The last 2 Graphic 45 a ladies diary cards

IMG_5168 (Medium)Here are the last two cards made with graphic 45 A ladies Diary with a bit of baby to bride and le romantique mixed in there too I think. I have done these last two as double easel cards – my favourite card shape when using graphic 45 paper, and the best bit is they fold down flat to fit in a normal c6 envelope.some fussy cutting, chipboard pieces, lace and ribbon, and that’s most of this fabulous paper used!early morning starts again this week, so I am going now to have a bit of a nanna nap! til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 a ladies diary Sympathy card

IMG_5166 (Medium)IMG_5166 (Medium)Graphic 45 A ladies diary … this one is a sympathy card so I have kept it really simple, with just the image of the rose, and then used sticker borders around it. The cardstock is stampin up .This weekend I have made a start on Christmas cards. i always start with my christmas stamp sets, and then move on to last years left over papers, mainly because there are no paper collections around yet! The sneaky peeks I have seen are really not my style this year – not a vintage collection to be found, so at least this year my older papers will get used up.Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 A ladies diary 19 and 20

IMG_5164 (Medium)IMG_5165 (Medium)2 more card I made with Graphic 45 A ladies Diary and I also used some Graphic 45 baby to bride on the bottom card for the matting.there is a stampin up vintage brad on the bottom card and a bit of fussy cutting. The top card has some lace and ribbon as well. The end of the working week for me, and I am so looking forward to 3 days off! Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 A ladies diary revisited!! numbers 15 and 16

IMG_5151 (Medium)IMG_5163 (Medium)A couple of weeks ago I came across some graphic 45 papers in the craft room, predominately A ladies Diary,but I have mixed it with le romantique, and Baby to Bride.The top card is an easel card ( stampin up cardstock) and all A ladies diary, paper, a chipboard piece, and lace and ribbon. the bottom card has a bit of Le Romantique as the background mat,a stampin up vintage brad, some fussy cutting and lace. I think this is still my favourite paper collection!Life here has been so busy, but the roast lunch is in the oven, and I am off to the craft room to make up an order and create for the rest of the afternoon, just to de-stress!Til tomorrow…..

graphic 45 A Ladies Diary 12,13,14

While on Graphic 45 I thought I would show these three cards made using A Ladies Diary.Interesting story about the background paper on the top card – A workmate of my Husbands asked him if I could use old wallpaper sample books, which then duly made their way home, and the background paper on the top card is actually wallpaper!These books are terrific – if you can get your hands on any grab them!i also used a Cheery Lyn tropical flourish on this card too. The bottom two cards incorporate ribbon, lace, and an E.K.success fan border punch for that true vintage feel!Til tomorrow….

A Ladies Diary Number 11

A Ladies diary paper by Graphic 45…. also used the matching chipboard and stickers on this card, and added a little lace and some authentique vintage buttons picked up from an op shop! I have been making great inroads into my christmas cards over the past couple of days – I still have to make close to 60 more, but there is light at the end of the christmas card tunnel. Nathan and I spent this morning taking photos of my latest cards, so we will start on them tomorrow. I have enjoyed playing with a few new christmas papers, so can’t wait to show you all! Til tomorrow…

A Ladies Diary number 10

I found a previously unseen folder in my files, so thought I would show a few cards from it over the next couple of days before we move onto all the cards I have been making while on holidays! My favourite paper here – A Ladies Diary by Graphic 45,- it’s actually out on my table as we speak – I have made a mountain of cards with this paper and never get bored of it! Here I have teamed it with bazill cardstock, tim holtz tatttered florals garland die, and a stampin up stamp from the established elegance set which I cut out and tucked behind the flower.My poor craft room looks more like a storage facility so today I moved out to the dining table for some serious card making – spread all my new papers out and away I went – it was very successful and I got alot of cards made – it’s all packed up now so no-one will ever know! Til tomorrow…

Graphic 45 A ladies diary number 9

Still clearing my files, and here is another Graphic 45 A ladies Diary card. I used stampin Up Early espresso cardstock, and the stickers and chipboard that came with the ladies diary collection. I used up a scrap of lace under the chipboard, and The Brad is a stampin up vintage brad. I got my order from Kay today, so much new stuff to play with – I am beside myself! I have to clear a project on my desk, then it’s out with all the goodies..Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 A Ladies diary card number 8

When I made this card it reminded me of a painting hanging on a wall, and The graphic 45 A ladies Diary chipboard was perfect for this.The card is self explanatory, but the white strip is interesting. I cut it to size, then put it in my trimmer, but instead of cutting, I ran my bone folder down the cutting lane ( did this twice – just moved the cardstock over a little) and it gave these wonderful embossed lines which is exactly the look I wanted for my picture rail! Tonight I will be in the craft room putting the finished touches to my order, and then I will be all organised to start playing with my new stampin up stuff when I get it tomorrow… Til tomorrow…