Sunday, 18 September 2011

What a Great Week...


I hope you've all had a great week.  I have: the beginning of the week was spent in the Cotswolds for a nice relaxing break with my hubby & Friday was my birthday which was spent with my friend Kelly & her little boy & also my brother & nephew. Then I spoke to my  darling grandchildren (& son & DIL) on the webcam & we went out for a lovely meal in the evening.  GUESS what I got for my birthday - lots of crafty goodies lol (I've finally upgraded my Zip-e-Mate to a Big Shot). Anyway that also explains why I haven't blogged anything for a week (& also why I haven't been able to comment but I am trying to catch up now).  

This card was made for the Sentimental Sundays challenge which is Monochromatic, I found this image on The Graphics Fairy Blog (& the label image too)  & just added a touch of metallic rub-ons.  I used some Muslin, a small doily, flowers, greeting & I made a decorative pin using a headpin & some beads (from my jewellery making stash).  I decorated  the inside very simply  to match.  


The challenges:
Scrappy Frog - Vintage
Dutch Dare - Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Papertake - Things With Wings
My Mum's Craft Shop - Happy Birthday
Flutterby - Open (with Butterfly, Angel or Fairy)
Fab 'n' Funky - Bingo (Embellishment, Digi Image, Flowers)
Everybody Art - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Emerald Faerie - Pearls
Little Miss Muffet - Things With Wings
Papiravisen - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Vintage/Shabby Chic
The Pink Elephant - Vintage
Tuesday Throwdown - Pearls
Paper Creations Ink - Vintage or Distressed Look
Shopping Our Stash - Vintage, Distressed or Shabby Chic
Ladybug Crafts - Flowers

46 comments:

Chrissy said...

A very Happy Birthday for Friday Tracey, so glad you had such a wonderful day, and got lots of goodies to play with.
This card is absolutely gorgeous.
Love the butterflies and flowers, just sooo pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning just love the colors and the detail is amazing hugs cherylxxxx

Kristel said...

That is a real beauty Tracey!!
Hugs Kristel

Jane said...

Oh Tracey...what a howler...SORRY! You can't stick Muslims to your card hun! I'm sure there's a law against that kind of abuse!!! I am intrigued though as to how you stuck them down & how you're gonna get a muslim stuck to your card in an envelope!!!
xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! Love the mono look! Fabulous design and details!

June Houck said...

Very pretty card, Tracey! Thank you for participating at Shopping Our Stash this week.

Sara said...

Tracey... Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the black and white with a splash of color from the flowers! The image and goodies that you added are just perfect! Wow! Happy Birthday to you also!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! Happy Creating! Sara

Kami-koneko said...

an absoultely stunning creation! I just love your colourtheme, and the butterflies are magnificent :)

Thank you so much for joining us over at the Papiravisen challenge!
Hughs, Laila

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card! Great use of the pearls. Everything combined makes a gorgeous design. So glad you joined us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Frances said...

Beautiful card, love the image vintage look! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant, hugs, Frances.

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun..

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin..and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

CraftinGranny said...

Happy belated birthday Tracey. I'm so glad it was a good one and you got such wonderful craft goodies. This card is just gorgeous and I love everything about it from the DP, butterflies, to the lace doily and beyond. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes with this amazing creation. "Hugs" Carol

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! I love the image, colours, details and the vintage look you gave it!
hugs, Marlies

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Tracey and I really love your card. The color is awesome and very subtle which makes the flowers pop nicely. Very nice and victorian and love the distressing you did to your image. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Tracey T said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely card - what a beautiful image this is. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Anna said...

Wonderful textures! Stunning inside and out! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed.

Danni said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge and also with Shopping Our Stash!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous Vintage card!! Love all the fabulous layers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
Stamping Hugs~
Sheri

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Tracey hope you enjoyed yourself in the lovely Cotswold's. I absolutely adore this beautiful creation what wonderful detail and design the embellishments and image are truly wonderful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Renee said...

Wow this is beautiful! You put a lot into this card and it is just gorgeous!

Shelby said...

Happy birthday! Your design is wonderful, The butterfly image is beautiful and your color scheme fantastic. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our birthday challenge.

Shelby

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW gorgeous card Tracey
luv
Debby

Tracey Manderson said...

Beautiful card Tracey. Good luck with the challenge, and thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Pami said...

What a wonderful vintage style card Tracey! I really love the colours and all the elements. Glad you had a good break! Thank you for sharing with us at LCI this week, make sure you check back on Tuesday for some exciting news and a blog hop!! Pami x

louise said...

Oh wow so pretty and elegant
Hugs louise xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the addition of the pearls, thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

Jennifer Shults said...

This is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Flutterby Wednesday challenge!

Hjemmkos said...

Such a lovely ard you've made. Love the colors.
Thank you for playing with Papiravisen :D

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what gorgeous butterflies and pretty colours
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Andrea said...

Such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Ginny said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Crystal said...

So pretty, love the image! Gorgeous flowers & I love how you used the muslin. Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

Deena said...

ooohhh I am such a fan of doilies right now and I love how you used yours! Thanks for joining in at shopping our stash this week!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous! Such a pretty colour combo and papers. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

cockney blonde said...

Just hopped over to say I love your card on the Sentimental Sundays blog. Hope you had a nice birthday, x

Wedgie said...

This card is just beautiful, I love it. I hope you had a lovely Birthday, it certainly sounds like you've had a lovely time recently. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! Tracey, your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Anita said...

I'm glad you had a fabulous birthday! Your card is so gorgeous. I love the image, sentiment, flowers - well, everything!

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and I love that muslin, must go out and buy some! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

Tameko said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Stunning monochromatic card. Love all the little details.

Debbie Pamment said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vintage feel to it!
Thanx soo much for joining us in The Emerald Faerie Garden this week for our pearl challenge
xXx

Merethe said...

Wonderful card.
Tank you for cheering this with us in Papiravisen.

Hugs from Merethe

Debra said...

This is just fabulous, Love it. Little Miss Muffet Challenge

Mona E said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona

Shirl said...

Wow Tracey this is one stunning card I adore the vintage look to it.

Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x