Summer Breeze number 1

IMG_7683 (Medium)Wow we are behind a little bit – I made this group of cards some time ago with a new release from Kaisercraft called Summer Breeze. Here I have used some paper from the 6″ paper pad, fussy cut the squares, and added a little bling to the flower images. I cut an extra image of the top flower and popped it on top with some foam pads. Over the last few days I have been experimenting with s0me new markers – Kaisercraft have brought out a range and next time Nathan has the camera out I will take some shots of what I have been up to! Til tomorrow……

Porcelain Rose number 5

IMG_5838 (Medium)And here is the reason I love this Porcelain Rose collection from kaisercraft – the range of different papers and colours! the ones used on this card are from the 6″ paper pad, as is the border which I used in the middle of the card, and the label too! All this card needed  to finish was the bird from the collectables pack of the same range and a white ribbon stuck across the centre.I had a lovely morning teaching my class this morning, and while I was at Paper Flourish I picked up some new alphabet dies in three different sizes – all set now to add my own custom greetings on my cards! Til tomorrow…

Cuttlebug card with punches

IMG_8828 (Medium)This is another village lesson card – the ladies gave me the embossing folder which they had purchased and asked for some ideas on how to use it.I embossed a piece of cream cardstock and then inked the raised areas with a green ink pad and sponge. The flowers were punched using a cosmos martha stewart punch and I added some bling and a ribbon bow, and mounted everything onto stampin up daffodil Delight cardstock.The butterfly was punched with a stampin up punch.I have been busy in the card room making some more class lessons,and preparing for my class later in the week, but when I go back in there later I will be creating with some new papers – can’t wait!

toatally clean and simple.

IMG_8825 (Medium)I made this card to prove to myself that I could do a one layer card! Although I have to admit I am still fighting the urge to add some ribbon and bling… I stamped a variety of butterfly stamps – (I have a lot so it could have been any brand) and stamped them in different coloured inks – these were – Stampin Up Certainly Celery,bashful blue,so saffron, and Pink Piroutte, and then fussy cut around the outside edge. The sentiment stamp ( from stampin Up) was stamped in black to stand out.Interesting exercise, but I won’t be packing away my bling any time soon! Til tomorrow…..

Botanical Odyssey number 2

IMG_8736 (Medium)Today is Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey number 2. Just the 6″paper pad, and matching collectables, and a little seam binding for this one – I do love this paper, and in a minute when I return to the craft room where I have been working on May Lessons, I am going to get it back out and make some more cards with this one! I haven’t played nearly enough with it yet! Great to see the rain this afternoon, a great day for crafting. Til tomorrow….

October Afternoon Farm Girl 6 and 7

IMG_1173 (Medium)For these two cards I used a couple of different papers in the October Afternoon farm girl range. I fussy cut the flowers out of one sheet, and teamed them up with the gingham papers and dots papers. I die cut a spellbinders scalloped rectangle, and used the resulting frame ( the rectangle will appear on another card soon) and added buttons, ric rac, seam binding, bakers twine, and a bit of bling and kindyglitz to finish. the end of the working week for me , and a couple of days off to play with my new hexagon spellbinders and embossing folders – can’t wait! Til tomorrow….

All stampin Up nature card

Todays card is a favourite. I lean towards nature inspired cards when I am making cards just for fun, and this one is no exception.The designer paper is from Stampin up – it’s a retired collection, but I bought up big when it was available because I fell in love with it!Cardstock is stampin up early espresso and very vanilla, and I used my stampin up designer frames embossing folder and labels collection framelits. I punched out the centre of the embossed oval with an oval punch, and stamped an image from Stampin up organic grace stamp set to set behind the resulting frame.a little linen twine and a stamped and cut out butterfly finished off this one.I have completed a card order today, and now I am starting to organise my january classes, which will be here before I know it! Til tomorrow….

Prima Zephyr number 2

Here is the second in my Prima Zephyr patterned paper series – not sure if there will be any more when I have finished showing the ones in this file as I have searched the cratf room ( Twice!) for this paper, and I can’t find it – time for a big spring clean I think!. Anyway – also used here are the matching chipboard pieces and the journalling notecards ( fantastic for this sized card) and I added a flower die cut from the same paper using the Stampin Up Party blossoms die, a La Rue Flourish die  ( memory box) some Kaisercraft rhinestones, and a butterfly punched with my martha stewart punch. Tonight it’s all about Baby boy cards – I have none left in my boxes, so I will spend a lovely evening in the craft room playing with everything blue!

Mainly punches

The colours on this card are similar to yesterdays card,just swapped them around a bit. I have used an assortment of punches to make a bunch of flowers, and added a ribbon. the cardstock is Stampin Up – Poppy Parade, daffodil delight, and very Vanilla. I also used my stampin up Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, decorative label punch and four frmes stamp set.Martha Stewart lace doily punch was used down the side of the card. Two days off now, so hope to relax a bit in the card room.. til tomorrow….

A hodge Podge of stampin Up!

Here is a card I designed for a previous village lesson, using mainly stampin Up products. The embossing folder is Couture Creations Cottage florals, and the rest of the products used are all stampin Up – Poppy Parade, so saffron, whisper white, old olive and certaianly celery cardstock,Decorative labels punch, bird punch, Four frames stamp set, language of friendship stamp set ,little leaves die, and a flower punch. I added liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers.What I like about this card is the fact that once I had stamped the bird, it cut out perfectly with the punch, and the pattern lifts it. I had a lovely morning over at paper Flourish setting up our August lesson – I love it when a plan falls into place and I am looking farward to teaching that class! Now, back in the craft room I am working on Fathers day cards, only another dozen or so to go… Til tomorrow….