Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Blue Birthday

Hello everyone, today I am uploading a card that I made last night with a sketch from the Design Team at Sketch Saturday. Because if any of you have been around my blog before you know that I love crafting with sketches.

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This is the sketch #593 from Sketch Saturday that I got to create with

This card is actually using up some of the last papers from a paper pack that has been sitting in my stash for ages because I didn’t really like the colours. But when I was looking for some papers to create with these ones grabbed me so I didn’t argue with them. Then I stamped the flower image on some mottled light brown paper and coloured it in with my Copic markers. I used some Nuvo Antique Gold Crystal Drops just to add a little something to a plainer card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am happy to be creating again even if it is sporatically. I am making the most of my good days so that I can rest on my not so good days and know that I will craft again in the future. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

"Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories." — Unknown #grief #lifequotes #quotes #griefquotes #stagesofgrief #loss #death Follow us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/yourtango

Until my next post,
Live today no matter what it brings,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Candy Cane Elf

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that is combining 2 challenges from Bugaboo. One is from the Catch The Bug Challenge blog and the other is the final sketch from Stella Says Sketch for 2019.

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The image that I have used is Deacon on a Candy Cane. This is an older image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s still a favourite of mine. I coloured him in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils a little while ago and I thought he would suit this card. I decided to keep this card pretty simple as the background paper that I chose to use was quite busy.

Challenges I am entering…

Weekly Challenge!

Catch The Bug Weekly Challenge – December Anything Goes

and this sketch #721 from Stells Says Sketch

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I have so much fun bringing these to you all. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Remember you can start anew today…
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

Farwell 2019

Hello everyone, I can not believe that we have gotten to the end of our challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge for 2019. So as a way of looking back over this year’s challenges we are asking you to dive into our archives and pick your favourite challenge and make a card based on that challenge. Don’t forget to let us know which one you choose to base your design on.

Well if you have spent any time around my blog you will know that I love using sketches. So, of course, I decided to follow one from this year and it is this one

This sketch is from our June challenge. And this is my new card using this card as my starting point.

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This image has been hanging out in my stash for quite a while waiting for me to find the perfect project for me to use it on. The paper in the background is from a paper pad that I picked up a year ago and then on the other side, I used one of my many neglected embossing folders. I am really pleased with how this turned out and I have another card towards my 2020 Christmas Card stash unless I need a last-minute card.

Thanks for all of your support of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge over 2019. I hope that you will come and help us celebrate the end of 2019 and join in on our last challenge. And then I hope that you will come to join us again in 2020 on January 4th for another year of great challenges. And as always a quote for you to ponder on before you leave my blog.

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No matter how you spend your Christmas may you find yourself somewhere happy, peaceful and wonderful. Look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Until my next post,
Keep working towards your goals.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards, Mothers Day

Tripping Birthday

Hello everyone, here is a kind of different birthday card. This card was made for a dear friend of ours. He loves anything with a motor so I had this wonderful car stamp in my stash.

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The inspiration for this card started with a sketch #532 from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

As you can see on the sketch there is a bow but I didn’t think that this would suit a masculine card. So in place of the bow, I stamped 2 arrows from the stamp set and offset them from each other above circle cut-out. Behind the circle cut out area I used a stencil “Woodgrain” by Tim Holtz with 2 brown Distress Inks and my brush tool. Just so that this area has a little definition.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my card project. I hope that you enjoyed your time visiting my blog. Before you depart please let me leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
May you find time to let your imagination run wild!
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Candle Trio

Hello everyone, another Christmas card for my growing collection. It feels weird working on next years collection when we haven’t finished this one but I’m not complaining. This card is actually the combination of 2 challenges.

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This is the card that came from the combination of
Daring Cardmakers Shining Lights

and then the sketch #345 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

The candle stickers have been sitting in my box for a number of years; wonderful to see them being used at last. I am really happy with how these two challenges came together. Found the Peace on Earth chipboard piece in my stash as well and coloured it in with some gold ink. It is so good to be using my stash for my crafting.

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

Until my next post,
Have fun reading a book.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Love

Looking Back

Hello everyone, this card that I am bringing you was started by the Sketch Saturday crew who this week have asked us to look back in their archives. Then choose a sketch to have fun with.

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And this is the card that I made for Challenge #592 from Sketch Saturday. The sketch that I chose was this one

This sketch was from July 27th. I did actually make a card for this challenge originally and I have used this sketch since; it has become one of my favourites to use. This time around I decided to monotone with my colours and this is going to be an anniversary card for some friends of mine. The image is called “Love Blocks – Love Conquers All” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps and I thought it would go wonderfully with my black and white monotone colour scheme.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card for this challenge. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until my next post,
Always celebrate the little things in life.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Get Well Soon, Handmade Cards

Clouds with Silver Lining

Hello everyone, I am here to share with you a card that I have made for the latest Stella Says Sketch challenge. With my shoulder the way that it is I am never sure when or for how long I will be able to craft so I make the most of it when I can. So yesterday when I was feeling OK I searched out a favourite sketch challenge to see what I may be able to use. And this is the card that I was able to craft.

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I had coloured this image (April Showers by Bugaboo Digital Stamps, unfortunately no longer available) a little while ago. And this is the sketch #720 from Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

To the image, I just added the extra raindrops and flurries to put him in a rain shower. I cut out the image with a die with my Cuttlebug and then cut around the image with my scissors to make the backing layer as I didn’t have a suitable die to do this. And then I found this sentiment from another set of stamps that I thought suited my image and this finished off this card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am grateful for all of the likes and comments that my posts have been getting. Before you go I would like to leave you with this quote to ponder on.

18 Trendy Ideas craft quotes creativity thoughts #craft #quotes

Until my next post,
Keep moving towards your goal.
❤ Tracy