stampin up christmas cards

IMG_7256 (Medium)IMG_7258 (Medium)Here are my last Christmas cards for this year,(I think) and all the products used are stampin up from their Christmas catalogue – so,woodland embossing folder,peaceful pines stamp set, perfect pines die set, and the father Christmas image is from the home for Christmas designer paper. I always wonder what to do with myself in the craft room after I have finished my Christmas cards – it takes me a little while to settle back into the rythym – maybe that’s just me or do other ladies feel that ? Today I went and saw my knee specialist, and thought I would be able to go back to work next week, but he said no, not for two more weeks, so I will be returning the week of Christmas. It was a big job he had to fix – split cartlidge, and needs a bit longer to heal. Thats OK – I get to spend a little bit of time in the craft room before I go back! til tomorrow….

Authentique Devoted, 3,4, and 5…

IMG_2948 (Medium)IMG_2951 (Medium)IMG_2952 (Medium)Three cards today to finish off my Authentique devoted series which got interrupted due to more pressing christmas cards! I had a bit of fun with these cards and used plenty of lace, ribbon, hessian, bling and even a button. I did go to the specialist yesterday, and found out I have torn a ligament in the back of my knee, so operation on Thursday and after that I may be missing from here for a few days while I recuperate, but until then…til tomorrow…..

Authentique devoted 21st card

IMG_2950 (Medium)Anoher card made from Authentique devoted patterned paper, this time it was for my sons girlfriends 21st birthday. The cardstock is from stampin up, and I added a row of lace and pleated ribbon, and a bow at the bottom of the card, and a key at the top. We have a wedding today, in the botanic gardens which should be lovely as its a perfect day here, and then off to the town hall for the reception. Looking forward to the day, I must go and prepare myself! til tomorrow…..

The last Authentique Pretty….

IMG_2618 (Medium)I saved the best for last ( I think anyway – this is my favourite), and I have put this paper away for now while I concentrate on chritmas cards for a little while.I did lots of fussy cutting for this one, and die cut a butterfly – spellbinders – added some rhinestones and a gorgeous satin ribbon.Paper is Authentique Pretty. Early post today as I intend to get some cards done this afternoon before it gets too bitterly cold in the craft room. Til tomorow….

Authentique Pretty number 5

IMG_2622 (Medium)very quick post tonight , still with the Authentique Pretty paper, and another dress form deign. This time I used stampin up ruffled ribbon to dress my dress form,and the stampin up vintage verses stamp, and more ribbon for a bow. I used a metal charm around the top of the dress form. til tomorrow….

Authentique Pretty number 4

IMG_2621 (Medium)Sorry I missed last nights post, but we are still having random internet issues. still using Authentique Pretty collection of papers,I also used a dress form die ( mine is from stampin up, but most die companies have one of these!)and wrapped  some lace around it, and glued a string of pearls around the neck area.I folded back a corner of the layered square and pinned it with a kaisercraft brad,and added some black lace there to peek through. A ribbon bow and some  ruler printed trim ( got it and the string of pearls from K-mart) to finish off this design. Til tomorrow….

Authentique “pretty” number 3

IMG_2620 (Medium)I have used punches and dies on this card – Couture creations retro flower die, spellbinders butterfly die, ek success border punch and martha stewart leaf punch. the paper is Authentique Pretty, and I also added some lace, ribbon and bling.Today has been all about using up last years christmas paper, and I have come up with a few ways of using all those annoying strips, so will share them with you next week after nathan and I have done the photo’ing! Til tomorrow….

Authentique Pretty number 2

IMG_2619 (Medium)Authentique Pretty  paper collection, mounted onto black cardstock base. I cut a matching strip for the right hand side, and layered a piece of lace onto it, mimicking the cuts at the bottom, and added a little pink bow . On the left I mounted some of the fussy cut paper, and added a butterfly charm threaded with black ribbon. Today i have prepared my september lessons, and have been thinking about christmas cards. I have a day off on Monday,. so will pull out last years left over paper and make a start on using it up so that I don’t feel too guilty when I buy  new releases which I know are on the way and I won’t be able to resist! Til tomorrow….

Authentique Pretty number 1

IMG_2616 (Medium)I bought a few sheets of this patterned paper by Athentique. The range is called Pretty, and yes, it is! I fussy cut the flowers from one sheet,and i have used some of them on this card. I have used some stampin up cardstock, used another piece of paper for the background, and added some black lace, gorgeous satin pink ribbon, and kindyglitz on the flowers. the butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch, and I added a bit of a rhinestone strip.Til tomorrow…..