card sketch, Handmade Cards

Wonderful You

Hello Everyone,
I am here to share with you a card that could be used for multiple occasions. This is because of the image that I chose to use on this card. But this card started with a sketch first and then I found an image that would work with the design and this is the card that I came up with.

08 04 Wonderful You

Because this sentiment is such a general one this card will be able to be used for so many different occasions. And this is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #514 which started this card making off.

TMS 514

The off the project square threw me at first but then I decided to actually cut the layers instead of laying the items on top. I think that this helped to make this card look quite unique even though it is a simple design.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card even though I am running close to the shut off for this sketch challenge. I really appreciate all of your comments and likes on my creations. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Creative and beautiful

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

 

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Scraps Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Yes, another card made from my scraps drawer. I am so happy to be working through this drawer. I thought that I would never find ways to use this and stuff from my stash. As with most of my cards, this one started out with this inspiration from a sketch. This time around it is Sketch Saturday #574.

Sketch Saturday574

And this is the card that I made using this as my starting point.

07 29 Butterfly Wishes

I need to admit that I almost threw this card in the bin several times – me and my cutter were not on the same page! I cut things wrong and those pieces are now in the bin. But I finally got it all together even though I didn’t follow my own measurements exactly I still thought that it followed the sketch.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I appreciate all the likes and comments on my posts. Before you leave I would like to leave you with this final thought.
Mistakes are proof that you're trying. poster $16.30 by Posterspourprofs The post Mistakes are proof that you're trying. poster appeared first on Inspired Quotes For Life. #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #inspiringquotes #quotes #inspiredquotes #inspiredquotesforlife

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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.

MojoSketch519_450

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

Handmade Cards

Penguin Birthday

Hello everyone, Todays card is one that was an order for a 40th Birthday card with a Penguin theme. So I decided to make this card

11 Penguin Birthday

I am delighted with how this project turn out. Sometimes I like making things from no starting point and other times I like to start with a base like a challenge.

I used my Scan and Cut to make the main parts of the penguin selecting shapes that I thought would make up a whole animal. The present is a sticker which I mounted onto green metallic paper and cut around the edge. The balloon is made from tracing around an oval shape with a triangle added for the bottom part of the balloon. I printed the 40 Birthday Wishes with the shaped banner on my computer as I didn’t have any numbers that would fit the space.

Using my Cuttlebug I cut out the snow drifts using a hillside stitched die and used a Swiss Dots embossing folder and some light blue paper to make the snowy background.  Then mounted everything together and add the finishing touches of the facial details and tied some yellow and white twine to the end of the balloon. Once completed I mounted the whole piece onto a black piece of paper before mounting onto a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Please consider liking and commenting on my post. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for the day

Only one month until Christmas! How's your holiday shopping going?

I just realised that today it’s just one month until Christmas Day. OH MY!! For a crafter who is behind this is …. I really don’t know what this is. Some of the plans that I have may have to be put aside!

Have a Happy Crafty OH MY Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, Handmade Cards

Balloon Bouquet

Hello everyone. I can show this card to you now that it has been given to the person who ordered it.

11 21st Birthday front

This is the front view of the card and here is a side view as well

11 21st Birthday side

This is what is known as a Z fold card. It has become a favourite of mine for creating special occasion cards. I love being able to put images into the inner space of the Z. This time around I have die cut balloons from 2 shades of pink and their tails from black. To make mounting the tails easier I put double sided paper onto the back before cutting with my Cuttlebug.

The balloons that I mounted in the middle each have a piece of clear plastic holding them up just to give them a little bit more stability. It also makes it look like they are floating. Each balloon has been sponged with Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink as was the writing space and the banner with the stamped 21st sentiment. Great buy that number stamp set because I can make any age with it.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. And as always before you go I would love to leave you with this thought for today

Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again. -Eleanor Roosevelt

A beautiful quote from ex-first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s a wonderful reminder to live each day of our lives because you will never be the you; you are right at this moment. Enjoy each moment of your life.

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

Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Summer Snow Globe

Hello everyone. Summer Snow Globe – yes I know it sounds different? weird? But as I have said before I am in Australia and we don’t have snow when Christmas comes around. We have heat and cooling drinks sometimes over crushed ice which looks like snow. But anyway onto the reason for stopping by my blog – my card!

11 Snowglobe

So as you can see I haven’t used a typical image within my snow globe. But you maybe asking yourself what started the creation of this card. Well it was prompted by Myrna from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and her November Theme Challenge: Snow Globes

I knew that within my stash I had a snow globe image but then I went looking for an image that depicted my Christmas a little better. Once I found these I stamped the image of the glass and iced pitcher onto some Copic safe paper ready to colour. Then I stamped both the globe and sentiment onto some light weight card and after I did this thought it would be perfect for a 1 layer card. Then I decided that I would try out a shaker card for this design as well.

So to keep this quite flat for posting I decided to give more interest to the front I would do some stencilling with some distress ink. But first I had to use some Mask It masking paper and masked both the globe and the sentiment. To do the stencilling I used one of my various dots stencil in A5 size from Scrapmatts and my Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks by Tim Holtz and mini distress ink sponges. I put some double sided sticky paper on the back of the panel to make mounting after cutting easier. After this I cut out the inner of the snow globe.

Once this was done I mounted the whole front panel up on fun foam to give me the depth to make the shaker card. I used super fine glitter and some sequins inside the shaker then added the lemonade pitcher and the glass image. Then mounted this straight onto a white A6 sized white heavy weight card stock base.

I had a lot of fun creating this snow globe. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation today. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought of the day

Elim Garak (Andrew J. Robinson) on "coincidences".

Another fact about me – if I’m not making cards you can find me either with my head in a book or watching an episode of Star Trek. I have most of the series on DVD I am working towards getting the others. But I like this quote from Garak from Deep Space Nine. I know that coincidences do happen but I definitely don’t trust them.

Have a Happy Crafty Star Trek Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

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Pink, Blue and Green Christmas

Hello everyone, I am writing this to you from a half made craft space. I started moving into my new craft space on Saturday with the help of my husband. And I have continued on from there.  I am hoping to be almost complete by the end of this week. I will write a post up on my new space once I have completed the move. But anywho onto I’m sure the main reason that you have stopped by to look at my blog today my card creation.
This card is actually inspired by 2 challenge blogs today. The first being the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge and since it is the 2nd week of the month it is time for a colour challenge. November Colour Combo is Pink, Blue + Green
And the second challenge is – I suppose you have already guessed if this isn’t your first visit to my blog! Can you guess?? If you guessed a sketch then you would be 100% correct. This sketch is being brought to us by Linda from Freshly Made Sketches and it is Sketch #362.
Everything used on this card is from my stash, nothing new! I did look at my Christmas stash of products and it is getting low. I may need to look at buying some new supplies. I never thought that I would see the bottom of my old stash. But also with the sketch I have decided to make it bottom to top – so the circle is the lower most element on this card and I built it up from there. I have used a very old piece of Christmas paper that I have fished out of my off cuts drawer plus the other papers came from this same drawer. To cut this I used MFTs In&Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die. Then I cut the circle element from some white card stock and placed pink layering weight paper behind this element. Out of blue and green paper backed with Couture Creations double sided backing paper I cut out the sentiment using my Cuttlebug. I dug into my sentiment dies and found the Kasiercraft Decorative Dies Christmas Word Pack and the sized worked perfectly for this card.  The finishing touch was to add some pink, green and clear stickles in just a few places. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you depart I would like to leave you with this final thought
Even though I am without a craft space I still have to craft in one form or another! When I am not making cards I am doing crochet or colouring or spinning. I never go anywhere without a project just in case I find the opportunity to make some progress.

Have a Happy Crafty Progressive Kind of Day, ❤ TracyB