Prima Divine number 3

IMG_8857 (Medium)Prima Divine paper,and just a lot of fussy cutting! I edged around most pieces with tea dye distress ink, and just added 2 ribbon bows and a little flower. the sentiment is a stampin up stamp. The banners are also fussy cut from the paper collection. Taught a class this morning then went through a new box of paper to choose some bits for upcoming classes – there are lots of new new paper collections from Kaisercraft to look forward to! I had such a hard time choosing. 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….

Victoria gardens revisited

I liked this paper when I first bought it, and I still like it using it for the second time around!It is Echo park Victoria gardens and I have lost count of the ammount of cards I have made with it. For this one I cut a cameo with my cricut machine and the heritage cartridge, made my flower using sizzix 3d flower die, tried out my new die from Die-namics – fancy flourish, and finished it by punching a border with martha stewart punch – lace doily and adding a little lace and liquid pearls. Til tomorrow….

Rue Des Fleurs number 3

Tonights card has two photos because I decorated the inside of the card as well – something I don’t usually do, but I wanted to carry on the clock/ watch / time theme to the inside of my card. I used stampin Up cardstock – poppy parade, and choc chip ink, and the paper was Stampin Up attic boutique. The stamp set is of course my featured stamp set from stampin Up – Rue Des Fleurs.I used the little stamp onto very vanilla cardstock and fussy cut it, linked it together to make the border down the side and decorated it with kaisercraft pearls.The labels were die cut with Stampin Up decorative label dies and my cuttlebug. Not a lot of crafting done today, but I will get into the craft room tonight for an hour or two as I have an idea buzzing around in my head for a male card… Til tomorrow….

Prima Botanicals with Butterfly 2

This card somehow got separated from it’s partner which I posted a few posts down… I used Prima Botanicals paper, and the butterflies were fussy cut from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper that was full of these gorgeous butterflies. I used a scrap piece of prima paper to cut randomly sized rectangles and distressed and inked the edges before mounting the butterflies on them. Today I have been playing with my punches, and have come up with some different cards using them, which I am sure will feature in a lesson or two soon! Til tomorrow….


I have mixed and matched a little bit on this card.The papers are all Prima paper, there are two main layers, and the one most visible is Prima Botanical paper. I cut rectangles from more prima paper, and distressed and sponged all my edges. The butterflies were cut from a sheet of graphic 45 paper which was a full sheet of gorgeous butterfly images which are now all fussy cut and waiting to be put on more cards! I just added a little lace and kindyglitz.I have now officially started my 4 weeks holidays, and I am so looking forward to all the crafty things I have planned! Til tomorrow….

Elegant Bird number 2

This is the other card I made with my new Stampin Up Elegant Bird die. I cut this one out of an old cornflakes box, as I wanted a strong base for the crackle paint which I painted over the whole of the bird and wing and left over night to dry. It doesn’t show too well in the photo, but as the paint dries you get a lovely crackled effect.The background paper is from Stampin Up Twitterpated range, and I ran some pink Bazzil through the cuttlebug with my Craft Conceptes cottage floral embossing folder. I just had to add some lace, ribbon, Magnolia chandelier garland, and a strip of kaisercraft pearls.Had a lovely morning with my ladies,then this afternoon a short time in the craft room where I have been working with Kaisercrafts new release, but I am afraid my mind rebelled, and I found myself packing away the muted tones and digging out my brightest ribbons and buttons and papers to come up with some very bright and sunny cards, which we will photo  next week when I am on Holiday ( Yay…)  Til tomorrow….

Elegant Bird

I fell in love with this Stampin Up Elegant Bird die, although i didn’t realise it would cut such a large bird – all the same he’s a beauty! On this card I used Stampin Up Twitterpated designer paper, bazzil and stampin up cardstock – basic Grey, a My Minds eye brad, button and  ribbon. I ran the body of the bird through the cuttlebug with my trusty swiss dots folder – the first embossing folder I ever bought and still the one I reach for most.No Cards tonight as it’s shopping night and I have to get my gear together for my Paper Flourish class tomorrow – I am looking forward to seeing all my ladies. Til tomorrow….

Apothecary Art stamp set

Stampin Up have a great new little catalogue out, and I have bought quite a lot from it as I love the papers and stamps they have come up with so over the next few days you will be seeing what I have made with my new purchases!   Todays card are made using the Apothecary Art stamps, and the Labels Collection die , which fit exactly to the stamps – no fussy cutting involved! I have coloured the images with my ink pads and a blender pen,and haven’t been too fussy – just quickly colouring over more to tint , and matted all on a piece of Soft suede cardstock, cut using the next size up in the labels dies.The background paper is Stampin Up Attic Boutique designer papers. the other side of this paper had gorgeous big roses on it, so it was a hard decision to use this side! A bit of punched greenery( martha Stewart punch) , flower and lace on one card and just the lace on the other.This stamp set has great potential, and I am looking forward to finding some more time in the craft room to create more with it1 Very early post today as I am teaching over at the retirement village this evening and I still have to get all my gear together! Til tomorrow…P.S. if you are interested in one of the Stampin Up mini catalogues, contact Kay – there is a link to her blog on the right hand side of my blog.

Prima meadowlark number 5

After a detour yesterday we are back to my Prima Meadow lark collection series – this is the second to last card in this series, and for this one I have covered the whole card base with this gorgeous paper, and added flowers and ribbon, I stamped a stampin Up perfectly penned sentiment onto a pice of paper from the same collection and fussy cut it out. The butterflies are punched out with a martha stewart punch.I did make a start on my village lesson cards, but had to put them to one side while I fulfilled an order, which I am still doing.I have also booked my stall at the salisbury craft fair which is being held in June, but I will have more info on that available on my Market button ( on my home page) in the next week or so… Til tomorrow….