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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.

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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 πŸ˜€

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

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Joy and Laughter

Hello everyone, I had the opportunity to make some Christmas cards following along with some sketch challenges. Because you know how much I have them! And this is another card following along with another sketch from one of my favourite sketch sites.

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This card followed along with a sketch from Mojo Monday #524 and this is it.

All of this came from pieces that were leftover from other Christmas card creations. I love sketches that help me to do this. I have used some Washi tape for the diagonal stripes and then edged them with some wavy gold stickers just to help them stand out.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am so appreciative of all the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving of late. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

This is true! And that's when the magic happens! . . . "A Very Magical Tea Party" October 2019 . . . #magic #teaparty #mommyandme #daddyandme #kidsparty #teatime

Until next time, keep believing in yourself,
❀ Tracy

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Star Of Wonder

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a very simple Christmas card. I thought that this style would suit the card sketch that I was working with. So this is the card that I made

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And this is the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #337 that I followed along with.

As you can see I didn’t follow along with the sketch exactly as I was letting the supplies dictate how things could be used. If I did this again I would probably put the sentiment above the line so that I could do a thinner line … but of course, this is hindsight.

I hope that you still love my take on the sketch this week. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that are being left on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

Until next time, find your happy and do plenty of it!
❀ Tracy

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52CCT October Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone, It is the first week of October which means over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge we have a sketch to play around with. And if you have spent any time here on my blog you will know how much I love using with my card making.

The beginning of the month also brings us a new hostess and this month we have Branka. And this is the sketch that she has given us to play with

52CCT 2019 10 Oct

And this is the card that I came up with

52CCT 10 2019 wk1 Sketch

This time around I have gone with a digital image combination from NitWit Collections and this one is “Nitwitivity” and it is still available. The paper behind the circle is from my stash of Christmas papers. I put some Love From Lizi Gold Stickers behind the sentiment strip.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over to our blog and maybe even participate in the fun challenges that we have going on over there. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

21 Happy Spring Day QuotesIn the Southern Hemisphere anyway! Oh no … here comes Summer!!

Until next time, do something that makes you happy,
β™₯ Tracy B

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52CCT Septemeber Technique Challenge

Hello everyone,Β it is the 4th week in September so we are looking at either a Stash or Technique Challenge and Myra has chosen for it to be a technique challenge. And the technique that we all have to play along with is …

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I must admit that I don’t do a lot of different fold cards. I use to do them quite a bit but I think that because I have been donating a lot of my cards I now do mostly flat. But this is the card that I made for this challenge.

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Aren’t these mice adorable! These guys have been hanging out in my stash for quite a while because I just couldn’t find the right design for them. You see this image was part of a set to be used for making 3D cards. I don’t make these cards usually and they came as part of a kit so they have been sitting in my stash and I thought that I would never use them. But I dug through my favourite sketches and found one that first could be used for an easel card and 2nd for these cute critters. And this is the sketch that I used

Once I found the sketch and it had an oval in the design I used the main image from the 3D set and cut the oval out with a die but this cut off the parts of the mice on either side. So to make these guys full again I used one of the layering pieces and cut these out and put them over the oval. Before I cut them out I put some double-sided tape from a large roll on the back so that when I cut them out I could make sure I could fully secure them. The sentiment on the inside was part of the kit as was the paper that I have used.

Thanks for dropping on by and looking at my Design Teamwork for the Technique challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over and play along with us. Before you go from my blog I want to leave you with this final thought

when you live with chronic pain, you learn to make room for pain, that doesn't mean it's gone.This is just a heads up – I will be blogging about my other life – (my walk between being well and not being able to do much at all) – on this blog. I have decided not to hide this side of me anymore. It is a part of me and it’s a part of my story.

Until next time, find your happy and do it,
❀ Tracy B

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52CCT September Theme Challenge

Hello Everyone,
It is the 3rd week of September which means it is time for a theme challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Myrna has chosen this theme for us to play with

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I thought that I had plenty of bear images that would be suitable for use on a Christmas card. I have bear images but not many that would go on Christmas cards. This is the card that I came up with

52CCT 09 2019 wk3 Theme

This bear is quite a large image but I wanted to try using watercolour pencils so having a larger image to work with made this first time a little more workable. I did use too much water but I used my trusty heat tool to dry it out πŸ™‚ It’s definitely not perfect but I liked how it turned out. The Christmas lights stamp came from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called “Baah Humbug” which is still available. The paper behind bear is from my stash and has been sitting in there for years just waiting to be used.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. I hope that you will stop in on the blog and maybe even play along with our Theme challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post

Dr. Seuss

Until next time, do something that you love,
❀ Tracy B

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Christmas Crafting Continues

Hello everyone, when the end of September rolls around most card crafters thoughts turn to Christmas Cards and all the ones that they haven’t made yet. I thought that I was going quite well but with life getting in the way I am behind. So I decided to use a new sketch from Poetic Artistry (Mojo Monday #523) to make a Christmas card.

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And this is the sketch that gave the inspiration

I have been making Christmas cards all through the year this has been helped by being part of a design team πŸ˜€ But I am still behind especially with donating some of my cards as well. The papers that I used are from Kasiercraft and it actually finished off a paper pad! I am so happy to be finished, now I can start on another one in my stash. My circles are different sizes to those mentioned in the sketch because these are the ones that I had in my stash already cut so I used them up because at least they were circles πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am glad that you decided to drop on by my blog today. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this last image to ponder on.

Until next time, do something that you love,
❀ Tracy