it always turns out blobby!

  42. Beautiful creation. I love the pencil on craft technique. Very talented. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. Linda

  43. ADORABLE!!! Love your coloring on the kraft and all that it!!! Thanks for joining us over at Great Impressions!

  44. That is absolutely gorgeous. I love it!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

    Susan x

  45. Oh, I just ADORE this amazing card! And I love the way it turned out on the kraft paper. Simply over the top stunning.
    Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

  46. Absolutely adorable! LOVE the way you've pieced and stitched the background diagonally and that you've colored on kraft! Yum!

  47. Coloring on the kraft is such a beautiful technique, and it is absolutely perfect, as always. Happy Easter, girlfriend !!!

  48. Hi,
    Oh My Goodness this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image, the kraft paper, the colour scheme is just gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  49. What a darling card! I love the fun rectangular mats you've used. They're perfect with the whimsical look of your image.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  50. I just LOVE your card... it is so sweet! Just adorable! Thanks for joining us at MEFY

  51. oh great choice using kraft cs. adorable image and wonderful, cute card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters and a Happy Easter.

  52. What a super AWESOME card! You would be crazy not to be happy with this colored image...and I am saying crazy in a nice, admiring way:0) It is just so so pretty. Your colors are just so so vibrant and just perfect with the rest of the card! I will have to re-visit Dorcas tut and break out those pencils:0)

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time around; hope to see you back often:0)


  53. gorgeous card Tracy love the colouring on kraft card looks fab thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  54. Awesome card, great layout too.. Congrats on your top 3 win at

  55. Oh what a gorgeous card and such an adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

  56. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  57. too cute! love pencil on kraft
    thanks for playing our Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  58. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful demonstration of coloring in kraft. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Easter Challenge!

  59. Wow! Love the coloring on the Kraft paper! It is an amazing and beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

  60. This is the perfect Easter card! FAB! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!

  61. Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining us at MILKCOFFEE Challenges :)
    hugs Ria

  62. This is so cute, love the sweet image and the beautiful Spring colours. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Crafts this month and good luck xx


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