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

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!

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….

Stampin Up Star of light

img_3531-mediumThe third and Final Village card was one made with almost all Stampin Up supplies. The Stamp set is Star of light and I also used the matching die set. I stamped little stamps in blue sky ink before running the layer through a stampin up embossing folder. This one is a very simple card with very little embellishment. I have managed to make a few cards over the last couple of days, pacing myself and staying right away from the die cutting machine!Thank goodness for Kaisercraft ooh La La paper collection – no need for dies with this collection! Til tomorrow….

Christmas with Dies

img_9355-mediumimg_9359-mediumTodays cards rely heavily on dies. The paper I used is by Stampin Up called Home for Christmas and it was released last year, but I still have a bit left.For the top card the sentiment die is a new release from memory box,and the scenery dies are by stampin up also a release from last year, but I didn’t get them in time to use them last year. The bottom card has a window die cut with a memory box die,with one of the stampin up dies behind it. The house and christmas tree were fussy cut from the stampin up paper.We are experiencing wild weather here at the moment, so will post this now in case we lose power again! Til tomorrow….

Girls card ideas..

img_9350-mediumimg_9351-medium A quick break from Christmas cards today while I show you a few cards I made with a couple of sheets of Pebbles Winter Wonderland that I picked up.The top photo shows two cards that I made with a gatefold, covering all panels with the patterned paper, and the Princesses from one of the shet of paper, and the bottom photo shows the more traditional fold and for the focal point I glued on some little dolls that I picked up in our local cheap shop. I die cut the happy birthday’s out of glitter cardstock. Seeing these cards again has just reminded me that I have an order for 3 cards to do this weekend, for great grand daughters. I hope I still have some of those little dolls left because they will be perfect!Til tomorrow….

Very last of Make it Berry..

img_9349-mediumThis is the very last of my October Afternoon Make it Berry collection. I have loved revisiting this collection,but  what is left of it has gone into the surplus to requirements bag, as I can’t keep everything.My craft room is becoming a fire hazard! I made this card as a DL size card ( cardstock 21 x 21 cm and folded in half) to accommodate the tall reindeer image. A bit of offset layering, lace and ribbon and this one is ready to go! A new series tomorrow, Til then ….

October afternoon Christmas gatefold

img_9344-mediumimg_9348-mediumAlways a challenge photographing gatefold cards, hopefully you all get the gist of these ones!Gatefold shapes are fast becoming my favourite as it’s so easy to decorate inside as well,just a piece of matching paper and a greeting .The paper here is the same as last post – October afternoon Make it berry. A release from a few years ago, and I just used some shiny red ribbon and some rhinestones for texture.tomorrow will be the last card with this collection, then onto something new! Still have a lesson to plan out today in the craft room,then I will be back to more Christmas cards! Til tomorrow….