(Please scroll down to my post from yesterday - I forgot about it so I would love to know what you think of my cute little car card)
Hi to all who are visiting my blog today. I'm posting today as part of a creative blog hop. No prizes just a little tour around of a few blogs. Last week my dear friend Shirley took place in the hop and nominated my blog to carry on. I haven't chosen anyone yet to follow me so if you would like to join in I would love to hear from you so I can let my readers know whose blog to hop to next.
As a part of the blog hop, there are a few questions to answer.
1. What am I working on? I teach at a community craft centre and have two ladies that come each Wednesday. It's Royal Show time here this week and I'm going with my daughters and DIL on Wednesday so I have been working on 3 card kits for my ladies to do without me. I usually get them to do all the cutting, stamping etc but this time I've had to do it for them. I'm all done now and just need to print off some pics of the completed cards so they know what to put where, lol. Luckily I attend choir with one of the ladies and can hand over the kits tomorrow.
2. How does my work differ from others. I'm mainly a CAS card creator but try every now and again to add more embellishments. So I don't think I'm much different to many crafters around the world. I love both extremes of card making and admire fabulous embellished cards and the perfectly executed CAS card as well.
3. Why do I create what I do? I originally started through our church minister who wanted to try and get a craft group going as a church outreach. I was the co-ordinator and arranged for a couple of teachers and a few people to come along to learn. I got interested in paper embroidery and iris folding and eventually stamping which I had always said I wouldn't because of all the extra cost. Well, lol, I got hooked and now my friends refer to my craft gear as my shop!!! I love making cards and the best part is the friendships I have gained along the way. I also enjoy teaching and I'm always willing to share when I learn a new technique or a new card fold. We never stop learning either so I enjoy seeing what others create.
4. How does my creative process work? Sometimes ideas just pop into my head or I see something in a magazine that gets me thinking and the internet is a fabulous source with so many creative artists of every calibre to inspire me.
I'm sharing one of the cards that I made for my two ladies with you.
Here it is...
Pink cardstock from stash for the basecard - Quill Brand I think
SU Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the mattes and punched scalloped oval
DP is from a magazine freebie - papers, images and sentiments
Image is also from the magazine freebie
Sentiment is from SU Express Yourself
Punches - SU Large Oval and Scalloped Oval
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge 35 ~ Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Challenge #44 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #73 ~ Anything Goes
I needed something without too much stamping as I won't be at craft and I usually bring all the stamps, dies, punches, inks etc with me. I don't normally make up kits only sample cards for them to copy or change around if they so desire!
I hope you've enjoyed visiting and learning a bit about me and will be back to find out the next blog to hop to. Would love to hear from you. If you haven't visited Shirley's blog why not pop in and see her too.
Thanks for stopping by,