Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy Birthday "Paper Sweeties"

Its "Paper Sweeties" 3rd Birthday

What's a Birthday with out Cake!

The Banner is a stamp from Paper Sweeties'Celebrate'. It has a pretty design on each pennant. I fussy cut them out and added one to each side of the slice of cake with cute tiny heart buttons. The little celebrate tag is also Paper Sweeties.

I also added the Banner to the card . 'HAPPY' is a die cut from the Happy collection.Love the shape of the font :)
The flowers and scallop card base were cut from 'Artfully Sent' cricut cartridge , the scallop frame was cut from 'Art Philosophy'. Cheery Lyn die for the doily.

No decorating on the inside ......only a stamped message from the "Happy" collection. 

Be sure to stop by Paper Sweeties to wish them a Happy Birthday....the design team have some gorgeous projects to share with you.

Happy weekend Everyone

Tracey x

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oh Happy Day !

Hey Everyone, 
So nice of you to visit! Hope you are having a great week.
I have a few birthdays coming up, so I have been busy making cards.
Its my sisters birthday on Saturday....this is the card I made for her.
First a close up
I used cricut Artfully sent cartridge to cut the card shape and heart banner overlay all in one. Some pretty pattern paper behind it....if you need a card fast this would be perfect!  The flowers and Sentiment banner stamp are from cricut Art Philosophy cartridge

My card........and check out the little box ! I was on Pinterest when I came across this  cute as idea! 

Micro Easel card Box...with a candle to match! 
Such a fun idea! 
I found the original idea HERE

Its a match box, covered in pretty papers. The candle was yellow, 
it didn't go , so I coloured it orange  with copics. The tiny banner, frame and cake are all stamps from Paper Sweeties.

Over the next couple days I have a few more cards to show you.......Paper Sweeties is celebrating there 3rd Birthday on Saturday, I'll be back then .

Happy Crafting

Tracey x

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Family

Hey everyone,
I created this layout over a week ago for  White with 1 challenge. 
It has been such a busy week, this is the first chance I've had to post it.


The colour Marsala was a bit of a is what I came up with.
This is a photo of my daughter,  my mum and dad taken on Mothers day.

The brick overlay was cut with cricut Artbooking cartridge, gelatos for the background water colouring, lace , lots of flowers....including pretty white doilies, buttons and a sprinkle of sequins. The large butterfly is a cheery lyn die.

Keeping my fingers crossed, I can spend more time in my craft space this week.
Hope your weekend was great, thank you for stopping by.
Happy Creating 

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room # 256

Happy Monday to you.
 This week in The Shabby Tea Room our challenge is called
Summer Picnic
How pretty is this picture!

I've used beautiful papers from Kaiser 'Secret Garden' collection to make my card. The banner is cut from 'Martha Stewart All Occasions cake art' cricut cartridge.....I love the tiny scallop edge :) How cute is the little ceramic bird sitting on the flower cluster.

Dies R Us are sponsoring this challenge......I have used

 I'm entering this card in Cardabilities sketch challenge.

That it from me today......things to do, places to go!
Enjoy your week everyone
Thanks for popping by

Tracey x

Sunday, July 19, 2015

(Heart) this man

Hey......hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

Look at the mood board for KRAFT PLUS this month

Kraft + Yellow Paint
"Mustard Explosion"
Here is what I came up with

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil to paint on the Yellow hearts, with  paint brushes that I cut from Cricut 'Handyman' cartridge :) Wooden heart and thickers for the title, a little stamping too.

So nice of you to visit

Happy Creating

Tracey x

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kaisercraft Monthly challenge

Hey Everyone,
I was so Happy to see that Kaisercraft is posting monthly challenges again! 
I'm not buying anymore papers until I  use up some in my stash!
Here is my layout with an old collection........Lilac Avenue
 A few things in the Mood board inspired me........The pretty colors, the dandelion and the tall trees. This photo was taken last year in "Yosemite National Park" Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. You can  just see the trunk of one of the trees behind us. This page will sit along side a pocket style page in my album......Thats where I am journalling more details about our trip .

The only items not Kaiser are.... purple crochet doilies, sequins and heart paper clip. I've use cricut cartridge Mothers day bouquet to cut the flowers, then layered them with a pretty doily and kaiser brad. 
Thanks for a fun challenge

Happy Creating


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cosmopolitan :)

Hope you  are enjoying a great week! 
My week has been quite busy.....its school holidays. I don't think I've had a free day! 
I was out again today for a friends birthday celebration.....I needed to make a card fast.
So with help from this weeks sketch at "Mojo Monday" which is really cool, I managed to make a card in record time!

I used fun papers from'Kaiser'Tropical Punch collection
I made an envelope to match

My card

Hmmm......the card looks like is missing something to me, I usually do some machine stitching ......but time was not on my side!! I was in such a rush I couldn't think !
On the inside of the card I added the 'Cosmopolitan' recipe. My friend was so excited , she had all the ingredients to make the cocktail!

Happy Creating

Tracey x

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sweet Treats

Hello crafty nice of you to visit!
Its time to show you what I have created for the new challenge in 

Sweet as Sunshine
Be inspired by this Yummy cupcake

Bug a boo stamps is the sponsor for this challenge....I have used
' Cup Cake girl'
Sweet Treats sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.
My card

I've embossed the background with 'swiss dots', the Cup Cake girl is mounted on glittery yellow card ( You can't really see it from the photo), perfect pearls around the frame. I really love dying my own seam binding to match the card.
Be sure to stop by The shabby Tea Room, the other DT members have  gorgeous cards to show you.
Can't wait to see what you create!

I've been a little busy lately.....I will be stopping by soon to see what you've been up to!
Happy Creating


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sketchy Board Challenge

Hi There, 
I'm super excited to be joining the 'Sketchy Boards' design team! Look at the fabulous sketch and mood board for the month of July. we are enjoying the Sunset at 'Carmel by the Sea'

Lots of white and touches of gold......with my favorite colour, Blue. I've added a tiny gold frame at the top of the photo.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team on the Facebook page Here or Here for the blog.

So nice of you to visit....Happy Creating

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Layout and card

So nice of you to stop by today.......its raining here, perfect crafting weather!
I have 2 projects to share .....the first one is for 'White with 1' challenge.

The heart over layout was cut using cricut 'Artbooking' cartridge. I used Gelatos to colour the softness the water colouring creates. I've added a few of my favorite bits and pieces.


My Design team creation for 'Stuck on U Sketches'
Die Cut
Fairy, butterfly, bird, plane........etc

I decided to go with a Butterfly.....the front of my card is very simple.

How pretty is this POP UP feature :) I used a glue pen and gold glitter to outline the all the sparkle!
'Artfully Sent cricut cartridge was used to create the popup, scallop card base and sentiment on the front

I am sad to say that this is my last post for Stuck on U Sketches.....Leah and Nanne have decided to close the blog. I have really enjoy being part of such a wonderful team....its has been a fun few years.
I look forward to catching up with you somewhere else in blog land:)

Happy Crafting Everyone,


Friday, June 26, 2015


Hello..........I had fun creating with my cricut today :)
  In San Francisco we saw the city sites on an "Urban Safari" tour. The open air bus was painted in Zebra stripes, the roof had netting with vines, bananas and monkeys hanging from it. We all wore silly looking safari hats.........and here I am holding the bus drivers dreadlocks! When he is not wearing a hat (3rd photo) he wraps them around his head like a turban. 
I had trouble taken a photo of this page with out  glare on the picture.

I used 'Create a Critter' cricut cartridge for the vine, banana's, monkey and zebra. 
Here is a photo of the can now see where my inspiration came from! 

Along with this sketch from 'Stuck ?' challenge.

Thank you for stopping by


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Day

Hey Everyone....Hope you have enjoyed a great week.

I have a simple layout to share turned out nothing like what I had in mind at the start. Does that every happen to you?
I thought these photo would be perfect to use with this months challenge at 'White with 1'....white + bisco bay. But that didn't happen because the photos looked better against this pretty pink backgound paper. I was also using a sketch..........ha.....looks nothing like it either! 
So here's my layout. 

I used a Kaiser stamp to create the paint drips, a few pretty doilies, buttons, sequins and some cute wooden embellishments.
Another page completed for my trip album .

Happy Creating


Monday, June 15, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room and Stuck on U Sketches nice of you to stop by today!
Such a pretty inspiration photo for the new challenge at 
The Shabby Tea Room....Sweet Summer is the theme.

My Artistic Adventures is the sponsor for this challenge

I have used 'Pink Shabby Chic tags' on my card.

The Scallop card base was cut using Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.

I had fun making the rosettes.....they are a nice change from flowers.  Some pretty lace, sequins....just a few of my fav things!


The theme is Summer
These photos were taken on Holidays last year! We had so much fun at California Adventure we are on Mickeys Fun Wheel.

The sun burst overlay was cut using ArtBooking Cricut cartridge. The papers and die cuts are from an older Kaiser collection 'Fine and Sunny. My friend Anna is still crocheting me pretty I have added them too.

Another layout completed for my trip album
Happy Creating


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