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52CCT July Colour

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my 2nd week of hostess duties for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And since it is the 2nd week of the month we are up to a colour challenge. And this is the combination of colours that I have chosen for us to play with

The red and green are very traditional colours for Christmas but I decided to add in some brown for just a bit of difference.

And here is what I did with this combination

There is some of the brown in the papers but most of my brown in actually my layers except I have noticed in my photos that it is looking more maroon than brown. This card came together quite quickly because I used a familar placement of elements on my page but I was lucky to be able to use this bird and sentiment image from the elements pack as well.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team work for this week I hope that you will come and play along with myself and the rest of the team. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Image result for making bad art is better than not making anything

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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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

52CCT 07 2019 wk1 Sketch

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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52CCT June Technique

Hello Everyone,

Why do we procratinate? It doesn’t do us any good and we have to do what we have been putting off eventually anyway – and usually in a rush.

That’s how it was with this weeks 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I knew that it was coming up but I just kept on putting off doing anything about it until today when at the same time I am trying to get ready to go away for the weekend with my spinning and weaving group.

But anywho onto this weeks challenge and for Fabiola’s last week as hostess she had the choice between a stash or a technique challenge and she went with

This technique can be intereperted in many ways. Oh this was part of my problem with making this card – what type of pop up should I do? But this is the card that I came up with.

52CCT 06 2019 wk4 Technique

 

I decided that I would pop up my layers. This card was decided by the die-cut set that made this card possible. I can see it being used for different occasions and not just Christmas.

Thank your for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come and play along with our challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

bows-religious-quotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT July Theme

Hello Everyone,

It is week 3 of June which means it is time to play with a theme to make our Christmas/Winter cards this time around. And this time around Fabiola has chosen this theme

Even though I love these kinds of cards I found that I have been second guessing myself for these past couple of weeks whether what I had made suited this challenge. I don’t know if it is vintage enough … here is my creation

I would really love to know what you think of my creation. Do you think it is vintage enough? I wanted to use a simple design and I am sure that I have used a sketch similar to this in the past but I couldn’t find it to refer too. The paper pack that I used is Twig and Berry by Kasiercraft. This came out a few Christmases ago and I loved it so much at the time that I bought several pads. Now I am trying to work through it all and the emphoria packs that came with it.

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

Corrie-Ten-Boom

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT June Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,
I would like to introduce you to my Design Team work for
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.
And it is the 2nd week of June and it is time for a Colour challenge.

And Fabiola has chosen these colours for us to play along with

I must admit that this combination I do not usually use these colours so I had to think how I was going to combine them but this is the card that I came up with.

You may notice that I didn’t use a traditional sentiment for this card and this is nothing unusual for me. I just couldn’t go past this sentiment to be used with this image. I embossed my background with white embossing powder and then used 3 Distress Inks to make the sky. To colour in my image I used a mixture of pens to get the colours that I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come on over and play along with our colour challenge this month.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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AHSC 319

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

AHSC 319 June 03 DT

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

AHSC 319

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