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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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AHSC 315

Hello Everyone,
I am here today to share my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been to my blog before you will know that I LOVE sketches. This is one of my favourite ways to start off a card. And this is the sketch that Michelle gave us to play with

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I had so much fun playing around with this sketch that I actually made 3 cards and these are them

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They are all made based on the sketch but I changed how I used this sketch and this is one of the things that I love about sketches. You can use them as is or you can flip them or invert them what ever works best for your card sometimes what you do depends on the paper you are using; you may not want to cover up a certain part. This is what happened with the card I am going to highlight in this post.

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As you can see with this paper if I used the original orientation of the sketch I would have lost the city and tree scene on the paper. So I flipped and rotated the sketch to suit my paper. I left this card pretty simple because the base paper was so busy.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for AHSC. I hope that you will come on over and play along with myself and the team. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT March Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever thought that you have completed something but realized almost too late that you hadn’t? That is how is was with my Design Team entry for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown March Sketch Challenge. I was convinced that I had completed my project and uploaded it and wrote the blog.  Well I got home and checked and I hadn’t so the card you are about to see was done in record time … but I did make it before the challenge went live so …. YEAH!

But anyway here is the sketch that we got to use with our host this month Goga.

This time I decided to stick pretty much with the sketch and this is the card that I came up with

The papers I used on this card and the collectables came from Kasiercraft and the pad was called Mistletoe. I bought this pad quite a while ago but I needed something that had everything already ready because I was short on time as I explained in the beginning and this suited what I needed perfectly.

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

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Purple Birthday Greetings

Hello Everyone,
I was able to make a 2nd card for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge but it is also suitable for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Fabulous February celebrating everything about February which includes it having Violets and Amethyst all Purple things 🙂

If you have been a visitor of my blog for a while you will know that I love working with sketches. But you may not also realise that I also love Purple as well so this challenge came in perfectly. So this is the card I came up with when I combined the challenges.

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Another image that I have had sitting in my container waiting for a card to be right for it. The colouring of the image drove the colour choice that I went with. I had this pack of 1 colour plus white details sitting in my paper pad stash. And this is the sketch from Stella

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This time the whole card has gone portrait instead of landscape but everything was driven by the digi image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I used a birthday embossing folder for the top part of the sketch just to give a little interest to this area.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the visits, likes and comments that I receive on my blog posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

So true

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered –

Stella Say Sketch #704
Shopping Our Stash – Fabulous February

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Retro Birthday

Hello Everyone,
A birthday card that I think would be suitable for almost anyone. It is so good digging into my image collection and using those that haven’t been out in a while. And this is the card that I made

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The making of this card was inspired by 2 challenges – a theme and a sketch. The theme comes from Time Out Challenges

and the sketch is from Stella @ Bugaboo Challenges

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With my card I did change the orientation of the image but this was only because of the image that I decided to use with these papers. These papers are from an older Kasiercraft Paper Pad called Happy Snaps. I knew that I had this paper pad in my stash when I decided to used this camera image for the “Retro” theme. I am unsure where this image came from as I have lost the packaging that it came with. I coloured in the elements with my Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the visits, likes and comments on my projects. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

"What God knows about me is more important than what people think of me." - Little Church Mouse

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Time Out Challenges Retro Challenge
Stella Says Sketch #704

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Birthday Travels

Hello Everyone,
I have had a productive couple of days but I have only now had the time to upload my creations to my blog. So here is another card that I have been able to make. The card this time around is based just on 1 challenge but I used up supplies that were still sitting on my desk from my previous card which meant that it didn’t go into my drawer of left overs. And this is the card that I came up with

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As you can see I used the same backing papers that I used in the previous card but this time everything is matted with brown lightweight card stock.

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Yes it is the same sketch as well from the previous card as well. I liked it so much that I wanted to have some more fun with this sketch. The images are actually from the reverse side of the paper sheet that I used so I thought that they suited the card sketch wonderfully. I really liked the idea of making another card that had a similar starting point but I ended up with something that looked different but used up that paper that I was using at the time. For the strip I used this camera washi tape that I had which I thought went with the travel theme of this card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the likes, comments and views that my blog receives. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #491

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Birthday Van

Hello Everyone,
Another creation but this time around it is based on 3 different challenges. I have used a previous challenge but also found two others to play with as well. And this is the creation that I came up with when I mashed all of these together

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And so the challenges I have mashed together are

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Make Your Mark with Shopping Our Stash
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Buttons/Enamel Dots with Cute Card Thursday

and of course a sketch

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The sketch to me looks like it was made for a card for a female but I looked in my stash and I didn’t have a lot of male themed cards. So I decided that I would make a male themed card and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I have again used a stamp set from a magazine that I bought a while ago and it had some papers with it so I decided to use both.

I stamped the van and signpost images on some heavy weight card stock and coloured it in with my Copic markers. Then I used my detail scissors and cut out both images leaving a small white border. Then it was onto the rest of the card. From black paper I cut the base layer using my guillotine and the strip element as well; which I stamped with a tyre track stamp and used some of my brown Distress Inks to give it the look of dirt. To make the circle element I used 2 circle dies taped at the same time and ran this through my Cuttlebug to give the frame element. I placed the van image under the frame and cut around it so it became a part of the frame. Then I built the card using the sketch and placing the signpost in place of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate all of the likes, comments and visits to my blog. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Image result for travel by car quotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Shopping Our Stash – Make Your Mark
Cute Card Thursdays – Button/Enamel Dots
Tuesday Morning Sketches #491