Saturday, October 14, 2017

Two more challenges complete

I entered two of my layouts from last weekend over on The Scrap Suite. They had some amazing challenges set for the month of September and I wish I had more time to do the other ones set by the team. I entered Challenge 3 created & inspired by Jasmine & Challenge 4 created and inspired by Anthea. Today I was lucky enough to find out I won challenge 3 .... so excited.... i loved the challenges & i kinda loved creating with pics of some of my birds 😍


Challenge 2 -- This was a great challenge - create a layout using birds or butterflies or bows or use any combo of the three. This was my take on the challenge... I was so lucky to find an A2ZScraplet bird on a wire in my stash and a cute little bow hiding on my scrap desk... it hit the brief perfectly as well as the pic of sunbeam and moonshine... 



This was Challenge 4 - I loved creating with green. I don't think I have used green in such a long time and i love how this pic tells the story of my life ... we had to create a layout using green as the main colour and use a list or lots of journalling.  I loved pulling out the old typewriter for this layout ... my fingers are a tad sore from hitting the keys so hard... but i loved that i had this awesome shade of green hidden away in the copious amounts of paper i have stored ... BTW the pic is of my baby sister trish & I watching tv and chilling in the mismatched lounge room that we called home... 

I am feeling uber inspired for a big weekend of creating ... lots to do ... and lots of great inspirational challenges to open up my creative self to. I hope you find your little bit of creative time this weekend too. 


thought for today...

It's not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters most.


enjoy the weekend 
tracey xx

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

a creative but messy weekend...

Over the past few weeks I have been getting my groove on and making a heap of mess in my creative space which spans across the whole house.... obviously this is not a plan of mine to spread out but I just can't help it. 

I plan on trying to get my art 'spaces' organised by Christmas. As my ever patient husband tells me that i have been doing this for the past 10 years and then kisses me and says goodnight.... I truly need to accomplish this... and the I CAN DO IT girl in me has been slowly whittling away at it over the past week. .. this will take up to Christmas and maybe even longer -- after all I have to stop and create along the way.😉
yes it really is this bad... and that is only one of the spaces... 

The past two weeks I have created a whopping 9 layouts and one lonely card... two layouts were entered into challenges over at Scrap the Girls and Scrap the Boys. I'm very thankful that I won a challenge over at Scrap the Boys with the layout i posted in my previous post... If you get a chance and you love to create there are new challenges up for the month of October now on both sites.

Unfortunately I have not been able to go to one of my favourite retreats in NSW run by Sandra from Scrapbooking Delights for the past couple of years but she was kind enough to let me have a little banter and play along with a couple of the challenges that she had in store for her retreat guests... it helped me get back into it all and find a little creative flow ... these were the two layouts I had a play with a couple of weeks ago and the card.

Challenge 2 - this was a sketch challenge - it was my warm up 

Challenge 20 - this was a color challenge 



 Challenge 1 - Card challenge -- using foam dots- i think? 
I had a play with my gelli plate and a new Fiskars Teresa Collins Stamp. 


This weekend just gone I was working on trying to complete some of the Dlish Scraps Challenges set over on The Scrap Suite facebook page - so far i only have this picture and will be taking more to try and get them uploaded by this Friday... 


This is Challenge #4 set by Anthea - project using green and lots of journalling


thought for the day...

to be part of the 1% you must be prepared to do what the other 99% do not 

- business mindset 101





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Definitely in the groove

The past week I have immersed myself in a plethora of fabulous paint ,ink and arty, scrappy fun. I even pushed the boundaries and tried my hand at two challenges. I have not had a crack at a scrappy challenge in such a long time... must say that holidays agrees with me and it has been extremely productive.

The first challenge 

This challenge was from the Scrap the Girls blog. You needed to create a girly layout using the sketch provided... STG September challenge . 

I have used Ceramacoat paint, gelliplate, muslin, bling, stitching, Liquitex modelling paste, Prills, stencils, bling, washi tape, Flutterby designs flair,  Kaisercraft printed paper, Cocoa Vanilla word beautiflul & timber hearts.


Be your own kind of Beautiful 


The second challenge 

This challenge was over at  Scrap the Boys blog. This month the challenge is to create a layout of  Dads, grandfathers or father figures in celebration of Father's Day.

I have used Dina Wakley heavy body paint, Stampers Anonymous & Kaisercraft stamps, Ranger ink, stitching, printed  papers, flair, timber hand, D-lish enamel dots, Cocoa Vanilla embellishments



Fit for a King


I loved having a go at both challenges. I found them to be a great way to dust off the supplies and getting my hands dirty over this set of holidays. ... I truly have too much stuff and now its time to clean up for the next crafty challenge I set for myself. 



thought for today...

Set goals that scare you and excite you all at the same time.

---thinkgrowprosper