Mintay Precious Memories…

I have a few favourite paper companies, and Mintay by Karole is one of them. There is always lots of fussy cutting potential, ribbon,lace and fabric flowers always look good with it, and it layers beautifully. I have done all that with these four cards. I have made a couple of welcome baby cards and one in particular for a birthday ( that one is for my Great nephew). This week I have constructed my flip album ( woohoo!!) and I am just waiting for my photos to be printed and delivered so that I can start the really fun is a couple of photos of the deconstruction ( of the accordian album) and then the reconstuction…

KaisercraftPeek -a -boo 7,8..

img_0707-mediumimg_0709-mediumHere are the last two kaisercraft peek-a boo cards for now, the top card has lace, ribbon and a couple of punched hearts, rounded corners and paper from the 6″ pad, while the bottom card is still using the baby girl collection and matching collectables but i have managed to make a lovely floral birthday card with it. I have been busy putting the final touches to all the cruise kits, with the help of my wonderful sister Kay – so lucky she was able to do most of the work while I was out of action with my shoulder ( which is now well on the road to recovery but i still have to be careful) So glad she is coming along with me on the cruise, she deserves it after all the work she has done! Today is all about preparing march lessons if I get a chance to venture into the craft room. Life is hectic here just now! til tomorrow….

Peek a boo baby girl..

img_0705-mediumimg_0706-medium Two cards today because I have been missing on the blog this week, had a few Dr’s appointments to sort out my knee which has been playing up. Turns out it’s arthritis, so I will just have to get used to it,I am just so relieved it isn’t a cartlidge problem again!Todays cards are made using Kaisercraft Peek a boo in the girls colours. I also used the Kaisecraft dies for the pram and the word baby.I used  a matching collectable to pop into the pram on the top card, and for the bottom card I punched a circle and added googly eyes to represent a baby peeking out of the pram ( I like this one – the fun nature of it). Went to town with the lace , ribbon and buttons! Day off today so i am off to the craft room to sit and relax for a couple of hours at least, til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Little One 5,6, and 7..

IMG_7586 (Medium)IMG_7588 (Medium)IMG_7593 (Medium)Kaisercraft Little One paper collection and collectables.I had this paper out for a different reason, which I will show you all next time, but while it was out I did a couple of quick cards with it to top up my boxes.Very minimal embellishing on these ones, just my go -to ribbon, and a few buttons. I found a few heart shaped buttons in my stash and thought they were perfect for these cards. a welcome day off today, and the grocery shopping is done so i will spend a couple of hours in the craft room. I haven’t been in there much lately, it’s been too hot, and still is, but my fingers are itching to sit down and create, so I will get in the zone and ignore the weather! thank you all for your comments, I feel we are building a lovely card making community and I so enjoy hearing from all of you! til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Pitter Patter 8 and 9 baby girls….

IMG_8526 (Medium)IMG_8528 (Medium)Today on the blog we have Kaisercraft pitter patter 6″paper pad, a bit of a 12 x 12 sheet ( on the top card) , collectables, and assorted ribbon,lace ,flowers, and pearls.My favourite is the bottom one! This weekend I am taking a break from all things kitchen related,to spend some time in the craft room preparing a vilage lesson for next saturday, and fulfilling a couple of orders.I also want to do a few  cards for my craft fair boxes, which will be here before I know it! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Bundle of joy number 4

IMG_8849 (Medium)Kaisercraft Bundle of Joy  paper, the image is from a 12 x 12″ sheet, and the Butterfly is from the packet of collectables that goes along with the collection. I have rounded all the corners on this card, and added a ribbon bow and buttons. The cardstock is Stampin up Blushing bride. we will keep the rest of the cards i have made in this series for another day, and start on something new tomorrow. The wotking week is over, and I am looking forward to some time in the craft room this weekend! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Bundle of Joy number 1

IMG_8845 (Medium)Today I thought I would start posting the cards I have made so far with the kaisercraft Bundle of Joy collection and matching collectables. So far I have only done pink cards, but there are quite  a few of them so I will split them in to two groups so that I don’t bore you all before I get to the end ! This first one uses Stampin Up Blushing Bride cardstock, A piece of the 12 x 12 paper, and a couple of the matching collectables. I inked around the edges of all the pieces, and added some little pink buttons and a gingham ribbon bow. I must warn you all – I have bought a lot of this paper, as I get asked for baby cards all the time so you will see a fair few designs with this ! Til tomorrow….

Chest of Drawers Baby cards

Since i taught this card in a lesson last month I have had a lot of positive feedback on it, with many comments from mu ladies saying they have made quite a few more for other people. I think I posted previously the one we made, but since then I have experimented a little and turned them into baby cards, which is what is shown here. The cardstock is Stampin Up pretty in Pink, Bashful blue and whisper white, and I have used buttons and candiworks candi for the drawer handles. I think what people like is the shape at the bottom, which I achieved by using a labels 17 ( although in my class it was a labels 16, but any spellbinders label die with the shaped top will give you the same look) . You fold your cardstock in half and pop the die just on the bottom of the two thicknesses of card, and there you have a nice shaped piece of furniture!.No crafting for me tonight as I have another class to teach – two in one day – it’s great! Til tomorrow….

chest of drawers card

I designed this card for my paper flourish lesson this month, and it is deceptively simple, all the ladies managed it with ease.This is the one I tried out at home first to make sure the whole idea would work, so I used what I had on hand in my craft room, for my lesson we had different items poking out of the drawers, and instead of the brads I used for the drawer handles we used Craftworks candi.The cardstock used here was Stampin Up pink piroutte and whisper white, and scraps of lace, ribbon and bling used to hang out of the drawers. The interesting bit is how to get the legs – I used a spellbinders labels 17, and positioned it on the folded cardstock so that just the top bit is on the card.When run through the cuttlebug it cuts through both thicknesses of card, and just cuts the top part of the shape which looks like legs on the drawers. I imagine lots of uses for this card – it would be great as a new baby card, and you could do it in blue for a boy.Instead of a top drawer you could stamp cup images etc and put a piece of acrylic over the top to resemble a glass door- a great kitchen tea card… any more ideas?For today, I am still doing a rather large order – almost finished, then onto creating some new ideas for my september and october classes, which of course will be all about christmas. Til tomorrow….