card sketch, Digital Stamps, Life

Atlantic Hearts Sketch no.375

Hello everyone. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the image that I coloured for the The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge which is happening at the moment. I loved the image so much that my Ewe had to make an apperance on a card.

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This is a digi image from a retired company – Meljen Designs – but I still love the image and will still continue to use it. The adorable image was coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils and I am sort of happy with how it turned out. I am still learning how to use this medium. This card started with a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Atlantic Hearts #375

I stuck pretty close to the sketch this time around. I love playing around with sketches they are so fun and help with my creaft. Atlantic Hearts is having a Design Team call at the moment. I have put my name forward as I love playing around with sketches so I would love the opportunity to become a part of a sketch challenge team. Will have to wait and see if I am successful. On that note; I want to say thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❀ Tracy

Handmade Cards

June Technique and Stash for 52CCT

Hello everyone, I am here with a quick post for the last challenge for June and this time around it is a combination challenge. And that Challenge is

Becci wants us all to do the Technique of Clusters (min. of 3) and see through our Stash for the Embellishments to use. This one threw me for quite a while but this this the card that I came up with.

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Oh my – trying to photograph this card – argh why do I do these things to myself? But anywho – I clustered together 2 different embellishments together – the arrows were from the paper pad already pre-made (but I could have made my own if needed πŸ˜€ ) and then my golden stars which have been hanging out in my stash forever and a day.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and see what the others have done with Becci’s challenge. Before you depart my blog though I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Decir SΓ­ a la felicidad indica significa aprender a decir No a lo que te estresa.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to One Another and Yourself,
❀ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

Atlantic Hearts 374

Hello everyone, yes another card for today. When I have times of feeling well I make the most of it because you never know what the next hour may have in store. This time around it is an encouragement card.

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #374 provided the starting point for this card

This time around I didn’t actually have any of my colouring on this card. But I did stamp one of the flowers from MFT’s Sketched Blooms set. This is a fun set to play around with and I think it finished the tag off nicely. I hope that you liked what I did with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❀ Tracy

Baby, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Mojo and Kristie

Hello everyone, sorry for not being around much. My health has been a trial this past little while but I was able to get back into my card making space and I had some fun making some cards.

Kristie Marcotte has a new challenge up at the moment using a sketch from Mojo Monday and if you have been to my blog before you know that I love using sketches in my card designing. And I love the sketches from Mojo Monday. I don’t follow their sizes exactly because I am using Australian card bases which are different but you can see the original sketch in my finished card.

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And this is the sketch that we got to use in our designs, Mojo Monday #539

Do you know how hard it is to photograph gold elements! The strip across the card is actually 2 pieces of gold washi tape but no matter which way I put it I couldn’t get it to show up properly. 😦 The image I used is an old image from Meljen Digital Stamps but I still love using it for Baby cards because you can make it for either a boy or a girl. I decided to go with a boy this time because of the background papers I chose.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❀ Tracy

 

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

June Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, here we are the 3rd week of June already. Where is this year going? So much to get done between now and Christmas. So over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is theme week and our hostess Becca chose …

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I must admit that when I saw this theme I thought hmmm I don’t have much of that in my stash as in Australia we are in the middle of a heatwave usually on Christmas Day. But this is the card I made …

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The main snowflake image and I used it in making the background paper as well is a digital image from Bugaboo Digital Images and it is called “Snowflake Word Art” and is available here from their store. I printed one of these to be the main image and then little ones on the background. I used some distress inks to colour it all up and stamped some little bitty snowflakes that I found on another stamp set. I added the gold Nuvo drops as just a point of difference.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the Theme Challenge over at the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will drop on over to the blog and see what the other designers got up to with this theme. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

Stella Says Sketch 811

Hello everyone, another card that I got to finish up today. And I am happy to say that I have almost finished off the paper pack I have been working through.

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Another image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps called “Fun Flowers” which I coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils while at a friends place πŸ™‚ But this card started with a sketch from Stella Say Sketch #811.

You will notice that I actually flipped this sketch because of the image that I chose to use and the placement that I had pre-printed it in before I knew of this challenge. But this is one thing that you can do with sketches – you can spin them to suit the supplies that you have.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others,
❀ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Sketch Saturday 614

Hello Everyone, oh what a week it’s been. So much upheaval and the rollercoaster hasn’t finished! So to have some time out from everything I spent some time at my craft desk.

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This card was inspired by a sketch from Sketch Saturday #614.

I think that I could have printed my Digi image “Big Books Girl” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but I wasn’t sure if she would fit on my tag 😳 Oh well I will know for next time. But this is one thing I love about Digi images that I can have them at any size that I wish to suit a project I am doing. I added 3 Nuvo drops; I have to learn control of the bottle still but I love using them will definitely be adding to my collection in the future.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with last thought for this post.

I have said this many times and have meant this. At this point in time I can carry on, other times not so much.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Each Other,
❀ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Thank You

Sketch Saturday 613

Hello everyone, this is going to be a very short post as I am still having problems with my frozen shoulder and also having problems with WP 😦 I really hope that this doesn’t continue.

But anyway onto my card

This is the sketch from Sketch Saturday #613 that I found to use and this is the card that I made using it.

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This card uses an old image from Meljen Digital Stamps who are no longer making stamps 😦 But I love the images that I bought so I will still use them.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this final thought.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.

❀ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

June Sketch Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, with this being the first week of the month we have 2 things happening over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. We have a new hostess for the month Becca, you can find her blog here. And we also have a new sketch to play with as well.

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And this is what I did with this sketch.

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Had fun making this card as I found 2 pieces of patterned paper that I thought worked well together and I had just enough to make this card πŸ™‚ This was a win win in my book being able to use up my stash makes me very happy.

Thanks for looking at my Design Team project for this months sketch challenge. I hope that you will come by the 52CCT blog and see what the other members have been up to this month. And then consider joining in on the fun with us and our challenges.Β Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Jesus reason for season
202 days till we celebrate the greatest birthday of all time.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

May Stash Technique Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, I am here with my last hostess duty for May as it is time for a Technique or Stash Challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I have had so much fun hosting the challenges during May and I want to thank everyone who joined in over the month.

So any way onto this weeks challenge. As I said it was a choice between Stash and Technique and I chose

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Well, technically this is a both Stash and Technique challenge because we are digging into our stash to find those long ago bought embossing folders which I am sure haven’t been used lately to do this technique. Or you could be digging into your embossing powder stash to find just the right colour to now use for this technique. See what I mean about it being really about both πŸ™‚

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The background I embossed with a folder that I have loved for a long time because it reminded me of the flowers I see in Australia during Christmas. And then I coloured it with my watercolours and highlighted certain areas with darker pen. The sentiment is actually the combination of 2 stamp sets a Birthday set for the Happy and a Christmas set for the Christmas Greetings.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Stash/Technique Card for the challenge happening over at the 52CCT. I hope that you will pop on over to the blog and see what the other design team have gotten up to this week. And maybe consider joining in on the fun with your own project. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Not as much in my craft room after I have been making different types of cards for the past couple of months.

Until my next post,
πŸ˜€ Tracy