Graphic 45 Portrait of a lady 3…

_MG_7042 (Medium)Todays card is a fold I have been practising,and I will be teaching it next month, so I thought i had better get to grips with it myself! I   like it a lot and so you will see it pop up now and again, and once everything has quietened down here i will get Nathan to help me do a youtube clip to show you all how to make it. The paper collection here is Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady, and I just added some flowers and greenery, a ribbon bow to decorate. Posts will be a little sporadic over the next week, until my craft fair is over, but I will post when I can, Til then ….

Graphic 45 Portrait of a lady….(2)

_MG_7041 (Medium)On my desk was some very thick acetate from packaging and it was perfect to make this card. I took a square blank card and chopped a large piece from the front middle section,and replaced it with the acetate, keeping cardstock at the bottom of the card for weight and balance.( I attached lace to this piece). The rest of the card was decorated with various pieces of patterned paper from the Graphic 45 range.. Portrait of a Lady.The front image was attached behind the acetate with very small glue dots. Although they are just visible they are not too noticable. I added lots of flowers and some punched greenery in the left corner. This is a favourite card and will be hard to sell! Today is going to be a day spent in the craft room, I haven’t had much time to get in there and just create lately so I am looking forward to it! til tomorrow…..

Portrait of a Lady number 1..

_MG_7040 (Medium) For todays card I used the new collection from Graphic 45 called Portrait of a Lady. I have only made a few cards so far with this series, but I haven’t put it away, it is waiting for me by my desk because I will get back to it once all my class cards are done, and next weeks fair is over for another year! This one has lots of layers of patterned paper, and some fussy cut roses ( from another of the 12 x 12 sheets), and little bottles also fussy cut. Along the bottom I stuck some frilled lace that I found in my stash, some kaisercraft beading and a ribbon bow. I used some kindyglitz on the roses for a bit of shimmer. Today I have brought home some gorgeous Bo Bunny papers for an upcoming class, but of course I had to buy some for myself, so I have plenty to keep me busy in the craft room! til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian 5 and 6

img_3306-mediumimg_3307-mediumA quick post today as I am all behind after spending an hour with Nathan chasing that little puppy all over the neighbourhood after she escaped from a hole in the fence which Nathan has now patched temporarily until Joe gets home and fixes it properly!The top card is just one of the images from a sheet of 12 x 12 paper ( graphic 45 Cafe Parisian) and the bottom card is a gatefold design – I like doing them because it’s easy to decorate the inside as well and then there is no “insert” dilemma! I found a scrap of yellow ribbon for the bow. Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian 1 and 2…

img_3300-mediumimg_3302-mediumToday we start a new series –  Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian. I purchased a few sheets of the 12 x 12 of this collection and relied on fussy cutting. A lot!. The first card was just an easing in to get a feel for the papers ,so very simple. The cardstock and trim are from Stampin Up. The second card is much more interesting,with some inking of edges and layering fussy cutting and a bit of kindyglitz. This paper is so very colourful and busy it really doesn’t need much embellishing, just layering is enough. The whole time I was working on this series I wanted cake!I am easing back into the craft room – still no die cutting, but fussy cutting and punching is fine so I have rediscovered all my punches. Isn’t it funny how some things go in and out of vogue..let’s start a movement to bring back punches! They are so portable, quick ( no big machinery required) and with a bit of imagination you can get the same layered effect as dies!The cards Nathan and I photographed this morning  will show you all how I re-employed my punches, but we wil finish this series first. Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 3 and 4..

img_3523-mediumimg_3524-mediumHere are the other two cards I made with Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper collection. I had to pack that paper away to work on some orders, and I haven’t got back to it yet.On the top card I did something a little different – I used border stickers to frame the main image, while the bottom card has a little bit of fussy cutting. I think we will take a bit of a break from all things christmas next time and have a look at a few other cards I have been making!Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 1 and 2…

img_3520-mediumimg_3522-mediumI managed to find a little time to make some Christmas cards with the new Graphic 45 St Nicholas range. Graphic 45 still remains a favourite paper company of mine because I can fussy cut so much of it.So lots of fussy cutting on the top card,and a little on the bottom card along with some ribbon and cardstock from stampin up.A rainy day here, different from our 30 c weather we had yesterday, but a great day for the craft room! Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 safari Adventure the last 2….

IMG_0343 (Medium)IMG_0344 (Medium)Here are the last two cards in my Safari Adventure ( graphic 45 ) series for now.For both cards i have used the 12 x 12 shet that has the card fronts printed on it, which makes for very quick and easy cards. I have added some kaisercraft chipboard pieces on both cards,and some fussy cut pieces and a punched border on the top card.Today is a lazy day in the craft room, after I have organised my teaching bag for my class on Thursday, which I am looking forward to very much! Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 safari adventure 5 and 6 ..birds..

IMG_0347 (Medium)IMG_0348 (Medium)two more bird cards made with graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers.The top card has a fair bit of fussy cutting, with a bow and bling, while the bottom card is so simple. I loved the background paper and didn’t want to cut into it or hide it so I just added a little tag in the bottom corner, with some fussy cut flowers layered onto that for a bit of height, and a kaisercraft starlet at the top of the tag.Busy in the craft room today doing some orders, and some more mens cards for Fathers day, the weather is lovely today so I will enjoy sitting out in the sun too! Til tomorrow….