Thursday, August 3, 2017


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.
I think its time for a coffee!

Happy Crafting


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


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


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


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


Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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' 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 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


Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Hey Everyone,
Two weeks ago my nephew and his wife welcomed there first baby into the world..."Harvey" .I bought him the cutest converse shoes 😊
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 :)


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


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

sketchy boards

Hey Everyone,
"Sketchy Boards" has a fabulous sketch and colour inspiration this month...... Love the gorgeous Autumn leaves!
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I have just used the colours , creating this page with some more holiday photos.

I have stamped some floral images in the background, a cluster of pretty flowers and the Perfect title "Nature's Beauty"....I sprayed gold colour shine on it.

Hope you get a chance to play along
Have a great week and Thank you for visiting me :)


Friday, June 30, 2017

Precious Moments

I can't believe its the last day of June today......this year is flying by!
I woke up this morning thinking ....yep there is still time to enter one more challenge.
This page is for "Kaiser".....The theme this month is Circles

The papers and Collectibles are from "Oh So Lovely" collection
I used my cricut to cut the large circle, which I cut in half. The stitched wreath is cut from 'Flower Market' cartridge.

So nice of you to stop by...Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hello Today

So Happy to squeeze in another scrapbook layout before the end of the month!
Today I'm playing along with the challenge at "Scrapping Outback"
WHITE with Orange, Gold and Kraft. 
and the essential Chippie!

The Liquid Amber tree in our front yard looks beautiful at this time of the year...the colours are so pretty. I took this photo last weekend......My husband was mowing the lawn , which is really dry, I was gardening. He mowed past me , covering me in a cloud of dust...I went to cover my face, but instead I thought the sun looked so nice filtering through all the I quickly snapped this pic on my phone.

I used a few different shades of gelatos to water colour a piece of card stock. I then used my cricut to cut out all the leaves and branch. The negative from the leaves I used as a stencil to add more leaves to the background.  " Hello Today" chippie title is sprayed with gold colour shine.

Hope you are enjoying a great day......we are enjoying beautiful winter weather at the moment, the days are still warm!

Happy Crafting

Monday, June 26, 2017

Its a PINK rainbow

KRAFT PLUS one other colour

A Rainbow of colours.......Which one will I choose?

Then I had this idea.......A PINK rainbow🌈

I used my cricut and 'Create a Critter' cartridge to cut the giant rainbow. Each layer was cut in a different pink pattern paper. I stitched all the layers together then added lots of pretty pink things.

Thanks for a great challenge "Kraft Plus".....this was a fun page to create.

Happy Crafting Everyone, Enjoy your week!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Fun Scrapping

Hello Everyone,
This week I decided to take some time out from painting and have   fun catching up on some scrapping! 
I have two pages to show you.......First up.......I really liked this sketch from "STuck?"

My page
I used my cricut to cut the large heart and stars. The xox are stamped around the edges, a little water colour and some bits and pieces.

 Next up
The theme on the blog this month at "Auzz Trinklets n Craft" is STENCILS

I can't remember the last time I created a Double page...I really enjoyed just using 4x6 photos. I have lots of landscape holiday photos that I don't want to crop! I'm combining these pages with project life style scrapping.

For the background I used 'Altenew Draped Floral Stencil' and chalk inks in soft colours.
The pretty flowers and leaves are from 'Altenew Beautiful Day' stamp. Only the outline stamp was used, I then used gelatos to colour them in.

thanks for visiting me today
Happy Creating

Tracey x 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Super Star

Time to Scrap the Boys for a change!
Using this inspiration board from "Sketchy Boards" July Challenge
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My Son is living in Canada....I often get "Snap chats" from him, but its so frustrating that the pictures or videos only last 10 seconds. Now, before I open a snapchat I get ready to screen shot the images on my iphone. So that is how I got these photos of him having fun spring skiing    boarding.
I cut the large star with my cricut....some stitching, paint splatters, enamel dots more stars.

Be sure to check out the DT members designs, everyone was inspired in so many different ways!

Next up ..... a card 
Auzz Trinklets N Craft inspiration on the blog for this month is "Stencils"
 Super simple Cas style card using "Altenew Floral Draped Stencil"

I used chalk inks blended together to create the pretty colours, a stamp sentiment from Altenew Painted Rose and a sprinkle of sequins for a little sparkle!
For my information please visit Auzz Trinklets N Craft

Happy Monday...Enjoy your week


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2 Layouts

 Hey Everyone,
I have new more old fashion mushroom pink! Ever since we moved here I've wanted to get rid of it...thats 17 years ago. Yesterday was it...Yay...doing a little Happy Dance 😊 So, while is was being installed I had time to play along with a few challenges.

I really liked this sketch from "Scrapbooking Top 50"
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 My page

My daughter and I spent a fun day in the city on her Birthday.....both layouts are from that day.

This next page is for "Scrapping Outback"
Pretty Pastel colours and chipboard

My page
Riding around the city , we came across this gorgeous Hibiscus painting.... I used the lines in photo as a starting point to plan my page.

I punched all the flowers from water colour paper...lots of stamped birthday sentiments! 'Today' is covered in Glitter. The butterflies are chip board covered in picket fence distress stain.

I'd love to know what you think of how I took the pictures of these layouts? I found taking the photo front on, I didn't have a problem with shadows and it was more true to colour.
Anyway....thanks for Looking

Happy Creating