Ok, so here goes, my first blog post. Well, as it is very, very doubtful that anyone is reading this I will just get on with it. Knowing no one is there is quite liberating actually! I could say anything I like! Mmmmm……….. OK so I’m not really a rebel, I’ll just chill and type.
So, who am I? Well I am a 48 year old Civil Servant (yeah I know) with a passion for craft. I have made things of one shape or another ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon. My particular love is paper craft which has proved to be both an obsession and the most expensive hobby ever! I recently won a sewing machine making a card for Creativity! Magazine so I guess I’ll have to master that at some stage. So many crafts; so little time.
The idea of this blog, as with most crafting blogs I guess, is to give myself a crafting focus and allow me to enter all those wonderful challenges that are out here in Blogland. So I will post my makes as often as I can (or when I remember) and hope that you like them (if indeed I have anyone viewing them at all).
So we have lift off!
The first card I wish to show is one I made for Mother’s Day.
Brief story coming up; bear with.
I have 3 brothers and they all insist I make a card for them to give to my mother be it for birthdays, Christmas or indeed Mother’s Day. No money ever exchanges hands I have to say and not many words of appreciation either! (Rolls eyes and tuts loudly at this point). But I love to do it so I shouldn’t really moan (but I will). Brothers; can’t live with them and can’t roll them through the Bigshot either!
Any road up here it is:
8 x 8” white card blank
Centura Pearl card (my favourite)
M-bossilities Dainty Dots A4 folder.
Craft Concepts Budding Vine A6 embossing folder
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Various Spellbinders dies: Picot Edge Circles , Lacey Ovals, Anemone Flower Topper, Les Papillions, & a butterfly from Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
Cherry Lynn flourishes (surely this must be in every crafters die box)
Flat backed pearls
Papermania pink twine from their Spots & Stripes Pastel capsule range
White Silky Crush ribbon
Personal Impressions Springtime 'tinchies' stamp & silver embossing powder
Needless to say my mum was stoked. She’s a crafter too and does appreciate the effort (Richard, Jonathan & Simon I hope you’re listening).
So there it is my first post. You will be pleased to hear that I shall endeavour to improve as time goes on and hopefully you will be able to join me on my creative (mis)adventures.
Smiling always (jaw’s hurting a bit)