Monday, 7 January 2013

Winter at LLC

Hi Peeps,

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was very productive in that I cleaned the house top to bottom, cleaned the oven and had a major sort out of the airing cupboard and I made a card.  I'm worn out and back to work today and unfortunately it's not a short week :(

It's my first post for the LLC store blog and I am still very excited about this.  Live and Love Crafts do the most gorgeous embellishments, I am so grateful for Sandy for giving me the opportunity.  The girls have made me feel so welcome, they are a lovely little family.

I have chosen to colour a Magnolia image, Winter Skating Tilda, using copics.  I have matted Riddersholm Fleamarket paper and used both sides of the Riddersholm Ladylike.  I have also been busy stitching with my sewing machine.  I added a Melissa Frances Mini Bags and Tag at the very top and decorated with some Shabby Seam binding, Cluny Fan Lace and Bakers Twine add secured with a vintage pearl brad.  You will also see dangling from the brad two gorgeous Prima Velvet Trinkets. I also added a 4.5" doily, love doilies.

I added a Make It Crafty Snowflake Oval Frame and coloured this with prisma pencils.


 All the edges were distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and I have dabbed some Snow Tex here and there and as Sandy has said, this is one of my favourite products.

I added some Cheesecloth under the main image and some gorgeous Scalloped Venice Lace and some Organza Roses Trim and added some pearls to the centres.

I cut out a Tim Holtz Poinsetta using the design papers and added a Vintage Findings Beaded Centre, gorgeous.

A little floral arrangement in the top right hand corner consisting of a white Gardenia and some Kort and Godt Chrysanthemum's and some Pearl String.

 A close up of the tag and those gorgeous Prima Velvet Trinkets - Zephyr.

The "Giggle" ticket is from Tim Holtz Adage Tickets and just finishes it all off nicely, I think.




Click on any of the highlighted products and you will be taken straight to the product in the LLC store.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Flowers and Ribbon
The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Photo Inspiration, (cream and snowflakes)
Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter
Lovely Hanglar and Magnolia - Something New (all embellies and stamp)




48 comments:

Kelly Lloyd said...

Stunning card Tracey, love those embellys
Have a good weekend
Hugs Kelly

Monique said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy !!

Hugs Monique

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Tracy,
This is such a beautiful card! I think you've hit the nail on the head with the shabby chic look! stunning first DT card!
Love,melly. xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Absolutely and totally stunning Tracy. I love the sweet image and every single detail is just wonderful!!!!

Hugs Sue

butterfly said...

Just seen this at LLC - absolutely stunning card! Congratulations on joining the team.
Alison x

Boxofcolours said...

You are certainly in your element with this new DT - fab card my friend.
Lovin the new look on your blog too!
Hope you are all settled in to your new craft room.
Hugs
Jane

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous, those embellishments are so beautiful, I want them, boy do they look great on your card. Also the design is very pretty and I do love how you color, always gorgeous Tracey.
Hugs Kelly

Alyce said...

oh to have a day to play in your embellishment box!! hehe. absolutely gorgeous as always...love that big flowers and all of the yummy bits. the snowflake frame looks amazing nestled in there too!

Karita said...

wow!! WOW!!!!!This is stunning card Tracy!!! Where an earth do you get all your ideas how to use embellishments?? So much inspiration - thank you :)

Hugs, Karita

Erica ♥ said...

What a lovely card with a lot of
beautiful details, wowwww :)

Have a nice new week,
hugs Erica ☼

Karin Schuring said...

Gorgeus made!! Love the colors :D
Hugs, Karin

Carlotta Vachon said...

Very, very nice! You're 2013 is off to a great start. I wish more people used prisma pencils in their works. Beautiful!

Delphine said...

Extremely gorgeous, Tracy :)! I love your colouring and you really are the Queen of Embellishments:)! Huge congratulations on your DT spot, I can't remember if I actually did congratulate you or not, so better twice than none:) BIG hugs Delphine xx

RenateKreativ said...

wow...stunning card, I love your flowers you have used. Great Job.
Hugs Renate

Cathy Lee said...

Wowee, so many pretties to look at on this card, Tracy. Congrats on your LLC DT position. Tilda looks fabulous and I love how you colored her.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Tracy x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Tracy! Beautiful colours and such lovely embellies!! Fantastic card!! hugs, Marlies

Turwen said...

Wonderful card!!!! Absolutely astonishing!!!! A dream!!!!

Greetings!!!!

Elin said...

Love your work Tracy, its gonna be an inspiring pleasure to work with you ;) And I have to say I admire your talent with copics... Maybe one day ill remove the dustlayer on my Promarkers and give it a go again ^^

Cordine said...

Stunning card Tracy!
Hugs
Cordine

Sarah said...

Hi,
Congratulations on your LLC position. I really love the blue and brown colours in your card. There are so many things to look at on your card - beautiful.
Hugs Sarah

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, beautiful colouring and embellies, hugs Liz xx
I love snow tex too lol,

Sandra Mathis said...

OMG Tracy, I'm thoroughly enjoying the box of chocolates. Can it be Monday soon again, so I can have another one? :-) You do live up to your nickname BIG TIME, but I think I might have a new one for you..."the snow queen". :-) Love your subtle sprinkling of the snow tex. Absolutely stunning card, I've always loved blue and brown, so this is right up my street!!!

Hugz,
Sandy

P.S. Love the new look of your blog. Did you know it's by the same girl who's done most of LLC's Graphical Design Work?

julieprice3 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the blue and brown combination and your details are stunning, beautifully done Tracey
Hugs julie P

Katie said...

Just gorgeous Tracy!!
All those wonderful additions, just wonderful work!

Christina C. said...

Gasp........trying to catch my breath!!!! This is over the moon gorgeous, Tracy! Good heavens, such exquisite details and a most magnificently colored Tilda...WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! I am in awe of your talent! B-R-A-V-O!!!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

Love it! Such detail!

cabio's craft corner said...

Jaw droppingly creation Tracy. Love every little details and the beautiful coloring on Tilda :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

..Karen said...

This is stunning! I love it! : )

Norma said...

Oh WOW, I luvvv.. this card. Another fabulous one, Tracy. Awesome colouring as always. Love the colour combo--my fave. Amazing details. Your embellishments are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Norma

EnblogSail said...

Fabulous card!
Caryl

cathylynn said...

This is one totally over the top gorgeous cards. So much to admire. Fabulous coloring and embellishments.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness ... what a stunning creation! A true work of art -- gorgeous beyond words! The attention to detail is exquisite! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel :)

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Tracy, I love your card. So much details! Love, love your coloring and embellishments you've used.

Jennyfer

Chris_P said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!!

Riadesign said...

Hoi Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia lover
What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image! Thanks you for joining us at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog hope to see you next time
hugs Ria
come and check out my blog and become a follower

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy, stunning card yet again, I love your layout and your beautiful colouring. hugs Shirleyxxx

Kylie said...

Beautiful Tracy! Each detail is just perfectly placed.
Thanks so much for joining MDUC's anything goes challenge!
Hugs Kylie

Camilla said...

A stunner of a card Tracy!!:) I love your coloring!
Thank you so much for joining MDUC.
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Camilla

Grenouille Greetings said...

Huge congrats on your DT spot, Tracy! What a wonderful card! It's just overflowing with beautiful embellishment and of course your wonderful colouring. I can't remember who I've wished a Happy New Year to but...Happy New Year! Hugs, Lesley

Danielle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! love all the details & decorative elements. Tilda is wonderfully colored. Hugs,

Ani said...

Absolutely stunning, Tracy! We're having a DT Call at Card Mania and I'd like to invite you to apply for it, as I really love your work! Hugs, Ani

Jacqueline said...

Hi Tracy ,what a lovely card,beautifully coloured,beautiful layout just stunnig. Jacqueline.S

~Tammy~ said...

This sure is dripping with gorgeousness! Love all your stunning details! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel!

Jeanne J said...

Drop dead gorgeous Tracy! This one nearly had me falling off my chair! WOW!

Michelle said...

Wow! So many yummy embellishments! Love the beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Ribbon Reel!

krafty-kutz said...

Omg!! I could have sworn I followed you...
I must have just been nosey all this time lol
Now I'm here...
I love all your makes sweetie xxx

Tracey T said...

Very lovely - lots of gorgeous little details! Thank you for playing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia. Tracey x