No Spook Birthday

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Hello everyone,
Well in some places around the world people are getting ready to celebrate Halloween. Here in Australia it is starting to be celebrated, though I’m not sure that many people know why it’s celebrated, my family doesn’t celebrate. But in some of my scraps I actually found this crow image and the sentiment. The backing paper I have actually been hoarding because its my favourite colour.

For this card I am actually combining two challenges.

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From Card in an Envy challenge theme is Something Spooky and then over at AAA Cards Challenge #125 is Inspired by a TV Show. When I found this paper I thought of the TV Show – The Addams (The Original Series). I always saw black birds flying around their house and these reminded me of them. I loved watching this TV series and also The Munsters – neither of these series scared me and some of the humour I didn’t get til later on in life.

I now usually provide you with the sketch that helped me to create my card but this time around I just found the supplies first.  Then I placed them on the card in a way that I thought would show each element off the best. The image and the sentiment elements were shaped like this; I thought that they were a little different to my usual square or rectangle so I left them alone. The only thing that I did with them was to ink them with Black Soot Distress Ink using a Sponge tool. All of this was put onto purple card stock and then mounted onto a white card base.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look at my project. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought:

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One of my favourite Mortica Addams Quotes. This is so true … my normal is so much different to someone else. So there is definitely no 1 idea of normal.

Have a Happy Crafty “Normal” Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Llama Peace Love & Hope

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Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card made with my spinning friends in mind. We spin with a lot of different fleeces/fibres including Llama. So this will suit someone from my group.

The challenges I have combined are 52 week Christmas Card Throwdown Technique Challenge: Colouring and at Sketch Saturday Week #533 is Choose a previous sketch – I have chosen #316 which first appeared June 2014

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For the sketch I have worked out the measurements in centimetres and they are written on the image these are for the main elements and then for the mats I added 2mm to each side. The Llama image from Just Me Digital Stamps on Etsy. I coloured in this image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I am trying to get better at using this medium and I am practising with these a lot more.

The papers that I have used for this card are from Kaisercrafts’ Merry & Bright 6X6 paper pad. The mats are made from maroon card stock plus some gold paper for the image just to help set it off a little more. A Christmas bauble and sentiment comes from the coordinating embellishment pack.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

#crafthumor #craftquotes #tayloredexpressions #cardmaking #crafting #sewing #scrapbooking #grumplings

I truly wish that this was the complete answer to everything it would make things so much easier. But crafting in some form or another does help.

Have a Happy Crafty of any sort Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Dual Birthday

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Hello Everyone,

When I started making this card I was initially trying to make a purely masculine card but now that I look at it I think that it could be suited for either. To make this card I followed along with the 2 challenges that I followed for the last card. Here are the details again for Color Throwdown #509 and CASe this Sketch #288 by Donna

This time around I looked through my 6X6 paper packs and found a Kasiercraft pack that had Red, Orange and Blue through it.  And it also had some extra elements in the back of it including this scalloped circle that I used for the sentiment.

For the sketch I changed up the size of the rectangle elements to suit the size of the circle element. I actually like both cards I made using this sketch because the elements suit each other.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. But before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

Better, but still not quite right. I absolutely hate it when someone tells me to let it go. It's like they are saying just forget about it. Like it never happened.

“LIGHT-BULB MOMENT” oh I just saw this and it was a YES why hadn’t I considered this before. Somethings are hard to let go so now I am going to just let it be! This may be the break through that I have been needing.

Have a Happy Crafty Let It Be Kind of Day, ❤ Tracy

Unicorn Wishes

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Hello everyone, I had so much fun creating the last card that I decided that I would make a second one using the same sketch. And I also recycled the circle I had cut for the previous card and used it to make the frame on this card!

Just to remind everyone what CAS Game #123 from AAA Cards looks like here is the details
bfd61-2523123Again you can see that I created another A6 sized card. All of the products used on this card came from the Uniquely Creative Dreamy Card Kit plus Unicorn image came from the Stay Unique add on Stamp Set. The Unicorn I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.

As I mentioned above the circle frame was made with the leftover circle from my previous card. To make this frame I used 2 dies – firstly I used a scalloped die and once I cut this I left the die in place and used Pinked Rashberry Distress Ink with a sponged dauber this left a nice halo which I was pleased with. I wanted to used the outer edge from the die cut but because it was so thin I was afraid that I would rip it when using my 2nd colour of ink. To prevent this I flipped the inked die cut over and replaced the outer cut back around the scalloped piece which gave it a bit of stablity then I carefully sponged Fired Brick Distress Ink.

I flipped it back over and placed the pieces together and placed some tape on the back to keep it together. To make the frame for my image I used a smaller circle die to cut out the centre. I backed this piece with some of the patterned paper from the kit then glued this whole frame down onto the pink textured card stock. Then added my Unicorn to the centre. The enamel dots are from the kit and the Happy Birthday is a sticker from my stash. And that completed the card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. This post is a little longer than usual because I wanted to let you know my process for producing the frame. But as usual before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

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I try not to stay in the past for too long. But I do look back to see where I have come from.

Have A Happy Crafty Searching Kind of Day
❤ Tracy

Sailing Birthday

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Hello everyone, Yes I am back again. Once I started creating with my stencils I couldn’t stop. I am really happy with how this card turned out. Another type of card that I have a hard time creating – masculine themed cards. But I think that they do lean towards a more subtle type of card.

To remind you this is the AAA card challenge #122

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I hope that it was OK to use 2 different stencils for this challenge. This card came to mind while I was making my previous card. I knew the image I wanted to use and then I found the Rays Stencil by Kasiercraft and a Homemade Cloud stencil. I used Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks for the sponging.

I am really happy with the results and I hope that you like my project as well.  I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today. And as always before you leave I want to leave you with this thought:

This is so good. I live to Love, Laugh and Crochet (well Craft)!

Today may you Love, Laugh and Craft your life!
❤ Tracy

Aqua Birthday

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Hello Everyone,
The card that I am sharing with everyone today is for a very special lady, my Mother-In-Law Alison, and I wanted to try my had at clean and simple. I find clean and simple hard to achieve – Do you think I achieved this?

I was inspired by AAA card challenge #122

I love stencils! I have a folder full of them but sometimes I forget that they are there :/ But I got out a favourite stencil – Crafters Workshop Open Flowers and since my MIL loves aqua I chose to use Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and a sponge dauber.

For the sentiment I used a Happy Birthday Die that I got from a magazine – isn’t it pretty. I cut this out using my Cuttlebug and some aqua card stock and some black card stock. Before cutting these out I put some double sided adhesive paper on the back of each to make attaching these to the card a lot easier.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And as always I would like to leave you with this thought:

Vonnegut

Oh this is so true. I was questioning trying this style of card but I ended up having so much fun. Because I was sitting at my craft desk and I appreciate any time I get to spend here.

Have a Happy Crafty Soul Growing Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy