Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Best day layout for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this page I created

Hi Tracee here with you again today sharing my second page created with the Dear Lizzy Documentary Collection. You can see my first post HERE

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Having a granddaughter gives me lots of photos to scrap, we went to our local village festival and Star chose her own outfit and I think she really looks the part of festival goer. I chose the greens and yellows, with small touches of the pale pinky peach colours from the collection for my page and once again I used lots of the stickers from the coordinating sheets.

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I love the cut off strips from the edges of the papers and I layered up a few of them across the page. From the Documentary 6 x 6 paper I used a 1" punch to cut some circles to use along with the stickers as embellishments.

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The used large Camera sticker partly to cover another person in the photo, this way keeping Star as my main focus, I used another circle on foam pads to go in the centre of the camera. I am trying to do a little more handwritten journaling on my pages but I really don't like how my handwriting looks, does anyone else have the same problem?

I hope you enjoyed today's layout and for this and all your scrapbooking needs please visit the shop

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Birthday Gift Set with Bo Bunny Beach Therapy Collection

I have been having so much fun playing with the new collections from Bo Bunny, it is my Hubby's birthday tomorrow and I made this cute little gift set using the Beach Therapy Collection.

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I decorated a premade paper bag, a shaker card and a cute little cracker gift box that I cut on my Silhouette. I fussy cut the Hawaiian shirts from one of the 6 x 6 papers that coordinate with this collection.

I used the Party Time stencil which has this fun circle piece that looks a little like bubbles to go along with the beach theme. I cut the word love using the Squared Dies set.

I cut the cracker box from the Getaway sheet and used the Oh My Stars stencil along the edges, ideally I should have done this before I constructed the box but because the stencils by Bo Bunny are stickable I was able to do this afterwards with no problems at all.

I made a shaker card using one of the frame dies cuts and some foam pads, I added some sequins and some glitter glass for the shaky part. I also used the Twinkle Twinkle die as a border across the card, I didn't waste the off cut stars from the die cut piece as I dotted these around the bottom of the card. 

I am really in love with all of the new Bo Bunny CHA releases this time, can't wait to create with all the different collections.

Bo Bunny Supplies Used:
Beach Therapy Collection
Dies; Twinkle Twinkle, Love Squared Frames
Stencils; Oh My Stars, Party Time 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Prorities layout for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post

Hi Tracee with you today, it's been quite a while since I had a project to share. I have used the Dear Lizzy Documentary for my page plus a couple of extra pieces from the shop.

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I wanted to scrap this Selfie of me one day back in September when the sun was shining, but it was freezing cold and my priority was "staying warm"
I used both 12 x 12 sheets and the 6 x 6 paper pad from the Documentary collection, I also added lots of stickers from the sticker sheet (I am normally a look how pretty they are......can't possibly use them type of gal, but just lately my stash has been growing for this very reason)

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The sticker sheet has a mix of colours from the collection with some touches of gold, I used the gold "priorities word sticker as my title and then some word sticker from the Bella Boulevard Little Bits range.

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I couldn't resist adding the pink deer onto my page, he is just too cute! I covered some chipboard with one of the sheets from the 6 x 6 pad and then used my Big Shot and a Tim Holtz die to cut out the clock, which I used as a layer behind my photo.

I used the Happy Happy  sheet for one half of my background, I love how bold the squares are and yet because I have only used half it doesn't overwhelm the whole page. For the right hand side I used half of the Fancy Free sheet, which has a beautiful ombre watercolour type effect.
I didnt waste any of the cut out from the clock I die cut as I cut the circle in half and glued it to the sides of my page. Once again I layered up the stickers and added the yellow burlap flower I was sent too.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

2 Crafty Chipboard Project Shares for January

I am up on the 2Crafty Blog today with some shares for January

You can find the post HERE

"Dogs Have A Special Way"

I have lots of projects to share with you this month including my Christmas table 
centerpiece and my layout for the final challenge at Scrap Around The World .

My first layout features my precious fur babies Rodney & Peggy, amazing how still
 and cute they sit when the photographer is holding a treat! This page was created using one of the gorgeous new Bo Bunny Collections Soiree.

The title chipboard piece is just the perfect saying,  
"Dogs Have A Special Way Of Adding Love To Everyday",
 and I love how it is made up of different fonts yet remains a single piece.
 I decided to treat each part separately by adding various paints, inks and embossing
 powders to them. I created the different textures by using paint and then drying it fast
 with a heat gun, this forms a bubbly texture that is quite fun.

I think the "Heart Clumps" are one my favourite pieces in the 2Crafty range of
 products, they are versatile and delicate and I love how they look on the page. I gave
 them a coat of gesso and then roughly dabbed over them with some Prima Watercolour 
Pencils, for some of the solid hearts I traced around them on patterned paper cut them 
out and glued them on. My butterflies didn't turn out how I had envisioned them, which 
was a pastel pink with some green flecks, however the colour was a match for my 
papers and that was good enough. 

2Crafty Produts Used:
Dogs Have A Special Way - title
Heart Clumps
ATC Hearts & Stars

"So Rad"

 My husband & I play darts at the weekend and I had never hit a maximum score.... 
until this point, I was so excited that I had to snap a picture and of course
 create a page to document it.

I took the word RAD from the "6 x 6 Motocross" themed sheet of chipboard, I inked it 
 bold red as I really wanted to make the statement reflect how excited I was. I layered it
 over this wiggly arrow that comes in the "Funky Arrows" set, I painted the arrow 
with some pearlescent paint in a silvery grey colour.

I wanted my background pieces to appear slightly old and a little grungy I dug out my 
mica powders and added blues and reds to the "Gears & 6" Clock Face Frames" to
 achieve the look I was after. I embossed lots of little stars in silver to add a little 
more shine to the page.

I felt the layout needed something to the right to balance it out, I used some "Clouds" and
 the other half of the "6" Clock Face Frame along with some of the elements in the main 
cluster. I had a bottle of super heavy Gesso for Christmas (yes Santa is very kind and can
 cater to my odd crafting wishlist) I tried to use and stencil to add the texture but this didn't
 go so well and I ended up just spreading it over the chipboard and then dabbing it with
 my palette knife, but I do think it gives them a sort of fluffy texture just like clouds, another
 "Happy Accident" I added the word Enjoy to the cluster and it finishes it off just nicely.

2Crafty Products Used:
Funky Arrows
Assorted Arrows
6 x 6 Motocross
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars Pack
Mini Word Set 1
6" Clock Face Frames

"Christmas Table Centerpiece"

I have for the past few years made a special effort to decorate my dining table for 
Christmas lunch, this year I used some 2crafty Chipboard along with some fresh
 foliage to create this gorgeous altered sleigh/birdhouse.

2Crafty Products Used;
Mini Bauble Trees
Young Reindeer
Mini Corners 1

"Our Dream"

Last month some of us were lucky enough to guest design over at Scrap Around The World,
 I created this page based on this moodboard. 

2Crafty Products Used;
Dream title
Mixed Borders
Dainty Alphabet
Assorted Polaroid Frames
Mini Branches
Butterfly Frames

Thursday, 17 December 2015

2 Crafty Chipboard December shares

I am up on the 2Crafty blog with my December layout shares 

"Christmas Tradition"

Its always fun to scrap our festive pictures and preserve our own family traditions. In our 
family it is traditional for me to put my Grandaughter to bed on Christmas Eve, we put 
out some snacks for Santa and then I read her a story before she goes to sleep. She is
 getting older now and I know this tradition will soon end, mores the pity. 
2Crafty always have the perfect chipboard to record the occasion.

I inked the "Christmas Tradition" title with gold ink and then embossed with 
gold powder for a very sparkly look.

Isn't the "Mini Bauble Tree" just too cute? I used white acrylic paint then sprinkled 
some green embossing powder over, I gave some sharp taps so that the powder was
 uneven on the surface, this then allows for the white to seep through in some parts.

I used one of the pieces from the "Circles Set". I covered it in white glitter and placed it 
behind the title slightly. It also frames the little bird that I fussy cut from the patterned 
paper. I glittered some stars and scattered them around my page.
2Crafty Products used:
A Christmas Tradition title
ATC Hearts & Stars
6" Clock Frames
Mini Bauble Trees
Assorted Polaroid Frames

"Be YoursELF"

Last year I played the "Elf on a Shelf" as a bit of fun, I used the "Be Yourself" title 
for my page. I used a different colour on the Elf part of the word as a fun element.

I used the "Twig Stem" as a tree and embossed it with gold, for the "Reindeer" I painted it
 first with a coat of white and then some brown, whilst it was still wet I used a tiny dots stamp
 for the dots you see on young deers backs. I gave him a red nose and gold glittery antlers too.

 I framed my photo using the "Doodled Frame". The snowflakes are from the
 "Mini Weather Icons" set I simply added glue and then lots of glitter. 

I am loving the mix of gold and silver on my pages so I decided to coat the "lightbulb" 
 chippie with a silver embossing powder, I layered it between an "Ornate Snowflake" 
 and my title piece, I inked the element of the bulb in black for a little contrast.
2 Crafty have so many beautiful seasonal chipboards to choose from 
and they look fab on your pages.
2Crafty products used:
Twig Stems
Ornate Snowflakes
Mixed Border Strips
Young Reindeer
Be Yourself title
Doodled Frames
Mini Weather Icons