Thursday, 27 March 2008

My Stash

Well a week has passed since my first post, so I thought it was about time I had another go! I've been sitting in my craft room the past few nights working on a couple of cards my mum asked me to make for my auntie's 65th birthday in June. I've done the card for my mum to give to her with inspiration taken from a combination of cards on Nicola's, My Paper World blog. I also made 3 cards for the ladies who work with my mum and auntie.

I have been going through thinking of ideas but primarily thinking that I really ought to use up some of my stash. For instance I have a Papermania Kit I got from QVC last year and I've hardly touched it! It was one of the very first crafty things I bought. Then I opened the draw with the peel offs and there are a lot of them, only to realise that I dont think I like peel offs anymore. I'm sure I'll find a use for them eventually. I dont think I've found "my style" yet. The problem is I like to keep trying new things but that doesnt help in using up my old stuff!

I'm really pleased with this card and I think my mum will be too. I love the quickutz butterfly.

This one I'm not sure about. I love my new cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, but the flower is the peel offs from the qvc kit I mentioned.

I've seen a lot of this style of cards around lately and thought they looked so effective, so I had a go. Only problem is I printed the greeting directly onto the card and then did the embossing with the folder the wrong way round! I've learnt my lesson now, but do think the de-bossed look is quite effective too! You learn from your mistakes....


kerry said...

All of these look fab Zoe. Have to say I'm with you, I'm not a 'peel off' fan but saying that I really like the flower you've used & you never know you could start a trend with reverse embossing!
Kerry xxx

pickle said...

Hi Zoe,
Just popped over from Docrafts. Really loving your latest set of cards but i think the black and white one is my favourite.

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards.

Julie said...

Great set of cards. Have to say the black and white one's my favourite too. I really like that paper