Sunday, 22 May 2016

Butterfly Kisses - BoBunny DT

Sometimes a collection comes around that just grabs your attention, and Buttefly Kisses did that for me, I just love it!

A friend of mine had a birthday coming up and Forbes and I chose a voucher from Hanmer Springs for her to enjoy a little relaxation.  The idea was that I was going to roll up the voucher and tie it with a ribbon,  and pop it in the box.  Course the voucher arrived and it was too wide, argh!!!

 BoBunny have a new crackle paste that is just the bomb!!  This is my second time using it and I  haven't a failed yet.  Really simple to use and doesn't take long to dry and crackle as it goes.  This box was just bare wood, I didn't even have to gesso it first.  The primer went on first, then the crackle paste and I ended up with a lovely white crackled box.  I wanted it to match the paper I was using on the card so I painted it with Island Mist Pearlescents.

I inked all the edges black and then randomly stamped over it with my favourite stamp, It is Written.  The stamp under the metal handle is part of the Romance set.

I wanted to use the Elegant border die as a bow but found that a whole double bow made from the die was too much, so I made a plain white bow first and then looped my dies together for the 'double' layer.

The card was the easy part ;) I just used all the scraps from the same piece of paper as I used for the bow on the box.  Fussy cut some elements from the papers, added some tags and blossoms and a little mixed media in the background using gesso and silver glitter paste.

This week also brings the announcement of the first group of finalists for the new 2016 BoBunny DT on May 26th.  I thought long and hard, and chewed the ear off a lovely friend about whether I should reapply.  In the end I decided not to.  I have had three amazingly special years with BoBunny that I will never forget, they have truly been an amazing team to work for and the team of girls I designed with were a fabulous team of ladies.  We all had our highs and lows in our personal lives and the support from them never wavered.  I will really miss being on this team; I had my dream come true, and now its time for someone else's dream to take shape.  So to those of you that applied, GOOD LUCK :)  for those that don't make it this time, never stop trying, you never know when that dream will come true <3  and for all of you who have been so encouraging over this time, THANKYOU!  it meant a lot! <3

See you soon :)


  1. Will be sorry not to see all your lovely BB creations any more on their blog and FB page but will wait to see what your next big "thing" is. ;)

  2. I was a bit worried that your name wasn't on the Design Team list so had to check if it was your decision or theirs!! Relieved to find out it was yours. Enjoy your next dream.