Monday, June 25, 2012

Craft Camp - #2

Morning all.

Today's cards show the wonderful simplicity that is gained from just using one or 2 colours.

I sort inspiration from this card I saw on SCS. It appealed to me as it could be pretty much used for any occasion - birthday, sympathy, thinking of you and the list goes on. Here are my 2 versions of the card......

The difference is as simple as changing the direction that the stem goes in. One card has clear rhinestones and the other has clear blue rhinestones.

The image was coloured with an aqua pen then the card was sassed up a bit with one of the beautiful Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies that I am really loving.

The 2 cards together.......

Thanks for popping by and I will be back with the 3rd card from craft camp real soon.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP (ret) and Eraldo Watercolour paper
Inks: (SU) Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Stamps: (SU) Simply Soft
Other Bits: SU Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies and Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Clear and Blue rhinestones fm stash.

Lynda xx

Monday, June 18, 2012

Craft Camp - # 1

hey all.

I guess since it was now a month ago I should share with you the projects I made at Craft camp this year. Once again as in previous years it was at the Collaroy Centre.

Sometime back (and yes better late than never........) a fellow craftie had a beautiful baby boy. I was inspired by this beautiful card. Here are my 2 versions......

The first keeps to Carrie's combo of Bashful Blue, Espresso and Crumb Cake.

The second I changed it up slightly by switching the Espresso for Black.

The rattle is just basic punch art, but so very cute and the dry embossing just finishes it off.

The pennants are threaded on brown/white bakers twine and silver elastic cord.

Here are the 2 cards side by side.

I love how a small change here and there can change up the feel of a card just enough. Also no white or Vanilla....who'd have thought?????

Thanks for popping by. Rest assured there are many projects from craft camp to share.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Early Espresso
Ink: SU Early Espresso and VersaColour Black.
Stamps: Clear generic alphabet (I cannot recall who it is from!!)
Punches: CM 1 3-8" & 1 1-2" Circle Punch, Carla Craft CP1 Circle Punch, SU Pennant Builder Punch, 1/16" hand held circle punch.
Other Bits: Brown/White Bakers Twine fm the Twinery, Silver Cord fm Stash, Black Ric Rac fm Stash, Blue Ric Rac fm Connie's Creative Scrapbooking, dimensionals, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Big Dots Embossing Folder, Blue Satin Craft Ribbon fm stash.

Lynda xx

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mother's Day - Part 2

Morning all.

Have you ever seen a card to CASE, the BEST one to suit the occasion...only to find that what you thought would be fairly straight forward, turns out to be the TOTAL opposite!!!!! Welcome to the drama that was my MIL's Mother's Day card - 2012!!!!

I saw this card on Judy May's blog and fell in love with it immediately. It was a slow downhill slide from there!! Problem #1 - dimension. I thought that the card was a standard 1/2 A4 out it was a square. I worked this out when I started playing with the framelits and working out that no matter which way I did it, the pink embossed piece would not fit correctly. Once that was sorted, there were multiple Mini issues....but my OCD kicked in and I got there in the end. Here is my version of Judy's card.......

The small details are what I love in this card. The tones are relatively mute, being Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. Then there is all the layering - the framelits, the coloured flowers and all the edged and embossed layers. Lastly, The different sized 1/2 pearls are the perfect finish.

Here is a picture of the card and the gift card box together......

Again, I apologise for the bad lighting in the photos. I hope you can get a sense of the beauty of the card.

Thanks for popping by again. Will be back soon with all my craft camp creations (yes that was nearly a month ago now) plus a whole lot more.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Eraldo Watercolour Paper
Ink: (SU) Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Stamps: (SU) Bordering on Romance, Occasional Greetings (ret)
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders: (SU) Wide Oval Punch, Labels Collection - Framelits Dies, Textured Impressions Embossing Set, Adorning Accents Framelits Dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Victoria Embossing Folders
Other Bits: Dimensionals and Generic White Organza Ribbon, white 1/2 Pearls fm local craft store.

Lynda xx

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mother's Day - Part 1

Morning all.

For all of you in Australia, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. It is cold, wet and miserable in Sydney, so the blanket on the couch is getting a good work out!!!

I thought I had better share with you my Mother's day project for my MIL....before the occasion slips into the ether. I am blessed to have one of the best MIL's in the world. She does so much for us, so I wanted something very special to say thanks. I decided to bolster her card supply with a wee set and box. The card that was for HER for Mother's day will be part 2.

For the cards inside the box, I was inspired by a couple of cards I saw here and here on SCS. I an really having a lot of fun with the Bordering on Romance SU everyone needs to work on their colouring....right??

I decided to do 4 co-ordinated cards in Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush and Calypso Coral. Now I am sorry that the pics for these are a bit dark, but as I said, the weather for a while now in Sydney has been nothing sort of shocking. So here they are.....

Calypso Coral

Concord Crush

Island Indigo

and Poppy Parade

....and the set together.....


The box to case them was based on this tutorial that I found on Mary Fish's blog. The only change I made was in the width and made is 6 1/2" (from memory) as our cards and envelopes are slightly bigger.

I stamped the outlined water coloured image all over the WW CS before I stamped the sentiment.

Now there are a LOT of elements here and I will endeavour to list them all, but also please feel free to ask any questions you have with regards to the project.

Stay tuned for Part 2 in a couple of day's time...the card...which is SOOOOOOOOO not my usual style!!!

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Box - Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
               Cards - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral
               Also Eraldo watercolour paper
Ink: (SU) Box - Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Flourish - PIP, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Pear Pizzaz
               Cards - All leaves/Centres Limeade, Pear and Daffodil Delight. Flowers - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Blush Bride, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder.
Stamp Sets: (SU) Bordering on Romance, Wonderful Favourites, Curly Cute
Other Bits: SU Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies, Dimensionals, Simply Scored, Generic white organza ribbon

Lynda xx

Saturday, June 2, 2012

CAS Butterflies

Morning all,

Today's card is a very simple one indeed. It is almost a direct CASE from this card I found on SCS. Here is my version....

They are not exactly the same as you can see. I am so loving the Embosslit Die as it gives you a quick card in a jiffy.

I rounded and fancy edged the corners for a bit of a change.

....and of course the 2 of them side by side.....

Thanks for popping by again. Soooooooooo many more things to show you.

Stuff Used:
CS:(SU) Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplanr, Orchid Opulence (ret)
Ink: (SU) Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence (ret)
Stamps: Amy R - Birthday Sentiments
Punches/Dies: (SU) Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Sizzix Little leaf Die, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Carla Craft CP8 Corner Rounder and Decorative Corner Rounder punches
Other Bits: Dimensionals, Green Rhinstones fm stash

Lynda xx