Saturday, February 22, 2014

Long overdue card making.

I seemed to have lost my mojo for all things crafty, lately. I am assuming it's this long cold miserable winter!

I set about last weekend to making a few cards, not because I wanted to, but because I thought it would help inspire me to find my motivation. It didn't!

I made a card for my niece's daughter, Talia, whose birthday is March 23, and a card for my dad, just telling him I was thinking of him.
I found the sketch for Talia's card at Freshly Made Sketches after seeing it on The Redheaded Crafter's blog.

Talia's card. She will be turning 5 this year.

Flip it card for my dad. I miss him, and he has been on my mind a lot lately.

Once I brought the Stephanie Barnard stamps out, I thought I might try something simple with them, and came up with this. I found a honeycomb embossing folder at a craft store recently on sale and used it after stamping, then went over it with yellow ink on a sponge.
Then I tried the same stamped image on top of a hexagon shaped Happy Birthday stamp I found at the same sale.
I didn't like the way it turned out. But it was worth the try anyway. 

I am hoping that I can get excited once again for card making, scrapbooking, knitting, book making, or any of my other crafts that I usually enjoy.

What helps to inspire you?

Valentines Day Celebration Space

Sorry, I'm over a week late with this post, but I'm posting it anyway!

I'm not really a huge Valentine's Day fan. It's always hard to realise you don't have a 'special' man in your life, and makes you missed what you once had. So coming up with this display was difficult, hence it's simplicity.

I reused the wreath from the Winter theme, and added red tulle to the 3 candle sticks. The only thing I bought was the hearts that I added to the wreath, $1. The card on the right is the one I made for my son, Thomas.

I was planning on making a "Family day" Celebration Space, but I never got to it. Perhaps next year. I don't think I will get to my next planned one either. I was thinking of doing a birthday space for my celebration. My birthday falls on February 29, but this year it isn't on the calendar, so I don't think I'll bother. The next one is St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish, just an Irish Wannabe on March 17!