Welcome Baby..

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_MG_4604 (Medium)Another Panda card today, and this one is for a newborn baby. The stamp set is party pandas by Stampin Up, and I have used a couple of Seven Paper Doll dies ( stitched rectangles and words) to complete this one. I added a pretty bow, flower and some sequins to bling this one up a bit!I have been busy at work this week so not so much crafting, but I have spent this morning stamping out some flowers onto watercolour paper so that I can practise with my new Zig clean colour markers this afternoon when I am over at Mum and Dads place. The Cruise line contacted me this morning asking if I would like to be their Art/craft instructor again this year so I am having a look at the cruise for this summer and working out which one(s) I can commit to. It’s all good fun! 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….

Peek a boo baby girl..

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img_0705-mediumimg_0706-medium Two cards today because I have been missing on the blog this week, had a few Dr’s appointments to sort out my knee which has been playing up. Turns out it’s arthritis, so I will just have to get used to it,I am just so relieved it isn’t a cartlidge problem again!Todays cards are made using Kaisercraft Peek a boo in the girls colours. I also used the Kaisecraft dies for the pram and the word baby.I used  a matching collectable to pop into the pram on the top card, and for the bottom card I punched a circle and added googly eyes to represent a baby peeking out of the pram ( I like this one – the fun nature of it). Went to town with the lace , ribbon and buttons! Day off today so i am off to the craft room to sit and relax for a couple of hours at least, til tomorrow…..

Cuttlebug card – white on white baby

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IMG_0395 (Medium)No colour co-ordinating dilemmas on this card! i did go through a white on white phase a little while ago, and this was one of the cards i created.The embossing folders i used were cuttlebug swiss dots, and stampin up square lattice. I cut the banners at various lengths, and punched out four circles with a 1″ circle punch, and inked around the edges of them with pale pink ink. i used a piece of wool fibre across the top, some pink ribbon bows, and a prima lace rosette down in the corner. This one was so simple, but I love the effect of white on white for this card.I had a great time with my ladies this morning, and am looking forward to a weekend of crafting – the weather here is cold and wet, so a lovely weekend for crafting.. Til tomorrow….

My yellow and Grey experiment!

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IMG_2863 (Medium)The other day I wanted to try a colour combo – Yellow and grey, so over the next couple of days I will show you what I came up with – although I don’t think I have entirely worked this combo out of my system, so later there may be more! I have used a mix of products here – The plain cardstock is Kaisercard – I had trouble finding a pale enough yellow in any other brand. The striped pattern paper is from My MInds Eye – Follow your Heart. The embossing folder is stampin up – Chevron, and the sentiment stamp is also stampin up from Itty bitty banners set. The bunting is stampin up Hearts a Flutter stamps and dies, and I used stampin up sahara sand ink and Ranger squeezed lemonade distress ink.I have saved the best til last – I found a new brand of die cuts for the letters – Die – Versions and the name of the die is Editor in Chief font. These are the best letter dies I have ever tried – the letters fall out of the dies, so excited that I went back ad bought the smaller letter set as well as the larger ones – I am all set now! This afternoon I have made a start on my xmas cards – early I know, but I plan to do a few a week, that way I am not stuck doing them for weeks on end the last couple of months of the year! Til tomorrow….

Bundle of Joy number 3

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IMG_8848 (Medium)I like this one because it uses one of my favourite things – lace! I cot into a 12 x12 sheet from Kaisercraft bundle of Joy  paper and added a few of the matching collectables, inking around the edges with  a pink ink pad. Just added the aforementioned lace, ribbon and pink perfect pearls to finish. Not much crafting happening in the evenings this week, but a short day at work tomorrow, then teach my favourite lesson – Mature ladies and then a three day break  good times ahead! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft bundle of joy number 2

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IMG_8847 (Medium)This Kaisercraft bundle of Joy card is made with the 6″ pad and matching collectable. I also die cut an oval from my Spellbinders Floral Ovals set, and added some ribbo5on and flowers. Quick posat tonight as tea is ready! Til tomorrow….

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