card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

April Sketch Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, can anyone please tell me where this year is going? Here we are at the beginning of the 4th month. But I get to keep playing along with wonderful challenges over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. As you can see from my post title it is sketch time 🙂

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This has been shown as a square card and I don’t usually make square cards so I have transformed this sketch into a rectangle.

04 Wk1 Sketch

For me, this card is on the simpler side of style but I am still donating my cards and I don’t want extra postage to be a factor in them using my donations. But I am so glad to be working through Christmas paper pads that have been sitting in my stash for ages. I may be able to buy some new pads this year and not feel guilty about those ones in my stash 🙂

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my 52CCT Design Teamwork for this week. I hope that you will come on over to the blog and see what the other designers have made with this sketch. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

If I’m not crafting you will usually find me with my nose stuck in a book. My favourite escapes. 

Until my next post,
😉 Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

You are Amazing

Hello everyone, with everything that is happening around the world at the moment and so many events being cancelled and people having to self-isolate we can start to feel disconnected. So to counteract this I am planning on sending some cards to friends and family.

03 17 You are amazing

This card started with the sketch #601 from Sketch Saturday.

I am really pleased with how this card turned out, I wasn’t able to follow the sketch exactly but I was guided by this bunny image. I had coloured in this image with my Copic markers quite a while ago and it has been sitting in my finished images waiting to be used. The papers that I used are from a magazine that I got ages ago and I found them in my stash when I was cleaning through a section of my craft area.

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

Be yourself the world will have to adjust.

Until my next post,
😀 Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT March Sketch

Hello everyone, can you believe it we are in the 3rd month of 2020! Where has it all gone? But over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge site with a beginning of a month, it is time for a sketch challenge.

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An interesting sketch to play around with and this is what I came up with.

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I made mine into an A6 card front and I also flipped the design only because it suited the stencil that I used in the background. You may also have noticed that I used more perfect pearl embellishments – this is because I had a couple of boo-boos that I had to cover up so I just put more to balance them out 🙂 I love using this gnome on my cards; he can be coloured up in so many different ways.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design teamwork for the sketch challenge happening over on the 52CCT site. I hope that you will come on over and play along with us. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Challenge: when a negative thought enters your mind, think three positive ones. Train yourself to flip the script. Tried and true!

Until my next post,
Flip your script when you need to.
🙂 Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Fixing an Oops

Hello everyone, yes I know an interesting title for a post but this card is doing just that. I was making the card for the challenge when I lost concentration for just a second and stuffed things up. So this image got put into my finished image box and waited.

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Then along came this sketch #597 from Sketch Saturday and I was able to pull out this image again 😀

You see the oops part of my image was in the top section so by using my Circle Die and my Gemini Jnr machine I was able to crop and save what I had coloured. I tell you don’t drink your warm drink while colouring otherwise you can have a disaster. Just sayin!

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am so glad to be able to still use an image that I spent time colouring with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. Until my next post, I would like to leave you this last thought for now.

Never judge anyone because you never know what they are dealing with. People are good at hiding things.

Until next time,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Mothers Day

Mothers Day Bird

Hello everyone, again I am here to share with you a Mothers Day card that I have made. I am trying to get as many as I can done before the deadline. I am donating them to our troops and they need to be sent to them so that they can make their way back to the recipients. So this is why I am doing these now and not in April.

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And this card started with the sketch #596 from Sketch Saturday.

The images on the card came from the stamp set “Flying By” from Uniquely Creative. I coloured both of these in with my Copic markers and fussy cut around them. This is a different sort of Mothers Day card but I like it. Not all Mothers are into pink and such.

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

Look after yourself. You can be your own worst enemy.

Until my next blog,
Do what makes you happy.
❤ Tracy

 

PRODUCTS USED w Links to Buy

Flying By Stamp (birds)

Flying By Stamp Set

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Mothers Day

2 Cards 1 Sketch Pt2

Hello everyone, today I am here to share with you a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge in which I turned into 2 Cards. To see my other card please go here.

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And here is the fun sketch that started this creative process, Atlantic Hearts Sketch #353

This sketch can be used in a different orientation as my first card showed but also for so many different occasions as well. Time to dive into our stash and find those wanted to use or forgotten stamps that are in our stashes 😉 I know you have them like me.

And if you are wondering, if you’ve seen my first card as well; yes I used the top and bottom of the cuts I did with the die. I thought why not? Didn’t want to waste either my white paper or the blue paper 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card projects today. Before you depart my blog today I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

February, chapter 2 of 12, pretty pink phone wallpaper, hello February, welcome February, mountain wallpaper #januarywallpaper February, chapter 2 of 12, pretty pink phone wallpaper, hello February, welcome February, mountain wallpaper
Here’s to the next 10 months. May they bring all we are praying and hoping for.

Until my next post,
Enjoy this day for what it is.
🙂 Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

2 Cards 1 Sketch

Hello everyone, today I am here to share with you a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge in which I turned into 2 Cards.

01 30 Fab Bday

 

And here is the fun sketch that started this creative process, Atlantic Hearts Sketch #353

This sketch can be used for so many different occasions and as you can see with my first card I actually turned this sketch on its side. I mainly did this because of the image that I wanted to use. It wouldn’t fit in the portrait orientation unless I moved the line almost to the bottom and then the sketch just didn’t look right.

And if you are wondering yes I used the top and bottom of the cuts I did with the die. I thought why not? Didn’t want to waste either my white paper or the blue paper 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card projects today. Before you depart my blog today I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Welcome February Quotes
Hello Feb, can anyone tell me where January went?

Until my next post,
Find what makes you happy and do it.
🙂 Tracy