Tagged for December

I like being prepared, and those familiar with my blog know I prefer to make my own cards rather than buy them.
Last year, I used every Christmas card I had, so started making a few at a time when I felt in the mood to have a session.

It’s been hot and muggy again today. We got the washing done and out on the line before 8am, had breakfast and then took the dog for a walk before going to the garden centre.
We were after a ceramic pot for our ginger roots and the ones locally were upwards of £25.
I anticipated the garden centre would be more expensive, but they had a 50% discount sale on and quite a choice. We settled on a large green pot that goes well with a ceramic plate we bought last year, and believe it had the wrong sticker on it so we got it for £7.49 instead of £14.50 as were other pots of that size.

After lunch, I got my card making kit out and got busy.
Some time ago I bought 3 packs of festive parcel tags and have been using those for my cards with pretty paper backgrounds.
So far, they’ve come up really well and these are from today’s session and one last week.

Also today I made a couple of flowery ones for birthdays which were a bit fiddly as the quality wasn’t that good (aka cheap at 50p a sheet!) and the perforations not all complete so I had to be careful not to tear the layers.

But as always there is one that I am really pleased with and it’s neither for friend nor family, but a young man who lives in the next road who lives with his Dad who is not in good health.
Not knowing his tastes or interests, I wanted something basic but attractive, and I think this went together very well. I added a ‘Happy Birthday’ on the inside.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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9 Responses to Tagged for December

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Nice to hear that you could get busy Di. I can’t see the cards but am shre they are beautiful. It’s been hot here but it’s going to be hotter still soon! Glad you got your fan x

  2. bearmkwa says:

    Those cards are awesome! Leaves me wishing I was on your mailing list. I, too, like to make cards when I get the time and supplies.

    • You are very kind. I made six yesterday in about two hours as I can’t sit for too long and also my hands don’t co-operate sometimes. I like to make them though and have replenished my box with a variety again.

      • bearmkwa says:

        Can’t wait until I get moved and can have ready access to my supplies again. This year I’ve decided to make postcard cards (4×6)… something people can hang on their trees if they want. Last year, we strung a garland from one corner of the living room to the other and used the cards we got as decorations. Our old church had a “card center” so everyone could “send” cards without postage so it was really nice to get a bunch. I usually use them as part of the cards I make for the next year.

      • Me too, both decorations and cards in later years. I always used to make tags out of them previously but some of them are so nice, they can be recycled.

  3. Sadje says:

    A beautiful thoughtful gesture. Lovely cards.

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