Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

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Hello Everyone. How has the beginning of your year gone? Mine has been good. I have had some opportunities to create in my craft space which has been nice and I am involved with my design team makes. This time around I have made a card using a sketch by Michelle from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I found these 2 different papers on my desk which were part of the same paper pad at first I didn’t think that they were going to work together. The thing that I think helped to pair them together was the mat behind the circle element. What do you think – do you think that they worked together?

This is a very short post as I am off on a trip with my family but I wanted to share my make with you using the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will create along with us and share your makes with us over on the challenge blog.

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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

New Beginning

Hello everyone. I have to say that I love public holidays because I get to spend time in my craft space. I was in here earlier as you can see from my previous post but after some lunch and playing a little bit of Animal Crossing: New Horizon I wanted to get back into my craft space and take advantage of feeling good today. So I went looking for a card challenge that was up and running this week and I found a fun challenge over at Time Out Challenges.

What a great challenge – I found some new to my craft room supplies so I decided to try to use something from this stash. Within this stash, I found the Dark Room Door Collage – Steam Locomotive stamp so I decided to try and use this in my creation.

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My stamping attempt wasn’t 100% successful but I still liked the look of it. I didn’t put this into my stamping tool which meant that I couldn’t have a 2nd try at stamping – I knew that I should have but I thought no it will be fine! I kept this card on the simpler side as some people don’t like a lot of fuss on a card but I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of gold in both the star and scallop stickers. The sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio and it’s from their Black and White A5 Sentiment Sheets. These are great for adding a quick sentiment to a card and you know that they are going to be crisp.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the Time Out Challenge. I hope that you find yourself doing something that you love today and each day.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – Time Out Challenge #204 – New

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Anniversary Rose

Hello Everyone,
This time I am back with a card project plus a bonus project.  I so wanted to get into my new card making space and see how the set up was to use. So that I wouldn’t have a total mind blank while crafting I decided to follow along with one of my favourite card challenge blogs. Color Throwdown had just put up their newest colour combo #501 and I thought that I had an image that would suit perfectly for a quick and easy card so I sat down and made this card with this combo.
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Aren’t the colours for the combo wonderful. I thought that they were so peaceful and would suit being used for an Anniversary card. So I pulled out a favourite stamp set of mine “Darkroom Doors Full Bloom Vol.1” and used the rose image and stamped this onto Kraft cardstock and coloured with my pencils.  Then I cut this image out with a die from my stash and mounted it onto some grey cardstock.

The papers are by Kaisercraft from my stash so is the yellow glitter cardstock which I thought helped to tie the image a bit more into the card. I was really happy with how the card turned out and my card area does work but there is a couple of problems which I hope to sort out soon.

07 2018 Giraffe.jpgI thought that I would share with you a bonus project that I did.  This is a card that I made for a dear friend at our church who just had his birthday. The photo doesn’t do the card justice – the yellow border is stamped with a subtle but striking pattern. On the giraffe panel I first used various red, orange, yellow and brown Distress Inks to achieve the sunset type backdrop then I stamped the giraffe, leaves and grasses in black ink and coloured in the giraffe.  The scarf that the card is sitting on top of is made of a very bulky acrylic yarn and woven on my Ashford Ridge Heddle Loom. I told you that I was into different crafts!! This is just another one of them – doing different crafts helps me to do different stuff depending on what my illness will let me do that day.  Today has been walking with my Son and making 2 cards … so all in all a good day.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today. And as usual before you leave I want to leave you with this final thought:
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Any day spent with a little or a lot of crafting in it is a good one. I find it relaxing and it’s like a medicine for my soul.

Have a Happy Wonderful Crafty Kind of Day,

❤ Tracy