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52CCT August Colour

Hello Everyone,

It is the 2nd week of the month and over at 52 Christmas Card Challenge
Netta has chosen this colour combo for us to play with.

I must admit that this colour combination was a bit difficult for me to get my head around. But this is the card that I came up with.

When I started making this card I looked through my stash; I found that I didn’t have any craft products that suited so this meant a trip to my local big box craft store. I was lucky to find this bronze coloured tape but no papers in these colours. So I decided to make my own using a set of Layered Stencils to make a plaid background paper. I am not sure if I like this set of stencils but this is my first time using this particular set so I will have to play with different colour combos to make my final assessment.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that you will come on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and participate in the challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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No Pattern

Hello Everyone,
I am here to share with you a card that I made with a mix of 2 challenges.
The first is one from Cute Card Thursday
NO PATTERNED PAPER!
and a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #513

TMS 513

When I read the challenge on Cute Card Thursday I was a little thrown because I am so used to using patterned paper on my projects. But then I thought about it a little and this is the card that I came up with.

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So instead of using patterned paper, I used an embossing folder for the background. The panel on the left was made using bronze washi tape. The reindeer sticker is from my stash and has been sitting at the bottom of it for many a year so I am very happy to see it used. The sentiment circle came on the front of a card making magazine.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I appreciate all the likes and comments on my creations. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Stop regretting yesterday; stop longing for tomorrow. TODAY is the day to make it happen. #fitness #motivation from Tone-and-Tighten.com

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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January Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Andreja is bringing a colour challenge for us to play with. I like colour challenges because sometimes they get you to think outside the box with your crafting and Andreja definitely did that to me this time around.

january colour

Now those who know me know that I love purple 😉 but do you think that I could find any Christmas paper pads that had this combo … no! I have other occassion purple and green paper but not Christmas. But I was saved by a magazine that I had bought in December it  had downloadable papers that had purple and green some had aqua as well but I stuck with the purple and green ones and came up with this card.

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Once I found that papers I didn’t know how to pull it all together so I looked through past sketches from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I found this one from August 2016

52cct aug 2016

The trees inspired me to choose the paper with faux stitched trees on it and instead of using a piece of paper for the strip I went digging in my washi stash and found this one. It’s a little transparent but I liked how it coordinated with the papers so I went with it.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. Please consider liking and commenting on my blog but also coming along and playing with the current challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

embrace the new day

I like this photo because I like being near bodies of water especially if I am able to see a sunset or sunrise. I hope to catch a sunrise when I am away on holidays with my family. If I am lucky enough and the weather plays nice I maybe able to upload one of my photos or one my husband has taken.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

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January 2019 Sketch for 52CCT

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to 2019 and the start of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenges for the year. During January the host of the challenges will be Andreja. Since its the first week of the month it is time for a sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we have had a chance to play with.

52CCT Jan2019

As I have been doing I have provided the metric measurements for those who may find them useful. As you can see it is a square card design and I don’t usually do squares because of the waste by-product of making the card base. But this is what I came up with

Jan2019 sketch w watermark

This card is on the simpler side because it is not full of layers and such. But I like how it turned out – I think it helped that I used products from the same company. These are from Kasiercraft and they are from the First Noel 6X6 paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will come over and play along with the current challenge. Maybe some of the other fabulous challenges that we have in store for you coming up. You can find the information about 52 Christmas Card Throwdown here. Before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought

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I hope and pray that 2019 will be filled with laughter, fun and lots of craft! When times of sorrow or unhappy times come passing by remember that you will get through the other side. I would encourage you to dig into those relationships that fill you … so that during the happy times you are overflowing with joy and then during the harder times you have something to draw on – memories of better times to get you through.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

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Joy

Hello everyone,
I am back for a second card project for today. It’s so good to be able to have some time in my craft space. But this happens when you don’t have to do school runs and such 😉 And this is my card
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I really had fun with this one and I think that I may redo this card a couple more times. The image is a digital stamp Christmas Word Joy from Bugaboo stamps. I use this image quite a lot because you can colour it to suit your papers, very handy that! And to start this card off came the sketch
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And as I have been doing I have included the measurements to make a front for a A6 card. And also any mats are usually 0.5cm bigger.
The image I printed and coloured with my Copic markers and it is backed with a Christmas digital paper. Then I added this to a piece of shimmer Maroon paper and matted this with green paper. The poinsettia is a die cut that I had left over in my Christmas Stash.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. To let me know that you stopped by please consider leaving a comment. And before you go I would like to leave you with this thought
This is something that I hope to be able to do more of while I am not running to different things over this Christmas/New Year break. I want to do more reading next year – that is a goal for me.
Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
😸 Tracy B
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Oh Holy Night

Hello everyone,
Yes I am still making Christmas cards but now I am starting onto next years batch. As I now have 2 places that I donate cards too now and also my own needs I am definitely going to have to be making them all through the next 12 months. And this is what I have started with
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For me this is definitely a “Clean and Simple” style of card mainly because it doesn’t have a lot of layers. I actually like how this turned out but of course with me it started with finding a sketch and I found this one
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And as I do for you I have included the measurements not only for myself to use the next time but also if you would like to make a card using this sketch. These measurements are to make the front for a A6 card.
I love this image but I am not sure where I bought it from. But she has always reminded me of a rag doll that I got for a present one year so I thought it may be suitable for this weeks Card in Envy challenge. And then Tuesday Morning Sketches is having a Anything Goes so I thought that I would use one of their previous sketches.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. To let me know that you came by please consider giving me a comment and if you have a blog I will stop by yours sometime. And before you go I would like to leave you with this thought
mistakes happen thats life
This is one thing that I have been teaching our children. But also how to handle when it doesn’t work out. This is all part of life. I want to teach my children these things not this world!
Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
✌ Tracy B
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Sending Christmas Love

Hello everyone. Yes I am back with another card that I have crafted today. I mean what else are you supposed to do when there are storms around the place? Craft of course! Well it helps with not liking storms much I get to concentrate on something else.

But any way onto the reason why you stopped by – my card project

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This card was inspired by the blog Cards in Envy. Their challenge at the moment is Santa Baby and this stamp set is a new acquisition of mine and thought it fitted the challenge. But I wasn’t 100% of how to pull it all together so I went to favourite help – a sketch. And I found this one from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge in November 2016

52 CCT Nov 2016

The sketch doesn’t come with measurements I have added them later myself but thought others may be interested. Each of the matting layers is cut 5 cm bigger than the measurements given above.

The small squares I used my Cuttlebug and a small stitched square by Uniquely Creative. All the other elements I cut using my paper trimmer. The papers that I used this time around are a 6X6 paper pad called Twig & Berry by Kasiercraft. I stamped the images in My Favourite Things Hybrid Ink and coloured them in with my Copic markers. All of this is matted with black layering weight paper.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Please consider leaving a comment and liking the post. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for the day

Can not believe that the weekend is almost over as I type this. Where did it go? Now I know why I keep a planner otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up with life!

Have a Happy Crafty Planned Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B