Friday 1 December 2023

Creative Artiste Celebrates #100 Anything Mixed Media Goes/Christmas Creations Challenge

 Welcome December Creatives 

Can you believe another year is near it's end.. with that 
I bring you the last Creative Artiste Challenge of 2023. 

As we Celebrate our #100 Challenge DT Member FIONA has kindly 
gifted a prize for the winner of Decembers #100 Challenge 
see picture below and details of how to win HERE 

Our Anything goes Mixed Media Challenge has an 
optional twist this month so come and share your 
Mixed Media creations with the Design Team 

My final Design Team Project of the 2023 is a twofer as I 
share how two journal pages come together to create one.. 

This cosy Christmas scene decked with festive die cut swags 
frames the Wintery night sky seen through the window.

Turn the page/open the window...

Created from offcuts collaged with glitter paste and a watery wash of 
Prussian blue acrylic. The moonlight shines down from the glittering 
midnight Sky on a forest of tree's amongst a flurry of snow. 
The words Peace On Earth... almost look as if 
they were carved into the snowdrift.

We @ Creative Artiste look forward to seeing your 
Come and celebrate the December with us..

Peace and Winter blessings to you all 

**Happy Christmas everyone**

Stay safe and cosy..
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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Tuesday 28 November 2023

Traditional Christmas ~ Guest Designer @Try it on Tuesday

 Hello Creatives 

I'm blessed to have been invited to be Guest Designer 
@ Try it on Tuesday, their theme this fortnight is 

Today I share a Christmas Card a tradition to correspond with family 
and friends to send love and best wishes for the festive season. 

This one displays a Poinsettia sometimes known as the 
*Flower of the Holy Night* for it's star shaped flowers. 

Stamped coloured and fussy cut, displayed on an embossed acrylic 
painted background, I added a jumble of threads, gold lace and 
glittery stickles glue for extra detail and dimension.. 

Handmade Christmas cards are extra special and a wonderful way 
of staying connected with those dear to us both near and far.. . 

Thank you to the TioT Design Team for inviting me this fortnight
please don't forget to pop on over to see what the talented team 
have created to inspire your Traditional Christmas creations ..  

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx

Friday 3 November 2023

Creative Artiste ~ November Mixed Media Challenge #99

 Hello Creative Friends 

where our theme is ALWAYS *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This month my journal page is created around a watercolour ink wash 
background, acrylic scraped paints, stamped, coloured and die cut 
elements with pen doodles stickles glitter glue and enamel accents. 

Anyone who visits my blog will know how inspired I am by nature, 
I love creating my own scene influenced by what I see around me.

In the midnight sky the owl makes a mighty statement in the 
spotlight of the silvery mica moon, surrounded by dots of glitter 
glue stars she flies above the changing landscape of her world.

A die cut skyline silhouette lies in the distance of acrylic trees 
outlined with dots and dashes of posca pen and enamel accents 
adding highlight and detail to this night time journal scene.

If you love to mix up your media please come and share YOUR 

The team look forward to seeing your Mixed Media Creations HERE 

Stay safe and creative 
Hugs Tracey x 

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Friday 6 October 2023

Creative Artiste ~ October Anything Mixed Media Goes #98

 Hello creatives

Time to introduce you to Creative Artiste October Challenge 
where our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes #98*

My journal page this month is full of Autumnal splendor 
as October has always been my favourite time of year. 

Upon a collage and stencilled background I've created a woodland 
scene using die cuts of new and old along with unused remnants 
from projects created way way back in the past.

Rusty brown painted and enamel embossed die cut tree's and finger 
smudged inks surround a stamped on rice paper quote by Rumi: 
*Let yourself be silently drawn by the 
stronger pull of what you really love..*

A stamped, coloured and fussy cut Hedgehog makes her home 
nestled cosily amid leafy woodland layers... beautiful Autumn.

If you enjoy mixing up your media come join our challenge HERE
The team look forward to seeing your Mixed Media creations @

Take care & stay creative 
Hugs Tracey xx 

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Friday 1 September 2023

Creative Artiste Anything Mixed Media Goes ~ Challenge #97

Best wishes this September to you all 

and the start of a new Creative Artiste Monthly Challenge

 *Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge #97*

This month my journal page is created with a collage and 
stencil paste painted background, stamped Fuchsia Flowers, 
coloured with ink and pencil, cut and layered for a 3-D effect, 
surrounded by an abundance of luscious green leaves.

They remind me of childhood Summers and my Grandfathers cottage 
garden full of Huge Roses, Hydrangea and Fuchsia bushes filled with 
flowers like tiny ballerina's dancing and twirling in the breeze...

My own Fuchsia's are but a shadow compared to those of my 
late Grandfather but through the troubled weather this year 
they have still managed to bloom and produce fruit..

As Natures season of bounty is now upon us I will leave these edible 
Fuchsia berries to the birds and foragers that frequent my tiny garden..

Pop along HERE to see what the DT have created to inspire you.. 
we invite creatives to mix up your media and share your Creations 

Stay safe and Creative 
Hugs Tracey xx
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Friday 4 August 2023

Creative Artiste #96 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello everyone 

a new month means the start of a new challenge @ 

This August I share a journal page using part of an illustration 
collaged from a colouring book altered to create a wider scene.

Using pencil, pen and paint, texture paste, die cut wild flowers,
eyelet portholes and art stone pebbles and doodles line the towpath.

This was a scene relished in real time last month given a 
few days respite from care duties... the first in many years.. 

Let me take you on a brief journey and share life stuff that 
inspired Augusts journal page with a handful of pictures..

Taking to the water by canal boat 2 miles per hour..

hidden from wifi connections, cuddled by nature..

Visitors stopping by for breakfast.. lunch and tea 😁

Freya taking in the scenery..

a herd of horses run free on the horizon..

always only a short journey away from home...

It felt like a million miles away.. 

this really is life slowed down ...

I hope you can take a moment to share what inspires you this month 
and come and share your mixed media creations with us HERE

Wishing you all a safe, relaxing month ahead 
Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

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Friday 7 July 2023

Creative Artiste July Challenge #95 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello everyone 

I do hope you are all keeping well..??

where it's always *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This month I share a Journal page full of found desk scraps, 
washi tape, paint splodges and doodles all added whenever a chink 
of creative light appeared during these relentless busy days.

Embroidered flower patch, velvet ribbon and twisted beaded wire.

Ephemera, lace & stitched remnants brought together with a big brass button.

This is my *Happy Place* ... 

If you enjoy mixing up your media share your creations HERE  

Stay safe, well and ever creative 
Tracey xx

Friday 2 June 2023

Here comes Summer..!?

 Hello Everyone 

We've certainly been seeing signs of Summer in the UK with 
beautiful blue skies and sunny days, I hope you have too..?? 

Here's a journal page celebrating the delights of the season 

Colourful paint scraped onto journal pages displays rice paper 
butterflies upon a background of stamped and embossed flowers 
with two die cut flower heads looking up towards the skies.  

A stenciled paste sun ray frames fashioned Lavender stems created 
from scrunched up and glued waste paper, buttons and paint...

Creative time is a rare thing for me right now due to family 
circumstances but I certainly enjoyed the time I had creating 
this mixed media project to share with you this month.. 

I hope you find time for creativity, 
it's a wonderful thing..

Please do come and share with us at

Take care everyone, stay safe 
and forever creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Friday 5 May 2023

Creative Artiste Anything Goes ~ May Challenge #93

Hello crafty friends

where our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This May I share three ATC's created using paper collage 
and fabric scraps. Each fashioned into a mini scene with 
beads and die cuts, fabric paint washes, posca pen doodles 
along with hand sewn and free motion embroidery detail.

If you like to mix up your media do come and share 
your creations with the Creative Artiste Team HERE 

Wishing you all a happy, safe and creative month ahead 
Hugs Tracey xx

Saturday 22 April 2023

Nature is HOME.. take care of it

 Hello everyone 

*Happy BEARTHDAY* Elizabeth... 
I hope you have a bright and beautiful Earth day..?? 

As Elizabeth hosts her Recycle ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose theme 
@ Art Journal Journey I thought I would share 12 junk journals from 
last year one for each month all created using recycled materials. 

This year I continue to use/reuse when creativity comes to call..


A play today in Aprils Junk Journal stamping and painting on packaging, 
inserts and wrapping paper pages whilst using drying up paints..

I loved how the untreated paper thirstily soaked up the rainbow colours. 

Take care of yourselves and each other..

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing today with:

Art Journal Journey ~ The Birthday Girl herself Elizabeth's Theme 

Try it on Tuesday ~ Rainbow Colours

Friday 7 April 2023

Mixed Media April Challenge ~ Creative Artiste #92

Hello creative friends 

Time again to welcome you ALL to 
our theme is ALWAYS *Anything Mixed Media Goes

My April project is a mix of left over paint and paste scrapings, 
stamps and doodles, recycled packaging, fibers and plant waste. 

The glitter paste mosaic circle holds a rainbow of watercolour as 
washes of colour seep into the unprimed areas of my journal page. 
Acrylic leaves and flowers painted on cereal box waste are fussy 
cut all given a doodled edge then glued down to frame the pages.

Finished with a stamped and coloured funky fossil bunny 
peeping out from the long grasses created using leftover die cuts, 
fibres and cuttings from salvaged and pressed house plant leaves. 

If you love mixing your media why not share your own creations 

Whatever you are all up to this weekend
I wish you all a Happy HAPPY Easter 
Stay Safe and Keep Creative 

Hugs Tracey xx 

Sharing today with: 
Try it on Tuesday ~ Hello Spring 
Art Journal Journey ~ Recycle, Reuses, Repurpose 

Friday 3 March 2023

Grow in Grace

Hello Creatives 

our theme is ALWAYS *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

My March DT project is bright and cheerful to 
greet the coming of Spring. Created using a mix of torn 
papers collaged on top of messy mop up journal pages.

a stamped and acrylic painted tulip fills one corner,

where a quote stamped and embossed on vellum is stitched to 
the page to act as a pocket and hold a handful of watercoloured 
Tim Holtz Modern Floristry die cut Flowers all now waiting to 
brighten up a forthcoming Spring project..

Pop over HERE to see more mixed media projects from the 
Design Team and please give a warm welcome to our 
new member of the Creative Artiste Team Fiona.. 

We look forward to seeing your own 
*Anything Goes Mixed Media Creations 

Wishing you all a bright and cheerful month. 
Happy Crafting everyone
Tracey xx 

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Friday 24 February 2023

Simply RED*

 Hello Creative Friends 

Later than intended sharing this post 
Blogger did not want to post earlier in the week. 

So i'll try and share again today 😌

A page to join in with Erika's Theme *Seeing RED* 
February's delightful Host @ *Art*Journal*Journey*

I found a stamped image awaiting colour inside this old book, 
so whilst sharpening pencils when I really should have been 
tidying up the chaos on my crafty desk I decided to swatch, 
blend and colour creating different shades of red. 

There is something extremely calming about 
the feel of pencil upon old book pages... 

Wishing you all a safe creative weekend. 
Hugs Tracey xx

Tuesday 14 February 2023


*Happy Hugs and Kisses Day* 

A little post as I share an ATC and Challenge reminder

Creative Artiste's #90 Anything Mixed Media Challenge

Wishing you all a day full of joy, hope and love.. 

Sweet memories of the past and present and for future beautiful days.

Take good care of yourselves and each other. 

Tracey xx

Friday 3 February 2023

Creative Artiste February Challenge #90 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creatives 

Please forgive my absence It has been quite 
some time since I last stepped into blogland. 

The past few months have taken me on a different journey 
and extra care duties made life very difficult to balance. 
Creative time just got smaller and smaller but I'm really 
hoping 2023 will be a little more generous with me time.. 

I have missed seeing your inspirational creations..

our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes* 

This February I'm sharing the love with a journal page layered with 
rice paper and old gelli print strips. Gesso and watercolour washes 
are stamped with french script. Red hearts cut from a magazine 
page are fashioned with machine, hand stitch and lacey strips. 

Here's a peep at what the brown paper envelope holds, 
ATC's created using the very same mixed media supplies.

I hope you will join the Creative Artiste Team HERE 
and share your very own Mixed Media Creations. 

Take good care everyone

Creative wishes for 2023
Tracey xx