Friday, April 22, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers -Fairy Fun Friday Challenge #51 -DT Card!

Happy Friday again all!!
And this Friday it's not only "Good Friday" and "Earth Day" but
it's also time for a brand new challenge at "Fairy Fun Fridays"! And I'm sure you can guess what our theme is for this time around by my title: "April Showers Bring May Flowers"! 
I'm sure if you're like me this challenge won't be too hard at all...we all love flowers don't we?!!

Here's a little inspiration for you to get started...

The adorable image I used for my card is one of Roberta's newest releases!! You should be able to find in the "Prairie Fairy Designs" shop HERE soon!!

I just love these sunflowers I got from "WOC" which initially got my inspiration flowing and doesn't it just match perfectly with the little ducky image?! And not sure if you can tell from my pic, but I used a bit of brown "Fun Flock" for the middle of the sunflower on the image followed by "Stickles" of course!

Lately I've been using charms on all my cards...I can't help it, it's so! So I found a matching sunflower charm too! I created the sentiment myself and will of course share it with you all in a few days on my be sure to stop back by to snag them up!

And none of my cards would be complete without the inside all dolled up too!

PAPERS: Textured cardstock in powder blue, sunny yellow and white all from "DCWV". Design paper is from "Me & My Big Ideas" and "DCWV".
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: The image is a digi stamp and is from "Prairie Fairy Designs". The sentiment is my own computer generated text.
INK and COLOR: The image was colored in with "PrismaColor" pencils and a gamsol technique was used to blend. Broken China and Peeled Paint distress ink from "Tim Holtz" used to sponge the edges of the image and sentiment.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Soft yellow satin ribbon, silver sunflower charm, clear acrylic dew drops, rhinestone brad and flowers and powder blue pearls are from "WOC" (Wild Orchard Crafts).
TOOLS: Sewing machine, "Cuttlebug" with dots embossing folder, "Spellbinders" machine w/ circle, squares, open scalloped cirles and open scalloped squares dies, "Fiskars" open scalloped border punch and "Easy Bow" bow maker.
FEATURES: Machine stitching in and out with white color thread. Image and sentiment were 3-D foam mounted. Brown "Fun Flock" and "Stickles" were added to the image for even more depth.

I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

This card draws inspiration from and will be entered into the following challenges:

#1.) Sweet Stop Challenge -"Sketch #104"
#2.) Frosted Designs -"Birds and or Butterflies"
#3.) If The Shoe Fits Scrap It -"2 Die Cuts, Embossing and Clear Bling"
#4.) AiFactory -"Flowers in Bloom"
#5) Pixie Dust Studio -"Spring Forward"
#6.) Fun at the Fairy Knoll -"Spring or Easter"
#7.) Card Makin Mama's -"Spring Colors"
#8.) ECP Challenges -"Easter"
#9.) PaperPlay Challenges -"Easter Time"
#10.) Fun with Shaped and More -"Animals"
#11.) The Paper Shelter -"Inspired By Nature"
#12.) Crafty Calender -"April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers"
#13.) Make it Monday -"Anything"
#14.) Fussy and Fancy -"Springtime"
#15.) Dare to be Sassy -"Pastels"
#16.) Creative Cowgirls -"Springtime"
#17.) Creative Inspirations -"Animals"
#18.) 4 Crafty Chicks -"Easter"
#19.) Delicious Doodles -"Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Super cute card. Love all the details. Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

  2. Oh there are just so many fabulous elements to this card! I love the pearls, the sparkle, your colouring, the yummy papers, EVERYTHING!!!

  3. What a wonderful card Tracey!! I love the colors you used, the stamp you chose, the papers, all the pretty bling and stitching; everything. Nicely done. That was lots of work!!

  4. What great card. love all the spring colors. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knolls.

  5. Tracey, this is stunning, I absolutely love this card. Hugs.

  6. Wow ~ what a pretty card! I love how you tuck so many details inside and out and it looks so good! You card is a work of art!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  7. WOW!!! This card is AMAZING! There are so many yummy details about it, I can't list them all...WTG! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week - I hope you come and play again!

    Happy Easter :)

  8. Wow, your card is absolutely gorgeous!
    The colors, the details, the layers and the stitching!
    I am so impressed!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative cowgirls challenge!

  9. hello tracey .Such a beautiful card . Love the cute image , the sunflowers and the bow with charm . Lots of elements to this creation . Thank you for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .
    When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

  10. What a beautiful card Tracey inside and out! Love the added sparkle to the image! Such an adorable image! Love all the added details as well!! Great job! Have a nice weekend!


  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!

  12. What a lovely and cheerful creation hun!
    Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  13. A Lovely card, Thank you for joining in with us at TPS this week.
    Kevin xx

  14. Fabulous and sweet image, such a pretty design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

  15. This is so sweet! I love the bright colours and all the details. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

    JanR - AiF dt

  16. cute card thanks for joining creative inspirations this week

  17. Very cute card! Love the way you finish the inside. I do this at times too. I think it makes a card look so much better!

  18. Love, Love the layers, image, sewing, coloring and the colors you chose for the card. The inside is amazing too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  19. Wonderful work hun! Thanks for joining in with this week’s Challenges of Pets / Animals over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

  20. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS.....


  21. A bright and beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week
    Annette xXx

  22. OMG this is wicked wicked awesome! So pretty and bright! So many wonderful details. All the blingy pearls and stitching is divine, girl! LOVE the piccy of your family doing eggs. i should post some. Thanks for inspiring yet again & thanks for the sentiments.

  23. Lovely card! Cute Image! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challeng this week!

  24. this is so adorable and i love all the pretty details. beautiful card!

  25. Beautiful card Tracey, so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Easter / Spring challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  26. Wow you managed to do cute and pretty at the same time. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

  27. Absolutely wonderful and cute. Congrats on your Top 3 with PaperPlay. Hope to see you around this week!

  28. Hi Tracey. I Love this card - so bright & cheerful, but still very sttractive & stylish, a somethimes difficult balance to strike - but you've done it perfectly. Enjoyed working with you at Prairie Fairy as GDT. Also congrats for winning at Cardmakin Mamas.
    Deb.x (new CMM DT member)

  29. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Thats it! I just have to follow you! :-D


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