card sketch, Greeting Cards, Life

Dedication Day

Hello Everyone,
This card I am now able to upload because it has been given to the recipient. I made this card for the parents of a very beautiful little girl that we have the privilege of getting to know as she grows up. Her dedication was on Sunday morning and this is the first opportunity that I have had to upload the completed card.

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Of course this card started with a card sketch and this is it

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I am so happy with how this card turned out even though everything except for the cross, bow, matting paper and sentiment came from my to be used later drawer. The sentiment I made on my computer and I printed off the bow and cross as well. This is so useful when you don’t have the exact thing in your crafty supplies. I even got out my long forgotten liquid pearls in platinum to make the dots.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card project. I really appreciate the likes and comments that I get on my projects. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

truth sets free

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Design Team, Life

Another Design Team!

Hello Everyone,

You may have noticed that I have a 2nd design team badge sitting on my sidebar now. I have been blessed with another design team opportunity with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Team.

When I was asked to join I really couldn’t believe my luck in being chosen. I entered not really thinking that I would be successful in my application but I was. So from today at 10:30pm and every 2 weeks you are going to see my design team work. Why 10:30pm you may ask … well their blog goes live at 6:30am Canada time which when translated is 10:30pm Brisbane, Australia time.

But please consider coming and playing along any week over with the wonderful team at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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I hope that by sharing my creative journey with you that I will encourage you to work towards what you are passionate about.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Life, Off The Page

Where Have I Been??

Hello Everyone.
You may have noticed that I haven’t been on lately. This has been due to two things.
1. Ill health 😒
and I decided to do the craziest thing
2. Change of my Craft Space!!
The ill health has been a lot of my family including myself. This took me out because I have been looking after others – doctor appointments, return appointments and such plus stuff (that I thought was worked out) going on with me as well.
But the 2nd reason was my craziest idea of them all – you see I had this space it was fine
It worked OK but the desk was too small for larger stamping projects and a few other things were annoying me as well. So I asked my hubs if he would help me build a new desk and figure out new storage and this is what I have ended up with
This photo just doesn’t do my new space justice!
My desk is wide enough that I have a dedicated area for photos and my cutters are no longer taking up so much space that I can not move any more. I am not 100% back in but enough that I can do some Design Team work!
I cut that very close and nearly didn’t make it because I couldn’t get a good photograph for my Design Team work that was due … TODAY!! But I pushed ahead and got to a point where I could set up my new photo area and got a good photo! Then worked at getting my post up and ready for tomorrow afternoon 🙌🙌🙌 Don’t like cutting things so close.
And of course a last thought before you leave
I am looking forward to crafting in my new space. It will be interesting to see how my next larger project goes.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Christmas Time, Life

Merry Christmas to All

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Hello Everyone,
I have popped in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and wonderful time with family and friends. As you gather around the Christmas tree to open presents with family and friends, I would like you to consider the greatest gift that was never put under a tree. God gave the ultimate gift His Son for us – He started out as a babe and grew into a Man – God knew that the birth of Jesus would eventually lead to the Cross at Eastertime. He knew the impact that Jesus would have on this earth even though he was only here for a very short while.

This is something to consider – Jesus was only on this earth just over 30 years but he made such an impact.  Your life can have an impact on this earth and the people that you encounter each day of your life. What do you want to leave behind?

Thanks for reading this post. And as always before you go I want to leave you with this final thought
Baby Jesus Christmas Card Illustration - Lisa Peruchini Design and .
As we go forward to the end of this year and into the next consider how you life can make a difference – whether big or small. Just a smile given to a stranger can make their otherwise bleak day a cheerier one.

Blessing of the Season to you all,
❤ Tracy B

Life

My First Design Team

Hello Everyone,

Today I get to tell everyone the wonderful news that I have had to keep under wraps since early November.

I have been chosen to be a part of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog. So from now on you will see this badge being proudly displayed on my side bar

I am so happy to be a part of this team and look forward to bringing you my card projects. I also hope that you might consider coming over to the blog and playing along with our challenges. Their is a different type of project each week here a list of what we get up too

Week 1 – Sketch
Week 2 – Colour
Week 3 – Theme
Week 4 – Technique or Stash

We are also listed at…
Once again I am so happy that I am going to be a part of this design team and look forward to working with the other members to bring a little Christmas all year round. But it also helps to get your Christmas card stash to grow.
And as always before you go I would love to leave you with this thought for the day
by Audrey Hepburn. Don't let go great opportunities in life before it's too late, never regret!
And here is a link to the Welcome New Design Team Members post on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog.

Have a Happy Crafty Opportunity Filled Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Life, Love, Yarn

Baby Wrap for Friends

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Hello Everyone. I have mentioned before on my blog that I am not just a card maker. Well today I am sharing photos of the Baby Wrap that I crocheted and the card that I made as well.

This was made for Matt and Amy some wonderful friends of my family who are expecting their first child – a baby girl – in Nov/Dec of this year.

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A close up of the wrap

It is made from a Variegated Cotton yarn for the main body of the wrap and a White Cotton Yarn for the edging. As this baby is going to be born at the beginning of our Australian Summer I wanted it to be useful both now and when it gets cooler.  The wrap is approximately 90cm squared and all done in Double Crochet stitch using a 5mm hook.

And this is also the card that I made for the baby shower.

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I printed the background with a sentiment that has always been a favourite of mine. And I used an adorable elephant image from My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants Stamp set and coloured him in with my Copic markers.

I had such fun making both of these. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Elephant Quote Poster / Print for Baby's by silentlyscreaming

This is so true. A bond between Mother and Child is a powerful one. I am lucky to be called Mum by two wonderful humans. They will always be and will always have my love.

Have a Happy Crafty Wonderful Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

PS If your still lucky to have your Mum around give her a call! She will love hearing from you. This is the one thing that I did more often with my own Mum especially since we live so far apart from each other.

Life, travel

Jumpers And Jazz 2018

Hello Everyone,
I am sharing with you today my travels with my Ipswich Spinners and Weavers Group to the Warwick Jumpers and Jazz Festival.  This festival is held at the end of July each year and a feature of course is the Jumpers …. but it’s not quite what you are thinking!!

The “Jumpers” are worn by Trees, Lamp Posts, Street Signs, Statues …. basically anything that would stand still. Well actually most of the people were wearing them as well because the morning did start off cool but warmed up despite it only being the end of July in Australia.

My husband came with me for the bus trip and we plan on coming back to Warwick when there isn’t a festival going on.  We love visiting historical towns and seeing their architecture.  Plus places out the West of Queensland need our tourist dollars – they are struggling so much because of the drought that doesn’t look to be ending any time soon.

And here is my favourite yarn installation of the day
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Now here are the rest of the photos from the lovely day we had

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It was a great day out with friends and my Husband.  I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today I’m glad that you stopped by.  So if ever you are thinking of traveling in the near future can I encourage you to consider travelling in your own state or country.  I will guarentee that you will find some interesting people and places along the way.

Have a Happy Crafty
Travelling Kind of Day,
❤ TracyB