The basic model - excuse the glare of the cello bags!
Deluxe! A bit more to this one with layering and stamping going on!
Well, what a horrendous week for weather that was! Everywhere! I used to love snow but now I have to take a car to work it's just a pain in the you know what! I have given up counting how many times I've had to scrape the windscreen, shovel snow, move my car etc... We live in a particularly steep part of town - legend has it that not only is the hill that our house kinda nestles on the side of, the site of a pictish settlement but also a volcanic plug from a long long time ago... History lesson for today over with, it is in fact the hill with the steepest gradient that hardly anyone's handbrake tolerates. Result being - you really don't want to be stuck on it when it snows or ices over! Ah well on the plus side we have amazing views both up and down the Tay! So that aside, it has been super busy at work and most of my crafting time this week I've been prepping stuff for a photoshoot. However, last night I found time to make a few cards... hope you like them! Tell ya, that £1.95 book the illustrations here come from was a scoop and it just keeps on giving!
No photos in this mini - it might be for my craft sale.... eventually!
What a cutie - Pablo my crafting companion!
As this is the first post of the year I'd like to start by wishing
everyone a very happy new year! Now that we're all back to business as
usual I thought I'd check in and load up a few pics of what I've been
making over this year's festive season. At the start of the year I made a
list of craft things I wanted to get round to doing - no deadlines,
just realistic goals to aim for, sort of! So in my little book of ideas I
have gently suggested that I might aim to make enough cards, a few
minibooks and other bits and pieces to hold a little "craft fair" of my
own either here at home, (you know, have a few friends round, make them
drink wine, hopefully by one or two things...) or get my mum to show
them round at hers - her friends are really appreciative of handmade
goodies as they all seem to have their own skills, from knitting to
stitching - that type of thing. So the deal goes something like this...
make a coupla cards each week and however many mini's I can put together
(- I need at least 6) some bottle tags, gift card envelopes, (and the
dreaded) recycled christmas card tags etc, but, woah, that sounds like a
commitment and you know I don't like the sound of that word... Maybe if
I change that C word to something more Jacqui friendly like, I know...
PLAN! There, that sounds a lot less scary and a bit more flexible
heehee! So, as well as the pics I've posted here, I have been doing a
bit of digital stuff on our beautiful adorable iMac we now have at home.
It has been a bit of an investment on our part as I'm sure you can
appreciate we aren't made of money here but it's the tool both myself
and my OH both use in our field of work and designing on a Mac is just
way superior to a little home PC (but that's just my opinion!) So, when I
actually get a turn on it, I have been exploring Adobe Illustrator and
making up patterns and following youtube tutorials so I can maybe design
some patterened papers of my own. Millie got a drawing tablet for the
Mac for her Christmas - she's a budding illustrator and knows her way
round Photoshop as well as I do - which is very handy for me also as
it's my tool of choice instead of a mouse! Isn't Santa clever!
Hopefully, one day, something else I'll maybe get round to doing at some point is an etsy shop, where I can sell the stuff I enjoy
designing\making. Ah, New Year! - such an optimistic time of year, I
dare say by March I'll be well on the way to chronic jaded-ness though LOL!
On another subject, there's more crafting going on in the background
Chez Strachan that may or may not see the light of day... I'm not one to
tease - it may or may not be work related (that's my real job in real
life)...so that's all I wanted to say... just in case I go off the radar
again for a bit...
Anyways dear bloggers thankyou as always
for popping by - I'm off for a snoop round your blogs now as it's time
for a catch up and a reload of all your lovely inspiration, which always
fires me up and gets me feeling all creative and purposeful!
Take care everyone - let your Sunday be a happy and creative one!