A wish for Peace stamp set

IMG_9563 (Medium)Every year one of the first Christmas cards I make is with this stamp set from Stampin Up called A wish for Peace. It’s quite a few years old, but I like the challenge of finding something new to do with it every year. This year I used Stampin up cardstock and embossed the top layer with a cuttlebug Christmas folder after die cutting a circle from the middle of it. I stamped the image on the base card, and added lots of glitter to it once the ink had dried.The holly was die cut with a sizzix die. This was a simple make and would work with lots of my Christmas stamps.A few christmas items trickling through now, and I have spent all weekend working with Kaisercraft silver bells paper collection – My favourite so far this year! til tomorrow….

Qick and easy Christmas card

IMG_9571 (Medium)Here is a quick and easy Christmas card using non-christmas bits and pieces. Die cut ( or punch) a circle, punch out a handful of leaves, stick them around the circle, add sequins, a ribbon bow and a happy christmas sticker and done! You could step it up by adding an embossed or patterned paper layer underneath, but some of my customers like the simple ones for their xmas cards which is why this one was made. I am back in the craft room this afternoon making more christmas cards with the kaisercraft silver bells collection. This paper collection is my favourite so far this season, and the ideas keep coming! Til tomorrow….

kaisercraft holly bright number 6

IMG_5365 (Medium)For the third weekend in a row we have no net service, and it’s only through the wizardry of nathan that I am here today – really starting to lose patience now!! Anyway enough grumbling. Todays card is very similar to one that we did in my class yesterday, square base which is a little different for me, but I am getting used to working on a bigger surface now. The paper is Kaisercraft Holly Bright – we only have a couple more cards left in this group before we move on to something else – and for this card I used the 12 x 12 sheets, and did a little fussy cutting. I have spent the day in the craft room preparing all my september classes. After tea I will pop back in there and make a few cards for my market boxes, which have been sadly neglected of late.Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft turtle Dove 9 and 10

Still with our kaisercraft turtle Dove 6″ pad, and matching collectables. The only extra on these 2 cards are some Craftworks candi,bakers twine, tulle,lace and a button. Just a note if you are going to make the one on the right – don’t do as I did – make sure your paper is the right way up! Just noticed that I stuck the paper on upside down !Til tomorrow….