At last a year after deciding to take up card making and collecting a healthy stash. Here are the first cards I have produced. I finally convince my husband that I need somewhere to work other than the kitchen table with my stash in a box under the stairs... my wonderful husband to the rescue ... I do love him :D.
Now I have a nice new craft room complete with desk and lots of storage... bliss. Not the best cards in the world but you've got to start somewhere.My daughter is home form university for Easter and after looking and lusting at so many wonderful blogs I had to have my own. My fantastic Daughter to the rescue and my new skills have resulted in this page... hope I remember what to do when she goes back. Thankfully she is organised and has made me a set of idiot proof notes to keep me right...we'll see when she goes back how well I'm doing by the number of calls I make to her in a day!
My card master piece number 1... using pearlescent chalks and colour pencils. I got the idea of using the chalks with a blender pen from YouTube their results where excellent. I was a little disappointed and I couldn't get good shading. The embellishments are from my underused collection including swirls bought on eBay, large flower free download from great site that I came across, paper flowers,heart gems.The backing paper was free gift in magazine. I have a lot of stash to use!
Sew sweet...using promakers. I convinced the hubby after my problems with chalks that promakers where essential to my progress, he relented and waiting for them seemed like an eternity,at last they arrived yesterday... (I couldn't wait to use them, so there I was at 4am this morning..oops)... I need more practice but happy overall with my first attempt (dont zoom in!!!!!).Paper,flower,ric-rac ,measuring tape and buttons free Nitwits pack from magazine .I love card making magazines,the free gifts.features and projects give me ideas to keep me busy for years....The gifts are like Christmas day every month...bliss. Finally a few flower brads and hooray another complete card. (don't look to closely as the backing paper is not quite straight)...I need re-positionable glue ( its on my daily growing wish list!!).
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