Thursday, 26 June 2014

Somewhere in Time - BoBunny DT

Hi Everyone,

Today I have something to share that I have to say Im really proud of.  Not that Im not happy with everything I make, but this project I had a lot of fun creating and Im so pleased with how it turned out :)  like really really pleased.

One of BoBunny's latest collections is Somewhere in Time, and its fast become one of favourite ever!  I wasn't sure about the mustard colour in the beginning but now I love that pop of colour :)  I think its quite an old fashioned/steampunk collection and I wanted my project to reflect that, so I chose to revamp a mannequin into an old fashioned lady.

To create the bustle at the back I cut 3 different sized squares, rolled them to form cone shapes and they layered them on top of each other.  For the skirt I die cut strips of paper with Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One and sprayed them with water to make them more pliable.

Close up of flower vine cluster at the waist with some pleated burlap.

And every fashionable woman needs jewellery so Ive backed an old locket I had onto one of Bobunny's trinkets to complete her outfit.  I think she looks quite fashionista!

Thanks for popping by :)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

More Letters and Cards

Hello there!

Be warned theres a lot to show you in this post!

Lately Ive been making quite a few more letters and cards, some are orders, and some are gifts from me.  Letters are really quick and easy to create - as long as you don't do what I did when I wasn't paying attention and traced the wrong side of the letter and didn't notice til I went to start playing with embellishments :(  Easy fix though thankfully!

 C is for Carter :)  The paper and stickers Ive used are from Echo Park - About a Boy, really loved this collection!

And the card from so left over scraps. Pretty plain and simple for a change ;)

A couple more letters for a cute couple of girls in Auckland, using an older range from BoBunny Lil Miss.

These next two were using another older BoBunny collection, Prairie Chic and were Christmas presents for friends of ours who were going through a heartbreaking period of time with their son is now confined to a wheelchair.  We wanted to do something to cheer Tyler up but didn't want his sister to feel left out either so Forbes suggested the letters.  To say they were thrilled was an understatement.  They phoned us Christmas Day and said they were the best present they had got!  How sweet were they :)

Yes there are some cards to come ;)
The first is one of my favourite Teresa Collins collections.

 And the next three cards are from quite an old MME range, the original Lost & Found.  I loved this range when it came out and Ive only just started cutting into it lol.   The first one uses some embellishments from PaperVine and was for husband on our wedding anniversary.

These next two were birthday cards, using a 6x6 paper pad.

Thats all folks!
Thank for popping by :)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Time flies with Double Dot ;)

Hi Everyone :)

Another month has flown by in the blink of an eye! - they seem to go faster the older I get, well it seems that way to me :)  But it also means its getting colder over here, which is by no means a good thing when its been so wet with flooding already, makes you wonder what else mother nature thinks we need this winter! There is a lot to be thankful for though - I don't live near my friend Lynn in Canada where it gets to -28 in the winter!; we don't live in an area like the Flockton Basin that is now prone to flooding since the earthquake; and our country isn't being over run by terrorists or extremists - so I guess in the grand scheme of things live in little ole NZ for me is pretty sweet!

Over at BoBunny for the last week of May we focused on Double Dot.  I LOVE double dot, particularly the vintage collection - no surprises there lol - the patterns and textures are gorgeous!  Did you know you can get them at Artfull Crafts now?  which is way cool for us Kiwi's because before they arrived in my first DT box I had never seen them here  before.  We had also been fielding questions about double layouts so I volunteered to do one for my post with double dot - yes I know!  Im not known for my layouts really and to do a double?!!  Shock horror :)  Im pretty pleased with it though :)

I mixed three sheets of Vintage Maize Double Dot with the darker Chocolate to create my background and randomly stamped over it with my current fav clear stamp from BoBunny Distressed Textures.  The edges were inked with 2 different Tim Holt distressed ink pads.

A cluster of leaves from the Autumn Song Noteworthy pack was arranged underneath the banner sticker.  Scraps of chipboard were used to make the hearts and that bling flourish is from BoBunny as well.

I like to journal if I can, for a couple of reasons.  For generations to come it shows them what my handwriting was like and it tells the story without which they would be wondering who poor ole Dougal was.  So this was about Dougal as a puppy, he was so darn cute the little things he used to do! <3

The stamps in the bottom cluster were part of the Emphera Happy Tails pack - such a great value for money pack of different goodies full of flowers, stamps, bling, buttons, papers and card stock to match each paper collection.  Ive doodled along the scalloped borders, the hearts and the dog collars to tie it all  together, and used foam tape and chipboard scraps to separate the layers giving depth.

Its currently on display in Artfull Crafts if you want to see it in real life :)

Thats it from me, stay warm or enjoy the sun where ever you live!
Thanks for popping by :)