Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Atlantic Hearts #368

Hello everyone, I hope that you are finding some time to get into your craft space or to use your craft supplies in some way. I am having to work around the limitations that I have with my frozen shoulder. So when I am able to get into my space I try to make the most of it.

I decided this time around I would play with a sketch and make a card that made me smile. And this is the card that I made.

05 13 Alpaca Cake

So I looked at the half-used paper pad that was sitting on my craft desk and wanted to use more of it up. So these colours led to the colouring of the Alpaca in the image. But of course, all of this started with a sketch. Atlantic Hearts Sketch #368

This was a fun sketch to play around with. I couldn’t find a bird image that I liked to use for this sketch but I still wanted to participate in the sketch challenge. Hope it was okay not to use a bird image. I have always loved this stamp set; it always puts a smile on my face whenever I use it. I love the sentiments that are included.

As I mentioned before I decided on a paper pad to use before I coloured this image so I was able to match some for the blanket and cake. I used a grass die to give the Alpaca something to stand on – when I first put him onto the cake he looked a little weird because he looked like he was floating in the air.

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

When difficult times knock you down, roll over and look up at the stars. It’s okay if you don’t have the strength to stand up right away. Facing unexpected trials can knock over even the most matur...
Make the most of each day, hour, second because the next one isn’t guaranteed.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

TMS #551

Hello everyone. 2 cards in 1 day – well actually the previous post for today was a scheduled post but this one was made this afternoon. Trying to run away from my pain so I am concentrating on something else :/

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So I went looking for a current sketch challenge that was happening and found sketch #551 from Tuesday Morning Sketches that I could play around with.

I loved this sketch because it gave me an opportunity to get rid of some of the strips of paper that I had leftover from other cards. These papers are from the same black and white pad that I used for a couple of my previous cards. I am slowly using this pad up which is a good thing.

The cupcake and stand stamps are from a magazine I got ages ago. The sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things and the set is “Anything but basic Birthday sentiments”. This stamp set is becoming a fav of mine as it has wonderful sentiments. Each of the banner pieces I sponged with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink just so they would stand out from the background.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Just to let me know that you stopped on by today please consider leaving either a comment or a like, I would appreciate it. But before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

This is true for any situation not just fitness. Because if you keep going you will be closer than you were before.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Joint Bugaboo Challenges

Hello everyone. Yes, I am back with another project but this time it is a challenge which has combined 2 Bugaboo challenges together. One from the Catch the Bug Challenge and Stella Says Sketch but first onto the card.

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As I said this card has come about because of 2 challenges and both from Bugaboo. This first is the Catch the Bug Challenge and this time it was a BINGO challenge

For the BINGO challenge I went with Flower, Bugaboo Image and Stitching. I did faux stitching using a pink pen. And then I used sketch #808 from Stella Says Sketch

It was a lot of fun combining these together I noticed that I didn’t put the sentiment in the same place I hope that this is ok. But I had already coloured and made stamped the sentiment before I saw this challenge, thought that it was still suited. The papers are from another partly used paper pack and I added some Nuvo drops just to add a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. To let me know that you stopped by today please consider leaving a comment or pressing the like button. Before you depart from my blog though I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

ANZAC Day Poster: ANZAC Day Poster for printing.
This 2020 ANZAC is very different. No marches, no parades, no gatherings but we will still remember them. We remember those that have gone before but also that are serving even now.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

 

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Atlantic Hearts #365

Hello everyone. I was able to get into my card corner in the past couple of days. It was so nice to be able to get in there and actually be productive. So I took advantage and made a card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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All of the products I used on this card came from my stash and some of it I had forgotten that I had. The papers are from a partly used paper pack and the image is from a stamp set that I got from a magazine ages ago but haven’t used.

This card goes along with Kristie Marcottes Card Challenge of Black and White with a Pop of Colour.

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and I used the sketch #365 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It was so much fun using up things in my craft corner which is in a bit of shambles at the moment with both my frozen shoulder and I am also on the move with my craft corner again.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Please let me know that you were here by either leaving a comment or liking my post. But before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Have to remember this one and not beat myself up when I can’t do. A big shout out to anyone who is living with this.

Until my next post,
πŸ™‚ Tracy

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Congratulations

Hello everyone, today’s card can be used for most occasions and I really like cards like this. The reason that I am saying that this card can be used for a variety of occasions is that I have used a very general sentiment this time around.

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and this sketch #591 from Sketch Saturday was a great one to use when I only had 1 rather plain 6×6 paper left in the pad I’ve been trying to use up πŸ™‚

I am happy to be using up this paper pad and I have been able to make many different cards just from the last bits and pieces. I didn’t add the 2-star elements to my design because I fell in love with the papers that I was using and didn’t want to cover up any of the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the time spent on liking my projects and leaving comments. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for the post.

hod I Know This Is Your Plan. ..

Until my next post,
Remember tomorrow is another day to try.
❀ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Natural, White and Gold

Hello everyone, yes I am back card crafting and writing posts again despite my shoulder. I have been told by the professionals around me that I am not to baby my shoulder and to use it despite the pain it is causing at the moment. So I am doing what I love to do … craft!!

Anywho onto this card project. This card was inspired by 2 challenges – one a card sketch and the other a colour challenge. And this is the card that I made

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And these are the 2 challenges that I am entering. First off the sketch from Mojo Monday #527 –Β 

and then the colour challenge with The Daring Cardmakers – Natural, Gold and White

Taking the inspiration of the Natural I decided that I would use papers that depicted the natural environment – like browns and leaves and then I added in Gold and White elements. This paper pack has featured in a couple of my cards lately because it has been sitting on my desk from that last time that it was used. I hope that you like my interpretation of the theme.

Thanks for stopping in on my blog today. I hope that you find it both fun and maybe gets some inspiration as well. I really appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving lately. Before you leave my blog let me inspire you with this quote I found.

Only Jesus is worthy to be praised :)

Until my next post,
Keep moving forward always.
❀ Tracy

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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 …

11 22 Old St Nick

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 πŸ˜€

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

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Butterfly Birthday

Hello everyone, I loved the look of the sketch that Julie made from Mojo Monday that I decided that I had to attempt to make a card even despite my shoulder restrictions at the moment. And this is the card that I came up with

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And this is the sketch #527 from Mojo Monday that started this whole card making session.

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My card ended up being a little bit different but it’s only missing the bow because I used washi tape instead of ribbon as I couldn’t find anything that would suit. I was going for a more masculine type of card – I think that I succeeded but I’m not 100% sure. What do you think? These papers have been in my stash for such a long time waiting for me to find the right project for them.

Thanks for stopping by 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 the next post,
Live Each Day of Your Life.
❀ Tracy

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52CCT November Colour

Hello everyone, here we are with the 2nd-week challenge for November. And as things go this means we are up to having a colour challenge. And the colours that we get to play around with are …

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Now, these are fabulous colours, definitely not the usual colours used for Christmas. If you know me you would be aware that I love Purple – I wear it almost every day and most of my accessories are in a shade of this colour. So knowing all of this you would think that I would have this colour in my paper stash. Well not really … here is my card and then I will explain

52CCT 11 2019 wk2 Colour

I have layering cardstock in purple and I have a paper pad with purple elements but it definitely doesn’t suit Christmas. So when I printed this cute Christmas Teddy Present image by Bugaboo Digital Images (available here) I found this purple star paper that I put behind the image before printing. I coloured in the image with my Copic markers staying with the V and BV families except for the Teddy and Santa Hat πŸ˜‰ For the other paper I used a stencil which I thought looked like a sweater design and my Wilted Violet Distress Ink and make-up brush applicator. I was lucky to have a purple ink in my stash which I used to stamp my sentiment and turned the strip into a banner and this finished off my card for this challenge.

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

Until we next meet,
Get lost in a book.
❀ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Hello Happy Birthday

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I got to make. I made it using the paper pad that was sitting on my desk from the previous card and a new sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

11 03 Apple Birthday

And here is the sketch that I used #340 from AHSC

As you can see I flipped the sketch – I did this because of the elements that I had. The sentiment flag was a pre-printed one and I couldn’t change the orientation so I went with what I had. The checked element is some washi tape that I have in my stash. Most of my elements have been backed with green lightweight cardstock.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving πŸ™‚ Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

@brendastemple posted to Instagram: Self-care tip: be sure your basic needs are met daily! #tip #basicneeds #selfcare #sunshine #water #hydration #vitamind #mentalhealthawareness #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthychoices #sunrays #mentalhealthmatters #emotion

Until the next time we meet,
Enjoy this life that you have.
❀ Tracy