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A Gnome Knows

Hello again,

Yes don’t fall of your chair I’m back with my 2nd card of the day.  I had a really productive day which I am feeling very grateful for.

MiC Gnome mayI am really pleased with how this has turned out. I took a while trying to decided which background I was going to put behind the cute picture of Gnomey Peter by Make it Crafty.  I have been wanting to use this image for ages and then the Clean and Simple challenge of “Using a background” over on the Make it Crafty Inspiration Blog gave me the push.

The background is another digi stamp from Make it Crafty as well and is “Whimsical Flowers”. I cropped the original image and I coloured it in with Colouring Pencils.  Gnomey Peter was coloured in with my Copic markers and I’m pleased with both images.

MiC Gnome close upBut upon doing this have decided that I am going to have to save up for some better colouring pencils 🙂 I am also thankful that I have a Brother Scan’N’Cut to help me to cut out both images and make the wavy element on the card.  Here is a look at the inside of my card as well.

MiC Gnome may insideOnce again Thanks for stopping on by to have a look at my card. Please let me know that you’ve been by liking my post or even commenting on anything you think I could improve on.

From
My NameCHALLENGE I AM ENTERING THIS INTO
Make it Crafty CAS Challenge – Backgrounds

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Happy Birthday Panda

Hello Everyone,
Today I am presenting a Birthday card which the design was inspired by something I saw on the lovely but time-waster site that we all -if we are honest – visit daily – Pinterest. And here is a link to the card that inspired me – Hexagon Football Card.

Here is my card using the inspiration.

Panda NerdNow the person that I was making this card for isn’t exactly into football but there is a paper pack Sears and Sons from Kasiercraft that I have been dying to use.  So I decided to use 3 of the papers from this pack and cut multiple hexagons from each piece using my Spellbinder Hexagon die and my Cuttlebug. I then played around with all the pieces but I decided that it need a little something else.  So I decided to put some gold with it so I cut some Hexagons out of some gold paper from my stash.

I wanted to use an image that would suit the recipient of the card – now I am not saying that this person is a Panda or a Nerd – but he does wear glasses and he loves to read books.  So I took the image of Panda Nerd from Some Odd Girl, coloured him in with my Copics and layered him up on pop dots over an image that I found on my computer of a stack of books.

This card now suits the recipient and I am happy with how it turned out. So I just want to say thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.

Hugs & Blessings Always
Tracy

Challenges I am entering this card into:
Some Odd Girl March Month Challenge: Pot ‘o’ Gold
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: Be inspired by a Song, Book or Film – Film: The Pagemaster

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Tick Tock

Hello Everyone,
Yes I am back again. But this time the card I am sharing with you is a card that I made a little while ago but wasn’t sure if I would share it.  I made this card for my Hubby’s Uncle.  In our family he is known as the Clock Master – if it’s broke he can usually fix it.  So when I saw this image in the Make it Crafty Shop I knew I had to make a card with it for him.

ClockmasterThis card is made with 2 images from Make it Crafty – Clockworks House Digi and Whimsical Flower Digi with this stamp I actually cut it in half and copied the half and flipped it to make the scene behind the House. I am really happy with how it all turned out. I coloured the image in with my Copics but I also used coloured pencil and coloured chalks to get the depth that I was after.  All of the papers that I used for this card come from the Kasiercraft Paper Pack – Technologic.

But I just want to say thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.

Hugs & Blessings Always
Tracy

Challenge I am going to enter
Make it Colourful Challenge #5 – Easy – Yellow and Blue

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Celebrate with Gwen

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I haven’t been around blog land lately.
Life has been hectic to say the least.
I have started working and I am taking a little while to adjust to being back even though it is only permanent part-time.  I have taken on the job of a School Crossing Supervisor ( Lollypop Person).  I am doing this every afternoon but I also get fill in shifts for the mornings as well … which can put everything into chaos around here.
Which means the last thing on my mind is doing craft.  Well that’s not 100% accurate – I have been working on my latest small weaving project but even that has slowed down of late.

I have been doing some cards – and I also follow along on challenges but then I don’t get the chance to upload them in time :$  So I am doing them I am just short on blogging time.  Hopefully things will get into a routine soon.

ANYWHO  I have made a card for the latest Some Odd Girl Blog challenge.
They have asked that you make a card with some Ombre style.  Now I must admit when I read this I didn’t know what Ombre was.  But once I looked up the meaning …. I thought I’ve been doing this style for ages.  It is actually one of my favs.

Photo GwenI had a card that I needed to make for an upcoming birthday and I wanted to make a card with Happy Gwen.  I made the Polaroid surround for the picture in my card printing program – PrintMaster 2012 including the Ombre background & balloons.  The papers are all from the Kasiercraft range called “Hippy Chick”.  I absolutely love their papers & products.  This was all mounted on a cream cardstock base.

Photo Gwen Inside

I decorated the inside of the card using the same papers as I used on the front of the card.  All of the sentiments came from Amy R the “Celebrate” sentiment on the front is from the It’s Your Birthday Sentiment set and the greeting on the inside came from the Birthday Sentiments set.  I love using these stamps as I always get a clear image when I use them and there are so many stamps per set which makes them really great value – even with international postage.  More of these are on my Wish List 😀  If you would like to purchase these I have included the direct links to the sets.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And my final thought for you today is:  That I hope you find yourself doing something you love.

Much Blessing & Crafty Love
My NameChallenge I am going to enter

Some Odd Girl Challenge blog – Ombre

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Isn’t She Lovely!

Hello Everyone,
I told you I would be back again with a second card that I had made :grin:.
This one I am exceptionally proud of my colouring. Mind you while I was in the middle of doing it I didn’t think it would turn out as it has.
Lovely Card June 13As my title says – Isn’t She Lovely! – well actually that is the name of this Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary.  I had a lot of fun colouring Lovely in with my Copics.  This was the first time for me attempting an image with so many folds.  I am happy with the depth of colour that I got on Lovely.  I used these colours for her dress because I just love love love Purple 🙄 but I then used some pink tone Copics for the pointillism around her that blended nicely with the paper pack Ooh La La For Her by My Mind’s Eye.

After I cut out the papers I scrapped the edges with Memento Ink – Potters Clay.  I then searched through my stash for some purple ribbon & purple paper to make the flowers. Once I had punched out the purple flowers I added V15 to them to give them a little more depth.  I  also used 2 stamps from the AmyR Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set and once all of this was dry I used some Purple Stickles on Lovely’s dress just for a little more bling :smile:.

Here is a close up of Lovely and the Copics that I used –
Lovely June13
Dress: BV00, BV02, BV04, V09, V12, V15, V17
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Face & Arms: E000, E00, E11
Rose: R27, R29, G28

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  To let me know that you stopped on by today why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And finally my prayer for you is that you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My NameChallenges I am going to enter:
Feeling Sketchy #62
Saturated Canary Challenge Blog: Show Us Your Lovely

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A Birthday Star

Hello Everyone,The card that I am sharing with you this morning is based on the sketch over at the
Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog.  The optional challenge is to make the sketch with a Boy/Men Theme.
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I really love starting with a sketch for my card making.  Being able to work with a concept of where everything is going to go makes the rest of the process go a lot smoother…. or at least that is what I have experienced.

Starry BirthdayThe very cute image that I used is from the retired images from Pollycraft but I still love using this image especially for boy themed cards.  I have coloured in the image and also the stars with my Copics.  The papers are all from my stash which I can say is actually shrinking….. yeah!  The other day I also sorted through my paper stash and put things together by theme; now I can find things so much easier.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  To let me know that you stopped on by today why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And finally my prayer for you is that you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My Name

PS: I made top 4 @ Feeling Sketchy
top4

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OddIdol What a prize!

Hello Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you my entry for the
OddIdol Competition over at Some Odd Girl Community.

What a prize that is being offered!
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Click on the Picture above to find out all the details and stop by the Oddland Community; its a lot of fun.

Anyway here is my card
Giggle Fairy Odd IdolI have used the digital image “Giggle Fairy” isn’t she cute?  I just love her expression.  I have coloured her in with my Copics.  The colours I chose to colour in Giggle Fairy came from my choice of papers.  And the papers are all from my stash.  This set of papers is from an old issue of Australian Simply Cards.  I don’t usually colour in an image with a specific set of papers in mind but can I tell you it was so much easier when it came time to put the card together.  Also using a set of papers meant that I didn’t spend ages trying to figure out what papers go with which.

But anyway thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  To let me know that you stopped on by today why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And finally my prayer for you is that you find yourself doing something you love.

Also wish me luck with the OddIdol Comp.
I would love to win but there are a lot of talented people in OddLand.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My Name