What a shock to realise this is my first, 1st, FIRST post this year!!! How did that happen? Only excuse I can really give is that I’d to spend from Dec last year through to March clearing out my overstuffed office/craft room. 10 years of buying stock & not being judicious in clearing out unused items had left the room so full, it was actually causing structural issues with my house!! I live in a 3-storey one with the craft room in a top front bedroom. So it’s a big room and bedrooms aren’t meant to hold much other than a few bits of furniture & some clothes. But I’m a paper addict so I bought and printed lots and LOTS of paper and card – so much weight as you can imagine and all sitting at the front under the window. Bit of a shock 2 yrs past when I was told the pillar between the windows in my bedroom wall (room below) was in danger of falling onto the street below. And while the primary culprit was a rotten beam the other secondary factor was most likely the weight from the room above!!
SO the job finally had to be done and as I’m disabled I had to do it one tiny bit at a time. But I got there in the end and am now in crafting nirvana or whatever’s it’s called. A nice new worktop, new floor, all redecorated and a cleared room later – it’s now a joy to come into. The downside is still having 2/3 of my previous stock in boxes and nowhere to bring them out to. But that’s a small point. I’d really only started getting some cards made when it was time to do my half-yearly switch to Christmas cards & am very slowly starting to pick up pace.
So as always I chose a WordArt Wed challenge to get things moving. This is a birthday card for my prayer partner and longtime friend who’s been going through some tough times of late so as she loves my cards I put a bit of extra time & effort in to make it special.
It’s on a Kraft card base with 3 panels of rose design paper cut to fit. A different panel of 2 different papers intersects the middle as a bit of contrast. Flowers as always are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Die cut flourish from my stash. Finished off with a little name tag and some gold pearls. A special card for a special lady :)
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