card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
Spent some time in my craft space this afternoon. Doing a little clean up but also had time to make a card as well. I went over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog to see what they were up to and I made this card

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and this is the colour palette that I had to play around with

The background paper was my starting point and I saw the kisses washi tape in my stash and that was another element that I could use but I wasn’t sure how to pull it all together so I went looking for a sketch to help me map it all out. And I chose this one from Sketch Saturday

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These measurements are for the front of an A6 sized card. All mats add a further 0.5cm.

Then I knew how to pull it all together. I decided to pull out my distress inks to make the heart paper element as I didn’t have anything that worked fully.  With the sentiment set that I used for this card it could be used for many occasions I think. Then all of the elements have been matted onto black paper just to help make them pop.

I hope that you like my interpretation of this colour palette. If you did why not consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this thought

Captain Kirk quote

How true is this! And yes we can talk ourselves out of so much just because we fear of what is to come. This is why whenever I am facing something I want all the facts so that I can work towards meeting it.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Color Throwdown Challenge #530

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Time Flies

Hello Everyone,
Yes another card made today. It’s good to have some spare time because you get to do some stuff that you love doing. Mind you I am hiding out from a project that I should be working on but you won’t tell anyone will you?

Onto my 2nd card for today. This time is a stamp that has been in my stash for a while because it came attached to the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue #41. And this issue plus the stamps happened to be sitting on my desk so I thought why not use it to make a card for the sketch from the crew over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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and this is the sketch that I was working with

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The main thing that you can see that is different about my card and the sketch is the fact that I didn’t use the postage stamp shape this is because I don’t have a die with shape. But I thought that I would use a die that I haven’t used in ages. This die is  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2 the matting I made by cutting around the outside of the die I used for the image layer. The die above this one in the pack was just too large to be used. The papers that I have used are from the same one paper pack that I used in my previous card; they were still sitting on my desk after I completed the last card so I thought why not use what was already out. The paper lace is from my stash this is something else that hasn’t seen the light of day for quite a while.

Maybe I should have called this project – Visiting the Past! Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Please consider leaving a comment or hitting the like button before you go. But before you do go I would like to leave you with this thought

Image result for pinterest is not a waste of time its research

Yes I love looking on Pinterest. It is how I find inspiration but also if I am stuck on an idea I can usually find what I want on here. So yes I do a lot of research on here.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #490

card sketch, Get Well Soon, Greeting Cards

Caught a Bug?

Hello Everyone,
I have been going through the digital images that I have already printed out and trying to match them to projects or sketches so that I can use them and not waste them. So I found an image that looked like fun to work with and the sketch from Feeling Sketchy. This is the card that came about with this combination

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Isn’t this a cute image. I just love the look on the lady bugs face. This image is BJ Ladybug Jar from Bugaboo Stamps it doesn’t seem to be available anymore but there are plenty of other fun images over at their store (here). I coloured in this image with my Copic Markers and used my Polychromos pencils to put a shadow around the bottom of the jar to ground it so it wasn’t just sitting on nothing.

And this is the sketch that started this card

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Because of the size that I had printed this image I had to change the dimension of the flag element on the card. But I think that I still kept with the sketch. The backing paper is from an old paper pack from My Minds Eye that I am near the end of. I matted everything with some orange paper. Then I found some pink felt flowers which I stuck on with UHU clear glue and included some leaves cut from green paper. And that completed my project for today.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Please consider leaving a comment or hitting the like button. Then before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

recovery

I have learnt this unfortunately over the past year. I broke my toes in January 2018 and here we are over a year later and things still aren’t back to where they were.  A lot of other stuff is cropping up because of this … it’s a definite learning curve.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Feeling Sketchy #210 

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

Doggone Special

Hello Everyone,

I am combining 2 challenges this time around.
Catch the Bugs
Related image

and this Sketch Saturday sketch
Sketch Saturday 550Well with this combination this is the card that I came up with.

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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

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Ode To Jessi

Hello Everyone,

Today I am playing along with the Shop Our Stashes Challenge blog. And they have asked us to go to Jessi’s blog and be inspired by her creative life. So while I was going through her blog I found that she was inspired by sketches. And if you have been around my blog much you know how much I love using sketches for my card designs. So I found this card of Jessi’s and this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

I loved this sketch but I also loved the colours that Jessi had used in her background so I ended up creating this card

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In creating this card I got a little bit brave. You see this background is actually a page from a calm colouring book and I have liked this image for quite awhile but wasn’t brave enough to tackle the colouring of it.

I didn’t even photocopy it before I went ahead and did the “ink smooshing” technique! Once I started with Pickled Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Inks onto an acrylic block there was no going back except into the bin if I wasn’t happy with the results. But I really liked how it came out and I think that I may have to try this again with some other pages from colouring books.

I used my Cuttlebug to make the black circle frame before stamping onto some Vellum paper the Happy 80 Birthday using some Lavender ink. I doubled up the vellum so that you could see the stamping a little clearer. I wanted the strip of paper to compliment the mandala of the background and found this paper in my bits drawer and matted it with some black paper. Then I added the washi tape as the last element.

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

your fingerprint

Each of us are capable of leaving such an impression on this world. Even before we leave this world. We move to different places or we no longer see people. What will people remember about you?

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Shop Our Stash – Ode To Jessi

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

All My Love

Hello Everyone,
It is so good to be back in my craft space and creating again. Do you ever get withdrawal symptoms when you stop doing what you usually do for awhile? I got this way over the past couple of weeks. I have been crafting but not really sharing but now I am back into it again.

Anywho onto the reason yo stopped by my creation 🙂

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This card is digging into my stash in a big way. These papers have been in there since my daughter was little and she is going back to Uni to do her Masters! So you can tell how long these papers have been around.

The card started it’s journey first by finding two challenges from 2 of my favourite places to visit. Time Out Challenge with a theme of Loving and Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes. But if you have been to my blog before you will know that I love to use sketches to help me figure out placements and I used Freshly Made Sketch  #207

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As you can see from the sketch to my card they don’t quite match up – this is because of the papers that I had in my stash. I have just flipped the width measurements to make it fit the products that I had. I added the embossed heart which I coloured with some Distress Inks so I had a place for my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. I would love to know that you stopped on by so please consider leaving either a like or a comment. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

proud of who you are, what you do, difference you make

I think that this is a fabulous way to live. I am going to try to remember this more during the coming year.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenges Entered

Cute Card Thursday #563 – Anything Goes

 Time Out Challenge – Loving

Birthday, card sketch

Hot Air Balloon Birthday

Hello everyone. The card I am sharing with you today is a type of card that I find hard to make. Male themed birthday cards! I don’t know why these type of cards are hard but they are.  I think I pulled it off with the card that I have made and here it is

The making of this card came about because of the team at Shopping Our Stash Weekly. Their challenge this week is 

and then I wanted to design from a sketch and I found this one

The first thing I did was scavenge through my craft supplies to see what I could use and I found an embossing folder with this Hot Air Balloon as part of the scene. I thought it would go well with the masculine theme. Along with the embossing folder the set also came with these boot prints which I used as the 3 elements on the sketch. 

After embossing the Hot Air image I coloured it in with my Copics.  Then I found some papers that suited this perfectly. It was a 6X6  paper pad called “Up and Away” by Kasiercraft. On the balloon paper I stamped the words relax & enjoy, it’s your day in Kraft coloured ink. Then I also cut some strips of paper from the paper pack and sponged some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink around the edge. I put some foam tape under the boot prints just to give them a little height. I matted each of the main layers with some Maroon layering paper and put it all together.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. Please consider giving my blog a like or even leaving a comment. And as always I would like to leave you with this thought for today

Oh this is so true. I had forgotten this for quite a while. After everything that myself and my family had been through in the past little while … I had forgotten that no matter the size of the progress at least it is progress. And I can see that I am further forward than I was even just a couple of months ago.

Have a Happy Crafty Progressive Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B