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Monday, July 6, 2015

Sweet Treats

Hello crafty friends......so nice of you to visit!
Its time to show you what I have created for the new challenge in 

Sweet as Sunshine
Be inspired by this Yummy cupcake


Bug a boo stamps is the sponsor for this challenge....I have used
' Cup Cake girl'
Sweet Treats sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.
My card

I've embossed the background with 'swiss dots', the Cup Cake girl is mounted on glittery yellow card ( You can't really see it from the photo), perfect pearls around the frame. I really love dying my own seam binding to match the card.
Be sure to stop by The shabby Tea Room, the other DT members have  gorgeous cards to show you.
Can't wait to see what you create!

I've been a little busy lately.....I will be stopping by soon to see what you've been up to!
Happy Creating

Tracey

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sketchy Board Challenge

Hi There, 
I'm super excited to be joining the 'Sketchy Boards' design team! Look at the fabulous sketch and mood board for the month of July.



Together.......here we are enjoying the Sunset at 'Carmel by the Sea'



Lots of white and touches of gold......with my favorite colour, Blue. I've added a tiny gold frame at the top of the photo.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team on the Facebook page Here or Here for the blog.

So nice of you to visit....Happy Creating
Tracey

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Layout and card

So nice of you to stop by today.......its raining here, perfect crafting weather!
I have 2 projects to share .....the first one is for 'White with 1' challenge.
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The heart over layout was cut using cricut 'Artbooking' cartridge. I used Gelatos to colour it.....love the softness the water colouring creates. I've added a few of my favorite bits and pieces.

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My Design team creation for 'Stuck on U Sketches'
Die Cut
 WINGS
Fairy, butterfly, bird, plane........etc

I decided to go with a Butterfly.....the front of my card is very simple.


How pretty is this POP UP feature :) I used a glue pen and gold glitter to outline the edges.......love all the sparkle!
'Artfully Sent cricut cartridge was used to create the popup, scallop card base and sentiment on the front



I am sad to say that this is my last post for Stuck on U Sketches.....Leah and Nanne have decided to close the blog. I have really enjoy being part of such a wonderful team....its has been a fun few years.
I look forward to catching up with you somewhere else in blog land:)

Happy Crafting Everyone,

Tracey

Friday, June 26, 2015

Safari

Hello..........I had fun creating with my cricut today :)
  In San Francisco we saw the city sites on an "Urban Safari" tour. The open air bus was painted in Zebra stripes, the roof had netting with vines, bananas and monkeys hanging from it. We all wore silly looking safari hats.........and here I am holding the bus drivers dreadlocks! When he is not wearing a hat (3rd photo) he wraps them around his head like a turban. 
I had trouble taken a photo of this page with out  glare on the picture.


I used 'Create a Critter' cricut cartridge for the vine, banana's, monkey and zebra. 
Here is a photo of the bus.........you can now see where my inspiration came from! 


Along with this sketch from 'Stuck ?' challenge.

Thank you for stopping by

Tracey

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Day

Hey Everyone....Hope you have enjoyed a great week.

I have a simple layout to share today......it turned out nothing like what I had in mind at the start. Does that every happen to you?
I thought these photo would be perfect to use with this months challenge at 'White with 1'....white + bisco bay. But that didn't happen because the photos looked better against this pretty pink backgound paper. I was also using a sketch..........ha.....looks nothing like it either! 
So here's my layout. 


I used a Kaiser stamp to create the paint drips, a few pretty doilies, buttons, sequins and some cute wooden embellishments.
Another page completed for my trip album .

Happy Creating

Tracey

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room and Stuck on U Sketches

Hello.......so nice of you to stop by today!
Such a pretty inspiration photo for the new challenge at 
The Shabby Tea Room....Sweet Summer is the theme.


My Artistic Adventures is the sponsor for this challenge


I have used 'Pink Shabby Chic tags' on my card.


The Scallop card base was cut using Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.


I had fun making the rosettes.....they are a nice change from flowers.  Some pretty lace, sequins....just a few of my fav things!


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The theme is Summer
These photos were taken on Holidays last year! We had so much fun at California Adventure Park......here we are on Mickeys Fun Wheel.


The sun burst overlay was cut using ArtBooking Cricut cartridge. The papers and die cuts are from an older Kaiser collection 'Fine and Sunny. My friend Anna is still crocheting me pretty doilies......so I have added them too.


Another layout completed for my trip album
Happy Creating

Tracey

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jett

Hey Everyone,
Look at these adorable pics of our puppy! 



I played along with Sketchy Boards June Challenge.....Magical Green.
I've used a variety of Green Kaiser papers, some Scrabble tiles for the title and a little stamping to create the banner, rubons and washi tape.



And....this sketch, which I kinda followed.


Hope your week is going well.........thank you for stopping by
Tracey

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room and Stuck on U Sketches

Happy Monday to you! 
My first project is for 'The Shabby Tea Room'
In My Garden is the theme.
How pretty is this inspiration photo!


I just wanted to cover my card in flowers :)


I used a memory box die to cut the flowers from lots of layers of tissue paper, the center is a tiny pom pom. I made the butterfly from paper clay. The frame and sentiment are from Paper Sweeties - who are  sponsoring  this challenge. I love dying the seam binding to match my card.
Here is a close up to show you all the layers.


I look forward to seeing your creation!

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My second card is for 'Stuck on U Sketches' die cuts.
We would like to see "Arrows" on your creation.

A few months ago I bought the cricut 'Artfully Sent' cartridge....it has some really fabulous  designs for making cards.  I thought it was about time I dust it off and put it to use!

Hmmmm.....where's the Arrows you might say?


Check out the inside!
How cool is this heart Pop up feature.......love it! 
I'm not one for all the measuring that's involved with fancy folds, so this cartridge is PERFECT for me. Love the tiny scallop edge on the card base too......a few fussy cut flowers and that's it!


Have a great week everyone
Happy Creating

Tracey

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SMILE

I could not resist playing along with the "White + 1" challenge this month.
White with Rasberry Wine
More Holiday photos.......this one was taken at 'Capitola'. It is famous for its colored homes.


I had fun stamping and water coloring the background. 

Super short post......I've had a really busy week, I'll be visiting you soon.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to :)
Have a super weekend!

Tracey 

Monday, May 18, 2015

A card and layout.

Hey Everyone,
I can't believe its been two weeks since I posted last! I have spent a lot of my time working on my holiday photos from our trip to Canada and America last year. You could say I'm kinda on holidays again........two of my children and my husband are in Canada at the moment visiting family. Hardly any house stuff to do!!

Today I have two DT projects to show you.....
Look at this fun inspiration photo for 'The Shabby Tea Room'
Fun Blooms

The design team were given cut files to use from
  The Cutting Cafe  .....sponsor for this challenge.
I chose this cute fish bowl......I had fun shabbying it up with lots of glitter, sequins,  some flowers and leaves that I made using 'Flower Shoppe' Cricut cartridge.



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My Second project is for 'Stuck on U Sketches' Die cuts
Home Sweet Home is the challenge
One thing that I really enjoy is spending time in the garden. Its Autumn in Australia now ........these photos were taken last week just after it rained. My camellia's and gerbera are in full bloom, they look so pretty.



I made the butterflies from paper clay . Can you see  the embossed background.....it an embossing folder from Maggie Holmes. Love how it turned out!


Die cuts.... Simple Pleasures - Cricut - Country Life, the chicken wire and feather.
This is the fun sketch I followed from 'Stuck'


Oh my gosh......what a long post, I hope you made it to the bottom.
Have a great week and thank you for visiting :)

Tracey

Monday, May 4, 2015

2 Cards.....

Hello.......so nice of you to visit:)

Today I have two DT projects to show you.
The first one is for 'The Shabby Tea Room'
Pretty in Pink......create a card/project inspired by the photo! Love this gorgeous photo, sometimes I like to try and re-created it!


Here is what I came up with..........Love the Bokeh backgrounds you see around at the moment. I had lots of fun using water colour paper and paints to create the background. I cut myself a variety of circle stencils then stamped with white ink......I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I cut the bike out from Heritage cricut cartridge, ran it through the xyron to create a sticker then added lots of sparkle.


My daughter thought she would like this card framed.


I'd like to link up with "House of Cards" May challenge...Bokeh effect

I look forward to seeing your pretty projects in The Shabby Tea Room
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My next card is for 'Stuck on U Sketches' Die cuts.
The challenge is 'Mothers'......I created a card for Mothers Day.
The oval frame and overlay were both cut using cricut ArtBooking cartridge. "LOVE" is a stamp from 'Paper Sweeties'


 Lots of my fav things....buttons, pearls, flowers, ribbon...the scallop ribbon border is a gorgeous velvet.

I also played along with this months challenge from 'Sketchy Boards'. I chose to base my card on the colours in the gorgeous photo...Yellow and Green. I hope to find some time to do a layout with this great sketch.


Kind of a long post for me........happy Monday to you, enjoy your week!

Tracey

Friday, May 1, 2015

Birthdays

Hey Everyone,
It been a bit busy around here with Birthdays.....so I've been making cakes and a few decorations.
This is the card I made for my daughter....she really likes the colour yellow at the moment. I cut the daisy from white glitter paper, punched out the stamens from a dictionary and then added a daisy earing for the center. The heart is from George cricut cartridge.


Chocolate cake with lots of Candles


My son requested a 'Lemon Poppy seed cake'. I Used Art philosophy to cut Happy Birthday from white glitter card


The Banner is all Glittery too.......from Cricut Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art



Hope you have enjoyed a fabulous week
So nice of you to stop by

Tracey

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