Tuesday, 29 March 2011

New Year's resolutions ... so far so good!

I try not to make too many New Year's resolutions ... I am not very good at seeing them through. This year I made 3 resolutions - just 3. Resolution 1 was to learn a new craft. I have done this with much gusto as you've probably realised from my recent posts. I am of course referring to my chain maille pursuits.

Resolution 2 was to use up my accumulated stash of card blanks, coloured cards and paper, scraps of wrapping paper, my small collection of stamps and punches, bits and bobs which come free with crafting magazines and make my own greeting cards for friends and family. I shared some of the simple cards I made earlier in the year on one of the My Creative Space posts. I made about 6 or 7 for myself and almost a dozen for my mum. At the weekend, I realised that I was down to my last birthday card and broke out the stash to make a few more.

A little coloured card goes a long way when it comes to punching out a few shapes and sticking them together. The odd metal brad adds a bit of interest.

I found a couple of packs of die cut flower shapes and thought it might be real cute to add some 3D-ness to one or two cards.

There are those metal brads again. I love these metal brads. I'm always worrying about the shapes I stick on the cards falling off and the brads provide that bit of security. These shapes are going nowhere!

There's a bit of a floral theme going on with this bunch of cards. Mr CraftAdy peered over my shoulder when I was sticking some bits down and said "They're very girlie." I guess they are but I like them.

I think I need to start looking for a few 'un-girlie' bits and bobs to make cards for the guys. Otherwise, I'll only have girlie cards like this one.

For now the stash is getting used and I don't need to purchase any store-bought cards for my girl friends.

Resolution number 3 was to do more sewing .... hmmmm, I have several months left in 2011 to try to achieve this resolution. For now, two out of three ain't bad, huh?

Have a great day, friends.


  1. Wow they look professional enough to be on Martha! Love those flower embellishments (of course)

  2. They're lovely, Ady! I'm all fingers and thumbs when it comes to card making and mine look homemade in the worst possible sense. Yours are extremely professional and the brads are a great idea.

  3. Lovely cards, and a great result in clearing out your stash. I really ought to do that too. I keep offering to let my crafting friends help themselves in the hope that I can make room for more but so far I seem to replace as much as I clear. It might be a good idea for me to stay away from craft shops for a while.


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