Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sewing seeds of kindness

     This card was such a joy to make!  I have to give partial credit to my friend Heidy because she really inspired me with her card version of this little imp.  You can view it here.
     Our challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is brought to us by our super talented Debbie who wants to see "Things with Wings".  The image is called "Fairy Needle" and she is beyond precious!
     I pulled out some Prima papers with lovely sunflowers (yes, blue and yellow again LOL).  The little wooden butterflies are from Michael's.  I punched two Martha Stewart Cosmo flowers, colored their centers with a Copic to match, and added some gold microbeads that I died with Rust alcohol ink.  The corner piece is double layered cardstock covered in Crackle paint and Distress ink.  Lace, ribbon and a fun line of yellow buttons that my little friend helped me sew on finish up the card.

     For the inside I used a pretty Create with TLC sentiment.  I kept thinking about sowing seeds of kindness while I was making this card.
     Hope you'll come play along with us.  Just remember to use a Mo image and only one entry per person.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me--lace and pearls
Creative Moments--things with wings
Flutterby Wednesdays--open + fairy or butterfly
Little Red Wagon--lovely lace
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge--buttons
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Deep Ocean--flowers and fantasy
Bunny Zoe's--your favorite color combo
Card Mania--punches and/or die cuts
Lexis Creations--punches and/or die cuts
Love to Scrap--recipe (3 or more layers/two patterned Papers/ 1 image)
Make It Monday--anything goes
Mema's Crafts--anything goes
My Grafico--anything goes
Stamp and Create--use at least one die cut
The Pink Elephant--spring colors
Ribbon Reel--one solid and two patterned papers + ribbon and twine
613 Avenue Create--springs fever
Creative Inspirations Paint--spring colors
Glitter n Sparkle--buttons
Joanna Sheen--spring into spring
Pile It On--wooden
The Corrosive Challenge--spring fling
The Ribbon Girl--flowers
2 Sisters--anything goes
Allsorts--spring has sprung
My Sheri Crafts--spring has sprung
Totally Gorjuss--anything goes with sparkle
Crafty Catz--anything goes
Oozak--lace, ribbon, and pearls

     Have a wonderful Thursday!

Supplies:  Paper--Prima "Sun Kiss", Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Fairy Needle", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"; Ink--Copics, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Ranger Archival Jet Black; Tools--Martha Stewart Cosmos and Frond punches, Bow Easy, Sizzix Decorative Corners, Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles; Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Recollections wooden butterflies and pearls, Crystal Stickles, lace and buttons from my stash, Martha Stewart Micro-beads, Ranger Rust Alcohol ink, Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint


Anja said...

I didn't manage to leave a comment on your last week's card - am so sorry! I really enjoyed your fabric challenge and you know I love all your cards! Also the new one is simply gorgeous, Tracy! All those buttons, the inside sentiment and your super stunning coloring - great!

Big hugs, Anja

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely adorable Tracy. So love the design and the beautiful buttons.
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Laura Love said...

This is super cute! Love that image and your coloring is amazing! Love the buttons and the colors you choose too!

heidy said...

Oh this is such a lovely card Tracy,and great use of the buttons!!
XXX Heidy

Anja said...

Aww Tracy, this is so super cute! I lOVE how you've colored this sweetie! Such a clever idea to let the thread run from the buttonhole around the leg through the eye of the needle - brilliant! I also like the DP and the matching handmade flowers and of course the wooden butterflies.
Hugs, Anja

Janine said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy. Such a sweet image which you've coloured beautifully. Love the buttons and the thread coming through the needle.
Hugs, Janine xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

I get a little heart squeeze when I look at this one, Tracy. What an amazing card with the most adorable image brought to life by your colouring and details. Love the row of buttons that she helped sew on and that we caught her finishing the last one...gorgeous detail with the twine and the needle. Your flowers are so pretty and whimsical. The lace and papers...stunning. WoW! This could be framed and hung on a wall:)

Lynne Armstrong said...

I'm sure you know by now how much I love your cards Tracy but this one is definitely one of my favourites. The image is such a cutie, your layout & details perfect but I LOVE the message...sewing seeds of kindness...beautiful :)
Hugs xx

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Tracy. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and the way you have added the buttons looks fabulous. The sentiment is so beautiful too.
Hugs Sue

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, this is sooo sweet! What an adorable little sewing fairy, and fabulous design! Love the colors and papers, and love the attention to detail with that fabulous crackle corner and Cosmo flowers. And the way you did the buttons is genius! So looks like she has sewn them on herself!

Geri said...

Oh, I think this may be a favorite of mine, too!!! Not only are the colors, layers and patterns GORGEOUS, but that image...with the needle...stitching the buttons down...SUCH a great idea!!! I love it...makes me smile all over!!!

Kim said...

stunning card Tracy - as always! Love the image and your layout with the buttons & thread is just gorgeous!
Kim x

Kathleen said...

I think there is a new fav Mo image lol! I adore it too, such a pretty card. Gorgeous colours
I am so happy to be back with you girls, I have really missed you all
Kat xx

Nonni said...

So lovely! The image is soooo beautiful and you've made great color choices. Amazing!

Becky said...

This is so cute! Wonderful design.

Alex said...

A great greeting card!
Good luck to the challenge!

If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

Dilyana said...

Oh, Tracy, your card is just adorable! I love this little sewing fairy and you've colored her beautifully! Well done! :-)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Tracy, Tracy, This is just wonderful...Looks like a few of Mo's DT's used the same image and the creations are all so different. Great inspiration with the wooden butterflies, tag string, corner die and oh my if you cut that image out by hand then you really are the Great card! joann sassy raggedy

Nancy said...

Wow, Tracy! This one is fabulous! It's my favorite since your last one! lol Love what you did with that Martha Stewart flower punch...I might have to borrow that idea! Gorgeous card! :o)

Sarah said...

Tracy, another gorgeous card! I love the flower centers and the dark layer behind the butterflies really makes them pop. And, of course, the thread and button detail is awesome!

Rene said...

You did NOT just thread thread (hahaha!) through that needle! Girl...I'm taking the stalking to a new level...secret spy cams in the craft room for YOU! This.Is.FABULOUS! (It's so fabulous I had to throw out all the punctuation rules I learned in grade school!)
Wow! Just WOW!
Ok, here comes the blurb: Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
Rene :D

Pat said...

Oh to aqua and peach, blue and yellow has to be my next favorite color combo...but then there's pink and green! haha! I just know one cards always delight and inspire me!! Once again I'm speechless! I love this image...must make a card with her myself one day!! And your coloring and attention to detail are heavenly!! I love this!! Hugs. Pat

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card love the image, thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

simply monica said...

Wow this is my fave so far. Love it. thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!


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Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the color combo and papers! The buttons and wooden butterflies are terrific! Wonderful coloring!

Heidi said...

Absolutely adorable:)
I love your card Tracy, beautiful design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

julie said...

wow, it's soo cute.
Thanks for joinning us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun, cute, and Amazing!
Thanks for your lovely comments Tracy!

Unknown said...

Adorable and beautiful, great combination. Love the image, of course I like everything Mo does, and your papers and embellies are perfect!
CDAC DT Member
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Danni said...

ACK!! Totally adorable and so pretty! I'm in love!! rock!
Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Joey said...

Tracy this is so beautiful, the design is gorgeous and the colours are so perfect. Love it. Joey x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Oh, this is definitely one of my favourites ! Apart from your usual fabulous colouring and precise layout skills, the design is just wonderful - absolutely love it :)

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous the cute image and the buttons are perfect, loved the threaded needle, beautiful card.


Sarah said...

Wow Tracy, this is such a fabulous card! Love the image and all the beautiful detail. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Spring has Sprung challenge x

Unknown said...

Not only does this stunning looking card take my breath away Tracy, but it's oh so brilliant, too. Love love how you threaded your needle, couldn't have made it look any better than this my friend!!! Hugs, Ira

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh dear Tracy........this card is beyond CUUUUTE! I love it & love the blue/yellow combo (one of my favs too) so you keep on using it cuz it totally works. (hey.....if it ain't broke.....don't fix it...right? LOL)
The buttons are so very sweet & I love all of the other embellies you added. Your cards are ALWAYS a delight for the ol' eyeballs. LOL
Huggies & Sweet Sweet Blessings ~

Aunty Sue said...

Totally Stunning and good luck with our challenge at Crafty Catz this week

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so sweet, Tracy! I really love how the darling fairy is sewing on that button, and all your flowers and lace and butterflies and... well, EVERYTHING is absolutely perfect!

Leslie said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's Recipe challenge!
Leslie, DT

TYJ419 said...

Love everything about this card Tracy but especially the front and inside sentiments because AMEN that is so true!

Tracey J.

Pamela said...

Stunning card, thank you for joining us at glitter n sparkle

Michelle McClure said...

Your card is simply gorgeous with all the details like the string from the buttons tied in with your image. You sure entered a lot of challenges, thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just OH, SO sweet! Thanks for sharing with us this week. Your art is a blessing to us, and we're so glad to have you play along.
Word Art Wednesday

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Tracey,

My eyes always light up when I see your work! This is just so wonderful. I love your attention to detail as witnessed by the thread work on this card! You are truly a Mistress of Design! Thanks for playing on our block at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning card Tracy! I love this new image from Mo and the papers and embellies you've teamed it with are just delish! Gorgeous gorgeous card. Hugs, Wends x

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very very cute and sweet card. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!

Jennifer said...

How delightful! Love the buttons and ribbon! The little tag and the crinkle corner all go together so beautifully!

Jovan said...

This card is so BEAUTIFUL!

Mema's Crafts said...

Tracy, this is adorable. I love the colors and the buttons. Your image is just precious and your coloring amazing. I do love your work. Thanks for taking time to share your talent and play with us at Mema's Crafts. If you haven't entered the giveaway I encourage you to do so..if you want of course.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and adorable Tracey.

Tammy said...

Your colouring is perfect on that uber sweet image! And the row of buttons over that lace trim is wonderful!
Thanks for playing along with our LACE challenge over at LRW!

Lisa Minckler said...

DUDE...I totally needed a bib for this visit!! Your crafty mojo is soooo right on track and you have created the most stunning little card here. Besides the always wonderful coloring and the always perfect layout, I am in love with your embellies. You inked the micro beads so amazingly and I LURVE the crackle matches the texture of the lace below. Did you plan that??? I LOVE IT!
Beautiful card that makes me smile from ear to ear :)
Happy Weekend Hick,

Unknown said...

Hello and what a GORGEOUS card. the colors are kissing each other and cosmos are my all time favorite garden flower.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork with us this week.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

maria said...

es precioso un fuerte beso guapa y te invito a pasar por el mio

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! what a beauty! I think I see another winner! ... love those flowers ...

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Tracy love all the details with the buttons and thread - stunning.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us on our next challenge.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Marge said...

Absolutely A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts biweekly challenge!!!

Linda Breedlove said...

What an adorable curly headed fairy... love this lace and your line-up of sewn buttons... the wood butterflies are beautiful and the perfect addition.

Crafting Vicky said...

WOW this is stunning! I really love how you have did the sewn buttons and that addition of the twine going to the needle just brilliant.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Cherished said...

OMG! Adorable card. The image is too cute. Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

Dos Piruletas - Mari said...

WOW!!! Amazing card!!!!! Love it!!
Thanks so much for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Recipe challenge!
Mari, DT

ScrapSoon said...

This is so cute!
I love the coloring of the little fairy.
And the flowers are awesome to.

Soon Han X

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous I love this sweet image, and the fun sewed on buttons.
Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

Jeanne J. said...

Awww.. this is just adorable!

Michelle said...

Tracey, this is perfect! I love the sweet fairy image and all the buttons! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining TRR!

Vili M. said...

Stunning card. I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

Cathy said...

Tracy, I see I am not the only one who likes the wooden cut outs :) they are so perfect on slightly vintage cards, I love your beautiful card, with the lace, buttons, the crackle on the corner punch, and of course your beautifully colored Needle Fairy. Love it all !!!

Michelle said...

Oh Tracy this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you threaded this image.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Karen said...

Hi Tracy, OMGeee love it, awesome card, wonderfully coloured and i love all of it!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments #13 things with wings challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT ( )

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your sweet image and spring colours, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel, hugs, Sarah x

Franz♥ said...

Omg, how many comments Tracy! Well you deserve all of them, this card is just adorable! Love the colour combo and the way you used buttons as decoration! Your colouring is gorgeous, as Always!

Hugs, Franz.

Unknown said...

Tracy, I always love visiting your blog...I never get tired of seeing all your fantastic designs! This is no exception! Love the buttons especially!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning Mo Manning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous! I love it.
What a fab sketch and that image is adorable ...oh dear! yes you guessed :o
Huge hugs Mau xx

Stacey Schafer said...

darling! congrats on top 3 at ribbon reel:)

Vicky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous I soooooooo love this image.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me Challenges, hope you will join us again hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kim Bell said...

Amazing card and details as usual. We were thinking alike. Smiles. This is image is just stunning!


Chris said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog. Your coloring is exceptionally good and your card is beautiful.
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Jo Ann said...

What a wonderful creation. Your colors, embellishments and lay-out are superb. Loving that Mo Manning image and how you incorporated the thread to the image. Too cute. Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday...Have an awesome day!


Iulia said...

Just gorgeous, Tracy, full of delightful details and the way you used the tread is simply fantastic! Love this!
Hugs, Iulia

KalySto said...

Oh, such a perfect creation! Love the beautiful coloring and the tread and button embellishments!And the colors are so delicate!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!

Eulalia said...

I love the buttons, I love this stamp, I love your colouring... I love everything on this card!
Wonderful work!!
xoxoxo Thank you to share it on Deep Ocean Challenge and come back soon!
xoxoxo Eulalia

Alyx said...

Fabulous card. Love the image, colouring, colours, embellies...everything!

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

Valerie said...

This is so fabulous. Congrats on being picked on Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Grenouille Greetings said...

You have made gorgeous cards whilst I have been MIA. This one is adorable! Hugs, Lesley

Samantha Casey said...

Aww!! This card is just so sweet, i love all the little embellishments! Thanks for joining us at the Oozak challenge!


Crafteezee said...

Simply adorable. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy x