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! 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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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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