card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT February Sketch

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are already in the 2nd month of 2020! Since it is the beginning of a new month it means that over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge we are getting to play along with a new sketch. And our hostess for the month Netta has chosen this sketch for us to play with

What a lot of fun can be had with this sketch. I must admit that I had the most trouble with choosing what to put in the diamonds! But this is what I did …

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I found these cute images in my Christmas Stamp section and thought that they would work well and they did. I kept things pretty simple this time around only because of my shoulder restrictions at the moment but I am really happy with how it came out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for this month. I hope that you will come on over to our blog and play along with our challenge. And as always before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Keep following your path.
😉 Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Love

Friends Gods Gift

Hello everyone, I have made some cards over the past couple of days. As I said in my last post I have had to make some adjustments to how I do things because of my limited abilities at the moment. But I think that I have worked out the best adjustment for me. But anywho onto the main reason that you stopped on by today … my card

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This card started with a sketch and this time around it is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #351. I use to be on their design team but due to my health I had to step down but I still love playing along with the sketches when I can.

Isn’t this a great sketch! As you can see I have turned this onto its side the main reason for doing this is that I wanted to use this long sentiment and it fitted best this way. This is more of the same paper pack from the last card; this sketch was perfect for me getting towards the bottom of the pack because I mainly have strips from cutting bases for other cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and looking at my card project. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Do something creative every day.
🙂 Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps

Live It Up Birthday

Hello everyone, it is time to play around with a new sketch. If you have been around on my blog before you will know how much I love using sketches in my card crafting. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been going through some images that I have previously coloured in and I am trying to use these on my projects.

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This wonderful tiered cake image from Power Poppy Stamps called “Layered Cake Digital Stamp” was sitting in my box of already coloured stamps. And when I saw this sketch #350 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I knew that I was halfway to making a card.

Because I wanted this image to be the star of this card I kept the rest of the colours on the card quite simple. Plus I am trying to use up some of my started 6×6 paper pads so that I can buy some new ones.

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

Until my next post,
Look after yourself – first
Then others.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team

52CCT January Sketch

Hello everyone, welcome to 2020 and the fun and challenges with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Design Team. As it was in previous years each week of the month will bring a different type of challenge. And each month we will have a new host and for January we have Andreja L. So to kick off the month we have a sketch to play around with

You can see that this card sketch is formed in a square. And this is the card that I made using this sketch.

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As you can see I have turned it into a rectangular card design. I don’t make square cards as they cost so much more to post here in Australia. But I am still really happy with what I came up with because I can still see the sketch design in my card.

I had a lot of fun making this card and colouring in the Australian/Warm Weather Christmas image for this card. It is so nice to find something that represents another side of the Christmas celebrations. I also got to use up some of my leftovers to make this card as well because I had these papers sitting in my Christmas crafting box.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my 1st Design Team project for 2020. I hope that you will join in the fun that we have in store this year. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Always enjoy whatever you may have to do.
❤ 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.

52CCT 2019 11 Nov

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.

52CCT 11 2019 wk 1 sketch

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

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.

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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

Baby, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Watercolour

Wee One Bug

Hello everyone, another card made from one of my images that I have watercoloured but this time around I have added some details with pens afterwards.

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This cute little image is called Wee Little Bug from Bugaboo Digital Images and is still available. This card started with a sketch from Stella Says Sketch #716 

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

I kept this card on the simple side because I wanted to let the watercolour image to be the main star. I had a lot of fun both colouring in the image and making up the card as well.

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

If you want to add a little spring to your decor and love peonies as much as I do then you will love these free printable spring peony art in four quotes.

Until next time, enjoy the season you are in,
❤ Tracy