Friday, April 29, 2016

Live in the moment

So Happy I found a little time to enter "Scrapping Outback" Challenge for April
"White with a Twist"
Creamy Orange/Tangerine, White and a touch of Grey 

Love this photo of my Husband and 'Jett'

The background overlay was cut using "Artbooking" Cricut cartridge.
A little stitching , washi tape, lots of sequins a few buttons , wooden hearts and flowers. The 'Flair' button is from 'Funky Flairs' and the Chip board is from 'Scraping Outback'

Its my sons birthday today...........I need to go and see if his cake is cooked!
Yay....its the weekend tomorrow

Tracey x

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hey Everyone,

Its my daughters  20th Birthday today. 
This is the card I made for her..........My inspiration came from one of her gifts Marc Jacob "DAISY" So Fresh perfume. A few weeks ago I saved some papers used to sample perfume, they had  the perfume bottle design printed on them.......I thought they would look pretty on a card.
The background overlay was cut with cricut Artbooking and the Flowers with George. 
Oh......and a little more perfume added to the paper, the card smells Beautiful, just like a bunch of flowers.

Look who we met today.............It was such a pleasure meeting
 'Dear Lizzy' she is so sweet!

At the class there was a paper pack to be won.......I whispered to my daughter " You will win this, its your day........And guess what she did!

Have a great week


Sunday, April 24, 2016

True Love

Hello..........After a busy week I've really enjoyed having some time to play in my new craft space. I find myself standing in the middle of the room looking around wondering where I have put stuff.....its so organised! 

KC april 16

I have rotated it to suit my photo.
One thing I like about Kaiser papers is its very easy to combine collections.....which I have done here.
This photo was taken the day before my daughters wedding, at the rehearsal... I could not resist having a photo taken with my husband on the double swing.
The two large blue flowers where made by me using 'Mothers Day Bouquet' cricut cartridge. 

Happy Weekend Everyone


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thank you Card

Hey Everyone.....I've been enjoying having  time to catch up on some card making. This 'Thank you' card is for a friend who helped me on the day of my daughters wedding with the Hair........I did my two daughters hair ( Bride and Maid of Honor) and she did the other Bridesmaid's Hair.......Most of all she kept me calm , specially when I was having a Brain Freeze, LOL!
 Styling a Brides Hair on her wedding day, can be stressful.....but when its your own daughter, OMG!!  Anyway.....they all looked Gorgeous! 

I used water colour paper for the background.....I covered an  embossing folder with ink, sprayed it with lots of glimmer mist then pressed the water colour paper on top. A few wooden buttons, a tiny bird and for extra sparkle...sequins!
 My inspiration for this card came from the April challenge at 'Paper Sweeties.' The Banner and Thank you stamp are Paper Sweeties.


Thanks so much for visiting.....I'm slowly making my way around to you. 
Have a wonderful week

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

White with a touch of Gold

 Hey Everyone,
It seems like forever since I have created a took me a while to work out what to do? But it slowly came together. My Friends Favorite colour is White.......So I decided to go with "White on White with touches of Gold.

I used 'Wrap it Up' Cricut cartridge for the card shape......In Cricut Craft room I welded rosettes together to form the edge border. 'Art Philosophy' cricut cartridge was used to cut the shape on top of the doily with the coordinating stamp. 
Can you see the tiny white blends with the background, I think it looks kinda cute! Oh, and I made a tiny paper clay bird sitting on Happy.
Hope You like it Leanne...Happy Birthday

Tracey x

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

DIY Wedding decorating

Hello Everyone,
My blog has been very much neglected the last few months........As chief decorator for my daughters wedding I have been really busy! Well, She was married on the weekend.......the weather was PERFECT, it was a fabulous day. We still have family visiting from over the last few days we have been playing tour  guides. 

I'm a little late posting my project for "Sketchy Boards" March challenge.
 How pretty is this photo!

 My project using the colours from the photo. This is what I've been doing for the last couple months...making flowers, lots and lots of flowers! My cricut has been getting a major work out :)

I punched lots of gold glitter hearts.

Table number tags with a strip of gold glitter and gold numbers

A little paint on an old suit case, lined with the same paper that I have used on some of the flowers. "Rock Princess" cricut cartridge was used to cut 'CARDS' the Hearts on the font!
The Marque Heart is from Heidi Swapp......I covered it in gold glitter too.

My daughters mother in law made the cakes......they are covered in white chocolate, so delicious! More flowers..........."Always & Forever" was cut with my cricut, sorry I  can't remember the cartridge.

My son made the wooden frame, my daughter painted it white...... I made the Giant Heart. 
A real family affair!

I've been saving these Jam Jars  for candles for months and the etched design in the glass. My Husband helped by eating the jam, LOL!  We found the pretty water colour prints on line some where ( when I have more spare time I will add links) to create simple place cards, which coordinated with the invitations. I gave my daughters husband a quick lesson on embossing...As I cut he embossed!

Such a cute Chapel

The Bride and Groom

I hope you have enjoyed all the the end of the month things should get back to normal around here, I think I need a Holiday.

It will probably be a few more weeks before I have time to visit you, 
Thanks so much for visiting me


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Make a Wish

Hello........I've been absent from blogging but very busy crafting, creating, renovating etc for my daughters wedding which is one month away today....the 2nd of April. We have our family arriving from Canada we have been  cleaning things up around our home. Which includes building a new room! My next job is painting walls. Any way I've popped into to share this months challenge at "Sketchy Boards"

I was inspired by the gorgeous silhouette image...I made this card for a friends birthday , she loves autumn tones.

I stamped the image in versamark then used black glitter embossing hard to show how sparkly it is in the photo. For extra shimmer I added foil look leaves and a butterfly.

Be sure to visit 'Sketchy Boards'...the DT have created fabulous projects to inspire you. 

Happy creating.......Enjoy your Day

ps...I really appreciate you stopping by, so sorry I have had no time to visit but I will soon :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


I'm a few days late posting my layout for February " Sketchy Board" challenge! 
This past week has been soooooo Hot and Humid....temperatures above what they usually are for this time of year! So, with no air conditioning, I've been spending most of my time in the pool, not a lot of time in front of the computer. I hope to pop by and visit you soon!

Look at this fabulous Sketch and Colour palette for February.

Here is my take on it.......I kinda followed the sketch, love the colours!

A few close ups of the flowers and background work. The flowers are Hand made using Cricut Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge....and as you know I love these tiny crochet doilies. Not to forget a light sprinkling of flower shape sequins.
These photo bring back great memories......"Capitola" is such a pretty place to visit!

I look forward to seeing how this inspiration board inspires you :)
Happy Creating Everyone

Tracey x

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Valentine Card

Happy Weekend to You!
Lori from 'Chouxchous' Paper Art is having a Valentine Challenge.

Lori Hairston

I love I made some time to play along.

Some pretty papers and Cheery Lyn die cut hearts. I made the leaves using paper the softness they add to the overall look of the card.
Super short is too Hot to sit in front of a computer. We were hoping for a storm to cool things down but, I think it has totally missed us!
Hope you are enjoying a great weekend,
Happy Crafting 


Thursday, January 28, 2016

A little scrapping

Hello......hope you are all enjoying a great week....I've taken some time out from Flower production to enter a few challenges before the end of the month.

My first layout is for "Scrapping Outback" 
 "White with a Twist
The challenge is to use all the colours as seen in this inspiration photo...
White, Grey, Silver and a touch of Black and one piece of Chip board.

I did find these colours a real challenge! I nearly gave up at one stage....... the first one ended up in the bin, so here is "Take 2"

Love this photo of my daughter ...........standing on Grandma's balcony throwing snow in the air. We did not expect  to see snow when we visited Canada in April!
 I've used Lots of die cut snowflakes, crochet doilys, buttons, bling, pearls, sequins and 'FUN' is chip board.

For my second layout I'm playing along with this sketch challenge at "Kaiser"

KC JAN challenge

Here I am enjoying the "Picture Perfect" view at Yosemite National Park.

The pattern papers are a mixture of a few different Kaiser collections. I've used cricut cartridge 'Mothers Day bouquet' to make the flowers adding a resin flower to the center.

Thank you for taking the time to stop its time to get back to the production line of flowers.

Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flower Power seems like forever since I have posted anything on my blog, I suppose it has not been that long! It just feels like a while because prior to Christmas I was in card production so every few days I had a post. Anyway......I thought I'd pop in today and show you what I've been up layouts......just lots and lots of Flowers!

 My daughter is getting married in April.......she asked me if I would make paper flowers to decorate the tables at the reception. Soooooooo thats all I've been doing! Its been so much fun , I love making flowers.......I'm so happy with how they have turned out:)

I recently completed an online class with Anna Fearer, she makes the most amazing flowers! Thank you for all the great tips Anna :)
 I have used pattern papers  for a few flowers.......I kinda like the character it adds to them, along with lots of shaping and inking. I still need to tape the wire on these. My cricut is getting a major work out! I have a few other colours to add to the collection, as I make more I'll post some pics.

Have a great day everyone
Happy Creating 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Paradise Pier

Happy 2016...Wishing you all a Fabulous New Year!

I'm still plodding along scraping Holiday photos. I have used the latest challenge at "Sketchy Boards" as inspiration for my layout! You have the choice of following the sketch, photo inspiration ...or both.

A fun layout combining the inspiration board.
I have used cricut cartridges'Mickey and Friends' for Mickey Mouse, 'Mickey Font'- Paradise Pier, Star burst- 'Art Philosophy', Ferris Wheel - Summer Vacation.
 Yep, a super simple layout...just added a sprinkling of resin stars.
Hope you can join us.......look forward to seeing what you create!

Tracey x

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kaiser Challenge

Hello..........I hope you all enjoyed a Very Merry Christmas!
I did not get a chance to share a few Christmas cards , following the December challenge at Kaiser.......with this sketch.
So before I run out of time to link up, here they are.
For this card I used papers and embellishments from an old Kaiser collection.........Very traditional colours
And..........not so traditional!
Love these Colours !
I fussy cut the doilies from a sheet of paper.
Cards I shared in previous posts using the same sketch!

Thanks for stopping by.......I'm trying to get organised, back in some kinda routine, I think its going to take a while.........hope to visit you soon, Happy creating....Tracey x