Two More Festival of Trees cards


IMG_3213 (Medium)IMG_3219 (Medium)two more card today made with my new stamp set from stampin Up – Festival of Trees.The papers and cardstock I used( in fact everything I used) is from Stampin up, but it’s not strictly Christmas paper, I just thought that it would work!I like the pale blue one for a change from red and green. Today has been another good day in the craft room with quite a few more christmas cards made. Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up festival of trees stamp set

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IMG_8573 (Medium)IMG_8574 (Medium)Every year I try to limit myself to one christmas stamp set, and one christmas die set,mainly because there is such a small window of opportunity to use them, and over the years the christmas stash mounts up and I do use previous years buys in new and different ways as I learn more techniques. This years stamp set buy was this one from Stampin Up. Called festival of trees, in the set is a variety of tree designs, as well as the bird shown here and a few other co-ordinating stamps. I also bought the punch that co-ordinates with this set , its a tree punch which has lots of possibilities besides punching out the stamped trees.the two cards I have shown here are the first two I did with this set, forĀ  a lesson over at the retirement village.The papers I used were in a paper pad that I purchased last year from Stampin has been the most enjoyable day in the craft room. I laid out my Time to Celebrate papers from graphic 45 and have created so many cards! All different too – little girl type cards, cards for older girls(!), wedding/bridal shower cards, baby cards, and I am heading back in there now to do some anniversary cards before packing up and doing a few more christmas cards! til tomorrow….

Stampin Up wonderous wreath


IMG_8572 (Medium)Todays card was made with mostly stampin up products, the only exception being the Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder.The wreath is from the wonderous wreath stamp set, and then I used the matching dies to die cut it out, andĀ  the “Noel” ( from glitter cardstock), was also die cut from the same set.This is a great set to use when making a lot o xmas cards all at once! Til tomorrow…..

New Kaisercraft Feather die

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IMG_3228 (Medium)A little break from all things Christmas today. I recently had the pleasure of roadtesting some new Kaisercraft dies for my local craft shop – Paper flourish, and one of the dies is featured here on todays card. I was most impressed with the quality of the dies, and particularly liked the way they fell off the die without very much persuasion at all!Here I have used it as it was intended – just die cut a couple of feathers and inked around the edges. On other cards I used the negative cut to sponge through onto my paper( which worked brilliantly) and ran other feathers through the die cutting machine in an embossing folder which also worked a treat, so lots of use from this die!The bird stamp on this card is by oxford impressions,and the flower is Prima. sentiment stamp,ribbon and linen thread are all from stampin up. til tomorrow….

The last fabscraps Vintage Christmas


IMG_8569 (Medium)IMG_8570 (Medium)Thank you to everyone who sent me wishes on hearing my Dad wasn’t well. Thankfully he is back to his normal self now, and just resting at home.Cards today are the last few I made with Fabscraps Christmas paper.For these ones I just focused on the paper, and added some chipboard, seam binding,lace buttons and bling.I taught a lovely class of ladies this morning – it was just the tonic I needed after a stressful couple of days, and I am hoping to see the inside of my craft room over the next couple of days because I am so far behind with my Christmas cards, still have about 100 to do, so its going to be a big push to get them all done this year. Til tomorrow….

fabscraps vintage xmas


IMG_8566 (Medium)IMG_8567 (Medium)IMG_8568 (Medium)I have been missing for a day or two because I have been busy with my dad – he took ill and was admitted to hospital,but I brought him home this morning and he is back to his cheeky self, so much relieved!I have posted a few cards to make up for it though and these are all made with a couple of sheets of Fabscraps xmas paper. One sheet was entirely tags so I made good use of them and that stretched the paper to make quite a lot of cards. I have added assorted ribbon, lace and charms to finish.Today is going to be a lazy day catching up on some lost sleep. til tomorow…..

My Minds Eye Joyous


IMG_8564 (Medium)IMG_8565 (Medium)Todays paper collection is My Minds Eye Joyous. These are the only cards I have made with this paper so far -I keep getting distracted!it is a lovely vintage paper though, and hopefully I get back to it before Christmas!All I had to add to it was ribbon and lace.Today was my first day of holidays, but it was all about spring cleaning today,best to get it all out of the way at the beginning of my short break and look forward to crafting later in the week. Til tomorrow….

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