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 !

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…

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 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…