Friday, 18 July 2014

Bo Bunny Summer Wreath


M latest project for Bo Bunny is up on the blog

Summer Wreath by Tracee Provis

The pretty vibrant colours of this collection lead you to imagine all things summer. I knew that I wanted to create a project that celebrated this gorgeous palette and what better way to display them all, than in a wreath for you to hang on the door or in your entrance hall.

I started by taking the Kraft Canvas Pleated Lace and attaching it to a circle of corrugated cardboard, for added interest I also attached a circle of the same corrugated cardboard that I wrapped in regular household string, I love the rustic look it gives to your projects. I then cut some scalloped borders from Double Dot cardstock to create and extra layer.

I cut rosettes from lots of the different papers in the collection both in the 12 x 12 and the  6x 6 paper pad. Using a hot glue gun I fixed them in a large cluster down the right hand side and a smaller cluster over on the left. I used lots of buttons and brads to create my centres and the summer stickers from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet made the perfect title. To finish it off I fussy cut a couple of tickets and tucked them into the rosette cluster, this now hangs in my hallway for all to see as they walk in the door.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Lemonade Stand, Block Party, Chill Out, Cream Pop/Lemonade Stand
6 x6 Paper Pad: Lemonade Stand
Stickers: 12 x 12 Lemonade Stand, Pink Alphabet
Cardstock: Passion Fruit Stripe, Passion Fruit Flourish, Sugar Dot
Brads: Lemonade Stand, Avenues
Buttons: Lemonade Stand, Primrose, Modern Miss
Kraft: Canvas Pleated Lace

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden

I am up on the Bo Bunny blog today to share this layout I created using the Enchanted garden Collection

As soon as I saw this pretty Enchanted Garden Collection I knew I had the perfect photo of my pretty little Granddaughter to go with it.

I started by cutting about a third of the Magic sheet off and used some gesso on the larger green side behind my photo placement, I also used the Geometric Shapes stamp set to create a little more interest to my background.
Bo Bunny have some great Washi Tape designs and I added a little of the Black & White patterned to add to the mixed media feel of the background.
I couldn't resist fussy cutting the little gnome and raising him up on foam pads to create a 3D embellishment from the Mosaic sheet.
I wanted to add in a blossom but didn't have the right colour so I simply took some white paint and glitter and voila a perfectly matching flower. For the last touch I used a couple of the large stamp sets to the edges and behind the photo for added interest.
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Magic, Imagine, Periodical, Pixies, Pathway, Mosaic/Enchanted Garden
Cardstock: Sugar Dot
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Enchanted Garden
Stickers: 12 x 12 Enchanted Garden
Brads: Modern Miss
Kraft Wood Shapes: Keys & Butterflies
Washi Tape: Black & White Patterned
Jewels: Glaze
Blossoms: Natural Earth Daisy
Stamps: It Is Written, Geometric Shapes

Monday, 7 July 2014

Moving out with Pink Paislee

I am up today on the Papermaze blog with a cute little gift and card combo
This month I got some of the pretty Hello Sunshine collection by Pink Paislee to play with and because my youngest is moving out this week I decided to make a little gift for her and her boyfriend to celebrate moving into their first home together.

I used a silhouette cut file of some houses in a row but instead of cutting it I used the sketch pen feature to give the effect of a stamp. I then cut it out of patterned paper and used some of the tree pieces to give it a little touch of colour.
The little crate with the milk cartons was also a cut file that I decorated with the papers from the Hello Sunshine collection. I added some bling and the Jillibean Soup alphas that I was also sent.
I filled the boxes with a keyring each all ready for their new keys!
I used some twine to tie up the boxes and it looks really cute. I hope they like their gift.
I hope you enjoy my project and you can find all the supplies for this over in the shop 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

CSI 128 - solved

It seems like forever that I posted a case file for CSI.
I have done a little globe trotting recently - well been on a holiday to Greece with my two besties.
It was a whole heap of fun and I hope we can do it again soon!

Back to the case file.
This was the file for 128
And here is how I solved it.

chalkboard elements

I was inspired to use the picture by the words New Walk & Blue
And my journaling is tucked behind the picture on the purple tag
It reads " Everytime we walk to the beach it's like seeing a new picture of the blue sand and white sand, it's something to behold. I am blessed to be able visit the ocean at Poppit Sands, with it's ever changing views, ever year"

I have had this circle frame cut file for quite some time and ever knew quite when to use it, it simply sums up this photo A Happy moment, nothing monumental but just a snapshot of our happy times on the beach with the dogs.
The bling arrow is an old one by Basic Grey and I am always happy to be able to use up some of the ever growing stash I have!

These thickers are another "happy to use up" item from my stash.
I went for a mixed media type background and I even got a bit creative and stamped the straight black lines wit the edge of my ruler, how daring of me lol. Purple is usually a no go area for me but this palette is so pretty it was easy to incorporate into my page.
I hope you find time to play along this week
Thankyou for looking
Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Freestyle Cards with Bo Bunny

PURRfect by Tracee Provis

I love the 12 x 12 Chipboard packs that coordinate with each Bo Bunny Collection, they are great for all types of project. This cat silhouette from the Happy Tails collection inspired me to make this card it is a PURRfect fit.

I used Wildberry Vinatge Dot cardstock cut into a heart shape as a base and then I cut up some strips of Songbird from the Avenues Collection which I then layered across the heart along with some black. I used 2 Bo Bunny Blossoms and created my own rolled rose to add to the cluster. A few scattered Jewels added the finishing touch.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Avenues, Songbird/Avenues; License/Happy Tails; Ghouls/Fright Night;
Cardstock: Wildberry Vintage Dot
Chipboard: 12 x 12 Happy Tails
Jewels: Autumn Song
Blossoms: Wildberry Dahlia

Hi by Tracee Provis

I often found myself struggling when it came to more masculine cards but the fun fresh Our Lil Monster Collection puts all those struggles to an end with the bright colours and cute little monster images. I whipped this card up in no time at all.

I fussy cut images for both the front and the inside of this card. I added a few foam pads to the monsters eyes on the front of the card which made him "come to life" a little more.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Mischief, Wonder, Rawr, Stomp/Our Lil Monster
Misc Me; Journal Pack/Our Lil Monster

Friday, 6 June 2014

These Are The Days - with Bo Bunny

These Are The Days by Tracee Provis

I bought this simple painted frame with the idea of altering it. When I was asked to create a project using Double Dot cardstock I decided that turning one of the circles into a lighthouse would make a pretty beach scene, to display some photo's of me and a friend at the ocean.

I cut some shapes on my cutting machine and embossed them with clear embossing powder, which gives the Double Dot Cardstock an extra sheen. The shell is in 2 pieces and by embossing the top piece it darkens to give it enough of a contrast to make it look a little more realistic.

One of the many reasons I love Double Dot Cardstock is it's ability to be shaped, bent, stitched, misted you name it, you know you are going to get a beautiful result every time. I gave the fish a scaly look by stitching circles of vellum over the top of the Chiffon Dot Cardstock and stitched around the edges. The addition of the Frosting Jewels gave it a final delicate touch.

After I had cut all my shapes I layered them all up onto the base of the frame. All in all I used 14 different shades of Double Dot Cardstock and this doesn't even cover half of the range of colours they produce. I hope my friend likes her little gift.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Double Dot Cardstock: Wild Berry, Chiffon, Powder Blue, Sugar, Khaki, Buttercup, Brilliant Blue/Dot; Chiffon/Stripe; Shadow, Dark Denim, Coffee, Maize, Powder Blue/Vintage; Dark Denim Flourish:
Jewels: Frosting Jewels; Autumn Song
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Modern Miss
Patterned Paper: Stripe/Elf Magic

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Up Up & Away with Bo Bunny

I have this project up on the Bo Bunny Blog today
Up Up & Away by Tracee Provis

With this great inspiration board to use for this project I was inspired by the soft pastel colours and the dreamy feel of the mood board, which lead me to creating this papermache Hot Air balloon that is a gift for my Granddaughter's 10th birthday and includes a secret photo pull out and surprises in the drawers.
A few close ups

 The Primrose collection has some awesome embellishments and I pulled out a few from the Noteworthy pack to make a layered centre for the body of the balloon.

The Kraft Wood Shapes Elegant make a beautiful contrast to the pinks and browns of the Primrose Collection.

Fussy cutting is such fun and Bo Bunny always have lots of elements to enable this, here I cut lots of the butterflies from various papers in the collection and added them to the pole that holds the balloon stable. For a little added interest I attached some to wires so that they can float as if suspended.
The drawers old a birthday card and a Butterfly necklace gift, for the birthday girl.

Inside the crown there is an accordion album that pulls out to reveal the numbers 1 - 10 on the front and a picture of her in the corresponding age so she can see how she has grown.
I carefully cut the outer ring from one of the crocheted flowers to add some texture to both the top and bottom part of the Hot Air Balloon. I hot glued the star to a wooden button to make the pull handle for the mini album.

Bo Bunny Supplies
Patterned Paper: Polka/Pincushion; Bliss, Cottage, Dot, Garden, Memories, Smile, Primrose/Primrose;
Cardstock: Shadow Dot, Passion Fruit Stripe
Buttons: Primrose, Pincushion
Brads: Avenues
Jewels: Frosting Jewels
Stickers: Primrose
Noteworthy: Primrose
Kraft Wood Shapes: Elegant