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!

Days of December part 2…

What I loved about this paper collection by Uniquely Creative is how versatile it is…vintage, cute, or traditional..all bases covered! The lower two cards were part of a class I did with my retirement village ladies. I had a class with them yesterday too, our last card class for the year as they take a break to prepare for their Christmas celebratons. The weather is still mild here, we have had a couple of humid days and no crafting could be done on those days as the cardstock was just too floppy! Oh dear!

til next time, stay safe….

The final few of Merry and Magical…

I thought we were ready to move onto a new paper collection, but when I checked my photo files there were these last few cards made with Merry and Magical ( Uniquely Creative) and none of the cards I have made in the last couple of weeks with the other paper collection I bought for this years Christmas card making. That needs checking into! Anyway, we have these few and I have added some stamping, die cutting,embossing and bling to these ones. It’s been a very quiet week around here, and I have even found some time to do a bit of reading and I have finally finished the album I made featuring my two puppies!

Merry and Magical..part 3..

Here is the last of the Merry and Magical series.. I have a few more but next week we will move on otherwise we will still be looking at Christmas cards next Easter!! The whole series is on my instagram account at helengreco30. We have had some very wild weather here this week, not at all usual for this time of year..the hailstones were as big as golfballs, the wind was 100kph and the damage has been phenomenal. We were lucky, nothing to report, but my mum and dad who live just down the road have a lot of damage to their back verandah so I will be sorting that out for them next week. In the meantime, today is a nice mild day, I have a roast in the oven, I have been crafting this morning so all is well! 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…

Mens Cards

The last couple of weeks have been spent replenishing my stock of mens cards. I used a paper collection and matching creative cuts from Uniquely creative called Drive and Fly. There are also cars and motorbike imagery in this collection…we will get to those cards next week! I added lots of gears and cogs, and and enamel dots for a little texture, but the papers did the heavy lifting on these cards. I have moved on to Christmas cards, and we will get to them in a couple of weeks. I have also been busy preparing another class for my village ladies, they are asking for Christmas cards so its getting to feel a lot like Christmas around here! Til next time, 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..

A bit of a mixed bag…

As the title says… a mixed bag today! The two lower cards were cards I prepared for a Retirement Village class, and were put together with Uniquely Creative Tranquility papers. The first card is made with Uniquely Creative Dreamer paper collection, ( I do like this card and may have to keep it!). I have had a lovely crafty week. I am immersed in mens cards, and I have started decorating the pages of my album with lots of pockets and tags to accommodate all the cute puppy pictures! Til next time..stay safe..