Monday, 23 August 2010

Lexi's Creations Challenge - Emboss It!

The week's are flying by & what IS going on with the weather?  The beginning of the week it was chilly & Autumnal but now it is hotter than ever lol.  This card is very simple & not my usual style but it made a nice change (& a change is as good as a rest they say ;)  ) I must admit though I still think I prefer to see pretty designer papers.

As the challenge at Lexi's Creations is Emboss It! I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder (I don't use these folders very much, I think it's because  they're a bit awkward to use with my old Zip-e-Mate lol) & some graduated coloured card (I can't remember what it's called but hopefully you can see what I mean).   The image I used is "Ballerinas" but as you can see only used one of the 3 & I hope Lexi will forgive me I had to give her a mouth lol.  I made a little skirt out of lace & coloured the rest of her in with ProMarkers.  The finishing touches are lots of pearls, tulle, flower & a greeting.  One lucky person will win a £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen :)

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Create4fun - Birthday Card
Just Inspirational - Hobby etc
Pixie Dust - Go Crazy with Polka Dots
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Stamping Vacation - Clear as Mud (Candy)
Charisma - Die Cuts


Saskia said...

Lovely card, so girly! :)


Jolanda said...

hey Tracey,this is so very sweet!!Love the dress!!
Have a beautiful day,Jolanda

Lexi said...

This is fabulous! What a great idea to use material for the tutu :D..such prety colours and i love the ribbon detail :D

hugs Lexi xxx

Carol Hurlock said...

Tracey this is just so cute and adorable. I love how you created the ballet tutu with the lace. That is so clever. Just darling. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lori said...

Oh I love it, what a great idea with the lace. A beautiful card Tracey!

Jane said...

Now THIS is Stunning!! very clever the way you did her frilly skirt!! Beautiful XX

Farida Rone said...

Hello Tracey,
Your card is so sweet and girly. Just love it. Adorable soft colours and love what you have done with the vallerina tutu. That was a wonderful touch.

maxine said...

Hi Tracey a lovely card a great idea for her skirt, I hope you are having a lovely week hugs maxine

Holly Young said...

so cute! Love the little skirt you created!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! This is stunning! I love the skirt!Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week! Hugs~ Andrea

Cheryl said...

CUTE! I love her skirt!

Faye said...

That lace tutu is a completely brilliant idea and looks gorgeous. xxx

pam124 said...

OMG, Tracey, I really, really, really LOVE your card this week!! That ballerina is to die for. I love all your details, pearls, and beautiful ribbon/flower treatment. Way 2 go on this one!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you will share your talent with us again next week!!


Autumn said...

This is great Tracey! I love that paper and her skirt is awesome!

Lovely Linda said...

This is totally adorable - love that image and those dellish colours! Love it! Thanks for being part of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you.....and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

rozzyb said...

fantastic card. I love the tutu
hugs rozzy xx

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, the lace is a fab tuch. Thanks playing along with J.I this week

Kathy said...

Lovely. I don't even miss the patterned papers the graduated card stock and embossed panel add so much interest. That skirt is fab, I'm going to have to remember that.

Christine said...

Gorgeous girly card...well done. Thanks for taking part in JIC blog challenge.

Anonymous said...

too cute!!!! your very talented!

Ronnie said...


Knerten said...

Just love this card, in beautiful colours and with the neat ballerina skirt - great !