A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Alicia Loves Reading

Hiya lovelies and a Happy February to you all ..... Where oh where did January go?? It normally seems such a loooooong month, but has gone in a flash this year! One step closer to spring .... yay!!   
Today I am showcasing this adorable digital stamp called 'Alicia Loves Reading' and you can find her here at Alicia's Little Shop, along with a few other gorgeous little stamps!

How cute is she?

I distressed my backing papers, edged with chalk and added cheesecloth behind it.  I coloured Alicia with copics as follows:
Hair/Eyes/Book:  E35, E37, E49, E57
Skin:  E00, E11, E21, R11
Trousers/Lips:  R00, R11, RV42
I then paper pieced her top, headband and chair to co-ordinate with the backing papers!  Ooh, I do LOVE cutting stuff out :)

The little floral arrangement is made up of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a mixture of die cut leaves from Dies to Die for and Joy Crafts as well as a couple of pearl pins.

I printed the sentiment from my computer - love this sentiment .... I am in the process of finishing my craft room and saw this sentiment in vinyl, which you transfer onto your wall for added decor! Thought it would be quite apt for this little card too :)  I made the tag using some jute twine so that it would 'hang' from the flower - kinda like a picture frame - then added gorgeous shabby seam binding.  Twine, cheesecloth and shabby seam binding all came from Live and Love Crafts.

I would like to enter this little make into the following:

Alicia's Challenge #2 - Use your favourite crafty item! (I have used flowers)
Copic Marker Europe - Ch 13 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Your favourite embellishment (Flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch 254 - A Different Corner
Inky Chicks - Ch 2 - Bingo (Flowers, Image, Die-Cut)
Inky Impressions - Ch 95 - Bingo (Flowers, Sentiment, Twine)
Paper Crafting Journey - For a Girl
Perfect Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Die-Cut

Thanks for popping by today and huge hugs to all, xxx


  1. so very gorgeous, love that image!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing the challenge :)

  3. This is stunning. Adorable image, gorgeous coloring and fabulous details. Thank you so much for playing along in the Inky Impressions' challenge. Good luck in the prize draw. ~ Tonya ~ DT Coordinator.

  4. Hi Tracey, seems as you're looking forward to spring too, just as I do :o). Your card is simply amazing, hun! Love the colouring of this sweetie and all the embellishing and colour choice is so beautiful.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Karina

  5. Wow this is beautiful! Fabulous image and layout. Loving that sentiment and shabby chic ribbon!

    Gina x

  6. Hi Tracey, thank you joining our Bingo challenge at Inky Impressions with your beautiful card

    hugs Vicky xxx

    ps. I have candy on my Paw Prince blog

  7. OMGoodness, Tracy this is one of my fave cards ever!!! It has so much cuteness and details and I am in awe of its gorgeousness! I have saved a copy of it to my computer for inspiration, hope you don't mind? I love how you've paper pieced the armchair, I love the frame, I love the sentiment, the digi, I could go on and on, lol ... Thanks for joining in the Paper Crafting Journey challenge this week XOX Lucy

    1. Hiya Lucy, it's absolutely fine to save it for your inspiration - I'm very flattered that you have found my card inspiring, thank you :)
      Hugs, Tracey xx


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