Cards today

With not much else to do, and ideas still bouncing around in my head, I got the kit out this afternoon and set to with pencil and ruler.
My idea of cutting out half squares/circles a bit like a maze was going great guns, until I put on a coloured strip of paper which was far from straight and I couldn’t remove or disguise it. It looked awful.
Used to the occasional cock up, I try not to waste materials and managed to salvage most of it only to cock it up a second time by putting it on a new card the wrong way round.
I could only save the coloured part, but ripped up the rest and binned it.
The idea has promise though.

A neighbour in the next road is 60 next week, so I thought I’d make a special card today rather than utilise one I already had. I had some trimmings from received cards given to me and was able to use those to make that one and another birthday card.

I also experimented with some leaves I bought the other week. I thought they were paper, Hubby thought they were real, but they are actually fabric of some description.

Four leaves were too cramped on the smaller 6 inch cards, but worked well on the 7 x 7.

This is what I did with the coloured part of my aborted attempt:
Again three leaves worked better than four, and I have room to put something on the bottom right hand corner.


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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25 Responses to Cards today

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Hand made cards are so much nicer than store bought. You put love into it.
    Wonderful work Di! πŸ™‚πŸ’œπŸ¦‹

  2. Sadje says:

    Very professional looking cards.

  3. They look beautiful, Di. πŸ˜ƒ

  4. murisopsis says:

    They are all really pretty cards! I do like cards with roses but that’s because I like roses!

  5. BookWorm says:

    These cards are so amazing!

  6. These are beautiful. Far nicer than those in the card shops.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    So talented πŸ’œ

  8. Sarah says:

    Handmade cards are just the sweetest. I am sure your neighbor will love it!

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