Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp

IMG_5635 (Medium)Todays card is a mix of embossing and stamping and colouring. The embossing folder I used on the background Is a kaisercraft Roses embossing folder, and I sprinkled a few rhinestones over it. The main image is a stampin up stamp from their Birthday Blooms stamp set and I coloured it with copics and fussy cut it out, attaching to the front of the card with 3d foam pads. A little ribbon and lace and this card is a very feminine card indeed! This morning I have been busy creating in the kitchen, an apple crumble for later, a pasta bake for a quick meal in the next couple of days, and some spinach soup for lunch today made with spinach from the garden. I feel i have earned some time in the craft room! til tomorrow….

Lawn fawn Lets polka,in the meadow 4 and 5…

IMG_5622 (Medium)IMG_5623 (Medium)Here today as promised , cards made with the scraps i created when making the previous 3 cards. Paper scraps are Lawn Fawn Lets Polka the meadow. The top card…a hexagon embossing folder ,I ran through the scraps and fussy cut them to fit on to the white embossed base.I also ran around the edges of the hexagons with tea dye distress ink.The flower is prima,and some twine and organza ribbon  to finish.The second card has a swiss dots embossed white cardstock panel and lots and lots of banners fussy cut to different widths and lengths.Today I am spending the afternoon photoing some recent makes, and maybe time to do some creating later! til tomorrow….

Lawn Fawn ..lets the meadow…

IMG_5606 (Medium)IMG_5607 (Medium)Recently I picked up a 6″ paper pad,with no extra bits and pieces, because I loved the colours and design of the papers called lawn Fawn Lets Polka ( in the Meadow). the challenge for me was to come up with ideas with out relying on matching embellishments.The first card I made was the top pink card. I did some die cutting with a stampin up die set called dress ups, and added a flower and punched leaves, some washi tape I found in my stash which matched the papers, and of course a ribbon bow and bling. For the second card I got  a little more creative, and after die cutting the dress used a heart punch upside down to cut the dress so that it turned into a jacket. I die cut the dress again from black cardstock and stuck the jacket on top,A doily, extra layering, flower and punched leaves and bling and this one ( my favourite) was finished. Day off today, but busy doing household things, looking forward to the weekend so that i can get into the craft room! Til tomorrow….



























Kaisercraft mermaid tales 5..

IMG_5620 (Medium) Kaisercraft mermaid tales paper collection, ( 12 x 12 paper) and matching collectables.I don’t often make square cards but I didn’t want to cut up this printed card front. I rounded all my corners,layered up some of the collectables,and added some gorgeous satin ribbon and bling. the final touch was some  Clear Wink Of Stella brushed on the mermaids tail. It’s a busy morning here catching up on a  lot of washing, cooking the weekely roast,and generally tidying up ..especially all the bits Luna has brought in from the garden! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraftmermaid tales 4..

IMG_5616 (Medium)A pretty card made with kaisercraft mermaid tales 6″ paper pad and the matching collectables. I die cut some sea weed with a kaisercraft die cut,some little branches from the kaisercraft leaves dies,and a ribbon bow. the cardstock is from Stampin up. This week I picked up the new Graphic 45 paper – safari, and the bo bounny paper – butterfly kisses ( which is absolutely gorgeous!), and I can’t wait to start creating with them, but first I have a couple of lessons to set up, so we shall see how the time goes! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Always and forever number 5

IMG_5601 (Medium)Kaisercraft always and forever paper collection and matching collectables with some prima flowers and leaves, and the happy birthday die cut with my kaisercraft occasions die.This one was a very quick and simple card to put together!Yesterday afternoon was spent productively in the craft room preparing lessons, and today I am off to Mum and dads where my sister is also visiting with some lovely new stamps from stampin up for us to experiment with. Lots of fun! til tomorrow…

More Ultimate crafts magnolia Lane

IMG_5632 (Medium)IMG_5633 (Medium)The other two cards I made while I had this paper ( ultimate crafts Magnolia Lane0 out on the desk …I love vintage style cards because I get to put lots of lovely ribbon and lace  on them, and I certainly did that with these two! The top card has lots of the collectables that I purchased with the paper layered on top of each other, as well as a doily, a flourish die cut, ribbon and some pearls that were laying on my table.Everything was inked with Tea Dye distress ink. The bottom card is more simple, the strip of paper below the blue ribbon was from the bottom of one of the papers – the identity strip that the barcode is on …sometime these strips come in very handy!butterfly and flower image is from the pack of collectables, and I used some gorgeous soft gathered lace to finish.Today is a day off, and it is a wild wet and stormy day day here, perfect for relaxing in the craft room! til tomorrow….

Magnolia Lane collection

IMG_5629 (Medium)I found some lovely vintage paper that I had to have, it’s called Magnolia lane and the paper company is Ultimate Crafts.I have been  a bit time poor for crafting lately but I did find a spare 1/2 hour to cut into this gorgeous paper. I also bought the matching collectables, and really the papers don’t need much else. Here is the first one , I made it in a gatefold style and decorated the inside as well as the outside.Inked all my edges with tea dye distress ink and the cardstock is from Stampin Up.My Body is protesting at being back at work, my muscles are a wee bit sore, so I am off to fill the hot water bottle and treat my back to some heat! Til tomorrow….

Prima tales of you and me number 7

IMG_0592 (Medium)Prima tales of you and me paper collection, and this one I have made as a 21st card just by wrapping gold twine around the number 21 on the bingo card and addind a metal key charm.I inked all my edges with tea dye distress ink,and added some Prima and green Tara flowers,and ribbon. I used two spellbinders dies for the greeting and the ornate fence. A busy day today , as I set up my stall for the 3 day fair,lucky i have a helper …thank you nathan! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Always and forever number 3

IMG_5599Hello All! We have jumped about a little bit these last few days, I have been without my computer,and have had to rely on my laptop but all is back to normal now and tomorrow we will go back and finish the vintage Prima series, but for today, another card made with Kaisercraft Always and Forever paper collection.This one is a mix of 12 x 12 papers, and the 6″ paper pad. I fussy cut the flowers and doily,and used some green tara hessian and ribbon, bling to add the finishing touches. I am enjoying my holidays, and have prepaered everything for my 3 day craft fair which happens this weekend. Today is a rainy day here and I have spent a little time in the kitchen making casseroles for the freezer, but now I am off to the craft room,to enjoy a little crafting! Til tomorrow….