Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Meowy Christmas

Hello everyone, another card for the Holiday Critter Chaos happening over at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog. I am having so much fun playing with their critter images.


Bugaboo Holiday Critter Chaos Challenge Day 5 – Photo Inspiration

I used this image because it always puts a smile on my face and I know a few cat lovers who will enjoy receiving this next Christmas. It is so nice to be already working on my cards for next year I’m not usually this lucky to be getting ahead of things.

I decided to keep the card design pretty simple because I wanted the image to shine on the front of the card. These papers have been sitting at the bottom of my Christmas stash for I don’t know how long. I want to shout myself some new paper pads but I may be a little late now unless I pick up some in the post-Christmas sales 😉

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I am glad that you stopped by my blog; before you depart I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Funny holiday humor Christmas quote. #humor #funnyquote #christmas #quotes

Until my next post,
Enjoy this joyous Season.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Sketch Spin

Hello everyone, I am back with the card for day 2 of the Bugaboo Christmas Critter Choas Challenge for 2019; and today it is a sketch to play with.

And if you have been on my blog before you will know that I love using sketches for my designs. So I had a lot of fun playing along with this sketch but I decided to do something a little different 🙂


I turned the sketch around and I didn’t use a bow on my design I used a star die cut instead. The main reason for rotating the design is to suit the Christmas Critter that I already had printed and didn’t want to waste. I coloured in Christmas Cat with my copic markers and I used some brown Distress Ink along the bottom just to give some ground for him to stand on. To make some fluff on his hat I used some White Opal Stickles and I am really happy with how it turned out.

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

Well 2nd fav place 😉 after my craft space.

Until my next post,
Spend time in your happy places.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT October Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone, today I am here to share with you a Colour Challenge with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Design Team. It is week 2 of October and Branka is our hostess again. And these are the colours that she chose for all of us to have fun with.

02 Colour

This is definitely a different combination of colours to play with and I had some difficulty in trying to figure out how to use them. This is the card that I came up with.

52CCT 10 2019 wk2 Colour

While I was having problems with figuring out what to do I went looking through my images to see if one stood out for use with this combination. And then I found this adorable image “Meowy Christmas” by Jodi from Bugaboo images. And he is still available here. The one thing I like about this image is that you can colour this cat anyway you wish. So if you know who this is going to go to you can colour it like their cat to make it more personal. I chose to go with a Tortishell colouring because it helped with the challenge colours 😀

Thanks for stopping in at looking at my Design Team work for the 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over to our challenge blog and have a look and maybe even join in on one of our challenges. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until the next time we meet, do what makes you happy,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Purrrfect Birthday

Hello everyone, trying to make a card with not many colours makes it harder. But having a wonderful silhouette image to work with makes things much easier.


And this cat silhouette image from Bugaboo was just the ticket. This card I will also be entering into 2 different challenges.

This bingo challenge from Bugaboo which I have used the right column and also a sketch challenge #355 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really 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.

Never too late…

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

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Purrfect Christmas

10 Christmas Pet.JPG

Hello everyone. I had so much fun making my previous card that I had to colour another one of the fun cat images that I have. When I have some down time I colour images that make me smile and then I have images ready to put onto cards. I have 2 favourite mediums that I like to colour with – Copic Markers and Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. This image I coloured with my Copic Markers.

Then over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge their theme for October is Christmas pets so I had the perfect image coloured for this challenge.

And if you been to my blog before you know that I love making cards using a sketch. So I searched my favourite sketch sites and found #536 by Sketch Saturday that I thought would suit my cute cat image.

Sketch Saturday 536

The papers that I used are by Kasiercraft. This paper pack was called Mistletoe and the scalloped border came from this paper pack as well. The sentiment I actually made on my computer and printed it at the same time as the cat image.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Oh this gave me just the giggle that I needed today. But I will admit that sometimes I am that person who does pull a push door. Have a great day no matter which side of this quote you are on.

Have A Happy Crafty Opposite Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Cats Christmas

10 Cat Christmas

Hello everyone,
Another Christmas card finished and I am really happy with how it turned out. On my Christmas card list is a bunch of cat lovers and I am sure one of them will love receiving this.

This card was actually inspired by 2 challenges. The bunch over at Time Out Challenges are asking us to be Colourful for challenge #120 and then I have found a lovely sketch site over at Feeling Sketchy and this is sketch #203

FS #203.jpg
The first is the image from their site the 2nd is my copy with the measurements included.

I think that I have covered the Time Out requirements for being colourful. When I saw that challenge I thought of this image, I’m not 100% sure where I got this digital image from. But I printed it out and coloured it in with my Copic markers.  The papers are from my Christmas stash which is shrinking a little but I need to shrink it a lot more.

Hope you like my take on both of the challenges. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

RoughOh Snoopy my pal you don’t know the half of it and its not even the end yet! This has been a really really rough week. Hope that your week is going a whole heap better.

Have a Happy Crafty Smooth Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy


Birthday, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Cats Birthday

Hello Everyone,
I haven’t been on for a week – life was busier than I was expecting.  I forgot about some appointments that I had until I got the reminder texts ….

Today’s card share is a 2 for 1 project. I combined 2 challenges into the 1 card – the challenges are Color Throwdown #490 and Card in Envy: It’s Birthday Party Time.

I really loved the color combo for the throwdown challenge and I knew that I had an image that would suit it wonderfully.  It is a gorgeous free digital image from Wee Stamps called “Miss Kitty” And here is the project that I made with it …
Such a cute image. I coloured Miss Kitty using my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. The papers come from a Kasiercraft paper pack from my stash it had all of the colours together from the challenge combined in different ways.

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look at my project.  I really hope that you have a great week and as always before you go I wish to leave you with this thought:
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Life can get in the way of things but you can get back to where you want to be. Tomorrow can and usually is different from today.

Have a Happy Moving Forward Crafty Kind of Day,
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