paper flourish challenge – words…

IMG_2623 (Medium)The shop I teach lessons at runs a challenge every month, and this monthe challenge was ” words”. we were given a sheet of this kaisercraft paper and sent off to create working with the theme words. I came up with two cards, this is the first.Along with the paper ( I can’t remember which collection this one came from – will have to research that) I used all stampin up products – cardstock, seam binding, ruffled ribbon and sentiment stamp.I finished off with a couple of kaisercraft pearls. I was hoping I would be showing my xmas card creations using up my scraps, but due to technical difficulties of the computer sort, Nathan has been busy trying to fix my computer for most of today, so no time left to get the camera out. He seems to have succeeded, and I am grateful cos the alternative was going to have to be spend money on a new one!Til tomorrow….

Prima fairy rhymes vintage style 2

IMG_9397 (Medium)Here are two more cards I made with the watercoloured images ( a stampin up stamp and distress markers). This time I die cut a doily ( spellbinders I think) and die cut the image as well . I tied my seam binding in a triple bow – I used a bow maker to do this – no way would i manage that without it! and added lace and pearls to finish.I love this style, and could make these kind of cards all day long!Til tomorrow….

Prima Fairy rhymes Vintage style..

IMG_9396 (Medium)Thats enough of the male cards for a little while, it’s time for some vintage style!I did these ones a couple of weekends ago – I went through my stamps and stamped some images onto watercolour paper, then sat in front of the tv one night and did some watercolouring using my distress markers. the paper I have used here is Prima Fairy rhymes, and the stamp is an old Stampin Up one. I did lots of layering, and inked all the edges with Tea dye distress ink, and added some seam binding, lace and pearls.I kept all the colours subtle,to keep with the aged effect. Welcome to all my new followers, feel free to contact me if ever there is anything you need clarifying! Til tomorrow….

Prima Fairy rhymes number 3

IMG_8841 (Medium)Prima fairy Rhymes paper pad ( a4 size) once again, and the same ideas as the previous card, where I covered a card blank with a corner of the paper, and then fussy cut a second image and placed it on top with foam mounting squares.i cut a banner shape and stamped a sentiment with Hero arts happy birthday stamp,and just added a seam binding bow, rhinestones and kindyglitz.One more left in this series before we move on. I taught a lovely class of ladies this morning ( although all my ladies are classy….) – we did an exploding box, so this weekend I am going to get Nathan busy with the video camera and make a you- tube clip of how I made it. While I have him busy with the camera we will take some photos of the new cards I have been making, and I have just opened an e-mail with an order for 8 cards, so thats my weekend sorted! Til tomorrow

Prima Fairy Rhymes number 1

IMG_8837 (Medium)Today we start a new group – cards I have made with Prima Fairy Rhymes paper. I bought the A4 pad, and I haven’t had enough time to really create with it so only a few cards just now but we will return to it one day as it’s great paper.This first card is so simple. I just covered a card base with one corner of the patterned paper, it didn’t need anything else except a seam binding bow, kindyglitz and a stamped greeting!Great girls card done! Til tomorrow….

Echo park love story – not so shabby…

IMG_3656 (Medium)I only bought a few 12 x 12 sheets from this range of paper – Echo Park Love story – and have only made a few cards with it so far – I have put it aside for now to work on some classes, but I thought I would show you what I have created so far. I used a base of black cardstock, and layered a couple of the papers on top – after distressing and inking the edges. I then raided my bits and pieces drawer, and found this chipboard dress form  and crown which I decorated.I inked a doily, and added it, as well as a seam binding bow. I made the flower by folding a length of netting in half lengthways and sewing a running stitch along the raw edge before pulling the thread to gather it. I threaded a brad ( kaisercraft) through the centre. These are amazingly easy to make, and I am going to sit in front of the t.v. tonight and make some more!This style is my cleaned up take on shabby chic, and it’s my favourite at the moment, so I think my ladies will be making some cards in April to this style too! Til tomorrow….

October Afternoon Farm Girl number 12

IMG_1177 (Medium)This is the second to last October Afternoon farm Girl card. I layered a couple of papers, fussy cut one of the flowers from another sheet, and added two of the seed packet images. I finished with seam binding, and a wheelbarrow stamped from my Stampin Up Countryside stamp set. quick post tonight as its shopping night, til tomorrow…..

Everything Stampin up …almost…

Todays  card uses a lot of new products, which I haven’t had nearly enough time to play with yet.The cardstock is stampin Up Pool Party, which matches perfectly with the Comfort Cafe designer paper , also Stampin Up – from here on in lets just say everything is stampin Up except for the brads and lace…Flower die is blossom party die, big swirly stamp is from the Everything Eleanor stamp set, and I heat embossed it with early espresso embossing powder,then I just added ribbon,seam binding and lace.I used a circle punch to bite little bits out of the corners of my paper.Today I have been playing with my new window die, but the weather has heated up here, and its made all of us a little lethargic so I may just go and sit in the lounge room and watch a little t.v…til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Bird Song card

Here is my first ( and only at the moment as I have been distracted with xmas cards) Graphic 45 Bird Song card. Lovely paper and I am looking forward to doing more with it, in the meantime, I did a lot of fussy cutting for this one, and mounted the images on to stampin Up cardstock – Earl Espresso and Baja Breeze. I added some seam binding and gold liquid pearls for texture.Today is a beautiful day outside, and it’s a shame to waste it, so perhaps no creating but sitting in the garden with a good book! Til tomorrow….

Simple sympathy card

Quite often the last thing we want to do is make a sympathy card when we need one. I find it’s always handy to have a couple put away for when they are needed, and my rule with sympathy cards is the simpler the better.The card I have done here is a perfect example of my theory. I have used stampin up cardstock – early espresso, crumbcake and very vanilla, and a stampin Up stamp which looks ok even though it’s not coloured – any simple stamp will do – and a simple seam binding bow.I have also subtly inked around all the edges with a brown ink pad ( in this case Stamp in up Early espresso). I had a lovely lesson with my ladies this morning – it’s so good to see them every month, and they are always so good even when I might be a bit vague, as I was this morning – I had a sick son at home, he seems a little better this afternoon, so all is well in my world again! Til tomorrow….