card sketch, Greeting Cards, Love

Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
Spent some time in my craft space this afternoon. Doing a little clean up but also had time to make a card as well. I went over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog to see what they were up to and I made this card

02 14 Special Wishes

and this is the colour palette that I had to play around with

The background paper was my starting point and I saw the kisses washi tape in my stash and that was another element that I could use but I wasn’t sure how to pull it all together so I went looking for a sketch to help me map it all out. And I chose this one from Sketch Saturday

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These measurements are for the front of an A6 sized card. All mats add a further 0.5cm.

Then I knew how to pull it all together. I decided to pull out my distress inks to make the heart paper element as I didn’t have anything that worked fully.  With the sentiment set that I used for this card it could be used for many occasions I think. Then all of the elements have been matted onto black paper just to help make them pop.

I hope that you like my interpretation of this colour palette. If you did why not consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this thought

Captain Kirk quote

How true is this! And yes we can talk ourselves out of so much just because we fear of what is to come. This is why whenever I am facing something I want all the facts so that I can work towards meeting it.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Color Throwdown Challenge #530

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Dual Birthday

09 Dual Birthday

Hello Everyone,

When I started making this card I was initially trying to make a purely masculine card but now that I look at it I think that it could be suited for either. To make this card I followed along with the 2 challenges that I followed for the last card. Here are the details again for Color Throwdown #509 and CASe this Sketch #288 by Donna

This time around I looked through my 6X6 paper packs and found a Kasiercraft pack that had Red, Orange and Blue through it.  And it also had some extra elements in the back of it including this scalloped circle that I used for the sentiment.

For the sketch I changed up the size of the rectangle elements to suit the size of the circle element. I actually like both cards I made using this sketch because the elements suit each other.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. But before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

Better, but still not quite right. I absolutely hate it when someone tells me to let it go. It's like they are saying just forget about it. Like it never happened.

“LIGHT-BULB MOMENT” oh I just saw this and it was a YES why hadn’t I considered this before. Somethings are hard to let go so now I am going to just let it be! This may be the break through that I have been needing.

Have a Happy Crafty Let It Be Kind of Day, ❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Butterfly Wishes

09 Butterfly Wishes.JPGHello everyone,

This time around I am here to share a card that is based on a sketch from CASe this Sketch and a Color Throwdown challenge. The challenge details look like this …

I dove into my 6X6 paper packs and found Bluebell by Kasiercraft this had a mix of Red, Orange and Blue which suited the colour challenge. I stamped the Butterfly image onto some card stock and sponged Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks over it. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the Red paper.

This card came together a lot quicker than usual I think that this is because I drew out the sketch first and figured out the sizes. Next time this sketch is used I think the 2 smaller elements should be a little smaller – I noted this on the drawing I made.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

I like Einstein quotes so much. #INTP He always says what I would like to say myself, only the rest of the world wouldn't listen to me. It will listen to Einstein though!

Oh you should see mine at the moment. It looks like a bomb hit it! I do need to get into sorting through what is on there though. But I did have fun while making the mess so that is something I suppose!

Have a Happy Crafty Cluttered Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

You Are Amazing

08 Amazing You

Hello Everyone,
Anyone who has visited my blog before today will know how I love to combine challenges especially a colour and sketch challenge. And I have gone with 2 of my favourite challenge sites – Color Throwdown with Combo #506 with Lisa and CASe this Sketch #285 with Chrissy. Here are the photo inspiration and sketch

To pull this card together I searched through my stash of paper pads and found this lovely set and knew that it was the perfect match for the color challenge. I am still learning how to add mating to layers and also a new cutter … we are not of full talking terms yet. But I am super happy with how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and looking at my project. And before you go I would love to leave you with this thought:

mary_poppins_element of fun

I love this movie it is a favourite of mine. And I love this quote as well. I try to find an element of fun in most things. If you are enjoying what and where you are at then it helps to get you through.  And crafting is definately fun – I don’t have to find my happiness in this activity!

Have a Happy Crafty Fun Kind of Day
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

Space Wishes

Hello Everyone,

Time for me to post up another combination challenge card that I have made.  I loved the sketch #283 by Donna from CASe this Sketch that I decided to make a card straight away and I combined it with the Color Throwdown #504 using the colours Black, Copper and White.

And this is the card that I came up with using these challenges
08 Space Birthdayand the information from the challenges

It was the sketch that started this card off. When I saw it I knew the image that I wanted to use. This is Space Man by DigiStamp Boutique but it has been retired but I still like it. When I went searching through my stash though I couldn’t find any copper or rust paper or card stock so I had to improvise and made my own. I had a Copper Brilliance Ink Dew Drop so I dragged this across some white card stock and heated it to dry it faster. Then I used my star punch to make the star field.

When I went to put my Space Man on the starry paper I found that it looked weird just hanging there so I made a frame using a stitched square die but the next size down was too small so I cut around the inside of the die to give me the size of frame I was happy with. And this just completed the card nicely.  The sentiment stamp is from the Out of This World stamp set by Uniquely Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. As always before you depart I would love to leave you with this final thought

 I was sure that this past week was here to break me. But I am still here despite everything because I looked to my Lord who gave me verses from the Bible just when I needed them most. He has also surrounded me with wonderful people who help me to get through even when I feel like I am breaking. Here is one of the verses I was given:

PSALM 116 verse 7

Be confident, my heart, because the Lord has been good to me.

 

Have a Happy Crafty Creative

Kind of Day,

❤ Tracy

UPDATE 11 Aug 2018

cts_favoriteI was lucky to receive this for my entry!
This was such a wonderful surprise.

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Cupcake Love

Hello Everyone,
This is the 2nd card that I made using the 2 challenges that I combined together.
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and these are the two challenges that I have based this card on

This time around with CASe this Sketch #282 by Brian I stuck pretty close to the sketch. My circle elements are a little off the page but it’s how I was able to fit it due to it’s size.
For the Color Throwdown #503 combination I went leftover drawer diving to see if I could find some papers that would work together – I found these and the plain grey card stock which I thought worked well together. It is so nice to be using up stuff from my stash. The cupcake image and the sentiment are actually stickers from the same set.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought:
You OK.jpg
I have actually found myself saying this lately.  Sometimes it is just easier not having to explain why I’m not feeling well again!! I don’t feel well most of the time I am just getting really good at living with it. Sorry to end on such a downer but this is the reality for many people… I definitely don’t look at people the same way any more.

Have a Happy Crafty
Cupcake Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

Christmas From My Stash

Hello Everyone,
It is so good to be back crafting again. My shoulder isn’t 100% better but I am able to do some stuff again. So this is better than nothing. Today I am going to be sharing with you  2 cards made for the same challenges.
07-2018-christmas-wishes.jpg And here are the 2 challenges that my card is based on

My aim with this card was to make use of my stash – everything including the image comes from my stash of supplies.
The Color Throwdown #503 challenge gave me a chance to make another Christmas card for my long list of recipients – I need to make more I’m so behind this year!
And I loved the CASe this Sketch #282 by Brian but as you can see I didn’t flip the sketch I stretched it 😀
I am unsure which Digi company my image comes from but it has been sitting in my pile of already coloured images for ages just waiting for the right card to come along. I had already made her into a square I hope that this small change is OK for the sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and having a look at my blog and project. I want to leave you with this final thought:

This is something that I have implemented into my life. I want to remember the positive things that I have experienced during the day and be grateful for the day that I was given by God.

Have a Happy Crafty
Grateful Kind of Day,
❤ TracyB