An aperture card..

IMG_9314 (Medium)IMG_9316 (Medium)For one of my lessons at paper flourish a little while ago I showed my ladies how to make these quick and easy rectangle aperture cards. The trick is to cut the paper to size, place on the card without gluing down and run the whole card front and paper through the die cutting machine at the same time, that way everything lines up perfectly when you come to stick it all down. I find it is easier to hold die , paper and card in place with a little repositional tape when running through the machine. For my card today i went one step further and slipped some acetate in between the paper and card before sticking everything down. I found this lovely printed Kaisercraft acetate while looking for my plain acetate and thought “perfect”! The second photo is the inside of the card. Some lovely stampin up lace, a collectable and tag , scalloped border from the paper pad…oh…This paper is Kaisercraft true Romance and another old favourite..you can see I am trying to work my way through all my papers…i am off to make another one of these because I really like the way it has turnedout, and may want to keep this one! 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….

Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses number 5…

IMG_0317 (Medium)Hello and welcome to my new subscribers! Today we are looking at the last of my Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses cards ( for now..I love this paper collection and will be re visiting it soon, but for now I have to make some Fathers day cards). This one is my favourite of the series because I have gone back to basics, relying on the paper to do all the work! The base is stampin up cardstock, and the first layer is a piece cut from one of the 12 x 12 sheets. The next piece is from the matching noteworthy pack, and I fussy cut some pink / apricot frondy bits from more paper and added a butterfly collectable and ribbon bow. Today i am teaching a class over at the retirement village,so i must go and remind myself what we are actually doing and gather all my bits and pieces together! Til tomorrow….

Bo Bunny Butterfly kisses number 4…

IMG_0315 (Medium)Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses paper collection…in the collection is a sheet with lots of mason jars printed on it,so I fussy cut them out and this is one of the cards I made with the result. I added a butterfly from the collectables pack and the brad on the flower at the top was from the collection of brads that came with the collection. I think I said it before..the brads are gorgeous! A bit of layering and a ribbon bow ( of course) and this one was finished! day off today, shopping done, tea prepared and I am off to the craft room! Til tomorrow….

Bo Bunny Butterfly kisses 2 and 3..

IMG_0313 (Medium)IMG_0314 (Medium)Cards 2 and 3 in my Bo Bunny Butterfly kisses series, and the top card continues on the theme set with the first card,using another die from the stampin up tea time set. This time I used the tea pot die, and filled it with fussy cut flowers from the bo bunny paper.The cardstock and ribbon is from Stampin Up.The bottom card uses all bo bunny papers, variously cut from 12 x 12 sheets. I fussy cut the butterfly and the gorgeous brad is also from Bo bunny, the brads that came with this collection are amazing!. The cardstock is from stampin up. Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp

IMG_5635 (Medium)Todays card is a mix of embossing and stamping and colouring. The embossing folder I used on the background Is a kaisercraft Roses embossing folder, and I sprinkled a few rhinestones over it. The main image is a stampin up stamp from their Birthday Blooms stamp set and I coloured it with copics and fussy cut it out, attaching to the front of the card with 3d foam pads. A little ribbon and lace and this card is a very feminine card indeed! This morning I have been busy creating in the kitchen, an apple crumble for later, a pasta bake for a quick meal in the next couple of days, and some spinach soup for lunch today made with spinach from the garden. I feel i have earned some time in the craft room! til tomorrow….

Lawn fawn Lets polka,in the meadow 4 and 5…

IMG_5622 (Medium)IMG_5623 (Medium)Here today as promised , cards made with the scraps i created when making the previous 3 cards. Paper scraps are Lawn Fawn Lets Polka ..in the meadow. The top card…a hexagon embossing folder ,I ran through the scraps and fussy cut them to fit on to the white embossed base.I also ran around the edges of the hexagons with tea dye distress ink.The flower is prima,and some twine and organza ribbon  to finish.The second card has a swiss dots embossed white cardstock panel and lots and lots of banners fussy cut to different widths and lengths.Today I am spending the afternoon photoing some recent makes, and maybe time to do some creating later! til tomorrow….

Lawn fawn .let’s polka! 3….

IMG_5609 (Medium)This is the third card i made with Lawn fawn let’s polka in the meadow 6″ pad.The dies I used were Stampin Up Dress up, and a kaisercraft flourish circle die. The scalloped stitch die was My Favourite Things.Some punched leaves, kaisercraft flower and bling to add the finishing touches. I could have used the whole pad designing my dresses, but tomorrow I will show you what i did with the scraps I created! i am up very early for a saturday,I have done all my housework, pot of vegetable soup on the stove and now I am off to the craft room to come up with some designs using a new stamp set to inspire a group of ladies who fell in love with the stamps but have run out of ideas on what to do with them! Til tomorrow….

Truly Vintage with prima tales of you and me

IMG_0591 (Medium)Today I have indulged my favourite style – Vintage! The paper collection is Prima Tales of you and me, and I have used the same image on both cards.On the left card I fussy cut the image, and did some clean layering, inking the edges with tea dye distress ink as I went.I added a matching chipboard butterfly,a die cut leaf, Prima flowers and ribbon.For the right hand side I went for a more shabby feel – I love this style too, but have real trouble ripping and tearing my precious papers, but still I keep trying! I used the image as it was,die cut a flourish,and added some gold twine, a Prima flower and fussy cut butterflies, ribbon and lace. Today is a glorious winter day – the sun is shining, and this afternoon I am off to the retirement village to show the ladies how to make a bendy card! Til tomorrow….