Saturday, May 23, 2015


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!


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.


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 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 :)


Monday, May 4, 2015

2 Cards..... 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

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!


Friday, May 1, 2015


Hey Everyone,
It been a bit busy around here with 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


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Just Because

Hey Everyone, 
Here is the latest card I've created following a sketch from 'Cardabilities' 

The first thing I thought of when I saw  the white circle in the sketch was a Window. So thats what I did.......I used cricut 'Art philosophy to cut the card and window frame. A little embossing, lace, doilies.....the daisy is an old earing, buttons, new feather dies and sequins. I stamped a circular sentiment on the inside which you can just see.

Hope your week is going well
Happy Creating
Tracey x

Monday, April 20, 2015

Grateful for You .......Fun is Ahead

Happy Monday to You
Today I have two Design Team projects to show you.
The first one is for "The Shabby Tea Room" the simplicity of this inspiration photo.
The theme is Welcome Spring

My Card

 How pretty is this collage of 'Tea Time tags from 'Digital papers by Janet Etsy' sponsor of this challenge.
I've cut the large border in strips to create a wood panel look for the background, a little gesso and some distressing of the edges. Can you tell how much I love sequins........they find a way onto most creations at the moment. Just love the extra sparkle!

Be sure to have a peek at what the other DT girls have created.

My second project is for "Stuck on U Sketches Die cuts"
The theme is Industrial - gears, lamp/light, typewriter, sewing machine, camera........just a few ideas. 
I decided to use a Typewriter from cricut 'Surburbia' cartridge. Using a typewriter font on my computer ,I printed out the details. The balloons were cut out of water colour paper using 'Celebration cartridge, then sprayed with colour shine.

How time flies!! Its hard to believe its been a year since these photos were taken.....Tori will be celebrating her 19th Birthday on Sunday.
Have a great week.......Happy creating


Friday, April 17, 2015

Live in the Sunshine

Hello Friends,
 Yesterday I made some time to play around with this sketch and colour challenge from "Sketchy Boards"

Here's my second attempt.........Yep the first one ended up in the bin!

The Hexagons were cut using Cricut 'Art Booking cartridge', the Bow border is from 'Martha Stewart All Occasions cake art'. I did try mixing up the colours but it just wasn't working, so I stuck with the one pattern. A few of my fav things to embellish.....Heart buttons, sequins, doilies, stitching and flowers.

Its the weekend tomorrow.......Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Celebrate Your Day

Hi Everyone, 
So nice of you to visit me today.
Just a quick post  to share the latest card I have created .
 A little close up of the flower cluster.
I die cut the felt flower, added a pretty doily and 
an old earing for the bling.
Here's the sketch from Cardabilities challenge that I followed.
Hope you are having a great
Tracey x

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


 I thought this sketch from "Stuck ?"
was perfect for using up scraps in my stash :)
Look at this adorable this photo of our puppy!
He is 2  1/2 months old here - now he is double the size and loves taking me for a walk!
Have a great week.....Happy Creating
Tracey x

Monday, April 6, 2015


Rainbow of Colours
is the theme for the new challenge at "The Shabby Tea Room" along with this gorgeous photo for inspiration.
The first thing I did was fill a tiny bag with sequins the same colour as the tulips........then I designed my Easter themed card around it :)
Funny thing -  I was eating Blue Berries....the juice on my fingers was a pretty colour, I added a little water,  grabbed some seam binding ribbon , then scrunched. Don't you just Love how it turned out :)
"Paper Tempress" is our sponsor for this challenge.....I have used 'White Diamond' for the card base - and 'Pink Splash Vellum' embossed with Swiss dots. How adorable is the Easter image! You can find it HERE......Lori makes the sweetest cards with vintage images. This one is a free download.

Hope You have enjoyed a Happy Easter

My second card today is my DT creation for "Stuck on U Sketches"
The theme.....Clear Skies
examples - Bugs, Birds, Clouds, Moon, Sun, Planes, Rocket
Here is what I came up with.........a super simple card using "Artfully Sent" Cricut cartridge.
 Just some blue glitter card behind and some gold ink splatters,
Ta da.......all done!  If you need a card in a hurry, this cartridge is for you!
So nice of you to visit

Tracey x

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Do what makes You Happy!

Hi everyone,
Just a super quick post to show you
 what I was messing around with over the weekend :)
"Do what makes You Happy"
A Shabby looking canvas (12 in) to hang in my craft room.

  Some close ups

Here is what it looked like before I covered it in Gesso.
This is a great way to make use of all those random bits and pieces in your stash! 

I used a variety of different stencils to create the background texture.
Hope you enjoy the photos
Happy creating


Friday, March 27, 2015


 I am so 'Egg-cited' to share an Easter project I've been messing around with this morning. It started by a visit to the supermarket to buy some eggs.......I wanted white ones. Well do you think I could find any. NO! So I opened up a few packs and did a swap around and picked the lightest colours to make up my dozen. I first blew the insides out.......then sprayed them with Pink colour shine, some glue, then rubbed gold glitter all over. 
They look so pretty!

Check out this adorable plate stand I found at the shops last week :)
So so cute......I just had to have it!

There is house work to be done...time to stop playing,
So nice of you to visit, enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday

Helloooo.........Another card today using "All That Glitters" kaiser papers. 

I've used a pocket card from the same collection, it has really shiny gold spots......which look brown in the photo. The balloons were stamped then embossed with gold.......which look brown too, ahhh :(  It really is all gold and glittery! Hope you get the idea ? I coloured the seam binding ribbon to match the papers.
This is the sketch I followed from MFT card challenge.

Can you believe its Thursday already...... I'm still painting furniture! Thought I'd show you a shabby little dresser
 I completed a few weeks ago. I am so happy with how it looks :) Oh...the suit cases got a coat of paint too :)

Happy Creating


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lets Celebrate!

Hello..................So nice of you to visit :)
I have another card to show you , using more pretty papers from the new Kaiser collection 'All That Glitters'

The card base was cut using 'Art philosophy' cricut cartridge.
The background print is a very shiny gold really doesn't show that well in the photo, but I hope you get the idea :)

My card for Pam.......she celebrated her 80th Birthday over the weekend.

Enjoy your week Everyone


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