card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy, Thinking of You

Sending Prayers

Hello everyone, another card using my stash supplies. This is going to be a regular in my posts this year as I want to use up what I have or donate it because just looking at some of the stuff is not conducive to being creative. Anywho onto the card project …

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This image I coloured with my Polychromos Pencils while my Daughter was attending an Art Class but I had never turned it into a finished project. When I put this card together I was following this sketch #528 from Julie at Mojo Monday

Some of my elements are different but I was working with the supplies that I had. Seeing this finally on a card makes me very happy. I am sure that the perfect person for this card will come across my path.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am glad that you stopped on by before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

wisdom

Until my next post,
Just be you the world will adjust!
🙂 Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Birthday Ewe

Hello everyone, I am here to share with you a card that I made but am running close to the end of the Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

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I had actually coloured this image “Happy Birthday to Ewe!” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps with my Faber-Castell Polychromos a little while ago. I colour in images when I have time and keep them in a box for use on later projects.

Here is the sketch from Stella Says Sketch #719

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have gotten. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Time to prepare for December!!
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Old St Nick

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I have made using an old image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s one of my favs. Unfortunately, it is no longer in the shop but there are many wonderful images over there. I encourage you to go and have a look and maybe pick up a few. But this card started with a card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. First to the card that I made …

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The image has been printed on my inkjet printer with 2 different digital papers layered behind the Santa image. The image I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. For the fur around his jacket, I used a combo of 3D puff paint and some White Pearl Stickles.

This is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Thanks for stopping on by my blog today to have a look at my creation. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that are left on my posts. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

 If not crafting I’m usually stuck in a book 😀

Until my next post,
Find yourself lost in the pages of a book.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps

Flowers in a Teapot

Hello Everyone,
I really love this image from Bugaboo because it combines 2 things that I like … flowers and teapots. I don’t have much luck with growing flowers myself but I love them and in the past couple of years I have been liking the taste of tea more. I am slowly getting into the brewing from leaves, not just a teabag.

Anywho … this card was inspired by a sketch from Stella Says Sketch Challenge and this is it

This sketch made me dive into my dies to see what shapes I had and I found the one that I used which hadn’t seen the light of day in years. And this is the card that I made

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The image that I used is called “Flower Teapot” from Bugaboo Stamps. I have coloured this image in with my Polychromos Pencils. And cut the image out with die from Spellbinders – Nestabilities Labels Two. To make the border I traced around the die because the next die up made a mat way too large for the card. The papers I used are from Kasiercraft and a paper pack called “Blae & Ivy”. I used these papers because I thought they suited the teapot theme.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge. I really appreciate all of the like and comments on my posts. Before you go as always I would like to leave you with this final thought.

Yes! Yesterday gets the double middle fingers!!! Life is too short.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Sunbonnet Sue Sews

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Hello everyone,
Today the card I am bringing to you is featuring one of my favourite characters -Sunbonnet Sue. I have been in love with her since I was a little girl because she seems to be able to do everything. Today she is doing a little sewing.

To start the card I went looking on my favourite sketch sites and found Sketch #358 from Freshly Made Sketches which looks like this

FMS 358

Once I found this sketch I went through my 6X6 paper pads and found one from Kasiercraft called Needle and Thread. To cut the papers into circles I used my stitched circle dies from Uniquely Creative. The backing paper is a Royal Blue by Quill; I used my scalloped circle die to make the small circle elements seem a little more substantial. My Sunbonnet Sue type image called Sewsun (retired image) from Bugaboo I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos.

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

 

I sitting here typing this and I am listening to rain on a tin roof. It is such a soothing sound – I hope to spend time just sitting reading, possibly crafting, drinking tea and listening to the rain.

Have a Happy Crafty Book Reading Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Llama Peace Love & Hope

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Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card made with my spinning friends in mind. We spin with a lot of different fleeces/fibres including Llama. So this will suit someone from my group.

The challenges I have combined are 52 week Christmas Card Throwdown Technique Challenge: Colouring and at Sketch Saturday Week #533 is Choose a previous sketch – I have chosen #316 which first appeared June 2014

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For the sketch I have worked out the measurements in centimetres and they are written on the image these are for the main elements and then for the mats I added 2mm to each side. The Llama image from Just Me Digital Stamps on Etsy. I coloured in this image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I am trying to get better at using this medium and I am practising with these a lot more.

The papers that I have used for this card are from Kaisercrafts’ Merry & Bright 6X6 paper pad. The mats are made from maroon card stock plus some gold paper for the image just to help set it off a little more. A Christmas bauble and sentiment comes from the coordinating embellishment pack.

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

#crafthumor #craftquotes #tayloredexpressions #cardmaking #crafting #sewing #scrapbooking #grumplings

I truly wish that this was the complete answer to everything it would make things so much easier. But crafting in some form or another does help.

Have a Happy Crafty of any sort Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Sew Beautiful

Hello Everyone,
As you may have seen from my previous post I am in the middle of shifting around my craft space to a bigger area. I am progressing but it is taking longer than I anticipated because of health issues… but it is coming along.
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I have had this image printed out for quite a while but I hadn’t gotten around to colouring it in. So with my being down to smaller amount of supplies I made the best of things. I still had my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, distress inks and stencils available plus also my Cuttlebug. So with these things available I made the above card using two challenges as inspiration.

          
I love to start a lot of my cards with a sketch and sketch #278 by Donna was definitely a different one. And sometimes I also like to bring my colour options down to just a few so the combo from Color Throwdown helped with this.

I just got the stitched embossing folder and the pinking shear square edged die on the front of a magazine. Pairing of these two worked well together with my Sunbonnet Sue image which I finally got to colour up after it sitting in my folder for what seems like years. After cutting out the squares I used a woven stencil by Scrapmatts with my distress ink and foam blending tool just to give the pieces a little more definition.

It was so much fun making a card with limited supplies. But I will be happy when I am back with all of my supplies. Even though this feels like it will never be fully accomplished. And as always before you leave I wish to leave you with this final thought
#DollyParton
I am believing on this statement. I have to believe that everything that I have been through and are continuing to go through all has a purpose. I don’t fully know what that purpose is and I may never know but I believe there is a reason behind it.

Have a Happy Sorted Crafty Kind of Day,

TracyB