Saturday, 1 January 2011

First and Last of 2010/2011 and Some News

Hi again Peeps,

Here's my last card that I did in 2010 but didn't get time to post and my first finished card of 2011.  Couldn't wait to ink up this new Hanglar cutie but then again I say that about all my stamps, lol.  I am currently spending time with the family but  saying that they are both belting out Summer of 69 in my ear and all I can say is I didn't have any cats before, but it sounds like I do now, lol.  Do you think if I got up and went to my craft room there'd notice...........

Look at me being so super organised, let's see how long it lasts.  These gorgeous papers are the new to be released tomorrow Love Dreams by Bearly Mine Designs.
Image is by Hanglar and Stanglar and coloured using copics and prisma pencils
Doily is from Bizzy Bec's Store
Magnolia Doohicky lace die and swirl
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Heart Punch
Lade from stash

This card was kinda hard to fulfil, I was given the recipe from the lad in my office for his girlfriends card which he left to the last minute.  Not so good for me as it was housework night, lol.  He required stitching, christmas tree and the magnolia image chosen, swirls and the snowflakes. He did want layers but with this paper it just would have spoiled it.   I think I achieved it all or thereabouts.

Materials Used:
Magnolia Image
Tree stamp was from Stamp Addicts
Papers are Websters
Snowflake christmas decoration topped with Marianne Design Snowflake and a Martha Stewart Punced one
Everything else from stash

I have entered my cards into the following challenges:-

CLP- Sketch (valentine card)
Just Magnolia - Anthing Goes (luckily Hanglar goes now too)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Craft your Days Away - Punches or Die Cuts
CES - Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenges - Celebrate Something
Marks Finest Papers - Use something new (stamp)
Sew Many Challenges - Use something new (stamp)
Wags and whiskers - Snowflakes
Colour Create - Pink, Red and White
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Stampavie - Red
My Time to Craft - Use somethign new or new technique
Craft your passion - Red/Green/Cream
Mad for Markers - Anything Goes

Now lastly but certainly not least.  You would of noticed that I joined in the Make It Crafty Blog Hop recently.  Well Zoe has asked me to join her crew, for some reason she thinks I have great colouring skills, shhhhh, hope she's not reading this as she'll be telling me off again ,lol, plus I think it was the only way to stop me winning all the challenges.  Any way, I am now part of the team using all those fabulous background images and working with a very talented DT.  Thank you Zoe.  Woo Hooooo!

The new challenge blog kicks off next Saturday HERE, so if your not already a follower hop on over, you won't want to miss all the fun.


Christina C. said...

Tracy, your cards are works of art!!!! They are OVER-THE-TOP GORGEOUS!!!!! I love, love your stunning Haenglar card and that cute Tilda is to die for! Visiting your lovely blog is always a special treat!
Happy New Year, Tracy!!!!

Juls said...

both of these are just stunning!!! Love all your gorgeous detail! Hugs Juls

♥Gemma♥ said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning Tracy and Congrats on your DT position sweetie!!
hugs and xxx

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards I bet your friend at work loved his girlfriends card its so lush but the Hanglar does it for me just perfect colouring and such beautiful papers!!!

Congratulations on the new DT so well deserved as your work is stunning!!

Happy New Year Chanelle xxxx

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards and congratulations.Thank you for playing with us at Speedy's Friends.

Cards By MI said...

Great cards my friend. They both look stunning!

denny said...

yet again gorjuss cards hun they are both stunning if i was to chose it wud be hard but i like the first one the doileys stand out beautifull im goin have to get sum copics i have only got promarkers i dont no but these coppics look like they blend better and beautiful colours as for the prisma pencil wot are they like a chalk or water colours? xxxxxxxxx denny

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

omg Tracy... your card is soooo beautiful.
iam looking forwad to more entries from you using your hanglar collection on just magnolia

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are two stunning cards Tracy the design, embellishments and images are so very beautiful and congratulations on your new DT news so well deserved you are one ACE crafter.
Lorraine x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I can see why they snagged you for the team~~ excellent coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

sammi said...

Wow, Tracy, these are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us in our "Red, Green & Cream" color challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome! Love the image and coloring.
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are gorgeous - your coloring is outstanding so no wonder you got chosen for the DT!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards.So many beautiful details on both.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

stunning cards , I love them
Carol x

patriziawithaz said...

Beautiful and yes your colouring is brilliant !! Thanks for joining us at MTTCC this week and a Happy New Year x

zoe.payne said...

Two stunning cards hun, both beautiful,i love the love one. fab colours on both, 2011 is going to be a magical year for your crafting xxxxxx

Virgo5 said...

Both cards are stunning! Your colouring is amazing, congratulations on the DT spot!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy, wow they are both stunning cards and congratulations on the DT spot. Well done with love and hugs Shirelyxxxxxxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

great cards


Tammy said...

WOW this creation is stunning!! I love that sweet image and your gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week! Hope to see you again!
Tammy x

THERESA said...

Stunning cards Tracy, no wonder Zoe asked you, told ya !! Congrats on that !!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie first Happy New Year to you & your family. 2ndly huge congrats on your new DT they are verrrrrry lucky to have you, very well deserved hun. I soooo love these 2 cards I think you are absolutely right about the 2nd card when using websters you cant do layers...actually you know I think there is even some law against it...if not there blooming should be lol. Loving the new papers I went over today & brought 3 of the sets lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Linda . J said...

Beautiful cards Tracy love the colours
and the gorgeous designs.
Thank you for joining us over at SMC.
A very Happy New Year to you.

Hugs Linda

Loz said...

Congrats on the new DT! Love both your cards, I'm sure the 2nd one was a hit - it's stunning!! ♥

Berry said...

Both of these are superb Tracy, your colouring is fab and I love how you put all the lacey, punched and swirly elements together and ink all edges, so pretty! Hugs Rebekah xx

Sassy Scrapper said...

Happy New Year!!!
Both cards are absolutely Amazing. I love your colouring and shadowing!!!!! Congratulations on becoming a part of Zoe's DT that is awesome!

Thank you for joining us over at the CLP sketch challange.
Hugs Bonnie
CLP Designer

Stacy Walker said...

Amazing card. Thank you for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.

Chelsea said...

Hi Tracy, these are two very lovely cards. Your work is always so beautiful to look at. Congrats on your New DT position! WooHoo!

Autumn said...

These are both fabulous! Your coloring is amazing and I'm sooo jealous you have a Hanglar image...such a cute on too. Congrats on becoming a part of the Make it Crafty DT! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

Viv said...

Hey I just bought this hanglar girlie too! Hehehe! Two beautiful cards Tracy as always, you're an artiste!
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls!
Viv :)

Sharon said...

WOW Tracy, both of your cards are just stunning! Your colouring is so beautiful and they are both so beautifully embellished!

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create Challenge.

Sharon x

Lesley said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Both cards are gorgeous and stunning Tracy! :)

truly inspirational!



Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Tracy, Love both of the cards.. Your little pieces of art ar so fun to look at!!
I love looking at all of your details and the coloring is FAB!!
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs, Janiel

Di said...

Just 2 beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining Colour Create! Happy New Year!
Hugs Di xxx

Rae Anne said...

OMG - I don't think I've ever visited your blog before but had I known what an incedibly OMG amazing crafter resided here, I'd have come running sooner! Both of your cards are simply breath-taking! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Michelle said...

Two totally stunning cards!!

Congrats on your new DT spot. I think they are right, your colouring is AWESOME.

Thanks for playing along at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)

Melissa Barnicoat said...

OMG. I can see why Zoe wanted you on her team. Your colouring is just gorgeous. I love the first card. I just adore your blog header too. Thanks for playing along at M4M.

Zoe said...

oi!!! nuff said!

And GORGEOUS!! Loving the hanglar card. I must finally ink up my hanglars. It's so bad I feel like I am betraying my maggies. lol.

Elise said...

OH gosh! YOur cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love both of them! Such beautiful colouring and wonderful elements on each card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


Julie said...

What beautiful cards Tracy,so fantastically coloured! Thankyou for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Southern Girls,Have a good week,Julie.x

BrossArtAddiction said...

Such elegant cards! Love the rich beautiful colors! Lovely designed too! :D


Michelle Singer said...

I love the images and coloring. I am so glad you decided to enter it in our Anything Goes Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope you can join us again for the next challenge.
Hugz XXX

Unknown said...

Awesome creations, your colouring is just magic. Thanks for sharing with us at Mad For Markers. Suzanne x

Sammi said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!
Thanks for entering in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge again!


Unknown said...

Tracy you are an amazing card-maker and oth these cards are simply stunning! I love your work. Thanks for sharing your talent in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Southern Girls. Good Luck!
Alicia xx

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful cards! Your colouring is stunning!
Great take on the CLP january sketch - thanks fr playing along!! :) Good Luck!
Hugs, Hege