Birthday card

A picture of the card I made for my dad this year. I used one of my new dies for the frame and words and a stamp I cut around for the bird. I have to admit the frame die is a bit of a pest and I am going to have to figure out how to use it as it doesn’t seem to be cutting properly at the moment.

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Active projects and craft room tidy up

My amazing parent bought be a Sizzix Big Shot for my birthday. Now I was only asking for a contribution to it so was very happy when they offered to buy it out right, especially when Sizzix was having an up to 80% off sale on their website. So the money I was saving to buy the machine when on buying some lovely new dies to use on it 🙂
Some of the dies I picked up are known as Bigz and will pretty much cut through anything you can cut with scissors including cardboard. I picked up some Christmas ornament ‘ mover and shaper’ dies and am currently playing about with them to see if I can make them into real ornaments that I could give away or maybe even sell. Look could nice but need a bit of work.

As today was my kid free Monday I finally got round to tidying my craft space and rearranging the attic. It is looking much better. Still need to sort the shelves out but I am definitively getting somewhere.
In retrospect I probably should have taken some before pictures but have included some after pictures anyway.

I do wonder how this post will look after it is published as I don’t seem to be able to position the photos. Perhaps I shall figure it out for future posts.

Posting and playing

Birthday card to a good friend about to go in the post.
Not a card of my own design but based on a project in a decoupage pack I had. Still happy with how it came out especially as it is my first attempt at decoupage.
Also this lone picture has been taken and posted with my new tablet which should at least make life a little easier to keep up to date with my projects.

Getting some where

Well tomorrow is the end of school holidays and that start of a new routine. Over the summer holidays I have had the opportunity to create a few cards and mostly play about with new toys and new ideas. Still very much behind and not making enough cards to send them all off in time but at least making with some regularity again.
Hopefully post some pictures soon.