card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy

Sketch Saturday #610

Hello everyone, how is your day going? Mine is going quite well – I am having a good pain day so I am getting a few things ticked off of my to-do list. So I am getting a few posts uploaded some going live now and some in the future for my Design Team commitments.

But any who onto the reason you stopped on by – my card project. Well I must admit that this sketch stumped me when I first saw it pop up but I figured it out and the sentiment was unfortunately needed.

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And this is the sketch #610 from Sketch Saturday that gave me so much trouble.

I didn’t add any embellishments to this card once I knew that I needed to make this card into a sympathy card. I didn’t think that it suited. But I did want it to have a little bit of difference so I stamped the gum leaves and Protea flowers around the sympathy sentiment just to give it something.

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,
🙂 Tracy


card sketch, Handmade Cards, Mothers Day

Mothers Day Bird

Hello everyone, again I am here to share with you a Mothers Day card that I have made. I am trying to get as many as I can done before the deadline. I am donating them to our troops and they need to be sent to them so that they can make their way back to the recipients. So this is why I am doing these now and not in April.

02 12 Bird Mum Day

And this card started with the sketch #596 from Sketch Saturday.

The images on the card came from the stamp set “Flying By” from Uniquely Creative. I coloured both of these in with my Copic markers and fussy cut around them. This is a different sort of Mothers Day card but I like it. Not all Mothers are into pink and such.

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

Look after yourself. You can be your own worst enemy.

Until my next blog,
Do what makes you happy.
❤ Tracy


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Flying By Stamp (birds)

Flying By Stamp Set

card sketch, Handmade Cards


Hello everyone, today’s card can be used for most occasions and I really like cards like this. The reason that I am saying that this card can be used for a variety of occasions is that I have used a very general sentiment this time around.

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and this sketch #591 from Sketch Saturday was a great one to use when I only had 1 rather plain 6×6 paper left in the pad I’ve been trying to use up 🙂

I am happy to be using up this paper pad and I have been able to make many different cards just from the last bits and pieces. I didn’t add the 2-star elements to my design because I fell in love with the papers that I was using and didn’t want to cover up any of the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the time spent on liking my projects and leaving comments. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for the post.

hod I Know This Is Your Plan. ..

Until my next post,
Remember tomorrow is another day to try.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Sympathy

Vase of Love

Hello Everyone, I am sorry that I haven’t been blogging much of late but I am having problems with my left shoulder which is impeding on my crafting big time. I have found a couple of things that I can do without too much pain which has saved me from going completely around the bend. Crafting for me is my way of de-stressing from the world so to not be able to do it to the extent that I would love to be able to do it is frustrating.

But I am here to share with you a card that I made during one of my periods of not so much pain 😀

09 18 Vase of Flowers

As with most of my card making this card started with a sketch and this time around it is a sketch from Sketch Saturday. My card is only slightly different from the sketch because I couldn’t fit 6 strips just because of the size of my image panel. But here is sketch #581 from Sketch Saturday for you to look at.

The image is one that has been sitting in my stash for a little while wondering when it might have a chance at being on a card. I have used black paper for the layering and the papers I used are from Recollections the mega pack of black and white that I picked up just a little while ago. The sentiment is from a stamp set called “Here for You” by Waffle Flower.

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

Golden Blogging Tips For The Beginner Blogger

Until next time, find your happy and do it,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Birthday Bear

Hello Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you a card that I have gone down the clean and simple route with. This is definitely not my usual style of card. But of course this card started its life with a sketch and it is #578 from Sketch Saturday.

Sketch Saturday 578

And this is the card that I made with this sketch.

08 29 Birthday Bear

Isn’t this dapper bear just adorable! You can see that I have flipped the sketch to suit the orientation of the image. He is coloured in with Copic Markers. And the papers are from a very old My Mind’s Eye Paper pad that has been sitting in my stash part used. I think that I am going to try using up this paper pad by searching through my sketch archive.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation for Sketch Saturday. I appreciate all of the likes and comments. Before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Handmade Cards, Love

Anniversary Squared

Hello Everyone,
This time around I have made an anniversary card. But in a shape that I don’t usually tackle a square. The reason that I don’t usually make square cards is that it usually costs more in postage to send them. But I did create one prompted to do so by this sketch by Sketch Saturday.

I didn’t actually figure out the sizes when I made this card I just created a card using this as my inspiration and this is what I came up with.

07 18 Anniversary Square

As you can see my creation is not a 100% representation of the sketch. But I didn’t have the sketch in front of me when I was creating. I am still happy with its results. If it is not suitable please let me know and I will remove it. I just had fun creating with bits of paper from my leftover drawer.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I hope that you stop by again some other time. Until then I would like to leave you with this final thought before you go.
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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Christmas Time, Handmade Cards

Sketch becomes Favourite

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Hello Everyone,

Yes I am back again and yes I have used the same sketch to make 2 Christmas cards this time around. Here is sketch #530 by Sketch Saturday – this is a new favourite! I will definitely be keeping this one in my go to pile.
afde7-530This time around the making was a lot easier – the papers on the bottom are actually flipped on the 2nd card! How cool is that! All I had to do was cut each piece 4 times to make 2 cards. The banners across the join of papers is actually from the paper pack and so are the 2 cute little images that I layered and put in the left corner.

Here is a picture of each individual card:
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It is so good to be getting Christmas cards done now and not in a mad rush at the end of the year. But with also donating cards I have to keep my making up so whenever I find a sketch that can repeated easily I take the opportunity to make multiples.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my post. But before you go I would love to leave you with this last thought:

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Don’t want to worry any crafters out there but as of 10th September we have only 104 days until Christmas Eve 2018!! Oh my goodness – I just shocked myself writing this! I have much to do! Until next time …

Have a Happy Crafty Shocking Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy


Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Birthday Star

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Hello Everyone,

Here is the 2nd card that I made while making my Baby Girl card. I just thought why waste these perfectly cut strips when I have all the supplies out in from of me. Here is a reminder of the sketch #530 from Sketch Saturday:

afde7-530As I said in my previous post it was good to be getting into my stash and using up some papers that have been in there for many years.  And it is also good that my collection of cards to be sending off to our Aussie Troops is growing.

All 3 of the papers used were the off cuts from my previous card. The only thing that I needed to add was the silver Happy Birthday and the stars.  This time around though I used my Pinstripe Embossing folder to make the banner across the join and used my Crushed Violet Distress ink to give it a bit of definition.

It was so much fun making a 2nd card with the same supplies but coming up with a card that is different. I am going to have to look at doing this more often so that my card stash grows quicker. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and looking at my project. But before you leave I would like to leave you with this final thought:

pain level: tolerable or intolerableNot a lot can be said about this one – it’s a part of my life but I try to make it not all of my life. Some days are harder than others – I am learning to live with my limitations.

Have a Happy Crafty Little Pain Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy