kaisercraft Oh so lovely 2…

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_MG_6378 (Medium)I have had this paper for a while, but I don’t think I had done anything with it until I stumbled upon it in the craft room a couple of weeks ago.. I wonder how many more collections are hiding in there waiting to be stumbled upon? I have started teaching some Shabby Chic classes at work but I am only a beginner myself so I just practised a bit on this card. I distressed all my edges, and then inked with Tea dye distress ink, and up in the left hand corner I used some Nuvo Glitter paste through a stencil just to see how that would work..not badly as it turns out! I added some random flowers in the lower left corner and some of the collectables from the collection to finish.  I received all my boarding information today for the cruise I am teaching on next week, craft suitcases are packed, not long now!! til tomorrow…..

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Kaisercraft Oh so Lovely revisited..

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_MG_6369 (Medium)There is a story behind today’s card…When my son Daniel was home at Christmas he mentioned that a friend in his office wished she could have come home with him so that she could spend some time in my craft room and learn how to make cards, so before Daniel went back to Sydney I made up a bit of a kit for her and this card was the prototype of the kit I sent for her to put together. She has since made it and sent me a photo of her proudly holding it! In two weeks today I will be sailing the blue seas, but when I get back I will send her some more kits. Anyway, I should mention that this paper collection is Kaisercraft Oh so lovely ( an old collection but beautiful)and the associated collectables. For now I am off to prepare tea, til tomorrow….

Wedding Card…

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_MG_6366 (Medium) Todays card is a wedding card which is a little different for me because I relied less on the papers( I just used a little Kaisercraft Romantique..the label for the sentiment and the gold embossed strip across the centre of the card) and I made my own background paper. I used Nuvo Gold glitter paste and brushed it through a kaisercraft stencil. This is so easy to do, and dries really quickly..so quickly that I suggest you wash your stencil straight away! I added some delicate ribbon and some gorgeous flowers from Iamroses. I brushed them with a little of the gold glitter paste. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp which I gold embossed. I have finally finished preparing my lessons for April, and today I hope to sit in the craft room and make some birthday cards I need for family and friends upcoming birthdays. It is finally cooler here ..not sure for how long but i am going to enjoy it while I can! Til tomorrow….

Bright balloons with Stampin Up…

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_MG_6361 (Medium)Todays card uses some bazzill cardstock for layering, and a range of Stampin Up goodies that I recently purchased recently.The Die is Stampin Up Happy Birthday thinlits die and the balloons are stamped with Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. I punched them out with a balloon punch by Stampin Up. I put this card quickly together when I was playing around with colour combinations. I am teaching this afternoon at paper Flourish,so I am off to gather all my equipment together and spend an enjoyable afternoon creating ! Til tomorrow…..

My Minds Eye In Bloom cards….

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_MG_4270 (Medium)_MG_4271 (Medium)I am sorry I have been missing all week, but it has been horrendously hot here this week, and all any of us can do is find the coolest spot and just stay there! They tell us we have had a cool change, but it is 35C today, and that is still hot in my book!Anyway enough of that and on to today’s cards…These ones are made with papers from the My Minds Eye In Bloom collection, 12 x 12 papers, and /or the 6′ paper pad from the same collection. The papers are so gorgeous the cards really didn’t need any more embellishments. I loved this collection so much I actually framed one of the 12 x 12 pieces and hung it in my hallway! Heat or not today i amd definitely going into the craft room for some craft time!Til tomorrow…..

What I did yesterday….

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IMG_0083IMG_0085IMG_0086 I had a couple of new products to try out and a free afternoon yesterday so I sat down and just played! Up in the top corner of the first photo there is a jar of Nuvo Glitter paste ( gold) which I brushed through a kaisercraft stencil to make a great background piece which is now sitting on my desk ready to be transformed into a card. I used a paintbrush to spread the paste and it dried super quickly with no heat required. The second experiment was with Liquitex iridescent medium. Firstly I tried applying it through a stencil with my brayer, which worked to a degree but it was a little patchy ( I used that first piece on the card that is in the top photo. I discarded the brayer for a paintbrush and liked that way better.. I had more control over how thickly I applied it, and got a more even spread. I used a heat tool to dry, but could have left it to dry naturally if I had more patience! The bottom two photos show how I used those backgrounds. I am looking forward to more experiments with both these products on my next free afternoon! Til tomorrow…..

Go Press and foil anna griffin rose

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_MG_4261 (Medium)Todays card is a very simple elegant card made with just a couple of products. The background paper is My Minds Eye In Bloom and I made the rose with my Go Press and foil machine and an Ana Griffin foil stamp, which I then die cut with an oval die. A black lace bow and that is finished!We have a very hot day today, a bit cooler tomorrow though so that will be a craft day for me while I think about some classes for March!

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