Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT June 2021 Colour

Hello everyone. Here we are with the 2nd of the June Challenges for 52Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week is a colour challenge. And this is the colour choices that I made.

Never know which colours to put together so to make this choice easier I went through my Christmas paper stash and one pack stood out for me. I think it was because I don’t see a lot of pads that are mainly 3 colours and this combination for a Christmas pack. This is a picture of the pack and the card that I made using these papers.

NEW Kaisercraft Paper Pad 6.5"x6.5", First Noel, PP1053

06 2021 Wk2 Colour

To make this card I decided to use a die that I wouldn’t have thought of to use for a Christmas card as this is a comic book strip die from Paper Rose Studios. I loved it because I was able to use a lot of different papers on the one card. The large sentiment square is from the Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheet from Paper Rose Studio. This was a fun card to create and I got to use items from my stash which always makes me happy.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my take on my Colour challenge over at the 52CCT blog. Please stop on in at the other designers blogs and see how they used my colour choice for this month. And I hope that you will come and play along with this challenge and show us your makes over on our blog.

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

Name Purple

Handmade Cards

In the Woods Birthday

Hello everyone, I’m having a really good week so I am making the most of it and making cards for both my design team makes and also other challenges I love to participate in when my body lets me. Today I am using the sketch over at Sketch Saturday no.663.

06 11th SS663

These paper are from a paper pad that has been hanging out on my desk since I moved back into my craft space. It was so nice to be using it again and for such a fun card. The sentiment image was a tag but I just cut the top off and double matted it just to help it to stand out more from the owl image paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card make. I want to wish you a happy day and hope that you find yourself doing something crafty today.

Until my next post,
Be kind to Yourself and Others.

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy

Stella Says Sketch no.911

Hello everyone, another day and another card made with another sketch. Can you tell by now that I love sketches? This time around it is the sketch from the Stella Says Sketch crew. This is sketch no.911.

06 6th SSS911

This card I made as a sympathy card and I kept it quite simple because I wanted the image/sentiment to be the stand out feature on this card. I coloured the “Greetings – It’s Not Okay” digi from Bugaboo Digital Stamps with my Copic markers. These papers were leftover from a set and I thought that they suited the occasion. Looking at the card now I wish that I had added a coloured layer to the wavy edge between the 2 paper panels will remember to do this next time I do something similar.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my card and stop by my blog. I hope that you will find yourself doing something that you love today.

Until my next post,
Be kind to Yourself and Others.

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps

Try Stampin On Tuesday no.509

Hello everyone, I was able to get into my craft space for some extra crafting time to be able to make some cards to be able to sell at a camp coming up soon. I decided to look at a favourite challenge blog Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. This was the sketch that they had up on their blog.

And this is what I did with this sketch.

06 6th TSOT509

I had a lot of fun colouring in this image with my copic markers. But I am not sure where this digital image comes from but it is a favourite one of mine. These papers have been sitting on my desk for a little while and I added some green shimmer paper; everything was layered onto red cardstock before being put onto a white card base.

Thanks for taking the time to stop on by and look at my card project. I hope that you find yourself doing something that you love.

Until my next post,
Be kind to Yourself and Others.

Challenge Link – Try Stampin or Not On Tuesday #509

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Watercolour

52CCT June 2021 Sketch

Hello everyone. Yes it is a new month which means a new host for the challenges over at 52Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. This month I am the host for the challenges. I really hope that you will come on over and play with the challenges that I have come up with.

BUT onto the first challenge. With it being the first week of the month it is time for a sketch and this is the sketch that I came up with for everyone to create with.

My interpretation of my sketch.

06 2021 Wk1 Sketch

The card that I made helped me to use up some papers that have been sitting around for quite a while, plus an image that I tried colouring with my watercolours and some long forgotten washi tape.

I haven’t done much with watercolours but I am slowly dipping my toe in with this medium. It is giving me an opportunity to use some clear stamps that haven’t been used much since I found digi stamps so that is a good thing. The stripes on the sketch I created on my card with some washi tape. But I didn’t have thin tape so I added a strip of the wide tape to some light weight cardstock and cut this with my trimmer then added it to the card with some double sided tape. Everything is matted with maroon layering weight cardstock before adding it to a white A6 card base.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project for the June 2021 Sketch for the 52CCT Challenge. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers to see how they used my sketch for there creations. And then I hope that you will come and create with us and then upload your creation to our challenge.

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

card sketch, Design Team

AHSC no.423

Hello everyone. Today’s card is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I have had some fun with this sketch changing things a bit. But first the sketch and then my creation.

AHSC 423

As you can see my card isn’t a 100% copy of the sketch. The main reason for this is the Cockatoo papers. I tried putting them just as the sketch had but the way that the birds were facing didn’t look right to me so I switched it. Everything else I kept as it was. This is something that I love about sketches they can be the starting point for your creations no matter the supplies that you have.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card make for the AHSC no.423. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers and look at how they used this sketch. And then come and play along with us we would love to see your creations.

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

Name Purple

Christmas Time, Design Team

52CCT May 2021 Stash Challenge

05 2021 Wk4 Technique

Hello everyone. Here we are at the end of May and we have a technique challenge to try out over on the 52Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

Here is a link to a YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire showing this technique. I hadn’t come across this technique before but using the instructions from Jennifer I produced this card which was a pain to try and photograph. But it was interesting trying something different with some products in my stash that I hadn’t even opened.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card for this Stash Challenge over at the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers and have a look at what they have done. And then come and play along with the challenge.

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

Birthday, card sketch, Design Team

AHSC no.421

AHSC 421a

Hello everyone. Today my card is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team. If you have been to my blog before you will know that I love sketches as a starting point for my card designs. I find that if I am stuck these wonderful starting points always help me out. And Michelle has given us a wonderful sketch to play with again.

With the flower main focal on the card I decided to go through my very unloved selection of dies to see what I had that could work for this sketch. I have had this die set set sitting in my stash for quite a while and this is the first time that I have used it on a card. After cutting the pieces I added some colour to some of the pieces with my brush tip markers otherwise they looked a little flat. The main paper panel is from an older Kasiercraft paper pad that I am trying to work my way through and I am almost there. I added some red check washi tape and some Love from Lizi straight peel-offs in a dark green to either edge.

Thanks so much for stopping in and looking at my card today. Please come and join us for the challenge over at AHSC for sketch no.421.

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

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT May 2021 Theme Challenge

05 2021 Wk3 Theme

Hello everyone. Today over on the 52Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge with it being the 3rd week of the month it is theme time. Fabiola has given us

For my Santa image I decided to give him a break from his duties and let him just chill out. Take some time away from having to wear all of that fur. This fun image “Summer Santa” is a clear stamp set from Paper Rose Studios and I thought that this was the perfect theme challenge to ink him up. I coloured him and his accessories up with my Copic markers and fussy cut them as I don’t own the coordinating dies. The papers are from the Simple Vintage Cozy Christmas pack by Simple Stories and I have mounted them on some emerald green layering weight cardstock. The sentiment tags are from “Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets” from Paper Rose Studios.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team project for 52CCT May 2021 Theme Challenge. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers blogs and see what they have been up to. Then come and join in on the fun with this challenge I hope to see your creations uploaded soon.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and others.

Birthday, Christmas Time, Design Team

52CCT May 2021 Colour Challenge

05 2021 Wk2 Colour

Hello everyone. It is the 2nd week of May and this means 2 things for me. The first is that today as this goes live it is my Birthday 🙂 and the 2nd being that it is colour challenge time with the 52Christmas Card Throwdown. I have to admit that colour challenges are a challenge for me; I’m not sure why exactly but I decided to challenge myself.

Fabiola has allowed us to add as many colours as we would like to but Kraft must be the most important one in the mix. As you can see I only used 3 colours other than kraft if you include the gold shimmer layering cardstock.

These bauble stamps are a favourite and I found them while unpacking into my new craft space. To position these and because I knew that stamping onto kraft cardstock would be a challenge I used my stamping platform so that I could re-stamp to get a crisp image. The cord that is holding each bauble I drew free hand with a fine tipped black pen. The sentiment I stamped and it didn’t come out very well so I used my white marker pen to clean up the stamping. Adding some of the marker to places on each bauble and drawing in some white stars and dots added some definition. After this though I thought that it looked a little stark so I used a Warm Grey Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil and did some shading to all the elements including the sentiment. To finish off the card I cut down the image panel so that it allowed me to add the gold layer and to put all of this onto a kraft layer before adhering all of this onto a white card base.

Thanks for stopping on by and looking at my colour challenge make for the 52CCT. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers blogs and see how they used Kraft in their makes. Also I would love for you to come and play along with us and show us your makes.

Until my next post
Be Kind to Yourself and others.