I hope today finds you well and you are looking forward to a happy crafting weekend (among other things).
I am going to finish sorting and reorganising my pins/beads/accessories. I have bought more spacers, caps and beads and now need to reorganise my boxes to keep like with like. I am a neat freak in that way. I can sort my boxes of stash one week, buy some similar items to something in a full box and I will spend the next two hours gingerly removing tiny spacers or beads etc to make room for the new stuff. I now have an organiser for pearls, one for faceted gems, another for beadcaps..... and so on. What started out as one box of jewellery making items has ended up a tote of 5storage boxes with another 5loose in the cupboard and they are all full now!! I have become addicted to making my Decorative Pins.... though I do make other embellishments like beaded flower centers and beaded wire wrapping etc for home decor items. I originally started off only making bracelets and necklaces, these days I rarely create any jewellery at all, but I will do it again. I tend to craft in cycles. Are you like that with any of your crafts? I keep cardmaking but tend to alternate the other crafts I enjoy; and I enjoy alot of different crafts I can tell you! Knitting, crochet, cross stiching, sewing, home decor, drawing, cardmaking, scrapbooking, jewellery making...plus a few others that I do rarely now like Wedding stationery and furniture renovation (chair covers etc)
Ok enough of my chattering today, I have a card to show you that is for my grandson, though it is actually for my daughter to give to him, so of course it's for Nephew.
I had this paper pack back last summer I believe and I had forgotten all about it. The problem now is that I cannot for the life of me remember who designed it. I have a feeling it is Kirsty Wiseman but I could be very wrong..... sorry, that's what I get for unpacking items and throwing away the packaging, which of course is usually where the name is if it isn't on the back of the papers. Anyway, I wanted to start using up some of my old stash; I have so much I cannot justify buying anything else for a while. Also, I have noticed how papercrafting is getting as bad as fashion. We are all exposed to the same sales techniques and sales pitches aren't we. Everywhere we look in the craft world there are 'buy me' pics of the latest items, 'have you seen' articles in all the magazines and we are tempted left, right and center. So I am making a stand with myself to use up some of my 'old' stuff ............ Ok, Ok, I can't lie, I did buy some stunning MME floral papers from the Lost & Found 2 collection last week (hanging head a bit now)...... Oh....and I picked up a couple of sheets of the Prima Almanac papers too (I just adore Toile so I had to have them!!).
Ok, thats it for today. I am going to try and make a card for my grandon from ME today and I also still have to do a get well soon card. Fingers crossed for me, I get so distracted these days; I start with the intention of making more that one card and then I spot my beads etc and the next thing I know the time has gone and I have a desk covered in all the wrong things and no 2nd card in sight!! Ah well, I enjoy myself so what does it matter....lol!
Have a fantastic weekend all. See you very soon. Hugs Linda xx