Saturday, 2 May 2015

Joy is a flower that blooms when you do

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I'm a little late posting.  I'm struggling with a trapped nerve in my neck which travels down my arm and I've lost the feeling in my thumb and index finger.  I'm having physio but I can't sit for too long so crafting is taking it's toll on me.

The image is coloured with distress inks and if you are in the UK I have a class on the 31st May in the Bedfordshire area but I am also looking the possibility of a class towards the North of England. If you are interested in either please email me

Before I share my card we have surpassed 30,000 visitors on the blog, so you all know what that means.......... yep candy time.  If you would like to win crab and seahorse die set to celebrate leave a comment on this post.  You must be a follower of this blog and follow us on facebook to quality. Good luck everyone.

Candy will remain open for 1 week.

So onto my card.

The gorgeous butterfly edge, one of my utmost favourites and the butterfly (2 pcs) was used to cut the oh so gorgeous Pretty Floral paper pad, aren't the papers just gorgeous.

I used the new release viewfinder available in store now, links at the bottom and a close up of one of the sheets from the Pretty Paper Floral pad.

Beautiful bouquet of flowers using the vintage flourish leaf.

Enjoy your weekend.

Tracy x

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  1. Sorry to hear you are struggling Tracy, as a physio myself I'm afraid to say that the only way to settle down these symptoms is to cut down on the crafting. No physio in the world can settle down these symptoms without curtailing at least part of the cause. Take it easy.Your card is just delightful, full of wonderful details and your colouring as always is supert. Thanks for offering the great sea critter die as candy. Hugs xx

    1. Thanks Jane. I did think that when he said that it is something that has been building and then used a weight to demonstrate the spine weight in the straight position and then how much strain is put on neck when bent forward and I immediately clicked that this is the position I am in when I craft so I knew it what it meant straight away. Thank you for your confirmation. Have a good weekend. 😄

  2. So sorry to hear about your problems Tracy and I hope, it´ll be over soon. Still your card is so amazing, and right up my alley as I too love flowers. And so is all the last many many cards, that´s been shown here, while I´ve been touring around in the US the last almost 2 months, so there was sooo much great inspiration to come back to here.
    Thanks soo much for the chance to win these beautiful dies here, they´re sooo great too.

  3. hope your feeling much better soon and would love you to add my name to the draw

  4. So sorry to hear about your trapped nerve. I'm having foot and hip issues at the minute which makes driving painful but I am still really hoping that I will be able to come to the May 31st workshop. Hope you still have me on your list, but I will let you know if there are any changes! I have a doc appt next week to find out what is going on with my hip. I will be having physio on my foot, but my first appt isn't until June! Your card is just stunning as always and thank you for the quick delivery on my order. got it today so will be having a play tomorrow! Speak to you soon and take lots of care xxx

  5. Your card is so stunning!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful dies, I really love them!!!
    Take care, hugsss Gaby

  6. Hope you will be fine soon - sending you lots of positive thoughts. Your card is perfect. love the butterflies.
    Congrats to 30.000 visitors and thanks for chance to win these cute dies.

  7. Best wishes for a speedy recovery honey. Crafty cuddles Jay xxx

  8. sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you will be fine soon. Great card love it-

  9. Been there done that - you poor thing! I hope the paint eases soon for you, it's awful and makes crafting very painful. These would work beautifully with my seaside stamps so thanks for the chance.
    Your card is a beautiful piece of artwork - I envy your colouring skills! Karen x

  10. I hope your recover very fast.
    The card is gorgeous!!! :-D

  11. Hope u feel better very soon Tracey - fab card!

  12. so sorry to hear you're not feeling the best, sending hugs
    Stunning colouring and layout as always x and the viewfinder die is gorgeous x

  13. Truly amazing card hope you get better very soon thanks for the chance to win this fab candy love and hugs Carole x

  14. I love your colouring and all the layers to your pretty details....

  15. I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering with your neck, I do hope you get is sorted soon. Congrats on the huge number of followers but then with projects like the one above to inspire people I am not surprised. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.

  16. Gorgeous card, love the flower spray. Hope you feel better soon and thanks for the chance to win the die set
    hugs Louise

  17. Oh love youre card, and all the goodies on it! Congratz on the 30,000 visitors! Get well soon Tracy, its always anoying wenn youre body does things you don't want it to do.


  18. well wishes to you and your card is gorgeous!!!!!

  19. Stunning card, love the butterflies. Thanks for the chance to win some fun dies

  20. Just gorgeous! Again you will be in my prayers. Hugs, Robin

  21. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I wish you all the best. For your card: It's really a beauty. Love all those dies and pretty details. Thanks for the chance to win these cute sea dies. I love them. Hugs Carla.

  22. Love the card and thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Tour card is spinning and I hope you feel better soon. Thanks dor sharing this candy and the chance to win.

    Have a lovely weekend and hugsss from Jolanda

  24. Sorry Tracy I me an your card is stunning 😉