Monday, 22 December 2014

The Joys of Christmas

Hello everyone! I am sharing two Christmas cards in this post. After doing a count of my cards, I was just a bit short of what I needed so out came the supplies and I was creating last night. I have been hoarding some Christmas supplies for a while, and I came across this paper pad from Kaisercraft which I have used for both of these cards.

I really wanted to use some of my lacy Spellbinder dies for a card and I'm glad I used it for this one.


Paper: Kaisercraft Just Believe
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamp: Kaisercraft St Nicholas Clear Stamp
Other: Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, D-Lites Flourish Trim, Martha Stewart Vintage Doily Punch, Seam Binding, Ribbon, Kaisercraft Paper Bloom Sage, Flat Back Pearl

My second card is traditional and vintage. The papers are from the same paper pad.

I used a Bobunny script stamp to create a subtle background before stamping my sentiment. Love how it tuned out. I also spent a bit of time with my floral cluster. Once the elements were glued into place, I dry brushed some Inca Gold onto them to add a festive touch to them and to make them stand out a bit.

Paper: Kaisercraft Just Believe
Stamp: Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Clear Stamp, BoBunny Midnight Frost
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, memento Rhubarb Stalk
Other: Kaisercraft Decorative Die Doilies, Spellbinders Circles Large and Small, Kaisercraft Paper Bloom Cranberry, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Sullivans Branch Punch, Berry Branch, Vivaldi Leaves, Viva Decor Inca Gold, Vivaldi Leaves, Ribbon, Lace

Thanks for stopping by!
Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

A Simple Christmas Card

Hello everyone. Things have been a bit quiet here on my blog. To be honest, I've been feeling quite sad lately with the events at Martin Place and haven't been feeling very creative. It's amazing how something so tragic affects people. It is very sad and the people of Sydney are showing their support as well as their grief for the victims. Two of my siblings have been to leave some flowers and I think I may do the same may help me move forward.

The card I am sharing is quite simple. I just wanted the intricate dies to stand out. Again, I went for a vintage feel.


Paper: Glitz Designs Joyeux Noel

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Other: Spellbinders Holiday and 2013 Snowflake Pendant, SU! Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas Set,  Flat Back Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Vintage Christmas

Hello everyone! I have been meaning to create this post for a few days but life has been so busy and I have been so tired but I am now on school holidays!!!! Now it's time to start the Christmas shopping and do all the things that I haven't had the time to do in the last few crazy few weeks.

I love vintage cards and especially the innocence of the images. This is a card that I made for one of my colleagues at work.


Paper: Glitz Designs Joyeux Noel. Kaisercraft Christmas Carol

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles large, Parisian Motifs, Lace, Seam Binding, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Sullivans Branch Punch, Magnolia Christmas Poinsettias, Vivaldi Foam Spray

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Vintage Christmas

Hello everyone! This weekend, I have been trying to get some extra Christmas cards done before school is finished. The cards that I will be sharing this week are ones that I have made for my colleagues. I hope they like them!


Paper: Glitz Joyeux Noel

Stamp: JustRite Stampers Deck the Halls

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Other: Spellbinders D-Lite Fancy Label Tags Four , Fancy Framed Tags One and Layered Poinsettia,  Prima Doily Die,  Magnolia Doohicheys Layered Poinsettia, Vivaldi Foam Spray Stamen, Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

All White Christmas Card

Hello everyone! I have been wanting to make a white card for a little while, and decide to make one for Christmas. To create my card, I used a combination of dies as well as textures to create it.

I used a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities folder to create my main background. I then used a Joy Crafts die, layered with a Marianne Craftable then followed by the Memory Box candles die. All layers were attached with foam tape to add dimension.


Paper: SU! Whisper White

Other: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Dainty Dots, Memory Box Glowing Candles, Marianne Craftables CR1201, Joy Crafts 6002/0147, Cheery Lynn Merry Chistmas Set, Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Coconut and Pearls Snow, Green Tara Cherry Blossoms, White Ribbon, Vivaldi Pearl Spray, Sullivans Branch Punch, Martha Steart Branch Punch.

Thanks For Stopping by!

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Friday, 28 November 2014

The French Garden Mini Album

Hello friends and bloggers! It's Cathy here today and I have another paper bag mini album to share with you. It's shabby chic and it uses The French Garden Book Kit. I have lots of photos to share with this project so a cuppa may be needed!

To compliment the flowers and the also the vintage photo, I added some vintage touches. I used a vintage stick pin and also used some diamante trim .

On my first two pages, I have some interaction. On the left, I have a tri-fold photo mat that is inside the top pocket which can fit a total of 6 photos. On the right, the photo place holder which is a Kathy Orta concept enables you to place photo mats so as not to cover the paper.

Tri-fold photo mat (above)

The photo place holder (above). I used some of the die cuts from the kit and added some Spellbinder dies to further enhance it. You can tuck in tags and photo mats behind it. 

Each of the pages has a large photo mat as well as shown. I used a background stamp from my stash that compliments the papers. The next two pages also have interaction. They have a large photomat (not shown) a flap, and a side pocket for smaller photomats and tags.

The next two pages have the same interaction again, a large photomat(not photographed) and a side pocket and a flap.

The final page includes the back cover. It has a side pocket and a photo frame that has a rectangular photomat.

 Supplies from Meg's Garden


Ink: Victorian Velvet distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa and Angel Pink

Stamps: Impression Obsession Toile, My Favourite Things Notebook Paper Background, Prima Something Blue, Kaisercraft Clearstamp Perfume and Script, Hero Arts Dots 

Dies: Memory Box Belicate Butterfly Arch and Chesapeake Circle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals, Lables Four and Decorative Labels Four, Sizzix Fancy Frame

Tim Holtz Chain Tassels, Pearls, Prima Flowers, Petaloo Forget Me Nots Pink, Green Tara Flowers, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Sullivans Corner Punch, White Paper Bags.

This kit is available in both a physical and digital format. It is very beautiful and I hope that you'll stop by Meg's Garden to see the papers soon. You can also purchase some Meg's Bundle of Goodies which are some embellishments that are selected to help you on your way in your designs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Blessings

Hello everyone. I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I bought some dies earlier this year so that I would be wise perhaps but am always time poor! Anyway, had fun using this Christmas tree die.

I used a collectable from the Kaisercraft collection....a bit blurry but it reads When I count my blessings at Christmas I think of friends like you.


Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas Carol Paper Pad, Kaisercard Forest, SU! Crumb Cake

Ink: Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Versa Mark

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals,  Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tress, SU! White Embossing Powder, Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Cranberry, Green Tara Flowers, White Lace.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone. Today I would like to share with you a layout that I have made this week. I am making an album for my brother and thought I would kick start it by using one of the Christmas photos that I have of my siblings when they were little. I have used Kaisercraft's Christmas Carol collection for this project. 

I really wanted to have a lot of foliage on the left and spent a bit of time figuring out how to achieve this. Using the papers, I made two poinsettias using  Spellbinders die. I also added some Kaisercraft paper blooms that coordinate with the papers to add to the cluster.

I also added some punched branches using two tones of green using scraps from the paper collection to add depth to the cluster. I layered some flourishes in there as well.

I have a Memory Box winterberry spring die which I used, but added some pearls to to make it stand out. At the end, I added some foam stamens to fill in the gaps.

I used one of the Collectables from the paper collection as my title and added a die cut box from Memory Box along with a rhinestone.

I inked the edges of all of my pieces using distress ink and machined stitched as well, just add to add some extra definition. I used some Kaisercraft pearls as my centres of both of my poinsettias.

Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas Carol and Collectables

Ink: Distress Ink Brished Corduroy

Other: Memory Box Winterberry Sprig, Crisp Bows and Whimsical Flourish, Martha Stewart Branch Punch and Cherish, Sullivans Branch Punch, Kaisercraft Rhinestone Flourish Ice, Pearls Red, Paper Blooms Cranberry and Olive, Vivaldi Foam Spray Stamens, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Clockwork, Doily, Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Merry and Bright

Hello everyone! I have another Christmas card to share with you. I got home late, so this is not photographed in natural light and I tried my best to get different angles as this is metallic paper. As the title suggests, Merry and Bright drove my card design.

I stamped and embossed using a gold embossing powder my centre ornament. I also inked the edge of my poinsettia using a gold ink pad. I used gold and cream in my design.


Paper: Kaisercraft St Nicholas Paper Pad, SU! Very Vanilla, American Crafts Christmas Glittery Paper pad

Stamp: JustRite Stampers Merry and Bright

Ink: Versa Mark and Versa Colour Gold, Zing Gold Embossing Powder

Other: Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, Standard Circles Large Nestabilities, Prima Flowers Arcadian Collection Rosy, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Sullivans Branch Punch, Memory Box Frostyville Border, Gold Beads, Ribbon, Mini Pearls Spray Gold.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone! I've finally started to make some Christmas cards! My card follows a sketch from Retro sketches which you can see below.

I love vintage cards so I went with a paper collection that is vintage. I also spent a bit of time creating my poinsettia using my Susan's Garden tool kit. I used my Spellbinders die to die cut the petals and used some gold beads for the centres.

I also dis some machine stitching to define some of may papers. I didn't ink or distress the edges this time round.


Paper: Kaisercraft St Nicholas Paper Collection

Other: Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and Layered Poinsettia, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Gold Beads, Lace, SU! Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Thanks for stopping by!

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