Tuesday 10 September 2019

Concertina Camera

I have used the Tonic Studios Concertina dies to make this camera.

I have made 14 concertina pockets. I then made a box to house these pockets. I then made two smaller boxes to make the lens and then cut numerous circles and then wrapped a narrow strip of card around them before attaching it to the camera. I made the flowers using die cuts cut with a Cheery Lynn die. I added the clasps using brads and then embellished the camera with lace and flat backed pearls. I added the inserts into the pockets and used a strip of card to make a handle.

There is a great video on You Tube to help you make one of these.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

creatalicious #170 - anything goes optional humour (unlimited)*
wordartwednesday #402 - anything goes (5/5)*
creativemoments #176 - anything goes option autumn colours (3/3)* honourable mention
avenue613 #225 - anything goes option exploding/pop up boxes (6/8)* Top Rocker
worldwideopen #8 - anything goes (3/3)*Best technique winner
throughthecraftroomdoor #10 Sept - anything goes (1/2)*
simplycreatetoo #153 - anything goes (2/3)*
brownsugar #293 - anything goes (2/2)*
craftysentiments #10 Sept - dies and/or punch (1/3)*
lovetocraft #38 - anything goes (5/5)*
classicdesignteam #9 - anything goes (unlimited)*runner up winner
craftrocket #63 - monochrome (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #113 - anything goes (2/3)*
mytimetocraft #405 - anything but a card*


  1. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  2. What a wonderful idea! Your camera box is so pretty.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  3. Absolutely stunning creation love the colour and all the lace and pearls.
    Carol x

  4. Wow!!! Amazing! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. I am completely blown away by your skill and patience!!! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jackie DT

  6. Okay, this I must CASE! It is absolutely stunning. I can see from the construction that it is a basic box design, but the creatively is mind blowing. I love the creative use of the filmstrip die. I have that die (yippee). Beautiful, job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create! BTW, you are one of our Top Rockers this week. The listing should be posted Sunday afternoon. Please stop by and grab your badge!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place to Start Challenge

  7. Wow, what a brilliant project, it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  8. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)

  9. WOW!!! This project is fantastic!!! Great shape and beautiful embellishments!!
    Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
    Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  10. Omg , I am in love with your creation. Its so gorgeous !! Pretty handmade flower.
    Thank you for entering at BrownSugar Challenges . Good luck with your entry. Keep playing.
    Sharmitha @ Crafter's Icon

  11. such an awesome project! I don't have the patience for such a project.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  12. A wonderful creation !
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional humour” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…