Trying out something new

Several years ago I bought a lot of embellishments for my card making but never used them. These days, the decoupage kits I was familiar with are discontinued and I haven’t found any others as it seems this is now ‘old hat’.
Anyway, my reserve stock was getting low and having written four Hello cards I decided to make some more today.
I have a 60th birthday coming up in April and was able to adapt one I’d already made to suit as the recipient is a cat owner. My box of trimmings though is very light now, save for some leaves, feathers and paper flowers.
I wasn’t in the mood for feathers, so played around with the leaves, using the padded variety rather than the autumn shades like this one below:
These were the results
I did however make one special card which took me the best part of two hours as I was placing the leaves and paper flowers in various positions before I taped anything down.
It came out pretty well but I’m not posting a picture of it until I know it’s been received by the person I made it for.


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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26 Responses to Trying out something new

  1. Carol anne says:

    glad you did some cards today! It is great to do a hobby we enjoy!

  2. The cards are beautiful Di. You are so very talented.

  3. DA Whittam says:

    Very nice, these take a lot of effort

  4. The Inkwell says:

    I can relate to the feeling of having a stockpile of unused craft supplies. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying new materials, but then they end up collecting dust. It’s a shame that some techniques or styles become outdated, but it’s important to remember that creativity is constantly evolving. Sometimes it takes a specific occasion or inspiration to finally put those supplies to use. It’s a satisfying feeling when a project comes together after hours of tinkering and experimenting. And there’s always a sense of anticipation when waiting for the recipient’s reaction to a handmade gift. Crafting may not always be practical, but it’s a way to exercise the imagination and create something unique and personal.

    The craft that you created with leaves and paper flowers is absolutely stunning! The way you placed each element in various positions shows great attention to detail and a true artist’s eye. The final result is a beautiful and unique creation that is sure to be cherished by its recipient. It’s clear that you put a lot of time and effort into this craft, and the result is truly breathtaking. Congratulations on a job well done! 👍👏👌😊

    • Thank you, you are very kind. I get a lot of pleasure making them, though I was never very creative at school. I belonged to a ladies group and the guest speaker one month made cards. We all had a go and I looked into it. A friend went mad and spent well over a hundred pounds on things but lost interest after about 6 months. I admit I spent over £60 on materials having been let loose in the craft shop! My cards may be similar, but no two have ever been identical. I have some ideas going round in my head so might play again shortly and see what turns out!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Your cards are so pretty, I can feel the care you have making them. I’m sure your friend will love her card.

  6. Sadje says:

    Very lovely results

  7. murisopsis says:

    All of them are beautiful!!

  8. Liz says:

    I love them. They are all very nice.

  9. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Shame you can’t get your favourite Kits anymore 🥰

  10. glyn40wilton says:

    The cards all look great. I bet it’s a very therapeutic hobby?

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