Uniquely Creative Dreamer part 1..

I oreder an Advent kit from Uniquely Creative..there are 25 envelopes in it and you open one each day. The first envelope was this gorgous Dreamer paper collection, and these cards have been made with the first few envelopes. the second envelope was matching creative cuts. It is great fun opening an envelope with crafting goodies every day but I admit I opened them all at once! Dont judge me – I couldn’t resist! But in keeping with the spirit of the game I am only using the relevant envelopes so that I dont give away any surprises. The last card here is a slimline card. Now to the exciting news ..my son Daniel is coming back from Sydney to live here! He accepted a job offer here in his home town, and so i have been clearing out my card room/ craft storage area so that he can stay with us until he settles back home and gets his own place so at the moment most of my craft equipment is in the shed. Oh well, a very small price to pay to have him safe at home again. Til next time, stay safe ….

Kaisercraft butterfly kisses .. a couple more…

IMG_8479 (Medium)IMG_8480 (Medium)A couple more cards made with Kaisercraft Butterfly Kisses, and suitable for younger girls.The top card has a sentiment stamped on it using Stampin Up Curly cute stamps, and some little flags punched out with a tiny punch I found on special!(great way to use up tiny scraps). I made some bigger banners ( again more scraps) for the second card.All other embellishments were from the matching collectables. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Butterfly Kisses

IMG_8474 (Medium)I went back though all my older paper to find something suitable for younger girls, and came across Kaisercraft Butterfly Kisses ( and matching chipboard pieces). I have an amazing amount of this so i think I have picked up a special or two as well, so I sat down and created quite a few cards from it – here is the first. The plain cardstock which I used for matting is Kaisercard. I can’t remember the name – it had mint in it somewhere,and it perfectly matches the same colour in the paper.Anyway, can’t sit here chatting – I have to get to work …. til tomorrow….

Another stamped and watercoloured….

IMG_5479 (Medium)This one isn’t as dark in real life – the blue of the card and die cut oval ( spellbinders floral oval) is a denim blue… not sure what happened there nathan the photographer must have been having a bad day! Again the stamped image is from a freebie stamp set on the front of a magazine, and I watercoloured it with Tim holtz distrss markers and an aqua brush.leaves are punched with a martha stewart punch and the flowers are mini flowers by Kaisercraft. The patterned paper of the background is forget-me-not by kaisercraft.this weekend has been spent finishing off my October lessons, and making some vintage christmas cards.I start my new department and new hours this week at work, so will have to see when I fit my blog posts in – it might be easier to do them in the mornings before work now, so we shall see what works. til tomorow…..

Prima fairy rhymes number 4

IMG_8842 (Medium)Here is the last in my Prima Fairy Rhymes series, I have layered one piece of paper cut from the a4 pad straight onto my card and layered a second with the girl image on top, fussy cutting around some of the imagery. Also fussy cut a butterfly, a banner( which I stamped with a hero arts stamp) and added rhinestones, kindyglitz and a ribbon bow to finish.Tomorrow something new. In the meantime I am making good progress with my order – only 3 more to do, then a challenge card, and then hopefully¬† some time to play with some new purchases! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 a place in time number 9

IMG_8734 (Medium)here is the last of my A place in time series using Graphic 45 papers.Sonething new tomorrow. I matted the small images using bazil and kaisercard cardstock, and added a seam binding ribbbon binding bow. I have turned this one into a mothers day card, but on reflection it would make a lovely girls card – not sure what I was thinking there!The card base is Stampin Up baja breeze cardstock, which my sister tells me is being discontinued so I have stocked up on it as it is one of my favourite colours for card bases.Seems to match a lot of the papers I have in my craft room, and I am sorry to see it go.Looking forward to spending a couple of hours in the craft room tonight after a truly hectic week1 Til tomorrow….

My Minds Eye My Girl number 5

IMG_8696 (Medium)here is the last card in my My Minds Eye My Girl series. Just a bit of fussy cutting, a bling strip and some ribbon and inking on this one! Cardstock is stampin up Melon mambo. Tomorrow will be some mens cards, but tonight i may spend a little time in the craft room – one last push on the Mothers day cards! Til tomorrow….

My Minds Eye My Girl

IMG_8691 (Medium)Now onto bold and bright girl cards. the paper for the next few cards is My Minds Eye my Girl paper, full of gorgeous bright colours and shapes that cry out for you to get those scissors out! For this first card I cut strips, punched circles, fussy cut a little and edged everything with Stampin up ink – Melon Mambo, which is also the name of the cardstock used. hero Arts sentiment stamp, and my minds eye enamel dots for the centre of my punched circle flowers, and this one was finished! Today I have planned out my retirement village lesson, and am now ready to just create! til tomorrow….