Graphic 45 french Country number 6

IMG_8539 (Medium)I made this card for a friend who loves sunflowers. A sunflower card…. the first paper I thought of was Graphic 45 french country. I did a lot of fussy cutting for this one, and layered the flowers up, added a border strip and ribbon, and mounted it all on stampin up marina mist cardstock.all plans have gone out of the window this weekend as my back has let me down and I am reaquainting myself with my hot water bottle.It has improved a bit today so hopefully tomorrow I will be up and about a bit more

Graphic 45 French Country New Home..

IMG_2796 (Medium)I have found a whole folder of cards that I made last month that I haven’t posted yet. They are a big mix of all sorts, so we will get started – This one is Graphic 45 French Country papers, and I layered 3 in decreasing sizes ( distressing as I went) and added the last one with the image on top. I have a box of great charms, so dug through that to find the keys which I tied together with some string.I had a lovely lesson with my favourite ladies today, and have done a little relaxing this afternoon just finishing up a few projects before I head back to work next week. this weekend will be spent working on some december classes.Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 french country number 4

IMG_8908 (Medium)This is the last in my Graphic 45 French Country series for now – i have a couple more but they are waiting to be photographed so tomorrow we will return to the true romance series to finish that one off. I did a bit of matting and layering on this card, and distressed all the edges and inked with Tea Dye distress inks.The little bike image was laying on my desk so it ended up on the card as well – I think it came from a piece of Kaisercraft sears and sons paper. The Eiffel Tower was stamped, and heat embossed – the stamp is from Stampin Up artistic etchings stamp set. I tied some string with a charm attached around one of the layers. Til tomorrow….

graphic 45 french country number 3

IMG_8905 (Medium)A good luck card for a bit of a change- The paper collection is Graphic 45 french Country and a piece of the matching chipboard. I added a four leaf clover charm and tied it on to the card with a mix of linen thread and bakers twine.The card base is stampin up early espresso cardstock. I am looking forward to spending a couple of hours this evening in the craft room creating with my new papers1 til tomorrow…..

French Country number 2

IMG_8907 (Medium)I was always going to do something with this image on one of the Graphic 45 french Counrty papers. It’s a lovely picture, so i have matted itwith red cardstock,and fussy cut a rooster to pop on the corner. I used a strip of paper to make into a corner and added a seam binding bow tied with bakers twine and a charm to finish.This one may end up framed on my craft room wall!Had a lovely afternoon cardmaking with one of my most favourite people, and now I am ready to sit and watch a little t.v. with a nice cup of tea! til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 french Country

IMG_8906 (Medium)We havent finished with the true romance cards , but we will get back to them – Today I ran a class using Graphic 45 French Country papers, and I had forgotten how much I liked this collection of papers, so i couldn’t resist making some for myself ! For this card, I covered the whole base card with paper, and ran a strip of border paper across the bottom. The sentiment is cut out of some more of the paper, and I used a matching chipboard for the focal point. I have a huge bag of new papers here at my feet, and I can’t wait to have a good look at it all, so Til tomorrow….

Exploding box with graphic 45 French Country

IMG_8867 (Medium)I made this exploding box for my Mum for her birthday. She loves roosters ( I don’t know why) so it was easy to decide what to put inside it, and Graphic 45 french Country papers were a perfect match to decorate the panels inside the box. I used Sizzix tattered florals for the flower on the lid, and the only other thing I needed for this project was 3 1/2  12 x 12 sheets of bazzil to construct the box with. I repeated this project for a class, and everyone passed with flying colours! It truly is a simple box with lots of wow factor. I have done a youtube clip with all the measurements and a step by step guide to show you how to do it yourself. You will be able to access this here, and it will always be available by clicking on the youtube icon over there on the right of my blog! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 french Country Plaque

IMG_2950 (Medium)Not a card today! A short while ago it was Mums birthday, and as she is crazy for roosters I made this plaque to put in with her present. The base is a large block of wood – my sister is swapping all her wood mounted stamps over to unmounted for ease of storage and she will then use them with acrylic blocks, she has a lot of stamps and I asked her to give me all the wood off cuts as I can think of lots of things to do with them – anyway this is where the wood came from – it once was the base for a large background stamp. I painted it with Viva metallic gold paint around the edges, and the rest with Vintage photo distress paint ( great stuff) and then covered it with images I had fussy cut from Graphic 45 French Country papers. I haven’t made a card with this paper yet but hopefully will get time this weekend to pull it out and have a play! I added a chipboard piece in the corner.Til tomorrow….