Graphic 45 Bird Watcher

I purchased a couple of new collections from graphic 45, this one ( Bird Watcher) is one of them. Graphic 45 always has terrific fussy cutting potential, and so that’s really all I relied on for these first 4 cards. The bottom card has some music paper that I found in a second hand book sale, and I die cut some leaf fronds from an old printed book for the other three cards. A handy hint to extend your crafting stash! Til next time, stay safe…..

Uniquely Creative Outback Divine part 2…

Hello! I hope you have all had a safe and Happy Easter with some time to yourselves to do what you love. My Husband and I went away for Easter to visit family, and had a terrific, relaxing time. It was our 40th wedding anniversary too, so lots of celebrating!On we go to this weeks cards. They are all made with Uniquely Creative products from the recently released Outback Divine collection. The third card is one I made for my mum and dads 65th weddiing anniversary which was a few days before our 40th. I do love the Australian flora and fauna in this range. Life is back to busy again, but i am going to make more of an effort to spend some time creating. it’s good for my health! Til next time, stay safe….

Country Roads…

I know that was a strange Blog Post title , but that is the name of this months paper collection from Uniquely Creative, and next weeks cards might explain the title better! I made these cards with the collection because I had an order to fulfill for teenage boys cards . I added some hessian for texture, and a couple of chipboard pieces for the same reason. It’s been another slow crafting week here, with extreme hot weather which is not good for the stability of my glue, but there is a cooler week forecast for us this week and I am looking forward to that! Til next time, stay safe…

Going Wild with Dinosaurs!

I have had great fun creating a huge range of Dinosaur cards with Uniquely Creative Wild paper collection. There are many images to fussy cut and I have added little bits of colour here and there. I have two little Great nephews and these cards are perfect for them! As for life here we have two more days of self isolation, all tests have come back negative, and I am in dire need of hitting the supermarket! Til next time, stay safe….

Mintay Urban Jungle part 1…

This week I have some cards I made with Mintay Urban Jungle. I love this collection of papers because we have all these plants here at our house, my son looks after them, and one of these cards will be his birthday card next month! I haven’t added anything to these, just a metal butterfly and a little book print page on the third card. The rest just relied on the papers and lots of fussy cutting. Today is hot and stormy here, lots of thunder and lightning, and very warm, so as humid as you can imagine! We have also just come out of a really hard lockdown, very strict, with no leaving your house except for medical and essential groceries, but we all did it, and now things are back under control, thank goodness!meanwhile, 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…

Bits and pieces on my desk…

_MG_1265 (Medium)_MG_1268 (Medium)A little while ago when I was having a bit of a clean up, a few scraps on my desk ( with a little die cutting) were turned into cards. I quite like these ones, and they may be turned into a village ladies class in the near future, when we are finished our Christmas cards. Speaking of…I received my new Uniquely Creative Once upon a Christmas paper pack this week and am enjoying all the fussycutting!Oh, and you can now follow me in instagram at helengreco30!  Thats been my week, hope you are all staying safe, til next time….

Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari..part 2..

IMG_2391IMG_2396IMG_2398IMG_2400IMG_2403This week I have continued on with my Uniquely Creative Steampunk safari paper collection, but used the gorgeous floral elements in pretty autumn colours.I made some flowers using book paper and Glassine to add and found some metal butterflies to add as well.I love the numbers die from Uniquely Creative which I die cut in rose gold cardstock. Sequins, and a touch of  liquitex iridescent medium and they were finished. It has been a cold wet week here so lots of crafting has been done, and I have been trying out some new ideas getting the most out of my ink pads. I will be putting those up on my instagram helengreco30 this week. Til next time, stay safe…

Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari

IMG_2377IMG_2380IMG_2381IMG_2382This week something different for me..The new paper collection from Uniquely Creative is called Steampunk Safari, and although I like the look of steampunk my cardmaking style is really too neat for it but I gave it a go! The clue I think is lots of cogs!The numbers die from Uniquely Creative is also brilliant and I will be using it lots. Next week I will have more cards made from this range to show you but they will be back to my comfort zone! In the meantime, stay safe …til next time…