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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hi Everyone, 
I made this Shabby little card yesterday for a friends Birthday.
The pretty papers are 'Needle and Thread'  by Kaiser...its a real favorite of mine. I've used collectables from the same collection then added Doilies, buttons and lace....oh, and a torn page from a dictonary.
You are SEW special
 The inside of the card is Kraft....I stamped this rose image then coloured it in with eye shadow. ( Like I explained in yesterdays post)
Looking at it now maybe I should have used pink.....but in case it didn't look good , I went with gold....this gave just a slight shimmer to the kraft. 
Maria from 'Very Special Creations' said you can also add it to your home made mists..........thanks for that great tip Maria :)
Enjoy your week
Happy creating
Tracey

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cheers

Hey Everyone, 
There is a new Die cut challenge at 'Stuck on U Sketches
the theme is Clothes
Here I am....the Maid of Honor at a friends wedding in October 2014. It was a lot of fun getting all dressed up......I'm  a jeans and T shirt kinda person, so this was different for me!!

In the top right side of the page I have used lots of rub on to add more flowers to the page
'Nifty Fifties' cricut cartridge was used to cut the dress form
I made the flowers using 'Art Philosophy' cartridge.
My daughter was throwing out these eye shadows out....... I must be able to use them for something I thought!......Yep, I added a small amount of glue to the center of the flowers , then with the sponge applicator I dusted a little purple eye shadow over them. They have a real shimmer, its a bit hard to see in the photo. mmm.....the possibilities ??...I love recycling and saving money!
I followed this sketch from "Stuck?"
I am also linking up with 'Red Carpet Studio'
Each day a different member of the die cut team have a project to show you.......be sure to visit.
Sometimes everyday life takes over from crafting.....I have had no time to visit you, but I will soon.
Tracey

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Capture the Details

Hi everyone,
I have created this layout following the sketch and colour challenge from "Sketchy Boards"
A great sketch for using up all those scraps of papers! I've added some stitching with gold thread...that was a bit of a challenge - it kept getting caught up in the machine! Some enamel dots, stamping,sequins, handmade flowers.
I used 'Art Booking' cricut cartridge for the title. The background paper is white....it looks cream in the photo :(

We are expecting a cyclone to hit the coast in the early hours of the morning.
Lots of scrapping over the next few days I think!

So nice of you to visit....thankyou

Tracey

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Celebrate

Hello......so nice of you to visit!
I made this shabby little card a month ago for a friends birthday...I forgot to share it!
The Polaroid card is from Typo....I sugar coated the rim of the glass with glitter, a little lace, crinkle ribbon and a gorgeous doily! Celebrate is a stamp from 'Paper Sweeties'

On the inside... the recipe!
Have a great week everyone
Happy creating
Tracey

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room #246

Hey Everyone,
Its time to show you the card I have made for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room 
Mason Jar Love  is the theme...along with this pretty photo for inspiration.

 Kate's ABC cricut cartridge was used to cut the jar . I added lots of sequins , tiny beads and sparkley butterflies to the mason jar shaker. I ripped some pages from an old dictionary for the flower...adding a pretty doily and button.
The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps..you could win 7 digital stamps by joining us! I have used 'Butterfly tag' from Bugaboo.
Be sure to check out the pretty projects the other DT members have created.
Happy Monday to you

Tracey

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Birthday

Helloooooooooo,

I really liked this sketch from "Stuck?"
combined with this gorgeous colour challenge from "Scrapmuch?
To play along all you need to do is use at least 4 of the colours.......
I have used red, Aqua - light and dark, Coral buttons, grey in the title and Green salad!
Can you see the background in the photo? A perfect match to the Kaiser background paper! Cricut Art Booking cartridge was used to cut the title 'Birthday'.
I can't believe how fast this week is going...time flies when your having fun.
Happy Creating
Tracey

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wonderful Moments....

Hey Everyone...happy Monday to You!

Today I would like to share the layout I created for the latest Die cut challenge at 'Stuck on U Sketches'.
Key to my Heart
We would like to see Hearts, Locks and /or Keys


I really liked the Heart overlay HERE, but I do not have the program to be able to cut it.........so I created my own in 'Cricut Craft Room' using George cartridge welding all the hearts together. I then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp colour shine......it has a beautiful shimmer. Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge was used to make the flowers. They are the same as the ones I created a few posts back. HERE. On the solid white hearts I stamped the definition of LOVE in a pale pink.....its a little hard to read.

The renovation of my living area has been keeping me busy.....its nearly done! 
I'll be visiting you soon

Have a great week

Tracey

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room # 245

Hey Everyone.......happy Monday to you!
Its time to start creating  for your 'Valentine'
The new challenge theme at The Shabby Tea Room is 'I {Heart} You'
along with this pretty photo for inspiration.
My Artistic Adventures Etsy is sponsoring this challenge. 
I have used 'Vintage Victorian Shabby Chic cupid arrow postcards and Vintage Valentine Sweethearts digital paper on both cards.
I really love the pretty Heart prints........Here's another card with the blue paper. I have used 'Life's a Party cricut cartridge to cut the Heart shape card and 3 D Bows for the paper bow.  The heart shape window was created in Cricut Craft Room. I covered the edges with gold paint ( I have no ink) I know it looks a bit messy!  I rubbed it on with my fingers, then I picked up the bow, which then left paint where I  didn't want it.....Oh well.......lets call it 'Shabby' ?

Paper Sweeties 'Hello Friend' stamp set for the inside.


Lets see Your {Heart} creations........for a chance to win some pretty papers.
Be sure to check out what the other DT members have created

Happy Crafting

Tracey

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Puppy Love

Hey there........so nice of you to stop by!
Today I'd like to share a layout I've created for the 'January Kaiser Challenge'.

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Colour palette , Paper flowers and stamping.

 All the papers are from 'Kaiser Bow and Arrow Collection. I use George cricut cartridge to cut the flowers and Paper Pups for the title 'Puppy Love'. I stamped the tiny flowers and the sentiments on the tags. Love this and So Happy and the leaves are also Kaiser stamps. A bit of stitching some sequins, ink splatters......thats it :)
Our Puppy is now 14 weeks old and into everything. Major Puppy proofing going on here!!
Have a fabulous week
Happy Creating 

Tracey

Monday, January 26, 2015

Get well Soon

Hey Everyone,
The new die cut challenge is up at 'Stuck on U Sketches'.
The theme is " Warm  and Cosy"
At the moment being Warm and Cosy is the last thing on my mind! We have had some really hot days this week! 
But.......
When I'm not feeling well, my favorite place to be is in bed........all Warm and Cosy! So with that in mind ......... How cute is the little puppy in bed with a thermometer in his mouth.
Here's my super Cas Card.

I've used Paper Pups cricut cartridge to cut the Puppy and sentiment on the inside of the card. The black frame was cut with George.

Have fun with the challenge, Happy creating!

Tracey

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Endless Summer

Hey Everyone,
Today I had fun creating with this sketch and inspiration photo from "Sketchy Boards"

I've used a mixture of Kaiser papers.....I'm really trying to use up my older papers before I buy anymore. But that is easier said than done.......I really don't like a lot of what I have, my taste has changed. I do like these papers.......the colours work perfectly with my beach photos.
The title 'endless summer' was cut using cricut Art Booking cartridge. 

So nice of you to visit me today
Happy Creating

Tracey

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Remember this moment

Helloooo.....I put down my paint brush this afternoon to do this sketch from "Stuck"
The layout came together quite fast.......the longest part was trying to find the photo on my not very organised computer. Another New years resolution to add to the list....organise  photos better!!
I love this photo of my daughter and her fiance :)
The flowers were made using cricut 'Mothers Day Bouquet'. I still have quite the stash of tiny doilies....I  love adding them to the centre of flowers. When my friend Anna makes the doilies, she always leaves a long thread ....which I  think looks kinda cool left hanging.

So nice of you to stop by.......enjoy your week

Tracey

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room #244

Hello Everyone,
Forcast Freezin?
is the new challenge in The Shabby Tea Room. How cute is this photo for inspiration.
I must admit, I found this challenge a little difficult......I did not want my
winter card  to look Christmasy!
So
instead of a snow man .........Here's my snow girl. I used cricut A Quilted Christmas to cut her.
I added rubons to the rustic background paper for more detail - some buttons, ric rac and flowers. Cold Weather Warm Hearts is a stamp from Paper Sweeties who is sponsoring us this week.

I'm wishing for a little cooler weather here at the moment........it has been really warm! In the afternoon we usually have storms  to cool things down, but we haven't had any! No air conditioning , so I have been spending lots of time in the pool. Not a lot of craft is happening :( But, I'm still busy painting walls...lounge dinning done, kitchen finished today.  I will catch up with you all soon.

Be sure to have a look at what the other DT have created....lots of gorgeous creations to inspire you.

Tracey

Monday, January 12, 2015

Snapshot

Hey Everyone, 
I'd like to show you the layout I have created for the Die cut challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.
  SNOW is the theme. Die cut anything to do with snow...easy !
This photo was taken on Christmas Eve 2011.....we had the best day, so many laughs...watching my children on skis for the first time.

I wanted my whole layout to look like snow.......As you can see I have layered white on white , with a few touches of Aqua washi tape. 

Artbooking cricut cartridge was used to cut the overlay, I popped up the cut out snow flakes, added some tiny doilies ,buttons a little stamping and some ink splatters.
Lets see what you create!
Happy Monday

Tracey

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter Wonderland

How fast has this week gone........Time flies when your having fun!
I took a little time out from painting walls today to play along with the sketch challenge at "Stuck"
Here is what I came. up with....
I used 'Winter Frolic' Cricut cartridge to cut Winter Wonderland. I ran it through my Xyron to create a sticker , then applied lots of glitter........I really love all the sparkle:)
I still have hundreds of holiday photos to scrap! Most of them I'll put in a Project Life style album to speed up the process.
Over at 'djkardkreations'...Darnell runs a challenge called NBUS - which stands for 'never before used stuff'. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this! Darnell encourages us to use our NBUS.......so I'm linking this layout up. My NBUS is a Memory box cherry blossom die which I used to cut the small blue felt flower tucked in behind the photo and at the top of the layout.

Hope you are enjoying a great week
Happy Creating
Tracey

Monday, January 5, 2015

The shabby tea room #243

Hello
Baby its Cold Outside is the theme of the new challenge at 'The Shabby Tea Room'
Don't you just love this inspiration photo! 
I can't wait to see what you create!
Here is what I came up with.
I have used 'Valentine toppers' from ' The Cutting Cafe'. Love the pre-printed sentiments!
Love U a Latte cricut cartridge was used to cut the cup shape card. I added some texture with a  felt flower, a heart, which I stitched around and some pretty lace for the bow.
Be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room to see what the rest of the DT have created.

New Year.......New Look! For my house that is! Three days ago we ripped up the carpet from our lounge dinning area......We have been busy painting, getting ready for a new floor.

In between coats of paint drying, I'll gradually make my way around to see what you have been up to.

Happy 2015

Tracey

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thank you card

Hey There,
A quick post today....
to share a card I made for a friend, to thank her for her kindness :) 

Just simple with some pretty papers and flowers. I dyed the crinkle ribbon to coordinate.


 It is too hot to be sitting in front of a computer, its time to cool off in the pool!
Wishing you all a Happy 2015
Tracey

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy Monday 
Christmas is done.....now its time to welcome in the New Year! Stuck on U Sketches Die cut challenge is 
"Any Thing NEW YEAR"
As I am still working on my holiday album, I thought these photos were perfect They were taken on January 1st 2012! 
Our first Breakfast of the Year!
Happy New Year was cut using Cricut - Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art.
I used George for the stars. The papers are an older Kaiser collection....they suit the vintage feel of the restaurant we were dining at.

Wishing You a Happy Healthy 2015

Tracey

Saturday, December 27, 2014

JOY.....

I hope you all enjoyed a Very Merry Christmas!

I had lots of fun getting back into my craft room yesterday and creating this layout with some photos taken on Christmas day, of  myself and our new Border Collie Pup.......he is just the cutest little guy!
I played around with some texture paste and gold colour shine. I tucked an envelope I received at Christmas behind the photos......the snow flakes worked in with the inspiration board. But as you can see by the way I was dressed, it was really hot and humid........a normal Aussie Christmas! I made the Yo Yo and flowers......buttons, doilies......a few of my favorite things. JOY was die cut using cricut Create a Critter.

I followed along with two challenges.........."Stuck", using this sketch.
and
"Scrap Around the World"....using this inspiration board.
This would have to be one of my favorite  colour palettes! I also love crochet doilies.

Now its time to play catch up, visiting You!

Happy Holidays

Tracey

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