Magnolia Grove number 4

Hi I am back from my holiday, but I am glad to see that my blog managed to carry on without me! Today we are still carrying on with my Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove series – one left in this series, and then we move on – Todays card was made with the 12 x 12 papers in the collection and some bazill cardstock, and a vintage rose and ribbon. I die cut some flowers with my sizzix 3d flowers die and hand rolled them, and used my Dienamics Fancy Flourish die and spellbinders labels 14 die as well.The sentiment is stamped with a stamp from my Stampin Up perfectly penned set.Tonight I will be found in my craft room ( once I have found a home for all my new gooodies ) making a couple of cards for an order, then I really have to get organised for the big 3 day craft fair that I have a stall at this coming weekend – it’s all go here!…..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….

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….

English rose stamp number 3

here is my final card in my Kaisercraft English Rose stamp series. This time I have teamed it with Kaisercraft Madame Boutique paper for a totally different look. I coloured it with tim holtz distress inks and my aquabrush, and used the Cheery Lyn Polynesian sails oval die. I also used Memory box moonlight butterfly and kaliedascope butterfly dies, and the For You sentiment was stamped using a stamp from Stampin Up elements of Style set and fussy cut. It’s been very cold here today, and I am thinking of dragging the heater into the card room before I go through there later! Til tomorrow….

English rose stamp number 2

Yesterday i showed you 3 cards simply stamped and coloured with my Kaisercraft English Rose stamp. Today I am showing you what happened next with the same stamp – I stepped it up a little and did some “what ifs” so – the papers I used were Bo Bunny Weekend market, and I stamped a script stamp ( Stamp It Butterfly script but any would do) across the whole of the beige coloured patterned paper. I stamped Post Card across the top ( Prima stamp) and stamped a stamp ( My minds eye Rosy Everything set) onto cardstock, cut it out and stuck it on the corner. You will also notice that I mix and match my stamp sets – just cos they come in the same packet doesn’t mean you can only use them together!Now I stamped my English Rose on the centre of the card and coloured it with my little pots of perfect pearls powder. For those of you following closely ( and I know there are a few of you because I have had e-mails asking about colouring my images, and so I am putting together a short video stepping out the methods I use)the way I did this – I hand coloured my image with a Versamark pen, and then used a paintbrush to paint the powder on. The beauty with this technique is you don’t have to be perfect – the powder only sticks to where the versamark pen has been.And the flowers have a glorious shine to them!Today I have made great inroads on the male card front and have lots to photo for future blogs! 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….