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52CCT August Sketch

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog for the beginning of our August set of Challenges. This month we have Netta as our host. And since it is the first week of the month we have a sketch to play with.

Netta has also turned this sketch into a Triptych Sketch.
Triptych means that your creation is split into 3.

I have created this card using the sketch

This is me diving into my scraps drawer because I couldn’t find anything that I was happy with. Then I found this paper and these adorable images plus the sentiment that actually goes along with this paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and play along with our challenge this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Inspirational Quote: 85% of what we worry about never happens stress less live more!

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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Cupcake Celebrations

Hello Everyone,
I just love the sketch from Mojo Monday so much that I had to make another card. And this time everything on this card comes from my long lost bottom of the pile stash. You know that place where stuff goes and you don’t see it so you don’t use it. Well, I got sick of having all of this stuff that I had purchased but haven’t used yet. And this is the card that I made using the sketch.

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Here is also the Mojo Monday #519 for you to look at.

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This sketch is so much fun to play along with. I know that it won’t be the last time that I use this one. I didn’t do anything this time with the stars because I just couldn’t find anything suitable in my stash – yes I know I was shocked as well.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I hope that you will stop by another time; please consider leaving a like or/and a comment I really appreciate those. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought.

Books are a hard bound drug with no danger of an overdose.  U am a haooy victim of books.  Books & All

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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