Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT May Theme

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 3rd week in May and this means it is time for a Theme Challenge with the Design Team from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Rosie has chosen this theme for us to play with

I have to admit that this one stumped me as to what to make for quite awhile. But this is the card that I came up with

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I decided to have a play around and just started making something. I knew that I wanted something other than people singing. I knew that I had this “Baaah Humbug” set which I used this sheep image and the song book came from a 2nd Set called “Holiday Party Animal” both stamp sets are by Lawn Fawn. I coloured these sheep in with my Copic Markers. Then I needed to find a background paper suited and I thought I had some sheet music paper but I couldn’t find anything in my stash.

So I used the string of Christmas lights from the Baaah Humbug set and some musical notes from another set. After I stamped this out I thought that the background was a little plain so I decided to do a splatter technique. I got out my spatter cubby and put the background in it then I got 3 Distress Inks, my spray bottle, a small fat brush and a stamp block and had some fun flicking ink. I must admit that I had to trust the process. After setting the panel aside to dry I rubbed the ink pad onto sections of the card base so that the colours would co-ordinate with the panel. Then I assembled everything together gluing the panel directly to the base but popping up the sheep on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. Please consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. I hope that you will consider coming on over and playing along with us this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Amen 🙏🏽

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT March Technique

Hello Everyone,
I am here today with our 4th Challenge for March which is a technique challenge. Goga has asked us to do the following

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I was pretty sure that I had some folders that would suit this challenge as this is craft item is one of my favourite items to buy. And this is the card that I came up with

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I was first going to go with an embossing folder that had words on it but once I put my Old World Santa image from Bugaboo Digi Images it just didn’t look right. So then I searched through my collection of embossing folders and I found this one by Craft Concepts called Secret Garden which I thought looked like Christmas Berries so I went with it. I decided to keep the card pretty simple this time around because I wanted to keep the focus on the embossing.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Please consider coming over and participating in this weeks challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

Birthday Critter

Hello Everyone,
I have had this wonderful little critter sitting in my stash for a little while waiting for the perfect project and I decided to use him on this one.

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I had coloured in the critter from Bugaboo quite a while ago but I didn’t colour in the balloon. I didn’t know what paper I would be putting him on and I thought that having the balloon co-ordinate with the paper would be a good tie in. And if you have visited my blog before you know that I love starting with a sketch and this is the one that started this card.

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I saw this sketch come up in the beginning of the week but my plans went one way while my life went another. But I did get to sit down and finish off this card. So once I had settled on the paper pack I was going to work with I finished colouring in the image and put some grass around the little fellas feet with my Copic markers. Then I put the card together and used my shaped scissors for the scalloped border.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate all of the likes, comments and visits to my blog. And before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

True

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered
Stella Says Sketch #705

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

A Baby Boy

Hello Everyone,
I am here today to share a card with you that has taken a while to make. Only because life got in on the act this week. I had everything planned out and none of it came off. Well I suppose everything came together in the end! Because I am getting to share my card project with you….

But any who onto the reason for your visit … my card project.

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Oh I love this image from Bugaboo but unfortunately it is a retired image but there are lots of baby images still available here. In the beginning of the week I saw this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

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and I had started putting this card together but then life got in the way and part way through the week this challenge from Catch the Bug came in so I decided to combine them.

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So to complete this card that I had started I had this image already coloured and it suited the papers that I had started to make the sketch with so I just went with it.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate all of the likes, comments and visits to my blog. And before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Maintain focus on ALL that is GOOD....Worry less about the wrongs and more about…

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Tuesday Morning Sketch #493,
Catch The Bug – Make a Scene

card sketch, Greeting Cards

Birthday Van

Hello Everyone,
Another creation but this time around it is based on 3 different challenges. I have used a previous challenge but also found two others to play with as well. And this is the creation that I came up with when I mashed all of these together

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And so the challenges I have mashed together are

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Make Your Mark with Shopping Our Stash
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Buttons/Enamel Dots with Cute Card Thursday

and of course a sketch

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The sketch to me looks like it was made for a card for a female but I looked in my stash and I didn’t have a lot of male themed cards. So I decided that I would make a male themed card and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I have again used a stamp set from a magazine that I bought a while ago and it had some papers with it so I decided to use both.

I stamped the van and signpost images on some heavy weight card stock and coloured it in with my Copic markers. Then I used my detail scissors and cut out both images leaving a small white border. Then it was onto the rest of the card. From black paper I cut the base layer using my guillotine and the strip element as well; which I stamped with a tyre track stamp and used some of my brown Distress Inks to give it the look of dirt. To make the circle element I used 2 circle dies taped at the same time and ran this through my Cuttlebug to give the frame element. I placed the van image under the frame and cut around it so it became a part of the frame. Then I built the card using the sketch and placing the signpost in place of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate all of the likes, comments and visits to my blog. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Shopping Our Stash – Make Your Mark
Cute Card Thursdays – Button/Enamel Dots
Tuesday Morning Sketches #491

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

Cats Return

Hello Everyone,
Yes those crazy happy Christmas cats are back! I love creating with these guys they always put a smile on my face. And this is the card they are staring on this time.

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Don’t they just look like they are having such fun. This card all started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday

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I have coloured these cats in with my Copic markers. The papers I have used come from Kasiercraft’s Mistletoe 6X6 paper pack. I layered everything with Forest Green Paper and the tags are made from Washi Tape first adhered to some white paper. So another Christmas card is finished and added to my pile.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Please consider giving a like or even a comment I like receiving feedback on my projects. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

a book is a dream in your hand

One of my other loves – being able to spend time reading. It such a wonderful thing being able to immerse yourself inside another world for awhile.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Sketch Saturday #545