Down the Garden path..

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this paper collection from Uniquely Creative called Garden Path. The images of the indoor plants are so on trend, and there are also great images for the more traditional gardener which I will show in a later post. I havent added too much more embellishing to these ones, the paper is enough ad as I envisage these as being suitable for male or female i didnt want to bling them up too much! It has been quite warm ( hot) here this week, but I have stuck to my plan of a little while in the craft room most days.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….

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..