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, 12 May 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #8 - No Squares Allowed

Hey all - I'm back with my second post of the day!  

It's time for another fresh challenge over at Lacy Sunshine and, for this next fortnight the theme is 
No Squares Allowed

Our images this time are showcasing Heather Valentin's brand new, adorably cute animals and I was lucky enough to be sent the most gorgeous 'Sabrina Smilodon' to play with.  You can find this little cutie, along with lots more brand new digis, at Heather's shop HERE -  The Official and Only Authorized Shop for Heather's Images

How cute?? Super duper cute I'd say :)

I created an easel card and then cut the corners with my fancy corner scissors.  My backing papers are Kanban Animal Print, which I have had in my stash for a pretty long time but which I thought would suit Sabrina perfectly!  The sentiment is also Kanban and says 'Enjoy Your New Pad' - very apt too I thought :)

The lace and ribbon are from my stash.  The beautiful pearl brad is from The Hobby House and the cute little buttons are Dovecraft.  

I coloured little Sabrina up with Copics and inked the whole area around her.  The little butterfly on her nose inspired me to add a butterfly next to her - so I die-cut a 'tiger' butterfly and attached.  I'm telling you, that must be the biggest butterfly she ever did see ..... ha ha!

Well, I hope you'll flutter on over to see the fabulous creations made by my fab teamies and we'd love to see what you create with our theme this time!

I'd like to enter Sabrina into the following:

Crafty Creations Challenges - #221 Something Old/Something New (Papers/old.  Image & Buttons/new)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - #216 Ribbons & Lace
Simply Create Too - #37 Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - #68 You Can Say That Again
Stampin' for the Weekend - Button It Up
The Stamping Chef - Animal Love Challenge

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs to all xx


  1. Absolutely love this Tracey! You've done such a brilliant job with Sabrina and love her giant butterfly friend. Great shape as well.

  2. HI sweet pea, this is absolutely gorgeous, perfection, huggles Pops x x x

  3. This is stunning Tracey love the design and the colours :-) xxx

  4. Wow, absolutely stunning - I love it!
    Mandy x

  5. Sabrina is just adorable!! You have done a fantastic job as always showcasing her.. <3

  6. Gorgeous!!! Love the papers you have used and Sabrina is just so adorable. Fantastic way to showcase this gorgeous digi.

    Linda xxx

  7. Hi Tracey, I love what you have created, making Sabrina, look absolutely gorgeous, and the animal print background is fab.

  8. Really gorgeous, love the cute image, the shape is beautiful and the butterfly and lace are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  9. A gorgeous card Tracey. I love the adorable image, the colours and the paper x

  10. Wonderful card Tracey, adorable image & cute quote!

    So glad that you joined us at Southern Girls Challenges!

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    Shell in Alaska

  11. WOW how fabulous is that!!! Totally love the DP you have used. Great die cuts. And the coloring of this gorgeous image is just stunning.

  12. So sweet, just love the animal print & the card shape is great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Stamping Chef, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Gorgeous creation! :) I love the image, so cute! And I love the DP paper! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


  14. This little tiger is adorable! Thanks for joining Dutch Dare Card Challenges this week!

  15. Love this Tracey! Such a cute image and love the layout

    Jill xx

  16. Beautiful card! I just love everything about this card! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too


  17. Super card - love your use of buttons x
    Thanks for playing along with us over at stampin for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoox


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