Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

1 Sketch 2 Cards

Hello everyone, today I am participating in a fun challenge put up by Kristie Marcotte from The Best Thing in Life are Pink. These challenges are purely for fun and to keep us crafting during this weird time we find ourselves in.

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These are the 2 cards that I crafted

05 13 Butterfly Combo

Both of these two cards were made using papers from the same paper pad which has been in my stash for years. Instead of using 2 different images though I decide to use the same stamps for both and just change up the colours used. The colours of the butterflies then helped me choose the layering colours that I used – Blue for the male and purple for the female – but I know people from both sides that would go for the other colour as well 😉 So I now have 2 cards for my Birthday stash.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project, I had a lot of fun using up items from my stash and looking at my stamp stash to find something that worked for both. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
🙂 Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps

Live It Up Birthday

Hello everyone, it is time to play around with a new sketch. If you have been around on my blog before you will know how much I love using sketches in my card crafting. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been going through some images that I have previously coloured in and I am trying to use these on my projects.

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This wonderful tiered cake image from Power Poppy Stamps called “Layered Cake Digital Stamp” was sitting in my box of already coloured stamps. And when I saw this sketch #350 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I knew that I was halfway to making a card.

Because I wanted this image to be the star of this card I kept the rest of the colours on the card quite simple. Plus I am trying to use up some of my started 6×6 paper pads so that I can buy some new ones.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Look after yourself – first
Then others.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Candle Trio

Hello everyone, another Christmas card for my growing collection. It feels weird working on next years collection when we haven’t finished this one but I’m not complaining. This card is actually the combination of 2 challenges.

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This is the card that came from the combination of
Daring Cardmakers Shining Lights

and then the sketch #345 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

The candle stickers have been sitting in my box for a number of years; wonderful to see them being used at last. I am really happy with how these two challenges came together. Found the Peace on Earth chipboard piece in my stash as well and coloured it in with some gold ink. It is so good to be using my stash for my crafting.

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

Until my next post,
Have fun reading a book.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT November Sketch

Hello everyone, can you believe that we are already in November? I certainly can’t believe that we are already here. But anyway onto the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And since this is the first week in November we have a sketch to play around with.

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As you can see this card is done as a square card. And I don’t make many square cards in my crafting so I have made an A6 sized card. And here it is.

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Trying to photograph cards with gold elements especially large ones can be tricky. But apart from that, I am really happy with how this card has turned out. When I make this design again and I will when I am able I think that I will put larger stars on the top of the trees.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I am really appreciative of all the likes and comments that my posts have been getting. Before you go from my blog today I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

Craft Meme Round 1 - My Designs In the Chaos Craft Meme Collection

Until we next meet,
Make time to Craft.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Aussie Birthday

Hello everyone, a birthday card with some Aussie friends on it. I have a wonderful paper pad from Kasiercraft that I am slowly using up because I love it so much and don’t want it to disappear quickly. This is the card I made with it.

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This card was inspired by a card sketch by the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge. Their sketch TMS#523 started this card off. And this is that sketch

I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch. I think that it will end up in my favourites pile for me to reuse at some stage. The 6X6 paper pad is called Open Road by Kasiercraft it is Australiana themed and I may have more than 1 pad in my stash 😉 It is unusual to find a paper pad for my country.

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

Until next time, make the most of the life you are living,
❤ Tracy

Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Life

Baby and Bear

Hello everyone, the card that I have for you was made for the Catch The Bug Challenge. I am super pleased with how the card has turned out.

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The Catch the Bug Challenge is the September Bingo Challenge, these are fun to participate in because you have so many options.

For my card I went straight across the bottom. Even though this is a retired Bugaboo image I love using her as she is adorable sitting with her teddy friend. The papers that I used are actually from a card crafting magazine that I got quite a while ago but was sitting on my desk. The sentiment sticker has been sitting in my stash for ages but the gold stripes are actually new to my stash from a company called “Love From Lizi“. I love these but postage from the UK is a killer to the land of OZ – I got these when Lizi was offering free postage so I only had to pay for the product.

Thanks for coming on by my blog to have a look at my card project. I appreciate your visit and all of the likes and comments that I recieve on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Nice Cup of Tea

Until next time, find something that you love and go do it!
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Get Well Soon, Handmade Cards, Watercolour

Hobnail Tulips

Hello everyone, as I mentioned in my last post I made 2 cards with the same image from Power Poppy. Well here is the other card from that pair.

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As I also mentioned in the last post this card started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday #582. And here it is again for your reference.

I have used the same die that I used on the previous card to make the swirl but I have only adjusted it a little to fit on the card. This time around I have used a Get Well Soon sticker from my stash. The paper that I have used on both cards comes from that large stash of Recollections Black and White Paper Pad it gives a little bit of pattern without overwhelming my watercolour panels which I wanted to be the focal point.

Thanks for stopping into my blog and having a look at my card project. I want to also say thanks for all the comments and likes on my blog I really appreciate it. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on for this post.

Until we meet again, always remember that you matter,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Inspired Me

Hello Everyone,
Yes, I got to have some more time in my craft space this afternoon. So I decided to make the most of it and create another card this time with some images that I have coloured previously and they have been waiting for me to use them.

What inspired me to use some of my coloured images was this challenge from Power Poppy

So I went blog hopping and found that Carly had used an image like I had. This is her card

Can you see that she has cropped her image in close? Carly used a physical stamp set but I did the same thing with a digital stamp and this is the card that I came up with

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The digital stamp is Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp from Power Poppy. I also followed along with a card sketch this time I used a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
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This time around my main image is a rectangle instead of a square. But everything else I followed pretty closely the papers that I have used is from Kasiercraft, “Happy Snaps” paper pack which has been sitting in my stash for ages.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing my creation. Please consider liking or leaving me a comment on my creation. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges I am entering
Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge July – Be Inspired
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #324

 

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I am back with a new project. I actually had time to get back into my craft space. Unfortunately, some things have gotten in my path to my craft space. But I am going to be happy that I have had some time. To celebrate being able to get in my space again I decided that I would play along with a couple of card challenges.

For this card creation, I have followed along with 2 challenges.  This time it started with a colour challenge and then a sketch. This sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
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I went to their site earlier in the week and intended on using it but as I said things got in the way. And I checked earlier and found that I still had time to play along. Then the other challenge came from Cute Card Thursday and this time it’s a colour challenge and they have chosen Pink! I must admit that I don’t create a lot with pink. This is what I created joining these together.

07 14 Sew Sue

This image is SewSun from Bugaboo Stamps, unfortunately, this digital stamp is retired. But there are still fabulous stamps available in their shop. I coloured her in with my Prismacolour Pencils and used the Woven Stencil by Tim Holtz to put the pattern into the background.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation today. Please consider leaving a like or a comment I really appreciate these. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this thought for today.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges I am entering
Tuesday Morning Sketch #511
Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 590 – Pink

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade 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