Fathers day ideas..

IMG_6552IMG_6553Fathers day is not too far away, so I have been making a few fathers day cards. These two are made with a Close to my Heart stamp set.. I haven’t tried this company before, and I am quite impressed with quality and price. The set includes quite a few stamps,including the bow tie and moustache on the bottom card, and the bottle of Pop on the top card.The papers I used are from Stampin Up, an older designer series called confetti celebration. Another new purchase I was trying out is the Enamel Accents on the top card. These are little bottles of liquid which drops out of the bottle beautifully and hardens like enamel. They take a while to dry, ideally left over night. I have a few colours, and very tempted to buy some more! I coloured the bottLe of Pop with copic markers,and didn’t need to colour the bottom card ..that’s how it stamped out. Til tomorrow…..

Dinosaur cards…

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It is my Great nephews second birthday soon and he is crazy for Dinosaurs. When I was at the craft fair I found a couple of sheets of patterned paper by Hobby Fun Co ltd which fit the bill nicely.I bought 2 sheets and managed to make 10 cards from them, some of which are shown here. No extra embellishments, just a bit of layering. Today i have my Mature Ladies class over at Paper Flourish and I am so looking forward to catching up with my ladies, so i must be off and get prepared! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft limelight 1,2,3..

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When I was looking for something else altogether in the craft room, I came across some paper I hadn’t created with, so I stopped what I was doing and came up with 3 very quick cards that would be suitable for the men in our lives or even ladies that love nature! The paper collection is Kaisercraft limelight and I have used the matching collectables, papers from the 6″ pad and there my even be some bits of 12 x 12 paper here too.the top card was perfect to use one of my little clock charms on. Who knows what else is hiding in that craft room? Tomorrow I am back to work, so this afternoon is all about finishing up some projects on my craft table, and thinking about some ideas for upcoming classes. Til tomorrow….

Final 2 mens cards for now…

IMG_6286 (Medium)IMG_6288 (Medium)Well. That was a very quick Mens card series! Truth is I got distracted with pretty paper for Mothers day cards, but I will have to make an effort and make some more before my craft fair in June.After I have finished playing with the new Kaisercraft mermaids tail papers. have you all seen that collection yet? the colours are amazing!Anyway, on to todays cards, made with kaisercraft garage days paper. the top card is very simple, I cut an image from one of the 12 x 12 papers, and layered. The strip at the bottom is from the identity strip that you find on the bottom of your 12 x 12 papers. The bottom card still uses the kaisercraft garage days papers, and I stamped a Kaszazz pocket stamp on to some of the denim paper and fussy cut it out. Spellbinders cogs dies die cut from silver card in the bottom right corner. Stamped tools with my stampin Up tools  set stamp, and tucked them into the pocket. Today Mum and I are off to visit my sister who is still bedridden after her ankle operation, thankfully she only has a couple of weeks left confined to bed then she has to start some physiotherapy to get all the muscles working again.Til tomorrow…

 

Tool Box side stepper card

IMG_6284 (Medium)I had the idea for this tool box card,and spent a little time working out the cuts and folds, it is a basic side stepper card,with only one side step – usually you have a couple of steps on the right hand side, but this one only has the one valley fold. I cut matching cardstock for the drawers on the left hand side, and added a fine strip of silver cardstock to the tops of the drawers. On the right hand side i cut a piece of yellow cardstock and punched holes to resemble pegboard, then it was just a matter of stamping ( stampin up tools stamps) my tools.Really pleased with how this one worked out and hopefully find some time to make a couple more before my craft fair in June! This morning I dropped our little puppy Luna off at the vet for her desexing operation, and I feel terrible!I hope she forgives me! the house is very quiet without her and I can’t wait to pick her up this afternoon.I am heading into the craft room to take my mind off it all…til tomorrow….

Time for some Mens cards!

IMG_6282 (Medium)IMG_6283 (Medium) After all the lacy, frilly, flowery cards I have been sharing lately I thought it was time to show you some Mens cards which I have recently made. The papers I have used are from Kaisercraft called Hunt and gather and they were a release from a couple of years ago! I don’t have much left so thought I should just use it and finish with it On the top card I fussy cut the fish images from the paper, stuck them on some cardstock, and ran that through my big shot in an embossing folder ( stampin up). This is a technique called embedded embossing and I love the effect, you will notice it quite often on my cards. For the second card I stamped my fisherman onto a variety of patterned and coloured papers, then cut out bits and pieces of him, and stuck him all together again – I also like doing this technique because I can give him a patterned shirt etc doing it this way instead of colouring the image.Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft coastal escape 1,2 and 3

IMG_4108 (Medium)IMG_4109 (Medium)IMG_4110 (Medium)A beach theme today with the wonderful papers from Kaisercraft – coastal escape.All the cards here are made with just a couple of the 12 x 12 sheets, and they were a lesson I taught a couple of months ago at paper Flourish.The trim is by Green tara, and the large happy birthday die is from kaisercraft, the smaller one is by spellbinders.The bottom card is a great sketch idea to use up those little strips we always have left over!My voice has come back, and I am starting to feel more like normal again,just a s well really, I need a ll my energy to chase after that puppy who has developed an obssession with my balls of wool. No amount of telling off will put her off, and yesterday she had unravelled 3 balls all through the house.I must invest in a zip up bag that she can’t get into! Til tomorrow…..

Village card class cards

IMG_4112 (Medium)IMG_4113 (Medium)Here are two of the cards ladies made last month in my class. I will show the third one tomorrow.The top card uses a Kaszazz lighthouse stamp which we lightly sponged ink around rather than colouring, and matted a couple of times onto stampin up cardstock. The seagulls are a Kaisercraft die which we also lightly inked so that they were distinct from the background. The lower card is a favourite of mine – we used the dies and stamps from stampin up botanical blooms sets. the best way I find to use these dies is to just die cut a big pile of different sizes from all your scraps then spend  a lovely afternoon putting them all together on cards!. the background embossing is a kaisercraft rose embossing folder.Just a note – I only used the matching stamps from this set to stamp the veins on the leaves). Today was meant to be a village lesson, but with no voice it just wouldn’t work, and I really don’t want my ladies to catch this one. Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft sail away 16..the last…

IMG_7763 (Medium)This is the last Kaisercraft sail away ( for a while at least) and I made a gate fold card.The paper inside is from the 6″ pad,and I stamped a sentiment inside, used kaisercraft numbers dies for the age on the front, and a tag from the paper pad, button and bakers twine to decorate.I must make more of the gatefold cards, they are very easy to do, and you don’t have to worry about insert and verses etc, if you have nice paper thats enough!Quick post today, it was back to work, and I must now get the household organised. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft sail Away 14 and 15

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Another couple of cards made with kaisercraft sail away – can you tell I really liked this collection? I kept coming up with ideas for it and I love the clear colours.The top card is made using the 6″ pad, and a bit of stampin up bakers twine, and the bottom card has some 12 x 12 paper on the background, with a die cut scalloped circle, and an image from the 6″ pad as the focal point. The braid running down the cards is from stampin up and I have had it for years – there’s a hint – always keep everything, one day it will come in handy!! Public holiday today, the weather is not so humid, all my housework is done, so I am off to the craft room! Til tomorrow….