Friday, 12 May 2017

Hook Line & Sinker with Bella Boulevard and Papermaze

Today I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post

Happy Friday! Tracee with you today to share a layout created with the fun Secrets of the Sea collection by Bella Boulevard.

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I was completely inspired by this sheet, called finding fishies. I could just imagine all those fun colourful fishes swimming around!


I love to fussy cut my photos and create a little scene with them, me and my husband are always taking silly pictures, I thought this crazy one of us was perfectly placed in the fishbowl that I cut out on my Cameo.

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I fussy cut some of the fish from the paper, there are lots of different ones and they are different orientations too which I like, we don't want our fish all swimming in the same direction after all do we! I also cut some seaweed from both plain cardstock and vellum to add some different textures to the page. For my background I used some gel paste that I coloured with various blue mists, I made sure i didn't mix the colours too evenly through the paste and that gave me some variations. 


The stencil I used is very similar to this new "Bubbly" Kaisercraft one.


I used my cameo once again to cut out the "Hook" word, I added some of the Fish Parade sheet to the back and couldn't resist fussy cutting a small fish to swim across it. The "I Love You" strip came from part of the saying on the Borders sheet. The rest of my title was made up of random thickers, Vanessa has a great choice over at the shop.

For this page and all your scrapping needs please pop over to the shop.

Hope you all have a Happy Scrappy weekend!

Friday, 10 March 2017

I'm Busy with Simple Stories Domestic Bliss for Papermaze

I have this post up today on the Papermaze blog 


Happy Friday, hope you all have some crafty plans for the weekend.
I am here to share with you a layout I created using the new Domestic Bliss collection by Simple Stories.

I'm Busy by Tracee

I'm Busy scrapbook page tracee provis simple stories domestic bliss

When I first saw the name of this collection I was a little hesitant.... "housework" but really this is collection is full of beautiful colours and lots of neat touches that don't require you to have a photograph of you doing your best hoovering pose lol. 

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I took the I can't adult sheet and started by using some mists on my background paper mimicking the colours in the collection.  One of the 3 x 4 journaling card elements was perfect for this photo of my granddaughter "busy doing nothing" on her I pad. The hoover sticker was tongue in cheek as like most 12 year olds, when they are on a electronic device, nothing can interrupt them lol.


I loved these pot plants, I fussy cut them and stood them on top of the American Crafts chipboard sticker. Don't they look cute? I have really enjoyed working with this collection, there are so many cool elements and the colours just sing to you.


For this and all your papercrafting needs please pop over to the shop

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Simple Stories Love & Adore cards for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post.

Hi I'm here to share with you some Valentine cards with the Simple Stories Love & Adore Collection,  this collection celebrates all things love and so with that in mind I used one of these cards for my dear hubby's birthday today. 

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Before I share the cards, I just wanted to share a very simple way to pretty up a gift.

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I wrapped the box in some brown paper, added a string bow, then I simply added one of the tickets that came in the ephemera pack....... there I told you it was really easy, I think it looks really effective for minimal effort.

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I love to mix old with new I used some pieces from the chipboard pack to create part of my sentiment and then I found some older thickers to make up the rest. I'm sure lots of us have some packs that have been sitting around for ages, if you don't you can just pop over to the shop HERE and there is a massive selection in stock.

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I kept with the same theme of my first card, with the Love title and this time I cut it from one of the sheets of paper in the collection I added another cut apart piece from the 6 x 6 pad and joined it together with a little washi tape. I also cut one of the XO's from another sheet leaving a small white edge so they stand out a little.

Some of the pieces I used on my cards were remnants of a layout made with the same collection that I will be sharing later in the month. 
Happy Crafting 
Tracee x

Friday, 9 December 2016

A very Retro Christmas with Authentique (Papermaze DT)

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post.

Happy Friday to you all, today I am here to share a Christmas mini book that I have created.
I finally got myself in the festive mode and not a moment too late as Christmas is almost upon us.


This book is sort of my version of December Daily, I like the concept but it doesn't really work for me, so I decided just to document December as and when things happen.
I used the Retro Christmas collection by Authentique, this collection has a fun mix of patterns and images from Christmas past.


I fussy cut the Santa head from the Newspaper Clips sheet and added him to my layered papers. The cute little sprinkles shapes are by Doodlebug and there are plenty in the pack for me to use on the inside pages as well. The 2016 are Thickers in a nice shiny metallic gold colour, I also used some Make It Merry stickers by Bella Boulevard added in here and there.

I will be back later in the month to share some of the inside pages of this 6 x 6 chipboard album.
Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

You are awesome - with Pink Paislee for PapermazeDT

Today I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post.


Hi Tracee here to share with you today, I know that Christmas is fast approaching but I am not quite up to speed with it yet and so my layout today is still in summer mode. I have used Pink Paislee products from a few different collections.

You Are Awesome by Tracee Provis


My background paper is from the C'est La Vie collection, I didn't add any type of mixed media as the paper has it's own fading in places and I liked how it looked. 


These wood veneer ephermera pieces formed the "you" part of my title, I used the chipboard sticker awesome word from the thickers pack as well. I couldn't find the right green letters so I simply added some white ink to foam thickers and I achieved the perfect colour I was looking for.


I fussy cut lots of flowers from the #2 sheet of the Take me Away collection and I layered my title over them. I used more wood pieces this time from the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection, how cute is the flamingo? I added a few gold chipboard accents and my page was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today 
For this page and all your papercrafting needs please pop over to the shop, the autumn sale is still on and there are plenty of bargains to be found.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

CSI case file 218 - solved

There is a new case file to play with over at CSI 

and here is my page



Debbi and I went on many trips together when I visited, but for this pic we went just to the entrance to where Debbi lives as it's just so pretty for a Selfie! This was the sensible one....as always there was a jokey one, to be scrapped at a later date!


EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Dots
  • Animals
  • Weather elements (e.g., clouds, raindrops)
  • Hearts
  • Speech bubbles
  • Leaves
  • Cards (e.g., journaling cards, those cut-apart cards on patterned paper, etc.
  • Circles
  • labels
  • Metal
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Document something about the outdoors.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling in speech bubbles

I also used a sketch from Grand Divas Creative Corner, I also played along with the bonus challenge which this time was to use wood. I colored and added a little "tweet" bird from Studio Calico




I took some close ups on my camera but promptly spilled a cup of tea all over it, the memory card not my camera luckily! now it wont work so I took these pics on my phone so excuse the quality.



I used plenty of older stash on my page including the XOXO sticker from 2010 Bella Boulevard collection. My papers were mainly Echo Park For The Record II. The flair badge was from a set that I bought in the £1 shop, someties there are some cute bargains to be had! I cut the clouds from a Websters Pages 6 x 6 pad (Modern Romance collection).




My title "good day" is a 2Crafty Chipboard piece that I inked and then embossed, I layered this up with some papers and a small chipboard frame, I have a ton of these and am always reluctant to use them! not because I don't like them but more then they will all be gone lol I added a little stamping and texture paste in the background I can never usually get this how I "want" it but this time \I was quite pleased with the result.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my page and I hope you will find time to play along with this case file. We would love you to visit the Color Stories Inspiration blog
See you there x





Monday, 19 September 2016

Together Again Scrapbook page with Jillibean Soup (for Papermaze DT)

Hi I am up on the Papermaze blog today with a scrapbook layout featuring Jillibean Soup!

Hi Tracee with you today, I'm going to share a scrapbook page that I created with an older Jillibean Soup collection. Do ever see a collection that you missed first time round and wonder "how did that happen"?

Together Again

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze

When I saw this sheet from the Sightseeing Stew collection I felt a plan forming. I used the soup label arrow stickers to point to where both my friend Debbi and I live, I used string to create trail that leads from one back to the other 

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I used wood veneers and stickers also by Jillibean Soup.

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I cut lots of elements from the various papers in the Sightseeing Stew collection, I punched holes in the top and threaded them onto more string to create a banner along the bottom of my photo. The globe was a cut file from the Silhouette store, I like that it adds effect without overshadowing the background paper. A few sequins for the finishing touch.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies for this layout can be found over at the shop, and check out some of those older collections like me you might find a gem that you missed!