Wednesday, June 28, 2017


HI Everyone 

As you would be aware from the release of the 2017/18 Art Deco Creations Design Team I by my own choice am no longer going to be a member of this wonderful team.
So I am going to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU AND GOODBYE.

Through out the 6 years that I have been apart of this wonderfully talented Design Team and awesome company. I have had many opportunities to share my passion for papercraft with you all and
 I especially want to thank all those who have over the years read my blog posts and/or attended my classes for Art Deco including 5 Brisbane Paper Craft Expos which I have loved every moment of including all my crazy outfits...






I have also been given a massive opportunity to appear on Create and Craft TV in the UK and California Crafting in the US and been to CHA  twice!!

Thank you all for letting me be MYSELF, 
and putting up with the outfits and my sometimes "out there" antics....
 (mannequin challenges and Andys coming challenge and lets not forget the Mexican wave).

Creative Inspiration Live 2017

 Thank You for letting me create with you and share some of my life with you through the Art Deco Blog. 

A Massive Thank you to Andrew and the Team at ART DECO CREATIONS for your continued support and love and all the opportunities you threw my way. I am, and will be, eternally grateful. 

Thank you for the daily inspiration I found in my fellow Team mates over the years especially the very talented Kerrie Gurney, Jo Simons and Adriana Bolzon. You ladies are wonderful and I am lucky to be able to call your friends. 

so this is THANK YOU and GOODBYE
Just remember that 
is spelt 
T R A C E Y 


Friday, June 16, 2017


Hi Everyone 

I would like to say a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who took my class over the weekend of the Brisbane Papercraft Expo. I had such a wonderful time creating with everyone. 
And Thank you so Much to the Craft Giraffe for hosting my Art Deco Creations Class. 
For those of you who missed out here is a sneak peek of what we created using the new Ultimate Crafts The Ritz Theatre Collection and the new Go Press and Foil Machine.

The Ritz Fan 

Party Time 

Gold Feathers

 The Crown 

 The Ritz Fashion 

No instructions for these everyone those special people who came to class are the only ones who get those!!!!
But here are a few more pics from the Expo for you. 

the Go Press and Foil Machines 

Jo, Tracey R, Maree and Adriana

Anita, me and Kerrie 

Putting on our Ritz in class!!

Once again Thank you to all those who attended, I had a Blast!!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


HI Everyone 

My turn on the Blog Today my last post before the June Paper Craft Expo. Today I am going to give you a sneak Peak at one of the Embossing Folders that belongs to the Ultimate Crafts The Ritz Collection. 

I started this card with the card front which I cut from Ultimate Crafts Paper Bag Cardstock at 5 and 3/4 inches by 6 and 3/4 inches.

and put it through the soon to be released Ultimate Crafts The Ritz Rose Trellis Embossing Folder!!
(Join Myself, Kerrie Gurney and Anita Enright at the Brisbane Paper Craft Expo where we will each use a different Ritz Collection in our Classes) 

Then using some of the Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Die Cuts and A bit of Ultimate Craft Magnolia Lane Lace and corrugated cardboard I fashioned a border across the front of the card.

Then using some more of the die cuts from the Rambling Rose Collection Pack and some random Flowers I added a cluster to the side of my card. 

then adding a Resin Bird to the top of my card front I attached it to a Matching mat and 5x7 card base. 

Please join myself and the girls at the June Papercraft Festival to see more of the Ultimate Crafts The Ritz Collections.

Art Deco Products Used 
ULT157837 Ultimate Crafts The Ritz Rose Trellis Emboss Folder 
ULT157746 Ultimate Craft Rambling Rose Resin set 
ULT157505 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Decorative Lace 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Hi Everyone
Not long now till the Brisbane Paper Craft Expo… Don’t forget to book in to class with Myself, KerrieGurney and Anita Enright. Places will fill fast so don’t miss out!!
To book classes click HERE

Just a quick card from me today featuring the beautiful Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collectionby Sue Smyth.

To achieve this card I started by choosing a piece of pattern paper from the Rambling Rose  12x12 paper pad and cut it at a size to suit a 5x7 inch card.

I then added some Decorative Black Lace from the Magnolia Lane Collection. Over this I added a length of Zipper.


Earlier I added a blob of Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Silver to a piece of plastic scrunched it a little and then let it dry. Once dry I peeled it off and cut it in two.  Yes I could just add it to my card, but you would not get the dimension.

I then added some Couture Creations Pigment Powders to a spray bottle with some liquid hairspray and coloured 3 white flowers so that they were grey, black and pink.  Once dry I placed them in a cluster on the right hand side of my card front. Then added the dry Glitz pieces for effect.

I then cut some of the swallows from the Rambling Rose pattern paper and added them with foam mounting tape. Then stamped a sentiment from the Ultimate Crafts Oh La La collection.
Finally I added my card front to a colour co ordinating mat and card base.
This is a great all round card also perfect for MOTHERS DAY.

Thanks for sopping by

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DragonFly dreams

Hi Everyone 

As you know I love having a stash of cards just incase I get caught with a birthday or anniversary or something unexpectedly. So I have been filling my stash lately and made this one using the Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle Collection.

I love the way this card turned out and its so easy to do... 
starting with a mat to suit a 5x7 card base.

I made a mix of Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment powder and liquid hair spray in a spray bottle and spritzed the matt Blue.

I then cut a die cut from scrap paper using the L'Aquarelle Flourish Background die. I sprayed the back of the die cut with basting spray and pressed it onto the front of my mat.
then using the Ultimate Crafts Pearl Drops and smeared it over the top of the background die cut. then lifted the die cut.

I then added a smear of Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour as well.

Then I added a line of Embossing and Foiling tape by Couture Creations and added some silver holographic foil.

I added some trim and white flowers that I spritzed the middle of with my pigment/hairspray mix. And the L'Aquarelle Mini Dragonfly die cut in white.

Then I added the L'Aquarelle DIY Dragonfly and some sequin and Couture Creations 3mm pearls and 2mm Gemstones. Then I added the entire mat to a card base made with Ultimate Crafts Card Stock.

I just love the shine that this card shines the pigment Powder, pearl drops and glitzin Glamour just add a depth of shine that is just gorgeous.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Hi Everyone 

Its always good to have a few cards made ready for any occasion. I was caught a little while ago without any cards on hand and thought it was time to put a few away again, so I started with this any occasion card featuring the Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection.

 I started by selecting a couple of pattern papers from the Rambling Rose Collection Pack

Then selected a matching cardstock and cut mats for a 5x7 inch card base and distressed the edges.

I attached these mats together to form the basis of my card then from the back of my pattern paper I cut a tag.

I distressed the edges of my tag then spritzed it with a little water to loosen the fibres and then scrunched it into a ball. Then I smoothed it back out and let it dry. 

I add the tag along with an Oh LaLa heart shaped Doily and a square from the other Rambling Rose Pattern paper that I distressed and inked the edges of. I then added some Black Magnolia Lane Lace for effect.

from the back of my second sheet of pattern paper I was able to cut a butterfly, bird bath and robin to add to my card as embellishments.


I added a bow of white ribbon and a pink Rose from the Rambling Rose 'Assorted Resin Pack.
I also added some Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour to the gorgeous robin and butterfly to finish off. I then added my card front to a grey coloured 5x7 card base made form Ultimate Crafts Silverstar Cardstock.

ArtDeco Creations Products Used 
ULT157746 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Assorted Resin Pack 
ULT157750 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Ephemera Pack
Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection Pack 
CO721962 Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape 
CO721971 Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina
ULT157507 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Lace Black
ULT157630 Ultimate Crafts Oh La La Heart doily set