It is so hard to think about what to post when you go nowhere and do very little, I haven’t been out the door for over 4 weeks. Its hard looking out the window at yet another dull day here and knowing I would be on holiday in Jordan, Petra and Jerusalem at the moment. Thank goodness I have hobbies to keep me occupied or I would have been climbing the walls by now. I have stitched and will start with showing you a picture of Daisy which I finished last month
I have also gone back to stitching The Garden Alphabet, and re-joined my Sunday Sal group. The next posting for the group is on the 10th May so I will share that with you then.
I wont share all the cards I have made or you would be here all week suffice to say that I have made over 60 this month (and that is excluding Christmas cards). For my group challenges both weekly and monthly where possible I have tried to recycle old cards. I am a great believer in trying to use things rather than throw them away and I actually started card making many years ago by using all the old cards my family and neighbours gave me . I hope I have improved a little since then as I cut out the bits I liked and just stuck them onto a piece of folded card (often taken from the coloured paper scrap books we had when I was a child).
I will start by showing you the monthly cards which are made using a different sketch template each month.
Firstly three are for February and March. I actually made two for February, as with sketches you can use them any way round you like so for the 2nd one I flipped the sketch to work in the opposite direction.
and just one each for April and May
For the weekly challenges we are given a subject and how you interpret that is up to you. As there are a few of these I will try and do them in group. Starting with
week 10 – A Christmas Carol Week 11 – Reindeers week 12 – Using an old product Week 13 – All that glitters
Week 14 – Snowflakes Week 15 – Quirky Week 16 – Recycle an old card
Week 17 – Blue and Silver . I used an old stepper card for this and cut it into three to make two cards. The first used the back and the second used the two steps which and for this i blended a background and added a silver moon then layered the two steps for a dimensional card.
and lastly you will be relieved to know is
Week 18 Flowers and Foliage and Week 19 A Steampunk Christmas
Neither of these were recycled as i had nothing that fit the bill for these themes. The last one was well out of my comfort zone but once I settled down and got an idea in my head I quite enjoyed this challenge.
I had intended finishing up with a few of my favourite cards from this month but I think you have seen enough cards to last for a little while. If I can get my head back into gear and start posting a little more often then maybe I will share some of those another time.
I hope everyone is staying home and is safe and well. I am dreaming of being able to walk round one of our local garden centres and then stopping in their coffee shop to have a nice cappaccino or latte and a home made cake. We are lucky here as we have three to choose from and they are all family run independent centres. So each quite different to the other and certainly different from the main garden centre chains that we have in this country now. I would love to know what you are looking forward to when you are free to go out and about again.
As always sending warm hugs to those who need them
that’s a lovely piece of hardanger! and gosh, you have been productive with card-making!
Daisy looks magnificent! Your cards are wonderful, you have been busy. I’m so glad you have rejoined the SAL!
Yay, so glad you will be back in the SAL this weekend! Your daisy project is so beautiful, you must be really pleased with it. Your cards are a fab selection too, thank goodness for crafty hobbies at this time! I am really looking forward to being able to drive to the beach for a wander and a fish supper and just to catch up with friends and family in person, although it’s been good to use technology to still have contact. Keep safe Helen xx