Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

Inspired Me

Hello Everyone,
Yes, I got to have some more time in my craft space this afternoon. So I decided to make the most of it and create another card this time with some images that I have coloured previously and they have been waiting for me to use them.

What inspired me to use some of my coloured images was this challenge from Power Poppy

So I went blog hopping and found that Carly had used an image like I had. This is her card

Can you see that she has cropped her image in close? Carly used a physical stamp set but I did the same thing with a digital stamp and this is the card that I came up with

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The digital stamp is Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp from Power Poppy. I also followed along with a card sketch this time I used a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
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This time around my main image is a rectangle instead of a square. But everything else I followed pretty closely the papers that I have used is from Kasiercraft, “Happy Snaps” paper pack which has been sitting in my stash for ages.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing my creation. Please consider liking or leaving me a comment on my creation. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges I am entering
Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge July – Be Inspired
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #324

 

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I am back with a new project. I actually had time to get back into my craft space. Unfortunately, some things have gotten in my path to my craft space. But I am going to be happy that I have had some time. To celebrate being able to get in my space again I decided that I would play along with a couple of card challenges.

For this card creation, I have followed along with 2 challenges.  This time it started with a colour challenge and then a sketch. This sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
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I went to their site earlier in the week and intended on using it but as I said things got in the way. And I checked earlier and found that I still had time to play along. Then the other challenge came from Cute Card Thursday and this time it’s a colour challenge and they have chosen Pink! I must admit that I don’t create a lot with pink. This is what I created joining these together.

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This image is SewSun from Bugaboo Stamps, unfortunately, this digital stamp is retired. But there are still fabulous stamps available in their shop. I coloured her in with my Prismacolour Pencils and used the Woven Stencil by Tim Holtz to put the pattern into the background.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation today. Please consider leaving a like or a comment I really appreciate these. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this thought for today.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges I am entering
Tuesday Morning Sketch #511
Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 590 – Pink

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52CCT July Sketch

Hello Everyone,

This is a very different Design Team post for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge because for the month of July I am your hostess. I really hope that you are going to like the challenges that I have come up with for you to play along with.

And since it is the first week in July it means that it is time for us to play along with a sketch. Now if you are a regular visitor this blog you will know that I am in LOVE with Sketches. I find that they help me so much with my card crafting and it is also where I usally turn when I am stuck.

So without further ado here is my sketch for July

I had a lot of fun coming up with this sketch. And this is the card that I came up with using it

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Thanks for coming on by and looking at my creation for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Remember even though this sketch is in the landscape orientation you can make it portrait or even flip it.

Go on have some fun I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with by using my sketch as your starting point. Also please come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog and see what the other designers have come up with using my sketch. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this last thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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Hello Everyone,
I am here to show you my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been around my blog before you will know that I love using sketches for my crafting. I find that my creations go so much better when I have a path to follow and sketches are the way that I have found helps me the most.

So the sketch that Michelle has provided for us to play along with is this one

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As you can see I have provided the measurements that I have used to create my card. For my layers I have added 5 mm to each measurement. And this is the card that I came up with using this sketch

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I think that this card would be suitable for anybody either male or female. And these are actually 2 papers I wouldn’t usually put together but they do seem to work together. I didn’t add an extra layer to the tag element but I did go around the outside of it with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink just to give it a bit of interest.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work. I hope that we will see you over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and that you will join in on the fun of creating with this sketch. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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This is what the weather in Australia is like at the moment. We have snow happening in our southern area and still warm weather in the northern part of the country. A country of diversity in so many different ways.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT June Sketch

Hello Everyone,
Here in Australia we are starting our Winter Time of the year and it feels funny to be making Christmas Cards 😊
But it is the first week of June which means over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown we are going to be playing with a sketch and this is the one that Fabiola our hostess for the month has chosen for us to play with

You can see that I have added the measurements that I have used to make this card

The image that I have used is Angel Marci from La La Land and I have used my Prismacolour Pencils to colour her in. I still feel like a beginner using these as I have been quite afraid to use them but I am venturing into using them more as I can transport them when I am going to be out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team make for 52CCT. I hope that we will see you over there and that you will play along with our latest challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

03 2019 Scarf for Connecting Thread (2)
My Other Love – Spinning and Weaving. I have spun the wool and then woven this scarf. Sometimes I do use commercial yarns but I love spinning wool to use for projects.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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AHSC 317

Hello Everyone,
Today I am here to share with you my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I must admit to this sketch kicking my butt and that is hard for me to admit because if you have seen my posts before you know that I LOVE SKETCHES. So this is the sketch that we got to play around with this week

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When I first saw it I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do but nothing I tried seemed to come out right. I had to walk away from it for awhile but this is the card that I eventually came up with.

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I think that you can still see the elements of the sketch in my final design and I am happy with this outcome. This card turned out to be nearly a 1 layer card except for the black and white tape.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team Work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I would love to see what you can come up with using Michelle’s sketch. And before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT Colours for May

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 2nd week of May which means its Colour Challenge time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this time Rosi has chosen these colours for us to work with

This was an interesting combo to try and figure out what to do. So I actually went to my go to for when I am stuck my printed sketch box. I searched through it and found something I could work with it is actually a previous 52CCT sketch from November 2017 and this is it

and this is the card that came out of combining these all together

I flicked through my stamp sets and I found the Baaah Humbug set from Lawn Fawn and thought I could make something with this. I first cut out the oval elements then I knew where I could place my stamps from the set. I used some distress inks for the background then I coloured the everything in with my Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work today. I hope that we will see you over at the 52CCT and that you will join in with the colour challenge. Before you go I would love to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B