I am so glad I have gotten back into cardmaking. I had got to a point where I just didn't make them anymore and really thought I just couldn't do a decent card.
Taking part in the Think Pink challenges gave me the bug again and I am so keen now to actually make some to send this Christmas!
Challenges in general are helping me to make them too. The weekly Fiskarettes challenge makes sure I do some crafty project and that has been cards most of the time. I just wish I had time to participate in more.
This is a card I made for a challenge on Bubbly Funk forum, where we are doing weekly challenges in the run up to Christmas. This was a Serendipity card which I really enjoyed making. Its free in a roundabout kinda way too as its made from scraps!
I love sewing onto cards - I'm sure I have said this before. But I think it really helps to enrich the feel of a card.
This is one that is for the current Fiskars challenge - Christmas Flowers. I used gorgeous Cloud 9 and BasicGrey papers and embellies.
I am so loving the aged, scuffed look right now! I achieved the edges of this card by inking and then running over it with my fingernail. I then realised I have actually got a little distress tool, so I might try that next time!
Last Wednesday - 19th Nov - was Cam's 11th birthday. Bless him. He wanted money to go visit Games Workshop where they have lots of War Hammer goodies. He spent a small fortune on some plastic bits that assemble as warriors, soldiers and the like and some paint. So he is now addicted to model making and painting. I am pleased really cos its creative and he is enjoying it - despite Jake telling him it is nerdish!
Here is a pic of him blowing his candles out. My Mum and Dad treated all three kids this year to a birthday cake with their photo on it. I say treated - not sure the kids see it that way with a huge cake with some photo they would rather forget on it - but its a lovely thought.
I know that once Cam's birthday is over that Christmas is well and truly on its way. I am pleased so far though cos I have everyones except the kids. I will concentrate on theirs in December. I do have some presents to make too though - for my parents and the in-laws - but I do have the bits to make them with so thats good. I am doing Journalling Jars and Notebooks for the parents this year. I want to get their memories and thoughts onto paper for us all to appreciate. I am sure they will enjoy it and it makes for something a bit more interesting than adding to their wine, food, jewellery or tie collection, don't you think?!