card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Joy and Laughter

Hello everyone, I had the opportunity to make some Christmas cards following along with some sketch challenges. Because you know how much I have them! And this is another card following along with another sketch from one of my favourite sketch sites.

10 10 Joy and laughter

This card followed along with a sketch from Mojo Monday #524 and this is it.

All of this came from pieces that were leftover from other Christmas card creations. I love sketches that help me to do this. I have used some Washi tape for the diagonal stripes and then edged them with some wavy gold stickers just to help them stand out.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am so appreciative of all the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving of late. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

This is true! And that's when the magic happens! . . . "A Very Magical Tea Party" October 2019 . . . #magic #teaparty #mommyandme #daddyandme #kidsparty #teatime

Until next time, keep believing in yourself,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Christmas Crafting Continues

Hello everyone, when the end of September rolls around most card crafters thoughts turn to Christmas Cards and all the ones that they haven’t made yet. I thought that I was going quite well but with life getting in the way I am behind. So I decided to use a new sketch from Poetic Artistry (Mojo Monday #523) to make a Christmas card.

09 20 Christmas Wishes

And this is the sketch that gave the inspiration

I have been making Christmas cards all through the year this has been helped by being part of a design team 😀 But I am still behind especially with donating some of my cards as well. The papers that I used are from Kasiercraft and it actually finished off a paper pad! I am so happy to be finished, now I can start on another one in my stash. My circles are different sizes to those mentioned in the sketch because these are the ones that I had in my stash already cut so I used them up because at least they were circles 🙂

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am glad that you decided to drop on by my blog today. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this last image to ponder on.

Until next time, do something that you love,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

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.

08 25 sketch flip

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

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

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.

08 25 leaf cutout

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.

German Shepherd & Girl Refrigerator / Tool Box Magnet Gift Card Insert | Collectibles, Animals, Dogs | eBay!

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

MOJO Monday 521

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Cupcake Celebrations

Hello Everyone,
I just love the sketch from Mojo Monday so much that I had to make another card. And this time everything on this card comes from my long lost bottom of the pile stash. You know that place where stuff goes and you don’t see it so you don’t use it. Well, I got sick of having all of this stuff that I had purchased but haven’t used yet. And this is the card that I made using the sketch.

07 29 Cupcake Birthday

Here is also the Mojo Monday #519 for you to look at.


This sketch is so much fun to play along with. I know that it won’t be the last time that I use this one. I didn’t do anything this time with the stars because I just couldn’t find anything suitable in my stash – yes I know I was shocked as well.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I hope that you will stop by another time; please consider leaving a like or/and a comment I really appreciate those. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought.

Books are a hard bound drug with no danger of an overdose.  U am a haooy victim of books.  Books & All

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Moon Monsters?

Hello Everyone,
The card today is inspired by a card challenge and a world event. When I saw this sketch from Mojo Monday #519

I was watching a TV Documentary called “Chasing The Moon” about the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. The round element and the stars started the creation of this card.

07 21 Moon Monsters

The wonderful cute monsters are from the set “Out of this World” by Uniquely Creative. I had them already sitting in my coloured image pile and knew that they were what this card needed to finish it off. These images were coloured in with my Prismacolour Pencils and I embossed the background with a star folder from Craft Concepts. The papers used are from a paper pack by Kasiercraft called “Stargazer”, I think that I will be getting a 2nd pack of this paper pack I love using it.

I want to thank you for stopping in and looking at my project. Please consider leaving a comment or a like before you go. I hope you will stop by again sometime. Now before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought.

John F. Kennedy.  Change is the law of life. The longer you live, the more you know this in your bones. #wisdomquotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Handmade Cards

10 Cards from Odds and Ends

Card Set.jpg

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

Love Always Wins.JPG

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


Thankful for you

MOJO 361.jpg

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.

Ruff Greetings.JPG

FMS 311

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

Silhouette Anniversary.JPG

OWH BC 06.jpg

Operation Write Home Bloggers Circle #06

With Sympathy.JPG

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 -

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