Well this week I did all my paperwork while the kids are on half term driving me barmy! There was no point trying to make with anything with those lively twosome about! Yesterday morning was spent trying to recall how to use excel after not using it for over a year! It was all done in a few hours so a previous office job was good for future challenges!
My last fair I finally had a great looking stand, not just cards in big plastic really useful boxes and it made a huge difference. People were more into looking through the cards so the stand was a wise investment.
I had a basket of valentines cards, the card stand and some framed pictures I decided to make a few days before the sale! They are going to try an evening fair as well and see how trade is for that before they decide if it will be a regular one. I'm also waiting to hear back on a sale held in a village hall every month and waiting to confirm dates on a couple more fairs so it's all looking good!
I have started to apply for design team calls for all the companies I love so will let you all know on that one!
And finally the magazine I sent a card into, I made it in print! It meant so much they liked my work, it means I made the right decision to go it alone and make by hobby into my career. Lucky me! It was Quickcards Made Easy Issue 149.
The original card looked like this, so although I posted in a pizza style box it did get a little squashed in the post!
Now working on Mother's Day and Easter cards so will pop those up next!
Well this week I will become a sole trader and I am making a start on my website! I love being around for my kids as have not been working for the past year but I need something for me but didn't want to be an employee again! I have a shop local to me who are going to stock my valentines cards and I will be making more canvas' and pictures as well as one off cards for sale once the website is up and running which is exciting.
I have made these with the Craftwork Cards "just a cuppa" range.
Then I went on to use a Dreamees Paris stamp, a a few sheets of Craftwork Cards Paris paper and a Tim Holtz Paris embossing folder together to create these. The gold is the Pebeo guilding wax which I love!
Then I went to Hobbycraft to look for a happy Valentine's Day stamp but they had nothing! Well I did find some of the new Crafters Companion Valentine range so I got an embossing folder and a 6x6 paper pad and today I made these. I've also used some red, white, pink and black card stock from my stash and some wooden hearts that I normally use on wedding cards. The hearts are cut using spellbinders dies and ribbon is from The Works or Hobbycraft.
Will post more valentines cards once I've made them!
I actually took a few weeks off! Today I was asked to design a card so thought I had better start sorting out my desk! It's piled high with really useful boxes on one side and everything else the other side lol. The other side pile is a work in progress! Thought I would share a few of my Christmas card makes that I sent to my friends and family. I chose something completely different to all the cards I had been batch making using a bright bo bunny pad purchased from crafts u love and a paper mania bright card pack from hobbycraft. The reindeer and sleigh dies are spellbinders dies.
I roughed all the edges with a WRMK heart sander with a blade and edged with matching ink pads. My new picked raspberry arrived from the states finally today, only fellow crafters will understand the happiness when it finally turned up after ordering from the states on Christmas Eve!
This is the 1st time I have produced my blog from my mobile so now I can blog on the go I may just be able to keep up with my makes!