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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

Tracey

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fun Saturday

Hello,
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

Tracey

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

Tracey

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 show..lol) 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.

Before
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 :)

Tracey

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fabulous

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 weekend........so nice of you to stop by

Tracey x

Friday, July 11, 2014

Road Trip

Hello,
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 :)

Tracey

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cherish...

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?

Tracey

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,
Perfect! 
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

Tracey

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 .


Tracey

Friday, June 20, 2014

Treasured Memories

Hello,

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 stacks.........it 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!

Tracey

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Handsome.

Hey There.....
I really like adding large photos to my layouts.......here 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........

Tracey

Monday, June 16, 2014

Family

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

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

Tracey

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

Tracey

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"
Animals 
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!

Tracey

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Explore together....

Hey Everyone........I have some more holiday photos to show you!

Here I am sitting amongst the flowers........they matched my hair, LOL!


This is the page maps sketch I used for inspiration


Time to get back to more Pocket pages of my trip!

Thanks so much for visiting.....have a great week

Tracey x

Friday, May 30, 2014

Live What You Love.......

Welcome to a new Die cut Challenge at "Stuck on U Sketches" 

For this challenge we would like to see your
 "Die cut"
Circles

I have used a Cheery Lyn die to create the circles .....the pretty papers are Kaiser 'Save the Date' collection.




Another Holiday photo........Tori and I having fun in the Snow :)

I'm entering this layout in Kaiser Sketch Challenge may #1

Be sure to stop by SOUS and see all the DT's fabulous creations.

So nice of you to visit.......Happy weekend to you all.

Tracey

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today

Hey there.......so nice of you to stop by!

I really love the current inspiration board at D-Lish Scraps, so
 I thought I'd have a play with some Heidi Swapp Colour shine and see what happened.......I had know real idea of what the final result would look like! Lots of rubons ,a sprinkling of sequins , a little water colouring and a pretty photo of my daughter.

My shabby looking layout!


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Hope you are enjoying a great week.....happy creating

Tracey

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sweet....

Happy Monday to you all!

I'm back to show you a layout I did for Kaiser Sketch #4 challenge. Its just simple using some pretty papers from the Tea Party and Fine and Sunny collection.


 These are some more photos taken on our recent holiday. We bought this big container of strawberries from a road side stall ......for $5......so cheap! And so SWEET! They didn't last long.........I think we managed to eat them all in a few hours!

Here is the sketch
Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 11.20.21 AM

I have been busy putting all my photos into a pocket page album......This is one of the cards I created for the first page. Kinda cute, don't you think :) Love the little aeroplane button!


Thats it from me today.....the cleaning awaits!

Enjoy your week

Tracey

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dream Holiday

Happy Weekend to you to you all :)

I have a huge stash of Kaiser papers........what better way to use them up than to take part in the "Kaiser Saturday sketch challenge!
Here is my layout following sketch #3

More Holiday pics........These photos were taken in Las Vegas. It was Tori's 18th Birthday - we surprised her with a Gondola ride at the Venician. The lady sang Happy Birthday to her in Italian, it was so beautiful!


 The pretty papers are 'Sweet Nothings' collection.

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So nice of you to visit

Tracey

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Everyday Moments......

Hello.......Today I made the decision to "MAKE" time to do a layout! I have been scrapping lots of my holiday photos Pocket Page style but some photos just need to be featured on a page of their own.

The kids were so excited when it snowed on our trip to Canada last month.


The papers are Kaiser 'Take Note' collection. I have also follow Kaiser sketch challenge #2 for May

Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 10.02.20 AM
Happy Creating

Tracey

Monday, May 19, 2014

Celebrate...

Hey everyone,
I'm so excited to be a guest designer in the "The Shabby Tea Room" this week....thankyou so much Debbie for inviting me!

Create a card/project inspired by the colours in this pretty picture.......add Flowers or Balloons


I created a card using some pretty papers from a Heidi Swapp collection.



The balloons were cut using 'Celebration' cricut cartridge. I combined water colour paper and vellum for the balloons, colouring them with a soft pink ink. I love the look of the stitched string with silver thread.

The Shabby Girls have created such beautiful projects.........be sure to stop by and have a peek!

Happy Creating 

Tracey

Friday, May 16, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches.......Die cuts

Hey everyone.......so nice of you to stop by :) I've been home from holidays 2 weeks today, I'm still trying to get myself organised! I have printed some of my few thousand photos and have decided to scrap them "Project Life" style. I have not done this before, hoping they will look Ok....it will be quite basic, but at least all the photos will be in an album!

So.......onto todays post with "Stuck on U Sketches" latest DIE CUT challenge.
Let see your 3D die cuts. 

Here is what I've created.




This would have to be one of my favorite cricut cuts...I just love this cake slice gift box ! The box, flower and rosette were all cut using 'Artist cricut cartridge'.

Can't wait to see what you create!

It was such a nice surprise to receive an email this morning from Regina at the "Cutting Cafe" to say I was a "Thursdays customer spotlight".....  with a card I created used one of her cutting files. You can see my card HERE and have a look at all her fabulous cutting files.

I hope to find some time to create on a more regular basis soon ? I'd be happy to just have the time  to sit in front of the computer and check out your projects.........but that hasn't even been happening.

I really appreciated you visiting

Have a wonderful weekend

Tracey

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