Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tiny blessings

     Weren't expecting anything from me on a Saturday were you.  LOL  Well I have another card to share using one of the images from the monthly Club Kit from A Day For Daisies.  You can find out all the details about the club kit here.  This image is called "Flowers For Her".  I colored it with Copics and chalked around the image.  The papers are My Mind's Eye and my favorite Light Kraft from The Kraft Outlet.
     Lots of stitching on here and I gave the kraft tabs some dimension and depth by popping them up on foam.  To keep them from bowing I scored them flush with the edge and 1/8" more.  That allowed me to have them lay flat and then fold around to the back with a nice flat edge.  It looks pretty cool and I hope you can see what I'm talking about easily in the photo below.
     The sentiment is another fantastic freebie from Create with TLC.  I don't do very many masculine cards and I guess this isn't really all that masculine but I'm happy how it turned out.  No frou frous is tough!  LOL
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Clearly Inspired--spring
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge--spring
Crafty Ann's--stitching, real or faux
Moving Along With the Times--garden or flowers
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday--anything goes plus flowers
My Mum's Craft Shop--the great outdoors

     Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Flowers for Her" ; sentiment from Create with TLC
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:Making Memories eyelet setter, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Inkadinkado Blending chalks, Offray ribbon, Spare Parts brads, Recollections eyelet, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons from my stash


Dotty Jo said...

This is just beautiful Tracy - gorgeous colouring and fabulous papers and shapes, Jo x

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers and the layout. The image is so sweet and it is so perfectly colored. I just love it!! Hugs, Ivonne

Ros said...

This is definitely going into my favourites folder ... words can't say how much I adore this

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Tracy, this is just beautiful! I have been contemplating getting the club kit because I love every one of the images, but I think this card just tipped me over the edge. those tabs are fabulous!

enjoy your weekend!

Tracey T said...

This is so beautiful, Tracy. I love the nostalgic feel to the card and the layout is fabulous. Have a lovely weekend, Tracey xx

Tammy said...

Another beautiful card - i love how you did the tabs. Gorgeous

Unknown said...

A truly fabulous card Tracy, that LO is stunning, love the quote, such a fine one... Hugs, Ira

Joey said...

Tracy this is such a beautiful male card, I absolutely love it, gorgeous layout too. Joey xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Love all the layers on this Tracy and great idea to fold back those edges so they pop up - looks really effective! I really struggle with masculine cards and you have done such a great job :)

Mau xx said...

This is adorable Tracy, I love the image,and covers the Gardening and the Frou Flous bit of my I love all the layers and detail.
Thanks for taking part in my challenge at MAWTT>
Hugs mau xx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Tracy what a stunning image Great card so many lovely details well done Hugs Elaine

Broni said...

Fabulous, Tracy! I love the soft subtle colors, all the stitching and black matting, and the cool wrap of the sentiment flag. Just overall super cool!!

Nancy said...

That's just fabulous! Love the layers and desing on this one! :o)

Whimcees said...


This layout and the one of yesterday's card are so wonderful! I love the color combinations - beautiful work! Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

pinky said...

I love your gorgeous spring card Tracy. What an image! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

Hazel said...

Hi tracy

I just love this card - the image, the colours - just everything - fabulous

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment.

See you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful. I really like the colours.
I am going to have to try my hand at stitching on my cards. Yours looks flawless.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is precious, Tracy! LOVE all those neutral tones with the pops of blue, and girl, you sure think of all the details, especially the way you've wrapped those stitched tabs on this number! Brilliant!

Daniele said...

just loving this Tracy, love how you wrapped the hinge around the edge with the stitching what a lovely detail
Have a great week

Marlies said...

A very sweet and adorable card Tracy! Lovely design and a lovely sentiment. Beautiful made!! hugs, Marlies

Unknown said...

I just love this.. Looks amazing!!


Dorcas said...

Oh thats just precious Tracy!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, such beautiful colouring and attention to detail. Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
Claire xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - your colouring is amazing and the stitching is perfect :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Annie said...

This is beautiful, fabulous colouring such a sweet image! Gorgeous DP and love the layout. Ann x

Babs said...

Love it! The colors, layout, stitching......beautiful job.
Luv, Babs

Audrey Pettit said...

I think this is a fabulous masculine design! Totally works for a guy, or for anyone! This is stunning, Tracy!

Trudie said...

Beautiful style..... The layout is perfect and the stitching really finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop this week.
Trudie x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Great card, Tracy! Love how you worked that tab around the corner with your scoring skills.
The tag & tabs are a great touch too.
Don'tcha just love Paulette's sentiments (I used to be on her DT). She's so very generous.
Until next time..........
Happy Huggies ~

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Tracy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

michele said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Geri said...

Don't get to say this very often...HE is adorable!! This card is so very soft, sweet and delicate! Perfect look for that sweet sentiment!! I love it!!