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