Thursday, 30 June 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week One

For those of you who haven't heard about Kristina Werner & Jennifer McGuire's Summer Card Camp 2011, you really need to check it out!

It's a 4 week online course with daily downloads including all sorts of great ideas, hints, tutorials, and giveaways. The best part is its not necessary that you participate in real time. You can upload the pdf's and use it any time.

After a really stale period in my crafting, it has been great to begin to get enthusiastic again about card making. I guess at times we all get a little 'safe', and lean towards the same look or same colour combos. This week's colour combo is one I wouldn't have dreamed up if my life depended on it! I've always been fond of simple designs and earthy colours, but this one really pushed me beyond my comfort zone... and can I say, I'm so glad it did!

It's still a simple design (I haven't had a personality transplant in this absence) but at the same time, I thought it made use of all the bright fun summery colours. For those of you sharing Melbourne winter, you would understand what a breath of fresh air it was after the blustery cold, grey, foggy days we've had of late!

The butterflies are die cut fromthe SU!Beautiful Wings embosslit die. I die cut them twice and then glued one on top of the other, with the top ones a little bent to give a 3D effect. Aren't they cute with the in-built flourish? The cardstock (as best I can tell given they were scraps) were: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Ballet Blue and Rose Red. I used the WAMK Corner Chomper to round of the corners ever so slightly, and of course - what's a CAS layout without a little bling? (Boring, that's what!). The stamp is also from an SU! Hostess Set "Afterthoughts". I won it at the wonderful and super-sweet Sue Madex launch party for the Autumn Mini. Gotta love a freebie!

I bought the Martha Stewart Scoring board recently. Can I say, it's been great. It made scoring the double lines on either side of the velum easy peasy! I had been umming and ahhing for a while before getting it, but so glad I did. I also love it because it has regular intervals for those of us who flunked fractures in maths! [my maths teacher was right afterall .. who woulda thought!] hehe

And now.... to enter into it into the Summer Card Camp Week 1 Student Spotlight... *fingers crossed*


  1. I hear you Anne-Marie!! It's very cold up here too (Lismore NSW).
    Love your card - simple but elegant.
    Do you like the Stampin' Up products? I'm thinking of hosting a demo/party.
    Hope you're enjoy the Summer Card Camp as much as I am. :D

  2. Love you beautiful classic design!! Love the double butterflies!!

  3. Marie, this is totally awesome!!!! LOVE!! :)

  4. Hello fellow camper.. I love you card. I bought the same score board but don't use it as much as I should. Thanks for your inspiration, it makes me want to bring it out more often.

  5. Just gorgeous, those colors sure pop against the white! Sue #116

  6. So pretty! You did a great job on this.

  7. Gorgeous Anne Marie - nice to try some different colours. They look fabulous on the clean white background.

  8. Beautiful Card. It is simple and eye-catching.