Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Helloooooooo again
I'm back for my second post of the day (Scroll down to see Sketchy Boards)

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge.
I was really excited when Debbie  asked me to  Guest design this month, after I won the October challenge.
I used my winning voucher to stock up on some more Paper Sweeties, which I have used today.

Create a card/project using this   Festive photo.
How will you be inspired?

How sweet is the Mason Jar! It was Die cut , stamped, embossed in gold and fussy cut to create more dimension. I tucked a little lace under the gingham paper layer.......more lace, buttons, doily, snow flake sequins........a few of my favorite things that have to go on most creations!
Be sure to visit Paper Sweeties blog to see  gorgeous projects the design team have created.

Happy Creating Everyone

25 Days until Christmas

Hey Everyone,
Its the countdown to Christmas day........have you done all your shopping? Or are you like me, "Haven't even started".... argh!

A new month...that means lots of new challenges.
Sketchy Boards inspiration  is really pretty.

I have combined the sketch with colours in the photo to create my layout. These photos were taken in Canada on Christmas day 2011. This was the first time 3 of my children had scene snow:) Looking at these photos, trying to keep cool in the heat.......the snow looks like a good place to be right now!
I've embossed some hearts on the kraft paper , along with some hand stitching. I  used a punch for the snow flakes...layering them with doilies and buttons, a sprinkle of sequins for a little sparkle.

Hope you get time to join us for the challenge
Have a wonderful week.........Happy Creating!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Holiday Memories

Hello.........Thank you for stopping by :)
After a really busy week it was so nice to  spend some time in my craft space this afternoon. I created this layout for Kaiser November Challenge

The background paper is from 'Base Coat Collection'. I've punched out a few extra leaves down the side...and added some tiny red doilies for a little added dimension. Originally I was going to use the reverse side of the paper for the rosettes which is red glitter but changed my mind...I thought the variation in colour looked better. I have had the large Kaiser chip board doily for ages waiting for the perfect project. A few sprays of colour shine and sequins for that extra sparkle :) 

Its a sketch challenge

KC NOV sketch

Hope you are enjoying a great all my American friends 
"Happy Thanks Giving"


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Deck the Halls.

Yep......that is what I have been doing, lots of Christmas decorating!
I have tried to be crafty but nothing has been working so I thought I'd share my  Christmas trees instead. One thing I love collecting is pomander balls.....just because.................................they are so pretty!

 I had this idea today..........A Pomander Christmas tree
So Shabby and really pretty!

And a Traditional  Tree.......White and Red with lots of Hearts.

Lights on 
Hope to have something creative time and no mojo!

How is your Christmas decorating going?
So nice of you to stop by........this week is not so busy, I hope to visit you soon.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Fun!

Hey Everyone,
I have just popped in to tell you about the up and coming 
"Visions of Sugarplums" 2015 blog hop from the 6th - 8th December.

Lori, of Choux Choux Paper Art, has kindly asked me to participate In it this year. To think that Christmas is only a matter of weeks away and I have done nothing, is a bit scary! This is the perfect way for me to start my Christmas Creating :)

Be sure to mark the date on your calendar..........there will be lots of great ideas, giveaways and a challenge! 

Have a great weekend.......Happy Creating

Monday, November 16, 2015

Two Cards

Hello crafty friends, Happy Monday to You!

I have two cards to share with you........The first one  is my DT project for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! The second is my entry for Paper Sweeties November challenge.

Oh Christmas Tree

I was inspired by the pretty prints on the wood palings.
Bugaboo digital stamps are sponsoring us........The image I am using is "Fairy Christmas"  I have used the png image with Pic monkey editing program  to place the fairy on the pretty wood panel background, then I printed it out and coloured it in. A little lace, die cut snow flake, doily and a cute star button.
"Do you see What I see?" is a stamp from Paper Sweeties "Friendship Warms the Heart" stamp set.

Have fun with the challenge.......can't wait to see what you create!

Next up is my entry for November Paper Sweeties Challenge.


Look how cute Abigail is with a matching die cut felt flower in her hair. The Banner is from Paper Sweeties 'Pennant  Party' stamp set.

Thank you so much for stopping by......I will be visiting you soon.

Tracey x

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room

Oh My Gosh.....posting 3 days in a row, that's not like me!
I'm back to show you my DT project for The Shabby Tea Room.
The theme for this challenge is Thankful along with this photo for inspiration.

Love the sparkly I cut myself some from 'Create a Critter cricut cartridge. The leaves are stamped, gorgeous crinkle ribbon, gold thread, crochet doily and a fabric button completes the cluster. The sentiment stamp is from Paper Sweeties.

Sow Kindness, Harvest Friendship

Tracey x

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sketchy Boards

Happy November to You!
New month....New Challenge with "Sketchy Boards"

Love the pretty colours in this photo.

I've made 2 projects using the inspiration board.

First up is a card ........using the sketch and colours from the photo. To create the background  on water colour paper, I used Gelatos and a doily embossing folder! A little washi tape, a few doilies cut from water colour paper (  backgrounds that did not look so good) I cut and stamped the tag from CTMH Artfully sent cartridge. I think the butterfly is from the same cartridge? 

And a Layout.......just using the sketch!
I'm still scrapping Holiday photos.....its all about the scenery, I would loose to much if I cut the photo in a circle!

I hope you have some time to join us for the challenge......Be sure to check out the other DT projects HERE

Happy Creating

Tracey x

Friday, October 30, 2015

A few cards !

Hey Everyone,
Its been a busy few weeks around here!
Last weekend my sister and her family flew in from interstate, to help celebrate my parents 80th Birthdays. It was kind of a family reunion too.....It had been 2 1/2 years since I'd seen my sister.  So I went nuts cleaning everything, lots of baking too! We had a great weekend.......I think its taken me all of this week to recover!

Anyway.......onto my projects.
For my first card I played along with "Paper Sweeties" October challenge. 


Live Love a stamp from Paper Sweeties. I cut the Maple leaf from cricut Artbooking cartridge, embossing it with cross stitched hearts. Doilies and more doilies, lace and a sprinkle of sequins.

This is the card I made for my Mum. The overlay was cut using cricut Artfully sent cartridge, the pretty papers are Kaiser.

I sure find it hard to make masculine cards.......this is what I came up with for my dad. As you can see I took inspiration from the background paper and cut a Balloon from cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. It is glitter embossed......yep, I had to add some sequins too!
Otherwise I think its pretty plain :)

Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend!

Happy Creating

Tracey x

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Greetings

Happy Monday !
Its time to show you this weeks challenge in The Shabby Tea Room.
Colors and Patterns is the theme, along with this fun inspiration photo.

I've mixed quite a few different patterns on my card. The spider web overlay and spider were cut using Artfully sent cricut cartridge. I hope you can see all the really sparkles. 

The vintage image is from "My Artistic Adventures".....they are the sponsoring this challenge. Be sure to check them out....they have some really cute collage sheets.

A friend of mine had a baby last week.
Thought I would also share a super simple card I made to match the cute tiger on the overalls. I used 'Create a Critter cricut cartridge for the tiger, Peachy Keen critter stamps for the face and my favorite heart embossing folder for the background.

Have a great week Everyone
Tracey x

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hey nice of you to stop by!
Not a lot of creating happening here at the moment!
I've really been loving the Spring weather, enjoying time in the garden.
Today, I made some time to create a layout. 
I have so many Kaiser papers.......I have set a goal for myself to enter their challenge each month, to use them up. Problem is the new collections are so pretty, I find it hard not to buy more!

KC October challenge

I have combined it with the challenge at White with 1
'Peach Puff'
peach puff

Pink Gelato is the Kaiser collection I have used....... handmade flowers cut with 'mothers day bouquet' cricut cartridge, fussy cut flowers and few pretty doilies.
Just realized, I messed up the sentiment sentence......I stuck the second verse in the wrong order :( I'm off to fix it now!

Hope you are enjoying a creative week

Tracey x

Monday, October 5, 2015

is the theme for the new challenge in the 

How cool is this Halloween pumpkin
 Create a Card /project inspired by the photo

Here is what I did on my Halloween Tea Party card.
 The background was created with a polka dot stamp, dipping the edges of the card in purple glitter. Tea Party is also a is embossed. Just pretend you didn't see the date (Good Friday) . I thought the images could pass as Halloween! A Tea pot die from Paper Sweeties was used to create the shaker element. (links below) I dyed the crinkle ribbon to match......... and one last thing....a gorgeous crochet doily.

Here is the link to the products I've used from Paper Sweeties...who are sponsoring us for this challenge.

Tea For TwoTea For Two Sweet CutsGrape SequinsFrosting Sequins 

Be sure to check out the pretty cards the other Shabby girls have to show you.

I really appreciate you all stopping by and leaving such kind words,
Thank you so much

Have a great week

Tracey x

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tea Party

The card I have to share today I made for the 
Create a Coffee/tea or Coco project.
Tea would be my beverage of choice.......I thought this silhouette image from 'Suburbia' cricut cartridge would be perfect!
It was only when I finished the card I realized it needed to be a Fall theme. Then I thought.......Where I live its Sub Tropical, not a lot changes, except the temperature is a little cooler.

My card

The soft blue and cream would have to be my favorite colour combination. I wanted to create a Tea party the soft look of the Paper ruffles !  They remind me of layered table linen. Crinkle ribbon a crochet doily and some sparkly  leaves complete the scene. ' I'm having a Tea Party' is a stamp from 'Paper Sweeties' one of the sponsors for the hop.

Wow....I can't believe how many awesome entries there are linking up, I think I'm  # 610.......maybe lucky last??? Hmmm...I don't think so!

So nice of you to visit
Enjoy your weekend


Friday, October 2, 2015


Happy October Everyone

A new month... a new challenge at 'Sketchy Boards'
Its a fabulous sketch  and a pretty  photo for inspiration.


Here is what I came up with.
This is a photo of my daughter all dressed up looking Stunning for her High school formal.

I used a variety of washi tape for the banner, a few fussy cut flowers, die cut doilies and of course my favorite crochet doilies 
( just for you Lisa)....and a sprinkle of sequins for  extra sparkle.

I look forward to seeing what you create! 
Be sure to check out the fabulous creations the other Sketchy Board girls have to show you.

Its another gorgeous Spring day.......I can't wait to get out in the garden.

Happy Creating
Tracey x

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Hello.......Today I was playing around with another layout for the Kaiser September challenge.
One thing I like about Kaiser it is very easy to mix paper collections.  I have used a few different Christmas papers and pocket page cards and red spatters, love crochet doilies, specially the heart shape one. Ho Ho Ho chip board lettering was joined together....I cut it apart so it would fit on the page. I stamped around the edges with a very old Kaiser stamp.....the post mark would have to be one of my favorite!

Super short post
 I have to link up before I run out of time!

So nice of you to visit .....I'll be catching up with you soon

Happy creating
Tracey x

Monday, September 28, 2015

Halloween Party winner

Happy Monday
Thank you to all of you for leaving such nice comments and joining in with the fun at Lori's Halloween Party. 
The winner of my Blog Candy is "KT Fit Kitty"

Please email me your address details .

Have a great week
Happy Creating


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kaiser Challenge

I just love a rainy weekend.......a great excuse to get a little more scrapping done!
Kaiser September mood board has me thinking about Christmas......the photos I need to scrap from other Christmas holidays before this years is upon us! ( hmmm I've got lots of catching up to do)

I was so excited to win last months Kaiser prize pack was the new Christmas collection
'Home for Christmas'
This got me motivated to scrap two layouts.
Here is the first one.
I love making Christmas pudding......Its probably the best one I've ever made! Actually I think it looked perfect...just like the picture from the Better Homes and garden magazine!

Here a close up of the pretty printed string....I've added some wooden buttons and tiny crochet doillies.

My second layout is from the same collection....'Home for Christmas'.
Love the paper wreath.......I've added chip board buttons and Holly from an old kaiser collection. A few tiny crochet doilies and pearls and a sprinkle of the extra sparkle they add.

Looks like the sun is out......time to get out in the garden.
Enjoy your weekend
Happy Creating 
Tracey x

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