Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Canada Cards

Hello!

I seem to finish my cards just before an event and therefore do not leave myself enough time to post them before hand!  Oh well!  Hope you like these anyway.

I am selling my cards at a local store that was started up for local artisans in May.  So each celebration that passes, I try to make new cards to sell. Mother's day and Father's day passed in a blur, then came Canada Day.

I decided to use some left over scraps from my Canada quilt that is almost done :)  I hate wasting such beautiful fabric, so they went into these cards.  There were more, but I had to bring them in fast and forgot to photograph them...


On Canada Day the store had a $1.50 table in honour of Canada's 150th birthday this year.  As I did not want to sell my cards for that low a price, I made up these bookmarks.  They're selling great!


Thanks for checking in!
Cindy :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July

Hi there!

Working on a few projects right now, but thought I'd share a Christmas card design I used in 2014.
Washi tape is an easy and quick way to add fun to cards.
I saw other similar cards around the internet and figured this was up my alley for making about 100 cards...


Spray the cards with gold spray.
Then add strips of Washi tapes, overlapping slightly.
In the top sample I stamped a background shape before stamping the greeting over top.
Then I embellished with a die cut poinsettia, or the bell enhanced with metal flakes.


See ya!
Cindy

Monday, July 3, 2017

Way overdue!

Hi!

I'm going through websites and deleting ones bookmarked that haven't posted this year.  Then I check and I THOUGHT I had posted at the beginning of June, but NO!  It was May!  SO sorry to those that check my site!

I've been quite busy it seems making seasonal cards for sale and then emergency cards for dear friends and family.  I've been selling my cards at a local shop that opened here in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  The Artisan Emporium is a shop that was opened by a local lady to highlight local artisans of all types.  We have potters, sewers, jewellery makers, photographers, painters, etc.  As a holiday approaches, I make a few cards to se if they sell, and to my surprise they have, then I need to quickly make more before the holiday passes! 

I've been forgetting to take pictures of all of them, but I'll catch you up as best I can.

Mother's day cards: I've been collecting doilies and handkerchiefs for a while to make cards with them and finally got brave enough to do so.




Father's Day:  After showing a new friend how to use stencils and inks, I got inspired to make a mess one day and made a pile of backgrounds.  This is one of the cards I made that I remembered to photograph!  Having lost our fathers to cancer 9 years ago, this is tough holiday for both my husband and I and our families, but it's getting easier, if I think of making a card they would have enjoyed.

Clay cards:  I'm still making cards for Clay It Forward, a not for profit group here in the Soo.  Sandra is such a great promoter of causes!  I draw inspiration from the clay pieces/ ornaments she gives me to use.