Sunday, September 9, 2012

Anything Goes at The Squirrel and The Fox

Hello All,

Happy Spring to those of us on this side of the world and Happy Autumn to those on the other! It's been Spring here for 9 whole days and Sydney has been putting on a wonderful show, with lovely sunny days and blue skies. I want to spend all my time outside enjoying the warmer weather, after my hibernating ways through Winter.

We have a new challenge over at The Squirrel and The Fox, and this one should be pretty popular!


Now I am sure you have just created something that's perfect - so make sure you head over and enter for your chance to win 5 free digis from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More.

I made this card for my friend's sister in law. She's a party girl and seems to attend more than her fair share of dress up parties, she's even been to a Jersey Shore party. I bought this image especially, Kenny K's Freida Flapper - isn't she wonderful? She looks like she's been captured mid Charlston, dancing up a storm with her cigarette in one hand - I guess people must have danced quite far apart in those days with such a high risk of setting your neighbour alight!

I decided to keep my colour combination very simple, just pink and black. I finally had a chance to use the black lace from my grandmother's collection and now I think I will be using it a lot more!

Frieda was coloured with copics, and the papers are Carta Bella "Paris Girl". I thought they fitted the image perfectly. I added some matching pink pearls and black gems. My favourite embellishment was the sparkly gems that I stuck to her headpiece.  I'm not sure the photos do them justice, they sparkle brilliantly under the light.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Kaboodles Doodles Challenges - Music, Dance or Any of the Arts
The Poodles Parlour  - Here come the Girls
Craftymess Challenges - Vintage Paris
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges - Take Me Away
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog - Lace & Pearls
Pile It On - Patterned Paper
The Ribbon Girl - Pearls

I hope you all have a fantastic week. Thanks for visitng and see you again soon.



Unknown said...

Oh I really like this Tracey. Great choice of colour scheme and especially with the sparkly gems.

Gonna be hot (27) here on Thursday, summer's comint!

Jenny said...

What a fabulous image. Just love her! and I love your colour choices too - Great card. x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Too cute Tracey! Love the sweet image and all of the pink...that little banenr is so cute too! :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Tracey I really like the colours with the the black lace!!
Love From Rebecca xx

Unknown said...

What a cute flapper girl card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What a cute and gorgeous image! The color you chose matches the image and theme as well. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Music, Dance or Any of the Arts” Challenge!

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Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, tres chic!! Thank you for joining us at craftymess.

Jo said...

Hi Tracey, hope you're well! Glad you're enjoying the start of Spring! Love your card.....fab image, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers and the lace looks fantastic.....Love it!
Hugs Jo x

Gem x said...

What a great card, I love the image, thanks for entering into the raftymess Challenge DT Member xx

Angela said...

Tracey, love this card. Great colours and colouring. Not sure there were many 'Flapper Girls' on the Vinatge Paris horizon, but the Paris Girl paper with the French Poodles and Ooh La La make this an interesting take on the theme.

Thanks for taking part and sharing with us at Craftymess.

Sarah said...

Such a lovely card! The image is perfect for a party girl!

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge.

Sarah x

Sarah said...

Ooh, La,La, she does look like she's going places, doesn't she?! Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps! Hugs

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card!

Margaret said...

Such a wonderful card. I bet it was so much fun to make! The sassy image is colored beautifully and I love the bling! The bit of lace reminds me of a garter!!
Had to chuckle at the dancing space thought! Maybe that's why their hairstyles were so short!! Hee!Hee!

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour with your great card - loving the image...

Good luck

Sylvia xx