Wednesday, 1 August 2012

I'm Back & I Have Exciting News...

Hello everyone, sorry I've been AWOL but I have a very good excuse :D My eldest son Craig got married to his long-term girlfriend Zoe (they have 3 adorable children so it's about time they made it official lol ;) ).  We had a long weekend down in Kent (where they live & the wedding was) which was wonderful & the wedding day was just perfect in every way.  I will post photos soon for anyone who is interested. (I made some jewellery to go with my outfit & if you want a lil peek it is HERE :)

Sorry this photo is rubbish (I don't have the card to redo)
Those of you who follow my blog or visit me (thank you, I do appreciate it!) will know that I am part of the Jellypark design team & Claire our wonderful illustrator has generously made a CD full of her gorgeous images to be given free with this month's Complete Cardmaking magazine & the DT were asked to make some cards with the images on the disc - how cool is that!  I haven't actually seen the magazine yet (I ordered it yesterday & can't wait for it to arrive) & my card is on the front cover :D  While I'm talking about Jellypark Claire has started a Jellypark Club which will have lots of freebies & special offers for members.  This fortnight's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Olympic Fever" if you fancy entering (you can use any image).

I would like to enter my card for these challenges:
Totally Gojuss - Pearls
Creative Inspirations - In the Garden
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Once Stop Craft - Just Good Friends
Crafty Catz - All That Glitters
The Crafty Pad - Things with Wings
Sassy Cheryl - Pretty Papers
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Oops I nearly forgot to tell you how I made the card ... or should I say buy the mag ;)  The papers were from my stash & I did some machine stitching around the edges.  The image was die cut & the edges inked & glittered (Glamour Dust).  I finished off with a doily, various flowers, pearls, punched butterflies & a stamped sentiment.


Diane said...

Lovely card Tracey !! Thanks for joing our "Things With Wings" challenge this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Jane said...

We are not worthy...said whilst bowing an waving arms!
Congratulations...FAME at last.
You jewellery is amazing too, love the watch. And a weeding happy for you xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and wow love the wedding jewellery you are so talented
Hugs Kate xx

CraftinGranny said...

Congrats Tracey on both achievements, a new DIL and being published on the front page of a magazine. I'll be sure to check out the mag. This is so cute and neat! I'm so happy for you. "Hugs"

Mary J said...

Hello Tracey! Oh this is so so sweet! Gorgeous butterflies and flowers!

Hope you are enjoying the summer!

Mary x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Awww...this will brighten anyone's day. Super cute card Tracey! Love the doily behind your image.
Congrats on your Son's marriage!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week. ~jeni :)

Janette said...

Lovely card, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

aqualeiga said...

Hi, your card is so sweet, I do like JellyPark images! Thanks for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our THINGS WITH WINGS challenge this week.
Hugs, Ali x

Aunty Sue said...

What a lovely Friendship card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ this week hope to se you back very soon. Congrats to the Happy Couple

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Anonymous said...

Fabulous awesome NEWS hunny! congrats to them and may they be as happy as they always have been! LOVELY to hear there Knot is firmly tied!

as for your card very cute LOVE the image too! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Ani said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at BMD this week! And congrats on the marrige of your son! Ani

Sassy Cheryl said...

Well, congratulations to your son! Fabulous news.
And what a gorgeous card. . . .and the image is beautifully colored. LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Fancy Papers Challenge this week.

Shell said...

Beautiful card hun, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Ann English said...

Congrats on the wedding! Your card is darling-love the image, too!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge, Pretty Papers.

Lola said...

So awesome to be published! Congrats. And your jewelry set is just lovely!