Wednesday, 4 October 2017

When is Tree not a Tree?............

Good morning all,

This is a scheduled post for me today as I am in Sunny Spain taking a well earned break......

Apologies for not blogging too much lately, I have had a lot going on and just kept forgetting. I think it has something to do with age, lol!!!!
Below are a few card samples that I made for last month's workshop using the gorgeous Leane Creatief Paper Patch Bauble and Tree Dies.

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Now I really loved using these dies for many reasons.......

The first reason being that you know as well as I, that we have all got a massive paper stash in our collection of wonderful craft supplies. So these are the ideal dies to die cut and paper piece with those gorgeous papers that you have been stroking for years.
It is time to let go and use them.......Nooooo, I here.....
I know sacrilege isn't it!

But not only is it good for those papers but you don't get any waste because you mix and match them and the aperture you cut from the card you can use as a stencil for inky baubles.......
I just love them. 


Now when it comes to Christmas I love to do Clean cut, quick and classy and this is exactly what I did with these dies as you can see below.

One of my favourite all time collection of papers to use is  Teresa Collins Designer Paper Pad.
I can't tell you how much I love this pad with it's ditsy prints in my favorite colours teal, black, peach and kraft. It has gorgeous designs that I use all the time with dies and even my much loved Paper Artsy Stamps. A little paper piecing in between colouring works wonders and I know Kirsten has also enjoyed using this pad too and you will see some lovely blog posts from her with it.

It has lovely script papers as well as classic prints and works with so many projects, even torn paper on canvases as backgrounds and journaling too, before you add paint layers, I just love it........

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Well for the first card I used the Leane Creatief Paper Patch Bauble die and also the Marianne Design Petra's Poinsettia Die  in conjunction with the Teresa Collins Designer Paper Pad

It is pretty self explanatory really, just die cut from the paper pad and teamed up with die cut black and kraft card circles. It just makes such a classic card, the baubles were die cut with one of each co-ordinating papers and then swapped over so no waste! 
The greeting was a Hobby Art Stamp from Christmas Frosting......


This second card was made in a similar way but this time using the Leane Creatief  Paper Patch Tree Die, again using coordinating paper from the pad. The sentiment came from the same Hobby Art Stamp set and I added a lovely Marianne Design die Holly Corners. This is such a lovely fine die that cuts perfectly every time.


So on to the last card.......
You see the blog post title......When is a tree not a tree......
When it's a bauble of course!!!!

I remembered seeing such beautiful bauble shapes in the shops at Christmas and looked at the tree and thought.......'If I use the bauble top and the tree die up the the other way.........hmmm, that would make a good bauble' and then voila it was done.......

This time I used black papers from the pad and gold mirri card. Gold and black for Christmas......
you can't go wrong!


And you have guessed it, the sentiment was from the Hobby art Stamp set and then the holly corner die to finish off.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my ramblings and I will be back next week with another post but for now Adios and have a great week,

Much love Lisa B xxx


Christmas Frosting HA     Petra's Poinsettia      Ivy Corners 

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