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..

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….

Vintage style cards..

This weeks cards are all made with High Tea paper collection and matching Creative cuts. I enjoyed a little bit of fussy cutting and only added a little bling and lace! The weather here has not been conducive to card making..the humidity has made the cardstock limp and the glue super runny.. We have a small cool change on the way ,hopefully its enough to dry everything out so that I can go back into the craft room! Til next time, stay safe…

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..

have thoroughly enjoyed creating with this paper collection from Uniquely Creative called Days of December. Lots of vintage opportunities, as well as really cute little images. you can see I created in a couple of different styles with these four cards. I have had another good week of creating, but I have packed up Christmas and moved on to some very bright cards which I will show you all in a couple of weeks once we have caught up with my Christmas makes.The weather here is still not summer, but I am not complaining! Quite enjoying the mild spring weather and even the occasional hail and thunder storm.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..

Graphic 45 Elegance..

This weeks cards are made with Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection. I haven’t added anything except for a couple of fabric flowers on the top card, and a string of beads on the lower card. The paper does all the work in this beautiful collection, and I have enjoyed doing a little fussy cutting. This week has been a busy week with appointments now that we are out of lockdown, so I haven’t done as much crafting as I would like but this coming week looks like it will be a little more relaxing! Til next time, stay safe….