Kaisercraft golden Grove 4 and 5

_MG_1974 (Medium)_MG_1980 (Medium)Two cards today because I have been missing for a few days, very busy at work putting out lots of new stock, and buying quite a bit of it! We are back to Kaisercraft golden Grove which was one of the ranges they released last month, and is full of lovely rich autumn colours. IThe top card is a card I made for my uncles Birthday, he is a gardener and I thought he would enjoy the imagery and colours reflected in his garden. It’s all 12 x 12 sheets from the range as well as the matching collectables. The lower card also uses pieces from  a 12 x 12 sheet, with a flower and butterflies fussy cut from one of the sheets as well. If you look closely you can see some little rain drops ( or dew drops) which I made using some clear Nuvo. I have been experimenting with Nuvo, it comes in a huge range of colours and is very much like Liquid pearls, but better value, larger colour range and holds the perfect dome shape better…can you tell I am a fan? It comes in metallic ,glitter ( much better than stickles), pearl and clear . I have also been trying to clean up the craft room, but that is not going so well, too many distractions! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper

_MG_1964 (Medium)Last month kaisercraft released a range called Lilac Whisper,the colours in this range are beautiful and subtle, so i had a very quick play with it when it came home, sadly I haven’t got back to it yet so only have a couple of cards to show so far. Todays one uses a sheet of the 6″ pad as the background layer,and I have used a sentiment from a terrific piece of the 12 x 12 from the same range which has so many sentiments on it. A lot of collectables grouped together, and a Kaisercraft ornate die cut from some more of the 6″ pad.I am home for the day now after working this morning, and it is so cold here, although I love the thought of doing some crafting I have a feeling the afternoon will be spent with a good book in front of the heater! Til tomorrow…

no card today, just my Go Press and Foil!

IMG_7153I just had to show you all what i have been playing with today! I thought I had better learn how to use my new Go Press and Foil,so after foiling the stamps/dies that i bought when i bopught the machine, I had some scraps of foil left on the table. What to foil? Chipboard pieces that I had collected over the years! I have lots! So they are out on the table, and when ever I have finished foiling I will be using the scraps to decorate them, and now I might actually use them. It is almost more fun foiling the chipboard! Anyway that is what i am up to this afternoon, til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft high Tea 6…

_MG_7029 (Medium)Kaisercraft high Tea collection, ( a piece of the 12 x 12 paper as a background, A strip from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet down the middle, and a push out circle from the 6″ pad behind the resin frame). I Die cut and ornate circle ( Paper Rose) and a circle from patterned paper, and added a gorgeous soft pink ribbon bow. I am working tonight,so I have spent this morning sorting through my embossing folders, removing them from their packaging for easier storage…the aim is to make a little room in the craft room because on Wednesday I buy my Go Press Foiling machine and I need some room for it. I cannot wait to get it..everything within  sight including all that chipboard I have and don’ Til tomorrow….t know what to do with is going to be foiled!

Kaisercraft High Tea number 3….

_MG_7026 (Medium)Kaisercraft high Tea Collection,and for this card I have used some of the 12 x 12 papers. The tea cup is die cut from a spellbinders die, and the strip across the tea cup came from the matching sticker sheet. The sentiment is from the 6″ pad, and I added some lace, ribbon and a bow. The pink bracket layer is actually traced from a piece  shaped like that in the 6″ pad. I finished work early today, so I am debating whether to do some Christmas die cutting… I have lots of other paper collections I haven’t used yet, but my mind keeps drifting to Christmas , it would be nice to have a bit of a head start… Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 portrait of a Lady number 5…

_MG_7043 (Medium)I have the morning off today as I am teaching tonight,so I thought I would post the last of my Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady cards ( for now, of course I will come back to this paper at a later date!) Today’s card has a black card base, and the image is fussy cut from one of the 12 x 12 papers. There is a bundle of assorted flowers and punched leaves in the bottom corner. This one was a quick and easy card to put together, and sold at the craft fair along with all the other cards in this series. I had a lovely three days at the craft fair, catching up with like minded crafters, buying some supplies such as lace, and selling a lot of the cards I have made over the last year. This is great because i can start filling my boxes all over again for next year! Til tomorrow…..

The final Kaisercraft Indigo Skies..

lots_MG_4654 (Medium)For my last Indigo skies make I did another card and box, lots of ribbon and lace, flowers and of course the fussy cut butterflies. I actually still have a lot of butterflies left over so you will see them pop up now and again on a card or two. I was quite pleased with the amount of makes I got out of my 3 sheets of patterned paper. Next time we move on to a few male themed cards I made – there has been a lack of men styled paper so far this year and so for these ones I have had to rely on stamps and dies!Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies

_MG_4647 (Medium)_MG_4648 (Medium)I only purchased 3 sheets of this collection, and one of the sheets was covered with gorgeous blue butterflies, so immediately I fussy cut those(!)I managed to make a lot of different crafty items with my small purchase,and we will start with the standard cards today. The top card relies heavily on the papers, and I added lace down both sides of the banner and sprinkled rhinestones all over for some shiny bling. The bottom card only has a fussy cut butterfly from the collection, the rest is plain cardstock, with punched corners and a die cut  corner butterfly flourish ( Paper Rose brand). Some glitter a ribbon bow and bling to finish. I am teaching tonight so heading in to work later this afternoon  so for now I am going to head into the craft room, there is some new graphic 45 in there that is calling my name! This week has been full time hours at work, so I probably won’t get back here until Saturday, so I won’t say til tommorrow, I will say Stay safe until the weekend!

die cutting fun!

IMG_0030 (Medium)IMG_0031 (Medium)IMG_0032 (Medium)Hi! So sorry I have been missing for a few days, but this week has been amazingly busy at work, with lots of new products coming in and it was all hands on deck to get them all out on the shelves. I don’t think there was one day when I didn’t come home without purchasing something! Today I have posted 3 cards to make up for it, and these cards are very similar to the cards I am teaching next week. I have used what looks like a lot of dies, but really the list is quite short! here goes… Memory box lorelai leaf, Paper Rose Vases and stems,Flower set one and Leaf scrolls. The embossing folders on two of the cards are Kaisercraft decorative frames embossing folders ( you may recognise these from the last post…I do like them!) The flowers on the bottom card are martha stewart punches. Some of you may also have noticed that I embossed the top part of the vase on the top card with one of the embossing folders. These cards have lots of potential as a favourite design because they can been done in lots of different colourways and I think they have made it onto the short list for my cruise cards. Today is Roast day so thats in the oven, and I am really looking forward to sitting in the craft room, new stuff will have to wait though as I am going to start working on my July class cards …all in all a great day ! til tomorrow….

A little bit vintage….

IMG_0026 (Medium)There is quite a bit happening on todays card so we will get right into it! Everything has the edges sponged with Tea Dye distress ink pad. The background layer, bracket shape, and sentiments are from Kaisercraft Madamoiselle 6″ pad, and the layer on top is from the cut apart 12 x 12 paper from the same range. On this piece I used a stampin up fancy corner punch . The foilage is a kaisercraft die, the flowers are from Prima and Green tara,and I also added flat backed pearls, a ribbon bow, fussy cut butterfly ( from the same paper range) and kindyglitz. Til tomorrow…..