Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

50 Years On

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card that I have made for my Brother In Law … unfortunately I am running behind with sending this to him but the wishes are very much still given.

I have been inspired by 2 challenges to make this card and I will tell you about that one I show you what I came up with

I was first inspired by the Time Out Challenge #123

And if you have been to my blog you know that I love working with sketches and I found this one by Freshly Made Sketches #365

With the measurements I used

When I read the colour combo for the Time Out Challenge I knew the paper pad that I was going to use. The Black & White Timeless 6X6 paper pad by Kasiercraft that has been sitting in my stack for awhile now. I combined this with Brown layers as it suited the paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and looking at my project. Please let me know that you stopped in by leaving me either a like or a comment or even both. And as always before you leave I would love to leave you with this thought for today

I have found this hard  to do. This world wants certain things but I have always been different and I never feel like I fully fit in any where. That’s why I love time by myself because I don’t have to try and fit in.

Have a Happy Crafty Different Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B
Card Order, Greeting Cards

Penguin Birthday

Hello everyone, Todays card is one that was an order for a 40th Birthday card with a Penguin theme. So I decided to make this card

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I am delighted with how this project turn out. Sometimes I like making things from no starting point and other times I like to start with a base like a challenge.

I used my Scan and Cut to make the main parts of the penguin selecting shapes that I thought would make up a whole animal. The present is a sticker which I mounted onto green metallic paper and cut around the edge. The balloon is made from tracing around an oval shape with a triangle added for the bottom part of the balloon. I printed the 40 Birthday Wishes with the shaped banner on my computer as I didn’t have any numbers that would fit the space.

Using my Cuttlebug I cut out the snow drifts using a hillside stitched die and used a Swiss Dots embossing folder and some light blue paper to make the snowy background.  Then mounted everything together and add the finishing touches of the facial details and tied some yellow and white twine to the end of the balloon. Once completed I mounted the whole piece onto a black piece of paper before mounting onto a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Please consider liking and commenting on my post. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for the day

Only one month until Christmas! How's your holiday shopping going?

I just realised that today it’s just one month until Christmas Day. OH MY!! For a crafter who is behind this is …. I really don’t know what this is. Some of the plans that I have may have to be put aside!

Have a Happy Crafty OH MY Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

Pink, Blue and Green Christmas

Hello everyone, I am writing this to you from a half made craft space. I started moving into my new craft space on Saturday with the help of my husband. And I have continued on from there.  I am hoping to be almost complete by the end of this week. I will write a post up on my new space once I have completed the move. But anywho onto I’m sure the main reason that you have stopped by to look at my blog today my card creation.
This card is actually inspired by 2 challenge blogs today. The first being the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge and since it is the 2nd week of the month it is time for a colour challenge. November Colour Combo is Pink, Blue + Green
And the second challenge is – I suppose you have already guessed if this isn’t your first visit to my blog! Can you guess?? If you guessed a sketch then you would be 100% correct. This sketch is being brought to us by Linda from Freshly Made Sketches and it is Sketch #362.
Everything used on this card is from my stash, nothing new! I did look at my Christmas stash of products and it is getting low. I may need to look at buying some new supplies. I never thought that I would see the bottom of my old stash. But also with the sketch I have decided to make it bottom to top – so the circle is the lower most element on this card and I built it up from there. I have used a very old piece of Christmas paper that I have fished out of my off cuts drawer plus the other papers came from this same drawer. To cut this I used MFTs In&Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die. Then I cut the circle element from some white card stock and placed pink layering weight paper behind this element. Out of blue and green paper backed with Couture Creations double sided backing paper I cut out the sentiment using my Cuttlebug. I dug into my sentiment dies and found the Kasiercraft Decorative Dies Christmas Word Pack and the sized worked perfectly for this card.  The finishing touch was to add some pink, green and clear stickles in just a few places. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you depart I would like to leave you with this final thought
Even though I am without a craft space I still have to craft in one form or another! When I am not making cards I am doing crochet or colouring or spinning. I never go anywhere without a project just in case I find the opportunity to make some progress.

Have a Happy Crafty Progressive Kind of Day, ❤ TracyB

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

Aussie Santa

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Hello Everyone. A Christmas card that is inspired by the Christmases that I know. Not a snowflake in site. Maybe I should have named this one “Santa’s Holiday”. After he has finished his delivery rounds he decides it’s time to relax somewhere that is a warmer than his home.

Today I made this card based on the challenge from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog and I am also entering to be a part of their upcoming Design Team. Their October Technique Challenge is Masking 

They are asking for Christmas cards that feature Masking of any kind. So this leaves things quite open for people to get creative. For my card I decided to use “Digital Masking” – so in my computer I placed the digital Aussie Santa image on top of the Aussie Outback Shack digital image – so in effect “Masking” the image. Both of these images are from Make It Crafty.  This is one of my favourite things about digital images being able to combine images to make a scene.

This card also utilised a sketch for pulling the card together and it is Sketch Saturday #534 – it’s fast becoming a favourite of mine.

Sketch Saturday 534

The card this time around use this sketch but with only minor changes. The main image ended up being 9cm X 9cm this was the only change though.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my card project today. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

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Oh my – I am so behind in my card making! This countdown is till the day of Christmas. But for sending cards I have only – 31 days until I need to have my cards in the post!!! :0

Have a Happy Crafty Making Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

Christmas Cheer

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Hello everyone,
Today my card is another Christmas card – the reason I made a 2nd Christmas card is because the supplies were already sitting on my desk from the previous card. I hadn’t put them away so I thought why not use what was already out.

And I found sketch #534 from Sketch Saturday

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As you can see I am including the sketch with the measurements that I used to create the sketch. I thought that others may find having these useful as I love using sketches to make my creations.

So the products I used to make this card are a white heavy weight card stock and maroon layering paper for the layers. The papers come from Kasiercrafts Christmas Carol 6X6 paper pad and the sentiment was included as part of the pad. The flags are made in various sizes and placed until I was happy with the layout.

Well that is my project, thanks for stopping by and having a look at my card. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Multiple Sclerosis Fibromyalgia Lupus Chronic Illness Chronic Pain....and the list goes on

I am no longer running away from my chronic illness. I don’t like what my illness has done to my body but I am learning to live with the limitations. And now I am letting others know – not for sympathy or kudos – but for understanding when I am no longer able to do what I once did. Being a part of the crafting community both online and in groups is my sanity saver.

Have a Happy Crafty OK Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, Greeting Cards

No Spook Birthday

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Hello everyone,
Well in some places around the world people are getting ready to celebrate Halloween. Here in Australia it is starting to be celebrated, though I’m not sure that many people know why it’s celebrated, my family doesn’t celebrate. But in some of my scraps I actually found this crow image and the sentiment. The backing paper I have actually been hoarding because its my favourite colour.

For this card I am actually combining two challenges.

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From Card in an Envy challenge theme is Something Spooky and then over at AAA Cards Challenge #125 is Inspired by a TV Show. When I found this paper I thought of the TV Show – The Addams (The Original Series). I always saw black birds flying around their house and these reminded me of them. I loved watching this TV series and also The Munsters – neither of these series scared me and some of the humour I didn’t get til later on in life.

I now usually provide you with the sketch that helped me to create my card but this time around I just found the supplies first.  Then I placed them on the card in a way that I thought would show each element off the best. The image and the sentiment elements were shaped like this; I thought that they were a little different to my usual square or rectangle so I left them alone. The only thing that I did with them was to ink them with Black Soot Distress Ink using a Sponge tool. All of this was put onto purple card stock and then mounted onto a white card base.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look at my project. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought:

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One of my favourite Mortica Addams Quotes. This is so true … my normal is so much different to someone else. So there is definitely no 1 idea of normal.

Have a Happy Crafty “Normal” Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Greeting Cards

10 Cards from Odds and Ends

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Hello everyone, today I am bringing you 10 cards that came out of my Odds and Ends drawer.

This is the drawer that I have put cutoffs of various sizes over the years. When I shifted my craft space to a bigger area I remembered this drawer and instead of dumping its contents I decided to start making cards out of its contents. Otherwise I was going to dump the contents in the bin.

To make things a little easier on myself I decided to use card sketches to make this set. Below I am going to share both the sketch and card together. I have worked out the sketches for metric measurements instead of imperial because that is the measurements that we use in Australia.

All My LoveMFT 395My Favorite Things Sketch #395 from July 2018
Ink: Memento Black
Sentiment: Papercraft Magazine Sentiment Set

Happy Anniversary

uniquely creative 10 Window Die.jpgThe 10 Window Die that comes from Uniquely Creative came out in April 2018. Having a lot of fun playing with this die.

Welcome Little One

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FMS 355

Freshly Made Sketches #355 is from September 2018

Baby Card Details
Ink: Memento Lady Bug
Sentiment: (discontinued) Amy R Baby Sentiments
Ribbon: from my stash

Anniversary or Valentines Card
Ink: Memento Black
Sentiment: My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments

 

Hearts for youOWH 146.jpg

Operation Write Home 146
Laser Heart Stickers from my Stash

Life

Thankful for you

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Mojo Monday 361 was first publish in September 2014
Both of these cards started with their smallest element. I thought the Dog and the Life parts of other pages were too cute not to make them a main element on a card.

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FMS 311

Freshly Made Sketches 311 first made an appearance in November 2017.

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Operation Write Home Bloggers Circle #06

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OWH 161

Operation Write Home 161
Bird house image from a Magazine Set
Coloured with Copic Markers and Sponged Broken China Distress Ink with cloud stencil behind the bird house.
Bird from random Odd and End
Ink: Memento Potters Clay and Black for Sentiment
Sentiment: My Favourite Things Essential Sentiments

Thanks for sticking with this post if you made it this far. It was so good to make some cards from stuff that I had just kept for some reason. And to make so many from the same sort of paper – had a lot of fun! And before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought:

Pluviophile - https://themindsjournal.com/pluviophile/

This is definitely me! I seem to have been this way all of my life. I used to train in the rain when I was younger. I am so more active on days of rainy weather. But I do like to see the sun after a while – but hate the steamy weather that can follow rain!!

Have a Happy Crafty Rainy Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy