Monday, 4 April 2011

Monday 4th April

Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? I can't believe it is so long since I made a card.
In between caring for John and working for a few days in uni interviewing prospective social workers, not to mention joining a gym and attending watercolouring classes it feels as if I have hardly had time to breathe!

Anyway, it was Mothering Sunday yesterday and Sam came home for the weekend which gave me a little 'me' time and I put it to good use by getting out the Promarkers and Tilda and Edwin.  This card was made for the Docrafts childhood memories challenge.  It reminds me of untangling the tree lights before putting the tree up.  Also my mum would always forget an important part of the Christmas celebrations - the stuffing, the wrapping paper...

Monday, 7 March 2011

Well here is the first card that I have made for a couple of weeks. The image and sentiment are from Lili of the Valley. The paper is Dovecraft sugar and spice. The card was made for a Docrafts challenge - Lili of the Valley pink and girly. I am not a girly sort of person and find all pink is too much for my taste but I love the colour combination of aqua and pink.
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

I have just sent this card to my student son. The image is a Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers.

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A PennyBlack stamp that is a firm favourite of mine along with a stamp from Hobbycraft. This was made for a new friend of mine.

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This is the first card that I have made for a challenge. It is the Clean and Simple black and pink. Although I usually do fairly plain cards this was still a challenge for me in more ways than one.
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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Doesn't time fly when you are having fun?  I can't believe we are already a week into February and I have made so few cards recently. But as I have nowhere to sell them and my family don't really appreciate the effort it doesn't really matter if I don't make many.  I do find that cardmaking helps me to forget other things for a while so must make more of an effort this week.

I took my cards to a carers group this week and a couple of women ooohed and aaahed over them and asked how much they were. I told them that they were all £1.50 and all of a sudden interest was lost... I KNOW I don't over charge but people just don't appreciate the time and effort let alone the cost involved in making a card!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Wih Sympathy

My friend has been caring for her elderly mother for the last 5 years or so.  Sadly her mother died yesterday so
I made this card. The stamp is from Papermania and the embossing folder is D'vine Swirls.