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MOJO no.546

Hello everyone, I have been fortunate to be able to get into my craft space in the last couple of days which has been nice. I have been working through another paper pad that has been sitting in my stash for quite a number of years. This time around it is a Christmas paper pad called Christmas Carol by Kasiercraft.

As you may know if you have been to my blog before I love working with card sketches because I see them as maps on how to put a card together. I may not fully follow the sizes but you can always see the sketch was my starting point. This card was no different – I went to one of my favourite sketch sites intending on using a previous sketch but Julie had uploaded a new sketch so I have gone with that instead.

Using this sketch, Mojo Monday #546, as my starting point this is the Christmas card that I came up with.

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The images Birgitta and Presents are 2 separate digi images from a company called All That Scraps but they are no longer in business but I still love these images. The presents digi I love using with images from lots of different companies because they can be used for lots of different occasions. To colour in these images I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, I am still getting used to using these pencils and I love using them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look at my card creation. I hope to put more posts up that are of my other crafting and not just my design team work. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy

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52CCT September Sketch

Hello everyone, oh my gosh we are in September already. On the calendar this month I have my Darling Daughters Birthday and then my Wedding Anniversary as well. But we are here because it is the first week in September which means we are getting to play with a sketch this week.

I turned this into a horizontal layout for my card using my usual card base and this is the card that I made.

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I found this older Kasiercraft Christmas paper pad in my stash and then I saw that it had the ephemera with it. When I looked through it I found that it had these poinsettia flowers and these leaves. I combined that larger flower with the leaves to make it the centre image and then added the 2 smaller ones either side.

The flowers and leaves were a little on the plain side so I got out my Copic markers and did a little bit of shading on each just to make it stand out a little more. Then I used Liquid Pearls in the centre of each flower just to help it to pop.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work. I hope that you will stop on by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and see what the other designers have been up to. And then maybe consider playing along with our challenge. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last image for this post.

Love

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

August Theme Challenge at 52CCT

Hello everyone, here we are with a theme challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And that theme is …

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I must admit to this challenge throwing me for quite a while. So much so that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get something up. Then I went searching through my stamps both digital and physical and found a couple of images that I thought may work together. I just started stamping stamps and after a couple of tries I came up with this.

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I decided that the coral stamp that I had looked like branches of a tree – BINGO!!! I had found my way of making a card for this challenge. I first stamped the stars and shells and put some masking fluid over these while I stamped the “coral tree”. Once this was completed I coloured everything in with Copic Markers and then I used a stencil and 2 distress ink colours to put it all under the sea. The sea floor was done with dotting Copic markers and doing a final covering with a very light yellow.

Once the main panel of the card was complete I then went to my computer and printed the mermaid image from Bugaboo. She is part of a set called “Under the Sea” but this is actually a Birthday set. I thought that the mermaid from this set would be the finishing touch to this card. By using the computer I was also able to print off my own sentiment that suited the card. I have also added some clear shimmer pen to the mermaids tail plus the sea stars and shells but it didn’t show up in the photo.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for the Under the Sea Theme Challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will stop on by the blog and see what the other designers came up with for this challenge. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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August Sketch Challenge with 52CCT

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are in August. Not many months left of this weird year that we have been experiencing. But we hope that as we have been bringing you these challenges that they have helped you keep busy with your crafting. So with it being the first week in August, we are up to a sketch. And here is the design that we get to craft with …

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I didn’t make a square card as indicated in the sketch but that is the great thing with sketches you can stretch them and shrink them to fit your supplies 🙂

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Do you know how hard it is to get the lighting right for a card with metallic elements; especially to make it look just right and have everything show up. Well, I couldn’t get it all no matter which way I placed the lights. The sentiment strip is actually washi tape sitting on some of the red metallic cardstock that is the same as the flag elements at the top. This is definitely a different card for me as it has no colouring on it but I was using up strips of Christmas paper from a paper pack that is almost done.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge this time around. I hope that you will pop on over to the blog and see what the other designers have been up too. Before you depart my blog though I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

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Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps

July Technique and Stash Challenge

Hello everyone. Can you believe that we are at the end of July already. I think that when you are working ahead with design teamwork you realize how fast the year is going by. I mean we only have 5 months until Christmas is here.

This week is the Technique or Stash Challenge and we have a

I know that this said that it is a technique challenge but it could also be a stash challenge because we have to go hunting in our stash of sewing supplies if we wish to use real stitching. But I have done pen stitching around both the card base and the image.

I had a lot of fun with this cat sitting under the mistletoe image. I had been wanting to use her for quite a while. The size of the image panel was actually determined by the leftover piece of Christmas paper that I found in my stash – I liked it and I didn’t want to waste it and this card design was perfect for it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my Design Team work for this week. I hope that you will stop on by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and have a look at what the other designers have been up to. Before you go on over there though I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps

July Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello Everyone, it is the 3rd week of the month which means that we get to play along with a theme challenge this week over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And our hostess this month has chosen

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What a wonderful theme to play along with. This can be used in so many different ways.

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For my Santa I decided to take him to the Aussie Outback 🙂 He looks like he is having a nice rest after his trip around the world. I had a lot of fun creating this card and I am really pleased with how it came out. The image is a combination of Make it Crafty images and I coloured the shack in the back with my Polychromos Pencils and Santa himself was coloured with a combination of Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will stop on by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and see what my fellow designers have been up to with this theme. And I hope that you will consider coming and playing along with us. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Try something new even if it scares the living daylights out of you. This is sometimes the best time for growth.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Digital Stamps

Mojo Monday no.540

Hello everyone. I was able to get into my craft space yesterday but have only had time now to upload the 2 cards that I made so there will be a 2nd post coming after this one. But each card is for a different challenge.

This one is actually a double challenge we have a sketch challenge #540 from Mojo Monday but also a challenge from Kristie – Christmas in July.

I was happy that Kristie chose to have a Christmas in July challenge because I signed up for “a digi a day in July”. This is with a digi company called Kinda Cute by Patricia and this was one that I received. I coloured in the image with both my Polychromos Pencils and Copic Markers. I didn’t have any spare cardstock to make a slimline card so I chose to make one of my A6 landscape cards. I think that you can still see the sketch in this card.

Thanks for stopping in even though I am cutting it short for the Mojo challenge. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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June Technique and Stash for 52CCT

Hello everyone, I am here with a quick post for the last challenge for June and this time around it is a combination challenge. And that Challenge is

Becci wants us all to do the Technique of Clusters (min. of 3) and see through our Stash for the Embellishments to use. This one threw me for quite a while but this this the card that I came up with.

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Oh my – trying to photograph this card – argh why do I do these things to myself? But anywho – I clustered together 2 different embellishments together – the arrows were from the paper pad already pre-made (but I could have made my own if needed 😀 ) and then my golden stars which have been hanging out in my stash forever and a day.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and see what the others have done with Becci’s challenge. Before you depart my blog though I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Decir Sí a la felicidad indica significa aprender a decir No a lo que te estresa.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to One Another and Yourself,
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

June Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, here we are the 3rd week of June already. Where is this year going? So much to get done between now and Christmas. So over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is theme week and our hostess Becca chose …

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I must admit that when I saw this theme I thought hmmm I don’t have much of that in my stash as in Australia we are in the middle of a heatwave usually on Christmas Day. But this is the card I made …

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The main snowflake image and I used it in making the background paper as well is a digital image from Bugaboo Digital Images and it is called “Snowflake Word Art” and is available here from their store. I printed one of these to be the main image and then little ones on the background. I used some distress inks to colour it all up and stamped some little bitty snowflakes that I found on another stamp set. I added the gold Nuvo drops as just a point of difference.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the Theme Challenge over at the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will drop on over to the blog and see what the other designers got up to with this theme. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
🙂 Tracy

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June Sketch Challenge for 52CCT

Hello everyone, with this being the first week of the month we have 2 things happening over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. We have a new hostess for the month Becca, you can find her blog here. And we also have a new sketch to play with as well.

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And this is what I did with this sketch.

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Had fun making this card as I found 2 pieces of patterned paper that I thought worked well together and I had just enough to make this card 🙂 This was a win win in my book being able to use up my stash makes me very happy.

Thanks for looking at my Design Team project for this months sketch challenge. I hope that you will come by the 52CCT blog and see what the other members have been up to this month. And then consider joining in on the fun with us and our challenges. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Jesus reason for season
202 days till we celebrate the greatest birthday of all time.

Until my next post,
🙂 Tracy