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

02 Colour

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.

52CCT 09 2019 wk2 Colour

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.

happy-saturday-quotes

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.

Daily Inspiration | Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later. #Quotes #Motivational #Inspiration #Motivate #Phrases #Inspire #Fitness #FitnessQuotes #MotivationalQuotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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

52CCT July Stash

Hello Everyone,

I am here for my last post as a hostess over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Since it is the 4th week of the month it is time to choose between a Technique or a Stash Challenge. I chose to go with a Stash Challenge, and we won’t talk about how big those are … will we!

But the stash item I want you to dust off is

I know that I have a lot of ribbon in my stash and it doesn’t get used as often as it should. I don’t know why because I love that little something that it adds to a project.

And this is the card that I made with some of my ribbon

I got to also use one of the images that has been sitting in my done pile for a while. This cute little Elf is from Faery Ink. When I was colouring her in with my Prismacolour Pencils I decided to try multi-colour hair as I had never tried this before and I am quite happy with the results.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for the last hosting duties of this month. I will be back on the blog next week to announce the winner of the stash challenge. Please come on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and play along with the challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

52CCT July Theme

Hello Everyone,

It is week 3 of my hosting duties over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this week we are up to a theme challenge. I had to thing for awhile about this one and what I was going to set my theme as and this is what I came up with

Now you may be asking yourself exactly what does she mean? Well I want you to dig into your non-Christmas images and see what you could use on your cards. What about an image of a stack of Birthday Presents or a family going on Holidays. How could these be used on your Christmas cards?

I know as a crafter in Australia I have to look at Summer themed images for my Christmas cards because when Christmas comes around we are in the middle of hot Summer not a snowy Winter.

And this is the card that I came up with

This is actually a birthday image from Some Odd Girl. And just by colouring the present in Green and Red I can now use her on the front of this Christmas Card. The paper pack “Silent Night” from Kasiercraft really helped me to sell the idea of a Christmas card as well.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work for my Theme Challenge. I hope that you will decide to come along and play with us. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Image result for christmas in australia

Until Next Time,
Tracy B