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

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