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52CCT April 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. Today on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog we have a new theme challenge starting. These can be interesting to create with each month and it’s interesting to see how other people use these themes as well.

I loved the sketch from week 1 so much that I decided to reuse it for this card creation as well. I told you that I love using sketches in my card creations.

The image I used is actually 2 digital images from Bugaboo who are unfortunately no longer in business but I still love using these images because they are so darn cute. To colour this image in I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and then I sponged the edge with some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink with a sponge dauber. The sentiment comes from Paper Rose Studios Sentiment Sheets – Crisp Christmas. This was a simpler make but I wanted to highlight the image this time around and not the patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the theme challenge over on the 52CCT. I hope that you will create along with us and share your makes over on the blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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Art Journal Journey

Hello Everyone. I hope that this post finds you happy and doing things in life that you love and maybe something new. This is mainly what this post is about today – my art journal journey. This new to me form of art came into my life partway through last year I haven’t really shared a lot about it but I have been encouraged by others to document my journey – so here is the start of it.

Most of my works are now in a solid bound book which I purchased at the beginning of this year. But some previous works were just pages that I did not think would go anywhere. Here is my first share

This one started as a colouring in page from one of those adult colouring in books that have been a craze for awhile. I am still working through pages and sometimes they end up in my art journal other times they end up going onto a card. I like this aspect of these books that these pages can be used for something else later if you wish.

When I was considering using this page in my journal I had come across this quote by Thomas Jefferson and I thought that it suited my new journey. Sometimes my pages can start with the image and sometimes it is a quote or bible verse that starts it all off.

Thanks for stopping in and having a look at my art journal page. I hope that you have a wonderful day and end up doing something that you love.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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Happy Birthday

Hello everyone. Well we are very close to the end of the year now but creating for me never stops. I am taking the opportunity while life is a little slower to build up my card stash for both myself and donating. This card came about by a happy accident – I have been using this paper pad on and off for a couple of months as I have had to do Christmas creations as well 🙂 Then I saw this colour challenge on the Sunday Stamps Challenge Blog.

And some of the papers fitted the last 3 so then I thought how could I bring in the first 3 colours and I decided to colour up and image.

Working with the paper pieces I had I put this together and then stamped the sentiment and the floral image. This flower has been in my stash for years and I found it again after my craft room reshuffle and new stamp storage. I added some green but I think that I could be forgiven for adding this. I coloured in this image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils; I still have a love/hate relationship with this product but today we got along nicely. Now I have a birthday card ready for the 2022 year.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the Sunday Stamps Challenge #273. I hope that you have a fabulous day no matter what you find yourself doing.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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Mojo no.557

Hello everyone. I am in still in the process of unpacking after our renos got finished and I was getting a little sick of just doing this so I decided I needed a break. So I looked at my craft desk and decided to have some fun playing with found supplies and a new sketch no.557 from Julie at Mojo Monday. If you have been to my blog before you will know that I love using sketches for my card making and I really like using those from Julie at Mojo.

I used the measurements from the sketch for the main rectangle but I adjusted the others to suit my A6 sized card front and for making the matting layers as well.

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The flower stamp is an old one that I had forgotten that I had in my stash. I must admit that this has been the upside of having to unpack my supplies – I’m finding long forgotten favs again. I stamped this image with My Favourite Things Hybrid Black ink and coloured in the image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils which now have their own drawer in my new set up. The papers that I used is from an old pack that I have been slowly making my way through when I give myself time to just play in my new space.

It was really nice to be crafting just because and not because I was needing to complete something for either a design team make or because I’d forgotten about an occasion. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card make. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Need to remember this as I go forward with using my new space.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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AHSC no.415

Hello everyone. Hope that you are having a great Easter. As this goes live on my blog it is Easter Monday so the last day of our long weekend. We have been busy with getting things sorted in my new craft space (see previous post for more details) but I am still working out where everything is going. I suspect that this will be going on for a while to come yet. But at least I do have a space to be crafting in again even if it is a work in progress.

But any who onto this weeks make. I am here with a card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #415

As you can see this is a great sketch to have a lot of fun with. It does have a bunny but you don’t have to use a bunny he is just a place holder for an element.

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As I said up top I am in the middle of setting up my craft space and I don’t have access to everything yet and this includes my paper pads. So what is a designer to do … hmmm … well I decided to make my own paper with some digital images from Graciellie Designs. I came across her wonderful designs just before we had to pack up for renovations. But this problem gave me the perfect opportunity to use some of her designs. I used the 2 takeaway cups and one of the included sentiments from the Spring Coffee Cup Mega Digital Stamp Set. Using these 2 different cups I set up a grid pattern just a little wider than my card front; on the same sheet of paper I included one of the flower cups just a little bigger (one of the advantages of digital images) and the sentiment and printed these out on my laser printer.

I coloured in the larger cup with my Polychromos pencils and fussy cut this image to be my element on the card. With my Tim Holtz Guillotine Trimmer I cut the cup panel down to the correct size for my card front mounting this on black lightweight cardstock. Then I found some purple and red cardstocks that was a coordinating shade with the flowers on the cup. I cut some more black cardstock for both the colour layers but used my We R Memory Keepers Multi Cut Trimmer to put a wavy edge onto both pieces. And the sentiment was mounted onto black cardstock as well but first I added Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Stickers to the bottom before mounting it.

Making this card with limited supplies was quite fun but I will be happy when I had full access to my supplies again. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will come and play along with us and show us what you make with this design. Before you go off and do that though I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

This is sometimes the hardest thing to do but also the most important.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

PRODUCTS MENTIONED AND THEIR LINKS

CraftOnline Aust. – Tim Holtz Guillotine Trimmer

Graciellie Designs – Spring Coffee Cup Mega Digital Stamp Set

Love From Lizi – Pin Stripe Fuchsia Pink Mirror

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AHSC no.379

Hello everyone, I am here again as a designer for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and we are up to number 379. Had a lot of fun with this sketch from Michelle.

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I decided that I needed to start making Father’s Day cards as we celebrate this on the first Sunday in September. And I donate cards to my church for sale at their marketplace so I need to start. But this is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

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This BBQ Dad image is from another closed Digi image company called Digi Stamp Boutique. But I will still use images in my archives because I bought them and I like using them still and a lot of them I haven’t found anything to really replace them. I coloured this image in using my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and my Copic Markers. I really like the contrast of using these two mediums together.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will stop on over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along with this sketch. Before you do hop on over their I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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TSOT no.467

Hello everyone, today has been so windy outside that I have retreated into my craft space because this weather is playing havoc with my health 😦 So going into my craft space is a diversion tactic for me – get my mind onto something else other than my health. I decided that I would make some cards. Some I can share now but some will be coming up in design teamwork. So onto one that I can share now.

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And this card started with a sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #467.

Isn’t this a fun sketch to play around with. With this sketch came an optional theme of making a scene. I decided to go with the optional theme as well because I had started colouring up this image and just added a few more details. The gum tree to the left and the dunny (toilet) are digi images from Make it Crafty who are no longer in business but I still use these images because I still like using them. The scene has been coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I hope that you are having a great day. Before you depart my blog I want to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Even on my bad days I try to find the good … even if it is a little harder sometimes.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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July Theme Challenge for 52CCT

Hello Everyone, it is the 3rd week of the month which means that we get to play along with a theme challenge this week over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And our hostess this month has chosen

July theme

What a wonderful theme to play along with. This can be used in so many different ways.

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For my Santa I decided to take him to the Aussie Outback 🙂 He looks like he is having a nice rest after his trip around the world. I had a lot of fun creating this card and I am really pleased with how it came out. The image is a combination of Make it Crafty images and I coloured the shack in the back with my Polychromos Pencils and Santa himself was coloured with a combination of Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will stop on by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and see what my fellow designers have been up to with this theme. And I hope that you will consider coming and playing along with us. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Try something new even if it scares the living daylights out of you. This is sometimes the best time for growth.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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AHSC 377

Hello everyone, oh my goodness. I can not believe it but I have been accepted to be a designer with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I am so blessed that Melissa asked me to be a part of her design team again. So I am getting to play along with a couple of sketches before my term starts and this is the first sketch I was given to play with.

This is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

The image and the sentiment are both from Power Poppy Stamps and they are both digi images. If you would like to get this image you can get it here it’s called “Waiter, there’s a Parakeet in my Teacup” and it is also available as a clear stamp as well. I coloured the image in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team make I hope that you will stop on by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and have some fun with this sketch. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Classroom Quote Posters.  I would put Superheroes never say.....
This is true for both adults and childern.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch no.375

Hello everyone. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the image that I coloured for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge which is happening at the moment. I loved the image so much that my Ewe had to make an appearance on a card.

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This is a digi image from a retired company – Meljen Designs – but I still love the image and will still continue to use it. The adorable image was coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils and I am sort of happy with how it turned out. I am still learning how to use this medium. This card started with a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I stuck pretty close to the sketch this time around. I love playing around with sketches they are so fun and help with my craft. Atlantic Hearts is having a Design Team call at the moment. I have put my name forward as I love playing around with sketches so I would love the opportunity to become a part of a sketch challenge team. Will have to wait and see if I am successful. On that note; I want to say thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy