Saturday, October 30, 2010

My first crafty project

I have spent the last 2 weeks getting very frustrated with my right hand. I had been spending too much time on the computer and have tendonitis in my wrist – very painful.

A few months ago I bought myself a Cricut Expression to play with. I also purchased the Sure Cuts a Lot software and began exploring the world wide web looking for SVG files to use in my SCAL program. I was amazed at how many files were out there.

Over the weekend of the Rugby League Grand Final my bestie Lynda S and I spent some time crafting. I made a start on my Singapore photos and waded through the 200 odd photos that I took at Singapore Zoo.

This page is my favourite so far. I found the SVG file here. I enlarged the file so it would fit my 12 x12 scrapbook page and cut it out. It was very time consuming poking out all of the cut out pieces but it was worth it when I had finished. The silhouette was cut in black with the green and white cardstock stuck behind it.

Here is the finished product

I was very impressed with how it turned out. It was the perfect background to match our fun photos from the tiger exhibit. The opposite page showed off my beautiful photos of the white tigers.

I hope you like this page. There will be more to come as my hand continues to improve.

Tracey DC

Friday, October 1, 2010


Hi everybody,

Welcome to my blog. I finally decided to make my own blog. I will endeavour to add new blog entries at least once a week........

Crafting wise I haven't played very much lately as I have been enjoying a busy but relaxing trip in Singapore. I took lots of photos which is not unusual for me, as my friends all know.  Here are a couple of the photos from my Singapore trip.

We went to Singapore Zoo without kids, a totally new experience, and very relaxing. Just like a big kid I jumped at the opportunity to do things like feeding a rhino and having an elephant ride.

We also went to the Formula 1 Grand Prix while we were there. What a buzz! It was very noisy but lots of fun watching the cars and playing with my 4th child (my Canon digital SLR) to try and get the perfect shot.
My partner's favourite F1 racing team Red Bull Racing

We even managed to find time to go to Sentosa Island and paddle at Palawan Beach. It is like a little lagoon paradise, very relaxing.

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos. I will get some craft projects blogged and up so you can see my many different ideas.

Tracey DC