Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Crafty Corner

I always read Viviens blog, she talks about both books and her scrapping, I always look at the images and wish that I could do that. On Saturday I clicked on a few links on her page and discovered the world of crafting. After looking a blogs and websites for a few hours - I'm not exaggerating, I thought I'd have a go.
Being on a budget I've brought a few bits and pieces - card, glue, sequins etc. I also went and raided my costume jewerlry box for the necklaces and bracelets that I know longer wear or are broken, I stole from them beads and buttons.
I brought a couple of magazines as well, including Lets Make Cards, I was shocked when I got to the till and discovered it cost £7.99 but when I got home and discovered the tons of Mr Men and Little Miss goodies I got with it I realised it was worth the money.
I spent a few hours today using that kit to make these two cards - one for my mum and one for my sister as I haven't been home since June.

I also used the kit and a few beads to make these book marks, which I'll probably stick in the bookcrossing books I send out.

4 comments:

Vivienne said...

I am so pleased to have converted another one.LOL. Thank you for the write up, I often think I am actually talking to myself. I love the cards you have made. There are lots of things around the house you can use on scrap pages and I find it very therapeutic. I love the book marks you have made too. Apologies for taking up more of your time!

katrina said...

I'm loving it so far..
Joined a group to swap with, so going to be making tags for a while.
My family are only used to recieving handmade cards from my sister - an art graduate - they'll be shocked when they get them from me.

Ms. Bookish said...

I love making stuff, too. I used to do it far more in the past - so glad I caught your post, you've reminded me of how much I enjoyed it! I did so many swaps, and still have so many lovely pieces of artwork around. Have you checked out the ATCs (Artist's Trading Cards)? They are incredible fun, and the idea of making little pieces of art is less daunting for me than doing something larger!

katrina said...

Haven't made an ATC yet but will do soon, made a tiny piece 1x1 inch yesterday, small is safer I think