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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Endless Summer

Hey Everyone,
Today I had fun creating with this sketch and inspiration photo from "Sketchy Boards"

I've used a mixture of Kaiser papers.....I'm really trying to use up my older papers before I buy anymore. But that is easier said than done.......I really don't like a lot of what I have, my taste has changed. I do like these papers.......the colours work perfectly with my beach photos.
The title 'endless summer' was cut using cricut Art Booking cartridge. 

So nice of you to visit me today
Happy Creating

Tracey

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Remember this moment

Helloooo.....I put down my paint brush this afternoon to do this sketch from "Stuck"
The layout came together quite fast.......the longest part was trying to find the photo on my not very organised computer. Another New years resolution to add to the list....organise  photos better!!
I love this photo of my daughter and her fiance :)
The flowers were made using cricut 'Mothers Day Bouquet'. I still have quite the stash of tiny doilies....I  love adding them to the centre of flowers. When my friend Anna makes the doilies, she always leaves a long thread ....which I  think looks kinda cool left hanging.

So nice of you to stop by.......enjoy your week

Tracey

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room #244

Hello Everyone,
Forcast Freezin?
is the new challenge in The Shabby Tea Room. How cute is this photo for inspiration.
I must admit, I found this challenge a little difficult......I did not want my
winter card  to look Christmasy!
So
instead of a snow man .........Here's my snow girl. I used cricut A Quilted Christmas to cut her.
I added rubons to the rustic background paper for more detail - some buttons, ric rac and flowers. Cold Weather Warm Hearts is a stamp from Paper Sweeties who is sponsoring us this week.

I'm wishing for a little cooler weather here at the moment........it has been really warm! In the afternoon we usually have storms  to cool things down, but we haven't had any! No air conditioning , so I have been spending lots of time in the pool. Not a lot of craft is happening :( But, I'm still busy painting walls...lounge dinning done, kitchen finished today.  I will catch up with you all soon.

Be sure to have a look at what the other DT have created....lots of gorgeous creations to inspire you.

Tracey

Monday, January 12, 2015

Snapshot

Hey Everyone, 
I'd like to show you the layout I have created for the Die cut challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.
  SNOW is the theme. Die cut anything to do with snow...easy !
This photo was taken on Christmas Eve 2011.....we had the best day, so many laughs...watching my children on skis for the first time.

I wanted my whole layout to look like snow.......As you can see I have layered white on white , with a few touches of Aqua washi tape. 

Artbooking cricut cartridge was used to cut the overlay, I popped up the cut out snow flakes, added some tiny doilies ,buttons a little stamping and some ink splatters.
Lets see what you create!
Happy Monday

Tracey

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter Wonderland

How fast has this week gone........Time flies when your having fun!
I took a little time out from painting walls today to play along with the sketch challenge at "Stuck"
Here is what I came. up with....
I used 'Winter Frolic' Cricut cartridge to cut Winter Wonderland. I ran it through my Xyron to create a sticker , then applied lots of glitter........I really love all the sparkle:)
I still have hundreds of holiday photos to scrap! Most of them I'll put in a Project Life style album to speed up the process.
Over at 'djkardkreations'...Darnell runs a challenge called NBUS - which stands for 'never before used stuff'. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this! Darnell encourages us to use our NBUS.......so I'm linking this layout up. My NBUS is a Memory box cherry blossom die which I used to cut the small blue felt flower tucked in behind the photo and at the top of the layout.

Hope you are enjoying a great week
Happy Creating
Tracey

Monday, January 5, 2015

The shabby tea room #243

Hello
Baby its Cold Outside is the theme of the new challenge at 'The Shabby Tea Room'
Don't you just love this inspiration photo! 
I can't wait to see what you create!
Here is what I came up with.
I have used 'Valentine toppers' from ' The Cutting Cafe'. Love the pre-printed sentiments!
Love U a Latte cricut cartridge was used to cut the cup shape card. I added some texture with a  felt flower, a heart, which I stitched around and some pretty lace for the bow.
Be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room to see what the rest of the DT have created.

New Year.......New Look! For my house that is! Three days ago we ripped up the carpet from our lounge dinning area......We have been busy painting, getting ready for a new floor.

In between coats of paint drying, I'll gradually make my way around to see what you have been up to.

Happy 2015

Tracey

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thank you card

Hey There,
A quick post today....
to share a card I made for a friend, to thank her for her kindness :) 

Just simple with some pretty papers and flowers. I dyed the crinkle ribbon to coordinate.


 It is too hot to be sitting in front of a computer, its time to cool off in the pool!
Wishing you all a Happy 2015
Tracey

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy Monday 
Christmas is done.....now its time to welcome in the New Year! Stuck on U Sketches Die cut challenge is 
"Any Thing NEW YEAR"
As I am still working on my holiday album, I thought these photos were perfect They were taken on January 1st 2012! 
Our first Breakfast of the Year!
Happy New Year was cut using Cricut - Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art.
I used George for the stars. The papers are an older Kaiser collection....they suit the vintage feel of the restaurant we were dining at.

Wishing You a Happy Healthy 2015

Tracey

Saturday, December 27, 2014

JOY.....

I hope you all enjoyed a Very Merry Christmas!

I had lots of fun getting back into my craft room yesterday and creating this layout with some photos taken on Christmas day, of  myself and our new Border Collie Pup.......he is just the cutest little guy!
I played around with some texture paste and gold colour shine. I tucked an envelope I received at Christmas behind the photos......the snow flakes worked in with the inspiration board. But as you can see by the way I was dressed, it was really hot and humid........a normal Aussie Christmas! I made the Yo Yo and flowers......buttons, doilies......a few of my favorite things. JOY was die cut using cricut Create a Critter.

I followed along with two challenges.........."Stuck", using this sketch.
and
"Scrap Around the World"....using this inspiration board.
This would have to be one of my favorite  colour palettes! I also love crochet doilies.

Now its time to play catch up, visiting You!

Happy Holidays

Tracey

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' 
and
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

Tracey

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!

Tracey

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 2011........my 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. 

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 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

Tracey

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 everyone........it looks like its going to be a wet one here, PERFECT for more crafty time.

Tracey

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Decorating

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

Tracey

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"
and
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

Tracey

Monday, November 17, 2014

Autumn

Happy Monday to you all.........so 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'

Inspiration

I can't wait to see what you create.

Enjoy your week

Tracey

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 use......so 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 .......one of my favorite places to visit.

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

Tracey

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