With spring around the corner , I'm filled with eager to use all of my wonderful 3 D files of flowers I still have in my stash ! And my girlfriend brought me some more 3Dcutting file-pads from Janneke Brinkman and also two 3D-pads with cutting-sheets of Sarah Kay and some more backing paper pads too !!! I'm now drowning in all that stuff!!!
Luckily I have a lot of dear friends and there's always a reason to have some cards ready , and also these friends occasionally ask me to make some .
Due to the fact that I am disabled since the end of 2008 I have lots of time ,..... pain full time that is . That pain is always there in variations of intensity , despite the morfine I have to take and sometimes so severe I am not capable to make any card at all .Then my days are extremely long and empty . But I'm ever so glad that when I'm able I can use my hands in creating !!! Even if I can only make one card in a day , I know it will make someone happy with it .( one card takes me almost one hour and a half to two hours , the cutting alone of the intricate files alone ( done with a small succor, , takes me half an hour.).
Thanks to the Internet , the blogs and video's on You Tube I am always learning new things ! I've recently seen a gorgeous toilet mini-album . 2 part Toilet Mini Album :
Here are seven cards I've made in the past week :
This next card is a buckle card : I embossed half of my creme backing paper and used a pink dotted patterned paper for the inside . Behind my 3 D flowers I adhered a doilie and a handcut flowerdie.
For the buckle I used a trim of lace ,on which I sewed small white beads , that serves as a small pocket to hold a tag .
The bunch of flowers asked for an organza ribbon and flat back pearl .
Next an animal card . Ribon and some twine and a heart jewelry hanger .
I attached the oval with flower only at the lower part so I could tuck a stampds tag under it .
A silk ribbon in gorgeous green and some rhinestones finished the job .
I like stepper cards and thought this birdhouse would be excellent on the fore ground with a butterfly , and a bunch of flowers from my stash of cuttings to the background .
And my last card is :an apron card . I love to make different shaped cards , but it is very time consuming to make the shapes . I found a free template on the internet , but it took me an hour to adjust to my card size ( 10 cm by 15 cm ) . Measuring and drawing - ( Word on this window vista laptop is not compatible with my Word on my old computer that is linked to my printer ) .But I now have a fitting shape , so the next cards will be easier .
A pocket that has pleated paper to surround it and a rim of lace . .It holds a removable tag . On the pocket is a smaller pocket with of course smaller pleated paper and two very small buttons . Cute isn't it !
That's it ,next time hope to show you some cards of Sarah Kaye . But first I need to make some condoleances cards for a friend of mine .
Till then, take care ,
Hugs , Rosa