Final mens card..

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_MG_4642 (Medium)The final male card in this group is a die cut one. I used Paper Rose Tool set die and Pegboard die and Kaisercraft Occasions die for the sentiment. The patterned paper is a scrap of woodgrain paper. I die cut the tools and sentiment from some silver cardstock, and distressed and inked the edges of the woodgrain paper. The next series will be Graphic 45 Portrait of a lady, because I know some of you are waiting to see what I have done with that collection!Til tomorrow….

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Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 3 and 4

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IMG_6556IMG_6557Here are the other two cards I made with Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 6″ paper pad. I used a kaisercraft die on the top card,with a couple of the pop outs from the back of the pad, and for the bottom card I used a sizzix hats and moustaches die with a couple of wobbly eyes. Today is the start of Christmas cards!! I have spent the morning going through my boxes finding all my dies,embossing folders, and stamps with a christmas theme, but i have been distracted because I can’t find two new kaisercraft dies..I had them recently because I used them on the next group of cards I am showing you, but they have disappeared! I have decided to stop looking and they will show up when I least expect it..That’s the theory anyway! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 1 and 2,

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IMG_6554IMG_6555Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe today, I only bought the 6″ pad and one 12 x 12 sheet for fussy cutting and had intended these cards for Fathers day cards, but decided I had enough of those, so these ones turned into birthday cards! The top card is lots of fussy cutting and the addition of a Tim Holtz spinner. The bottom card has a strip of hessian and a really old brad from the bottom of my bits drawer. Otherwise everything on this one is from the 6″ pad. A day off today, shopping done and I am off to the craft room . Til tomorrow….

Fathers day ideas..

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IMG_6552IMG_6553Fathers day is not too far away, so I have been making a few fathers day cards. These two are made with a Close to my Heart stamp set.. I haven’t tried this company before, and I am quite impressed with quality and price. The set includes quite a few stamps,including the bow tie and moustache on the bottom card, and the bottle of Pop on the top card.The papers I used are from Stampin Up, an older designer series called confetti celebration. Another new purchase I was trying out is the Enamel Accents on the top card. These are little bottles of liquid which drops out of the bottle beautifully and hardens like enamel. They take a while to dry, ideally left over night. I have a few colours, and very tempted to buy some more! I coloured the bottLe of Pop with copic markers,and didn’t need to colour the bottom card ..that’s how it stamped out. Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 safari Adventure the last 2….

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IMG_0343 (Medium)IMG_0344 (Medium)Here are the last two cards in my Safari Adventure ( graphic 45 ) series for now.For both cards i have used the 12 x 12 shet that has the card fronts printed on it, which makes for very quick and easy cards. I have added some kaisercraft chipboard pieces on both cards,and some fussy cut pieces and a punched border on the top card.Today is a lazy day in the craft room, after I have organised my teaching bag for my class on Thursday, which I am looking forward to very much! Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure.1.

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IMG_0341 (Medium)Today we start a new series! Graphic 45 Safari Adventure. Graphic 45 have made it really easy to make cards with this collection.A lot of the images cover the whole card ( like this one) and I just added a flag pennant, hessian strip and button for some texture.I have a couple of tiger fanatics in the family so I will be putting some of the tiger cards I make aside for birthdays.After a marathon session I have made the prototypes for my cruise classes, I am all carded out, and I am looking forward to sitting down with a good book!Til tomorrow…

Time for some Mens cards!

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IMG_6282 (Medium)IMG_6283 (Medium) After all the lacy, frilly, flowery cards I have been sharing lately I thought it was time to show you some Mens cards which I have recently made. The papers I have used are from Kaisercraft called Hunt and gather and they were a release from a couple of years ago! I don’t have much left so thought I should just use it and finish with it On the top card I fussy cut the fish images from the paper, stuck them on some cardstock, and ran that through my big shot in an embossing folder ( stampin up). This is a technique called embedded embossing and I love the effect, you will notice it quite often on my cards. For the second card I stamped my fisherman onto a variety of patterned and coloured papers, then cut out bits and pieces of him, and stuck him all together again – I also like doing this technique because I can give him a patterned shirt etc doing it this way instead of colouring the image.Til tomorrow….

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