Friday, 9 December 2016

Naughty or Nice?



Naughty or Nice by Design Team Member Karen Leahy:


Nothing screams traditional to me more than Santa and I loved the photo of my husband trying to sneak a look at Santa’s book listing who was naughty and who was nice. The Bo Bunny Tis TheSeason papers were just perfect for such a traditional Christmas photograph. 

http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Bo-Bunny-Tis-The-Season.html

Instructions:
I started by edging the gorgeous wood grain paper on the back of the Ornaments paper with thin strips cut from the striped back of the nostalgia paper to make a red and green border. Although I carefully mitred the corners to keep them neat I didn’t like the way the stripes met and so I made small corner pieces cut from a square of red cardstock, inked, folded and attacked with small dark green brads. 
 
For the frame I mounted the picture onto bright red cardstock and then added a border of candy cane baker’s twine using double sides tape. The packaging of the paper pack was so gorgeous I just had to use it, so I cut the title block saying Tis the Season out and used it as a tab for the photo frame mount. To echo that circle I cut one of the roundels from the numbered sheet of paper which said ‘Absolutely no peeking’ and just begged to be used on this page. I mounted it on some of the red cardstock and on some of the dark green that was the reverse side of the numbers sheet and finished it with a baker’s twine bow to tie it in with the rest of the frame before adding it to the frame on foam pads. 

I cut lots of strips of the different papers and used them as banners beneath the frame. This is a great way of using up scraps of paper. You know I never throw ANYTHING away!  I then added the frame on the top. 

I added some word strips, a cut out title from white  and red card and finished it with one of the chipboard Santa embellishments. 

http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Bo-Bunny-Tis-The-Season.html

http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Bo-Bunny-Tis-The-Season.html

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Ooh La La & Annie with Ted



Today I am using the Delectable Annie with Ted stamp  in conjunction with the beautiful "Ooh La La" collection from Kaisercraft.

This is such a simple card to make, beause of the beautiful background paper I used:  "Belle". This is a 12x12 sheet but you can use the smaller version from the 6.5"x6.5" pad if you would rather have a smaller design.   The die-cuts are from the Ooh La La Collectable Pack.



 I coloured my little Annie with Copic markers and sat her in a circle of Prima craft beads. Using Liquid Pearls a few dots were added around her. The circle is a Spellbinders die.


 The inside of the card was decorated in the same paper, so one sheet did the entire card. The bottom of the card front and inside, is the reverse side of the paper. Butterfly from the Ooh La La Collectable Pack.


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http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/KaiserCraft.html


Have a great weekend. xxx

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cafe Parisian & Annie

I am continuing my Delectable Annie surge today with this card where I am used the "Sitting Pretty" Annie stamp. This is such a sweet image, I just love her little face.  This time I used the new Cafe Parisian collection by Graphic 45.  I used the paper "Petite Four" for the strip on the left and "Life is Sweet" for the background paper, both from Cafe Parisian. The chipboard "Enjoy the Little Things" is from the same collection and is a piece from the Decorative Chipboard Pack. The clock is from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La Collectable pack.



I coloured Annie and the stool with Copic markers. The stool stamp is also part of the Delectable stamp range, although I used the digital version (not available for sale, only as a stamp) so it is bigger than the stamp.

I cut out a selection of the cakes from the "Petits Four" paper and mounted them on foam pads around Annie.




The frame is a Spellbinders die and the dots on the frame were made with Liquid Pearls "White Opal".



The inside was decorated with "Petits Four" and again I cut out some of the cakes and arranged around the middle:




The Cafe Parisian collection is stunning. Here are a some amazing projects from the graphic 45 design team showcasing this versatile collection:










Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Bella Rosa & Annie





Our current Facebook give-way  includes one of our Delectable stamps; "Irresistable Annie". I adore this stamp! Drawn by our Lou and here coloured by me using Copic marker pens in colours to compliment the paper I used.



 I used the beautiful Bella Rosa collection from Bo Bunny here, and you can win the collection pack in our give-away. The background paper is "Whisper". This is quite a big card so I used the 12" x 12" paper. If you want a smaller size use the 6x6 pad.

I took a piece of the Whisper paper and used the reverse side to cut a matting below the image. 
The rose on the image, the bird and the "Love you to the moon and Back" are all from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La Collectable pack.


 Just a simple inside for now:





The image is accentuated by a frame made by using Flower Soft "Gold".



Pop over to our Facebook page and join the give-away:

https://www.facebook.com/CharmedCardsAndCrafts


Friday, 21 October 2016

9 Days to Halloween!!




 Halloween is just around the corner and the "Wonderfully Wicked" collection by Bo Bunny is perfect for all your spooky projects. BUT who says spooky can't combine with cute? I have used two of our super cute Annie stamps here to create two "Wonderfully Wicked" cards:

In this first example I am using the sweet "Elegant Annie" stamp.  I coloured her in with Copic markers in colours that matched the papers I used.  One of the papers from the "Wonderfully Wicked" collection called "Dreadful" is a sheet full of old dusty, cobwebbed, book-filled, rat-infested shelves, and was perfect to sit our little Annie on.  I used a "Wonderfully Wicked" noteworthy die-cut "Creepy" for the corner. The clock is a Kaisercraft collectable from the "Ooh LA LA" collection, but perfect for here. The "BOO" and the glittery bat are from the "Wonderfully Wicked" self-adhesive chipboard pack. I used orange web ribbon, and some black crystals to complete.



Annie and the bat were both mounted on foam pads.

 The inside was decorated in the reverse side of the "Dreadful" paper, with a few library shelves at the bottom.


 






The second card uses are delectable "Purrrfect Annie with Kitty" stamp. Again I coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out:

 
 The paper this time is Bo Bunny Wonderfully Wicked "Apothecary".  I cut out one of the frames from the front of the paper and used the reverse side for the backgorund paper as well as for the inside of the card. These papers are so incredibly versatile.



The poison bottle is another are from the "Wonderfully Wicked" self-adhesive chipboard pack. I used black web ribbon, and glittery purple Imaginisce "Hallowhimsy" brads as well as a glazed brad from the same collection for the flower. The bat is a "Wonderfully Wicked" noteworthy die-cut.



I love our little Annie stamp range, she is too cute!



As you can see on this picture I glossed the pumpkin in the picture frame with Glossy Accent

 

 I was so enthralled with using our Annie stamps again that I decided to make cards with all the designs. I'll be back with the others next week. Have a wonderful weeekend xx




Sunday, 16 October 2016

69 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS!!

Started panicking yet? ;)  Fret not dear friends because we have your crafting needs fully covered. Yesterdays post showed you examples from the Kaisercraft design team working with the stunning Frosted collection. Today I want to show you some from the Silent Nightt collection:



 First up is a beautiful traditional card fromTatiana Yemelyanenk:





Anita Bownds shows us a stunning card and layouts she has created:


  



Collette Mitrega created a festive tag and gorgeous layout:




 From Terhi Koskinen:






 By Rikki Graziani:





 


 



 From Kylie Kingham:
 


by Sonia Thomason:











By Evgenia Krapivina:


Wow right? Totaly fabulous work from the Kaisercraft team!!! Thank you for inspiring us ♥