Hi Productivity!

I’ve been busy this morning and whilst Hubby was computering, I was carding.
I like to spread out, so having space and Just Me Time to do so isn’t that often, so I made the most of it.
Hubby left the boat just before ten and didn’t come back until well after two.
MSM dropped in just as I was putting things away, so it all worked out rather nicely and I had about three hours all to myself.

Buried at the bottom of my box were a variety of old layered kits I’d purchased when I first started card making about seven years ago. They are still available, but I shan’t be buying any more as some are really fiddly to do, the shapes don’t pop out of their perforations very well and the layers don’t always line up properly.
I had a couple of stems break, but managed to get round that OK.

3-cards
2-cardsSome time ago I was given a craft pack that had been free with a magazine and it contained several papers with designs on both sides. I settled for the pastel side rather than cartoon boots, cup cakes or hearts and flowers to do these.

I also found a loose set of Christmas designs which I’d picked up for 50p in the sale so put those together too. I still have a lot of Christmas ones to do, but that will be another day.
chirstmas-4As always, at least one idea never comes together and so rather than waste my materials, I needed a plan B.
I’d carefully cut out several blocks of coloured paper to put on a contrasting card, but it just didn’t work, so I did a bit more cutting, turned the paper over to show the dogs rather  than my original choice, and this was the result:

plan-bMy little plastic folder now has quite a selection of cards for different occasions, plus some which are ‘non committal’ and thus flexible!
These are all of the ones I made today.

cards-2

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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10 Responses to Hi Productivity!

  1. stevetanham says:

    How creative you are! That must require great storage discipline on a boat?

    • Thanks Steve! Storage is extremely limited which is why 3/4 of my card making gear got given to charity. I kept a single A4 box about 6 inches deep and try to keep my materials in that. The finished products go into a plastic folder which is easily accessible under the bench when needed. I can’t do ‘fussy’ anymore as my hands won’t co-operate, but simple designs are a pleasure as when you think of it it’s just a blank card, pretty paper and shapes and sticky tape.

  2. stevetanham says:

    Very creditable. Lovely to create things…

    • I was never very creative at school so I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed card making in later life. These days I’d rather spend time making a card for a specific someone than buying one as it’s more personal.

  3. Lovely…I am thinking of doing cards from some of my designs…will see.

  4. MrsCraft says:

    Wow, a very productive day! Love them all. 😊

  5. I always enjoy your card posts. You really have a talent for this!

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