Wednesday, 14 December 2011

DT Challenge - Family

Hi everyone.. Over at Joys Life this week the challenge was to do something about Family.
I decided to do a cute Christmas card this week.

I used paper from Kaiser Craft Silly Season Collection.. 
It has a nice bright funky Christmas feel to it..


 The word stamps and the Merry Christmas stamps come from Joys Life..
Everyday Occasions Stamps and Holiday Occasions Stamps sets.

For extra cuteness I cut out a stack of little pressies and used puffy tape to give it a little bit of lift..
Why don't you head on over to Joy's Life DT blog to check out all the other wonderful
creations from the rest of the super talented ladies..
Hope you enjoy
Happy Scrapping
Tracy xx

Friday, 2 December 2011

Holiday Card Blog Hop !!!!!!

Hi Everyone. Yes it is time for the Holiday Card Blog Hop!!!
Now first things first, you should have arrived here from Susies blog The Dies Have It..
Well as you can see I didn't quite make a card.. I made a really cute Christmas Decoration
that will look really cute hung around the house..

 For this Project I used the Kaiser Craft December 25th Collection..
I really love this range it has a very traditional Christmas feel to it..
 This Stamp is from the Holiday Occasions Stamps set available from Joy's Life..

Well I hope you liked my creation...

Now to get on to how the Blog hop works..
You need to start at the Beginning which is to start with Joy.. From there you will move on to the next 
blog and so on.. Checking out all the wonderful creations made by all the very talented ladies along the way.
Some of the Ladies even have some great give aways on their blogs so make sure you do 
start at the beginning...

Now that is all said and done I hope you enjoy your Blog Hop experience and I look forward to reading all you comments..
For your final stop Please click to Hop on back to JOY's Blog..

Happy Hopping and Scrapping
Tracy xx
p.s Below is a list of all the ladies included in this Blog Hop so make sure you do go on over and check them
all out. They are wonderful and very creative and talented..

JOY - Joys life    Start Here!!!
CHRISTINE- Stampy N Wifes Space
JENNIE- Earthy Scrap
MARIA- Joyful Stamper
MARTHA- Pattis Scraping Time
MELISA- Melisas Crafty Creations
STACEY- Staceys Creative Corner
SUSIE- The Dies Have It   You Came from Here!!!
TRACY- The Pickled Owl.. You are here!!
And your final Stop is JOY..

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Boy's Zone

Hi everyone over at Joy's Life this week our challenge was to do a Grungy boyish project..
Below is the Layout I came up with. 

I used the That's Cool stamps from the Lots of Pun Stamps. Available from Joy's Life .
To check out the rest of our Really talented DT hop on over to the 
I hope you have a great week.
And Happy Scrapping.. 
Tracy xx
P.s Remember to keep your Eyes open for the up coming Blog Hop.. More Details to come soon..

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Hi everyone. Well this week over at Joy's Life the DT was asked to create a project and have it relate to one of Joy's Stamps.. I chose the 'Lucky Me having you in my life' from the Your so Punny stamp range, which is available from Joy's Life (just click to see the full range of stamps available)..
I really hope you enjoy my lay out and pop on over to check out what the rest of the very Talented DT have created..

Happy Scrapping.
Tracy xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Make it Messy Challenge!!!

Hi every one.. Well the first challenges have all been posted up by the Joy's Life DT.. I would seriously encourage you to Head on over and check out the projects all the Talented ladies have posted up over there..
The talent is really amazing..
Head on over and enjoy..
Tracy xx

Friday, 4 November 2011


I am so Excited and proud to Announce that I have been asked to be a Design Team Leader for the fabulous and extremely talented Joy of Joy's Life.. I would highly encourage you to pop on over and check this lovely ladies web page out.. And not only is she so talented she also has a range of great stamps as well so pop on over and check it all out..
Keep your eyes glued as well for the great creations that will be featured on the DT blog as the group of ladies are going to be creating some fantastic and brilliant things using Joy's products...
Happy scrapping everyone
Tracy xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


This week we have been going through a whole heap of home movies from when my kiddies were toddlers. After a lot of laughing (mostly my Hubby and myself), I thought about all the pics I have of the kids that seem to be not that important but are really part of there life stories and precious moments.. So on finding this photo of my 2 eldest kids now 12 and 10 (1 and 3 in the pic) with their great Ninny, my Nan I thought it would be a perfect chance to do a special layout... My Nan has since past away and this is something very special that the kids and her shared..
I have entered this LO in Frosted Designs latest challenge to use flourishes.. go on over and check out all the amazing work over there...
Before I share the layout I just wanted to say that even photos that don't seem that important at the time can sometimes end up being very important, I love that fact that my Nans room is so much part of the pic as it really helps bring back all the wonderful memories..
Hope you Like, Happy Scrapping
Tracy xxx

Friday, 26 August 2011

Guest Designer !!!

Well I have to say that I am thrilled, honored and a little nervous about being a guest designer for Frosted Designs.. I absolutely love this blog and all the wonderful challenges they put out..
why don't you pop on over to the Frosted Designs blog and check out their latest challenge and also check out some of the amazing work done by fellow Scrappers..
Below are some pics of my project that I submitted for my Guest designer spot this week.. This is a project I have been wanting to make for a while, a funky phone number book for my eldest daughter 10. I have made it using the Kaisercraft Antique tags.. I used Scrap within Reach The Cottage Collection paper, Kaiser paint and all sorts of chipboard lettering and embellishments out of my stash..
I hope you like it and Happy Scrapping..

Tracy xxx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Sweet Dreams

Ya I have my Mojo back !!!!
I have done this sweet lo of my youngest daughter when she was only 4 Days old.. So I thought I would enter it in the latset Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge which is to use a medium of clouring eg. pencils textas ect.. So I have used shimmer chalk and a water brush pen to colour in the clouds and rainbow.. The end result is very sweet and soft I think..
Tracy xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I'm Back...

Ok So I have to appolagise I have been a little slack on the up dates in the last couple of weeks.. I do have a very good reason for this though.. I made the decision about a month or more ago to quit smoking.. and I have done it I HAVE QUIT ... so as you can imagine I have kind of been a mix of crazy emotions and my poor family have been really fantastic to put up with my crazy mood swings... Any way it has now been 2 and a half weeks since I quit and I am feeling great..
I will have to Admit thought that unfortunately you will have to wait a little bit longer for some scrapping layouts as My Hubby and I are off on what I think is a well deserved holiday to Bali in a couple of days. So not only am I packing for us but I have to get the kids all organised to stay with their Grandma and Grandad for the week...
I hope you all had a great Easter and you and your families have stayed safe..
All the best

Tracy xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Monster Munch....

Over at Sketches in Thyme they have heaps of great sketch challenges.. this Layout of Luke I am entering in their Thursday Sketch layout Takes #42... I used to think that doing layout from sketches was a lazy way of doing pages but boy has my mind changed.. I LOVE using sketches it gives you the idea and then you can just flow with it from there..
Anyway enough rambling here is a Pic sketch #42
And here is my interpritation of sketch #42  MONSTER MUCH!!!

Tracy xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

Stage 1 Veggie Patch

Ok so to some this may seem a bit crazy (especially to the people that know my gardening skills haha!!) but Hubby and I have decided that we are going to, as a Family, try and grow a veggie patch..
To make  this idea work we do of course have to remove a large section of garden.. Now when I say garden I mean bushes/shrubs that are prickly and have been growing in this spot for Approx 30 years..
So Phase 1 of our grand plan has begun.. Yesterday as a Family we got stuck into clearing Our veggie garden sight.. Hubby with the Chain Saw in hand started hacking away at the bushes while the kids got on the gloves and started dragging various sized branches up to me so I could put them in the pile (will maybe burn off not quite sure yet it is rather large and I don't want to be responsible for half the street burning down..).
Now of course half way through the girls started getting worried about any wildlife that might be left homeless, like the bees and the snails or ants.. so we had to deligate wildlife nature preserves, that if they find any insects of animals we can find another home for them..And of course they were worried about the plants we were cutting down so we also had to remind them that remember we are make a veggie garden so that is a good thing because we will be able to eat all the things we grow, and that will be Yummy.!!
Well after 3 hours of hard work we had finally made a great start and cleared the designated area, ( no wildlife was found except a cricket a lady bug and a whole lot of tennis and golf balls)..
So here are a few pics of Stage 1 of our Veggie Patch adventure...

I hope you will follow our Great Veggie Patch adventure and Hopefully Fingers crossed we will have some great home grown veggies soon..
Tracy xx
P.s no wild life was injured in the making of this Veggie Patch... But my Arms are very sore today.. HEHE!!


What a great excuse to do a really girly page.. Frosted Designs challenge for this week is Bling..

So with this in mind I thought I would do a cute page on My youngest daughters favourite Teddy Elly Belly.. It was the perfect page to add some bling too and cute it up.. Hope you like it...
Tracy xx

Thursday, 31 March 2011


WOW I am so Excited !!!!
I made Top 3 over at Frosted Designs, For my Reuse and Recycle Layout I entered in their Fabulous Friday challenge last week... Thank you Girls you have really given me a real spring in my step today..
I thought I would repost the pic so you could all see it again.
Thanks Again Girls..
Tracy xx

Monday, 28 March 2011

Big Brother

I am so overjoyed that I am finally getting My Mojo back and have been getting heaps of layouts done.. This layout of my son when he met his new baby sister for the first time is one that I have been wanting to do for ages.. I have entered it in the the Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesday Sketch challenge #11.
This is the sketch #11
This is my interpritation of Sketch #11.. Big Brother....

I sewed the stars and ribbon onto the page with the sewing machine..
Hope you like it..

Recycle Reuse...

For this challenge at Frosted Designs we had to recycle and reuse so I thought I would try a technique that I have been wanting to use for a while and that a friend has shown me.. I used an old soft drink can (cleaned out of course) to make these beautiful and funky embelishments to add to my layout...

Firstly I cut both ends off the can then run it through the CuttleBug to emboss it. I then used my Stayzon ink to highlite the embossed pattern.

I think these homemade embellishments add the shine and funk that I wanted on this layout and I know I will definately use this technique again..
Tracy xx