Rainbow card

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_MG_4258 (Medium)This card came about when I was experimenting with my new Distress oxide ink pads. I made this background just by sponging a few of the colours on my cardstock, and not one to waste a pretty background I grabbed some dies that I had on my desk and hadn’t used yet. These dies are available from Uniquely Creative.. Today is a welcome change in weather…much cooler today and we all had a decent sleep for the first time in a couple of weeks so feeling much better! Also having a change from cold meats and salads for tea so looking forward to that as well! All is good! Til tomorrow….

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Two quick baby cards….

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_MG_4249 (Medium)_MG_4250 (Medium)As i was searching through papers for another reason altogether I came across a couple of random baby papers, so sat down and made a couple of quick baby cards. I am not sure of the brand of paper for the top card,which I just cut into strips and layered and added a die cut sentiment, cut out of glitter cardstock. The bottom card is Kaisercraft papers,again layered with a fussy cut rabbit and ribbon and pacifier ( I obtained the pacifier from my nieces baby shower…she was using them in one of the games we played and I collected them all afterwards..I see handy bits and pieces everywhere!). It is another hot (42 C) day here today, but I am off to Paper Flourish for my craft and chat group monthly get together. We will have a lovely afternoon crafting and chatting surrounded by lots of lovely inspiration! Til tomorrow….

My Minds Eye In Bloom double zig zag…

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_MG_4262 (Medium)_MG_4263 (Medium)Today we are back to cards, and these are the final two cards I have made using My Minds Eye In Bloom papers. I made my favourite double zig zag cards and relied solely on the papers with just a couple of ribbon bows and some glitter. I die cut the sentiment with Kaisercraft all occasions die.Today is a public holiday here and i have kept the day free to be able to spend some relaxing time in the craft room. All week we have been opening many boxes of new stock at Paper Flourish and I couldn’t resist…I have quite a few new things to create with ..so without further ado¬† I am off to the craft room!! Til Tomorrow….

Coptic Book Binding…

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IMG_0025IMG_0026IMG_0100 Over the last couple of months I have taken a Coptic Book Binding course. I loved the idea of making my own notebooks, and I am enjoying the process so much!The top two photos are my first attempt, and I am using it as a photo album to put in my assorted road trip photos, so all the papers I chose to use have a very Australian outback flavour. The second book is my latest attempt where we learnt a new binding stitch..a bit more thinking required on this one and a bit more practice still needed! I have made a few more in between classes, and I made one book with mixed media experimentation in mind so that one has lots of different papers to fit that theme. The weather has been so hot here crafting in the craft room has come to a standstill so I have enjoyed sitting under the air conditioner working on my books! Til tomorrow….

 

 

 

My Minds Eye In Bloom cards….

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_MG_4270 (Medium)_MG_4271 (Medium)I am sorry I have been missing all week, but it has been horrendously hot here this week, and all any of us can do is find the coolest spot and just stay there! They tell us we have had a cool change, but it is 35C today, and that is still hot in my book!Anyway enough of that and on to today’s cards…These ones are made with papers from the My Minds Eye In Bloom collection, 12 x 12 papers, and /or the 6′ paper pad from the same collection. The papers are so gorgeous the cards really didn’t need any more embellishments. I loved this collection so much I actually framed one of the 12 x 12 pieces and hung it in my hallway! Heat or not today i amd definitely going into the craft room for some craft time!Til tomorrow…..

What I did yesterday….

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IMG_0083IMG_0085IMG_0086 I had a couple of new products to try out and a free afternoon yesterday so I sat down and just played! Up in the top corner of the first photo there is a jar of Nuvo Glitter paste ( gold) which I brushed through a kaisercraft stencil to make a great background piece which is now sitting on my desk ready to be transformed into a card. I used a paintbrush to spread the paste and it dried super quickly with no heat required. The second experiment was with Liquitex iridescent medium. Firstly I tried applying it through a stencil with my brayer, which worked to a degree but it was a little patchy ( I used that first piece on the card that is in the top photo. I discarded the brayer for a paintbrush and liked that way better.. I had more control over how thickly I applied it, and got a more even spread. I used a heat tool to dry, but could have left it to dry naturally if I had more patience! The bottom two photos show how I used those backgrounds. I am looking forward to more experiments with both these products on my next free afternoon! Til tomorrow…..

My Minds Eye In Bloom.

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_MG_4266 (Medium) A natural progression from yesterdays card where I had used My Minds Eye In Bloom patterned paper as the background layer is today’s card which uses all My Minds Eye In Bloom paper. I die cut a gold foil heart, and added black lace and gold ribbon. Everything else is from the paper collection. Yesterday was very productive day in the craft room. I planned out my march classes, and started to experiment with some irridescent medium and stencils to make my own background layers that have a bit of a sheen.This is a work in progress but will share when i have something to show you! Til tomorrow….

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