Home is where you are …

Hello Everyone,

This time around the card that I am sharing with you is a combination of 2 challenges – a sketch and a theme. I like combining challenges when I can because it can make the card making a bit more of a challenge. And this is the card that resulted in this combination

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So as I said this card is made from combining 2 challenges firstly a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

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and then a theme challenge from Time Out Challenges

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I do hope that you think that this card suits the theme challenge. I thought that it did because you can love the home you are in because of the people you spend time with there.

I must say that this cards colour combination is something different for me. I don’t do a lot of cards with such muted tones but I feel in love with the papers that are in this papers pack. The paper pack is Twilight by one Canoe two.

NEW American Crafts Twilight One Canoe Two Paper Pad By Spotlight

This shows the 12x12inch but I bought the 6x6inch because the patterns are sized better for card making. The sentiment is actually one of the cutouts that is included with the paper pad. The word background is made from a stencil and some distress ink. I think that this card could be suitable for many people.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project please consider liking or commenting. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

The Scattered Mind of Distraction , one of the Challenges for Gemini .

Oh today has been bad! My mind/thoughts have been going every where. Probably because I am trying to do too much which means my mind can not settle on one thing. I hope that as I do get some things done things will settle down.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Challenge Links
Tuesday Morning Sketch #485
Time Out #126 – Loving

 

 

January Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Andreja is bringing a colour challenge for us to play with. I like colour challenges because sometimes they get you to think outside the box with your crafting and Andreja definitely did that to me this time around.

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Now those who know me know that I love purple 😉 but do you think that I could find any Christmas paper pads that had this combo … no! I have other occassion purple and green paper but not Christmas. But I was saved by a magazine that I had bought in December it  had downloadable papers that had purple and green some had aqua as well but I stuck with the purple and green ones and came up with this card.

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Once I found that papers I didn’t know how to pull it all together so I looked through past sketches from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I found this one from August 2016

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The trees inspired me to choose the paper with faux stitched trees on it and instead of using a piece of paper for the strip I went digging in my washi stash and found this one. It’s a little transparent but I liked how it coordinated with the papers so I went with it.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. Please consider liking and commenting on my blog but also coming along and playing with the current challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

embrace the new day

I like this photo because I like being near bodies of water especially if I am able to see a sunset or sunrise. I hope to catch a sunrise when I am away on holidays with my family. If I am lucky enough and the weather plays nice I maybe able to upload one of my photos or one my husband has taken.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Flowers for You

Hello Everyone,
A second card for today. It’s so good to be in my craft space more often at the moment. So while this is the way of things I am making the most of it. And here is the 2nd creation for tonight.

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I had coloured in this image ‘Kidz Rose Boy‘ by Bugaboo Digi Stamps with my Copic Markers then I thought that I would suit the sketch from Sketch Saturday if I orientated it differently.

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The papers this time around is from my stash and I am unsure where I got it from. But again I used some Washi Tape which I adhered to white paper first for the banners. And once I adhered the image to the main panel I used my stamp platform to make sure that I didn’t miss stamp the sentiment at this point in the project. I wrapped a strip of silver around the top but didn’t realise that it wasn’t straight until after I adhered it to the card so I had to leave it as is.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Please consider liking my post or even leaving a comment I like receiving feedback on my projects. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

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Sometimes I think that we look at ourselves too critically. And don’t realise how wonderful and unique we truly are. You are a unique creation of God – all you have to be is You.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Sketch Saturday #545
Catch the Bug Jan 5th Anything Goes

Cats Return

Hello Everyone,
Yes those crazy happy Christmas cats are back! I love creating with these guys they always put a smile on my face. And this is the card they are staring on this time.

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Don’t they just look like they are having such fun. This card all started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday

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I have coloured these cats in with my Copic markers. The papers I have used come from Kasiercraft’s Mistletoe 6X6 paper pack. I layered everything with Forest Green Paper and the tags are made from Washi Tape first adhered to some white paper. So another Christmas card is finished and added to my pile.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Please consider giving a like or even a comment I like receiving feedback on my projects. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

a book is a dream in your hand

One of my other loves – being able to spend time reading. It such a wonderful thing being able to immerse yourself inside another world for awhile.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Sketch Saturday #545

January 2019 Sketch for 52CCT

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to 2019 and the start of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenges for the year. During January the host of the challenges will be Andreja. Since its the first week of the month it is time for a sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we have had a chance to play with.

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As I have been doing I have provided the metric measurements for those who may find them useful. As you can see it is a square card design and I don’t usually do squares because of the waste by-product of making the card base. But this is what I came up with

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This card is on the simpler side because it is not full of layers and such. But I like how it turned out – I think it helped that I used products from the same company. These are from Kasiercraft and they are from the First Noel 6X6 paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will come over and play along with the current challenge. Maybe some of the other fabulous challenges that we have in store for you coming up. You can find the information about 52 Christmas Card Throwdown here. Before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought

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I hope and pray that 2019 will be filled with laughter, fun and lots of craft! When times of sorrow or unhappy times come passing by remember that you will get through the other side. I would encourage you to dig into those relationships that fill you … so that during the happy times you are overflowing with joy and then during the harder times you have something to draw on – memories of better times to get you through.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

All My Love

Hello Everyone,
It is so good to be back in my craft space and creating again. Do you ever get withdrawal symptoms when you stop doing what you usually do for awhile? I got this way over the past couple of weeks. I have been crafting but not really sharing but now I am back into it again.

Anywho onto the reason yo stopped by my creation 🙂

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This card is digging into my stash in a big way. These papers have been in there since my daughter was little and she is going back to Uni to do her Masters! So you can tell how long these papers have been around.

The card started it’s journey first by finding two challenges from 2 of my favourite places to visit. Time Out Challenge with a theme of Loving and Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes. But if you have been to my blog before you will know that I love to use sketches to help me figure out placements and I used Freshly Made Sketch  #207

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As you can see from the sketch to my card they don’t quite match up – this is because of the papers that I had in my stash. I have just flipped the width measurements to make it fit the products that I had. I added the embossed heart which I coloured with some Distress Inks so I had a place for my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. I would love to know that you stopped on by so please consider leaving either a like or a comment. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

proud of who you are, what you do, difference you make

I think that this is a fabulous way to live. I am going to try to remember this more during the coming year.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenges Entered

Cute Card Thursday #563 – Anything Goes

 Time Out Challenge – Loving