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


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 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!


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 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.
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!


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 


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 we have been busy cleaning the house and moving furniture.

I started this layout earlier in the 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 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.

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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


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!
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.


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!


Friday, August 22, 2014


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


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!

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!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Hi everyone, 
So nice of you to visit!
Well the flu season has finally caught up with 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,
 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


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