Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Day -Paper Playtime Summer Theme Challenge #51 w/Gilli Rubber Stamps! -DT Card!

I'm back again to share with you all a little inspiration for "Paper Playtime" Challenges! I actually have 2 projects to share with you today as I was fortunate to be asked to sponsor 2 companies this week! But I will split them up into 2 different posts as my posts tend to be a bit

Our theme at "Paper Playtime" this Monday is Summer! And first up I have an adorable stamp to show off from "Anary Designs (Gilli Stamps)". She is called "Florist Gilli" and just the cutest stamp!

As you can see I had a lot of fun breaking out my sponges again and tried out this masking technique that I've been seeing all over blogland! I don't have the proper cloud dies or grass die that are usually used for this I got a little creative and cut out clouds and grass with my Cricut machine and Paper Dolls cartridge. I used them as stencils and they worked perfectly! I love!

I also got a little creative and made my own blingy flourish! I used a Sizzix flourish die and cut out a piece of acetate, then glued rhinestones to it. I really like the way it turned out! And I used my Cuttlebug quilled flower kit dies for the very first's going to take a bit of practice to get the flowers perfect but I think they look adorable and match the cards theme and image perfectly! Not sure if you can tell but I embossed all the background DP too!

The inside...


SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS:Gilli Stamps "Florist Gilli" digi stamp and sentiment is is from Inkadinkado.
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress ink and Versamark
LAYOUT: Cardabilities -"Sketch #35"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, handmade rhinestone flourish, handmade quilled flowers, rhinestones and Lush brad.
TOOLS: Cricut machine w/Paper Dolls Cart, Cuttlebug machine w/Sizzix die and embossing folders, Spellbinders dies, EKsuccess Border punch and sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles glitter

This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

Cardabilities -"Sketch #35"
Color Lab -"Color Challenge #49"
Come and Get it Challenges -"Make Your Own Flowers"
Corrosive Challenges -"All About Kids"
The Crafty Pad -"Embossing"
Ginger Loft -"Make it Sparkle"
Lollipop Crafts -"Anything Goes"
2 Sisters Challenge -"Anything Goes"
All Sorts Challenge -"Free and Easy"
Craft Your Days Away -"Summertime"
ECP Challenges -"Summer"
Our Creative Corner -"Black, Bling, Button and Bows"
Make It Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Fussy and Fancy -"Summer"
Crafty Ann -"Embossing"
Craft Us Crazy -"Anything Goes"
7 Kids Challenge -"Texture"
Emerald Fairie Garden -"All Things Girly"
House of Gilli -"Anything Goes"
Kaboodle Doodles -"Stitching"
Simon Says Stamp and Show -"Anything Goes"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Super image and design. Fab colours.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away and Fussy and Fancy. I hope we see you again soon - good luck.

    Mel X

  2. Love your card inside and out! is it hand or machine stitching? it's so evenly stitched! love the DIY flowers, bling and masking technique. I should try that someday but I also lack the tools/materials needed. {sigh}

    Anyway, thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles! Looking forward to more of your creations every week. =)

    “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  3. this is such a fun, happy card! what a cute image, too.
    thanks so much for joining our stitching challenge this week at Kaboodle Doodles. :)

  4. Absolutely fabulous Tracey! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. Your homemade rhinestone flourish is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColorLab!

  6. oohhhh lovely Trace! love these colours....mmmmmm....noooiicccce! Good luck and thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden.

  7. I was looking through the projects on MIM and yours jumped out at me right away. The rich colors will do that to me every time. Beautiful work!

  8. Stunning! Amazing amount of creativity going on in this the acetate/rhinestone flourish, such a great idea, and the stitching, and the fact, you could say, I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD embossing challenge.

    Hugs, ali x

  9. Gorgeous card, love the fun colors.

    I seen your card on Make it Mondays Blog, TFS!

  10. wow I loooooooooooooooove the colours of this card! fab card. Thanks for playing with us at Cardabilities this fortnight and hope to see you for the next sketch.

  11. stunning card tracey.the image is so sweet and i love your fantastic bold colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  12. Hello Tracey ,Love the bling and glitter on the card and image .Your colouring is super too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  13. Stunning creation inside and out, love the bling!
    Thanks for entering our summer challenge at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  14. Great card, just as pretty inside as the outside!
    Love the bling :)
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Big hugs

  15. Super card with lots of interest. I particularly like all the stitching and the colours you have chosen.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

    Janet xx

  16. Oh Tracey, so very very pretty! Lovin' the highlights!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make it Monday party!

    Mary J x

  17. What a lovely card Tracey! So much to look at! You did an awesome job!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Embossing Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  18. AnonymousJuly 26, 2011

    Very nice work. Your flowers are very pretty and I love the colour choice. Thanks for posting on our Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

  19. Really nice card, thanks for sharing with craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT x

  20. Tracey your card is extraordinary, the colours so vibrant, the handmade bling flourish is gorgeous and the flowers are so pretty! Your take on the cardabilities sketch is wonderful, thanks so much for joining us!

  21. Fabulous card, hun. Love the colours and the DP. Love how you coloured the sweet image too. It looks really beautiful with all the bling too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona

  22. Another Beautiful card,just FABULOUS my friend ,I'm peeking in from the " Make It Monday" blog :-)
    scrappingmamma ~

  23. Sooo beautiful!! I loved the rocks!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Easy Craft Projects!!
    Kisses, kisses!!

  24. oh wow the rasperry and teal colours are gorgeous together! fabulous image too

    thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the prize draw


    Amanda xx

  25. Hi, I saw your beautiful card on Make It Monday and came for a closer look, love the sweet little girl and your sponging, lovely flowers and bling, good luck in the challenge,

  26. Gorgeous card, love the colours and all the bling. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  27. I think your sponged background is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'bling' challenge; we hope to see you back again soon.

  28. Wonderfully cute, and I love this colour combo! Thanks for playing along with our Kids challenge at Corrosive this week! :D

  29. Tracy your card is just adorable!! You did a super cool job on Gilli Florist!!! How neat the sponging gave a super cute effect! Thank you for joining at the House of Gilli Challenge!

  30. Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.

  31. Wonderful summer card and you sure did showcase it !
    Thanks for sharing it with us at ECP - good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  32. Beautiful card Tracey! You were the winner of our Anything Goes at The House of Gilli!! Congratulations!! Contact us with your mailing info and we will get your Gilli Goodie out to you!!


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