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Saturday 9 June 2012

Getting Crafty

So I have started a bit of a project which I'm really excited to show you all!
I've been testing out some card making techniques and I found one that I'm really pleased with so at the moment I'm getting lots of practise making a years supply of birthday and Christmas cards for my family and friends hopefully this will save me some money and help me work out what works and what doesn't, I can also gauge a bit of reaction to them (I have some pretty honest friends!)
When I have finished making a supply I shall post some pictures for your opinions and then maybe think about selling a few (possibly online or at least to friends and family) as I have all this free time at the moment I might as well do something with it.

A sneak preview of my card making essentials you cant tell much from this as they will be very personalised, I wont just be sticking on the stickers (as long as I get them done in time or everyone is getting butterfly cards last minute).

While I was shopping for supplies I also spotted a cross stitch sale bin (I love cross stitch and sales win-win) here are the bargains I picked up!

The bottom 3 were 99p each and the ones on the sides even come with little plastic frames! and the doggy in the middle was £4.99 but its almost A4 size and I'm a bit of a crazy dog lady so I couldn't resist.

Looks like I shall be kept very busy and hopefully I will have some things to show you soon!
Does anyone else enjoy cross stitch? What would you be looking for in a handmade card?

Cariad xxx


  1. I used to love doing cross stitches, you've made me want to do one now haha :)
    Wish I was more crafty though!!!

    Laura xoxo

    1. I go through craft phases! I become obsessed for a few months and then cant be bothered again. Cross stitch is so much fun especially the small ones that only take a few hours (I like instant results!)

  2. I used to do cross stitches all the time as a kid, well, I'd start them and then my mam would finish them off!
    I can't wait to see the finished cards x

    1. That's my sisters plan, I have a box of half finished ones that she has given me to complete! Thanks hun, might be a while before I post any as I'm still fussing with the designs lol xx

  3. aww... this reminds me of my childhood :) my sister always stitched and it looks so so pretty and it also a great idea to give it someone as a gift.
    in btw keep up the great work with your blog, dear :))


    1. I cant wait to post some completed ones!
      Awww thank you so much that's made me very happy! x


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