Friday, 18 April 2014

Spring has sprung.

Don't you just love the Spring?  I feel so much better and have more energy when the sun shines more and the nights are lighter.  We have been decorating recently, well I should say my dearly beloved has been decorating while I have been masterminding the re vamp of our dining room.  Not that there's a lot you can do in there but I wanted to change pictures on the walls, move photographs and weed out those unwanted bits and pieces that seem to hang around.  I was also hoping to persuade the man to agree to changing our dining room table for an extending one so that we didn't have to have a huge full size table taking up a lot of room in there but apparently he's very attached to the table and won't even consider it.  I feel sure it has more to do with money (or the lack thereof) that has caused this attachment though.  Never mind, good job I like the table too!
I am loving finding the seeds sprouting and the bulbs appearing and am so thrilled that the lily of the valley is still thriving and about to blossom.  
While in the spring cleaning mode I decided to tidy up my craft space and make some cards rather than list ideas!!  
This one is a digital background that I made myself with one of the same flower printed out much larger then coloured and mounted.  The leaves are sponge inked on with a template I made myself with SCAL and cut on the Cricut.
I have been gathering lots of cutting files and thought I should use some so dug out this one that cut the card totally for me and all I needed to do was find suitable papers to put behind and add a sentiment.  

Hope you like them!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Winding down and speeding up.

What a week, I have been frantically trying to finish off some bits and pieces for craft fairs as Saturday will see my last for a while.  The last 3 I have done have netted my zero and in fact have cost me money so I am feeling a little disillusioned to say the least.  Christmas fairs in November and December are always great so I am sticking to them.  I have also been finishing wedding invitations for my niece who gets married in July.  I have made them as a wedding gift for them which has been a financial help to us  and them.  I am glad to say that they love them.  Now that those things are out of the way I can concentrate on catching up with the birthday cards on my ever growing list.  My aim is to get all of May, June, July and August cards made by the end of this month.  Now that I've looked at the list I see there are only 21 to make as most of May has been completed.  Of course there is a new baby due and a wedding so they will be extra and I have a couple of orders for special box cards.  Mm, maybe I should start now!
 I have made a few cards this week and two of them are now in envelopes and ready to post.  I love the jar card and have made another one that I have filled with hearts and added a tag saying 'sending love just for you'.