Prima Anna Marie 8

IMG_3729 (Medium)Here is another box and matching card using Prima Anna Marie paper and some prima flowers. The die cuts were made with spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28, and I just added a ribbon bow, and chipboard piece ( also from prima).Once I had die cut the large rectangle I stuck it onto a piece of patterned paper and fussy cut around it to get the different colour underneath.The flourish is by magnolia. I taught a lovely class of ladies this morning, then headed to the shops to replenish my cupboards, as I haven’t had time to shop since we got home from holidays. As usual my break has gone far too quickly and it’s back to work tomorow!Til tomorrow….

Prima bloom stamp, box and card

IMG_3725 (Medium)I am back from my holiday, and it was a lovely break, nice and relaxing, and still in holiday mode, so nothing much has been done here today! Todays card is a card ( on the left) and box on the right. For the card I stamped a Prima bloom stamp and heat embossed it in black embossing powder, then sponged 3 different colours of ink down the card. Added some flowers ( prima) and ribbon and bling to finish. For the lid I used a stamp from Stampin up everything Eleanor stamp set, heat embossed and ink as for the card, and added more flowers – this time Manor House, and ribbon and rhinestones as the finishing touch.Til tomorrow…..

Prima something Blue number 3

IMG_0297 (Medium)A wedding card and matching box today made with prima Something Blue and the matching ATC cards.On the card i also used Prima flowers, some ribbon and lace, and a heart and leaf punch. On the lid of the box I used another ATC card, and the gorgeous flower is by Manor House.A lovely morning at Paper flourish this morning, finished my June lessons, and bought some new kaisercraft papers to play with over the weekend.Its hailing here at the moment, and so cold – I must go and find my Ugg Boots! til tomorrow….

Decorated birdcage..something different.

IMG_7881 (Medium)IMG_7882 (Medium)IMG_7883 (Medium)Something different for a complete change! I thought I would show you a decorative birdcage that I made.I picked up the birdcage for a few dollars , and the bird inside for another few dollars. the rest of the decorations were odd bits and pieces I had in my craft room. I used some cipboard Twiddlybitz for the scrolls and leaves, and the flowers  and resin bird are prima products. No project is complete without ribbon, and this lovely wide satin ribbon finished it off nicely! I took it over to show my Dad ,who is quite creative in his own right -(he paints mainly) and he kept it until I made him one of his own in tones of blue and yellow.I loved making this and have bought another birdcage to do another one!Maybe this time in pinks and purples.Today has been a day of completing projects, and now thats done I am ready to start again with a clean slate. til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Velvet crush number 11

IMG_2074 (Medium)I found another Kaisercraft velvet Crush card that I hadn’t posted! The card ( on the left) makes use of the matching collectables in the range, and some kaisercraft and prima flowers and ribbon. ( the cardstock is stampin up pink pirouette and black) and when I had finished it I realised it wouldn’t fit into an envelope as the flowers were too bulky, so I made a box and decorated it to match. I like making these card boxes, so you may be seeing some more of them… may have to do a youtube video of how to make….I had a great morning over at Paper Flourish this morning, met up with some friends, had an enjoyable card club, and bought some new papers from Prima, Tim Holtz,and heartfelt creations and can’t wait to start making with them. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Velvet Crush number 3

IMG_7865 (Medium)Have I said how much I love the colours in this collection? I particularly like the touch of black which adds a really elegant feel!For this card I used the kaisercraft Velvet Crush 6″ pad, along with the matching collectables.I fussycut a few butterflies, and added some prima flowers, a ribbon bow and rhinestones.The cardstock and sentiment stamp is from stampin up. I taught a lovely group of ladies today, and now I am ready to put my feet up for a rest before work tomorrow… til tomorrow…

Wedding Cuttlebug card

IMG_5369 (Medium)IMG_5374 (Medium)This is a card that I made for a friends wedding.I used two 6′ white cards, cut the fronts on the diagonal and stuck the backs together. I embossed the front triangles with a Hearts embossing folder, and punched the edges with  Marhta stewarts lace doily punch. I added some prima flowers, a flourish die cut and some white and silver ribbon. Then the card that i slipped into the pocket created by the shaped front – a seperate piece of white cardstock stampoed and silver embossed with a stampin up stamp, two die cut heart run through the cuttlebug in two different folders, and a little tag and flower and ribbon.I have shown a close up of the insert detail.The computer has decided to type in blue all underlined today, hopefully when I publish this it all looks normal!Til tomorrow..

Very Blingy card!

IMG_5826 (Medium)This is a card I made for our cardmakers club challenge. We had to have a go at making ribbon roses, which I failed miserably!In the end I just covered a die cut circle with glue, piled on the ribbon and crossed my fingers, but oh well we all have our weaknesses and making ribbon flowers is mine! I do like the rest of the card though, and for it I used – Stampin Up Pink Pirouette cardstock,spellbinders D-Lite die – ornamental tags two, a cheery lyn die, and Melissa francis paper – C’est La Vie. I added lace, a bling swirl,large pearl and prima flowers to finish. I have had a good afternoon in the craft room today, and I am heading back there now to put my head down and come up with some Ideas for my August classes. Til tomorrow…..

Engagement card – After 5

IMG_5820 (Medium)Todays card is an Engagement card made with Kaisercraft After 5 papers from the 6′ paper pad, spellbinders Floral ovals die, and just a bit of ribbon, lace,and some flowers ( Prima) and pearls. I have been  in the craft room a little while today, just finishing up some projects – all my lessons for July are done and I am back to trying to use up some older paper collections to make room for more new stuff! Til tomorrow….

Prima Divine number 2

IMG_8856 (Medium)Straight off the bat I want to say that I saw the basic sketch for this design in a magazine and loved it so have done a few cards using this lay out of big banners. The paper is Prima Divine, and I used my Martha Stewart distress tool to really distress all the edges. I inked all sides with Tea dye distress ink, and added a prima flower, a ribbon bow and a sentiment using a stampin up stamp. Today I have been getting inky making teen boy cards. as I was creating I thought that this is truly the hardest group of people to make cards for – why? I think its because I know what teen boys like – my boys have told me – the inkier, grungier and graffiti covered the better – but the people buying these cards – usually mums and nans don’t particularly like this style at all. How to please both ? One son suggested two signs in my boxes – one that says cards teen boys will love, and the other cards you love for teen boys!I am still working on a happy medium! Til tomorrow….