Wednesday, 25 June 2014

CSI 128 - solved

It seems like forever that I posted a case file for CSI.
I have done a little globe trotting recently - well been on a holiday to Greece with my two besties.
It was a whole heap of fun and I hope we can do it again soon!

Back to the case file.
This was the file for 128
And here is how I solved it.

chalkboard elements

I was inspired to use the picture by the words New Walk & Blue
And my journaling is tucked behind the picture on the purple tag
It reads " Everytime we walk to the beach it's like seeing a new picture of the blue sand and white sand, it's something to behold. I am blessed to be able visit the ocean at Poppit Sands, with it's ever changing views, ever year"

I have had this circle frame cut file for quite some time and ever knew quite when to use it, it simply sums up this photo A Happy moment, nothing monumental but just a snapshot of our happy times on the beach with the dogs.
The bling arrow is an old one by Basic Grey and I am always happy to be able to use up some of the ever growing stash I have!

These thickers are another "happy to use up" item from my stash.
I went for a mixed media type background and I even got a bit creative and stamped the straight black lines wit the edge of my ruler, how daring of me lol. Purple is usually a no go area for me but this palette is so pretty it was easy to incorporate into my page.
I hope you find time to play along this week
Thankyou for looking
Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Freestyle Cards with Bo Bunny

PURRfect by Tracee Provis

I love the 12 x 12 Chipboard packs that coordinate with each Bo Bunny Collection, they are great for all types of project. This cat silhouette from the Happy Tails collection inspired me to make this card it is a PURRfect fit.

I used Wildberry Vinatge Dot cardstock cut into a heart shape as a base and then I cut up some strips of Songbird from the Avenues Collection which I then layered across the heart along with some black. I used 2 Bo Bunny Blossoms and created my own rolled rose to add to the cluster. A few scattered Jewels added the finishing touch.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Avenues, Songbird/Avenues; License/Happy Tails; Ghouls/Fright Night;
Cardstock: Wildberry Vintage Dot
Chipboard: 12 x 12 Happy Tails
Jewels: Autumn Song
Blossoms: Wildberry Dahlia

Hi by Tracee Provis

I often found myself struggling when it came to more masculine cards but the fun fresh Our Lil Monster Collection puts all those struggles to an end with the bright colours and cute little monster images. I whipped this card up in no time at all.

I fussy cut images for both the front and the inside of this card. I added a few foam pads to the monsters eyes on the front of the card which made him "come to life" a little more.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Mischief, Wonder, Rawr, Stomp/Our Lil Monster
Misc Me; Journal Pack/Our Lil Monster

Friday, 6 June 2014

These Are The Days - with Bo Bunny

These Are The Days by Tracee Provis

I bought this simple painted frame with the idea of altering it. When I was asked to create a project using Double Dot cardstock I decided that turning one of the circles into a lighthouse would make a pretty beach scene, to display some photo's of me and a friend at the ocean.

I cut some shapes on my cutting machine and embossed them with clear embossing powder, which gives the Double Dot Cardstock an extra sheen. The shell is in 2 pieces and by embossing the top piece it darkens to give it enough of a contrast to make it look a little more realistic.

One of the many reasons I love Double Dot Cardstock is it's ability to be shaped, bent, stitched, misted you name it, you know you are going to get a beautiful result every time. I gave the fish a scaly look by stitching circles of vellum over the top of the Chiffon Dot Cardstock and stitched around the edges. The addition of the Frosting Jewels gave it a final delicate touch.

After I had cut all my shapes I layered them all up onto the base of the frame. All in all I used 14 different shades of Double Dot Cardstock and this doesn't even cover half of the range of colours they produce. I hope my friend likes her little gift.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Double Dot Cardstock: Wild Berry, Chiffon, Powder Blue, Sugar, Khaki, Buttercup, Brilliant Blue/Dot; Chiffon/Stripe; Shadow, Dark Denim, Coffee, Maize, Powder Blue/Vintage; Dark Denim Flourish:
Jewels: Frosting Jewels; Autumn Song
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Modern Miss
Patterned Paper: Stripe/Elf Magic