Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sugar and spice

     She looks like an advertisement for the "sugar and spice and everything nice" rhyme, doesn't she.  :-)  Her name is "Precious Callie" and she's one of Cheryl Alger's Sassy Cheryl's images.  I've colored her with Copics and popped her on this lovely mix of My Mind's Eye papers.  This is a special card because it marks my first DT project for the Catered Crop.  The lovely Linda McClain offered me a Top Chef position on her team and I just couldn't pass it up.
     Today is the start of a brand new challenge at the Catered Crop and the recipe element we want to see on your projects is felt.  For my card, I cut a scalloped border from felt and added some bling to it.  I also created that fun felt loopy flower.  Here's the tute I used.  They're easy peasy.  We'd love to have you come play along.  The challenge runs for two weeks and if you'll pop into the blog next Sunday, you'll see this card along with the inspiration from my fellow DT girls, Dorcas, Silke Ledlow, and Jeanie Witmer.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan--use pink
The Ribbon Girl--photo inspiration/pink and cream
CMC Copic Challenge--pink and green
Di's Digi Designs--bling
Totally Gorjuss--something new (never used before digi stamp)
Delicious Doodles--diamonds are forever
Aud Sentiments--any sentiment
Paper Shelter--bling it on
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Craft Room Challenge--add fabric
Sassy Cheryl's--favorite color combination
Creative Monday--stitching/real or faux
The Pink Elephant--buttons galore

     Hope you have a blessed day!


Supplies

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Market Street", Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's "Precious Callie", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
  • Ink: Copics, Mary Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Memory Box Classic Scallop edge die, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  felt, The Paper Studio and Basic Grey buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles, Michael's gemstones

46 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful card, love all the delicate pinks and all your stitching...

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so cute. I love the image. Her socks is so awesome

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now that is down right sugar and spice yes... she is ADORABLE! Beautiful stitching Tracy.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the colors and paper you used. The image is fabulous.xxx

Geri said...

WHAT a cutie!! Adorable papers you've chosen for her, too!!

sallysbitz said...

This is just Gorgeous. I do love the way you have used felt, I would never have thought of it x
You have coloured the image perfectly & a fab layout x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

angelwhispers said...

h my goodness what a beautiful cute image and so perfectly coloured she is a gem! So perfect for your first DT card Tracy Chanelle xxx

Daniele said...

awwww such a sweet card and pink my fave colour
hugs

Lisa M said...

LOL...I keep looking at her expression and stance and then I hear my daughter's voice, "I have nothing behind my back. I've not been up to no good!" (wink wink) Your FIRST DT card for Catered Crop, goes without saying, exceptional as always!!

I still think she's been up to something....
Hugs,
T

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

ADORABLE!! Love the sweet image and all the pinks. The polka Dots are a fun accent. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
~Sheri

sue w. said...

Hi Tracy, this image is sooo cute and I love the layout and colours. Fabulous first DT card.
Hugs Sue W.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Tracy, oh so cute!
Fabulous colouring and details,
thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. your image is just too cute.
Hugs
Jayne
x

Allisa said...

Congrats on your Top Chef position. Can't wait to see your creations. Once again your image is the cutest and your coloring is fabulous. Your stitching makes me want to make another run with the sewing machine! Great card as always!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the papers and sweet image! Fabulous coloring (of course) and the felt flower is fab, too!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Ah such a great card love everything about it Tracy.. Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments.. Good luck, Pauline x

gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous,lovely image and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow, every time I visit your blog it's such a treat for the eyes!! This is completely adorable and now there's another image I need :)

NickelNook said...

Ooh...Top Chef, huh? Perfect for you with all the yummy goodness you're always cookin' up! Like this dish right here...she's a sweet one for sure! Absolutely delicious, my friend! :o)

Linda Carson said...

cute, cute, cute! Love your design and your eye for details of embellishments! I just love those SC images!

Ribbon Girl said...

Beautiful card and you've coloured the hair on the image perfectly. If only my own hair looked so shiny :) Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

hazel said...

A beautiful card. I love all the stitching and the cute image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Ira Huberts said...

Oh she's adorable Tracy, just look at her socks ;-) Gorgeous card, fab flower and your stitching is superb! Hugs, Ira

Ros said...

It never ceases to amaze me how you get the hair so glossy ... maybe you should come and do mine?
Gorgeous card Tracy

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Tracy. LOVE the papers and the color combo, I LOVE pinks. The image is so sweet and the coloring amazing! Hugs, Ivonne

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Tracy this is such a delight to see, the image is both beautiful and cute, the colours and design are truly wonderful thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
hugs
Lorraine x

Ann Marie Governale said...

I just love her. Everything about your work is inspiring!!xxx Ann Marie

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A delightful card...love all the machine stitching and that felt flower is delightful! Thank you for entering the Craft Room "use fabric" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Too, too cute, Tracy! She is adorable, and beautifully colored, as always. Love the pretty papers you used and all the layers and details. The felt border and flower are fabulous. Just fabulous!

billiejo said...

This card is adorable Tracy! I'm not sure I've ever left a comment before, and I think you should know how much I love your designs and art. I've been unsubscribing from layers and layers of blogs, one at a time after careful review, because I no longer teach technique classes and can never keep up with my emails. But your site just WOWs! me with every single entry. Thanks for being such inspiration to me and so many.

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh Tracy. . .this is absolutely STUNNING! Lovin' the pink with the polka dots and her hair is amazing. Gorgeous girl.
FAB color combo. Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

Maria said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love how you've coloured the image, and the felt flower is really gorgoeus. Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Craft-Room challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Linda R said...

She is so darn cute. I Just love this one! What am I saying. I love all your cards. :)

Hugs~

Pat said...

Hey Tracy! First...congrats on your new DT position! The folks at Catered Crop are smart to bring you on board!! Your card is absolutely fab-fab-fabulous!! Your coloring and designwork are stunning, as always! The felt is such fun too. Thanks for the tute! So tickled that you've joined this week's fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! (Aren't Cheryl's images such fun to color?!)Hugs. Pat Frank

Joann Burton said...

This is sooo cute. Wonderful coloring. joann sassy raggedy

Ann English said...

Oh, Tracy, this is beautiful! Your coloring is incredible and your card is gorgeous!
I am so glad you joined us for the "Fave Color Combo" challenge at Sassy Cheryl's this week!

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie; this is absolutely adorable. The image makes me giggle; how cute she is! Beautiful papers and stitching as well!
HUgs

Heidi said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
The image is so cute and your colouring is amazing:)
Beautiful stitching.
Hugs, Heidi:)

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Dawn B. said...

This is fabulous.. You always know just how to create a card. Congrats on the new DT. You will love Linda and the gang. Great job.

Alyce said...

Tracy this is absolutely adorable!!! I really really love all of the elements and the felt touches are perfect! She is one cutie for sure. I always get so jealous looking at your layouts - and I say this every time!! LOL. I always start simple and then I have to add 300 things to it...maybe I need to take a leaf out of your book ;) Congrats on your new team!! You absolutely deserve it :)

Jinny Newlin said...

You do CUTE so well! LOVE the bits of bling and felt! Great texturizing!

Shelly said...

Wow gorgeous card, I love a bit of bling and the buttons are to die for! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly x

Jess's Crafty Things said...

one of the best cards I have seen this week thanks for joining us at Di's Digi's hugs Jess

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A super card and great colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles' Diamonds are forever Challenge

Scrappycath said...

Darling image! Thanks for joining us at The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan. Hope you join us again!