Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wildcard - BoBunny DT

Hi there!
February seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye and we're already half way through March!  Is it me or does time go faster the older you get?!  It sure seems that way :(  Ultimately February was a forgetable crafty month - I got nothing done, no mojo means no creativity.  I think the ply thing I got out of it was a degree in paper pushing! lol

Anyway, last weekend I went to retreat and scrapped up a storm, hard to believe I got so much done after such a previously dry month.
It would also appear that besides my addiction to dies and chipboard, I have thing for boxes!  And Typo ;) might have mentioned that before!  While I was pottering around in there last year, it was just before Fathers Day, I grabbed another wooden box, and then spied some pens shaped like tools and a plan started forming.  Course its taken til now to carry out said plan but there you go!


Ive painted the edges black and the insides as well, and layered Wild Card over the top.


The hinges are already on the box but the handles on the side I found at a shop in Rangiora called High Street Living - Im guessing you could find something similar in a recycling junk shop.


On the top on the box Ive randomly stamped with Stained Textures stamp to keep with the distressed look of the paper, before layering my tools on top.  Ive removed the nibs off the ends of the pens before  gluing them down.


The close up shows you some of the detail - that red bolt is actually a draw handle I found at High Street Living as well.  The number plate was a magnet I had found in the chuck out bin at a store.  And I bet you're wondering how I got it all to stick lol?! Helmar 450, brilliant stuff!


Heres the inside.  I wanted to keep this really simple so just covered it with "Bold"  and added some chipboard at the back.
The husband was very impressed and just quietly so am I ;)

Thanks for popping by, see you next time!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

New BoBunny Dies & Forever Young Collection

Hi Everyone,

CHA has been and gone and all that new glorious product is beginning to head our way :)  the paper ranges and embellishments just seem to get better and better each year!  Of course that seems to mean I NEED to have more and more lol.


BoBunny have produced some great product this time round and Ive had a little play with some of their new dies.  Yes DIES!!  Im a bit of a die-aholic, incase you didn't know ;)  I love them!  They have produced 6 different dies and I have used the  4x4 Portrait Frame with a funky new collection called Forever Young.

Forever Young rocks the 70's theme with bright bright colours, so I've mixed this with Chevron Double Dot Kiwi and Passion Fruit.

This card is a bit of a favourite of the two.   I loved how it turned out!


 Here you can see where Ive cut a window out of the centre of the card and then cut two of the 4x4 frames out.  Ive used the negative piece from the green frame to mount the white piece that was cut out to create the window.


Heres the inside of the card, with the window exposed - Ive doodled stitching around the white to tie it in with the stitching stamp on the front.


For this card I used the left over negative from the pink frame in the first card.  That white strip that goes around the centre of it?  Thats part of the die set - I just placed one frame inside the other and this was the piece it cut out. I love how its given the centre piece a bit of a pop!


To give the pennant a bit of zing Ive curled it for a bit of dimension instead of leaving it flat.

You can see the new dies BoBunny have produced here.  And if you want to check out the new Forever Young collection you can find it here.

Thanks for popping by :)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wild Card Gasoline Bowser - BoBunny DT

Hi there!

2015 is here and already is off with a hiss and roar - can't believe its nearly the end of the month already!

Today I have another one of those 'dust collectors' to show you ;)
A while ago I altered a FORD truck, course it wouldn't be anything but a FORD or I might have ended upon serious trouble with Forbes lol :)  You can find that post here.  But you know whats the point in having a truck if theres no where to get petrol?  So, thought I better try and make one ;)



This time Ive made the whole thing from scratch, from chipboard instead of my usual trick of altering something.  Ive used a mixture of fussy cutting and chipboard embellishments to create advertisements.

Heres some close ups, in more detail:


The round emblem on top is the only thing not made out of chipboard - its a wooden bangle that I found in the jewellery aisle at Spotlight.  I just painted it black and covered in the hole on both sides.



The hardest bit was figuring out how to make the nozzle of the petrol pump.  In the end I remembered I had a toy antique gun from a dress up we had been to, used some tiny tubing to attach it to the side and it was done.
In case you're wondering, its 13 inches high.  And yes Forbes loved it but then asked if I was making a garage for truck to be serviced in?!!

Have a great day :)

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!