kaisercraft secret admirer number 5

IMG_7222 (Medium)This is the last in my kaisercraft secret admirer series, I have put it all away until I can use it with the 6″ pad, which is still elusive!The background paper is a 12 x 12 sheet, and I used some of the collectables to make the bunting and the sentiment. other goodies used here are – flowers, ribbon, perfect pearls and a doily.Very hot day here today, so I am off to make salads for tea! Til tomorrow….

For You

Here is a different style of card for me – hardly any patterned paper! I have relied on stamps and dies for this one. Everything on this cards Stampin Up – the patterned paper is from the comfort cafe designer paper collection, the stamps are from the Layered Labels stamp set, the dies are from the Apothecary accents framelits die set, cardstock and ink  are Cajun craze and soft suede, and even the ribbon is stampin up – crumbcake! I have quite a few projects on the go in the craft room today, which is highly unusual for me – I like to finish one thing before I start on another, so tonight my mission is to clear up some of the outstanding projects.Til tomorrow….


I chose this card to show tonight, because I think it shows a nice layout ( sketch) idea that you could adapt for any card. I have started with a base card of stampin Up early espresso cardstock, and the papers I have used are kaisercraft The Lake House ( this is card number 12 for those of you counting!)The first layer was cut only a little smaller than the base card, and I used a circle punch to chomp out the corners. The next layer was quite a bit smaller, and again I chomped the corners.I used a pre printed panel from one of the 12 x 12 sheets in the collection,and stuck a collectable across it, but you could achieve the same look by using your dies and cuttlebug. All that remained was to die cut some flowers ( I used Stampin Up blossom Party and sizzix tim holtz tattered flower garland)  add a grey satin bow, and a bit of perfect pearls.I am still thawing out from my day at the market, and as it was a very early start ,it will be early to bed for me tonight! Til tomorrow….

A wedding card

I I did this card for an order, and the colour scheme was based on the colour scheme of the invitation – all cream and white.The cardstock is a lovely pearlescent cardstock, and the bottom of the card has a specialty paper that is very textured. I cut my hearts with an x-cut heart die, and added a heart buckle to my ribbon. I used a swiss dots embossing folder on the bottom heart for a little more texture, and just used peel offs for the sentiment which was stuck on to a spellbinders label 17 die cut which had been trimmed to size.All that was needed to finish were a few kaisercraft pearls.Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to colours for a wedding card if you don’t know the Brides colour scheme, but in those situations I don’t think you can go wrong copying the colour scheme of the invitation – there’s usually a hint there! Til tomorrow….

Magnolia grove 2

Kaisercraft Magnolia grove number 2… Again I have used the 12 x 12 papers, and the matching collectables. The sentiment is Stampin Up perfectly penned ( love that stamp) and in the top corner I have done a little arrangement with one of my hand crocheted doilies ( still learning – don’t look too closely) , ribbon, and prima flower and prima petals pin – these were new in my local craft shop the other day and I couldn’t resist them…. Til tomorrow….

Magnolia grove

Straight off I want to say that I found this paper a challenge – it is very pretty, but the muted colours are not what I usually choose, but learning is all about stretching yourself, so I will share my creations with you! I did make an initial 4 cards with this paper which sold before I could photo them, so some people do like this colourway. The paper is Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove, and I have also used the matching collectables, some kaisercraft pearls, lace, ribbon and websters pages clear rhine sparkler. The papers used on this one are all cut from 12 x 12 sheets. Til tomorrow….

victoria gardens revisited 2

This is the other card I made when I rediscovered my Echo Park Victoria gardens paper. The flags are die cut with Spellbinders Lacey Pennants die, and I just gathered a few flowers into a little bunch and tied a ribbon around them the sentiment is stamped with a stamp from Stampin Up perfectly penned set, and that was all that was needed on this one! Til tomorrow….

Teen boy cards number 2

Today I have two cards to show – both using October Afternoon Sasparilla paper on the base, and stars cut out using my  cricut machine – wild card cartridge. On the left card I have used a book plate ( stampin Up) for the sentiment. On the right card I have added a length of wide twill binding ahich I stamped using white staz on ink, and buttons and bakers twine. The base cardstock is Stampin Up real red.You don’t need a cricut machine to replicate these cards – punches, dies or hand cutting the stars would all work! I have made great inroads into my lesson plans today, just a couple more to do, then the rest of the week creating to fill my boxess1 Til tomorrow….

Farewell to American Crafts neapolitan..

Made a bit of a blue tonight in the naming of my post – I discovered I still had some more American Crafts Neapolitan collection cards left to I have posted the whole lot , so tonight you get 7 cards! I won’t list all my ingredients – if there is anything you want to know just drop me a line – I love hearing from you all! I have used Assorted Stampin Up cardstock, ribbons, flowers, bling, dies and punches. I spent some time last night in the craft room playing with my new Stampin Up goodies, and I have a new favourite colour combination – pale pink and deep grey – try it – it’s very posh!I am shopping early tonight so that I can get back into the room and plan some lessons, I think that colour combo will feature! Til tomorrow….

sketch series for scraps number 9.. the final..

Hello! If you have been following my sketch series you would by now realise I don’t have very much of my original 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper left! In fact only enough to cut these 3 squares and punch some flowers out of the scraps! So here it is a clean and simple card. The cardstock mat is stampin Up Pool Party, the paper is of course Stampin Up Everyday enchantment, and the punches are Martha Stewarts hydrangea punches. I made use of that old mis printed book and die cut a few petals from Stampin Up blossom party die. My American Crafts neapolitan card follows the sketch exactly, and I used a Stampin Up cardstock – blushing Bride for the matting on this one.Tomorrow we move on to something different – Til tomorrow….