Thursday, November 17, 2011

Casing my own card!

     Last week I was blessed to have my Four Little Robins card chosen as the next recipe card at the Catered Crop.  Now if you've never played the Catered Crop challenge and you're scratching your head about what I just told you, let me explain.  The Catered Crop challenge is unique and fun to play.  Every two weeks a card is chosen to provide the "recipe" for the next challenge.  Linda lists out all the elements, techniques, and supplies for the card and then you get to pick and choose whichever ones you'd like to put on your entry.  Pretty cool huh!  Lots of inspiration and lots of room to create.
     So like I said my little robins were chosen to create this bi-weekly challenge recipe.  On top of having my card chosen for the recipe, I was invited to be a Top Chef Guest for the midweek inspiration post. Soooooooo.....I had to case my own card!  LOL
     Here's the recipe Linda put together from my first card.  I've highlighted the elements I've repeated on this card.
  • Papers: Kraft, chipboard
  • Colors: kraft, black, cream, red, and green
  • Images: birds, winter scene, hollies and berries, swirls, Christmas
  • Ink: pencils, distress ink
  • Tools: embossing folder, die cuts, circle punch, lace and/or scallop edges
  • Miscellaneous: ribbon, pearls, fishtail tags
  • Techniques: layers and layers, dry embossing, distressing
     Now you don't have to use as many of the elements as I did.  I just happen to really like a lot of those.  :-)
     I colored the image with distress inks, did lots of layering and distressing, added that circle cut out and some stitching over it with DMC specialty thread, added a few more Christmasy embellies and Voila!  My cased myself card.  :-)  Hope you'll check out the Catered Crop challenge.  It's really fun.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Art Impressions--red, green, metallic
Crimbo Crackers--make it sparkle
Southern Girls--embellishment BINGO (3 patterned papers, gems, punches)
Digi Doodle Shop--red and green
Card and Scrap--traditional Christmas colors
Christmas Crafting--twelve days of Christmas
Creatalicious--Christmas + sparkle
Truly Scrumptious--Christmas with pearls or vintage
Digital Tuesday--Christmas time
Bunny Zoe's--anything Christmas with pearls
Heart Song Inspirations--gold or glitter
Incy Wincy--Tic Tac Toe (3 DP's, any Christmas sentiment, stitching--faux or real)
Pile It On--traditional Christmas

     Happy weekend to come!

  • Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Kraft Outlet, Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore 90 lb. watercolor paper
  • Stamp: Fred, She Said "Christmas Cardinal"
  • Ink: Distress inks, Copic R39 for coloring pearls, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools: Martha Stewart Cherish edge punch, Fiskars Circle cutter, Martha Stewart Cherish and Holly punch
  • Miscellaneous:  DMC Specialty gold thread, Prima poinsettia flowers, The Paper Studio pearls


heidy said...

OH Tracy,this is so beautiful ,love the border!
Hugs Heidy

Nancy said...

My goodness gracious...and I never say that! lol I just don't know what else to say! I find this one absolutely breath-taking!! I love it! That's all...I just love it! :o)

Unknown said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous card. You have outdone yourself here!!

Hugs, Linda

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey, how cool that you got to CAS your own card, Tracy! Congratulations on your card being chosen! LOVE your new design here. So, so, so flippin' gorgeous. You've absolutely rocked all the little details. :)

Star said...

This is just incredible!! Your coloring is just beyond amazing, and your design is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!!

xx Star

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card!! Lovely details, nice image and I like the golden stitches on the cirle! hugs, Marlies

Louise said...

Wow!! Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

Cheryl said...

Your card is stunning! I love the image and your beautiful design. I really love the circle element.

KimCreate said...

OMGoodness. I was reading thru the blog reader list and I gasped when I saw this card come into view!!!
It is stunningly beautiful! Something about red robins that I love!
So very well put together!

Arline said...

Beautiful card! Love the recipe too! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month!xx

Winnie said...

Wow beautyful card, love the image, the colors are great
thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious Gravy! This is absolutely, positively Stunning. I'm so glad you're hanging out with us at Catered Crop.

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card ,love the papers and the way you have coloured the robin,perfect embellies too ....hey i love everything about this card !!!!
thanks for joining us at DDSB and good luck
tracey x

Stampalicious said...

this is absolutely stunning! I love all the details here, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best, hugs, martina

Unknown said...

{sigh}, this is one over the top gorgeous card Tracy. How you coloured your robin is breathtaking and your borders are superb! Hugs, Ira

Cathy said...

I love this card, my mom really likes cardinals, where did you get that stamp?

Iulia said...

What a sweet and elegant Christmas card, Tracy! Love the delicacy of the tiny leaves and the poinsettia! Beautiful design work too! Your cards are a joy to look at my dear!
HUgs, Iulia

Heleen said...

Sweet card! realy nice. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


Karen said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, love it! Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Regan said...

Oh my goodness.... GORGEOUS!! The recipient of this card is lucky in deed.. WOW!! Stunning!

Anne Fenton said...

Tracy this is beautiful...thanks for sharing with us at Art Impressions.

darcy48 said...

Tracy a lovely card thanks for joining us this month at Christmas Craftingx

Anonymous said...

Wow!Amazing colouring and card.Super design.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful image and so vibrant! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Unknown said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card...and such lovely colouring. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting! this month.
Debbie x

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous creation Tracy! Love all the elements that you added to your card!

Glad to have you join in on the fun at Southern Girls Challenge.....Good Luck!


Morgan said...

Simply stunning, I love the warmer twist on the traditional red and greens, everything about this card is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this month at Christmas Crafting :o)

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Tracy. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Deeanna said...

very sweet card..I love it.. Thanks for joining us at SGC..Good luck

Susie said...

Such a beautiful card - I love your colours, layout and the cross stitch details! Thanks for joining our Stitching challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

majsan said...

Georgeus card in traditional colors :) Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap this time.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - LOVE the stitching! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Arline said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month!xx