Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Meowy Christmas

Hello everyone, another card for the Holiday Critter Chaos happening over at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog. I am having so much fun playing with their critter images.

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Bugaboo Holiday Critter Chaos Challenge Day 5 – Photo Inspiration

I used this image because it always puts a smile on my face and I know a few cat lovers who will enjoy receiving this next Christmas. It is so nice to be already working on my cards for next year I’m not usually this lucky to be getting ahead of things.

I decided to keep the card design pretty simple because I wanted the image to shine on the front of the card. These papers have been sitting at the bottom of my Christmas stash for I don’t know how long. I want to shout myself some new paper pads but I may be a little late now unless I pick up some in the post-Christmas sales 😉

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I am glad that you stopped by my blog; before you depart I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Funny holiday humor Christmas quote. #humor #funnyquote #christmas #quotes

Until my next post,
Enjoy this joyous Season.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Critter Card 4

Hello everyone, I had fun colouring in this Ewe picture for my card today. I must admit that I think that my family thought I had gone mad because they could hear giggling going on while I was adding the sparkle 😀

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Bugaboo Holiday Critter Challenge Day 4: Bingo Time

For my card, I used the Left Side Column – Glitter, 3 Layers, Tree

This card was a lot of fun to create. First, the colouring of the Ewe even though I went quite simple with it I liked the soft colours. Then trying to find all the elements for the bingo elements. Then deciding to colour in the Ewes hooves with pink glitter gave me the giggles and I think my family thought that I had lost it … finally! But we must always enjoy our creative process no matter who thinks we have gone crackers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I am glad that you stopped by my blog; before you depart I would leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Have fun crafting something.
❤ Tracy

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Sketch Spin

Hello everyone, I am back with the card for day 2 of the Bugaboo Christmas Critter Choas Challenge for 2019; and today it is a sketch to play with.

And if you have been on my blog before you will know that I love using sketches for my designs. So I had a lot of fun playing along with this sketch but I decided to do something a little different 🙂

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I turned the sketch around and I didn’t use a bow on my design I used a star die cut instead. The main reason for rotating the design is to suit the Christmas Critter that I already had printed and didn’t want to waste. I coloured in Christmas Cat with my copic markers and I used some brown Distress Ink along the bottom just to give some ground for him to stand on. To make some fluff on his hat I used some White Opal Stickles and I am really happy with how it turned out.

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

Well 2nd fav place 😉 after my craft space.

Until my next post,
Spend time in your happy places.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Candy Cane Elf

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that is combining 2 challenges from Bugaboo. One is from the Catch The Bug Challenge blog and the other is the final sketch from Stella Says Sketch for 2019.

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The image that I have used is Deacon on a Candy Cane. This is an older image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s still a favourite of mine. I coloured him in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils a little while ago and I thought he would suit this card. I decided to keep this card pretty simple as the background paper that I chose to use was quite busy.

Challenges I am entering…

Weekly Challenge!

Catch The Bug Weekly Challenge – December Anything Goes

and this sketch #721 from Stells Says Sketch

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I have so much fun bringing these to you all. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Remember you can start anew today…
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Get Well Soon, Handmade Cards

Clouds with Silver Lining

Hello everyone, I am here to share with you a card that I have made for the latest Stella Says Sketch challenge. With my shoulder the way that it is I am never sure when or for how long I will be able to craft so I make the most of it when I can. So yesterday when I was feeling OK I searched out a favourite sketch challenge to see what I may be able to use. And this is the card that I was able to craft.

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I had coloured this image (April Showers by Bugaboo Digital Stamps, unfortunately no longer available) a little while ago. And this is the sketch #720 from Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

To the image, I just added the extra raindrops and flurries to put him in a rain shower. I cut out the image with a die with my Cuttlebug and then cut around the image with my scissors to make the backing layer as I didn’t have a suitable die to do this. And then I found this sentiment from another set of stamps that I thought suited my image and this finished off this card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am grateful for all of the likes and comments that my posts have been getting. Before you go I would like to leave you with this quote to ponder on.

18 Trendy Ideas craft quotes creativity thoughts #craft #quotes

Until my next post,
Keep moving towards your goal.
❤ Tracy

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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

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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

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

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.

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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