Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Its Your Day

Hello Everyone,
Today I would like to show you a card and gift bag I made for a friends birthday....using products from "Auzz Trinklet N  Kraft"
" Make it Girly" is this months theme.
I really enjoy making my own Paper flowers.......Neha stocks an amazing variety of stamens....all colours and sizes. I have mixed two different ones together. A tiny pale pink and a crystal cluster. The tiny white flowers are also from her store.
Lets start with a close up of all the layers.



I die cut the flowers using Mothers Day Bouquet cricut cartridge
 'Altenew Brush Art Floral"  was used to stamp the design onto the gift bag I made from  printer paper!


Go HERE for instructions on how DIY gift bag.


Its another HOT day .......and tomorrow is going to be worse " Its a HEAT WAVE!
With no AC , just a fan to keep me cool in front of the Computer....I have not been spending much time here. The pool is the best place!  Sorry for not visiting, I'll play catch up soon!

Enjoy your week
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello, Happy 2017!
After Christmas its taken me a little time to get back into the swing of creating.....I've actually been enjoying doing not much! The weather has been really warm, so the pool is the best place to be!
OK.....my New Years resolution is to get my many photos scrapped, so that means more photos on a page! Its been a long time since I created a double page layout....I had fun with it!

This page is for "Auzz Trinklets N Kraft"
The theme for January is 'Make it Girly'. The first think I thought of was flowers and Pink.
All the embellishment are die cut using 'Lifes a Beach' cricut cartridge.



I covered the title in micro beads...they reminded me of the neon lights. Time to use up old supplies in my stash...beads for Las Vegas.
The design on the large circle is rubons coloured in with water colour pencils.


The tail feathers were die cut with a spell binders die....perfect place for a sprinkle of sequins.....I had to fit them on this page somewhere!


Have a great week...so nice of you to stop by!

Happy creating

Tracey

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Creating

Hello..........Six days till Christmas! Are You Organised? For once I think I am, which is a good feeling :)

Today I have a few more Christmas creations to share with you.
Last week I showed you this ornament, made from a jar lid.

Here are two more

 Love the snowy scenes!
And Below are DIY Gift bags created using stamps from "Auzz Trinklets n Kraft"
"Gabi's stitched circle and square stamp set"
The bags were made from everyday printing paper. I determined the size of the bag, then joined the seam together with washi tape. I used a variety of stamps to created the gingham, circle and word collage tags. The red tags with hearts were die cut. I made the bow using We R memory keepers envelope punch.



I had lots of packaging and bags after doing my christmas shopping last week....before  throwing anything out, I think about what I can
re-purpose. These handles were cut from another bag



 I hope this gives you a few ideas.......don't buy gift bags, have fun with your stamps and DIY
I'm linking these  up with "Paper Sweeties" challenge.

A few of You might know that my son will not be with us for Christmas this year.....he is working in the Canadian snow fields, enjoying a 'WHITE Christmas'!

This is the card I made for Him.....Santa enjoying 
" SUN SAND & SURF "

Google helped me find this Fun image.....I printed it off, and Ta Da, an Aussie Christmas card. I die cut the deer using 'Create a Critter' cartridge!

I want to thank you all so much for visiting me , I appreciate your kind words!
Wishing You a VERY
MERRY CHRISTMAS
enjoy the time with your families........see you in 2017

Traceyx

Friday, December 16, 2016

25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties

25daysofchristmas

Hello Everyone,
Today, I'm really excited to be joining Paper Sweeties month long Blog Hop as a Guest Designer!
The Paper Sweeties design team, along with a few guests, have been bringing you inspiration, ideas, and a chance to win some amazing prizes! You can get all the details on the paper Sweeties blog  here: 


I've created a Ginger Bread house shaker card using lots of products from Paper Sweeties.



Products 
Merry and Bright pattern paper - background paper
Sweet cut Window Elements - Window frame
Sweet cut Window - Window frame
Ho Ho Ho - Ginger bread boy & Girl, Christmas tree & Candy canes
Celebrate - Banner
Hello Spring - Flowers
 The tiny Reindeer is a button...so cute! The card shape was created with a really old cricut cartridge  "My Community" and cricut craft room.

     Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – December 2016

The challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!
*** The December challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree in the boutique!  Enter as often as you wish to better your chances on a win! ***

I am also linking up with "Choux Choux Paper Art" Visions of Sugar Plums Challenge.
Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Creating
Tracey

Friday, December 9, 2016

Be Happy Be Bright

I've been so busy with Christmas stuff I totally forgot about the December challenge at "Sketchy Boards"


I stuck fairly closely to the sketch 

Lots of my favorite things on this page!

Just want to thank everyone for visiting , I really appreciated it😊 I  will make my way to you soon.....its just that time of the year, everyone is so busy...I need more hours in the day! The ladder is out....time to hang more Christmas lights before it gets too hot!
Happy Friday 

Tracey


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums 2016 Day 3

Hello....so nice of you to visit me on  Day 3



Today I have a decorated a jar lid.
Its something I've wanted to do for a while now. Each year I try to create a new decoration for my tree.



I just love this cute vintage scene! The tiny tree is from Tim Holtz....I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp colour shine to colour it, white paint for snow, some tiny pearls and glitter....so much sparkle! "LOVE"
And
A Card and Envelope
This would have to be my favorite ginger bread man stamp...love his huge smile! I chalked up his cheeks to make them nice and rosy!



Now for the details on how you can win some amazing prizes!

Be sure to comment on all Blogs to be in the running to win! Your name will be entered for every comment you leave. The more comments you write the more chances you have to win!
 Fabulous sponsors!



The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack
Lori is  also hosting a CHALLENGE  at  'Choux Choux Paper Art" go  HERE for all the details of how you can win more prizes by playing  along!



 The  designers, have  fabulous projects to share with you! 
Be sure to stop by Lori's blog FIRST


KT Fit Kitty

I've had so much fun hopping.....I hope you have too!
Thank you so much Lori ...I've really enjoyed helping you celebrate Visions of Sugar Plums!

Happy creating Everyone

Tracey

Monday, December 5, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums 2016 Day 2

Welcome back ........Time to show you what I have created for Day 2
 Visions of Sugar Plums



Trimming the Tree................Out of Pom Poms!




I made Pom Poms, then trimmed them into a tree shape. I  glued  two empty ribbons spools together then added a sprinkle of glitter.
I wrapped the top spool in ribbon , then tied a small bow. I typed a sentiment with my new type writer, then stuck it to the bottom spool and added a  tiny heart button.
 I had so much fun making these!
also
A card and Envelope trimmed with Pom Poms. Its my Favorite thing this Christmas!


I used a pocket page card, washi tape and some cute buttons, crochet doily, sequins.....just a few of my favorite things!


and........more Pom Poms!

My tree trimmed with Pom Poms
To buy Pom Poms by the metre was really expensive.......then I found this huge ball of Pom Pom wool.
I've shared heaps with a friend and still have lots left over!


Now for the details on how you can win some amazing prizes!

Be sure to comment on all Blogs to be in the running to win! Your name will be entered for every comment you leave. The more comments you write the more chances you have to win!

Look at all the Fabulous sponsors!



The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

Lori is  also hosting a CHALLENGE  at  'Choux Choux Paper Art" go  HERE for all the details of how you can win more prizes by playing  along!
    


Be sure to stop by Lori's blog FIRST
 The  designers, have  fabulous projects to share with you! 

Lori Hairston (Host)

Have Fun.......thank you for visiting!
Tracey

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums 2016 day 1

Hello, 
I'm so excited to be joining Lori from "Choux Choux Paper Art" and a bunch of other talented designers for 
"Visions of Sugar Plums 2016"


Lets get started with my project for 'DAY 1'


I really enjoy layering lots of pretty pattern papers together. 
For this card I have used pocket page cards , adding a little stitching,  Glitter to the word 'Believe', a pom pom and bell to Santa's hat.


Now for the details on how you can win some amazing prizes!

Be sure to comment on all Blogs to be in the running to win! Your name will be entered for every comment you leave. The more comments you write the more chances you have to win!

Look at all the Fabulous sponsors!



The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

Be sure to stop by Lori's blog FIRST
 The  designers, have  fabulous projects to share with you!
HAPPY HOPPING! 

KT Fit Kitty


Lori is  also hosting a CHALLENGE  at  'Choux Choux Paper Art" go  HERE for all the details of how you can win more prizes by playing  along!
   

Hope to see you back here for Day 2
Happy Hopping

Tracey

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Up Cycle love

Its been a long time since I've entered a challenge at  "LESSology"..... Sorry to hear this will be the last one! 
Lets get Organized is the theme for this month.  
I like to organise my craft supplies in pretty containers!
Glitter...salt & pepper shakers


I've been going a bit crazy with spray paint, walking around the house looking for my next project to up cycle! I found this sugar bowl and spoon at an OP shop ( it was silver) I shabbyed it up with white spray paint, then sanded it so the silver would show through. For the spoon ......I cut a pretty rose image from a napkin, stuck it on with modpodge, then added a large pink gem.
No longer a sugar bowl........Its full of Diamond Dust and looks pretty on my craft table😊



This is my favorite shape spoon to collect...they look like pretty little shovels! Perfect for glitter and Diamond Dust!

Lori from "choux choux paper art" is Hosting
Visions of Sugarplums 2016
I hope you will come join the Christmas Fun!

Thank you for visiting
Happy Creating 

Tracey

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Everyday

Hey Everyone,

I have lots of fun playing along with "Scrapping Outback" challenges. 
Look at this yummy drink to be inspired by!
Use the colours...
WHITEDark Blue, Light Blue/Aquawith a touch of Black and red! 


My page


I used an Anna Griffin stencil to create the background
A sprinkle of flowers and sequins, die cut butterflies and crochet doilies. The stitching and mat behind photo are dark blue.
AND
OMG......Before I go I have to show you what I found yesterday at a local OP shop......check out the price tag! Yep...$10 and it is in perfect working order and the colour is also Perfect. So, today I spent some time cleaning my desk and re-arranging stuff so I could fit it on.  



This made my day....doing a  little Happy Dance!
Hope you are having a great day too!

Tracey