Meerkats!

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_MG_0009 (Medium) I am back from my cruise, which went really well, and I met many new and keen crafters in my classes – we had great fun! The weather was terrific and the seas were calm – always a bonus. Now it is back home, and back to work, and of course back to my craft room, where all my projects at the moment are for upcoming classes. Meanwhile today’s cards are 2 very quick cards I put together for my son and my nephews birthdays. they  are both fans of meerkats so when I saw this stamp set from Art impressions I knew straight away it would be perfect for them, this year and probably for quite a few years to come, used in different ways. I only lightly coloured the meerkat in the forefront of the card this time, just with a little bit of distress ink, and I hand drew the frame around the stamped background image. Til tomorrow…..

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Mintay Birdsong 1, 2, and 3…

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_MG_0027 (Medium)_MG_0028 (Medium)_MG_0029 (Medium)Todays three cards are made with Mintay Birdsong. Mintay is a polish paper company that i have recently been introduced to, we are using their collections a lot in classes, and I have not yet seen a collection that didn’t inspire me. The papers have lots of fussy cutting elements which is my favourite thing, but the top card has no fussy cutting , just layering of papers and a frame , flowers and flourish to decorate…(I did fussy cut the butterfly…couldn’t help myself). The second and third cards have more fussy cutting as well as some flowers and rose gold flourish die cutting. Tomorrow I am teaching some cards i designed using this paper collection and there is lots  and lots of fussy cutting involved in those cards…the ladies will love it! We will sit, relax, and snip away while we catch up with each others news..I am looking forward to it. Til tomorrow…..

Prima lavender Frost..1 and 2..

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_MG_0003 (Medium)_MG_0005 (Medium)So many beautiful paper collections, so little crafting time! Today’s cards are made with Prima lavender frost range. Starting with the lower card,I layered up paper from the 6″ paper pad, and a printed vellum piece ( which was in a pack of the flowers that were released with the collection), a journaling card from the 3 x 4 lavender frost journaling cards,some fussy cutting from papers, and various flowers and leaf die cuts. The resin frame was a seven paper Dolls frame.  For the top card I cut some banners from leftover strips,and added a metal finding,and in this case the frame was one I made with a mold and some no more gaps filler from the hardware shop! I just ran over it with some Nuvo Fresh Copper mousse on my finger.

Go Press and Foil cards..

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_mg_8334 (medium)_mg_8335 (medium)Todays two cards highlight the Go Press and Foil machine, which I used to foil the Happy Birthday. I did these two cards for a class that I taught,  and incorporated some die cutting with Seven paper Doll dies. On the top card I cut up one of the filigreed die cut squares to create fancy borders. Glitter cardstock was used for the leave and flourish dies, and then just added some pretty flowers. I have been missing from here this week as My dad is in hospital and I have been busy visiting him, and working in between. He is still in hospital, having many tests, so my busy life is ongoing, I will get back here as often as time permits , Til then……

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes 7, 8, and 9

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Continuing on with Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes, I used  some of the matching collectables on the top card, and a few fussy cut elements on the lower two cards. On the top card I have used some Nuvo drops, and of course there has to be a card with a ribbon bow amongst the group somewhere!  Today is the start of daylight savings here, the clocks have gone forward, I have lost an hour and I am running behind in everything! Til tomorrow…..

 

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 Rose Avenue double zig zag..

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_MG_2973 (Medium)I love this range of kaisercraft – it’s called Rose Avenue, and I have used it quite a lot, ( still have some left so it’s not the last time you will see it!), and for these two cards I made them in the double zig zag fold. On the card above I added a little strip of pearls,a die cut leafy flourish, some flowers , a ribbon bow,and a chipboard bird which I foiled with the go press and foil machine. For the lower card  I just added ribbon and lace, and some matching collectables. I worked most of the weekend, but did find some time to make 7 cards for an order, I have some classes to prepare this week but I also want to find some time to play with my new 3D embossing folders..and I also have some more zig watercolours so I am off now to stamp out an image or two and just sit and relax with some colouring! Ah, life is good! Til tomorrow….._MG_2976 (Medium)

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