Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Totes and Owl Box

Today is Easter Sunday here in Aus....the day Easter Bunny visits :)  We are having tea with our DD & family so we can give the grandies their Easter eggs. Last night I had a bit of a panic as I hadn't done anything to put the little eggs in for the girls, so I made the new little tote bag that Bird created for the KNK Team blog. I love Bird's files...she is so generous, she shares all her files for free...and they cut beautifully.

I made Kate the purple one and Amy the pink one then filled them with a tiny Lindt bunny and Cadbury solid eggs. They are also getting a Cadbury rabbit each :)

The CS is Kaiser textured 12 x 12. The DP is from my stash. I made the little tags from a coloured digi stamp by The Paper Shelter, traced it in MTC, made a shadow layer for the mat then punched a hole at the top once I put it together. I didn't want to use Easter paper on the totes as they can be used for some of the girls' little bits & pieces once the chocs are all gone...the tag is easily removed as it's tied on with narrow ribbon.

Our GS Jake is getting a book of the complete Deltora Quest series as he's recently had orthodontal work done and has a massive expander in the roof of his mouth and braces...poor little thing, I felt so sorry for him but he's doing really well with it all now.  I know he's been wanting this series and he can't eat too many sweet things with that mouth full of metal, so hopefully he won't mind not getting chocs this year.

After making the totes for the girls I had the bug to do some more cutting with Maxx. I've been thinking that the box I made from the SVG Cuts set in my last post, might work well in a smaller size so I could utilise some of my extensive stash of 6" paper pads!!! So I had a go at reducing it...worked perfectly :) Here's the's about 5 1/2" square.

I didn't end up using a 6" pad, I used some very old, retired SU DSP that's been sitting in my stash for ever, waiting to get used. The box is made from Kaiser textured CS. Once finished I decided it really needed some embellishing, and what better way to embellish an owl papered box than with a cute owlie lol  I made the paper-pieced owl by chopping off the top part of the owl box that I made HERE , then making a shadow layer for it...all done in MTC of course! The owl was popped up on foam dots then matted on to the shadow layer, which was also popped up on dots to add to the front of the box. Gives a bit more dimension. If you'd like the owl box file it's in my original post to download for free :)

The owl's body was cut from the same Kaiser CS and then decorated & matted with papers from the Basic Grey Marjolaine 6" paper pad....yay, I did use a teeny bit of my 6" stash after all lol  I found some little googly eyes in a similar blue in the stash, so added them also. To finish off, he has little top-knot "feathers" made with some lovely teal SU ribbon that my lovely friend Helen sent me....waving at you Helen :)  {Helen sent me the most amazing box of goodies recently...sigh...I was in heaven when I opened it. It seemed bottomless! I don't think I've ever received such a wonderful box of things to play with :) }

I can't share the file for the box but I've added a link below for the little pieced owl. If you'd like to resize him just remember to put all the pieces together on the mat, select all and then resize. This way he'll resize proportionately :)  If you'd like the box file, please head over to SVG Cuts and buy the Maison de Madelaine's a steal at only $6.99 considering what you get. And in case you're wondering, NO I'm not affiliated with SVG Cuts at all, so I don't get any kick-back for referring you there...just love their files and like to enable you when I find a must-have! After all, what are friends for if not to help spend your money lol

Here's the link for the zip file. It contains the MTC, SVG & PDF versions. Please let me know if you have any problems downloading it. The only thing I ask is if you'd like to share it with someone, please direct them to my blog to get the file...thank you!

Paper-pieced Owl

Thanks for looking............have a wonderful day :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

SVG Cuts Maison De Madeline

I've been playing!! Very naughty as the work stuff is piling up around me but I've had enough of that for a while...needed some play time for "just because" purpose other than for a little relaxation & enjoyment :) Doesn't happen often enough here!

When I saw the new SVG Cuts Maison de Madeline collection I just HAD to have it lol  It was going on my never-ending "to-do-one-day" list but last night I had a hissy fit with the work stuff and decided I was going to make these instead :)  I've had so much fun with this set. I haven't made the has a rooster on it and I can't think of something to use it for at present....and I haven't made the clock but intend to!

I LOVE SVG Cuts files, they are so well designed and always cut beautifully. Mary from SVG Cuts always does a video on the construction of the pieces, which is very helpful. She used a new Graphic 45 collection that is vintage farm themed, therefore the rooster card :)  I have used another new Graphic 45 collection called Secret these papers and the book is a favourite from long ago. I bought a couple of the 12x12 pages and the 8" paper pad. The biggest mistake I made was not having enough plain CS to have everything matching :(  Upsets my OCD tendencies but otherwise I'm really happy with how everything turned out.

Here are photos of each item:

You'll notice that the little, shaped box has 2 versions. I made it with the plain bottom and then couldn't decide if it needed something I added the little panels to it with temp adhesive to see which I liked better. Now I can't decide!!!!!!!  Might leave it for a day or two and then make a decision. If I decide to keep the panels then I'll need to stick them on with permanent adhesive.

This is the little box front on:

For anyone who has a cutter that can use SVG file format, I highly recommend the files from SVG Cuts. It's worth going for a look...just don't blame me if you get carried away and buy up while there lol

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

I've been published!!

Hello everyone....Just a quick post today! Back in October last year I was approached by the editor of Scrapbook Creations re a submission for the March issue. It was very exciting as I've never tried to get published and hadn't really given it much thought. I offered to make a gift set and chose Pink Cat Studio's Birds of a Feather digi stamps to decorate it.

This is the cover of the magazine. My project is the Copic coloured gift set.

This is the cover page of the article. Each item has it's own page with instructions and a supply list :)

Anyone who knows me would know that these little owls are among my favourite digis and have been used a number of times on my projects...LOVE them. All the Pink Cat Studio stamps are gorgeous though! The CS is all SU Rose Red & Whisper White. The DP is from the Kaiser Bubblegum Hills Collection 6 1/2" paper pad and the images have been coloured with Copics then highlighted with glitter pens and a little SU Crystal Effects. Kaiser rhinestones have been added for a little bling. I even decorated the inside of the card and the envelope!!

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Bunny

I have another calendar page to show you today. So far I'm making good progress with this project and might even manage to complete it in time!

Our challenge this fortnight at The Squirrel & The Fox is Easter or Passover. Hope you'll come and join us :)

This cute little fella comes from Digi Web Studio. He's been printed on to X-Press It blending card and coloured with Copics. I highlighted with clear Spica pen and SU Crystal Effects then gave the green part of the egg random pearl dots with a Viva Decor Pearl pen...shame you can't really see them in the photo :(  The image has been fussy cut and popped up on foam dots. All CS is SU...Choc Chip & Sahara Sand.
The background papers are digi from The Sweet Shoppe and I created the calendar panel in MMS with the same kit, then matted it with SU Choc Chip.  I'm attaching all the calendar panels with temporary adhesive so that they can be replaced with updated calendars each year :)

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bunny Box

I've been very naughty today. I should be doing lots of work things and instead I made a cute bunny box for Easter :)  Oh well, with any luck maybe my hubby will sack me and I can retire lol (probably not much chance of that but I can dream!)

I saw this cute box on Papercraft Planet and thought it would be fun to make a cut file for it. The original template is FREE from Easter Colouring Pages. I traced it in MTC...simply the BEST and easiest to use cutting software you can find....then made inner ears and bellies to decorate it. The original size uses a 12 x 12 sheet of paper and would hold a medium size egg or maybe two smaller ones. I didn't have any large eggs on hand but did have some small solid Cadbury eggs. So I used a cello bag, half filled it with the eggs and popped it in the little box...cute!

Then I got to thinking that a tiny box would be cute for a single small egg or the little solid eggs, so I went and reduced the pattern and gave it a go. End result...super cute lol This size uses an A4 sheet of paper.

The only tricky bit is slotting the hands together when you finish decorating it. Be careful not to tear the  CS! You have to sort of bend one out to the front and hold the other one back...hope that makes sense! If you make this you'll see what I mean. For those who don't have a cutting machine, the template from Easter Colouring Pages can be cut by hand.

I've added a link for the zip file below, which contains the MTC & SVG files. If you use the file I'd love to see what you make. Leave a comment and I'll come and check out your blog :) I'd appreciate you linking back to here for the file...not offering it from your blog...thank you.  Let me know if there are any problems with the link.

Bunny Box MTC & SVG

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring is in the air....

Well, not in Australia but I'm sure it must be somewhere in the world lol

Hello's challenge time again at The Squirrel & The Fox. Our theme this week is Autumn or Spring. I know it's autumn here in Aus but I've decided to jump ahead and do a spring project. Another calendar page, so of course it had to be for September :) So far I'm doing really well with this calendar project...I have three pages done now. Hopefully I can keep this up and actually finish this one!!

This is the very cute Leisel with barrow from CC Designs. I love these cute characters and have used them quite a few times over the years. I started off with a real stamp of Leisel and one of her little friends but once they were released as digis I jumped at the chance to have them :)  I have a good collection of the Swiss Pixies and Sugarplums. They are lovely to colour.

I was very brave and broke out the Prismas to colour this. I enjoy the look of the pencils for a change from my well loved Copics. For a novice I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. The heart and hair bobbles have been coated with SU Crystal Effects and her wing has been covered with Diamond Stickles. Leisel has been fussy cut and popped up on foam dots. The leaves and pink flower are punched pieces from my ancient stash and the white flower is one of those flat paper flowers that have been around for ever. Both flowers have a rhinestone for centres. The flowers in the centre are artificial flowers that I've also had for ages.

The calendar panel and background DP is digi from Dianne Rigdon Design. The calendar panel has been made in MMS and matted on SU Taken with Teal.

Hope you'll come and join us for this challenge.

Thanks for looking........have a wonderful day :)


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