Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Altitude - BoBunny DT

Hello again :)

Today I have a couple of things to show you using BoBunny's Altitude range.  I love this collection!  Im a sucker for snowflakes lol :)



I wanted to send a Christmas decoration as a thank you gift but I didn't just want to wrap it in paper and then post it.  I wanted to do something with a bit more thought to convey my thanks.  This person loves Christmas just as much as me I think :) and has been extremely supportive and encouraging to me over the last couple of years.  I just wanted to say thanks!
I had held onto this container thinking it would come in handy, and it was perfect for the purple tones of Altitude.


To cover the box Ive used the 6x6 paper pad to cover the sides.  The cluster on the front is made from die cut poinsettias, petals and the new Stamp stickers!


For the tag I have created my background using silver and blue glimmer sprays, and then randomly stamped the background with a selection of four different stamps.  The last stamp applied was a snowflake, that I white embossed.


The 'Noel' has been die cut and then inked with Blueberry ink pad and I have inked the snowflakes with versa mark, then embossed white powder over them, and  lastly added glitter paste.


So, Juliana :)  this was for you!
Thank you for all your help with the endless questions, my at times computer ineptitude ;) and all the encouragement you've given me.  I really appreciate it!!!!

Thanks for popping by everyone.
Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Collage - BoBunny DT

Hi Everyone!

How are those homemade Christmas cards coming along?
I used to make all of mine, til time and sanity kicked in lol.  These days I still make a few but not the 30 or so I used to make!  Just a few special ones.  I did get a bit of stick for sending out bought ones ;)  but hey, in my defence there are some gorgeous cards out there to buy!!

Today I have a couple of cards to show you using BoBunny's Christmas Collage.  I love that it has a distinctive heritage feel to it, but also a bit of a modern twist to it too.


The idea for the first card I found trawling through Pinterest for some ideas, I was wanting to do something a bit different.  Course it makes posting………… interesting!
To create the cluster in my fold Ive just layered some of the new petals with BoBunny blossoms and tucked in some Noteworthy pieces, a little chipboard banner and fussy cut some ivy from a tag.  it need something to finish it off so I added some lace, muslin, string and a button and then splattered some gold glimmer spray, and my fav stitches stamp.


Heres a  of closeups so you can see what I mean.



The second is simpler and much more postage friendly ;)  and Ive used some Leaky Shed chipboard. All I did to alter it was painted it with gesso, randomly stamped and then inked with pinecone.  Really easy but effective!


The poinsettias are Spellbinders and the leaves are part of the Tim Holtz Pinecone die.  Heres some more close ups for you :)



Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Cardabilities Sketch #112

Hi Everyone,
Its reveal day over at Cardabilities and five new beautiful cards picked as featured designers - there really is some absolutely stunning work submitted each month!
You can find the new sketch here.

This is my take on the sketch.  Ive made this specifically for a close friend of mine who I have been lucky enough to work with as well, but changes are happening, and we all know how I hate change lol!!!  She is moving to Dunedin, far too far away for my liking, plane ride or no plane ride!


One of her favourite colours is lime green and bright orange - Ive dug out my collection of BoBunny Lemonade Stand to make my flower cluster.  The base paper is the new Chevron Double Dot, Ive just used the reverse side of it.

Because so many people from work will be signing this card, it folds out.  When you open it this is what you see.


Fold that part open and you find all this space for people to write in.  In case you're wondering I always decorate the inside as well, it provides a sturdy base so the card can sit upright without falling over from the weight on the front.


Thanks for popping by, don't forget to pop by Cardabilities and check out the new sketch!

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Mighty FORD Truck - BoBunny DT

Hi Everyone!
I seem to have been in this "I have heaps of time" bubble and now its four weekends I think til Christmas!!!!  I had plans to make a few decorations this year and typically Im fast running out of time - it seems to be a yearly occurrence for me unfortunately!  The shopping is done, just other things Ive been wanting to achieve that are not going as fast as I'd like :(

This project is one of those.  I've had it banging round in my head for ages, well since the Wild Card collection came out.  I wanted to alter a truck and then I found this little beauty in Mitre 10.  A bit more than I wanted to spend on something to alter but it was so perfect I just got it!


The whole truck was just natural wood, and I've painted the main truck body black and the support structure of the deck.  The head lights Ive made silver using BB pearlescents, worked a treat!  The canopy is covered with Wild Card Shuffle and the doors have the garage emblem fussy cut from the same range of paper.


The truck is packed ready for a jolly good Christmas break, with presents, the tree, pinecones in the back for the campfire and the suitcases!


The suitcases were made using the Souvenir range - they're just little gift boxes that Ive covered.  The straps and handles are made from cardstock.  The presents are altered jewellery boxes, covered with the Altitude collection.
Before you ask, yes it is a FORD truck, it couldn't possibly be anything else or it wouldn't be allowed up the drive! ;)


Did you spy that little angel up on top of the tree?  A few years ago I was part of secret santa swap and this was my present, completely handmade, little did I know at the time just how perfect she would be!  Amanda is one clever lady :)

See you next time!

Monday, 17 November 2014

I Love My Dog!

I really do!!  But she can be such a little minx at times :)  Out of the two of them you could say she's caused the most trouble.  Dougal was just about the perfect puppy, the only trouble he got into was deciding to chew on my sisters Agave plant and ended up drunk :(  it turned out its the lead ingredient in tequila!!  MacKenzie is another kettle of fish!


And yet she looks so angelic!!  Don't be fooled!  She can be so beautifully behaved but then its almost like she's had enough of perfect and little minx in her surfaces.  She was the chewer, and even chilli powder didn't stop her!  She also adores, positively ADORES food - I blame the mix of spaniel in her ;)  Took me awhile to figure out she was using the furniture like an obstacle course, jumping from table to chair to bench to get to whatever she could.  How did I figure that out?  I found the wooden spatulas that sit in bin on the bench out in the backyard with the scrubbing brush and garbage guzzler lid!  A bit of furniture moving happened and that behaviour has stopped.


And for some reason this photo loaded sideways?!!  The cluster is made with a selection of dies and yes my favourite flower die :) The cream flower at the top of the picture is made with the smaller die, this time Ive cut two and pulled them into a smaller closed bud. The chipboard word is Blue Fern Studios I just inked black to make it stand out.
If you remember I can't sew to save myself so that stitching is a stamp - appropriately called Stitches ;)


Like the title says, she has bought us the best of memories, and even though she can be a little minx she always makes me smile at her antics - not that I let her catch me!  and I wouldn't change a thing <3

The papers Ive used are a mixture of Somewhere in Time and Candy Cane Lane.  If you pop on over to the BoBunny blog you can check out another layout Ive done using the same two collections, but completely different.
Heres a wee sneak peak:

See you there!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Madeline - BoBunny DT

Hi there!

Last month I was asked if I could do something with a photo of a friends parents - they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.


I decided to use the lovely Madeline collection.  I love the soft pinks of this collection, its fast become a favourite - I seem to say that about a lot of them lately ;)


To create my clusters Ive used lots of layers mixing in some of the Noteworthy range, with chipboard, blossoms and the new petals, and yes Ive made my favourite bloom again ;)  I also popped in the new filmstrip - this stuff is the bomb!!  LOVE it!!


A selection of brads, and jewels and a randomly stamped  Distressed Textures stamp finished it off.
I popped it into a shadow box frame I found at the Warehouse and it was done, AND it went down like a treat :)

See you next time!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Cardabilities Sketch #110

Hello again :)
Today is the final reveal for my first term at Cardabilities.  Ive really enjoyed playing with the sketches Karan has designed each month as well as being involved in such an organised friendly team of crafters.

You can see the new sketch here.


This time round I used a really old paper range from Pink Paislee, its some of the last pieces I have from it :(  There are just some ranges out there from different companies that I have just loved over the years and could not bring myself to cut into!!  But the pile was getting bigger so time to start playing with them - anyone else out there as bad as me? ;)


A little closeup of that cluster for you - some Prima flowers and leaves with a new leafy flourish die - yes I do have an addiction to dies ;) - Ive cut out using the packaging the flowers came in.


I loved this sketch so much I also made another card, this time much more simple and for a boy!  Its a bit of MME with a mixture of BoBunny stamps and embellishments.  To get the yellow behind the phrase at the bottom I stamped first in yellow paint, and then over the top in black archival ink, to make it stand out a bit more and tie in with colour scheme.


The 13 is stamped and embossed - its a set of stamps from BB Zip-a-Dee range.  That circle cluster is a very old set of clear stamps from Fancy Pants, a 12 x12 set that is one of my favs.
Both cards are quite different, but thats the perfect thing about sketches!

If you pop on over to the Cardabilities page you can see some really stunning examples and the featured designers - they're creativity will blow you away, simply stunning cards!!