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 7 July 2013

Lacy Sunshine Ch #12 - Anything Goes

Hey everyone!  It's time for Challenge #12 at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge and the theme, as always, is ANYTHING GOES, but must include a hand coloured image!

As always, Heather has a free digi for you to grab on the challenge page, if you would like to use it for the challenge.   Only entries using a Lacy Sunshine image will be eligible for the Winner prize, which is a huge $30 worth of digis to spend in the Lacy Sunshine Store.  All other entries will qualify for the Top Three prizes of their choice of 2 digis each and a fab blinkie!

Heather provided my lucky Teamies and I with the most adorable festive digis to play with.  They are her latest release, all brand new and sparkly and eagerly awaiting good homes :)  To kick off the challenge this time, it's Team Lexie's turn to go first and you really need to head on over to see what they've created for you this time ...... after you've seen my little creation, of course!! LOL

Here's my card showcasing the sweetest little tin soldier you ever did see .....
meet Lil Bows - Tin Soldier
Told you she was sweet :)

Absolutely adored colouring this little lady up and had a whole lot of fun embellishing too - it's the first Christmas card I've made this year and really can't wait to make my next one!

To frame Lil Bows, I used four snowflake dies and cut each in half to edge - a bit of faffing about but I'm happy with the result.  I'm excitedly awaiting some fab new dies, which are also now available to buy in Heather's store HERE
Card Ingredients:

Copics:   Skin - E000, E00, E11     Hair & Trousers - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
               Red Tones - R22, R29, R59       Purple Tones - BV00, BV02, BV08, BV13
Papers:   Wild Rose Studio - Xmas Bella
Snowflake Edge Die - Joy Crafts Winter Wishes
Snowflake 3 - Marianne Designs
Jingle Bell Charms, Small Roses and Rhinestone Sparklers - The Hobby House
Liquid Pearls and Glamour Dust added to snowflakes and around image.

I would like to enter Lil Bows Tin Soldier into the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More #52 - Make Your Mark
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge #52 - Cute & Cuddly plus Non Traditional Colours
Crimbo Crackers #45 - Girly
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Something New (Edge Die, Image, Jingle Charms)
Make It Monday #148 - Linky Party
Merry Monday - Month Long - Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
Simply Create Too #41 - Christmas in July
Stamp and Create July Challenge - Christmas in July
Sweet Stamps #124 - Snow

Thanks so much for taking a look at my creation today and I hope to see your beautiful makes in the challenge.
Festive Greetings and Happy Crafting ;)


  1. Amazing card Tracey! Absolutely stunning colouring and love the colours you've used. You've done a brilliant job with Lil Bows...I love her too. And the layout and beautiful embellies are just perfect.


  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!.. This is my favourite of yours yet Tracey, and you know how much I love the others.. Everything about this card oozes Christmas!!

  3. Love this colourcombo. Fabulous card.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  4. Tracey this is amazing hun, such rich colours too, great card xxx

  5. Stunning Tracey, gorgeous colours and your colouring is perfect love all the snowflakes and embellishments
    Janet xxx

  6. Love this card, beautiful colours :-) xxx

  7. OOOMMMGGG!!! simply stunning! truly amazing chicky!! i LOVE it...such wonderful colouring and embellies :)

  8. WOW I just love the image and your colour combination is stunning! Fabulous Christmas card!

    Linda xxx

  9. this is soooo beautiful. I totally adore the colors you have used for your card. Fabulous!!!!

  10. An amazing card Tracey, I love the colour combo. Lil Bows looks fabulous and I love all the snowflakes x

  11. just a stunning card Tracey...the colours are just gorgeous x
    hugs Nikki x

  12. Lovely card Tracey, like the colors but really like the embellishments, and the way you framed the image with the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    Cindy DT

  13. WOW, this is a stunner! LOVE your coloring, and all of the other elements just make her shine even more! Thanks so much for sharing this week at Holly Jolly!


  14. Great colors, Tracey! Love those snowflakes! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  15. This is absolutely stunning!!! I love those snowflake dies, they are so gorgeous and your little cutie is adorable. It took me a while to find your stars, but they are there and just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  16. Hi Tracey. Great card. Super cute image, great colouring. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

  17. thanks to play with us at CSAYL Tracey, your card is wonderfull, love it, beautifull and lovely, hope to see you next time, biz

  18. Hi Tracey,
    Just popping in from MIM. Wow this is gorgeous! You have coloured this in fantastically. I have never seen these digis before so I will be sure to check them out :) I haven't started my xmas designs yet either but this week I will be :) Thank you for sharing & for the inspiration. Hugz, Lisa.

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  19. Fantastic card. I love all the little details.
    Thanks for playing with SweetStamps.com

  20. Hi, Tracey,
    This is just fabulous! Your coloring is always awesome! I found this at MIM!

  21. What a gorgeous card... Beautiful!!!
    I came from MIM

  22. Fabulous card and image.. Visited from MIM for a look..Loz

  23. Fantastic card Tracey, gorgeous colouring and love the design...beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  24. Gorgeous card Tracey, I love all the wonderful details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  25. What a fabulous card you've made! Your coloring is just phenomenal! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  26. Wow, stunning card.

    Thanks for playing along at CASS.

    Susan x

  27. Such an adorable card with so many pretty details! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  28. Absolutely stunning Tracey. Fantastic colouring with gorgeous colour choices. Love everything. Pat K x

  29. Gorgeous card, I love that paper you have used and the image slightly tilted looks fabulous too
    Julie x

  30. Tracey...your coloring is just awesome!!! Love how you have used your snowflakes and added flowers. REally a gorgeous make! hugs xxxooo

  31. Such a pretty card and great tip for the snowflakes! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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