Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Bo Bunny cards

Wow where did June go?
I am coming to you today from sunny Maryland where I am spending a few weeks with my special friend Debbi Tehrani.
I want to share some cards I created using the newest collections from Bo Bunny, I always like to make at least one card with each new collection that they release. First up we have one using the Penny Emporuim collection.

This collection has a wonderful Steampunk theme and I had great fun fussy cutting elements from the papers and layering them up on the card. I also used one of the dies from the latticed frame die to the layers, adding some silver pearlescents as a paint gives a metallic look and feel to the piece too.

For my next card I used the Boardwalk collection with it's fun beach theme, I used both papers and the small 2 x 2 cards that come in the Misc Me pack that coordinates with the collection. I again used a die to add a border/frame on my card, this time from the Portrait frame set. A few pearls added the finishing touches.

And finally the super pretty Juliet collection, I love the way this collection enhances the delicate laser cut clock chipboard piece and gives a romantic vintage feel to the card. I added a gold foil rub on on top of the birds head to represent a crown, the rubons are super easy to apply and have the most beautiful sheen to them.

Bo Bunny Supplies
Patterned Paper; Bazaar/Penny Emporium, Summer Fun/Boardwalk 
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Penny Emporium, Boardwalk, Juliet
Noteworthy; Boardwalk, Juliet
Laser cut Chipboard; Timepiece 
Rub Ons;  Filagre Gold Foil
Jewels; Ruby Red

Saturday, 13 June 2015

CSI case file 167 - solved

Despite my lack of shares I have been solving cases over at CSI, one of the reasons I don't share so often is, I wonder to myself, does anyone really read blogs much anymore? So much is posted on FB and if I am honest it is often much easier to hit like and leave a comment there than it is on a blog. Also I have yet to find a way to take decent pictures of my layouts and projects, the weather here is often so dull and my house isn't blessed with a lot of natural light, so if anyone has any tip or ideas they would like to share I would love to hear them.
I have recently set up a FB page for my crafty things and it's called It's a Creative Life if anyone wants to look me up.
So enough of my waffling and on with the case file, for this case file I used a sketch from My Creative Sketches

Bo Bunny have a new collection called Penny Emporium and it has this gorgeous Steampunk style to it that I am rather liking at the moment.
The case file looked like this

and the sketch looked like this
Transportation accents
Document a childhood friendship
As this is a page for my Granddaughter's Euro Disney album I am going to get her to write in her own words about the pictures and of her friendship with her best friend Laci.
I used some texture paste and a memory box stencil to create the background, I also used a cloud stencil and gently inked the clouds on in the pale pale blue from the palette. I found these cute Disney paperclips in my stash and I have no clue where they came from but they were perfect to add the Disney element into my page,
I did lots of fussy cutting from the Penny Emporium collection and I also got a chance to use some of the metal bookplates that I have been hoarding in my stash forever, a mix of old and new supplies always makes me happy.
I hope you will find time to check out the challenge over at CSI and take a look at the other DT pages there is some awesome inspiration to be had
Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Happy to Be - with Bo Bunny

I was very excited this week to receive my DT box from Bo Bunny, I always make a cuppa and settle down to ooh and ahh over the delights that I know are inside.

Bo Bunny have 3 new and very gorgeous collections in this release and I have combined 2 of them on this layout I created.
Our beautiful Peggy poo poos loves the beach, and is always happy to have a paddle in the sea, these papers are perfect for a beach layout.

I fell in love with the Boardwalk Drift paper, it looks very realistic with its peeled paint and general shabby look. I trimmed the edges to look like old planks and placed it over some texture paste that I had spread over the Licorice Double Dot cardstock background.
Along with some pieces from the Boardwalk Noteworthy pack, I added in some of the fussy cut steampunk elements from the Penny Emporium Collection. I also cut 2 frames from the Bazaar sheet to add my picture and title to.
I used the Lattice cutting die to add some layers to my layout, I painted the outer frame pieces with some Silver Pearlescents to give a little shine to the page. How cute is the little sailing boat from the Noteworthy pack, to keep the shabby theme I used a white pen to distress it slightly.
I tore a hole in the background paper and added the lighthouse from the Boardwalk Summer Fun sheet in the gap. My title is made up of Double Dot alpha stickers and the gorgeous silver rub ons, did I mention how shiny and easy to apply the Rub Ons are? you have to try them if you havn't already.
Bo Bunny Supplies Used
Patterned Paper; Summer Fun, Beach Bliss, Drift/Boardwalk; Copper Tiles, Bazaar/Penny Emporium
6 x 6 Paper pad; Penny Emporium
Cardstock; Licorice Dot
Stickers; Aqua Alphabet Sticker; Combo Sticker/Boardwalk 
Noteworthy; Boardwalk
Stencils; Brocade
Dies; Lattice
Rub Ons; Silver Foil Alphabet

Monday, 18 May 2015

Very very exciting news!

So pinch me, this happened!

The NEW 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team Announced
Today we are so pleased to be able to announce our
NEW Design Team for 2015 - 2016
 and to also farewell those that are moving on.

2Crafty has had some remarkable & talented designers on our team
 and we are thrilled to be able to continue in this tradition with our new team.
We have some former members returning again this year as well as lots of 
fabulously talented new designers from all corners of the world 
who will be joining our amazing Design Team.
So without further delay, it is with extreme delight that I announce  
The New 2Crafty Design Team,
for 2015 - 2016.
Trudi Harrison - Australia

 Beck Beattie - Australia

 Ros Madley - Australia

Rachael Funnell - Australia

Lisa Griffith - USA
Athanasia Papantoniou - Greece
Marianne Johansson - Norway
Jaya Raghuvanshi - India
 Valerie Ouellet - Canada
Tracee Provis - UK
Catherine Giguere - Canada
Priscilla Lim - Singapore
Robin Shakoor - USA
Returning 2Crafty Members...
Di Garling - Australia
DT Co Ordinator

 Fiona Paltridge - Australia

 Debbi Tehrani - USA

Jennifer Snyder - USA
We would also like to sincerely THANK  those DT members who are
  finishing up their time with 2Crafty in June and we wish them well with their
 future crafty adventures.  Your commitment and contributions have been 
wonderful and we hope that you have enjoyed your time with us, as much as we
 have enjoyed having you, and all your sensational & inspirational projects.

Janice Nicholls - Australia
Helen Tilbury - Sth Africa
Nicole Doiron - Canada
Marilyn Rivera - USA
Annie Carrignan - Canada
Maiko Kosuki - Japan
Ebony van der Starre - Australia
Anita Rodway - Australia
Margaret Mifsud - Australia
Stephanie Papin - France
Melenia Agapides - Greece
Wilma Voermanns - Switzerland
The new Design Team will be in place from July and 
with all the different styles and genre in this new team we can’t wait 
to see what they have in store for us all.
  Hope you will come along with us for the ride.

I'd also like to thank all our followers and retailers
 for their continued support. 
Vanessa Tiberti
Owner of 2 Crafty

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Fly Away Journal - for Papermaze

I have this post up today on the Papermaze Blog

Hi Tracee here today to share with you a Journal cover that I decorated using the gorgeous Atlas Collection by Pink Paislee.

I found in my stash a Kraft covered chipboard journal and thought it would be great to use as a way to record my America trip this summer.
I first created a large tag using cardstock and some of the cut aparts from the Take flight sheet
I painted roughly around the edges of the journal, leaving some areas where a little of the kraft colour still shows through, added a little bit of newsprint washi tape and then layered up the background.
I used the spare cut off strips from the Destination title and tucked them here and there to give the impression of more layers (I am frugal to the last)
I used the Tag pack and tucked a couple of them into the pocket that I had created from the destination title piece, I used hemp twine to make pulls for the tags and I can add photos or tickets to them at a later date.
I will be back later in the month to share a few more projects that I have created using this collection and a few bits from the April kit that I had left over.
Have a Happy Scrappy day and don't forget to pop over to the shop to pick up all your supplies.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Fun Times mini album with Bo Bunny Carousel Collection

If you follow the Bo Bunny blog you will know that I said there was an extra surprise to my Carnival Collection Balloon...... it's a mini album that fits into the back of the wagon

fun times mini album Tracee Provis Bo Bunny carnival 01

If you open the door on the back of the wagon, you can pull out this sweet little accordion album that I created with the same Carousel collection that I used on the main balloon.
I created a little doorknob using the buttons from the collection, I love the way the hand printed on the papers points to the handle.
fun times mini album Tracee Provis Bo Bunny carnival 02
I left the album blank and plan to add pictures from my holiday later in the year.
I used a camera stamp from an older Bo Bunny collection called Mama Razzi (I used this collection for my original Bo Bunny DT application, so it holds a special place in my heart). This is printed onto white cardstock that I can use as a template to cut my photo's the correct size when I add them.
fun times mini album Tracee Provis Bo Bunny carnival 03

On the first page I used one of the cascade templates and some sugar Glitter Paste to create some texture and interest to the title.
fun times mini album Tracee Provis Bo Bunny carnival 04

I love the new pocket squares from Bo Bunny and I was sent the kraft pack to work with, this one with a stitched heart printed on makes a fabulous embellishment, I tucked it into some film strip pieces that I cut from the Carnival sheet. The frame was cut from the Cotton candy sheet and I will add either journaling or a photo later on.

I had great fun making this little album and it is great that it stays complete with the balloon.
This is the completed project

Bo Bunny supplies used
Patterned Paper; Carnival, Balancing Act, Calliope, Levitation, Big Top, Cotton Candy, Fun House, State Fair/Carnival
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Carnival
Brads; Carnival
Stickers; Layered Chipboard/Carnival, Alpha Citrus, Tuxedo/Double Dot Alphabet
Glitter Paste; Sugar
Stencils; Cascade
Dies; Elegant Border, Ornate Frame
Stamps; Captured, To The Point
Ink; Licorice

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Just for fun

It's been ages since I played along with a challenge, my good friend Debbi Tehrani had a snow day and so we had a little look around for a challenge. We found this one at Grand Divas Creative Corner, it is a sketch challenge or you can combine with 2 other challenges that are there
This tic tac toe challenge by Rochelle and this colour challenge by Kelly

These were the different criteria

The Sketch - I rotated it

The colours

For the Tic Tac Toe I used the middle line - Polka Dot Paper, Green & Something that sparkles (my title is glittered) I also added some of the other elements just for fun
Here is my layout
I had great fun playing along and go check out Debbi's take here
Toodle Pip x