Card Captain – fun week ahead!

Hi there,

It seems I can’t get on to Facebook, so this time my card gets posted here first.  Day 2 – using watercolour pencils on watercolour paper.    If you like/love colouring in then it’s a good way to spend an afternoon.

Now I know you’re asking where is day 1, well, worry not, I will show you that as well.  It is a simple black and white card.

So without any more babble, here are the two cards.  Enjoy!  Thank you for visiting.       card-1-jan-2017 card-2-jan-2017

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Card of the week – beginners workshop!

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Hi everyone, have you noticed how quickly the week goes?  My partner joined me for a cardmaking afternoon on Saturday and this was the result.  Would you like to hazard a guess as to which is which??  These were made … Continue reading

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New year – a new look!

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Not by choice.  I wanted to add a page with a different format so the system changed the lot, now I have finally got back to similar format but still looks different.  Anyway, they say a change is good as … Continue reading

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One card a week?

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To start off the New Year with my aim to post (on my blog) one card per week, here are two that I will start the year with, I thought it only fair to show both because they were cut … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day!

Hi there, hope you all had a relaxing and happy Christmas day with family and friends yesterday or on Christmas Eve for those who observe their gift giving and family get together the night before.  It’s not quite new years but I resolved that I will make and post (here on my blog) at least one card a week.  Being a creative consultant, I should be able to accomplish this even with my studies and other activities.  I don’t like making promises I may not be able to keep, but I think one card a week should be achievable.  I know of one crafter who promised to make a card a day for a year – yes, 365 cards – quite a task, so when I read that I thought it was quite an ambitious task, some would say rash.  Why? because many things can intervene to prevent you from achieving such an undertaking.  How many did he achieve you ask, well, if I remember correctly approximate a little over 1/3.

I am not promising, I merely resolved to do one card a week and upload here. My why? Because at least that way I have a weekly goal to achieve and we all know that goals are reached one step at a time.  Also, we are told by the “experts” that we should have a goal and make every effort to achieve it.  Well, I thought I would start with a small goal, one card a week and see what happens.  Anyone out there care to challenge yourselves, it can be anything really, like reading x amount of pages per day of a certain book, writing a letter – not an email – to someone you’ve neglected for some time.  Make it whatever you have been promising to do “one day”.  There are many things people keep promising themselves that “I will get to that one day” but that ‘one day’ never seems to arrive.  Why not join me and set yourselves a goal?   I will now get off my podium:-)  Until next time.  Cheers. img_1211

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Happy Christmas to friends, family and followers of my blog.

Just want to wish all my followers a very happy and safe Christmas.  Reach out to those you haven’t seen or spoken with for some time/years.  With all the chaos in the world our family and friends are precious, we … Continue reading

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Cards as promised that I made this week

Hi everyone, here are the cards I made this week but had not yet posted here.  I promised I would show you, especially for those not on Facebook or in the Michael Strong group.  I am sure you are all busy with preparations/celebrations or other Christmas festivities, catching up with family and friends, so I won’t prattle on but simply wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017.  For those who happen to be alone, enjoy the festivities around you, even if only on TV, you are not alone, you do have people who think of you, they just may not know you by name.  Enjoy, be happy and have a safe Christmas and New Year break.  Now, to business, I am the cards for those following my blog have not yet seen, so crab a cuppa and enjoy. So until next time….

 

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