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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, punch art is FUN!!!

Here are my last two projects from Craft Camp..

These are both my favourites, so much fun.
Now to be honest I am a bit hopeless with punch art so for the inspiration I CASE'd them...

Thanks to Gretchen (for her super talent, visit her site, you can purchase her tutorials, she is a mega talent!)

and Andrea for sharing the gorgeous projects!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, Layout challenge

Now onto Nicole's second challenge: Sketch challenge...

I really wish I could find the sketch but it is hiding from me (or could have been thrown out with all the scraps at camp, oh well)

The sketch was very similar to the card I made BUT was actually a scrapbooking page layout...

I think the card has turned out quite funky:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, DSP Sunny Garden

Big shot: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet

Punches: 3.5cm Square, 3.2cm Square

Accessories: Brights Buttons, Taffeta Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie), Crystal Effects, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing tool, snail, sticky strip

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, Girly Punch Art

I have finished showing you the 3d projects and now it is onto the cards.

I am a little hopeless with punch art, I really do try and break down pictures with my punches but it usually is a mess, so I decided I will punch art my way through Craft Camp SO I came equiped with many ideas at hand.

These first 2 cards are for hubby's sisters, both birthdays in July so got them made just in time.


This first card is a case from Nerida, thanks for the inspiration:

Isn't it a gorgeous summery card just so fitting for a female

Stamp Set: Curvy Verses

Cardstock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, DSP Blueberry Crisp

Bigshot: Scallop Circle, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

Punches: 5x3.5cm Oval, 4.4x2.2cm Oval, 3.5x1.6cm Oval, 4.4cm Circle, Boho Blossoms

Accessories: Half Pearls, Snail, Sticky Strip

This card uses the very versitle Cupcake punch. I have seen it on many blogs but can't remember exactly where...sorry to the originator....

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake

Cardstock: Concord Crush, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, DSP Lap of Luxury

Punches: Cupcake, 3.5x1.6cm Oval, Modern Label

Accessories: Stamp Pads (Concord Crush) Rhinestones, Ribbon (Taffeta retired), Snail Sticky Strip

Monday, July 25, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, Stepper Box

Oh the Stepper Box, something that has been on my wish list for TOOOOOO LOOOOONG, but thankfully the first thing I did when I sat down on Friday night at craft camp was attack it. I wasn't stopping until it was made... AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

It is such a classy box and actually not that hard to make. I have seen it on many many many many blogs and sites but I did get the instructions from a link from my dear friend Lynda's blog (her blog post here).

By the end of camp there ended up being 3 of these great boxes made. Besides mine, Nicole and Genie both had a go at making it...

Cardstock: Rose Red, Old Olive

DSP: Retired

Punch: Fancy Flower (made the flower with it)

Accessories: Antique Brad, Ribbon (retired), Snail, Sticky Strip

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, Top Note Box

While at camp Nicole decided we all needed to do 2 Challenges...

First challenge a colour challenge... we had to pick 2 colours we don't like.

I chose Concord Crush and Peach Parfait, more for the fact that I actually don't use them more than don't like them. I just find them hard colours and yet so many people use them all the time.

I got out my trusty Top Note die and made a Box.

Isn't it just devine....

Card Stock: Concord Crush, Peach Parafait

DSP: In Colour

Big Shot: Top Note, Beautiful Wings

Accessories: Ribbon (Poly Stitched Concord Crush), Rhinestones, Punch (Modern Label), Sticky Strip, Snail, Glue Dots

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, Bird house box

This is such a cute teeny weeny box I just had to make it....

First of all THANK YOU to Kim B for the inspiration, I wasn't able to use as many elements as she did since I had limited supplies at camp but it still looks gorgeous and cute.

Now the hardest thing to do now is find something to put in it to give to someone.... jewellery.... chocolates ..... crafts accessories (brads, buttons, ribbon)... or just keep it on my desk for inspiration :-)

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Vellum

DSP: Woodland Park, Sweet & Sour Specialty

Big Shot: Mini Milk Carton

Accessories: 2 step Bird Punch, Stamp Pad (Choc Chip), Sponge Dauber, Stick Strip, Snail

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Craft Camp Projects, Christmas Box

I took some of my box templates to craft camp with me and Nicole was very excited by my Christmas tree box ...

yes yes if you have been visiting my blog from day dot you would have seen this before but I love the box so here it is again.

I actually got the idea from Better Homes and Gardens magazine about 10yrs ago, they had a little box about 5cm high with a tree on top, so being creative and wanting a box big enough to put all the Christmas 'cheer' in I measured, modified, measured again, modified again, cut it out, Christmas tree didn't close, so back to drawing board, I think it was about 5 templates later I came up with this box. It uses 12x12 sheet with not much left over. It holds LOTS of homemade treats (shortbread, chocolates, rum balls, list goes on...)

Hope it inspires you to have ago at making a box with an idea in mind.

DSP: Woodland Park (green box), Jolly Holiday (decorative strip)

Ribbon: 3.2mm Real Red Taffeta

Accessories: Rhinestones, Sticky strip

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Owwww BLISS, Part 1

What a GREAT weekend!!!

I was lucky enough to join my downline Nicole Wilson, her sisters and friends on a craft weekend in Nannup

Thanks Nic for organising the whole weekend, accommodation, food and a couple of challenges. We all had a great time, card making, box designing, scrapbooking layouts, Ummmm lots of chocolate, a couple of girly flicks, some more chocolate, laughs, craft, more chocolate (well I am sure you get the idea, not a lot of sleep either).

I went away with about 20 projects to try and tackle (knowing of course that I would be lucky to get half of them done). I am pleased to annouce that I completed 9 (plus I showed Nic & 2 other ladies how to make 3 different box designs and another lady made her very FIRST card... so can I count them too, that makes 13??? right??? LOL)

I am going to leave you with a little teaser photo of all of us & our projects..and I will be back shortly to share with you all what I made.

L-R: Kat, Genie, ME, Jessica, Natala, Leanne, Nicole