Friday, April 4, 2014


Hey everyone......Guess where I am?

 As you read this I am in Yosemite National Park , yep I'm in America. We are on our way to Canada help my husband parents  celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. I'm so excited.... on Sunday I will be in San Francisco, I can't wait to meet with Leah , one of the leaders of Stuck on U Sketches, woo hoo!
Any way
Its time to show you the new "Die cut" challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.

A friend of mine is getting engaged....this is the card I made for her.

 Die cut Window

The card shape is from "Life's a Party" cartridge. I created the window using a clear plastic sheet ...adding some sequins , then I  stitched around the edges to hold them in place. Love these pretty papers from Heidi Swapp.

Thank you for soon as I get a chance I'll stop by to see what you have been creating.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Welcome Baby

"Word Art"
 How adorable is this photo of my niece's new  baby girl.....Eliza Jade.

The word art 'Welcome Baby' is part of the scallop background paper cut all in one piece using 'Life's a Party' cricut cartridge. I then  cut the letters from a white glitter card stock, the dots are liquid pearls.The butterflies were cut using 'Art Philosophy' cartridge. The pretty papers are Kaiser Lullaby collection.

I'm entering my layout in the challenge at "Scrap the Girls"........add Hearts or Doilies - I have added both :)

Be sure to visit Sous to see the design teams fabulous creations.

Happy creating


Friday, March 14, 2014

Make Today Beautiful

I cannot believe its Friday already! Its been another busy week........but, I did manage to find some time yesterday to make a card for this weeks "Shabby Tea Room" challenge.

Spring is Near
Include Baby Blue, Birds and Spring Flowers.

Blue is my favorite's what I came up with!

I used Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut the scallop shape and circle base. Then I added a few of my favorite things .
'Make Today Beautiful' is a stamp from Paper Sweeties.

So nice of you to stop by......I really appreciate your kind comments, thankyou.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Celebrate your day...

Just a super short post to share a Birthday card I made for my good friend Shelley.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous papers from 'iralamija shop'

My card with a few pretty embellishments :)

I'm linking my card up with 'Craftin Desert Diva's' Birthday challenge.

Happy Monday to you all.......Have a great week


Friday, March 7, 2014

Good Dog.....

Hello............The new challenge "Die Cut" challenge is up at 'Stuck on U Sketches'.

We have fabulous sponsor for our challenges this Month

Just enter any challenge this month for your chance to win!

Our challenge is to add a Die Cut 'House' to your project. you can see , I had FUN with this layout :)

This is 'Pluto's" dog house from 'Mickey and Friends' cartridge. The flowers are from 'George', Grass - Easter 2010 and the tree branch 'Serenade'.
I really love how this page turned out! How good does she look for 14 years old!
Can you see the tiny Bone shape buttons? So cute!
Hope you can join us sure to pop over to SOUS and see all the fabulous inspiration the design team has to show you.

So nice of you to visit.......enjoy the weekend


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Heart......Europe nice of you to stop by!

I could not resist having another play  with the February mood board at D-Lish Scraps.
I've used lots of pretty embellishments from the "Just add paper kit"

I hope you are enjoying a great week

Happy creating


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Popup box card.......

I've seen lots of these "Pop up Box Cards" out there in Blog land........I think they are just the cutest idea!

This is one I made for my friend Lola , she is celebrating her 
70th Birthday today.

Making the box card was easy ......deciding what to put inside was the hard part.

Here it is folded flat

Ready to mail's the envelope ( decorated paper bag)

The link for the tutorial I followed can be found at Split coast stampers.

Happy Birthday Lola....Wishing you a wonderful day :)

Thanks everyone for visiting .....I really appreciated the kind comments you leave :) 

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room # 207

Happy Monday everyone.....

Its fun to be back in "The Shabby Tea Room" this week as a Guest Designer.
The challenge is
Wishi Washi
Create a card/project using "Washi tape"

Last week my niece had a baby project is a gift for her.
Here is a close up of the 'Tag Card' I cut using 'Art Philosophy cartridge'

With the same Washi tape I outlined the edges of each letter, then sealed it with modge podge.

To........'Eliza Jade', from your great Auntie

Be inspired!

So nice of you to stop by......have a fabulous week!


Friday, February 21, 2014


Hello.........Its time to show you the new Die cut challenge at "Stuck on U Sketches"

We would like to see your Die cut " Umbrella"
I bought myself a new umbrella for Christmas....(its a little hard to see in the photo's )
I loved the colour and pattern so I tried to duplicate it on my layout.

Yes.......the perfect day, relaxing at the beach .

I have used "Life's a Beach" cartridge to  cut the umbrella.....drawing some spots on with a gel pen to match mine.

This past week I have not been really well at all, some kind of stomach flu......Yesterday I spent the day in bed. Today I'm sitting at the computer writing this post...thats a good sign, I'm getting better! Looking on the positive side ....I've lost a few kilo's :)

Anyway....I hope to catch up with visiting you all soon
Have a great week 
Thanks for stopping by


Monday, February 17, 2014

Breath .....Fresh Air

Happy Monday to you nice of you to stop by :)

Here is a  layout I've created using a fun sketch from Page Maps.
The papers and die cuts are from "Wild Flowers" Carta Bella collection.

This is one of those layouts that after I'd finished sewing and sticking I decided I hated the paper border either side of the stripe.......So , I unpicked the stitching just enough so I could pull one piece of paper out and add another. I liked the shabby unpicked look of the stitching  so I left it.

Here's the Sketch

The last few days have been so so Hot.......its time to jump in the pool and cool off :)
Happy Scrapping

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Sketch it"....Blog Hop

Happy Valentines Day everyone ,

Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from 'Stuck on U Sketches",

You should be arriving from 
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
if not and you would like to join us from the start, head back to SOUS

We've all created layouts based on our February 14th sketch at SOUS
 Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with  awesome kits from their shop!

Love this sketch
Here is what I came up with :)

This photo brings back some wonderful was taken in Hawaii a few years ago.

I have used a combination of Papers and embellishements from Heidi Swapp mixed company collection.
I had fun sewing the heart from twine and adding some pretty buttons, lace and sequins.

The hop runs from February 14-16
midnight to midnight

Look at the Candy we are offering :)
A collection of Basic Grey paper 

Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog

-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Your next stop is

Julie Kight Cards By Cricut

Don't forget to join in any challenge at SOUS this month for your chance to win Candy from 'Scraps of Darkness

I can't wait to see your creations using the sketch

Have fun.....Happy Hopping


Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Days

Hey everyone,

Happy nice of you to stop by :)

Have you seen this months inspiration board from "D-Lish Scraps" ?
Love it!
Here's what I came up with.

I was inspired by the  photo on the top right, with the pretty heart banner and teddy. Also the bottom left photo. I used a stencil to create some LOVE graffiti on the background paper.
  Thank you for the fun inspiration D-Lish :)


Friday, February 7, 2014


"Some thing Sweet"
is the new Die cut challenge at 'Stuck on U Sketches'

Here are some close ups of the die cuts I've used from Nursery Rhymes and Artist  cartridge.

I have so many I decided to do a double page layout.
The flowers are from Flower Shoppe cartridge

Be sure to head over to SOUS and have a look at how creative the  design team have been with this challenge!
And........ have a look at the fabulous prize offered  this month from "Scraps of Darkness"

 I look forward to seeing what you create:)

Enjoy your weekend


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Living the Dream....

Hey everyone, 
So nice of you to stop by!
I have so much Kaiser paper that I need to use up.........perfect excuse to take part in the Saturday Sketch challenge again !

My daughter and her partner have recently returned from a European Holiday.......they had the most amazing time! I copied this photo from her face was taken in Spain. 
'Living the Dream' was the perfect title.......this is something she has always wanted to do.

I have not written on the journal card, I'm leaving it free for my daughter to fill in.

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 3.00.36 PM

Have a wonderful week.......happy creating!

Tracey x

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room # 203

Hello........Back again......this is my second post for today! I just had to play along with
 The Shabby Tea Room "Warm and Cosy" challenge. 

Use the colors White or Cream / add a Cup or Tea pot

A friend of mine gave me a lot of drink coasters with gorgeous vintage images on them....its her birthday next week, so I thought it would be a great idea to add one of the images to her card. I hope she likes it!
'Special Friend' blend is a stamp from Paper Sweeties.
The Tea pot shape is from 'Dreams come True' cricut cartridge, I used my Gypsy to weld the shapes together to make a card.
Then added lots of pretty things :)

Enjoy your weekend everyone.....thank you for taking a peek at what I've been creating :)



Hey there everyone,
I'm really hoping that now the kids are back at school I can get back into some kind of a routine .......and get into my craft room more often.
Its only this morning I realized that Kaiser Saturday Sketch has started again for 2014.......I needed to get my project linked by midnight , so in record time I created this layout using Kaiser 'Needle and Thread' collection.
Just simple and a little shabby :)

This is a photo of my Parents ......I thought it matched the vintage feel of these papers perfectly!
Here's the sketch
Screen shot 2014-01-06 at 3.39.26 PM

I have had no time to visit You.......but I will be playing catch-up soon.

So nice of you to visit me.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches....Die cuts

Hey Everyone,
There is a new Die cut challenge at Stuck on U Sketches
"Something to Wear"
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and are experiencing Freezing temperatures right now
Think.....snow clothes, mitten, scarves, hats, boots...sweaters, shoes, ice skates,
If you are melting in Heat wave I am ,
Think........thongs, swimsuits, dresses,

You could even get creative and use die cuts to create hair accessories!!!!!!

This is what I came up with..........a fun layout with my adult kids and their  Floaties!
They  looked so cute floating down the river.

I used 'H2o' cricut cartridge to cut the swim float. The sun and Coolin off, were cut with Art Booking cartridge.

I hope you can join us for this fun sure to pop over to SOUS and have a look at all the Design Teams fabulous creations.

So nice of you to stop by......have a great week


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Super Simple...........

Super Simple.......with.....another Polaroid image, some washi tape , lace and twine. 
These images are just adorable for SWEET is this one!

I followed this sketch from the "Shabby Tea Room"

Be sure to have a look at yesterday's post for a different take on the sketch.

I'm writing this post from my "new" computer. I'm a little behind the times - I was working with XP, now I have windows 7.....its so speedy! I think I'll be spending the weekend learning how to drive it!! lol......

So nice of you to visit
Enjoy your weekend


Friday, January 17, 2014

Sweet as Sugar

Back so soon you might say! I really needed some time out from cleaning and re-organised the house.....
This week in "The Shabby Tea Room" its a sketch challenge.
I have made two cards, following the sketch.....both totally different!
Oh, and I'm using some more Polaroid images from Typo.

Here's a close up .....I've added lace to add more dimension to the lace background paper, and a few of my favorite things.

"Sweet as Sugar" stamp is from Paper Sweeties.

I'll be back tomorrow to show you the second card,

So nice of you to stop by.......time to see what you have been creating.
Its the weekend tomorrow, Enjoy!


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