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

Pinkfresh Studio and Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post 

Hi Tracee with you today, hope everyone is enjoying some nice bank holiday crafting time!

I was looking around for inspiration this month and joined in a Scraplift challenge (the page I scraplifted is at the bottom of the post) over at a US site called Paper Issues. I used one of the new Pinkfresh collections called Dream On.

You & Me

The colours for my page were inspired by the blue and oranges that are in the Puffy Sticker pack and I stuck mainly to these colours, bringing out my distress inks for a mixed media background.

For my background I used the Delight sheet from the collection. Along with the puffy stickers I used lots of bits and pieces that have been sent to me in my DT kit over the past few months, I gather them up and put them in a little box and each time I make a page I have a sift through to see if there is anything I can use.

I used some cut files again on my page and I used the Tim Holtz distress inks on them to create an ombre effect. I added some texture paste through a stencil to my background also. Instead of using lots of patterned paper behind my photo I tore strips of washi tape and layered them over one another.

This is the gorgeous page by Rachael Lowe I chose to scraplift 

Hope you have a Happy Scrappy day and for this page and all your crafting needs please pop over to the SHOP

Friday, 25 August 2017

Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge

I was looking around for some scrappy inspiration I came across the challenges at Paper Issues. There are lots of different ones to  along with and this is the first of 3 that I played along with for August, I will share the others over the next few days.

Magical Memories

As well as some fun challenges they have a ton of free Silhouette files for you to download, I used 3 of them on my page. I was inspired by the Magic Unicorn file even tho I didn't actually use that particular one on my page.

I recently visited my Bestest Scrappy friend Debbi in the USA and we had the most magical time, we took lots of photo's for us both to scrap. We use the same pictures same challenge and the results are always very different, you can see Debbi's take on the challenge here. I used the 2017 Happy New Year file to frame my photo, I added a Photo Play patterned paper behind the numbers. I used the Scallop Background file in strips behind my frame title to this I added washi tape and gold and pink splatters.

Last time I was at Debbi's I bought these really cute Unicorn puffy stickers, I couldn't resist using them. The star wand sticker is a very old one by Echo Park. For the life of me I cannot recall where the Love sticker is from but it added a little something something to my page.
I will be back soon to share more of the challenges I completed this month

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Girls just wanna have fun

My blogpost for the Papermaze blog

girls wanna have fun tracee provis scrapbook layout paprmaze simple stories

Hi, Tracee with you today to share another layout I created with the Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection. I usually end up with lots of scraps from my pages and the pieces aren't usually big enough to keep and yet to large to throw away, so by using a die cut background piece I was able to utilise some of those scraps

I roughly cut around the flowers individually then adhered the scrap pieces to the back in a random style. I added enamel dots to the centre of each flower, this time I matched the dots to the flower. I have a huge stash of enamel dots, I seem to have become addicted and instead of hoarding them like I usually do, I used quite a few on my page, there is a good supply of them in the shop and you can find them here . I also added word stickers called "Little Bits" by Bella Boulevard and these also come in a great range of colours.

Instead of a alpha title I used one of the cut aparts that is found in the 6 x 6 pad, I layered it and then added a couple of staples for interest. The girls that are found throughout the collection make a great little embellishment. I hope your summer is a fun one!

For supplies for this page and all your papercrafting needs please head on over to the SHOP

Friday, 12 May 2017

Hook Line & Sinker with Bella Boulevard and Papermaze

Today I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post

Happy Friday! Tracee with you today to share a layout created with the fun Secrets of the Sea collection by Bella Boulevard.

hook line and sinker tracee provis papermaze bella boulevard secrets of the sea boy

I was completely inspired by this sheet, called finding fishies. I could just imagine all those fun colourful fishes swimming around!

I love to fussy cut my photos and create a little scene with them, me and my husband are always taking silly pictures, I thought this crazy one of us was perfectly placed in the fishbowl that I cut out on my Cameo.

hook line and sinker tracee provis papermaze bella boulevard secrets of the sea boy01

I fussy cut some of the fish from the paper, there are lots of different ones and they are different orientations too which I like, we don't want our fish all swimming in the same direction after all do we! I also cut some seaweed from both plain cardstock and vellum to add some different textures to the page. For my background I used some gel paste that I coloured with various blue mists, I made sure i didn't mix the colours too evenly through the paste and that gave me some variations. 

The stencil I used is very similar to this new "Bubbly" Kaisercraft one.

I used my cameo once again to cut out the "Hook" word, I added some of the Fish Parade sheet to the back and couldn't resist fussy cutting a small fish to swim across it. The "I Love You" strip came from part of the saying on the Borders sheet. The rest of my title was made up of random thickers, Vanessa has a great choice over at the shop.

For this page and all your scrapping needs please pop over to the shop.

Hope you all have a Happy Scrappy weekend!

Friday, 10 March 2017

I'm Busy with Simple Stories Domestic Bliss for Papermaze

I have this post up today on the Papermaze blog 

Happy Friday, hope you all have some crafty plans for the weekend.
I am here to share with you a layout I created using the new Domestic Bliss collection by Simple Stories.

I'm Busy by Tracee

I'm Busy scrapbook page tracee provis simple stories domestic bliss

When I first saw the name of this collection I was a little hesitant.... "housework" but really this is collection is full of beautiful colours and lots of neat touches that don't require you to have a photograph of you doing your best hoovering pose lol. 

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I took the I can't adult sheet and started by using some mists on my background paper mimicking the colours in the collection.  One of the 3 x 4 journaling card elements was perfect for this photo of my granddaughter "busy doing nothing" on her I pad. The hoover sticker was tongue in cheek as like most 12 year olds, when they are on a electronic device, nothing can interrupt them lol.

I loved these pot plants, I fussy cut them and stood them on top of the American Crafts chipboard sticker. Don't they look cute? I have really enjoyed working with this collection, there are so many cool elements and the colours just sing to you.

For this and all your papercrafting needs please pop over to the shop

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Simple Stories Love & Adore cards for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post.

Hi I'm here to share with you some Valentine cards with the Simple Stories Love & Adore Collection,  this collection celebrates all things love and so with that in mind I used one of these cards for my dear hubby's birthday today. 

Cards valentine Tracee Provis for Papermaze simple stories love & adore

Before I share the cards, I just wanted to share a very simple way to pretty up a gift.

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I wrapped the box in some brown paper, added a string bow, then I simply added one of the tickets that came in the ephemera pack....... there I told you it was really easy, I think it looks really effective for minimal effort.

Cards valentine Tracee Provis for Papermaze simple stories love & adore 02

I love to mix old with new I used some pieces from the chipboard pack to create part of my sentiment and then I found some older thickers to make up the rest. I'm sure lots of us have some packs that have been sitting around for ages, if you don't you can just pop over to the shop HERE and there is a massive selection in stock.

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I kept with the same theme of my first card, with the Love title and this time I cut it from one of the sheets of paper in the collection I added another cut apart piece from the 6 x 6 pad and joined it together with a little washi tape. I also cut one of the XO's from another sheet leaving a small white edge so they stand out a little.

Some of the pieces I used on my cards were remnants of a layout made with the same collection that I will be sharing later in the month. 
Happy Crafting 
Tracee x