Kaisercraft Rose Avenue double zig zag..

_MG_2973 (Medium)I love this range of kaisercraft – it’s called Rose Avenue, and I have used it quite a lot, ( still have some left so it’s not the last time you will see it!), and for these two cards I made them in the double zig zag fold. On the card above I added a little strip of pearls,a die cut leafy flourish, some flowers , a ribbon bow,and a chipboard bird which I foiled with the go press and foil machine. For the lower cardĀ  I just added ribbon and lace, and some matching collectables. I worked most of the weekend, but did find some time to make 7 cards for an order, I have some classes to prepare this week but I also want to find some time to play with my new 3D embossing folders..and I also have some more zig watercolours so I am off now to stamp out an image or two and just sit and relax with some colouring! Ah, life is good! Til tomorrow….._MG_2976 (Medium)

Merry Christmas, happy Holidays, and a safe new year…

_MG_0641 (Medium)_MG_0648 (Medium)_MG_0651 (Medium)To all my regular visitors ( thank you!) and all my new friends, I wish you all a very happy holiday break with your loved ones and friends. I will take a short break over the festive season, but in the meantime today I have posted 3 very simple cards made with Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Papers. these cards are all made with 12 x 12 paper from the collection, and I actually designed them for a class I taught at paper Flourish a couple of months ago. The only embellishments on this group was some lace trim. I did ink around all my edges with Tea Dye distress ink. I will be back in a few days, meanwhile in this busy season find some time for yourself and enjoy creating! Love helen xx

Kaiser craft Rose Avenue 9…

IMG_0660 (Medium)I only used a little of the kaisercraft Rose Avenue collection just as the background layer, ( from the 6 x 6 pad) and went over the top with the embellishing! I have some beautiful wide lace which I used here, the strip across the top of the lace is from the bottom of a 12 x 12 sheet of rose avenue paper( the identity strip that runs along the bottom), a ribbon bow, one of my resin frames…I am getting low on them now..must find out where I can get them from….I backed the resin frame with a little piece of a trellis die cut and decorated it with a couple of flowers, a die cut leaf and a butterfly from the rose avenue collectables pack. The greeting is from the 6″ pad backed with a scrap of patterned paper. This weekend is all about wrapping presents and quickly making some gift tags which I always seem to forget! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue 8…

_MG_0656 (Medium) We are back to Kaisercraft Rose Avenue, and on todays card I have used a piece of 12 x 12 paper, and trimmed it with lace. The arched window is a kaisercraft wooden piece which I foiled with the go press and foil machine. A couple of die cut leaves and some flowers and a sentiment from the 6″ pad to finish this simple card! A day off today, so I am going to do some creating while it is still relatively cool…it’s going to be 36 C today so by lunch time it will be a bit too hot to do anything but sit under the air conditioner! Til tomorrow…..

Go Press and Foil chipboard shapes…

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For todays card I die cut a birdcage out of chipboard from a very old sizzix die that I had. I tried foiling normal cardstock but it is just a little too thin and requires lots and lots of shims, so I decided chipboard is the way to go!. I also foiled a kaisercraft bird wooden piece. The butterfly is just punched out of some foil cardstock I had.I die cut memory box lorelia leaf die, and added some flowers and a ribbon bow . The background papers are from kaisercraft Rose Avenue. Today is Nathans birthday so we are off out to celebrate! til tomorrow…..




Kaisercraft Rose Avenue number 7

_MG_0622 (Medium)Kaisercraft Rose Avenue papers from the 6″ pad, with the matching collectables,and an acetate butterfly that was found on my desk…I have used a couple of flowers, some lace and ribbon and I die cut a Kaisercraft border die. The green leaves are die cut with a Sue Wilson die and the white leaves are punched with a Stampin Up punch. To give the leaves some movement I used a flower shaper tool ( a tool with a little ball on the end and a new favourite tool for me!) to curl the leaves a little bit. Here we will take a little break from the Kaisercraft Rose Avenue collection and find something else to look at for a few days before coming back to it later …In the craft room I have been jumping from one thing to another, I seem to have lots of projects on the go, and my desk has disappeared under the weight of lots of on-going projects so it is time to organise myself!Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue number 6..

_MG_0615 (Medium)Todays card was actually one we did in one of my classes.The paper is a piece of the 12 x 12 patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Rose Avenue collection, and I just added a strip of lace down the side. I inked around all my edges with tea dye ink, and that was a nice quick card. I have finished work for the week, but I am really busy in the craft room.. I am teaching a fourth class in January so I am working on that, and the cruise I am teaching on in February want another class, making the grand total of classes on the cruise to 6, and with 2 different cards in each class and prep for a maximum of 36 people in each class. That has been a lot of die cutting etc we have prepared!Anyway, I will at least come up with the design for the last class this weekend and then gather all the supplies later! Til tomorrow…..

More inspiration with borders dies….

_MG_0607 (Medium)Todays card is made with a gatefold design, and then I die cut the edges of the folds with a border die to give the gated effect! A very light decoration on the outside, just some bling and a couple of ribbon bows and flowers, because all the decoration really happened inside the card. The papers are Kaisercraft Rose Avenue from the 12 x 12 paper selection. Today is my get together with some crafty friends, we meet once a month and the time always comes around quickly, so I must get a move along and gather some projects together to work on while we are chatting! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue 3…

_MG_0606 (Medium)I used a die to die cut a border on my card front for todays’ card, and then decorated my card inside and out with papers from Kaisercraft Rose Avenue ( the 6″ pad). I added lace, ribbon, flowers and bling,and a sentiment also from the 6″ pad. The photos in this next group are a little dark, I wasn’t home when Nathan took the photos and he was trying out the black background….I will tell him no more experimenting when I am not around! This afternoon, I am doing that most boring of jobs…putting inserts inside my cards. When that is done I get to choose which paper collection I am going to play with next…I have a bit of a pile happening because I have been too busy with class cards, cruise cards and Christmas cards!Looking forward to that ! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue number 2….

_MG_2611 (Medium) I used a piece of patterned paper from the 6″ pad for the first layer of todays’ card, and a strip of paper left on my desk from yesterdays card ( also from the 6″ pad) for a border across the bottom, with a strip of old fashioned lace peeking out from the top of it. The sentiment is from a piece of the Rose Avenue 12 x 12 sheets and this time I trimmed it a little bigger than the frame, and inked around everything with tea dye distress ink. A die cut flourish, flowers and ribbon were the finishing touches.I am spending the morning at the craft desk putting finishing touches to januarys lessons, and I amĀ  so happy to report that all the cruise cards are cut,die cut embossed and ready to pack!! I am teaching tonight and looking forward to catching up with my ladies! til tomorrow….