Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Teddy Stocking

Hello everyone, this card is the last in the series of cards made for the Catch The Bug: Holiday Critter Chaos challenge. This challenge has been going on since the 14th of December.

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And this card started with the Holiday Critter Chaos: 7th Day.

I didn’t realize that it mentions using the Bugaboo Freebie Critter. I hope that my card will still be acceptable for the challenge. I had printed out a whole bunch of critters at the beginning of the challenge and had been slowly colouring them in as I needed. And this very cute Teddy with his non-traditional coloured accessories was just waiting to jump onto a card. To tie my bow I used the fork trick and it worked quite well. But I am going to have to look for a fork with longer prongs – OP shop here I come 🙂

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am happy that you stopped in on my blog today; before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Greg Laurie: Home in Heaven | "Jesus took His place in a man… | Flickr

Until my next post,
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Bugaboo Bingo

Hello everyone, I am back this time with a crafty post for you. I have been able to get back into my craft space every now and again as I am recovering from my frozen shoulder. It’s definitely not where it was but it’s not where it was a week ago either.

But anyway onto the card that I was able to craft. I actually got to use supplies that were sitting around on my craft desk and they suited the Bingo Challenge over at Catch the Bug Challenge site. This is the card …

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and this is the Bingo Challenge

for my card project, I used the bottom line – Ribbon, Button and Sparkle. The ribbon is self-explaining, The buttons are actually a die because I couldn’t find my button box, (it’s always the way isn’t it?), the sparkle on this card is quite subtle it is in the pink paper behind the image plus I put shimmer on the candy canes and then the sentiment.

This card is actually the start of my Christmas cards for 2020 🙂 I actually finished all the cards I need for this year –faints– oh don’t get me wrong this is wonderful but its also a shock because I am usually rushing trying to finish cards off.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am thankful for all of the likes and comments that get left on my post. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought to ponder on.

#quotes #inspirational #positive #smart #life

Until the next post,
may you live all the days of your life.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

52CCT November Colour

Hello everyone, here we are with the 2nd-week challenge for November. And as things go this means we are up to having a colour challenge. And the colours that we get to play around with are …

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Now, these are fabulous colours, definitely not the usual colours used for Christmas. If you know me you would be aware that I love Purple – I wear it almost every day and most of my accessories are in a shade of this colour. So knowing all of this you would think that I would have this colour in my paper stash. Well not really … here is my card and then I will explain

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I have layering cardstock in purple and I have a paper pad with purple elements but it definitely doesn’t suit Christmas. So when I printed this cute Christmas Teddy Present image by Bugaboo Digital Images (available here) I found this purple star paper that I put behind the image before printing. I coloured in the image with my Copic markers staying with the V and BV families except for the Teddy and Santa Hat 😉 For the other paper I used a stencil which I thought looked like a sweater design and my Wilted Violet Distress Ink and make-up brush applicator. I was lucky to have a purple ink in my stash which I used to stamp my sentiment and turned the strip into a banner and this finished off my card for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I really appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been getting, Thanks. Before you go from my blog today I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until we next meet,
Get lost in a book.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps

Flowers in a Teapot

Hello Everyone,
I really love this image from Bugaboo because it combines 2 things that I like … flowers and teapots. I don’t have much luck with growing flowers myself but I love them and in the past couple of years I have been liking the taste of tea more. I am slowly getting into the brewing from leaves, not just a teabag.

Anywho … this card was inspired by a sketch from Stella Says Sketch Challenge and this is it

This sketch made me dive into my dies to see what shapes I had and I found the one that I used which hadn’t seen the light of day in years. And this is the card that I made


The image that I used is called “Flower Teapot” from Bugaboo Stamps. I have coloured this image in with my Polychromos Pencils. And cut the image out with die from Spellbinders – Nestabilities Labels Two. To make the border I traced around the die because the next die up made a mat way too large for the card. The papers I used are from Kasiercraft and a paper pack called “Blae & Ivy”. I used these papers because I thought they suited the teapot theme.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge. I really appreciate all of the like and comments on my posts. Before you go as always I would like to leave you with this final thought.

Yes! Yesterday gets the double middle fingers!!! Life is too short.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Love

Doggone Special

Hello Everyone,

I am combining 2 challenges this time around.
Catch the Bugs
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and this Sketch Saturday sketch
Sketch Saturday 550Well with this combination this is the card that I came up with.


I had already coloured in this adorable puppy “Scruffy Puppy” by Bugaboo Digi Stamps with my Copic markers. I just added the hearts above his head and added the grass and clouds once I knew what I wanted to do with the image. I printed the sentiment on my computer because I couldn’t find something that I liked.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Before you go I want to leave you with this thought

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This Thursday is Valentines Day. I want everyone to love where they are even if they aren’t going to be with anyone. When you look back on things what do you remember the most?

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Catch The Bug – Love is in the Air
Sketch Saturday #550

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy

Sympathy Hard to Craft

Hello Everyone,
The card that I am bringing you today is on a subject that crafters including myself find hard to do – sympathy. But this is a part of our lives just like all the other ones so I have decided that I need to craft these in amongst my other ones so that I don’t have to try and craft this particular type of card when I am in the situation.

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Something that you may notice about this card from my usual cards is the background to the photo. I am actually crafting while away with family and don’t have my usual setup so this is the dining table of our accommodation.

But anywho onto the card … This is an older Bugaboo image that I have coloured in with my Polychromos pencils. I printed this image onto the plaid paper that is behind it. The papers are from the Kasiercraft 6X6 paper pack Sweet Pea. The placement inspiration for this card came from this card sketch

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This is the first sketch for the year from this challenge site. The papers are from a Kasiercraft paper pad called ‘Sweet Pea’. All of my matting is done with some Sunshine Yellow paper. My sentiment comes from Uniquely Creatives Banner Sentiment Builder clear stamp set. I like this set as its quite useful for many different occasions.
Thanks for coming by to look at my project please consider leaving a comment before you leave to let me know that you have stopped on by. And also before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought
Thinking about the end of life makes me consider what I will be leaving behind when I do go. Is what I am going to leave how I want to be remembered? Some things yes other things not so much. So I am working on changing the things I’m not so happy with. What about you – will you be remembered in the way you want to be?

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards


Hello everyone,
I am back for a second card project for today. It’s so good to be able to have some time in my craft space. But this happens when you don’t have to do school runs and such 😉 And this is my card
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I really had fun with this one and I think that I may redo this card a couple more times. The image is a digital stamp Christmas Word Joy from Bugaboo stamps. I use this image quite a lot because you can colour it to suit your papers, very handy that! And to start this card off came the sketch
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And as I have been doing I have included the measurements to make a front for a A6 card. And also any mats are usually 0.5cm bigger.
The image I printed and coloured with my Copic markers and it is backed with a Christmas digital paper. Then I added this to a piece of shimmer Maroon paper and matted this with green paper. The poinsettia is a die cut that I had left over in my Christmas Stash.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. To let me know that you stopped by please consider leaving a comment. And before you go I would like to leave you with this thought
This is something that I hope to be able to do more of while I am not running to different things over this Christmas/New Year break. I want to do more reading next year – that is a goal for me.
Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
😸 Tracy B
Challenges Entered