Greeting 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, Greeting 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, Greeting 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, Greeting 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,
My Name

card sketch, Greeting Cards, Thinking of You

Believe in Yourself

Hello Everyone,

How hard is it for us to believe in ourselves?

I actually find this quite challenging especially since I was diagnosed with a long term illness over 18 years ago. The things that I once did without even thinking are numerous and  it amazing how much I now have to plan things.  And sometimes I don’t get all of my plans done … so doubts about myself have/do creep in and I find it hard to believe in my abilities.  But I know that I am on a journey with my God and He does have it all worked out even though I find it hard to continue to trust the path that has been set. Why am I so certain of this ….. because it is written many times in the Bible but this verse is my favourite

2 Samuel 22:33
God is my protection [is my strong fortress; or girds me with strength].
    He makes my way free from fault [perfect; secure; a wide path].

I wanted to make this card for a friend who is going through some stuff just to let her know that she can believe in herself and things will get better.  I made this card based on these 2 challenges:

I loved the colour combo #ctd497 being used at the moment over at Color Throwdown and then I found the Sketch #276 by Chrissy over at CASe this Sketch. I knew exactly how to pull this sketch and colour combo together with my new Uniquely Creative supplies. And this is result

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I had so much fun using the supplies from the June Stamp & Colour plus some colour paper from my stash.  The first step was to stamp and colour the cute dogs and pillows from the Dreamy Stamp Set, I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for the dogs and some Derwent Watercolor Pencils to colour the pillow stack.

Then it was onto creating the colourful spotty background. This was a time consuming process but I am so happy with how it turned out. I first cut the dots from the cream coloured card stock using my Cuttlebug and the Sprinkle Dots Background Die which comes as part of the June kit. Then I backed 4 pieces of paper from my stash trying to match the Color Throwdown combo as close as I could with Double Sided Sticky paper and ran these through my Cuttlebug.  Then I had to find where the pieces matched up with the original cream piece but placing them was so much easier thanks to the double sided paper.

Then I assembled the card after cutting out the dogs and pillows by hand. My ScanNCut may have to make a reappearance because it is getting much hard for me to do fine scissor work as my hands get worse with pain. After attaching the images I used my stamp press to make the sentiment out of 2 separate sentiments so that it would say what I wanted. I love using my stamp press for doing this kind of thing and especially if I don’t get a good impression the first time I can repeat the stamping.

And that was the end of the outside of my card. I am happy that you stopped by to look at my project today, but before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:
Every time you find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.
This says it all really. If you can find the good in the horrible then it doesn’t seem so bad. I know this to be true – sometimes I forget to do this!

Have a Happy Creative Crafty Kind of Day,
My Name

Birthday, Greeting Cards

Monster Sized Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Today I am writing this blog for 2 reasons.  I want to introduce you to a stamp company that is new to me and maybe even to you as well.Image result for uniquely creative I recently found Uniquely Creative advertisement in a card making magazine that I had purchased and this weekend I met the people behind this company at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo.  I feel in love with their adorable stamps so much that I also signed up to be a part of their Stamp & Colour Bi-Monthly Card Kit. On my card project I used the images, paper and card base from the April 2018 Stamp & Colour Kit which I purchased while at the Expo.

And now my card project.  This card is inspired by the card sketch #275 (Retro#3) from Case this Sketch
and this is my take on it –
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Aren’t they adorable!! I absolutely love the laughing monster and with this card I also decorated the inside Monster Wishes insidewith the rest of the characters from the set.  I coloured all of these images with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.

All of these images are bringing back the enjoyment that I have for colouring and card making.  I am hoping that by joining the Stamp & Colour Kit club that it will encourage me to use my colouring more.

I want to thank you for stopping by and looking at my card creation.  Maybe I have introduced you to a new Stamp Company or at least to some cute little Monsters/Aliens.  And as always before you leave I wish to leave you with this thought:

Whoever said handmade is cheap. ..
Oh how so so true – I can attest to this one!  But I am finding some people who appreciate the cost and time that goes into the creating of any craft piece.  The supplies are not cheap but they are so so much cheaper than paying for a therapist!!
Crafting is my Therapy!!

Have a Happy Crafty Fun Filled Kind of Day,
My Name