The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 1/2020

Your Friday prompt from Linda for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more.” Start your post with the word “more.” Enjoy!

More card making memories!
When I first started, I spent over £60 on basics and trimmings when let loose in a craft shop. Hubby said I could treat myself, but even he balked at the bill. After that, I was forever buying more, packets of this, kits for that, pads of papers, gradually adding more and more to my craft boxes than I was ever likely to use.
Of course I would put lots of ideas on one card. Shells and pretty paper, and the more I used, the more I wanted to buy. I wasn’t exactly obsessed, but it was slightly more than, shall we say,  a passing interest.
I wasn’t the only one though. After than initial introductory session, a friend got equally passionate and spent more by mail order than I did as she invested in gadgets, rollers and embossing tools as well.

After the incident of the dreadlocks falling off my snowman on Mum’s Christmas card, I looked at what I was doing and more was definitely not the way to go.
Using the adage less is more, not only did I get my trimmings to go further, but IMO my cards were less fussy and a lot easier on the eye. Some of the things I’d bought were so bulky I never used them and they were discarded to the charity shop.
Some of the decoupage kits I buy have 6 or 7 layers, so with a bit of thought I can make more than one card out of each, plus it keeps the postage cost down as they aren’t too fat for the standard mail.
Photo: May 2015

I haven’t got any pictures of the really early stuff I made, but the more I did, the better I got and the more pleasure I found in a creativity I never knew I had.
This one below is probably the most bulky I’ve ever made, but it was for my niece in NZ when she got married three years ago.

There was more of it than would fit in the relevant envelope so I bought some Christmas cards from the market for a pound and used the box they came in as it was perfect!

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! 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.
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18 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 1/2020

  1. Sadje says:

    Very pretty cards.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I am always impressed by your talent. You have obviously got it down to a fine art. I love “After the incident of the dreadlocks falling off my snowman on Mum’s Christmas card,” that’s definitely a defining moment… sorry I a vision of a Bob Marley look alike snowman….I am never going to under that. 💜

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Meant I am never going to un- see that 😀

  4. Once I got hooked on scrapbooking, card making wasn’t far behind.

  5. murisopsis says:

    I love the evolution! It reminds me of some of my girl friends when we were young teens and they discovered makeup and eye shadow! We all learned that less is more – eventually! Some figured it out faster than others…

    • I progressed from less to nothing in my twenties and haven’t worn makeup for years. I’m lucky that I have good skin though confess I never really got the hang of applying cosmetics anyway so didn’t bother.

  6. Laura says:

    So pretty! Crafting can be a huge project but I bet it’s also a great thing to be doing right now.

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