Uniquely Creative Once Upon a Christmas

This week I have been creating cards with the new Uniquely Creative paper collection which is called Once Upon a Christmas. I have done a different fold for these ones, a sort of accordian fold with step down features. I have included an image at the bottom of the inside of one of the cards to give you a better idea. WordPress has changed the way I can do my blog, please let me know if there are any issues your end, I am having a few this end and I am going to have to pay Nathan in double quantities of chocolate to get him to show me all the ins and outs!Til next time, stay safe…

Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari..part 2..

IMG_2391IMG_2396IMG_2398IMG_2400IMG_2403This week I have continued on with my Uniquely Creative Steampunk safari paper collection, but used the gorgeous floral elements in pretty autumn colours.I made some flowers using book paper and Glassine to add and found some metal butterflies to add as well.I love the numbers die from Uniquely Creative which I die cut in rose gold cardstock. Sequins, and a touch of  liquitex iridescent medium and they were finished. It has been a cold wet week here so lots of crafting has been done, and I have been trying out some new ideas getting the most out of my ink pads. I will be putting those up on my instagram helengreco30 this week. Til next time, stay safe…

Uniquely Creative Gums and Roses..the final three..

IMG_2367IMG_2370IMG_2372I have used about half of this collection, so it will be brought out again! I have loved working with the cute little Aussie animals and birds and the papers haven’t needed much more additional embellishment. On these three cards I have only added extra flowers ( to one card) and some glittery die cutting. I keep saying I am going to start Christmas cards and then get distracted. At the moment I am busy putting together some cardmaking kits for my retirement village ladies. I can’t visit to teach them but they can do my kits easily enough. Where would we be without our hobbies ? In the meantime , stay safe, til next time….

More Uniquely Creative Gums and Roses…

IMG_2355IMG_2357IMG_2359IMG_2361IMG_2363This week I have made a few more cards with the Uniquely Creative Gums and Roses paper collection. I love our little Australian critters.. they are too cute! I haven’t added too much extra to these ones, the paper is so gorgeous on it’s own.. a little lace, ribbon and muslin ( frayed) and a couple of fabric flowers, and some lovely fussycutting! It has been a sunny week here so I have done a little gardening and sitting in the garden, but we are still not moving out of our comfort zone too much… til next time, stay safe….

last of the Uniquely Creative Wise and Free..

_MG_1242 (Medium)_MG_1244 (Medium)_MG_1245 (Medium)_MG_1246 (Medium)This week is the last of the cards I made with uniquely Creative Wise and Free papers, and matching creative Cuts. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this paper, and have used almost every scrap of it!I have added just a little lace, ribbon, die cuts and flowers. this week saw me out in the shed dragging in my Christmas papers, dies and stamps, and I am fully immersed in Christmas cards! I am determined to use up the papers I have, lets see how that goes! til next week, stay safe…

Uniquely Creative Wise and Free..

_MG_1256 (Medium)_MG_1259 (Medium)_MG_1219_MG_1220Here are some more cards I made with Uniquely Creative Wise and Free paper collection and matching Creative cuts. I have added various die cuts that were on my desk waiting to be used, and ribbon, lace,just a few flowers ( on the lower card) and gorgeous little clear resin domes in the centre of some of the flowers. I often have die cuts on my desk waiting to be used because if I have scraps of paper that are too small for layering i will do some die cutting to use them up rather than throw them away, and it’s handy just to be able to grab them when I am in the middle of creating. It’s been another wet and windy week here, just lovely, and toasty warm inside now that we have our new heaters installed – its been perfect for crafting and I have a mountain of cards waiting for Nathan to photo..he can’t keep up! Til next time, stay safe….

Uniquely Creative Wise and Free

_MG_1248 (Medium)_MG_1249 (Medium)_MG_1250_MG_1254 (Medium)Today I have 4 cards that I made with Uniquely Creative Wise and Free papers. This is an Australian company ( although they do have some stockists in America) and it is close to my heart as friends of mine own it, and their designs are  my favourite style.On these cards I have added some die cutting and flowers,a scrap of ribbon but thats all.It’s been bitterly cold here, and we finally gave in and installed a couple of heaters. It is toasty warm in the house now and everyone is happy! restrictions have eased a bit but we are still socially distancing and only go out for necessities as I have elderly parents and want to keep them safe. Til next time, Stay safe,

The final 4 Uniquely Creative Winter Rose cards…for now..

IMG_2220IMG_2221IMG_2224IMG_2226Some of you may notice a few little changes to my blog.. Nathan has been busy updating, and cleaning ..I guess after over ten years it needed it but hopefully you can still find the things you want to see. Let me know if any of you have any issues! Today’s cards are the final four I made with Uniquely Creative Winter Rose paper collection, and matching collectables. I have added an assortment of embellishments..flowers, fussy cutting, flourish die cuts,pearl strings and ribbon. sad to put this collection away for now but I have new papers to play with!Til next time.. stay safe..

Uniquely Creative Winter Rose 6, 7 and 8…

IMG_2211IMG_2212IMG_2213A few more cards made with Uniquely Creative Winter Rose paper collection and matching Creative cuts, laser cuts, some fussy cutting, uniquely Creative Lantern die, flowers and ribbon bows! I added a couple of little clear domes in the centre of the fussy cut flowers. This week I have been doing a lot of stamping. I have lots of stamp sets, some of them never used, and I thought it was about time I got inking. I have been having lots of fun trying some different techniques, and I might even show the public some of them! Til next time, stay safe….

Uniquely Creative Winter Rose 3, 4 and 5…

IMG_2195IMG_2198IMG_2199I have spent the last few days at home creating in the kitchen ( cakes…) and the craft room. I am still making cards with Uniquely Creative Winter Rose, with their matching Creative Cuts, and some of their dies as well… flourish ( great for chopping into smaller pieces) and the Frames die. I have done a little fussy cutting, but didn’t add much else..just some sequins on one card and a little ribbon bow on another. Aren’t we lucky to have a hobby that means enforced time at home lets us unleash our creativity! Til next time, stay safe…