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!