Final Stamperia Pink Christmas cards

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IMG_1558IMG_1559IMG_1560IMG_1561IMG_1562Five more Christmas cards made with Stamperia Pink Christmas. I have done a couple more with this paper collection, and still have papers to do more, but we will move on next week with something a little different!In the meantime these ones speak for themselves… except for a little lace and flowers on a couple of them it is all just the paper. Great value collection!Yesterday I had a lovely day meeting up with a gathering of fellow crafters. We had a great time and lots of projects and ideas were shared.I can’t wait til we meet up again next month! Til next time ….

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Mintay Secret Place 3 and 4….

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_MG_0154 (Medium)_MG_0155 (Medium)As promised I am back with the other two Mintay Secret Place cards that I made.  A lot of fussy cutting on these two!. On the top card I added lace, a metal piece cut in half ( the other half is on the lower card and that is a good trick to extend your stash)and the resin frame is one I made . The second card has a little die cut flourish and a couple of layered banner tags cut from tiny scraps tucked under the metal. Seeing these cards again makes me itch to get this paper out again and start creating, but I am busy today putting some card kits together…Til next time..

Stash Tags!!

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IMG_0721IMG_0722I know I said we would see the second shabby lesson card today, but I wanted to show you all something else I have been working on..something new!(We will get to the other shabby card tomorrow) . My workmate Lydell , who is a true artist, is running a class in August called Use your stash, and her ideas and samples are truly amazing and inspired me to grab all the bits and pieces ( die cuts, odds and ends of ribbon,buttons, flowers and papers) that were piled on my desk and turn them into what I am calling Stash Tags. These are made ready to pop on cards and scrapbook layouts and can be stored in one tidy box ready for when I need to make a quick card. Each time I finish creating I will whip up a couple of these to clear up my desk ( that’s the theory anyway!). These ones are actually going to America as a thankyou to a very lovely lady who sent me some beautiful things. I have a few more to make for her and a folder to file them in. I hope this inspires you all to use your stash! Til tomorrow….

Christmas cards started…2017…

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_MG_9105 (Medium)_MG_9106 (Medium)Here are the other two cards I made for my group Christmas in July challenge..I hadn’t been out to the Craft room annex ( shed) for my Christmas stash so really used what was to hand in the craft room, and I had been making lessons with some Kaisercraft dies, and I always have a bit of glitter paper in the craft room.  The stitched oval is a Paper Rose die, and I die cut the bauble on the top card and foiled it through the Go Press and Foil machine as I was experimenting with that new toy at the time. The rest was just assorted bling on my desk. Its a lazy kind of afternoon this afternoon after a busy morning at work, and I am going to have a bit of a sit down with a good book today! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane number 8

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img_2733-medium-2Todays Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane card is a side stepper card. I have done a You-tube clip on how to measure and cut/fold this style of card, on the right hand side bar of the blog you will see You-tube…click on that and you will see my you-tube channel with this and many other little clips I have done.Meanwhile for this one I have used… one of the pull apart cards  from the 12 x 12 sheet,a couple of the matching collectable, prima and green tara flowers, kaisercraft leaf die,a small piece of a border from the sticker sheet, and a small piece of the dotty paper ( 12 x 12). I also did some fussy cutting for the stepper part of the card. The big news here is that I have left my job at kmart Aust.Yesterday was my last day after 36 years,and my workmates gave me a lovely send off.When I return from the cruise I will be working at Paper Flourish, the store where I have been teaching for 6 1/2 years. I will be surounded with crafty goodness! How will I contain myself? I am so looking forward to this new chapter! Til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft Turtle dove 11 and 12

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Here are the last 2 in my kaisercraft turtle dove collection for now, tomorrow we will have a little break from christmas, and see what else is in my card files. These two cards use the Kaisercraft Turtle Dove 6″ pad and the matching collectables. I just added a little ribbon. The image on the left hand card was cut from a sheet in the 6″pad, and using the second sheet in the pad I cut the image again and 3d’ed it on top with some foam pads. I think this one is my favourite card from the series. Today is more christmas cards – will I ever be finished? and a class to teach over at the Village so must get my bag ready for that! Til tomorrow….

Canvas art number 1

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As a bit of a break from cards ( just for today) i thought I would show you all something I have been experimenting with – Canvas Art.I have a few stamps that are shown off to better advantage when used in a scene like this, and it’s been in my mind for a while to try something like this. I used tim holtz ranger distress inks to colour the canvas background,and then stamped directly onto the canvas with some stamps from Oxford Impressions In the Deep. I stamped and coloured the fish seperately onto cardstock and stuck them onto the canvas, and added some netting, string and a brad for some added texture. I edged the canvas with Viva metallic paint in Gold.Hope you like my little diversion – back to cards tomorrow! Til tomorrow….