Mintay Secret place 1 and 2..

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_MG_0152 (Medium)_MG_0153 (Medium)Today’s cards are made with a gorgeous paper range by Mintay called Secret Place. I have only made a few cards with this range so far, ( will show two more next time) and they all sold at my recent craft fair. The top card is just layers of the paper, the window is fussy cut and opens up, and I just added a little lace, flowers and greenery. The lower card also has built up layers, and I added a bird I made in my mold, painted it with irridescent medium, the chipboard corners are by Scrapiniec and painted with Prima alchemy paints,and then just a couple of flowers and die cut greenery. We have hyad beautiful weather this week, although it is meant to be the middle of winter so i have spent hours out in the garden, and not many hours at the craft table, but plan to get lots done this week! Til next time….

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Stampin Up Back on your Feet..

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IMG_1400img_1399_1.jpgimg_1398.jpgI have had great fun this week colouring the stamped images from a stamp set by Stampin Up called back on Your Feet, and then fussy cuttingĀ  the images and turning them into cards. The cards on left were coloured with watercolours and the cards on the right were done with Copic colours. The papers were bits and pieces from lots of different companies. I have a box of 6″ pads and I just flipped through these to find what I wanted to use. The die cut shapes were foam mounted on to the card fronts to give a bit of dimension. As well as playing with this stamp set this week I have been preparing some lessons, ready for August when Helens classes will start! Til next time….

Prima Poetic Rose

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_MG_0149 (Medium)Todays card is one I made with Prima poetic Rose. I have made more with this paper but they are waiting to be photoed! I had two layers, inked around with Frayed Burlap distress ink, and added some fussy cutting and ephemera on top. there is a little metal piece tucked in behind, and some little leaves die cut in gold foil.The two big flowers are from prima, and the smaller ones are from Iamroses. Lace and greeting to finish. Although I am retired now I still intend to teach cardmaking, so this week has been spent preparing lessons and finding a lesson venue. I am going to check one next week, so it won’t be long before I have an exciting announcement to make! So looking forward to getting back into the classroom! til tomorrow….

More Mintay Birdsong…

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_MG_0135 (Medium)_MG_0136 (Medium)_MG_0137 (Medium)_MG_0138 (Medium)Four cards today, made with a couple of pieces of MIntay by Carola Birdsong paper. This is my favourite paper so far this year, and I did these cards for a lesson I taught at paper flourish. Lots of lovely fussy cutting, a little bit of rhinestone bling, and some layering and inking of edges with frayed Burlap distress ink pad. I have not had time to be bored in retirement yet! Last weekend was the three day craft fair, and I sold many cards, caught up with lots of friends and customers, and thoroughly enjoyed myself! the rest of this week has been busy packing away the craft fair things, and I have some new papers from graphic 45 ( Lost in paradise) which I have been fussy cutting..gorgeous papers!Til next time…..

Circle cards..

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_MG_0124 (Medium)_MG_0122 (Medium)_MG_0119 (Medium)_MG_0115 (Medium)Todays cards were ones I came up with for a class, using kaisercraft Scrapyard papers. They were all made using circle nesting dies to cut the shapes. They are self explanatory, and I didn’t add anything to them except for some rhinestones and greetings, everything was fussy cut from the papers. Today is set up day for the weekend craft fair, I am so looking forward to catching up with everyone who stops by! It is very cold here in Adelaide just now so I may have to take a knee rug with me..it’s always cold in the basketball courts! Til next time….

Special Age birthday cards

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IMG_1389This week I took a break from all things tidying, and preparing for the craft fair to sit down and create. I had the perfect papers ( a small 6″ paper pad from kaisercraft called With Love) and some new numbers dies from Uniquely Creative to make some very special birthday cards. I took this photo, couldn’t wait for Nathan to snap these as I want to take them to the fair with me. Just going back to the paper pad – it’s an unusual one for Kaisercraft as a lot of the papers are foiled and as you can see I didn’t add too much more to the cards..a little lace, ribbon and my numbers all die cut with either foil or glitter card. Til Next time…..

All about butterflies!

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_MG_0098 (Medium)_MG_0103 (Medium)Today’s two cards have one thing in common – Butterflies! The top card has layers of black and white patterned paper, with the focus on the top piece of paper which is covered in butterflies. I fussy cut a couple of extra butterflies to pop on top for a bit of dimension. The papers are from Stampin up, but I am not sure if they are still available.The second card is a really simple card, a layer of patterned paper, an embossed piece of white cardstock, and then the butterfly die cut. The dies are all one piece, with the finer die stuck on top of the thicker die to make a shadow effect. It is a Stampin up die called Butterfly Beauty, and brilliant for quick makes. I just added some bling to the centre of the butterflies. Til tomorrow….

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