KaisercraftPeek -a -boo 7,8..

img_0707-mediumimg_0709-mediumHere are the last two kaisercraft peek-a boo cards for now, the top card has lace, ribbon and a couple of punched hearts, rounded corners and paper from the 6″ pad, while the bottom card is still using the baby girl collection and matching collectables but i have managed to make a lovely floral birthday card with it. I have been busy putting the final touches to all the cruise kits, with the help of my wonderful sister Kay – so lucky she was able to do most of the work while I was out of action with my shoulder ( which is now well on the road to recovery but i still have to be careful) So glad she is coming along with me on the cruise, she deserves it after all the work she has done! Today is all about preparing march lessons if I get a chance to venture into the craft room. Life is hectic here just now! til tomorrow….

The last two Prima Sweet peppermint..

img_3327-mediumimg_3324-mediumHere are my last two christmas cards using the Prima Sweet Peppermint range, I have lots left over so will return to it for next years cards! The top card is very vitage with lots of inking, distressing, lace, ribbon and bling, while I had a lot of fun with the bottom ( and final) card I made. The chipboard pieces just begged for googly eyes,and not much more to finish this one. Til tomorrow…..

Prima Sweet peppermint continued..

img_3316-mediumimg_3318-mediumContinuing on with Prima Sweet peppermint,the top card makes use of the collectables pack which also had the sequins in it, and I slipped a little scrap glitter cardstock between the layers for some twinkle. The bottom card has a Christmas tree die cut with a kaisercraft die – I had just purchased this die and wanted to try it out, and I love it, but sadly it wasn’t too long after this that I injured my shoulder and all further die cutting went out the window, so this die will keep until next christmas! I am visiting Mum and dad today, with my sister as we do every weekend, but today I am taking a box of cardstock and dies and embossing folders and I will ask my mum and sister to do some die cutting for me as I have a large Christmas card order to prepare. Thankfully my Dr. tells me we are aiming for back to normal by christmas day! Til tomorrow….

A quick card..


While I had the Kaisercraft true Romance papers out practising my pleating skills I made a very quick card to pop in the box ready for next year(!),I know but I go where the inspiration leads me..Just two pieces of layered paper , inked around the edges with tea dye ink,a fussy cut flower, and one of the tags that came with the collection.A bow to tie in the colours of the butterfly and bird,and the little doily under the tag and this was a very quick make.I am still nursing my sore shoulder, off to the Dr shortly because it has to be better before I fly over to Sydney at the end of the week to visit my son who works over there!Til tomorrow….

Very Vintage

IMG_7741 (Medium)IMG_7740 (Medium)I can’t remember at all what company brought out these papers, and I was actually very surprised to see them in the group we are working our way through! I would imagine it was a collection that came out just after christmas when life was hugely busy and i bought without paying too much attention! anyway i obviuosly made a couple of quick cards with it before I filed it away, and I am sure we will see it again at a future date!!Simple cards, with inked edges ,lace and ribbon.( and a bit of fussy cutting). It is horrendously humid here today and there will be no sitting in the craft room. I have spent some time working on the family tree, and I am at apoint where I have to confer with dad, so that is where I will be this afternoon – besides they have refridgerated air conditioning which is not affected by humidity like our unit is! Til tomorrow….

Prima Delight number 1

IMG_5930 (Medium)I recently bought some new papers which included a new range by prima – Delight. This is my kind of paper – great for vintage cards. So far i have only made this one card using it – been a bit busy with xmas cards, but hope to get back to it very soon! I created a few layers for this card, and distressed and inkied all the edges. I made a flower with my sizzix tattered florals die and put it together with a stampin up antique brad.The little pearl swirls are also from Prima. today has gone by so quickly, and I haven’t created too much but am heading off to the craft room now for an hour or so.. bliss…. til tomorrow….

Vintage gingham garden

IMG_8878 (Medium)The paper I used on this card is from Stampin up – Gingham garden. Although the colours are quite modern I couldn’t resist giving this one a bit of a vintage twist – by adding ribbon, lace, a flower and a doily which I coloured with my squeezed lemonade distress ink pad. I am quite liking the yelolow/ pink colour combination at the moment1The sentiment is also from stampin up. Til tomorrow…..

Vintage bits and pieces

This is a card I made with Melissa Francis C’est La Vie paper, and bits and pieces lying around on my craft table.I used stampin Up blushing Bride cardstock, and some scrap lace, twill tape,hat pin,flowers and a doily I crocheted myself ( don’t look too closely!)I am not sure where the image and bunting come from – as I said lying on my craft table!Quick post tonight as it’s shopping night – til tomorrow…