Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

New Beginning

Hello everyone. I have to say that I love public holidays because I get to spend time in my craft space. I was in here earlier as you can see from my previous post but after some lunch and playing a little bit of Animal Crossing: New Horizon I wanted to get back into my craft space and take advantage of feeling good today. So I went looking for a card challenge that was up and running this week and I found a fun challenge over at Time Out Challenges.

What a great challenge – I found some new to my craft room supplies so I decided to try to use something from this stash. Within this stash, I found the Dark Room Door Collage – Steam Locomotive stamp so I decided to try and use this in my creation.


My stamping attempt wasn’t 100% successful but I still liked the look of it. I didn’t put this into my stamping tool which meant that I couldn’t have a 2nd try at stamping – I knew that I should have but I thought no it will be fine! I kept this card on the simpler side as some people don’t like a lot of fuss on a card but I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of gold in both the star and scallop stickers. The sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio and it’s from their Black and White A5 Sentiment Sheets. These are great for adding a quick sentiment to a card and you know that they are going to be crisp.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the Time Out Challenge. I hope that you find yourself doing something that you love today and each day.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – Time Out Challenge #204 – New

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Celebrate Again

Hello Everyone,
I am back again to share my 2nd card from my 3 card colouring in page set which I started to blog about in my previous blog post. Here is the picture of the set of cards together

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This time I am using the right side of the page to make this card and this is the card


The backing paper I decided to make myself because I couldn’t find anything that I liked. So I found some grey paper and edged it with some Distress Inks just to give it a bit more interest to it. Then I used my Darkroom Door Stamp ‘Torn Text’ stamp but something went wrong with the stamping but I still liked it because it looked like aged. And I made this card for the Time Out Challenge


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

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Motorbike Wishes

Hello Everyone,
Another birthday card made and this time I went with a male themed card. I made this specifically for someone in my family who loves bikes and has just gotten himself a new ride. So I thought he would like this card


03 17 Motorbike

The motorbike and track stamps are from a Creative Stamping Magazine issue from quite a while ago but I love using it for both Male and Female themed cards. It all just has to do with which papers you use together.

This card was inspired though by the Time Out Challenge celebrating their 5th Birthday! So we are asked to help them celebrate with this challenge

The paper pad that I used for this card comes from Authentique Papers. This paper pack is from an older collection called ‘Free Bird’. I also have the 2nd paper pack from this collection and I have to admit to hoarding these – I love the designs in both of these packs. But I wanted something that was a little different for this card and these papers were the perfect thing. The 3 stripes are made out of some ribbon sticky tape and to grunge up the paper a little I used my Black Soot Distress Ink around the edge of both the main and image panels.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate the likes and comments on my blog. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

#spirituality #Spirituality quotes #awakening #energy #healing #meditation #Symbols #crystals

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Retro Birthday

Hello Everyone,
A birthday card that I think would be suitable for almost anyone. It is so good digging into my image collection and using those that haven’t been out in a while. And this is the card that I made

02 23 Camera Birthday

The making of this card was inspired by 2 challenges – a theme and a sketch. The theme comes from Time Out Challenges

and the sketch is from Stella @ Bugaboo Challenges

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With my card I did change the orientation of the image but this was only because of the image that I decided to use with these papers. These papers are from an older Kasiercraft Paper Pad called Happy Snaps. I knew that I had this paper pad in my stash when I decided to used this camera image for the “Retro” theme. I am unsure where this image came from as I have lost the packaging that it came with. I coloured in the elements with my Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the visits, likes and comments on my projects. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

"What God knows about me is more important than what people think of me." - Little Church Mouse

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges Entered
Time Out Challenges Retro Challenge
Stella Says Sketch #704

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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

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

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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



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All My Love

Hello Everyone,
It is so good to be back in my craft space and creating again. Do you ever get withdrawal symptoms when you stop doing what you usually do for awhile? I got this way over the past couple of weeks. I have been crafting but not really sharing but now I am back into it again.

Anywho onto the reason yo stopped by my creation 🙂

01 04 all my love

This card is digging into my stash in a big way. These papers have been in there since my daughter was little and she is going back to Uni to do her Masters! So you can tell how long these papers have been around.

The card started it’s journey first by finding two challenges from 2 of my favourite places to visit. Time Out Challenge with a theme of Loving and Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes. But if you have been to my blog before you will know that I love to use sketches to help me figure out placements and I used Freshly Made Sketch  #207

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As you can see from the sketch to my card they don’t quite match up – this is because of the papers that I had in my stash. I have just flipped the width measurements to make it fit the products that I had. I added the embossed heart which I coloured with some Distress Inks so I had a place for my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. I would love to know that you stopped on by so please consider leaving either a like or a comment. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

proud of who you are, what you do, difference you make

I think that this is a fabulous way to live. I am going to try to remember this more during the coming year.

Have a Happy Crafty Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Challenges Entered

Cute Card Thursday #563 – Anything Goes

 Time Out Challenge – Loving

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Cats Christmas

10 Cat Christmas

Hello everyone,
Another Christmas card finished and I am really happy with how it turned out. On my Christmas card list is a bunch of cat lovers and I am sure one of them will love receiving this.

This card was actually inspired by 2 challenges. The bunch over at Time Out Challenges are asking us to be Colourful for challenge #120 and then I have found a lovely sketch site over at Feeling Sketchy and this is sketch #203

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The first is the image from their site the 2nd is my copy with the measurements included.

I think that I have covered the Time Out requirements for being colourful. When I saw that challenge I thought of this image, I’m not 100% sure where I got this digital image from. But I printed it out and coloured it in with my Copic markers.  The papers are from my Christmas stash which is shrinking a little but I need to shrink it a lot more.

Hope you like my take on both of the challenges. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

RoughOh Snoopy my pal you don’t know the half of it and its not even the end yet! This has been a really really rough week. Hope that your week is going a whole heap better.

Have a Happy Crafty Smooth Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy


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A Chilled Birthday

Hello Everyone, I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was very low key this year but it was spent with family and friends. First friends at our Church service and then family in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Have you organised your New Years Eve plans yet?  I plan on going to our church’s Hope service. It’s a prayer service where we bring in the New Year together praying over our family, friends and Hopes for the coming year.

Today I felt like sitting at my card crafting table and making some cards.  This is one of my efforts:
This card was inspired by 2 card challenges.
 GAH! Pink Challenge
and also
Time Out Challenge #99

I loved looking through my stamp pile to try and find a Christmas Image that would suit a non-Christmas Card.  I found this stamp set

This set if from the wonderful magazine Creative Stamping and this was issue #50.  Aren’t the images adorable!! I loved how they included the Chill Out sentiment and other so that this set could be used for all types of different occasions.  I am really happy with how this card turned out.

Well I’m off to make more craft!! Either cards or I do have that weaving project I have waiting for me or I might just chill out with my kids.  But before you leave please consider leaving a comment or hitting the like button.

And as always I want to leave you with this parting thought:

Have a Happy Crafty Fun Kind of Day
My Name

I won over at the Time Out Challenge for this card. What a lovely Surprise!