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.

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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

Chase Your Dreams

Hello everyone, what a lot of fun I am having with the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I have actually made a 2nd card using this sketch; this card is more on the simple side but I am really happy with how it turned out. Card crafting at the moment is one thing I can do without my pain levels skyrocketing 🙂

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I also combined this sketch with another challenge from Shopping our Stash – Dog Days of Summer Challenge.

And just to remind you here is sketch #581 by Heather from Sketch Saturday.

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The dogs come from a stamp set from Uniquely Creative called “Dreams are for Chasing” and it is still available here. The pups in this set are adorable and so much fun to play with and the sentiment comes from there as well. The papers I used are from an old Kasiercraft paper pack called “Blae & Ivy” which has been sitting in my stash and I am trying to use it up.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I appreciate you spending some of your surfing time in my space. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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Until we meet again, do something that makes you happy,
❤ Tracy

 

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Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Moon Monsters?

Hello Everyone,
The card today is inspired by a card challenge and a world event. When I saw this sketch from Mojo Monday #519

I was watching a TV Documentary called “Chasing The Moon” about the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. The round element and the stars started the creation of this card.

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The wonderful cute monsters are from the set “Out of this World” by Uniquely Creative. I had them already sitting in my coloured image pile and knew that they were what this card needed to finish it off. These images were coloured in with my Prismacolour Pencils and I embossed the background with a star folder from Craft Concepts. The papers used are from a paper pack by Kasiercraft called “Stargazer”, I think that I will be getting a 2nd pack of this paper pack I love using it.

I want to thank you for stopping in and looking at my project. Please consider leaving a comment or a like before you go. I hope you will stop by again sometime. Now before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought.

John F. Kennedy.  Change is the law of life. The longer you live, the more you know this in your bones. #wisdomquotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Handmade Cards, Thinking of You

Bless Your Mess

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Hello everyone. The card that I am sharing with you was inspired by the previous sketch that I used but had to cover a mess so my copying of the sketch didn’t go as planned.

I made this card for a friend of mine who is getting to move into her own place after many years of having to share house with other people. I wanted to make her something to celebrate this milestone. The bird and wattle images are from the August Stamp and Colour Kit by Uniquely Creative. I coloured these in with my Copic markers. The birdhouse is from a magazine the sentiment also came from the magazine stamp set but I updated it to say ‘your’ to better suit a single person.

I really hope that my friend likes her card and has many new and happy memories to come in her new digs. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project and as always before you leave I want to leave you with this thought:

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You don’t need to move address to achieve this but sometimes it helps. Sometimes it is cleaning out the past, arranging (better) the present and preparing for a better future. I feel like I have achieved this of late with my decluttering.

Have a Happy Crafty Arranged Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Unicorn Wishes

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Hello everyone, I had so much fun creating the last card that I decided that I would make a second one using the same sketch. And I also recycled the circle I had cut for the previous card and used it to make the frame on this card!

Just to remind everyone what CAS Game #123 from AAA Cards looks like here is the details
bfd61-2523123Again you can see that I created another A6 sized card. All of the products used on this card came from the Uniquely Creative Dreamy Card Kit plus Unicorn image came from the Stay Unique add on Stamp Set. The Unicorn I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.

As I mentioned above the circle frame was made with the leftover circle from my previous card. To make this frame I used 2 dies – firstly I used a scalloped die and once I cut this I left the die in place and used Pinked Rashberry Distress Ink with a sponged dauber this left a nice halo which I was pleased with. I wanted to used the outer edge from the die cut but because it was so thin I was afraid that I would rip it when using my 2nd colour of ink. To prevent this I flipped the inked die cut over and replaced the outer cut back around the scalloped piece which gave it a bit of stablity then I carefully sponged Fired Brick Distress Ink.

I flipped it back over and placed the pieces together and placed some tape on the back to keep it together. To make the frame for my image I used a smaller circle die to cut out the centre. I backed this piece with some of the patterned paper from the kit then glued this whole frame down onto the pink textured card stock. Then added my Unicorn to the centre. The enamel dots are from the kit and the Happy Birthday is a sticker from my stash. And that completed the card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. This post is a little longer than usual because I wanted to let you know my process for producing the frame. But as usual before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

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I try not to stay in the past for too long. But I do look back to see where I have come from.

Have A Happy Crafty Searching Kind of Day
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Aliens Forever

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Hello everyone, I had so much fun with sketch #285 by Chrissy from CASe this Sketch that I decided to make more cards using that sketch. Since I will be receiving my new Stamp and Colour Kit from Uniquely Creative in the not to distant future ((((happy dance))) I decided to have some fun with a past kit.  These very cute Aliens will still be used on future projects because I just cant get enough of them!

 Here is a picture of the sketch that I was in

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To make this card I used products from the Stamp and Colour Kit for April 2018 called Out of This World. These kits are packed full of wonderful products and inspiration on how to use them as well.

I used my Distress Ink and handmade cloud type stencil to make the background behind the aliens. The grass was made using a die that was part of the kit.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my project. And as always before you leave I would love to leave you with this final thought:

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If I am not here posting then you can usually find me somewhere either playing colour pencils or my yarn! I am not that often found not doing something.

Have a Happy Crafty Productive Kind of Day.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Amazing You Are

 

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Hello Everyone,

Yes I am uploading a 2nd card tonight for the same 2 challenges that I used for the previous post.  I had so much fun with the previous card that I had the supplies out and I had leftover double sided sticky coloured paper that I didn’t just want to throw into the bin. So this time around I decided that I would go closer to the sketch this time around and use stars in my background.  My card ended up a little different to the sketch but I will tell why after I show you the results.

and here are the 2 challenges that inspired all of this creating tonight

As you see from my card and the sketch #276 by Chrissy; I did come close.  But I will tell you now that the sentiment star is hiding a horrible horrible mess of both gold blobs and my attempts to fix said mess… more on this later.  As I was going through my stash of paper stock I found out that I don’t have any Aqua … I was sure I had every colour but there you go!  So I had to substitute a different blue for the Color Throwdown #497 combo … hope this was OK.

The cute Unicorn image is from the Stay Unique Photopolomyer Stamp Set by Uniquely Creative. It is such a cute set and is one of the add-on sets you can buy to give you more choices for your creations with the Stamp & Colour June Kit.

The horrible gold globs happened while I was making the background piece.  I cut a piece of black paper and put it into my colour splatter cubby. Then I mixed together gold Perfect Pearls with some water and flicked this mixture onto the black paper with a paint brush.  Well lets just say a HUGE glob went where I didn’t want it and I tried fixed it and I thought that I had got away with it. But it wasn’t until I was nearly finished that it stuck out that it wasn’t fixed so I almost threw the whole thing in the bin but I persevered and figured out a fix. I had to go a little off the sketch but I hope that it will be forgiven.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my card creation. Before you go though I would love to leave you with this thought:
Dr. Seuss Quotes

Have a Happy Direction Filled Crafty Kind of Day,
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