On the cards…..

I bought myself a bigger box for my card making materials a couple of weeks ago as the one I had seemed a little cramped.
When sorting through my kit though, I was quite surprised at how little I actually had apart from blank cards, butterflies (I LOVE butterflies) and coloured paper.
We have a craft shop here but they are only open on Thursdays and Fridays, and there are no other outlets that sell card making stuff, so it meant a trip further afield.
Photo: card making session July 2016

Imagine my disappointment that a store previously renowned for card making had absolutely NOTHING of interest to me, in fact there was very little indeed other than childish stickers and blank cards.
So today when we went lawn mower shopping, we did a detour of some 20 further miles and Hubby left me to browse.

To be honest, the flower kits I used in the photo above were quite fiddly and they don’t seem to do them anymore, but I found a section of decoupage sheets of varying styles and finishes and they were 5 for the price of 4. Bearing in mind that I can get 2 cards out of one set as I split them so that they are not too fat to post, that actually gave me the potential for 20 cards.
Photo: July session 2016

When I first started, I had a set of cutters, scissors, glitters and a host of other things that all found their way to the charity shop as I condensed my kit from 4 boxes to just one. I was sorely tempted to buy some cutters today, but at £15 thought better of it. You never know though, the craft shop here might have a set and I’ll treat myself later.

A few years ago when we were in the cottage I was stumped as to what to give the Mums for Christmas, so I had a mammoth session making over 30 cards and purchased 2 clear wallets to put them in.

I still get a lot of pleasure making them so I shall be stocking up again now.
Photo: session Dec 2015

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to On the cards…..

  1. foguth says:

    Years ago, I used to make cards, but in 2004, when we sold the house and moved aboard EvenStar, we needed to get serious about decluttering. That plus being overseas, where posting things was iffy inspired me to start sending e-cards. I still do this, not so personal, but affordable and convenient.

  2. scifihammy says:

    It seems crafts like this are dying out – no-one has the time to make their own things any more – probably too busy on social media!
    I’m glad you found Something you could use.
    We’re lucky we have an excellent shop nearby that still has all the proper art equipment and little things like you were looking for. 🙂

  3. I’m looking forward to seeing more cards – you have such a talent for it.

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