Saturday, October 30, 2010

Triple the fun.........

You may recall that a little while back I made a Pea-In-A-Pod here.

Well, one of my co-workers recently became a Great-Aunt (I think) to TRIPLETS, 2 girls and a boy. She set me a challenge to make her a card. Given that triplets it not a frequent occurence, you can appreciate that there would not be THAT much variety in cards for the occasion, so with that in mind, I set to task.

I had so much fun doing this card. I was also a little more confident with it in that I had done one before. I also think I did this one slightly differently in that I also highlighted in white gel pen the actual peas that were the bodies.....makes such a difference!!

I havd tied the 2 wee pink bows again out of 3mm ribbon....but did not wish to leave the wee chap to speak. So I made him a super-dooper teeny tiny bow tie!!

The sentiment was from the Warm Words set and I felt it suited better than a "congrats" or the ole "it's a boy/girl"

I think part of the attraction of these cards is the small details in them like the sponging and the highlighting.


As a final touch I added some "buds" in pink and blue on the vine. Not that I think that the new Mum is going to go back anytime soon for any more bubs!

Great Aunt Cheryl was wrapped with the card as was the brand new Mum. Oh...and by the way, for the record the triplets were named River (boy), Ila and Amaya.

Thanks for dropping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Non SU pink and blue shimmer paper

Ink: (SU) Old Olive, Bashful Blue, White Hybrid Gel Grip Gel Pen., Black SWM, Pink Pirouette (sponging of faces)
Stamps: (SU) Baroque Motifs, Warm Words
Punches: (SU) Wide Oval, Scallop Oval and Large Oval, Carla Craft CP2 3/4" Circle Punch, Leonie-M Small Sun Punch.
Other bits: 3mm pink ribbon fm Big W, Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots

Lynda xx

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cupcake Fun!!

Whilst blurfing sometime ago I found a sweet little layout on Marelle Taylor's blog here. I got to thinking (a v v dangerous thing) and the inspiration for these cards came from some green textured gingham paper I found at Alice's. Now, as with all of my cards at present, i made a couple of versions, but slightly different on each card. Here's my version....

The layout is the same for both cards, however I changed the dry embossing on the icing....just for a slight change-up!!


Now the stamp-a-ma-jig is VITAL for this card to line up the candle correctly, but for a cute card for someone under the age of 5, I love them...hope you do too.  The squares at the bottom are for the age of the child.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Green/White Gingham paper fm Alices.
Ink: (SU) Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron (SWM)
Stamps: (SU) Big Bold Birthday
Punches: (SU) 1 1/4" and 1 3/8 " square
Other bits: Cuttlebug Devine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders

Lynda xx

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frankie....the new man in my life!!!!

One of the things I love to do is share the fun a joy of papercraft with anyone who'll listen. I am lucky enough to share from time to time projects with the After Care Kids at my children's school. One vacation care I did some Halloween projects with about 50 children, but this time was only 30....but still they love the Halloween stuff. The children range from I have to have a project that will keep all ages interested. I recalled blurfing sometime back these FAB Halloween boxes that were done by Nicole Derendorf here and here.

Here is what I created, based on Nicole's boxes that she Frankie!!

Due to the varying ages of the kids, I premade the box part of it, but the cut out the shape of the face, hair (they all cut their own fringe design), put the eyes together (and they LOVED the bloodshot eye look) and of course the gruesome scars...LOL!!! Here are some pics of the kids being industrious and their finished products!!



 And finally I had to make a v v special mention of this wee chap....he is 6 and I was so very pleased (as was he) with what he had made!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in this fun and mayhem!!

Stuff used:
CS: On my one (SU Old Olive, WW and Black). The School kids used Leapfrog and Leaf Green Bazzil CS, Optix Black, White and Pink CS and Paper
Ink: My Frankie - SO old Olive
Other bits: Glue, Double sided tape, Gold Stubbie brads, (all supplies for the kid's Frankie Boxes fm Alice's) Red and black Textas

Lynda xx

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Of a Masculine Nature!!

I have seen MANY versions of this kind of card around the traps...and for a male card...I don't think you can go wrong. I started off doing it in the 'traditional' colours, then had a bit of a play. The other good thing about these cards is that they go up REALLY quick!! Gotta love that. Each of these cards is slightly different be it the colour combo or the placing of the sentiment. Either way...I love them and I hope you do too.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Chocolate Chip, Really rust, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: (SU) Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Stamps: (SU) Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Horizontal Slot Punch.

Lynda xx

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Co-ordinated - #2

De ja vu!!!!

I will keep this short, as this is the same concept as previous, but just a different colour...this time....BLUES!!

This time around I used one SU DSP (Urban Garden) and a lovely distressed DP that I got from Scrappin' Kats before she closed down.


 And the ink on the DP.............


And the sentiment the same way......              

Hope you haev enjoyed my venture into co-ordination!!  Catch you all soon!!

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Urban Garden DSP, Out & About No 2 Blue Paisley Paper (item # OA1012) My Mind's Eye - fm Scrappin' Kats
Ink: (SU) Not Quite Navy
Stamps: (SU) Inspired By Nature, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other bits: 1/2 Blue Pearls fm Bizzy Becs

Lynda xx

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Co-Ordinated - #1


You may recall this post a little while back. I stamped on DP (designer paper) for the first time and I loved the way it looked!! Well....I decided to set myself another couple of challenges...and one involving PINK!! I found this card on SCS. I thought of the DP's that I had and the colours that I could's what I came up with....

Now I have never made a set of co-ordinated cards before....let alone the shock and awe of using PINK, but I am happy with the way that they turned out. I uesd the Pink Pirouette side of the Bella Rose DSP (sadly now retired...##sniff##) and Riding Hood Red ink. Here are the cards individually...


I loved the way the ink looked on the different DP's

Now the last wee trick I wish to share with you is with regards to the sentiment. Now I have a LOT of punches, but sadly I can not aquire them all (dare to dream). Now I have RACKED my brain to try and recall where this original idea came from and for the life of me I cannot find if it is you...thanks you so v v much!! The RHR punch resembles the current SU Modern Label Punch, but it is not.....I punched the Scallop Oval Punch and cut it down to resemble it....HOW CLEVER!!!! So thanks who ever you are!! I think it looks FAB!!


Thanks for enduring (another) long post. I have another co-ordinated set that I'll share with you soon.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP (now retired)
Ink: (SU) Riding Hood Red
Stamps: (SU) inspired By Nature, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Scallop Oval Punch, Word Window Punch
Other bits: 1/2 pink pearls fm Bizzy Becs

Lynda xx

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Such a Beautiful Thing!

I have mentioned many times here that I love the things that the crafting community have bought to my life. Friends (some of whom I may never meet, but feel so close to them it isn't funny), inspiration, creativity and of course lots of laughter. One such blog buddy is Andrea Lowcock (EnchantINK). She CREATED and passed this beautiful award onto me here. I was so very lucky to be one of the honoured first recipients of....

Now she passed it onto 8 of her BFF blog buddies....but I am gunna cull it down to 5. My BFF blog pals are.....

...and lastly but by certainly no means least.....

All of these delightful young gals have prodded, encouraged and supported me along the way and I love them all to bits.

Thanks for popping by....HEAPS more coming buckle up!!!

Lynda xx

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Bevvy of Boxes - #4

The delightful Jenny Hayward recently had a post on a thing called a Boxy Bag. Now I LOVE making things to hold I took up the challenge to make one and see what I could come up with.

Miss 6's 1st class teacher (who was also the teacher of Master of Cool (now 10)in the same grade) had a September!!!!!! She is a delightful lady and so nurturing to the children, so I wanted to do something unique for her. A Boxy Bag was a good place to start. I also recently acquired "A rose is a Rose" set, which is sadly now retired. I found this card on SCS and I used it as a starting point. Now the large rose from this set is too big for the boxy bag...and I had the brainwave of miniturising the card on the bag to co-ordinate it. This is the gift set....

The card.....

Up close and up on dimensionals

And the sentiment....

The Boxy Bag front......and back......

 And side.......

It held 2 Robert Timms Coffee Bags and 4 Twinnings Herbal Tea Bags (for when you need to come down off the caffeine high....LOL!!) It was all finished off with a small box of Lindt Chocolates and I stamped a white gift bag with the rose and leaf to tie everything together.


I am liking this co-ordination thingy a lot and will be back later with another couple of co-ordinated things I have done. Thanks for enduring this post till the end.

Thanks also for popping by.

Stuff used:
Card: (SU) Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP (now ret....sniff!!)
Ink: (SU) Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss
Stamps: (SU) A Rose is a Rose, En Francais BGS, Sincere Salutations, Fresh Cuts
Punches: (SU) Scallop Oval, Large Oval and Small Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch
Odd Bits: Dimensionals, Red Grosgrain ribbon fm Alice's

Lynda xx