The last three Belle Vie cards

img_9340-mediumimg_9338-mediumimg_9339-mediumimg_9339-mediumHere are the last three cards I made with my 2 pieces of Julie Nutting Belle Vie paper.The bottom card ( which I have accidentally posted twice!)has a little fussy cutting on it and a metal charm as well,the second card has a paper bow made from a punch I bought from stampin up, and the top card has a little bicycle charm. I loved making this card series as I got to dig through forgotten boxes of bits and pieces to decorate them!I have a new plan – put one of those forgotten boxes on my desk and use them up that way!I have been busy today in the craft room fulfilling 3 orders, and working on a class which is coming together beautifully..til tomorrow…..

Julie Nutting Belle Vie..vintage..

img_9337-mediumcontinuing on with the cards I made with a couple of sheets of Julie Nutting Belle Vie papers I layered the first paper, after swiping with Tea Dye ink around the edges, and popped a postcard print from the other sheet on top – It had a lovely image on the left so i just added my greeting ( stamped with a stampin up stamp and fussy cut) behind which i glued some fibre wool. a group of flowers and some old beading to finish! Busy day today, long overdue trip to the hairdresser, and a family picnic in the park thios afternoon – hope the weather holds! Til tomorow…

Belle Vie..

img_9336-mediumI purchased just a couple of sheets of this collection – Julie Nutting Belle Vie,and this was the first card I made with it. I covered the card blank with a piece of patterned paper and Inked the edges with tea dye distress ink.Using a stampin up stamp and ink I stamped the dress form and fussy cut.All the trims on this card were out on my desk – just bits and pieces and scraps so it was good to use them all! The ribbons were stampin up, the lace and flower prima and some old beading and gauze.A day off today, but busy running errands, and thinking about upcoming classes.I have a few ideas buzzing around and look forward to some time in the craft room this weekend to start them all! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Christmas wishes 11 and 12

Nearly finished the Kiasercraft Christmas wishes series..one more to go after this one! ( for now!)The card on the left is another gatefold,I used the scalloped edge in the 6″ pad, and papers from the same pad to decorate. A fussy cut bauble from a 12 x 12 paper and some gold twine to finish. the card on the left almost looks like it’s from a different collection, but it is still Christmas wishes, and just goes to show how many different styles you can make from this one collection.The good news for today is that I found my camera!! I have also coloured my dogs, and completed my orders,so that just leaves time for some more christmas card makes. Til tomorrow….

Continuing on with kaisercraft true Romance

IMG_9326 (Medium)As I started with the revisit to Kaisercraft True Romance paper collection yesterday we will continue on with the cards I made before I created the rectangle aperture card.This card uses some of the 12 x 12 paper,a couple of the collectables and some fussy cut flowers. There were lots of tags in this collection so I have done a lot of layering here, with the tags and the doilies that are also in this collection. This is another collection that I have lots of so it will take a few revisits before I have used it all! I have inked around the edges of everything with tea dye ink. Inking around edges is a good idea when you are doing lots of layers as it defines each layer.Tea dye distress ink is always my go-to ink pad for this job. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle

IMG_6558I found a Kaisercraft Mademoiselle card that I haven’t posted yet..I used 12 x 12 papers for this one, and some fussy cut pieces from more 12 x 12 paper. I used a kaisercraft occassions die to die cut the greeting in gold cardstock,added some gold thread behind, and hand crocheted a doily ( still practising !) and added some bead,and bling , ribbon bow , in the centre. The cardstock base is a piece of stampin up cardstock. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 1 and 2,

IMG_6554IMG_6555Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe today, I only bought the 6″ pad and one 12 x 12 sheet for fussy cutting and had intended these cards for Fathers day cards, but decided I had enough of those, so these ones turned into birthday cards! The top card is lots of fussy cutting and the addition of a Tim Holtz spinner. The bottom card has a strip of hessian and a really old brad from the bottom of my bits drawer. Otherwise everything on this one is from the 6″ pad. A day off today, shopping done and I am off to the craft room . Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft mademoiselle 2..

IMG_0340 (Medium)I know I mentioned some stamped cards in my previous post,but Nathan did some Photoing, and there was one Kaisercraft mademoiselle card in the group,so I wanted to put it up with yesterdays card, so that we aren’t jumping all over the place!For this card i have used some of the 12 x 12 papers. The frame is from the 12 x 12 card front sheets. There was some words in the centre, but I didn’t want to use them, so I cut the inside of the frame away and backed it instead with some 12 x 12 paper. With this collection there is a specialty sheet covered with lots of lovely images which I sat and fussy cut out one evening, and that’s where the lady came from!All I needed then was a kaisercraft flower, ribbon bow and some pearls to finish. Til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle..

IMG_0319 (Medium)The Kaisercraft Mademoiselle paper collection is gorgeous, so much so that I have used it for my August class at Paper Flourish!For this card I have used the 6″ paper pad,and a couple of the collectables.The trim is by Prima, and the butterfly is fussy cut from another of the papers in the pad.The secret to this vintage style paper is to ink around all your edges…I have used Tea Dye distress ink.We will continue this collection after Nathan has photoed the cards I have since made up, meanwhile tomorrow we will have a look at some stamped cards I recently worked on. Til tomorrow…..

More Ultimate crafts magnolia Lane

IMG_5632 (Medium)IMG_5633 (Medium)The other two cards I made while I had this paper ( ultimate crafts Magnolia Lane0 out on the desk …I love vintage style cards because I get to put lots of lovely ribbon and laceĀ  on them, and I certainly did that with these two! The top card has lots of the collectables that I purchased with the paper layered on top of each other, as well as a doily, a flourish die cut, ribbon and some pearls that were laying on my table.Everything was inked with Tea Dye distress ink. The bottom card is more simple, the strip of paper below the blue ribbon was from the bottom of one of the papers – the identity strip that the barcode is on …sometime these strips come in very handy!butterfly and flower image is from the pack of collectables, and I used some gorgeous soft gathered lace to finish.Today is a day off, and it is a wild wet and stormy day day here, perfect for relaxing in the craft room! til tomorrow….