A die with a twist..

IMG_1777 (Medium)A little while ago I filmed a youtube clip for Paper Flourish showcasing some kaisercraft dies.The two dies I used were the flourish die and the feather die. This is one of the cards I created using these dies and some kaisercraft tropical punch paper. I die cut the feather, and then used the piece I would normally throw away  – inked the edges with Tea dye distress ink, and backed it with some tropical punch paper. I love this effect and it has made me look at all my off cuts in a different way! I just added a doily, bling,flower and bakers twine to finish a different style of card for me.Oh, and I love kaisercraft dies. of all the dies I have used these ones cut the easiest – just fall away. no poking required.Til tomorrow….

Embossing folders

IMG_8489 (Medium) IMG_8490 (Medium)These cards came about because I wanted to use the new stampin up cardstock – blackberry bliss and lost lagoon on a card together as I liked the way the colours worked. I also had some very slim embossing folders, probably meant to be used as borders, but here I cut thin white card strips and embossed a different pattern on each one. embellishing with ribon, flowers and buttons followed. I liked the look so much I tried the same sketch but with a christmas theme.Curly Cute stampin up greeting stamps finished all cards . Quick post today as I must get off to work.. til tomorrow…..

Authentique “pretty” number 3

IMG_2620 (Medium)I have used punches and dies on this card – Couture creations retro flower die, spellbinders butterfly die, ek success border punch and martha stewart leaf punch. the paper is Authentique Pretty, and I also added some lace, ribbon and bling.Today has been all about using up last years christmas paper, and I have come up with a few ways of using all those annoying strips, so will share them with you next week after nathan and I have done the photo’ing! Til tomorrow….

Prima Anna Marie 8

IMG_3729 (Medium)Here is another box and matching card using Prima Anna Marie paper and some prima flowers. The die cuts were made with spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28, and I just added a ribbon bow, and chipboard piece ( also from prima).Once I had die cut the large rectangle I stuck it onto a piece of patterned paper and fussy cut around it to get the different colour underneath.The flourish is by magnolia. I taught a lovely class of ladies this morning, then headed to the shops to replenish my cupboards, as I haven’t had time to shop since we got home from holidays. As usual my break has gone far too quickly and it’s back to work tomorow!Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 A proper gentleman

IMG_0272 (Medium)While on the subject of mens cards, which I think we were, here are a couple of quick makes, made while I had my graphic 45 papers out. the images are from graphic 45 A proper Gentleman, and although you can’t see it in the photo, I cut the same images twice, and 3’d them on top with foam pads. the embossing folder I used on the background layer is Cuttlebug clockworks, and I wrapped the whole layer with some string for a but more texture.Til tomorrow…

kaisercraft Butterfly kisses number 4

IMG_3164 (Medium)Here is the last of my Kaisercraft butterfly Kisses card series. I embossed the cardstock base with cuttlebug swiss dots folder, added a layer of paper from the paper pad and a srip punched with martha stewart lace doily punch. A chipboard piece from the same range and a length of spotted ribbon to finish. Tomorrow I think we will have a look at some mens cards I have been working on. Today I have ahad a lovely day in the craft room, completing an order, making a start on february lessons and playing with my new graphic 45 couture collection papers – I will have to get Nathan busy with the camera this weekend! til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft tea Break number 1

IMG_5837 (Medium) I used Kaisercraft tea break papers for the next few cards in my recent order. This one uses the 6″ pad, and a couple of the collectables, and a stampin up sentiment stamp, and stampin up gift bow die ( with my big shot) Just added some kaisercraft rhinestaones to finish this quick and easy card. I like the colours in this paper collection, and havent played with it enough! Til tomorrow….

Cuttlebug/big shot card

IMG_2801 (Medium)A cuttlebug card today as I haven’t posted one of these for a while! Stampin up cardstock for the base,white cardstock embossed with stampin up lacy brocade embossing folder, flowers die cut with blossom party die ( stampin Up) and scrap paper – bo bunny I think from memory… Leaves from black cardstock using a sizzlets stampin up leaves die, and assorted brads – also bo bunny.I have been busy today getting my december lessons done – one more to go! til tomorrow….

madison window die – christmas 2

IMG_4269 (Medium)This is the last card for now, that I have to show using my Madison window die ( from poppystamps).The brick wall background is my tim Holtz Bricked wall embossing folder which I inked before running it through the cuttlebug. As with yesterdays card I added a little lace behind the window for curtains, and I used a stampin Up christmas stamp for the view inside the window. The grass is done using the grassland die also from poppystamps.I have been so busy this week, not much crafting happening – I hope to get into my room tomorrow for a little while  – I am missing my crafting! Til tomorrow….

Pretty cuttlebug

Todays card is all cuttlebug. The cuttlebug folder used is folder that cuts and embosses at the same time, and I used a Stampin Up designer frames folder for the embossed oval behind, and an oval punch for the greeting. The cardstock is stampin up whisper white and pink pirouette,martha stewart butterfly punch, and flowers and ribbon to finish! Have received some orders today, so the next couple of days will be spent doing them – lucky they aren’t xmas as all that is packed away1 Til tomorrow….