Another Mens card

img_3294-mediumI made this card for an order..I die cut an oval and using the waste part I inked through it onto the base card with green and blue inks. I stamped a stampin up cricket set onto various scraps of cardstock and fussy cut the images, and stuck them onto the base card . I kept it all very simple as that is what my customer wanted, and I really like this one!Back to work this week after my holidays, and taking things very easy with my shoulder! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 1 and 2,

IMG_6554IMG_6555Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe today, I only bought the 6″ pad and one 12 x 12 sheet for fussy cutting and had intended these cards for Fathers day cards, but decided I had enough of those, so these ones turned into birthday cards! The top card is lots of fussy cutting and the addition of a Tim Holtz spinner. The bottom card has a strip of hessian and a really old brad from the bottom of my bits drawer. Otherwise everything on this one is from the 6″ pad. A day off today, shopping done and I am off to the craft room . Til tomorrow….

Final 2 mens cards for now…

IMG_6286 (Medium)IMG_6288 (Medium)Well. That was a very quick Mens card series! Truth is I got distracted with pretty paper for Mothers day cards, but I will have to make an effort and make some more before my craft fair in June.After I have finished playing with the new Kaisercraft mermaids tail papers. have you all seen that collection yet? the colours are amazing!Anyway, on to todays cards, made with kaisercraft garage days paper. the top card is very simple, I cut an image from one of the 12 x 12 papers, and layered. The strip at the bottom is from the identity strip that you find on the bottom of your 12 x 12 papers. The bottom card still uses the kaisercraft garage days papers, and I stamped a Kaszazz pocket stamp on to some of the denim paper and fussy cut it out. Spellbinders cogs dies die cut from silver card in the bottom right corner. Stamped tools with my stampin Up tools  set stamp, and tucked them into the pocket. Today Mum and I are off to visit my sister who is still bedridden after her ankle operation, thankfully she only has a couple of weeks left confined to bed then she has to start some physiotherapy to get all the muscles working again.Til tomorrow…

 

Tool Box side stepper card

IMG_6284 (Medium)I had the idea for this tool box card,and spent a little time working out the cuts and folds, it is a basic side stepper card,with only one side step – usually you have a couple of steps on the right hand side, but this one only has the one valley fold. I cut matching cardstock for the drawers on the left hand side, and added a fine strip of silver cardstock to the tops of the drawers. On the right hand side i cut a piece of yellow cardstock and punched holes to resemble pegboard, then it was just a matter of stamping ( stampin up tools stamps) my tools.Really pleased with how this one worked out and hopefully find some time to make a couple more before my craft fair in June! This morning I dropped our little puppy Luna off at the vet for her desexing operation, and I feel terrible!I hope she forgives me! the house is very quiet without her and I can’t wait to pick her up this afternoon.I am heading into the craft room to take my mind off it all…til tomorrow….

Time for some Mens cards!

IMG_6282 (Medium)IMG_6283 (Medium) After all the lacy, frilly, flowery cards I have been sharing lately I thought it was time to show you some Mens cards which I have recently made. The papers I have used are from Kaisercraft called Hunt and gather and they were a release from a couple of years ago! I don’t have much left so thought I should just use it and finish with it On the top card I fussy cut the fish images from the paper, stuck them on some cardstock, and ran that through my big shot in an embossing folder ( stampin up). This is a technique called embedded embossing and I love the effect, you will notice it quite often on my cards. For the second card I stamped my fisherman onto a variety of patterned and coloured papers, then cut out bits and pieces of him, and stuck him all together again – I also like doing this technique because I can give him a patterned shirt etc doing it this way instead of colouring the image.Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft sail away 12 and 13

IMG_7757 (Medium)IMG_7759 (Medium)Some cards for males now, using Kaisercraft sail away. I have already made quite a few cards with this collection and I have a few more to show you all.The top card is made using a corner of one of the 12 x 12 papers,and adding a greeting from the back of the matching 6″ pad, and adding a charm . The bottom card has a piece of the 12 x 12 paper as the background,and a collectable from the collection as the focal point of the card. There is a strip of patterned paper across the bottom, and the chain above it is die cut using a kaisercraft die.I have cleared all my outstanding work ( finally) in the craft room and I will finally get some time to play with the new papers i have been collecting ! Great fun ahead! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Sail Away 4 and 5

IMG_0673 (Medium)IMG_0674 (Medium)Kaisercraft sail Away paper collection, this time using the 6″ pad for both these cards, and I think the same dies as I used on the previous cards. On the top card I added a button and bakers twine and on the bottom card I just added some silver twine.The plain cardstock is from stampin Up. I taught a class today using this  collection and all the ladies seemed to enjoy it, I think it’s because the colours are lovely and clear – quite often mens papers are muddied and distressed looking, and also it’s nice to move on from christmas cards!Til tomorrow….

Tim Holtz ideologogy paper stack 2

IMG_9388 (Medium)Tim Holtz ideology paper stack – this time a male themed card. I inked around all my edges with vintage photo distress ink, and added a metal charm tied with twine.Very simple card this one! i have finished my second lesson for august, and just have one more to do for the village ladies at the end of this month, then I will start thinking about september which will be christmas cards – I can’t believe we are back to xmas cards already! til tomorrow….

deep Red Plane stamp

IMG_3698 (Medium)Still stamping, and these two cards make use of my Deep Red Plane stamp. the card on the left – stampin up cardstock, and sentiment stamp, and some string and a canvas cog which I coloured with distress inks, and attached to the card with a vintage stampin up brad. the card on the right – I stamped and fussy cut the plane and used 3d foam pads to attach it to a piece of paper that I found in the cupboard ( I found lots of 6″ pads in there too, which I am in the process of looking at and fussy cutting where appropriate!)Again,I used stampin up cardstock and sentiment stamp to finish. Looking forward to tomorrow morning when I head over to Paper Flourish to choose the papers I will be using for my next 3 months lessons and doing some shopping as well…. til tomorrow….