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…

Uniquely Creative Holly Joly Christmas..

This weeks cards are all made from Uniquely Creative new paper collection called Holly Jolly Christmas. I havent added too much to these, just a few fabric flowers, and a little touch of gold glitter card. The last card was an experiment trying out a slimline card. I have seen these around a lot lately, seems to be the new big thing so thought I would try one. You use a little more cardstock making them, but they fir into a business size envelope, and in Australia cost the same as a letter to post, so just something else to add to the usual sizes,for some diversity!Til next time, stay safe….

Mintay Merry and Bright

Three cards today made with Mintay merry and Bright. The first two are very simple , with just fussy cut images from the papers, and the third card is an accordian style card with step down features. I have shown you a few different angles, so that hopefully you see what I mean!lots of images from the papers, and added flowers and a doily on this one!This week I have been busy drawing up patterns – I am going to get the sewing machine out and try my hand at some dolls clothes for my little great niece..I am looking forward to trying something a bit different, but i also have to prepare a lesson for the village ladies, so a crafty week is on the cards! til next time, stay safe….

Uniquely Creative Once Upon a Christmas

This weeks cards are some fun Christmas cards made with Uniquely Creative Once Upon a Christmas paper collection and matching Creative cuts ( ephemera) I had great fun creating these ones! I love the cute critters. I have been doing a little crafting this week, i have also been fussy cutting my new Mintay papers, and look forward to starting some cards with the gorgeous new papers. Otherwise, it’s been another quiet week of social distancing! til next time, stay safe….

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…

Kaisercraft peppermint Kisses..

IMG_2328IMG_2330IMG_2333IMG_2334I have started Christmas cards! I have worked out a way to work my way through my stack of papers without losing interest! I just make a few cards from a collection and move on, so this week it is a kaisercraft collection from last year called Peppermint Kisses. I had the 6″ pad, collectables and a sheet of imagery (12 x 12) which I fussy cut. I didn’t add very much, just a ribbon, bit of lace and some glittery die cuts. It’s been very wet and windy here this week, perfect weather for staying inside next to the heater! i hope all is well in your world, til next time, stay safe…

An Assortment of Christmas cards..

_MG_0382 (Medium)_MG_0388 (Medium)_MG_0398 (Medium)_MG_0402 (Medium) Todays cards use an assortment of embossing folders, dies and a little bit of older Stampin Up christmas paper. When Stampin Up brought out this range of paper a couple of years ago I loved it so much a bought a bit more than I needed, so I have a nice supply of these cute deers, and the little village houses. I have used glitter paper, and they all came together so easily. This is my favourite kind of card making..little scenes…and also shows how easy it is to combine Christmas stash with ordinary embossing folders and dies. I have finished with Christmas card making now, and this week have been playing with some gorgeous Mintay papers for an upcoming project. I am hoping this week to get a bit more crafting done,  I have got so many papers still not cut into and i have to start thinking about filling my boxes for the craft fair next year!! Til next time….

Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves

IMG_1682IMG_1683IMG_1693IMG_1694IMG_1695This week I have been making some Christmas cards with an Australian theme using Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves collection. I have enjoyed using this pretty paper with lots of cute Australian animals , nice sentiments and pretty background papers. Because I made these when I was at our monthly crafting get together I was forced to keep them very simple ..no bling or ribbon to be found in my bag but truly I like them as is so that is how they will stay. Today is a free day so i will be found in the craft room… til next time….