Thursday, March 03, 2011

Dusting off the craft equipment

If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you might recall that once upon a time I used to post about the cards that I have been making. After spending a lot of money buying lots of equipment, and lots of supplies, last year my card making came to a sudden stop. I had only done one project outside of card making classes for a very long time. I should probably mention that I actually haven't finished any of the projects at class for ages either, generally because I am too busy talking, or cuddling my nephew!

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine was getting married, and the pressure was on - was I going to make a card for her or not? In the end I did using colours that mimicked those in the wedding invitation (silver and black. The silver isn't showing up particularly well, but the heart on the interior of the card is silver). Then, at the last card making class, they decided to reinstate the card swap where we all have to make a set of cards and they are distributed to each of the participants. The theme was red and white, and so I decided to make the same design, but just in a different colours.

One thing you might notice is that my photography skills haven't improved.

So here are the two designs:


  1. Oooh very nice!

    I try not to think about the huuuuge amount of abandoned craft stuff sitting in one of the bedrooms here, lol.

  2. cool, those are super pretty!
    Love this blog!! so fun! i'm a new GFC follower! can't wait to read more of your stuff!

    follow me?!

  3. WOW I Love it! I think that be perfect cards to give :)

  4. Pretty cards! I have a ton of scrapbooking stuff in a cupboard. I don't really know what to do with it. I just like all the papers and stickers.

  5. I used to be really into scrapbooking and bought tons of stuff and equipment, but it seems to have fallen off my radar for some reason. I once tried to make cards, but didn't have much success with it, and gave up rather quickly. These cards are beautiful though, and I wish I had even half that creative juice running through my brain!

  6. Zibilee, you wouldn't want half of creative juice, because there isn't much of that to start off with.

    Violet, I have bought loads of stuff. Actually making things is a bit more problematic

    Thanks Julia.

    Bree, I don't think I will be at the next class, but I will try and remember to forward you the details of the class after that.
    Hi Lindsay, I will follow you using my feedreader but I don't really do GFC

  7. They're gorgeous - love the black and silver ones the most.

  8. They are gorgeous! Don't feel bad about abandoning crafts; I haven't knit in ages!