Simple Stories Claus and Co, 9,10,11,12..

IMG_2957 (Medium)IMG_2958 (Medium)Another 4 cards made with Simple Stories Claus and Co paper collection, along with the matching washi tape and journalling cards. The great thing with this collection is all I had to add was some ribbon and bling for a bit of texture, and not even that on some of them.We will take a short break of a day or two from this collection so that I can show you some non-christmas cards just for a bit of a change! Yesterday I took a box of leftover bits and pieces over to mums, and we sat and made 20 more christmas cards to donate to the nursing home my older sister is residing in. We have started to do this, and the residents are truly grateful to be able to go to the box and pick out cards for their family members. we ( my sister and I) have only been doing this for a couple of months and already 100 cards have been put to good use.It’s great because I have finally found a terrific use for all my odds and ends.Today is another hot day here in Adelaide and the last day of my holidays, so time to polish my work shoes and dig out my uniform! til tomorrow….

Simple Stories Claus and Co 5,6,7,8..

IMG_2955 (Medium)IMG_2956 (Medium)Another 4 cards made with simple stories Claus and co, just the papers, washi tape and journalling cards from the collection.I added ribbon and bling, and die cut circles from glitter card for these ones. I like the fact that the greetings are incorporated into the paper designs in this collection. Today I have prepared a village lesson, and as I have officially stopped making christmas cards, I can now make a start on all the papers I have been buying and putting to one side. Ahh, what to choose first….til tomorrow…..

Simple Stories claus & Co 1,2,3,4…

IMG_2953 (Medium)IMG_2954 (Medium)I do like it when I see anew Simple stories collection on the shelves – i will buy one sheet of all of it and when I get it home I can sit down and make 2 dozen cards in one sitting.The papers this company release fit my style exactly.So this is their Christmas release and I bought the matching pack of washi tape style trim as well.The only things I added were some scalloped die cut circles ( from glitter card) and ribbon and a tiny bit of bling. My back is so much better today. It must have been the walking I did yesterday with my sister when we went on our day trip to Mannum to wander in and out of the shops in that country town.I am off now to the craft room to work on some January lessons … I know next year classes already! til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft silver bells 23,24,25..the last….

IMG_2970 (Medium)IMG_2971 (Medium)IMG_2972 (Medium)Here as promised are the last of my kaisercraft silver bells series.The bottom two cards are gatefold cards,with both side edges folded into the middle of the card.The inside of these cards are decorated with some patterned paper and a space for a greeting. I have moved on from christmas cards in the craft room, and have been using some papers that I bought, but hadn’t played with yet, but my back is still not co-operating when it comes to sitting, so I have been up and down a fair bit, moving around which does seem to help, but gets very tiring! the hot water bottle and deep heat haven’t helped so I had to give in and get some pain killers from the chemist – something I hate doing, but I am determined to enjoy my holidays! til tomorrow…../

kaisercraft silver bells, 17,18,19,20,21 and 22!

IMG_2966 (Medium)IMG_2967 (Medium)IMG_2968 (Medium)We have come back to kaisercraft Silver Bells paper colection because I know quite a few of my lovely followers have bought this collection and are enjoying seeing my creations with it. Six cards today, 3 more tomorrow and we will finally say goodbye to this one!these ones are all made from the 12 x 12 papers, collectables, and the only extra is ribbon.(Oh, there may be a little paper from the 6″ pad too, but it would be easy to substitute 12 x 12 papers).I have moved on from christmas cards for the moment, and I am playing with the new collection from Kaisercraft called sail away. It is great for male themed cards and the colours are beautiful clear red, and blue. I also bought a few of the new dies that tie in with this collection. I find I have become a little addicted to the kaisercraft dies because they cut so cleanly through my big shot machine. yesterday I spent a little time just die cutting anchors, chains and lighthouses so that I have a nice collection on the craft table, and don’t have to spend time getting up and down to die cut.Looking forward to a nice crafty session as long as my back holds out – in a bit of pain and off now to find the hot water bottle! til tomorrow….

5 christmas cards with a white theme….

IMG_2892 (Medium)IMG_2894 (Medium)IMG_2895 (Medium)IMG_2896 (Medium)IMG_2897 (Medium)The one thing all of todays’ cards have in common is the colour white!Bits and pieces used from the top – Kaisercraft reideer die ( with some glitter cardstock) and stampin up woodland embossing folder(new favourite folder), the next two are very similar, swiss dots folder on one, and kaisercraft dots folder on the other,the image is a couple of stamps from one of my stampin up christmas sets.4th card is a one layer card  all done with stampin up Berry Merry stamp set and this one was directly copied from the stampin up catalogue.And last but not least the bottom card is spellbinders bauble dies, and kaisercraft merry christmas die again die cut with glitter cardstock.I think the bottom card needs a piece of embossed cardstock behind the baubles but this one was for an order which specified very simple.Sorry for posting so many today, but if we don’t start making our way through all my christmas card makes we will be still looking at them at Easter!! Today has been a lovely day – my Birthday, and Nathan and I went over to the shops this morning – first food shopping,( the butcher told me it was one of his staffs’ birthday, I wished my birthday buddy happy birthday and got a nice discount on my meat order!) and once that was done we had a meander through the shops, I bought  a new handbag and book ( birthday money yeah!) and we had some lunch.Lovely day. til tomorrow…..

The other 3 kaszazz christmas cards

IMG_2882 (Medium)IMG_2883 (Medium)IMG_2884 (Medium)Here are the other 3 cards I made with a sheet of  Kaszazz christmas images. again I used whatever was at hand, which also included a bit of kaisercraft bits and bobs , I realise as I look at them now…I am enjoying my holidays, have done a little spring cleaning, a lot of relaxing and have spent a little time in the craft room too. I have made a few wedding cards, for a change but I am back to Christmas – I keep threatening to pack all the christmas  stuff away, but then ideas and inspiration strike so I will keep it out for a little while longer. Til tomorrow…..

Kaszazz vintage christmas paper

IMG_2879 (Medium)IMG_2880 (Medium)IMG_2881 (Medium)I am procrastinating today, I have been preparing a December lesson, but something is not going my way, so I have taken a break, and hopefully when I return to the craft room all will fall into place! Todays cards ( and rtomorrow too) are all made from a sheet of vitage images that I purchased from Kaszazz. I really made these ones with whatever was laying on my table, so bits of die cuts, flowers, lace, ribbon bling and punched leaves, scraps of paper. a great way to clear my table, and I like the vintage feel to these ones. Til tomorrow….

kaisercraft Holy night 1,2,3.

IMG_2876 (Medium)IMG_2877 (Medium)IMG_2878 (Medium)Three cards today all made with kaisercraft Holy Night. I don’t think I purchased any of this collection, so I think these 3 cards are made with scraps that I had left on my table after creating a class, as I know I did teach a class with this collection a couple of months ago.So, they would be made with the 12 x 12  papers from the collection,and the greeti9ng on the bottom card is die cut using a kaisercraft die. I had a quick drive over to Paper Flourish this afternoon, and picked up some supplies for decembers lessons, prepared one class, and only one more to do, but tomorrow after the class I am taking I will come home and make a wedding card for an upcoming celebration, all for now…. til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft silver bells 11,12,13, gatefold.

IMG_2864 (Medium)IMG_2867 (Medium)IMG_2868 (Medium)Kaisercraft silver bells, and these ones are a gatefold design – just using an a5 piece of cardstock ( 21 cm x 15 cms) fold the outer edges into the middle, easy to do and a really nice change from the standard fold of card. I have made good use of the 12 x 12 sheet of kaisercraft silver bells card front images, and fussy cut some baubles from another piece of 12 x 12 paper to decorate the other side of the card front. Inside is also decorated with paper. Ribbon and bow  to finish off the bauble. These cards are based on a class I taught earlier this month.Day off today, and I am going to get my eyes tested, and maybe a little retail therapy as well! til tomorrow….