Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari

IMG_2377IMG_2380IMG_2381IMG_2382This week something different for me..The new paper collection from Uniquely Creative is called Steampunk Safari, and although I like the look of steampunk my cardmaking style is really too neat for it but I gave it a go! The clue I think is lots of cogs!The numbers die from Uniquely Creative is also brilliant and I will be using it lots. Next week I will have more cards made from this range to show you but they will be back to my comfort zone! In the meantime, stay safe …til next time…

MIss Betty ( Kaisercraft) number 5…

_MG_4593 (Medium) I seem to be jumping all over the place with my photos this month,but I had a lot of random bits and pieces on my desk and had a bit of a push to try and use them up, so this is a card I made with leftover bits and pieces from Kaisercraft Miss Betty collection. Lots of layering, and a bit of fussy cutting, and just a little ribbon bow! Today i bought opur puppy a winter coat. She is not sure about it, and sat in one place for a long time ( highly unusual for her!) deciding if she should move or not. I have included a photo here for you all!  Til tomorrow….IMG_0623

DoCrafts Art Deco number 1

IMG_1161 (Medium)I bought An A4 Ultimate Die – cut and paper pack called Art Deco by Do Crafts,, and this is the first card I made using it. I have a couple more waiting to be photograghed, which hopefully will happen this weekend, but I wanted to share this one. The pack is chock a block with everything you need to create, and for this card I just added some plain cardstock layering and some bling which was perfect for this style. I am now on the hunt for some feathers. I think they would work perfectly with this collection.I’ve been checking out my galah, but he is the wrong colour! Til tomorrow….

Pink paisley London market papers

A very quick post tonight as I should be cooking tea – This is one of my favourite cards because I love the vintage feel of it. The paper is pink Paisley London market, and the crown is from a packet of matching emphemera.Cardstock is stampin up crumbcake and very vanilla, as is the folded ribbon and the sentiment, and I added lace flowers and bling. There is an interesting border punch used on this card and I can’t for the life of me remember where I punched this out – I know I don’t own it, but wish I did!As soon as I have cooked tea I am off into the craft room to see if it’s one of my dies, and if so put it in a prominent place to be used again and again!Til tomorrow….

Victoria gardens revisited

I liked this paper when I first bought it, and I still like it using it for the second time around!It is Echo park Victoria gardens and I have lost count of the ammount of cards I have made with it. For this one I cut a cameo with my cricut machine and the heritage cartridge, made my flower using sizzix 3d flower die, tried out my new die from Die-namics – fancy flourish, and finished it by punching a border with martha stewart punch – lace doily and adding a little lace and liquid pearls. Til tomorrow….

Working with Acetate

One of my purchases a couple of weeks ago was a sheet of this acetate called Posh lace by Teresa Collins. I couldn’t wait to use it when I got home, and out of a blur of paper ( Prima Romantique collection) bling flowers,ribbon and Maya stick pins  emerged  7 finished cards, 2 of which are here! I went back to the shop to purchase more thinking I would design a class around it but they had all sold out! A shame – gorgeous acetate. Til tomorrow….