Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thank You

Hell everyone! Today I am sharing some cards that I have made for some parents in my class who have helped the children with their learning throughout the year. They are all of the same design, from the same paper collection but all look different!

Paper: Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful Collection, Memorable Occassions clear vellum 

Stamp: Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders

Ink: Versa Mark, Distress ink Vintage Photo, Hero Arts White embossing powder

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Dies: Spellbinders A2 scalloped borders one, circle delight, standard circles small, Magnolia rose leaf, Memory Box elegant scrollwork

Other: hemp, Kaisercraft pearls, white lace

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas Bauble Card

Hello everyone! It's nearly the end of the school year and I now I can make a start on my Christmas cards. I love to look at them and make them. I have wanted to make a shaped card for a while and so I am happy to share my bauble shaped card with you today. It is about 6 inches in size. I downloaded a paper template from the internet and created a paper template to draw my base and folded card layer. I did some altering on my computer to get the right size.

I have three layers, two bauble layers one with patterned paper, one with cream cardstock and the third layer is a round circle die cut with patterned paper. I used scalloped scissors to create the cream bauble. I used foam tape in between my layers for dimension.

The wreath and the poinsettia were all created with dies and die cut from paper from the Kaisercraft collection. The berries were some pearls, to add a little bling!


Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas carol 6 1/2" paper pad and sticker sheet

Dies: Magnolia Christmas Poinsettias, Impression Obsession Die021-N (wreath)

Other: Ruby Rock It Snow White coarse glitter, Stampin! Up! cherry cobbler seam binding, bakers twine, Porta Craft flower stamens, scalloped scissors, Distress ink vintage photo, flat back pearl

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Saturday, 12 November 2016


Hello everyone! I haven't made a card for a little while and I thought I needed a break from writing my school reports and decided to have some creative time. I liked the Tic Tac Toe challenge and decided to play along!

I have used specialty papers - thread- and builder stamps in my card.

I used papers from Kaisercraft Bow and Arrow collection as my base papers. I machine stitched around the edge of my papers (thread part of the challenge). I then stamped the largest flower and leaves from the Altenew Peony Bouquet and die cut them with their matching dies.

I have been wanting to have a card that had a trellis, so I created one using two Spellbinder dies. I used two rectangular dies to create the frame and then used a background die to create the rest of the trellis. I die cut the Kensinton Brand die by Memory Box and used sponge daubers and distress inks to colour it in! Once dry I added clear Wink of Stella to the butterflies and to the flowers.


Paper: Kaisercraft Bow and Arrow  6 1/2" paper pad

Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet and dies

Inks: Distress inks spun sugar, worn lipstick, picked rasberry, shabby shutters and gathered twigs

Altenew frosty pink, cotton candy, coral berry, frayed leaf, forest glaciers and evergreen, Wink of Stella clear

Dies: Memory Box Kensignton Branch, Spellbinders Long Classic rectangle and Grateful Lattice

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Tim Holtz Village Bungalow

Hello everyone! I am taking a break from writing my school reports to share a quick post. I have a second Tim Holtz dwelling to share with you which is the Village Bungalow. I am loving these miniatures and at the moment, they are on display in my classroom (in a clear plastic container out of reach from curious fingers).

I used papers from Kaisercraft Basecoat Collection to create the bungalow. As the paper is thin, I die cut the pieces using thick cardstock and then adhered the papers on top. I distressed the edges using Ground espresso distress ink.

The roof was created using one of the die cuts from the village roof top dies and also papers from the Kaisercraft paperpad. The foliage and potted plants (in front of the front door) was purchased from Riot Craft.


Paper: Kaisercraft Base Coat Paperpad and Game On Collection P1494:MVP (base)

Ink: Ground Espresso distress ink

Dies: Tim Holtz Village Dwelling, Village Bungalow and Village Rooftops

Other: JTT Scenery assorted potted flower plants 2, Wee Scraps wore foliage trees, Tim Holtz mini fasteners

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Baby Card ~ Twins~

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card that I have made for my cousin and his wife who are about to become parents to twin boys!

I have used a combination of Green Tara flowers with Wild Orchid Crafts apple blossoms to create my flower clusters. I die cut some leaves using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.
To add to the wreath, some drops of liquid pearls added some finishing touches.
The onesies came from a really versatile die set from Little B. I used some scraps of paper from the collection and using a sponge dauber, inked the edges using a distress ink.


Paper: Maja Design Vintage Baby (paper pad)

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Dies:  Little B Baby, Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork and Catalina Wreath, Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves

Flowers: Green Tara, Wild Orchid Crafts Apple Blossoms and White Roses

Other: Bakers Twine, Liquid Pearls, Paper Doily and Hemp.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Steampunk Style~

Hello everyone. I have a birthday card to share with you today. My dear friend is celebrating his birthday this week and I wanted to make him a card. This was attempt number two. The first one ended up on the bin!

I used ground espresso, peacock feathers and blueprint sketch distress inks and a stamp from  Ultimate Grunge stamp set to create my background.  I die cut the weathered clock die and used Lindy's Stamp Gang midnight bronze embossing powder to alter it.

I also die cut some other cogs by Spellbinders and altered them using rusty hinge and ground espresso distress inks. Using my finger, I dabbed some antiqued bronze and tarnished brass distress paints in random places.
The images and sentiment were inked with vintage photo to get the aged look. The three steampunk men were adhered using foam tape for extra dimension.


Stamps: Tim Holtz Framelits with Stamps Possibilities, Simple Sayings and Ultimate Grunge

Dies: Donna Salazar/Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Die-namics mini film strip, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock

Ink: Distress Inks: Ground espresso, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, black soot, rusty hinge, vintage photo, Ranger archival jet black, versafine onyx black, distress paint antiqued bronze and tarnished brass

Other: Brass brads, Lindy's Stamp Gang midnight bronze embossing powder

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Rustic Cabin - Tim Holtz Village Dwelling

Hello everyone! Today I have a new project to share with you. I have been madly pinning all of the wonderful Village Dwelling creations on Pinterest as I am a huge fan! Before the holidays, I placed an order for the dies so that I would have time during the school holidays to make some of these wonderful structures. I have named this one Rustic Cabin due to the weathered papers that I used to decorate. Kaisercraft released a collection called Base Coat and it was perfect as way of decorating. It took me a while to get the hang of manipulating everything but be warned...lots of sticky inky fingers result from making these so have baby wipes handy LOL!

To create the roof, I had some silver corrugated cardstock in my stash which was perfect for the roof.

While the front and back panels are flat, I cut rectangular pieces of vellum to place behind the windows so that when you place a battery operated tealight candle inside, you are able to attain that warm flickering glow!


Die: Tim Holtz Village Dwelling Die

Paper: Kaisercraft Base Coat Paper Pad and Game On Collection P1494 :MVP (Base)
           Bella! Silver Grey Corrugated Vintage Cardstock, Clear Vellum

Ink: Distress Ink Black Soot and Ground Espresso

Glue: Helmar Tacky Craft Glue, Scotch Quick Dry, Xron 2.5" create a sticker

Other: Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners

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