Thursday, August 31, 2017

Centre Step Cards

I was experimenting with a centre step card last week and was extremely happy with the result.  I followed a tutorial on YouTube but unfortunately I cannot find the link (I will update the post if I can find it to give credit where it is due)

UPDATE:  This is the link to make the step card -

The instructions were to use a pre-folded card base and Kaisercraft collectibles pack, and boy was it easy.

This was my first card, pretty pinks

The second card was in blues and gave a different effect altogether

Both these cards are being donated to the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer fund raising.  The group of ladies that I craft with usually make about 50 cards for the committee to sell.  It is a great opportunity to help a good cause and try many new card ideas.

I can imagine Christmas cards, birthday cards etc using this technique.

Happy crafting


Monday, August 21, 2017

Simple Card

Just a simple little Christmas card today, using Washi tape.  I have a lot of washi tape in my supplies and want to find ways to use it.

Look closely at the next photo, can you see a little head snuggled in the blanket.  My pup Cindy will not wear a dog coat, however loves to snuggle up in her blanket.

This was taken in the early hours of the morning when the temperature was very cold.  She does sleep inside but it still gets quite chilly..

Looking forward to spring days


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stamped cards

I love playing with stamps when making my cards. 

The top two cards use stamps by Darkroom Door, an Australian company.  The detail in the dream catcher and motor bike are wonderful.
The bottom card was a trial using a tab cutout for the opening.  I should have taken a photo of the inside, however, I didn't :)
More to add to my card supply.  I will definitely be making more cards using these stamps

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lovely weekend

I had a lovely weekend away with my sisters.  Just a girls weekend, lots of love and laughter.
We stayed at a beautiful apartment on Lake Mulwala, this was the scene from our door.  Stunning

At dusk the lake was magical and this black swan made the perfect backdrop to the ripples in the water.

Alas, back to reality today, and back to work.  But great memories and fun times.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Birthday card

This birthday card was CAS from Pinterest.  It uses Couture Creations Sea Breeze collection lighthouse, Dress It Up Buttons (seagull & boat).  Great texture on this card.

I am having so much fun making cards - another three already in the planning stage.  I think I have forgotten how to use my sewing machine, ha ha


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Masculine cards

I quite often hear and read about people having trouble making cards for males.  I do not have the same trouble as I have a lot of stamps that I can use.

The following two cards were created using Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycle stamp set and Kaisercraft Checker Plate embossing folder.

I love the way they turned out. What do you think|?

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Another two Christmas cards

I have made another two Christmas cards using the Kaisercraft Christmas Jewels paper and collectibles.  I love this mauve colour.

Very simple cards, using a Memory Box Open Studio collage die for the accents.

Till next time.