Monday, December 15, 2014

Shabby Tea Room #242

Hey.....I'm back again for my second post of the day.

( please scroll down to see Stuck on U Sketches die cut challenge.)

"Shabby Chic Holiday
 is the  theme for challenge #242 in The Shabby Tea Room
Be inspired by this pretty picture - use Pink, Aqua, Ivory + glitter.

My Gift Card Box 
The oval frame was an awful yellow  colour.......I painted it in gesso , them covered it in lots of glitter. 
You can write your sentiment on the inside cover. It is an easy project to make for a special gift !

There are two sponsors for this challenge - Creations by AR.........I've used, 'Gift card Box' 
Digital paper by Janet.....I've used ,Sweet colour paper 2 and Christmas circles

I have a huge "To Do" list.......are you organised for Christmas? Maybe next year I will be !!

Merry Christmas


Winter Fun

Hi everyone, 
So nice of you to stop by to see what I've created for the new "Die Cut" challenge at 
Stuck on U Sketches. The theme is "Any thing Christmas".......easy , right!
Here is another  Christmas layout ........the photos were taken on Christmas day 2011 in Canada.

Ribbons & Rosettes cricut cartridge was used for the Rosettes.
Winter Fun & the tree were cut with 'Winter Frolic'
Stuck on U Sketches have changed things a little............Each DT member has a set day to post - mine is Monday. So, instead of all the projects being shown on a Friday, each day there will be a different post to inspire you :)
Be sure to visit Stuck on U Sketches to see how creative the other DT members have been with this challenge.
Its such a busy time of the year....I appreciate you taking the time to stop by, I will visit you soon!


Friday, December 12, 2014

All is Merry and Bright..........Just Chillin!

Hello.........Happy Holiday Season to you!

In 2011 we visited family in Canada and enjoyed a white Christmas. I have two layouts to show you today with photos that were taken on our holiday. The kids saw snow for the first time. ......this first one I followed along with "White with 1" colour challenge. 
ww1 paloma
These photo's were taken on boxing day youngest son having fun learning to ski.
A close up of the overlay and the tittle  'Just Chillin' which I cut using cricut 'Art Booking' cartridge.
The whole page  glitters.......its a little hard to pick that up in the photo's.
The snow flakes that were cut out from the overlay, I layered them up, adding some diamond dust and a button. 


 I followed this sketch from "Stuck Sketches" for my next layout
My husband I enjoying a walk in the snow.....Christmas day 2011
I made the little heart shape yo yo and the gold glitter flower.......I just love the tiny crochet doily, which my friend Anna makes for me ( I wish I could crochet!)
In the heat and humidity that we are experiencing at the moment.........
' I'm dreaming of a White Christmas'

Merry Christmas


Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Snapshots

Hey There.......This week I have really enjoyed having a little extra time to create a few layouts.

Here is a cute photo of my girls and some pretty papers.

I played around with some texture paste, water colours and stamping. 

Love the pretty colours in this inspiration board from D-Lish scraps.

Enjoy your weekend looks like its going to be a wet one here, PERFECT for more crafty time.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Hey Everyone,

This is what has been keeping me busy over the past few weeks:)

My Cricut had a huge workout creating all these decorations for my daughters engagement party.

Love these flowers.......Lia Griffith has a great tutorial and free cut file HERE

I glittered up some small milk bottles.

I used Cricut - Type Candy Font and the Cricut craft room to create 'Sangria'

Heavy Black card was used for my black board look sign.

A close up of the Banners. Its a bit hard to see in the photo ...I added sparkle to the pegs with Gold washi tape .
I used Cricut - Art Philosophy for the Hearts and Banner

The tissue paper tassels looked so pretty blowing in the breeze.

The Sangria Bar was a huge success - everyone loved it! 

Happy Creating


Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas stocking

I don't seem to be able to post any sooner than every second week at the moment. A few weeks ago I was busy creating decorations for my daughters engagement party, which was last weekend......this past week I have spent most of the time in bed, I cannot remember ever feeling so unwell!
 Any way I am fighting fit again, thank goodness!!

Its time to show you my project for  challenge  #241 at The Shabby Tea Room

Waiting For Santa
Add Lace and a Stocking to your creation

The Stocking shape Treat box is from "The Cutting Cafe"
How adorable are the little Ginger Bread girl and boy from "Paper Sweeties"

Be sure to share your creations with us in The Shabby Tea Room :)

I'm hoping to start and finish my Christmas shopping  this week.......plans of being organised this year did not happen! Have you done yours?

Wishing you a wonderful week


Monday, November 17, 2014


Happy Monday to you nice of you to stop by!
I 'd like to show you the card I made for the new challenge at 'The Shabby Tea Room' #240

The theme this week is Grateful.
Add twine or Burlap to your creation.

We have two sponsors for this challenge.......The digital stamp 'Autumn' is from 'Bugaboo' Stamps and the sweet girl image is from 'Janet's Digital paper etsy'


I can't wait to see what you create.

Enjoy your week


Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday collage layout

Hey Everyone,

The new challenge at "Stuck on U Sketches" is 
Die cut any thing in " Autumn Colors"
I could not decide on a holiday photo to I decided to use  eleven 3 x 3 photos combined with pocket page cards.

I have used cricut "Art Booking" for Explore, Today, the bird branch , and heart border.
All the photos were taken in and around San Francisco of my favorite places to visit.

Hope you can join us for this sure to visit the other Dt's, they have some awesome projects to show you.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Some projects....

I think most of today I have spent on the computer playing catch up visiting some of my favorite blogs. I really enjoy seeing what you have been creating........but lately, there is not enough hours in the day. So if I haven't stopped by , I will very soon.

Here is what I have been up to.........My daughter and her partner recently announced their engagement. In a few weeks time we will be celebrating so, I have been busy making decorations for the party.

Washi tape to add a little sparkle to the pegs.

Pretty Banners

The tassels are all cut ready to fold........I just through them over the string to get an idea of colour. The banner shape was cut using Pretty Pennants cricut cartridge , I used Art Philosophy for the hearts. 

Last week .......On Melbourne cup day ( Biggest horse race in Australia) I had a few friends come over for a very casual card making day.  We enjoyed a few champagnes and created! 
I put  some kits together are the Christmas cards we made.

Shaker card.......Cricut Spring Cottage  for the window box frame and Art Philosophy for the banner

Cricut 3D Bows

Cricut Flower Shoppe

I really appreciate you stopping by.......hope you are enjoying a great week


Monday, November 3, 2014

Live....... Love.......Grow

Happy Monday to you all!

 Don't you just love this new inspiration photo at "The Shabby Tea Room" !

 The challenge is to create a  project using only Neutral colours.....white, cream, kraft, brown, tan, black, silver or gold!

Before you look at my card I have some Exciting news to tell you......Debbie  asked me to re-join The Shabby Tea Room Design Team. I really enjoy playing along with the challenges, so of course I said Yes.

here is my card :)

"Live Love Grow" is a Paper Sweeties stamp.
I cut the Flower and leaves using Flower Shoppe cricut cartridge. The Glitter white frame is from Art Booking. I splattered gold colour shine over the crinkle everything sparkles!

Be sure to visit the other DT members......they have some really pretty projects to show you!

Thank so much for visiting me.....have a great week!

Tracey x

Friday, October 31, 2014


Hey Everyone, 

Happy Halloween

The challenge at "Stuck on U Sketches" is anything Halloween. Let's see those Spooky die cuts! 
I really had no idea what I was going to create?  I really liked the 'POISON' sign from cricut Happy Haunting cartridge.......that was my starting point then I went from there.

I used Flower Shoppe for the flowers and black glittery leaves. The Spider web was cut using 'Art Booking' cartridge.

I'm on my was out the door.....late for an appointment and I'm late posting this.
Seems to be how things are lately.........late for everything! I think I am trying to squeeze to much into a day :)

So nice of you to visit.......Sorry I have not had a chance to see what you been creating, I will soon.

This past week I have found it so hard to create.......last Thursday our dog of 14 years died quite suddenly! We all have been so sad.......we feel like we have lost a family member! This afternoon I got a wonderful surprise,  Our Vet delivered a gorgeous arrangement of flowers and a beautiful card.
So thoughtful :)
 Have a great weekend everyone,
Tracey x

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Greetings

So nice of you to visit me today:)

I'm really excited to be a Guest Designer for challenge #238 in "The Shabby Tea Room"
 Spooky Wishes is the title of  this weeks 
challenge......Be inspired by the  photo and add a Bow.

Here is what I came up with

I really love this paper bow from cricut 3d bows.
For my background paper I have used journalling cards from 'Midnight' project life core kit.
 The gold frame was cut from Cricut 'Art Booking'

Have a wonderful week everyone.......I'll be visiting you soon. I just have to pull myself out of the garden! We have been chopping trees, planting flowers and my Herb garden is looking great! 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Great Outdoors

Hey Everyone,
This past week the weather has really started to warm up.......summer is on its way :)
But on the other side of the world its 'Autumn' and that is what the latest die cut challenge at 
 'Stuck on U Sketches is all about!
Create anything Autumn related.

Another layout completed for my holiday album. We absolutely loved 'Yosemite National Park', I have so many more photos left to scrap........I'm combining this page with project life style - I will add all my journalling to the pocket pages.

I used 'April Showers' cricut cartridge for the tree and 'Flower Shoppe' for the leaves. Love the tiny doilies my friend crochets and a cute owl button :)

I really look forward to seeing what you create!

So nice of you to stop by......have a wonderful weekend


Friday, October 10, 2014

Pretty Butterfly......

Hey Everyone,

My craft projects seem to be few and far between at the moment.......I'm really hoping
 things start to slow down a bit so I can get back into my craft room. 
Here is a card I made  for a wedding I attended last weekend........I did not have much time, so it needed to come together fast.
A strip of pretty lace, perfect pearls, a gorgeous die cut butterfly ,  a mix of flowers and some beautiful crochet doilies......Ta da!

Enjoy your weekend, so nice of you to visit

Tracey x

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tea Party

Hello............Its has been so nice to have a little time to create for this weeks  'Stuck on U Sketches Die cut challenge.
The theme is "We are all Mad Here"
Think of anything to do with  Alice in Wonder Land! 

Here we are enjoying a tea party at my friend Lola's house.

Lola's table is so pretty.......I've tried to create the same look with lace, doily's , 
flowers and a string of pearls , which are always on Lola's table. 

The cartridge's I've used are.....
Love you a Latte - cream , sugar, tea pot
 Dreams come true - large iced cake, tea cups
Sweet Shop - cup cake stand
 Once Upon a Princess - Tea Party title   

Be sure to visit Stuck on U Sketches.......the design team have been so creative.

So nice of you to stop by


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Not a card or scrapbook page

Hello Everyone, 

Is your life as busy as mine? Not a  lot of creating happening here at the moment! I thought I'd stop by and show you a fun project that a created a few weeks ago. 
You can just see the corner of a shelf that sits above my computer displays a few pretty bits and pieces. But this electrical board ruined the whole look!

So........ I came up with this idea to cover it. The canvas sits right over the hooks, nails etc. It just balances on the electrical box, you would never know that ugly thing was underneath! The is canvas is 18 inches square.

I used a Kaiser stencil and gold paint to sponge the design onto the canvas. It looks yellow in the photos....but it really does have a beautiful gold shimmer. 

I'm linking up with Kaiser Saturday challenge # the page creations.

I'm slowly finding my way to your blogs....

Thank you so much for visiting me

Happy creating 


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


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