It looked better in my head

I’ve been playing today, and after two hours had just one card to show for my time and effort.
OK, a lot of that was spent in preparation cutting out a template, then using that to cut out the shape on glitter card, plus the baubles from card tags, and washing my hands a lot.
The glitter went everywhere, and it was worse than using the dry stuff you sprinkle over glue. I had it on my hands, my work space, cutting mat, scissors, clothes and a little of it stayed on the card.

The trimmings I had in mind were fiddly and didn’t want to stay put, so I used one of the  glitter stems I’d bought as it could be bent to the shape I wanted. Or so I thought.
Nothing stuck.
The stems didn’t want to stick using double sided tape or glue, and the baubles wouldn’t stick on the glitter. I got out my glitter glue sticks and started squeezing that into the spaces, but it didn’t seem to work either.
I left my ‘masterpiece’ on the window sill and went to make a cup of tea. When I came back, the baubles had dropped off, and the stems had come away from the card again.
The Happy Christmas in the corner looked nice, but then that was actually nothing to do with my creativity as it came on a sheet with a dozen others.

I can’t decide if it looks like a leprechaun or a pregnant elf, but this one definitely looked better in my head.

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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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19 Responses to It looked better in my head

  1. eob2 says:

    Lol sorry I’m laughing at your closing comments. Sounds like a frustrating experience, did you try a glue gun to get everything to “stick”?

    • Don’t worry about it. Not all my cards are successful and this one was good blogging fodder. Hubby is going to buy me a glue gun, but I might just end up shooting the card anyway.

  2. I didn’t see a pregnant elf until you mentioned it. Now that is all I can see. LOL
    It can be frustrating when our items don’t come out as we planned.

  3. SarahC says:

    Um challenging🤔
    Trying to find Mr a hobby for winter

  4. cagedunn says:

    I think it’s just the big white baubles are too big, or maybe they could be candle-shaped? Don’t trust my opinion, though – colour-blind, tone-deaf, and can’t draw a bent line!

    • No problems at all Cage. I appreciate comments. I think the baubles are too big too, but to use them as they are, I’d need a card and ‘tree’ about two feet high!! Now I could thread the rest and use them on our Christmas tree!!

  5. mimfilip says:

    I bet you look beautiful with all that glitter 🌟🌟🌟🌟

  6. murisopsis says:

    And that is exactly the issue I have with some of my ceramic pieces – the idea was so much better in my head compared to what I was able to make. Still I think it is festive!!

  7. Steve Tanham says:

    You could always write on your forehead and post yourself, Di! 😎

  8. willowdot21 says:

    I like the idea maybe the branches should of been pointing down instead of up💜💜

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  10. Carol anne says:

    Lol! A pregnant elf? Hahaha! Oh well, better luck next time eh? X

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