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, 6 January 2014

It's Exhausting Being Cute!

Morning Everyone! Hope you all had a fab weekend!  I know that, for some of you, it's the first day back at work today ....... it's a chore isn't it! LOL.  I had to drag myself back there last Thursday, but at least I got to break in gently I guess, being the end of the week and all.  My little one is not best pleased that he's back at school today either! We've had such a fabulous break and reality bites a bit at times, but I'm sure we'll all get back into the swing of it again before you know it :)

Creative Creations Challenges is up and running today and, for now, it's going to be a Just For Fun challenge.  The theme for this next fortnight is ANYTHING GOES!

As there isn't a sponsor with a JFF challenge, we have been given a free reign in what we can create with and I have chosen this gorgeous image from Kith & Kin and this li'l lady is called Ella Head .....

Isn't she a little cutie?
I coloured her up with Copics using E000, E00, E11 for skin and V000, V12, V15, V17 for hair.

I fussy cut around her and rested little Ella on black cardstock, which I punched and glittered on the bottom edge.

The adorable sentiment is from Create with TLC, which was a fabulous freebie a little while back.  I thought it was a perfect match for this cutie.  I die-cut, glittered and adhered the sentiment with the edges flat and raised middle to give a bit of depth.  The gorgeous blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the silver berries and lilac pearl string are both from Live and Love Crafts.

I hope you'll come & join in the fun at Creative Creations Challenges and, as it's Anything Goes, why wait?
We so look forward to seeing what you create!

I'd like to enter little Ella into the following:

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colour and Why (I am in love with any shade of purple from warm plum tones to fresh lilac tones - my definite go to colour, whether for creating or decorating my home)
Creative Knockouts  - #18 - All That Glitters
Make It Monday - #173 - Linky Party
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 - Week 1 - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts Challenges - #1 2014 - Eyes Wide Open
Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big Hugs xx


  1. Gorgeous card - stunning colouring of the adorable image.
    Debs xx

  2. What a beautiful card and your design and colours are stunning..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hope you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  3. Tracey, I saw your card on Make it Monday. It looks incredible. The image is super cute and your choice of sentiment was perfect. I am glad I was able to stop by. I will be a follower and I hope you will stop by my blog and become a follower too.

    Melissa M

  4. This is fabulous Tracey. The image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. I love your layout and the floral corner xx

  5. You have made a wonderful card here. Ella is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  6. This is just gorgeous Tracey. Beautiful image and, as always, your colouring is incredible! And such a beautiful almost CAS layout! It's a real stunner.


  7. A Beautiful card, fab image and love those colours. Fabulous layout!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  8. Popping over from MIM to admire your beautiful card and love all the layering. That image is stunningly coloured too.

  9. Tracey, this is so beautiful. Your colors are bright and gorgeous and your image is adorable.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Pea Stampers.


  10. Stunning card Tracey, your layout is just gorgeous as is your colouring. Your use of white space though is what really makes this card pop. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    I have featured your gorgeous card on my Pink Paper Paradise facebook page today.


    Michelle :o)

  11. Gorgeous card, Tracey. Flawless colouring and that image os just too adorable.Thanks for playing along with us at PolkaDoodles.
    Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  12. Beautiful card! Saw it on MiM this morning and absolutely loved it!
    hugs, Rita

  13. Super cute design and image! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts Challenge!

  14. Gorgeous card, love that image and she's so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week
    Claire xx

  15. I love this card.. and yes she is very cute! Thank you for taking part at Sweet Pea Stampers "Anything goes". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  16. I love this. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  17. This is gorgeous! I love that image. Her purple hair is so pretty! I saw your card on MIM.

  18. Looks really great! love the pretty flowers. thank you for joining us at AS You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

  19. Lovely Card! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts challenge!
    New one starts Sunday evening!
    ((Lyn)) DT


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