I hope everyone had a lovely Mothering Sunday over here in the UK – I know the day is later in the USA but there we always wish to be different. I had a lovely relaxing day – pottering and doing my own thing. ES cooked a lovely meal with a sumptuous dessert courtesy of Waitrose recipe cards.
This dainty arrangement was one of many given out to the ladies by our Sunday School at the Church I attend. It looks quite nice on my dining table.
I have two weeks of snippet cards to share as I forgot to put them up last week. I must admit to going to my box of bits much more since I have started joining along with Jules here. I have also made a pact with myself that I will use up the goody bags I swap over on the Docrafts forum and that I would try to make a least a Christmas Card a week . Think I’m a bit behind with that one but here are three snippet Christmas cards so I ‘ve offset my tardiness a bit.
I have cheated a little here as I did go to my stash for the embellishments but they are all bits I have recently discovered in my tidying up efforts. The word stamp was something I had never used before and yes I can’t remember buying it and was a little fazed when I discovered it as I wasn’t sure how I would use it but I am quite pleased with the effect. They are only small cards but I send a lot of these out at Christmas so they will be very useful.
The little pink baby card has been done with snippets from my box and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I used my favourite embossing folder to get the effect on the plain paper. I think its called Daisy and Swirls and is from Crafts Too. The other card is made using donated items from the first goody bag swap I did over at Docrafts. I use the odd bit from these swaps but invariably forget to look in them when looking for inspiration. Hence my resolution to make an effort to use them in my creating. The ladies I swap with take time and trouble to put a themed goody bag together and not using it seems a bit impolite. They are usually so pretty and full of lovely stuff that I like to look at them and ‘oh and aah’ over them. Goody bag makes is now another of my necessities.
Right off to create.