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..

Last of the Seize the day cards..

Back today with some cards made with Uniquely Creative Seize the day papers. These ones are a little more intricate than last weeks ones, with more layering, fussy cutting and bits and pieces added. The top card has some watered down ink sprayed for the background..I do like this effect, I used to do it a lot but somehow got out of the habit. Funny how you move on from things.. Cleaning out my craft room I came across some old border stickers. I used to use them all the time but haven’t done so for years now, but I am coming up with some new ways to use them..stay tuned! Til next time, stay safe..

The first few cards with Seize The day!

These cards were made with A Uniquely Creative collection kit ( which included things like the striped washi tape, Star stacking die, mushroom stamp, and of course the paper collection and matching creative cuts. I made and made with this collection, and only the arrival of another collection stopped me. The fairy on the top card is a spellbinders die, and on the second card i was experimenting with just partially embossing my card. It was easy, and I love the look so I will be doing it again! Things here are returning to normal thank goodness, with my husband out of hospital and recovered and my little dog Luna back to herself playing with her fluffy toy and her mate Daisy and just leaving a huge vet bill behind her but to have her back to her old self is worth it. Who knows maybe this week I will get back to the craft table! Til next time, stay safe…

Mind over Matter..

I’m sorry I have been missing the last few weeks.. It’s been a traumatic time here at home. My little dog Luna got attacked by a much much bigger dog and required three lots of surgery to save her. It’s taken a little while but I am so happy to say she is back to her lively cheeky self. In between all that my husband had a hospital visit, and of course mum and dad are always on my carers list. As happens, life has returned to new normal, and I have managed to do a little crafting and have a build up of papers I haven’t played with yet. Today’s cards are made with Mind over Matter ( by Uniquely Creative) I love this paper , but these are the only cards I have made with it so far as I got distracted by the next lot of papers, which you will see next week and probably the week after next because I couldn’t stop once started. Anyway back to this week…The top card is a book card and I made a box with a clear lid to pop it in. I inked the edges of everything on all these cards and didn’t have to add too many extras ..The paper speaks for itself. The die on the bottom card is an older spellbinders die. Til next time..stay safe….

Rainforest retreat..

What gloriously happy and bright this paper collection by Uniquely Creative is! On the first and third card I did some embossing, stenciling and inking, but on the second and fourth it was all the papers and matching creative cuts. I’m afraid there has been little crafting happening here as its been a week of processing the cherries off the tree.. 13 kilos this year, turned into pies, pie filling for the freezer, cut,pipped and frozen for smoothies and muffins, eaten and given away. Onto the Apricots! til next time, have a safe and happy Christmas, and thank you for tuning in look at my creations and read my musings! Stay safe ! xxxx

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..

Graphic 45 Elegance..

This weeks cards are made with Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection. I haven’t added anything except for a couple of fabric flowers on the top card, and a string of beads on the lower card. The paper does all the work in this beautiful collection, and I have enjoyed doing a little fussy cutting. This week has been a busy week with appointments now that we are out of lockdown, so I haven’t done as much crafting as I would like but this coming week looks like it will be a little more relaxing! Til next time, stay safe….

More Tranquility Cards

This weeks cards are made with Uniquely Creative Tranquility papers and matching creative cuts. I have done a little fussy cutting, but haven’t added too much extra..just a little bling as these beautiful papers don’t need much extra! This week I have been focusing on preparing a retirement village lesson, and it has been freezing here this week so a few days not moving far from the heater. My mind is preoccupied with making some sort of mini flip album, its all in my head at the moment, I will take photos as I start to construct it for a future post all going well! til next time, stay safe….

found another Belle Vie card!

img_9342-mediumOops! I was all ready to move on to some christmas cards when I found one more card made with Julie Nutting Belle Vie paper (I only purchased 2 papers from this collection)This actually was the last one I made using up the last of the paper.I die cut a scalloped rectangle , and 2 butterflies,inked everything,and added the last of my bead string ( I have bought some more – Kaisercraft make it now, but the length that I have been using came off the dress of a vintage doll)ribbon,bow and sequins to decorate.Early finish from work today, so a bit of time to put my feet up! til tomorrow….

The last three Belle Vie cards

img_9340-mediumimg_9338-mediumimg_9339-mediumimg_9339-mediumHere are the last three cards I made with my 2 pieces of Julie Nutting Belle Vie paper.The bottom card ( which I have accidentally posted twice!)has a little fussy cutting on it and a metal charm as well,the second card has a paper bow made from a punch I bought from stampin up, and the top card has a little bicycle charm. I loved making this card series as I got to dig through forgotten boxes of bits and pieces to decorate them!I have a new plan – put one of those forgotten boxes on my desk and use them up that way!I have been busy today in the craft room fulfilling 3 orders, and working on a class which is coming together beautifully..til tomorrow…..