Posts tagged ‘Hunny Bunny’

Mama Elephant and hopefully an Improvement

If you’ve been with me since the beginning of this blog ( unlikely- but a few have!), you might recognise this card project which was one of my first on this blog.
Over at Make The Day Special, they’ve a challenge to take an old card of yours and CASE yourself. It’s quite an interesting process. Apart from the fact I was quite embarrassed looking back at some of my attempts, it was interesting seeing my creative journey.
Here’s how I cased it!

It’s a distress inked background that’s sprayed with water. A, it gives a lovely touch, but B (& more importantly) it hides some of my dodgy blending!
The set is the Hunny Bunny one from Mama Elephant and I hope you can deduce a little progression!

Better go- I’m off to a Variety show with son no.1. He’s doing some puppeteering! I’m sure there’ll be a related blog post- I can just feel it!

July 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm 8 comments

More Washi Ideas!

photo-122Good morning!

Flying in with one last washi idea. This is a simple one. Washi has a lovely property in that it coils easily & you can gently secure little sections of it to create these streamers.

The rabbit is using the ‘Hunny Bunny’ set & I’ve created the sentiment using Milo’s ABC’s & Critters In The Snow (a partial sentiment from that one) from Lawn Fawn.

I simply drew out a hat shape, cut the brim away after colouring & slit the inside rim and slotted the bunny into it. I trimmed away his feet (ouch) and mounted it onto the card using 3D foam pads.

By stamping and white heat embossing the sentiment, this helped lift it and I used more Cosmo Cricket adhesive glitter paper.

I’ve stamped the stars (from my stamp set) using Stazon Gold, trimmed them out & added them to the card. Just trim off tiny slithers of washi, coil them & press down onto the card. This is my last entry for Gallery Idol too! You can relax more washi for a little while (in theory!!)

Hope this gives you some other ideas for how to use washi tape- it really is a fab crafting staple. I got some gorgeous rolls in a pack of 4 from Sainsburys (of all places!)- do look out for it. Paperchase are selling lots too. I use them for securing down dies in my Xpress & for securing masks when spraying or adding embossing paste.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the past 3 ideas. I’m off this afternoon to do a demonstration for a craft club, so will have to dash. Will tell you all about it in the next post

See you when I’ve crammed my car with the crazy amount of stuff you need to take when doing a demo! xx


May 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm 20 comments

Mama Elephant & Virginia’s View Part Two


Thanks for popping back! This morning I'm highlighting another chance to join in with Virginia’s View Challenge Blog
I’ve already shown one project on the theme of stitching here
and today is another project using a similar idea- this time to mimic something that would be a solid object. Rather than using it to add movement, it’s simply adding colour, texture and dimension to the card. Replacing part of a stamp or line with stitching is a very simple way to create a streamlined, clean and graphic element to your card.

You can see I’ve added colour with Copics, a ‘seat’ using the Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp and the Bunnies and sentiment are from Mama Elephant’s Hunny Bunny. There’s still time to enter Virginia’s challenge. I do hope you’ll join in. Don’t be put off by stitching- it’s only poking two holes and adding a straight line of thread- and if you can’t be bothered, draw it instead.
I can’t tell you what I’m off to now as I scheduled this last night when I can tell you that I was tired and sleepy and if this post makes sense, then it’s fairly miraculous.
Pop back after 7pm this evening. I’ve a surprise announcement about some guest designing!

Enjoy your day. It’s my no.3’s Birthday today. More cake and fun!

May 11, 2014 at 8:00 am 9 comments

Mama Elephant treat bags & Easter!

Happy Easter! Hope you all had a wonderful day..and it’s an extra holiday today too! Despite the fact that Easter is nothing to do with bunnies- and all to do with celebrating that Jesus IS risen,-this was the only Easter sentiment set I could find. I did put ‘He is risen’ on the bottom but fortunately my kids don’t think it’s all about the bunny!
This set is from Mama Elephant and despite the non traditional sentiments- there’s a ton of stuff left on the set to make it an all year round favourite

It’s called Hunny Bunny! Make The Day Special sell them ( think this is OOS- but restocks are happening all the time)!
I did one for each kiddo to find on those bed in the morning. Kinda saved the initial ‘canIgo&eatallmyEastereggsbefore7am’ question, or at least tided them over for half an hour!
Easter Day for us consisted of church first- I was playing & snapped a quick pic of us ‘not’ playing in the band. (Well I’m not good at selfies whilst playing the keyboard!)

After a lunch consisting of a modicum amount of lamb (plus other meat) we did an egg hunt. I have to be pretty crafty in hiding the eggs or it’d be all over in 2 mins. I also had to count the eggs so we knew whether they’d all been found as otherwise I forget where I’ve hidden them.
97 eggs (teeny ones) later, they hunted & needed a ton of clues (I’m quite sneaky when it comes to hiding!). They collected them all- well, I say all. 5 are still missing. I couldn’t remember where their ‘amazing’ hiding places were!! I’m sure we’ll find them eventually. Either that, or there was secret nibbling on the way around!
I’m just hoping they weren’t anywhere that if melted would give me issues!!
Ah well, after a sibling disagreement about who was going to divide the eggs, an unsuccessful film afternoon ( I got incredibly bored watching!!) and some butties and hot cross buns, that was the long and short of it.
Littlie wasn’t aware that all the eggs were NOT supposed to be consumed on Easter Day so he’s very little left. I’m surprised he wasn’t green going to bed, but the night passed without event so he’s obviously fine!

Better go and do some clearing, washing and tidying. Yawn. With 5, the washing of clothes has to go on- you just can’t leave it much longer than a day or there’s trouble!

April 21, 2014 at 9:16 am 5 comments

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