Pion Days Gone By continued….

IMG_8018 (Large)IMG_8020 (Large)IMG_8022 (Large)Here are todays cards, still with Pion Days Gone By collection,beautiful soft colours in this range, and I have just added some lace and ribbon with a little fancy die cut borders . These cards didn’t need anything else, they have a lovely vintage feel about them! Its very warm here just now, I have been lazily playing in the craft room, but also enjoying the season and spending most of my free time with family. I have worked a few days in between and we have been busy putting out all our new ranges.. some gorgeous papers coming through from Mintay , Photoplay and Prima – so lots of ideas buzzing around in my head! Meantime, til tomorrow…..

Embossing ( and just a die cut)

_MG_4592 (Medium)This is a card that I taught at paper Flourish a couple of months ago. We did a set of three cards all relying on embossing and die cutting with pastel colours. The die I have used is a Seven paper Dolls die which will be available to purchase  from our webstore when it has it’s grand opening on the 1st of May. It has been a busy and exciting time getting the web store up and running and we see the finish line in our sights! The sentiment die is from kaisercraft as are the embossing folders I used. I stuck a row of flowers across the join I had created by combining two different embossed pieces of cardstock. I have always loved pastel colours and the three cards we created in class are favourites of mine. I have rediscovered embossing folders recently, they are an undervalued piece of cardmaking equipment in my opinion!  I have spent a little time today in the craft room creating some June lessons, but really it has been a lazy and relaxing day off. Til tomorrow…..

Christmas with Dies

img_9355-mediumimg_9359-mediumTodays cards rely heavily on dies. The paper I used is by Stampin Up called Home for Christmas and it was released last year, but I still have a bit left.For the top card the sentiment die is a new release from memory box,and the scenery dies are by stampin up also a release from last year, but I didn’t get them in time to use them last year. The bottom card has a window die cut with a memory box die,with one of the stampin up dies behind it. The house and christmas tree were fussy cut from the stampin up paper.We are experiencing wild weather here at the moment, so will post this now in case we lose power again! Til tomorrow….

Girls card ideas..

img_9350-mediumimg_9351-medium A quick break from Christmas cards today while I show you a few cards I made with a couple of sheets of Pebbles Winter Wonderland that I picked up.The top photo shows two cards that I made with a gatefold, covering all panels with the patterned paper, and the Princesses from one of the shet of paper, and the bottom photo shows the more traditional fold and for the focal point I glued on some little dolls that I picked up in our local cheap shop. I die cut the happy birthday’s out of glitter cardstock. Seeing these cards again has just reminded me that I have an order for 3 cards to do this weekend, for great grand daughters. I hope I still have some of those little dolls left because they will be perfect!Til tomorrow….

Very last of Make it Berry..

img_9349-mediumThis is the very last of my October Afternoon Make it Berry collection. I have loved revisiting this collection,but  what is left of it has gone into the surplus to requirements bag, as I can’t keep everything.My craft room is becoming a fire hazard! I made this card as a DL size card ( cardstock 21 x 21 cm and folded in half) to accommodate the tall reindeer image. A bit of offset layering, lace and ribbon and this one is ready to go! A new series tomorrow, Til then ….

October afternoon Christmas gatefold

img_9344-mediumimg_9348-mediumAlways a challenge photographing gatefold cards, hopefully you all get the gist of these ones!Gatefold shapes are fast becoming my favourite as it’s so easy to decorate inside as well,just a piece of matching paper and a greeting .The paper here is the same as last post – October afternoon Make it berry. A release from a few years ago, and I just used some shiny red ribbon and some rhinestones for texture.tomorrow will be the last card with this collection, then onto something new! Still have a lesson to plan out today in the craft room,then I will be back to more Christmas cards! Til tomorrow….

October Afternoon christmas.

img_9343-mediumimg_9347-mediumI have so much christmas paper. Quite often it happens that I buy the collection but I have already made my Christmas cards, so I keep it for next year,but new paper comes out that I fall in love with.So this year is christmas paper culling time! Of course once I take it out ideas come…this is what happened with this paper. it is October Afternoon Make it Berry and it must be at least three years old.I have made a few cards, and the rest is in a bag ready to move on. I used a stampin up corner punch and ribbon on the top card, and the bottom card just has pretty images layered onto the base paper, and a fussy cut poinsetta decorated with kindyglitz. I taught a full class this morning – yes christmas cards, and I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with everyone! Til tomorrow….

found another Belle Vie card!

img_9342-mediumOops! I was all ready to move on to some christmas cards when I found one more card made with Julie Nutting Belle Vie paper (I only purchased 2 papers from this collection)This actually was the last one I made using up the last of the paper.I die cut a scalloped rectangle , and 2 butterflies,inked everything,and added the last of my bead string ( I have bought some more – Kaisercraft make it now, but the length that I have been using came off the dress of a vintage doll)ribbon,bow and sequins to decorate.Early finish from work today, so a bit of time to put my feet up! til tomorrow….

The last three Belle Vie cards

img_9340-mediumimg_9338-mediumimg_9339-mediumimg_9339-mediumHere are the last three cards I made with my 2 pieces of Julie Nutting Belle Vie paper.The bottom card ( which I have accidentally posted twice!)has a little fussy cutting on it and a metal charm as well,the second card has a paper bow made from a punch I bought from stampin up, and the top card has a little bicycle charm. I loved making this card series as I got to dig through forgotten boxes of bits and pieces to decorate them!I have a new plan – put one of those forgotten boxes on my desk and use them up that way!I have been busy today in the craft room fulfilling 3 orders, and working on a class which is coming together beautifully..til tomorrow…..

Julie Nutting Belle Vie..vintage..

img_9337-mediumcontinuing on with the cards I made with a couple of sheets of Julie Nutting Belle Vie papers I layered the first paper, after swiping with Tea Dye ink around the edges, and popped a postcard print from the other sheet on top – It had a lovely image on the left so i just added my greeting ( stamped with a stampin up stamp and fussy cut) behind which i glued some fibre wool. a group of flowers and some old beading to finish! Busy day today, long overdue trip to the hairdresser, and a family picnic in the park thios afternoon – hope the weather holds! Til tomorow…