Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's party time!


(My blogaversary candy signup is available through February 28th.)
     Meet Penelope.  As you can see she's on  her way to somewhere special and that somewhere is the birthday challenge we're having this week at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Our lovely Tine has chosen a birthday theme for this week.  I started off with a whole different idea, image, design, everything!--for this card and totally switched gears to create this.  The image is called "Penelope's Party Wagon" and you can find it in Mo's store along with lots of other fun birthday images.
     I created a frame using layered chipboard and cardstock for the image.  I have a couple of friends, awesome card designers, who are masters at using punched flowers--Debby4000 and sue-bearhouse.  I use to use lots of punched flowers myself and then got away from it cause I lacked the time so instead of getting my Mo card done way ahead like I did last week, I went a bit slower and played with tons of little punched flowers and leaves.  A special thanks to my friend Dilyana for the wonderful tutorial she posted recently on coloring curly heair.  It sure came in handy and worked like a charm.  The butterflies were punched from white, colored with a Copic to match and then embossed with a damask stamp and white embossing powder.  And look!  I finished the inside of this one too.  LOL

     I've never really let it be known, but my cards are for sale if anyone is interested.  I know I'm preaching to the choir here since you're all cardmakers yourselves.  LOL  Just wanted to throw that out there.  I've just about convinced myself to open an Etsy store.  I'd love some feedback on that if any of you have any opinions, advice, pros and cons, etc.
     Anyway, once again, the challenge theme is "birthday" so hop over to the DP2 blog to see all the inspiration from my team mates and to link up your cards for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's store full of goodies.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday--hearts plus butterfly or fairy
Craft Room Challenge--handmade embellishments
Paper Minutes--butterflies in spring time
Tuesday Throwdown--anything goes
Bunny Zoe's--flowers and pearls
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner--handmade embellishments
Addicted to Stamps--pearls and swirls
Eclectic Ellapu--anything girly
Glitter n Sparkle--female cards
Sweet Stampin'--pearls and swirls
Oozak--anything goes with your fave colors

     Happy Thursday!

Supplies:  Paper--American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft and chipboard, MFT card stock, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Penelope's Party Wagon", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "A Little Treat"; Ink:  Copics, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutter, and Victorian Velvet Distress inks, Versamark; Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Squares and Classic Scalloped Squares, Martha Stewart Large and Multi Hydrangea punches, Memory Box Tender Leaves die, MFT Die-namics Fancy Flourish; Miscellaneous:  The Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, Stampendous white embossing powder, Diamond Stickles

69 comments:

  1. HellO:) I love tha cards and my favourite is one witha girl:) It's so energetic:) Best wishes:)

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  2. This is absolutely stunning and I love your colour choices.
    Happy Valentines Day
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. Oh my goodness!! What can I say ... This is stunning! You turn any drawing into a work of art ... I'm in awe!

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  4. ACK!!!! Oh my, this is gorgeous Tracy!
    What a beautiful birthday card - you did an awesome job with those flowers - wow! Stunning!!!

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  5. A wonderfully coloured image and a beautiful selection of flowers. Beautiful! Hugs, Lesley

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  6. This one's definitely a stunner Tracy! Love those papers and the beautiful flowers. Good luck with selling your cards...I'm sure you won't have any problem getting customers, they'll be bashing your door down to get one of your beauties :) They are miniature works of art and deserve to be framed and hung on the wall for everyone to see. Hmmmm maybe you could start your own little art gallery lol
    Big hugs xx

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  7. WOW! This is so joyful! I love that image, your colouring is amazing and your flowers and leaves are wonderful and arranged so beautifully.

    Thank you so much for the mention, I feel quite chuffed and I am pretty sure that no-one has described me as awesome before!

    Hugs Sue

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  8. Just beautiful ,love the image and fab papers.xxx

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  9. fabulous card as always Tracy, love the layout and party image! As for Etsy - all I can say is that if yours don't sell then there's no hope for the rest of us because they're always fabulous! I haven't tried Etsy yet (but tempted!) and just sell odd ones to friends, etc.
    Kim x

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  10. Oh, so very pretty, Tracy! Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the colors and the coloring on this one! :o)

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  11. Oh, Trac, another stunner! Those flowers-divine, those emboss-resist butterflies-gorgeous, that coloring-extraordinary!
    Hugs

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  12. Well your pretty flowers were well worth the time, Tracy! They frame in this adorable image just perfectly! GORGEOUS card!!!

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  13. Gorgeous card and oh, yes, you should definitely do Etsy! Your cards would be kept and treasured for a long time!

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  14. Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the papers and frame and the beautiful flowers you made! Fabulous coloring of the cute image!

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  15. Wow, this is just gorgeous Tracy, your layering and embellishments are lovely, especially the hand made flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

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  16. Sooo beautiful, my sweet friend! I love your coloring on this cutie, the color combo and of course the punched flowers and leaves.
    And in my case, I would immediately raid your Etsy shop *lol* and I'm sure your cards will sell quick. The only thing I'm afraid of is that someone might be faster than me *hehe*. I already know which card I'd like to buy first (it was your 2012 fave Mo card) but I think you won't sell it anyway…
    Hugs, Anja

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  17. Fabolous card Tracy,love the soft colours and your gorgeous flowers!!
    XXX Heidy

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  18. This card is delightful. She looks so joyful. Love her hair! The flowers bring a much needed breath of spring today. They truly are gorgeous and add such whimsy as do your paper choices. I think your etsy shop would do very well. I'd love a Tracy original (or two...or three) to frame and hang in my house. Your art is outstanding!

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  19. Gorgeous card I just love this Mo image (I have it).
    Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stamin'.
    DebbieX

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  20. I think the idea of an Etsy store is brilliant. Your knack of pairing colors with dp's is off the charts wonderful and I believe it's the next frontier for you. :) As for this card, I adore this image and your flowers have me drooling Tracy. Hugs

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  21. This is adorable and beautiful and soooo sweet.

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  22. A gorgeous card! I love the colours, the fab image and you've made lovely flowers and leaves. So beautiful! hugs, Marlies

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  23. Another super adorable and oh so pretty card! I just love it!!

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  24. Ohhhh, I love her, Tracy!!! And those papers look so beautiful on your card! I have the same paper pack for a year and I never find a way to use it :-) I'm so glad that my tutorial was helpful to you although I'm sure you would have been great even without it! Big hugs and I hope you had a lovely day! :-)

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  25. What wonderful colours on this card Tracy. Love the image and your lovely flowers. hugs, x

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  26. This card is adorable. You should absolutely sell your cards. We, as card makers, might not be your target audience, but there are thousands of people out there looking for unique, handmade cards to purchase. I don't know a lot about Etsy, but I would give it a whirl! Good luck.

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  27. I echo some of the other commnets when I say "stunning." Love all the flower embellies. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  28. Oh Tracy! This card is exquisite! I can't take my eyes off of it! I love the way you colored Penelope...gorgeous! I think she's my all time fave Mo image!! And those flowers...oh my oh my! I am absolutely blown away!! I love the way you inked the edges...and the butterfly is fabulous! I'll be "borrowing" that idea too!! hehe! Hugs. Pat

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  29. Wowzers! So much detail in your flowers and coloring...stunning card!

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  30. Beautiful! And I adore your flowers. So pretty!
    I saw your card on the Make it Monday blog.

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  31. This is so gorgeous! A lovely design, colouring is amazing, flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge.

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  32. Back with my DT hat on:
    Such a gorgeous creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck. And don’t forget to take part in our Valentines Blog Hop.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  33. This is so cute, adorable and stunning. Colouring is amazing too. Thanks for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week and hope we will see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  34. Beautiful, such pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

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  35. This is adorable. Gorgeous coloring and gorgeous layout.

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  36. Oh what a wonderful card, love the fab image and all the gorgeous details.
    luv
    Debby

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  37. Super-supercool card Tracy, wow, love your gorgeous flowers and wonderfully coloured image, just soooooo pretty!! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  38. Really brilliant card Tracy with a fantastic sense of movement - that gal sure is going someplace girly! Beautifully coloured (especially her hair!) and I love all your wonderful embellishments, particularly the pretty embossed butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Eclectic Ellapu. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Nicola x (Eclectic Ellapu Design Team)

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  39. Back again to say thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday challenge!! :)

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  40. An outstanding Mo's image colored to perfection. Love your dps, layout and fabulous punched flowers...not to mention the extra effort to decorate the inside of the card. I don't know what an Etsy Store is, so I can't offer any advice...but I'm sure your cards will sell like hotcakes!

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  41. Gorgeous and sweet card in lovely pastel colours. Cute image and wonderful flowers.
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  42. I always love to visit your blog and see your wonderful coloring and creations...this is no exception, I love everything about this!!! Such a sweet, sweet image!
    Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!
    :Dxx

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  43. I am always in awe when I stop in here. Your card is gorgeous. That image just makes me smile.

    Hugs

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Sweet image and great design:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  45. This is gorgeous i love the colours. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle . HUgs Trisha x

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  46. Omg Tracy! Your card is fantastic! I love the colour combo very much and your colouring is out of this world hun! Her hair is stunning!

    A big hug, Franz.

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  47. Fantastic card Tracy:) Happy beautiful image , Your colouring is stunning:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  48. Stunning card Tracy and I love your beautiful colouring and design!

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  49. WOW... Fantastic Coloring of her hair... Looks so real.. And Beautiful Coloring of everything else too.. And Sweet colors too.. :o) FAB Card! :o)
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

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  50. Well, if you want to know what I think about this card, better pop over to my blog Sunday night!!!!
    Rene from MIM!
    :D

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  51. Oh my goodness, this is darling! Love this card and your gorgeous coloring!

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  52. A stunner, so fresh looking, love the colour scheme, the beautifully coloured image and those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday this week.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  53. This is lovely, and such gorgeous bright colours! I love the floral embellishment around the image. Thanks for joining in with our Handmade Embellishments theme at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

    Maria x

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  54. Hi Tracy!

    I just foud your blog and I'm so happy I did! Everything is fantastic and this is just GORGEOUS! I love all the details. So awesome! :)

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  55. Tracy
    Love the outside, love the inside, beautiful colors and the flowers are just wonderful that you made. Some day I may have time to play and I would love to try my hand at the flower punches. Hugs

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  56. Tracy, Love your coloring of this image, but your coloring is always gorgemous !!! The embellishments and layout is astounding and I love Love Love your flowers, don't they just make the card so fun!!! You should not have a problem selling your cards even to other card makers :)

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  57. Tracy, this as always, is just unbelievable. Those flowers are just perfect as are those GORGEOUS colors that you choose.

    Hugs
    Deb

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  58. These both are super fun cards! Such a joyful little lady -love the hair! and all the flowers are fabulous! Love the balloons and the clouds! Have a great day!

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  59. What a Great Job.
    I love the artistic colors and the layout.


    we are so glad you ,
    entered into the challenge this week.
    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

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  60. This is gorgeous Tracy. I love your coloring and your embellishments are fabulous!! Perfect picture!!


    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  61. Ooh wow Tracy, what a sweet and lovely card!! Love the flowers :) Hugs Anneke

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  62. An ablolutely fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  63. Oh Tracy, your design work and colouring talent always makes me sigh! Sooo amazing! Especially how you did the hair and skirt ... I am deeply impressed! Need to take a lesson with you ... ;-)

    Big hug, Anja <3

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  64. GF!!
    Just stunning!!Awesome card. I just love the flowers. I use to do the punch flowers as well not enough time. Maybe now I will make the time.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  65. My jaw dropped on seeing your card! So many cute details! Love, love it!

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  66. Tracey this card is stunning! Oh my - you can color! Wow - so glad you joined us for the Oozak February color challenge! Come on back.... Cath Oozak DT

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  67. Oooh, such a sweet card!! So soft and lovely :-) Thanks for playing along with Oozak Challenge! xx

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