Saturday 3 October 2015

Honey I Shrunk the Kit # 3

I'm so excited!! Two months have wooshed by and that means its time for another installment of 'Honey I Shrunk the Kit'!!

For those of you who haven't come across these posts before, a few months ago I was approached by my friend Hazel of Hazels Paper Designs to see if I would be interested in doing a mini-kit between myself, Hazel and another friend Sarah of Funky Fossil Designs. Of course I jumped at the chance!!  

Basically every two months one of us puts together a little 'kit' of papers, card stock etc that would fit in a normal envelope. We then each get to create our own CAS designs and post them on our blogs to see what we come up with. Its been so much fun so far and this time it was my turn to choose the kit!

The papers are from Echo Park 'Everyday Eclectic' and enamel dots from Papervine. I used stamp images and sentiments from WPlus9 'Wishing You' and Create a Smile 'Bad Day'. Both of the die-cuts are from Paper Smooches.

Card No. 1 - I fussy cut the images and coloured with pencils. After die-cutting the circle from white CS with my Waffle Flower 'Flower Circles Set', I put the images on some foam tape. I cut out the sentiment into a banner and stuck to the bottom of the circle, which I also put on foam tape. Done!!

Card No. 2 - I fussy cut the patterned paper along a row of circles and adhered to the card front with foam tape. I cut out the sentiments and also put them on foam tape for some dimension. The flower was glued to the paper and I used some of the enamel dots.

Card No. 3 - I cut two strips of the patterned paper, had one sticking out slightly from under the other and adhered to the card front. After colouring the bunnies with pencils I fussy cut them out, added some grey pencil to the card to ground them, and popped them up on foam tape. The sentiment was cut into a banner, adhered to the card and I used some more of the enamel dots.

Card No. 4 - I cut a strip of patterned paper and used a curved-stitched die from Pretty Pink Posh to create a hill. I coloured the bunnies with pencils, fussy cut them out and popped them on foam tape. I cut the sentiment into a banner and put on foam tape as well. I then stamped the small hearts from the WPlus9 'Wishing You' stamp set.

Whew! And I still could have created more!! I was so worried about choosing the kit, especially that I wouldn't be able to make anything from it but it turned out to be fantastic!! And I could colour those cute bunnies all day....

I can't wait to see what Hazel and Sarah created and I hope you pop over to their blogs to see their creations too!! Its so much fun to create with friends, I just wish we lived a wee bit closer....Hazel is in Australia and Sarah in England but you never know, one day I might win the lottery and get to visit them both!!!!

I'm off to visit with my friends. Enjoy the weekend!!!

Take care



  1. Love your cars, so clever and you have all come up with such different ideas from the same kit - such fun!

  2. Oops - cards! Never seen your cars haha

  3. These are fabulous, Shona!! I love your use of the patterned paper which just adds a touch of soft colour to your cards. Those bunnies are gorgeous (front and back!)...I must get those stamps :) I really love the bedraggled chick with the umbrella - such a clever way to combine those images. I could have carried on creating too as you came up with such a great kit - it was lots of fun to play with!

  4. Sho, these are GORGEOUS!!!! I love the way you have used your patterned paper! Such fabulous layouts! They look amazing!! Your colouring is looking fantastic! Love that soft shading on those cherubic bunnies. Also love how you have used that scalloped paper on the side! So clever! I can CASE that idea now!! As for that sweet little bedraggled fellow. He is too cute! I could have made another 3 cards with your kit! I just ran out of time! Thanks again for a superb kit! We have clearly all had a BLAST with it!! Xx

  5. Shona you've created fabulous cards with your shrunken kit!! You've chosen supplies I would love to play with! Well done!
    =] Michele

  6. What a great mini kit you put together, Shona ... and then went and created such adorable cards with it ... they're all so cute and sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Great kit and fantastic cards, LOVE all of them!

  8. oh woow genius Shona
    you really used all you got from Hazel??
    adorable..great using DP and I luv your coloring too
    you are so busy made these beautiful set
    please look at my new makeover blog...what is your comment sweety
    wait for your visit hehe

    1. oopsss is it your Kit sorryyyy
      is it bad day set I have sent you last time for birthday Shona...I am thrilled you used it and much used it oh oohh (I really forgot did I sent you botanical set or that bad day set..old monika hihihi)you know I have both bad day and botanical stamp but this monster inside trash can I never inked
      must do it soon
      you are my Inspiration dear
      thanks so much

  9. Well then you will definitely have to win the lottery because each one of these cards is awesome. Perfect little kit to try one's skills on. I'm sure Hazel and Sarah will enjoy them too. Going to have to check out what they did with them.

  10. What a terrific idea Shona my friend! I love the cards you have created with the mini kit and I am now off to check out the others! Great job! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

  11. I love how you created your kit...such beautiful choices and gorgeous colors, Shona! And your cards...WOW! They are absolutely beautiful ~ Fantastic layouts and I love your soft coloring with your pencils! Great job!!!

  12. Totally fun to see how different the cards get by each of you! Great ones! Love the second one best; such a great graphic design! Hugs, Gerrina

  13. Shona....this is just amazing! I love your take on making cards kits, so fun and so creative.

  14. Oh my stars, Shona - not only did you create a kit filled with marvelous elements, but you followed up with a set of pure delight! YOur little chick with the umbrella is such a cutie and the bunnies are absolutely adorable, front and back! Awesome! If you win the lottery, head over to Canada, too!!

  15. Your kit is so wonderful, and I love all the projects you created. Love that your little kit group is still going strong.