card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

August Sketch Challenge with 52CCT

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are in August. Not many months left of this weird year that we have been experiencing. But we hope that as we have been bringing you these challenges that they have helped you keep busy with your crafting. So with it being the first week in August, we are up to a sketch. And here is the design that we get to craft with …

2020 08

I didn’t make a square card as indicated in the sketch but that is the great thing with sketches you can stretch them and shrink them to fit your supplies 🙂

08 W1 Sketch B

Do you know how hard it is to get the lighting right for a card with metallic elements; especially to make it look just right and have everything show up. Well, I couldn’t get it all no matter which way I placed the lights. The sentiment strip is actually washi tape sitting on some of the red metallic cardstock that is the same as the flag elements at the top. This is definitely a different card for me as it has no colouring on it but I was using up strips of Christmas paper from a paper pack that is almost done.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge this time around. I hope that you will pop on over to the blog and see what the other designers have been up too. Before you depart my blog though I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

100 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes of All Time! (121)

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

card sketch, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Men/Boy

AHSC no.379

Hello everyone, I am here again as a designer for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and we are up to number 379. Had a lot of fun with this sketch from Michelle.

AHSC 379 27 July

I decided that I needed to start making Father’s Day cards as we celebrate this on the first Sunday in September. And I donate cards to my church for sale at their marketplace so I need to start. But this is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

AHSC 379

This BBQ Dad image is from another closed Digi image company called Digi Stamp Boutique. But I will still use images in my archives because I bought them and I like using them still and a lot of them I haven’t found anything to really replace them. I coloured this image in using my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and my Copic Markers. I really like the contrast of using these two mediums together.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will stop on over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along with this sketch. Before you do hop on over their 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, Digital Stamps, Get Well Soon, Handmade Cards

TSOT no.467

Hello everyone, today has been so windy outside that I have retreated into my craft space because this weather is playing havoc with my health 😦 So going into my craft space is a diversion tactic for me – get my mind onto something else other than my health. I decided that I would make some cards. Some I can share now but some will be coming up in design teamwork. So onto one that I can share now.

07 27 TSOT 467

And this card started with a sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #467.

Isn’t this a fun sketch to play around with. With this sketch came an optional theme of making a scene. I decided to go with the optional theme as well because I had started colouring up this image and just added a few more details. The gum tree to the left and the dunny (toilet) are digi images from Make it Crafty who are no longer in business but I still use these images because I still like using them. The scene has been coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I hope that you are having a great day. Before you depart my blog I want to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Even on my bad days I try to find the good … even if it is a little harder sometimes.

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

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps

July Technique and Stash Challenge

Hello everyone. Can you believe that we are at the end of July already. I think that when you are working ahead with design teamwork you realize how fast the year is going by. I mean we only have 5 months until Christmas is here.

This week is the Technique or Stash Challenge and we have a

I know that this said that it is a technique challenge but it could also be a stash challenge because we have to go hunting in our stash of sewing supplies if we wish to use real stitching. But I have done pen stitching around both the card base and the image.

I had a lot of fun with this cat sitting under the mistletoe image. I had been wanting to use her for quite a while. The size of the image panel was actually determined by the leftover piece of Christmas paper that I found in my stash – I liked it and I didn’t want to waste it and this card design was perfect for it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my Design Team work for this week. I hope that you will stop on by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and have a look at what the other designers have been up to. Before you go on over there though I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

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

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Sketch Saturday no.619

Hello everyone, I am running it close for uploading this card but I had such fun making the card that I wanted to share it with you all.

07 20 Sk Sat 619

Isn’t this sheep adorable 🙂 This is a digi image from a company that is no longer around but it was perfect for the wonderful lady that I was asked to make if for. This card started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday #619.

This time around I followed the sketch quite closely except for the dots – I did 3 instead of 2 but I didn’t have the sketch with me when I was finishing off the card and 3 are what I usually use.

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

For my southern crafter who are in Winter and for my northern crafter who are dreaming of cooler weather.

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

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps

July Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello Everyone, it is the 3rd week of the month which means that we get to play along with a theme challenge this week over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And our hostess this month has chosen

July theme

What a wonderful theme to play along with. This can be used in so many different ways.

07 W3 Theme

For my Santa I decided to take him to the Aussie Outback 🙂 He looks like he is having a nice rest after his trip around the world. I had a lot of fun creating this card and I am really pleased with how it came out. The image is a combination of Make it Crafty images and I coloured the shack in the back with my Polychromos Pencils and Santa himself was coloured with a combination of Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will stop on by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and see what my fellow designers have been up to with this theme. And I hope that you will consider coming and playing along with us. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Try something new even if it scares the living daylights out of you. This is sometimes the best time for growth.

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

card sketch, Design Team, Digital Stamps

AHSC 377

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

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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.

07 11 TSOT 465

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.

07 W1 Sketch

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