Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

May Stash Technique Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, I am here with my last hostess duty for May as it is time for a Technique or Stash Challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I have had so much fun hosting the challenges during May and I want to thank everyone who joined in over the month.

So any way onto this weeks challenge. As I said it was a choice between Stash and Technique and I chose

04 May technique

Well, technically this is a both Stash and Technique challenge because we are digging into our stash to find those long ago bought embossing folders which I am sure haven’t been used lately to do this technique. Or you could be digging into your embossing powder stash to find just the right colour to now use for this technique. See what I mean about it being really about both πŸ™‚

05 Wk4 Stash Tech

The background I embossed with a folder that I have loved for a long time because it reminded me of the flowers I see in Australia during Christmas. And then I coloured it with my watercolours and highlighted certain areas with darker pen. The sentiment is actually the combination of 2 stamp sets a Birthday set for the Happy and a Christmas set for the Christmas Greetings.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Stash/Technique Card for the challenge happening over at the 52CCT. I hope that you will pop on over to the blog and see what the other design team have gotten up to this week. And maybe consider joining in on the fun with your own project. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Not as much in my craft room after I have been making different types of cards for the past couple of months.

Until my next post,
πŸ˜€ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy

Sketch Saturday #610

Hello everyone, how is your day going? Mine is going quite well – I am having a good pain day so I am getting a few things ticked off of my to-do list. So I am getting a few posts uploaded some going live now and some in the future for my Design Team commitments.

But any who onto the reason you stopped on by – my card project. Well I must admit that this sketch stumped me when I first saw it pop up but I figured it out and the sentiment was unfortunately needed.

05 20 Sk Sat 610

And this is the sketch #610 from Sketch Saturday that gave me so much trouble.

I didn’t add any embellishments to this card once I knew that I needed to make this card into a sympathy card. I didn’t think that it suited. But I did want it to have a little bit of difference so I stamped the gum leaves and Protea flowers around the sympathy sentiment just to give it something.

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

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

 

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

May Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, we are up to the 3rd week in May and this is the week that we have a theme challenge. This challenge took me a little while to come up with because I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to choose.

03 May theme

So I ended up going with Silhouette because I was looking through what I had in my craft space and I found some long unused stamps in my stash. So I used some of those stamps on my project.

05 Wk3 Theme

I am really pleased with how this turned out. It is definitely more on the simple side of design but sometimes using just a few supplies together makes a beautiful project. The gold dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops are actually to hide a couple of boo-boos. I haven’t gotten my sand eraser yet to be able to fix these so I decided to embellish what I couldn’t fix. I was too far into the project to throw it all away.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the Theme challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come over and look at what the other designers did with my challenge and then consider joining in on the fun. But before you do that I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

I know that if I stuff up a craft project I can usually start again … this isn’t always possible in real life.

Until my next post,
❀ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Sketch Saturday #609

Hello everyone, where does time go? I had planned to upload cards so much earlier than this; I have made cards but I am running out of energy by the end of the day so I am only able to do so little 😦

But anywho onto my card creation, this one took a little while to work out what I was going to use together for this card.

05 13 Mini Me Cake

This image Big Wishes Bean is a retired image from Tiddly Inks but I still like using her as I think the image is adorable. I had actually coloured up this image quite a while ago and when I was looking through my tub of coloured images I noticed that this one suited my patterned paper so well. So a big win win πŸ™‚

But this all started with a sketch. And this time around it is the one from Sketch Saturday #609.

I am really happy with how this turned out even though fitting all of the elements together took a little time. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card creation. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with a last thought for this post.

Even though

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Atlantic Hearts #368

Hello everyone, I hope that you are finding some time to get into your craft space or to use your craft supplies in some way. I am having to work around the limitations that I have with my frozen shoulder. So when I am able to get into my space I try to make the most of it.

I decided this time around I would play with a sketch and make a card that made me smile. And this is the card that I made.

05 13 Alpaca Cake

So I looked at the half-used paper pad that was sitting on my craft desk and wanted to use more of it up. So these colours led to the colouring of the Alpaca in the image. But of course, all of this started with a sketch. Atlantic Hearts Sketch #368

This was a fun sketch to play around with. I couldn’t find a bird image that I liked to use for this sketch but I still wanted to participate in the sketch challenge. Hope it was okay not to use a bird image. I have always loved this stamp set; it always puts a smile on my face whenever I use it. I love the sentiments that are included.

As I mentioned before I decided on a paper pad to use before I coloured this image so I was able to match some for the blanket and cake. I used a grass die to give the Alpaca something to stand on – when I first put him onto the cake he looked a little weird because he looked like he was floating in the air.

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

When difficult times knock you down, roll over and look up at the stars. It’s okay if you don’t have the strength to stand up right away. Facing unexpected trials can knock over even the most matur...
Make the most of each day, hour, second because the next one isn’t guaranteed.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

1 Sketch 2 Cards

Hello everyone, today I am participating in a fun challenge put up by Kristie Marcotte from The Best Thing in Life are Pink. These challenges are purely for fun and to keep us crafting during this weird time we find ourselves in.

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These are the 2 cards that I crafted

05 13 Butterfly Combo

Both of these two cards were made using papers from the same paper pad which has been in my stash for years. Instead of using 2 different images though I decide to use the same stamps for both and just change up the colours used. The colours of the butterflies then helped me choose the layering colours that I used – Blue for the male and purple for the female – but I know people from both sides that would go for the other colour as well πŸ˜‰ So I now have 2 cards for my Birthday stash.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project, I had a lot of fun using up items from my stash and looking at my stamp stash to find something that worked for both. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

May Colour Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, it is the 2nd week of my hosting duties for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week it is colour time. I must admit that I had to think about this one for a while I wasn’t really sure what I should choose but this is what I came up with.

02 May colour

You can take this any way you want to really. But for me, traditional colours for Christmas are Red, Green and White. You could go with these colours but with the brighter shades instead of the more muted tones that we usually see.

05 Wk2 Colour

You can see that I have used the usual colours but my tones are on the bright side and I have used purple for my matting layers instead of the usual maroon shade of red. I didn’t know if I would like working with these colours for a Christmas card but I am really happy with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Teamwork. I hope that you will come on over to the 52CCT challenge blog and see what the other members have done with my colour challenge and maybe you will decide to play along with us. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Silverwolf Cards: WOYWW #503- The Fairly Tidy Edition.
Unfortunately, this happens more than I like. And the couch is the main culprit for this dilemma.

Until my next post,
πŸ˜‰ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps

May Sketch Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, it is a new month and this month I am actually acting as hostess of the challenges. I hope that you have fun with the 4 challenges that I have come up with and come on over and play along with them.

But anyway onto this weeks challenge and since it is week one it is sketch time. If you have visited my blog before you will know that I love using sketches to make my cards. And this is the sketch that we are all going to be using.

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Now you can see that this has been put in as a square card but I don’t really do square cards so I have made a rectangle.

05 Wk1 Sketch

The image that I have used is such an adorable one from Bugaboo Digital Stamps and is called “Turtles Christmas“. I have coloured him in with my Copic Markers and kept the rest of the card pretty simple.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the sketch challenge that I am hosting. Please let me know what you thought of my design and also please pop on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and see how the other members of the team have used this sketch. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
πŸ˜€ Tracy