Rue Des Fleurs number 1

Stampin Up have a great mini catalogue running just now, and I have bought lots of new stuff from it  and this stamp set and paper are two of my purchases. The stamp set is called Rue Des Fleurs and I love it so over the next few days you will see what I have created with it so far… The paper is also stampin Up – attic boutique. The fancy trim behind the main element is a stamp from the set – its quite neat because the design of the stamp allows the image to be interlocked to make a long border strip and I stamped it in choc chip ink. I stamped the main image with choc chip as well, and I die cut a label using spellbinders label 14. The flourishes are from a die-namics die – fancy flourish. The cardstock is Stampin Up – early espresso and so saffron. I also inked around my label eges in so saffron.In fact looking more closely I think I inked around everything….A busy day today, organising my market boxes to see what cards I am short of – still have a few to make for that….. and as I am off to Canberra with my sister next week for a great girly holiday scrapping and cardmaking and hopefully learning lots of new techniques that I can translate into lessons and cards I thought I would schedule my posts for that time ahead so that my blog will still be posting even if I am not here. Anyway I am so excited cos I actually worked it out myself without any help from my techie son Nathan! This evening – more cards! Til tomorrow….

Prima Meadow Lark number 4

Prima meadow lark paper collection, and I used a spellbinders die ( labels 14) to cut out the bird image, which I then inked around the edges. There are two different layers of paper here, one of which has a Martha Stewart punched border. I punched little circles at the edge of the bird image and threaded some matching ribbon through. The sentiment is stamped onto a matching chipboard piece.Today while in the craft room looking for something ( I tend to spend a fair bit of time looking for things!) I found a gorgeous Rose stamp that I hadn’t inked yet. Whatever I was going to do was forgotten and I have spent the afternoon stamping roses and practising my colouring skills. All in all a great afternoon!Spent a lovely morning at Paper flourish teaching my Monday class, so a lovely crafty day today. Til tomorrow….

Sketch series for using scraps number 7

here we are at number 7 in our series for using up scraps – only a couple more to go – I hope you are not too bored by now! For my trial card I stuck strips of varying widths onto a piece of scrap paper – printer paper I think it was – and hand cut a shape from it, cut a couple of labels from Spellbinders labels 14, and added seam binding and a hat pin threaded with an extra matching bead. The paper is Stampin Up Everyday Enchantment. For the bottom card I decided to cut the shape using a spellbinder die – the largest in Labels 17, but otherwise stuck faithfully to the sketch. the papers here are American crafts neapolitan. Speaking of which I decided last night to use up the remaining bits from my original 4 sheets and 8 cards later I have to say a fond farewell to Neapolitan! so finished another collection! 19 cards altogether from those four sheets of paper – I think I broke my record!My perfume of choice today is Deep Heat – very sore back that seems to come and go – so can’t sit for very long – no crafting today… Til tomorrow…..

Sketch Series for using scraps number 5

Still working on our sketch series for using scraps, and here i have cut 3 2 cm wide strips at varying lengths and cut a V into the bottom of them, used my labels 14 spellbinders to die cut a couple of labels, layered them together and threaded seam binding through them and tied a big bow. Added a button and twine to finish. The paper is still my 2 pieces of Stampin Up Everyday enchantment, and I matted the design on to Stampin Up Pool party. for the second card I used American crafts neapolitan paper and substituted the seam binding for ribbon, and the button for a kaisercraft the cardstock is Stampin Up Certainly celery and blushing Bride. I am offf tonight to teach a class over at the Village… so looking forward to it – we always have a good laugh… Til tomorrow…..