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.