Wednesday, February 3, 2016


I'm a few days late posting my layout for February " Sketchy Board" challenge! 
This past week has been soooooo Hot and Humid....temperatures above what they usually are for this time of year! So, with no air conditioning, I've been spending most of my time in the pool, not a lot of time in front of the computer. I hope to pop by and visit you soon!

Look at this fabulous Sketch and Colour palette for February.

Here is my take on it.......I kinda followed the sketch, love the colours!

A few close ups of the flowers and background work. The flowers are Hand made using Cricut Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge....and as you know I love these tiny crochet doilies. Not to forget a light sprinkling of flower shape sequins.
These photo bring back great memories......"Capitola" is such a pretty place to visit!

I look forward to seeing how this inspiration board inspires you :)
Happy Creating Everyone

Tracey x

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Valentine Card

Happy Weekend to You!
Lori from 'Chouxchous' Paper Art is having a Valentine Challenge.

Lori Hairston

I love I made some time to play along.

Some pretty papers and Cheery Lyn die cut hearts. I made the leaves using paper the softness they add to the overall look of the card.
Super short is too Hot to sit in front of a computer. We were hoping for a storm to cool things down but, I think it has totally missed us!
Hope you are enjoying a great weekend,
Happy Crafting 


Thursday, January 28, 2016

A little scrapping

Hello......hope you are all enjoying a great week....I've taken some time out from Flower production to enter a few challenges before the end of the month.

My first layout is for "Scrapping Outback" 
 "White with a Twist
The challenge is to use all the colours as seen in this inspiration photo...
White, Grey, Silver and a touch of Black and one piece of Chip board.

I did find these colours a real challenge! I nearly gave up at one stage....... the first one ended up in the bin, so here is "Take 2"

Love this photo of my daughter ...........standing on Grandma's balcony throwing snow in the air. We did not expect  to see snow when we visited Canada in April!
 I've used Lots of die cut snowflakes, crochet doilys, buttons, bling, pearls, sequins and 'FUN' is chip board.

For my second layout I'm playing along with this sketch challenge at "Kaiser"

KC JAN challenge

Here I am enjoying the "Picture Perfect" view at Yosemite National Park.

The pattern papers are a mixture of a few different Kaiser collections. I've used cricut cartridge 'Mothers Day bouquet' to make the flowers adding a resin flower to the center.

Thank you for taking the time to stop its time to get back to the production line of flowers.

Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flower Power seems like forever since I have posted anything on my blog, I suppose it has not been that long! It just feels like a while because prior to Christmas I was in card production so every few days I had a post. Anyway......I thought I'd pop in today and show you what I've been up layouts......just lots and lots of Flowers!

 My daughter is getting married in April.......she asked me if I would make paper flowers to decorate the tables at the reception. Soooooooo thats all I've been doing! Its been so much fun , I love making flowers.......I'm so happy with how they have turned out:)

I recently completed an online class with Anna Fearer, she makes the most amazing flowers! Thank you for all the great tips Anna :)
 I have used pattern papers  for a few flowers.......I kinda like the character it adds to them, along with lots of shaping and inking. I still need to tape the wire on these. My cricut is getting a major work out! I have a few other colours to add to the collection, as I make more I'll post some pics.

Have a great day everyone
Happy Creating 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Paradise Pier

Happy 2016...Wishing you all a Fabulous New Year!

I'm still plodding along scraping Holiday photos. I have used the latest challenge at "Sketchy Boards" as inspiration for my layout! You have the choice of following the sketch, photo inspiration ...or both.

A fun layout combining the inspiration board.
I have used cricut cartridges'Mickey and Friends' for Mickey Mouse, 'Mickey Font'- Paradise Pier, Star burst- 'Art Philosophy', Ferris Wheel - Summer Vacation.
 Yep, a super simple layout...just added a sprinkling of resin stars.
Hope you can join us.......look forward to seeing what you create!

Tracey x

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kaiser Challenge

Hello..........I hope you all enjoyed a Very Merry Christmas!
I did not get a chance to share a few Christmas cards , following the December challenge at Kaiser.......with this sketch.
So before I run out of time to link up, here they are.
For this card I used papers and embellishments from an old Kaiser collection.........Very traditional colours
And..........not so traditional!
Love these Colours !
I fussy cut the doilies from a sheet of paper.
Cards I shared in previous posts using the same sketch!

Thanks for stopping by.......I'm trying to get organised, back in some kinda routine, I think its going to take a while.........hope to visit you soon, Happy creating....Tracey x

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Its such a busy time of the year....I still have a few presents to buy and cooking to do! Are you ready for Christmas?
Can you squeeze in another challenge?
Here is the last  Shabby Tea Room Challenge for 2016
Winter Wonderland
Such a Sweet picture!
I was inspired by the snowflakes.......I used a punch and die cut for the snow flakes. I added glitter to the background paper, a few crochet doilies and pretty sequin snowflakes from
Paper Sweeties....I've added some sequins to the heart stick pin too.
The from Paper Sweeties "Friendship Warms the Heart"
I hope you can join us!
I have had no time to visit...........I will catch up with you soon,
so nice of you to stop by...thank you!

Happy Christmas Creating
Tracey x

Friday, December 18, 2015

More Christmas Creating.......

Hey Everyone.......just a super short post to share some Christmas creating. I am playing along with the
Kaiser challenge for December  which is a card sketch.

I 've layered a few different papers from Kaiser...The Christmas tree was stamped then  wrapped  in gold thread. The stamped image in the center of the rosette is a real favorite of mine. Love these colours for Christmas!
another Shabby little spool tree. Go Here to see how I created them.

The card and tree are a gift for a good friend of mine.
Here is the sketch I based the card design on.

Lori from "Choux Choux paper Art" has a fun Christmas /Winter challenge 
I'm linking my card!
There is not enough hours in the day at the moment....still so much to do...argh!

Happy Christmas creating
Tracey x

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas creating

Hey Everyone.........Look what I have been making! 
I could not buy what I needed.......soooooooo 
 I started with an old curtain rod , a few tools from the shed! Round disks used for joints inside teddy bears, sticks from my backyard.........and my husband! Well, after a number of failed attempts using the hand saw and the cuts being a bit wonky, my husband came to the rescue....using a table saw!

 I glued the disks to the rod, some gesso, paint and sanding
Mod podge and glitter!
Ta da !

Lola and Anna.....loved their trees. { Anna is my lovely friend who keeps my stash full of those gorgeous doilies}
A great project to use up excess ribbon in you stash..........I'm off to make some more! I do have a collection of wooden spools that were my Grandmothers...I could not part with them. I enjoy having them on display in a jar.

Lori from "Choux Choux paper Art" has a fun Christmas /Winter challenge running.......I'm linking up!

Thank you so much for visiting
Happy Christmas creating

Tracey x

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas cards

Hello..........Are You ready for Christmas?
I've been busy making cards.....following the December challenge with Kaiser which is a sketch
I've combined a few Kaiser collections.......a little fussy cutting with pretty papers. I've created two of each design.... just changing the sentiment.

I have a few more cards to share following the same sketch....but I could not link them separately for some reason, so I'll add them to another post.
Lori from "Choux Choux paper Art" has a fun Christmas /Winter challenge running.......I'm linking up!

Enjoy your week
Happy Christmas Creating


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Visions of Sugar Plums Day 3

Hello and Welcome back ...its Day 3 
Visions of Sugarplums blog hop hosted by  Lori from Chouxchoux Paper Art

Lets start with a close up of today's project
My daughter knows how much I love Hearts.......she saved these chocolate boxes for me.
What a difference a coat of paint makes
And Glitter!
Flowers and doilies 
Pretty Gem earing for the flower centers and Pearls, Wooden star and Angel charm. 
 Kaiser wooden Christmas tree I spay painted a few years ago.

It been fun sharing a few of my Christmas crafts with You!
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Lori is  hosting a CHALLENGE...........the theme is Christmas/Winter,You can link to the challenge on Lori's Blog HERE. The challenge will end on December 20th. The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.

Please visit  the other designers, they have some fabulous projects to share with you..... have fun hoping:)
Maria Patrick    

I look forward to seeing what you create for the CHALLENGE
Happy Creating