Prima tales of you and me number 8

IMG_0593 (Medium)Here is the last in the series of Prima tales of you and me, purely vintage, with a kaisercraft dress form die used, and a chipboard butterfly from the prima paper collection, as well as an assortment of flowers, and some gold twine. the sentiment is a spellbinders die. I have been missing for a few days, I had a stall at the local craft fair,and i really enjoyed myself. I had some wonderful helpers, and caught up with lots of crafty friends, sold lots of cards, and today is all about restoring order in the craft room ready to start all over again for next year! I have missed blogging and will be glad to return to normal. oh, today nathan and I also plan to make a you tube video for the card in a box cards – many people have asked how I make them, so hopefully there will be a clip up by the end of the week! til tomorow….

Prima tales of you and me number 7

IMG_0592 (Medium)Prima tales of you and me paper collection, and this one I have made as a 21st card just by wrapping gold twine around the number 21 on the bingo card and addind a metal key charm.I inked all my edges with tea dye distress ink,and added some Prima and green Tara flowers,and ribbon. I used two spellbinders dies for the greeting and the ornate fence. A busy day today , as I set up my stall for the 3 day fair,lucky i have a helper …thank you nathan! Til tomorrow….

Truly Vintage with prima tales of you and me

IMG_0591 (Medium)Today I have indulged my favourite style – Vintage! The paper collection is Prima Tales of you and me, and I have used the same image on both cards.On the left card I fussy cut the image, and did some clean layering, inking the edges with tea dye distress ink as I went.I added a matching chipboard butterfly,a die cut leaf, Prima flowers and ribbon.For the right hand side I went for a more shabby feel – I love this style too, but have real trouble ripping and tearing my precious papers, but still I keep trying! I used the image as it was,die cut a flourish,and added some gold twine, a Prima flower and fussy cut butterflies, ribbon and lace. Today is a glorious winter day – the sun is shining, and this afternoon I am off to the retirement village to show the ladies how to make a bendy card! Til tomorrow….

Prima Tales of you and me 4..

IMG_0594 (Medium)It’s Mothers day here in Australia, so this is a special card wishing all my friends and followers a happy mothers day from me!The gorgeous papers are from prima, Tales of you and me range, and I added some ribbon and lace around the smaller panel. i also inked all my edges with tea dye distress ink. no card making for me today, my boys are taking me out for lunch, and i am so looking forward to it! Til tomorrow….

Mothers day, prima tales of you and me

IMG_6433Prima Tales of you and me paper collection and matching die cuts, with some gorgeous prima flowers, and some recycled beading and lace.The birdcage is by kaisercraft and I found it in the bottom drawer of my craft room – a drawer I don’t go into very often but will be sorting out soon to see if there are any more fantastic finds like this one, in there! I inked over the birdcage with tea dye distress ink, and I made my card a DL size ( that’s a 21 x 21 piece of cardstock folded in half and fits into a DL envelope – the size envelope that you don’t like to see in your letterbox cos it’s usually a bill!) to accomodate the tallness of the birdcage! A day off today, shopping done, and i am off to Paper Flourish to seek out new papers! Til tomorrow…..

Prima tales of you and me 1 and 2 Mothers day

IMG_6430IMG_6434The next few cards are Mothers day cards, and I took the photos with my little point and shoot, as Nathan was busy and I needed to get them into my for sale boxes, so the quality may not be up to Nathans standard!I love this new paper range by Prima ( tales of you and me) and I really enjoyed digging through my lace, ribbon and bling, and also did a lot of die cutting.The top card has a kaisercraft die, and the bottom has a memory box fence and gate, and a couture creations lamp post.I die cut a branch in glitter cardstock,I think that one was a kaisercraft die. A bit of fussy cutting, some small flowers,silver thread and a charm.Quick post today as it is back to work for me! til tomorrow….

The last Prima sun kiss cards

IMG_4105 (Medium)IMG_4107 (Medium)Here are the last two cards I made with prima Sun Kiss paper and chipboard pieces before I officially retired this collection! the bottom card uses the rest of the Prima bling ( I used bits of it on previous cards)and I punched a butterfly out of gold card with my Tim Holtz  butterfly punch.Today i went into Forget-me-not florist at Hollywood plaza ( my local shopping centre) to buy flowers for Mum and Dads wedding anniversary, got talking to lovely lady there, and she is going to stock my cards!! I am off now to prepare a box for her, I will start off with a small amount and see how they go. Til tomorrow….







Prima Sun kiss, and my knitted throw..

IMG_4103 (Medium)IMG_6419The top photo is the next in my Prima Sun Kiss series,Paper, chipboard, prima bling, ribbon and lace.The bottom photo is my throw rug which I finished last night – it was meant to be a quick knit throw, but took me a little longer, because I spent most of my time trying to keep Luna the puppy away from my balls of wool. even now that it is finished she seems quite attached to it! Easter Monday here, reality hits tomorrow when it is back to work, but for now a bit of a tidy up in the craft room! til tomorrow….

Prima Sun Kiss 2 and 3..

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Still with Prima Sun Kiss papers and matching chipboards, these ones are Mothers day cards.I have added lace and ribbon, and the swirly blingy bit is from prima,and I cut it into pieces and I have used it on a few cards,so although not the cheapest item I have ever bought, quite good value when you can use it on four or five cards!I hope you all are having a nice relaxing Easter , stay safe, Til tomorrow….

Prima Sunkiss 1.

IMG_4099 (Medium) This is an old paper collection from Prima. I found it in my shelves and thought  I would make a few last cards with it before putting it on the for sale pile! This card makes use of the matching chipboard pieces, a punched butterfly and some ribbon and bling.I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday in the craft room preparing may lessons ( I know.. May already!)and will head back there in a minute to finish them.The retirement village lessons take a little longer as some of my ladies are a bit too shakey for the stamping, or not strong enough for the cuttlebug so I have to work out how many ladies I am stamping for, and how many ladies I am die cutting for and prepare that beforehand. It’s all worth it though, just to get together with a lovely, enthusiastic, funny group of ladies who always supply lovely homemade goodies for afternoon tea! Til tomorrow….