Tea Thyme Many Thanks Card

Hi everyone,

I made this card before Christmas when I was making heaps of thank you cards but I didn’t post it then since I didn’t want my blog to be all thank you cards!  I used some of my favourite products on the card – one of the  Memory Box butterfly dies, Prima Tea Thyme papers, some Prima flowers and some Calico Shine.  It was a fun card to make.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Tea Thyme Many Thanks Card

Hi Everyone,

I promise this will be the last thank you card for a while ! This card uses some more of the Tea Thyme Patterned papers and one of the notecards. The edges of the patterned paper were distressed and the paper was then added to a white card base.   I have used a canvas bird also by Prima, a pearl flourish, some flowers and some natural twine.  I have also lighted misted the card with Mister Huey’s Mist – Calico Shine. The sentiment was stamped in Archival Jet black ink and is from the Hero Arts Set.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Bye for now,

Kristy

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Supplies: White card, Prima Tea Thyme 6×6 paper pad, Prima Canvas Bird, Twine, Archival Jet Black Ink, Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set – Sending Smiles, Pearl Flourish, Dusty Attic Fabric Leaves, Couture Creations Flower,Prima Flower

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,

Magic Happens Love Notes Envelope Book

Hi Everyone,

I was going to post a card today but remembered I wanted to show you this Love Notes envelope book that I made for my daughter just before I went to Melbourne in June.  I only decided to do it about 2 days before I left and also made one for my older son as well so the designs are pretty simple (as I didn’t have heaps for time!) but you could definitely do more embellishing or even add photos if you wanted to.  I saw a book like this a few years ago using Kaisercraft products – I think someone had made one for a valentines project, so the basic idea isn’t my original idea and I am not entirely sure where I saw it otherwise I would provide the link.  The design of this book though is my work.

I remember reading The Hungry Caterpillar book as a kid and we also read it to our kids.  If you are familiar with the book you will know it starts out with On Sunday  . . . .  and then On Monday the little caterpillar ate  . . . . and then On Tuesday  the little caterpillar ate . . . . etc so I decided to make it with a page for each day of the week and I wrote the kids a note for each of the days that I would be away so that they could open it and read something from me.  They loved it and the the plan is to continue to write them little notes every so often to put in their book.  I made an extra pocket for them to keep notes from daddy or their friends or each other or other family. Since it is an envelope book I can still add more envelopes if I want to.

My daughter’s book was made out of the Magic Happens Collection (it is an older collection but Kaisercraft have released paper pads so you can still get the papers).  Each page was also spritzed  lightly with a bit of Calico Shine (one of my favourite products!).  I stamped Hero Arts envelope pattern stamp on the envelopes and inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink so to dress them up a little.  The butterfly on the front is a Prima Canvas Resist Shape (love these!)

So here are some pics (I won’t show every page as I don’t want to overload you with photos but these should give you the general idea if you want to have a go at one yourself – Let me know if you do by leaving a comment as I would love to see).

 

 

 

I am planning to make one for my husband for Fathers Day out of the Classic Calico Papers and the kids can put notes in it.

Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Miss Match Scrapbook Page – Live Laugh Love

Hey everyone,

I took the opportunity to scrapbook a couple of my favourite pics of 2 of my kids at the beach last year.  Love their cute expressions and their arms around in each other (because it isn’t always like that!) The Miss Match papers toned in with the photos quite well and I used a Kraft Cardstock to be the base of my page, so that the brighter colours could shine.  I finally got to use my Heidi Swapp Colour Magic banners (these are white when you get them and you can mist or put ink or paint over them and there is a pattern that acts as a resist – very fun!) and used my spiced tin paint dabber to colour the flags, rubbing a little of the paint off once I had covered the banner.  I also used the same paint dabber to colour the ribbon to match.  I cut the words – Live Laugh Love out of one of the patterned papers and felt it was a great title for this page.

Hope you had a great weekend of crafting or maybe watching the Olympics!

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber – Spiced Tin, White ribbon, Lace, Muslin, Patterned paper – Kaisercraft Miss Match Collection, Kaisercraft Wooden shape – Seaweed, Prima flowers, Twine,  Heidi Swapp Colour Magic – Banner Delights, White card stock, Kaisercraft Miss Match Collection – Bingo Card, Mister Huey’s mists – Calico Shine, Manilla

Dear Lizzie Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone ,

A collection that I am really loving at the moment is the American Crafts line called Dear Lizzy.  It has loads of cute embellishments that match with the patterned papers, so I think it will be pretty easy to put together a bunch of pages.  I am planning to use it to make a series of pages about my daughter at the moment.  So the page for today is the first one I have made.  My journalling is on one of the tags from the collection and is tucked away behind the photo.  This page is basically about how she loves pretending to be a ‘little mummy’  Her ‘baby’ can be anything from her little brother, a baby doll, a bear or a panda like in this photo.  Pretty much all the supplies are from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line, with a few extras like the rose ribbon, Studio Calico Mister Hueys – Calico Shine, the doily, a heart brad, Martha Stewart Classic butterfly punch and a Fiskars heart punch.  The stitching was done with my sewing machine.  I got all these supplies from Southern Stationery, and there are bunch of other beautiful embellishments that I haven’t used on this page also.

This is another post I am just moving over from my old blog.  Only a couple more to go.  The photo is not the best but I haven’t been able to re-photograph it at this stage as it is with Stef.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Fairie Marci Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

My little girl has recently turned 7!  She likes La La Land Stamps and so I chose Fairie Marci to colour for her birthday card.  I also decided to make an clear card just for something different.  I also used my cricut to cut out one of the frames from the Fancy Frames cartridge and then just spritzed the frame with Calico Shine because what little girl doesn’t like a little shimmer.  A bit of glitter was added to the wings, the tiara, the jewel and some parts of the clothing using my pink and clear Atyou Spica pens, but you can’t really see that in the photo.  This card also uses the tip technique using my colourless blender.  It works a lot better when there is enough ink in your blender though 🙂  Always good to learn new things!! So since I experimented with this technique again I decided to enter it into the Copic Oz challenge for this month – you can check out the Copic Oz blog here.  Originally the dress of the fairie was coloured in RV02 and Rv04 but I wasn’t happy with the colour for this card (and I didn’t have any paper that matched!) so I just coloured over it using RV23 and Rv29.  Hope you had time for some creating over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy.

 

Supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, La La Land Crafts stamp – Fairie Marci, X-Press It Blending card, Archival ink – Jet Black, Sentiment by Stamp it, Tule, Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock, Tule, Prima and Kaisercraft flowers, Kaisercraft pearl flourish, Acetate, Pink and Clear Atyou Spica pens, Copic Markers – Colourless blender, V06, V09, E000, E00, E01, R20, E11, E13, E15, RV 23, Rv 29, Studio Calico – Mister Huey’s Calico Shine, Heart Pin.