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 


Thursday, November 24, 2016


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.
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!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Scrap page

Today I'd like to show you a simple layout I created for "Auzz Trinklets N Kraft" November theme 'Strips and Stripes'.

The background is water coloured with some very subtle stamping. I used pattern paper for the stripes....below the photo I cut a strip of pattern paper gathered it up then added some machine stitching. The flowers and leaves were die cut using my cricut.
Such a cute design on the flare button below.

Enjoy your week Everyone
Happy Creating


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas cards

I didn't think I was going to have time to play along with "Atlantic Hearts" sketch challenge this week.....but later today I was so Happy to find  a little time.  Playing along each week is really helping with my Christmas card creating. I'm actually feeling quite organized for a change😊

Each week I'm creating two cards from the sketch.

I'm looking forward to next weeks sketch...thanks for the inspiration Atlantic Hearts.
I appreciate your kind words......I'll be visiting you soon, sorry I have not had a chance but I will soon :)

Happy Creating

Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas card

Hey Everyone........Just a super short post to share a Christmas card I created for this weeks "Atlantic Hearts " Sketch challenge.

My Card

I used Base camp Cricut cartridge to cut the letters....the stripe background paper is all sparkly but it does not show up that good in the photo.
I've been busy painting things around my home......I finished off  banisters on the stairs over the weekend ( oh how I hated doing them, so fiddly)  and today I have some stools to shabby up!
 Hope you have are having a great day

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Just Jeans

Happy Weekend to You!
I have enjoyed a nice relaxing day playing in my craft space, creating a  layout for  Kraft + Out of the Closet challenge

The first thing I thought of when I saw this challenge was JEANS and the collection of tags that I have kept, from jeans  I have bought. So this morning I took a photo of a few Jeans hanging in my wardrobe......there is more, but they are in the ironing pile, lol! My favorite colour is Blue and you can usually will find me in a pair of Jeans....short or long, faded, some have holes, then I have my dressy jeans :) I love denim and a lace! And as you can see I shop at "Just Jeans"
My Page

So excited to find this Guess Jeans button in my stash :) it was perfect for the center of the doily.

Thanks for a fun challenge Kraft +


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Love that Smile

Hey, Hope you are having a great week!
Today I'd like to share a layout I created for
The theme for November is Strips and Stripes.

Be sure to check out the great selection of 'stamens' from the store. Here is a photo of just a few I have :)

I've used a Navy stamen in the center.
The flowers were die cut with Mothers day Bouquet cricut cartridge....I tried to create flowers similar to the ones in the background pattern paper. The leaves were also cut with the same cartridge, dipped in glue then covered in chunky glitter.

My two Girls..........Love that Smile

For the Strips and Stripes ...... I've added 3 strips of paper under the photo, love the fringed bottom.

The next few days around here are really busy....Thank you so much for the comments you leave, I will be visiting you soon.

Happy Creating 

Tracey x

Sunday, November 6, 2016

With Love

Hey Everyone, 
Just a quick post to share the card I created for "Atlantic Hearts" sketch challenge this week

My original idea was to use pattern papers like the sketch....but it just wasn't working! So, with some gold paint and a brush I created the background ..... a few splatters of gold and white paint, stamping, sequins.....and not forgetting a  crochet doily. How pretty is this Polaroid image!

So nice of you to visit
Happy Creating

Tracey x

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time to Celebrate

Happy November
Its a New Month...time to show you the New
Challenge at "Sketchy Boards". What a great sketch and how pretty are the colours in this inspiration photo!

I decided to make a card combining the colors and sketch.

The scallop circles in the center were cut with Art Philosophy cricut cartridge then stamped with the coordinating stamp set. I die cut the flower using lots of layers of pink tissue paper.....I punched stamens then added a tiny pom pom to the center. I still have quite the supply of doilies, so I had to add them too. Love the chevron flair!

Hope you can play along, look forward to seeing your creation!
Happy Crafting

Tracey x

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Christmas card

I'm So Happy to have completed another Christmas card using this Sketch from "Atlantic Hearts "
Just Wondering......Do you ever find the mood you are in, influences the colours you use when  creating a card or scrapbook page?  Just realized I do! 
I had lots of bright pattern papers picked out but, I couldn't get them to work because of how I was feeling!

So, I went with white on white with a touch of gold to frame the pretty snowy scene.The background panels are embossed, a few punched out snowflakes .....and not forgetting a pretty crochet doily,I also added a tiny deer rubon to the scene.
Happy creating

Tracey x

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DAM!....we will miss You

Hey Everyone,
I hate airport Goodbyes :(  Right now my son is on a 14 hour flight to Canada for a working Holiday in the ski fields. Not sure how long he will be gone for? I think, the thought of this is a little easier to cope with knowing we have relatives in Canada. ( Thats what I'm telling myself anyway) A cousin is only 3 hours drive away and his grandparents , Auntie and Uncles are a 5 hour flight.....a lot closer than us!! I now how my parents felt when I did the same thing!               Anyway.....
I made him a fun "Bonvoyage" card.

To start....... I ripped a page of America and Canada from an Atlas for the background, then I decorated it with images from " Go Canada" cricut cartridge. The plane is from 'Paper pups', a little stamping and stitching to finish it off!
Enjoy your week
Happy Creating
Tracey x

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Purple & Pretty :)

Hey nice of you to visit!
I have two cards to share with you today........Its my week to post a project at Auzz Trinklets N Kraft. The theme for October is Halloween colours, so I've decided to go with Purple.

 I've used WOW Melt-it Powder mixed with embossing powder, and silicon moulds to create the black oval frame and purple butterfly below.

The next  card is for Becca Cruger's 
"Hop to STOP 2016"
Thanks Becca for bringing awarness to this issue :)

 The card must feature Purple.........I've had some Martha Stewart fringe scissors for a while now......I thought it was about time I put them to use!

My son is leaving on a working Holiday to Canada next week.....the next few days are really busy with friends and family, I'm off to make him a Bonvoyage card, Happy travels etc.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Yep....another Christmas Card!

 The plan is to play along each week with "Atlantic Hearts" Sketch challenge and make Christmas cards, here's hoping I can stick to the plan!
I've used a pretty Polaroid image again, along with a Rubon Sentiment ( I have so many Rubons, its time to use them up) 
I've cut Holly Leaves with 'winter wonderland cricut cartridge.....they are covered in Diamond dust along with a few leaves on the picture. Love the Sparkle!

Hope you are having a great week
Happy Creating

Tracey x

Sunday, October 16, 2016

eek scary!

Look at this Cool inspiration photo for the October challenge at Scrapping Outback . So Happy I made time to play along.......WHITEBlack, Grey, and Silver are the colours to use.
This was a fun page to create!

I dug deep into my supplies to find this Cool Bat Button...the Perfect embellishment I think! Some black sequins, Bat sequins too :) The drippy ink is a stamp from Kaiser. The chip board is  a flourish  from Scrapping Outback, I cut it in half to frame the photo.

Thank you for visiting me
Tracey x

Friday, October 14, 2016

A few cards

Hello.........I have really enjoyed having some time today to create a few Christmas cards. The plan is to be more organised this year.......hmmm , who knows how that will go, but at least I've made a start :)
I liked the simplicity of this sketch from "Atlantic Hearts" challenge.

Each card has a pretty Polaroid image and a Rub on sentiment. Love the extra sparkle the snow flake sequins add....they are from Paper Sweeties.
I tried to keep the cards simple you can see, I just kept adding bits and pieces :)

I followed this sketch from last weeks  Atlantic Hearts, make a Birthday card for my mother.....I got busy and forgot to link up!

Hope she likes it! 

Now its time to see what you have been creating 
Happy Weekend to You


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Live what You Love

Happy Weekend Everyone!
Today I'm sharing a layout that I created for "Auzz Trinklets N Kraft". The Theme for October is Halloween Colours. 
I have used "Altenew Spring Daisy" stamp collection
I used the outline daisy stamp with Versamark to stamp all over white card stock, then I heat embossed it in Black.
The flowers were coloured with water colour paints.  I cut a strip for the background then fussy cut the remainder of the flowers.
Lastly  a few of my favorite things to embellish......Shaker sequin mix, buttons, crochet doilies and some cute 'Flairs'
Oh and one last thing......ha ha 'my hair'....adds to the Halloween theme :)  LOL

Live Your Dreams...Life is Beautiful...SMILE