card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

No Pattern

Hello Everyone,
I am here to share with you a card that I made with a mix of 2 challenges.
The first is one from Cute Card Thursday
NO PATTERNED PAPER!
and a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #513

TMS 513

When I read the challenge on Cute Card Thursday I was a little thrown because I am so used to using patterned paper on my projects. But then I thought about it a little and this is the card that I came up with.

07 27 Reindeer Christmas

So instead of using patterned paper, I used an embossing folder for the background. The panel on the left was made using bronze washi tape. The reindeer sticker is from my stash and has been sitting at the bottom of it for many a year so I am very happy to see it used. The sentiment circle came on the front of a card making magazine.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I appreciate all the likes and comments on my creations. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Stop regretting yesterday; stop longing for tomorrow. TODAY is the day to make it happen. #fitness #motivation from Tone-and-Tighten.com

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Christmas Time, Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT July Stash

Hello Everyone,

I am here for my last post as a hostess over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Since it is the 4th week of the month it is time to choose between a Technique or a Stash Challenge. I chose to go with a Stash Challenge, and we won’t talk about how big those are … will we!

But the stash item I want you to dust off is

I know that I have a lot of ribbon in my stash and it doesn’t get used as often as it should. I don’t know why because I love that little something that it adds to a project.

And this is the card that I made with some of my ribbon

I got to also use one of the images that has been sitting in my done pile for a while. This cute little Elf is from Faery Ink. When I was colouring her in with my Prismacolour Pencils I decided to try multi-colour hair as I had never tried this before and I am quite happy with the results.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for the last hosting duties of this month. I will be back on the blog next week to announce the winner of the stash challenge. Please come on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and play along with the challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Sympathy

With Sympathy

Hello Everyone,
These types of cards are still the hardest for me to create so when inspiration strikes I take it. The thing that started the inspiration was the lighthouse in the sunset. But the card as most of my card projects start with … a sketch. So this is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch #512.

TMS 512

And this is the card that came out from using that sketch.

07 21 With Sympathy

The papers that I used came from my stash I thought that they all worked with the main image.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I am happy to be creating again even if it isn’t constant. Each time that I am able to sit behind my craft desk I am grateful. Before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Moving on without people is the quietest and best revenge. Small things don't matter when someone is meant to be in your life. If small things ruin a relationship or friendship it was never real to begin with. Count it a belssing they were removed to make space for better....  Oh Boy have I found better! Love my boyfriend❤ love my friends❤ I am so very blessed

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Moon Monsters?

Hello Everyone,
The card today is inspired by a card challenge and a world event. When I saw this sketch from Mojo Monday #519

I was watching a TV Documentary called “Chasing The Moon” about the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. The round element and the stars started the creation of this card.

07 21 Moon Monsters

The wonderful cute monsters are from the set “Out of this World” by Uniquely Creative. I had them already sitting in my coloured image pile and knew that they were what this card needed to finish it off. These images were coloured in with my Prismacolour Pencils and I embossed the background with a star folder from Craft Concepts. The papers used are from a paper pack by Kasiercraft called “Stargazer”, I think that I will be getting a 2nd pack of this paper pack I love using it.

I want to thank you for stopping in and looking at my project. Please consider leaving a comment or a like before you go. I hope you will stop by again sometime. Now before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought.

John F. Kennedy.  Change is the law of life. The longer you live, the more you know this in your bones. #wisdomquotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Christmas Time, Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT July Theme

Hello Everyone,

It is week 3 of my hosting duties over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this week we are up to a theme challenge. I had to thing for awhile about this one and what I was going to set my theme as and this is what I came up with

Now you may be asking yourself exactly what does she mean? Well I want you to dig into your non-Christmas images and see what you could use on your cards. What about an image of a stack of Birthday Presents or a family going on Holidays. How could these be used on your Christmas cards?

I know as a crafter in Australia I have to look at Summer themed images for my Christmas cards because when Christmas comes around we are in the middle of hot Summer not a snowy Winter.

And this is the card that I came up with

This is actually a birthday image from Some Odd Girl. And just by colouring the present in Green and Red I can now use her on the front of this Christmas Card. The paper pack “Silent Night” from Kasiercraft really helped me to sell the idea of a Christmas card as well.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work for my Theme Challenge. I hope that you will decide to come along and play with us. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Image result for christmas in australia

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

Anniversary Squared

Hello Everyone,
This time around I have made an anniversary card. But in a shape that I don’t usually tackle a square. The reason that I don’t usually make square cards is that it usually costs more in postage to send them. But I did create one prompted to do so by this sketch by Sketch Saturday.

I didn’t actually figure out the sizes when I made this card I just created a card using this as my inspiration and this is what I came up with.

07 18 Anniversary Square

As you can see my creation is not a 100% representation of the sketch. But I didn’t have the sketch in front of me when I was creating. I am still happy with its results. If it is not suitable please let me know and I will remove it. I just had fun creating with bits of paper from my leftover drawer.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I hope that you stop by again some other time. Until then I would like to leave you with this final thought before you go.
Comics - Numberock

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I am back in my craft space creating on and off again. Lately I am having to be more careful with what I do because of health restrictions this is a learning curve and I think that I am slowly getting used to my new restrictions.

But any who onto this card … I have always loved the fun sketches from Stella Says Sketch so I looked up their latest which is this one.
Stella Says 712

I can see that I will use this sketch many times because it suits the use of an image. And this is the card that I have made with the sketch.
07 18 Edward Wishes

I must admit that this is one of my favourite Bugaboo Digital Images. Well actually any of the images featuring Edward the Elephant I really love and this image is Edward Elephant – Flower. I have coloured him and the chick in with my Copic Markers then cut him out with my Scan N Cut. The papers are from Kasiercraft and the paper pack is called Hippy Chick which has been sitting in my stash of paper packs.

I want to thank you for stopping in and looking at my project. I hope you will stop by again sometime. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought.
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Until Next Time,
Tracy B