Monday, July 22, 2019

Sympathy cards - 2

Two more sympathy cards I made for my friend.  This time I let all the cutting dies do the work.

I love this feather die but the end result is never quite what I envisage ?

Hope my friend likes the cards I have made for you.  I have a busy week socially, so I don’t think I will get much more crafting done.  But I can hope

Enjoy your day

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sympathy Cards

A friend asked me to make some sympathy cards for her.  Two I finished today using Kaisercraft Cottage Rose papers

I hope I get a couple more finished tomorrow

Are you crafting this weekend

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Two different cards

I finished  two cards this morning, entirely different styles.  We had a new baby in our extended family this week, and I used my last  baby boy card, so had to make another for my stash.

The next card is for my BIL birthday.  I used a Darkroon Door stamp, coloured with Distress Oxide inks.  Papers are from Kaisercraft Factory 42 collection 

I haven't made any cards for awhile, so was pleased to get started again.

Hope you are having a great crafting weekend

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Kaisercraft Anthropology Cards

Well a week ago I decided to try Alicia McNamara from Papercraft Secrets instructions for 10 Kaisercraft Anthropology cards.  I really did have very good intentions, but I got sidetracked.  I didn’t have all the materials so was making do with what I had. Here are 5 finished - maybe 1 similar to the samples 🤔

I now need to make a baby boy card, welcoming a new addition to my extended family. Such joy!

Till then, have a great crafting day


Thursday, July 04, 2019

Lazy times

Since returning from holidays, I have not had time for any crafting.  I got my card and papers out on Saturday but nothing eventuated.

So today I am sharing a "little girl" die cut I made last year and added to a card.  She is made from Kaisercraft Memory Lane papers and is still one of my favourites

Here she is on a finished card... oh so cute!

I hope my crafting mojo returns soon and that I have get time to play.
Have a great day

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Beautiful sunrise

On Wednesday I had an early flight and this was the beautiful sunrise from the plane window.

I am visiting friends in far North Queensland, so may be missing for a couple of weeks.
Warmer days, lovely


Thursday, June 06, 2019

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset cards

I made these Boho styled cards at the weekend based on instructions from Alicia McNamara from Papercraft Secrets.  I used Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset papers, and gold glitter card on a Hibiscus die as the floral embellishment.  Finished off with Kaisercraft Blooms and wooden flourishes.  Very bright and cheery cards

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After finishing the cards, I thought I would jazz them up a little bit and make coordinating envelope liners.  This finishes off the cards beautifully

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With the little strip of paper left over from the envelope liver, I added it to the inside of the card. 

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Three of the cards with the matching envelopes.

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I hope to be able to use up all this paper pad before I move onto the next, fingers crossed.

Hope you had a great day

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sympathy Cards

Two entirely different styles of sympathy cards today.  Unfortunately these cards are quite often needed.

Wanted to try a white on white card, very simple

This next card was inspired by a fellow cardmaker - black and white

The weather is getting cooler, so you may see more crafting soon

Enjoy your day

Monday, May 27, 2019

No crafting at the moment

I haven't been in my craft room for days.  We have been having warm Autumn days, so I have been making the most of the beautiful sunshine out in the garden.  I have planted some pansies, so hope to have some lovely colour in Spring.

I saw this beautiful image on Pinterest.  A great use of the many buttons in my stash.

Enjoy your day

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Papercraft gift handbags

A little different paper crafting today.  I made these cute little handbags, for table gifts.  They could include a tea light candle, chocolate or small gift.  Just a 6” square of paper for the bag section. 💕

Love the colours in this one, with a little pink ribbon necklace as a gift

First one I made, with a decorated tea light candle.

I have finished four of these handbags and need to make another 8 for our Pink Ribbon table gifts. Like everything, deciding what paper to use, takes the longest time....

Link to the tutorial I followed, can be found here 

Hope you have had a great weekend

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Art Squared cards

As mentioned yesterday, I had a friend visit and we played with the art squared stamp technique.  I finished three cards, all entirely different.
The first one, I used Kaleidacolor Birthstone inks - more vibrant colour than oxide the inks.

The next card used a combination of blue distress oxide inks.  The dark blue overpowered this card too much, I feel. 

The last card I decided to change the orientation to landscape- used nice bright distress oxide colours.  Can’t quite remember the colour combination, and used a 60s themed stamp set.  I think this is my favourite of the three cards. 

The weather has been beautiful during the days, so I have been spending lots of time outside in the garden.  I think I like Autumn the best.

Hope you are having a great day

Friday, May 17, 2019

On my desk

Today I have a crafting friend visiting, and I am going to show her how to make the square art card. I have one cut and stamped ready to assemble, as well as two other cards in the planning stage.
Looking forward to a great day.

The template for cutting up the background has been printed as well, I think I am organised. Hopefully I will have some finished cards to show you tomorrow.

Enjoy your day

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Saxophone Player card

This was a very simple card to make, just used two dies.  One of the saxaphone player, dog and lamp and the second the birthday greeting notes.  I like how it came together, although the hardest part was choosing the background paper.  I wanted to use bricks, but the colours were all wrong, so I ended up with this wood theme.  I think it works ok.

I have a friend coming to craft with me tomorrow, so I had better clean up my craft room today to make space for her.  If really is quite a mess.... 

Enjoy your day

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Stamped Birthday Card

A friend shared a YouTube tutorial on how to use more of your stamps in cardmaking.  See link here
I decided to try it using supplies I had on hand, not what was mentioned in the tutorial but it still worked out great.

Supplies used, glossy photo paper, distress oxide inks for background, momento tuxedo black ink for stamping and free vintage stamp set from a magazine.  (Creative Stamping Magazine, Issue 67)

I think I will challenge myself to make more of these cards, so I can get better use of my stamps.

Now I am off to do some gardening while the sun is shining and before it gets too cold.

Enjoy your day


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Winter is coming

The weather is getting colder, reminding us that Winter is fast approaching. Although I don't like the cold, it is ideal for crafting.

My garden is still giving a good showing of colour, especially the Salvias, which I love.  The camellia shrubs have started flowering and the pink colour is so soft and delicate.

Enjoy your day

Friday, May 10, 2019

Two very different cards

A very feminine vintage style card - a little bit of everything on this card.  Lace, tulle, metal embellishments and flowers

The second card, I played with blending my oxide inks, sprintzed with water and layered a Paper Rose Kangaroo mob die cut on top.  The sentiment  was heat embossed 

I love the colours in this card.  The Autumn weather has turned cold, so I hope to get a couple more cards completed over the weekend.

Enjoy your day

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Another boy card

i like how this card turned out.  Used Stampin Up grunge stamps for background, and a Crafts 4 U mountain bike die for the feature element.  Simple, but effective.

I have one more boy card to make, I think I will do a fishing theme for that one.

Enjoy your day

Friday, May 03, 2019

Two cute teddy bear cards

I love these teddy bear dies, they make great cards

This first one for a new baby

This card was made for a little girl.

The die pieces can be a little fiddly to assemble, but I think they are worth the effort.

The next few days, I am going to start and re-organise my die storage, so I might find something new to play with.

Hope you have a great crafting day

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Card for a teenage boy

This card was a challenge, a teenager’s card.  I used Darkroom Door skateboard stamp as my focal point and Kaisercraft Attitude papers and stickers to finish it off.  I hope he likes it.

I had better check my birthday list to see who is next 

Enjoy your day

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Testing new cutting die

I received this beautiful feather and bird die today and couldn't wait to try it.  It cut beautifully on a inked background that was on my desk waiting to be used.  I inlaid the birds with black cardstock to make them "pop" a little.  Not bad for a test run, but I think this will be wonderful in soft pastel/neutral tones.

Hope you have time to craft today, enjoy

Friday, April 26, 2019

Floating 80th birthday card

This is one of my "go to" card techniques when I need a special card in a hurry.  Using my large letter alphabet dies, I cut out each letters at least 3 times, for stability.  The card front is cut leaving a gap in the middle, to allow the letters to join the card back together again.

Photo shows the card closed

This photo shows the card open, and you can see how the letters seem to float.

Enjoy your day

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Little girl cards

These little diecut teddies have been sitting on my desk for ages- they eventually found a home on cards

Enjoy your day

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Male cards

I am always running short on cards for the male members of my family, so last weekend I completed three.  Need a lot more, but at least I have started.

Two cards have been made using Kaisercraft Factory 42 papers and collectibles.

And the last card used Kaisercraft Mountain Air paper and collectibles.

I have had a request to make a 80th birthday card with a fishing theme, fingers crossed I can get it done this weekend.  With the Easter and school holidays it has been a busy time, and very little time to craft.

Enjoy your day

Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter - Hot Air Balloons

Every Easter we have hot air ballons flying over our area.  Such a beautiful sight this morning
They seem to fly so  low

Enjoy your day