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

Monday, 2 March 2015

Sweet Life with Bo Bunny

My Granddaughter has just come back from Euro Disney and the colours in the Sweet Life collection by Bo Bunny are a perfect match for her Disney pics
I created a layout using this adorable collection, this marks the start of an album that I am going to make for her birthday in June.

best friends scrapbook layout Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Sweet Life 01

I used the reverse side of the Goodness sheet for my background and with the Star stencil, that is part of the Cascade set, I added lots of Stars with both ink and the new Sugar Glitter Paste.

best friends scrapbook layout Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Sweet Life 02

I also love the new dies that Bo Bunny have released and the Flutter die is my favourite of them, I cut one from some Double Dot cardstock and added a little Blush Glitter Paste for a little sparkle.

best friends scrapbook layout Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Sweet Life 03

There are lots of varied embellishments that match this collection and I used this chipboard swirl to partly frame the photo, Tip: I elongated the swirl slightly by cutting it in half and then covering the blank space with a butterfly circle that I cut from the Flutter sheet. You can do this with all sorts of different elements making them stretch further.

Bo Bunny supplies used

Patterned Paper: Dreamer, Dot, Flutter, Goodness, Wish/Sweet Life
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Sweet Life
Cardstock: Shadow Dot
Stickers: Aqua Alpha Stickers, Layered Chipboard, Chipboard/Sweet Life
Stencils: Cascade
Dies: Flutter
Glitter Paste: Blush, Sugar
Ink: Pink Punch

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Loving Every Minute - with the new Bo Bunny Collections

This week a huge box of Bo Bunny goodness arrived on my doorstep, after drooling over it for quite some time I got stuck straight into playing with all the new products.
I Love the Forever Young Collection with its bright fun colours, and cute embellishments.

I have been waiting quite a while for some papers to match this pic of me and my eldest daughter sharing a cuppa together, this collection was a perfect match.


I used a piece of the Forever Young Love sheet to create my title and added some of the new alpha sticker sheets to spell out the rest of what I wanted to say.
I used the negative piece of a butterfly that I had die cut using one of the new Bo Bunny dies (the actual butterfly is on a card which I will share tomorrow) I love the layered chipboard embellishments that co-ordinate with the collection I even used one of the "O's" from the cut off strip as an embellishment in my cluster.


Along with all the new collections Bo Bunny has released some new Pearlescents and Stencils. I used the heart stencil and some Licorice Pearlescents to create my background (tutorial coming up next month), the Pearlescents give a lovely sheen and because the stencil is stickable it allows you to use a more liquid like medium without bleeding underneath the stencil and just making a splodgy mess.


Bo Bunny Supplies used.
Patterned Paper; Heart, Love, Besties, Yum, Sweet, Smile/Forever Young
Stickers; Layered Chipboard Stickers/Forever Young, Double Dot Aqua Alpha Stickers, Film Strip Sticker/Forever Young
Noteworthy; Forever Young
Pearlescents; Licorice
Stencils; Cascade
Craft Dies; Flutter

Sunday, 8 February 2015

CSI case file 154 - Solved

Hi today I am going to share with you the latest case file over at CSI and how I solved it.

This is the case file
I created a layout but then decided that I would like to use it for one of my classes that I will be teaching at Scrapstars retreat in April, so it was on to create version 2 which is very different from the first lol

Its always a bonus when your photo matches the colour palette of the case file and this one of my youngest and her partner on a wintery walk last week did just that.

Polka dots
Textured Paper
Use the Alpha as a design element

I have used a mix of old and new stash as usual (that's the great thing about the case files they inspire you to dig deep into your stash and use up some of those older supplies that you cant bear to purge)

One of the clues was to use the alphabet as a design element, using a Bo Bunny stickable stencil I used some crackle paste to create a love title (crackle paste is my new favourite medium to use).
I used a heart corner punch on some textured kraft cardstock and then handcut a photo corner from it.
Lots of layers is something I love to do on my layouts, I tucked the noted card into the layers and this is also where I placed my journaling, I have to confess that I didn't document using one of the prompts on this layout, I wracked my brains to create a poem of sorts but I was running short on time and so just wrote the details of the photo on my journaling card.
I hope you like my layout and I hope it prompts you to play along this week, we would love to see you there
Toodle Pip x

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A simple Thank You with Bo Bunny

Today I am sharing with you a trio of Thank You cards that I created with  the Rose Café collection from Bo Bunny.

From this 1 sheet I created 3 colourways on the cards

I simply cut the tiles picking out the green yellow and blue and added them to a piece of sugar dot cardstock which was then mounted onto more papers from the Rose Café collection.
Before I placed my tiles down with pop dots I used a background stamp from the It Is Written set, randomly over the cardstock. Along with a few punched leaves I also used the Thank You sentiment from the Sentiments set to complete my cards.
Bo Bunny Supplies:

Cardstock; Sugar Dot
Patterned Paper; Bistro/Rose Café
6 x 6 Paper Pads; Rose Café
Dot Jewels; Blue Hues, Emerald, Citrus
Stamps; It Is Written, Sentiments
Ink; Licorice

Monday, 19 January 2015

A trio of cards with papermaze and Amy Tangerine

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post
Hi I am hoping to help kickstart your creative week with a trio of cards I created using the Amy Tangerine - Stitched collection
I shared a layout I created earlier in the month HERE

It's always good to have a stash of cards ready for any event and I kept these fairly neutral so they can be used for Birthday's, Anniversaries, Valentine's Day or anything really.
They are quite simple in their construction, strips and blocks of paper along with some elements from the Bit's pack.
I kept to the same design for all 3 cards and on this one the addition of the Squirrel and an acorn gives a fun feel that can be used for adults and children alike. I like how the doilies give another dimension to any card or project, you can either use some pre cut ones or you could use a die in your cutting machine. You can find a good selection from various manufacturers here in the shop.
Hope you have a creative week
Tracee x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

First layout of the year

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post

Hi Tracee with you today, I hope you all had a good Christmas and that 2015 brings you all you hope for & more.
I am up to share my first layout of the year created with the Amy Tangerine line Stitched, oh boy I love this line.
Unfortunately the weather here has been so dull that the photo of my layout doesn't show the gorgeous gold of the "Good Life" title embellishment (and is also why I didn't include any close ups)
This title came from the bits pack, it is stuffed to the gills with the most adorable elements for your pages or cards.
I used a cut file on my cameo for the circle background and used some of the papers from the 6 x 6 pad to add pops of colour & the little chipboard heart on the amera was actually from the simple stories DIY Christmas collection, but it looked so sweet in the centre.
I hope my page has kickstarted some inspiration for you and I will be back later in the month to share a trio of cards that I have created with this collection.