Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Crafter's Retreat #5

Yes....and still the creations come!!!!

The FAB Debbie P posted the most amazing wee box project sometime back...here....and I KNEW I had to give it a crack. I wanted to give it to my MIL for Mother's day. For this project I broke out the stunning Cottage Wall DSP and used the co-ordinating colours in that to make it work. I had many crafters looking at me put this together...and Debbie you'll be very happy to know it has a HUGE ooooooooooo and ahhhhhhhh factor!!! Debbie used the too cute Magnolia stamps...I decided to play a wee more with my Vintage Vogue clear mount stamps. The also very talented Kez and done some similar things here and here.

Here 'tis....fm all angles...LOL!!!

Fm the top...                                                           

With the top popped....showing the hidden calendar and the paper drawer open for those quick notes....

Sorry abt the variance in colour.....I tried to get it all the same but failed badly!! :(

Some close ups of the flowers on the easel and stand.....

...and finally a close up of the feature                          

...Oh yeah....and I did my first Build-A-Brad!!

The punch and 1/2 pearl combo.............
My MIL loved her Mother's day pressie (thank goodness). I had so much fun making these boxes and I can see many more being made in to not too distant future.

Thanks Debbie for providing such a great project and such inspiration for one of the great procrastinators!!
Stuff Used:
Card: (SU) Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP.
Ink: (SU) Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence
Stamps: (SU) Vintage Vogue
Bits: (SU) Build-a Brad, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Purple 1/2 pearls fm Bec's. Nestabilities Lg Ovals and Lg Scallop Ovals, double sided tape and SU Dimensionals.
Lynda xx


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooooh! This looks gorgeous, Lynda! The pics are misbehaving a little ... and overlapping ... but from what I can see this looks FAB! I can imagine the flush when you got all those lovely compliments! Hope you are looking after yourself, hun! How's the knee? Hugs xxAxx

Kez said...

Totally gorgeous and no wonder MIL loved it; it is a work of heart. Doesn't Vintage Vogue just rock? xx Kez

Debbie Pamment said...

Wooohoooooo - FABULOUS job Lynda! One of the things I LOVE about blogging is seeing how people inspire each other and how AMAZING the creations that come about are!!! I'm always pleasantly surprised when someone is inspired my me - LOL. This is GORGEOUS - no wonder your MIL loved it! I'm proud to be a small part in this - and am blushing at your sweet sweet words!
BTW - I think this is one of the best SU sets around too!
mwah mwah

Cheryl said...

OMG this is so very BEAUTIFUL and I know I keep saying it,but you really do Stampin'Up! stamps justice!!! This is AMAZING and I am not surprised MIL loved it!!

Sonia G said...

Well yes, Lynda, I can see that this did all come together beautifully!

I think it's my computer but it looks awfully PINK to me! LOL Are you having a rethink on pink?

Alright, alright, I'll buy the set.


paper bag create said...

Lynda...LOVE this as much when you sent me a sneak peek...just GORGEOUS..GORGEOUS..GORGEOUS!!!
FAB job and I LOVE it!!!! Lucky MIL!!!!