Juniper and Sage..

This weeks cards are a lesson in Layering! The paper collection I used here is called Juniper and Sage, by an Australian company called Uniquely Creative. This paper collection had lots of interesting text blocks that I could fussy cut as well as flower and leaf images. On the second card I did a little stenciling, and on the third card I used a great script stamp. I havent been doing so much creating this week, I’ve been preparing my card boxes ready for the June fair. I like to do that early so that I can see if I need to make any specific cards. I may have to make some more Male cards, luckily I have just received my Mintay Garage paper collection so will start on them next week! Til next time, stay safe!

Last five Garden Path cards…

I had more cards made with this collection but I have given them to the avid gardeners in my family! I have lots of paper left over and as soon as I have organised myself for the June Fair ( yes! Its that time of year again!) I will be making more. The young people have embraced indoor plants, and this Uniquely creative Garden Path collection is perfect for making greeting cards for them. The lower two cards have a greeting stamp by stampin up . Its an old one, but I like the vertical nature of it. I cut the front of the cards back, and stamped the greeting on the back flap.The rest of the inner back flap is lined with a piece of patterned paper. Thats been my week in the craft room…til next time, stay safe…

More Wandering down the Garden Path..

I have used a few bits and pieces on a couple of these cards – ribbon, bling, lace and die cuts, but i like the bottom card which is just the papers ( uniquely Creative Garden Path) I love the idea of layering up old pallets for garden beds!In my Garden this week I have been picking Tomatoes, beans, and plums and planting lettuces. Its been a very mild week weather -wise here so some things are taking longer to ripen but we get there in the end! Til next time, stay safe…

Last of the Christmas makes.. a little late!

Here are the last few Christmas Cards! The first four ( my favourite) are made from a collection called December to Remember by Uniquely Creative. I fell in love with the little gnomes, and have kept some to peek out of next years Christmas makes. The last three are made from A very Vintage Christmas collection, also by Uniquely Creative. Last year was very emotional and stressful, and I had to be so many things to so many people that I didnt’ have any time for me. This year it is my commitment to myself to make time to sit for at least half an hour a day and craft. Everyone benefits from me taking a little time out! So far , so good and I have lots of cards already waiting to show you. Thank you all for being patient and sticking with me! Til next time, stay safe …

A December to Remember

The name of this paper collection is A December to Remember, and it is gorgeous! I love the little Christmas gnomes and have enjoyed creating with them, The collection also has two colourways..the traditional reds and a beautiful clear blue. I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday, and my american friends are staying as warm as they can . Stay safe, til next time xx

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 !

The last few Mintay Christmas ..for now…

Here are the last few cards I have made with Mintay Merry little Christmas paper collection. I have only added a little ribbon and lace and some silver mirror card. Great collection for simple easy to post christmas cards! These last few weeks , in between rain showers we have been expanding the vegetable garden. We have a shadehouse, seed raising pods, and a couple more beds, all ready for spring planting, so the cardmaking has slipped to the back burner, but now that the garden is ready for vegetable production I should be able to get back to the craft table. I havent completely stopped though. I have been colouring in the evenings while watching tv, it’s so very relaxing and something I need just now!

Til next time, stay safe!

Mintay Merry Little Christmas

I have been missing for a couple of months, because my dad passed away at the beginning of July, and it’s been a tough couple of months. Slowly I have started to craft again mainly because I miss the other space crafting takes me into, where the mind stops ticking and I am immersed in creating.This Christmas collection from Mintay was perfect to ease me back into it. These two cards feature some fussy cutting from the papers, and just a little extra bits…doily, sequins, die cut trees…Til next time, stay safe…

Steampunk Boutique..

Im sorry Ive been missing for a few weeks, I had my fair which was a great success, and terrific to cathc up with so many of my crafty friends after literally years apart!. Since then, My dad had been very ill. and is still in hospital as we speak, so we’ve been busy visiting and supporting Mum. Posts may be patchy for a while yet, and not too much crafting happening at the moment. I did find a minute to myself to make some cards with Uniquely creative Steampunk Boutique paper collection. I do love a bit of steampunk! For now, though, All stay safe, til next time….

The Story garden

Here are the final few cards I made with Uniquely Creative The Story Garden paper collection. I loved using their Bookmark Die to incorporate a bookmark for young readers into the front of the second card.I have used it on the first card too.. My mum will probably get this one. Lots of lovely fussy cutting on all three of this weeks cards. Another week with not much crafting for me.. I still have a sick husband, and Im keeping an eye on my Dad too, he’s a bit under the weather just now, hopefully both will turn a corner this week and life can get back to as we know it!But for now, til next time, stay safe….