no card today, just my Go Press and Foil!

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IMG_7153I just had to show you all what i have been playing with today! I thought I had better learn how to use my new Go Press and Foil,so after foiling the stamps/dies that i bought when i bopught the machine, I had some scraps of foil left on the table. What to foil? Chipboard pieces that I had collected over the years! I have lots! So they are out on the table, and when ever I have finished foiling I will be using the scraps to decorate them, and now I might actually use them. It is almost more fun foiling the chipboard! Anyway that is what i am up to this afternoon, til tomorrow…..


die cutting fun!

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IMG_0030 (Medium)IMG_0031 (Medium)IMG_0032 (Medium)Hi! So sorry I have been missing for a few days, but this week has been amazingly busy at work, with lots of new products coming in and it was all hands on deck to get them all out on the shelves. I don’t think there was one day when I didn’t come home without purchasing something! Today I have posted 3 cards to make up for it, and these cards are very similar to the cards I am teaching next week. I have used what looks like a lot of dies, but really the list is quite short! here goes… Memory box lorelai leaf, Paper Rose Vases and stems,Flower set one and Leaf scrolls. The embossing folders on two of the cards are Kaisercraft decorative frames embossing folders ( you may recognise these from the last post…I do like them!) The flowers on the bottom card are martha stewart punches. Some of you may also have noticed that I embossed the top part of the vase on the top card with one of the embossing folders. These cards have lots of potential as a favourite design because they can been done in lots of different colourways and I think they have made it onto the short list for my cruise cards. Today is Roast day so thats in the oven, and I am really looking forward to sitting in the craft room, new stuff will have to wait though as I am going to start working on my July class cards …all in all a great day ! til tomorrow….

Prima Rossibelle number 3..

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img_0713-mediumOh, Dear I threw everything at this one didn’t I? There is die cutting ( All Paper Rose dies – tags, ornate circle and leafy flourish ) Punching ( tim holtz butterfly and Martha stewart hyacinth) fussy cutting, and flowers ( prima), lace and sequins!The tags were die cut from some prima vintage paper. The next card in the queue is the exact opposite of this one..maybe I used everything up on one card?I had a lovely lesson with the village ladies yesterday,today I popping over to Paper Flourish to drop off my march lessons and have a look at the new Paper Rose dies. Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian 3 and 4


img_3303-mediumimg_3304-mediumMore Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian today, and aren’t those cakes yummy-looking? The colours are gorgeous on this paper, and with some fussy cutting and mounting on foam pads only a bit of kindyglitz ( and a ribbon bow) is required to finish these ones! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Silent night, side steppers

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img_3511-mediumimg_3512-mediumThe other Kaisercraft Christmas collection I purchased was this one – Silent Night. It is the traditional colours of red and Green, and some lovely vintage images.The first two cards I made are these two side stepper cards. I have done a youtube clip for the measurements of my side stepper cards, because I like them to fit into a C6 envelope.You can find the link to my youtube channel on the right hand side of my blog, or just search Helens Card designs in youtube to find it!The Christmas trees on the cards are from the collectables pack from the same range, but before I stuck them onto the card I traced around them onto scrap cardstock and cut them out to use as templates because I really like the size and shape of them So one of the green trees is a collectable and one is cut from patterned paper using my new template!Lace , ribbon and bling for the finishing touches.Til tomorrow…..

Amy Tangerine sketchbook 3

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Today in my bold and bright series we get 3 for the price of one! The paper is American crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, and the technique today is fussy cutting. I used 12 x 12 papers and cut the flower images out to make these bright cards. the only other embellishments needed here were buttons, bling, ribbon and kindyglitz. the cardstock and sentiment stamp were from Stampin Up.I spent all of today doing a stocktake of my cards and tidying up my craft room. It’s all organised now so hopefully I can find a little time to get in there and do some creating! Til tomorrow…

Using scraps

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This card came about because I had  finished the last of some Bo Bunny paper – can’t remember the name of it, I have had it for so long, and I had  a little bit of scrap left which I ran through the cuttlebug with my Tattered rose sizzix die and made these flowers… what to do with them? I found a bit more scrap paper – My Minds Eye Blush for the background matt, mounted my flowers added a little bling and finished – a card from scraps. It got me thinking – I don’t know about you but buying the 6″ pads and making the size cards I do – If we go any bigger here in Australia it’s double the postage – I always end up with a lot of 2 inch strips, so this week I have been on a mission to come up with designs that will use all those strips. I have 2 lessons to plan this week, and you can be sure that using scraps is going to be the theme for both! The class title will be The mature ladies strip class… Hehe…Til tomorrow….

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