Stampin Up Tropical Escape…

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_MG_1814 (Medium)IMG_8031 (Large)IMG_8033 (Large)I don’t know about you, but I need a break from Christmas card makes and I am ready to move on! We may revisit Christmas in the next couple of weeks but for now I am happy to show you all some cards i amde with Stampin Up designer papers. From memory the collection is called Tropical escape and I fussy cut various creatures, large and small. The top two cards are aperture cards – I die cut a circle out of the front of the card and most of the decorating inside, just making a leafy window to look through. The leafy fronds were all fussy cut from the papers. The sun was die cut from a Uniquely Creative die. Today is Cherry picking day, it is a little bit cooler, and the sun is hiding behind a blanket of clouds so good weather to harvest our crop! Til tomorrow…..

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Stamperia letters and flowers paper…

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_MG_1754 (Medium)Todays card showcases a new range of papers to paper Flourish which I just couldnt resist,and something else I have been doing – making my own embellishments! First the paper…it is by a company called Stamperia and this range is called letters and flowers. I fussy cut the dragon from a piece of the paper, and the tag was printed on the paper so just had to fussy cut that out too. I added a little gorgeous lace,, but the main item on this card is the window.. I made it!! I know! I have a few silicone molds,and this is one of them , I used No More Gaps… you know those long tubes of gap filler from the hardware shop – one of those –  and filled my mold, smoothed it with an old credit card and left it to dry for two days. It came out of the mold as you see it here although I have had good fun painting some of my frames with Prima sparks paint . It is a really cheap way of making frames and It is great fun. I didnt buy the most expensive brand, my tube cost just $2-25, and I have made so many with that one tube. I am off now to paint a few more ready for cards so you will see more as i use them… Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Limelight 5

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_MG_2984 (Medium)_MG_2985 (Medium)There are two photos of the same card today to show more closely the effect I achieved by die cutting a rectangle from the front of my card to create a window to the inside, so the top image is the open card and the lower image is the same card when closed. A lot of the bits and pieces on this card came from the collectables from the kaisercraft limelight collection, but I added a gorgeous pre- made carnation, some punched leaves,rhinestones and a cute little ladybird. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft limelight 4…

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_MG_2981 (Medium)I have so many paper collections where I have only made a couple of cards and moved on, so my goal is to re visit these and get my moneys worth! This collection is an an older Kaisercraft collection called Limelight, and originally I had only made 3 cards with it so I have made another couple and this is the first of those. The good thing about going back to collections is that since purchasing I have gathered other bits and pieces that may work with said collections! A case in point here is the little ladybird – Nathan found a pack of 100 of these little cute bugs so you will see them popping up everywhere on my projects!I used matching collectables, flowers, and a couple of die cut leaves and lots of layers to complete this card. Til tomorrow…

Cute Pandas!

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_MG_4605 (Medium)These Pandas are so cute! they are from a stamp set by Stampin Up (party pandas),and I stamped them and fussy cut them out,doing a little colouring with copic pens. I prepared a background piece by using Distress oxide ink pads, and die cut the rectangle with a Seven Paper Dolls cross stitch die. Such a simple card to make and a favourite of mine…Til tomorrow….

It’s all about the Shoes!

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_MG_9389 (Medium)_MG_9391 (Medium) A pair of shoes today! The patterned papers are from my 12 x 12 Mambi Happy pad,and i die cut the shoes from glitter cardstock ( american crafts brand). I have also done some foiling with the Go Press and foil machine ( couture Creations) The Happy Birthday pieces are Dusty attic and foiled, and I also foiled the oval with a couture creations metal stamp specifically designed for foiling. Some flowers and ribbon bows and these two were complete! I have had a relaxing Easter break,prepared all my May lessons, and yesterday Joe, Nathan and I went for a drive up to Mt Lofty Botanical gardens. It was a beautiful day weather wise, and we all enjoyed strolling up and down the paths where we saw the leaves on the trees turning their autumn colours. Til tomorrow…..IMG_0502IMG_0497

Couture Creations C’est la Vie ( final for now)

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_MG_9399 (Medium)This is the final in my Couture Creations C’est la Vie collection for now at least, and I have used a couple of the bits and pieces that are available with the collection, but the main thing here is the embossing folder which is also available as part of the collection. I tried a couple of different things on the embossed cardstock so this is truly one of Helen’s experiments!  I used a Versamark ink pen to ink the wavy line  and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. this technique needs a little more perfecting on this style of card but the “not so perfect ” look would be fine on a shabby chic card. I used some Antique Linen distress oxide ink on a sponge to colour the lower part of the embossed cardstock. I added random white flat backed pearls to the top part of the cardstock. At the moment I have my mind on May lessons, and will only be happy when I have a couple completed, so all crafting for the next while will be about that!Til tomorrow…..

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