Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fair weather friend---NOT!

     Sunday marked the opening of a brand new challenge at the Catered Crop.  Our sponsor this week is Birdie Brown and our theme is "Banners and Bunting".
     I chose to use a Birdie Brown image on my card called "Puppy and Chick".  Pup and chick are colored with Copics and I did a little paper piecing on the umbrella.  I used banners for the first part of the sentiment. For my bunting pieces I used a Sizzix Stars die and cut the largest star from chipboard.  I then covered it with DP and used part of the MFT Fishtail Banner die to cut out the small circles.  I used some ancient $1 bin alphabet stamps from Michaels for the letters.
    We'd love to have you come play along in the challenge.  It runs through June 23 so you've still got plenty of time to play.
     I don't know about all of you, but summer seems to have brought on tons of things to keep me busy.  I'm sorry it's taking me a little longer than usual to get around to some of your blogs to visit.  Hope you're enjoying your summer!
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter--anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters--bunting
Simon Says Stamp--photo inspiration
Craft Room Challenge--four legged family
Oldie But a Goodie--banners and bunting (the alphabet stamps have to be at least three years old and the MFT die is over a year)
Tuesday Throwdown--critters
Craft Your Passion--anything goes
Digi Makeover--seeing spots
Make It Monday--anything goes
There She Goes--circles
Cupcake Inspirations--photo inspiration
Deconstructed Sketches--sketch

     Be blessed!


  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and chipboard, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Birdie Brown "Puppy and Chick", Studio G alphabet
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Sizzix Stars #2 die, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Banners, Cuttlebug
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Oultet Red Baker's Twine, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents


Lisa Minckler said...

Did you come up with that sentiment on your own? If so, that is fantastic!! I wasn't sure if it was a stamp or digital somewhere, but I love that you incorporated it with the image. It's perfect!!! I've been eyeballing that challenge...
Wonderful card Tracy. :0)

KimCreate said...

This card is so stinkin' cute!!
The layout is divine, love your banner!! Adorable dog. Will go check out that challenge.
Kim :)

Allisa said...

Congrats on digging into your stash! Love how you tied on the banner!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous, love the image and fab

Debra Miller said...

Awww - this is the cutest image Tracy. Love everything about your card - the coloring and layout are fab as always. Saw it on MIM. Hugs, Deb

Tracey T said...

This is adorable, Tracy! Lovin' the sentiment, which fits your image perfectly. Great papers too! Hugs, Tracey xx

Unknown said...

What a splendid way to celebrate true friendship Tracy, the image is super adorable and the quote is spot on! Hugs, Ira

heidy said...

Fabolous card Tracy!
XXX Heidy

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Tracy! I love the papers and the friend banner! Darling image, wonderfully colored!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Gorgeous card,super sweet image,i LOVE umbrella images lol,great papers and details :) x

Sheryl said...

Oh Tracy! What a wonderful card! I love your dp combination and that banner is FABULOUS!
I hope that you have a great evening!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What an absolutely adorable card, Tracy! It's soooo darn cute! Love it! And love how you applied the circled letters onto the bunting/pennants. Love the sentiment too.
Just so doggone cute, cute, cute!
Huggies ~

AN said...

Hei Tracy! Korttisi on hauska ja kaunis! Kiitos osallistumisesta The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes-haasteeseen tällä viikolla ja onnea arvontaan!
Lämmintä ja ihanaa kesää sinulle sinne :) An

Jayne A said...

Fabulously cute card.

Zoechaos said...

This is a very sweet little dog and generous to sharing the umbrella like this! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

VanessaB said...

so very adorable!!

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous tracy, what a sweet image abd love the sentiment tags...Brilliant!
Hope you are well. The weather is like March here, when is summer coming I ask myself :(
Hugs Mau xx

Jennifer said...

This is so very wonderful! I love this image and the paper pieced umbrella! You always have such a wonderfully creative way of adding banners and the like to your cards. It looks fantastic!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracy :-) such a cute image and the papers and banner are perfect ,, love the sentiment too ,,, FAB ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

hazel said...

A lovely card, I love the colours and the lovely cute image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Cathy Dineen said...

I love the colour combination! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Tina said...

wow amazing card, love the details and colors, so darn cute...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious gravy! I love it. So crazy stinkin' cute!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Tracy! I have this image on my "Wish List"... so sweet.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracy this is so cute!! I love the image and that little banner is fabby. I wish we had a michaels here :( There are basically no craft shops anymore!

Debi said...

This is a gorgeous card- love the colours and that dog is cute! thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Tracy, I love your design and colours, your sentiment is fabulous for that sweet image and details.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Tracy, so cute!! Love the bright colors and the papers. I LOVE the banner!! Hugs, Ivonne

Jinny Newlin said...

Another cutie, and I'm really love, love, LOVIN' this color palette!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So very cute! That's a very sweet image and I love the layout - so gorgeously perfect :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Hello again! I'm running through my numbers at MIM and lucky YOU, you get a visit from me again. :)

Thanks so much Tracy for your wonderful submissions into Make It Monday. Best of luck to you!

Torico said...

Awwww... This is so sweet! Love the papers and the layout is fabulous!!
I'm so happy that you created such a cute card with my digi, and also you entered it to this week's TSG challenge. Thank you so much!


Cheryl said...

This is the all time cutest card ever! I love the banner, the cute image, and your design. Of course, your coloring rocks. I totally love this!

Shannon White said...

So Darling! Love this Sweet image and your fab paper pieced umbrella too! Wonderful layout and dp's as well! Just Really Darling! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Nancy said...

Just too cute! Torico's images are all so much fun to color! Your card is fabulous, of course! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

Once again, an amazing design, Tracy! You SO rock all the layers! Love your banner and love that sweet image. The paper piecing on the umbrella is adorable!

Francesca said...

A stunning creation

Thanks for joining us for our banners or buntings challenge over at Oldie but a goodie and good luck


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sweet critters on your cheerful card. Like the polka dots & the banners. Thank you for entering Tuesday Throwdown.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

Tracey said...

Fantastic card Tracy, I love everything especially the bunting :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Janice said...

What a brilliant card, love the bunting with text and your great card design - it's a beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Geri said...

Too sweet, Tracy!! Just makes me smile!!

Laurel said...

This is fabulous! Such a cute image and I love that banner! Thanks for playing at There She Goes.

Eret said...

Fantastic card! Specially the paper pieced umbrella :) So cute!Thanks for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)
Hugs, Eret

Julie said...

What a beautiful card Tracylove the bunting, love the papers, love the whole gorgeous thing! Thanks for sharing with the Scrapbook Sisters this time, Julie.x

sue w. said...

Hi Tracy, congratulations on your win, so well deserved I love your card and the banner is fabulous.
Hugs Sue W.