Thursday, 7 May 2009

Rachel's birthday

My baby has reached double figures at last. Rachel is now 10. !!!! Here she is with her usual big cheesy grin and her cheeky ways. (It took her 3 goes to blow out the candle this year and that was just the one candle lol.)

Cards galore

I decided thst I was going to have a go at selling my cards so set about making what I could with the images I had myself and that my lovely friend Janet sent to me. I added some of the fab Mikey download images and these are the results.

So in addition to some other cards already shown on here (I think) I set off with DD1 to the village hall and a table top sale. Imagine my horror when I found us on a table opposite another card maker. !!!! The sale started at 10am and was pretty busy from the start. It wasn't long before I had made my first sale. 50p lol. Then an old friend I worked with at school came along and loved the cards so bought 7 of them. Bless her. !!
Anyway by the time 11am came the crowds had gone and there was only the odd person coming in so other stall holders were packing up. We held out until 11.10am but by then the organisers were packing up so we did too. I am happy to say that in the end I made a profit. Not huge but I got my entry fee back and some extra. A total of £8.30 made on the day which for 12 cards sold in the hour I didn't think was bad going and my cards were priced between 50p and £1 so I was never going to make a huge amount. Still £3.30 profit was a start.
Next to make some more embellished 'better' cards and try the florist and library out as potential sellers. Do I see a chain beginning???? Lol.

New baby album

I am back and as promised here is some of the work I have been doing whislt being awol. :)

I made a 12" x 12" album for my (now relatively) new Great niece, Amelie. As her Mum is a scrapper I decided to just make the basics and let her do the rest. I did provide her with teh sketches I used to create the start of the LO so she could see what I was aiming at.

Papers are Basic Grey Sugared with embellishments from that range planned to be used (unless Karen has other things in mind.) The album is from Papermania (so there is no excuse that she can't get refills and carry on scrapping t this size lol.)

I'm happy to say that the album was well received *phew* and I believe has been started already. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished results in time.

Sunday, 3 May 2009


I'm a bad blogger but I have been extremely busy crafting ..... honest. I have pics to post to prove it too lol. Well when I find time to get the pics off the camera and onto the pc first.

I've made a whole 12" x 12" album of 20 LOs ready for my niece to use to ad photos and bits of her scrummy baby daughter. She is 8 weeks old already !!! On top of that I have been very busy card making as I was aiming to have a go at selling at a village fair next Saturday. In the end it was the wrong type of sale so I had a go at the village table top sale yesterday (sat) instead. My first time of selling my wears lol.

Must admit I was nervous that nothing would sell and I would be very disappointed. BUT I sold 12 cards in just over an hour. I was prepared to be at the sale for longer but as the people coming in had dried up after the first 45 mins the hall started packing up !!!! So DD1 and I did the same. I came home having made £8.30. Not a huge amount but I made a profit of £3.30 on the day so that's a plus. My cards were priced from between 50p and £1 so not a huge amount was expected. My friend Shell told me that I was selling too cheaply and I'm not to do it again lol. I was just wanting to sell some so didn't want to make them too much, besides some of them didn't have much to them really.

With a bit more confidence now, I intend to make a few more of my 'better' (more embellished) cards and head for the very nice florists shop in the village to see if they are willing to sell my cards from their shop. Not sure if they do that kind of thing but I can only try. Failing that it might be a trip to the library. ????

Might not get to add anything for a couple of days as it is DD2's 10th birthday tomorrow so we have things planned, weather allowing. I WILL be back soon with the promised items though. No really I will.

BTW the Charmed Delectable Stamps are now on general sale at Karen's. But make sure you save some for me.