Friday again and the weekend is here. Not such easy times in the cottage. We are planning a big change in our lives. More about that soon. But for now we have got to that point which always comes when you are trying to move on: that point when you are dependent on circumstance or happenstance!
We are both feeling powerless now, having put everything in place that we can. Now it’s just a waiting game, while we keep our eyes on the prize :)
Meanwhile I have been returning to my crafting origins and picking up my card making again. With Easter fast approaching I thought I would begin with some Spring themed cards for friends and family. Or anyone really?
Feel free to drop me a line if you would like a card - I have a stack!
I did have the old red Sizzix die cutter many, many years ago which some of you crafty friends will remember. He and I parted company quite some time ago as I felt the dies available were not really suited to the direction I was moving in.
For a while I had a computer driven cutting machine, but that was left behind in my mad dash to move home, and away from a difficult relationship, some ten years ago. I have never replaced it and relied on either buying pre-cut embellishments, or my trusty scissors. Big, small and detailed. I have them all!
That is until a few weeks ago, when I invested in a Big Shot + machine and, what will probably turn out to be a collection, of dies. (We all know how we crafters like to collect and amass lots and lots of options!)
Impressively, dies have moved on a considerable way since I last owned any. I really like the thin dies and have been playing, as you will see. A few stamped, water coloured ducks and lazy rabbits and hey presto! It feels good to get back to my roots, and to be reflecting this lovely spring-like weather we are having here in the south-east.
So now I am stocking up with coloured card, embossing folders and a few new stamps, particularly greetings – okay, maybe more than a few! I have enjoyed browsing the pages of Craft Stash, Stampin Up, Amazon and EBay of course.
What are your favourite craft supplies and who are your turn to suppliers? I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget message or email me if you would like a card.
Until next time dear friends, hugs from the cottage.