Armed and dangerous

I’ve always said I could be dangerous when I get some ideas, and there are a fair few rambling round in my noggin at the moment.
I wake up some mornings and my head is throbbing with things to try on the card making front, some of which I’ve attempted lately which didn’t actually work too well.
As I’ve said in previous posts, the trimmings I usually buy have either been discontinued or cannot be sourced, so rather than use those in reserve I already have, I’ve been thinking outside the box and trying to make my own.
I’ve come unstuck with silhouettes as the black paper is black on both sides, so I cannot see my outlines to cut out. My 3D petals sort of worked, though I hadn’t realised that this particular card was only coloured on one side when I did my first flower and didn’t take well to rubbing out my pencil markings.
My latest idea is leaves to go with any 3D flowers that do work, and typically, the place I got the last lot, as with the fabric butterflies, don’t do them anymore. Sometimes I feel card making is becoming a thing of the past as my usual outlets make way for other things.

Today in town I went into a stationers cum arts and crafts shop, and whilst they don’t do half of the things in card making they used to, I came away with a bag of autumn maple leaves, a pack of 30 blank cards as I was running low, and a packet of 50 clear sleeves for cards I’m offering for sale.
As an aside, I also got an academic diary for my meter readings so that the end of one year and start of another isn’t in two different places. The meters were read this morning and we are well within budget.

I might have a session tomorrow and try a few things out again. By the law of averages, something’s got to work! I think these did………….

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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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 Armed and dangerous

  1. Carol anne says:

    Nicely done, Di! Had to Lol at your title of this post!

  2. The cards are absolutely spectacular. Please don’t give up, these are so beautiful and so unique.

  3. Sadje says:

    Great results Di.

  4. I have to admit – the title of this post was intriguing. I hope that you’ll be able to come up with more ideas. Those cards look amazing

  5. I love the cards! And what a wonderful way to show someone you care than by sending a handmade card such as these.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Your innovative use of materials is really beautiful! I think your experiments are worth keeping and maybe selling too!

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely cards πŸ’–

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