Welcome Baby..

_MG_4604 (Medium)Another Panda card today, and this one is for a newborn baby. The stamp set is party pandas by Stampin Up, and I have used a couple of Seven Paper Doll dies ( stitched rectangles and words) to complete this one. I added a pretty bow, flower and some sequins to bling this one up a bit!I have been busy at work this week so not so much crafting, but I have spent this morning stamping out some flowers onto watercolour paper so that I can practise with my new Zig clean colour markers this afternoon when I am over at Mum and Dads place. The Cruise line contacted me this morning asking if I would like to be their Art/craft instructor again this year so I am having a look at the cruise for this summer and working out which one(s) I can commit to. It’s all good fun! til tomorrow….

Happy Anniversary!

IMG_0558Today is our 37th wedding anniversary and I made this card for my husband. Sorry it appears to be on its side, although I did rotate it so not sure what is happening there, but hopefully you get the idea!I used my go press and foil to foil emboss the spotty background, and foil all the wooden pieces too. All i had to do after that was die cut the layers with a postage stamp die set. Today I paid for my stall at the June long weekend craft and hobby fair at parafield gardens, ( the recreation centre) so after the busy week I have work wise this week it will be time to sort out all my cards for the stall. But as I said, before that a very busy few days at work organising our stall at marion Leisure centre craft fair on Sunday. I am really looking forward to taking our shop on the road! I may not get back here until next Monday so until then ……

Wedding Card…

_MG_6366 (Medium) Todays card is a wedding card which is a little different for me because I relied less on the papers( I just used a little Kaisercraft Romantique..the label for the sentiment and the gold embossed strip across the centre of the card) and I made my own background paper. I used Nuvo Gold glitter paste and brushed it through a kaisercraft stencil. This is so easy to do, and dries really quickly..so quickly that I suggest you wash your stencil straight away! I added some delicate ribbon and some gorgeous flowers from Iamroses. I brushed them with a little of the gold glitter paste. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp which I gold embossed. I have finally finished preparing my lessons for April, and today I hope to sit in the craft room and make some birthday cards I need for family and friends upcoming birthdays. It is finally cooler here ..not sure for how long but i am going to enjoy it while I can! Til tomorrow….

My Minds Eye In Bloom cards….

_MG_4270 (Medium)_MG_4271 (Medium)I am sorry I have been missing all week, but it has been horrendously hot here this week, and all any of us can do is find the coolest spot and just stay there! They tell us we have had a cool change, but it is 35C today, and that is still hot in my book!Anyway enough of that and on to today’s cards…These ones are made with papers from the My Minds Eye In Bloom collection, 12 x 12 papers, and /or the 6′ paper pad from the same collection. The papers are so gorgeous the cards really didn’t need any more embellishments. I loved this collection so much I actually framed one of the 12 x 12 pieces and hung it in my hallway! Heat or not today i amd definitely going into the craft room for some craft time!Til tomorrow…..

My Minds Eye In Bloom.

_MG_4266 (Medium) A natural progression from yesterdays card where I had used My Minds Eye In Bloom patterned paper as the background layer is today’s card which uses all My Minds Eye In Bloom paper. I die cut a gold foil heart, and added black lace and gold ribbon. Everything else is from the paper collection. Yesterday was very productive day in the craft room. I planned out my march classes, and started to experiment with some irridescent medium and stencils to make my own background layers that have a bit of a sheen.This is a work in progress but will share when i have something to show you! Til tomorrow….

Floral sprays and a box..

Another example of my handmade floral spray used on a card.The papers are Kaisercraft PS I love you,and the die is paper rose Ornate circle . I used a collectable doily  ( from the paper collection) under the circle. This card could be used for wedding, engagement or anniversary..or even Valentines day!Quick post today as it’s awfully hot sitting here at the computer, I am going to find a nice spot under an airconditioning vent to sit and read a good book! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Always and Forever number 4

IMG_5600 (Medium)Today we are going back to a series I started before our computer went on strike! The papers are Kaisercraft Always and Forever, and I have used papers from the 6″ pad here, die cut a variety of hearts and inked them with Tea dye distress ink.The glittery die cut is Kaisercraft Berry vine chopped up into pieces, and the flowers are Prima and kaisercraft.The Congratulations is a kaisercraft die. Today I have been preparing August lessons, and I have cleared my desk of outstanding projects, ready to start something new ,and wondering if it is too early to get a start on Christmas cards! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft fiesta 5, the last for now…

IMG_0700 (Medium)This is the last Kaisercraft Fiesta card I made, and I have enjoyed showing these bright and beautiful colours! I will revisit this paper again as I still have some left. this one used the 6″ paper pad, collectables and the labels were from a piece of the 12 x 12 paper ( the only piece of that size I bought).I just had to add a ribbon bow and a sprinkle of sequins to finish.I went back to work yesterday after quite a few weeks off with my knee, and I have to say it was tough. I came home and had to ice my knee and put heat on my back, but today I am much better – have come home with no aches and pains so I am truly grateful for that! I would like to thank all my blog friends for your best wishes and concern.One more day then 5 days off! yay! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar 4 and 5

IMG_3072 (Medium)IMG_3073 (Medium)Here are the last 2 cards I have made for now with Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar 6″ pad and matching collectables.I think these 2 cards would make great graduation cards, and if I hadn’t already made the graduation cards I need this year these two would have put in the box I keep for upcoming family events. Stampin Up cardstock for both bases, and some sequins sprinkled on the bottom card.well, the weekend has flown by far too quickly, and not a lot of cards made for the fair boxes, but some lessons sorted and all orders up to date, so not too bad! til tomorrow….

Engagement card – After 5

IMG_5820 (Medium)Todays card is an Engagement card made with Kaisercraft After 5 papers from the 6′ paper pad, spellbinders Floral ovals die, and just a bit of ribbon, lace,and some flowers ( Prima) and pearls. I have been  in the craft room a little while today, just finishing up some projects – all my lessons for July are done and I am back to trying to use up some older paper collections to make room for more new stuff! Til tomorrow….