graphic 45 safari adventure 3 and 4..

IMG_0345 (Medium)IMG_0346 (Medium)Graphic 45 Safari adventure isn’t all about animals, there are some gorgeous images of birds in this collection too.On the top card I did a little fussy cutting, and layering, and added some hessian and a button. The bottom card is straight forward layering, with the postage stamps cut from some of the patterned paper. I matted the border on the left hand side on some plain cardstock for definition.No other embellishing on this one!Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 safari adventure 2…

IMG_0342 (Medium)Quick post today, Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.I layered a piece of the green patterned paper from the collection onto my card base, trimmed back the image, fussy cut a tag from another piece of the collection,and stuck on a button ( which looking at the photo appears to have slipped down a bit – will have to check that!Meanwhile imagine the button on the top of the tag!!)Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.1.

IMG_0341 (Medium)Today we start a new series! Graphic 45 Safari Adventure. Graphic 45 have made it really easy to make cards with this collection.A lot of the images cover the whole card ( like this one) and I just added a flag pennant, hessian strip and button for some texture.I have a couple of tiger fanatics in the family so I will be putting some of the tiger cards I make aside for birthdays.After a marathon session I have made the prototypes for my cruise classes, I am all carded out, and I am looking forward to sitting down with a good book!Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 raining cats and dogs

IMG_0590 (Medium)While I had my graphic 45 raioning Cats and dogs paper out to make the bendy card ( previous Post) I made one last card with it before putting all the leftovers into a bag for the craft fair sale. I had a couple of this image, so I used one for the base, and then cut into the second image to make some 3d layers. I added ribbon, lace and bling to finish. A day off today, shopping done, and now i am heading into the craft room to relax a bit! til tomorrow….

graphic 45 bendy card

IMG_0589 (Medium)This is a bendy card, and I made one for Mum and dad’s 60th wedding anniversary.The ladies over at the retirement village want to learn how to make them and as I had only ever made that one I thought I had better practise! I made this one using graphic 45 raining cats and dogs patterned paper, and I made it in three pieces, with tabs on the edges for attaching to the base at the sides. I have seen them done all in one piece of cardstock with the flappy bits at the sides cut to the curves, but I think it is easier to decorate the flaps if they are separate from the base. I did a bit of fussy cutting, and just added a ribbon bow to finish – this type of card doesn’t need much embellishing! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Le’Amour number 11

IMG_7765 (Medium)For the final card in my graphic 45 Le’Amour series I have made an easel card,and used a feather die that I got free on the front of a magazine.It cuts beautifully,and I love the shape of it.Just layering and minimal embellishing on this one. tomorrow we will start a new series – as much of a surprise to me as it will be to you because I can’t remember what we have coming up!The good news is I found my baby papers, the bad news is my pink buttons are still missing!No doubt they will turn up when I am not looking for them! Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 Le Amour number 10

IMG_7772 (Medium)A gatefold design today made with graphic 45 Le Amour and just a bit of ribbon for embellishment.Tomorrow will be the last design using this paper for now, today I spent some time going through my boxes, in preparation for the craft fair in June, sorting out cards I am short of, and it appears from now until then I will be making a lot of mens cards! What a surprise!Not much mens papers around just now so I will have to rely on older paper in my craft room and stamp sets.I also spent a little while finishing off some baby boy cards I have been working on, and looking for my pink buttons! They have not been found,and nor has my stash of baby papers, I think the pink buttons must be with the baby papers, so find one and I hopefully will find both, but it beats me at the moment where they have got to. A bigger search will have to happen tomorrow!Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Le Amour number 9

IMG_7771 (Medium)Todays card with graphic 45 Le Amour is so simple..just a piece of patterned paper a little smaller than my card base, with some lace and ribbon wrapped around it,a ribbon bow and an image cut from one of the other papers in the collection.I think this one would make a good mothers day card!.It has been a lovely weekend here in Adelaide, the weather is mild with just the right amount of sun and the nights have been cool enough to dig out the quilt so good for sleeping! Just what I like! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Le Amour 7 and 8

IMG_7768 (Medium)IMG_7769 (Medium)Two more cards made with graphic 45 Le Amour papers,from the range of 12 x 12 papers. the top card is highlighted with 2 die cut feathers – the left one is a kaisercraft die, while the one on the right is a freebie from a card making magazine.Some sequins, ribbon bow and silver thread to finish. For the bottom card I only covered 1/2 the card with paper, and left some just the bare cardstock ( something I rarely do), and used a martha stewart edge punch in black cardstock and a piece of pink ribbon to separate the two parts. I layered the rose image a few times, and added a bow to complete this one.I had a pleasant start to my week off by going to the pictures with Mum.I had a couple of free tickets, and we saw Lady in a Van. A nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon!Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Le amour 5 and 6

IMG_7766 (Medium)IMG_7767 (Medium)Some cards over the next couple of days from a range from Graphic 45 , Le Amour.The top card has lots of fussy cutting, and just a ribbon bow, whereas the bottom card  has a bit more work – I die cut a dress form with a kaisercraft die, and a small doily ( also kaisercraft) and added a ribbon, gold thread and a stampin up cream ribbon rose for some added texture. Today while shopping a had a look at some greeting cards, just out of curiosity – I haven’t bought a card for years, and I couldn’t believe the prices!! $10 for a card! Wow! I will stick to making mine – I save money and relax at the same time – it’s win win! Til tomorrow…..