shaped cards..

IMG_0331 (Medium)IMG_0332 (Medium)Every now and again I pull out an older paper range, in this case Kaisercraft Curiosity and do something a little different with it, or team it with new stamps and inks. For this group of cards I made shaped cards. I have done a you tube clip for the box card shape – I fiddled with the measurements so that it will fit in a standard envelope for posting. The link to the clip is on the right hand side of my blog. I think I have done one for the stepper card as well… must check,if not I will get on to that! For the decorating, all was done with just the papers with a bit of fussy cutting and a couple of the matching collectables.A day off today, but a very busy morning, looking forward to a couple of hours relaxing in the craft room! til tomorrow….

Purple day today!

IMG_6548Recently I had an order for a purple birthday card, so I teamed it with black and gold , and got to work with the big shot and a variety of dies…kaisercraft layered flowers,magnolia flourish, and spellbinders for the sentiment and tags. The gold foiled doily was from a kaisercraft paper range,embossing folder was an older stampin up one, and the cardstock was also stampin up.I cheated and used gold letter stickers for the message.Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle

IMG_6558I found a Kaisercraft Mademoiselle card that I haven’t posted yet..I used 12 x 12 papers for this one, and some fussy cut pieces from more 12 x 12 paper. I used a kaisercraft occassions die to die cut the greeting in gold cardstock,added some gold thread behind, and hand crocheted a doily ( still practising !) and added some bead,and bling , ribbon bow , in the centre. The cardstock base is a piece of stampin up cardstock. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 3 and 4

IMG_6556IMG_6557Here are the other two cards I made with Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 6″ paper pad. I used a kaisercraft die on the top card,with a couple of the pop outs from the back of the pad, and for the bottom card I used a sizzix hats and moustaches die with a couple of wobbly eyes. Today is the start of Christmas cards!! I have spent the morning going through my boxes finding all my dies,embossing folders, and stamps with a christmas theme, but i have been distracted because I can’t find two new kaisercraft dies..I had them recently because I used them on the next group of cards I am showing you, but they have disappeared! I have decided to stop looking and they will show up when I least expect it..That’s the theory anyway! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 1 and 2,

IMG_6554IMG_6555Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe today, I only bought the 6″ pad and one 12 x 12 sheet for fussy cutting and had intended these cards for Fathers day cards, but decided I had enough of those, so these ones turned into birthday cards! The top card is lots of fussy cutting and the addition of a Tim Holtz spinner. The bottom card has a strip of hessian and a really old brad from the bottom of my bits drawer. Otherwise everything on this one is from the 6″ pad. A day off today, shopping done and I am off to the craft room . Til tomorrow….

Dinosaur cards…

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It is my Great nephews second birthday soon and he is crazy for Dinosaurs. When I was at the craft fair I found a couple of sheets of patterned paper by Hobby Fun Co ltd which fit the bill nicely.I bought 2 sheets and managed to make 10 cards from them, some of which are shown here. No extra embellishments, just a bit of layering. Today i have my Mature Ladies class over at Paper Flourish and I am so looking forward to catching up with my ladies, so i must be off and get prepared! Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 safari adventure 5 and 6 ..birds..

IMG_0347 (Medium)IMG_0348 (Medium)two more bird cards made with graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers.The top card has a fair bit of fussy cutting, with a bow and bling, while the bottom card is so simple. I loved the background paper and didn’t want to cut into it or hide it so I just added a little tag in the bottom corner, with some fussy cut flowers layered onto that for a bit of height, and a kaisercraft starlet at the top of the tag.Busy in the craft room today doing some orders, and some more mens cards for Fathers day, the weather is lovely today so I will enjoy sitting out in the sun too! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 safari adventure 2…

IMG_0342 (Medium)Quick post today, Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.I layered a piece of the green patterned paper from the collection onto my card base, trimmed back the image, fussy cut a tag from another piece of the collection,and stuck on a button ( which looking at the photo appears to have slipped down a bit – will have to check that!Meanwhile imagine the button on the top of the tag!!)Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.1.

IMG_0341 (Medium)Today we start a new series! Graphic 45 Safari Adventure. Graphic 45 have made it really easy to make cards with this collection.A lot of the images cover the whole card ( like this one) and I just added a flag pennant, hessian strip and button for some texture.I have a couple of tiger fanatics in the family so I will be putting some of the tiger cards I make aside for birthdays.After a marathon session I have made the prototypes for my cruise classes, I am all carded out, and I am looking forward to sitting down with a good book!Til tomorrow…

Stampin Up Tuscan Vineyard continued..

IMG_0322 (Medium)IMG_0323 (Medium)Here are the other two cards I made with all stampin up supplies, and the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set.The top card has an interesting background – I created an oval mask and then rolled over the vanilla cardstock with suede ink and a sponge roller. The resulting background looks like a sandstone wall which fits in perfectly with the theme of the card.Quick post today as I have just accepted a job on a cruise ship for a 7 day trip as an arts/crafts instructor and I have to plan out the lessons. Great excitement here, but will have to wait until March for the trip!Til tomorrow…