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Friday, September 19, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches Die cut Team 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!


Welcome to Stuck on U Sketches 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! 
To celebrate this month each team will be having a hop!
 Today is the Die Cut Team Blog Hop! 
Our blog hop runs for 5 days starting today through to Tuesday September 23rd at 
midnight EST. 

If you have come from Neela's blog
then you are in the right place. If you’d like more info on the hop, head back to 
To be eligible for our sponsored candy 
we ask you to complete the hop by visiting EACH 
blog, commenting and following EACH blog! 
Once you’ve completed the hop you’ll be eligible to win this 


'Geometric Die Cut Shapes'
is the challenge
I still have lots of Holiday photo's to scrap, so I have 3 layouts to show you today.

 Circles...I created the overlay with George and Basic Shapes.

( This is my favorite)

Just a simple layout with layered Diamonds....from George and Basic Shapes


Triangles......from George and Basic Shapes, Flowers from Art Philosophy

Also if you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month 
you will then be eligible for one of our 2 Grand Prizes! The more challenges 
and projects you share, the more chance to win! 
We’d like to warmly thank Fancy Pants Designs and 
Zeus and Zoe for their kind and generous sponsorship! 

Fancy Pants


Zeus and Zoe


Also let us know if you are following on Facebook or Pinterest 
for extra chances to win! 

Your next stop on the hop will be... Vivian's Blog

Don't forget to return to Stuck on U Sketches 

and let us know you've completed the hop!

ALL winners (grand prizes and blog hop winners) 
from this month will be announced 
on Friday, October 10!!! 

Happy Hopping Everyone

Tracey

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sending a Hug

Hey Everyone,
This past week I have been outside enjoying the Beautiful Spring weather. I've been busy planting a herb garden , along with a few vege's. I really enjoy cooking with fresh Herbs :) 
So, there has not been a lot of crafting happening here until today.

The Shabby Tea Room's challenge this week is "Birds of a Feather Flock Together"
Make a bird themed card and use 3 of the colours from the inspiration photo.

Here is what I came up with.

Feel Better soon, Get Well, Thinking of You - Kinda card


"Sending a Hug" is a stamp from "Paper Sweeties" I used 'Art booking cricut cartridge to cut the scallop gold frame. 


Ok ......now its time to see what you have been up to.....time to catch up! I need it to rain - then I would spend more time in front of the computer!!

I really appreciate you stopping by, have a fabulous week!

Tracey

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Happy Place

Hi everyone,

Its "Stuck on U Sketches" challenge time again.
The theme for our Die Cut challenge this week is 
"Class is In"
Anything school or class related...dance class, cooking class etc.

I've used a cute image from A Childs Year cricut cartridge.....what ever class you are doing, you always need to doing a little reading, studying etc.
so
Here is what I came up with.


I layered some pretty papers....ripped a page from an old book then added a  pretty cluster of flowers to complete my scene.

'My Happy Place'

I'm also linking up with "The Shabby Tea Room" Week # 234 ....Reading is the theme,
along with this image for inspiration.


Yay...its the weekend tomorrow, 

Enjoy Everyone.....oh, and be sure to stop by Sous and see fabulous creations from the design team.
We also have some amazing sponsors for the month of September...check them out!

Tracey

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Hello...........Oh no......I forgot to post this last week :(

I really enjoyed being a Guest Designer at "Scrappers Garden" for the month of August.
Here is my last layout using lots of pretty flowers from the "Scrappers Garden" Store.


Some close ups.......I just love the large Polka dot flower with its lime green centre.
The flowers have a real shimmer to them, which does not show up  in the photos.



Thankyou so much for having me as a GD Linda.......its been so much fun working with your gorgeous flowers.
Happy Creating 

Tracey

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Layout and Card...

Hey There everyone,
Well, over the last 4 days I've found muscles that have not been used for sometime. I've been helping my daughter move into her new house.......so we have been busy cleaning the house and moving furniture.

I started this layout earlier in the week.....today has been the first chance I've had to work on it. I feel like it was a bit of a rushed job, but it needs to be linked up by midnight.....so here's what I came up with. I used Art Booking Cricut cartridge to cut the overlay.
 A few different Kaiser collections have been combined for the colour challenge.


Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 4.04.54 PM

Then I thought......why not try to complete Challenge #5
Create a card that is predominately Green.


I also followed this sketch from "Feeling Sketchy"

Card Sketch 99

I'm so sorry I haven't had a chance to visit and see what you have been creating.....I do plan to play catch up over the next few days.
I really appreciate you stopping by

Tracey

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dads Day !

Hey everyone,
So nice of you to stop by!
What a busy few days I've had........I've been helping my daughter move into her new house!
But
I still managed to find a little time to create this card for "Fathers Day" next week!
I'm entering it in the Kaiser Saturday Challenge #4

"Fathers Day Cards"


I hope you are all enjoying a great week!. I'm hoping to have some time to visit you soon.

Tracey

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Best Dressed

Hello.............Today I have another layout to show you that I created, using the gorgeous flowers from "Scrappers Garden"
Here are some pretty designs from the Black and White collection.
Thank you to my friend Anna for the crochet cream flowers:)

I love this photo of my three Children taken at their Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary in Canada.



The pretty papers are Kaiser , 'Best Dressed' was cut from Forever Young cricut cartridge.

My week is another busy one............Thank you for visiting, hope you have a great week too!

Tracey

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fiesta

Its time to show you the layout I have created for the latest Die cut challenge at "Stuck on U Sketches"

Blow out the Candles
Use a Die cut that has anything to do with a Party.

I love this photo of my two girls !


I've used 'Ole' cricut cartridge for Fiesta , Sombrero, the Banner and little flowers. Martha Stewart All Occasional Cake Art for the scallop border.

Be sure to stop by SOUS and see  the fabulous inspiration all the Design Team have created.

Happy Creating

Tracey

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Princess for a Day

Just for Fun
 I created this pretty Tiara/Crown shape card for "Paper Sweeties" inspiration challenge #22
Paper Sweeties is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary........I thought the sentiment was Perfect!



How pretty is this inspiration picture!

papersweeties-inspiration#22
The stamped frame and sentiment are "Paper Sweeties". I used Birthday cake art cricut cartridge to make the Tiara shape card.

Time to pull myself out of this craft room and hang a pile of washing......Fun....not!

Tracey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Congratulations

Hi everyone, 
So nice of you to visit!
Well the flu season has finally caught up with me.......it was only a matter of time, since everyone  else in the house has had a cold, its my turn! 
Good reason to leave the house work and make a card I think:)

My daughter and her partner have  bought a house, they move in a few weeks time.
Here's is the  "Congrats on your new home" CARD I created today,
following
 This weeks challenge at "The Shabby Tea Room 232"

Summer Dream



 Be inspired by this pretty picture - use a home or garden theme, flowers and colours from the photo.
I really liked the pink window frames, Gold Chandelier and lace curtains.
Can you see the two little love birds sitting on the window frame?
I used French Manor cricut cartridge for the frame and chandelier. Congrats is a 'Paper Sweeties' stamp.



Have a great week
Happy creating

Tracey

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room #231

Let's Have Tea.....is the challenge this week in The Shabby Tea Room
Add Pink, Black, Flowers and Pearls

Some times I just have to try and re-create the inspiration photo.


I used my cricut to make the Cup Cake - Tea Cup Shape card . I used Dreams Come True cartridge for the Tea Cup and Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art for the cup cake. I welded the two images together then added all the layers.

Wish my cupcakes looked this Good!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.......time to visit you!

Tracey

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Remember this moment

Hey Everyone,
This is my  second layout as a Guest designer for "Scrappers Garden".
I love all the pretty flowers......the soft earthy tones were perfect to frame this photo of our family,which was taken on a recent holiday. The flowers remind me of the ones we saw in surrounding gardens.


Here's a few close ups



Be sure to visit "Scrappers Garden" to see more gorgeous designs.

Happy weekend to You

Tracey

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cut - Colour and Canvas

Hello.......What a Busy Day!
I thought I'd show you what I have been up too :)
This is a photo of my friend Lola with the canvas we completed today. She loved the one I showed you a  few weeks ago that I made in a class with Sue Smyth.....I offered to help Lola do one with a photo of her granddaughter on her wedding day.
So as the title of this post reads .........Cut , Colour, Canvas.......thats exactly what we did!
When her colour was processing Lola used modelling paste and stencils to create the texture in the background. Then we put it in front of a heater to dry , while I rinsed and then cut her hair. 


A great way to use up all your trinkets and junk jewelry!

What a fun day.......Hope yours was good too!

Time to catch up on what you have been creating :)
I'll be visiting soon.

Tracey

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Make Today Beautiful..

Hey Everyone,

I really like how Kaiser Saturday challenge now includes cards! I have quite a few small paper pads that need to be used up.

My first card is for August challenge #1 
Create a Birthday card.
I've used  'Kaleidoscope' collection.


 'Art Booking' cartridge was used to cut both the frames on each card from white glitter paper. ( You really can't see how glittery it is from  photo)

And

Here's August Challenge #2
Create a card with.....something Sparkly, an element that is Multidimensional, and
something Floral

I am also entering the sketch challenge at "Feeling Sketchy"


The papers are 'Telegragh Road' collection. 
Here's the sketch
Card Sketch 97

So nice of you to visit.....Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week
Happy Creating

Tracey

Monday, August 11, 2014

Anniversary Card

Happy Monday to you all.......thank you for stopping by!

This is a super short post to show you a card I made for my husband.........we 
 celebrated our 28th wedding Anniversary on the weekend. 

I used 'Art Booking' cartridge to cut the Heart Border and the people....a little stamping , stitching, paint splatters, washi tape and embellishments. 

I have a busy day planned.......things to do , places to be!

Have a great week

Tracey

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I love Lucy :)

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for Scrappers Garden this month......thank you so much Linda for having me!
Linda makes the most Beautiful hand crafted flowers .......be sure to visit her store to see all the fabulous designs.



I've combined the flowers with the pretty Kaiser collection ...Tea Break.

Enjoy a Wonderful Weekend

So nice of you to visit

Tracey

Friday, August 8, 2014

Say Cheese!

Its challenge time again at "Stuck on U Sketches"!
Lights, Camera, Action
This week would like to see... 
DIE CUT - Camera, Film strip, Clap Board , Film reel etc
More Holiday photos........taken at California Adventure Park on the Big Mickey Mouse Ferris Wheel.


The Camera, Say Cheese and Mouse are from Create a Critter cartridge, the little Banner is from Art Booking and the Film Strip is from Mickey and Friends.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created.......they have wonderful projects to show you.
Our Fabulous sponsor for the month of August is



Have Fun with the Challenge
Happy Creating 

Tracey

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunshine and Rainbows

Hey Everyone,
So nice of you to stop by!

Today I have been giving my Cricut a work out! I've created a cute card for

Rainbow and Raindrops


I have used 'Hello Kitty' cartridge for the rainbow shape card and Create a Critter for the sun.
The stamped Sentiment is from Paper Sweeties. The top layer of the cloud is  white glitter paper....its a bit hard to see in the photo. I painted the rainbow with water colour paints.

Such a pretty inspiration photo

Have a wonderful week

Tracey

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Beach Cruising......

Have I told you how much I like Page Maps Sketches!!

Here's a Fun Layout of Tori & Matt......We had the best time riding Beach Cruises on our last day in America.
I used ' George cricut cartridge to cut the Star from Vellum. 




Hope you are enjoying the weekend

Happy Creating

Tracey

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2 cards....

Hi Everyone,
A few  friends are celebrating their Birthdays soon, so this week I have been having fun creating cards with my Cricut. I used 'Art Philosophy' cartridge to cut the circle shape card and the flowers. The design on the flowers was created with the coordinating stamp set. 

The first card I am linking up with this weeks "Shabby Tea Room" challenge.
Ring around the Rosie
Create a Round card....add Pink , Green,  flourish and flowers.


I used stamps from Paper Sweeties to create the cute Banner.

Such a pretty inspiration photo


Same card.......different colours


This week has gone so fast.......I still have so many things to do, I need it to slow down!!
Hope you are enjoying your week

So nice of you to visit

Tracey

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fun Saturday

Hello,
You would never know we are in the middle of Winter.......its like a Spring day!
 Just before I head outside I thought I'd share with you what I did yesterday.

I had so much fun playing with inks and paints at Paper Trendz doing a mixed media class with "Sue Smyth."

The class title is "Inner Goddess"
Its all about things that you love! Lots of trinkets  were supplied but I also bought along a few things that had meaning to me.

I really love how it turned out.......the colours match my new craft space perfectly!


The canvas is 12 x 12........can't wait to hang it on the wall.
 I managed to get into such a mess, Gesso on my face through my hair etc,
 I stayed cleaner painting
 my walls :)

So nice of you to visit......hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Happy Creating

Tracey

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