Sketch Sideways

Hello Everyone,
Yes, you are getting 2 cards from me today. I am using the same sketch from the previous blog post but I have turned it sideways to make a portrait card this time around. I told you that I love reusing sketches. And just to remind you here is sketch #521 again.


And here is my 2nd interpretation of this sketch.

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The cute Santa Panda is an image that I have had for ages and I can’t remember where I obtained him from. But his dimensions were just right to be a part of this card. I love being able to play around with sketches and find new ways of using them.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Another Christmas card to add to my stack that is slowly growing. I appreciate all of the likes and comments on my posts, thanks for taking the time to do this. Before you leave I would like to finish off this post with this last thought.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge entered
MOJO Monday #521

Sketch Fun

Hello Everyone,
Handmade Christmas cards are one of my biggest projects each year. One year I made all the cards that I needed for family, friends and work colleagues that I almost swore off of making cards any more. SO after that episode, I now make Christmas Cards all through the year. I looked at the box where I keep my completed cards and realized that I am way behind just because of life throwing a few curveballs.

Now if you have visited my blog before you know that I LOVE sketches. And once I saw the new one from Julee over at Mojo Monday I knew the theme for my creation. And this is the sketch that we have had to use for inspiration.

MOJO 521

Isn’t sketch #521 just great. I can see myself using this quite often. The light leaves in the background threw me for a little while but then I came up with this card.

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I like how it turned out but I would do it slightly differently next time that I use this sketch because I re-use sketches all the time. This card is quite unusual for me because I usually use images on my cards and apart from the holly in the sentiment that is it.  The papers that I have used are from a combination paper pack from Kasiercraft that has been sitting in my Christmas stash for quite a while.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my project. It is good to know that another Christmas card has been completed. Also thanks for all of the likes and comments I really appreciate it. Before you leave I would like to have you ponder on this last thought for this post.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

MOJO Monday 521

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


52CCT July Sketch

Hello Everyone,

This is a very different Design Team post for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge because for the month of July I am your hostess. I really hope that you are going to like the challenges that I have come up with for you to play along with.

And since it is the first week in July it means that it is time for us to play along with a sketch. Now if you are a regular visitor this blog you will know that I am in LOVE with Sketches. I find that they help me so much with my card crafting and it is also where I usally turn when I am stuck.

So without further ado here is my sketch for July

I had a lot of fun coming up with this sketch. And this is the card that I came up with using it

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Thanks for coming on by and looking at my creation for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Remember even though this sketch is in the landscape orientation you can make it portrait or even flip it.

Go on have some fun I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with by using my sketch as your starting point. Also please come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog and see what the other designers have come up with using my sketch. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this last thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B