Thursday, 30 October 2014

'Bo Bunny 'Madeleine' for 'Scraps of Elegance' kits.

Hi!
A while ago I received my gorgeous October kit from Scraps of Elegance containing an abundance of beautiful papers from Bo Bunny and Marion Smith. 
Lots of flowers from Prima and Bo Bunny, too.

Here is another one of my pages:


I spent quite some time working on my background, unfortunately it does not photograph very well.


I used quite a few of the Bo Bunny Madeleine diecuts and the sticker sheet to embellish my page. 
That little birdcages is so cute.




 The grid stamp is made by Kaiser Craft and from my stash as is the mix of different mists and 
paints that I used here.


These cute little flower beauties were sent as a a gift from my very sweet and utterly adorable 
friend  Eila Sandberg. She is such a kind and generous person.


I love the largish purple rose from Prima. Those will pack a punch on any page.


That's all for now. Thanks for brightening my days with yuor visits and kind comments! <3 <3


Monday, 27 October 2014

Don't you just love Happy mail and snail mail,...?

Hello scrappy peeps!

Today I'd like to share a little something I published on the Sizzix UK blog a little while ago.
It's a fun 'new' thing I discovered from my eldest daughter. Yup, I'm sure you have all heard about it before ; SNAILMAIL. 

Admit it, for most of you it has an oldfashioned ring to it and you probably have not sent one for years. For the young people (and even slightly older :-) ) there is now something cool and fun about snailmail. There are several clubs where you can connect with likeminded to correspond with eachother. -Much like the old penpal-clubs I remember from my highschool days.

 Here is the set we prepared and are sending off  to DD's friend Hillevi who's in London:

 
As you see we have not written the letter yet at this point, -maybe because we did not want it published all over the internet,...LOL!  Of course it looks a lot cooler with the text in place, but at least the base for the letter is there. 
One thing not to miss when you send a snailmail is the ever popular 'tuck in' -the little something that you add to the envelope to make it all more interesting. I have made a few 'bagatelles' with my Sizzix dies to tuck in as well as added some old book pages, doilies and some pretty flair buttons.

I started by cutting down the 12X12 paper to a good letter size. I misted it and added a strip of paper where I wanted the name to go. Hillevi is really into movies and all that stuff so we thought the filmstrip die was a good one to grab and the chipboards for the name was made with a Bigz alphabet. Then I added some black chalk to make them stand out more.
Just take a look at those dainty little butterflies, die cut from an old book page. Those belong to one of Paula Pascual's new die sets. They are so precious!


In the photo above is the birthday baner I made to tuck in and I will present it in a small vellum envelope. You can also see the cute frame made with one of the new awesome cool thinlits sets. I added a couple of those cut from different papers. The 'smile' and the couple cut from red cardtock in the main photo are also from one of the new thinlits sets.
These are all rather nice little 'gifts' for those who don't own a Big Shot machine.
 

I actually made some decorative chipboard decorations using my frameworks dies.  The fact that you can cut 'almost anything' with them is one of the many reasons to love the Bigz dies. These chippies have been painted with gesso and then  misted with Prima's new Color Bloom mists and I think they look really nice. Especially considering they were made from an empty box of dishwasher tablets :-D I think they have certainly come up in the world :-)


Another cute little something that I made is a small sign for her to hang somewhere in her room. I imagine it dangling from a key for a cupboard or a wardrobe.


I diecut the quote and backed it with different coloured papers. Then I added a red frame all around before glueing it to a piece of thin cardboard. I used a heavy embroidery needle to add the red and white bakers twine.


Gorgeous Sizzix products that I have used:

 
Thanks for looking ! So nice to see you here :-)


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Mini album for Sizzix UK

Hi there!

I am so happy to see you have not completely forgotten about me :-)
Today I have a small mini album to share on the Sizzix UK blog using the Brenda Walton Notepad Cover die. It's a beautiful Bigz die and it was so much fun to use!


Please click HERE to go see the whole reveal and a small picture tutorial on the 
Sizzix UK blog.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Guest designing with Ruby Rock-It

Hi there! I am a little behind with posting  my assignments for different design teams lately. 
I've been busy scrapping up a storm and discovered that I have so much I did not share!
Today I want to show you some different projects that I made as a guest designer for the Australian based manufacturer Ruby Rock-It.  (Here is the post on their blog)


First a page in the mixed media style that  kept pretty light and more in my ususal style.
I was given a collection called 'Handi Scandi'
It was way out of my comfort zone so I did my best to adapt it to my style.





Page number two is not in my usual style, but I tried to take my cue from the papers and from my cute pictures of DD and our little kitty. I used some of the cutesy elements that came with the collection. The papers are of excellent quality andd I love that one side is kraft (many with glitter ;.)) and the other side 'regular'. The embellishments are great too and fabulous for cards.


Here are a couple of close up of some embellishments:




I loved the wooden embellishments they sent me. Here I used the deer to embellish the front of a mini album. I made a raised frame/box using cardstock and pop dots 





Finally I made some cute cards using some of the layered diecuts from  the  'Handi Scandi' collection.




Thank you so much Ruby Rock-It for having me and thanks to you all for dropping by to take a look!
Hugs!



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