I have been taking some time stamping and colouring stamped images recently to build up another stock of cards for sale, as I've been asked to stock a small local Post Office. These images are going to be used on sympathy cards and I've been trying to decide if the outline of shading is really worth the extra time it takes to do (as my hand gets quite sore with the fibromyalgia) and also if a pale blue shadow (top right image) or a pale grey shadow (both of the bottom images) looks best. (The top left one has not been shaded). Mind you I'm not sure if you will be able to actually see any difference due to my poor photography!! Visit the other desks at Julia's blog HERE.
Another card using a decoupage image from a free pack and 'rose pink dottie card' from Annamarie designs. The layout is the sketch on the current Sketchy challenge and the white circle background has been embossed with a SU embossing folder. I am also entering the following 'Anything Goes' challenges - Crafty Creations and Penny's Challenges, Simon Says challenge (Happy Birthday) and As you like it (Favourite card base shape) - my favourite is square as there is just enough space to decorate the card without having big spaces or it looking too cluttered. I also think they look better on the display stand in the shops where I sell them.
I have finally got all my clear and unmounted rubber stamps organised into four large lever arch files and so I've had time to make some Easter cards for the shop where I sell them. The desk is now in a mess again and so is the floor of my craft room and I still have the inserts etc to do :(
To see what everyone else has been making this week, visit Julia HERE.
I have made a few 'new home' cards and this one uses a new die I bought at the NEC last month. It is one of the Robert Addams sentiment dies. I also used one of the now retired 'cute squares' from LOTV for the image and the red paper is from SU - not sure where the checked one came from. The key was made using a really old Quickcutz die. I am entering a few 'Anything Goes' challenges -Penny's Challenges, Wednesdays Creative Inspirations, Simon Says and Crafty Creations. I am also entering the CCT challenge (Warm Colours).
This week I am making a bit more progress with my stamp organisation. I bought lever arch files and heavy duty expanding punched pockets from Tesco and I am attaching the stamp sheets or little bags to a sheet of A4 card and putting them into the file. So far I have all the sentiment stamps in one file and almost all my LOTV, Magnolia and Sugar Nellie stamps in the second file. I really need to make more cards but its hard to be creative with the desk in such a mess!! We had a great day out at the NEC last Friday however the trip home didn't exactly go to plan! About 20 minutes into the flight home we did a U-turn and headed back to Birmingham airport due to a technical problem to do with the cabin pressure - so we had to fly back at a low level. We then had to go back through security to the check in area and queue up to arrange a different flight home. This flight didn't go until 7 am on Saturday morning - and from Manchester airport so we had to wait 3 hours, until midnight, for a bus to come to bring us to a hotel in Manchester. We reached the hotel at 2 am and were collected again at 5 am so not much time to sleep!! Got back to Belfast shortly after 8 am and went straight to bed!
Visit the other work desks at Julia's blog HERE.
A messy desk this morning as I am still making lots of quick cards for sale. Under all the mess somewhere are the tickets to the NEC - looking forward now to the visit on Friday - I was able to get the tickets with my Tesco points so just had the flights to pay for - more spending money!!Last week, I eventually got my cardigan finished off and I'm now back to my cross stitch. The cardigan is a darker red than it appears in this photo and matches my red and black skirt perfectly 😊 . Other desks can be seen HERE at Julia's blog.
I'm a part time teacher, married for over 23 years and Mum to Hannah and Nathan. I dabble in most crafts and have been making cards for about 15 years now. I'm a big fan of Stampin Up, Lili of the Valley and Magnolia products. I also make wedding stationery and sell my cards in a local craft shop to help school funds.