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!

Monday, 15 July 2013

The Hobby House Inspiration - Hopeful

Good Morning everyone! Hope you've all enjoyed  a fab weekend - we've been kinda sweltering down here in the South ....... and I absolutely LOVE it!! I don't do cold very well, so this is definitely my kind of weather!  This weekend was shared with my gorgeous children and grandchildren, a nice big pool, lovely food, water fights and glorious sunshine - what more could you ask for?  Mind you, I don't think my eldest is finding it so glorious as she only has one week today until little one is due ....... maybe it's not the best weather for the heavily pregnant!! 

Onto my card now and today is my day to show a bit of inspiration for the fabulous Hobby House.  I absolutely adore being on their DT and love, love, love all of the beautiful embellishments we are lucky enough to get to play with!
Here is the adorable Hopeful and she is a pre-coloured topper by Sylvia Zet.  I thought I'd surround Hopeful with some fancy stitching - I literally didn't have a clue what pattern I was going to end up with!  I just pricked some holes around the edges and went from there LOL .... quite pleased with the outcome though :)

Flowers, fancy button, flat backed pearls, charm, ribbon, lace, rhinestone sparklers, mini brads and gems can all be found HERE at The Hobby House store!  

Background card from Kanban.

If you haven't done so already, you have until the end of the month to get your fabulous creations entered into our 2nd Challenge at The Hobby House Challenge  - and the theme this month is 'Vintage' 

I'd like to enter into the following:

Divas by Design - Charming
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - #225 - Tic Tac Toe - (Stitching, Bling, Ribbon)
That Craft Place Challenge - Ribbons and/or Lace
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch #48 - Use Something Spooled

I hope my card has inspired you today and thanks so much for popping by for a closer peek!

Big hugs,


  1. Loved the stitching on this gorgeous card and of course all of those gorgeous embellies
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Love these images, your card is really petty. Beautifully embellished
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Another gorgeous card Tracey!!Love the stitching and beautiful embellishments.

    Gina x

  4. love your creation good luck in our challenge over on divas by designs xx

  5. A gorgeous card Tracey. The image is adorable and I love your stitching x

  6. Stunning as always Tracey, love the spirelli in the corners it looks fabulous with the beautiful topper.

    Linda xxx

  7. This is fabulous Tracey! Absolutely beautiful and the stitching really finishes it off well.


  8. So adorable, love the colours. TFS!

  9. Really stunning, love the sweet image, the colour combo looks gorgeous and the flowers and heart charm are beautiful, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  10. Wow gorgeous card. I love and the cute little stitch work.

    Thanks for playing with The Squirrel and The Fox this challenge.

    Happy Crafting


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