Mothers day Kaisercraft Flora delight 4

IMG_8743 (Medium)This is a pretty one! The paper is from the 6″ pad, which along with the collectables are from Kaisercraft Flora Delight.I punched a butterfly, and added some bling and ribbon. I found some letter stickers to spell out Mum. Posts will be a little erratic over the next couple of days – I pick up my new car tomorrow afternoon and I am teaching a class on Thursday night, so that’s a bit busy getting home from work and organising tea before I go – we will see what time I have – Til tomorrow – hopefully,….

Mothers day Flora delight 3

IMG_8742 (Medium)Kaisercraft Flora Delight papers and collectables for this quick easy card – I just needed some letter stickers, glitz and ribbon to finish! I have had a very productive weekend in the craft room – set up my last April lesson, and have made good headway for Mays lessons – just one more to do – and finished a challenge, made a wedding card, a couple of 21st cards, and orders for Baby cards and a 40th birthday, some off the page projects,and have started to fill my boxes ready for my big fair in June. that will be the focus now for the next few weeks. til tomorrow…

secret garden number 4

IMG_8700 (Medium)Anoher simple design, using the Secret Garden papers from Graphic 45. I fussy cut some paper to run down the right hand side of the card, and added some ribbon to hide the join.Another hot day here – it’s starting to get boring now….. so once again very little time spent in the craft room today, til tomorrow….

graphic 45 Secret garden number 1

IMG_8697 (Medium)I only bought this range of papers ( Graphic 45 secret garden) the other day, but I couldn’t wait to start creating with it. it is by far my favourite range of papers at the moment! This first card is very simple, just one piece of patterned paper onto my card base, a little fussy cutting of another sheet and some lace, stampin up trim , a flower and some leaves punched from martha stewart frond punch to finish.Still hot here, I taught a very small class this morning, and we had some issues with the glue drying too quickly ( thats never happened before) so once again, there will probably be no crafting tonight – I am a bit over this hot weather! Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up tea for Two number 3

IMG_8689 (Medium)I fussy cut some images for this card, using the Tea for Two designer papers from Stampin Up.The doily is die cut from more of the paper from the same range using a spellbinders D- Lites die – medallion four, and the embossing folder used with the very vanilla cardstock is stampin up lacy brocade. The card base and ribbon are stampin up pink piruoette.I am planning tonight to spend a little time in the craft room, but we will see – it’s still very hot here, til tomorrow….

Prima Tea Thyme number 7

IMG_3669 (Medium)When I use 6″ paper pads, I always end up with 2″ strips left over, so for this card I used 2 of the strips, and ran some lace down the join. The paper , flowers and chipboard are all from the Prima Tea Thyme range, and I added a little bling flourish.I am making good headway sorting through my old papers, making the occasional card as I go, and collecting a little pile to give to my sister ( who has just started making cards) and my mum. I will have a little break tonight as I bought some gorgeous wool today, have dug out my knitting needles, and am going to start on a scarf ready for winter! Til tomorrow….

Spellbinders nested tea cup card ideas

IMG_3653 (Medium)Yesterday I taught a class over at the retirement village, and we focused on finding different ways to use Spellbinders nested Tea cups dies. Here is the first card, using the dies as they were meant to be used – Tea cups! The cardstock is stampin Up Pink Pirouette, as is the ribbon, and the paper is also stampin up but sadly it is retired.I also used an EK success border punch.Good news – my comment button is fixed! see post below for instructions if you have difficulty, but it is straight forward now I believe.I will be in the craft room tonight planning out some lessons for April, then hopefully a bit of time to play with the new graphic 45 Secret Garden papers, which I can’t wait to cut into! Til tomorrow….