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Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Little Loaf Pan

In life, one thing leads to the next to the next to the next... LOL... it happens to most of us... and that is what this is all about... 

I love die cuts...  Punches, inks, oh... okay.. I love it all... but I do love my dies...  of all kinds...  so one day I was checking out the Sizzix web site... and then it took me to Eileen Hull's  Art with Heart Challenge...  and oh my goodness a challenge... 

Well I had to do it... as I love die's, love challenges and love all the pretties I can make with different challenges...  so I was in... 

In December I decided to also do Frilly and Funkie challenge of the 12 days of Christmas...  and I had so very much fun doing it...  it was a real challenge... as my time was so very limiting at that time... but it was fun... and also entered some of the tags and projects into Eileen's challenge for the month of December...  Oh ... I won... I won the little loaf pan die... yippppeeee yeay... 

Eileen sent me a very special one... one that went on the road trip with her... and it is even signed... love it Eileen... I will cherish it... 

Okay... now the fun started... to make things with this new little die... which by the way.. is not so little...  biggest one I own... I love it... made quite a few...  made some into baskets and some into a little loaf pan with some cookies as a gift... but I wanted to create something a little bit different... back to the drawing board... 

This is what I created... 

 
I cut two of the loaf pans... and then I made some really specials papers with textured stencils and stamping...  and covered the loaf pans... then I glued the two together... one being upside down...  to create a wonderful little table arrangement... 
 
 

 
A couple of little knobs for either side... for a very finished look...  and some flowers... 

 
The flowers are made from my favorite media... baby wipes...  LOL... best thing going... clean up, let dry and then cut for your flowers... 
 
The largest flower is made with a Sizzix heart die... that has to be at least 100 years old... LOL.. one of the first ones I bought...  about 11 years ago...  a little red die... only about 2.5 x 1.5 in size... an oldie...

 
I tied some ribbon that I died to match the flowers and tied that in the middle of the two loaf pans... and had a wonderful table arrangement...  a couple of candles and it is perfect... 



BUT... I never stop at one thing...  I wanted something else to balance this ... so I made this little bird house, drawer and BIRD...  I love this little bird... it is also an Eileen Hull die cut...  it has wings on both sides and so it can fly... really fly... LOL...  how do you think it landed on the house and another one is one the loaf pans...  ??? 

More baby wipe flowers...  more fun... more ribbons and bows... and other than the bird... all graphic 45 papers... 
the bird is made from paper that I created with dyes... 
 
So there you have my little spring in January... a beginning of spring that will soon be here... our chickens are starting to breed which means we will have little ones before we know it... and the seeds have been ordered and we will be planting soon too... 
 
Hope you have gotten your loaf pan die... I also have a few other things I am going to try with it... and will share when they are done... 
 
thanks EILEEN for the Special die of this loaf pan...
and I have enjoyed playing with it... 
Hope you all have a very special day, week-end and the first month of the year is almost gone...  yikes... where ever does the time go... 
 
Love, Light and Peace...
Bonnie 

5 comments:

  1. Such creativity springing from a loaf pan die! You really went all out here, didn't you Bonnie? Of course you did! It's a gorgeous center piece and the bird house one is too. Love all the home-made papers which just make it even more unique.

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  2. Fabulous Bonnie, both projects are just gorgeous, beautifully made with those special flowers, and that bird die certain makes for some adorable birds in your hands! Just what I needed on a cold winter's evening, a little promise of Spring, - just wonderful!

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  3. This is such a beauty...Bonnie, you do it again and again. What magic fingers you have, dear. This is so colorful and those flowers are one of a king. Such a feast for the eyes and a lovely table decor! have a great day, my friend.

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  4. Oh Bonnie, I so look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and then I nearly go and miss this post!! You really have shown how versatile this die is. Love the colours and flowers. Your bird is the star of the show!! Hope the weather is being kind to you, hugs, Chrisx

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