A happy hello to all my blog surfers Im so excited my hit counter has reached over the 100 thousand thankyou to all those who have left encouraging comments in my guest book and posts......another chilly night here just getting back from my daughters singing lessons....she's sounding really beautiful. This is one of her year 12 HSC (High school certificate) subjects and she will be singing 4 songs in as her final exam. Press here to hear her at singing lessons with here teacher together singing Piejesu you'll be truly blest!!. She brings a tear to my eye every time i hear her sing:)...and i can hear Beth now saying.... aaaww MUM!!! LOL...
Anyway here are Mondays cards!!! the first is a fold card of some abstract water lillies using the little slit punch to close the card ....i also used the flower cutouts to decorate the inside. An easy card to do but this pic dose'nt do it justice as the papers i used are very simmery and pretty. The pattern for this is below..
heres the inside.....
Our second card are Australian Gum nuts.....i just love these flowers as they leave different shape nuts or pods which can be used in lots of different crafts.....they are not in flower here at the moment but...heres some pis of the real flowers and then my card.
I stamped the leaves or you could use dried leaves which would look great....the gumnts were all made with punches.... heres a quick tutorial on how i made them.
Punch 1 large ballon and 2 small. 3 medium suns.
Fold the suns into quarters and cut small arches from each of the balloons. shape the balloons over a pencil and ink the edges in black.
Stick each of the folded suns to the backs of the shaped balloons with double sided tape
add some gold gliter to the tips of the suns and mount them on your card with foam tape.
I chose this faux hand writing emboss folder for the background as it looks like the bark off the scribbly gum, another native Australian tree.