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


Monday, August 11, 2014

Anniversary Card

Happy Monday to you all.......thank you for stopping by!

This is a super short post to show you a card I made for my husband.........we 
 celebrated our 28th wedding Anniversary on the weekend. 

I used 'Art Booking' cartridge to cut the Heart Border and the people....a little stamping , stitching, paint splatters, washi tape and embellishments. 

I have a busy day planned.......things to do , places to be!

Have a great week


Saturday, August 9, 2014

I love Lucy :)

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for Scrappers Garden this month......thank you so much Linda for having me!
Linda makes the most Beautiful hand crafted flowers sure to visit her store to see all the fabulous designs.

I've combined the flowers with the pretty Kaiser collection ...Tea Break.

Enjoy a Wonderful Weekend

So nice of you to visit


Friday, August 8, 2014

Say Cheese!

Its challenge time again at "Stuck on U Sketches"!
Lights, Camera, Action
This week would like to see... 
DIE CUT - Camera, Film strip, Clap Board , Film reel etc
More Holiday photos........taken at California Adventure Park on the Big Mickey Mouse Ferris Wheel.

The Camera, Say Cheese and Mouse are from Create a Critter cartridge, the little Banner is from Art Booking and the Film Strip is from Mickey and Friends.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created.......they have wonderful projects to show you.
Our Fabulous sponsor for the month of August is

Have Fun with the Challenge
Happy Creating 


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunshine and Rainbows

Hey Everyone,
So nice of you to stop by!

Today I have been giving my Cricut a work out! I've created a cute card for

Rainbow and Raindrops

I have used 'Hello Kitty' cartridge for the rainbow shape card and Create a Critter for the sun.
The stamped Sentiment is from Paper Sweeties. The top layer of the cloud is  white glitter paper....its a bit hard to see in the photo. I painted the rainbow with water colour paints.

Such a pretty inspiration photo

Have a wonderful week


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Beach Cruising......

Have I told you how much I like Page Maps Sketches!!

Here's a Fun Layout of Tori & Matt......We had the best time riding Beach Cruises on our last day in America.
I used ' George cricut cartridge to cut the Star from Vellum. 

Hope you are enjoying the weekend

Happy Creating


Thursday, July 31, 2014

2 cards....

Hi Everyone,
A few  friends are celebrating their Birthdays soon, so this week I have been having fun creating cards with my Cricut. I used 'Art Philosophy' cartridge to cut the circle shape card and the flowers. The design on the flowers was created with the coordinating stamp set. 

The first card I am linking up with this weeks "Shabby Tea Room" challenge.
Ring around the Rosie
Create a Round card....add Pink , Green,  flourish and flowers.

I used stamps from Paper Sweeties to create the cute Banner.

Such a pretty inspiration photo

Same card.......different colours

This week has gone so fast.......I still have so many things to do, I need it to slow down!!
Hope you are enjoying your week

So nice of you to visit


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fun Saturday

You would never know we are in the middle of Winter.......its like a Spring day!
 Just before I head outside I thought I'd share with you what I did yesterday.

I had so much fun playing with inks and paints at Paper Trendz doing a mixed media class with "Sue Smyth."

The class title is "Inner Goddess"
Its all about things that you love! Lots of trinkets  were supplied but I also bought along a few things that had meaning to me.

I really love how it turned out.......the colours match my new craft space perfectly!

The canvas is 12 x 12........can't wait to hang it on the wall.
 I managed to get into such a mess, Gesso on my face through my hair etc,
 I stayed cleaner painting
 my walls :)

So nice of you to visit......hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Happy Creating


Friday, July 25, 2014

Sweetness x 10

Todays post for Stuck on U Sketches Die cut challenge is going to leave you feeling Hungry........Its all about 
Food and Beverages!
Lets see your die cut Food or Beverages.

I used Cricut cartridge "Sweet Shop" to cut this Donut......with a sprinkle of Diamond Dust
for a sugary topping. 
How yummy does it look!

Be sure to visit Stuck on U Sketches and have a look at all the fabulous creations the rest of 
the Design Team have to show you.

I'm still painting.......If I haven't had a chance to stop by and see what you have been creating I will very soon:)
So nice of You to stop by.........enjoy your weekend
Happy Crafting


Monday, July 21, 2014

Paint and more Paint

Hey everyone,
I thought I'd show you some before and after pics of my craft space........I still have some things I want to paint but I'm nearly there!
My craft space is a multi purpose room you could say.....Freezer, Cross Trainer ( Just for kids computer and other stuff. But I'm slowly taking it over! Its made up of old desks , cupboards, kitchen table, shelves etc. Most things were found at OP shops ....... I have a new kitchen table, so I managed to squeeze the old one into my room.
To make it all go I've painted the furniture and the walls.

I've just realized a spelling mistake....Drawers not Draws.

Love this colour.

After.......Looking Pretty

Love these old cupboards I found at OP shops. They were both a dark wood. The Aqua matches my Ikea trolley.
 No more green walls.......some more shelving I painted and a cake stand for all my glitters. I collect vintage salt and pepper shakers to display it in.

Now you can see why I've had no time for anything else.
Happy Monday to you.......have a great week :)


Saturday, July 19, 2014


Hi everyone,
There is not a lot of scrapping getting done here at the moment.......but tonight I made time to create this layout, using a fun sketch from Page Maps.

Another page for my trip album! All the details about these photos will be written on an adjoining pocket style page. 

The photos were taken in 'Victoria Secret' Union Square...San Francisco. We don't have Victoria Secret close by so Tori had quite the spend up!
 The heart card at the top of my layout  is a gift card.

Hope you are enjoying a great nice of you to stop by

Tracey x

Friday, July 11, 2014

Road Trip

It seems like forever since I've posted any thing.........I have been so busy Painting my craft room. The walls are done, now I'm painting the furniture. I will have some before and after pics to show you soon.
But until then......
Its time to share the layout I created for the new Die cut challenge at "Stuck on U Sketches"

Going Somewhere
Think anything that can go!..........Vehicles, boats, luggage, mail etc.

Here we are travelling on the interstate 40 ... from Grand-canyon to LA. 
I cut the car from a cricut cartridge.......and do you think I can remember which one?? I used a rub on to write "Are we there Yet"
It was a seven hour drive, we had lots and lots of fun!

Be sure to stop by Sous.......the design team have some fabulous creations to show you.

So nice of you to visit....have a great day :)


Sunday, June 29, 2014


Just popping in, to share a layout I created  for Kaiser Saturday sketch challenge #4.

Today I decided to paint my craft space.......the first thing to do was fill all the holes in the walls. Its a little cool here today, the filler is taking forever to dry, so in between I started working on this layout....I didn't think I'd have the time for this last sketch but it came together quite quickly. 

 Love this pretty 'Secret Admirer' collection, combined with lots of Kaiser flowers.
I used my cricut to cut the two large daisies from Art Philosophy cartridge.

Here's the sketch
Screen shot 2014-05-08 at 12.08.06 PM

How are you spending your Sunday?


Friday, June 27, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches

So nice of you to stop by! There is a new "Die cut" challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.

"In the Water"

Add anything in the water to your project. We were asked to let our imagination go wild! 
My first thoughts were the ocean.
Then....I thought what do a like in water?
I really enjoy a Cup of Tea..........."Love you a Latte" cricut cartridge had a Tea bag cut on it,
So here is my 'Special Friend Blend'

The Tea cup shape is on 'Love You a Latte' ......I used my gypsy to weld the shapes together to form the card. The flowers are from 'Mothers Day Bouquet' . The lace design is a stamp from Kaiser.

Be sure to stop by SOUS.........the design team have some awesome creations to show you.

Happy Creating everyone


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Moment to Remember

Hello ............Not a lot of time for creating this week, but  by yesterday afternoon I was determined to
 change that!
I seem to be scrapping pics of myself and my husband lately....... that's because I have some at last!
 I'm usually the one taking all the photos - I often I say "Here take a photo of me, so everyone knows I was on holidays with you" . My daughter had a new camera....she took this photo of us.

The layout is based on Kaiser Saturday sketch #3

I used a mix of Kaiser papers, flowers and pocket page cards. I made the two larger flowers with my cricut using Kaiser papers - sprinkling them with diamond dust........I don't think you can see that from this photo.

sat sketch june 3 sketch

Here is a sneak peak of my project for the new die cut challenge at 'Stuck on U Sketches' tomorrow. I love making my own flowers :)
Hope you can stop by .


Friday, June 20, 2014

Treasured Memories


I've been trying really hard to use up paper in my stash! I'm trying to resist buying any new collections until I make a hole in what I've got........I tell you, its a real challenge not to be tempted by all the gorgeous papers out there.
 When I was in Canada, 'Michaels' was having a "Hot buy" on papers didn't help that the store was walking distance from the Hotel we were staying in. Well, I resisted for 2 days, then after I worked out where all the weight could be distributed it was an easy decision! So yes, I had a spend up!

Anyway on to my layout......Using a mix of papers from old Kaiser Collections. I handmade the flowers using my cricut which I combined with kaiser bling and resin flowers.

I really liked the colour combo, from the inspiration photo ....... so I stuck with it!
I'm entering this layout in Kaiser Saturday Sketch #2

Here's the pretty layout sketch by Naomi Cox.... for inspiration.
Screen shot 2014-06-13 at 9.16.02 AM
So nice of you to visit.....have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, June 19, 2014


Hey There.....
I really like adding large photos to my is another 5x7 that I've had in a pile waiting to be scrapped. 
I started out by water colouring the background , then I added the large polka dot gift bag, some more layers of paper,  washi tape , buttons , some stitching and Bling......for my title HANDSOME. I used copics to change the colour of my title to orange!

I'm linking up with the challenge at "Scap the Boys"......5x7 or larger photo.

Hoping to get some more scrapping done to today........


Monday, June 16, 2014


Happy Monday to you!

Here is another layout for my Trip Album.  We are enjoying a horse and buggy ride around the Old city of Montreal.

Most of the papers are from the "Telegraph road collection. I've add lots of stamping to the background. 

I'm entering this layout in the Kaiser Sketch challenge #1


So nice of you to visit.....have a great week!


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Super Sweet....

Its raining outside.......the perfect day to scrap!

Over at "Scrap the boys" the challenge is to add a 5x7 photo or larger to your layout!
I love this photo of my Boy.....its hard to believe he is now 20! 

I've used a mixture of papers from October Afternoon and Kaiser ......the stamped circles and stars are from cricut Artiste cartridge.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend


Friday, June 13, 2014

Mexican Fiesta...

Hey There......So nice of you to stop by!
I had some fun with the new Die cut challenge  at "Stuck on U Sketches"
Lets see your Die cut animals

Last weekend we hosted a combined 18th Birthday party for my daughter and her friend. We decorated the back yard with streamers and lots of fairy lights to create a festive atmosphere.

I had so much fun cutting this Donkey Pinata, a few Mexicans and a cactus. Some bright colours, lots of Bling a little embossing and some googly eyes.......ta da!
I hung them with pegs along the streamers.......they made a super cute banner!

I have used "Ole" cricut cartridge for all my creations.

And..........Here are my Mexicans!

Hope you can join us for this fun challenge

I'm so looking forward to relaxing this weekend.......last weekend was so so busy!
Anyway, whatever you decide to do ENJOY!


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