Thursday, 2 September 2010

A Little Bird Told Me...

I thought I'd pop some of my latest cards on for you to see.
I've bought a little set of stamps with birds on. I had fun using my sketch book to see which worked best for colouring them, either Promarkers or water colour pencils. My last attempt with pencils was a total failure, but this time I just seemed to know what to do.

The 'hello!' stamp is part of the kit. It makes life so much easier. A trip to Hobbycraft at the weekend and finally I have some useful green papers. Green is my favourite colour, so I couldn't understand why I had so little in my stash - lots of plain green, but very little patterened.
I love this one, too. I have a recipient in mind for this one.

And finally, another Flower Fairy card. Autumn is my favourite season, and I love this little leaf punch. You'll have to bear with me while I go through a phase of exploring trees, leaves and birds. I'll get over it.

I now subscribe to Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and have already received October's edition. I've decided to treat each magazine as a month's coursework and see how much I can do from each one, within that month. If there's a project I really like I am going to buy all the papers and stamps involved so I can make a really good job of it. I'm going to keep track of, and hopefully limit, my spending a little bit this way.
Also, some news I am absolutely delighted about. You may remember that I took some cards up to A Certain Cafe in Worksop. I finally plucked up the courage to ring them yesterday. I had my little speech planned. If they said none had sold I'd just arrange to come and pick them up, and I'd stay very calm and polite. Imagine my surprise when she said, "Oh yes, we've only got two left." I took up twenty cards, so I've sold eighteen in just over a month. I am thrilled. Somebody (well lots of somebodys presumably) likes my work. How exciting is that? I'd better go and make some more!
Have a great day everyone.
Mrs O.


  1. Fabulous!! I was wondering if you had tried to sell some cards. They are unique and special enough that I was pretty sure people would be interested. You might have a fun little side career in the making there! Congratulations! *S*

  2. Your bird cards are stunning - my favourite of all your cards so far. Congrats on selling so many - it's such a buzz! M x

  3. Fab cards and well done you!!! You'll have to get busy now making some replacements :o)

  4. Hiya! I have given you a mention and a back link on my blog today. SueXXX

  5. Hi Mrs O,
    To put the award on your page, right click on the image on my page, save to your computer and upload as you would any other image. Hope this helps! SueXXX

  6. These are rtaher super, not surprised they are selling, well done


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