Two cards tonight!

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IMG_2868 (Medium)IMG_2869 (Medium)Due to all the posts i have missed because of the loss of our internet over the last few weeks, I have a back log of cards to show, so for the  next week or so I will post a couple each night to try and catch up, so tonight we have two cards i made using Kaisercraft Sears and son paper and matching collectables.Both these cards have the same theme -of using the collectables to make a rosette, and I think it works quite well. I inked around all my edges with tea dye distress ink. I have made a few more christmas cards today, but I have to stop making for now and put in all the inserts – a bit boring, and a job that I seem to leave until I can’t ignore the pile any longer! Til tomorrow…


Kaisercraft Sears and son male cards

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IMG_2866 (Medium)We will keep going with the ideas for male cards, this time using Kaisercraft Sears and son paper collection. This was one they released last year, but I haven’t found anything since that comes close to making good cards for men. This one uses a piece  of the 12 x 12 paper, scraps of other matching papers, and one of the collectables out of the matching pack. I went to town on the distressing, and then inked around everything with Tea dye ink.It’s been a great day in the craft room today, I did a couple of cards for orders, just a couple more to do, and I did a couple of cards for various challenges, as well as digging out my  graphic 45 french country papers and playing with that – that is still out on my table, so I am heading back there now to continue while the ideas are flowing! Til tomomorrow….

Cheers to you owl


IMG_5828 (Medium)Male cards are always challenging, so I often fall back on this design – or something similar. I embossed the brown cardstock with a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder, and die cut a circle from the middle of it. The owl is punched from various scraps of patterned paer with a Stampin Up owl punch, and the leafy branches around the owl are punched with a martha Stewart frond punch. The greeting and glass are stamped using Stampin Up Cheers to you stamps.Other week flown by, and very busy it has been too, Hopefully i find a few minutes to myself to do some serious cardmaking this weekend! Til tomorrow…..

Male card – Parkers patterns

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IMG_2954 (Medium)Here is a card I made for my brother-in laws birthday. Everything here is from stampin up – the cardstock is Not quite Navy, and the paper is from the Parkers patterns collection. the sentiment is from the itty Bitty banners stamp set, and the flags in the left hand corner are stamped and die cut using Hearts a flutter dies and stamps.Another set of papers I haven’t had enough time to play with – lucky I have some holidays scheduled in a couple of weeks and will hopefully get to it all then! Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up countryside number 6

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IMG_7231 (Medium)Here is the last in my Stampin Up countryside stamp set series – I have loved working with this stamp set, and it will be afavourite choice when I have to make those mens cards. I have used the truck image here and stamped it in Cherry cobbler ink onto very vanilla cardstock ( everything used here today is stampin up except for the button). Other cardstock used is cherry cobbler and soft sude. I embossed the soft suede with my square lattice embossing folder. The sentiment is a stamp from the curly cute set, and I added a button and bit of linen thread to finish.I have spent most of today restoring some order to my craft room, I have been so busy the past month that everything was just everywhere, but now I can find things again it’s time for some serious crafting! Til tomorrow….

stampin up Country side number 5

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IMG_7230 (Medium)For my fifth card in my Stampin Up countryside Series I used 2 of the stamps in the set, and stamped them with early Espresso ink. The card base is choc chip cardstock, and I also used crumbcake, very vanilla and close to cocoa( retired colour) all from Stampin Up. I used my woodgrain embossing folder, again inking it up before I embossed, to get that lovely shaded effect. A little linen thread, and this one was done! I have been making some boxes for my cards this afternoon, so now it’s off into the craft room to make some cards to put in them ! Til tomorrow….

Countryside number 2

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IMG_7227 (Medium)For this second card I have stamped the water pump image with Stampin Up cajun craze ink, and distressed all edges. The little piece of patterned paper is from Stampin Up Well worn  designer paper, and it’s mounted on River rock cardstock, which is also the card base. The background is Stampin Up early espresso cordinations, and I used my Sizzix tim holtz  Bricked embossing folder and sanded it back.Thats it for today, til tomorrow….

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