Christmas Time, Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT June Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,
I would like to introduce you to my Design Team work for
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.
And it is the 2nd week of June and it is time for a Colour challenge.

And Fabiola has chosen these colours for us to play along with

I must admit that this combination I do not usually use these colours so I had to think how I was going to combine them but this is the card that I came up with.

You may notice that I didn’t use a traditional sentiment for this card and this is nothing unusual for me. I just couldn’t go past this sentiment to be used with this image. I embossed my background with white embossing powder and then used 3 Distress Inks to make the sky. To colour in my image I used a mixture of pens to get the colours that I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come on over and play along with our colour challenge this month.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT May Theme

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 3rd week in May and this means it is time for a Theme Challenge with the Design Team from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Rosie has chosen this theme for us to play with

I have to admit that this one stumped me as to what to make for quite awhile. But this is the card that I came up with

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I decided to have a play around and just started making something. I knew that I wanted something other than people singing. I knew that I had this “Baaah Humbug” set which I used this sheep image and the song book came from a 2nd Set called “Holiday Party Animal” both stamp sets are by Lawn Fawn. I coloured these sheep in with my Copic Markers. Then I needed to find a background paper suited and I thought I had some sheet music paper but I couldn’t find anything in my stash.

So I used the string of Christmas lights from the Baaah Humbug set and some musical notes from another set. After I stamped this out I thought that the background was a little plain so I decided to do a splatter technique. I got out my spatter cubby and put the background in it then I got 3 Distress Inks, my spray bottle, a small fat brush and a stamp block and had some fun flicking ink. I must admit that I had to trust the process. After setting the panel aside to dry I rubbed the ink pad onto sections of the card base so that the colours would co-ordinate with the panel. Then I assembled everything together gluing the panel directly to the base but popping up the sheep on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. Please consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. I hope that you will consider coming on over and playing along with us this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Amen 🙏🏽

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT April Stash Challenge

Hello Everyone,
Today I am working with the team over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and it is week 4 of the month so we are up to our stash or technique challenge. And our hostess EK has gone with a stash challenge of

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I am sure that we have a lot of printed papers in our stash just waiting for the “perfect” card to go onto. When I read this challenge I knew the card that I wanted to make and this is what I made

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This card is actually made from scraps. I keep all of the large scraps from cutting 6X6 papers down to make cards and I use them to make cards like this. This quilt die really helps me to use up every scrap that I have and this way I get to showcase many different holiday papers.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my design team work for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come over and play along with our latest challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought.

Pix For > Children With Autism Quotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Christmas Time, Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT April Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

And today being week 2 of April we have a Colour Challenge brought to us by EK and for her colour choices for us to play along with we have

When this was first announced I must say that it took me a while to decide on the metallic to use and the colour to go along with it. But finally the choice was made for me by the design of the card that I made

This combination of embossing folder, rectangle die and scene die made my choices for me. Because it is such a regal scene I went with a regal combination of colours. Or at least to me they are. But I did notice that once I was putting the whole card together that I didn’t quite centre up the scene in the cut window.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that we will see you over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog and come play along with us. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this thought

Be confident God is always with you

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT March Technique

Hello Everyone,
I am here today with our 4th Challenge for March which is a technique challenge. Goga has asked us to do the following

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I was pretty sure that I had some folders that would suit this challenge as this is craft item is one of my favourite items to buy. And this is the card that I came up with

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I was first going to go with an embossing folder that had words on it but once I put my Old World Santa image from Bugaboo Digi Images it just didn’t look right. So then I searched through my collection of embossing folders and I found this one by Craft Concepts called Secret Garden which I thought looked like Christmas Berries so I went with it. I decided to keep the card pretty simple this time around because I wanted to keep the focus on the embossing.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Please consider coming over and participating in this weeks challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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Elf Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I am here today to share a simple card that I made following a sketch. It is another one for my Christmas collection.

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I found these cute images in a lift out from a magazine that I bought just this past Christmas and I hadn’t done anything with it. I am trying to work through my stash of papers so that I can feel like I can get some new supplies this coming Christmas. To make this card I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday

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So I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch. The background snowflake paper came from another magazine download but I thought it went well with the elf and gingerbread cookie. I decided to leave things quite simple this time because the sketch included banners and such. I hope you like my interpretation of the sketch.

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

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Christmas Time, Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT March Theme

Hello Everyone,

Today is week 3 of the month and this is Theme Challenge week over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. Goga has given this theme to play along with

I search through my entire Christmas stash and I don’t have any Gingerbread in there. So I went looking online for a free image as I couldn’t afford to buy a new digi image at the moment even though they are a great price. But I found an image I was able to work with and this is what I made

To give a little more life to my image I found this piping bag and chef hat that fit my image perfectly. I used a cover up die that I have had for a while to make the background because I couldn’t really find papers that I was 100% happy. I used several brown Distress Inks on the frame because I thought that it looked a little like baked goods.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. Hope to see you around the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge some time. And before you go please consider leaving a like or a comment. Also let me leave you with this thought before you go

Until Next Time,
Tracy B