Friday, September 15, 2017

All Natural Beauty

Hello Crafty friends,
Kraft Plus has a wonderful challenge this month

What's the Buzz
Be inspired by Bees and/or  Amanda Hall's
BEE-RILLIANT graphic. 


I loved everything about this graphic......Colour, bees and Hexagon shapes.
Sometimes what you plan in your head , just doesn't work on paper.....my first page ended up in the bin! So, this is 'Take 2' 
Love this photo of my 2 daughters and their cousin taken last month, while they were visiting family in Canada. Its not often they get to see their cousins....they had an amazing time :)


The background overlay was cut out twice with Artbooking cricut cartridge. I glued the two layers together for extra dimension, then hand cut it into the shape I wanted. I embossed and inked a few of the cut out Hexagons then added them back into the design.


Art Philsophy cricut cartridge was used to cut the flowers and leaves, I've added a sprinkling of micro beads to the center. I couldn't believe I had some Bee Buttons in my stash....Perfect! I cut the back thingy off then added them to the center of the flowers....so cute!


Love these tiny doilies.....they always see, to find a place on most of my pages. 

Happy Creating 
Tracey x

Friday, September 8, 2017

Donut

Hey Everyone.....hope you have had a wonderful week! 

"Let's Get Sketchy" has this great sketch for inspiration.


My daughter celebrated her 21st Birthday recently. She requested a Giant Donut for her Birthday cake! The hardest part about making this was finding a pan that was the right shape. Its not Perfect but, it tasted great!


I've used lots of pretty pink papers, I die cut the tiny doilies, then added more pretty things. Gelatos were used to water colour the background.
Donut 'Forget how special you are'
Donut is stamped, I used my typewriter for the rest of the journalling.
I had fun creating this page.......thank you for stopping by, Have a great weekend!

Tracey x

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Smile

Hey Everyone,
Today, I had fun playing with this fun sketch from " Stuck?"
A great opportunity to de-stash some scrap paper. I tried using different colours , but nothing seemed to work....so I went with a variety of greens with different patterns, then added a pop of  colour with flowers, enamel dots and a butterfly.


Have a great week.......I appreciate you stopping by, THANK YOU😊
Tracey x

Friday, September 1, 2017

Spring

Happy Spring Everyone!
Its a new month...that means new challenges.
Sketchy boards has a great challenge.......A sketch and Recipe 

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Spring is in the Air and on my layout

Lots and lots of  daisies....I used Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut them. The yellow center of the flowers was re-cycled from old silk flowers, I really like how they look on my paper daisies. The recipe asks for 3 doilies...I have used 6. A few wood veneer butterflies and a sprinkle of sequins. 

The photos were taken at Toowoomba 'Carnival of Flowers'
Tori and I were trying to make it look like we were laying in a field.
Can't wait to visit again this year.

Hope you can join the challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Thursday, August 31, 2017

#lovewhatyoudo

Today is the last day of Winter......Spring tomorrow, yay!

As I slowly continue to scrap my holiday pictures , I come across photos that could work well with challenges. 
Look at this inspiration from "Scrapping Outback"

WHITE with grey and yellow tones

First a close up of the #dowhatyoulove chip board, water colouring stitching etc.
This was such an awesome day.......Watching the boys hanging off the CN Tower Toronto, "The Edge Walk" Don't do this if you have a major fear of heights!
 The coordinating pocket page......some really fun photos and great memories.
Thanks for stopping by everyone, Its now time to visit you!

Happy Crafting

Tracey


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Just Us

Hey Everyone, 
I thought I would squeeze in one last page before the end of the month.
Kaiser challenge for August is 'Cogs' 
I was so excited to be one of the winners for the July challenge😊I was even happier when I received my prize in the mail...it was 'Factory 42 Collection' Perfect for this challenge!
Hmmm....My first thought was - how do I shabby up Cogs? I did plan on creating a masculine page but .......this happened instead.
Well, its kinda masculine
 I used cricut Artist cartridge to die cut the large cog, first from Factory 42 paper, then from a cereal box for extra dimension. I stuck one on top of the other, then stitched around it.

Enjoy your week
Happy Creating

Traceyx

Monday, August 28, 2017

Love this!

Happy Monday Everyone,

Today I have some fun photos of my Husband getting a Beauty treatment....my daughter is putting a mask on his face😊
I have used this sketch from


Super short post....I should be cooking dinner!
Have a great week

Tracey x

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Winter Wonderland

 Hey There Everyone,
Yep, another Snow page to show you! This one is for the August challenge at
Be inspired by trees.
Using Kraft as a background is a real challenge for me.....I like light coloured backgrounds or white. So, each month I continue to enter the challenges to put my self outside my comfort zone........often I think , silly me what am I doing! Anyway, after an initial struggle, I usually end up liking what I've created.
I had this idea...so happy with how it turned out!

I used my cricut to die cut the trees and title.  I added Diamond dust to the snow capped trees, they really shimmer. It does not show up in the photo that well.

Thanks for a great challenge Kraft Plus
Be sure to check out the DT creations...so inspiring, so many awesome ideas!

Happy crafting
Tracey x

Monday, August 21, 2017

#happymoments

Hello.....I have another snow page  to show you today. I am playing along with the sketch challenge at
I have rotated the sketch to suit my photos

I really like creating pages just using 4 x 6 printed photos.  And if you visit me often you would know how much I love these tiny doilies!

Enjoy your week Everyone
Have fun creating

Traceyx

Sunday, August 20, 2017

#dowhatyoulove

Hello....Happy Monday Everyone,
I have been busy painting ( still)....walls are done and I've just finished the doors. It was such a huge project, Yay I can put done the paint brush and do more scrapping!

Look at this fabulous sketch from "Stuck?" challenge.
My Page....#dowhatyoulove
My husband loves snow skiing........Since moving to Australia , skiing is the one thing he misses about Canada. So, it was wonderful to see him have so much fun skiing Whistler and Blackcomb mountains with our son who is working in Whistler at the moment! 
The # chip board title is perfect!
Lots of die cut glittery snow flakes, the maple leaf heart is die cut using 'Go Canada' cricut cartridge. 

so nice of you to stop by
Happy crafting

Tracey x

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CARD

Hello.....just a quick post to share a card.
I had fun making this with lots of my favorite bits and Pieces, for a friends Birthday.
It was only when I came to adding the photo here....I realized that I had forgotten to add the sentiment to the front. Do you ever mess up when you are in a hurry? Well I did! With the front complete all I had to do was finish the inside.........I stamped a verse inside, got ink on my hands which then smudged everywhere. Out came more pattern paper to cover up the mess, I then quickly put it in an envelope....thats how I forgot to finish the front. 
I made the large flower, added a doily .... the tiny resin rose in the center is an earing.

Yesterday I told you I was busy baking
Classic Choc Chip, Dark Choc with white chips and Double Choc chips.
Yummo
I think its time for a coffee!

Happy Crafting

Tracey

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tropic Punch

Hey Everyone, 
Sketchy Boards has a fabulous colour and sketch challenge for August
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First a close up of the flowers I made.
I have  combined the colours and palm trees from the colour inspiration along with the sketch
I really enjoy using my cricut to cut the palm trees, title and flowers.
Another holiday page complete....yay!

Be sure to check out all of the DT inspiration....HERE

I'm going to be busy baking cookies over the next few days. My two daughters are leaving on Saturday to visit their brother and grandparents in Canada, I'm putting a hamper together for them to take.  I wish I was going too :)

Thank you for stopping by
Happy Crafting

Tracey x

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sisters

Look at this gorgeous page.....created by Sonia Thomason for Kaiser.
It is the inspiration for the July Challenge.
I was inspired by the soft muted colours, black and white photo and pretty flowers.
First a close up of the flowers I made.
 I have combined two Kaiser collections...Lake House and Botanicals, a wood veneer heart, stamped foliage and some very old Kaiser fabric covered buttons .
This is a photo of my sister and me.

Hope you have all enjoyed a great week,

Happy Creating

Tracey

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Las Vegas

Hey Everyone,
Another Holiday page completed...Yay!
I played along with 
 Scrapping Clearly  sketch challenge .
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"What Happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas"
Most of my holiday pics are going in a pocket page album with the odd full page layout......this page will be the title page for 'Las Vegas' photos.
I die cut the stars, title and large tag with my cricut, a sprinkle of punched stars, some paint, stitching....thats it. 

Enjoy your weekend

Happy crafting

Tracey x

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friends

This week I've really enjoyed having some time to  play along with a few challenges. When I saw this sketch from "Lets Get Sketchy" straight away I knew what papers I would use! 

A few friends and I visited this lovely store 'Shabby Treasures Down the Lane". We had fun shopping and enjoyed a nice morning tea. I added the tiny die cut swan.......I'm sure I saw a cement one of these at the shop. My lovely friend Anna , she is sitting on the far right.....crochets all the tiny doilies I use on my projects. 

There is a few more days left in the month....hmmm maybe I can squeeze in another challenge?

Happy Creating Everyone

Tracey

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stuck?

Hey Everyone,
I've been busy scrapping holiday photos....I really like playing along with "Stuck?" Sketches.

First up is this sketch...I really like the idea of adding a large title!
I've used pretty papers from Kaiser 'Island Escape' collection. I made the flowers using my cricut and flower market cartridge....a little inking and moulding to form the shape. This was my first try of  fresh 'Coconut milk'...it was yum. Loved eating the coconut afterwards too!
next up is this sketch
This photo was taken at 'Yosemite National park'.....Tunnel View. Every photo I took looked like a postcard, the views were amazing! I've layered lots of tags, a few pretty flowers which I've had in my stash forever...they match the pattern paper perfectly and wooden buttons. The title is chip board.....it was quite a few different colours before I decided to keep it neutral and inked over everything with white, I thought it looked better blending with the background.
Thank you for visiting
Enjoy you week
Happy Creating

Tracey

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BOY

Hey Everyone,
Two weeks ago my nephew and his wife welcomed there first baby into the world..."Harvey" .I bought him the cutest gift........baby converse shoes 😊
and
made this card.
I used my cricut to cut the 'Star and Boy'...covering them in lots of white glitter. And Yep, I still managed to add a tiny blue doily. I typed his name then stuck it to the inside of the shaker along with a mixture of blue sequins and stars.

Have a fabulous week everyone, thanks for visiting :)

Tracey

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Feeling Rosey :)

Hey Everyone,
Have you seen the July challenge at 'Kraft plus'?
Kraft + Roses 3 ways

Oh how I love flowers.....I could not wait to get started 😊
I've used a gorgeous photo of the wedding party from my daughters wedding.

I used my cricut to cut the wreath from 'Flower Market' cartridge and 'Flower Shoppe' cartridge for the large pink roses.
Rose back round paper, resin rose, tiny red paper roses, a rose flair and stamped roses. I've also added a few tiny white doilies.....can they be white roses? I've also added two super cute tiny ceramic doves....they are a little hard to spot :)

Thank you for a fun challenge.....have a Happy Day

Tracey