Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

AHSC no.473

Hello everyone. I am here to share with you my make for the latest sketch that Michelle has designed for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Michelle has designed a square card but I have stretched it to make a portrait A6 sized card.

I had some new products from Australian company Paper Rose Studios to play around with and I am working towards donating cards in September for Fathers Day. I also decided to do a 1 layer card, which is totally not my usual thing, but the products from Paper Rose and the sketch sent me down that path.

To make the panel indicated on the sketch I used the stencil called Lots of Tools and I have coloured them using blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Black Soot and Walnut Stain. #coolDad is a sentiment made up of 2 stamps from the Hey Dad clear stamp set. I added some Copper Nuvo Crystal Drops and mounted this panel onto some lightweight black cardstock.

Sometimes going down paths not used often can be a good thing. I am quite pleased with how this turned out and may wonder down this path again in the future. I hope that you will come and participate in the latest sketch challenge over on the AHSC blog.

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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Shine Bright

Hello Everyone. Welcome to the end of the week – well it’s the end of the working week which means life can settle down for a couple of days. It has been quite a busy week filled with appointments and unfortunately health rollercoaster but I love being able to get into my craft room and not focus on anything other than crafting.

But any way onto the craft project that allowed me to forget about the outside world for awhile. I decided to make another card for the Cheerful Sketches Challenge for October 2021.

10 10th CSC Oct2021

I decided to have some fun with my distress inks and stencil and made this background and thought that the rectangle in the sketch could be represented by this old polaroid die from Kasiercraft. I cut the polaroid from cream metallic paper using my Gemini Jnr machine and then cut around this with my scissors and corner rounder. Some silhouette images from my supplies were found that I thought would work together and within the “photo” space; if I were to do this again I think that I would add more of the flower images – looking at it now it looks a little sparse. The rest of the sketch I pretty much stuck too.

So this is another take of mine of the Cheerful Sketches October 2021 Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my creation, I hope that you find yourself doing something crafty today.

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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

52CCT August 2021 Colour

Hello everyone. It is colour challenge time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week we have these colours to play with.

These colours are definitely a different combination for a Christmas creation but I think that this is why I’m starting to enjoy these challenges because they can stretch your creativity.

08 2021 Wk2 Colour

I didn’t have any cardstock that could have worked so I decided to dig into my stencil supply and use some of my distress inks to help me out with this combo. I am really pleased with the background that I was able to create. The image I had printed a little while ago so I coloured her up with my Copic markers and added some dots of gold pen to her dress. I added a sentiment from Paper Roses Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets and then placed some pink Nuvo drops just to finish things off.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design for the colour challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers and see how they went about creating their cards. Then think about coming and creating with us with this or any of our challenges.

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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

AHSC no.407

Hello everyone. Around my world at the moment I am in the midst of packing up my craft space and kitchen in preparation of our upcoming renovations. So a lot of my craft supplies are slowly being put into boxes and stored off site. I am looking forward to my new craft space and kitchen but this period before everything happens is really stressful. So getting to play with my supplies is a welcome respite and I love playing with sketches that Michelle creates for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

AHSC 407 Feb 8th 2021

This sketch has a lot of hearts on it but I didn’t go down this path with my creation but am really happy with what I made with this sketch.

AHSC 407

I still had my stencils and my distress inks in my area so I used them for the top half of this card using the bottom paper as a colour choice for my inks. Plus I tried a new product to me – Jumbo Dauber – to see if I would have less pain while ink blending. You will be happy to know that yes I have found a product that give me a blend I’m happy with and little hand pain. (I have now replaced all my make-up brush applicators for these ) Sorry but these actual types are no longer available near me because I bought out the rest of the stock from 2 stores 😉 Yes I know that I am packing for renos but it doesn’t mean I will stop crafting in the middle. I am planning what supplies will be staying out for me to use over this period. These supplies will include the sentiment sheets by Paper Rose Studios which have so many occasions included on these sheets I am set for quite a while.

I am really happy with how this card turned out with minimum supplies … maybe I really don’t need all the stuff … oh who am I kidding!! Well I did play with some new stuff – only because I heard great reports from others with limitations that I sort them out. This is what we do to be able to keep doing what brings us joy.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will stop on by the other designers and see how they came up with their designs and that you will consider coming and playing along with this sketch. Before you go off and design your project I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Had to put this in – life has kicked me in the butt this week. #chronicillnessisnojoke

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

Featured Products
Distress Inks – Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn
Stencils – New Cheese and Circles by Scrapmatts Australia on Ebay.
Sentiment – Sentiment Sheets – Black & White Sentiments by Paper Rose Studios

A similar product to what I use. These don’t give my hand pain like the make-up brush applicators do. Jumbo Daubers from CraftieCafe in Australia
Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

52CCT August Technique Challenge

Hello everyone, here we are at the end of August. Can you believe that we are here already? I can’t or at least some of the time I think the year is flying other times I feel like it’s being dragged kicking and screaming.

But anywho we are in the 4th week of August and its time for either a Technique or Stash Challenge and this time around …

So it’s a technique challenge and we are being asked to make shadows. Now this can be achieved in any form either by making shadows on a background, main motive, greetings..  using stamps, stencils, embossing powders….you could also draw shadows yourself. So how you achieve it is up to you. And this is the card that I created …

08 Wk4 Technique

I chose to use a stencil and some distress inks to make my shadows for one of the main panels on my card. But then I also did the same technique on the jumper of my Penguin. I masked off his sleeves so that I could stencil this without it going where I didn’t want it too.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will pop on by the challenge blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this technique. And then I would love to see your creation shared on our blog. 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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Happy Bird-day

Hello everyone, today I have gone right out of my comfort zone and I have made a one layer card. I definitely don’t do this style I love my layers but I have popped the one layer panel up on some foam for a little dimension.

09 27 Happy Bird

The reason I went down this route is because of the post by Melissa who made the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketch #522. She said that for this sketch she saw it as a one layer card. So I decided to see if I could make this sketch …

… into a one layer card. I am really happy with how this turned out and I actually had a lot of fun conceiving how to make this happen. I used a bird layering stamp outline and made a mask first. I used a Tim Holtz Stencil called ‘Leafy’ with 2 Distress Ink colours called Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. I applied the ink with my new ink blending brushes, I am loving using these on stencils. After the stenciling was finished I then used the layering stamps to finish up the bird. Then I finished the card off by popping the panel up on foam and layering it on some dark blue cardstock and a card base.

I am happy that you decided to stop by and see my card project. Also, thanks for all of the comments and likes on my projects because I appreciate it. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

No place like home

Until next time, find your happy and spend some time doing it,
❤ Tracy

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Home is where you are …

Hello Everyone,

This time around the card that I am sharing with you is a combination of 2 challenges – a sketch and a theme. I like combining challenges when I can because it can make the card making a bit more of a challenge. And this is the card that resulted in this combination

01 12 tms journey

So as I said this card is made from combining 2 challenges firstly a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

TMS 485.jpg

and then a theme challenge from Time Out Challenges


I do hope that you think that this card suits the theme challenge. I thought that it did because you can love the home you are in because of the people you spend time with there.

I must say that this cards colour combination is something different for me. I don’t do a lot of cards with such muted tones but I feel in love with the papers that are in this papers pack. The paper pack is Twilight by one Canoe two.

NEW American Crafts Twilight One Canoe Two Paper Pad By Spotlight

This shows the 12x12inch but I bought the 6x6inch because the patterns are sized better for card making. The sentiment is actually one of the cutouts that is included with the paper pad. The word background is made from a stencil and some distress ink. I think that this card could be suitable for many people.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project please consider liking or commenting. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

The Scattered Mind of Distraction , one of the Challenges for Gemini .

Oh today has been bad! My mind/thoughts have been going every where. Probably because I am trying to do too much which means my mind can not settle on one thing. I hope that as I do get some things done things will settle down.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Challenge Links
Tuesday Morning Sketch #485
Time Out #126 – Loving