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52CCT February Theme

Hello everyone, today is the 3rd week in February and this means over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge we have a Theme Challenge. And Netta this month has chosen

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This theme I think can be used in so many different ways. I love it when the challenge is so open like this.

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This adorable bear is “Christmas Teddy Cocoa” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I coloured him in with my Copic markers and used my White Opal Liquid Pearls for the fuzz around his Santa Hat. I matted each of the layers with Maroon Cardstock and left the rest of the card pretty simple.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for 52CCT. I hope that you will consider coming over to our blog and playing along with our challenge. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Do something that makes you joyful.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT February Sketch

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are already in the 2nd month of 2020! Since it is the beginning of a new month it means that over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge we are getting to play along with a new sketch. And our hostess for the month Netta has chosen this sketch for us to play with

What a lot of fun can be had with this sketch. I must admit that I had the most trouble with choosing what to put in the diamonds! But this is what I did …

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I found these cute images in my Christmas Stamp section and thought that they would work well and they did. I kept things pretty simple this time around only because of my shoulder restrictions at the moment but I am really happy with how it came out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for this month. I hope that you will come on over to our blog and play along with our challenge. And as always before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Keep following your path.
😉 Tracy

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Snow friend like you

Hello everyone, I don’t see a lot of snow where I live so I love looking at snowglobes. And I really like this one with these adorable critters inside. I thought that this would be perfect for the first day of Bugaboo Holiday Critter Chaos

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This card started with the latest sketch from Stella Says Sketch #721

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This background paper has been hanging out in my stash for a while and I thought that this would help with the snow challenge. I kept the colouring of the snowglobe simple using my copics and some light blue Distress Ink colouring as well.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card for the Critter Challenge. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Always move in a forward direction.
❤ 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.

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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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Candle Trio

Hello everyone, another Christmas card for my growing collection. It feels weird working on next years collection when we haven’t finished this one but I’m not complaining. This card is actually the combination of 2 challenges.

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This is the card that came from the combination of
Daring Cardmakers Shining Lights

and then the sketch #345 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

The candle stickers have been sitting in my box for a number of years; wonderful to see them being used at last. I am really happy with how these two challenges came together. Found the Peace on Earth chipboard piece in my stash as well and coloured it in with some gold ink. It is so good to be using my stash for my crafting.

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

Until my next post,
Have fun reading a book.
❤ 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.

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