Thursday, May 31, 2012


     I wonder if little Nesto is commanding his army of sand crabs to go forth and conquer?  LOL  If not the crabs, it sure looks like he's issuing an order to someone.  :-)
     It's time for another challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil and this week our wonderful Elaine wants to see "weather related" projects.  As I type this it is hot as Hades here and I sure wouldn't mind dipping my tootsies in Nesto's pretty blue water.  I've combined him with a beach umbrella digi from Make It Crafty.  General Nesto looks like he might roast as easily as I do so I thought I'd give him a little shade.  There are some Liquid Applique white caps rolling in behind him and I tried to give the effect of sun rays behind him by piecing the yellow section kind of like the little "Here Comes the Sun" card I did a while back.
     I hope you like Nesto and his relaxing summer beach scene and I hope you'll find some kind of weather related image in your stash of Mo digis and play along with this week's challenge.  You can always take a peek in Mo's shop if you don't have one.  :-)  There's a gift voucher up for grabs for every 25 entries.  Ya gotta be in it to win it!
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Inky Impressions--summer fun
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Digital Tuesday--just for laughs
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Crafty Boots--anything goes
Fashionista--simply summer
Karen's Doodles--stitch it up
Lexi's Creations--for the man/boy in our lives
Love to Create--add a sentiment
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Crazy Challenge--childhood memories
Here Come the Boys--anything goes
2 Sisters--bring on the boys
Once Stop Craft--one for the boys
Crafty Catz--card for a man
Fairy Tale--boys and men
Wags 'n Whiskers--summer fun

     Have a fabulous day!


Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Bo Bunny, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Nesto", Make It Crafty "Beach Umbrella", Create with TLC sentiment
Ink:  Copics, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles, Memory Box Classic Scallop edge die, sewing machine, heat gun
Miscellaneous:  Liquid Applique, buttons from my stash, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Diamond Stickles


  1. This is just gorgeous!!! I love the paper piecing behind and that little scene is just so sweet....

  2. This is just amazing ... I absolutely love the scene you created ... I wish I had half your talent!

  3. Hi Tracy! This is one AMAZING card both in terms of design and creativity. Love the way you colored the image and added the liquid applique; looks fantastic!. Also, the sun rays beneath it gives the card something really special. Love this!
    We might use a bit o your hades warmth here
    Hugs, Iulia

  4. Brilliant and stunning, Tracy! Love, love, love your design here. You perfectly captured the feel of the beach with the scalloped border and the stitched sunrays in the background. And your coloring is out of this world. Love the whitecaps and love how you combined the two images to make the scene. SO fab!

  5. Oh, Tracy!! I LOVE this card! I love EVERYTHING about this card! Your white caps are fabulous, your stitched sun rays are fabulous, your everything is FABULOUS! I don't get to see much ocean here in Saskatchewan and I miss it! Thank you for a peek! :o)

  6. fabby card Tracy...I love how you have laid out the yellow paper to make it look the rays...very effevtive!! gorgeous colouring as always.


  7. This is gorgeous Tracy,love the image and fab

  8. Adorable card Tracy - such a well planned layout and how very thoughtful of you to provide some much needed shade!! Love your colouring of the little cutie and those wave caps are inspired :)

  9. Hi Tracy... so glad to see you enter! This card is priceless! I would have to say one of the best boy cards I have ever seen!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us this challenge at Fashionista and so glad to see you add DT after your name :),
    Rina Fashionista

  10. Hi Tracy,
    What a fab card,great image and papers and LOVE the stitching :) x

  11. Super adorable, Tracy! LOVE how you did the rays in the background! Every layer is a piece of art in itself!

  12. This is fantastic, Tracy! Love the beautiful summer scene you created and little Nesto is too adorable! Fabulous coloring and design!

  13. Awesome job! Thanks for joining us @ CTO!

  14. Oo,funny boy! :) very beautiful card!

  15. Gorgeous card? Tracy! Love your layout and pallet is great! Your colouring is really fab! Thank you for joining us at OSSC this week! Good luck!
    Svit x

  16. Wow, what a beautiful scene! Makes me want to go to the beach. Your little guy is adorable and your coloring,wow.
    Thanks for brightening my day!

  17. very cute....I want to be on that beach playing in the sand too!

  18. Oh this is gorgeous. Love that adorable image and your amazing colouring. Great layout too.
    Denise xx

  19. Wow Tracy,this is stunning love everything about your card!
    Hugs Heidy

  20. I love this darling image- colored beautifully! The layout is awesome- love the stitching! Beautifully done!

  21. Super fabulous card!!!! Love the image, the beautiful scene, and perfect stitching! A great summer it!!!

  22. Wow!! Fabulous card tracy. Love it all. Need some inspiration at the moment, and your card definitely helps - a lot!
    Luv, Babs xo

  23. What a fun card, Tracy, Love how you pieced and stitched your sun! Your coloring is beautiful as always. I miss you! Have a wonderful Thursday!

  24. LOVE the sentiment on this Tracy, great card and love the touches you added to the waves. Joey x

  25. Oh my goodness this is adorable. I love this whole image

  26. This card is lovely! The image is beautifully colored, and I love the stitching - looks a bit like sun rays too.
    This design is so great and I really like your card. Glad I came over from MIM to have a closer look...

  27. Another fabulous card Tracy. You have the most wonderful ideas. This is adorable. xx

  28. Your card is gorgeous!
    The image is so cute:)
    Beautiful design, love it.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  29. oh this is just so funny and your colouring is stunning thank you for playing along with us at crafty catz
    lindyloo x

  30. He is adorable! I love how you added the sun like pattern with your DSP! Stunning card.

  31. A gorgeous summer card with a cute image. You've made a beautiful scenery with it! Great card!! hugs, Marlies

  32. simply stunning Tracy, love beach scene and so beautifully coloured

  33. This is just wonderful! Love the personality this little boy has and your design is wonderful! Love the rays of sunshine!

  34. OMGoodness I love this TRacy! THat stitched sun is so awesome and I love your waves, what a fabby card!!

  35. WOW, I just love your card. It's such a cute image/scene. Love the way you have sewn those papers, very effective x
    Definitely put a smile on my face x

    hugs sally x

  36. Tracy this made me giggle.. He is just adorable, beautiful job with the design.

  37. There you go again.. You got me smiling.. I just love coming here. You always do that to me. This is so darn cute I just love it..


  38. Totally adorable, i just love the scene you created, and i gotta say that reading your post was such a blast that i am now following you too.

  39. Oh I love you're wonderful card, its so adorable.

  40. Lots of loveliness since I was here last time. I've been away "frog hunting"! This card is particularly beautiful. Love your seascape, fab colouring and pretty stitching of the sun rays! Hugs, Lesley

  41. Hi Tracy,
    Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
    I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
    This card is so cute I love this little Mo Manning image, I also love the Spanish girl card, and the Magic card thats super ! and what a gorgeous image she is , love her wings , fabulous coloring.
    Your tag card and the wind, thingy's, I cant think what they are called ? but what a super , simple and colourful card.
    Great work Tracy your creations are stunning. well done ,
    Hugs Elaine

  42. I started to tell you what I loved about this card, but that would take a while. I love everything about this card especially those papers. Thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters bring on the boys challenge.

  43. Hahahaha, I had the best laugh at this card! I think it was your post intro that put me over the top..I can just hear him.."ATTACK!" Beyond fantastic card chica. I just LOOOOVE it!!!
    I'm so behind in commenting and I apologize for not getting here sooner. What's that ol' phrase, "The hurrier I go the behinder I get" yep..that's me!

    Big hugs to you and thank you for another wonderful visit to your blog. I always have the best time here. ;)

    Thank you again for sharing with us at MIM.

  44. Tracy this is lovely, love the image and all the stitching, beautiful papers and colour combo.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  45. Wow this is just fabulous - love the cute little image (and his cute little shorts!)and the layout and papers! thanks for playing along at inky impressions this week and good luck hugs Judith x

  46. Hello!

    What a wonderful card! Perfection! Wishing you a happy weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  47. Fabulous card Tracy.. love all the details and that image is just adorable, love the sea and sky, brilliant colouring..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  48. Wow - what an amazing card, the colouring and layout are just fantastic.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  49. Gorgeous card and your beautiful colouring makes this little fellow come to life.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm #138 & 153 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  50. Great summer fun card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  51. Brilliant card, another stunning image from Mo's Digital Pencil but it is your skill which has bought it to life. It has so much humour and it beautifully showcased.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  52. Your card is really beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing along at OSCC this week! Ani
    P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested

  53. Oh this is truly a winner Tracy, wowzer, really love how you created your beautiful beach scene, superbly done you amazing girl! Those whitecaps are awesome! Hugs, Ira

  54. Oh My My Goodnes, I'm Marching all right.. this is total cuteness. Love all the sewing, something I am still not comfortable doing.


  55. Wonderful colouring sweetie!
    Thank you for joining us this week with your fabulous creation!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  56. Saw this on Make it Monday!
    This is a most beautiful card - love the coloring and the well put together style! Amazing!

  57. Tracy, my compliments for your absolutely beautiful card, I love it!
    hugs, Alina

  58. Beautiful card, I love the waves in all there frothiness and your image is colored up beautifully! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

  59. Your design on this card is fabulous! Beautiful coloring & color choices. Love the white caps!

  60. What a seriously good card! I love it all; the colours, the image, the embellies - yup, I love it all :-) Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  61. Wonderful project - Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  62. Fab card love the image and the paper piecing to simulate the sun's rays! Thanks so much for joining us at Lexi's for our Male Challenge hugs Susan x

  63. Hey kiddo! This is the cutest card EVER!! I laughed when I read the thing in your post about this little guy "commanding" an army of crabs! hahaha! Love this image...and the fabulous scene you've created! Your coloring is always so stunning...and your DPs and "quilting" is absolute perfection!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  64. Fab card! Love the scene you made and your colouring is fab!
    I have no idea why I am not a follower of your blog! I must of been living under a rock until now because your work is fabulous!!
    Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    I am off to become your newest follower :)
    Lora x

  65. Love it!
    The perfect sentiment for the adorable image :)
    Fabulous coloring!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  66. Hi Tracy.... I sent you an email and havent heard back.... did you get it? My email is

    Rina Meyers
    DT Coordinator at Fashionista Challenge

  67. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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