card sketch, Handmade Cards, Wedding/Anniversary

Well Made Anniversary

Hello everyone, today I am here to share with you a card that I have made for a wonderful couple that I know. I tried to make a card that would suit both of them because they like different things.

10 13 Well Made Anniversary

Can you tell what they love to do? This card started with a sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #524. It stumped me for a while and the card doesn’t follow this sketch …

… 100% but I am happy with how it turned out. I definitely didn’t get as many strips of patterned paper in the background, my calculations went wrong but I still liked how many I got. And I couldn’t undo because I was sticking as I was cutting so that I didn’t get my strips out of order 🙂

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I really appreciate you stopping by and all of the comments and likes that my posts have been receiving. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

9 Chronic Illness Quotes to Comfort You During a Flare Up

Until next time, you are important no matter what!
❤ Tracy

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Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Fluttering Butterflies

Hello everyone, today I had some fun and pulled out my watercolour paints. I have just gotten into using these again after not using this type of medium since High School. But I used a digital image from Bugaboo Digital Images. And this is the card that I made.

10 06 Butterfly

Unfortunately, this image is no longer available but I love using it. The image only comes with 1 butterfly in the middle to get the other 2 I cropped the image and printed them at the same time on another piece of watercolour paper. This whole design was started by this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #336.

I will also be entering this card into the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Catch The Bug Challenge site.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I really appreciate the likes and comments that I get on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

4sure

Until next time, have fun doing what you love,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Aussie Birthday

Hello everyone, a birthday card with some Aussie friends on it. I have a wonderful paper pad from Kasiercraft that I am slowly using up because I love it so much and don’t want it to disappear quickly. This is the card I made with it.

10 06 Kooka Birthday

This card was inspired by a card sketch by the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge. Their sketch TMS#523 started this card off. And this is that sketch

I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch. I think that it will end up in my favourites pile for me to reuse at some stage. The 6X6 paper pad is called Open Road by Kasiercraft it is Australiana themed and I may have more than 1 pad in my stash 😉 It is unusual to find a paper pad for my country.

Thanks for stopping in 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 next time, make the most of the life you are living,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Happy Bird-day

Hello everyone, today I have gone right out of my comfort zone and I have made a one layer card. I definitely don’t do this style I love my layers but I have popped the one layer panel up on some foam for a little dimension.

09 27 Happy Bird

The reason I went down this route is because of the post by Melissa who made the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketch #522. She said that for this sketch she saw it as a one layer card. So I decided to see if I could make this sketch …

… into a one layer card. I am really happy with how this turned out and I actually had a lot of fun conceiving how to make this happen. I used a bird layering stamp outline and made a mask first. I used a Tim Holtz Stencil called ‘Leafy’ with 2 Distress Ink colours called Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. I applied the ink with my new ink blending brushes, I am loving using these on stencils. After the stenciling was finished I then used the layering stamps to finish up the bird. Then I finished the card off by popping the panel up on foam and layering it on some dark blue cardstock and a card base.

I am happy that you decided to stop by and see my card project. Also, thanks for all of the comments and likes on my projects because I appreciate it. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

No place like home

Until next time, find your happy and spend some time doing it,
❤ Tracy

Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Life

Baby and Bear

Hello everyone, the card that I have for you was made for the Catch The Bug Challenge. I am super pleased with how the card has turned out.

09 25 Its a Girl

The Catch the Bug Challenge is the September Bingo Challenge, these are fun to participate in because you have so many options.

For my card I went straight across the bottom. Even though this is a retired Bugaboo image I love using her as she is adorable sitting with her teddy friend. The papers that I used are actually from a card crafting magazine that I got quite a while ago but was sitting on my desk. The sentiment sticker has been sitting in my stash for ages but the gold stripes are actually new to my stash from a company called “Love From Lizi“. I love these but postage from the UK is a killer to the land of OZ – I got these when Lizi was offering free postage so I only had to pay for the product.

Thanks for coming on by my blog to have a look at my card project. I appreciate your visit and all of the likes and comments that I recieve on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Nice Cup of Tea

Until next time, find something that you love and go do it!
❤ Tracy

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

Hobnail Tulips

Hello everyone, as I mentioned in my last post I made 2 cards with the same image from Power Poppy. Well here is the other card from that pair.

09 25 Vase Tulips 2

As I also mentioned in the last post this card started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday #582. And here it is again for your reference.

I have used the same die that I used on the previous card to make the swirl but I have only adjusted it a little to fit on the card. This time around I have used a Get Well Soon sticker from my stash. The paper that I have used on both cards comes from that large stash of Recollections Black and White Paper Pad it gives a little bit of pattern without overwhelming my watercolour panels which I wanted to be the focal point.

Thanks for stopping into my blog and having a look at my card project. I want to also say thanks for all the comments and likes on my blog I really appreciate it. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on for this post.

Until we meet again, always remember that you matter,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy

Vase of Love

Hello Everyone, I am sorry that I haven’t been blogging much of late but I am having problems with my left shoulder which is impeding on my crafting big time. I have found a couple of things that I can do without too much pain which has saved me from going completely around the bend. Crafting for me is my way of de-stressing from the world so to not be able to do it to the extent that I would love to be able to do it is frustrating.

But I am here to share with you a card that I made during one of my periods of not so much pain 😀

09 18 Vase of Flowers

As with most of my card making this card started with a sketch and this time around it is a sketch from Sketch Saturday. My card is only slightly different from the sketch because I couldn’t fit 6 strips just because of the size of my image panel. But here is sketch #581 from Sketch Saturday for you to look at.

The image is one that has been sitting in my stash for a little while wondering when it might have a chance at being on a card. I have used black paper for the layering and the papers I used are from Recollections the mega pack of black and white that I picked up just a little while ago. The sentiment is from a stamp set called “Here for You” by Waffle Flower.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I am glad that you stopped on by and before you leave I would like to share this last thought for this post.

Golden Blogging Tips For The Beginner Blogger

Until next time, find your happy and do it,
❤ Tracy