Down the Garden path..

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this paper collection from Uniquely Creative called Garden Path. The images of the indoor plants are so on trend, and there are also great images for the more traditional gardener which I will show in a later post. I havent added too much more embellishing to these ones, the paper is enough ad as I envisage these as being suitable for male or female i didnt want to bling them up too much! It has been quite warm ( hot) here this week, but I have stuck to my plan of a little while in the craft room most days.Til next time, stay safe…

Last of the Christmas makes.. a little late!

Here are the last few Christmas Cards! The first four ( my favourite) are made from a collection called December to Remember by Uniquely Creative. I fell in love with the little gnomes, and have kept some to peek out of next years Christmas makes. The last three are made from A very Vintage Christmas collection, also by Uniquely Creative. Last year was very emotional and stressful, and I had to be so many things to so many people that I didnt’ have any time for me. This year it is my commitment to myself to make time to sit for at least half an hour a day and craft. Everyone benefits from me taking a little time out! So far , so good and I have lots of cards already waiting to show you. Thank you all for being patient and sticking with me! Til next time, stay safe …

A December to Remember

The name of this paper collection is A December to Remember, and it is gorgeous! I love the little Christmas gnomes and have enjoyed creating with them, The collection also has two colourways..the traditional reds and a beautiful clear blue. I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday, and my american friends are staying as warm as they can . Stay safe, til next time xx

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…

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….

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..