I do love House Mouse stamps, they always make me smile. When I first got them I found them so hard to colour and it took a long time to do it, but now I know the colours I like for the mousies and how to accent them, and I find these are now some of my quickest and easiest ones to colour.
I didn't put a sentiment on this yet, I figure it could be used for a few different things, and it's always good to have cards that are "flexible" in the stash.
Well, it's been a busy few days at my craft station (aka kitchen table) and I've got another creation to share.
This one was all about fixing an oopsie. After hours colouring this very detailed Elisabeth Bell image (called Teddy Bear Picnic), I then went to trim the edges around the image and accidentally cut the girls head off. Guess I'm still learning how to use a paper cutter LOL! After mulling it over, I decided if I cut up the rest of the image I could do a mosaic.
And here's a quick one before dinner. I used the A2 Spellbinder dies to cut the layers, and then quickly brushed colour on this Lily of the Valley image. No bling or dressing it up, but quick and easy and I'm sure it will make someone smile when they get it.
Keeping up with the theme of Thank you cards, I've got a nice clean cut card that will be great to say thank you for baking gifts (SIL :-) ), or for when a friend has had us over for dinner (we are always open to invites!).
Another lovely thank you card to add to the stash! I wanted to make sure to have one that would be ok for a man or woman, and this chickadee image from Marks Finest Papers is one of my all time favourites for unisex cards.
Despite having a huge stash of cards, over the past few months I've managed to use up every single Thank You card as well as most of my blank cards. On my birthday recently a bunch of gals at the office spoiled me with gifties, so I wanted to give them each a little thank you card. I dug and dug through the stash. There were retirement cards, get well cards, sympathy cards, and even bereavement cards on the death of a pet cards, but could I find a decent thank you card? Finally I found some one layer cards from when I first started making cards, that were not fabulous, but were shareable with kind people. At least those are out of my cupboard now. Guess what you will see me creating now, over and over and over again, till the stash is refilled......?
Well, yesterday and the day before I cleaned and organized my craft room. Finally, I did manage to find all the plates for my cuttlebug, the cutter bee scissors, acrylic stamping block and adhesive. This all sounds pretty standard, but really, this was a large task as there were HEAPS of stuff layers on top of each other to dig through. Who knows why, but I naively assumed that all the plates for the Cuttlebug and its tan embossing mat would all be with each other. Silly me. And really, how far can a little pair of scissors get?? Gah!!!!!
Then my mother decided to start a blog. I hope you will give her some support and visit it, she has never had one and is also somewhat new to card making, but a very creative person who would love your feedback on her creations. Her blog is http://quirkycreations.blogspot.ca/
So this morning, with basic supplies now at hand, a day of card making is on the way! After 6 months out of my craft room, it was hard to know where to start, but a bit of searching online and sure enough there were some challenges to play along with.
I see it's been over 6 months since I posted on my blog, and scarily enough, it's been almost that long since I last made a card! At least the last posting featured a fabulous card, LOL!
Anyway, I am back!!! After a harrowing six months involving long work hours and also too many hours playing Candy Crush while commuting, it is time to come back to blogland and card making. Though probably not posting as frequently as before, I've decided to make this blog a bit more varied and interesting by include an occasional post about a recipe, book review, travel, or other item.
I'm excited to be home on the first day of a 2 week vacation break from the office--yay! The plan for the afternoon is to unearth my craft room, and over the course of this week make and post some cards for you. Over 6 months I'm guessing there have been lots of stamp releases and new styles emerging, and it's going to be fun to visit blogland and so many of your blogs as I can to see what's fresh and new :-)
So stay tuned here for some posts in the next week with new card creations, as well as a post to tell you about my adventures with fake nails, gel polish, and nail stamps (did you know there are STAMPS for nails???! now there are both card stamps AND nail stamps to shop for, oh my!), and maybe I'll give you a glimpse in to some books I've been reading lately on the long, long daily commute (apart from the Harlequin romances that I would never confess to owning), so stay tuned!