Graphic 45 couture collection number 17!

IMG_2087 (Medium)Sorry .. couldn’t help myself! this is the last one in this series for a while, mainly because I have moved on to the new graphic 45 paper collection – botanical tea. Having great fun with it today. This card uses graphic 45 couture collection and stampin up cardstock. I have done a bit of fussy cutting, and thats it! I think this is why I love this companys paper – you don’t need lots of product to make really nice cards – the paper and some cardstock is all you need.Sometimes we rely too much on pre made flowers and lots of die cutting to make really effective cards but with some good quality paper and a little imagination we can save a lot of money and really enjoy ourselves whilst creating! Lecture over… I am off to the craft room to continue making.. I have been on a creative roll today, it’s been great! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Couture Collection 15 and 16

IMG_2083 (Medium)IMG_2086 (Medium)I thought this paper would suit a card made to look like a shop front. These style of cards are one of my favourite to make. Both cards use graphic 45 couture collection papers, and the top card uses a scallop edge punch to make the bottom of the shop awning, while I just used a piece of fussy cut paper for the bottom one.The cardstock is stampin up. After a long week the weekend is finally here and I am looking forward to relaxing in the craft room! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 double easel card – and side view

IMG_5871 (Medium)IMG_5872 (Medium)Graphic 45 couture collection paper, and lots of fussy cutting! I have included a side view so that you can see how I constructed my double easel card. This paper lends itself wonderfully to easel cards because there are so many elements to fussy cut out, without needing to add flowers, ribbon or bling. the paper is really enough on its own. I have come to the end of this series, so tomorrow we will have a look at something different! very hot here today, so I only ventured into the craft room for a short while – the first time I have been in there in quite a few days, and had a play with some of my new paper,but the heat has driven me back to my comfy chair under the air conditioning vent!Til tomorrow….

Graphi8c 45 couture collection – double easel cards

IMG_5870 (Medium)I am back from my little mini break to Perth, and we had a lovely time – a very quick visit, but we managed to squeeze in a lot of sightseeing, and a bit of relaxing too!todays cards uses graphic 45 couture collection paper collection, and I have done a lot of fussy cutting for these ones. The style of card is what I wanted to show you all – I am calling it a double easel card, with the second easel a fair bit smaller than the main easel – I am going to do a youtube video with this style so that you can all see how to do it and the measurements will be on the video – I always learn better by seeing it done – much easier than just reading I think. In my class at paper flourish this friday we are doing cards very similar to this and I can’t wait to do them! til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 couture collection number 10

IMG_5880 (Medium)IMG_5881 (Medium)Again today we have 2 photos, the first the outside of the card and the second the inside.The paper is graphic 45 couture collection, and all I have added is some lace on the front of the card. The rest of the card is just fussy cutting and layering.I will be missing for a few days as I am off to Perth on a little holiday, so until I get back… happy crafting!

Graphic 45 Couture collection – inside and out…

IMG_5878 (Medium)IMG_5879 (Medium)Two photos today – the top image is the outside of the card and the second image is the inside. The paper collection is graphic 45 Couture collection, and I haven’t used anything else on this card except for a little Kindyglitz. It’s all fussy cutting and layers.The sentiment inside is stamped with a stampin up sentiment stamp.Still loving this paper! Til tomorrow..

Graphic 45 couture collection number 8

IMG_5877 (Medium)Sorry I have been missing for the last couple of days but it has been too hot to sit at the computer – it’s still hot, but we are waiting for a cool change to come in, can’t wait!For todays card I have used some of a 12 x 12 paper, and added quite a bit of fussy cut pieces to it trying to effect a collage effect! i used some stampin up cardstock in black for the card base. We will take a short break from this range so that I can post some of the cards I have been making with Kaisercraft Velvet crush.. gorgeous pinks and purples……and return to graphic 45 couture collection next week… til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 couture collection number 7

IMG_5876 (Medium)Number 7 in my Graphic 45 Couture collection series, and for this one I used a sheet of the 6″ pad for the background paper ( so glad I bought this pad along with the 12 x 12 sheets – it’s all small patterns – perfect for the background layer because as it turns out I fussy cut just about every sheet of the 12 x 12!)and then a collection of fussy cut images from the 12 x 12 papers. I sat over the course of a few evenings watching tv and just fussy cutting, so I have a lovely container of images to delve into already for decorating my cards. I tend to do this now as soon as I bring home any new papers, so that when I get time to create all the hard work is done. Super hot here today, but the rain, thunder and lightening has just started so its going to be very humid shortly.Not nice. I have spent today resting my foot, and it’s back to work for me tomorrow,hopefully all that pain is behind me now. Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 number 6

IMG_5875 (Medium)For this graphic 45 couture collection card I used some of the papers from the 6″ pad for the background layers, and fussy cut a couple of images and flowers from some of the 12 x 12 papers.I was off to the Dr. today who sent me straight off to the x-ray and ultrasound man who proceeded to inject cortisone into my heel, so no crafting today and no walking either – at the moment I can’t even feel my left foot…I wasn’t expecting that when I woke up this morning!~ til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Couture collection 4 and 5

IMG_5874 (Medium)Another 2 cards from the same 12 x 12 sheet as yesterdays cards, from graphic 45 couture collection.Again I cut a second image and 3’d the lady images.The card bases are made from stampin up cardstock, and I added some gorgeous lace, ribbon and flowers to finish.I was out and about in the heat today, but did manage to make 6 cards from the new kaisercraft Violet crush before I went out. That paper is lovely, and I can’t wait to get back to it but tomorrow I will be planning out my march lessons.Til tomorrow….