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52CCT November Theme

Hello everyone, can you believe we are halfway through November already! This year seems to be whizzing by at a great rate of knots before we all know it we will all be singing Christmas Carols and seeing family.

But anyway onto the challenge this week over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week we have a theme to make our cards with and this time the theme is

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I must admit to being a little stumped each time with the theme challenges. But when I read this one I knew the exact image that I was going to use so this is where I started. And this is the card that I came up with

52CCT 11 2019 wk3 Theme

Isn’t this image just the most adorable and so suits the theme this week. This is Candy Cane Cupcake by Bugaboo Digital Designs. I coloured this image in with my Copic Markers and glued the image to some gold paper and cut around the image. The background papers are from my stash of Christmas papers and I think that these particular ones have been in there a couple of years.

I thought that the striped paper reminded me of a candy cane and then I found this small piece of candy cane paper. These papers I backed with some navy blue cardstock and on the strips of candy cane paper, I added some green glitter pinstripe stickers by Love from Lizi. Then added a sentiment sticker as well as some gold holographic circle stickers to finish of this card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will take some time and come on over and join in with us for this challenge. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until the next post,
Work your decisions.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT November Colour

Hello everyone, here we are with the 2nd-week challenge for November. And as things go this means we are up to having a colour challenge. And the colours that we get to play around with are …

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Now, these are fabulous colours, definitely not the usual colours used for Christmas. If you know me you would be aware that I love Purple – I wear it almost every day and most of my accessories are in a shade of this colour. So knowing all of this you would think that I would have this colour in my paper stash. Well not really … here is my card and then I will explain

52CCT 11 2019 wk2 Colour

I have layering cardstock in purple and I have a paper pad with purple elements but it definitely doesn’t suit Christmas. So when I printed this cute Christmas Teddy Present image by Bugaboo Digital Images (available here) I found this purple star paper that I put behind the image before printing. I coloured in the image with my Copic markers staying with the V and BV families except for the Teddy and Santa Hat 😉 For the other paper I used a stencil which I thought looked like a sweater design and my Wilted Violet Distress Ink and make-up brush applicator. I was lucky to have a purple ink in my stash which I used to stamp my sentiment and turned the strip into a banner and this finished off my card for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I really appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been getting, Thanks. Before you go from my blog today I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until we next meet,
Get lost in a book.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT November Sketch

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are already in November? I certainly can’t believe that we are already here. But anyway onto the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And since this is the first week in November we have a sketch to play around with.

52CCT 2019 11 Nov

As you can see this card is done as a square card. And I don’t make many square cards in my crafting so I have made an A6 sized card. And here it is.

52CCT 11 2019 wk 1 sketch

Trying to photograph cards with gold elements especially large ones can be tricky. But apart from that, I am really happy with how this card has turned out. When I make this design again and I will when I am able I think that I will put larger stars on the top of the trees.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I am really appreciative of all the likes and comments that my posts have been getting. Before you go from my blog today I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

Craft Meme Round 1 - My Designs In the Chaos Craft Meme Collection

Until we next meet,
Make time to Craft.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT October Technique Challenge

Hello everyone, it is the 4th week in October and that means it is time for a Technique or Stash Challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And as you can tell by my post title we have a Technique, Branka has decided for us to try …

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Now, this is a technique that I love doing but for some reason, I don’t do it that often. So this challenge gave me the push to get out my Distress Inks and have a play. This is my card for this technique.

52CCT 10 2019 wk4 Technique

I used Distress Inks in 2 colours of Fired Brick and Crushed Olive. I did several layers but dried each layer with my heat gun to try and keep the colours vibrant. Then I put some MEGA double-sided tape on the back of some maroon lightweight card stock and used my Christmas Word die set from Kasiercraft. Then I put these onto some green lightweight card stock and cut out an outline as I don’t have outline dies for this set. Each of the words has been popped up on foam tape then I added some red and green sequins to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my Design Team creation for the Technique Challenge. I hope that you will come on over and play along with us. We have a lot of fun over at the challenge blog. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

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Until next time, remember where you are going … and go!
❤ Tracy

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52CCT October Theme Challenge

Hello everyone, today it is the 3rd week in October which means it is theme time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Branka has chosen this theme for all of us to play along with …

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I must admit that I don’t have a lot of snowmen in my collection of stamps – not even digi! So I found this image in the Printmaster program that I have on my computer and I went with this one.

52CCT 10 2019 wk3 Theme

I thought that it was quite a cute image with the snowmen and lady singing. The sentiment I actually made up myself and used my computer to put it onto the image before printing.  For the placement of everything I used a sketch from Operation Write Home #122

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Thanks for stopping by today and looking at my card project. I appreciate all of the likes and comments on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

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Until next time, give yourself a break,
❤ Tracy

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52CCT October Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone, today I am here to share with you a Colour Challenge with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Design Team. It is week 2 of October and Branka is our hostess again. And these are the colours that she chose for all of us to have fun with.

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This is definitely a different combination of colours to play with and I had some difficulty in trying to figure out how to use them. This is the card that I came up with.

52CCT 10 2019 wk2 Colour

While I was having problems with figuring out what to do I went looking through my images to see if one stood out for use with this combination. And then I found this adorable image “Meowy Christmas” by Jodi from Bugaboo images. And he is still available here. The one thing I like about this image is that you can colour this cat anyway you wish. So if you know who this is going to go to you can colour it like their cat to make it more personal. I chose to go with a Tortishell colouring because it helped with the challenge colours 😀

Thanks for stopping in at looking at my Design Team work for the 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over to our challenge blog and have a look and maybe even join in on one of our challenges. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until the next time we meet, do what makes you happy,
❤ Tracy

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52CCT October Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone, It is the first week of October which means over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge we have a sketch to play around with. And if you have spent any time here on my blog you will know how much I love using with my card making.

The beginning of the month also brings us a new hostess and this month we have Branka. And this is the sketch that she has given us to play with

52CCT 2019 10 Oct

And this is the card that I came up with

52CCT 10 2019 wk1 Sketch

This time around I have gone with a digital image combination from NitWit Collections and this one is “Nitwitivity” and it is still available. The paper behind the circle is from my stash of Christmas papers. I put some Love From Lizi Gold Stickers behind the sentiment strip.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over to our blog and maybe even participate in the fun challenges that we have going on over there. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

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Until next time, do something that makes you happy,
♥ Tracy B