Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

TMS #551

Hello everyone. 2 cards in 1 day – well actually the previous post for today was a scheduled post but this one was made this afternoon. Trying to run away from my pain so I am concentrating on something else :/

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So I went looking for a current sketch challenge that was happening and found sketch #551 from Tuesday Morning Sketches that I could play around with.

I loved this sketch because it gave me an opportunity to get rid of some of the strips of paper that I had leftover from other cards. These papers are from the same black and white pad that I used for a couple of my previous cards. I am slowly using this pad up which is a good thing.

The cupcake and stand stamps are from a magazine I got ages ago. The sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things and the set is “Anything but basic Birthday sentiments”. This stamp set is becoming a fav of mine as it has wonderful sentiments. Each of the banner pieces I sponged with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink just so they would stand out from the background.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Just to let me know that you stopped on by today please consider leaving either a comment or a like, I would appreciate it. But before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

This is true for any situation not just fitness. Because if you keep going you will be closer than you were before.

Until my next post,
🙂 Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Candle Trio

Hello everyone, another Christmas card for my growing collection. It feels weird working on next years collection when we haven’t finished this one but I’m not complaining. This card is actually the combination of 2 challenges.

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This is the card that came from the combination of
Daring Cardmakers Shining Lights

and then the sketch #345 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

The candle stickers have been sitting in my box for a number of years; wonderful to see them being used at last. I am really happy with how these two challenges came together. Found the Peace on Earth chipboard piece in my stash as well and coloured it in with some gold ink. It is so good to be using my stash for my crafting.

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

Until my next post,
Have fun reading a book.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards

Congratulations

Hello everyone, today’s card can be used for most occasions and I really like cards like this. The reason that I am saying that this card can be used for a variety of occasions is that I have used a very general sentiment this time around.

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and this sketch #591 from Sketch Saturday was a great one to use when I only had 1 rather plain 6×6 paper left in the pad I’ve been trying to use up 🙂

I am happy to be using up this paper pad and I have been able to make many different cards just from the last bits and pieces. I didn’t add the 2-star elements to my design because I fell in love with the papers that I was using and didn’t want to cover up any of the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the time spent on liking my projects and leaving comments. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for the post.

hod I Know This Is Your Plan. ..

Until my next post,
Remember tomorrow is another day to try.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Natural, White and Gold

Hello everyone, yes I am back card crafting and writing posts again despite my shoulder. I have been told by the professionals around me that I am not to baby my shoulder and to use it despite the pain it is causing at the moment. So I am doing what I love to do … craft!!

Anywho onto this card project. This card was inspired by 2 challenges – one a card sketch and the other a colour challenge. And this is the card that I made

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And these are the 2 challenges that I am entering. First off the sketch from Mojo Monday #527 – 

and then the colour challenge with The Daring Cardmakers – Natural, Gold and White

Taking the inspiration of the Natural I decided that I would use papers that depicted the natural environment – like browns and leaves and then I added in Gold and White elements. This paper pack has featured in a couple of my cards lately because it has been sitting on my desk from that last time that it was used. I hope that you like my interpretation of the theme.

Thanks for stopping in on my blog today. I hope that you find it both fun and maybe gets some inspiration as well. I really appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving lately. Before you leave my blog let me inspire you with this quote I found.

Only Jesus is worthy to be praised :)

Until my next post,
Keep moving forward always.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Old St Nick

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I have made using an old image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s one of my favs. Unfortunately, it is no longer in the shop but there are many wonderful images over there. I encourage you to go and have a look and maybe pick up a few. But this card started with a card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. First to the card that I made …

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The image has been printed on my inkjet printer with 2 different digital papers layered behind the Santa image. The image I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. For the fur around his jacket, I used a combo of 3D puff paint and some White Pearl Stickles.

This is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Thanks for stopping on by my blog today to have a look at my creation. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that are left on my posts. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

 If not crafting I’m usually stuck in a book 😀

Until my next post,
Find yourself lost in the pages of a book.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Butterfly Birthday

Hello everyone, I loved the look of the sketch that Julie made from Mojo Monday that I decided that I had to attempt to make a card even despite my shoulder restrictions at the moment. And this is the card that I came up with

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And this is the sketch #527 from Mojo Monday that started this whole card making session.

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My card ended up being a little bit different but it’s only missing the bow because I used washi tape instead of ribbon as I couldn’t find anything that would suit. I was going for a more masculine type of card – I think that I succeeded but I’m not 100% sure. What do you think? These papers have been in my stash for such a long time waiting for me to find the right project for them.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the comments and likes on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

Until the next post,
Live Each Day of Your Life.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

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, 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, Handmade Cards

Hello Happy Birthday

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I got to make. I made it using the paper pad that was sitting on my desk from the previous card and a new sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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And here is the sketch that I used #340 from AHSC

As you can see I flipped the sketch – I did this because of the elements that I had. The sentiment flag was a pre-printed one and I couldn’t change the orientation so I went with what I had. The checked element is some washi tape that I have in my stash. Most of my elements have been backed with green lightweight cardstock.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving 🙂 Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

@brendastemple posted to Instagram: Self-care tip: be sure your basic needs are met daily! #tip #basicneeds #selfcare #sunshine #water #hydration #vitamind #mentalhealthawareness #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthychoices #sunrays #mentalhealthmatters #emotion

Until the next time we meet,
Enjoy this life that you have.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT November Sketch

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are already in November? I certainly can’t believe that we are already here. But anyway onto the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And since this is the first week in November we have a sketch to play around with.

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As you can see this card is done as a square card. And I don’t make many square cards in my crafting so I have made an A6 sized card. And here it is.

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Trying to photograph cards with gold elements especially large ones can be tricky. But apart from that, I am really happy with how this card has turned out. When I make this design again and I will when I am able I think that I will put larger stars on the top of the trees.

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

Craft Meme Round 1 - My Designs In the Chaos Craft Meme Collection

Until we next meet,
Make time to Craft.
❤ Tracy