Hi Everyone I recently created two of these little mini albums using the Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection – one for my mother and one for my mother-in-law. The puzzle piece pages make it so easy to create an album as they are already covered in the coordinating paper. Each page has a black and white photo and a couple of simple embellishments. All the photos were taken on a walk we did one afternoon earlier in this year – and I think they provide a great snapshot into our lives on that day! I love these quick, easy and small projects. I could e-mail these photos to my family, maybe even print them out and mail them BUT a little effort put into creating a small album like this really makes a special gift for someone so dig into your scrapbook stash and get making some Christmas pressies! Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this project to these websites here.
Hi Everyone I have the last of my Little Yellow Bicycle projects using the Head of the Class Collection to share today. I have had a wonderful time working with Little Yellow Bicycle and I couldn’t have asked for a more positive and enjoyable experience for my first time working directly for a manufacturer. I have two new ideas to share today. Back to School Album Here I have taken a simple generic chipboard album and covered each side of the pages with patterned paper from the collection. I glued the album page to the paper and then using a very sharp craft knife I cut around the edge. I have used a solvent glue as I find it does not warp the paper and clean up of any that spills around the edges is so easy. I then used a piece of very fine grit sandpaper to smooth the edge and add some definition. I have then decorated each page using a variety of embellishments. I was so spoilt for choice here as there is such a wide selection to choose from! With such a collection of embellishments these pages can come together really quickly. I have kept all […]
Hi Everyone – another candy post today! I mentioned previously it’s pretty hard to get Halloween stuff here in New Zealand, so I made this Halloween Bark using some easily available lollies and white chocolate. Skulls, Tombstones and Bats! In reality this is just some halved orange flavored jelly filled lollies, some white chocolate skulls and some licorice twists cut into slices to look like bats! Help Me – I’m Melting! More skulls here along with some blue and red tic-tacs and black and orange jaffas. Check out my tutorial on how to make Custom Colored Candies here. Free for All! For these ones I threw on all the little pieces of candy I could find! Chopped up liquorice lace and red liquorice sticks, coloured tic-tacs , crushed barley sugar and then I drizzled a little orange colored chocolate on top. Remember you MUST USE powdered food coloring when you color white chocolate – or you will just have a gooey mess. Very edible but not aesthetically pleasing. For all of these – just melt your white chocolate, spread onto greaseproof paper and throw your toppings on. I melt mine in the microwave. 1 large bar takes 2 blasts […]
Hi Everyone and if you are on the Paper Issues blog-hop – you should be visiting from Sabrina’s fabulous blog. [The contest previously published here has now closed. The randomly chosen winner was Leonie] I have a fun project to share today – it’s a Storage Unit from Kaisercraft and I have used the American Crafts Dear Lizzy range along with a few American Crafts extras to decorate. Like all the Kasiercraft BTP projects I complete I have sanded all the edges and painted with acrylic paint before starting. I then pre-cut paper to fit all the visible sides, glued the drawers together, attached the paper and started to decorate them. All the drawers are fully lined with paper too. This fabulous collection is not new but I only just managed to lay my hands on it here in New Zealand! It’s so pretty and I actually added the name of a little girl I knew who was having a birthday onto the side and gave it as a gift! Here are a few extra close up pictures of the details Next on the hop is Kim Castillon and I guarantee she has something amazing to show you. Lowri 🙂
Hi Everyone I am Guest Designing this month for Little Yellow Bicycle – and can I just say I am a LITTLE excited!! I have four posts coming up to share using one of their latest released collections – “Head of the Class“. I have always been a fan of the Little Yellow Bicycle products and here are my projects from my first guest post. Pencil Box This box started out flat packed as 6 raw wood pieces. I sanded and painted the edges red and then used an old graph paper stamp I had to decorate with white ink and mirror the grid pattern on some of the papers. I then measured, cut and glued pieces of paper to cover all the panels before assembly. I have mainly used the Ruler paper as it is such a fun print and reminded me of the old fashioned slide top ruler pencil boxes. I have used the Back to School paper to decorate the top which again has some lovely ruler detail and also picks up some of the other primary colours used throughout the collection. The stars on the sides just add a little texture and detail to the sides. […]
Hi Everyone I made these recently for the lady who won my giveaway on the Whipperberry blog. She actually won a custom made cardset and when she said her son was joining the marines later in the year, I offered to make her a frame and album in a patriotic theme. Fold Out Photo Albums I had seen this “Liberty” Bo Bunny Collection online and knew it would be perfect for this project. I could only get a few of the bits and pieces but I am really pleased with how these turned out.. I made a little fold out album and left the pages blank as Jodi wanted to add pictures when she received it. I thought it be fun to package the albums in these tins as it would protect them and any other little bits and pieces if they wanted to take them on their travels. (Read on to see why I made two!) I added my own little personal note on the back – it is just a simple Thank-You. Photo Frame This is a Dusty Attic frame and they are so easy to put together. Just grab some scraps of paper, a few embellishments and […]