I seem to have had quite a lot going on in my life recently, some of which I could have definitely done without! but things are slowly getting better so I'm now trying to catch up with all the things that had to be put on hold. One of the main things for me was that I had been asked to make some cards to put in a new shop that is opening soon. One of my younger son's friends, (Sophie) is in the process of opening a shop in a very exclusive village near me. She will be selling vintage style furnishings and objet d'art, mainly in the art deco style and she thought that some of my vintage cards might do quite well there, they will be displayed in their own little section of her shop. As you can imagine, to say I was excited is the understatement of the century! I had a few ideas for different things and had just begun to make a start on some projects when my mum had her accident so everything else took a back seat. Now that mum is out of hospital and our lives are beginning to return to normal I have been trying to regain the enthusiasm that I had.
I thought it might be nice to have some little card "packs" as well as individual cards and for this I have to thank one of my crafting friends Edna, as it was her little card sets that inspired me, I also plan to try to make some little stationery sets, notebooks, bookmarks, door hangers and little bags with cards in (inspired by another crafting friend Sue) but we'll see how it goes.
This is a set of four cards with a picture of the little band holding them together. The images are taken from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique CD and very simply mounted on to co-ordinating cardstock from my stash.
This set is four cards again, all with images of children at the seaside, these images come from a variety of different places (the little boy is from Joanna Sheen's Cardmaker's Year CD) and form part of my (very large!) collection of vintage images. Again I have just mounted them onto some silver miri card and then onto red card and left them quite plain.
The final thing I will upload tonight is a sample of a little notebook. This was just a cheap little book that I have covered with K & Co paper and some co-ordinating ribbons and finished off with a little stick-on gem. My scanner has made this look a little lopsided, but it is straight in real life!
These are some of the things that I have completed so far. I'll be posting some others tomorrow, but meanwhile I would be very grateful for your comments or suggestions and I'd like to thank you for visiting.