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Candy Cane Elf

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that is combining 2 challenges from Bugaboo. One is from the Catch The Bug Challenge blog and the other is the final sketch from Stella Says Sketch for 2019.

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The image that I have used is Deacon on a Candy Cane. This is an older image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s still a favourite of mine. I coloured him in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils a little while ago and I thought he would suit this card. I decided to keep this card pretty simple as the background paper that I chose to use was quite busy.

Challenges I am entering…

Weekly Challenge!

Catch The Bug Weekly Challenge – December Anything Goes

and this sketch #721 from Stells Says Sketch

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I have so much fun bringing these to you all. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Remember you can start anew today…
❤ Tracy

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Farwell 2019

Hello everyone, I can not believe that we have gotten to the end of our challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge for 2019. So as a way of looking back over this year’s challenges we are asking you to dive into our archives and pick your favourite challenge and make a card based on that challenge. Don’t forget to let us know which one you choose to base your design on.

Well if you have spent any time around my blog you will know that I love using sketches. So, of course, I decided to follow one from this year and it is this one

This sketch is from our June challenge. And this is my new card using this card as my starting point.

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This image has been hanging out in my stash for quite a while waiting for me to find the perfect project for me to use it on. The paper in the background is from a paper pad that I picked up a year ago and then on the other side, I used one of my many neglected embossing folders. I am really pleased with how this turned out and I have another card towards my 2020 Christmas Card stash unless I need a last-minute card.

Thanks for all of your support of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge over 2019. I hope that you will come and help us celebrate the end of 2019 and join in on our last challenge. And then I hope that you will come to join us again in 2020 on January 4th for another year of great challenges. And as always a quote for you to ponder on before you leave my blog.

christmas comparison

No matter how you spend your Christmas may you find yourself somewhere happy, peaceful and wonderful. Look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Until my next post,
Keep working towards your goals.
❤ Tracy

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Old St Nick

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I have made using an old image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s one of my favs. Unfortunately, it is no longer in the shop but there are many wonderful images over there. I encourage you to go and have a look and maybe pick up a few. But this card started with a card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. First to the card that I made …

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The image has been printed on my inkjet printer with 2 different digital papers layered behind the Santa image. The image I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. For the fur around his jacket, I used a combo of 3D puff paint and some White Pearl Stickles.

This is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Thanks for stopping on by my blog today to have a look at my creation. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that are left on my posts. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

 If not crafting I’m usually stuck in a book 😀

Until my next post,
Find yourself lost in the pages of a book.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT November Technique

Hello everyone, I am here with the last challenge for November 2019 for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this means that a choice was made between hosting a Stash or a Technique Challenge and we get to play along with …

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What a great challenge. I love to watercolour so when I saw this I was so happy 🙂 and this is the card that I came up with.

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I just got a silhouette stamp set from the front of Creative Stamping magazine and these 4 images were a part of the set so I knew straight away that they would become a part of my watercolour card for this challenge. I stamped the images onto my watercolour panel but they didn’t stamp crisp. This didn’t bother me as I knew that I would be able to use my Sharpie pens after my watercolouring dried. So this is what I did and then I added a star above the manger and used my white gel pen to put stars in the sky.

I used black layering card for my layers and around the watercolour panel, I used my Black Sway Peel Offs from Love from Lizi. I also found a gold Merry Christmas sticker in my stash that was the correct size to fit below the panel and this finished my project off.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over and see what the other design team member got up to this week. Plus also why not consider playing along with us this week. Before you leave my blog I would like to give you this thought to ponder on.

Christian t-shirts, tank tops and art prints for women. You are loved. Emily Burger Designs is now Blue Chair Blessing.

Until my next post,
May your life be blessed not stressed.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT November Theme

Hello everyone, can you believe we are halfway through November already! This year seems to be whizzing by at a great rate of knots before we all know it we will all be singing Christmas Carols and seeing family.

But anyway onto the challenge this week over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week we have a theme to make our cards with and this time the theme is

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I must admit to being a little stumped each time with the theme challenges. But when I read this one I knew the exact image that I was going to use so this is where I started. And this is the card that I came up with

52CCT 11 2019 wk3 Theme

Isn’t this image just the most adorable and so suits the theme this week. This is Candy Cane Cupcake by Bugaboo Digital Designs. I coloured this image in with my Copic Markers and glued the image to some gold paper and cut around the image. The background papers are from my stash of Christmas papers and I think that these particular ones have been in there a couple of years.

I thought that the striped paper reminded me of a candy cane and then I found this small piece of candy cane paper. These papers I backed with some navy blue cardstock and on the strips of candy cane paper, I added some green glitter pinstripe stickers by Love from Lizi. Then added a sentiment sticker as well as some gold holographic circle stickers to finish of this card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will take some time and come on over and join in with us for this challenge. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until the next post,
Work your decisions.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT November Colour

Hello everyone, here we are with the 2nd-week challenge for November. And as things go this means we are up to having a colour challenge. And the colours that we get to play around with are …

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Now, these are fabulous colours, definitely not the usual colours used for Christmas. If you know me you would be aware that I love Purple – I wear it almost every day and most of my accessories are in a shade of this colour. So knowing all of this you would think that I would have this colour in my paper stash. Well not really … here is my card and then I will explain

52CCT 11 2019 wk2 Colour

I have layering cardstock in purple and I have a paper pad with purple elements but it definitely doesn’t suit Christmas. So when I printed this cute Christmas Teddy Present image by Bugaboo Digital Images (available here) I found this purple star paper that I put behind the image before printing. I coloured in the image with my Copic markers staying with the V and BV families except for the Teddy and Santa Hat 😉 For the other paper I used a stencil which I thought looked like a sweater design and my Wilted Violet Distress Ink and make-up brush applicator. I was lucky to have a purple ink in my stash which I used to stamp my sentiment and turned the strip into a banner and this finished off my card for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I really appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been getting, Thanks. Before you go from my blog today I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until we next meet,
Get lost in a book.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT October Theme Challenge

Hello everyone, today it is the 3rd week in October which means it is theme time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Branka has chosen this theme for all of us to play along with …

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I must admit that I don’t have a lot of snowmen in my collection of stamps – not even digi! So I found this image in the Printmaster program that I have on my computer and I went with this one.

52CCT 10 2019 wk3 Theme

I thought that it was quite a cute image with the snowmen and lady singing. The sentiment I actually made up myself and used my computer to put it onto the image before printing.  For the placement of everything I used a sketch from Operation Write Home #122

The best things in life are Pink.: Carta Bella's Spring Market - 34 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Thanks for stopping by today and looking at my card project. 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.

#PsychologyQuotesThoughts

Until next time, give yourself a break,
❤ Tracy