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


Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room #231

Let's Have the challenge this week in The Shabby Tea Room
Add Pink, Black, Flowers and Pearls

Some times I just have to try and re-create the inspiration photo.

I used my cricut to make the Cup Cake - Tea Cup Shape card . I used Dreams Come True cartridge for the Tea Cup and Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art for the cup cake. I welded the two images together then added all the layers.

Wish my cupcakes looked this Good!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.......time to visit you!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Remember this moment

Hey Everyone,
This is my  second layout as a Guest designer for "Scrappers Garden".
I love all the pretty flowers......the soft earthy tones were perfect to frame this photo of our family,which was taken on a recent holiday. The flowers remind me of the ones we saw in surrounding gardens.

Here's a few close ups

Be sure to visit "Scrappers Garden" to see more gorgeous designs.

Happy weekend to You


Friday, August 15, 2014

Cut - Colour and Canvas

Hello.......What a Busy Day!
I thought I'd show you what I have been up too :)
This is a photo of my friend Lola with the canvas we completed today. She loved the one I showed you a  few weeks ago that I made in a class with Sue Smyth.....I offered to help Lola do one with a photo of her granddaughter on her wedding day.
So as the title of this post reads .........Cut , Colour, Canvas.......thats exactly what we did!
When her colour was processing Lola used modelling paste and stencils to create the texture in the background. Then we put it in front of a heater to dry , while I rinsed and then cut her hair. 

A great way to use up all your trinkets and junk jewelry!

What a fun day.......Hope yours was good too!

Time to catch up on what you have been creating :)
I'll be visiting soon.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Make Today Beautiful..

Hey Everyone,

I really like how Kaiser Saturday challenge now includes cards! I have quite a few small paper pads that need to be used up.

My first card is for August challenge #1 
Create a Birthday card.
I've used  'Kaleidoscope' collection.

 'Art Booking' cartridge was used to cut both the frames on each card from white glitter paper. ( You really can't see how glittery it is from  photo)


Here's August Challenge #2
Create a card with.....something Sparkly, an element that is Multidimensional, and
something Floral

I am also entering the sketch challenge at "Feeling Sketchy"

The papers are 'Telegragh Road' collection. 
Here's the sketch
Card Sketch 97

So nice of you to visit.....Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week
Happy Creating


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