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Inspired by all the lovely homemade cards I received for Christmas, I had a go at making a few, so here are a few that I made very unseasonably between Christmas and the New Year which might not survive until next Christmas so I thought I'd show them off now:







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moth1
Jan. 2nd, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
You and takahe between you have inspired me too. I'll start small, though. Resolution - to make cards for my flist and to get their addreses in time to post them . . . I've got enough for everybody else as I'm using up boxes my mother had.
vivh
Jan. 2nd, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
That's cool, I made 4 more tonight, though I really don't know how long I'll manage to keep it up!
moth1
Jan. 2nd, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
I love making cards but at the moment all my 'stuff' is buried under mountains of junk. Junk being stuff in the wrong place, not necessarily trash. However, one of my resolutions is to lean on Colin until this situation is sorted. So it's like a pyramid resolution:
1.Lean on husband
2.Sort and move junk.
3.Find card-making stuff
4.Make cards.
This may take longer than you think. Will keep you informed.
vivh
Jan. 2nd, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
I threw away all my crafty bits and pieces when we left NZ, so I'm starting again from scratch, but I'm finding plenty of cheap, interesting things to buy here, so it quite fun!

Sorting and moving junk always take longer than you think especially if you have to lean on a husband first!
moth1
Jan. 3rd, 2006 07:46 am (UTC)
Definitely! I must say shops like Hobbycraft are useful if you want something specific but as a teacher I was used to saving up all sorts of 'bits' - kind of Blue Peter style - so I don't buy much, except card itself. Though the Lakeland craft catalogue is too tempting to open . . .!
vivh
Jan. 3rd, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
Everything I'm buying is pretty cheap, just a few pretty bits to make it interesting, I threw out masses of beads, sequins etc in NZ just before we left all of which were left over from various projects at school and church, masses of interesting fragments of wrapping paper and ribbon too all rescued from gifts over the years! I brought all my special pens with me though I couldn't bear to part with them!!
moth1
Jan. 3rd, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
And they're probably heavier than the wrapping paper etc!! I save bits - like a magpie really, or a demented bowerbird. And I have lots of pens but quite often, the ones I really love and don't use too much and keep for 'best' dry up. Which has to have some sort of moral to it.