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.