Love Is You

10 Love Is You.JPGHello everyone,
The card that I made today could be used for many occassions.  But I think that I like this card sketch though … it’s simple but can be taken in so many directions.

The sketch come from Case this Sketch and its Sketch #292 and it was designed by Brian. And this is the sketch with the measurements that I used to create the above card

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The papers that I used are from Kasiercrafts’ Stargazer 6X6 paper pad. The sentiment I actually cut with my Scan and Cut machine … my machine and I are on speaking terms again after a very extended break from each other. I am making a lot of use of this machine of late due to my fingers becoming more sore from cutting images and such.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought

11 Quotes to Remember When You're in a Bad Mood

I have to try and live more in the moment of what is happening and not second guessing what is coming. Living with a Chronic Illness changes your outlook on life. The way I thought that my life was going to go is nothing like how it is.

Have a Happy Crafty Accepting Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Merry Christmas

09 Christmas CTS

Hello everyone,
I told you that I would be back with a 2nd post and here it is. Yes it’s a Christmas card and no I don’t think that it’s too early to make them. I give some of my cards away to a charity and they need them by early September so those have already gone and now I’m making the ones I need to send myself. It’s scary how close posting date is for these but anywho onto the reason for your visit my card! And here is a reminder of the sketch by CASe this Sketch #290 by Chrissy

I used a Kasiercraft paper pad from my Christmas stash and some add-ons that I had bought when they were available. With this sketch is time I brought the strips closer together and I also flipped the sketch. This just worked better with the Merry Christmas banners.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always I would like to leave you with this last thought:

Advice from a Sea Lion - Postcard - Your True Nature

There are many things on this list that I would like to do actually. Doing some of these things I think would actually help me feel better after everything that has been going on in my world lately.

Have a Happy Crafty Sea Lion Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

UPDATE 5th October – I received this

Sew Beautiful

Hello Everyone,
As you may have seen from my previous post I am in the middle of shifting around my craft space to a bigger area. I am progressing but it is taking longer than I anticipated because of health issues… but it is coming along.
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I have had this image printed out for quite a while but I hadn’t gotten around to colouring it in. So with my being down to smaller amount of supplies I made the best of things. I still had my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, distress inks and stencils available plus also my Cuttlebug. So with these things available I made the above card using two challenges as inspiration.

          
I love to start a lot of my cards with a sketch and sketch #278 by Donna was definitely a different one. And sometimes I also like to bring my colour options down to just a few so the combo from Color Throwdown helped with this.

I just got the stitched embossing folder and the pinking shear square edged die on the front of a magazine. Pairing of these two worked well together with my Sunbonnet Sue image which I finally got to colour up after it sitting in my folder for what seems like years. After cutting out the squares I used a woven stencil by Scrapmatts with my distress ink and foam blending tool just to give the pieces a little more definition.

It was so much fun making a card with limited supplies. But I will be happy when I am back with all of my supplies. Even though this feels like it will never be fully accomplished. And as always before you leave I wish to leave you with this final thought
#DollyParton
I am believing on this statement. I have to believe that everything that I have been through and are continuing to go through all has a purpose. I don’t fully know what that purpose is and I may never know but I believe there is a reason behind it.

Have a Happy Sorted Crafty Kind of Day,

TracyB

Sympathy Bird

Hello Everyone,
I think that most card makers would agree that there is 2 types of cards that we don’t have an easy time making. Those 2 being Masculine and Sympathy cards.

Well today I was requested by a friend to make a sympathy card for her Son and his Girlfriend. She has just lost her beloved Grandmother.  So I set about finding an image that I thought would be suitable and a colour combination that I thought would work.

I remember the colour combination that Color Throwdown has at the moment and then I looked at one of my favourite card sketch blogs and I liked the sketch that was being used at the moment.

Color Throwdown #495 and Case this Sketch #274

and this is my interpretation of this combo
Sympathy Bird.jpgThis bird image is from the Australian Simply Cards magazine Issue 117.  It is actually a layering stamp and this was my first time using such a set and I have to say I had a lot of fun with it.  I gold heat embossed the sympathy sentiment its very subtle but I like it.

I would like to thank you for stopping by my project and blog today. And as always I would like to leave you with this thought:
Life's little treasuresDecide where you are going to put your energy today.

Have a Happy Thoughtful Crafty Kind of Day,
My Name

Sliced Christmas

Hello Everyone,
Tell me what do you get when you make lots of cards that are shorter than your pretty papers? Any ideas (think)
A: Lots of paper strips. I was at a loss as to what to do with all of these until I looked at the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge and found this challenge going at the moment.

So I was able to use up a lot of my strips and since I had all the supplies out I ended up making 2 cards at the same time. This is a photo of one of the creations:
simpleChristmas.jpgIt’s a simple card but I really like it. I think I am going to have to keep this sketch in mind for using up other scraps I have in my stash.  Yeah I know I should probably just throw away any scraps – but I don’t like wasting any of my beautiful papers.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation today. And as always before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
This is definitely my prayer for the coming year.  May the New Year be so much more loving than 2017. Best Wishes to you all.

Have a Happy Crafty Fun filled kind of Day,
My Name

 

Gingerbread Dance

Hello Everyone
Can you believe that there is less than a month until Christmas? I know I certainly can’t. I am so behind with my Christmas card making. It has been quite interrupted with my health and other family stuff but I am making some inroads. And here is another one to add to my pile 😀

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One of the main reasons that I really like this card is because it is making use of my Christmas stash.  It is quite large … sales are a stash maker I tell you 😉

I have used the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge to start this card which was to use a Gingerbread image – I had this paper in my stash which I really couldn’t find the right card to use it on.  Then I went looking for a sketch to use and I found this one

I really don’t know what I would do without sketch. I find them a great starting place for making a card. I hope you like my take on it.  By combing these two challenges together I think I have come up with a simple but sweet creation. (puns intended!)

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I would love to leave you with this thought before you leave:


When I am not sitting and crafting a lot of the time you can find me with my nose stuck in a book.  I love being transported to another place and time … even if its only for a small amount of time.

Have a Happy Crafty Fun Kind of Day
My Name

Challenge Entries
Case this Sketch # 248
Christmas Cards All Year Round – Gingerbread

Christmas Hearts

Hello Everyone, here I am to share a 2nd card. As I said in my previous post we have been experiencing storms around our area lately so I am trying to upload what I made very late last night after the storms in our area had passed.

And as I love to play along with sketches and this sketch even though its claimed as retro I personally hadn’t come across it before so I had to play along.  And this is the creation that I made following the sketch

Christmas Hearts.jpgAs you can see I flipped the sketch on its side.  But it is so nice to be completing another Christmas Card and to also be getting through my stash of Christmas supplies. Some of which has been hanging around since I first started with scrapbooking in the early 2000’s.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. And now I would like to leave you with a thought before you leave:
My-home-is-in-Heaven.Have a Happy Crafty Fun Filled Day
My Name

Challenge I am entering
Case this Sketch – Retro#88 Challenge #245