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!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Lacy Sunshine Ch #7 - Monochrome

Hey Everyone - hope you're all enjoying a lazy Sunday!  I have some really exciting news to share with you all today ..... I've been bursting at the seams trying to keep it in, but I can now reveal I am officially a SUNSHINE GIRL!

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely and extremely talented Heather Valentin, invited me to join her fabulous team over on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  As you may be aware from my last few blogs, I'm a little lot besotted with her images and so, of course, my answer was a very excitable YES!!! I feel so honoured to be asked to join this amazing team and would like to thank them all for making me feel so welcome!

Heather has an amazing array of images to choose from, which can be found HERE at
The Official and Only Authorized Shop for Heather Valentin Digital Stamps

Today is the start of Challenge #7 - Monochrome

We've been having a lot of fun with The Gnomes of Gnarly Wood over the last couple of weeks and, for my card today, Heather sent me this fab new image called Winston - Something Fishy!

I just love this image - poor old Winston getting in a right proper pickle and Mr naughty black and blue fishy (obvious choice of colours for a fish ....) having a good old chuckle at Winston's expense!! 

I coloured this fab duo with my Copics:
Black tones:  C0, 1, 3, 5, 7      Blue tones:   B12, 93, 95, 97   Skin tones:  E000, 00, 21, R11

The sentiment is from a Daisy & Dandelion clear stamp set and the backing papers are from the NitWits collection 'Candle and Cakes'.

We'd love for you to pop on over and see what some of the other gnomes have been getting up to - and, of course, to take part in this fabulous challenge.  The DT have created some fantastic inspiration for you all.

I would like to enter Winston into the following:

Card Crafter's Circle #72 - Boys to Men
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment
The Paper Shelter #109 - For the Boys
The Stamping Chef - All Boy

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs, xx


  1. Stunning love the colours, and the layout is lovely :-) xxx

  2. Absolutely love your colouring Tracey and congrats on your new DT. Great design with the sports gnome. I did mine in sepia colours. Hope you'll have a peek. Bettina xx

  3. Fabulous card, I love it - and your colouring is brilliant!
    Mandy x

  4. Hey there fellow Sunshine girl!!.. :) I totally love this card Tracey.. You know how much I love your colouring but the whole card is just fab!!

  5. Yay...welcome to the Sunshine Girls Tracey. It's great having you with us with your beautiful projects.

    Absolutely love this card! The colour choices are fab and your colouring is mind blowing! Really love this image...Heather did a brilliant job with the humour and artwork on this one.


  6. This is just tooo much fun! Love that image and you have colored it to perfection. Awesome to have you on the team!!!

  7. Love it, and you've coloured it beautifully sweetie x

  8. WOWZA! Another awesome creation! This image is soooo cute and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks again for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. This is stunning Tracey, I love the beautiful colours and the image is just adorable. Love the die you have used to create the waves.

    Linda xxx

  10. Stunning as ever Tracey! I love it! Just adore your colouring !

    Jill xxx

  11. Great guy card. Love the image and design.
    Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. A wonderful card Tracey and amazing colouring. The paper and die are just perfect. Congratulations on joining the Sunshine Girls x

  13. Gorgeous card & congratulations on your new DT spot.

    Gina x


  14. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  15. Beautiful card Tracey. Love the colors and what a cute image. Thanks for playing along in our "Use a Sentiment" challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  16. beautiful card Tracey I love this cute card thanks for playing at the paper shelter this week hugs Judith x

  17. A gorgeous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)


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