Thursday 7 December 2017

Christmas Wishes with Echo Park and Papermaze

I have a new post up on the Papermaze blog today.

Hi Tracee with you today with a home decor piece created using the adorable A Perfect Winter collection by Echo park.

I love to fussy cut elements from papers for my projects and the Winter Wonderland sheet has lots of images for you to play with. I used some lolly sticks to make a frame for my wall hanging and I have to confess that at the moment it is the only Christmas decoration hanging in my house.

Have you tried Nuvo Drops by Tonic Studios? I am a firm fan, they have a great enamel dot look to them and I can make them any size I want. You can find them in the shop here Nuvo drops for the snowflakes and the glitter Nuvo drops for the snowy edges of my hills. I kept to the blue colours of the collection using just a few small pops of red that appear in the papers.

I cut a title on my Silhouette and added glitter. I also used the Nuvo Glitter Drops to make some snowballs, they would've had a more round shape had I not  accidentally turned the paper upside down before they were dry, these do dry quite fast too and squashed them a little!

More numbers cut on the Silhouette and I replaced the one with a wooden snowflake that I painted and glittered. I did make this for my daughter but i am rather enamoured with it and may just keep it for myself.

Hope you are heading towards a happy scrappy weekend, don't forget for this and all your crafting needs please head over to the shop

Monday 23 October 2017

Milk & Cookie with Doodlebug and Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post

Hi Tracee with you today, I am here to share.....dare I say it Christmas cards and tags. You can never prepare to early for the festive season so I have made a head start on my cards for this year. I got to use the delightful Milk & Cookies collection by Doodlebug.

The new Milk & Cookies collection by Doodlebug is a modern sweet design with all your traditional elements, Santa's, Trees and all the rest. I created some cards and then with my scraps made a few tags too, my Christmas gifts are going to look so pretty.

I kept my cards clean and simple to showcase the beautiful papers. I cut some basic shapes and turned them into gifts and trees, my sentiments were cut from the Merry Berries border sheet. and I added twine and some pearls too.

When I had finished the cards I had these few scraps left over, normally I would just toss them instead I cut some tags and decorated them. I think they turned out very cute!

I didn't waste anything, I even used the half Santa head I just fussy cut it and attached it to the edge of my tag. I even cut the teeny weeny marshmallows as "Treats for Santa". I hope I didn't scare you too much with the "Christmas" word, there are a whole bunch of new collections over in the shop, take a look and you will be spoilt for choice. If you're not quite ready for Christmas crafting there are lots of nice Halloween collections too

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Top of the World Papermaze DT post

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post 

Hello Tracee here with you today to share a layout I created using Maggie Holmes Carousel collection

top of the world papermaze tracee provis maggie holmes carousel

Whilst the collection leans towards a more feminine palette I decided to pull out the blue tones and create a masculine page. I added in various black washi tapes as a contrast.

I cut lots of strips and arranged them down my page, my page is 8 x 8 so I didn't need long strips but even then I wanted to make the most of my sheets so this is how they looked before I layered my main cluster on top.

I often use methods like these just to squeeze every last bit from my papers! I also added the stitching and paint splatters at this point.

I added some of the blue stickers from the pack and some word stickers. The wood pieces added another contrast and also helped to reduce my huge stash by a small margin!

I will be back later in the month with a more feminine page using this collection. I hope you have a Happy Scrappy day and for this page and all your scrapbooking needs please head on over to the SHOP

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Happy Days with Pebbles & Paper Issues

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post. I also played over at Paper Issues "Scraplift Sunday"

Hi Tracee with you today to share a fun page I created using the new Pebbles "Heart of the Home" collection.

Another 8 x 8 page to add to my "Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album.We visited a little town in MD called Rock Hall a very quaint little town. This is a photo of us on Main Street, the Heart of the Home collection was perfect for it!

I used some texture paste and a stencil on my background, I kept it white to give a more subtle effect. The houses on the sticker sheet were perfect to frame my photo with, I also added the little bird and positioned him so that he looks like he is watching us having fun.

I used the From Me to You sheet that has lots of Tags for you to cut apart. I layered them up and added some string to the holes. Some simple punched leaves here and there completed my page. I also used the little triangles that were in between the tags as an extra embellishment for the tags.

This was the lovely page that I scraplifted over at Paper Issues

Hope you have a Happy Scrappy Day!

Friday 15 September 2017

CSI case file 238

There is a brand new case file over at CSI and another page for my Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album.

Here is the Case File

And here is my take

When I visited with Debbi we took Selfies wherever we went. Debbi has an all singing all dancing selfie stick that has a remote control, so when we looked back on this picture the question was "Did I press the remote too soon or was Debbi holding the stick wrong?" Whatever the answer we laughed til we cried at this resulting shot.
I used this Sketchy Saturday sketch from Paper issues as a starting point for my page

For my Evidence I used
Eye Glasses
Use Coloured pencils 
Text Print
Googly Eyes
Enamel Dots
Book Plates

I used lots of different alphas for my title most of them older, the "Taking" word is a 2 Crafty Chipboard piece. I really did pull out my older stash, the bird on a branch and cloud stickers are from a 2012 summer collection by Echo park. My Testimony is "Tuck your journaling inside something but make it visible" I wrote on a tag and tucked it in the side of the photo, the journaling reads "Lost for words at our ineptitude for taking selfies, but all is not lost - we are the queens of outtakes"

I find myself stitching on almost all my pages and this time I did lots of vertical zig zag lines, they took me ages! The bookplate is by Stampin Up and I filled it with embellishments including a cute little monkey brad that I got from Hobby Lobby the previous time I was visiting with Debbi.

I hope you will find time to play along with this case file
Happy Scrapping

Thursday 31 August 2017

Adorkable - Stuck Sketches August 15th sketch

This month I have been playing over at Stuck Sketches, there are 2 great sketches each month and for August I created pages for both of them.

Both my pages are for my album "Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album. This page is us being daft in Michaels and using their wood items as photo props! This is a favourite game for us and it creates some great photos to scrap!

My second page for the August 15th sketch

This was the sketch, quite unusual with the elements running diagonally across the page, I flipped it vertically and moved my title down to the bottom as I really wanted to fit the Chipboard "Adorkable" onto my page which is 8 x 8.

Here are some close ups

I couldn't resist fussy cutting the little dog from a Bella Boulevard paper, I added a glasses shaped brad and I think he looks very cute! As the pack of heidi Swapp speech bubble puffy stickers was astill on my desk from last time I used the "smile" one on this page.

I used a swiss dot cardstock to cut my circle element running down the centre of the page to give it a little texture. I cut the moutaches in the same cardstock but backed them with some white cardstock to make them stand out a little better.

Hope you have a happy scrappy day

Stuck Sketches August 1st Sketch

This month I have been playing over at Stuck Sketches, there are 2 great sketches each month and for August I created pages for both of them.

Both my pages are for my album "Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album. On the journey to Debbi's house from the airport we always stop at Chick-Fil-A, or Chicken Licken as I affectionately call it.  A delicious peach milkshake on the menu this time.....yummy!

This is my take on the sketch for August 1st

This was the sketch

Here are some close ups

I created a cluster of elements on some Simple stories chipboard frames using puffy stickers and cardstock stickers. The love it puffy sticker is an older one from Heidi Swapp as are the gold arrows. I love to mix old with new and the cardstock stickers are from a Photo Play collection called Fun with Friends, perfect for my page.

Hope you have a happy scrappy day