Brand new cuttlebug/bigshot card

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IMG_5104 (Medium)I came up with this card at short notice for a lesson.I used pearlescent cardstock ( for the card base) and pearlescent paper in the same shade of pink for all the embossing and die cutting. punches used – martha stewart lacy border, leaf, and branch , and the flower die is a new release from kaisercraft. I added flat backed pearls in the centre of the flowers. This card was actually so simple, but looks really effective in real life with the shimmery card and paper. A gorgeous day here in adelaide, so we are all off to a bbq lunch in the park..must dig out my sunscreen and hat, at 29degrees celsius our winter skin may get a little burnt! til tomorrow….

Flash back Thursday!


IMG_8829 (Medium)welcome to flash back thursday! A short series of most popular cards I have posted on my blog! This one is actually more popular than the previuos flash back card, because it was made a couple of years later, and has had the same amount of views and pins etc..It’s all punching and embossing folders ( are we seeing a theme here?)The embossing folder is a stampin up folder, but a lot of the newer folders I have seen would give the same effect,and the lacy cardigan bits are made with my martha stewart lace doily punch.the card base was made with a pale pink cardstock to give the illusion of skin when the green cardstock was folded back.Til tomorrow….

Cuttlebug card with some stamping…

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IMG_9558 (Medium)Todays card is a really good basic design that leaves lots of room for improvising. I have layered two shades of purple cardstock, embossing the layers with two different embossing folders and stamped flowers from stampin up fabulous florets stamp set onto more cardstock – no colouring. The leaves are stamped onto green cardstock ( they are stamped using stampin up secret garden stamp) and then all the stamping is fussy cut. if you don’t want to use stamps it would look just as effective with flowers fussy cut from patterned paper or shop bought flowers instead. I used a big green flat backed pearl in the middle of my flower. The butterfly is punched with a martha stewart punch. Til tomorrow…..

Very quick layered card


IMG_9556 (Medium)Todays card is a very quick and simple layered card, and one which I did for a retirement village lesson. All the papers and cardstock used here are from stampin up but any paper collection would work with this design.So we have the base card and then 4 layers alternating pattern and plain.I die cut a beautiful butterfly and added a strip of rhinestones down its body to finish.I hope you have all had a lovely crafty weekend..til tomorrow…..

Most viewed card…


IMG_0556 (Medium)Today we are having a flashback thursday! I thought it would be interesting to check out which card has been my most viewed/shared card and it is this one from June of 2011! It was made with stampin up cardstock, and the stampin up  blossom party die die set ( still a favourite die of mine)The leaves were  done with a stampin up sizzix leaf die, and I used assorted brads to hold the flowers together. very busy day off today , what with shopping and a trip to the dentist, the day is running away from me and not too much time left for the craft room. At least the weekend is in sight! til tomorrow….

A wish for Peace stamp set


IMG_9563 (Medium)Every year one of the first Christmas cards I make is with this stamp set from Stampin Up called A wish for Peace. It’s quite a few years old, but I like the challenge of finding something new to do with it every year. This year I used Stampin up cardstock and embossed the top layer with a cuttlebug Christmas folder after die cutting a circle from the middle of it. I stamped the image on the base card, and added lots of glitter to it once the ink had dried.The holly was die cut with a sizzix die. This was a simple make and would work with lots of my Christmas stamps.A few christmas items trickling through now, and I have spent all weekend working with Kaisercraft silver bells paper collection – My favourite so far this year! til tomorrow….

Authentique Pretty number 4


IMG_2621 (Medium)Sorry I missed last nights post, but we are still having random internet issues. still using Authentique Pretty collection of papers,I also used a dress form die ( mine is from stampin up, but most die companies have one of these!)and wrapped  some lace around it, and glued a string of pearls around the neck area.I folded back a corner of the layered square and pinned it with a kaisercraft brad,and added some black lace there to peek through. A ribbon bow and some  ruler printed trim ( got it and the string of pearls from K-mart) to finish off this design. Til tomorrow….

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