Kaisercraft Rose Avenue double zig zag..

_MG_2973 (Medium)I love this range of kaisercraft – it’s called Rose Avenue, and I have used it quite a lot, ( still have some left so it’s not the last time you will see it!), and for these two cards I made them in the double zig zag fold. On the card above I added a little strip of pearls,a die cut leafy flourish, some flowers , a ribbon bow,and a chipboard bird which I foiled with the go press and foil machine. For the lower card  I just added ribbon and lace, and some matching collectables. I worked most of the weekend, but did find some time to make 7 cards for an order, I have some classes to prepare this week but I also want to find some time to play with my new 3D embossing folders..and I also have some more zig watercolours so I am off now to stamp out an image or two and just sit and relax with some colouring! Ah, life is good! Til tomorrow….._MG_2976 (Medium)

Merry Christmas, happy Holidays, and a safe new year…

_MG_0641 (Medium)_MG_0648 (Medium)_MG_0651 (Medium)To all my regular visitors ( thank you!) and all my new friends, I wish you all a very happy holiday break with your loved ones and friends. I will take a short break over the festive season, but in the meantime today I have posted 3 very simple cards made with Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Papers. these cards are all made with 12 x 12 paper from the collection, and I actually designed them for a class I taught at paper Flourish a couple of months ago. The only embellishments on this group was some lace trim. I did ink around all my edges with Tea Dye distress ink. I will be back in a few days, meanwhile in this busy season find some time for yourself and enjoy creating! Love helen xx

Kaiser craft Rose Avenue 9…

IMG_0660 (Medium)I only used a little of the kaisercraft Rose Avenue collection just as the background layer, ( from the 6 x 6 pad) and went over the top with the embellishing! I have some beautiful wide lace which I used here, the strip across the top of the lace is from the bottom of a 12 x 12 sheet of rose avenue paper( the identity strip that runs along the bottom), a ribbon bow, one of my resin frames…I am getting low on them now..must find out where I can get them from….I backed the resin frame with a little piece of a trellis die cut and decorated it with a couple of flowers, a die cut leaf and a butterfly from the rose avenue collectables pack. The greeting is from the 6″ pad backed with a scrap of patterned paper. This weekend is all about wrapping presents and quickly making some gift tags which I always seem to forget! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue 8…

_MG_0656 (Medium) We are back to Kaisercraft Rose Avenue, and on todays card I have used a piece of 12 x 12 paper, and trimmed it with lace. The arched window is a kaisercraft wooden piece which I foiled with the go press and foil machine. A couple of die cut leaves and some flowers and a sentiment from the 6″ pad to finish this simple card! A day off today, so I am going to do some creating while it is still relatively cool…it’s going to be 36 C today so by lunch time it will be a bit too hot to do anything but sit under the air conditioner! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue number 6..

_MG_0615 (Medium)Todays card was actually one we did in one of my classes.The paper is a piece of the 12 x 12 patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Rose Avenue collection, and I just added a strip of lace down the side. I inked around all my edges with tea dye ink, and that was a nice quick card. I have finished work for the week, but I am really busy in the craft room.. I am teaching a fourth class in January so I am working on that, and the cruise I am teaching on in February want another class, making the grand total of classes on the cruise to 6, and with 2 different cards in each class and prep for a maximum of 36 people in each class. That has been a lot of die cutting etc we have prepared!Anyway, I will at least come up with the design for the last class this weekend and then gather all the supplies later! Til tomorrow…..

More inspiration with borders dies….

_MG_0607 (Medium)Todays card is made with a gatefold design, and then I die cut the edges of the folds with a border die to give the gated effect! A very light decoration on the outside, just some bling and a couple of ribbon bows and flowers, because all the decoration really happened inside the card. The papers are Kaisercraft Rose Avenue from the 12 x 12 paper selection. Today is my get together with some crafty friends, we meet once a month and the time always comes around quickly, so I must get a move along and gather some projects together to work on while we are chatting! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue 3…

_MG_0606 (Medium)I used a die to die cut a border on my card front for todays’ card, and then decorated my card inside and out with papers from Kaisercraft Rose Avenue ( the 6″ pad). I added lace, ribbon, flowers and bling,and a sentiment also from the 6″ pad. The photos in this next group are a little dark, I wasn’t home when Nathan took the photos and he was trying out the black background….I will tell him no more experimenting when I am not around! This afternoon, I am doing that most boring of jobs…putting inserts inside my cards. When that is done I get to choose which paper collection I am going to play with next…I have a bit of a pile happening because I have been too busy with class cards, cruise cards and Christmas cards!Looking forward to that ! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue number 2….

_MG_2611 (Medium) I used a piece of patterned paper from the 6″ pad for the first layer of todays’ card, and a strip of paper left on my desk from yesterdays card ( also from the 6″ pad) for a border across the bottom, with a strip of old fashioned lace peeking out from the top of it. The sentiment is from a piece of the Rose Avenue 12 x 12 sheets and this time I trimmed it a little bigger than the frame, and inked around everything with tea dye distress ink. A die cut flourish, flowers and ribbon were the finishing touches.I am spending the morning at the craft desk putting finishing touches to januarys lessons, and I am  so happy to report that all the cruise cards are cut,die cut embossed and ready to pack!! I am teaching tonight and looking forward to catching up with my ladies! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue number 1….

_MG_2599 (Medium)Today we start a new series, Kaisercraft Rose Avenue. This paper collection is so gorgeous! I have made a lot of cards with it already, and have only just now reluctantly packed it away for the moment.We will have a couple of breaks during the posting of this group just in case you guys don’t love it as much as I do! This was one of my first makes….all edges were inked with tea Dye distress ink, and I have used a piece of the 6″ pad and matching collectables. I cut a couple of banner pieces from the script paper, and mounted a sentiment from the pad onto the back of a resin frame. Down in the lower part of the card I mounted one of the sentiments from the pad into the middle of a collectable and added a red ribbon bow. A collectable butterfly and scattering of small flowers to finish! It is very hot here today, 33 C..so everyone in the household is very lethargic, and under the air conditioning ducts is the best place to be! Til tomorrow…..