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


Monday, March 23, 2015

In the Garden

Happy Monday Everyone!
The new "Die cut" challenge at Stuck on U Sketches is 
In the Garden
I'm really loving the overlays from the 'Artfully Sent' cricut cartridge.......this Butterfly one is really pretty!

I used water colour paper and Stampin up water colour crayons, to create the background,a few drips of colour shine and a sprinkle of sequins.  A couple of the cut out butterflies layered with a pretty doily and button.
Its quite a cas card for me!!

Hope you can join us


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Layout and Card

Hey Everyone...
Today I have a layout and a card to share!

For my layout I followed this sketch from "Sketchy Boards"

Initially I found this a real challenge.......but once I chose the paper range I was going to work with it came together really fast.
I used George cricut cartridge for the flowers and Art Booking for Happy.

On Saturday I showed you a card I created using papers from the new Kaiser collection "All that Glitters"
Here is another one :)
Love these pretty papers!

Saturdays card.........same papers, just reversed.

Thanks for nice of you to stop by


Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrate Your Day

This week in The Shabby Tea Room # 248 the challenge is called
Beautiful Blooms
Crafty Secrets is our sponsor for this challenge.....Don't you just love the gorgeous papers I have used on my card. I've added a little glitter for some extra Sparkle...loving the cute bike paper clip too. 
Celebrate your day is a stamp from Paper Sweeties

Here's the inspiration photo.

Can't wait to see what you have a chance of winning some digital files from Crafty Secrets.

Happy Monday Everyone........Have a fabulous week!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dare to Dream

Its the weekend....yay!
Just a quick post to share a card I have made with the new Kaiser collection " All that Glitters". The papers are so the gold glitter paper which I have used to make the flower. 

The challenge for March is to make a card with this collection 

Happy creating

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You & Me

Hey Everyone,
I really liked this sketch from 'Kraft Plus' March challenge.

Here is what I came up with

I sponged circles onto a paper bag with gold ric rac, a string of gold sequins, some stamping , more sequins and beads. Love the button that reads - Every day needs a little Sparkle

' All that Glitters'

So nice of you to visit
Happy Creating


Monday, March 9, 2015

Cherish Each Day

Hey everyone,
The new Die cut challenge at Stuck on U Sketches is 
" Lucky Green"
I think my Shabby little card could be used for any occasion even though I went with a St Patrick's day theme .
I have used Cricut 'Artfully sent' cartridge to cut the pocket card with a shamrock cut out.  I sprayed it with colour shine along with the flower, which are layered Shamrocks favorite doilies and bling. Oh and another page from my dictionary :)

I'm linking my card up with 'Craftin Desert Diva's' .....use lots of Green.

There is not a lot of creating with paper happening here at the moment! I've been busy painting , painting , painting! Shabbying up furniture and old suitcases. The weekend was spent out in the garden Puppy proofing........a lost cause I think!!
Happy Monday to You......enjoy your week
Thanks for visiting


Monday, March 2, 2015

Pop of Pink

Happy Monday to You!
Pop of Pink is the new challenge theme at The Shabby Tea Room
along with this pretty photo for inspiration.

I have used a pretty flower overlay from the "Artfully Sent" cartridge.

The overlay originally cut  inside a frame......I didn't like it, so I cut it off. I brushed it with some gesso, then smooch ink to add a little sparkle. More pages from my dictionary for the butterfly..its also brushed with gesso. I inked the seam binding ribbon to match.
So there you have my card with a POP of PINK
Have fun with the challenge.......

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Be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room to see what the other girls have created.

Enjoy the new week
Happy creating

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For You

Hi Everyone, 
I made this Shabby little card yesterday for a friends Birthday.
The pretty papers are 'Needle and Thread'  by Kaiser...its a real favorite of mine. I've used collectables from the same collection then added Doilies, buttons and lace....oh, and a torn page from a dictonary.
You are SEW special

 The inside of the card is Kraft....I stamped this rose image then coloured it in with eye shadow. ( Like I explained in yesterdays post)
Looking at it now maybe I should have used pink.....but in case it didn't look good , I went with gold....this gave just a slight shimmer to the kraft.

Maria from 'Very Special Creations' said you can also add it to your home made mists..........thanks for that great tip Maria :)
Enjoy your week
Happy creating

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