Friday, February 9, 2018

With Love From The Heart - Sketchy Cardspiration #1

Hello, Hello, Hello!

I'm SO excited to finally get to this post! 
My first card or anything crafty in 4 years! You would be surprised just how much you forget not using your supplies, tools and techniques for that long! But once you get in there and start playing around, it starts coming back and that's when the fun and crafty therapy starts! I've definitely been needing some crafty therapy and creative release!

Before I began my card, I thought...where did I always start? 
I always, always started with a sketch first! So, I just sat down one day and started doodling my own card sketches...and was only going to keep them on hand for myself at first, but then I thought, why not share them! So, since I was taking the time to digitize my card sketches anyways, I figured I would share them with you all here and hope to inspire your card making process. A card maker can never have enough card sketches on hand to get a jump start and get that creativity flowing. 


I'll get to the sketch at the bottom of this post. But, first I'll start with my card...

Side view...I just LOVE this sparkly gold paper from The Paper Studio!

For my image, I used a stamp by La-La Land Crafts called "Marci w/Heart Balloon". Now, the downside to not touching your craft supplies for 4 years, is I think this stamp may be retired?? Because I can't seem to find her anywhere in the shop to be able to link to her. But La-La Land Crafts has many other adorable stamps to choose from, so I will just link to the main shop!

Some close ups...the sentiment stamp I used on my card is one of my own designs and is a FREEBIE available on my blog HERE!

And of course, I had to do up the inside too!


IMAGE: Marci w/Heart Balloon "La-La Land Crafts" and Sentiment from "BrossArtful Designs"
Skin & Blush: E13, E11, E00, E000, Blush- R22, R20
Hair: E35, E55, E53
Dress & Shoes: BG15, BG32, BG11 and V17, V15, V12, V000
Balloon: Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
PAPERS: DP from DCWV "Summer Dream",, The Paper Studio "Glam Glitter" & All cardstock matting is Colorbok "Home Sweet Home"
EMBELLISHMENTS: Lilac Twine from "The Twinery", Ribbon and flat back pearls from stash and all flowers and crystal heart stem from "WOC"
TOOLS: Bow-it-All Maker, Spellbinder Grand Calibur and Cuttlebug Machines, Scalloped Heart dies from QuicKutz and Darice Hearts background embossing folder, sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles Stardust and Glossy Accents


Now for my first Sketchy Cardspiration used to create my card today!

I will post them off and on and they will be here for whenever you need a little inspiration! I hope you all enjoy them and find them useful!

I would LOVE to see any cards you make inspired by my Sketch!
You can share with me on Pinterest or on my Facebook Page in the coordinating albums created.


thank you for stopping by and 
HAPPY crafting to all!


~♥~Card Will Be Shared With~♥~
Pile it on Challenge - "3D Embellishments"
Brown Sugar Challenge - "Valentine Day"
Colour Crazy Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Weekly - "Anything Goes/Love is in the Air"
Cut it Up - "Layers of Love"
Jo's Scrap Shack - "Anything Goes"
Pattie's Creations - "Love is in the Air"
QKR Stampede - "Anything Goes"
Simply Create Too - "Fav Color Combo (Mine is Purple & Turquoise)"
Simply Papercraft - "Anything Goes"
That's Crafty Challenge - "I Heart You"
As You Like It Challenge - "Fav Way To Add Stitching & Why? (I like real stitching because I love lots of texture on my cards)"
Crafting With an Attitude - "Anything Goes"
Through The Purple Haze - "Anything Goes w/Turquoise"
Crazy For Challenges - "Add a Heart"
A Gem of a Challenge - "Have a Heart"
Creatalicious Challenges - "Anything Goes w/Love Option"
A Bit More Time To Craft - "Anything Goes"


  1. Tracey this is gorgeous, I am interested in seeing your ytubes and I am about to pop over and subscribe...following you...

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a sweet comment here and on my video and for the sub too! <3 :)

  2. This is stunning Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.

  4. Hi Tracey!
    Wow... for being absent from the crafting world for 4 years, you totally ROCKED this card! It's gorgeous!!! I absolutely adore the colors! The sketch is yours you say? WOW.. just beautiful indeed! And thank you for graciously sharing it with us! I will be using it very soon here! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us in our Funday Friday Challenge!! We have a new challenge every Friday so please remember to stop back each week to play!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments! You really made my day. :)

  5. Wow, so gorgeous, love all your pretty embellishments, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket for our Love challenge, xx
    And at MAWTT too, xxx

  6. Hi this is a gorgeous card I love it. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Love. Hugs Jackie DT

  7. Wow, Tracey, this is amazing. This card is just beautiful. I love everything about your card The layers, textures, and colors are beautiful. I too haven't crafted in a long time. I agree you do pick up that knowledge again that you thought you forgot. Thanks for joining us at "Through The Purple Haze" challenge blog AJ.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and your sweet words! :) <3

  8. So glad your skills didn't get rusty during your four year sabbatical!

    Absolutely adorable. Those earrings!! :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Layers of Love challenge at Cut it Up!


  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

  10. Stunning work. You stiil have the magic touch. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  11. WOW!! This is incredible!! And I love that you add your copic combo's to your post. You're the first other than myself that I've seen, who does that. Not saying others don't but it's pretty minimal. Nice!!!

    1. Thank you so very much for your sweet words and comments. I read all of them and ty for the sub on my channel too! You are too kind! :) <3

  12. Super vibrant colours on this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

  13. So bright and cheerful thank you for joining us in the That's Crafty challenge

  14. Wow Tracey this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in our week 6 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

  15. Gorgeous card Tracey! I just saw your comment on the challenge blog and wanted to pop over to welcome you back!! 4 years!! My goodness where did that time go! :-)
    You definitely haven't lost your talent during your leave of absence, this is a stunner!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  16. beautiful colours and layout on your card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz challenge

  17. Such a beautiful card Tracey! Love the image and all your gorgeous details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  18. Wow, Tracey, your coloring is absolutely stunning! Magnificent project. Thanks so much for coming to play in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  19. This is perfect for our current challenge “Love Is In The Air” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    What a cute image! I love your coloring technique too.
    Artist & Owner

  20. Hi Tracey super adorable cute image wow LOVE these gorgeous colors, I remember deep embossing hearts & yours is super gorgeous..

    Thanks for sharing your 1st card in four yrs with us @ AGOAG hope to see you again soon.

    smiles Christine DT x

  21. pretty! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  22. Great colour combination, and beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  23. Beautiful and your colouring is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Create Too Challenge. Good Luck.

  24. such a vibrant card and flawless colouring tracey. love every elements. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@PCDC

  25. Beautiful card - love the vibrant colours!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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Big, big hugs! Tracey :D

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