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….

Oh so succulent stamp set..

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IMG_0035 (Medium)For this card I used the Stampin Up Oh so succulent stamp set, stampin onto  watercolour card and colouring with inks. Although I have the matching die set i found it quicker and easier to fussy cut the images myself. On another piece of white card I did a watercolour wash in blue, stuck down half a doily, die cut a circle and trimmed it to a pot shape, and then arranged my plants! I trimmed some of the front of the card off, and added a strip of patterned paper on the back part of the card. I truly enjoyed making this card even if I did spend a little bit of time on it! I have been busy this week making orders, 12 at last count, but everything is caught up with now and I am hoping to cut into my new papers ( 2 lots now.. Kaisercraft High tea and sage and grace) in the coming days. til tomorrow….

A die cut card..

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IMG_7099 (Medium)I have playing around with my dies and mixing them up a bit – normally I like to keep the different companies separated…but I am going to bite the bullet and experiment! The simplest way for me to start now that I can finally use my die cutting machine is with different dies, so on this card  have mixed Paper Rose flower and flourish dies with a memory keepers die and a kaisercraft ( butterfly) die. Pearls for a bit of bling and a stampin up sentiment.This one is going to be adapted to a class in the near future. Roast is in the oven, leek and potato soup on the oven, and now it’s craft time! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Ooh La La 15 and 16..

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IMG_2744 (Medium)IMG_2747 (Medium)Two cards today, made with kaisercraft Ooh La La, and some white space.I don’t often leave white space on my cards, but I like these and will experiment with more white space cards in the future. There is a mixture of fussy cut images, and collectables on both cards, with a little ribbon, a lace flower and just a couple of flowers.I spent a lovely afternoon in the craft room yesterday, I did miss crafting while I was away.This afternoon I am popping in there to make Mum and Dad a 61st wedding anniversary card and I have been doing a little tidying as I go too.Til tomorrow….

All about my crafty trip today!

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Hello! We are back safe and sound after a terrific cruise around Tasmania. The craft classes I ran went smoothly ( the same can’t be said of the first couple of days at sea which were very rough!) I met 80 lovely ladies while teaching my four classes, and we had great fun.The ship ( the Astor) was lovely, small by cruise ship standards with 640 guests.Instead of cards today I am going to pop up a few photos..This photo is me on our way to the trial evacuation with my life jacket, which we all had to come to grips with putting on.IMG_6914IMG_6953IMG_6934The next 3 photos are Pt Arthur. the little orange dinghy was our tender boat from the cruise ship to dry land ( and it did take a little while to get our land legs working after 3 days at sea, we all looked like we had enjoyed the red wine a little too much!)IMG_6972IMG_6994IMG_7005The next group of 3 photos are of Hobart.A view from Mt Nelson, and 2 gorgeous photos of the botanical gardens. I loved the gardens and could have spent all day exploring them. An hour isnt enough time there! IIMG_7066IMG_7063 will have to go back to see all of them.The last two photos are of Burnie,one coming into the dock and the other taken from the bus tour we did of the surrounding countryside, stopping at a chocolate factory ( lovely afternoon tea), cheese factory and winery.By getting on the bus tour we saw a lot of the surrounding country, and it was beautiful. There were pockets of dry fields as it is the end of summer, but lots of greenery too. So thats a bit of an overview of my trip, I hope the photos come out in the correct order! Apologies if they don’t. Next post will be back to cards! Til tomorrow…..IMG_6876

The last two Kaisercraft Cherry tree Lane cards

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img_2736-mediumimg_2737-mediumThis is my last blog for a couple a weeks while I go on my Cruise. We leave tomorrow so today has been a mad rush to finish packing, and do some shopping for the menfolk ( they have their menu plan written out so they are quite organised!). Today is a good day to finish up with my Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane collection. I have enjoyed making with this collection and I do still have some left, so we will revisit it at some stage.The top card is layers of papers from the 6″ pad,with a collectable , lace, ribbon and a hat pin ( by Prima). the lower card  has a die cut Ornate circle ( paper rose) and a collectable.That’s all from me for now, see you all in 2 weeks!

Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane number 9…

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img_2735-mediumMost of the previous cards made with this collection ( Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane) were made with the blue tones of paper, now we have a few made with the green tones. The cardstock is Stampin Up, as is the pleated ribbon, and the background paper is from the 6″ pad. The focus is on a card from the pull apart sheet, and I added a prima and green tara flower and some punched leaves.Oh, and some lace! I am officially on holidays, and have spent today stewing pears, we have an abundance of them so the freezer will be quite full. Pear crumble all winter! Til tomorrow…..

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