Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Guestin' at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

     I was invited by the super sweet Samantha at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge to be their Guest Designer this week.  You guys know I hate to pass up the opportunity to be a guest.  LOL

     The theme for the new challenge is "Halloween".  I dug through my digi files and found this cutie from A Day For Daisies that I have never used.  She's colored up with COpics and backed by some more of those wonderful freebie digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs.  I would really have been in a bind this year if Donna hadn't shared those freebies.  I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder on the bottom paper to add that fun texture that kind of looks like spider webs.  At the bottom I added some washi tape and a button.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I won a set of them a loooonnnng time ago from the uber talented Chris Olsen.
     TTT has some wonderful sponsors for this go around.

Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices. We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more! 

 The Lovely Emma from Sew Sweet is offering 1 lucky entrant £10.00 voucher to spend at her yummi shop.  Sew Sweet stock a huge selection of Wool felt, buttons, ribbon, divine twine, handmade personalized gifts, findings and more.
     Hope you'll find some time to play along with the new challenge!
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations--Halloween
The Cutie Pie Challenge--Halloween
The Pink Elephant--Halloween
Come and Get It--Halloween
Dream Valley--Halloween
Eclectic Ellapu--Halloween
Robyn's Fetish--Halloween
2 Sisters--cute and creepy
Di's Digi Designs--too cute to spook
Just Some Lines--Halloween
My Sheri Crafts--Halloween
Sweet Stampin'--Halloween
Card Makin' Mamas--Halloween
Crafty Catz--Halloween
Sparkle and Glitter--sweet or spooky Halloween
Aud Sentiments--use a Halloween sentiment
Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge--Halloween photo inspiration
Little Miss Muffett--Halloween colors


  • Paper:  Bearly Mine Designs, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Waiting on the Moon", Whimsy Stamps
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  Marvy Uchida Circle punch, Nestabilities Standard Circles, Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder
  • Miscellaneous:  Michael's button, K & Company Washi Tape


  1. It's snowing, snowing, snowing!!! YAY for me! Shall I send some your way? :o)
    Congratulations on yet another guest spot, my friend! You created a fabulous card for the occasion! Have a happy Tuesday! :o)

  2. Congrats on your guest design gig at TTT, Tracy! How fabulous, and what a gorgeous card you made! Of course you know I LOVE Halloween, and what an adorable image. Your coloring never ceases to amaze me! Love the cobweb embossing and love that round sentiment label. The washi tape is really fun, too!

  3. Congrats on the GDT spot at TTT. They recognize talent when they see it. Love this card. This is such an awesome image and as always, beautifully coloured. Good call on the crisp black matting with this fun paper. You always layer and combine shapes so strikingly.

  4. Really cute card. The coloring on the cute image is beautiful.

  5. I love that cute image and your colouring is as brilliant as always.
    Fabulous papers and layout too.

    hugs Sue

  6. Many congratulations on the Guest spot at TTT. Well done you! This is a fabulous Hallowe'en card - just my cup of tea, as I don't like 'em too scary! Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey xx

  7. WOW - this is totally stunning, beautifully coloured image and gorgeous orange and blacks. Beautiful card.

    Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - EE, dt (Purples).

  8. WOW this is amazing what a wonderfully coloured card. Thanks for sharing with us on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

  9. I love that image and you have coloured her beautifully and I love the design. Caroline xxx

  10. Brilliant. I love the design and papers. The image is fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Sandra xx

  11. Fabulous Halloween card Tracy, love the imagewith the cute cat, fabulous colouring, love the papers and design...great card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Fabulous card,such a sweet image.Loving the backing papers and layout.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess.

    Sandie x

  13. Beautiful Halloween card - I love that image!
    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week!



  14. Hi Tracy, love your halloween card, lovely papers and sweet stamp. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Hugs Frea, DT member LMM Challenges

  15. Love, love, love! This image is one of my favorites, love what you've done with it. Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  16. Tracy this is so sweet, love the image and the style of your card xxx

  17. wow what a sweet Halloween card, no wonder they asked you to be a guest designer, well done Tracy
    hugs and best wishes

  18. Congratulations with your guest spot :) Your cards is so lovely Tracy
    Hugs Anneke

  19. I love the image and papers, a great card. Elaine

  20. Fantastic card and image Tracy..Loz

  21. Very cute Halloween card Tracy. Polka dot ribbon is a great touch. Congrats on another DT spot. xx

  22. I couldn't wait to get home today to tell you how much I love your card Tracy. It's great to have you as a guest designer with us at TTT and I know we all think the world of you. Your style of cards are fantastic and I'm always excited to visit here. Beautiful coloring too, as always. ;) Hope you are having a great week. Hugs

  23. Gorgeous, great coloring and your papers are perfect. Glad you could join usat Sweet Stampin'.

  24. First, congrats on the DT spot. This card is so adorable, fabulous colouring and love all the extra details.

  25. what a super adorable card...beautiful thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week fab entry hugs sassyx

  26. This is fab. I like your colouring and the card layout is great.

    Thank you very much for taking part in the Craftsmess 'Haloween' challenge.

    Angela xx

  27. stunning card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  28. fantastic card Tracy, love that image and your colouring is gorgeous
    Kim x

  29. What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  30. WOW...this whole thing is so gorgeously done! Your image really shines among the deep, rich colors of your papers...LOVE

  31. Such a well designed and finished card without a lot of extra frills! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley!

  32. Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the papers and layout and cute image! Fantastic coloring and design! Thanks for joining in on the Little Miss Muffet Halloween colors challenge!

  33. Your coloring of the adorable image is superb! And I love the 'sooty' look at the edges of the background paper; great touch. Thanks so much for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping!

  34. Wonderful halloween card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pies Halloween Challenge this week, good luck, cheers Sue xx

  35. Great card. Just love your witch image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  36. Gosh, this is so superneat! I really love your adorable witch Tracy, you've given her such pretty colours and paired her up with the right papers. Love this! Hugs, Ira x

  37. Very cute card. Love the papers and your lovely sentiment.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence DT

  38. Brilliant card and thank you for entering our Halloween challenge this week at CC.

  39. Wow, you're so good with the ADFD images - this looks like a miniature painting :) Such a gorgeous Halloween card!

  40. OMGosh...she's eerily awesome! The dark edges on your card have the best macabre feeling and the embossing DOES look webbyish. So happy you're joining us this go around at TTT. Terrifically inspiring image with the gray shading..she looks completely content with her little cat.
    Please remember to mail my broom back to me when you're done with it though...Bwhahahahahaha. "Why yes, I can drive a stick!"
    I'll be back soon, I have accolades to leave on that tutorial!!

  41. Gorgeous card. I love teh image and fabulous colours and papers.
    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

  42. Big Huge Congrats on your GDT spot! Couldn't happen to a more talented designer!!!
    Your Halloweenie card is cute as can be. (I always forget that I have some of Donna's papers too. Shame on me for not using them more often.)
    Huggies ~

  43. Oh wow, this is fab! I love the image, papers and layout. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  44. Oooo Spooky. Congrats on the guest spot Tracy! Thanks for joining us at LMM for our Halloween Color Challenge. -Deb

  45. Fabulously fun & spooky card, love the image from DFD!

    Thanks for sharing your work with us at CAGI Challenges, good luck!


  46. Gorgeous card! Great image- thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'! Helen x

  47. Love everything about this card... so neat and crisp. Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts

  48. beautiful! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

  49. Brill card. Love the image.Thanks for joining us at CMM. Hugs Eva xx

  50. Lovely image, beautifully coloured.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our halloween challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  51. Fab card - love the texture in the background, and the hat paper is great - love the image too! A great GD spot, congratulations!
    Alison x

  52. such a pretty card Tracy the ADFD image is adorable
    Thanks for joining our sparkle and glitter challenge this week

  53. What a super cute card. Love the matting - really highlights every element of your card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Sparkle & Glitter with RSD

  54. Super Cute Card! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at IBSIC! Hugs, Joanna

  55. This is absolutely superb Tracey. Love your stunning colouring and brilliant design. First of all I want to thank you for being our guest designer at Top Tip Tuesday for the Halloween challenge and secondly I want to thank you for playing along with Just Some Lines and good luck.Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx


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