Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Party like a princess

     I have been so busy with DT work lately that I haven't made a for fun card in forever.  Well, I love playing the Seize the Birthday challenges and I'm about to run out of time to play which is pitiful because it's been a month long challenge.  I've been chomping at the bit to get to color up this little cutie from Wendy Burns.  I had seen her on someones blog a while back and then again on Ann Marie Governale's (her version is just breathtaking) and just had to pop over to Wendy's etsy shop and buy her.
     The card is an odd size, 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" because of the Spellbinders Fancy Lattice die I used.  I put some pretty floral MME paper behind it.  The image is called "Abi Ballerina" and Miss Abi was colored with my trusty Copics and given a Stickles dusting on her headband and tutu.  I went with rolled roses for the flower spray.  I mean what else do you give a ballerina but a bouquet of roses.  And I know just exactly which little ballerina will be getting this for her birthday in a few months.
     Hope you like the card and a huge thanks to all of you who have contacted me about sending postcards.  I can't wait to start getting them.  ☺
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays--anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday--spooled items
Tuesday Throwdown--birthday party
Bunny Zoe's--pink and white
Card Mania--summer blooms
Cutie Pie--pretty in pink
Eureka--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu--anything goes
Pile It On--anything goes
That Craft Place--it's a girl thing
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes with ribbon

     Have a blessed Wednesday!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Wendy Burns "Abi Ballerina", Sentiment from Create with TLC
Tools--Spellbinders Fancy Lattice, Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles, Fiskars Circle Cutter, Martha Stewart Frond punch, EK Success Retro Flower punch
Miscellaneous--Hobby Lobby ribbon, Cotton Candy and Diamond Stickles


  1. This is so gorgeous ... I love her dress ... how I would have adored a dress like this when I was a little girl

  2. Tracy, she is gorgeous. I had to pop over to Wendy's Etsy shop to check her out...found others I love, too. Thanks for the link (and The lattice background is so pretty and looks wonderful with those amazing rolled roses. Love the variation in colour and intensity. Abi is charming in her sparkly dress and headband. She makes me smile and sigh.

  3. Gorgeous card, my friend! I'm so happy to see you playing with Wendy's images! :o)

  4. This is so lovely Tracy. The image is adorable and your flowers and background just suit it perfectly. Love it! x

  5. Tracy, she is so adorable. What a beautiful card. Love her sparkly dress so fitting for little ballerina. Love the lattice work as well as all those rolled flowers - gorgeous! Hugs,

  6. Aw. thank you and you did this little ballerina just beautifully.... do I just LOVE the lattice background, I may have to borrow that idea for an upcoming card!! Also, the roses are breathtaking.. I am so glad you had as much fun with this little ballerina as I did... She is so gorgeous and I am sure the little ballerina who gets this card will be thrilled! xxx Ann Marie

  7. Such a sweet and gorgeous card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

  8. This gorgeous Tracy. Such a sweet image, beautiful colouring and your arrangement of rolled roses looks stunning.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. Hi Tracy,
    I love this image and when I first saw it I knew I had to have her also...Your card is lovely and I just might have to purchase that lattice die I love the glitter stickles on the tutu...Hugz, joann

  10. Wow, this is uh-mazing! I am always so in awe of your coloring........gotta stop at stare at your images first....and then the design! Fabulous! LOVE the lattice background. LOVE the rolled roses! Wow!

  11. Hey Tracy!! What a sweet sweet card! I love this little image!! I may need to check 'em out! ;-) Isn't it delightful to make a card for FUN?! You go've earned a "fun" day!! And this is stunning! Hugs. Pat

  12. oh Tracy, I am always in awe when I pop by your lovely blog. you can't dare think your beautiful card falls short in any way. it is gorgeous!

    I had favorited Wendy's shop on Etsy a while back, just as soon as I found it. aren't her images precious? I hope to begin collecting them one day when medical bills are FINALLY done....

    in the mean time I will gallery gaze at all of the amazing things you make with them. :)

    enjoy your week!

  13. Good heavens Tracy! She is beautiful! A real PRIMA ballerina with her gorgeous glittery dress and your rolled up flowers are perfect!! Hugs, Ira

  14. WOW, this is just stunning! One of the nicest cards I've seen in a long time, and I do a lot of DT commenting! Love the image, LO, flowers, everything! Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, Tracy! I love the lattice die and rolled flowers! The image is adorable and you've colored it wonderfully!

  16. So so so beautiful! I love her glittery outfit and your design. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  17. oh my this is sooooooo beautiful!! love the background :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

  18. Oh my gosh, those rolled roses are gorgeous!!!!! So is the sweet image and die cut background. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
    Kim L. DT :)

  19. This is adorable her sparkly dress and headband :)
    Hugs xx

  20. Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Gorgeous colouring and design - love the lattice and paper behind it and those roses are so beautiful :)

  21. Dear friend... I love ya, but you just fed my addiction to digis...! I didn't even know that Wendy Burns had an etsy shop! You may as well just take my credit card!

    Your card is sooooooo stinkin cute & I love the beautiful blooms & background !
    :)) :))
    Adding backgrounds to my ever long wish list!
    Grrrr ! $$ dropping to floor !

  22. Soooooo adorable and gorgeous too.

  23. This is gorgeous!
    Beautiful details:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  24. ok you have convinced me to go and buy her too,this is amazing. thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations look forward to seeing you at the next challenge!

  25. Look at you in all your awesomeness! I went to that link of the other image and holy wowzers...that is stunning too. I'm loving all the die cut elements here and that way amazing floral spray of rolled roses.
    Your blog just makes me happy!!

  26. Stunning, thanks for joining in at Eclectic Ellapu!

    Elaine (DT) xx

  27. This is so adorable, love her beautiful dress. Also perfect TLC sentiment.

  28. I love the die you used Tracy and your beautiful image. :) Terrific card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Sorry I've been scarce, rough summer.

  29. Tracy this is just stunning, your colourwork looks amazing! Popped over from mim. Joey xx

  30. Wow love the die cuts in behind. That is just awesome. The image is beautiful too, love it.

  31. Simply stunning love love love it, I saw this on Make it Monday x

  32. This is darling, girl! LOVE the touch of glitter on that sweet image, and those roses are AMAZING! LOVE this to bits, and I'm sure it will truly be loved by the recipient, too!

  33. Wow, so pretty. I love the lattice work background.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘spooled items’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  34. Such a pretty card and I love the lattice. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  35. Another sweet card with adorable image! Love all the flowers, too!

  36. How very pretty! Love the background and the sparkle to her dress! I can almost smell your gorgeous flowers!

  37. What a gorgeous card! Love your little princess, colours and flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

  38. Love your card! You did a beautiful job on it with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing it in the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  39. Oh she is tuut tuut tuut sweet! Love her to pieces! Darling!
    Love that lattice die cut (that's going on my "must have right now" list). Well done!
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings to you ~

  40. Oh, how amazing this card is!!!!! Fantastic flowers!!

  41. This is gorgeous! So delicate and girly!
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!!
    Smiles, Kaly

  42. Just precious... reminds me of the little girls in Despicable me movie. ;-)

  43. Wow, such a sweet girlie card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!

  44. Your card is adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  45. OMGosh this is so super cute!!! I love it.

  46. This is breath takingly gorgeous, Tracy!!!


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