Prima Delight number 1

IMG_5930 (Medium)I recently bought some new papers which included a new range by prima – Delight. This is my kind of paper – great for vintage cards. So far i have only made this one card using it – been a bit busy with xmas cards, but hope to get back to it very soon! I created a few layers for this card, and distressed and inkied all the edges. I made a flower with my sizzix tattered florals die and put it together with a stampin up antique brad.The little pearl swirls are also from Prima. today has gone by so quickly, and I haven’t created too much but am heading off to the craft room now for an hour or so.. bliss…. til tomorrow….

Exploding box with graphic 45 French Country

IMG_8867 (Medium)I made this exploding box for my Mum for her birthday. She loves roosters ( I don’t know why) so it was easy to decide what to put inside it, and Graphic 45 french Country papers were a perfect match to decorate the panels inside the box. I used Sizzix tattered florals for the flower on the lid, and the only other thing I needed for this project was 3 1/2  12 x 12 sheets of bazzil to construct the box with. I repeated this project for a class, and everyone passed with flying colours! It truly is a simple box with lots of wow factor. I have done a youtube clip with all the measurements and a step by step guide to show you how to do it yourself. You will be able to access this here, and it will always be available by clicking on the youtube icon over there on the right of my blog! Til tomorrow….

Prima meadow Lark card in box

This is another card in a box, but for some reason we didn’t take a photo of the box so you will have to imagine it!The patterned papers are from the Prima meadow lark range, and the big flower is die cut with my cuttlebug and sizzix tattered florals die. I made a tag pocket so that a gift voucher could be slipped in there, and added some lovely ribbon and bling.My working week is finished so the weekend starts for me now – into the craft room I go …as soon as I have organised some dinner… Til tomorrow….

Sketch for using scraps number 6

Up to number 6 in our sketch series for scraps. For this one I cut 5 2cm strips in descending lengths and cut a V into the ends. A border strip, seam binding and a tattered floral die cut ( sizzix) and pearl brad finishes this simple card. The paper collection is stampin Up everyday enchantment. The second card follows the sketch closely, but uses bought flowers instead of the die cut, and I stamped a sentiment in the corner.The paper collection is american Crafts Neapolitan, and the cardstock is blushing bride.Looking forward to an evening in the card room, Til tomorrow…

Wedding Card and Cuttlebug

I got the idea for this card from a magazine, but I didn’t have any of the supplies they used so I improvised and this is what I came up with… the list of products used is quite long so here goes… I used Pearlescent cardstock in pink,my Tim holtz sizzix vintage car die through my cuttlebug, spellbinders die labels 14,tattered florals sizzix die,banner cut using my cricut and Heritage cartridge,Prima Botanicals patterned paper, Stampin Up Perfectly penned and Marry Me stamps for sentiments, and various flowers,ribbon and a Maya road stick pin.Every thing was inked around the edges with victorian velvet distress ink.I have spent a lovely day in the craft room, it’s a lot cooler here today, back to work tomorrowbut it’s been a lovely 5 day break.. Til tomorrow….

Bobunny Enchanted

Here is something completely different for me – Monochrome cards… This particular card was created for a relative that recently became engaged, and I used Bo Bunny Enchanted 6″pad, a matching brad and a pre printed label from a matching 12 x 12 paper. I added some flowers, pretty beaded ribbon and a prima leaf. I die cut a sizzix tattered floral from more of the papers from the 6″ pad. The greeting was stamped with Stampin Up perfectly penned. I would love a bit of feedback on these monochrome cards so let me know what you think! Til tomorrow…..