Sending Christmas Love

Hello everyone. Yes I am back with another card that I have crafted today. I mean what else are you supposed to do when there are storms around the place? Craft of course! Well it helps with not liking storms much I get to concentrate on something else.

But any way onto the reason why you stopped by – my card project

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This card was inspired by the blog Cards in Envy. Their challenge at the moment is Santa Baby and this stamp set is a new acquisition of mine and thought it fitted the challenge. But I wasn’t 100% of how to pull it all together so I went to favourite help – a sketch. And I found this one from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge in November 2016

52 CCT Nov 2016

The sketch doesn’t come with measurements I have added them later myself but thought others may be interested. Each of the matting layers is cut 5 cm bigger than the measurements given above.

The small squares I used my Cuttlebug and a small stitched square by Uniquely Creative. All the other elements I cut using my paper trimmer. The papers that I used this time around are a 6X6 paper pad called Twig & Berry by Kasiercraft. I stamped the images in My Favourite Things Hybrid Ink and coloured them in with my Copic markers. All of this is matted with black layering weight paper.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Please consider leaving a comment and liking the post. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for the day

Can not believe that the weekend is almost over as I type this. Where did it go? Now I know why I keep a planner otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up with life!

Have a Happy Crafty Planned Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Cats Christmas

10 Cat Christmas

Hello everyone,
Another Christmas card finished and I am really happy with how it turned out. On my Christmas card list is a bunch of cat lovers and I am sure one of them will love receiving this.

This card was actually inspired by 2 challenges. The bunch over at Time Out Challenges are asking us to be Colourful for challenge #120 and then I have found a lovely sketch site over at Feeling Sketchy and this is sketch #203


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The first is the image from their site the 2nd is my copy with the measurements included.

I think that I have covered the Time Out requirements for being colourful. When I saw that challenge I thought of this image, I’m not 100% sure where I got this digital image from. But I printed it out and coloured it in with my Copic markers.  The papers are from my Christmas stash which is shrinking a little but I need to shrink it a lot more.

Hope you like my take on both of the challenges. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

RoughOh Snoopy my pal you don’t know the half of it and its not even the end yet! This has been a really really rough week. Hope that your week is going a whole heap better.

Have a Happy Crafty Smooth Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

 

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

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

Christmas Blessings

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Hello everyone,
Another Christmas card that I can now add to my stack that I need to either send or give to family and friends.

In the past couple of weeks I have found the blog 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and they have a different type of challenge each week.  So this week is their sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we got to play with

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I printed this sketch printed out so I could write down my measurements then I went into my stash of Christmas papers. And I found a 6X6 paper pad by Kasiercraft called Christmas Carol, I really like the variety in this pad. The sentiment and the flowers come from the complementing elements pack. The only separate thing that I added was the maroon layering paper.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought

One of my other loves – Reading. I love losing myself in a new novel or even one that I have read before.

Have a Happy Crafty Literary Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

To The Moon and Back

09 Moon and Back

Hello everyone,
I have been a little quite lately due to stuff going on in my world but I was able to get back into my craft space and I got to use some new products. To make my card crafting go a little smoother I started with a sketch to help me get into my new 6X6 paper pad. And here is the sketch from CASe this Sketch #290 by Chrissy

I had so much fun playing with this sketch that I actually made two cards using it. I will share my 2nd creation in another post.  This time around though I used a new paper pad from Kasiercraft called Stargazer.

Stargazer 6.5

I loved the blues of this set and I thought it had some different papers in it. I used black card stock for the matting. The sentiment is actually included in the pack. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my creation. And before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

I have had to tell myself this a lot lately. It really isn’t my fault for a lot of what is going on but then I forget this and the stuff I can control gets out of control. So this is a shout out to everyone who fights each day for the health that they do have. This is one thing that I don’t take for granted anymore and you shouldn’t either. Life can change before your very eyes.

Have a Happy Crafty “You Can Do It” Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Butterfly Wishes

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This time around I am here to share a card that is based on a sketch from CASe this Sketch and a Color Throwdown challenge. The challenge details look like this …

I dove into my 6X6 paper packs and found Bluebell by Kasiercraft this had a mix of Red, Orange and Blue which suited the colour challenge. I stamped the Butterfly image onto some card stock and sponged Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks over it. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the Red paper.

This card came together a lot quicker than usual I think that this is because I drew out the sketch first and figured out the sizes. Next time this sketch is used I think the 2 smaller elements should be a little smaller – I noted this on the drawing I made.

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

I like Einstein quotes so much. #INTP He always says what I would like to say myself, only the rest of the world wouldn't listen to me. It will listen to Einstein though!

Oh you should see mine at the moment. It looks like a bomb hit it! I do need to get into sorting through what is on there though. But I did have fun while making the mess so that is something I suppose!

Have a Happy Crafty Cluttered Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy