Thursday, 12 January 2017

A Moment Of Doubt & A Whole Host Of Festive Guest Crafters

I am sorry I haven’t bought you many projects in the past week or so, my mind is a whirl with ideas and I am really champing at the bit to get going, but after having the kitchen tiled last week, the flat is in complete disarray again as all the furniture etc. has come out of the spare bedroom while I have built in shelving put in.
 DisarrayPlastic underbed boxes
Last night I tossed and turned asking myself, why, after being so certain for  about what I had wanted for months, did I choose to have shelving, when cupboards would have kept everything hidden, all the time I knowing all the answers …….
Bedroom In ProgressParcels in Hall
……. cupboards would just be more blank wall space where shelves offer interest and a place to display “my finds” or makes  …… I know it will be perfect when it’s finished and all my craft stuff will finally have a proper home, where I can find everything easily, I have just had a bit too much time to think about it all.
Handdrawn robin cardSo today,  I thought I would show you all the handmade cards I received and that were all displayed in pride of place on my festive shelves.
From one robin to anotherIt doesn’t matter how many stamps, dies and embellishments you have, there is nothing quite as beautiful as a card a child has made, so the Robin card above just has to be my most favourite, in all its innocence.
Hedgehog posting letter ardJewelled Christmas Tree Card
These stamped cards make me think I really should try to persevere more with stamping this year. As I said the other day, I was very impressed by Marc’s Wonder Stamp Press and I have already bought a set of Dandelion Clock stamps from Forget Me Not Crafts in Evesham, they need using, otherwise what’s the point of me buying them?
snowman stamp cardsnowman stamp selfie time card
I need to start simple ……. the Christmas Tree Card is the perfect example of where I should start, less is more and so effective, it says it all.
Teddy bear and snowman cardMerry Christmoose Card
The only cards I made in 2016 were for The Monkeys, I really need to pull my finger out, which is why I am just going to continue Christmas more or less throughout this year, if that’s OK.  I missed out so much last year in the Christmas crafting stakes, I bought several paper pads and embellishments and I really can’t afford not to use them.  I was also offered a table at a Christmas fair but I had nothing to sell, well, if I start now, I would be able to say yes and put on a good show. The Merry Christmoose card is definitely an idea that I think I could put my own slant on ……. as soon as the bedroom is sorted of course.