Hi and welcome to my blog.
Wow, my first post..........
.....I am not too sure where I am going with this, but my main interest is card-making and I have been a crafter of some description all my life. I love reading and being inspired by other peoples creative blogs, and am amazed by the world of stunning and beautiful creativity out there to share. Its such a nice way to be distracted from my studies, and I dont usually need much of an excuse! LOL
Last year when I lost my mum, I inherited an incredible amount of card-making stash, including getting back half of all the stuff we had split and shared over the last few years. It was very emotional coming across such a lot of pretty things unopened and still in packets, and I can only imagine the lovely things my mum would have made with it all. So many kits, decoupage, cards, papers, stamps, peel-offs and ribbons!
My mum used to say to me, 'if its being used, its not being wasted,' and so I have decided, in fact it is my mission to try and use as much of mums stuff lovingly, mixed in with my own, rather than leave it all in boxes untouched and really 'wasted'. Only crafters know the value and cost of that. I also dread the thought of someone being stuck with all my gubbins when I am no longer here! LOL.
I love stamping, and really enjoy making cards that are one of a kind, but so much of the stash I now have to play with also comes from mass produced and generic kits ( QVC / Create & Craft ). So I am trying to find different ways of using these kits, and trying to think outside the box (literally!). I intend to share cards that I am proud of or surprised by, as well as more original or arty stuff that I prefer playing with.
My first picture is of a card I made using a Sugar Nellie stamp that I recently won in a blog hop. One of my favourite inspirational blogs is http://mar1ene.wordpress.com/ (Marlene Ashby), and I was blown away when I won this stamp!
Its called Reflective, by Elisabeth Bell, and I think its a lovely image to colour in. I used pro-markers, HOTP papers, brads, petaloo flowers, and a few die cut leaves.