Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Things with Wings

Today I am envious of those that live on the other side of the world, for as I write this it is 9.30pm and still 35C. The humidity is the killer, today was 90% humidity. Not pleasant, and a little excessive for Spring - what on earth will Summer be like.

Anyway, it's Ruby's Rainbow challenge time again, and this time it's


For my DT work I took the opportunity to create a card for a colleague. The lovely Karen is a fantastic breath of fresh air at my workplace and we spend far more time than we should do laughing and joking. She also makes the best coffees using the company's intimidating coffee machine (I haven't done my barista training yet, and if it means Karen will stop making my coffee then I'm not rushing!). It was her birthday recently and as I was away I missed making her a card. I hope she's happy to have one a little late.

Copics used:
Hair: E31, E35
Skin: E000, E00, R20 (lips)
Sash: RV10, RV13
Dress: BG000, BG00
DP: Kaisercraft - Bonjour Collection
Stamp: La La Land Fancy Marci
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Butterflies using Martha Stewart Punch

As you can see, my card features lots of wings. The DP has butterflies and dragonflies, and I added two little punched butterflies too. Wings galore!

This card also features some big flowery lace from my Nan, found hidden in a box when I was helping to clean her house last weekend. My Nan has moved into a retirement home and needed to have her house sold, and thankfully it sold quickly - so quick we had to all pitch in to pack everything away, to either donate to charity or sell. Turns out my Nan was a bit of a packrat when it came to threads, lace and cotton and I am now the proud owner of a collection that must have taken years to put together. I am sure my Nan wished I was a sewing type so I could use her lace how she intended, but at least it's getting a new life on my card creations.

I hope you'll join us at Ruby's Rainbow this fortnight with all your winged creations.

Also entered into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes plus Brown
Crazy Challenge - Something with Wings
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Freebie (lace)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Trash to Vintage Treasure (lace)

and also entered into the La-La Land Customer Gallery



Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

This is wonderful Tracey, and I'm sure karen will love it! And I'm also sure that your Nan will be delighted the first time she sees one of your creations using her lace :D

Basslady said...

hun, you made such a darling-card!

the flowers look so classy and gorgeous!

love the sweet image!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

leia said...

What a really pretty, delicate card. The lace is beautiful and the image so cute! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x

Lisa Minckler said...

Tracey this is truly a WOW card. Your winged paper is gorgeous and your little image so dainty and Nan's lace...mercy...that is simply stunning!
So happy to see your blog is done playing hide n' seek! :D
Lisa xx

Amanda said...

Lovely card Tracey - the lace is so pretty.


shaz earl said...

Fabulous card Tracey, sorry not been to visit you lately just been so busy hope you are keeping well xx

Cec said...

Gorgeous card and what a great repurposing of that beautiful lace. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your passion's challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Irina Blount said...

Tracey, your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring of our Marci, papers, lace, layout - everything!! Thank you so much for sharing in the Customer Gallery on our blog!!

:) Irina
La-La Land Crafts

Robin said...

What gorgeous lace, nice that it is going to be on show now!! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin