Mamie Rae

Monday, 11 July 2016

Hmm - where did that time go :( ??



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 :)