I Have You in My Heart Card

Hi Everyone,

I am feeling much better now and managed to get a bit of time for playing with paper over the weekend.  I had the shape with the hearts cut out of it already from a while ago when I did some cutting with my cricut and I had some leftover Aquamarine Glimmermist from a different project I started last week, so I just swiped my piece through the glimmermist and left it to dry, thinking I would use it sometime.  Well sometime came on Sunday when I pulled out the MME Sweetest Thing paper pad and it matched perfectly.  I wanted to use some of the patterned papers so I die cut the 2 hearts using the Memory Box Dies.  I made a banner using some kraft card and stamped the sentiment using Impress Pale Aqua ink. I curled it a little by running it over the handle of a small paint brush.  The text paper was a banner sitting on my table that I had leftover from a different project and the resin flower is by Kaisercraft.

Hope you had a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

 

 

Supplies: Kraft Card, White Card, Cricut and Cartridge, Glimmermist – Aquamarine, MME 6×6 paper pad – The Sweetest Thing, Memory Box Grand Heart Die, Memory Box – La Rue Heart Die, Impress Pale Aqua ink, Glitz designs – text paper, Kaisercraft resin flower.

Lakehouse Fountain Tag

Hi everyone,

Today’s post will just be a quick one as I am still not feeling 100%, but much better than yesterday.  This tag uses the emboss-resist technique and distress inks. I brushed the inks over the flower and then spritzed with water and then let it dry so I ended up with a flower that perfectly matched my background.  The fountain stamp is from Kaisercraft’s Lakehouse Collection.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Kristy

Butterfly Kisses Love Card

Hi Everyone,

I did have grand plans to show you a set of 3 cards today, showcasing the collectables from the Kaisercraft Butterfly Kisses Collection but my daughter has been sick today so I didn’t quite get there.  The colours in this collection are bright and fun which is great but I wanted to tone it down a little and I always like using kraft coloured card when that is what I am wanting to do.    To add a bit more interest I have stamped the card with using the woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts (this is one of my favourite background stamps).  I used Snow (white) chalk ink as I like the effect on the kraft card.  When using bright coloured elements I quite often like to use a pretty simple design so it doesn’t become too ‘busy’.  I arranged the collectables I wanted to use and popped some up on foam adhesive.  Some twine and a bit of KindyGlitz – Crystalina finished off the card.

Hope your Monday is being kind to you!

Kristy

Tea Thyme – Thinking of You Card

Hi everyone,

Today’s card features the gorgeous new Tea Thyme Collection by Prima.  It is pretty and soft with gorgeous vintage patterns.  I have given the card a bit of shabby chic style and this is a little outside my comfort zone, although I love what other people make in this style.  I think I will have to just keep experimenting.  I have used one of the pieces from the Journaling/Notecard set and made this the main panel of my card.  The sentiment was stamped using jet black archival ink.  The edges of all the paper pieces and the card base have been inked with Hero Arts Snow Chalk Ink to give everything a soft look.  I misted some Calico Shine over the note card, being careful not to cover too much of the sentiment.  I cut a slit on both sides of the journaling card on the inside of the printed frame and then threaded the seam binding through.  A bow and  a prima flower finished up the top section of the card a resin fairy from the Prima Shabby Chic Treasures balanced out the flower on the lower corner.  The lace behind the notecard just adds a little more detail without overwhelming the card.

Hope you have a good weekend.  Mine is going to be filled with birthday party madness (we are having my middle son’s birthday party in our backyard on the weekend).

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies: Prima Tea Thyme 6×6 paper pad, Tea Thyme Notecards, Prima Shabby Treasures, Prima Flower, Mister Huey’s Mists – Calico Shine, Jet Black Archival Ink, Hero Arts Find Joy Clear Stamp Set, Hero Arts Chalk Ink – Snow, seam binding,

Thanks for Being There

Hi everyone,

Well I missed my usual post yesterday as we were returning home after having a great weekend.  I was able to meet some new lovely ladies and see some lovely ladies I have met before.  We did a bunch of scrapbooking, eating and everyone seemed to learn a few new things, so all in all the In-Store Weekend Workshop went very well.  I am already thinking of all the fun things we can do at the next one, which is tentatively planned for sometime in March/April.

I had hoped to make a new card for yesterday but unfortunately all the washing and organising of things on the home front meant that I didn’t get the time.  I have this card that I made a long time ago but haven’t shown here or on my old blog.  It features one of my favourite colour combinations of silver, dark grey and turquoise/blue.  The silver faux stitching looks great on Christmas cards too.

Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Studio Calico Love Notes Book

Hi everyone,

It was Father’s Day in Australia just over a month ago and I decided to make my husband a little love notes book like I have made the kids.  The older 2 kids wrote him a little note and we put it inside the envelopes for him to read.  He likes things to be pretty simple so the design is very simple and I have used some Classic Calico papers, letter stickers and the little wood veneer Potty People.  The heart die I used was from Memory Box.

For the pages inside the covers,  I have used some botanical envelopes (a bit similar to kraft coloured paper) and used a brown ink pad to ink up my children’s hands and ‘stamped’ them on the envelope.  I used some Kaisercraft tiny alphabet stickers to write the names of my children.  On the envelope that I made to put notes from  me, I just used some brown ink and The Crafters Workshop Mini Mix and Match hearts stencil to decorate it (I felt my hand would be a bit too big to ‘stamp’ on the envelope).  If you have a question, please leave me a comment and I will be sure to answer it.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Bye for now,

Kristy

Christmas Cottage and CASE Study #111

Hi everyone,

I decided to play along with the CASE Study Challenge #111 this week.  The muse for the month of October is Julie Stainton and you can see her card on the CASE Study Challenge blog here.  I kept quite a few of the design elements of the card fairly similar but have still ended up with quite a different card.

My card for today uses some bits and pieces from the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage range.  I love the decorative tape that comes as part of this collection – the music pattern, the green chevron and the dots! I always love things with dots.  I can see myself using them not just on Christmas cards too.  I made the flower using a strip of sticky back canvas.  I tied a knot in one end and then rolled and twisted back onto itself so the flower would stick together.  I haven’t made a flower out of sticky back canvas like this before and it was really quick and easy so I am sure I will be doing it again.  The centre pearls are by Prima.  The stamp was stamped onto the patterned paper using Fired Brick Distress Ink, but because the paper has a bit of texture I ended up stamping it twice in the same spot to make sure the the sentiment was even and clear (one of the benefits of clear stamps!).  The patterned papers and decorative tape were layered and the card came together fairly quickly which is always nice!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,

Kristy

Supplies:  Patterned Papers – Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Stamp – Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Decorative Tape – Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Twine, Sticky back Canvas by Ranger, Fabric Leaves, Pearls – Prima, Kasiercraft flourish, Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip, Kraft Cardstock