Christmas cards..

I have been missing for a couple of months. The loss of dad has been difficult, and I have had no inclination to access the creative part of my brain . I have forced myself to sit down with my colouring books and pencils to just relax,and slowly healing is taking place. I have made a few Christmas cards, I’m not sending them out this year, so they will be put away for the fair.These ones are made in my favourite style – Vintage! The paper is from Uniquely Creative and is called a Very Vintage Christmas. I really have only used the papers, with just a little bling and gold twine on the second card. I will be back soon with more Christmas, in the meantime stay safe !

The last few Mintay Christmas ..for now…

Here are the last few cards I have made with Mintay Merry little Christmas paper collection. I have only added a little ribbon and lace and some silver mirror card. Great collection for simple easy to post christmas cards! These last few weeks , in between rain showers we have been expanding the vegetable garden. We have a shadehouse, seed raising pods, and a couple more beds, all ready for spring planting, so the cardmaking has slipped to the back burner, but now that the garden is ready for vegetable production I should be able to get back to the craft table. I havent completely stopped though. I have been colouring in the evenings while watching tv, it’s so very relaxing and something I need just now!

Til next time, stay safe!

More Mintay Merry Little Christmas

This paper collection is so gorgeous that I haven’t added anything else , just a little ribbon and lace. Very easy to put together, and great if you have a lot of cards to make in a short space of time. This week I received another paper collection so I will stop with this one, and make a few with the new papers..its a vintage collection, my very favourite kind ..especially for christmas cards! Til next time, stay safe…

Mintay Merry Little Christmas

I have been missing for a couple of months, because my dad passed away at the beginning of July, and it’s been a tough couple of months. Slowly I have started to craft again mainly because I miss the other space crafting takes me into, where the mind stops ticking and I am immersed in creating.This Christmas collection from Mintay was perfect to ease me back into it. These two cards feature some fussy cutting from the papers, and just a little extra bits…doily, sequins, die cut trees…Til next time, stay safe…

Steampunk Boutique..

Im sorry Ive been missing for a few weeks, I had my fair which was a great success, and terrific to cathc up with so many of my crafty friends after literally years apart!. Since then, My dad had been very ill. and is still in hospital as we speak, so we’ve been busy visiting and supporting Mum. Posts may be patchy for a while yet, and not too much crafting happening at the moment. I did find a minute to myself to make some cards with Uniquely creative Steampunk Boutique paper collection. I do love a bit of steampunk! For now, though, All stay safe, til next time….

The Craft Fair..

I have been missing for a couple of weeks because I have been super busy organizing my craft stall for the local fair which took place over the last two days. I am sharing a couple of photos with you all, the first tables with the black tablecloths were my cards for sale, and the next two tables were the card kits my friend and I made up for sale. We were super busy both days and it was so good to catch up with all our local crafty friends , especially as we hadn’t seen them for two years! We had such a great time we have decided to do it all again so will have more goodies for sale same time, same place next year! Til next time ( when things will be back to normal) stay safe..

The Story garden

Here are the final few cards I made with Uniquely Creative The Story Garden paper collection. I loved using their Bookmark Die to incorporate a bookmark for young readers into the front of the second card.I have used it on the first card too.. My mum will probably get this one. Lots of lovely fussy cutting on all three of this weeks cards. Another week with not much crafting for me.. I still have a sick husband, and Im keeping an eye on my Dad too, he’s a bit under the weather just now, hopefully both will turn a corner this week and life can get back to as we know it!But for now, til next time, stay safe….

Childrens cards..

I love these little critters in the Story Garden collection by Uniquely Creative! The book die fits the theme so well as well, and I used a little vellum and an old dictionary to die cut. My creativity seems to be all over the place lately and you will have to bear with me if I seem to jump from collection to collection and back again! I have preparing for the fair in June ! Yes! After two years it it is back and I am sorting out all my boxes, and making any cards to fill any gaps although to be quite honest, I have a lot of stock, and I am preparing a box for charity as well. This month will be all about organising myself! Til next time, stay safe…

Dads 90th Birthday card

One card this week! It is a very special card because it was for my dads 90th birthday. He is an avid reader and his birthday present included some books so I made him a bookmark, with a special vellum pocket on the second panel of the three panel card to pop it in. Everything I have used, including the bookmark die and tassels come from Uniquely Creative. The paper is from a collection of theirs called The Story Garden. Next week ..more cards made with this collection… I hope you have all had a safe, and happy Easter..til next time , stay safe..

Mintay fussy cut mens book…

I made five quick mens cards with the imagery in the Mintay mens fussy cut book.. the fussy cutting took the longest but I always do my fussy cutting in the evenings when I am watching tv. Putting the cards together was easy.. just a little layering, and washi tape, and on a couple a tiny bit of background stamping. I have been looking at the new release for Mintay ( early may I think it is) and I have a bit of a wishlist going..the Botany paper collection looks terrific! As for things here, I see Autumn so that’s great, and for now everyone’s happy, and I am managing to spend an hour or so a day in the craft room which always makes me happy! Til next time, stay safe..