Thursday, 30 October 2014

A weekend with " It's begining to look a lot like Christmas"

Helloooo..

Well I am finally coming out the other end of the crazy bust month here in the Miller household, which means I can finally sit in front of the computer while watching Miniscule ( sheesh I love that show- do your self a favour and you tube it- seriously I get a giggle everytime) and catch up on loads of blog posts!! 

I have managed to squeeze in some crafting time - which just makes me so happy!! 

So today I just wanted to share with you a couple of cards that I made for Christmas. I want to make all handmade cards this year - my first time- and thought I better start early.. So I dug out my new BoBunny  "Candy Cane Lane" collection and my awesome new Couture Creations dies and got playing. Now I am new to the world of dies ( yes I am late.. I know) so have really enjoyed playing around and seeing what I can create. So let me show you my first card..

Wishing card by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Candy Cane Lane collection and Couture Creations dies.

This card was based on the Couture Creations Metal Doily die ( Splendour die from the Treasures Collection" )  that actually also cuts out the insert. So to me I instantly thinks of wreaths and Christmas when I use it.

 Now if you know me I have a litte thing for wreaths which you can see HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE . I never ever get tiered of them and thought I would create a mini wreath on this card for my garden loving Grandmother- in- law.. Is that what they are called :-/

Wishing card by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Candy Cane Lane collection and Couture Creations dies.

Any who I used a very simple flower die , again from Couture Creations and simply pinched the petals so that they would stand up a little . I then went around each of the petals with the Glitzin' glamour that I also picked up from Couture Creations. I also used an embossing folder for the very first time to run the die cut leaves through it.. Sheesh I LOVE it!! 

Wishing card by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Candy Cane Lane collection and Couture Creations dies.

I finished of the card with a classic BoBunny metal brad and dragged out my typewriter to create the itty bitty banner. 

I only used my 6 x6 BoBunny Candy Cane  Lane paper pad to create these cards, and that is another reason why I have fallen in love with dies!! 
So easy to whip through my cuttle bug :) 



Merry Christmas  card by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Candy Cane Lane collection and Couture Creations dies.

For this next card I actually used the inside cut piece from the Doily Die in the first card as the basis to build another flower. 



Merry Christmas  card by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Candy Cane Lane collection and Couture Creations dies.

I am hoping that I will get to play some more with these dies to create more Christmas cards. Perhaps I will scraplift these cards and just create them a different paper collection..

Thanks so much for stopping and AGAIN thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment either here on my Instagram account.. I LOVE reading them so very much..

Till next time 
Much love 

Bernii xx

Supplies: 
BoBunny: 
Candy Cane Lane- 6 x 6 paper pad / Brads 
Double Dot Think Pink jewels. 
Couture Creations: 
Dies Used: Secret Treasures Collection- Aurora Vine / The Treasures Collection - Splendour  / Retro Flowers -Decorative Dies. 
Embossing Folders: Asian Wave / Large Peacock Fans. 
Adhesive: Foam tape / Small glue dots. 
Couture Creations: Glitzin' Glamour in Crystalina. 


Monday, 27 October 2014

A weekend with " Scrappy Canary - project life"

Hellooo ..

October is crazy busy around here hence the lack of blog posting going on here!! I assure you I have loads to share with you here, I just need to find more time to create the blog posts themselves.. So this is a really short and sweet post to share with you my Scrappy Canary project life spread using the PRETTY  Strawberry Fields Pocket Life kit !! 

This kit was full of the new Shimelle collection so I was so happy to use as much of the 6 x 6 papers to create all the back ground cards. I also printed out two of the free monthly printables that came with the  kit ( emailed to you if you are a subscriber) and used these throughout the layout. I LOVE those printables as I get soooo much use out of them! You can see on my title card that I mainly used the printable to create it. 



Here are some close up shots of both sides. 



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you are keeping up with your Project Life spreads.. Seems that this year is just going way to fast and I will be back soon to catch up with the rest of my blog posts :) 

Till next time ..

Much Love 

Bernii  xx





Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A weekend with " Breathtakingly Beautiful"

Helloooo..


I have been playing again :) 

This time it was for BoBunny's facebook page!! I had a fun creating this layout and was totally in my creative element.. I had my podcast playing, lollies on hand with a cold drink and my son was letting me play, so it was total bliss!! 




Breathtakingly Beautiful layout by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Madeline Collection

I just love this photo of Abigail that I snapped a few months ago at a gorgeous church in town ! We were waiting for a relative's baptism to start and as the kids were playing I grabbed my iphone and kept taking photos until I got the right one. I am finding asking my kids to say their names bring out the most relaxed and natural facial expressions.. Otherwise they just looked so pained trying to smile ..


Breathtakingly Beautiful layout by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Madeline Collection

This layout was made with the new "Madeline" Collection by BoBunny .. sigh.. the colours are just so pretty!! 


Breathtakingly Beautiful layout by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Madeline Collection

I even managed to play with my new Marion Smith Designs Bloom impressions tool to help shape the larger flowers on my page. It was so easy ( even my 3 year old was helping me at one stage) and I love the effect that it created. I can see that this will be a go to tool for me for a long time! If you love flowers and using dies then I highly recommend you check out the Bloom Impressions Tool.. 

So here is a few more close up's of my layout :) 



Breathtakingly Beautiful layout by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Madeline Collection



Breathtakingly Beautiful layout by Bernii Miller using the BoBunny Madeline Collection

I used the new BoBunny gold Glitter Paste to add a little sparkle to the flowers !! I love that stuff and use it all over the place :) 


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulous day!!

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx


Friday, 17 October 2014

A weekend with " Creative Sketches V3 layout"

Hellloooo...


I wanted to share a layout with you all that I made for the brand new Creative Sketches

I was given a fun sketch to create with and in the end the layout started to take its own direction. That is code for.. it turned out a little left field from the sketch lol..

I have had this picture of my children with our Australian Red Cattle dog that I adore, and I knew that I wanted to use the BoBunny Happy Tails collection to complete it. I could not decide which papers to use so in the end I decided to dig into the entire 6x6 paper pad and used my circle punch to create the background.

Woof layout by Bernii Miller using BoBunny Happy Tails collection



 I was surprised at how therapeutic it felt to punch and fold all those circles.



Woof layout by Bernii Miller using BoBunny Happy Tails collection



I love all the little cute embellishments that come in the Noteworthy packs in each of the collection..How cute is this doggy bone!! :)


Woof layout by Bernii Miller using BoBunny Happy Tails collection


This volume is jam packed with so many inspirational sketches and beautiful layouts from all over the world to support them!! If you love sketches like I do then please do your self a favour and head on over and check out the book!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx



Thursday, 16 October 2014

A weekend with " 17 Turtles Guest Designer"

Helllooooo... ( echo echo) ha ha 

Yes it is I Bernii ( and one else get that ) 

I have been so super busy here with life in general, being a mum, working part time and then coming home to be a "present" mother to my two children all while trying to have a respectable looking home.. soooo I had to just stop blogging for the week and just take care on the home front. It was good in turn though as the Spring weather has truly arrived and I was motivated to wash all my walls in the house and clean out some cupboards, so some true Spring Cleaning was done :) 

Well I a little while ago I was asked my fellow BoBunny Design Team creative -Julianna, if I would like to be a Guest Designer for her blog using some of her newly created digital cut files. She did not have to ask me twice and I jumped at the chance! 

If you have not seen Julianna's blog then please click over and check out right HERE. From there you can also get a direct link to her etsy shop where you can see so many cool and different designs!! 

I of course was drawn to her floral designs and below you can see a sneak of the layout I created for her blog.. If you want to see the rest then please head on over to HERE and take a peek ...

My Best Friend Chloe layout by Bernii Miller as Guest Designer for 17turtles

Thanks so much for stopping by..


Till next time 

Much love
Bernii x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A weekend with " Vintage Bliss Project Life"

Helloooo..

Well the kids are back to school for the last term of the year. That means summer is well and truely on the way and I am so exited about that!! I LOVE Summer. I love the heat, balmy nights, parties , the beach, sunsets, cold beers and swimming pools.. I love it all!!

Any who I have been making an effort to chip away at last years Project Life album and created this layout using the gorgeous Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss collection. I have been hoarding this collection and though about time I use it up. So I a created this spread and then will create some layouts while I have all the papers out on my desk. 

So let me show you what I made :) 

Project Life Spread by Bernii Miller using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection.

I love using collections as all the hard work coordinating is done for me and saves me so much scrappin time. 

Project Life Spread by Bernii Miller using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection.

I am lucky enough to be apart of a Facebook group for Australian Project Lifers and it was in this group that a fabulous lady created the card birth announcement card for the new Prince. 

Project Life Spread by Bernii Miller using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection.



Project Life Spread by Bernii Miller using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection.

I love capturing the everyday moments - even my epic cooking fails!! Thank God to the person who came up with 2 minute noodles, as they have saved me many a time lol.. 

Project Life Spread by Bernii Miller using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by ..

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx



  

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A weekend with " MAMBI cards "

Hellloooo..

I just wanted share with you a couple of cards that I made using different MAMBI cards that I created with the pocket pages cards... They are versatile and love the little sentiments on the pocket cards that can so easily be used on gifting cards. 

So these are three different cards that I made.. I even managed to create a mini banner using up some of the pocket page cards. 

The Birthday Girl card using Me & My Big Ideas project Life cards.


For this card I dug out my dies and my cuttlebug and created a flower using up some the "Teenage" pocket pages collection. 


This next card is very simple, and that is because I really wanted the "Totally Love" card to stand out and be the feature.. I simply added some slits to the side of the card and and wove through some white seam binding tape and tied a sweet little bow.  



I love having a little collection of cards here on the ready to hand out to loved ones on special occasions.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii x