Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Bauble Card(s) ….. Dabbling and Doodling With Ideas For The Coming Year Maybe?

While I was in London visiting Marc, he nagged me something rotten about  “doodling” more and his partner Rick told me that I should work on more card ideas that used my own writing ….. so what’s a poor girl like me gonna do?
Doodled Christmas Bauble CardWell, I listened, because they both really do know what they are talking about and when I got home I doodled a bit and then I did a bit of writing ….. formulating a couple of ideas ……  
The first idea/doodle (above) was very rough and only took a couple of minutes ….. but even before I finished the last dab of ProMarker,  the next progression was in my head …..
Christmas Bauble Card….. what if I doodled it all again, more carefully but added the baubles separately to add dimension?
Doodles Christmas Bauble CardThat’s as far I have got with the bauble idea, there is still a bit to go with it, it  needs a few tiny stars in the branches, and something else … I just don’t know what yet  …. but before I finished it properly,  I took off again on a different tangent while my brain was whirring …. this time thinking about Rick saying I should write more on my cards …..
I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas Card….. Again it’s very, very rough …… but a germ of an idea is now firmly in my head …. with all the festive preparations to get on with, it isn’t really the best of times to have a brainwave…. but hopefully over the holiday,  I’ll have the time to work on it some more ….. I want to go back to the real basics and have a go at card making with just a blank card, a pen, a notebook containing jotted down phrases, sayings, lines from poems or lyrics etc. that catch my fancy and a few very simple embellishments!  Think of all the money I could save …. watch this space!

11 comments:

Circle said...

It is such a treat to see your hand drawn cards, you have such gorgeous handwriting and a lovely pared back style of doodling.
I would love to see more of your doodling in the future, it's a lovely style of card making!

Cheryl W. said...

I'm so glad you listened to Rick. You've got so much talent--time to work your magic and let it shine!

Sue said...

Fabby card.

marc said...

Rick and i love all of them they are so original and your style is wounderful love all 3 there is not one that does not work big love marc and rick

Nikki D said...

Oh lovely - reminds me of Jo Firth Youns sort of....I love her Christmas stamps but cant justify the cost....

Nadine Thomas said...

Well the handwriting looks great but the doodles are even better! Love your style. Good to see you crafting again. xx

tilly said...

wow, the lovely boys know what they are talking about, love all your creation and wish I could write like you lol
Tilly

Dianne said...

Absolutely love the designs and artwork of these hand drawn cards; perfect in every way...they are just the best of all...so good to see your full talent being used with such wonderful results...Dianne

Frenchie said...
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marc said...

these would make great stamps big love marc

Roni said...

My thoughts exactly Marc!! That and digi stamps!

Love them Helen, glad to see your wee mind working again!

Big hugs
Roni :O) xox