I've not been a very good blogger recently but I have been busy. Today I have the evidence!! 18 mainly white cards that I have been making over the weekend. At my crop on Saturday the main thing I did was put a lot of inserts in the cards I had got finished over the last few weeks. I also did a bit of preparation for these ones. I tried to do plain and simple but I ended up with embossing and snowflakes and jewels and card candy and ribbon lol! So much for quick and easy. Well they were easy but they also involved tying and edging and colouring and sticky pads. I had loads of Cuttlebug snowflakes and Martha Stewart snowflakes so that was a help. And of course at this time of year the oval sentiments from Craftwork Cards are just ideal.
I seem to have used mainly Penny Black images from the "Holly Day Critters" collection as they are the ideal size for the scalloped circles cut with nesties. The hedgie and snowman on sledge is from the "Holly Jolly" clear set. I love these clear stamps, they are so versatile and you get a good selection for a reasonable price. I have also used the House Mouse "Ho! Ho! Ho!" wooden stamp.
I don't think there is anything else to say about these cards. Believe it or not no two are identical as I have used a selection of sentiments and different embossing plates. Which is funny because for years I bought my cards from Save the Children and latterly from Guide Dogs and I always bought packets and packets of identical cards so that I could just sign them and address the envelopes without having to decide what to send to whom. This is the third year now I have made all my cards but before this I have made a few the same of various designs. I'm making progress. When my friend saw the ones I had with me on Saturday she thought I must have a lot of patience to have made so many different cards but I think maybe you need more patience to make a lot the same. What do you think?
I have another idea for some quick cards so I am off to make myself a coffee now and see how that turns out. I am crafting this morning instead of housework and my excuse (if I need one!) is that I only have 75 cards made and I think I need about 100 or so. I like to have some just in case ones so I'll probably try for more than 100 LOL!!
Hope to be back later with something else before I have to go very reluctantly to work. I came home shattered yesterday after being on my feet from 8.30-5.30 (with an hour for lunch but no coffee breaks as there is only one of me!) but after I had my tea I was happy to get on with my cards again. A bit of crafting always makes you feel better doesn't it?