Last Christmas cards for this year!

Here are the last few Christmas cards for this year. I didnt make as many as usual because my normal avenue of sales have been closed due to the ongoing pandemic. These ones have a couple of different dies including a terrific Merry Die from Uniquely Creative which is where the papers come from as well. I have been busy preparing for Christmas…Im finding it difficult to find some presents I wanted to give, so have to search a little further afield but what I am most looking forward to is having my family together this year. Material things don’t matter when we can all be together. For now though ..stay safe!

Days of December part 2…

What I loved about this paper collection by Uniquely Creative is how versatile it is…vintage, cute, or traditional..all bases covered! The lower two cards were part of a class I did with my retirement village ladies. I had a class with them yesterday too, our last card class for the year as they take a break to prepare for their Christmas celebratons. The weather is still mild here, we have had a couple of humid days and no crafting could be done on those days as the cardstock was just too floppy! Oh dear!

til next time, stay safe….

Days of December..

have thoroughly enjoyed creating with this paper collection from Uniquely Creative called Days of December. Lots of vintage opportunities, as well as really cute little images. you can see I created in a couple of different styles with these four cards. I have had another good week of creating, but I have packed up Christmas and moved on to some very bright cards which I will show you all in a couple of weeks once we have caught up with my Christmas makes.The weather here is still not summer, but I am not complaining! Quite enjoying the mild spring weather and even the occasional hail and thunder storm.Til next time, stay safe…

The final few of Merry and Magical…

I thought we were ready to move onto a new paper collection, but when I checked my photo files there were these last few cards made with Merry and Magical ( Uniquely Creative) and none of the cards I have made in the last couple of weeks with the other paper collection I bought for this years Christmas card making. That needs checking into! Anyway, we have these few and I have added some stamping, die cutting,embossing and bling to these ones. It’s been a very quiet week around here, and I have even found some time to do a bit of reading and I have finally finished the album I made featuring my two puppies!

Merry and Magical..part 3..

Here is the last of the Merry and Magical series.. I have a few more but next week we will move on otherwise we will still be looking at Christmas cards next Easter!! The whole series is on my instagram account at helengreco30. We have had some very wild weather here this week, not at all usual for this time of year..the hailstones were as big as golfballs, the wind was 100kph and the damage has been phenomenal. We were lucky, nothing to report, but my mum and dad who live just down the road have a lot of damage to their back verandah so I will be sorting that out for them next week. In the meantime, today is a nice mild day, I have a roast in the oven, I have been crafting this morning so all is well! Til next time, stay safe….

Part 2 Merry and Bright..

I missed last week, it was a busy week, so I have posted a couple of extra cards to make up for it! This is still Merry and Bright paper collection, by Uniquely Creative, and it is perfect for Australian Christmas cards. I love traditional Christmas, but we just don’t have snow over here, and definitely don’t need mittens in December! Anyway this collection is uniquely Australian and still embraces the season of goodwill, and you might notice I managed to make a birthday card too! We are at time of year here when the weather is not too cold, not too hot, its goldilocks weather and I love it. I am still making Christmas cards, probably just another week or two and that will be Christmas done for this year. I have made less because I haven’t been able to get to any markets or fairs to sell them on , hopefully next year everything will be new normal and we can all gather and catch up again! til next time, stay safe…

Christmas cards!

I have been very busy making Christmas cards. All of these are made with an Australian themed Christmas paper collection called Merry and Magical by uniquely Creative. The last two here were part of a class I taught over at the retirement village, and the other three are quite simple cards with not too much extra, just a little fussy cutting. I have made over 20 cards with this collection so far, and I am still going. The weather here is changeable..warm one day , cold the next..today is wet and stormy so a good day to stay inside crafting! Til next time, stay safe…

Mens Cards

The last couple of weeks have been spent replenishing my stock of mens cards. I used a paper collection and matching creative cuts from Uniquely creative called Drive and Fly. There are also cars and motorbike imagery in this collection…we will get to those cards next week! I added lots of gears and cogs, and and enamel dots for a little texture, but the papers did the heavy lifting on these cards. I have moved on to Christmas cards, and we will get to them in a couple of weeks. I have also been busy preparing another class for my village ladies, they are asking for Christmas cards so its getting to feel a lot like Christmas around here! Til next time, stay safe…

Fresh Folk..

I made a few cards with Uniquely Creative Fresh Folk paper collection. I used most of this collection to decorate my album, but managed to squeeze a few cards out of the remaining scraps! There are so many fussy cut elements in this paper collection I didn’t have to add anything more than a a few glass domes,and one ribbon bow! I have been busy sorting out all my Christmas papers and I took a lot over to the village ladies when I taught their class last Friday. I am now ready to start this years Christmas cards! The weather here has turned to spring and its lovely, the bulbs are flowering and the blossoms are out on the fruit trees, lawns are being mowed,and spirits are lifting! My crafting plans for today : use up some more paper to make space for new stuff! Til next time, stay safe..