Kaisercraft Letters to Santa 15….

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_MG_2631 (Medium)Another card made with Kaisercraft letters to santa, with the addition of a poinsetta die cut with paper Rose Poinsetta die, and a little branch of holly from a Kaisercraft die.I die cut an oval, edged it with tea dye ink matted some craft cardstock behind, and popped on a collectable from the kaisercraft letters to santa collection.The Noel sentiment is from the matching 6″ pad. It’s been a busy week and a busy morning, and I am aiming to clear the dining table of overspill projects from the craft room this morning, restore a bit of order! Til tomorrow….

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Kaisercraft Letters to Santa 1 and 2…

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_MG_9843 (Medium)_MG_9844 (Medium)After a short break we are back to Christmas Cards! This series is a big one so i am going to post these ones 2 at a time. The paper collection is Kaisercraft Letters to santa, and I purchased the 6’pad, 12 x 12 papers and the collectables so on most of these cards you will see a bit of all these elements.  The top card is 6″ pad on the base, collectables in the corners and the image is  from a piece of 12 x 12 paper fussy cut and inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink. I foiled a piece of kaisercraft wooden flourish with green foil and added red berries with some Nuvo drops. I used the same products on the second card with the addition of ribbon and lace. We have had some lovely weather here this week, so I have spent a little bit of time sitting in the garden enjoying the sun on my face, but today I am going to do some seriuos die cutting of flowers and leaves because I want to master the art of flower shaping..I think that is something I could do in the evening while watching tv, and it will put my many flower dies to good use too…Til tomorrow….

Prima Swet Peppermint 7 and 8..

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img_3321-mediumimg_3323-mediumWe are very close to finished my prima Sweet Peppermint card collection..One more post after this one, and then we will move on to some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers ( not Christmas!)Once again, not much more is needed with this collection of papers and matching chipboard pieces, just a little bling and ribbon. The silver glitter strips on the bottom card are from Kaisercraft.Quick post today.. Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Silent night, side steppers

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img_3511-mediumimg_3512-mediumThe other Kaisercraft Christmas collection I purchased was this one – Silent Night. It is the traditional colours of red and Green, and some lovely vintage images.The first two cards I made are these two side stepper cards. I have done a youtube clip for the measurements of my side stepper cards, because I like them to fit into a C6 envelope.You can find the link to my youtube channel on the right hand side of my blog, or just search Helens Card designs in youtube to find it!The Christmas trees on the cards are from the collectables pack from the same range, but before I stuck them onto the card I traced around them onto scrap cardstock and cut them out to use as templates because I really like the size and shape of them So one of the green trees is a collectable and one is cut from patterned paper using my new template!Lace , ribbon and bling for the finishing touches.Til tomorrow…..

The last fabscraps Vintage Christmas

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IMG_8569 (Medium)IMG_8570 (Medium)Thank you to everyone who sent me wishes on hearing my Dad wasn’t well. Thankfully he is back to his normal self now, and just resting at home.Cards today are the last few I made with Fabscraps Christmas paper.For these ones I just focused on the paper, and added some chipboard, seam binding,lace buttons and bling.I taught a lovely class of ladies this morning – it was just the tonic I needed after a stressful couple of days, and I am hoping to see the inside of my craft room over the next couple of days because I am so far behind with my Christmas cards, still have about 100 to do, so its going to be a big push to get them all done this year. Til tomorrow….

fabscraps vintage xmas

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IMG_8566 (Medium)IMG_8567 (Medium)IMG_8568 (Medium)I have been missing for a day or two because I have been busy with my dad – he took ill and was admitted to hospital,but I brought him home this morning and he is back to his cheeky self, so much relieved!I have posted a few cards to make up for it though and these are all made with a couple of sheets of Fabscraps xmas paper. One sheet was entirely tags so I made good use of them and that stretched the paper to make quite a lot of cards. I have added assorted ribbon, lace and charms to finish.Today is going to be a lazy day catching up on some lost sleep. til tomorow…..

stampin up wonderous wreath and fabscraps

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IMG_8487 (Medium)IMG_8488 (Medium)The top card is made with Fabscraps patterned paper,and lace and ribbon, the second card uses a piece of the fabscraps paper as the background and I used stampin Up Wonderous wreath stamps, and matching framelits dies.The stamps are interesting – you can layer up the colours with different stamps,and then die cut the wreath with the matching die.The word Noel is also from the framelits die set and it comes with the word Joy as well. A handy set to have for christmas makes!I added some ribbon and lace to this one as well.I borrowed this set from my sister, but will probably invest in it myself as it is such a handy die set to have.Next time something other than christmas! til tomorrow….