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Mary Poppins' Carousel Horses

Remember when Bert and Mary took the children through the chalk drawings to the fair?  There was frivolity and dancing, penguins and a horse race!

I thought I would make some little carousel horse belly boxes that hold Bert's chalk for our Mary Poppins themed month here at Paper Tree.

First up I downloaded the Horse Belly Boxes from My Scrap Chick. The file comes with a card and badge template too!

I used the colours from the Mary Poppins movie to colour my horses, and then drew on the swirls and lines to create decoration.  I also added some gems for sparkle.  Lastly, once everything was pieced together I added some paper straws to act as the poles that the carousel horses are held up on.

Then I filled the boxes with shredded paper and placed the coloured chalk inside.



Aren't they cute?! Mary rode the purple horse and Bert rode the yellow one.  These belly boxes have quite an ample storage area and can be filled with all sorts of goodies.


These boxes will line the party table, with lots of other coloured carousel horses.

I have joined the following challenges:

Morgan's Art World - Anything goes (2w)
Cardz Tv - Anything goes (w)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Anything but a card (w)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Animals (w)
Crafting by Designs - Animals (w)
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes (2w)

There's the world at your feet

As I keep in the theme of Mary Poppins for the next few weeks, I've created a card this time.

I found this awesome digi stamp from Cute as a Button. I coloured her up using my Copics and then added some gloss, white Primas, Stickles and then finally some white Sparkly Fluff on the cloud.

I have added some cards from Tanya Leigh Designz Pastel Project Life set, acetate clock and film strip.  The big postcard in the background is also available from Tanya Leigh Designz in the Love Me Project Life Card set.

I also found some sheet music online and added it to my card.



I added some tiny black gems to Mary's buttons and she has gloss on her shoes, eyes and umbrella handle.  You can see my Mary Poppins Umbrellas in my previous post.


Mary sits on a lush cloud covered in Sparkly Fluff.  I pinched the Primas to make them a little smaller, and they're a little more 3D, then filled the centres with yellow Stickles.

I have joined the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything goes (w)
Simon Says Stamp - Patterned paper (w)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes (w)
Crafty Sentiments Design - Use a sentiment (w)
The Ribbon Girl - Use an image (m)
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine (2w)

Mary Poppins Umbrellas

There are some awesome celebrations coming up in Maryborough for Mary Poppins - Maryborough is the birthplace of Mary Poppins author PL Travers, and they have two weeks of entertainment and festivities planned from June 23!  So I'm theming my creations on this iconic movie!

Today I have used My Scrap Chick's Cone Covers to create little umbrellas with paper straw poles and the parrot-head handle that Mary Poppins has.

First I printed off the coloured and patterned cone covers onto cardstock.  I cut them out with my scissors and then hot-glued them into a cone shape.  The straw is passed through the hole in the bottom and then hot-glued into place - ensuring that the straw is in the centre of the cone cover.  I then added the parrot-head handles.  I found these in a google search.

Lastly, I filled the umbrella canopy's with lollies and then put them into a cellophane bag.  These bags are rectangular with a small hole that I added in the bottom/middle of the bag.  I poked the umbrella pole through the hole and secured the bag with a silver tie.  I carefully wrapped the extra bag around the back of the cone and secured with invisible tape.


Here you can see the umbrellas with and without the cellophane bag.


These are super easy to make, with the help of My Scrap Chick, and make fabulous party favours.

A cute little babyccino card

Whenever I took my girls to town we would have morning tea at a cafe and I would have a hot chocolate and they would have a babyccino (milk froth in a cup sprinkled with chocolate or cinnamon).  My girls loved to play ladies, have cake and go shopping.

I started with a My Scrap Chick template for the cup - every piece was traced and cut by hand then pieced together.  Then I printed this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil which is a combination of Baby Doll and Baby Doll Dress.  I coloured all the pieces with my Copics and then carefully cut them out.  The hair, dress and shoes are all rounded and raised on foam dots.



Isn't she just the cutest.  She's got sweet chocolate brown curls, a pink organza dress with little strawberry purse.  I also added some pink tickets and layered plain and patterned papers on the latte cup.  The sentiment was pre-cut and part of a collection of words.  I glossed the little girl's eyes and her shoes.


You can see the hair and how it's raised in this pic, and I also raised the wording.

I have joined the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes (w)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Die cuts, chipboard and/or punches (2w)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes (w)
Use Your Stuff - Use warm summer colours (w)

Deepest Sympathy

I thankfully haven't had to make many sympathy cards, but when I have, I've been glad do make something from my heart in the hopes that it warms the recipients.  This card was made for my daughter's friend who's uncle had passed earlier this week.  I wanted to create something that would cheer her up, as she had a big week of exams to get through.

I used a gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured her with my Copics.  I accented with liquid pearls, gloss and a touch of white pen.

In the background along with the patterned paper and strips of Bazzill cardstock, I used two acetate film strips from Tanya Leigh Designz.  They symbolise memories that we have of loved ones departed.

I used a sketch from Mojo Monday - their very last sketch after providing 500 sketches over 9.75 years!!

I created the little dots on her overalls with my colourless blender, and added some wisps of fur to the dog with my white pen.

I raised the sentiment on foam dots and doodled borders with a fine point pen.

I have joined the following challenges:

Cardz TV - Anything goes (2w)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes (2w)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything goes (w)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes (2w)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything goes (2w)
Creative Moments - Anything goes (2w)

Winner at Cardz TV Challenge #3