Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Farmers Market with BoBunny

Here are some cards that I made for a recent BoBunny Social Media post, I used their beautiful Farmers Market papers - I love the rich colours, and several of their pocket squares and dies.  You can see the collection here.

Here is my 2nd card, again a little bit of mixed media, and using one of their cut apart sheets for the sentiment.

To co-ordinate with the cards I made some little 4" boxes and again used die cuts and the Farmers Market squares to for the embellishments.

Saturday, 8 October 2016


I don't do many girly pages, but when I saw the Secret Garden papers by Bo Bunny (from A Trip Down Memory Lane) I had to scrap this shot as the colours went perfectly.  It's a quick snap of my niece from our holiday.

I started with a plate and a light pencil circle, then I punched out loads of little leaves with my Martha Stewart Punch.  Next I used some sugar glitter paste and the doily masks by Bo Bunny - the sugar glitter paste has a gorgeous iridescent glimmer to it, so you see loads of colours as it shines.  I punched out little flowers and butterflies from the papers, and then added some co-ordinating paper flowers in purples.  I layered some papers and some fussy cut flowers and a little bird behind my photo, then added lots of little pearls, and used some Bo Bunny pearlescent to make little pearl drops in the middle of my smallest flowers.

It was great fun to make, and I love this picture of her!  

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


This page was very experimental -I've seen pages where the card stock colour has mostly been washed out and then appears in little places...so I had a go - I think I still need some more work at it, but it was fun to play...next time I need to add more colour on top.  I started with a dry brush of gesso over the page, and then used a stencil and some home made texture paste.  Then I added distress stains and a little bit of mist, and spray, then some stamping, then I went onto the papers.  I've used Bo Bunnys Take a Hike papers which were in my kit from A Trip Down Memory Lane.  I layered them up with some metal findings, and Noteworthy elements from this Bo Bunny collection.  The burlap banner is from Simple Stories and bark heart by Prima.

The photo is from our holiday in the Peak District where there were a few games of chess...in the sunshine!

Saturday, 1 October 2016


Having been on a spectacular holiday over the summer I decided to get some of the photos printed on a large scale (I loved the class that Mel at ATDML did on the retreat with big photos).  I used Bo Bunny's Take a Hike collection which went perfectly with the greens and blues of this beautiful area in Iceland - it is in fact the gap between the American and European tectonic plates and where the Icelandic Parliament used to meet.

I started with some strips at the edge of my photo (and a little bit of watered down gelato...just to add some paint). I used some of the noteworthy elements to build my piles of embellishments as well as Bo Bunny's view finder and cloud dies.  I added a feather that I picked up from the Flea Market range in the states, and also a cork heart from the works, some do-craft buttons and a little photo frame from Simple Stories.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sweet Moments Altered Tin

Before the weather gets too cold I wanted to show you a project I made for Bo Bunny using Sweet Moments papers and also their beautiful flower dies called Perfect Petals.  

It started as a tin can, which I cleaned and removed the label from, then I covered it in some of the 12" paper, then added a layer of burlap and another layer of paper...this one with some glitter paste on  using one of the Fanciful stencils...but you can't see it in this photo.  I then went to work cutting out lots of flowers from the 6" paper pad from Sweet Moments, I curved the petals, inked them and layered them up, in the centre I added some pearlescents and then sprinkled some seed beads.  I also cut out some little green leaves (also from this die set) and tucked them in behind the flowers.  My final steps were adding a little bit of watercolour tea dye ink behind the area where I had stuck my flowers, just to make them stand out even more.

I picked the flowers from my garden - going for a floral and herby bouquet that smelt really nice!

There are loads of beautiful Sweet Moments projects on their blog this week so here is the link if you want to get some more inspiration.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Explore with BoBunny

Explore scrapbook page bobunny take a hike

Hi, I have an abundance of BoBunny pages and projects to show you over the coming week.  Jill sent me some gorgeous papers for this months gallery at A Trip Down Memory Lane, and I used Take a Hike by BoBunny for this page.  

I started with a wash of white gesso using a dry brush so it is a really thin layer, then I added some stamping and then some of the BoBunny copper glitter paste.  Whilst that was drying I started to layer up my papers around my photo - I also added some copper tape we used at the last ATDML retreat, just adding it as a layer under my paper layers.  I coloured some gauze with brown distress stains, and then used a few elements from the Noteworthy pack that co-ordinates with the papers.  I dug out a prima linen tag and inked that up for the other side of the photo as well as a cork heart that I had picked up at the works.  So just lots of layering of some of my favourite bits, a little bit of stitching and a fair amount of mess!

The photo is from trip to Dovedale earlier in the year.

Explore scrapbook page bobunny take a hike

Explore scrapbook page bobunny take a hike

Explore scrapbook page bobunny take a hike

Thursday, 15 September 2016


Here is the 3rd page that I made out of the Memorandum collection for ATDML - for this one I went with a patchwork diamond effect, layering up all the colours and also some of the paper clip acetate that is in this collection.  It is really straightforward and you just go from the top down layering up the papers - it would work well with 6" pads or paper offcuts.

This is me trying to get a nice smile from my son - he does have a 'photo smile' and I much prefer it when I see his proper smile like this, so normally I have to try and make him laugh!


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