Saturday, September 8, 2012

You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella

     Sorry folks but you weren't going to catch me out dancing in Isaac's rain either the first or second time he came through.  You heard me right.  That crazy storm split in two and came right back down on us.  To be honest the second time through was nastier weather with lots of lightening, but didn't last long.
     I am just crazy about these Stamping Bella Uptown Girls.  This is "Lolly and her Brolly".  My card was made for this week challenge at the Catered Crop.  Can you guess what the theme is?  LOL  PINK!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Lilly Belle's Paperie.  My buddy Dorcas just posted what our wonderful Linda McClain had to say about Lilly Belle's and I think I'll take a page from her book and do the same.  She says it so well.  :-)


Shopping at Lilly Belle's Paperie and Textiles is like shopping in a up-town boutique, but with low-down prices. Laura Evangeline has curated some fabulous hard-to-find papers, textiles and embellishments in her Etsy shop and she's organized them all beautifully by color.  So, yes, you can pick up all the pink you need for our challenge right here. "Like" her on Facebook for updates and specials too.
One randomly chosen player will win a $25.00 gift certificate. And, EVERYONE (Yes, I'm Shouting) is a winner for this challenge.
Laura is offering you all a 15% discount in her shop, valid only until our challenge ends, September 15. Oh, be still my heart!

     You can hop over to the Catered Crop to pick up the coupon code.  I can tell you that her cardstock papers are wonderful.  They are a wonderful thickness and she has matching envelopes in different sizes.  I didn't use one with my card cause I made my standard 5.5 x 5.5.  However I did use the cardstock for all of my card except the Copic paper I colored the image on.  The Baker's Twine, ribbon, and that fun fabric flower also came from Lilly Belle's.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but I used my MS Scoreboard to pleat the deep pink band across the center of the card and then I cut pieces of black cardstock to fit in the pleats.  The black makes it hard to see the dimension.
     Hope you'll come play in our fun "Pink" challenge.  It will get you in good practice for October.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Poodles Parlour--here come the girls
All that Scrap Wednesday Challenge--anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop--anything goes
Simon Says--use a stamp
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Crazy Challenge--seeing spots
Joanna Sheen--going dotty

     Have a fabulous weekend!


Supplies
  • Paper:  Lilly Belles Paperie, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Stamping Bella Uptown Girl "Lolly and Her Brolly", Stampabilities "Polka Dot Background"
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron pen
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Score Board
  • Miscellaneous:  Michael's buttons and pearl, Lilly Belle's Paperie Bakers Twine, fabric flower, and ribbon, Diamond Stickles


36 comments:

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! The image is fabulous and i love love love the pink & black combo,the design, the scrumptious flower and bow and the sentiment. Really gorgeous. Hugs, Jill x

Pauline said...

Oh my Goodness Tracy, this is stunning. Your colouring is fabulous, love that you cut her out and popped her up. Love the layout and all your details. Hugs.

Rita said...

Love your card Tracy. Its Fabulous. Hugs Rita xx

NickelNook said...

Super fun image on a gorgeous card, Tracy! I am a little bit concerned about her doing much dancing on those legs though! Seriously? Do you think they'll hold up? haha Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! :o)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fabulous card! Such amazing colouring and the colour scheme really pops :) One thing though, now I can't get that flippin' song out of my head !!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Tracy. I love the image and the colours and layout are wonderful.
Just one problem.... I now have a certain song stuck in my head!!

Hugs Sue

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful pink creation! Love your design choices! Hugs, Lesley

heidy said...

Wow what a beauty Tracy love that gorgeous flower!
XXX Heidy

Anja said...

Adorable card, Tracy! The image is absolutely sweet - I like her rubber boots :o) It's nice how you've added all those dots on her cute coat and the umbrella which goes perfectly with the paper. Clever idea with those paper pleats, too. And pink in combination with black and white definitely rocks.
Have a nice weekend, Anja

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

Ros Crawford said...

This is just stunning ... I love the image ... beautiful colours again ... and I'm so glad you are safe

Jennifer said...

She's just wonderful, I can see why you love her! Wonderful design with this and I'm glad you were able to stay out of the rain!

Tracey T said...

A stunning card, Tracy! I love the strong pink with the black contrast and the image is super-cute. Hugs, Tracey x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun creation.. Love the sweet image and your coloring, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend my friend!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Tracy it's me again! Just popping back for another look at your fabulous card and the say thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Going Dotty challenge

hugs Sue

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so fabulous, love the cute image, colors and great card design. Thanks for playing with us over at ATS!!!

Natali said...

))) lol Love your post name ))) Gorgeous card Tracy. Great ideas like usual with details. Love this image )) She is sweet ))
Hugs
Natali

Renee said...

Lolly & her Brolly are adorable....did you borrow the brolly & her wellies when the rains returned? Wow, getting hit once was bad enough but twice..that's just not nice! Stay dry & hopefully the storm is gone for good!
Hugs, Renee

Linda R said...

LOVE your card.. That image just makes me smile..

Hugs~

Lorraine said...

I love this. What a great card and that image is brill.

Ren-Yi said...

oh this is so fabulous, Tracy. Every bit of coloring and the details and that flower just rocks!

Lisa M said...

I don't even want to comment because it takes away time from oogling on your card. Tracy, how BOLD and VIBRANT and FUN and sensational this is! I think it's the layouts that you come up with that just give me warm fuzzies every time I visit. :)

Lisa M said...

stupid song stuck in my head now...thanks!

Geri said...

OK...now you've got me humming a tune by an artist that drives me nuts!!! Thanks, Tracy! You've got this sweet little pigeon-toed gal dressed out quite sweetly!! Love it!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

oooooooo I'm luvin' all that PINK, GF! Yummy card! And so darn cute! Love the added dimension too.
Sorry you got slammed again by dumb Isaac. But thankful that you're safe & sound.
Huggies & Sweet Blessings to you, sweetie ~
Sharron♥

Melina said...

This is adorable! I would love to see you play at Twisted Tuesdays challenge blog sometime! :)

*щурчо* said...

WOW,..I love this creation!Lovely image and lovely details..
Thank you for plaing along with us at CCH # 128 Seeing Spots!
Hugs,Krassi

Ira Huberts said...

Absolute perfection!! I mean, who would love to stand under an umbrella, but hey, this one! Gorgeous card Tracy, love this!! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Trisha said...

Love your card, Tracy. Just fabulous.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about that crazy storm, Tracy! Like once wasn't enough.....
LOVE your card! Cha cha cha! So pretty in pink. That big flower is fabulous, and I am once again in awe of your coloring skills!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Love that sweet image and fabulous sentiment!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Laura said...

Such a pretty girlie card Tracy, so sweet. I love that image and your colouring is spot on as always!
Laura xx

Elaine said...

Fresh and new what a super card love this image Hugs Elaine

Babs said...

Such a cute image, black & pink are always fabulous together. Well done!
Luv, Babs xo

Cheryl said...

Stunning card! I love your design and coloring. I was just listening to a cover of this song today.. :)

Natascha said...

This is so adorable. Love the image and colors. Thanks for playing with us over at ATS! :)
Hugs, Natascha