Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time to play catchup!

A trip overseas, a wedding, birthdays and my parents visiting for four days.......it sure has been busy! Yep, its my monthly catch-up😊
First up is September Sketchy Board challenge.
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Not a cog or gear to be seen here! I stuck with 'pretty' using a couple different stencils to create the background. 
There is still time to enter...I look forward to seeing what you create!

Next - I used gorgeous 'Mintay' papers to create an origami box with a set of eight mini cards. I had fun sharing this idea with a few ladies at 'The Crafty Chain'

The mini cards are super simple, just a sprinkle of sequins and a variety of sentiments from 'Paper Sweeties'

The weather is warming up, Spring is in the Air!
I have used  'Mintay' Together collection to create this set of 3 Spring Themed shape cards. I used my cricut to cut the card shape .

You can join me next week at 'The Crafty Chain' for this card class, kits will also be available.

Happy creating
Tracey

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Blog catchup

When I think I'm back into some kinda regular routine  posting projects on my blog....in my mind it looks like a great plan but, it has not worked out! So, here is a catchup😃
August inspiration board for " Sketchy Boards" is really pretty! A gorgeous photo and fabulous sketch!
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I have created this vintage page using a photo of my mum in her early twenties. The papers from Kaiser  "Keepsake collection" are really pretty! I won them by entering the Kaiser monthly challenge but have not used them up until now. I find it difficult to scrap very busy pattern paper, but I think it works because I kept the other layers plain to keep the focus on the photo.
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Kraft Plus had a fun challenge - here is the recipe
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My page...with lots of my favorite things.

Next - A friend asked me if I would make her 3 Welcome cards for family arriving from England for a holiday. I have used Altenew Beautiful day stamp set.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching a class at'The Crafty Chain' workshop wonders event with these very talented ladies. It was my first ever teaching experience...omg I was nervous!
Thanks Shelley and Alison for having me and thanks Karen this collage.
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Enjoy your week, Happy crafting

Tracey

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Imagine

So nice of you to stop by and take a peek at my lastest creation.
July challenge at Kaisercraft is all about "Flowers"
The hardest part of this challenge was choosing papers. There is just so many pretty Floral collections.....I decided on "Rose Avenue"
This is a photo of me.
 Lots of fussy cut flowers combined with flowers that I made from Kaiser papers. I love adding a crochet doily in the center. The text says - Moments by moments we create life's adventures. I dry brush gesso over the title 'Imagine' then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
 Can you see the tiny ceramic dove I tucked amongst the flowers?

Happy crafty Everyone,
Tracey

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Double page layout

Hey Everyone,
I have another entry for the Kaiser Bingo challenge and I'm also playing along with "Stick it Down" double page layout sketch challenge.

 
Double layout, Misting, Multiple photos, Family ....is the line I'm following. I've combined a few older collections of Kaiser.......If you have ever been to Lola's house you would know these papers are perfect! Double brick walls , bird cages hanging every where, chicken wire- I've tucked  under a few photos, tassles, buttons....a real collectors paradise!

Thanks for a great sketch

Happy weekend

Tracey

Friday, June 29, 2018

A layout and flowers


For my layout I chose - Black & White photos only, 2 photos, stitching and stencil.
 
Searching through a pile of black and white photos I found these pictures of Me as a baby and my Mum.
I've added  stitching around the vellum heart, then used a stencil to add the polka dots. Stamping in gold around the heart, a little lace, sequins and a pretty white doily.
I'm still making paper flowers for fun....the colours for these daisies were inspired by  a challenge at Paper and Peony by Chantal Larocque

Wishing you a wonderful weekend....Enjoy!

Tracey

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Flowers and more

Hello, Its hard to believe we are half way through the year already. 
This is what I've been creating lately - I'm really enjoying making paper flowers! Practice makes perfect...well that is what I'm hoping! I used Pink printing paper to make these...I'm really happy with how they turned out. The petals are very easy to mold and the paper is cheap.


We have a great Sketch inspiration at "Sketchy boards" this month.

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For my page I used a photo taken the day before Mothers day..the girls surprised me with a high tea and Flower arrangement class. It was so much fun! I did not follow the colour inspiration but I added a clock flair in my flower cluster, some machine stitching, a little stamping in the background...its pale pink so its a little hard to see in the photo. I made the flower from Foamiran.

More flowers.....still practicing!


Happy Crafting
Tracey 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A few things

Hey there... welcome to my monthly blog post! I hoped to get here sooner but April is a busy month for Birthdays, also my parent celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
I've had fun decorating gifts with paper flowers....in the photo below, I tried to copy the flower on the pretty gift wrap.


My daughter has often asked for some flowers for her bed side table....I surprised her with these for her birthday,they look so pretty.

 "Sketch Boards" has a great sketch and recipe for the May Challenge
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The background paper is from a 12 x 12 paper pad....I used the left over strips at the top of the pad for the strips behind the photo adding texture with stitching.
The stars are brads, stamping, die cuts, and stickers for the journalling.

Well, that is it for now...Happy Crafting

Tracey

Saturday, April 7, 2018

catchup

Hello crafty friends,
Another month has flown by..........I thought I would pop in and update my very neglected blog and share with you what has been keeping me busy! I had good intentions on keeping things updated , but then we went on 2 weeks vacation and I'm still not back into any kind of routine!

Last week I felt like making paper flowers to brighten up my home

April Challenge at Sketchy boards is sure to brighten up your day...YELLOW and a fun sketch.
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I used stamps to create the large circle and a paper doily for the small circle, a sprinkle of sequins and the perfect photos of sun flowers!

The next page is last months challenge that I forgot to share😬We needed to use die cuts....I used my cricut to cut the leaves, title and Crocodile!

These photos are what I've been working on this week!
A few before and after pics of furniture I've been shabbying up. 
I've always hated our TV corner unit...what a difference a coat of paint makes. I looks cream in the photo but it is white. The bed has a black wrought iron head board and base...the posts look so much better white. Hmmm..there is not much left in my house that I haven't painted ! Only a couple more things and I should be done(maybe)?

Happy weekend to you

Tracey x

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Family

I only have a matter of minutes to link up to Stuck?
Talk about cutting it fine!
Earlier in the week I started this page...2 attempts in the bin, 3rd time lucky. Sometimes what you have in mind, does not come together on paper.
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This is a very old photo of my grandparents and great grandparents. I need to call my mum to find out what year it was taken...then I'll add it to the page.  Originally I had the title 'family' more to the left, but then  noticed the vintage style camera my grandmother is holding, I did not want to cover it up, so I centered the title over the photo.

I've tried to keep the page a little vintage looking with the colours, crochet doilies and a touch of gold. The large banner is embossed for added texture.

Happy March

Tracey

Friday, February 23, 2018

A few things

Hello,
 Every day life sometimes  takes over from any creative time!
But I needed to get crafting for a few birthdays.

Here are some things I have made  recently.
The first card is for a friend..she loves vintage and her favorite colour is blue. Looks like its missing something?I took the photo before I added the sentiment. I was in such a rush I think I forgot to add it when I gave it to her to? Oh well these things happen.

A tiny matchbox decorated with layers of the same paper, lace, muslin and a gorgeous doily.
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This matchbox is for another friend who also loves vintage.The box is a little larger in size.

The sentiment is written on the tag below . I held everything together with pretty crinkle ribbon.



These tiny boxes are so much fun to make!

Enjoy the weekend everyone...thank you for visiting

Tracey

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Capture the moment

Hello,
Sketchy Boards February challenge is fabulous....great sketch and really pretty colour palette!

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I rotated the sketch  anti clockwise.......can you see a tiny amount of bluey purple  in the colour inspiration? Love these photos of my daughter on her wedding day.


Hope you can join us.....cards and off the page projects are also welcome.

Thankyou for stopping by

Tracey 💗

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Love You a Latte

Happy weekend Everyone,

When I visit my friend Lola's house, it often smells of freshly brewed coffee......but its not what you think! 
Its coffee stained papers baking in the oven. She uses them in her fabulous Junk Journals. I was lucky enough to receive some.
I thought they would be perfect to use for January's Kraft plus challenge.

A CAFFEINE HIT

I layered up all the papers which included a doily and tissue paper on Kraft to create this card. I used 'Love You a Latte' cricut cartridge to cut the silhouette image. Typo use to sell tins of retro looking Polaroid cards....  perfect to complete the coffee shop scene.

Happy Creating 

Tracey x