card sketch, Design Team, Digital Stamps

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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

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Life

Atlantic Hearts Sketch no.375

Hello everyone. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the image that I coloured for the 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 apperance 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.

Atlantic Hearts #375

I stuck pretty close to the sketch this time around. I love playing around with sketches they are so fun and help with my creaft. 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

Baby, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Mojo and Kristie

Hello everyone, sorry for not being around much. My health has been a trial this past little while but I was able to get back into my card making space and I had some fun making some cards.

Kristie Marcotte has a new challenge up at the moment using a sketch from Mojo Monday and if you have been to my blog before you know that I love using sketches in my card designing. And I love the sketches from Mojo Monday. I don’t follow their sizes exactly because I am using Australian card bases which are different but you can see the original sketch in my finished card.

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And this is the sketch that we got to use in our designs, Mojo Monday #539

Do you know how hard it is to photograph gold elements! The strip across the card is actually 2 pieces of gold washi tape but no matter which way I put it I couldn’t get it to show up properly. 😦 The image I used is an old image from Meljen Digital Stamps but I still love using it for Baby cards because you can make it for either a boy or a girl. I decided to go with a boy this time because of the background papers I chose.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with this thought for this post.

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

 

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

Stella Says Sketch 811

Hello everyone, another card that I got to finish up today. And I am happy to say that I have almost finished off the paper pack I have been working through.

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Another image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps called “Fun Flowers” which I coloured in with my Polychromos Pencils while at a friends place 🙂 But this card started with a sketch from Stella Say Sketch #811.

You will notice that I actually flipped this sketch because of the image that I chose to use and the placement that I had pre-printed it in before I knew of this challenge. But this is one thing that you can do with sketches – you can spin them to suit the supplies that you have.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Sketch Saturday 614

Hello Everyone, oh what a week it’s been. So much upheaval and the rollercoaster hasn’t finished! So to have some time out from everything I spent some time at my craft desk.

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This card was inspired by a sketch from Sketch Saturday #614.

I think that I could have printed my Digi image “Big Books Girl” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but I wasn’t sure if she would fit on my tag 😳 Oh well I will know for next time. But this is one thing I love about Digi images that I can have them at any size that I wish to suit a project I am doing. I added 3 Nuvo drops; I have to learn control of the bottle still but I love using them will definitely be adding to my collection in the future.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would love to leave you with last thought for this post.

I have said this many times and have meant this. At this point in time I can carry on, other times not so much.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Each Other,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Fixing an Oops

Hello everyone, yes I know an interesting title for a post but this card is doing just that. I was making the card for the challenge when I lost concentration for just a second and stuffed things up. So this image got put into my finished image box and waited.

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Then along came this sketch #597 from Sketch Saturday and I was able to pull out this image again 😀

You see the oops part of my image was in the top section so by using my Circle Die and my Gemini Jnr machine I was able to crop and save what I had coloured. I tell you don’t drink your warm drink while colouring otherwise you can have a disaster. Just sayin!

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am so glad to be able to still use an image that I spent time colouring with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. Until my next post, I would like to leave you this last thought for now.

Never judge anyone because you never know what they are dealing with. People are good at hiding things.

Until next time,
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy, Thinking of You

Sending Prayers

Hello everyone, another card using my stash supplies. This is going to be a regular in my posts this year as I want to use up what I have or donate it because just looking at some of the stuff is not conducive to being creative. Anywho onto the card project …

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This image I coloured with my Polychromos Pencils while my Daughter was attending an Art Class but I had never turned it into a finished project. When I put this card together I was following this sketch #528 from Julie at Mojo Monday

Some of my elements are different but I was working with the supplies that I had. Seeing this finally on a card makes me very happy. I am sure that the perfect person for this card will come across my path.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am glad that you stopped on by before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

wisdom

Until my next post,
Just be you the world will adjust!
🙂 Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Birthday Ewe

Hello everyone, I am here to share with you a card that I made but am running close to the end of the Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

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I had actually coloured this image “Happy Birthday to Ewe!” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps with my Faber-Castell Polychromos a little while ago. I colour in images when I have time and keep them in a box for use on later projects.

Here is the sketch from Stella Says Sketch #719

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have gotten. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Time to prepare for December!!
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Old St Nick

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I have made using an old image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s one of my favs. Unfortunately, it is no longer in the shop but there are many wonderful images over there. I encourage you to go and have a look and maybe pick up a few. But this card started with a card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. First to the card that I made …

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The image has been printed on my inkjet printer with 2 different digital papers layered behind the Santa image. The image I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. For the fur around his jacket, I used a combo of 3D puff paint and some White Pearl Stickles.

This is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Thanks for stopping on by my blog today to have a look at my creation. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that are left on my posts. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

 If not crafting I’m usually stuck in a book 😀

Until my next post,
Find yourself lost in the pages of a book.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps

Cool Birthday Greetings

Hello Everyone,
This evening I am bringing you a card inspired by a sketch from the crew over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch.

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When I first saw this sketch the first thing that came to mind was a polaroid picture in the middle so that is the direction that I have gone.

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For this card I used a polaroid die that I have in my stash to create this adorable focal piece. The sentiment I made up on my computer and printed it then used the die. Isn’t the polar bear adorable he is “Winter Bear” from Some Odd Girl. Unfortunately, he is a retired image but I still love using him.

The background paper I made with my Distress Inks and a Various Circle Stencil from Scrapmatts. It is very unusual for me not to use a commercial made paper on my cards but it was also nice to get out my stencils and have a play with some inks.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for Tuesday Morning Sketches #518. They are giving away 2 guest designer spots for sketch #520. I also appreciate all of the likes and comments on my posts. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until Next Time Stay Crafty,
Tracy B