Sunday, 1 October 2017

I love Christmas. It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year. I love the sparkle, I love the traditional colours...but every once in a while a paper line just comes along that captures your imagination and makes you think twice about doing things the same old way. BoBunnys Merry and Bright was a bit like that for me.

Using Charmed's incredible Merry and Bright kit (sold out, individual elements still available) I was able to put together this cute but very simple mini book using some envelopes and a couple of book rings. Still have plenty of kit left for layouts...

Your kit will come with full instructions and can be found on the Charmed Cards website (sold out).

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Kaisercraft Hanami Garden

The second release for February is the serenely stunning "Hanami Garden". Kaisercraft's DT has produced beautiful projects for you to follow. Click on pictures for instructions. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE HANAMI GARDEN.


You are Beautiful
Book Box

Mini Book

Panel Frame

Shadow Box

Life is Measured by Moments



Kaisercraft Island Escape...

The February releases from Kasiercraft are just wonderful. Here is Island Escape and some beautiful projects from the Kaisercraft team. If you click on the pictures it takes you to the project instructions.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ISLAND ESCAPE.


Yes Please


Live The Adventure

Happy days

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice by Design Team Member Karen Leahy:

Nothing screams traditional to me more than Santa and I loved the photo of my husband trying to sneak a look at Santa’s book listing who was naughty and who was nice. The Bo Bunny Tis TheSeason papers were just perfect for such a traditional Christmas photograph.

I started by edging the gorgeous wood grain paper on the back of the Ornaments paper with thin strips cut from the striped back of the nostalgia paper to make a red and green border. Although I carefully mitred the corners to keep them neat I didn’t like the way the stripes met and so I made small corner pieces cut from a square of red cardstock, inked, folded and attacked with small dark green brads. 
For the frame I mounted the picture onto bright red cardstock and then added a border of candy cane baker’s twine using double sides tape. The packaging of the paper pack was so gorgeous I just had to use it, so I cut the title block saying Tis the Season out and used it as a tab for the photo frame mount. To echo that circle I cut one of the roundels from the numbered sheet of paper which said ‘Absolutely no peeking’ and just begged to be used on this page. I mounted it on some of the red cardstock and on some of the dark green that was the reverse side of the numbers sheet and finished it with a baker’s twine bow to tie it in with the rest of the frame before adding it to the frame on foam pads. 

I cut lots of strips of the different papers and used them as banners beneath the frame. This is a great way of using up scraps of paper. You know I never throw ANYTHING away!  I then added the frame on the top. 

I added some word strips, a cut out title from white  and red card and finished it with one of the chipboard Santa embellishments.