Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Hello October!
Sketchy Boards has a fabulous inspiration photo and sketch this month. Oh how I love dream catchers!

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I decided to rotate the sketch anti clockwise and as you can see I wasn't to adventurous with my colour choices. 

A sprinkling of pretty things!

Super quick post today.....I'm Looking forward to seeing what you create!
Have fun

Friday, September 29, 2017


Can you believe its the end of the month already?

"Scrapping Outback" challenge for September is WHITE with 
Navy Blue tones, Grey and Kraft.

Blue is my favorite I had to squeeze this  challenge in!

 The birds, butterfly , small flowers and flourish are all rubons.........I've been wanting to used this set up for some time now, the colours were perfect.
"Shine " is the chip board element.

I stamped the large flowers onto water colour paper, I used water colour crayons to colour them in........I'm calling the colour 'Pastel Navy' ? It was very dark navy when I started colouring.....I like the washed out look. The center of the flower really sparkle with diamond dust.

Its a long weekend coming up.....Enjoy and stay cool!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2 layouts

Hi Everyone,
I have two pages to share with you today. The first one is for "Challenge YOUrself" using a sketch from Page Maps. This is my first time entering this challenge....I really liked the idea that this is a blog about scrapping YOURSELF!  Its very rare that I do this.

I'm really trying to do some 'Stash Busting'......the papers I've used are "Rose Garden" from Papermania.

Next...another sketch, this one is for "Kaiser"

More Stash Busting.....this is a very old Christmas collection from Kaiser.
Using up wood veneer 
And Brads

So nice of you to stop by
Happy Crafting


Saturday, September 23, 2017


I'm Back to share another layout...... this is my second post today!
I'm playing along with "Lets get Sketchy" challenge.

I've been scrapping some really old photos lately. (As I explained in my previous post) These photos were also slides developed into prints. 

 Love the soft pastel colours of this older Heidi Swapp paper collection .
Enjoy your weekend

Tracey x


Hey Everyone,
So much for Spring weather....... we have skipped it and gone straight to Summer! The temperatures this weekend are in the 30 's, tomorrow they are expecting 35 c...which is a record for September.
So, if you are not at the beach keeping cool, inside in my craft space playing along with some challenges is a great place to be!

When I was young the photos my parents took were slides. Recently mum had some printed for me.......its fun to see these photos of my sister and I. How cute are our hats 😊

I appreciated you stopping by....thank you
Happy Crafting


Friday, September 15, 2017

All Natural Beauty

Hello Crafty friends,
Kraft Plus has a wonderful challenge this month

What's the Buzz
Be inspired by Bees and/or  Amanda Hall's
BEE-RILLIANT graphic. 

I loved everything about this graphic......Colour, bees and Hexagon shapes.
Sometimes what you plan in your head , just doesn't work on first page ended up in the bin! So, this is 'Take 2' 
Love this photo of my 2 daughters and their cousin taken last month, while they were visiting family in Canada. Its not often they get to see their cousins....they had an amazing time :)

The background overlay was cut out twice with Artbooking cricut cartridge. I glued the two layers together for extra dimension, then hand cut it into the shape I wanted. I embossed and inked a few of the cut out Hexagons then added them back into the design.

Art Philsophy cricut cartridge was used to cut the flowers and leaves, I've added a sprinkling of micro beads to the center. I couldn't believe I had some Bee Buttons in my stash....Perfect! I cut the back thingy off then added them to the center of the cute!

Love these tiny doilies.....they always see, to find a place on most of my pages. 

Happy Creating 
Tracey x

Friday, September 8, 2017


Hey Everyone.....hope you have had a wonderful week! 

"Let's Get Sketchy" has this great sketch for inspiration.

My daughter celebrated her 21st Birthday recently. She requested a Giant Donut for her Birthday cake! The hardest part about making this was finding a pan that was the right shape. Its not Perfect but, it tasted great!

I've used lots of pretty pink papers, I die cut the tiny doilies, then added more pretty things. Gelatos were used to water colour the background.
Donut 'Forget how special you are'
Donut is stamped, I used my typewriter for the rest of the journalling.
I had fun creating this page.......thank you for stopping by, Have a great weekend!

Tracey x

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Hey Everyone,
Today, I had fun playing with this fun sketch from " Stuck?"
A great opportunity to de-stash some scrap paper. I tried using different colours , but nothing seemed to I went with a variety of greens with different patterns, then added a pop of  colour with flowers, enamel dots and a butterfly.

Have a great week.......I appreciate you stopping by, THANK YOU😊
Tracey x

Friday, September 1, 2017


Happy Spring Everyone!
Its a new month...that means new challenges.
Sketchy boards has a great challenge.......A sketch and Recipe 

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Spring is in the Air and on my layout

Lots and lots of  daisies....I used Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut them. The yellow center of the flowers was re-cycled from old silk flowers, I really like how they look on my paper daisies. The recipe asks for 3 doilies...I have used 6. A few wood veneer butterflies and a sprinkle of sequins. 

The photos were taken at Toowoomba 'Carnival of Flowers'
Tori and I were trying to make it look like we were laying in a field.
Can't wait to visit again this year.

Hope you can join the challenge
Happy Crafting

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Today is the last day of Winter......Spring tomorrow, yay!

As I slowly continue to scrap my holiday pictures , I come across photos that could work well with challenges. 
Look at this inspiration from "Scrapping Outback"

WHITE with grey and yellow tones

First a close up of the #dowhatyoulove chip board, water colouring stitching etc.
This was such an awesome day.......Watching the boys hanging off the CN Tower Toronto, "The Edge Walk" Don't do this if you have a major fear of heights!
 The coordinating pocket page......some really fun photos and great memories.
Thanks for stopping by everyone, Its now time to visit you!

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Just Us

Hey Everyone, 
I thought I would squeeze in one last page before the end of the month.
Kaiser challenge for August is 'Cogs' 
I was so excited to be one of the winners for the July challenge😊I was even happier when I received my prize in the was 'Factory 42 Collection' Perfect for this challenge!
Hmmm....My first thought was - how do I shabby up Cogs? I did plan on creating a masculine page but .......this happened instead.
Well, its kinda masculine
 I used cricut Artist cartridge to die cut the large cog, first from Factory 42 paper, then from a cereal box for extra dimension. I stuck one on top of the other, then stitched around it.

Enjoy your week
Happy Creating


Monday, August 28, 2017

Love this!

Happy Monday Everyone,

Today I have some fun photos of my Husband getting a Beauty daughter is putting a mask on his face😊
I have used this sketch from

Super short post....I should be cooking dinner!
Have a great week

Tracey x

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Winter Wonderland

 Hey There Everyone,
Yep, another Snow page to show you! This one is for the August challenge at
Be inspired by trees.
Using Kraft as a background is a real challenge for me.....I like light coloured backgrounds or white. So, each month I continue to enter the challenges to put my self outside my comfort zone........often I think , silly me what am I doing! Anyway, after an initial struggle, I usually end up liking what I've created.
I had this happy with how it turned out!

I used my cricut to die cut the trees and title.  I added Diamond dust to the snow capped trees, they really shimmer. It does not show up in the photo that well.

Thanks for a great challenge Kraft Plus
Be sure to check out the DT inspiring, so many awesome ideas!

Happy crafting
Tracey x

Monday, August 21, 2017


Hello.....I have another snow page  to show you today. I am playing along with the sketch challenge at
I have rotated the sketch to suit my photos

I really like creating pages just using 4 x 6 printed photos.  And if you visit me often you would know how much I love these tiny doilies!

Enjoy your week Everyone
Have fun creating


Sunday, August 20, 2017


Hello....Happy Monday Everyone,
I have been busy painting ( still)....walls are done and I've just finished the doors. It was such a huge project, Yay I can put done the paint brush and do more scrapping!

Look at this fabulous sketch from "Stuck?" challenge.
My Page....#dowhatyoulove
My husband loves snow skiing........Since moving to Australia , skiing is the one thing he misses about Canada. So, it was wonderful to see him have so much fun skiing Whistler and Blackcomb mountains with our son who is working in Whistler at the moment! 
The # chip board title is perfect!
Lots of die cut glittery snow flakes, the maple leaf heart is die cut using 'Go Canada' cricut cartridge. 

so nice of you to stop by
Happy crafting

Tracey x