Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wise "Old" Owl

Morning all.

Today's project was a gift for one of the secretaries at my work. She turned 50....but it was a very covert operation. However, I could not let the event go by unheralded. It kind of had a "I don't see/hear/or speak of 50" feel to it.

I was immediately reminded of a card I saw on Kerry Bunting's blog here. to go with it, I had a wee post it holder from Bronwyn Eastley's blog here. A tweak here and an adjustment there and this is what I came up with.......

And the gift together.......

I will admit to doing a very big happy dance when this one was finished as it looked better than I had hoped. The best "win" was being able to separately stamp the sentiment on the card and have it balance....real "fist-pump" moment. The recipient really got a giggle out of it too...and laughter on your birthday is a great gift.

The post it note holder is form Dawn Griffiths blog here.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Black, Only Orange (ret), Woodland Park DSP (ret)
Ink: (SU) Chocolate Chip
Stamps: (SU) So Happy For You (SAB 2012)
Punches: (SU) Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punhe (double punched for wings) Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, XL Bird punch (branch)
Other bits: Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet, dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots (to keep the wings in place), Mini Pen fm Hot Dollar store, Antique Gold 1/2 pearls fm stash

Lynda xx

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Birthday Butterflies

Morning all.......

Please do not adjust you spectacles....yes it is me and I am POSTING!!!! Thanks for you patience and e mails of friendship and encouragement. Things have settled a little, but there is still a ways to go...a long way in fact, but at least there is a little light.

Now I created these cards a VERY long time ago and I got the inspiration from Leonie Schroder and her card here. I just love the whimsy and simplicity of much so that I made a couple....or 4.

Here are my versions....

 Now as usual.....I have made small tweaks on each of them so no 2 are exactly alike. The differences range from a different vine colour, sentiment and rhinestones or pearls. I did particularly like the way the vellum made the butterfly "fly".

The other little piece of special was the wonderful embossing the vellum held.

Here are 3 of the 4 cards together. 1 had to make a quick exit so I was not late for a friend's birthday.

Again, thanks so much for your patience, support and friendship. I hope to schedule a couple more posts over the next few days. Last weekend (18-20th May) I also went to Craft Camp and I have MUCH to share from there too.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: (SU) Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: (SU) Vintage Vogue and Amy R- Birthday Sentiments
Punches/Dies: (SU) Large and Small Oval Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die
Other bits: Dimensionals,  Pearls and Rhinestones (most from Hot Dollar)

Lynda xx

Sunday, May 13, 2012

To Blog Reading Mums Everywhere....

Hi All!!

No this is not an apparition....I am here....just. Much has gone and is going on with regards to the home front, hence my absence from here.

Rest assured that I will be back (hopefully) soon with soooooooooo many creative projects it isn't funny.

I wanted to wish all Mother's out there the very best for a Happy Mother's Day. May your day be abundant with love and fine things and wonderful memories created.

Take care all out there and I will be back soon. Thanks for popping by.

Lynda xx