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AHSC no.483

Hello everyone. This morning I am here to share with you my make using the sketch from Michelle over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This time around I made my card very close to the sketch. Some things are a little bit smaller or bigger but everything is there except the bow – I used a star instead. I thought that the star suited the main paper better. The flower is a die from Paper Rose Studio called the Alana Flower. It is a favourite in my collection and I have used some purple lightweight cardstock and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves was put around the edge of each piece with a sponge dauber. I used some holographic paper for the centre as this matched with the star.

Making a card with such softer colours was such a change to the last patterned papers that I had been using. I will be donating these to a challenge that donates care baskets to new parents and I thought a handmade card would be a nice thing to include.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation using the latest sketch from AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge page.

Challenge Link AHSC no.483

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

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AHSC no.473

Hello everyone. I am here to share with you my make for the latest sketch that Michelle has designed for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Michelle has designed a square card but I have stretched it to make a portrait A6 sized card.

I had some new products from Australian company Paper Rose Studios to play around with and I am working towards donating cards in September for Fathers Day. I also decided to do a 1 layer card, which is totally not my usual thing, but the products from Paper Rose and the sketch sent me down that path.

To make the panel indicated on the sketch I used the stencil called Lots of Tools and I have coloured them using blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Black Soot and Walnut Stain. #coolDad is a sentiment made up of 2 stamps from the Hey Dad clear stamp set. I added some Copper Nuvo Crystal Drops and mounted this panel onto some lightweight black cardstock.

Sometimes going down paths not used often can be a good thing. I am quite pleased with how this turned out and may wonder down this path again in the future. I hope that you will come and participate in the latest sketch challenge over on the AHSC blog.

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

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52CCT April 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello everyone. Here we are at the end of April and it is technique time over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I must admit that I had forgotten about this technique. This technique is one that I did back in the early 90’s I think when I was first starting out with cardmaking. I am definitely glad that I went with a more solid image for this as I think it allowed the image to pop and not the inking that came second. This Christmas tree stamp has been sitting in my stash for a number of years and was a pleasant discovery while in search of something to use for this technique. If you would like to learn more about this technique here is a link to a YouTube video that I found really helpful.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make for the technique challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will create along with us and share your creations over on our challenge blog.

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

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Smile

Hello everyone. I got to spend some time in my craft space this evening and I wanted to make some cards using up some of the stuff that I have purchased during the year. But I was feeling stuck so I decided to see if there was a challenge running at the moment that could help jump start my creating and I found a sketch over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #536

12 27 TSOT536

Then I found a card making kit called Sally’s Quilt and shimmer cardstock from Paper Rose Studio that I purchased at the beginning of the year I think. I only used the paper pad from the card making kit but I will look at making more cards with this kit in the beginning of the year.

Onto the tag I partially stamped the Lotus Bouquet image from Paper Rose Studio with My Favorite Things Black Hybrid Ink and the Smile sentiment from the same stamp set I used Memento Cottage Ivy Ink. To give the tag a bit more definition I used Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress Ink and a sponge dauber around the edge.

After assembling all of the card I used a gem picker and glued some clear crystals from Paper Rose Studio to the top and bottom of the card and this finished off the card. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project.

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

PRODUCTS USED
Sally’s Quilt Paper Pad – Paper Rose Studio
Oyster White Shimmer Card Stock – Paper Rose Studio
Clear Crystal Mix – Paper Rose Studio
Lotus Bouquet Clear Stamp Set – Paper Rose Studio
Memento Cottage Ivy, My Favorite Things Black Hybrid, Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Inks, Black and White Twine & foam pads from my stash

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AHSC #447

Hello everyone. I am here today to share a card using a sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been to my blog before you know that I love creating with sketches.

With this card design, I incorporated a photo that my husband John took on one of his photography adventures. This cheeky Kookaburra just peaking around the edge of a branch gave me a chuckle and I thought he went well with my saying that I wanted to use for this design. The paper pad that I found partly used in my stash was the starting point for all of this. When I saw the colours I was immediately reminded of gum trees and the bush. I was also able to use a set of gum leaves and blossom dies from Paper Rose Studio. The leaves are cut from one of the papers in the paper pad and various green distress inks were applied after cutting. The blossoms were cut from some white cardstock and then coloured in with my Copic markers.

This card is going to go into my stash of cards bound for a nursing home I thought that one of the residents would get a kick out of the photo of the Kookaburra. I like to be able to incorporate images from our travels as part of my crafting as it becomes fun two-fold once with the adventure itself and second with my crafting. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make today. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your makes over on our challenge blog.

Until next time,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT November 2021 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. Here we are the 2nd challenge for November and this time we get to have some fun with colours. And this time around Gill has decided on this combination.

You may add black and white as accents but the rainbow must be the main focus of your creations.

I decided that I would do a technique called Reverse Stenciled Background. This technique has you creating your coloured background and then adding black ink over the background. So I chose 7 distress ink colours for the rainbow and used my ink blending brush to create a diagonal rainbow beginning and ending in red. Then I got to use a new stencil called Peace Love Joy 6X6 stencil from Paper Rose Studios and stuck the rainbow panel to it and used Black Soot Distress Ink. I was really happy how this panel turned out. I mounted this panel and a sentiment from Paper Rose Studios Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets on some gold paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the colour challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create with us using the rainbow for Christmas. And then show us your creations over at the challenge blog.

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

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Shine Bright

Hello Everyone. Welcome to the end of the week – well it’s the end of the working week which means life can settle down for a couple of days. It has been quite a busy week filled with appointments and unfortunately health rollercoaster but I love being able to get into my craft room and not focus on anything other than crafting.

But any way onto the craft project that allowed me to forget about the outside world for awhile. I decided to make another card for the Cheerful Sketches Challenge for October 2021.

10 10th CSC Oct2021

I decided to have some fun with my distress inks and stencil and made this background and thought that the rectangle in the sketch could be represented by this old polaroid die from Kasiercraft. I cut the polaroid from cream metallic paper using my Gemini Jnr machine and then cut around this with my scissors and corner rounder. Some silhouette images from my supplies were found that I thought would work together and within the “photo” space; if I were to do this again I think that I would add more of the flower images – looking at it now it looks a little sparse. The rest of the sketch I pretty much stuck too.

So this is another take of mine of the Cheerful Sketches October 2021 Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my creation, I hope that you find yourself doing something crafty today.

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

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52CCT August 2021 Colour

Hello everyone. It is colour challenge time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week we have these colours to play with.

These colours are definitely a different combination for a Christmas creation but I think that this is why I’m starting to enjoy these challenges because they can stretch your creativity.

08 2021 Wk2 Colour

I didn’t have any cardstock that could have worked so I decided to dig into my stencil supply and use some of my distress inks to help me out with this combo. I am really pleased with the background that I was able to create. The image I had printed a little while ago so I coloured her up with my Copic markers and added some dots of gold pen to her dress. I added a sentiment from Paper Roses Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets and then placed some pink Nuvo drops just to finish things off.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design for the colour challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers and see how they went about creating their cards. Then think about coming and creating with us with this or any of our challenges.

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

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52CCT February 2021 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. How is your February going? Mine is in the midst of packing – well that and my house is getting emptier in preparations for renovations coming up. My house is sounding so different because of it being emptier the sounds are reflecting different … it is feeling quite weird!

But any who onto the main reason for you stopping by today. My design team make for 52Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and how I made it. Well first the theme –

If you have come here from the 52CCT blog you will have seen how I used this theme but if not I decided to go down a slightly different route 🙂

02 2021 Wk3 Theme

I decided to make my card the tag – well in the shape of a card. As I mentioned above I am packing and this includes my craft space but for a few supplies. The lack of supplies made me think how I could use what I had out to make a card and have a little fun.

To make this card I actually hand made the present tag layer first. I first cut out a rectangle and then cut off the top edges at an angle with my Tim Holtz Guillotine this made it simple. To make the larger layers I got a scrap piece of paper and drew around my first layer in pencil then I added a 1.5cm border around the image using my ruler. Cut this out using my trimmer again and then repeated this process for the card base as well. After all edges were made on my desk still was my corner rounder so I used this on the bottom edge of all pieces. Then assembled it all together as I laid the pieces together to check the fit I didn’t like the starkness of the white. But I was lucky that I still had my Distress Inks out so with my large dauber I rubbed some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink around the edge before I stuck it all together. The sentiment if a pre-made one from Paper Rose’s Crisp Christmas Sentiments Pack. I added a star where the ribbon would be as I didn’t have any on hand and this finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping in and having a look at my design team make for 52CCT. I hope that you will play along with our challenge and upload your make to our blog. Before you go off and do that I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

I will never stop buying paper books because I love this smell of both new and old 🙂

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

Products Used
Tim Holtz Guillotine Trimmer
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn
Paper Rose – Crisp Christmas A5 12pc Sentiment Sheets

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AHSC no.407

Hello everyone. Around my world at the moment I am in the midst of packing up my craft space and kitchen in preparation of our upcoming renovations. So a lot of my craft supplies are slowly being put into boxes and stored off site. I am looking forward to my new craft space and kitchen but this period before everything happens is really stressful. So getting to play with my supplies is a welcome respite and I love playing with sketches that Michelle creates for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

AHSC 407 Feb 8th 2021

This sketch has a lot of hearts on it but I didn’t go down this path with my creation but am really happy with what I made with this sketch.

AHSC 407

I still had my stencils and my distress inks in my area so I used them for the top half of this card using the bottom paper as a colour choice for my inks. Plus I tried a new product to me – Jumbo Dauber – to see if I would have less pain while ink blending. You will be happy to know that yes I have found a product that give me a blend I’m happy with and little hand pain. (I have now replaced all my make-up brush applicators for these ) Sorry but these actual types are no longer available near me because I bought out the rest of the stock from 2 stores 😉 Yes I know that I am packing for renos but it doesn’t mean I will stop crafting in the middle. I am planning what supplies will be staying out for me to use over this period. These supplies will include the sentiment sheets by Paper Rose Studios which have so many occasions included on these sheets I am set for quite a while.

I am really happy with how this card turned out with minimum supplies … maybe I really don’t need all the stuff … oh who am I kidding!! Well I did play with some new stuff – only because I heard great reports from others with limitations that I sort them out. This is what we do to be able to keep doing what brings us joy.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers and see how they came up with their designs and that you will consider coming and playing along with this sketch. Before you go off and design your project I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Had to put this in – life has kicked me in the butt this week. #chronicillnessisnojoke

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

Featured Products
Distress Inks – Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn
Stencils – New Cheese and Circles by Scrapmatts Australia on Ebay.
Sentiment – Sentiment Sheets – Black & White Sentiments by Paper Rose Studios

A similar product to what I use. These don’t give my hand pain like the make-up brush applicators do. Jumbo Daubers from CraftieCafe in Australia