Mintay Together..

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_MG_1051 (Medium)_MG_1053 (Medium)Two cards today made with Mintay by Carole Together 12 x 12 paper collection. The top card has lots of fussy cutting, and I have just added a few fabric flowers in the lower left corner, as well as a sentiment. The lower card still has a little fussy cut elements, but has more added bits…lace, a chipboard corner ,white die cut leaves, some more flowers, and an extra layer. the chipboard corner blends in better in real life! I have had a lovely crafty week, but now all the cards I have made need inserts as a finishing touch, so that is my job today! Til next time….

Mintay Springtime…

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_MG_0227 (Medium)_MG_0248 (Medium)_MG_0250 (Medium)_MG_0251 (Medium) I made these ones using Mintay Springtime paper collection a little while ago, but got sidetracked with Christmas cards so haven’t posted them until now. All I have used on these ones are the papers ( except for the cut apart greeting) . Just a layer or two of the paper and lots and lots of fussy cutting! I love the colours on these ones! Today i have been trying to clear up my desk a little bit. Even I have to admit there are too many bits and pieces on it so it’s time for a proper tidy. I have filed all the dies back in their place and now I am off to sort out the loose flowers and metals. Hopefully i don’t get distracted!..Til next time….

Kaisercraft Rosabella ..the rest…

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_MG_0201 (Medium)_MG_0257 (Medium)_MG_0258 (Medium)_MG_0259 (Medium)Four more cards using Kaisercraft Rosabella 6″ pad and collectables. Again most of the additional bits ( lace, die cuts, frames, flowers) were just on my craft table…are you getting a picture of what my table must look like?…I have a little clear plastic box that I pop odds and ends in when I finish making a set and try to use that before reaching for anything else. All the greetings on these cards were either in the collectable pack or in the 6″ pad. One of kaisercrafts better collections. There is a bit of work to do in the garden to prepare for summer this week, so I am not sure how much crafting i will get done, I am sure i will find a minute or two! Til next time….

Kaisercraft Rosabella 1,2,3, and 4..

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_MG_0249 (Medium)_MG_0252 (Medium)_MG_0254 (Medium)_MG_0256 (Medium)Todays cards are a few I made with Kaisercraft Rosabella collection. I used the 6″ pad and matching collectables and as you can see I added all sorts of bits and pieces – all of which were laying around on my craft desk at the time – bits of lace, odd die cuts,flowers, ribbon, and my homemade frames – all ended up on these cards! I did enjoy this collection and I have a few more cards to show you next time, I even did a class pack with this one. This week I packed up Christmas crafting, finished packing the cruise classes, and I am all organised to pick a collection and get going – I have so many paper packs that I haven’t really used yet so its going to be fun going through them all! Til next time….

MIntay Bloomville..

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IMG_1586IMG_1588IMG_1590IMG_1592I have had the best fun making cards with Mintay Bloomville paper collection.. I have used nothing but the papers and some cardstock and layering for these ones, and lots of fussy cutting! I haven’t done any crafting this weekend – my son is visiting from Sydney and we had a wedding to attend yesterday. It’s been a busy weekend. This week I am officially packing all the Christmas craft supplies back into the craft storage in the shed, finalising the cruise lesson packing, and then can concentrate on my craft fair boxes..I have to sort through them all and see what is needed in them. That’s me sorted for the week! Til next time…..

An Assortment of Christmas cards..

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_MG_0382 (Medium)_MG_0388 (Medium)_MG_0398 (Medium)_MG_0402 (Medium) Todays cards use an assortment of embossing folders, dies and a little bit of older Stampin Up christmas paper. When Stampin Up brought out this range of paper a couple of years ago I loved it so much a bought a bit more than I needed, so I have a nice supply of these cute deers, and the little village houses. I have used glitter paper, and they all came together so easily. This is my favourite kind of card making..little scenes…and also shows how easy it is to combine Christmas stash with ordinary embossing folders and dies. I have finished with Christmas card making now, and this week have been playing with some gorgeous Mintay papers for an upcoming project. I am hoping this week to get a bit more crafting done,  I have got so many papers still not cut into and i have to start thinking about filling my boxes for the craft fair next year!! Til next time….

Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves

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IMG_1682IMG_1683IMG_1693IMG_1694IMG_1695This week I have been making some Christmas cards with an Australian theme using Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves collection. I have enjoyed using this pretty paper with lots of cute Australian animals , nice sentiments and pretty background papers. Because I made these when I was at our monthly crafting get together I was forced to keep them very simple ..no bling or ribbon to be found in my bag but truly I like them as is so that is how they will stay. Today is a free day so i will be found in the craft room… til next time….

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