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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Butterflies & Teacups

Good Afternoon! I hope you all have been enjoying the weekend. I have had a lot of fun this weekend with my Grand-daughter who was super happy to hear that her Gammy has recovered enough from her neck surgery to have sleep-overs again.....finally (as Kasey said, lol). She has really missed our slumber parties since my surgery in February. We have had a busy time these past 2 days, especially since she is only 4; and what 4 year old ISN'T busy??
Anyway, on to today's card :) This card is my first attempt at a gate-fold card. Its just your standard gate-fold but I have found another style I will enjoy making again and again. I got the inspiration for the layout from a sketch I found on The Crazy Challenge. With having Kasey here yesterday and today, I didn't get the pictures uploaded in time to enter it in their challenge but, if you want to see the sketch, I have linked it with their name. It really was an awesome sketch, and I'm sure I will use it again.

Here is the card I made to share with you today:
Front View

Front Right Side Panel

Inside Left Panel

Inside Center Panel

Inside Right Panel

Close Up of Detail on Front Left Side Panel

Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny "Ambrosia"
Teacups - Bo Bunny "Little Miss" cut outs
White Cardstock - Copic
Coloured Cardstock - Bo Bunny Double Dot
Doilies - Wilton
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels "Turquoise Blue"
Ribbon - Offray
Punches - Martha Stewart PATP "Deco Fan" and CTMH 2" Scallop Circle
Flowers - Lg White is from my stash and all the rest are Prima
Pearls - Forever In Time
Stamps:  Butterfly - Bo Bunny "Ambrosia"
               Outside Sentiment - CTMH "Say It In Style"
               Inside Sentiment - CTMH "Curly Sentiments"
Inks:  Black - Momento
          Cotton Candy - CTMH
          Juniper - CTMH
Copics - B00, B02, B05
Leaves - CTMH cardstock cut with Cricut (I forget which cartridge right now)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - #34 Card For Someone Special
Fashionista - Challenge #4 - Winged Things
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #71 - Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Spritz, Spray or Stencil
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PWC #213 - Celebrate Any Occasion Card
The Ribbon Reel - Challenge #31 - Lets Have Tea Photo Inspiration
Create a card / project using the COLOURS in the photo USING a 'TEA ELEMENT', FLOWERS plus LACE or RIBBON!

I think there are a couple more challenges that I want to enter my card into but I can't remember what they are right now, lol.

I am going to log off for now BUT keep an eye on my blog; I have some very exciting news to share AND I may be having my first every Blog Candy to celebrate something special very soon.
Thanks for popping in to visit, see you again soon.
Hugs xo


  1. Fabulous! Love those stacked cups! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.

  2. Lovely gatefold card! The tea cups are sweet! Beautiful cup full of flowers on the cover. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! So happy for your grand-daughter that she got to come to visit again.

  3. Lovely card Tracey beautiful colours

    jacqui x

  4. This is so pretty, Tracey! LOVE the patterns you've put together--and your tea cups are darling! :)

  5. Hi Tracey... great card for the challenge created :) Love the use of the blue doillie too.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista this challenge,
    Rina Fashionista

  6. Superb card Tracey, gorgeous colours too. hugs Teresa xx


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