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….

Dads 90th Birthday card

One card this week! It is a very special card because it was for my dads 90th birthday. He is an avid reader and his birthday present included some books so I made him a bookmark, with a special vellum pocket on the second panel of the three panel card to pop it in. Everything I have used, including the bookmark die and tassels come from Uniquely Creative. The paper is from a collection of theirs called The Story Garden. Next week ..more cards made with this collection… I hope you have all had a safe, and happy Easter..til next time , stay safe..

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..

Seize The Day!!

Still in love with this paper collection by Uniquely Creative called Seize the day..I really have only used the papers ( a tiny string bow, star dies,letter dies and a couple of cute ladybirds don’t count!)I had to force myself to stop creating with it, so I have a few more to show you next week and then we will move on .Things are starting to return to normal here, I am trying to sort out the craft room and get all crafty things in one spot but major culling has to happen and its very difficult to even contemplate! The boys have bought me a tv for the craft room.. I don’t know if that’s good or bad..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….