Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Time to craft

Are you a traditional crafter or one for the modern collections? I like both but ultimately I am for the modern styles. The last few years I've just loved bright fuscia pink for Christmas, and through my magazine work I've been asked to use a few weird and wonderful colour combinations!

This pink card is pretty simple, a stamped image (stamped twice so that the second tree can be cut out and raised, decoupage-style), with a scalloped edge, stitching inside and pink eyelets.

This second card was part of one of those colour combinations - black, green and orange! I love this card. It's black Bazzill card torn for effect, orange thread used to create simple tree shapes and black ink around the outside with a black stamped message. Just a couple of green mini brads in the corners too.

I don't like the fact that now I'm working full time on a regular job again, I don't have time to blog anymore! And more importantly, because of that, I don't have the enthusiasm either. I like to blog and miss it, but now I don't have my days to think about crafts and taking photos as I go along of things, I just seem to forget. Since moving house a couple of years ago, I started the bases of some canvases to put on my bedroom wall. Two years later I got so fed up of looking at blank walls and not having finished them, that i finally brought myself a headboard so brought some canvases to match. Well, you can't wait forever to have the time to create, can you? I'm sure everyone has lots of half-finished projects.


Hazel (Didos) said...

I havea Forever Friends Cross Stitch which I started in 1994, It still is not finished. Oops. Had other things on my mind, i;e 2 Kids a wedding, moving 3 times. Will get it finished one day, Love the cards, bright pink is fab for Christmas. Hazel xo

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Jenny , I hope you don't mind I am following your Blog, I love your cards etc your style is so fresh and uncomplicated I love it.
I was given an award today and I am pleased to share it and pass it onto you for your Blog so when you have time please take it from my Blog.
Love Susie x