Thursday, 9 March 2017

Card Kits :)

Last month Joanna at The Paper Teapot asked me to Guest Design for her using a  new card kit she was bringing out for the shop.  Cards are my thing so I had to say yes!  Besides, she was using the new - at the time - Kaisercraft collection PS I Love You.  Perfect for Valentines day or anniversaries.

This kit was awesome!!!  I went with two that were a bit arty farty and two that were more traditional.  And did I mention there were flowers?!  Not that I have too many or anything ;)  one can ALWAYS use more ;)
Everything you see on these cards were all from the kit.  The only thing I added were punches and twine a bit of muslin.  Loved those stitched heart dies!





I had still had enough left over to probably make a couple more cards, or tags as well, so great value I thought.

This months kit has just been announced in the newsletter and uses Kaisercrafts Wildflower collection with co-ordinating sequins, dies, twine, cardstock, flowers and stamps.  Heres a wee look at it.  I should also add you get photos for ideas as well, with cards made by Joanna and a guest designer to get you into the groove :)


Happy creating!  Til next time :)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Farewell Mini Album

Happy New Year!

2017 seems to be zipping quickly along, and with that comes all the new releases in time for CHA.  Have you been checking them out?  Any favourites grabbing your attention??

This year Im all about using what I have, heaven knows I have become quite the paper collector! We shall see how I go ;)

With that in mind I was asked at work to make a mini album for a colleague who was retiring after 48yrs of nursing.  I used a chipboard purse mini album from Maya Road that I had in my stash for quite sometime, and an older BoBunny range, Rose Cafe.


The outside and inside covers were layered with BoBunny decoupage paper from the Soiree collection - I was going to paint it but this was so much easier and tied in well with Rose Cafe.




On the top added some trinkets and flowers, - every nurse needs scissors, a watch and the keys to the drug cupboard; well they used to, nowadays we have swipe cards and keypads ;) flowers because they are now banned from hospitals but I remember how they became missiles during the night shift hiding behind curtains ;)


Inside the front cover I kept it simple, using one of the layered chipboard stickers, with some fussy cutting and some Petaloo flowers.
The title page, again simple, chipboard alphas with one of the noteworthy pieces and jewels to embellish.


Some pages are embellished, others left untouched for people to write their messages on.  Heres a selection of a few of them.





Thanks for popping by!
See you next time :)