Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Birthday Travels

Hello Everyone,
I have had a productive couple of days but I have only now had the time to upload my creations to my blog. So here is another card that I have been able to make. The card this time around is based just on 1 challenge but I used up supplies that were still sitting on my desk from my previous card which meant that it didn’t go into my drawer of left overs. And this is the card that I came up with

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As you can see I used the same backing papers that I used in the previous card but this time everything is matted with brown lightweight card stock.

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Yes it is the same sketch as well from the previous card as well. I liked it so much that I wanted to have some more fun with this sketch. The images are actually from the reverse side of the paper sheet that I used so I thought that they suited the card sketch wonderfully. I really liked the idea of making another card that had a similar starting point but I ended up with something that looked different but used up that paper that I was using at the time. For the strip I used this camera washi tape that I had which I thought went with the travel theme of this card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the likes, comments and views that my blog receives. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #491

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Sweet Surprises

Hello Everyone,
The card that I am posting up today is actually the combination of 2 challenges. And these are the challenges that I have combined

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Make Your Mark – Use markers on your project

and a sketch challenge

Sketch Saturday 551

What a fun sketch to play around with. I can see that I may use this in future project because so much could be done with it. And this is the card that I came up with using these 2 challenges

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I came across these ice-cream images in my box where I keep images waiting for the right project for them to be included on. Sometimes I am not in the mood to make a complete project but I do want to do some craft so I colour in images and they will eventually find their place.

The stamps actually come from a magazine which included some papers as well and this helped me to pull everything together. Each of the images I popped up on foam tape just to give a little dimension to what is quite a simple card.  The sentiment stamp comes from the same collection and is mounted flat onto the card front.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the visits, likes and comments on my projects. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Sketch Saturday Sketch #551
Shopping Our Stash – Make Your Mark

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

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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

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Ode To Jessi

Hello Everyone,

Today I am playing along with the Shop Our Stashes Challenge blog. And they have asked us to go to Jessi’s blog and be inspired by her creative life. So while I was going through her blog I found that she was inspired by sketches. And if you have been around my blog much you know how much I love using sketches for my card designs. So I found this card of Jessi’s and this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

I loved this sketch but I also loved the colours that Jessi had used in her background so I ended up creating this card

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In creating this card I got a little bit brave. You see this background is actually a page from a calm colouring book and I have liked this image for quite awhile but wasn’t brave enough to tackle the colouring of it.

I didn’t even photocopy it before I went ahead and did the “ink smooshing” technique! Once I started with Pickled Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Inks onto an acrylic block there was no going back except into the bin if I wasn’t happy with the results. But I really liked how it came out and I think that I may have to try this again with some other pages from colouring books.

I used my Cuttlebug to make the black circle frame before stamping onto some Vellum paper the Happy 80 Birthday using some Lavender ink. I doubled up the vellum so that you could see the stamping a little clearer. I wanted the strip of paper to compliment the mandala of the background and found this paper in my bits drawer and matted it with some black paper. Then I added the washi tape as the last element.

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

your fingerprint

Each of us are capable of leaving such an impression on this world. Even before we leave this world. We move to different places or we no longer see people. What will people remember about you?

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Shop Our Stash – Ode To Jessi

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I have been away for a little while but now that my space is updated and I can work there again I want to get back into entering challenges. So to test out my new area I went to one of my favourite challenges and went about making a card and this is the outcome.
This card started with me finding this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
I loved making this card on my new table! I was using my Cuttlebug and also hand punches and my stamping tool and I didn’t feel cramped for space after making each of the elements. I am really going to love creating in my new space … thanks Hubby!
The papers for the card came from a really old My Minds Eye paper pack which has been sitting in my stash with just some pieces left. This year I am trying to use up the stash that I have before adding majorly to it. The maroon layers are staples in my stash and always topped up. But the flower and swirl elements are all from a drawer where I keep solids that are cut off from other projects but are too small to be used for a main element on a card.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am happy to be back crafting and blogging again. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought
This is so true! I experienced the other side of this a little while my Hubby and I were updating my space. I wasn’t able to be as crafty as I usually am and I did feel a little out of sorts because of it. I am so happy to have my space back.
Until Next Time,
Tracy Blackburn
 
Challenge Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #489
Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

For John

Hello Everyone,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I had some time with extended family which was good. But I was feeling a little lost not crafting so I got back into my craft space. For awhile I was lost and not knowing what to do as I didn’t really feel like making more Christmas cards even though I know I must. Then I remembered that I needed some Birthday cards for my January bunch. So I made one for Dee’s Son John.

This card came about because of a sketch and this sketch came from Tuesday Morning Sketches #468

Metric measurements for the front of an A6 card

Once I had cut out the Luka with Truck image (discontinued) from LaLa Land Crafts with my oval die I decided that I wanted to make the background a little less plain so I decided that I would try a technique that I had seen its name is Pointillism. It has been around as an art form for many years and I thought that it would add some interest to this card … I think it did.

I didn’t follow the sketch exactly because I realised that I hadn’t left myself any space for the sentiment so I enlarged the tag on the sketch to fit it. I used some Alphabet stickers that have been sitting in the bottom of my sticker box for ages and a embossed birthday sticker as well.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Oh this is so true because I love revisiting places but sometimes its with different people. And those times the place that I have gone to has looked so different just because of who I was with. Or it can be with the same people and just how I was feeling while there changes how I now think of where I have been.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenge Entered
Tuesday Morning Sketches #484

Birthday, card sketch

Hot Air Balloon Birthday

Hello everyone. The card I am sharing with you today is a type of card that I find hard to make. Male themed birthday cards! I don’t know why these type of cards are hard but they are.  I think I pulled it off with the card that I have made and here it is

The making of this card came about because of the team at Shopping Our Stash Weekly. Their challenge this week is 

and then I wanted to design from a sketch and I found this one

The first thing I did was scavenge through my craft supplies to see what I could use and I found an embossing folder with this Hot Air Balloon as part of the scene. I thought it would go well with the masculine theme. Along with the embossing folder the set also came with these boot prints which I used as the 3 elements on the sketch. 

After embossing the Hot Air image I coloured it in with my Copics.  Then I found some papers that suited this perfectly. It was a 6X6  paper pad called “Up and Away” by Kasiercraft. On the balloon paper I stamped the words relax & enjoy, it’s your day in Kraft coloured ink. Then I also cut some strips of paper from the paper pack and sponged some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink around the edge. I put some foam tape under the boot prints just to give them a little height. I matted each of the main layers with some Maroon layering paper and put it all together.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. Please consider giving my blog a like or even leaving a comment. And as always I would like to leave you with this thought for today

Oh this is so true. I had forgotten this for quite a while. After everything that myself and my family had been through in the past little while … I had forgotten that no matter the size of the progress at least it is progress. And I can see that I am further forward than I was even just a couple of months ago.

Have a Happy Crafty Progressive Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B