Monday 30 November 2015

Imagine If - Journal Page

 Today I would like to share with you my latest Art Journal project for Imagine If. Below is a picture of all the product I used, although I decided only to use the one piece of patterned paper.

So in the picture below you can see the patterned paper I used along with 3 different stencils from Imagine If. They are so much fun, I could sit for hours playing with these! To make them pop out a bit more instead of fading into the background I used my black pen to go around outside. I still wasn't happy with it so in the following finished page you will see I also used black around the edges of the Dianmond Stencil.

Ok, before I started playing with the background I had put aside all my chipboard pieces and painted black ready for when background was dry. To finish off I doodled around the edges. I love how this page turned out.

Imagine If products used
Stencil - Dianmonds
Stencil - Circles
Stencil - Chevron
Chipboard - Fence
Chipboard - Fantail Set
Chipboard - Fairy and Butterfly
Chipboard - Branch and Flowers
Chipboard Words - Dream Garden
Paper - Paper Arts Vintage Flowers 3

Sunday 8 November 2015

New Challenge.. and do you want to be a Southern Girl???

So.... there are a couple things going on over at Southern Girls Challenges this fortnight. First off is out new fortnightly challenge...this challenge we would love to see twine, tape or ribbon on your projects. Ching-Chou kuik is the amazing sponsor.. if you haven't yet had a look at these amazing images then head over to the esty shop and have a look around. I have used So Long Yesterday.
OK so here is the second bit of news.... read below....
Have you ever thought it would be awesome to be part of the Design Team at SGC?
Are you from Australia or New Zealand?
Do you love creating with paper?
If you have answered yes to the 3 questions above we want to hear from you!

We are looking for some fresh faces on our DT due to some of our ladies stepping down at the end of this year.

The term would start in January.
The team is split into 2 groups which means 1 project per month.
If you choose to make a card you will usually be provided a digi image from our sponsor to use.
We welcome scrapbookers, cardmakers, altered artists, mixed media, pocket scrapbookers, art journalers, in fact all types of papercrafting.

We correspond on facebook so you would need to have a facebook account and a blog or public facebook account which you can post the challenges and your projects to.

If you would like to apply to be an SGC lovely please email us a couple of samples of your work, tell us a bit about yourself and please include your blog link to

We look forward to hearing from you and the call will finish when we have found our new members,
Trace & Lou and the SGC Lovelies 

Saturday 31 October 2015

Imagine If - DT projects

 Hello - so once again I have neglected this blog. I really think its because everyone is using Facebook these days to show their projects. But anyhoo... here are my two projects I made for October for Imagine If.
Above is an Art Journal page using stencils and chipboard from my DT stash. Imagine If do all their own stencils and chipboard, and if you want anything I am sure if they haven't got it then Jo's daughter who designs them will knock something up for you.
Below is my second project - the cover of another Art Journal. I must say it was a bit of trial and error trying to put chipboard through my grand calibur!!! But I did it!!!

Sunday 18 October 2015

Southern Girls Challenge - Celebration

This challenge over at Southern Girls is about celebrations, birthdays, Christmas, anything you want really! I have used Eleanor Santas Helper from Lacy Sunshine. Isn't she sweet!. Jump over and see what other inspiration there is and join in the fun.

Saturday 26 September 2015

Southern Girls Challenge - Whimsy, cute and fun

Hi, well here I have managed to do a DT project for Southern Girls Challenges... and not even for my own team!!!! I loved this image from Oddball so much I had to play around and do an Art Journal page. This challenge we want to see Whimsy, Cute and Fun on those projects, a combination or just one, so jump over and see what other wonderful creations the girls have created and join in!

Sunday 6 September 2015

More Lacy Sunshine images anyone????

Here are some images that I have coloured in for Heather over at Lacy Sunshine.... LOVE them!

Hollyanna ethereal enchantress
Rory playing hookey

Sunday 23 August 2015

Lacy Sunhine

So haven't blogged for a while but wanted to show you some of the latest images I coloured for
 Lacy Sunshine since its such a rainy day.

Friday 31 July 2015

Guest DT - Slinky Tart

So here is my second card for Slinky Tart as their Guest Designer. This Slinky image is called Knowledge and she would have to be my favourite. Ive done a few cards now with her. I hope you have enjoyed seeing these images on my blog and have gone over to see what other great Slinky Tart images are on the site.

Sunday 19 July 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Lucy Boo's Christmas Package

 Another Christmas card for you called Lucy Boo's Christmas Package from Lacy Sunshine. Am I scaring you yet into thinking about Christmas??? If you want to know any of the colours I have used, jump over and join Lacy Sunshine Facebook Group. I post all these images with a Colourist card with copic numbers on them

Friday 17 July 2015

Guest DT - Slinky Tart

Hello... so here is some exciting news.. I am a Guest DT member this month for Slinky Tart!!! Today I have Cat Sixx to show you. isn't she a rocker! If you want something just a little different from the normal cutesy image jump over and have a look. Stay tuned in another fortnight and I will show you another coloured up image!

Thursday 16 July 2015

Southern Girls - Get Inky

Over at Southern Girls we have a new challenge for you - Get Inky. Today I have an Oddball Art image to show you called Sweet Sai Fairy. She's very sweet and my type of image. I have also incorporated her into a new hobby that Lou has bullied... oh ok.... merely hinted to me that I might like it... Art Journaling. Well she was right damn it..... *insert sigh* another hobby!!!!
Righto... enough of me rambling, jump on over and join us for a chance to win some images from oddball!

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Christmas Boo

 Scary thing to be thinking and crafting Christmas! This card image is Christmas Boo from Lacy Sunshine. I am well ahead on Christmas cards this year! I might even attempt to send some out! Have a great week

Sunday 12 July 2015

SpiegelMom Scraps - Scrap Party

Happy 5th Anniversary to Jody over at SpiegalMom Scraps!! The ScrapParty has officially been kicked off!! So I have joined in on the fun and created a project with stars on it to enter the comp!... Yes this is my scary second art journal page I have just started! It has a Lacy Sunshine image on it, old Stamping Up flowers... such fun to do.. and very messy! Thanks Lou for getting me into it!

Lacy Sunshine - Sammi Boo Hot Chocolate

Well I have been a bad blogger, been about a month since last post. But I have been busy!!! Lou has started me in a new hobby.. Art Journaling.. not sure if mine are up to standard to show on here yet,,, but maybe in couple days. Also being a Lacy Sunshine colourist keeps me busy, the best thing is I don't have to make cards for that DT... just colour to my hearts content! Only thing is I end up with a stash of coloured images! LOL. So I will try and be a good blogger and post a couple times a week again... lets see how long that lasts... ohhh and keep an eye out.. I am a guest designer this month for someone who has great images!!!!!
So onto card... if you like the look of Sammi Boo Hot Chocolate you can buy her here... but be warned... you wont stop at buying just one of Lacy Sunshine images!

Sunday 14 June 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Lyndsey Lovebug Buggmee

A quick pop in to keep my blog slightly updated!!! and see if there is anyone who actually looks at my blog apart from the lovely Chris... Another cutie from Lacy Sunshine

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Delivery of Love

Day 1 of holidays..... coloured image, went out, car broke down.... now stranded at home until car gets fixed..... oh well, could think of worse places to be!

Monday 25 May 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Rory's Magical Ride

A light coloured card from me today, normally I like the more earthy colours, still not sold on this card. But LOVE the image from Lacy Sunshine. I am now officially on holiday... mmm what to do???

Saturday 23 May 2015

Slinky Tart

Hello all... here is another awesome Slinky Tart Image. Love these images! And used tape, doily and sequins from Spiegelmom scraps... freezing outside, fire roaring, perfect weather to stay inside and colour!

Thursday 21 May 2015

Southern Girls - Spots and Dots challenge

 Hello, welcome back to another Southern Girls Challenge. - Spots and Dots. This round I have used "I love my puppy" from All Dressed Up. They have stunning images to choose from and for one lucky winner they will get to choose 2 digis as a prize, so why not jump over and see the rest of the inspiration the Southern Girls DT has for you and join in the fun
Tracy xx

Sunday 10 May 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Rory Christmas Tree

Happy Mother Day if anyone is reading this!!! Thought I would share another card I have created before I make Blueberries pancakes with bacon and maple syrup for myself, my mum and my SIL.... funny how I get to do all the work!

Saturday 9 May 2015

Slinky Tart - Knowledge

 Hi. Today I wanted to share with you this image which I have recently stumbled across from Slinky Tart.  This one is called Knowledge. On the card is some paper I had in my stash also wooden veneer and sequins are from Spiegelmom Scrap Shop

Monday 4 May 2015

Nation Scrapbooking Day Blog hop

Hi all, hope you have enjoyed your journey through the blog hop and been wowed by all the great inspiration. If you have followed the hop correctly, you should have arrived here from the amazing Jennifer
 I hope you have commented along the way, as one lucky hopper is in for an amazing prize, trust me.. I have seen a picture and you wont want to miss out on a chance to win!
Righto, so after you have left a comment, head over to Jody's FB page to join in on some more fun and challenges. Happy Scrapping xx





Sunday 3 May 2015

Bernard Stitched Collection - Lacy Sunshine

 Hello! Today I want to show you all a card I have made for my nephew's 7th birthday in November (yes organised I know!). A cute Lacy Sunshine image Bernard was so easy, fast and fun to colour!
Yesterday I went to a friends house and got shown a few things that she has bought in the last year while I was having a break from crafting... oh dear I now have a list as long as my arm on what I want to buy! Anyhoo... have a great day, I'm going to enjoy what's left of this crafting Sunday
Trace xx

Monday 27 April 2015

Emmilou Boo, Oink and Oinker Too

Well what a crappy rainy day to wake up to! Just perfect for crafting I reckon! So here is a card I made Using Lacy Sunshine image Emmilou Boo. A lot of this card is made from some goodies that my amazing friend Lou gave me, plus sequins from Jody over at Spiegelmom Scraps. I have never used sequins before, I think I have found a new fun thing to add coolness to my cards!

Saturday 25 April 2015

Lacy Sunshine - Wisteria Enchantress

I have been a bit slack on the blogging front. But have been busy colouring my little heart our as Heather from Lacy  Sunshine Stamps asked me if I would like to be on her Lacy Sunshine Colouring Team. Whoop Whoop.
Sooooo, I don't have to make cards, just colour images!!!! Perfect... Oh yes eventually I will turn my stash into cards, but for now, I am just enjoying colouring all the amazing images from Heather!

Thursday 23 April 2015

(Inter)National Scrapbooking Day


Southern Girls Challenge and SpiegelMom Scraps are teaming up to bring you a full on, awesome Nastional Scrapbooking Day Weekend of fun, creating and prizes including prizes from our sub sponsor Auzz Trinkets & Crafts
Come and join in the fun - Sign up at

And you can use this special discount code in the spiegelmom scraps store to select some goodies to play with.....


We Are looking forward to this joint awesomeness and hope you will all come and join us.

Sunday 29 March 2015

My effort for today

A little bit of playtime with a Lacy Sunshine image today after a weekend of gardening, beetroot bottling, apple bottling, and general housework! Hope you have had a great weekend! Four day working week next week.. whoop whoop!!!

Friday 27 March 2015

Party Time!!!

Hiho, had a little play again, not really liking these colours, not bright enough for me, but oh well... lesson learnt!. Might have a play later after some housework has been done!!! Have a great day!!

Sunday 1 March 2015

Keeping it simple with Lacy Sunshine!!

Loving these Lacy Sunshine images. Been in garden all morning and rewarded myself by having a play. Trying to keep my cards simple and not loading them up with flowers like my old style. Hope everyone's having a great weekend xx Trace