Truly Vintage with prima tales of you and me

IMG_0591 (Medium)Today I have indulged my favourite style – Vintage! The paper collection is Prima Tales of you and me, and I have used the same image on both cards.On the left card I fussy cut the image, and did some clean layering, inking the edges with tea dye distress ink as I went.I added a matching chipboard butterfly,a die cut leaf, Prima flowers and ribbon.For the right hand side I went for a more shabby feel – I love this style too, but have real trouble ripping and tearing my precious papers, but still I keep trying! I used the image as it was,die cut a flourish,and added some gold twine, a Prima flower and fussy cut butterflies, ribbon and lace. Today is a glorious winter day – the sun is shining, and this afternoon I am off to the retirement village to show the ladies how to make a bendy card! Til tomorrow….

Very Vintage

IMG_7741 (Medium)IMG_7740 (Medium)I can’t remember at all what company brought out these papers, and I was actually very surprised to see them in the group we are working our way through! I would imagine it was a collection that came out just after christmas when life was hugely busy and i bought without paying too much attention! anyway i obviuosly made a couple of quick cards with it before I filed it away, and I am sure we will see it again at a future date!!Simple cards, with inked edges ,lace and ribbon.( and a bit of fussy cutting). It is horrendously humid here today and there will be no sitting in the craft room. I have spent some time working on the family tree, and I am at apoint where I have to confer with dad, so that is where I will be this afternoon – besides they have refridgerated air conditioning which is not affected by humidity like our unit is! Til tomorrow….

Three more Wedding cards

IMG_6532 (Medium)IMG_6537 (Medium)IMG_6536 (Medium)Here are the final three of my wedding card series – the top two cards are made with kaisercraft on this Day paper collection, and the bottom card is a mix of papers I found in my drawer, and prima flowers and some punched leaves. I think the flowers on the top two are also Prima, and of course ribbon and lace used liberally on all cards! Today I have been putting together some Prima doll stamp cards, and mulling over ideas for my July classes. can’t believe I am already thinking about july – where is this year going? Til tomorrow…..

Simple Stories the story of us number 1 and 2

IMG_5758 (Medium)IMG_5759 (Medium)I bought just a few sheets of this collection – Simple stories the story of Us ( I think it’s really meant to be used for scrapbooking pages but I saw lots of card making potential) and made so many cards just in one sitting, that I am going to put them up two at a time otherwise we will be going for quite some time !the top card has quite a bit of product, starting with sequins to match the sequin patterned background, doily,die cut hearts,ribbon, kaisercraft mini flowers,martha stewart leaf punch,liquid pearls and a stampin up sentiment. At the other end of the scale the second card only has a few sequins and a couple of leaf punches. The rest of this one was fussy cut bits from the papers.Throughout the range of Cards that you will see I have used metallic cardstock in gold and / or silver for the matting.This afternoon I have been in the craft room planning April classes – I know I am really getting ahead of myself, but I had some new kaisercraft paper – it was released this month – Betsys couture – and I really wanted to use it for a class and April will be the first opportunity to do so. I love this paper, and can’t wait to start creating my own cards with this range! Til tomorrow…

Beau Chateau – stampin up.

IMG_9395 (Medium)This is the other card I made with Stampin Up Beau Chateau patterned paper ( retired stock) . for this one I cut a rectangle of the printed paper, and cut it into three strips, and mounted it onto some blue cardstock before mounting the whole piece onto cream cardstock.I stamped out a sentiment from vintage verses stamp set ( stampin up) and added a bow and pearls. Not much crafting this weekend – on the up side I did complete the orders I had to do, so at the moment the desk is clear of all ” have to do” stuff! Til tomorrow….

Prima Fairy rhymes Vintage style..

IMG_9396 (Medium)Thats enough of the male cards for a little while, it’s time for some vintage style!I did these ones a couple of weekends ago – I went through my stamps and stamped some images onto watercolour paper, then sat in front of the tv one night and did some watercolouring using my distress markers. the paper I have used here is Prima Fairy rhymes, and the stamp is an old Stampin Up one. I did lots of layering, and inked all the edges with Tea dye distress ink, and added some seam binding, lace and pearls.I kept all the colours subtle,to keep with the aged effect. Welcome to all my new followers, feel free to contact me if ever there is anything you need clarifying! Til tomorrow….

Very vintage with Tim Holtz.

IMG_9387 (Medium)Today we are back to my favourite cards to make – Vintage! the paper is a an ideaology pack by Tim Holtz, and the die that I used to die cut the lady is by Couture creations called albert and simonetta in the glamour Days range. stampin Up vintage verses for the sentiment, and some of their gorgeous pleated ribbon and some extra ribbon and lace to finish.i did a few hours at work this morning, then headed over to the papercraft shop to pick out papers for next months lessons, and bought some new ranges for myself! In my basket were Kaisercrafts new ranges – Pitter patter ( gorgeous baby paper but can easily be used for other designs) and Be-You- tiful collection, and some absolutely stunning paper from Authentique called Classique: Pretty! and it is! then it was back home to the craft room where I have done one lesson for August, and will start on the next one tonight. Til tomorrow….