A card with my Go Press and Foil machine…

_MG_9098 (Medium)As you all know , I purchased a Go Press and Foil machine and have been practising with it. The upshot is I have a lot of foiled bits and pieces waiting to be made into cards! I sat down the other day and made a few, this is the first one…Stampin Up cardstock ( watermelon wonder I believe) for the card base, and the  Go Press and foils stamps for the ornate embossed background and the sentiment. some ribbon, a hand coiled flower ( also on my desk waiting for a project) some die cut greenery and flowers from Iamroses website. i have a few hours to myself today, so i am heading into the craft room with no plan..just going to see where the inspiration takes me! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft My cherie thank you..11 and 12…

IMG_6290 (Medium)IMG_6292 (Medium)Here are the last two cards made with Kaisercraft my cherie, for the meantime anyway!These ones are thank you cards – I have made a huge range of cards with different sentiments with this collection, so it’s a great one for all round cards.The top card has a mix of 6′ pad papers and 12 x 12 papers, and the bottom card uses just the 6″ pad.I found some flowers in the bottom of  a drawer,wound some silver thread in the back ground and finished off with a big bow and fussy cut butterfly. My roast is in the oven, my shopping list written out for this week, and now I am going to round up Nathan and his camera and take some photos of  my latest makes ready to post!I must take this opportunity to welcome all my new followers, thank you for joining us, feel free to comment and join in crafty conversations! Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up Lotus Blossom stamp set

IMG_8560 (Medium)IMG_8561 (Medium)This stamp set from Stampin Up is a three step stamp set which means you stamp the flowers up in layers, laying the solid stamp down first in the lightest colour, and then the second stamp which has more petal detail second and the last layer which is really just highlighting in the darkest colour. The top card , which was inspired by a card I pinned to my pinterest board, uses all stampin up products including ribbon and patterned paper. The bottom cards have some cardstock punched with my martha stewart doily border punch. Nearly time to go to work, so til tomorrow……

Prima Forever Green number 1..

IMG_8591 (Medium)Nathan and I have had a busy morning taking photos of all my recent makes so I am now ready to go!First up is the new Prima Forever Green series of patterned papers, and assorted matching bits and pieces.The only other company here is Stampin Up with their cardstock,sentiment stamp and ribbon. I have discovered a new toy! It is called Wink of Stella, and looks like a mascara but it has a brush on the end, and you know how I love kindyglitz, stickles.. any kind of shimmery bling.. well this is a more subtle application – it gives a shimmery appearance. you can see here I have used it on the flowers-on the image and the flowers down there in the left hand side. This is now a tool I keep in my absolutely need kit!Til tomorrow…..

Bo Bunny – The Avenues….

IMG_3012 (Medium)this one had me stumped- I had to go through all my paper collections to find the name! I have only done a couple of cards with it so that’s why it didn’t come to mind… anyway it is Bo Bunny The Avenues, and the bits and pieces on the card front are from the matching noteworthy collection. I distressed all the edges, and I have left it out on my table to do some more with it this evening. I have been working on xmas most of the day so will welcome a little break tonight! Til tomorrow….

Basic Grey serenade number 5

IMG_3597 (Medium)Super quick post tonight as I am teaching a class very shortly. This is the second to last card in my Basic Grey Serenade series, and tomorrows card is a special one.. 6′ pad, a sticker from the matching sheet, and some ribbon and bling, all mounted on a kraft cardstock base. Til tomorrow…..