Thursday, 7 May 2020

A bit of watercolouring

Thank you Joy, Marlene and Ann for your comments.  I don't need anything right now Marlene, but thank you for the offer.

I did 2 sympathy cards today:-

The second one was a black and white image I printed off the internet (a free images site).  I coloured the flowers using watercolour pencils, applying a bit of water with a brush to soften the edges.

It would be nice if I didn't need to send the cards, but it's useful to have them if required.

I'm liking doing drawing, having previously never done any artwork since I was in junior school!  Mum was a talented watercolour artist, something we didn't know about until just a few years ago - she kept that quiet!  So perhaps I've inherited her interest, if not her talent.  I think I'll be printing a few more images of flowers and things and experimenting with watercolours for card toppers.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

2 Anniversary cards

Two stock anniversary cards made yesterday

I've settled into a pattern of making 2 cards every afternoon this week.  Luckily I have enough supplies to keep me going for a long time yet.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

3 more cards

A humorous birthday card for a man:-

Birthday card for a lady

And a pretty anniversary card

Monday, 20 April 2020

Motivational cards

Another two cards done today, kind of general motivational ones for people who might need a lift.  I got the background papers free with a card magazine, got a few more left and I really like them so will probably use them over the next few days.

The felt pens I used to edge the cards bled a bit, but that's fine, I like the effect.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

3 birthday cards

More cards to add to my stock....I won't lack a ready to send card for any person or occasion this year, at this rate.  Well, I say ready to send....they just need personalising when I come to send them.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Funny lockdown card

Humorous card made this morning for my sister (who doesn't read my blog) - she'll love it, it's right up her street.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Mojo coming back

I know I've not done much cardmaking recently, hence the lack of posts.  Having made a couple of cards a week for my Mum whilst she was ill, I didn't feel like doing any cardmaking after she died at Christmas.

Over the last few days, I've gone through all my cardstock, backing papers and toppers and sorted them all into labelled folders, so I can find what I want easily....before, they were just in piles.  I told myself they were tidy organised piles....rubbish.  Well now they are properly tidy and organised!

I went through my cardstocks and chose about a dozen different card sheets, then folded them ready for topping and decorating.  Made 4 cards in the past 2 days:-

2 general purpose cards, the colours are rubbish as usual and not true to life.  I particularly like the one on the left, the card is bronze coloured.  The one on the right is grey and textured, I used a stencil cutter to cut out a flower border on the edge.

A birthday or 'special day' card, the background is green.

A get well card, using one of a set of character papers that came free with a magazine.  I like this one, it would make me smile if I received it.

These cards are all for my stock, when I need to send one I'll personalise it with name and an appropriate sentiment.  It's nice to have a stock of cards ready for all occasions.

I'm learning all the time, discovering new techniques and tips.  Am looking forward to being able to go out again once the lockdown is over, a trip to The Range or Hobbycraft will be nice.  I could do with some new crafting scissors and a larger cutting board, and some more glueing materials. 

Betty often comes in my craft room when I'm working, she likes to stick her head in the bin to investigate what bits I've thrown away, sometimes getting sequins or glitter stuck on her nose.  When she's finished nosing around, she gets on the bed and goes off to sleep.