Cottage Rose number 9

IMG_0608 (Medium)IMG_0605 (Medium)back to normal blogging today, and this is the final card in my Cottage Rose (Kaisercraft) series, although I do still have some papers left so we will revisit this collection at some stage! I did a gatefold card for this one because I just thought the door was great for this style, and the bottom photo shows what is inside the card when you open the door!All 12 x 12 papers on this one, and some lovely die cut foilage  with a die from Kaisercraft, and a couple of Prima and Green Tara flowers. The greeting you can see inside was die cut with my kaisercraft occassions die.I have uploaded my video showing you how I make my folding box cards, the link to my youtube channel is over there in the right hand margin!Today i am busy fulfilling orders, then I have a clear desk to just create and relax before heading back to work on Monday – that two weeks went far too quickly! Til tomorrow….

Cottage Rose 8..gatefold…

IMG_0604 (Medium)IMG_0603 (Medium)Todays card is a gatefold card, inspired by the image of the door from the collectables pack from the same collection ( kaisercraft cottage rose). I used the mini foilage die from kaisercraft for the leaves, and the flowers are prima,and kaisercraft.the bottom photo is the inside of the card, and I inked all edges with tea dye distress ink. Last night I set up a facebook page under the name Helens card designs, mainly because more and more cards were finding their way onto my normal facebook page. I will still be blogging every day ( or most days) as this is the space that will have much more detailed information, and my musings, and meanderings! The facebook page will have the photos that you see here, and there may be posts that are more immediate such as whats on my craft desk today. Feel free to pop over and have a look! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose number 7…

IMG_0602 (Medium)I am enjoying this collection of paper because I have been able to make quite a range of cards with it, wedding, anniversary, engagement, sympathy and now birthday.Todays card uses the 6″ pad only, and a few embellishments – green tara and kaisercraft flower, leaves die cut from the kaisercraft mini foilage die ( love this die – its  a plate, and die cuts quite a few different leaves all in one go – great for die cutting scraps and keeping them on my desk for times when I need them)some stampin up gold twine,liquid pearls and a butterfly punched from my tim Holtz butterfly punch. The sentiments were also in the paper pad! Today is a good day…I have done the cooking I wanted to do in preparation for next week, the sun is shining after a very wet week – not that we ever complain when we get rain, my washing is drying on the line,and I am ready to spend some quality time in the craft room! life is good!! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose 5 and 6…

IMG_0599 (Medium)IMG_0601 (Medium)The cards today are still in my Kaisercraft cottage rose series, this time a thinking of you card, and a birthday card.I kept the thinking of you card very simple, with just a punched butterfly and ribbon bow. the papers on both cards are from the 6″ pad in the collection, and the sentiments are also from the pad.For the birthday card I added some lace and ribbon,liquid pearls and another punched butterfly using my Tim holtz butterfly punch. I have done a marathon grocery shop today, I am working full time hours next week for stocktake, so I am planning to cook a lot of meals on the weekend to save some time during the week! In the meantime, if I miss a couple of posts next week you will all know why! til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft Cottage rose number 4….

IMG_0597 (Medium)I love this paper from the cottage rose range, and have an idea to use some of it to make a card shaped like a purse when I have it out next. In the meantime I have made and anniversary card, added a die cut sentiment, collectable heart, and prima and green tara flowers. I used some liquid pearls on the paper to highlight the quilted effect.These cards are all ear marked for the craft fair, which is only a couple of weeks away now, i can’t wait! love catching up with ladies who visit me from year to year, and of course checking out all the other craft stalls! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft cottage Rose number 3

IMG_0596 (Medium)Todays card is and engagement card, using all the same bits and pieces as yesterday card, including kaisercraft Cottage Rose paper ( 6″ pad this time) , collectables, and occassions die. I also die cut a couple of hearts with some silver cardstock from stampin up. Quick post today as my roast is ready as we speak, and then into the craft room – I have finally caught up with orders so today is freestylin’! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft cottage Rose number 2

IMG_0595 (Medium)Today we start a series of cards that I made with kaisercraft cottage Rose paper collection and matching collectables.This first one is a wedding card – I used a kaisercraft die for the sentiment and die cut it from stampin up silver cardstock.( this set of kaisercraft dies are brilliant – they have anniversary, engagement, birthday and congratulations all in the one set – brilliant value).The flowers are green tara and prima,and the silver thread is stampin up. I punched the leaves with my martha stewart leaf punch. This one is a favourite of mine! I was hoping to get into the craft room and make some more cards for my boxes, but I have a few orders to do, and I am picking up my new stampin up catalogue from my sister today, so will probably spend my spare time studying it and making an extensive wish list! Til tomorrow….

more mothers day cards – Kaisercraft Cottage Rose..

IMG_6439IMG_6440Another Mothers day card, this time using kaisercrafts new release paper Cottage Rose. This is my kind of paper,and for this gatefold card I have used the 6″ pad. The panel on the front is from a piece of the 12 x 12 paper, and I have used Prima flowers to decorate. I have included 2 photos so that you can see ( sort of) how I decorated the inside panel as well. All the little leaves and twiggy branches were die cut with a great new die from kaisercraft – I love it, and all my scrap green papers are now die cut with it and stored in a container on my desk so that I always have foilage at my fingertips! Today is Village lesson day, so I must head to the craft room to get all my gear together, and remind myself what we  are making- tomorrow I will post pictures of the cards the ladies created.Til tomorrow….