card sketch, Greeting Cards, Life

Dedication Day

Hello Everyone,
This card I am now able to upload because it has been given to the recipient. I made this card for the parents of a very beautiful little girl that we have the privilege of getting to know as she grows up. Her dedication was on Sunday morning and this is the first opportunity that I have had to upload the completed card.

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Of course this card started with a card sketch and this is it

Hand Stamp #308

I am so happy with how this card turned out even though everything except for the cross, bow, matting paper and sentiment came from my to be used later drawer. The sentiment I made on my computer and I printed off the bow and cross as well. This is so useful when you don’t have the exact thing in your crafty supplies. I even got out my long forgotten liquid pearls in platinum to make the dots.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card project. I really appreciate the likes and comments that I get on my projects. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

truth sets free

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Design Team, Greeting Cards

February Theme Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It’s the 3rd week of the month and over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge this means it’s Theme Challenge time. And our hostess this month Alison has suggested this theme

I must say that I always find winter theme cards a challenge. Because where I live in Australia we don’t really have a winter … well we do but nothing that needs snow gear unless we travel down to the south of our country. So I had to dig through my stamp stash to see what I could find because I don’t really buy this theme either. But I did find something suitable and this is the card I came up with.

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I am quite happy with how this came together. Even though I didn’t use traditional colours at all for this card I thought the pink, blue and purples lent to the winter theme. I used my embossing supplies to give this poor leafless tree a slight covering of snow. Using my white gel pen I added some snow to the background of the “photo” which I had coloured using my Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look at my Design Team Submission. I hope to see you over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Before you go I want to leave you with this thought

I love the advice from a tree. These things are quite good for humans to remember as well. I sometimes forget to do some of these thing actually.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
Spent some time in my craft space this afternoon. Doing a little clean up but also had time to make a card as well. I went over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog to see what they were up to and I made this card

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and this is the colour palette that I had to play around with

The background paper was my starting point and I saw the kisses washi tape in my stash and that was another element that I could use but I wasn’t sure how to pull it all together so I went looking for a sketch to help me map it all out. And I chose this one from Sketch Saturday

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These measurements are for the front of an A6 sized card. All mats add a further 0.5cm.

Then I knew how to pull it all together. I decided to pull out my distress inks to make the heart paper element as I didn’t have anything that worked fully.  With the sentiment set that I used for this card it could be used for many occasions I think. Then all of the elements have been matted onto black paper just to help make them pop.

I hope that you like my interpretation of this colour palette. If you did why not consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this thought

Captain Kirk quote

How true is this! And yes we can talk ourselves out of so much just because we fear of what is to come. This is why whenever I am facing something I want all the facts so that I can work towards meeting it.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Color Throwdown Challenge #530

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Time Flies

Hello Everyone,
Yes another card made today. It’s good to have some spare time because you get to do some stuff that you love doing. Mind you I am hiding out from a project that I should be working on but you won’t tell anyone will you?

Onto my 2nd card for today. This time is a stamp that has been in my stash for a while because it came attached to the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue #41. And this issue plus the stamps happened to be sitting on my desk so I thought why not use it to make a card for the sketch from the crew over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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and this is the sketch that I was working with

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The main thing that you can see that is different about my card and the sketch is the fact that I didn’t use the postage stamp shape this is because I don’t have a die with shape. But I thought that I would use a die that I haven’t used in ages. This die is  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2 the matting I made by cutting around the outside of the die I used for the image layer. The die above this one in the pack was just too large to be used. The papers that I have used are from the same one paper pack that I used in my previous card; they were still sitting on my desk after I completed the last card so I thought why not use what was already out. The paper lace is from my stash this is something else that hasn’t seen the light of day for quite a while.

Maybe I should have called this project – Visiting the Past! Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Please consider leaving a comment or hitting the like button before you go. But before you do go I would like to leave you with this thought

Image result for pinterest is not a waste of time its research

Yes I love looking on Pinterest. It is how I find inspiration but also if I am stuck on an idea I can usually find what I want on here. So yes I do a lot of research on here.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #490

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Caught a Bug?

Hello Everyone,
I have been going through the digital images that I have already printed out and trying to match them to projects or sketches so that I can use them and not waste them. So I found an image that looked like fun to work with and the sketch from Feeling Sketchy. This is the card that came about with this combination

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Isn’t this a cute image. I just love the look on the lady bugs face. This image is BJ Ladybug Jar from Bugaboo Stamps it doesn’t seem to be available anymore but there are plenty of other fun images over at their store (here). I coloured in this image with my Copic Markers and used my Polychromos pencils to put a shadow around the bottom of the jar to ground it so it wasn’t just sitting on nothing.

And this is the sketch that started this card

Feeling Sketchy #210

Because of the size that I had printed this image I had to change the dimension of the flag element on the card. But I think that I still kept with the sketch. The backing paper is from an old paper pack from My Minds Eye that I am near the end of. I matted everything with some orange paper. Then I found some pink felt flowers which I stuck on with UHU clear glue and included some leaves cut from green paper. And that completed my project for today.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Please consider leaving a comment or hitting the like button. Then before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

recovery

I have learnt this unfortunately over the past year. I broke my toes in January 2018 and here we are over a year later and things still aren’t back to where they were.  A lot of other stuff is cropping up because of this … it’s a definite learning curve.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Feeling Sketchy #210 

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

Doggone Special

Hello Everyone,

I am combining 2 challenges this time around.
Catch the Bugs
Related image

and this Sketch Saturday sketch
Sketch Saturday 550Well with this combination this is the card that I came up with.

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I had already coloured in this adorable puppy “Scruffy Puppy” by Bugaboo Digi Stamps with my Copic markers. I just added the hearts above his head and added the grass and clouds once I knew what I wanted to do with the image. I printed the sentiment on my computer because I couldn’t find something that I liked.

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

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This Thursday is Valentines Day. I want everyone to love where they are even if they aren’t going to be with anyone. When you look back on things what do you remember the most?

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Catch The Bug – Love is in the Air
Sketch Saturday #550

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Butterfly Wishes

Hello Everyone,

Here is my first card project as a Design Team member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I am so excited to be a part of this team and to share my creations with you. And here is sketch #303

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this is what I did with this sketch

AHSC DT Sketch 303

It was an interesting sketch to work with I had fun playing with it. To get the look of the multi circle element I used my Cuttlebug with 2 circle dies together to make loops I cut this 3 times and then cut 1 apart to get a little more movement in the design.

The papers I used are from an old card making magazine extra that I found in my stash during my move into the area where I now work. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will consider joining in on the fun over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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I was sure that my work wasn’t good enough to be suitable for being on a design team. I climbed over my wall that told me my work wasn’t good enough … and look where I am now! A question for you – What walls have you built that you could scale today? Even if you aren’t successful this time having the confidence to try something new can work you towards your goal.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B