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!
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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š 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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Out side the Box!

Hey Crafty Friends,
I'm still busy the end of this weekend I should be done! Can't wait for Tuesday..thats when our new floor goes down, Yay๐Ÿ˜Š
Last night I took some time out to really challenge myself with "Kraft Plus Challenge" 
Outside the Box
No rectangle or square photos

OK....I did plan on giving this month a miss ......I like my square and rectangles! But hey, its a challenge, time to step outside of my comfort zone. After thinking about it for a few days, I came up with this idea.
My Cas Layout
I  added this layout to Kraft plus facebook page......after looking at it I felt something was missing, so I added and extra layer of green behind the photos to link with the green border and a few more drops of gold colour shine. I found the quote on Pinterest.......A tip - if you hate your hand writing like me, just print out the quote , then use transfer paper( I used 'Saral' Graphite) to transfer your words to the page. I then used a black pen to trace over the top.

Thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Live Life in Full Bloom

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Mothers Day!
The theme for  May at Auzz Trinklets N Craft Blog is
  Mothers Day.

I've created this layout using a Beautiful photo of my mother. I called my mum to find out how old she was in this picture...... She said  " In that photo I am wearing a pale pink angora sweater with pearls" She is 19 or 20.
Hmmm...If I had known  before creating this page, my colour choice might have been different?

I have kept the colours very soft, tone on they would not take away from the photo.

I have used Altenew "Dahlia Blossoms" stamps and dies to create the three large lemon flowers and leaves. For the small flowers I used Memory box Cherry Blossoms.
The text does not show up very well in the photo.......It reads " Live Life in full Bloom"

I really appreciate you stopping by!  I must apologize for not visiting you.....I'm still very busy painting! In between sanding and coats of paint I try to do a little craft to keep up with DT commitments.The new floor goes down in two weeks looking forward to it! 

Have a great week


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Auzz Trinklets N Craft theme for May is 'Mothers Day'

My Mum loves the colour orange.......I created this card for her using 'Altenew Brush Art Floral'

I used chalk inks to stamp the flowers and leaves. The heart shape card was die cut with my cricut using 'Lifes a Party' cartridge. I used foam to mount the top layer to the card for added dimension.

A splatter of gold colour shine and a few sequins.

More flowers inside. 
I've had this stamp for ages.....I'm using here for the first time. I really like the shape of the flowers! I think you are going to see it a lot more๐Ÿ˜Š
Happy Creating

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Sketchy Boards challenge

Happy May to you!
I've put down my paint brush briefly to create a page for "Sketch Boards" new challenge.
A Great sketch and oh how I love this cute pink type writer!

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I just had to create my own little type writer for this page! I used 'Artistry' cricut cartridge and 'Art Booking' for the background overlay.

I typed the journalling on my type writer. 

I hope you can join us this month. 
Ok time to get painting again.......3 rooms completed 2 to go! I have lots to do before the new flooring goes down.

So nice of you to stop by, Happy creating


Sunday, April 23, 2017

A few things :)

Hello .......Its been a few weeks since I have posted anything here! I've kinda got side tracked  painting furniture. My house consists of a mish mash of furniture....most of which I've found at OP shops. I paint each piece the same colour...shabby it up a little, then it all seems to work together. I've even started spray painting china and glass ware white. Anything I don't like the colour of, gets painted! All the items below were a dark wood. 

I did put down the paint brush briefly to make a couple of cards!
Auzz Trinklets N Craft have lots of pretty "Shaker Mix"

First up I used my fuze tool to make a pocket......I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but it did not work that well. So.... out came  my sewing machine. I think the stitching looks a little more shabby any way with the odd thread hanging.  I stamped the bird branch image on the pretty pink pattern paper then inserted it and lots of shaker mix to the pocket before stitching it closed.   

I made this card for a 21st birthday. I stuck a few 21's to the background paper before adding a few extra to the pocket, along with lots of shaker mix. I think I was shaking the card too much and they have come unstuck......too late to fix, I'd already sewed the pocket shut!

Thanks for taking the time to take a peek at what I've been up to,
Happy Creating

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Have you seen the fun challenge for April at Kraft plus
Kraft + paint swatches
I'm always painting something in my there was no need to visit the Hardware store, I have quite the collection of swatches!
For my page I cut up a colour chart and also added a few extra swatches, along with a few of my favourite things. 

I'm sure you know how much I love tiny crochet doilies and sequins.

Be sure to check out the fabulous DT many amazing ideas on how to use to use the simple 'Paint Swatch'

Happy Creating


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Two cards

Hello Everyone.....I've been so busy painting furniture, my blog is being neglected at the moment. But today, I  have two card to share with you ....the first one is for "Auzz Trinklets N Kraft"
I just love the theme for April "Shabby"
Here is a close up of the first card using lots of Pretty flowers, stamen clusters and sequins. I used a script stamp to add detail to the background paper along with some tiny white paint dots.

Die cut leaves, berry branch and doily. The butterfly is stamped then fussy cut out. I also added Nuvo crystal drops to the tip of the berry branch...I think you can just see it in the photo.

Be sure to visit Auzz Trinklets N Craft 

Next up is "Sketchy Boards" April inspiration Board
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I kinda followed the sketch...squashing all the elements together to create this card. More flowers from Auzz Trinklets n Craft...teamed with my favourite crochet doilies. 

I'm linking up with these challenges : DL.Art April linky challenge

Have a fabulous week.....hope to be back soon. 
Thank you for stopping by

Tracey x

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Todays favourite

Hey Everyone.....Happy new week to you!
Since returning from our vacation, I have not quite got back into the swing of things on my blog! When I was away I started watching HGTV Fixer Upper.......Omg, I love that show! We only get it once a week here, I want to watch every season! Any way...In my head I renovated my whole house๐Ÿ˜ฒ So, I've been busy putting some of my thoughts into action....with some craft on the side.

This is the page I created for "Auzz Trinklets n Craft" March theme 'Shades of Green'

 A close up of the Cocktail recipe  background.
 A few of the products used....for more details please visit "Auzz Trinklets n Craft" 

I'm linking up with this challenge at Scrappers Outback
WHITE with Lime Green and yellow.
The layout must use at least one piece of Chip board. 
The title 'Todays Favourite' is chip board coloured with black copic.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Creating


Monday, March 13, 2017


Hey..........Happy Monday!
"Kraft Plus" has a great challenge this month 
" Denim Revolution"

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I bought this pair of babies jeans from an Op shop a few months ago for $2 to repair a pair of my jeans.  Time to continue much fun!

I cut circles of denim , layered with some lace and a button for the flowers. I love the fringe of denim...and I also used the belt tabs.

The Dream Catcher is from 'Wplus 9'. I bought it from "Auzz Trinklets N Craft

Enjoy your Week.........thank you for visiting
and remember

"Don't Follow Your Dreams, Chase them"