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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

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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 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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52CCT May Theme

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 3rd week in May and this means it is time for a Theme Challenge with the Design Team from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Rosie has chosen this theme for us to play with

I have to admit that this one stumped me as to what to make for quite awhile. But this is the card that I came up with

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I decided to have a play around and just started making something. I knew that I wanted something other than people singing. I knew that I had this “Baaah Humbug” set which I used this sheep image and the song book came from a 2nd Set called “Holiday Party Animal” both stamp sets are by Lawn Fawn. I coloured these sheep in with my Copic Markers. Then I needed to find a background paper suited and I thought I had some sheet music paper but I couldn’t find anything in my stash.

So I used the string of Christmas lights from the Baaah Humbug set and some musical notes from another set. After I stamped this out I thought that the background was a little plain so I decided to do a splatter technique. I got out my spatter cubby and put the background in it then I got 3 Distress Inks, my spray bottle, a small fat brush and a stamp block and had some fun flicking ink. I must admit that I had to trust the process. After setting the panel aside to dry I rubbed the ink pad onto sections of the card base so that the colours would co-ordinate with the panel. Then I assembled everything together gluing the panel directly to the base but popping up the sheep on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. Please consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. I hope that you will consider coming on over and playing along with us this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Amen 🙏🏽

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT Colours for May

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 2nd week of May which means its Colour Challenge time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this time Rosi has chosen these colours for us to work with

This was an interesting combo to try and figure out what to do. So I actually went to my go to for when I am stuck my printed sketch box. I searched through it and found something I could work with it is actually a previous 52CCT sketch from November 2017 and this is it

and this is the card that came out of combining these all together

I flicked through my stamp sets and I found the Baaah Humbug set from Lawn Fawn and thought I could make something with this. I first cut out the oval elements then I knew where I could place my stamps from the set. I used some distress inks for the background then I coloured the everything in with my Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work today. I hope that we will see you over at the 52CCT and that you will join in with the colour challenge. Before you go I would love to leave you with this thought

An-inspirational-picture-quote-about-self-image

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT April Stash Challenge

Hello Everyone,
Today I am working with the team over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and it is week 4 of the month so we are up to our stash or technique challenge. And our hostess EK has gone with a stash challenge of

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I am sure that we have a lot of printed papers in our stash just waiting for the “perfect” card to go onto. When I read this challenge I knew the card that I wanted to make and this is what I made

52CCT 04 2019 wk4 Stash

This card is actually made from scraps. I keep all of the large scraps from cutting 6X6 papers down to make cards and I use them to make cards like this. This quilt die really helps me to use up every scrap that I have and this way I get to showcase many different holiday papers.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my design team work for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come over and play along with our latest challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT March Technique

Hello Everyone,
I am here today with our 4th Challenge for March which is a technique challenge. Goga has asked us to do the following

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I was pretty sure that I had some folders that would suit this challenge as this is craft item is one of my favourite items to buy. And this is the card that I came up with

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I was first going to go with an embossing folder that had words on it but once I put my Old World Santa image from Bugaboo Digi Images it just didn’t look right. So then I searched through my collection of embossing folders and I found this one by Craft Concepts called Secret Garden which I thought looked like Christmas Berries so I went with it. I decided to keep the card pretty simple this time around because I wanted to keep the focus on the embossing.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Please consider coming over and participating in this weeks challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B