Fathers day ideas..

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IMG_6552IMG_6553Fathers day is not too far away, so I have been making a few fathers day cards. These two are made with a Close to my Heart stamp set.. I haven’t tried this company before, and I am quite impressed with quality and price. The set includes quite a few stamps,including the bow tie and moustache on the bottom card, and the bottle of Pop on the top card.The papers I used are from Stampin Up, an older designer series called confetti celebration. Another new purchase I was trying out is the Enamel Accents on the top card. These are little bottles of liquid which drops out of the bottle beautifully and hardens like enamel. They take a while to dry, ideally left over night. I have a few colours, and very tempted to buy some more! I coloured the bottLe of Pop with copic markers,and didn’t need to colour the bottom card ..that’s how it stamped out. Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 safari adventure 2…

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IMG_0342 (Medium)Quick post today, Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.I layered a piece of the green patterned paper from the collection onto my card base, trimmed back the image, fussy cut a tag from another piece of the collection,and stuck on a button ( which looking at the photo appears to have slipped down a bit – will have to check that!Meanwhile imagine the button on the top of the tag!!)Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.1.

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IMG_0341 (Medium)Today we start a new series! Graphic 45 Safari Adventure. Graphic 45 have made it really easy to make cards with this collection.A lot of the images cover the whole card ( like this one) and I just added a flag pennant, hessian strip and button for some texture.I have a couple of tiger fanatics in the family so I will be putting some of the tiger cards I make aside for birthdays.After a marathon session I have made the prototypes for my cruise classes, I am all carded out, and I am looking forward to sitting down with a good book!Til tomorrow…

Tool Box side stepper card

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IMG_6284 (Medium)I had the idea for this tool box card,and spent a little time working out the cuts and folds, it is a basic side stepper card,with only one side step – usually you have a couple of steps on the right hand side, but this one only has the one valley fold. I cut matching cardstock for the drawers on the left hand side, and added a fine strip of silver cardstock to the tops of the drawers. On the right hand side i cut a piece of yellow cardstock and punched holes to resemble pegboard, then it was just a matter of stamping ( stampin up tools stamps) my tools.Really pleased with how this one worked out and hopefully find some time to make a couple more before my craft fair in June! This morning I dropped our little puppy Luna off at the vet for her desexing operation, and I feel terrible!I hope she forgives me! the house is very quiet without her and I can’t wait to pick her up this afternoon.I am heading into the craft room to take my mind off it all…til tomorrow….

More fathers day card ideas

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IMG_9546 (Medium)IMG_9547 (Medium)Todays two cards are made with a few different items from my craft room – Kaisercraft blue Bay paper collection ( and I fussy cut the frames from the same collection) a stampin up tool set stamp set, kaszazz pocket stamp stamped onto denim paper by October Afternoon, and a couple of silver brads on the pocket corners.the greetings were stamps pulled from my shelf. Early start today, so early finish and now I am off to catch up on a little sleep – nanna nap time! til tomorrow…

recycled floppy discs….

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IMG_9548 (Medium)The other day Nathan brought me some old floppy discs and asked if I could recycle them. Why, yes.Yes I can. Inside the plastic cover ( which I prised open with a pair of scissors) was this floppy ( the floppy in the name floppy disc) which looked to me just like a miniature record, and so this card idea was born. The papers I used were Crate paper toy box, and I made the record player needle and arm from some silver and black cardstock. there is a silver brad in the middle of the “record” and I punched a silver circle for a volume button. The letter stickers are from the same paper collection. Hopefully Nathan finds more discs, because I really enjoyed making these cards! Til tomorrow…..

Two cards tonight!

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IMG_2868 (Medium)IMG_2869 (Medium)Due to all the posts i have missed because of the loss of our internet over the last few weeks, I have a back log of cards to show, so for theĀ  next week or so I will post a couple each night to try and catch up, so tonight we have two cards i made using Kaisercraft Sears and son paper and matching collectables.Both these cards have the same theme -of using the collectables to make a rosette, and I think it works quite well. I inked around all my edges with tea dye distress ink. I have made a few more christmas cards today, but I have to stop making for now and put in all the inserts – a bit boring, and a job that I seem to leave until I can’t ignore the pile any longer! Til tomorrow…

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