Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Hey Everyone,
The new challenge is up at "Sketchy Boards".......I really liked this months Sketch and Inspiration photo! I had the perfect picture of my daughter and her partner in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower was cut using Summer in Paris cricut cartridge. It is embossed with Antiquities weathered white.....the rough texture does not show up that well in the photo, it has added  more dimension and interest to the paper cut. I found the wooden letters for the title at 'Typo'.....they were covered in pretty papers.......just perfect for my page!

Here is my inspiration......
Great Sketch and Photo

Come join in the challenge!

Not a lot of paper craft happening here at the moment.....I'm busy painting furniture again, Shabby-ing things up!  Here's a peek at one thing I finished yesterday.

I should have taken a before photo..........the wood was close to black and the metal was rusty!  At the start I was not sure whether to leave the metal and just paint the top........but after spending sometime on pinterest I knew it had to be all white! 
Love my cute little Aqua colour knome sitting next to the planter of herbs. Its a bit different but it all seems to work :) I need to put a photo in the frame.

Late last night  I was picking up my son from work, as we were driving under a bridge there was a loud bang.........someone threw a rock at the car.The wind shield and the bonnet  are damaged!  It was a huge rock.....slighty smaller than a brick. So lucky we did not get hurt! 
I'm off to phone the insurance company.

Its the second day of the warmer weather!
Hope your week is going well
Tracey x

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I really liked the August sketch at The Scrapbook store
I think the colours used to created the sketch influenced me into choosing vintage style papers.

Here we are enjoying morning tea at Lola's house for Melbourne cup day.....notice we are all wearing hats :)

Here is a close up of fussy cut flowers and some that I made using  Mothers Day Bouquet cricut cartridge. I always try to add a pretty crochet flower the moment sequins seem to go on everything too. Don't you just love the extra sparkle they add!

Hope you are enjoying a great week

Happy Crafting

Tracey x

Monday, August 24, 2015


Hey, so nice of you to stop by :)
I'm trying to squeeze in a few challenges before the end of the month.

White with Custard is the challenge this month at "White with one"

A few weeks ago in a baking store I found these pretty floral dollies.....I've added a paint palette sample card, another doily, lace and flowers, which I made using Mothers Day Bouquet cricut cartridge. 'Sweet' is a die from Paper Sweeties ........ a sprinkle of sequins for some extra sparkle.

Happy Monday Everyone


Friday, August 21, 2015

My favorite Place

Hey Everyone,
 I took time out from trying to work out Windows 10, to create this layout for Kaiser's August challenge....which is a sketch.
One of my favorite places we visited on our trip last year was 'Yosemite National Park'
This photo was  taken at Tunnel View
{Just realized the spelling for Yosemite is wrong on my layout}

A few papers from a new collection, combined with lots of older papers which I have used to make the flowers and leaves.......pocket cards too.
 'Mothers day Bouquet' cricut cartridge was used to cut the flowers and leaves.
Here is the sketch.......I turned it once clockwise

Back to my computer issues.........I have been told if you are using windows 8, the transition to 10 is easy. I was using 7.
So for everyone who is thinking of up grading to windows can try it out like me......I really did not have the time patience to try to figure it out. Sooooooo, I asked Google... can I can back to 7?To my surprise you can!
So, I followed the instuctions...I'm now back on 7.
Just want the basics, for now I'm Happy, I had no problem finding the photos for this post! LOL

Happy Creating ....Enjoy the weekend

Tracey x

Monday, August 17, 2015

Make today Beautiful

Hey Everyone......happy Monday to you! 
I've been busy over the past few weeks ......I decided to have a clean out of clutter, hmmm took me longer than I thought! Do you ever get tired of the way your home looks? Well, I've been re-arranging furniture too.....after a few trip to the OP shop, things are looking so much better! 
Time to show you the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room #258
Create a card/project inspired by the theme


Loved the sun flowers :) I used 'Walk in My Garden' cricut cartridge to cut them.....with lots of black sequins in the center. The paper is a gorgeous Metalic. It has a real shimmer, which does not show up very well in the photo. The black, white and metalic Amber papers are from  Paper Temptress....who is the sponsor for this challenge. 


A gift tag too

I stitched vellum to the tag to create a pocket for gold sequins.

Be sure to have a peek at the beautiful projects the other Shabby girls have created.

On the weekend I up graded my Pc to windows would not believe how long it has taken me to find the photos for this post!! Feeling Frustrated :( Well as you can see I found them, by doing a search, but where they are in my pictures folder....who knows? Guess what I'm off to do. 
Thank you for visiting......Enjoy your week

Tracey x

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room #257 and Sketchy Boards

Hello and welcome.......I'm a little behind in posting DT projects.
First up.... The shabby Tea Room,
Peaches and Cream is the title of the new challenge
 along with this gorgeous photo for inspiration.

 The design team chose digital files to work with from Crafty Secrets.....they are ours sponsors for this challenge.
 I was inspired by the lace and  butterfly  wings ...I chose a sweet  little vintage fairy. I colored her with chalk. The sentiment and papers are also from Crafty Secrets.

A couple posts ago, I showed you  a mini easel card box......they are just so so cute I had to make another one!

Winner Prize is $20 in choice digital files
2nd place prize of $10 each in choice digital files
3rd place prize of $10 each in choice digital files

Be sure to visit TSTR.......the DT has gorgeous creations to show you.

Thats it for Shabby........Now for my DT project for Sketchy Boards

You have the choice to follow the sketch or colour inspiration or combine, layout or off the page projects.

I had fun creating a layout , combining the colour inspiration and sketch.
Love these photos of my daughter and her friends at a colour run. By the end of the night all the colours had mixed and she looked like an 'Avatar' was so funny. I think for a couple weeks after she had pale lilac hair! She was not impressed...I thought it looked pretty!

How cool are the paint cans and brushes! I used Cricut Handyman cartridge to cut them out, Martha Stewart All Occasions cake art was used to cut the banner.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

That it from its time to visit you. 
I appreciate all your kind comments....thank you

Happy Crafting

Tracey x

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

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