Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A layout for a change ;) Boardwalk - BoBunny DT

Hello again :)

One of the new collections BoBunny released recently was Boardwalk and its proved popular amongst those of us on the DT.  You can see what Gabi's made with it here, her cards are gorgeous!

This time I decided to do a layout.  Its been noted, its been a while since Ive done one ;)  and when I thought about it, they were right!  lol.
I 'borrowed' my friend's children again, they're so cute, not that Im biased ;)


To create the back ground theres a whole mixture of distressing and tearing papers, layering of Pocket Squares, stamping and spraying and splattering glimmer sprays.  I don't do PL or Misc Me type scrapping but they are super easy to use on backgrounds!
Three sheets of paper create the base page, tearing across the white page and then layered on top of the beach umbrellas.  The aqua seahorses were added to the bottom so that it over lapped the bottom of the white piece.


Ive distressed muslin and then sprayed it with different glimmer sprays before adhering it to my page.  To make the 'happy' title stand out, because it was fading away into the page before I did this, - I went around it in black pen.


Layering of some Noteworthy elements and a bit of paint splattering and random stamping.


Heres another closeup for you using another of items.  Layered chipboard, Noteworthy items, brads, distressed muslin and stamping.

Thanks for popping by :)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Its Carnival Time! - BoBunny DT

Hi Everyone :)

I should you warn you now this post is very photo heavy!!

We are in the midst of winter here, and while its cold, so cold its just horrid :( its the perfect weather for crafting away by the fire :)
Today I have project to share with you that has taken me what seems like forever to finish and in actuality its taken probably most of the month.  Its a big project.  Sometimes I just had to step away, because I'd end up pushing paper and embellishments around and getting nowhere.  I'd go back later and add things to areas I thought were finished, and carry on with other bits.  Im glad its finished but Im super pleased with how it turned out!


When I saw the papers for Carnival I had heaps of OTP ideas, and this was the first idea I had.  I didn't realise at the time how long it was going to take me to finish it!  The photo carousel is from Dusty Attic - it spins around and each side can spin as well so you can add more photos and pics.  I've glued mine shut so the sides don't spin, because of the way I have joined embellishments to spread across two sides.


Heres a closeup of the first side.  The banner has been fussy cut from paper, as well as the elephant.  The background is distressed and Ive randomly stamped and used glitter paste and stencils as well.


The banner the elephant is holding, wraps around onto the next side.  This time Ive collaged together a group of elements - some fussy cut, before adding chipboard and stamp stickers.


I love that little devil peeking round the corner! :)


This is part of the top of the carousel.  More fussy cutting - the jars are cut out individually and then mounted on a tab to get them to sit up.  Washi tape is added around the sides which hides the joins of the wood perfectly :)


This side shows more fussy cutting!  The sign and the bear are fussy cut from  one of the photo strips - the bear is mounted on foam and then attached to the giraffe.  The background is more random stamping.



The is the top of this side.  More jars strategically placed around poster sign, which is attached to a mini easel my stepfather whipped up for me :)  All the animals on top are part of the Noteworthy set.


Another collage of elements, this time some more fussy cutting, teamed with layered chipboard and brads.

Every side is distressed around the edges and then inked in pinecone.  For this side Ive also torn across the page and added a strip in behind.


This side is one of my favourites :)


I wanted to create a curtain effect, so I sprayed the paper with water and then crinkled until I had the shape I wanted before finishing it off with some lace and hemp cord to look like its tied back.  More fussy cut items layered with chipboard and Noteworthy items finished it off.  To give the masks depth they've been curled slightly - not that you can tell from the photo!


Along the top is the grizzly bear - his feet are mounted on foam to make him appear higher, otherwise you could barely see him behind the bottles!


If you've got this far you're nearly done ;)  its the last side :)
To create the banner, each letter was fussy cut individually from the paper and then glued to another to then create the banner, with the elephant peering over the top.


This last side is probably the plainest but has just as much work in as the rest.  Ive fussy cut loads of tickets and then attached around the edges.  I trimmed around the "free admission"ticket so that I could then tuck my poster in behind it.  The corners of the poster are curled but you can't see that in the photo.

So there you have it!  I think its probably my favourite OTP to date since the mannequin :)

I also wanted to say thank you to those of you that have commented recently, it really means a lot  when you leave one!
See you next time :)

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Mixing Collections: BoBunny DT

Hello again :)

It might be winter but Im sitting here in sun as I type.  Its a gorgeous day here and about the only thing good that comes out of a frost!  
Today I wanted to share I gift I made for a friends new baby.  I was asked to do a single letter but the letter I is so bland, no matter what font I get cut from my letter man, so I decided to do something different.  The letters this time are from Typo, and they're perfect because they can stand on their own!


I've mixed together two different paper collections, Garden Journal and Heritage, using the creams, yellows and greys from each.  This was also the colour scheme of her bedroom.


I've kept the decoration simple, making flowers with my favourite Spellbinders die and a new leafy die from Joy.  The bird cage is from BoBunny's Romance Stamp set.


Here Ive double cut the butterfly and layered them on top of each other - its one of BoBunny's new dies!


A little closeup of the flower cluster on the L :)


Every gift needs a card!  I matched the card to the gift using the same papers and colour scheme, with a little lace around the circles.



To date I have only heard from one of the winners from the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop so if you're keen on some BoBunny goodness :)  leave me a comment and I will pick a new winner and will post worldwide :)

Til next time, enjoy that sun!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Guest Designing for Berry71Bleu

Hi Everyone :)

Back in February my friend Denise asked me to Guest Design for her on the challenge blog Berry71Bleu.  At the beginning of each month they have a new challenge using a mood board - a bit like Scrap Around the World.  The difference though is that you can create whatever you like with the mood board -  layouts, cards, tags, ATC, or even OTP, whatever you like, as long as you use the mood board.  I can honestly say Ive never used one before but it was great fun!!

For the month of February, this was the mood board:


I decided to go OTP - no surprises there lol ;)   From the mood board I took, the flowers, lace, birds and from the words I focused on Happy Place.


I used a wide range of product and companies this time.  The base of my birdhouse is an old cardboard ribbon spool.  I covered the top with a doily I had cut using my Silhouette and layered my house and garden on top.  The bird house was actually a Christmas decoration I found last year at Kirkcaldie & Stains.  I sure as heck didn't want it on my tree but I knew I was going to use it for something scrappy at some stage!  The lamp is from Kaisercraft.  Ive gessoed it then inked and randomly stamped over it.


Around the base is a chipboard picket fence from 2Crafty that I have altered the same way as the lamp. Prima vines and flowers were draped around the birdhouse to create a shabby cottage garden for my wee house.


Of course a ladder was going to be required to get up there!  So, thats the other half of the fence I didn't use :)  I just cut off the triangular bit to make it look more like a ladder.  Waiting at the top are the eggs, waiting to hatch ;)

Around the middle you can see so BoBunny Kraft Canvas Pleated Lace, with some white lace peeking out from below.  Ive also fussy cut lots of flowers from BoBunny Madeleine collection and layered them amongst the vines.


And of course every house needs a key!

You can see the whole post here. 
This month theres a new board and some great prizes up for grabs again.


So, if you're looking for a different challenge this month, why not check it out?!!
See you next time :)



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Winners are Grinners :)

Hi there!

I thought it was high time I announced the winner from the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop ;)  and because its been awhile and you've been waiting so patiently I've popped together another kit of goodies!!  So two of you will now be receiving some BoBunny goodness :)
I left the drawing of names to Forbes and the winners are:








Mary Holshouser!!







Vicki Parker!!


CONGRATUALTIONS ladies!!!!!!

Please email me or comment and let me know your addresses so I can get these out to you :)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Safari - BoBunny DT


Hi There :)

Many of you possibly know by now my first love in scrapping, unlike most of you who hate it ;) is OTP.  Sometimes I might see something and immediately think I could alter that!  And sometimes it might sit there for a while, or quite a while!
This is what happened with this project.  I love trawling through junk shops, or second hand shops, there is some way cool stuff there just begging to be altered!  I found this one in a junk shop and in its original form it was a key holder with slots for photos on the front of it.  Its now become my own private zoo!


I have loads of photos I could have used for this project but there was one in particular I wanted to use.  Forbes and I had a holiday in Melbourne back in 2004 I think it was, and met up with his sister while we were over there.  This is also the day we went to Melbourne Zoo and there was a photo studio set up where you posed for a photo and then the animals were photoshopped into it.  You could choose which ones you wanted.  HAD to choose to the lions :)


On the roof of my zoo is my sign which I think was ScrapFx.  Ive gessoed it first and then applied Pearlescents rubbed in over the top - mixing Graphite and Butterscotch.  I then inked around the edges to make the letters stand out and randomly stamped with the It is Written stamp set.


Theres a piece of paper in the collections called Corrugated and I just love it!!!!  Ive used that to alter the sliding doors.  I wanted an old funky look to my zoo and I think I got it :)  I created the ornate door handles using Kaisercraft wood flourishes and again gessoed them before painting them with Graphite Pearlescents, and adding jewels for door handles.  Of course it needed a sign hanging from it indicating my zoo was open!


A close up of my zoo roof.  I fussy cut lots of leaves from the Palms sheet of paper.


The little monkey is part of the Noteworthy range - all the animals Ive used in this project were part of the Notworthy range and were not harmed in any way ;) but they were glued!


A close up of the door handles.


The doors slide across and my zoo is open!  The first exhibition you see is humans in the lion enclosure!!  ;)  I fussy cut us out of the photo and created our enclosure around us.  The back wall is made by layering pieces of Jungle - the bricks - onto Safari - the cream with the signs.  Our photo is mounted with foam to make us pop out.


Along the fence is a banner from the Chipboard range.  The fence is Dusty Attic that is again gessoed and this time Ive rubbed Graphite and Licorice Pearlescents into it, and then inked the edges.  Some stones, fussy cut leaves and sphagnum moss are added to finish the enclosure.

I love love love how this turned out!!
Thanks for popping by :)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

BoBunny & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

This whole week BoBunny have been blog hopping away with Scrapbook Adhesives and there has been some amazing projects, not to mention prizes being shared!

Lately I seem to have been obsessed with scrapping bright colours which is totally a new thing for me, and Im loving the change!  Forever Young is awesomely bright and Ive been working with it a lot lately.
If you've come over from BoBunny's blog you will have already seen my Farewell Mini Album.  If not you can hop back to it here.  :)


This time I have a layout to show you using the same collection, but gone for more of a mixed media background, using stamps, texture paste with the Love stencil, and Glimmer Spray.  Ive also used one of BoBunny's new Lattice frame die, but split the frame so as to have just a corner effect.


With the closeups you can see how I have faintly outlined the hearts from the stencil for a subtle effect, and randomly stamping over the top.


A few drops of Glimmer Spray and some brads add to the effect.  Again I have used Scrapbook Adhesives products - Foam Creative sheets, to 'pop' my photo and the Peace, Love & Hugs banner up. To help with positioning Ive used the Repositional Dots.  These are awesome for fiddling around with your composition until you're happy with placement!

Thanks for popping by and hopping along with us  :)  I have a wee prize for you for hopping here, and don't forget to hop on over to my friend Denise.