Stampin Up Birthday Blooms..

_MG_4591 (Medium)Once again for some reason my computer has decided these cards look better on their sides! So please just imagine they are standing in a landscape format!! I have used the same stamp ( from Stampin Up Birthday Blooms) and I have stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig markers as I was experimenting with these wonderful new markers. With one colour you can get a graduation of colour by colouring directly where you want the colour darkest, and then I just pulled the colour around with an aqua brush ( a normal paintbrush and cup of water would also do the job). I scattered some drops of clear Nuvo around to look like water drops, and the dies are a nesting stitch die by seven paper dolls. Matching ribbon trim, a bit of patterned paper on the top card, and a bling flat backed pearl and these were super easy and what I would call clean and simple! Til tomorrow….._MG_4587 (Medium)

Finally! The final Ooh La La card! ( 17!)

IMG_2746 (Medium)Here is my last ( I promise…maybe) Kaisercraft Ooh La La card. 17 cards with this paper!This one is the easiest one yet.A piece of 12 x 12 cut apart paper with a bow made from some of the 6″ pad paper. The bow was done with my Stampin Up bow punch. Most of the cards in this series were made when I had injured my shoulder and couldn’t use my die cutting machine,so I really relied on the papers, it was an interesting exercise. Tomorrow i start my new job at Paper Flourish. So looking forward to it, I can’t wait, surrounded by temptation all day!But for today, it’s grocery shopping and quite a hot day so a quiet day inside. Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 A place in time number 4

IMG_7234 (Medium)Sorry I missed yesterdays post, but our new air conditioning system was installed and it was a little busy around here – just in the nick of time too, as I sit here it’s 43C and is going to stay that way for quite a few days. Today is number 4 in my Graphic 45 A place in time series, still using my original 2 sheets of March cut outs. The cardstock is Stampin up Garden Green, and a lovely piece of bazil. I stamped a four leaf clover from my oxford impressions Farm stamp set and gold embossed it. The addition of a kaisercraft brad, and there it is – a good luck card ! I have a couple of orders to do, but far too hot today, the glue will dry before I get it near the cardstock, so the craft room will have to wait. Til tomorrow….

Large fuschia stamp card

I am hoping the photo comes up with this post – things are not right, but Nathan is otherwise occupied so we will carry on, and he may have to fix things later. A little while ago I did a youtube video on how I colour my stamped images, and this is the stamp I was colouring with distress inks, and what happened to it after the camera was turned off! I had a couple of coloured images so I cut into one of them to create a 3d topper, and then matted it onto Stampin up cardstock – Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette. The embossing folder was Craft Concepts Cottage Florals, the stamp was Kaszazz Large Fuschia stamp and I finished of the card with some ribbon and perfect pearls.Must go as tea is ready, til tomorrow….

Field flowers 2

Here is card number 2 using my new stampin up stamp set – Field flowers. The inks used were stampin up tangerine tango, more mustard, and old olive, and the cardstock was also stampin up daffodil yellow, tangerine tango and old olive. I just added 3 brads and some ribbon. Its been another very hot day here in Adelaide, and I have been out celebrating Dads 80th birthday with Mum, dad and my 2 sisters. Have eaten far too much and now have to face the kitchen to feed the blokes here who didn’t come out with us!May or may not visit the craft room tonight – it depends whether it cools down a bit…. Til tomorrow….

Silly Season….

As promised this is the card I made over at Mums yesterday when I had limited bits and pieces with me. Kay and Mum both told me this card was great as it was when my instinct would have been to bling it up a little .What do you think? The whole experience has made me question whether I use too much product on my cards?Maybe I just can’t do clean and simple! The papers used here are kaisercraft Silly season.Apologies for yesterdays blog, I have just noticed that I posted the same group of cards twice. Lets call it a technical difficulty!I have had great fun this weekend using my new paper collections which you will see over the coming days. Til tomorrow…..