Graphic 45 Natures Sketchbook

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_MG_9827 (Medium) I have had this paper collection for a little while but haven’t had time to create with it because I have been busy with Cjristmas cards, but I had to do a spring challenge and thought this collection…(graphic 45 Natures Sketchbook) was perfect. The papers used are from the 12 x 12 range and I fussy cut some butterflies,added a ribon bow and inked around all my edges with distress tea dye ink. This afternoon is all about clearing my desk to make some room and to start thinking about December lessons! Til tomorrow…

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Shabby Chic..Helen style!

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_MG_1961 (Medium) Before I start this morning I just want to let my American followers know I am thinking of them all, the ones in the East who are battling with Fire, and the ones down south who are battling with the aftermath of one Hurricane and bracing for more…my thoughts are with you all.

I am determined to master Shabby Chic. I love shabby, but I am struggling to get to the point where I can say I have succeeded, but I will continue to practise, and show you my progress. This card has a lot of product but a lot of it was put together with bits and pieces left on my work table from other projects so i didn’t prepare anything new for this project except for the background layer which was a piece of A4 white cardstock. I painted it with a light watered down layer of Gesso,and used a texture template to add some Liquitex Light modelling paste. When that was dry I tapped some tea dye distress ink over the raised bits and sprayed randomly over the whole piece with Prima Color Bloom Cotton candy spray mist. All that remained for this step was to cut to size, distress all the edges and ink with more tea dye distress ink and attach to the card front. decorating…. a strip of lace under one of the layers, a Prima Bird, a flower made with sizzix bigz 3d flower die and old book pages, memory box Lorelai leaves die,kaisercraft wooden flourish foiled in silver, pearls , Prima hessian leaf,and flowers. Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft golden Grove 4 and 5

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_MG_1974 (Medium)_MG_1980 (Medium)Two cards today because I have been missing for a few days, very busy at work putting out lots of new stock, and buying quite a bit of it! We are back to Kaisercraft golden Grove which was one of the ranges they released last month, and is full of lovely rich autumn colours. IThe top card is a card I made for my uncles Birthday, he is a gardener and I thought he would enjoy the imagery and colours reflected in his garden. It’s all 12 x 12 sheets from the range as well as the matching collectables. The lower card also uses pieces from  a 12 x 12 sheet, with a flower and butterflies fussy cut from one of the sheets as well. If you look closely you can see some little rain drops ( or dew drops) which I made using some clear Nuvo. I have been experimenting with Nuvo, it comes in a huge range of colours and is very much like Liquid pearls, but better value, larger colour range and holds the perfect dome shape better…can you tell I am a fan? It comes in metallic ,glitter ( much better than stickles), pearl and clear . I have also been trying to clean up the craft room, but that is not going so well, too many distractions! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper

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_MG_1964 (Medium)Last month kaisercraft released a range called Lilac Whisper,the colours in this range are beautiful and subtle, so i had a very quick play with it when it came home, sadly I haven’t got back to it yet so only have a couple of cards to show so far. Todays one uses a sheet of the 6″ pad as the background layer,and I have used a sentiment from a terrific piece of the 12 x 12 from the same range which has so many sentiments on it. A lot of collectables grouped together, and a Kaisercraft ornate die cut from some more of the 6″ pad.I am home for the day now after working this morning, and it is so cold here, although I love the thought of doing some crafting I have a feeling the afternoon will be spent with a good book in front of the heater! Til tomorrow…

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…..

Kaisercraft high Tea 6…

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_MG_7029 (Medium)Kaisercraft high Tea collection, ( a piece of the 12 x 12 paper as a background, A strip from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet down the middle, and a push out circle from the 6″ pad behind the resin frame). I Die cut and ornate circle ( Paper Rose) and a circle from patterned paper, and added a gorgeous soft pink ribbon bow. I am working tonight,so I have spent this morning sorting through my embossing folders, removing them from their packaging for easier storage…the aim is to make a little room in the craft room because on Wednesday I buy my Go Press Foiling machine and I need some room for it. I cannot wait to get it..everything within  sight including all that chipboard I have and don’ Til tomorrow….t know what to do with is going to be foiled!

Kaisercraft High Tea number 3….

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_MG_7026 (Medium)Kaisercraft high Tea Collection,and for this card I have used some of the 12 x 12 papers. The tea cup is die cut from a spellbinders die, and the strip across the tea cup came from the matching sticker sheet. The sentiment is from the 6″ pad, and I added some lace, ribbon and a bow. The pink bracket layer is actually traced from a piece  shaped like that in the 6″ pad. I finished work early today, so I am debating whether to do some Christmas die cutting… I have lots of other paper collections I haven’t used yet, but my mind keeps drifting to Christmas , it would be nice to have a bit of a head start… Til tomorrow….

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