Worlds Greatest….Dad

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Here is my final fathers day card for this year.The base cardstock is stampin Up early espresso, and the patterned paper is Simple Stories Awesome. I die cut the cup from a cuttlebug die that I have had for ages – I am not sure if it is still available, and the letters are from a websters pages sheet. The Worlds Greatest is a new stamp from stampin Up and I stamped it in black on to some Crumbcake cardstock and distressed the edges. The two circles in the opposite corners are craftworks candi.After tea I will be found in the craft room preparing my packs for my village lesson this month – it’s all about christmas! Til tomorrow….

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Fathers day card ideas

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As it’s fathers day here in Australia this Sunday, I thought I would post the rest of the Fathers day cards I have in my files this week. Most of these cards card be adapted for Male birthday cards as well. These two cards are very simple, and ideal for the gardening Dad. The papers are Websters Pages Farmers Market, and I used some Stampin Up cardstock which fits perfectly with the colours on the papers.I have had a very productive day in the craft room today, coming up with a lot of new designs for Christmas. I will get nathan busy with the camera this coming weekend, and hopefully able to post them next week. Some of them will probably make it into my classes next month.Still got some ideas buzzing around in my head, so it’s back to the craft room for me – til tomorrow…

My favourite Fathers day card

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This is my favourite fathers Day card, so my boys will be giving it to their Dad so that it stays in the house!The cardstock is Stampin Up Not Quite Navy, and the paper and matching collectables are Kaisercraft Sears & sons. I added a little sponged walnut ink to the hat to age it a bit, and cut the letters out using my cricut machine and Songbird cartridge ( the letters were cut at 1 1/2″). I just added googly eyes to finish off my face! I will spend a little time in the craft room tonight doing some orders,but I really have to start thinking about christmas cards.I still have a bit of leftover paper from last year to use before I stock up on all the new releases coming out next month… great excitement…. Til tomorrow..

quick fathers day card

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Here is a really quick and easy Fathers day card. The paper used is from the Kaisercraft Sears & Sons collection, and I also used a couple of bits from the collectables pack that goes with this range. The paper does all the work for you – terrific for a quick card! Quick post tonight as I have to go grocery shopping – til tomorrow…..

More new stuff, and a Fathers day card…

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Over the weekend I have been experimenting with a great find! It’s called Viva precious metal. It comes in a little bottle, and you apply it with a sponge to die cuts etc, to achieve a wonderful metallic colour. On this card I have applied the Bronze to a spellbinders Sprightly Sprocket die, and teamed it up with the great new papers and collectables from Kaisercrafts new release – Sears & Sons, and some stampin up early espresso cardstock. This paper is fantastic for masculine cards, and just in time for Fathers day. Over the next couple of days I will show you what else I have done with this paper, and my new paints! Til tomorrow….

A Ladies Diary – Fathers day card!

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Every one who follows my blog knows that i try to make a male card out of every paper collection that I purchase, and sometimes it’s harder to do than other times . I didn’t think I would manage it with Graphic $5’s A ladies Diary because it is such a gorgeously feminine paper, but here it is – I made it as a fathers day card, because that is what I have been working on lately, but it would be just as good for a birthday card. Just lots of matting on this one, and I used Stampin Up crumcake and baja breeze cardstock for that part of it. I just added a My Minds Eye brad wrapped with string in the right hand corner for this one to be complete. I taught a lesson today over at Paper Flourish, and had a great time with my ladies, came home and made a couple of quick cards, then did a litttle experimenting dying my white seam binding. First i tried spraying it with my new perfect pearls mists which worked quite well, but then went further and mixed my own mixture of water, re- inkers and perfect pearls powder which has worked a treat. I have discovered that the colour is more vibrant if you let it sit in the dye for an hour or so, and then don’t squeeze all of the liquid out of the seam binding when you pull it out of the bowl. It takes a little longer to dry but the colour is more intense. Now all that is left for me to do is try and get all this green dye off my fingers before work tomorrow! Til tomorrow…..

Motorbike stamp – Stampin Up

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Tonights card has been in the queue for a couple of weeks now, but I thought I would show it tonight. I used my stampin up motorbike stamp, and some stampin up cardstock – early espresso and naturals ivory ( great for stamping on) . The patterned paper is Thrift Shop by October afternoon. Tonight I’m going to make a couple of girlie cards, and then the next few days will be taken up doing an order for 20 cards for a marriage celebrant. Til tomorrow….