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….

Embedded embossing….

IMG_0683 (Medium)I have stopped the wedding cards just for today, because Nathan has uploaded a new youtube video for me , so I thought I would show this card explaining what my video is all about. I fussy cut a few images out of some patterned paper ( it’s kaisercraft sail away) , stuck them randomly on some plain white cardstock and then ran the card through an embossing folder. When it has been run through the big shot/cuttlebug etc… it looks like the paper is printed onto the card – you can’t see any raised bits..(hope that makes sense). After some experimenting I found that embossing folders that are pretty well covered in design work best.back to wedding cards tomorrow!  til tomorrow….

Authentique Devoted, 3,4, and 5…

IMG_2948 (Medium)IMG_2951 (Medium)IMG_2952 (Medium)Three cards today to finish off my Authentique devoted series which got interrupted due to more pressing christmas cards! I had a bit of fun with these cards and used plenty of lace, ribbon, hessian, bling and even a button. I did go to the specialist yesterday, and found out I have torn a ligament in the back of my knee, so operation on Thursday and after that I may be missing from here for a few days while I recuperate, but until then…til tomorrow…..

Golfing Tom.

IMG_5145 (Medium)A male card today, The stamp is called Golfing Tom and it is from C.C.Designs. I stamped onto copic blending card and coloured with my copic markers, then mounted on two shades of card from Stampin up. this one was a nice quick card, and the stamp is big enough to stamp onto patterned paper and fussy cut if you don’t want to colour..something I will try next time I have it out on the craft table! For now though, it’s off to work I go..til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft scrapyard 2 and 3…

IMG_7720 (Medium)IMG_7724 (Medium)here are two more cards made with kaisercraft scrapyard paper collection, and matching collectables. On the top card I have stamped and heat embosed a vintage car from stampin up guy greetings stamp set,added some masculine trim and layered the collectables on top of each other for the sentiment ( the great cog shaped ones on the bottom had sentiments that I didnt want to use, so this was a great way to add more interest). The bottom card makes use of the identity strip across the bottom of one of the 12 by 12 sheets ( which had the handy birthday greeting), and again I have used the collectables as the feature on this one. day off today, so did the grocery shopping, a doctors appointment, and a quick run down to Paper Flourish to check out new papers etc for upcoming lessons. I saw the new kaisercraft releases for June ..Beautiful, particularly secret garden which is just gorgeous! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft sandy toes 6 and 7 ..the last..

IMG_5741 (Medium)IMG_5742 (Medium)Here are the last two cards I created with kaisercraft sandy toes.I will revisit the rest of this paper again, once I have finished sorting out that craft room, which may take a little while.The top card uses some 12 x 12 paper and collectables, while the bottom card has the addition of some sequins,a brad, and some prima trim. I love the background paper on the bottom card – makes me feel like you could just dive in and with our weather heating up over the next couple of days finding some cool water to swim in is possibly on the cards!! til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft sandy Toes number 4

IMG_5739 (Medium)Kaisercraft sandy Toes paper and matching collectables. The trim ( I love!) is Prima, and I used a kaisercraft sparklet and stampin up cardstock and bitty banner sentiment. Perfect male card right there!I haven’t been in the craft room today, I went over to Paper flourish this morning to drop off my March classes, and ended up visiting all morning! I was looking for some papers to get a head start on April lessons, but while there a new shipment of Kaisercraft Dies came in. I love their dies as they are so easy to use – the dies cuts just fall out – no struggling, so I bought a couple more to add to my growing collection. I don’t think I will buy any other brand now, Kaisercraft seem to be coming out with new ones every month so there is always a good choice.Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft off the wall number 1

IMG_1767 (Medium)kaisercraft brought out a brilliant range of papers for teens and boys last month called off the wall. I have only made a couple of cards with it so far but there will be a lot more to come as my family is full of young men!This is one card i have made with it  using the 12 x 12 papers and the matching collectables.Meanwhile today i have been making some cards with graphic 45 Time to flourish – the most gorgeous set of papers to play with! til tomorrow….

Prima seashore number 3

IMG_1757 (Medium)Well, thats another Christmas day past, I hope you all had a lovely day with your loved ones. I certainly did, and so good to get together with my Mum and dad and 3 sisters, and their families.Today has been a day of recovery, not so much from eating too much yesterday, but from the hectic time I have had at work! I did spend a klittle time in the craft room this afternoon making all my cards for Februarys classes, and nathan fiklmed a bit of a clip for the Paper Flourish blog which will go live in a couple of weeks. Now for todays card… Prima Seashore collection is the paper,and I stamped the top layer with a stampin up boat stamp, and inked around all my edges with some distress ink.The trim is from prima, and I added a button from my collection.Til tomorrow….

Prima Seashore collection number 2

IMG_1754 (Medium)First of all and straight off the bat, a mistake! last nights post wasn’t Kaisercraft sandy toes …it was Prima Seashore collection!A mistake on my part, and I can only blame tiredness.. working retail at Christmas is taking it’s toll, and I am so glad I only have one more day before a 4 day break.So. Tonights card is also Prima Seashore collection – the 12 x 12 papers, and I used a stampin up boat stamp on the paper panel, and added a little more blue distress ink around the stamped image. A bit of fussy cutting and a piece of linen thread to finish.Til tomorrow…..