Thursday, 1 November 2012

Boozy Wine bottle.. BUGALOO DIGI STAMPS

Morning All out in Crafty land
Today has started well by finding out I'm a C.R.A.F.T. Winner over at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog and soon I will be receiving 4 free Ribbon Spools from Fantastic Ribbons Good times !!
 If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a Prize why not pop over there and check out this weeks Challenge and while you're at it don't forget to look in on Tuesday Alchemy's Challenge too. Two really good Challenge blogs worth a visit...
In today's project I've used a Bugaloo Design. I had a lot to choose from and you will be seeing more of them later but for now I think I will stick to using this one with a Christmas theme and do something appropriate for the season.

This boozy lush is JJ , and the digi stamp is called 'JJchristmas- cheers' I wonder if she is based on a real person,  anyway it seemed the right thing to do to put her on a wine bottle Sleeve.

 Its the easiest thing to make and looks cool if you are giving a bottle as a gift, This bottle will be consumed later in the evening as I'm told a glass of wine a day is good for you (I'm up to December 12th 2014 so far !!!)
It's also supposed to help with the odd headache but by the look on JJ's face, its gonna give her a major one in the morning.

 Boozy Wine Bottle Sleeve

You will need:
Red Card
HunkyDory Polka dot Patterned card
HunkyDory snowflake Patterned Red card
JJ Christmas- Cheers digi Stamp
Spectrum Noirs
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die set
Double sided tape
polka dot Acetate
Silk Flowers
Red and Gold ribbon

Step 1
Take a piece of A4 Red card and cut  so it is 15cm x 29cm. put it on your Hougie board if you have one in a landscrape position and score at 7cm,14cm 21cm and 28cm you will have 1 cm left which will be your 'lip' to stick it together with

Step 2
Cut an aperture in the first panel this is where the design is going to cover. Colour your digi image and cut out I used Spectrum Noirs Red DR5 for the bow,straw and berries, the dress and holly leaves were Green DG3, DG2, CG2, the boots were DG3 and the glass and her hair were CT3 and OR1. The flesh i.e the face, arms and legs were a combination of Pro-markers satin , Putty and Almond.  You will find her on the Bugaloo website under sassy girls and my my, isn't she just that!!
Step 3
 Cut a 9cm square in red card and score at 1cm on all four sides, once that is done cut a tag out of the corners so you can later fold and stick to make the top of the bottle sleeve cover. It will form the top of the sleeve and will slide over your folded box/rectangle box shape sleeve when you have decorated the front.  Cut an aperture in the middle of your square for the neck of the bottle to slide into, don't be mean with the size of the hole you don't want it to get stuck half way up. I used a 4 cm die on mine from the spellbinders set  Sprightly Spockets'  but a plain Circle cut out or hole punch will do as long as its in the middle. Save the cut out from the sleeve top and you can mount your sentiment on it later ....

Step 4
 using your Spellbinders Floral Oval Dies cut 1 medium and 1 large diecut from the 2 patterned cards. Cut out the centre of the smallest diecut using the dots around the oval as a guide  Take smallest metal die (not paper diecut ) and cut an aperture in the larger die, fit smallest diecut into largest diecut and back with Acetate, ,As Alexander meerkat would say 'SIMPLES! 
 Step 5
 Fold Red card into rectangle shape and stick down lip and then add lid and stick on , Decorate with some double sided tape wrapped round the box top and bottom and then cover with glitter , add some silk flowers in the corner and a sentiment at the top and you are finished.

I also thought it would be nice to make a matching card to accompany the wine sleeve

The centre design is the same with an aperture in the middle of the card but I decided to change the colours a little on the back ground . The gold star paper is from the HunkyDory range, I believe this one (as where the 2 patterned cards above) were  found in a paper set that came free with their magazine. and the corners are some old favourites I use a lot from the Marianne Designs dies Range. The Sentiment in the left hand corner is also HunkyDory.
 All you need to do now is put it on your bottle and tie some ribbon round the lid of the bottle to make it that perfect gift for the perfect host or you could just stay indoors in the warm by the fire and admire your handy work as you polish off the bottle , don't forget DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND NEVER ALONE XX

These projects have been entered in the following Challenges
All that Scraps/Anything goes Challenge (weekly)
Lady Anne's Challenges/Anything Goes (monthly)
Diva's by Design/Festive Challenge 59#  (Weekly)
ABCChristmas Challenge 'V' for Vibrant Colours (weekly)
Clear it out Challenge /Gift
Paperminutes Challenge 241 /wrap something
The Crafty Pad Christmas is coming Challenge 194#
Till next time
Happy Crafting xxx


  1. Hi Tracey Anne - I love your tutorial for a wine bottle sleeve. Always admired them from afar, and you make it look sooooo "simples"! Great image for the project too, which you've coloured beautifully. Thanks for sharing the fun at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Christmas is Coming" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  2. Thanks Mamma mia, you are very kind , have had chance to proof read today (finished very late last night) and have made a few corrections so its less illegible now lol x
    Thank you for popping by xx

  3. OMGosh I love the bottle topper, thanks for the instructions on how to make one!!! Love it!!! Thanks for playing with us over at ATS!!!

  4. Now that a fabulous gift and the digi image is perfect! I love it!! Thanks for sharing this with us for the Clear it Out Challenge!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  5. This is just fabulous Tracey Anne - perfect for our Christmas is Coming challenge at The Crafty Pad. :)


  6. Hi Tracey Anne, thanks for going Into such detail in making this project. Such a lovely idea.

    Wilma xx

  7. Great make, great tutorial & a fab image! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafty Pad in our Christmas is Coming Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. Thanks for the great tutorial, Happy to see you join us at Lady Anne's Challenge.

  9. What a great idea. Thank you for the tutorial also. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  10. What a great idea! That's an awesome bottle tag and tutorial. Thanks for playing along with the Clear it Out Challenge this week!
    Jennifer - Clear it Out DT

  11. What a perfect image to put on a gift of wine! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
    Huggies & Smiles ~

  12. Thanks for joining us at Paperminutes.
    Love the image and how you used it !!!

    Hope to see you again, sunny.

  13. Hi Tracey Anne - love your blog!! You are really talented my dear and so glad you are part of our TA team.

    Hugs and smiles


  14. This is a fabulous idea, thanks for the tutorial. I just love Bugaboo stamps, seems like there is an image for every occasion :) Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog!

  15. Makes me smile all of it...Great take on the Clear It Out Tuesday challenge... thanks for playing along.Hope you join us again.

  16. Love, love, love it. Fabulous job on your project. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out gift challenge.

  17. Perfect stamp for the wine bottle sleeve, great idea.
    Thanks for sharing and playing iwth us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.

  18. great project, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
    hugs, Valerie

  19. Thanks for sharing your 'How To'... the wine bottle sleeve looks great and your image made me giggle.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge this time!


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