Tuesday 31 December 2019

2019 Bakers Dozen

Hello Creative Friends 

It's hard to believe another year is close to an end 
2019 has seen more hurdles than the last and many changes 
for me and my family. With 2020 within grasp I never make
new years resolutions just a promise to allow myself some 
much needed guilt free time to do what I love this year. 

With that I will leave you with my Baker's Dozen a selection 
of my favourite makes of 2019 which all hold a special memory.

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Priceless memories..

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and friendship
I'm already excited to see what the New Year will bring. 

Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy year ahead 
I look forward to following your journey as I 
continue to share a slice of mine with you. 

Take care of yourselves and be safe.. 
Creative Hugs & Wishes
Tracey xx 

Sharing my past year in review with 

Wednesday 25 December 2019

*Happy Christmas* ~ WoywW 551

Hello everyone

Well the big day is here 

like the majority of us there will be nothing on my 
WOYWW as it's a day reserved for Family but here's 
a prepared post to send good wishes to you all..

Share my last 3 days of Kasia's Advent Challenge 

Day 22 ~ Following Intuition.. 
from finger painting I found this angel..

Day 23 ~ I Love You 
an easy task for me as I say those three little words many 
times a day and am blessed to receive those words right back.. 

Day 24 ~ Magic 
Things that take our breath away, for me it's all around. 
Take time to stop, look deeper and appreciate it's beauty.

Which I shall share with the fabulous 

Days 1~7 are HERE 
and Days 8~21 you can see HERE 
for those that may like to see each prompt.

A Christmas card to you all.. 

and finally that just leaves me to say

Have a magical day.. 

Hugs & wishes 
Tracey xx

Monday 23 December 2019

.Everything Art ~ Kasia's Advent Calendar 8~21

Hello everyone

Whilst my house guests and family settle for the evening 
I've taken the opportunity to put this post together before 
I settle down myself, it's another busy day tomorrow..

Grateful to give myself 15 creative minutes each day  
Here's day's 8 to 21 of Kasia's Advent Calendar.

Day 8 ~ Snowflakes & Doilies 
..two beautiful things.

Day 9~ Breathe 
Take time to meditate each day... 

Day 11~ Be like a Tree. 
...let that bad energy drop like a falling leaf.. 

Day 12~ The Scents 
Cinnamon & ginger infused tea leaves add 
texture and aroma to this mixed media page.

Day 12 ~ Full Moon 
On the 12th day of the 12th month @ 
12 minutes past midnight.. i'm aligned with the stars 
dot by dot..

Day 13 ~ YES
In 2020 there will be much more of this in my life.

Day 14 ~ Random words. 
Taking a random page from an old book circles words and 
blank out the rest. Chosen words: Talk, Everyone, Laughing, 
good-naturedly, Seasons, Time, Earth, Magic, the Moon & Embrace,
It's as if your own story is created. 

Day 15 ~ Light 
Using wax as a resist, I really needed more time to play..

Day 16 ~ Where are you 
In the evening you'll find me right here..

Day 17~ Shadow 
Sketching a shadow is not as easy as it sounds when you are 
holding the subject of which shadow you want to trace. 

Day 18 ~ No one is watching 

Whilst all was calm i'd love to sing my heart out in 
the snow under the glisten of a Christmas Tree.

Day 19 ~ Tie loose ends
Using string.. 

Day 20 ~ Sounds 
Gifts being unwrapped and singing Happy Birthday 
to my Hubby... Recycle that wrapping paper.

Day 21 ~ Gifts 
The best things in life cost nothing.

I'm sharing with *Art Journal Journey* 

Take care everyone
Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Friday 20 December 2019

Sketch ~ Paperbabe Challenge #109

Hello Creative Friends, 

It's the last Paperbabe Stamps challenge of 2019 

Use the sketch below to inspire you. 
The flower can be an embellishment/image 
and the words Paperbabe Stamps any sentiment

Using hickory smoke distress oxide backgrounds I've created three 
simple seasonal cards using the Joy, Peace and Love sentiments, 
embellished with painted Peaceful Flurries Fibre Board all 
stamped with co-ordinating Peaceful Flurries stamps

Buttons and beads add extra embellishment with dots of  
liquid pearls and a whisper of silver gilding wax to finish.

We hope you treat yourself to some creative time during this 
busy time of year and share your makes with us over HERE

With chance to win a Paperbabe Stamps prize there's lots more 
to see from the DT over @ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #109

Happy Holidays & Warm wishes
Tracey xx

Wednesday 18 December 2019

WoywW 550

Hello everyone, 

Well it's been crazy here over the past couple of weeks. 
In between preparing for the festivities, guests and visits 
our dearest Daughter is also home from Sweden for Christmas. 

To add to the madness we've welcomed a new member to our family.. 
A gift to us all after losing our beloved dog Boni last March 
and an extra early Birthday present to Hubby who celebrates 
his special day this Friday. Meet Freya everyone 😍 

So using today as a round up of the past couple of weeks 
here's what's been happening on and off my work desk 

Christmas card making and writing...

I've had my money's worth out of these stamps this year. 
Batch made lots a couple of weeks ago with left overs 
for next year, just need to remember where I put them 
*SAFE* and who i've sent them too this year!

Fabulous cards received from Anne, Angela and Dorthe a beautifully 
intricate Angel and hearts, the red woven one now hangs on my Tree. 

We always save opening our cards until the Christmas Tree is up 
it's extra special to me to receive ones that are handmade.. 
Thank You Ladies so much.  

There's not been enough hours in the day to get online, 
read blogs or put any blogs of my own together but I 
have managed to keep up with Kasia's Advent Challenge.
Day's 1-7 are HERE just need to photograph 8-17 and have 
10 minutes to myself for day 18.. Can you believe it's 
only one week till Christmas.. eek 🌲

Look forward to seeing what's on your work desks and 
a catching up over at Julia's for WoywW #550 

Sending calming HUGS your way 
Tracey xx

Sunday 8 December 2019

Everything ART ~ Kasia's Advent 1-7

Hello Creative Friends

Later than planned but as promised I'm sharing my journey
so far using prompts from Kasia's Advent Calendar 2019.

A colourway of green, flesh ochre and aubergine
i'm repurposing a Journal once created as my
calming space back in August 2018..

Here's my first week's pages.

Day 1 ~ The Postcard
Using an old postcard, scraps and colours from my palette
simple words send a message just for ME*..

Day 2 Fairy Tale
No time just now to read a book so a bookmark with a stamped modern day
image of Little Red Riding Hood is painted in the same colour palette.

Day 3 Allow
On a used envelope the word ALLOW is written in glue.
Left to dry over night paint is scrapped and smudges around it.

Day 4 ~ A Walk.
The mornings can be so dark this time of year.

Day 5 ~ Sticks & Twigs.
Mark making with gathered twigs I saw a scene in one page so drew a
window around it. The second page a found leaf is glued amongst the marks.

Day 6 ~ White on White
Something I could create all day and everyday..

Day 7 ~ Tea Time
Used Tea bag glued onto parcel paper with a quick sketch of my morning cuppa.

I've really enjoyed my first week of Kasia's Advent and
quite proud of myself for keeping up each daily...
Fingers crossed for the next week.

Happy Sunday everyone
Creative Hugs

Tracey xx

Sharing this journey with:
*Art Journal Journey ~ Yvonnes Words & Numbers*

Friday 6 December 2019

Winter ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #108

Hello Creative Friends, 

Here's what I got up to on a cold and frosty morning...

Gluing scrunched tissue onto a journal page, white gesso 
highlights the texture. Stamping Trees and Snowflakes 
into the open space adds to my Winter scene. 

Stamping the Paperbabe LEFT 3/4 View Dinky Face onto a 
separate page I gave her Micro Fringe Hair using the template and 
fashioned a Beanie Hat to keep her warm before cutting her out. 

Glued onto the mixed media background a glittery pom pom 
is added along with die cut words. As the snow glisten's 
it's as if she's "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"..

Why not treat yourself to some cosy creative time and 
come share your WINTER creations with us over HERE.. 
There's a chance to win a prize for one Lucky winner. 

Look forward to seeing your WINTER creations. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 
Morgan's ArtWorld ~ Challenge #12
*Art Journal Journey* ~ Words & Numbers
More Mixed Media Challenge  ~ ATG/Optional White

Wednesday 4 December 2019

WOYwW ? 548

Hello everyone, 

How's that Christmas prep going?? 
It's only 3 weeks you know 😛 

A very quick post from me today where I share 
What's on my work desk this Wednesday #548 

Can't show the cards or things i've been making but..

thanks to Zsuzsa last week reminding me Kasia's Advent 
was starting on the 1st, I managed to throw a few things 
in a box and find a journal i'd made with loose pages. 

This advent challenge will give me a break during the run up 
to Christmas with the lid of the box a portable work surface.
I'll probably post my progress over the weekend.. 

Like an Elf I've lots to do for others this week 
so i'll catch up with you all later. 

Creative Hugs to all 
Tracey xx