52CCT September Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,
It is the 2nd week of September which means over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge we are playing with colours. Myrna has actually chosen 2 colours for us to play with and they are

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Sometimes being restricted by choice can be a good thing. And sometimes not so much! This is the card that I made using this colour combination.

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This colour combo gave me a little trouble and the card that I produced wasn’t what I had intended but I am pleased with the results. The sentiment is printed on my computer using the words from a much smaller stamp – I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point of my card so I had to upsize the font. The papers that I used are from a paper pack by Kasiercraft called “First Noel” which came out last year. And I have used some of my new Love from Lizi stickers that I got in the post not that long ago.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team make for this weeks challenge over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that we will see your project over there sometime. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

52CCT September Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,
Can you believe that we are already in September!
It is the first week of the month which means 2 things
1. we have a new Hostess for the month and this time it is Myrna
and 2. it is sketch week.
If you have seen my other blog you will know how much I love sketches. They are one of my favourite things to use in my craft room. And this is the sketch that we have had fun playing with

and this is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

Oh, I am so in love with these gnome stamps. This time around I decided to put him somewhere other than the snow. I am really happy with the little scene that I made.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team card. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog and play along with us. Before you go I would like to leave you with the last thought for this post.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Sketch Sideways

Hello Everyone,
Yes, you are getting 2 cards from me today. I am using the same sketch from the previous blog post but I have turned it sideways to make a portrait card this time around. I told you that I love reusing sketches. And just to remind you here is sketch #521 again.

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And here is my 2nd interpretation of this sketch.

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The cute Santa Panda is an image that I have had for ages and I can’t remember where I obtained him from. But his dimensions were just right to be a part of this card. I love being able to play around with sketches and find new ways of using them.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Another Christmas card to add to my stack that is slowly growing. I appreciate all of the likes and comments on my posts, thanks for taking the time to do this. Before you leave I would like to finish off this post with this last thought.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge entered
MOJO Monday #521

Sketch Fun

Hello Everyone,
Handmade Christmas cards are one of my biggest projects each year. One year I made all the cards that I needed for family, friends and work colleagues that I almost swore off of making cards any more. SO after that episode, I now make Christmas Cards all through the year. I looked at the box where I keep my completed cards and realized that I am way behind just because of life throwing a few curveballs.

Now if you have visited my blog before you know that I LOVE sketches. And once I saw the new one from Julee over at Mojo Monday I knew the theme for my creation. And this is the sketch that we have had to use for inspiration.

MOJO 521

Isn’t sketch #521 just great. I can see myself using this quite often. The light leaves in the background threw me for a little while but then I came up with this card.

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I like how it turned out but I would do it slightly differently next time that I use this sketch because I re-use sketches all the time. This card is quite unusual for me because I usually use images on my cards and apart from the holly in the sentiment that is it.  The papers that I have used are from a combination paper pack from Kasiercraft that has been sitting in my Christmas stash for quite a while.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my project. It is good to know that another Christmas card has been completed. Also thanks for all of the likes and comments I really appreciate it. Before you leave I would like to have you ponder on this last thought for this post.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge
MOJO Monday 521

52CCT August Technique

Hello Everyone,
This time around on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is the 4th week of the month so it is either a Stash or Technique Challenge. And this time around Netta has decided that we are going to explore a Technique.

When I saw this as one of the things for us to play with I must admit that I had never heard of it before so of course, I went to YouTube for assistance. And I found this tutorial by Gina K that helped a lot. This is my interpretation of this technique.

I am really happy with how the card turned out. I think that if I do this technique again I am going to have to buy a wider brayer because you can see how wide the one I used was. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple with just layering a piece of washi tape because I wanted the focus to be on the technique, not something else.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work for this week. I hope that you will come on over to the 52CCT blog and play along with this fun technique. Look forward to seeing you there. Before you leave I would like to give you this to think about.

Real books

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

52CCT August Colour

Hello Everyone,

It is the 2nd week of the month and over at 52 Christmas Card Challenge
Netta has chosen this colour combo for us to play with.

I must admit that this colour combination was a bit difficult for me to get my head around. But this is the card that I came up with.

When I started making this card I looked through my stash; I found that I didn’t have any craft products that suited so this meant a trip to my local big box craft store. I was lucky to find this bronze coloured tape but no papers in these colours. So I decided to make my own using a set of Layered Stencils to make a plaid background paper. I am not sure if I like this set of stencils but this is my first time using this particular set so I will have to play with different colour combos to make my final assessment.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that you will come on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and participate in the challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

52CCT August Sketch

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog for the beginning of our August set of Challenges. This month we have Netta as our host. And since it is the first week of the month we have a sketch to play with.

Netta has also turned this sketch into a Triptych Sketch.
Triptych means that your creation is split into 3.

I have created this card using the sketch

This is me diving into my scraps drawer because I couldn’t find anything that I was happy with. Then I found this paper and these adorable images plus the sentiment that actually goes along with this paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and play along with our challenge this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Inspirational Quote: 85% of what we worry about never happens stress less live more!

Until Next Time,
Tracy B