After toying with the idea for well over a week, I decided to get the kit out and make some cards today.
To be honest, my box isn’t exactly brimming with imagination, though I do have some put togethers and tiered pictures I can use. My trimmings are dull and boring so I will be so glad when I can run riot in a craft shop and spend a small fortune stocking up.
The padded double sided tape I used today was a nightmare, sticking to itself, the scissors, my tweezers and scalpel so Hubby was cleaning them off with white spirit after practically every six cuts.
I decided to have another go at the patchwork cards I made last September (see below).
I did a similar idea with background paper and sticky tape aside, they seemed to work quite well today.
I took pictures individually which shows them in better detail:
The others were decoupage and a throw together experiment
My ready made box is full now, so it will be Christmas cards next, but they can wait a while as I made some not that long ago.
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!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
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.
Aren’t they pretty!
You’re welcome 😉
Very pretty and so much nicer than the standard “Hallmarks”
I get a lot of pleasure making them, no two are identical even though the ideas are the same.
Looks very good to me! I think the “not brimming with imagination” was a huge understatement Di. Imagination, just like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Good work! 🙂
Thanks Colin. My bits and pieces are low, but I was really pleased the way the patchwork ones came out this time.
WoW, :O !!! These are so elegant and pretty ❤ <3!!!
These are great.
Thanks. I enjoyed it today.
The cards are beautiful Di.
Thanks Fransi. It was a good session today, though I was stiff afterwards so took the dog for a walk after putting everything away.
I was going to go for a walk but it is very hot here so I will wait for later when it hopefully cools down.
It was quite late in the afternoon when I’d finished, so considerably cooler. We’ve all had showers now as it’s been so muggy.
Muggy here too.
We’ve got rain in about half an hour. Might clear the air, or actually make it worse!
Let’s hope it clears the air. 🤞
They look beautiful, Di 😍
These are beautiful Di you are so talented 💜
Thank you! I enjoyed it yesterday and things went together quite well.
Very well indeed 💜
Wow! These cards are so beautiful!
I hope you had fun! I love making cards! Handmade cards are always so nice to get! xoxo
I enjoyed making these
What a beautiful cards! You’re really creative 🙂
Your cards look beautiful!!!!! I am just learning to make cards with my mom. She loves to craft and sew since I was a little girl. I’m not so little anymore 🙂 I’m 52 and enjoying her teaching me. I am definitely at Card Making 101 level right now! But, she is patient and it is fun! I have very limited items to place on my cards, but she has a lot and wants to share. Thank you for sharing :)Jen
I’m 64 Jen and been making my cards since about 2009. At first I put lots of things on them and overcrowded them, then I adopted the ‘little is more’ approach and started using coloured papers and card for backgrounds. I also recycled the good bits from cards received so there is a lot your Mom can show you. The idea is to enjoy it and a hand made card is always appreciated. Have fun and thanks for commenting.