Mamie Rae

Sunday, 9 February 2014

First card of 2014 :)

First “general” card of 2014 and a different one for me, as I’ve made it primarily from “scraps” that I’ve hoarded in my craft room for at least 6 months (some longer).   I’m not a big fan of pink as a colour for anything, and thus rarely make cards using it unless asked to, or for a romantic occasion (rare!) so I tend to have rather a lot of pink cardstock lying around.  It usually comes in packs of other colours which I use more frequently, so I get left with all this pink card I’ve no real use for, but am reluctant to throw out or give away.

So that’s where today’s card comes in.  I came across the perfect blog for me (& probably ever other crafter out there).   Re-Creations is a wonderful Christian Crafters site, & home of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous team who have set their first challenge of the year to share a project that typifies your style.  Well, my style is increasingly FLORAL easel cards above all other types, although as many of you know, last year my health was so abysmal, I was fortunate to make ANY cards let alone these ones which invariably take me an hour or so longer.
Anyway this card is made using up not only my pink card, but also a background paper I’ve had lying around for ages which I wasn’t that struck on, but which goes perfectly in this style of card, as being split into 3 it breaks up the design somewhat so it’s not quite so obvious.

The diecuts again had been lying around for some time, as I used the pink card to try out the floral die when I first got it & then ended up keeping the cut as I just hate throwing anything out even when I feel I’ll probably never use it!!  Even the roses aren’t ones I use regularly – possibly only got one other card on the blog with pink roses in any sense on it.  And the lace – well this was given to me 2 years ago & stuck away in a drawer never to see the light of day as I really didn’t like it at all.  But I figured this was as good a chance to use it as any.
The only thing that’s “new” is the concept that I’ve developed for these cards – I call them “Pass it on” cards because they come with additional tags so that you can pass the card & thus the scripture message, on to a friend should you wish to do so.  I’d so many friends tell me they loved my cards but after a while felt bad that they just couldn’t find space to keep them (they were getting so many from me LOL!), so I figured this might help them out, and sure enough they’re overjoyed to have the means of knowing the card will give someone else joy too.

So hopefully you’ve enjoyed the card – see you with whatever challenge I work on next time round :).

If you want to join in the fun head over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous/Re-Creation blog and SHOW YOUR STYLE (Mine's floral easels!) :). 

I'm also entering this into Word Art Wednesday as it's another site that provides me with a great opportunity to share the Word knowing it'll be well accepted (some blog owners sadly do seem to have an issue with scripture cards I feel).



"Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge over pure gold.
For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can be compared with it.”
Proverbs chapter 8 verses 10 & 11: