Stampin Up Tuscan Vineyard continued..

IMG_0322 (Medium)IMG_0323 (Medium)Here are the other two cards I made with all stampin up supplies, and the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set.The top card has an interesting background – I created an oval mask and then rolled over the vanilla cardstock with suede ink and a sponge roller. The resulting background looks like a sandstone wall which fits in perfectly with the theme of the card.Quick post today as I have just accepted a job on a cruise ship for a 7 day trip as an arts/crafts instructor and I have to plan out the lessons. Great excitement here, but will have to wait until March for the trip!Til tomorrow…

Tuscan Vineyard stampin up set..

IMG_0320 (Medium)IMG_0321 (Medium)I think I mentioned the other day that I would post some stamped cards, here are a couple of them and we will continue with them next post as well. All of these cards are made with one stamp set from Stampin up called Tuscan Vineyard, and all supplies used are by Stampin Up as well.The top card….I die cut a circle in some vanilla cardstock, and die cut the scenery stamp as well – the scenery stamp is actually shaped in an oval, so made that decision super easy! I coloured the scene with inks and an aquabrush, and stamped the swirls in the corners to finish. The lower card….I stamped the grapes on watercolour cardstock, coloured with inks and an aquabrush and fussy cut.Stamped the swirl down the outer edge of vanilla cardstock, wrapped a ribbon around, and attached all to card base.( the sentiment is from an older stampin up stamp set). This afternoon I am in the craft room working on september lessons and it’s all about Christmas! Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Time is flying and it will be upon us before we know it! Til tomorrow….

sail away 11, and kaszazz lighthouse/pelican stamps..

IMG_0686 (Medium)I am calling this post sail away but really the only thing on here from the kaisercraft sail away collection is the background paper, which I inked a little bit more to enhance the green at the bottom. The rest is Kaszazz stamps which I stamped onto white cardstock, coloured with copic markers, fussy cut out and stuck onto the card front.The gull i stamped directly onto the card front. I do like creating these little scenes!This morning I have packed away all my christmas craft supplies,and i have quite a bit left to get me started next year, which is good because the christmas ranges always come into store too late for me!Til tomorrow….

Bird crazy 5 and 6..

IMG_0706 (Medium)IMG_0710 (Medium)Here are the last two Bird crazy cards for now. I have made some more since making these – I can’t help it – I love the humour. The top one was done with lots of stamping and masking to get the group scene, and coloured lightly with distress inks and a paintbrush, and the bottom one was made just for me feeling sorry for myself at the time when I couldn’t do anything before my knee operation. It cheered me up (and I have since stuck a banner saying thinking of you over my play on words in the top corner). This one is a little different because I made the background, something I have done a lot of lately because I love getting out my stencils, inks, blending sponges, stipple brushes, stamps and just mixing colours together to see what works . One good thingĀ  – I have had a lot of time in the craft room to just try things, going to miss that when I go back to work!Til tomorrow..

Crazy Birds 3 and 4

IMG_0704 (Medium)IMG_0705 (Medium)Another 2 cards made with Tim Holtz crazy birds stamp sets, and these ones were inspired by my fellow teacher Kasia Leach.I added my own little touches such as the messy painting behind the bird in the bottom card – that was achieved with a stampin up stamp set and some splashes of water. I coloured the birds with distress inks and a paintbrush, they were stamped onto watercolour paper, and the card bases are stampin up cardstock.Another hot day here, but I have finally moved almost permanently into the craft room, so a sign I am feeling much better! Til tomorrow…..

christmas satmping,colouring and die cutting

IMG_2846 (Medium)IMG_2847 (Medium)A break from pretty patterned papers, and a couple of cards made using different techniques. The top card is a base made from stampin up cardstock ( mossy meadow) and a new kaisercraft christmas tree die which i die cut from glitter cardstock. I decorated the tree with small baubles fussy cut from a piece of stampin up home for christmas designer paper. The second card is coloured with copics, and the stamp is one from C.C.Designs called candle light. a ribbon bow and sentiment stamped with a stampin up curly cute stamp and that one was done! what a busy weekend, but off now to the craft room for an hour or two to relax a little bit! til tomorrow….

A couple of special family makes

IMG_3065 (Medium)IMG_3074 (Medium)two cards today that I made with specific people in mind – that doesn’t happen often ,ususally I am making cards for classes,orders or craft fairs.The top card was for my sons’ birthday. the stamp set is from stampin up ( Guy greetings),as is the designer paper and I coloured the image with copics.My boys and husband run a wrestling company and gym so this was perfect for Daniel.The bottom card was for a kitchen tea,so I made an apron and popped a recipe card ( paper and recipe card by graphic 45 – home sweet home) in the apron pocket.Today I taught a lesson over at the retirement village, and enjoyed afternoon tea with my ladies.My sister came along to help and she gave me the new Stampin Up catalogue so I am looking forward to a night in front of the heater with my pen and notepad compiling my wishlist! Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up guy greetings stamp set

IMG_8554 (Medium)I recently bought a stamp set from stampin Up called guy greetings. I haven’t had nearly enough time to play with it as much as I want to, but have managed to make a few cards using it which I will show you all over the next day or two. It’s brilliant for mens cards, and I made this one for My younger son Daniel who will be graduating from University in a couple of months.The cardstock I used was also from Stampin Up – Early espresso, soft suede and very vanilla.I inked around all the edges for a bit of definition, and the hat is die cut from a sizzix die – Top hats and Mustaches ( tomorrow I will show you what i did with the Mustache!)I added a little frim around the hat for a bit of texture.A card is just not finished without texture!Hot,hot hot here today, so although I really feel the need for some relaxation in the craft room after a hard first week back at work, the day may be spent under the air-con duct reading a good book! til tomorrow…..

Another stamped and watercoloured….

IMG_5479 (Medium)This one isn’t as dark in real life – the blue of the card and die cut oval ( spellbinders floral oval) is a denim blue… not sure what happened there nathan the photographer must have been having a bad day! Again the stamped image is from a freebie stamp set on the front of a magazine, and I watercoloured it with Tim holtz distrss markers and an aqua brush.leaves are punched with a martha stewart punch and the flowers are mini flowers by Kaisercraft. The patterned paper of the background is forget-me-not by kaisercraft.this weekend has been spent finishing off my October lessons, and making some vintage christmas cards.I start my new department and new hours this week at work, so will have to see when I fit my blog posts in – it might be easier to do them in the mornings before work now, so we shall see what works. til tomorow…..

Stamping and watercolouring with tim holtz markers

IMG_5481 (Medium)i have been on a mission to make some little girl cards, and I found this stamp stashed away – it came off the front of a magazine, but its very good quality, and I thought it was quite cute! I coloured her with tim holtz distress markers and an aqua brush ( not confident enough to use a paint brush), and the rest of the products – spellbinders timeless rectangle die,kaisercraft paper and mini flowers, martha stewart leaf punch,and stampin up cardstock and ribbon. For those of you intersted , I have done a you-tube video testing out the new spellbinder tool for Paper Flourish ( yes I get to play with new products and let you all know what I think – best job ever!!)You can see it by going to and clicking on the blog button! til tomorrow….