Saturday 9 July 2011

The Butterfly Garden & Some News

Morning Peeps,

How are we all? It seems an age since my last post, although it was only Wednesday, lol.  Well I've done a session in the gymn and surprised myself by not being as unfit as I thought I was, I certainly gave it some wellie that's for sure and me liitle legs were like jelly when I came out, but I made it home in one piece.

Today at Make It Colourful the theme is to "Add pleats and folds" to your image and this week we are being sponsored by Magnolialicious, so a good excuse for me to use a Tilda, hehehe.  I've made an easel card with some gorgeous papers from Prima and Pion.  I have used a background image from Make It Crafty that is so new it hasn't been released and I don't have a date yet.  So watch out for the future new release as these backgrounds go great with all your images and will be perfect for the summer.

I stamped Tilda on to my card stock and masked her off and the put her through the printer to print the Make It Crafty "Tulip Garden", but don't tell Zoe but she's standing on the beetle, oops!  Do you see the little snail there on the lefthandside.  So cute, so watch out for more of these backgrounds.

 I cut out the butterflys in the paper and positioned the main image panel underneath.  You can see this better in the side view of the card.

 This is the base panel.

You can see how I did the butterflies better in this sideview.

Now for my news...... I have been asked to join the new Copic Europe Blog.  Woo Hoo. Hop on over and become a follower so you don't miss anything, the new team will be bringing you inspiration, tutorials, videos and more and they are all awesome!  Click on the blinkie below to go to the blog.

My Card Ingredients:-

Tulip Garden by Make It Crafty - Not yet released, a very early sneek peek
Lasercut Chipboard Corners by Make It Crafty 
Image is Hello Little Butterfly available from Magnolialicious HERE
Medium - Copics
Papers by Prima and Pion
Disressed using Vintage Photo distress ink
Magnolia Doohickey Fence Die
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Magnolia Tag Die
Marianne Design  Flower Die 
Flowers from WOC 
Seambinding Ribbon, Pearls and Doily from stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

TOMIC - Easel Card
Create4fun - Sketch
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Flowers
Totally Tilda - Distressed
Sir Stamp Alot - Anything Goes 


Denise said...

Beautiful card. Love how you have used the digi with a stamped image - clever girl working out the positioning - I would have completely made a hash of this!!!!
That DP is perfect and I love all those gorgeous flowers.
Denise xx

Blogteam Copicmarkereurope said...

Hi Tracy, stunning card. I love your coloring and the combination of rubber en digi stamps. I see I also need this background, have a lot of them already. Please let me know when it is in the shop for buying.
Welcome to the team, I hope a lot of your followers will become our follower. Greetings Diny CME-blogteam

THERESA said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!! When i am big, i wanna color and create just like you, wow, amazing!!!
lotsa luv

THERESA said...

So sorry, silly me, Big Congrats on the new DT!!!
They are lucky to have you!!

Caroline said...

Ohhh My this is truly gorgeous xxxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Beautiful! The colours, the paper ,everything,stunning card!
Hugs Julie P

angelwhispers said...

Congratulations Tracy on your new DT but well its so deserved as your colouring is to die for!!!! This card is awesome the colouring well what can I say I'd give anything to be able to colour like you and the card well the papers and detail are just perfect. Chanelle xxx

cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning love the layout and the detail is just first class well done on your DT spot love cheryl xxxxx

Jodie from Oz said...

Tracy, Your Easel card is beautiful, I love the scene you've created, the colours & your colouring are wonderful, the design & embellies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at TOMIC this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Chrissy said...

Absolutely beautiful Tracy. The colouring is gorgeous, and all the details, a stunning job.
Congratulations on your new DT, with beautiful work like this, you will be a real asset to them.

Suzi Mac said...

Conngratulations Tracy on your new DT post, they are lucky to have you. Your card is beautiful, love all the pretty elements and of course your colouring is perfect hon.
Suzi x

Dena said...

Stunning Tracy! I love all your details and amazing coloring!!! Congrats on your new DT!
Hugs, Dena

Betsy said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card! Love the distressing and your coloring!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Tracy....this is a WINNER!!!!!What an amazingly phenomenal, love the gorgeous papers and the magnificently colored Tilda! What an amazing work of art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty and girlie, Tracy! Love how you colored this image and all the sweet embellishing! Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Shazza said...

this is STUNNING!! Absolutely love the papers/flowers/images and your colouring always amazes me. Congrats on being asked to join Copic Europe, well deserved x

Tanya said...

Your card is amazing! And big congrats on your new DT position, how exciting!

Paula said...

WOWZERS! this card is stunning!! The paper, the embellies and the layout is superb. Oh and the coloring of the stamps is fantastic!!! LOVE it!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy and your coloring is stunning! Beautiful in every detail!

Unknown said...

Woohoo Tracy, just LOVE this card!! The papers are gorgeous and all those butterflies, wow! And I MUST get that background, hope it will come out quickly!! Can't wait. Congrats on you DT place on the Copic blog. Hugs, Frea

Rhonda Miller said...

Such a pretty card.

Mary Lou said...

Congrats on your new DT position!!!! YEAH!!!!!!
I am speechless regarding your easel card~~~SO much to see--LOVE IT HUN!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Love this card!!!! Just gorgeous!!!! Excellent work!!!!

Unknown said...

Awe! THis is soooo beautiful. I love it! Perfect!!!

Sarah said...

Simply stunning. Would love to be able to have so much detail colouring in my cards - and all the bits and pieces to look at, wow.
Best wishes SarahS

Zoe said...

aww Trace, this came out GORGEOUS!! love it (even if she did squish the little big. :P) Huge congrats on your new DT spot - boy there is some lineup there but your possie is well deserved. xxoo

Kathleen said...

Stunning card Tracey, I love all of it!! Papers are yum, image is super, flowers are beautiful need I go on!! Lol congrats on the DT too well done you deserve it hugs xx

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love all the details. Great job on the coloring

Kazza said...

Absolutely stunning card!!! Congrats on the Copic Team. I can see why...Your colouring is superb!! Well done. xx

Chris said...

Wow! This is just breathtaking! I love the card soooo much! Your coloration is perfect and the addition of the butterflies was the perfect touch! Gorgeous work!

Chris Christensen

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous coloring and stunning card :o)

Cordine said...

It's stunning! Love your colouring!

tiggertastic said...

breathtaking !

Karen said...

Wow! THis is gorgeous! : )

Lynne said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... so girly ... and so much detail .... just beautiful!!
thanks so much for sharing it with us at Totally Tilda :)
Lynne xxx

Nannieflash said...

Stunning easel card, love your colouring and papers are fabulous to. hugs Shirleyxx

Monique said...

Wow. That's a gorgeous card ! I look forward to this release :)).

Hugs Monique

Jane H said...

As all of your cards are this is just gorgeous! I love everything about it.

Teresa said...

A truly stunning card, your colouring is brilliant and I love all the materials you've used too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda so I can see your work. Congrats on your DT post for the copic blog too you deserve it. Teresa xx

Jayne A said...

Wow really beautiful card.


Mascha Zimmerman said...

your card is very beautiful, lovely design and colors! Bye Mascha

PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning Tracy! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and congratulations on your great news.
Clare x

pinky said...

Wow Tracy what a stunning creation, your colouring is amazing. No wonder you are chosen for that team, well done you. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card! So many details (love all the butterflies!) Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Aaawww...Tracy this is soooo beautiful. Looove how you coloured Tilda. That blue colour is gorgeous. Love it. Hugs...Mona

Francesca said...

Fantastic card

thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x