Monday, April 27, 2015

Thank You Cards

Hello paper people!  It's Jo and I'm back today to share a couple of very quick thank you cards.

I have used the Vintage Rose 6 x 6in paper pad for these cards.  Just the perfect size!
Here is a close up of my first card.

I have used 2 dies from the new Hearts Ease collection.  The gorgeous Scrolled Tomentosa which is fast becoming a favourite of mine as it works so well on cards or on layouts, and also the Maviensis die.  I teamed them up with Anastasia set from the Frames N Frills collection.  I then just continued to "layer" them up.  Hand stitched around the edges of my paper for a little extra depth and dimension and finished with the super new Script - Thanks die and the pretty little butterfly is another lovely die from the Everyday Essentials collection.  This is one called Edith and Baby.

My second card I have just layered the same as the first on but I have used one of the Background Savy dies (Crystal Aroma) as a bit of a focal point.  The pretty little circle die is from the Frames N Frills collection - Anastasia Set.  This is a fantastic set as it has a small flower die included which I have used on my card too.  Of course my flowers have to have leaves so I used the Cycad Fern die.

Hope I have inspired you in some small way.
Until next time

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Smile with Vintage Rose

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by.
Today I have a layout to share with you, using an assortment of new dies from the latest releases.

I am absolutely thrilled to still be a part of this fantastic team and so looking forward to another year of fun and inspiration!  Thanks so much for all your continued support and lovely comments.  They are truly appreciated.

I have used the beautiful Vintage Rose papers for my layout.  Still having a lovely time playing with these papers! 

The pretty little doily is a new release too from the Frames N Frills die collection.  It's called Elissa Set.

This new collection is fantastic as it comes with few dies including the little flower patch that is also used on my layout.

Couture has also released Background Savy Collection.  This collection is full of dies that are perfect for backgrounds on your layouts and also for card makers.  I have used the Honeypot die.

Here is a closer look at the layering and dies.

You can see that really sweet honeypot die just peeping out from the flowers that I fussy cut out.
The other die I have used is one from the new Hearts Ease collection called Scrolled Tomentosa.  I have cut cereal boxes using this die and then just rubbed lightly a brown ink over the top.  I then cut it in half on the diagonal had positioned it poking out of each corner.
All my papers have been handstitched using the paper piercer from the Handheld Essentials pack.
Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time :)

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Cards with All That Glitters

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate Easter too.  We had a lovely day yesterday filled with family and chocolate!  Maybe just a little too much chocolate I must say, but today is a new day.

Today I have some cards to share with you that I made from the scraps from the All That Glitters collection.  I absolutely loved playing with this collection and I know that with a lot of ladies it has become a firm favourite.

I love the pink and green combo with the touch of gold thrown in.  Here's my cards.

Yep all these were made from left overs from the papers and collectables.  I'm really happy with how these turned out.  Here is a close up of each card.

The focus isn't the best sorry.  Think the glitter gets in the way of a good shot.  I am working on getting a photo tent tho to help a little with my terrible photography!

This one is my favourite.  I love that gold frame.  Its a new one from Couture Creations that has received an absolute flogging lately!

Thanks so much for stopping by and whatever you are doing this Easter be safe and have a lovely time.

Until next time

Friday, April 3, 2015

All That Glitters with Kaisercraft

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

I couldn't resist having a play with this beautiful paper line. 

I love this photo of me and my hubby.  This was just recently taking on our honeymoon in Tasmania at Cascade Brewery.  I like how with just a bit of black the colours just pop.

The next two layouts are of my little girl.  One recent and one when she was very little.

I inked my doilies with gold ink.  Its a little hard to see the sparkle in this pic but it is lovely and shimmery in real life.

Thanks for stopping by and all your lovely comments.

Until next time