card sketch, Greeting Cards

Wonderful You

Hello Everyone,
I am here to share with you a card that could be used for multiple occasions. This is because of the image that I chose to use on this card. But this card started with a sketch first and then I found an image that would work with the design and this is the card that I came up with.

08 04 Wonderful You

Because this sentiment is such a general one this card will be able to be used for so many different occasions. And this is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #514 which started this card making off.

TMS 514

The off the project square threw me at first but then I decided to actually cut the layers instead of laying the items on top. I think that this helped to make this card look quite unique even though it is a simple design.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card even though I am running close to the shut off for this sketch challenge. I really appreciate all of your comments and likes on my creations. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Creative and beautiful

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

 

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

No Pattern

Hello Everyone,
I am here to share with you a card that I made with a mix of 2 challenges.
The first is one from Cute Card Thursday
NO PATTERNED PAPER!
and a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #513

TMS 513

When I read the challenge on Cute Card Thursday I was a little thrown because I am so used to using patterned paper on my projects. But then I thought about it a little and this is the card that I came up with.

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So instead of using patterned paper, I used an embossing folder for the background. The panel on the left was made using bronze washi tape. The reindeer sticker is from my stash and has been sitting at the bottom of it for many a year so I am very happy to see it used. The sentiment circle came on the front of a card making magazine.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I appreciate all the likes and comments on my creations. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Stop regretting yesterday; stop longing for tomorrow. TODAY is the day to make it happen. #fitness #motivation from Tone-and-Tighten.com

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Sympathy

With Sympathy

Hello Everyone,
These types of cards are still the hardest for me to create so when inspiration strikes I take it. The thing that started the inspiration was the lighthouse in the sunset. But the card as most of my card projects start with … a sketch. So this is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch #512.

TMS 512

And this is the card that came out from using that sketch.

07 21 With Sympathy

The papers that I used came from my stash I thought that they all worked with the main image.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I am happy to be creating again even if it isn’t constant. Each time that I am able to sit behind my craft desk I am grateful. Before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Moving on without people is the quietest and best revenge. Small things don't matter when someone is meant to be in your life. If small things ruin a relationship or friendship it was never real to begin with. Count it a belssing they were removed to make space for better....  Oh Boy have I found better! Love my boyfriend❤ love my friends❤ I am so very blessed

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Birthday, card sketch, Digital Stamps, Greeting Cards

Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I am back with a new project. I actually had time to get back into my craft space. Unfortunately, some things have gotten in my path to my craft space. But I am going to be happy that I have had some time. To celebrate being able to get in my space again I decided that I would play along with a couple of card challenges.

For this card creation, I have followed along with 2 challenges.  This time it started with a colour challenge and then a sketch. This sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
TMS 511
I went to their site earlier in the week and intended on using it but as I said things got in the way. And I checked earlier and found that I still had time to play along. Then the other challenge came from Cute Card Thursday and this time it’s a colour challenge and they have chosen Pink! I must admit that I don’t create a lot with pink. This is what I created joining these together.

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This image is SewSun from Bugaboo Stamps, unfortunately, this digital stamp is retired. But there are still fabulous stamps available in their shop. I coloured her in with my Prismacolour Pencils and used the Woven Stencil by Tim Holtz to put the pattern into the background.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation today. Please consider leaving a like or a comment I really appreciate these. Before you depart I would like to leave you with this thought for today.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenges I am entering
Tuesday Morning Sketch #511
Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 590 – Pink

card sketch, Greeting Cards

Friendship

Hello Everyone,
Today I am bringing you a card that is celebrating friendship. Friends are great to have but for me I only have a couple that I would call actual friends and not just acquaintances. But here is the card that I made for a combination of 2 challenges.

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So this card is the result of me combining 2 challenges and they are a sketch and a theme challenge. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches

TMS 494

and this theme challenge from Shopping Our Stash

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The image is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and unfortunately this image isn’t available in the store but there are some other wonderful friendship plus other images here. The paper pack that I used is from My Minds Eye and is called Gnome Sweet Gnome. This pack has been sitting in my stash for quite awhile. If you saw my paper pad stash you would understand why some pads only see the light of day every now and again. I haven’t actually purchased any new pads for quite a while.

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

Top 25 Inspiring Quotes for Women to live by | Quotes Words Sayings

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

 

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Time Flies

Hello Everyone,
Yes another card made today. It’s good to have some spare time because you get to do some stuff that you love doing. Mind you I am hiding out from a project that I should be working on but you won’t tell anyone will you?

Onto my 2nd card for today. This time is a stamp that has been in my stash for a while because it came attached to the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue #41. And this issue plus the stamps happened to be sitting on my desk so I thought why not use it to make a card for the sketch from the crew over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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and this is the sketch that I was working with

TMS 490

The main thing that you can see that is different about my card and the sketch is the fact that I didn’t use the postage stamp shape this is because I don’t have a die with shape. But I thought that I would use a die that I haven’t used in ages. This die is  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2 the matting I made by cutting around the outside of the die I used for the image layer. The die above this one in the pack was just too large to be used. The papers that I have used are from the same one paper pack that I used in my previous card; they were still sitting on my desk after I completed the last card so I thought why not use what was already out. The paper lace is from my stash this is something else that hasn’t seen the light of day for quite a while.

Maybe I should have called this project – Visiting the Past! Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. Please consider leaving a comment or hitting the like button before you go. But before you do go I would like to leave you with this thought

Image result for pinterest is not a waste of time its research

Yes I love looking on Pinterest. It is how I find inspiration but also if I am stuck on an idea I can usually find what I want on here. So yes I do a lot of research on here.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #490

Birthday, card sketch, Greeting Cards

Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone,
I have been away for a little while but now that my space is updated and I can work there again I want to get back into entering challenges. So to test out my new area I went to one of my favourite challenges and went about making a card and this is the outcome.
This card started with me finding this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
I loved making this card on my new table! I was using my Cuttlebug and also hand punches and my stamping tool and I didn’t feel cramped for space after making each of the elements. I am really going to love creating in my new space … thanks Hubby!
The papers for the card came from a really old My Minds Eye paper pack which has been sitting in my stash with just some pieces left. This year I am trying to use up the stash that I have before adding majorly to it. The maroon layers are staples in my stash and always topped up. But the flower and swirl elements are all from a drawer where I keep solids that are cut off from other projects but are too small to be used for a main element on a card.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am happy to be back crafting and blogging again. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought
This is so true! I experienced the other side of this a little while my Hubby and I were updating my space. I wasn’t able to be as crafty as I usually am and I did feel a little out of sorts because of it. I am so happy to have my space back.
Until Next Time,
Tracy Blackburn
 
Challenge Entered – Tuesday Morning Sketches #489