Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Hour

Hey Everyone,
Sketchy Boards has a fun sketch and  photo for July's challenge.
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I was inspired by the clock.....and the colour Aqua.  I just noticed the time on the clock - don't they say 'its 5 o'clock somewhere'🍷The title of my page is 'HAPPY HOUR'

Super simple page with fun papers completed for my Hawaii Album. 

I also wanted to share a card I made last week. I used my cricut to cut the heart shape card and heart overlay. I added a heart shape brad and buttons.  I just wanted lots and lots of hearts!
This was made for a very special person💗

Enjoy Every day

Tracey x

Monday, June 17, 2019

Lets get Sketchy

Hello and Happy Monday to you!

Today I'm playing along with 'Lets get Sketchy'
What a great sketch! I love doillies......I was so tempted to add them to my page but then thought 'why not mix it up a bit'. At the moment I am really enjoying using cut files on my pages. The idea was to  kind of match the rose in the pattern paper with the die cut. I added vellum to the leaves to create a soft look.
 Hand made flowers, doilies and a pin wheel for my little embellishment cluster
Go HERE  if you would like the free flower cut file. There are lots to choose from.
This past week the weather has really cooled down....perfect for spending time in my craft room.
Happy Creating

Monday, June 10, 2019


Hey Everyone,
Have you seen the fun challenge at "Sketchy Boards" for June? 
Pink, Flamingos and a great sketch
Lets start with some close ups.
Recently my daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous holiday in Hawaii......this photo was taken in  Victoria Secret. The store display was so cool, a great photo opportunity I thought!
I googled "Victoria Secret" cut file, not really thinking I'd find anything! Bingo.......Perfect!
I kind of followed the sketch.
Can you see my title font is the same as the font in the photo!
Enjoy your week, Happy Creating

Monday, May 27, 2019

Love Always

Hello and welcome to my blog!
I've have been enjoying playing along with a few challenges lately. The fabulous sketch below is for Kaisercraft . Loving all the flowers, I could not wait to get creating!

 I rotated the sketch  anti clockwise to suit a beautiful photo taken on mothers day of my daughter and her son.  The paper collection I have used is Kaiser Indigo Skies. 
I only had a few papers in this ephemera! So I made my own flowers, fussy cut butterflies and used a gorgeous cut file from Paige Evans called 'Flower Bunch" which I have backed in vellum. I still have quite the supply of those gorgeous tiny crochet doilies...most projects I make feature them one way or another. I love the shabbiness of them with the threads hanging loosely. 
Is there an embellishment you need to add to your creations for them to feel complete??

Happy Monday to You, hope you enjoy a Crafty week

Monday, May 20, 2019


 White with 1 has a fabulous colour inspiration and mood board for May.
Its not hard to guess what I was inspired by😊
How cute is this Bear! I found the cut file HERE. This is a photo of my grandson, his name is 'Will'.  For a little extra detail I added some machine stitching and a twine bow. I wanted to keep the page really simple but the bear did not look right just plonked on the page....then I had the idea to stamp some grass for him to sit on and a few flower shaped buttons. 
It was a fun page to create!
Thank you for stopping by , Happy Crafting

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sketchy Boards

Hey Everyone,
I'm a little late posting the latest challenge at "Sketchy Boards" , but I have a good reason, I've been in Hawaii🌴🌺....enjoying a fabulous holiday with my daughter. We took so many photos, expect to see some on  layouts soon.  
Here is the inspiration picture and sketch for May 
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As soon as I saw the graffiti wall I knew straight away what photo I was going to use.  I printed it to fit the page! I added a few circle elements from the sketch....Live Love Laugh and Believe are rubons, a few chipboard embellies and a flair. The large title I cut with my cricut.
Its a super simple layout but I love how it turned out.
Have a great week
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2 Challenges.

Hi Everyone,
 It has been lots of fun having a little more time to scrap and enter some challenges.
I have quite a collection of Floral themed stamps from Altenew.....Thought it was time to put them to used and create a layout for the challenge based on the sketch below.
Go floral Sketch Challenge #14 Sketch @SandraDietrich for @Altenew
I have used a combination of 'Beautiful day and Garden treasure ' stamps. Water colours were used to colour them in.

 This is a really special photo of me and my Nana taken on her 100th Birthday. 

Next........Sketchy Boards mini Easter challenge using this pretty picture as inspiration.
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Featuring my Grandson ......3 months old, taken on Easter Sunday.
The bunny is part of a cut file I bought on cricut....I enlarged it to fit the page adding some stitching and of course some tiny doilies. I water colored the heart background using a stencil I created on cricut. 

Hope you are enjoying a crafty day.
Tracey x

Monday, April 22, 2019


Hey There,
Its been lots of fun scrapping older photos of my children...adding pages to there albums! 

"White with 1" challenge for April is Pretty and Pink
with this sketch

 My daughter loved to dress up in this costume
I die cut lots of different size butterflies from pretty papers then added my favorite  crochet doily with a
 tiny pink heart buttons.
Its been a wet weekend here...perfect for some crafting time.
Happy Monday to you
Tracey x

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hello world

Hello....Happy Easter to you!
A few weeks ago Virginia from 'Confessions of a Paper Addict" celebrated the opening of her store with a week of challenges using her Cut files. As soon as I saw this floral globe I had to have it!

HELLO WORLD is the title of this page , featuring my cute as grandson!

I'm still stash busting ....lots of old supplies used to embellish. 
Thank you so much for stopping by
Tracey x


Hey Everyone,
Today I'm playing along with "Lets Get Sketchy" April challenge.

I had fun creating a shaker style star.....I picked a rainbow of colours for the sequins to match the wigs my children are wearing.

The fun papers are from a collection called "Hello Gorgeous" I bought at Aldi.
So Happy to have completed another page for the kids album.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sketchy Boards

Happy April Everyone!
Can you believe its nearly Easter?

Time for a new Challenge
I loved this months sketch at Sketchy Boards
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This is a photo of my daughter...she had nine weeks to go until her due date.
In January we welcomed a gorgeous baby boy!
I used Oxide inks and stamps to create the background. I just noticed I made a mistake with the 'year'...I changed everything on the date stamp except the year! I also nearly forgot the butterflies, they are rubons. I have so many rubons..I'm really trying to stash bust them.

Hope you can join us for the challenge....follow the link above!
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Feeling Blue

Hi Everyone,
The challenge for March at "White with 1" is to use 
Royal Blue
Blue is my favorite colour!  When I was young all the photos my parents took were slides......recently they had some printed. I Love this is a photo of me and my Nana💙

I used Altenew Blooming Bouquet to stamp the background, fussy cutting a few extra flowers and leaves to add some dimension. Sequins and  gems add a little extra sparkle.
I have so many stamps...I'm really trying to use them on my layouts.

You would never know it is was 38 degrees  here today. Best place to be is scrapping in the air conditioning!

Thank you for visiting

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Sketchy boards

Happy March Everyone.
I have two scrapbook layouts to show you today! 
First up 
I was really excited to be invited to Guest Design for this month.

What a fun Sketch!

My page
These photos are of me on the beach in Hawaii...I asked my husband to take a picture, on the third photo he finally got me in the frame...Ha ha ha. The first photo you can just see my knee.

Next up is "Sketchy Boards" challenge
Fussy cut, Flowers, Tag
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If you visit me often you would know I love using crochet doilies for my flowers. The leaves are stamped then fussy cut out. I've added 3 tags at the top of the page and a super cute tiny wooden  tag hanging from a flower!

Have fun creating

Tracey x

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

White with 1

Hey Everyone, 
My scrapbook page this week is for the challenge at White with 1 - Using the sketch below.

White with Vivid RED

Red is not a colour I use very much, so this page was a real challenge! After 3 attempts and nearly giving up I'm happy with how it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by....Happy Creating


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Best

"Lets Get Sketchy" .....I'm happy I have some time to play along  with the February  challenge!

I'm loving GREEN ! My home is filling up with plants and any clothing I have bought recently is green. And this page has a mix of pretty greens.

How cute is this flair button from Funky Flares studio!

Enjoy your week,.....its so Hot here, just trying to keep cool!
Happy Creating Everyone

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sketchy Boards Challenge

Happy February  
The month of LOVE💕

Look at the fabulous sketch for "Sketchy Boards" challenge this month.
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Three weeks ago my daughter gave birth to this little bundle of Joy...a baby boy! I am now a Nana😃so excited to welcome this little guy into our family.
As you can see I did not stick with the tradition valentine day colours....they didn't match his onesie. But I followed the sketch and added a big stitched Heart.

My Grandson's first scrapbook of many!

Hope you find some time to play along,
Happy Scrapping