Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Altered Spool with Bo Bunny

I came across this photo of my sweet Granddaughter that I had already fussy cut (cant remember why now!), It is a perfect match for the Bo Bunny Madeline collection.
I wanted to create a little ornament for her bedroom, and so I put together this altered spool and I think its rather cute!

I took an old wrapping paper tube and added a circle of chipboard to both the bottom and the top, then I gathered up the Madeline collection and started to decorate.
The Petals made great wings and I added a little sparkle of silver glitter paste then attached them to the back of the photo.
I also added glitter to the Chipboard sticker using a paintbrush so that I could get it exactly where I wanted it.
More petals were added to the sticker and it layers up so beautifully, I used the pearlescents as a paint to subtly colour the doily on the base. For the finishing touch to make it perfectly girly I added some delicate pink jewels around the edges.
Result - one happy Granddaughter!
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Exquisite/Madeline
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Madeline
Stickers; Combo Stickers/Madeline
Brads; Madeline
Chipboard; Madeline
Jewels; Double Dot Think Pink
Petals; Madeline, Candy Cane Christmas
Glitter Paste; Silver
Doilies; Small

Friday, 17 October 2014

CSI Case File 144 - Solved

Hey look at me blogging this weeks case file only minutes after the reveal over at CSI
I totally love this weeks palette and the case file is a doozy!

This is the case file for you to solve
And here is how I solved the case


Phrase Stickers
Polka Dots

Journal something about your creativity
I have journaled simply on the back
You guys are my reason to create, My muse, My World, My truth, My love forever
A couple of close ups
I am trying to create with more of a clean and simple look (getting frustrated with the mixed media and warpy pages, its not so much that they are warpy but that they create the most horrendous shadows when trying to photograph them lol)
I found lots of bits to create my cluster some old and some older still, the labels and ticket stickers are an old October Afternoon Rocket Age collection. The newer bits are by Teresa Collins and Studio Calico
I love the lightbulb paperclip that I added as one of the clues, I found them in the £1 shop and am kicking myself for only buying one pack!
I wrote my journaling on the back of this and kept it short and sweet as a message to my DH, who is a great inspiration and reason to create
I hope you will find time to play along this week and its almost time for the new members of the DT to be revealed so keep your eyes peeled for that too!
Toodle Pip

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches V3

I'm super excited to share that I've got a layout in the brand-new Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches V3 book.

I've had a peek at this book, and it's totally awesome. So many talented scrappers in here, along with 120 fab sketches! Here's the page I contributed to this book:
If you'd like to purchase this book, you can get a 10% discount by using my coupon code:
V3Tracee (sorry code isn't working, will fix it asap)

( preorder is until October 15th - please order if you wish a printed copy )


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Halloween Treat bags

I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post
Hi Tracee with you today with the first of my Halloween projects.
I will be sharing the others through the month so we can be all prepared for the 31st

I loved some of the Halloween collections that the store carries and asked if I could be sent some to play with this month. The Echo Park Carta Bella Spooky collection was perfect for the things I had in mind and I always love working with their collections as the paper has a slight textured feel to it (and always smells nice - yes I am a paper sniffer lol)

I made 2 different types of Treat bags

For the first one I simply cut some witches legs on my Cameo and layered them with Orange & Black cardstock.

Using the Spooky & Scary sheet I created a little skirt for her which I then edged with some gorgeous black lace, popped on a spider and it was done.

For the next bag I used my cameo again to cut the spiders web and then I created a tag to go on the front using the same Spooky & Scary sheet along with some of the elements from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet.

All that remains is to fill them with treats and I am going to personalise these for when my Granddaughter visits with her friends on the 31st
See you later in the month with more Halloween ideas.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Gift box and matching card with Bo Bunny Madeline collection

My friends birthday is coming up and I needed a box for her gift. I pulled out the gorgeous Madeline collection from Bo Bunny, its so delicate and pretty.

I cut the pillow box on my Cameo and then decorated it using the 6 x 6 pad.
I fussy cut some of the frames and layered them up over some torn strips of paper, to add a little glitter and sparkle to the box I used a paintbrush and went along the edges with the Bo Bunny Silver Glitter Paste

After I had finished the box I thought a card to match would be a perfect set and so using the 12 x 12 paper this time I created the card to match.
I hope my friend likes her little gift it was certainly fun to make

Bo Bunny Supplies used;
Patterned Paper; Allure, Happines/Madeline
Cardstock; Sugar dot, Passion Fruit Chevron
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Madeline
Glitter Paste; Silver

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Dabbling in Mixed Media

Right now I am here with these guys...... relaxing and crafting the day away

I was scrolling through my facebook feed when I came across this challenge by the Mixed Media Place
The challenge immediately appealed to me as this holiday has a very special place in my heart. There is nothing better than being close to the shore and for 2 weeks each year we are lucky enough to able to spend time here.
I found this shell on the beach this morning and when it was opened looked just like the shape of a heart. The title of the song by Sting -  Shape of my heart, its kinda how I feel about it here.
I havn't dabbled a great deal in Mixed Media, I don't know why because I really enjoy it!
I just love how this turned out!
I didn't do anything to the shells themselves apart from a coating of decoupage glue, they have this lovely gold sheen to them. I embossed the heart shape that I drew and pressed the shells into it.
I used lots of different mists and some wax pastel crayons that I didn't even realise I had until I was clearing out my craftroom for the big refit.
I hope you like my take on the challenge
Toodle Pip

Saturday, 13 September 2014

CSI 139 - Solved

 I didn't think I was going to have time to solve this fabulous case file this week as I am in the middle of clearing and storing my craftroom ready for the big refit at the end of this month.
But I worked a lot quicker than I thought and I managed to come up with a layout that I am quite pleased with.
Also this week there is the added bonus of a sketch by Em from Page Drafts, the design team & guest designers have done a fabulous job seriously go check them out here
This was the case file
And here is my take using the sketch

Something Fuzzy (the blue brads are velvety)
Mini Brads
2 of something ( I used 2 clouds and 2 sketchy circle frames)

Journal about pets/animals
I have tucked my journaling on the tag behind the photo it reads;

Zakynthos is home to the endangered Loggerhead Turtle
The Bay of Laganas  is the most important breeding ground for the Mediterranean Loggerhead, you can take a boat trip around the bay in the hope of spotting one of these magnificent creatures.
I was lucky to snap this pic of one just poking his head up as if to say Hi.
It saddens me to think that yet another of our glorious species is in an endangered position.
Zante 2009

A couple of close ups

I decided to create a mixed media type background to represent the large triangle on the sketch, I used a Bo Bunny template and sponged some ink onto the paper . I then used a Cocoa Daisy grid stamp and a colour pastel pencil to add some more interest. A little splattered ink and a few sequins finished it off nicely.
The papers I used were from an old Delish designs paper called Buffet, the "cool" sticker is also quite old. I just love to use up older stash to make way for the new, ok so the new find there way in regardless but for a minute it sounded good lol
I hope you will find time to join in the fun this week
Toodle Pip x