Kaisercraft embossing folders..

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IMG_0045 (Medium)IMG_0046 (Medium)I originally started making cards many years ago when I did cross-stitch and used to mount my little x-stitch designs on to card stock. From there I moved onto 3d sheets ( which is where my love of fussy cutting comes from) . Of course then I was hooked on all sorts of card making, but every now and again I go back to my beginnings and these are 4 of my latest 3d cards. I have used 2 different Kaisercraft embossing folders here, I love these frames and I have used them in a class I am teaching next week, as well as on some cards which I will post next time. We have lots of lovely new things coming into the shop this week, so now all I need is some time to play with all my new purchases! Til tomorrow….

Final Oh so succulent for now..

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IMG_0037 (Medium)For this fianl card in the Stampin Up Oh so Succelent series I used the dies, stamps and papers from the collection.I die cut the flowers from stampin up cardstock, and used some brads that I had which matched the colours perfectly. I smudged some calypso coral ink ( stampin up) on a sponge behind the flowers and tied around the whole panel with a piece of dainty lace. I can’t wait to get back to this collection to try some other colour combinations! Til tomorrow…..

Oh So Succulent..

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IMG_0034 (Medium)Over the next couple of posts I will show you what I have been making with my Stampin Up Oh so Succulent stamps, dies and designer papers. This one today uses all Stampin Up supplies, including the sequins and silver thread. The range of dies in this set are lovely,lots of opportunities for lovely built up flowers. Today I am taking a break from preparing for my craft fair and meeting up with some great ladies I converse with in our craft group. It will be a lovely afternoon of crafting and chatting! Til tomorrow…..

A die cut card..

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IMG_7099 (Medium)I have playing around with my dies and mixing them up a bit – normally I like to keep the different companies separated…but I am going to bite the bullet and experiment! The simplest way for me to start now that I can finally use my die cutting machine is with different dies, so on this card  have mixed Paper Rose flower and flourish dies with a memory keepers die and a kaisercraft ( butterfly) die. Pearls for a bit of bling and a stampin up sentiment.This one is going to be adapted to a class in the near future. Roast is in the oven, leek and potato soup on the oven, and now it’s craft time! til tomorrow….

Age birthday card..

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img_0698-mediumTodays card is the last for now of my age birthday series, and like the previous cards uses Kaisercraft PS I Love you paper for the bottom layer. The die is Paper Rose Ornate Circle,one butterfly is from the collectables pack of the same paper collection, and I made a small spray of flowers with a ribbon bow to finish. These are actually quite quick and easy cards if you take the time to prepare a few sprays while sitting watching TV in the evening, This one in particular was just a case of winding the flower stems around each other, placing them at different heights before winding. Once all joined together you can bend the wires to spread them out or shape them around the circle as I have done here. A leaf, stamens and some silver thread is all added after the spray is stuck on the card front. Another scorcher here today,no good for crafting as the glue drys before I am ready to stick anything to it! Til tomorrow….

Back to the beginning….

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IMG_0306 (Medium)IMG_0309 (Medium)When I first started cardmaking I made 3D cards.This is before I discovered patterned paper! anyway, now and again I go back to my cardmaking roots and rediscover 3d sheets all over again. I love the act of sitting in front of the TV fussycutting the layers..the most relaxing thing ever,and it is always fun to try an old style with new tools such as the top card with the Kaisercraft  Roses embossing folder and the bottom card with swipes of my clear wink of stella pen.I bought a few  3d sheets when I was at the craft fair for a very good price, so over the year you may see some more ideas from me as I create with them. Today i have plans to actually enjoy some quality time in the craft room – something that has been lacking in the past few weeks..til tomorrow….

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp

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IMG_5635 (Medium)Todays card is a mix of embossing and stamping and colouring. The embossing folder I used on the background Is a kaisercraft Roses embossing folder, and I sprinkled a few rhinestones over it. The main image is a stampin up stamp from their Birthday Blooms stamp set and I coloured it with copics and fussy cut it out, attaching to the front of the card with 3d foam pads. A little ribbon and lace and this card is a very feminine card indeed! This morning I have been busy creating in the kitchen, an apple crumble for later, a pasta bake for a quick meal in the next couple of days, and some spinach soup for lunch today made with spinach from the garden. I feel i have earned some time in the craft room! til tomorrow….

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