Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Doing a Bit of Christmas Shopping Early

Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well.  All back to normal this week with the kids returning to school and me back to netball, ouch!!!  Can't say I was looking forward to it as I haven't done alot of excercise this summer at all.    God it killed me and I will probably be regretting it today and even more so tomorrow. 

Today's card is using one of those gorgeous lili of the valley stamps, James the bear.  He is sooooooo adorable.

I have used Tim Holtz Shabby Chic papers, love these double sided papers.  All panels have been stitched.  A colleague in work just can't believe us girlies stitch on our cards and she nearly died when I said that I only bought a sewing machine so I could stitch on cards, lol.

I have coloured James the Bear using copics and added distress inks around the edges, (broken china and walnut stain).  I also used the colourless blender to create some spots on the pink parcels, think I need a little more practice, or a larger image.  I have used my new punch around the edge Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, so dainty.  The poinsetta's were made using the Marianne Design Dies.  The Pearls and Pins were from my stash. All edges are distressed and edged with walnut stain distress ink and lots of start dust stickles, my absolute favourite.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

LOTV - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Celebrate (Christmas)
Lexis - Flower Power (Poinsetta's)
Pollycraft - Christmas no red or green
Wild Orchid Crafts - Pearls and Pins
Just Cute Bears - Spots and Dots
Paper Sundaes - Mixed Medium (copics and distress inks)
Crafty Catz - 3 Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Image
Paperplay - Stitches
Raise The Bar -Based on your Blog (colours)


Anonymous said...

Wow really lovely !!! I love the papers and the big poinsettias, love the add of sparkles all !!! lol
Mag :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the flowers.
Chris x

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous little card , love the pinks and blues - so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Claire said...

Super card Tracy - I love James the Bear, isn't he just the cutest!? Gorgeous layout and colours, just fab. Hugs, Claire x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is such a lovely card Tracy! Love these little bears, great papers, gorgeous flowers... it's all so pretty :o) Lisa x

zoe.payne said...

Im loving this card, soo pretty. The image is gorgeous i love him, colours and flowers are stunning. Christmas will soon be hanging over us eekk!!!!!! Beautiful hun xxxxx


Hi Tracy
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Tracy, love the shabby feel to this card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card. I love these images and you have coloured it beautifully. Flowers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cazt this week x

Lau W said...

Love these sweet colors ! What a nice card!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, I just love this card tracy, the colours are gorgeous and so unusual for the theme of Christmas, and the shabby/distress look is fab. Those little flowers are gorgeous too.
Thanks for joining my stitching challenge at MAWTT this fits it perfectly.
I hope we will see you again soon with another of your lovely creations.
luv Brenda xxxx

Unknown said...

Oh this is so beautiful, your colouring is fab - I'm very envious & one of my favourite stamps too - just love it!

Jan xx

martina's kaartjes said...

This is a warm, cutie card !!
have a crafty day,
greetings, martina

Pattie said...

This is so pretty and what a cute image - love it! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!

lalkygirl said...

wow tracy
what a darling card,the papers are stunning[now on my wishlist] and i love the layout and embellies
happy crafting
lalkygirl x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning. I love the colours and how cute James is. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow this is stunning, love James so cute & your attention to detail is just perfect
Thank you for joining us this week at MAWTT hugs Shell xx

Elaine said...

This s gorgeous Tracy.
I love the James the bear stamps, they're all so cute, and your colouring is always amazing.
Love Elaine xx

Joey said...

Hello Hunny

GORGEOUS card I just adore your colouring stunning as always thanks for joining us at pollycraft


Little K Smith said...

Oh a stunning card Tracy! Adorable bear and beautifully coloured too. Gorgeous colours and flowers, love the doily too!

Fiona said...

stunning card and great job with the mixed mediums. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Anonymous said...

Such a cute image, and I am sooo jealous of your Tim Holtz papers!! Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT and congrats on winning a fab prize! Hope you join us again this week! x

Unknown said...

Super sweet card! Your coloring is fabulous and the match to your blog is wonderful. Thanks for playing at Raise the Bar this week.

~*Joni said...

Tracy this is so pretty! I love how you pulled inspiration from the colors of your blog, it came out just perfectly with this cute bear. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Raise The Bar! URLooking Good!!
~*Joni RTB DT

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Emma said...

Oh wow such a beautiful card Tracy, gorgeous colours and details.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Lori said...

Oh my goodness this is one cute card. Whoever receives this will be overjoyed, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.
I have some yummy Blog Candy at if you're interested.

Suzie said...

A gorgeous card and such pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

Lizzy said...

Oh Tracy this is just sooooo beautiful hun.... isn't he the cutest little bear ever ? fab colouring as always, lush colour combo & dp's & oooh those poinsetta's are gorgeous xx Lizzy xx :)

Kim said...

Tracy this is absolutely GORGEOUS hun! James looks so adorable and you have colored him AMAZINGLY! I am blown away by all the beauty on your card...the papers, the MS edge, the flowers...everything is dynamite! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Marion said...

Gorgeous card and the colouring on this bear is stunning. Love it.

Tracey said...

This is absolutely stunning Tracy!

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck :)


Danderella said...

Wow, I got sidetracked by your sidebar twice! LOL! I love your sparkly and the colours are fabulous! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.


Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy. Love the colour combo and one of my favourite images too. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

Kat x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Beautiful! You really should consider entering some of your pretty projects over at Papercraft Star. It's a unique challenge blog that allow participants and the public to vote on their favorites, the challenges are posted way in advance to give you plenty of time to get your projects ready and you can win prizes too!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous creation,
love from France, Kianel.