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Double Twist Project

Hi Everyone,
I hope that your new year is going well. I have a couple of crafting goals for this year and the challenge with Julia Spiri- Anything Goes but the TWIST of Planner or Journal – this month gave me the inspiration to start one of my projects for this year.
I have for most of my life used a paper planner.  I tried the digital thing for about 3 months – IT WAS A DISASTER- during a important planning meeting my digital diary decided that it would stop working …. just because 😡  From that meeting on I have been using a paper planner – I only now use my digital for alarms.
But my paper planner was a little ho hum – I love bright colours and looking at cute images when I go into my planner. So I am in the process of upgrading my Monthly dividers. So here is what I came up with
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I am really happy with how this turned out – but looking at the photo now I have just noticed that I have done the tab wrong … grrrr. Will have to fix that later.  BUT you may be wondering why I said a Double Twist as my title.  Well I used a Sketch for the placement of elements – I love using sketches for my cards and I thought why not use one for my Planner Divider as well.
Here is a close up of the Fairy Image by Julia Spiri – Love her images 🙂
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She is coloured in with my long neglected Copics. I am really happy with how she turned out after not using my markers for so long. But I also hope to do more colouring this year.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. If you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it and I would know you stopped by. My wish for you is that you find yourself doing something crafty and relaxing soon.

Until my next post,
My Name

Challenges entered:
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog – Anything Goes with a Twist of Planner or Journal
Freshly Made Sketches #269 A sketch by Linda

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Just for Fun

This morning I decided that I would craft a card just for fun.  I didn’t want to have the constraints of time or deadlines; I just wanted to be free to make something and enjoy the creative process along the way.  But my crafting MOJO just wasn’t playing along so I did what I have done in the past and looked for a sketch to start things off for me and I found this one

This is from September, 2015 but I just liked its simple layout.  I thought this would be something I could give a go after not card crafting for awhile. So I dug through my stash of paper packs and decided to use the Hippy Girl Collection from Kasiercraft.  I also dug out an image of a Butterfly from Meljen Designs which I had coloured in with my Copics last month and hadn’t found the right card for it.

Butterfly Dec2015

I am really happy with the end result especially after having such a long break.  I am hoping that I will be able to do more since my craft table was updated by my Hubby John.  It was such a delight crafting at my new and updated desk.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look at my project. To let me know you stopped in please consider liking this post or/and leaving me a comment.

Happy Crafting Always,
From Tracy B

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Two of a Kind

Hello Everyone,
I am sharing with you a card I made about a week ago for a wonderful couple who were celebrating their Wedding Anniversary.  I really loved this image of Mr Pepper & Mrs Salt from Some Odd Girl.  I thought I could make something quite different with it.  As I was making it I wanted to use only White and 1 other colour.  I chose Purple because it’s my favourite.

Salt and Pepper CardI am really happy with how the card turned out.  I don’t know what I was so scared about using mainly white on a card.  But for me this has always been a no go zone for my card crafting.  But after this success I might consider doing something like this more often.  The interesting thing is that even though at the time I didn’t know what the challenge on the Some Odd Girl Blog would be I ended up making a card that could be a part of the December challenge 🙂

Salt and Pepper ImageHere is a close up of my colouring of the sweet image.  I used my Copic Markers to colour the image. And I used my card making program to place the words around the Digital image.  This is one thing that I love about Digital images being able to do stuff with them before the printing process.

But I just want to say thanks to you for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And my final thought for you today is:  That I hope you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My NameChallenge I am entering
Some Odd Girl Blog: December Challenge – Create a BACKGROUND

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Giggle Christmas

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you a card I made using Giggle Fairy from Some Odd Girl.
I really love this image but this time I have turned her into a Christmas Fairy.
Hench the post name 🙂

Giggle Christmas CardSo I now have another card done for Christmas. I just hope I get all the ones done that I need to complete.

But anyway about the card.  As I said this image is from Some Odd Girl (love those stamps) and I decided to use Giggle in a different setting.  I was inspired by some of the posts on the Some Odd Girl Blog during Halloween.  I wanted to keep this card as simple as possible because I wanted to have Giggle center stage.

Giggle Christmas I coloured her in with my Copic Markers and added some Diamond Stickles to her wings and put a Christmas Star in her hair.  The papers are from my Christmas Stash of materials.  I think I got these papers either last Christmas or the previous year.  But I still like them.

This time around I will be entering this card into a few different challenges.
Some Odd Girl Blog Month Challenge: Speech Bubbles
Mojo Monday Challenge in the Some Odd Girl World
Christmas Card Challenges inc. Extra – Sparkle & Bling
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Use whats on your Desk – The image – I have a stack of Christmas images waiting for a card to made.

Now I just want to say thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And my final thought for you today is:  That I hope you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My Name

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Baby Shower Duck

Hello Everyone,Here is a card I made for a friend who asked me to make a Baby Shower Card.
I decided not to go down the usual route of using the image of a baby or baby things.
I am really happy with the results.
Duck in Boots ShowerThe image is Duck in Boots from Some Odd Girl. Isn’t he adorable – well I think so.  This card was aimed at a unknown sex of the child party.  So I have tried to stay away from the traditional pinks and blues but the background paper just grabbed me and I had to use it 😀 I think it worked in with my trying to use non traditional colours and such.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  To let me know that you stopped on by today why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And finally my prayer for you is that you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My NameChallenges I am going to enter this card:
Some Odd Girl Blog: July Sketch Challenge
Some Odd Girl Ning Community Mojo Monday Challenge: Just for the Fun
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Butterflies & Bows

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Bunny Love

Hello Everyone,
I am finally back – there have been many reasons for my absence – but I hope I am back into the swing of things.
While I have been away I haven’t been totally idle – that just isn’t me.
I have been working on my knitting & my braiding projects.
I am working on a Dr Who scarf for a friend of ours – a surprise 😀 – this is going to be a long project. I will post a picture of the finished project & also hope to get a photo of the recipient wearing it as well.

But now onto my card project – the first of 2 🙂
Bunny w Tulips Card June 13Isn’t the Bunny gorgeous! Well I think so.  He is actually a Freebie Digi from Stamp Fairy.  I coloured him in with my Copics – I will include the colours I used below for your reference.  I am really pleased with how he turned out, I feel like my colouring is improving. The papers that I used are from Authentique – Free Bird Series: Poised & Warmth.  The Thank You & Merci stamps I have had in my collection for ages – I actually forgot I had them :oops:. But the challenge over at Shop your Stash made me go digging in my pile – and I also used my oldest Digi which of course is Bunny with Tulips.

Bunny w Tulips June 13Copics I used:
Bunny: Inner Ears – E35, E37
Tummy – E000, E00, E11
Nose – R20, R22
Body: E44, E47, E49

Flower: G17, G28, YG17
V09,V12, V15, V17

 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  To let me know that you stopped on by today why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And finally my prayer for you is that you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My NameChallenges I am going to enter:
Feeling Sketchy Challenge #52
Shop Your Stash Challenge #105 : Oldest Stamp

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Anniversary Love

Hello Everyone,Today I bring you an Anniversary Card that I made at the beginning of April.
I made this card specifically for my Sister-In-Law & her Hubby for their 13th Anniversary.

Anniversary LoveThe image I have chosen is the digital image “Squeezy Hugs” from Some Odd Girl.  I have loaded this image into my picture program and I have placed a heart mask over the top portion of the image and printed this on my computer.  I coloured the image in with my Copic markers and I added the beard detail in because my Brother-In-Law is sporting one at the moment.

I followed the April sketch at the Some Odd Girl Blog for the placement of the details.  All of the papers are from my stash and I free cut the tags for along the bottom. And I used some Washi tape along the bottom following the sketch placement.  My Sister-In-Law really liked the card when I gave it to her.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations.  To let me know that you stopped on by today why not leave me a comment below.  I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.  And finally my prayer for you is that you find yourself doing something you love.

Hugs & Blessings Always
My Name Challenge I am going to enter this card into:
Some Odd Girl Blog: April Sketch Challenge