Gerbera cards

These card fronts were made with the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) gerbera daisy background and the SSS daisy bouquet. I used white, copper and black embossing powder and a combination of Zig Clean markers, Ecoline pens and Distress Oxides with an aquawash brush. I’ll mount them onto cards and add embossed greetings. Card making is one of my relaxations, which I have needed this week.


Abandoning my art room

Dad had a caravan shed attached to the garage and, years ago, we converted it to an office for the paper and my art room. It was freezing cold in winter and boiling hot in summer. Hopeless! I’ve never used it as much as I should and much of my craft stuff had moved to my inside office, but not my art supplies. I am almost ready to start to painting again so, last week, Tony and I moved everything inside. I’ve also given unused supplies away to someone semi-local who does great stuff.

Already I feel more inspired, and have started a page in an old ledger book that I haven’t touched for a year or two. It feels so good to have everything in one place and know that I only have the supplies I love. Here’s to a creative 2018!

And, yes, I did some more cardmaking – I had to make some for a friend and I needed some more cards for me.

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Making some general cards

I’ve spent the weekend finishing off the multi-step Christmas card pile, and had a few blanks left over. Rather than tuck them away unused, I decided to make a couple of general cards using a favorite StencilGirl stencil by Jessica Sporn and some leftover Gelli prints. The stamping is done with Dina Wakley paint, which has a lovely matt finish.

divine namaste