Elegant Bird number 2

This is the other card I made with my new Stampin Up Elegant Bird die. I cut this one out of an old cornflakes box, as I wanted a strong base for the crackle paint which I painted over the whole of the bird and wing and left over night to dry. It doesn’t show too well in the photo, but as the paint dries you get a lovely crackled effect.The background paper is from Stampin Up Twitterpated range, and I ran some pink Bazzil through the cuttlebug with my Craft Conceptes cottage floral embossing folder. I just had to add some lace, ribbon, Magnolia chandelier garland, and a strip of kaisercraft pearls.Had a lovely morning with my ladies,then this afternoon a short time in the craft room where I have been working with Kaisercrafts new release, but I am afraid my mind rebelled, and I found myself packing away the muted tones and digging out my brightest ribbons and buttons and papers to come up with some very bright and sunny cards, which we will photo  next week when I am on Holiday ( Yay…)  Til tomorrow….

Sketch series for using scraps number 8

We are nearly at the end of this sketch series – one more to go after this . Toadys card uses my spellbinders nested lacey pennants, some stampin Up ribbon and sentiment, and of course the paper is Everyday enchantment by Stampin Up. The second card which closely mirrors the first uses American crafts Neapolitan paper, stampin Up daffodil delight trim, ribbon and flowers instead of the lace bow and the cardstock is Stampin Up calypso coral. My back is still sore, so nothing but a seat in front of the t.v. with a hot water bottle for me tonight!Til tomorrow….

Sketch series for using scraps number 1

Over the next week I will be posting a series which I have called Sketches for using scraps. I have thought hard about how to present this series as there are quite a few card ideas in it, but Nathan convinced me that doing it this way was best – we will see. The top card is the ” experimental” card, and for all those in the series I used just two sheets of 12 x 12 paper , 9 cards in all, which is great value when watching your purse! The 2 sheets are from Stampin Up designer series – Everyday Enchantment, and I love this paper. The second card is a copy of the basic design of the first sketch card and for these cards I used 4 sheets of American Crafts Neapolitan collection. I still have a lot of this paper left and will make more with it at a later stage. It too is great paper, the handy hint for all the sketches I have done is make sure you purchase a stripe pattern, floral pattern, and a quite plain pattern. With the stampin up paper I found all these just on two sheets, and I have also done some of these cards as a lesson and managed to do the same with some Kaisercraft paper so it easy to do, and total value for money! The litttle flower on the top card was punched out of old book pages  with a punch and a little perfect pearls in the centre. for the second card I added two brads and the cardstock used for the card base was Stampin Up certainly Celery.Til tomorrow…..