Monday, December 6, 2010

Bon Voyage

Hi All, just letting you know that I will not be posting any layouts until the end of January due to a long overseas holiday.  I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year. Take Care Tracy xxx

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dream Big

Just sharing my latest layout using the beautiful Websters Papers - Shine A Light and Stardom. Other products used were Websters Sparklers & Little Whimsies, Bloomers Peacock & Black, Image & Phrase Stickers - Hollywood, Storytellers Alphabet Stickers - Hollywood, Websters trims, Martha Punch Lace, Arbee Sew on Gems, Kaiser Island Lagoon Flourish, and Prima flowers including, Dandies, The Roosevelt Col. Carow, & Rosetti Roses Sylvia.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Album for Grandma's Grandaughter

Whilst at work the other week a lady came into the shop and ask if I would scrapbook a few pictures of her grandaughter for her 21st album that she was going to give her as a gift.  Instead of starting from scratch the lady chose a K&Co Album Pre-Designed All-In-One Scrapbook.  Most of the pages are predesigned and all you do is add embellishments etc.  Below are a few of the pages I came up with. I tried to keep it simple so that her Grandaughter can complete the rest of the album, without being to different from my scrapping.  I hope she likes it.

Inside front cover & first page (baby photo's)

Toddler photo & Year 12 Formal Photo

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jack & Jill

Just wanting to share two layouts I created last night, the photos are of Abbey at aged 13 months. She was getting cranky with the photograhper and was over getting her photos taken. The first one says it all, no I'm not going to look anymore.  The second one she started walking towards the photographer with a flower in her hand blowing raspberries.  Too cute!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A short post

Hi all sorry I have been missing for a while but I am trying to catch up on the childrens school albums before the end of the year.  My children seem to be involved in every activity/sport at school and I don't like to miss out on documenting these special occasions.  I have also been busy making christmas cards and a present for Abbey's Teacher.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Taylored Expressions: 12 Days of A Handcrafted Christmas - Day 6

Taylored Expressions: 12 Days of A Handcrafted Christmas - Day 6

Another great blog post from Taylor, have a peek how to make clips etc.

Teachers Christmas Present

Every year I make the childrens Teachers alpha letters of their name.  Below is the finished initials of Jacks Teacher, "Amelia Jae".  She is a wonderful gifted singer hence the music paper.

 Amelia is just about to release her first CD, Amelia Jae No Ordinary day.  You can check it out here  her voice will give you goose bumps. 

Photos not to clear sorry due to sunlight.

Kaiser Star Christmas Wreath

Just following on from my Advent Calendar I made earlier I have used the same left over papers from The Girls Paperie line to create a Kaiser Star Wreath.  You will probably notice a large star hanging from the wreath.  I accidently left it out and only noticed it after I had hot glued all the stars down.  I punched a hole in the top of the left out star and hung it from the wreath along with some Glass Glittered Baubles.  I also added some chipboard Christmas shapes covered with Silver Glitter Glass.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kaiser Seaside Collection

In addition to the English Rose Collection Kaiser are releasing the Seaside Collection, below are some examples using this collection.  This collection is very nice the colours are just perfect for beach / holiday photos.  I have used Kaiser paper summer days, sea breeze, beach hut paper.  Other embellishments used were canvas tags, journal tags, die cut elements, printed tickets and twine.

Papers used for the about layout were: escape, coastline, rockpools & seabreeze, Other embellishments used were printed tickets, diecut elements, seaside rubons, seaside chipboard, printed tickets & square borders.

Kaiser English Rose Collection

Coming soon to Fred the Needle is the new Kaiser English Rose Collection. I was lucky enough to have a play with some of their new papers.    Papers used were: - Lillian & Florence and Kaiser Die Cut Elements.  Other products used were Prima Say it with Crystals, Prima flowers The Roosevelt Elenanor, MM Mini Shimmer Alphas Pink School House, Lace, Kindy Glitz & Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. 

Layout No.2 I used Kaiser Papers Frieda and a Die Cut Muriel, also used were Die Cut Elements, Lace, Brads, Kindy Glitz.  Here are the finished two layouts I created.

Love My Boy

Just posting a simple layout using Kaiser Homemade Collection.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Finished Advent Calender

Below is the finished product of the Advent Calender.  I didn't want to post a full version without putting the numbers on.  So here it is all finished.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Advent Calendar Sneek Peek

Whilst on holidays for a few days I decided to make the Kaiser Christmas Advent Calendar using The Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twig Line.  Here are a few sneek peeks.  All I have to do now is put on the numbers.

Using Glitter Glass on the tree & Button ups

 Hand made presents

More Glitter Glass on the Title

Friday, September 24, 2010


Using the latest Crate Paper from the Restoration Collection I finally scrapped some Autum photos of the kids having fun.  Papers used were Lace, Slipcover and Flea Market.  Other embellishments were Bella Chipboard Words a 7 Gypsies Tag - Note to Self, Martha Stewart Punch, Lace and Restoration Collection Chipboard.

I just love the laughter in these photos and Jack's face says it all, as per the tag says  "YES I GOT HER" were his words.

Leura - Autumn 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sugar & Spice

Ok so now I'm on a roll, Jack is at camp for 3 days, Abbey at school, no work for me today, Dr's appointment over so now it's scrap day.  Layout number 3 today.

Using MME Lost & Found Fly Away Paper as the background I felt that you didn't need to decorate this page as much otherwise you would take the effect away from the gorgeous paper, so all I have done is use a mix of flowers on one corner, some lace, pearls and a doily. And then its page complete.


Well two posts in one day.  Just finished playing with the left over MME Lost & Found Paper to complete another layout, using the same materials as per the other two layouts.

You & Me

Well its definately a long time between posts for me.  Just like to keep you waiting.  I have finally completed a layout using MME Lost and Found Range.  Products used were, MME Looking Glass Paper, Celebrate Paper, Dearest Paper, MME You and Me Title, MME Sweet Die Cut, K&Co Blossomwood Butterfly, Dusty Attic Vintage Frame, Cream & Grey Lace, Kaiser Soft Blue Pearl Brads, German Glass in Silver, Crochet Doily, Kaiser Metallic Silver Paint, Prima Swirls in cream, Prima Ballerina Blooms Recital Flowers and Scrapware Alphabets and Glimmermist in Sand.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kaiser - Hippy Girl

This month Kaiser are releasing two new ranges of papers and embellishments, here I have used Hippy Girl.  Examples are now on display at

Papers used for the layout include, Delilah & Spirit, I have also used some Mini Journal Tags and some die cuts from the 6x6 Paper Pad.  Sorry about the colouring of the photos but with the inclement weather the colours just didn't come through, they are much more vibrant in real life.

Kaiser - Secret Bird Society Paper

Hi All, just wanting to share a few layouts I created using Kaiser Secret Bird Society Paper and Embellishments.  The paper will be arriving soon at Fred the Needle and examples are now on display.

Goodies used are: Papers, Mystery, Classified, Shh, Disguise, Undercover, Conceal and Private. I have also used Mini Journal Tags, Rub Ons and Die Cut Elements

Monday, July 12, 2010

Girly Girl

This layout of Abbey is a really Girly Girl Layout.  I love doing these types of layouts.  Paper used are from Wishful Thinking - Fancy Pants including, Strips, Cards, Heartfelt and Sprinkles, also used was Dusty Attic wire dress form DA 0228, pearls, lace, netting, buttons, paper flowers.  I also used Prima flowers Ballerina Blossoms Recital, kaiser pearls, EK Success punch, glossy accent, versa colour in opera pink, kindy glitz and beads.

close up of dress form decorated

bottom of dress form, lace, netting etc

1st Place & 2nd Place

Just sharing with you two layouts of my daughter and her dancing team, over the last few weeks they entered two estiffords and placed an amazing 1st and 2nd.  They have only been dancing as a team since February this year. So a fantastic effort by them all.  For the layouts the main paper used is from the Girls Paperie line called Days Away.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On The Buses!

I have just completed a layout of my Parents when they first started courting back in the 1960's.  They first met yes I have to say it "On the Buses" back in England when my Dad was the bus driver and my Mum was the Clippie, (ticket conductor).  While visiting them in Qld over Christmas I took a photo of Mum and Dad to Scrapbook, I also had my friend Karen make a cushion using the same photo printed on fabric.  I searched high and low to find a print of the bus that my Mum and Dad use to ride on together, I managed to source it from England and then had it framed for my Dad's Birthday.  On the bus in the print it say CROYDON on the scroll, this is where all us three children were born.  (A little piece of histroy).

Layout Products used. My Minds Eye Meadowlark White dot paper, Cardpaper, Prima Sultan Gems Burgandy, Prima Bonnet Blooms Girlie, Lace Black & White, Marth Stewart Heart Border Punch, Red, Black Bazzill, Scraplets Flourish, Red Jo Sonya Paint and London Bus Fabric left over from the Cushion.

The finished layout

The fabric of the London Bus

Prima Flowers
The Cushion and Framed Picture

My Dad (Pommy Mick) and Me in May 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010


Hi, just another layout I would like to post using the same technique as the one I posted of Jack and myself.  I have completed it on the reverse side of the page and in Burgandy colourings.  Hope you like it.

Burgandy colouring using My Minds Eye Paper

Close up image I used Glimmermist - Red Velvet to colour the large flower.