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.

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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

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.

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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

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 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