Trial and error!

Have you missed me?  Been a bit naughty and neglectful with my blogging over recent weeks but I have been creating – well actually, experimenting with different ideas.  You should have seen my craft room, bits of cardstock and half finished and rejected projects all over the place. Firstly, here are a few cards I have made recently.IMG_0808

I do so love the gorgeous Forest Friends set from Stampin’ Up.  Saw a similar card on SCS so decided to case it.

 

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This is cased from another card I saw on SCS and thought it makes an ideal ‘man’ card so made this for my son-in-law’s birthday.  Find it quite fun doing the smooshing (think that’s what it is called).

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  Another birthday card, and another card using the Forest Friends stamp set.  I teamed this with the Outlaw DSP.  This is for one of my grandson’s birthday later this month – Michael, but know he won’t see this as he would never look at Nan’s blog!!

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Another thank-you card.

 

I decided I wasn’t getting enough use out of my dear wee Cuttlebug and of course now I also have my Slice Machine.  Too much choice given that I love my stamping and find it hard enough to decide which stamps to use, then there’s the choice of colours and DSP  …  enough, enough!!  Anyway thought I would do some experimenting as I still haven’t completely decided on what my Christmas card(s) this year will look like.  Here’s some ideas but these have been rejected.  I can’t show you my final choices as these have to be a surprise for everyone at Christmas.

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IMG_0822 Same card as above, slightly different colouring.

Anyway, these are reject cards – oh I might keep them to use as spares, but the upshot of my experimentation is that I have now decided on two different designs for my cards this year.  Now I only have to make them!

I’m flying off to New Plymouth on Tuesday where my cousin will meet me and drive me to her place in Stratford – brrr, it’s right down by the mountain and can be bitterly cold particularly considering the rotten spring weather we have been having.  Never mind, it will be great to spend a few days relaxing with her before coming back to two hospital appointments and the news as to whether or not they feel the cancer has definitely recurred.  They just have to have it wrong.

Anyway, happy creating everyone and I’ll come back with more photos.

3 comments:

KarenR said...

my gosh - bad blogger but you've been stamping up a storm - the wee dear is my favourite - just so sweet

Debby said...

I think they are all fabulous! The silhouette birthday card is my fave.

Anne said...

Oh, wow, the deer is so cute but I LOVE the birthday card with the stunning background!

Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
 
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