card sketch, Design Team, Digital Stamps

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Hello everyone, oh my goodness. I can not believe it but I have been accepted to be a designer with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I am so blessed that Melissa asked me to be a part of her design team again. So I am getting to play along with a couple of sketches before my term starts and this is the first sketch I was given to play with.

This is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

The image and the sentiment are both from Power Poppy Stamps and they are both digi images. If you would like to get this image you can get it here it’s called “Waiter, there’s a Parakeet in my Teacup” and it is also available as a clear stamp as well. I coloured the image in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team make I hope that you will stop on by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and have some fun with this sketch. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Classroom Quote Posters.  I would put Superheroes never say.....
This is true for both adults and childern.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Love

Try Stampin no.465

Hello everyone, I told you in my previous post that I would be popping in again with another card project. It is for another sketch challenge as I love sketches for my card making.

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Here is the sketch that started this card off.

The digi image that I used is from Bugaboo Digi Image called “Jack and Diane – Love Tag” I was in need of an anniversary card for a wonderful couple that we know. So the colouring is based on them and their fav colours. The papers that I chose to use was from an already started paper pad and for the stripe at the side I didn’t have anything that truly matched so I decided to make my own with distress inks and a heart stencil. I love using inks and stencils in this way – it can also add a little fun.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card using this sketch. Before you go from my blog I would love to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Digital Stamps

Mojo Monday no.540

Hello everyone. I was able to get into my craft space yesterday but have only had time now to upload the 2 cards that I made so there will be a 2nd post coming after this one. But each card is for a different challenge.

This one is actually a double challenge we have a sketch challenge #540 from Mojo Monday but also a challenge from Kristie – Christmas in July.

I was happy that Kristie chose to have a Christmas in July challenge because I signed up for “a digi a day in July”. This is with a digi company called Kinda Cute by Patricia and this was one that I received. I coloured in the image with both my Polychromos Pencils and Copic Markers. I didn’t have any spare cardstock to make a slimline card so I chose to make one of my A6 landscape cards. I think that you can still see the sketch in this card.

Thanks for stopping in even though I am cutting it short for the Mojo challenge. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

July Sketch for 52CCT

Hello everyone, a short post this time around due to my shoulder problems. But I was able to make some cards which is a good thing because I was able to make a card for this weeks challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

And since it is the first week of July we have a new host for the month – Fabiola. It also means that we are also playing along with a sketch.

If you have spent anytime around my blog you will know that I don’t make square cards as I never get along with them so I made a traditional sized card instead but inspired by this sketch.

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It is on the simpler side of my cardmaking but I am really happy with how it came together and I am getting to use up more of my Christmas paper stash which is another win.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project for the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will stop on by the blog and see what the other designers got up too. Before you do that though I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Love spending time with my books. Give me a good book, a cup of tea and some peace to read it! My kind of heaven.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others
❤ Tracy

 

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Life

Atlantic Hearts Sketch no.375

Hello everyone. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the image that I coloured for the The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge which is happening at the moment. I loved the image so much that my Ewe had to make an apperance on a card.

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This is a digi image from a retired company – Meljen Designs – but I still love the image and will still continue to use it. The adorable image was coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils and I am sort of happy with how it turned out. I am still learning how to use this medium. This card started with a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Atlantic Hearts #375

I stuck pretty close to the sketch this time around. I love playing around with sketches they are so fun and help with my creaft. Atlantic Hearts is having a Design Team call at the moment. I have put my name forward as I love playing around with sketches so I would love the opportunity to become a part of a sketch challenge team. Will have to wait and see if I am successful. On that note; I want to say thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy

Handmade Cards

June Technique and Stash for 52CCT

Hello everyone, I am here with a quick post for the last challenge for June and this time around it is a combination challenge. And that Challenge is

Becci wants us all to do the Technique of Clusters (min. of 3) and see through our Stash for the Embellishments to use. This one threw me for quite a while but this this the card that I came up with.

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Oh my – trying to photograph this card – argh why do I do these things to myself? But anywho – I clustered together 2 different embellishments together – the arrows were from the paper pad already pre-made (but I could have made my own if needed 😀 ) and then my golden stars which have been hanging out in my stash forever and a day.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and see what the others have done with Becci’s challenge. Before you depart my blog though I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Decir Sí a la felicidad indica significa aprender a decir No a lo que te estresa.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to One Another and Yourself,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

Atlantic Hearts 374

Hello everyone, yes another card for today. When I have times of feeling well I make the most of it because you never know what the next hour may have in store. This time around it is an encouragement card.

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #374 provided the starting point for this card

This time around I didn’t actually have any of my colouring on this card. But I did stamp one of the flowers from MFT’s Sketched Blooms set. This is a fun set to play around with and I think it finished the tag off nicely. I hope that you liked what I did with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy

Baby, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Mojo and Kristie

Hello everyone, sorry for not being around much. My health has been a trial this past little while but I was able to get back into my card making space and I had some fun making some cards.

Kristie Marcotte has a new challenge up at the moment using a sketch from Mojo Monday and if you have been to my blog before you know that I love using sketches in my card designing. And I love the sketches from Mojo Monday. I don’t follow their sizes exactly because I am using Australian card bases which are different but you can see the original sketch in my finished card.

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And this is the sketch that we got to use in our designs, Mojo Monday #539

Do you know how hard it is to photograph gold elements! The strip across the card is actually 2 pieces of gold washi tape but no matter which way I put it I couldn’t get it to show up properly. 😦 The image I used is an old image from Meljen Digital Stamps but I still love using it for Baby cards because you can make it for either a boy or a girl. I decided to go with a boy this time because of the background papers I chose.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy

 

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

June Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, here we are the 3rd week of June already. Where is this year going? So much to get done between now and Christmas. So over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is theme week and our hostess Becca chose …

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I must admit that when I saw this theme I thought hmmm I don’t have much of that in my stash as in Australia we are in the middle of a heatwave usually on Christmas Day. But this is the card I made …

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The main snowflake image and I used it in making the background paper as well is a digital image from Bugaboo Digital Images and it is called “Snowflake Word Art” and is available here from their store. I printed one of these to be the main image and then little ones on the background. I used some distress inks to colour it all up and stamped some little bitty snowflakes that I found on another stamp set. I added the gold Nuvo drops as just a point of difference.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the Theme Challenge over at the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will drop on over to the blog and see what the other designers got up to with this theme. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
🙂 Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

Stella Says Sketch 811

Hello everyone, another card that I got to finish up today. And I am happy to say that I have almost finished off the paper pack I have been working through.

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Another image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps called “Fun Flowers” which I coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils while at a friends place 🙂 But this card started with a sketch from Stella Say Sketch #811.

You will notice that I actually flipped this sketch because of the image that I chose to use and the placement that I had pre-printed it in before I knew of this challenge. But this is one thing that you can do with sketches – you can spin them to suit the supplies that you have.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others,
❤ Tracy