Friday, July 20, 2012

Vintage Bee

     I don't do CAS well.  I just don't know how to make the image so special that it doesn't need any or much embellishment.  Now some of you might not consider this card CAS, but I do and I am pleasantly surprised and happy to say that I LOVE how it turned out!  When I saw the images that Tammy had planned for release this week, this little bee just stole my heart.  He's called "Vintage Bee" and can be found with several other images including a cute grasshopper in the A Day For Daisies shop.  I had to do him twice cause I messed up the stippling the first time.  I really like how it turned out on this version.
     This release coincides with our new challenge at A Day For Daisies blog.  We want to see "script" combined with an ADFD image.  As you can see, I included some text paper underneath Mr. Bee.  Hope you'll come join in our fun!
     I'm still in the process of having to reload everything back onto by brand spanking OLD new computer.  LOL  Yep, that nasty old virus ate it up so it got wiped clean.  Fun, fun I tell ya.  :-)  On top of that my cable connection is playing hide and seek.  I'll come visit as best I can.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shop--anything goes
Creative Card Crew--bland card stock
Love to Create--3 of something (pearls)
Make It Monday--anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ--sparkle
Stamptacular Sunday--wings and bling
Sketchbook Saturday--sketch

     Be blessed!

  • Papers:   My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Sunshine", Recollections,  Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Vintage Bee", Stampendous "Orchid Greetings"
  • Ink:  Copics, black Sharpie,, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles and Lacey Circles, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, Recollections pearls and flower, glitter from my stash, Crackle Accents


Tammy said...

You have my sympathy Tracy. I've just been reconnected again after nearly a month with no connection and it was not fun.

Love today's card - the colour combo and papers are fab and your colouring as always is outstanding.

Anja said...

Hi Tracy,
I really love how your CAS card turned out. The papers are one of my favorites and your coloring is perfect (as always), especially the stippling.
Hugs, Anja

Kim said...

gorgeous card! love the colours and layout! hope your internet woes are over soon.
Kim x

Hanna said...

Hello Tracy!
I'm so sorry that I haven't been around for a while. But I've read all your new posts, and I love every single card you've made since the last time I was here. You never stop amaze me! Your blog is so inspiring.

This card is adorable! Love the bee and the vintage feel of the card. The stippling is BRILLIANT! You are so clever.
Beautiful layout too and the black ribbon is such a gorgeous detail.

have a nice day!

Sara H said...

Your card is soooo cute ^^
This is the prettiest case card I´v seen =)You have the tallent to make every layout perfectly, Love it!

Nancy said...

I LOVE how it turned out too! It's just FABULOUS!! Hope you get to breathe easier and enjoy today! Have a marvelous weekend! :o)

uksharon said...

I think you do! Had to come and have a closer look. I love it. Love the design and the ink spots are a fabulous touch.
Best wishes, Sharon

Jane said...


Sue said...

WOW!"! Love this card Tracy. The image is fabulous and coloured so beautifully. I agree with everyone else - the colours and layout are wonderful.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Amanda said...

Wow, gorgeous Card, love the image and what you done with it.

Hugs Amanda

Jinny Newlin said...

This is FAR from CAS, girl, but I absolutely love it to pieces! It's making the top of my list for a fave of yours! LOVE that paper-pieced background, and you really rocked that sweet bee! Yum!

Sarah said...

Amazing card! It doesn't matter what colors you use, they always turn out looking fabulous! Hugs

Tracey T said...

I totally agree, Tracy - I love this too! I struggle with CAS (in case you hadn't noticed!) but this is just gorgeous. I love the way it all blends together, like it was meant to be (or bee?). xx

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! I wouldn't say CAS, but I would say fantastic!

heidy said...

Oh Tracy your card is simply gorgeous,love how you make the spots on the image!
Just a wonderful card!
XXX Heidy

Dorcas said...

I really love this Tracy! YOu definitely made the bee your focus and its awesome! LOve the sparkly wings and the spotted background. The papers are awesome too!

Allisa said...

Your bee is stunning, love the wings! Best of luck in getting your computer back up completely!

Audrey Pettit said...

Really beautiful card, Tracy! I love that MME paper and love your "CAS" design. :) That bee is truly adorable. I can see why it stole your heart. Love the stippled background and the coloring!

Unknown said...

Oh but this really IS CAS Tracy, Clearly A Stunner! Ha, bet you didn't know that abbreviation yet, did you, lol! Your choice of colours is spot on, as always, and your layering fantastic, I'm a fan! Hugs, Ira

Renee B. said...

This really is very CAS for you Tracy but still so you ever make rotten cards? LOL
Love the stippling.
Hugs, Renee

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous. I adore the sparkle. Thank You so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week and good luck.


loz said...

Stunning card Tracy, I saw this on MIM..Loz

Pia S said...

This card is so classy and beautiful! I love the design and combination of lovely papers! Everything fits so perfectly! Spotted your card on MIM.

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card. I am liking the bee image. Good luck with reloading your computer my friend. NO FUN I am sure.


CaroleAnn said...

Oh, my!! Love it! I like all the DP papers you used and the bumble is really cute - love the glitter wings! I really like these images and I also love the Cotton Candy images too! I am trying to use what I have for awhile but it is so hard to contain myself - :) Hugs

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

I love this card Tracy! You do all styles so beautifully....the image looks really great especially with that speckled background. Just adds the right touch to draw your eye! :)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Great job on your CAS card, Tracy. I have the same problem with CAS cards. LOL Love the stippling effect.
Hope your computer woes are behind you now.
Have a great weekend.
Huggies ~

Sandy said...

Wonderful card with a real vintage feel. great design and the bee looks fantastic!
Thanks for linking up with MIM this week,
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific!! I just love how you did this ... such a lovely bee

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Really nice colouring on the bee, great card!

Geri said...

I wondered how the computer issues were coming day at a'll get there! Love the card. No, it's not what I consider CAS, but it is beautiful! I think you are just so accustomed embellishing everything so beautifully, that you think it's not good enough, or complete, when you don't,... because your images are ALWAYS nice enough to stand on their own, Tracy!! Can't believe you could even say that!!! (a journal wrapped in tissue paper, and now those kinds of thoughts about your I gonna have to come down there!?!...don't make me come down there!!!) Love this card!!!

Anneke said...

So lovely this card! Hugs Anneke

~* steph :) *~ said...

love your card, tracy! the vintage bee is fab! great layers and colors. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, my dear friend! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh girl, I have been playing hide n' seek with blogger the past few days and I am fairly certain I can confidently say I do not like this game Sam I am..not with a frog, not on a blog, not in the smog..not not at all! But thank goodness the Internet saw fit for me to see this glorious CAS card from you. Your bee is the bee's knees. Did I ever mention that both my kid's names start with B so I refer to myself as the "B keeper!" :) You nailed this card with divine crafts(woman)ship!
Hugs 2 you H,

angelwhispers said...

Tracy this just "Rocks" I adore the image and your design is outstanding and so elegant! I also find it hard not to embellish a card I just can't stop adding!!! lol Love Chanelle xx

Helen said...

What a classy card! I love the sparkle on the bee's wings. It's all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a great card.. what can I say... your coloring and card design are over the top! Thank you so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. We hope you join us tomorrow to see who the lucky winner is and to join our next challenge which will be "Two or More Dies." xxx Ann Marie

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Tracy!! I love the bee!! So cute!! I love everything about this card. Saw this on MIM. Have a super weekend. Hugs, Gloria

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Lovely Linda said...

WOW Tracy - this is gorgeous, that Bee is divine! I love all of the sparkle you have added, perfect for this image! Thank you for sharing with us today at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Wendy L said...

Great card and cute image. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card I love the colours and the super papers and that bee is FAB well done Hugs Elaine

Debbie said...

Wow, beautiful card Tracy..but as for CAS...yes honey you do it not only well, you do it very well!!!


Hope you get your computer woes fixed

Hazel said...

Hey tracy

I'm afraid I need to correct you - you DO do CAS WELL!

Love your card and love teh colours.

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

CAS is still open to your own artistic interpretation (imo)and I love what you did with this!! Fab colour use and I love the bling :)

MariLynn said...

How pretty. I love the sparkle on his wings.

Kjersti said...

Good to see you back Tracy, sorry for your computer problems - a fabulous tool when it works but makes things a mess when it don't:)
Your CAS card is fabulous, lovely colours and the little bee is beautiful colored!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Natali said...

Oh, just love it!!

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful card Tracy. I love the way you outlined the image with the dots. A really beautiful sketch too, and loving the colors.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love how this card looks too! Wonderful papers, layout and stitching and I love your spotty background to the image too! Hugs, Lesley

Deanette said...

Personally I'm not very fond of bees but this card is stunning, nice work! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew & good luck!

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is beautiful and sparkly. Love the soft warm colours. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jan said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow! Love your card!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!