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!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Babies and Butterflies

Hello lovelies!  Huge apologies for not being on here of late only I have been knocked out with an extremely unpleasant mouth infection!  I had a wisdom tooth extracted last Tuesday, was absolutely fine on Wednesday and then ..... oh yes!...... Mr Infection himself decided to pay a visit!  Oh my days!! How painful is he?  He takes no prisoners!  Well, as you can image, I've been feeling very sorry for me!  I've taken my antibiotics like a good girl ..... and the flipping thing is still lurking .....

Anyhow, onto a much brighter note ..... I was so thrilled to be invited as a Guest Designer for CMC Challenge.  Their challenge this fortnight is *SPRING COLORS* I always think of Spring with beautiful blue skies and lush green grass and so here is my take on the Challenge:
I have used the adorable 'Babies and Butterflies' digi image from Redonkadoodles.  I have coloured these two cuties up in Copics and, for the background, I was inspired by a fabulous tutorial by Alyce Keegan of  Kit and Clowder  .  You can find her amazing tutorial here.  For my first attempt I don't think I did too bad :)  My beautiful papers are called Petal Fresh from Lili of the Valley.

Skin:  E00,11,21, R11  Hair:  E31,51,53  
Dress: B00,24,32,45  Top: E31,33,35,51
Sky: B000,B00, C1,C3,B60  Grass: G21,94,99, YG63 

I would like to enter these babies into the following:

Celebrate the Occasion Ch 103 - Spring is in the Air
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Hello Spring
Flutter By Wednesdays - Any Winged Creature
Stampin' for the Weekend - Child's Play
Twisted Tuesday - Spring into Green

Thanks so much for popping by today :) xx


  1. Ooooooh, this is sooooo sweet, this image is sensational! Love the delicate colors you used here, everything is perfect at this card. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  2. Hi Tracey I hope you are soon feeling better! Your card is beautiful and your colouring is fabulous - love the clouds!

    Gina x

  3. Awwww.....those images are absolutely adorable. Such fresh spring colours and love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
    Diane xx

  4. Beautiful card and image,love the butterfles-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    Carol DT x

  5. So beautiful Tracey...gorgeous image, just adorable, and fabulous colouring..I love the trail of butterflies gliding across the top...gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

    Luv CHRISSYxx[new follower]

  6. Oh! I mean't to say...I know the pain..and feel for you..been there...awful...take care.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. This is so cute!!Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  8. Adorable! Love all the butterflies and the image is super cute! thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday challenges.

  9. Absolutely adorable card! Love the papers and image. Your coloring is off the charts beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

  10. gorgeous!!! you have done such a fabulous job...the colouring is spot on! love the butterflies too! thank you so much for your lovely comments - glad you liked the tutorial :D xx

  11. Awww this is so cute, I love the image and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  12. Super, super cute Tracey !! Just love your card !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

  13. Wow! So adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  14. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  15. What a great image! Love all the butterflies and dainty flowers; definitely spring-y!!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!!


  16. Wow that is one adorable card! Beautiful coloring and stunning details. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)

  17. I am so happy you were selected as Guest Designer at CMC. Your card is beautiful and you very much deserved it. Hugs, Shelby


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