The last 2 Graphic 45 a ladies diary cards

IMG_5168 (Medium)Here are the last two cards made with graphic 45 A ladies Diary with a bit of baby to bride and le romantique mixed in there too I think. I have done these last two as double easel cards – my favourite card shape when using graphic 45 paper, and the best bit is they fold down flat to fit in a normal c6 envelope.some fussy cutting, chipboard pieces, lace and ribbon, and that’s most of this fabulous paper used!early morning starts again this week, so I am going now to have a bit of a nanna nap! til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 a ladies diary Sympathy card

IMG_5166 (Medium)IMG_5166 (Medium)Graphic 45 A ladies diary … this one is a sympathy card so I have kept it really simple, with just the image of the rose, and then used sticker borders around it. The cardstock is stampin up .This weekend I have made a start on Christmas cards. i always start with my christmas stamp sets, and then move on to last years left over papers, mainly because there are no paper collections around yet! The sneaky peeks I have seen are really not my style this year – not a vintage collection to be found, so at least this year my older papers will get used up.Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 A ladies diary 19 and 20

IMG_5164 (Medium)IMG_5165 (Medium)2 more card I made with Graphic 45 A ladies Diary and I also used some Graphic 45 baby to bride on the bottom card for the matting.there is a stampin up vintage brad on the bottom card and a bit of fussy cutting. The top card has some lace and ribbon as well. The end of the working week for me, and I am so looking forward to 3 days off! Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 A ladies diary revisited!! numbers 15 and 16

IMG_5151 (Medium)IMG_5163 (Medium)A couple of weeks ago I came across some graphic 45 papers in the craft room, predominately A ladies Diary,but I have mixed it with le romantique, and Baby to Bride.The top card is an easel card ( stampin up cardstock) and all A ladies diary, paper, a chipboard piece, and lace and ribbon. the bottom card has a bit of Le Romantique as the background mat,a stampin up vintage brad, some fussy cutting and lace. I think this is still my favourite paper collection!Life here has been so busy, but the roast lunch is in the oven, and I am off to the craft room to make up an order and create for the rest of the afternoon, just to de-stress!Til tomorrow…..

graphic 45 A Ladies Diary 12,13,14

While on Graphic 45 I thought I would show these three cards made using A Ladies Diary.Interesting story about the background paper on the top card – A workmate of my Husbands asked him if I could use old wallpaper sample books, which then duly made their way home, and the background paper on the top card is actually wallpaper!These books are terrific – if you can get your hands on any grab them!i also used a Cheery Lyn tropical flourish on this card too. The bottom two cards incorporate ribbon, lace, and an E.K.success fan border punch for that true vintage feel!Til tomorrow….

A Ladies Diary Number 11

A Ladies diary paper by Graphic 45…. also used the matching chipboard and stickers on this card, and added a little lace and some authentique vintage buttons picked up from an op shop! I have been making great inroads into my christmas cards over the past couple of days – I still have to make close to 60 more, but there is light at the end of the christmas card tunnel. Nathan and I spent this morning taking photos of my latest cards, so we will start on them tomorrow. I have enjoyed playing with a few new christmas papers, so can’t wait to show you all! Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 A ladies diary number 9

Still clearing my files, and here is another Graphic 45 A ladies Diary card. I used stampin Up Early espresso cardstock, and the stickers and chipboard that came with the ladies diary collection. I used up a scrap of lace under the chipboard, and The Brad is a stampin up vintage brad. I got my order from Kay today, so much new stuff to play with – I am beside myself! I have to clear a project on my desk, then it’s out with all the goodies..Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 A Ladies diary card number 8

When I made this card it reminded me of a painting hanging on a wall, and The graphic 45 A ladies Diary chipboard was perfect for this.The card is self explanatory, but the white strip is interesting. I cut it to size, then put it in my trimmer, but instead of cutting, I ran my bone folder down the cutting lane ( did this twice – just moved the cardstock over a little) and it gave these wonderful embossed lines which is exactly the look I wanted for my picture rail! Tonight I will be in the craft room putting the finished touches to my order, and then I will be all organised to start playing with my new stampin up stuff when I get it tomorrow… Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary number 7

Here is the last one in my Graphic 45 a ladies diary series for now. I used Stampin Up early espresso cardstock,and fussy cut the flower from one of the papers. The tag is from the matching chipboard, and I just added a gold button tied with string. I brushed some perfect pearls onto the flower, and used a little kindyglitz on the hat. I have spent the afternoon in the craft room, making some more Fathers day cards, and working on some xmas cards for our big marathon which is only a few days away now.I did go through my xmas supplies, and once it was all sorted out there wasn’t too much paper left from last year, so big sigh of relief I will be able to justify buying more this year! Til tomorrow….