Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Girly Workshop Fun!!!!

Hi all.

A few weeks back I had a workshop hosted by my Bestie. We had only a diligent few, but man-o-man did we have some fun!!! She requested that we use the All Dressed Up no problem there. I love these things. I also wanted to include a couple of new items from the brand new catalogue, So this is what I came up with......

 Now before you all fall off your chairs....yes....I KNOW there is a HUGE use of PINK in these projects. It was forced upon me by the DSP I used, which is the very pretty Gingham Garden. It also had a flower from Mixed Bunch stamped in Versamark to fill in the blank background. Now the OCD side of me also meant that each attendee had a different strip of DSP and therefore different coloured main CS, inks etc. I also used the Label Love and Banner Greetings stamp sets and the co-ordinating punch with Label Love - Artisan Punch. As you can imagine, with framelits, embossing, bling and dimensionals it was creative chaos!!!

Sadly I did not get pics of the ladies' creations (bad demo!!) I did however make my hostess a unique thank you gift, a box of notecards and co-ordinated box in the new 2013-15 In Colours!!

These were the 4 cards inside.....
Now (as I later found out when I opened a NEW packet of note cards) these are the OLD, smaller SU notecards. The new ones are MUCH bigger, which also explains why, no matter how I tried to work it, I could not make them the same as the set I was inspired by here. Still, there were very cute!!! Here is one close up.......
I made the box so that the cards nested snugly inside and on the top, I used the new Quaterfancy DSP and I paper pierced the framelit. Can you tell I love using framelits??
 Thanks for popping by. As you can appreciate, there were LOTS of items used, but I will try to list them all. Much more to share VERY soon.
Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Cards-Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
                Note Card- Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Quaterfancy DSP, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight
Ink: (SU) Cards: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Versamark
                Note Card: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Stamps: (SU) Label Love, Banner Greetings, Mosaic Madness, Itty Bitty Banners, Mixed Bunch, Whimsical Words (ret)
Punches: (SU) Artisan Label Punch, Mosaic Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punches,  Triple Layer Bouquet Punch (ret), Blossom Builder Punch (ret), Carla Craft 1/2" Circle Punch
Framelits and EF's: (SU) All Dressed Up Framelits, Oval Framelits, Hexagon EF, Mosaic EF, Labels Collection Framelits, Banner Framelits
Other Bits: SU 1/8" Daffodil Delight Ribbon (ret), Dimensionals, Pearls, Festive Paper Piercing Pack Template
Lynda xx

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Superhero Fun.....

Hi all......

A quick post for you all today. I had to do a card for a Master turning 5 on the hop (so to speak) and I was left scratching my head as to what would go up very quickly. As if to answer my prayers, his mother poster a picture of him on Facebook celebrating his 5th birthday all dressed up as a superhero. LIGHTBULB!!!!!!!

I recalled a card I had seen by France Martin here. So I put my creative mind to task and this is what I came up with.....

I had a Cuttlebug spider web EF so I used that. The eyes were done with a 2 inch (white) and the SU 2 1/2 inch Circle punches. The "5" is cut with Silver glimmer paper with the Alphabet Typeset Bigz Dies.

The "mask" was dirtied up a little with some black ink on a sponge dauber. I got most of the ink off the dauber before applying it.
Thanks for popping by. Still have SOOOOOOOOOOO much to share!!!
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Basic Black, Whisper White , Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: (SU) Basic Black
Punches: SU 2 1/2 inch circle punch, Carla Craft CP21 Circle
Dies: SU Alphabet Typeset Bigz Dies
EF: Cuttlebug Spider Web EF
Lynda xx

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Banner Card for Master 8

Hi all,

Recently I had to make a card for Bestie's little boy who was turning 8. As usual, I left it to pretty much the last minute. I had hoped to do a punch art creation, but instead, I caught a glimpse of a card on someone's Pintrest board and I went form there.

The card I based mine on I found here (2nd card down) but as you can see it was a very girly card and I needed a real BOY card. I really liked the idea of the HB2U...especially for a boy. With that in mind, I created this......

Very much more for the 8 year old don't you think?? I used the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and co-ordinating framelits as well as the Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies. The WW background I thought was too barren, so I embossed it with the Chevron EF and then stamped the "splat" from Extreme Elements set in the co-ordinating colour beneath the banner. Because I stamped on the embossed paper, it gives it a really funky look.
The other element was some basic white crochet cotton and a WHOLE lot of dimensionals to have the banners "sit up". On the inside of the card I cut a banner from the Polka Dot DSP and layered an 8 cut from Silver Glimmer paper.

Thanks for popping by. Hope you perhaps got inspired a little. I have HEAPS more to share, just need the time to put it all together!!!
Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pacific Point, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Polka Dot DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: (SU) Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist (last 3 stamped off for splats)
Stamps: (SU) Hearts A Flutter, Extreme Elements(ret)
Dies and Embossing: (SU) Chevron EF, Alphabet Bigz Dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits
Other bits: Dimensionals, White Crochet Cotton, 1/16 hand held punch for holes in banners
Lynda xx

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Co-ordinated Gifts for Tweens

Hi all.

For regular readers of my blog, you know I LOVE a good box and co-ordinated gift. Recently whilst blurfing (blog surfing) I stumbled across Sam from Pootles Papercraft in the UK. She make ALL kinds of boxes and gifts and even does DO's for the visual learners amongst us.

The original contact I had with Sam's blog involved today's project. Miss 9 had 3 friends (twins turning 11 and a bestie at school turning 10) that needed gifts. Sam's box here was the perfect opportunity to give these gorjus boxes a whirl. Here is the finished projects.......

For the twins......... (remember to  click on the photos if you wish to make them larger)

 The card was inspired by this one.

Aren't these boxes just delish???? The lids close on an angle as you can see here. Sam's box did not cover the sides in DSP, but I really liked the look of this.

 The pencils I found in the Reject Shop. Pack of 12 for $ bargain indeed. I popped them in a skinny cello bag and made a topper with the 2 3/8" and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punches and you get this....(the stamp set I used is an old retired SAB set).

 Now for Miss Turning 10....well it was the same idea, but just a different colour combination.....and it HAD to be PINK!!! (insert exasperated pink-ugh sigh!!)


The card was inspired by LeeAnn Greff. It was in her January Newsletter, but I cannot find a pic of it to share with you. The thing I loved about it was the seamless transition between the embossed CS and the ribbon. She (I think) must have used the simply scored, but I used the "x" emboss of the Needlepoint EF's.

Thanks for popping by. If you are in Sydney, I hope you are high and dry. The rain has been INSANE.....seriously...I think we are near 10 days straight now. I can't recall seeing rain this heavy and persistent for a long time.


Oops...I am such a bad Mumma!!! Miss 9 received some card making stamps and supplies for her birthday (early June) and was very keen to make the twins a card each. I helped with the corner is the Postage Stamp punch cut on the diagonal. Worked a treat!!! This is what she made......

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink (retiring soon...sniff), Rose Red, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB '13) Island Oasis DSP (ret)
Ink: (SU) Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Rose Red
Stamps: (SU) Madison Avenue (SAB '13), Lovely Letters Alphabet,  Petite Pairs, Amy R - Birthday Sentiments
Punches and Dies: (SU) Labels Collection Framelits, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Scallop Circles in 2 3/8", 1 1/4" and 7/8", Circles in sizes 3/4", 1" and 1 1/4", SU Needlepoint EF, Memory Box Numbers Die
Other bits: LOTS of dimensionals, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Double sided tape.

Lynda xx

Friday, June 21, 2013

Knew I had a couple more!!!

Hi all.

Whilst going through my stash of just-in-case cards, I found another couple of the cards that I made with the All Dressed Up Framelits.

These 2 cards are very close CASEs of the cards here and here. These are my versions of Cristena and Helen's cards.....

I love all the dots carried through on the Real Red and white card as well as the dry embossing on the Blushing Bride and Black card......

They really do make a WOW kind of card don't they??

Just a quick one today as I have been busy playing with some new goodies from the upcoming 2013-14 Catalogue.

Any questions about elements used, Please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks for popping by.

Lynda xx

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cheeky Monkey !!!

Morning all,

For those in Australia, I hope you all had a wonderful Queen's Birthday long weekend. I hope you all got a little inky and creative.

Last Monday (3rd June) My Miss 8 became Miss 9. We have (endured) her meticulously crossed off  30 day count down to her special day. She is growing into a very cheeky little one (of course totally unaware as to where she acquired that trait from!), hence the inspiration for this ensemble.

I also took a lot of inspiration from Di Barnes with her card here. This is the card I created for her.......

It is a centre step style card. I based it in a tutorial from SCS here but continued all the cuts to the back as well (hope that makes sense?) It stands so nicely.....

I coupled her card with a matching box made with the Fancy Favour Box Die (which I LOVE!!!)
The box was the same front and back and I used the flower motif on the sides to secure the handle.
Now I can hear you ask...."what is in the wee white bag??" Well, my Bestie Tracey, she makes children's jewellery. She has an Etsy shop here and you can also find her on Facebook under Berry-licious. Whilst the 2 of us were at Craft Camp this year I asked her to make a special set for Miss 9 and this is what she came up with.......
Here is the card and box together.......
Thanks so much for popping by. I am hoping my very first "pre-order" for the new 2013/14 catalogue arrives today or at the latest Thurs. There are SOOOOOOO many delicious things to see and share with you.
Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate (ret), Holiday Treasures DSP (ret), unknown SU Old Olive DSP
Stamps: NONE
Punches: As per Dawn Olchefske's tute here for the monkey - however I did not have the face punch so I used a Carla Craft CP21 Heart instead and a CP1 heart for the nose, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle,1" circle, 7/8" Scallop Circle, 1/2" Circle, Boho Blossoms Punch, Carla Craft CP1 Vinca B punch, Memory Box Numbers Die
Ink: (SU) Chocolate Chip SWM for the mouth.
Other Bits: LOTS of Dimensionals, SU Fancy Favour Box Die, Generic yellow Brads
Lynda xx

Friday, June 7, 2013

Punch Art Fun and Games......

Morning all.

Firstly, thank you all so much for your blog love and encouragement on my return to blogging. It was overwhelming.

Today, I am again combining a couple of projects done over the past couple of months that have a common theme. Today - Punch Art.

As most of you are aware, I was an avid punch artist before I discovered stamping, now I get to combine the two and make some fun creations.

Recently my DH's niece turned 2. I had seen this card on Andi Potler's blog and fell in love with it immediately. I had to do it for Pippa!! This is my version......

It went up so quickly and it is basically circles!!! It sits up nicely on dimensionals.....and the only Whisper White to be seen is the eyes!!!

Next two cards were done for a customer. They wanted a "girly robot" card for their niece and a "Russian" themed birthday card as they would be in Russia for the wife's birthday!!! God bless Google!!! This is what I found......

Girly Robot......again seen here on Andi Potler's blog.....

I did change a couple of things on Andi's punch list, but the majority are the same. The background of the robot is a FAB embossing folder by Cuttlebug called "Clockworks and was so perfect for this card. I also created a small "button" on the melon Mambo strip for a bit of fun. Each layer is separated by a dimensional so it is really squishy to push on.

Something I very rarely (and probably should do more of) is stamp the inside of my cards. The SU Clockworks set provided a good continuing theme for this card.
Lastly...the Babushka's were inspired by a Deb Fearns card seen here. This is my version of her card....
I used the punches that Deb listed, with the exception of the hair dos and the lips. The hair was achieved with (fm L - R) The mid portion of the old butterfly punch, the scallop border punch and the base of the heart punch. Here they are close up...
Now the mouth....I like to use everything.....and this is no exception. The mouth is the punch out scrap from the SU Pinking Heart Border Punch. It was PERFECT!!!
Thanks again for popping by and tolerating all the photos!! Two posts in a week is a good start to my new regime. It is all baby steps.
I am not going to list ALL the supplies used in these cards, but please, if you have any questions, please leave it in the comments and I will answer it for you.
Lynda xx