Sunday, 22 May 2011

Collision Course!!!

I have just sent off the first unit of my course Certificate in Paper Craft to my assessor… that’s it now I have officially got all my fingers crossed (well okay I haven’t as I wouldn’t be able to type) but I am bricking it!

I know I should be pleased and in a way I am but at the same time this is the first course I have taken since leaving college, BLEEP years ago!

I am told I will hear the result of it in a week and I bet this week is longer than the last.

I had to complete three card designs and list the methods I had used for each as a ‘Recipe Card’ and as it was the first unit also fill in a workbook. It is amazing how much work can go into a card – and you don’t even realise it until you have to break down each element and write up the methods etc.

So here’s hoping for good news at the end of the week… then the hard work starts again for the next unit!

Until next time…

Mel x

Friday, 20 May 2011

Cutting It!

The last few days I have been mainly cutting! Not the grass (although looking at it it could do with it), no I have been cutting out various different designs for decoupage.

Now you might think I’m weird, but I don’t mind cutting out using scissors, my blade and cutting mat. Sure I have many (hubby thinks too many) die cut decoupage sheets, but not all the designs I like are die cut.

So intricate cutting around allsorts of designs has been my week! At this rate if they are ever short of micro surgeons I might have a job!!

Monday is my Birthday and I have set hubby the task of making me a card of his design… I reckon if he starts Saturday morning, he might have chosen a design by Sunday night….

Until next time…

Mel x

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Jade Magic

I have not long finished making a card from the beautiful Jade Treasures Collection designed by Audrey Jeanne Roberts for Docrafts.

I actually got the package as part of a delivery following joining the Creativity Club website for Docrafts. I think personally it is really worth it and I am looking forward to further offers from them! Even my hubby is impressed!

The card I made is this one:

shoe card 001

Very sophisticated… what do you think? Seems a great card for my sister actually… the amount of shoes she’s got!!!

Until next time….

Mel x

Thursday, 12 May 2011

A Huge Thank You!

I firstly want to say a huge thank you to all my new followers, it is so nice knowing that what you are writing is being looked at, not just lost in cyberspace!

I have been asked for more cards to be made via my husbands work, it seems I am getting quite a reputation for my cards, considering the last one he took in made the lady cry – it was only a thank you card!

One of the nicest things was when my hubby’s line manager asked him to bring in a price list for my cards. I have only been doing this seriously since the beginning of the year so this was a surprise! I must be doing something right.

It just goes to prove doing the Certificate in Papercraft is well worth it and how much I have learnt so far.

I will be looking at your own blog sites for those who have them and follow you…

Until next time…

Mel x

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Hello it's me again!

I know, I know there has not been an entry for a while and it is with good reason... so so busy ! I have been making cards for my course and spending more of my husbands money - it's OK he knows!

It had been birthday time in the house which meant a nice card suitable for an 11 year old boy (my son) and on the exact same day my nephew who was 14. In addition to that I made a lovely card that had pressed flowers on it for a friend who helped my eldest get work experience for the summer, before his college - now that's scary!

I have been on the Internet again and using the Do-Crafts site and yes it is my second favourite design (at the moment) good ole Tatty Teddies or Me to You Bears x x  I have got the goody bag and some other bits form the Do Craft site, even joining as a member... you could say I'm obsessed (hubby does).

Until next time...

Mel x